Wow. Silverlight has really come a long way since I started using it. It’s kind of interesting to
look back a mere two years (roughly) and think about how the workflow has changed. Of even
more interest is the staggering speed at which new features are being added. In the time I’ve
been using Silverlight, it has grown from a somewhat limited toolset to an ever-more-impressive
technology that has really started to come into its own. Silverlight has started to change the way
people think about producing rich applications for the Web....
Coding on the client is fun. I started on the Commodore 64 in seventh grade in the
1980s; later moved to DOS with dBASE, QuickBasic, and C++; and eventually began Windows
programming using C++, Borland Delphi 1.0, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic 3-6, and
.NET. I like the ozone smell of making my CPU work for a living. I like being able to tap
into the power of the local machine. I want to be able to hear the individual bits moving
across the bus.
I like client application development, and I really like XAML. I like Silverlight, WPF,
and Windows 8 XAML. I even like working in the...
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"Advanced Image Acquisition, Processing Techniques and Applications" is the first book of a series that provides image processing principles and practical software implementation on a broad range of applications. The book integrates material from leading researchers on Applied Digital Image Acquisition and Processing. An important feature of the book is its emphasis on software tools and scientific computing in order to enhance results and arrive at problem solution.
The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of basic image fusion techniques and serve as an introduction to image fusion applications in variant fields. It is anticipated that it will be useful for research scientists to capture recent developments and to spark new ideas within the image fusion domain.
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spans quite a few areas of computer science involving programming, algorithms,
communication technology, various media of communications and so on. It has raised
the quality of communication by adding more than one media of communication such
as audio, video, text, graphics and animation.
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