Exploring Cognitive Development: The Child As Problem Solver

This publication makes use of the paradigm of the kid as an issue solver to ascertain a variety of theories of cognitive development.

  • Provides balanced assurance of a extensive diversity of latest theories.
  • Focuses on collaborative projects that are conducted with different kids or adults.
  • Asks no matter if social interplay is the main to development in challenge fixing abilities, or if it is the abilities and skills that the kid brings to the duty which are paramount.
  • Draws on quite a lot of examine, together with the author’s personal learn into dyadic challenge solving.

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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (5th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

By Christian Keur, Aaron Hillegass

iOS Programming: the large Nerd Ranch Guide leads you thru the basic thoughts, instruments, and methods for constructing iOS purposes. After finishing this e-book, you have the knowledge and the boldness you want to take on iOS initiatives of your individual. according to Big Nerd Ranch's well known iOS Bootcamp direction and its well-tested fabrics and technique, this bestselling advisor teaches iOS thoughts and coding in tandem. the result's guide that's proper and precious.


Throughout the ebook, the authors clarify what is very important and proportion their insights into the bigger context of the iOS platform. You get a true realizing of the way iOS improvement works, the various beneficial properties which are to be had, and whilst and the place to use what you may have learned.

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Software Build Systems: Principles and Experience

By Peter Smith

“This publication represents an intensive and broad remedy of the software program construct approach together with the alternatives, advantages, and demanding situations of a good designed construct process. I suggest it not just to all software program construct engineers yet to all software program builders seeing that a good designed construct approach is vital to a good software program improvement process.”

Kevin Bodie, Director software program improvement, Pitney Bowes Inc.


“An first-class and particular rationalization of construct platforms, a major yet usually missed a part of software program improvement initiatives. The dialogue of productiveness as regarding construct structures is, on my own, definitely worth the time spent examining this book.”

John M. Pantone, Objectech company, vice chairman, IT Educator and path Developer


“Peter Smith offers a fascinating and available inspect the area of software program construct platforms, distilling years of expertise and overlaying almost all types of instrument within the construct engineer’s toolbox. good prepared, good written, and extremely thorough; i'd suggest this ebook to someone with a construct method below their responsibility.”

Jeff Overbey, undertaking Co-Lead, Photran


Software construct Systems teaches how one can take into consideration development software program. It surveys the instruments and strategies for development software program items and the methods issues get it wrong. This booklet will attract these new to construct structures in addition to skilled construct method engineers.”

Monte Davidoff, software program improvement advisor, Alluvial software program, Inc.


Inadequate construct structures can dramatically effect developer productiveness. undesirable dependencies, fake collect blunders, failed software program photographs, gradual compilation, and time-wasting handbook techniques are only the various byproducts of a subpar construct approach. In Software construct Systems, software program productiveness professional Peter Smith indicates you ways to enforce construct platforms that conquer a majority of these difficulties, so that you can carry trustworthy software program extra quickly, at reduce cost.


Smith explains the center rules underlying hugely effective construct platforms, surveying either approach gains and utilization eventualities. subsequent, he encapsulates years of expertise in developing and protecting various construct systems–helping you're making well-informed offerings approximately instruments and practices, and stay away from universal traps and pitfalls. all through, he stocks quite a lot of functional examples and classes from a number of environments, together with Java, C++, C, and C#. insurance includes


• studying construct approach ideas, together with resource timber, construct instruments, and compilation tools

• evaluating 5 top construct instruments: GNU Make, Ant, SCons, CMake, and the Eclipse IDE’s built-in construct features

• making sure exact dependency checking and effective incremental compilation

• utilizing metadata to help debugging, profiling, and resource code documentation

• Packaging software program for deploy in your goal machine

• most sensible practices for dealing with advanced version-control platforms, construct machines, and compilation tools


If you’re a developer, this e-book will remove darkness from the problems all in favour of construction and keeping the construct process that’s most sensible to your workforce. If you’re a supervisor, you’ll become aware of how you can assessment your team’s construct procedure and enhance its effectiveness. And if you’re a construct “guru,” you’ll find out how to optimize the functionality and scalability of your construct method, regardless of how hard your necessities are.

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Node.js for PHP Developers: Porting PHP to Node.js

By Daniel Howard

If you’re an skilled Hypertext Preprocessor developer, you have already got a head begin on studying easy methods to write Node.js code. during this booklet, writer Daniel Howard demonstrates the outstanding similarities among the 2 languages, and indicates you ways to port all your personal home page internet software to Node.js. through evaluating particular personal home page good points with their Node opposite numbers, you’ll additionally notice the way to refactor and increase latest personal home page four or personal home page five resource code.

At the tip, you’ll have absolutely useful codebases to supply in your clients. you could replace either one of them concurrently, utilizing this booklet as a connection with vital elements of Hypertext Preprocessor and Node.js.

  • Use an easy Node.js framework to transform person Hypertext Preprocessor pages to Node.js files
  • Refactor blockading personal home page resource code to non-blocking Node.js resource code that makes use of callbacks
  • Convert personal home page syntax, variables, and kinds to Node.js
  • Use a step by step strategy for enforcing Hypertext Preprocessor sessions and sophistication inheritance in Node.js
  • Convert personal home page dossier dealing with APIs into their Node.js equivalents
  • Compare ways for utilizing a MySQL database in Node.js and PHP
  • Convert Hypertext Preprocessor code for JSON or XML APIs into Node.js code for npm packages

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Beginning Windows Phone App Development

By Eugene Chuvyrov

Microsoft’s home windows mobile 7 handsets have injected a brand new vibrancy into the telephone market and supplied daring new possibilities for the Microsoft improvement group.

Take good thing about those possibilities with Beginning home windows mobile App improvement, written particularly that can assist you study the abilities you’ll have to strengthen wealthy, useful apps for the home windows mobile 7 platform. Authors Henry Lee and Eugene Chuvyrov hide the very most recent advancements within the field—including the prolonged APIs provided within the new Mango platform update—so you will have well timed, actual info at your fingertips.

Beginning home windows cellphone App Development starts off with the fundamentals, strolling you thru the method of downloading and constructing the perfect improvement instruments, together with visible Studio,Expression combination, Silverlight SDK, and home windows mobile SDK. It then takes you step by step although the improvement approach as you construct and install a operating software, whole with a cosmopolitan person interface. eventually, you will obtain step by step directions on packaging and promoting your functions in the course of the home windows mobile market.

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Lucene in Action: Covers Apache Lucene 3.0 (2nd Edition)

By Erik Hatcher, Otis Gospodnetic, Michael McCandless

While Lucene first hit the scene 5 years in the past, it was once not anything in need of notable. through the use of this open-source, hugely scalable, super-fast seek engine, builders may possibly combine seek into purposes speedy and successfully. much has replaced due to the fact then-search has grown from a "nice-to-have" function into an imperative a part of such a lot firm purposes. Lucene now powers seek in different businesses together with Akamai, Netflix, LinkedIn, Technorati, HotJobs, Epiphany, FedEx, Mayo medical institution, MIT, New Scientist journal, and lots of others.

Some issues stay an analogous, even though. Lucene nonetheless promises high-performance seek gains in a disarmingly easy-to-use API. as a result of its bright and various open-source neighborhood of builders and clients, Lucene is relentlessly enhancing, with evolutions to APIs, major new beneficial properties equivalent to payloads, and a massive elevate (as a lot as 8x) in indexing pace with Lucene 2.3.

And with transparent writing, reusable examples, and unrivaled suggestion on most sensible practices, Lucene in motion, moment version continues to be the definitive advisor to constructing with Lucene.

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Why We Fail: Learning from Experience Design Failures

By Victor Lombardi

Simply as pilots and medical professionals enhance via learning crash reviews and postmortems, event designers can enhance by way of studying how buyer event disasters reason items to fail on the market. instead of proselytizing a selected method of layout, Why We Fail holistically explores what groups really equipped, why the goods failed, and the way we will be able to research from the earlier to prevent failure ourselves.

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The Business of Android Apps Development: Making and Marketing Apps that Succeed on Google Play, Amazon Appstore and More

By Mark Rollins, Roy Sandberg

The turning out to be yet nonetheless evolving good fortune of the Android platform has ushered in a moment cellular know-how “gold rush” for app developers.  Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android apps has turn into the second one go-to apps eco for today's app developers.  whereas no longer but as huge by way of variety of apps as iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Appstore have such a lot of apps that it has develop into more and more tricky for brand spanking new apps to face out within the crowd. reaching shopper information and revenues toughness on your Android app calls for loads of association and a few strategic making plans.

Written for today's Android apps developer or apps improvement store, this new and better ebook from Apress, The company of Android Apps improvement, moment variation, tells you today's tale on how one can make cash on Android apps.  This e-book indicates you the way to take your app from inspiration to layout to improvement to distribution and advertising your app on Google Play or Amazon Appstore.

This ebook takes you step by step via budget friendly advertising, public family members and revenues options that experience confirmed winning for pro Android app creators and indie shops—perfect for self sufficient builders on shoestring budgets.  It even exhibits you the way to get curiosity from enterprise capitalists and the way they view a profitable app vs. nearly all of so-so to unsuccessful apps in Android.  No previous enterprise wisdom is needed. this can be the booklet you need you had learn sooner than you introduced your first app!

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Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

By Geoff Hiscock

A interesting perception into the worldwide conflict for our strength future

the worldwide pageant for scarce common assets that pits the West opposed to the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a grab of different contenders together with Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has turn into one of many largest matters dealing with the realm this day. if it is the infrequent steel lithium present in salt pans within the Andes, gasoline from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are eager to make sure the safety in their destiny power offers. an identical is going for foodstuff and water, as illness and over-use take their toll, the necessity to offer endured entry for the following iteration and past has elevated exponentially. In Earth Wars: The conflict for worldwide Resources, foreign enterprise journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the issues, strength recommendations, and inevitable tensions during this ongoing scramble for finite normal resources.

Going past "big strength" politics to discover source possession and using leading edge expertise to get the main out of them, the publication takes a forward-looking method of this urgent factor. Written in transparent, jargon-free language, it tells the worldwide assets tale in a clean and interesting means that any one can understand.

  • Includes insightful, up to date assurance of the main urgent debates over source allocations
  • Discusses the main chinese language and Indian companies which are simply turning into recognized to these within the West (Sinopec, CNOOC, CNPC, Indian Oil, ONGC, Reliance, Coal India, SAIL, and plenty of others)
  • Presents source- and region-specific chapters to aid readers view the pertinent concerns from a number of angles

because the economies of China and India develop to problem these of the West, the conflict over average assets will proceed to warmth up. Earth Wars appears at this very genuine challenge in-depth, offering a definitive examine one of many maximum demanding situations of our time.

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Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

By Tom Barker

Foundation web site construction with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript exhibits the complete strategy of development an internet site. This procedure consists of even more than simply technical wisdom, and this booklet provides all the data you will have to appreciate the recommendations in the back of designing and constructing for the internet, in addition to the easiest ability to carry expert effects established on best practices.

after all, there's way more to construction a profitable web site than understanding a bit Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). the method begins lengthy earlier than any coding happens, and this booklet introduces you to the agile improvement procedure, explaining why this system makes a lot experience for internet tasks and the way top to enforce it. We additionally be sure you are brand new through the use of the newest HTML5 features. Planning is essential, so you will additionally learn how to use recommendations comparable to brainstorming, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to get your undertaking off to the absolute best commence and aid be sure soft growth because it develops.

An realizing of right, semantic markup is key for any internet expert; this e-book explains how HTML5 could be used to constitution content material in order that the markup adheres to present internet criteria. you will know about the big variety of HTML5 parts to be had to you, and you may learn the way and whilst to exploit them via construction instance websites.

with no inventive use of Cascading kind Sheets (CSS), web content might all glance principally an analogous. CSS allows you to set your web site except the remainder, whereas conserving the integrity of your markup. we will show off the hot good points of CSS3 and the way you should use them. You'll learn the way CSS3 works and the way to use types for your pages, permitting you to gain your layout rules within the browser.

JavaScript can be utilized to make your web site more uncomplicated and extra attention-grabbing to exploit. This publication offers info on applicable makes use of of this know-how and introduces the suggestions of JavaScript programming. you will additionally see how JavaScript works as a part of the much-hyped strategy Ajax, and in flip, the place Ajax matches into the broader net 2.0 photo.

whereas an internet site is being equipped, it should be demonstrated throughout a number of browsers and structures to make sure that the positioning works for all clients, despite skill or incapacity, and this e-book explains how most sensible to accomplish those projects. Then, it discusses the method of launching and retaining the positioning which will proceed to paintings for all its clients all through its lifestyles cycle.

Foundation web site production with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript concludes by way of protecting server-side applied sciences, performing as a advisor to different thoughts to be had. With insights from well known specialists reminiscent of Jason Fried of 37signals, Daniel Burka of Digg and Pownce, and Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, beginning web site construction with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript provides worthy details appropriate to each internet project―regardless of dimension, scope, or budget.

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