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Computer programming, languages, techniques.

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Surely, our society must have passed some technological milestone in order for component software to merit a comic novella. Mr. Bunny's Guide to ActiveX attempts to enlighten the reader about Microsoft's distributed-computing solution without actually explaining the technology, as more gauche programming books frequently do. This book is funny! To wit (so to speak), an excerpt: In Visual Basic, you form windows using forms. A form is a window that you form. At first forms are unformed. You must form your forms using the form designer (formerly the former). In the form former, an unformed form forms a uniform formation.... You get the idea. This book is a hoot and a half. The basic idea is that a smarty-pants bespectacled rabbit and a hick f... Rest of this review on the detail page
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"The best, if not the only, book for the budding Mac programmer." Long before the shelves were littered with titles like Chihuahuas for Dummies, there was this certain charm to Dummies books. They took difficult subjects and made them palatable. Along the way, the books were entertaining. Never condescending. Oh, those were the days. Fortunately, Mac Programming for Dummies is one of those old-flavor books. Like a few other authors, Dan Parks Sydow "gets it" when it comes to writing a Dummies book. Macintosh programming is insane. I've tried it. I gave up. That was back in 1989 or so. Then one day I got an e-mail from a Mac user who enjoyed my C programming books and wanted something specific for the Mac. I picked up Mac Programming for Dum... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Intel's new MMX TM technology--now built into every Pentium and other Intel Desktop processor--can dramatically increase the performance of multimedia applications. This unique book, written by members of the Intel MMX architecture team, makes MMX technology understandable and accessible to all readers and provides a wealth of practical advice on using MMX technology to maximum advantage--compatibility features, expanded instruction set, code examples and programming utilities on an accompanying CD-ROM, optimization guidelines, tips on using MMX tools, and techniques for MMX coding.
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Build the best applets on the Web! This comprehensive, ground-up guide to Java programming shows you how, while emphasizing real-world applications. Get an overview of Java language constructs and Java applets. Explore Java classes, security, class packages, interfaces, exceptions and access modifiers, memory allocation, garbage collection, multithreading, and how to extend Java using native methods. The companion CD supplies all of the book's code, plus valuable applets, tools, and utilities.
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The classic book on the human elements of software engineering. Software tools and development environments may have changed in the 21 years since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon. If you write code or depend upon those who do, get this book as soon as possible -- from Amazon.com Books, your library, or anyone else. You (and/or your colleagues) will be forever grateful. Very Highest Recommendation.
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