Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications (6th Edition; Pearson New International Edition)

By William Crain

For undergraduate/graduate classes in Theories of improvement, baby improvement, baby Psychology, Human improvement, and Lifespan Development.

The results of vast scholarship and session with top students, this vintage textual content introduces scholars to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we enhance as members. Emphasizing the theories that construct upon the developmental culture tested via Rousseau, this article additionally covers theories within the environmental/learning culture.

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Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices (Premier Reference Source)

During the last decade, software program engineering has built right into a hugely revered box. although computing and software program engineering schooling maintains to grow to be a favorite curiosity region of analysis, few books particularly specialise in software program engineering schooling itself.

Software Engineering: powerful instructing and studying methods and Practices offers the most recent advancements in software program engineering schooling, drawing contributions from over 20 software program engineering educators from around the world. Encompassing parts similar to scholar evaluation and studying, leading edge instructing equipment, and academic know-how, this much-needed publication vastly complements libraries with its certain learn content.

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R Graphics Cookbook

By Winston Chang

This functional consultant offers greater than one hundred fifty recipes that will help you generate fine quality graphs speedy, with no need to sweep via the entire info of R’s graphing structures. every one recipe tackles a particular challenge with an answer you could observe for your personal venture, and encompasses a dialogue of the way and why the recipe works.

Most of the recipes use the ggplot2 package deal, a robust and versatile solution to make graphs in R. when you've got a uncomplicated figuring out of the R language, you’re able to get started.

  • Use R’s default portraits for fast exploration of data
  • Create numerous bar graphs, line graphs, and scatter plots
  • Summarize information distributions with histograms, density curves, field plots, and different examples
  • Provide annotations to aid audience interpret data
  • Control the general visual appeal of graphics
  • Render info teams along one another for simple comparison
  • Use shades in plots
  • Create community graphs, warmth maps, and 3D scatter plots
  • Structure facts for graphing

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Head First iPhone Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone

By Dan Pilone, Tracey Pilone

Let's say you may have an concept for a killer iPhone app. the place do you start? Head First iPhone Development may also help you get your first program up and operating very quickly. you will fast learn how to use iPhone SDK instruments, together with Interface Builder and Xcode, and grasp Objective-C programming rules that would make your app stand out. it is a entire studying event for developing crowd pleasing, top-selling iPhone functions.

  • Put Objective-C middle ideas to paintings, together with message passing, protocols, homes, and reminiscence management
  • Take benefit of iPhone styles akin to datasources and delegates
  • Preview your purposes within the iPhone Simulator
  • Build complex interactions that make the most of a number of perspectives, facts entry/editing, and iPhone rotation
  • Work with iPhone's digital camera, GPS, and accelerometer
  • Optimize, attempt, and distribute your application

We imagine a while is just too helpful to waste being affected by new suggestions. utilizing the newest learn in cognitive technology and studying concept to craft a multi-sensory studying adventure, Head First iPhone Development presents a visually-rich structure designed for how your mind works, no longer a text-heavy procedure that places you to sleep.

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Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Professional

By Simon Collison

There are many books on hand on CSS, yet this one is various ― it wastes much less time discussing conception, and will get immediately to the sensible studying, quick giving readers what they should recognize. moreover, it's thoroughly modern, masking the main sleek CSS criteria and layout innovations. past the CSS necessities, complex strategies are lined, together with accessibility, hacks and filters. The e-book concludes with a case examine, and a CSS reference part to permit the reader to seem up required syntax in seconds.

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JavaScript Unit Testing

By Hazem Saleh

This booklet covers the most well-liked smooth JavaScript Unit trying out frameworks and offers you a crash direction in the right way to use and automate them. plenty of examples and useful directions make studying effortless and enjoyable.


  • Learn and comprehend, utilizing sensible examples, synchronous and asynchronous JavaScript unit testing.
  • Cover the preferred JavaScript Unit checking out Frameworks together with Jasmine, YUITest, QUnit, and JsTestDriver.
  • Automate and combine your JavaScript Unit trying out for ease and efficiency.

In Detail

The greatest problem for plenty of builders' daily lifestyles is making sure the aid of, and assuring the achieve of, their product. With the ever expanding variety of mainstream internet browsers this can be changing into a tougher activity for JavaScript coders.

From the start, JavaScript Unit trying out will provide help to decrease the time you spend trying out, and automate and make sure potency in ensuring your success.

JavaScript Unit trying out will introduce and assist you grasp the paintings of successfully appearing and automating JavaScript Unit exams in your internet applications.

Using the preferred JavaScript unit trying out frameworks, you are going to enhance, combine, and automate all of the assessments you must make sure the widest succeed in and good fortune of your internet application.

Covering the most well-liked JavaScript Unit checking out frameworks of at the present time, JavaScript Unit trying out is your bible to making sure the performance and luck of your whole JavaScript and Ajax net Applications.

Starting with Jasmine, additionally, you will find out about, and use, YUITest, QUnit, and JsTestDriver, combine them into your initiatives, and use them jointly to generate reports.

Learn to automate those instruments, cause them to give you the results you want, and contain the ability of those instruments on your initiatives from day one.

What you are going to examine from this book

  • Learn and use the facility of Jasmine, YUITest, QUnit, and JsTestDriver.
  • Learn via doing to synchronously and asynchronously try out your JavaScript applications.
  • Automate your JavaScript exams utilizing either construct and Integration administration Tools.
  • Generate attempt studies on your JavaScript tests.
  • Customize JavaScript unit checking out frameworks to incorporate wealthy try expressions.


A useful, example-driven consultant to utilizing, automating, and integrating JavaScript Unit exams for the busy and conscientious JavaScript developer striving for excellence and success.

Who this e-book is written for

JavaScript Unit checking out is a must-have consultant for each internet developer, clothier, architect, and JavaScript coder trying to make sure the maximum caliber in their net functions and JS code. wisdom of JavaScript is assumed.

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By William T Vollmann

From the writer of Europe Central, a journalistic journey de strength alongside the Mexican-American border.

For generations of migrant staff, Imperial kingdom has held the promise of paradise and the truth of hell. It sprawls throughout a stirring unintentional sea, around the deserts, date groves and exertions camps of Southeastern California, correct around the border into Mexico. during this eye-opening ebook, William T. Vollmann takes us deep into the center of this haunted quarter, exploring polluted rivers and protected factories and conversing with every person from Mexican migrant staff to frame patrolmen. Teeming with styles, proof, tales, humans and wish, this is often an epic research of an emblematic zone.

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Pro Android Python with SL4A: Writing Android Native Apps Using Python, Lua, and Beanshell

By Paul Ferrill

Pro Android Python with SL4A is for programmers and hobbyists who are looking to write apps for Android units with no need to benefit Java first. Paul Ferrill leads you from fitting the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) to writing small scripts, to extra complex and engaging tasks, and at last to importing and packaging your courses to an Android device.

Android runs scripts in lots of scripting languages, yet Python, Lua, and Beanshell are quite renowned. so much programmers comprehend a couple of programming language, in order that they have the easiest instrument for no matter what job they wish to complete. Pro Android Python with SL4A explores the realm of Android scripting by way of introducing you to an important open-source programming languages which are to be had on Android-based undefined.

Pro Android Python with SL4A begins through exploring the Android software improvement kit and then exhibits you ways to establish an Eclipse-based Android improvement atmosphere. then you method the area of Android programming by utilizing Beanshell, which runs at the Dalvik, and studying the way to write small courses to manage an Android device.

subsequent, detect how Lua, a light-weight language ideally suited for scripting on smaller units, can paintings with Android. Lua can be utilized for small yet very important projects, like SMS encryption and synchronizing pictures with flickr.

final, yet not at all least, you'll find the realm of Python scripting for SL4A, and the ability contained in the complete diversity of Python modules which may mix with the Android SDK. you are going to learn how to write small location-aware apps to get you began, yet by means of the tip of this e-book, you can find your self writing totally GUI-fied functions working at the Android desktop!

Pro Android Python with SL4A is rounded out with a bankruptcy on dispensing and packaging scripts, a ability that you will locate very worthy as you achieve out to a much broader viewers along with your programs.

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China's Housing Reform and Outcomes

Since the housing reform in 1998 that deserted China’s outdated method of linking housing distribution with employment, the housing marketplace has skilled swift improvement and is now an important resource of monetary job for the chinese language financial system. China’s inhabitants progress and urbanization has pushed a good portion of the residential building increase. This has ended in advancements in housing stipulations for city residents.

A major problem of China’s housing increase is a substantial raise in housing costs which poses huge, immense demanding situations at either imperative and native govt degrees. The booklet covers the housing scenario in China and the path it sounds as if to be headed. incorporated are predictions established upon present housing tendencies and the most probably impression to China’s housing zone in coming years.

The chapters current the complaints of a may possibly 2009 convention cosponsored via the Lincoln Institute and the Peking University–Lincoln Institute heart for city improvement and Land coverage. students who concentrate on China’s housing marketplace shared helpful info and insights approximately housing guidelines and practices in China with govt officers, educational researchers, school and students. 

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