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Jewels of the sun

SUMMARY: First in a new Irish trilogy, Roberts’ novel finds Aidan Gallahger back home in Ireland, managing the family pub and sharing the legends of the land with an American woman who is immersing herself in the study of Irish folklore. They create a passionate history of their own. Original

JavaScript: The Complete Reference

**The essential JavaScript resource―fully updated**
Design, debug, and publish high-performance web pages and applications using tested techniques and best practices from expert developers. The all-new edition of this comprehensive guide has been thoroughly revised and expanded to cover the latest JavaScript features, tools, and programming methods.
*JavaScript: The Complete Reference, Third Edition* provides illustrative examples, line-by-line code samples, and practical development advice―from the core of the language to the various standard and emerging APIs supported by modern web browsers. This in-depth resource covers everything you need to know, whether you’re trying to understand the fundamentals of weak typing in JavaScript, reduce your confusion over closures, or perform common tasks like form validation or Ajax calls.
* Explore core JavaScript syntax and data types
* Investigate often confusing concepts such as weak typing and closures
* Use object-oriented programming the JavaScript way
* See what changes come from ECMAScript 5
* Perform dynamic content updates using DOM methods
* Handle user-generated events with modern event models
* Modernize form handling with HTML5 and JavaScript
* Use the XMLHttpRequest object to create Ajax applications
* Control animation and multimedia content with JavaScript
* Generate bitmap graphics with the Canvas API
* Learn methods to handle the challenges of cross-browser coding
* Discover defensive development and error handling
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Java in Two Semesters

This easy-to-follow textbook teaches Java programming from first principles, as well as covering design and testing methodologies. The text is divided into two parts. Each part supports a one-semester module, the first part addressing fundamental programming concepts, and the second part building on this foundation, teaching the skills required to develop more advanced applications.

This fully updated and greatly enhanced fourth edition covers the key developments introduced in Java 8, including material on JavaFX, lambda expressions and the Stream API.

Topics and features: begins by introducing fundamental programming concepts such as declaration of variables, control structures, methods and arrays; goes on to cover the fundamental object-oriented concepts of classes and objects, inheritance and polymorphism; uses JavaFX throughout for constructing event-driven graphical interfaces; includes advanced topics such as interfaces and lambda expressions, generics, collection classes and exceptions; explains file-handling techniques, packages, multi-threaded programs, socket programming, remote database access and processing collections using streams; includes self-test questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as two illuminating case studies; provides additional resources at its associated website (simply go to springer.com and search for ”Java in Two Semesters”), including a guide on how to install and use the NetBeans™ Java IDE.

Offering a gentle introduction to the field, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Java in Two Semesters is the ideal companion to undergraduate modules in software development or programming.

(source: Bol.com)

Java in a Nutshell. 6th Edition

The latest edition of Java in a Nutshell is designed to help experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it…s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, the first section of this thoroughly updated book provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform.The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that shows you how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.Get up to speed on language details, including Java 8 changesLearn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntaxExplore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressionsUnderstand basic techniques used in object-oriented designExamine concurrency and memory, and how they…re intertwinedWork with Java collections and handle common data formatsDelve into Java…s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channelsUse Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual MachineBecome familiar with development tools in OpenJDK

Java in a Nutshell

With more than 700,000 copies sold to date, “Java in a Nutshell” from O’Reilly is clearly the favorite resource amongst the legion of developers and programmers using Java technology. And now, with the release of the 5.0 version of Java, O’Reilly has given the book that defined the “in a Nutshell” category another impressive tune-up.
In this latest revision, readers will find “Java in a Nutshell,” 5th Edition, does more than just cover the extensive changes implicit in 5.0, the newest version of Java. It’s undergone a complete makeover–in scope, size, and type of coverage–in order to more closely meet the needs of the modern Java programmer.
To wit, “Java in a Nutshell,” 5th Edition now places less emphasis on coming to Java from C and C++, and adds more discussion on tools and frameworks. It also offers new code examples to illustrate the working of APIs, and, of course, extensive coverage of Java 5.0. But faithful readers take comfort: it still hasn’t lost any of its core elements that made it such a classic to begin with.
This handy reference gets right to the heart of the program with an accelerated introduction to the Javaprogramming language and its key APIs–ideal for developers wishing to start writing code right away. And, as was the case in previous editions, ” Java in a Nutshell,” 5th Edition is once again chock-full of poignant tips, techniques, examples, and practical advice. For as longas Java has existed, “Java in a Nutshell” has helped developers maximize the capabilities of the program’s newest versions. And this latest edition is no different.

Java in a Nutshell

This updated edition of *Java in a Nutshell* not only helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, it’s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities.
The book’s first section provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform. The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.
* Get up to speed on language details, including Java 9-11 changes
* Learn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntax
* Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions
* Understand basic techniques used in object-oriented design
* Examine concurrency and memory, and how they’re intertwined
* Work with Java collections and handle common data formats
* Delve into Java’s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channels
* Use Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual Machine
* Become familiar with development tools in OpenJDK
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Java for Absolute Beginners

Write your first code in Java using simple, step-by-step examples that model real-word objects and events, making learning easy. With this book you’ll be able to pick up the concepts without fuss. Java for Absolute Beginners teaches Java development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start. You’ll see clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your code running as soon as possible. After reading this book, you’ll come away with the basics to get started writing programs in Java.

Author Iuliana Cosmina focuses on practical knowledge and getting up to speed quickly—all the bits and pieces a novice needs to get started programming in Java. First, you’ll discover how Java is executed, what type of language it is, and what it is good for. With the theory out of the way, you’ll install Java, choose an editor such as IntelliJ IDEA, and write your first simple Java program. Along the way you’ll compile and execute this program so it can run on any platform that supports Java. As part of this tutorial you’ll see how to write high-quality code by following conventions and respecting well-known programming principles, making your projects more professional and efficient.

Finally, alongside the core features of Java, you’ll learn skills in some of the newest and most exciting features of the language: Generics, Lambda expressions, modular organization, local-variable type inference, and local variable syntax for Lambda expressions.

Java for Absolute Beginners gives you all you need to start your Java 9+ programming journey. No experience necessary.

** What You’ll Learn**

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Use data types, operators, and the new stream API
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Install and use a build tool such as Gradle
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Build interactive Java applications with JavaFX
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Exchange data using the new JSON APIs
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Play with images using multi-resolution APIs
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Use the publish-subscribe framework

Who This Book Is For

Those who are new to programming and who want to start with Java.

(source: Bol.com)

Java 8 in Action

**Summary**
*Java 8 in Action* is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. The book covers lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming. With Java 8’s functional features you can now write more concise code in less time, and also automatically benefit from multicore architectures. It’s time to dig in!
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
**About the Book**
Every new version of Java is important, but Java 8 is a game changer. *Java 8 in Action* is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. It begins with a practical introduction to lambdas, using real-world Java code. Next, it covers the new Streams API and shows how you can use it to make collection-based code radically easier to understand and maintain. It also explains other major Java 8 features including default methods, Optional, CompletableFuture, and the new Date and Time API.
This book is written for programmers familiar with Java and basic OO programming.
**What’s Inside**
* How to use Java 8’s powerful new features
* Writing effective multicore-ready applications
* Refactoring, testing, and debugging
* Adopting functional-style programming
* Quizzes and quick-check questions
**About the Authors**
**Raoul-Gabriel Urma** is a software engineer, speaker, trainer, and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. **Mario Fusco** is an engineer at Red Hat and creator of the lambdaj library. **Alan Mycroft** is a professor at Cambridge and cofounder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
**Table of Contents**
##### PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS
1. Java 8: why should you care?
2. Passing code with behavior parameterization
3. Lambda expressions
##### PART 2 FUNCTIONAL-STYLE DATA PROCESSING
1. Introducing streams
2. Working with streams
3. Collecting data with streams
4. Parallel data processing and performance
##### PART 3 EFFECTIVE JAVA 8 PROGRAMMING
1. Refactoring, testing, and debugging
2. Default methods
3. Using Optional as a better alternative to null
4. CompletableFuture: composable asynchronousprogramming
5. New Date and Time API
##### PART 4 BEYOND JAVA 8
1. Thinking functionally
2. Functional programming techniques
3. Blending OOP and FP: comparing Java 8 and Scala
4. Conclusions and where next for Java
##### APPENDIXES
1. Miscellaneous language updates
2. Miscellaneous library updates
3. Performing multiple operations in parallelon a stream
4. Lambdas and JVM bytecode
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Jason

*”Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don’t. If you get it, then you don’t really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don’t get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense.”*
But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she’ll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake’s best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She’s accomplished, beautiful, and she’s crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong?
J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can’t meet that need, just like she can’t meet Jason’s need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn’t understand why Jason isn’t content to go elsewhere for a need she can’t fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain.
Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita’s life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget.

Jarka Ruus

Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara Series #1) by Terry Brooks
More than a quarter of a century after *The Sword of Shannara* carved out its place in the pantheon of great epic fantasy, the magic of Terry Brooks’s *New York Times* bestselling saga burns as brightly as ever. Three complete series have chronicled the ever-unfolding history of Shannara. But more stories are still to be told—and new adventures have yet to be undertaken. Book One of High Druid of Shannara invites both the faithful longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take the first step on the next extraordinary quest.
Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former life as the dreaded Ilse Witch—saved by the love of her brother, the magic of the Sword of Shannara, and the destruction of her evil mentor, the Morgawr. Now, fulfilling the destiny predicted for her, she has established the Third Druid Council, and dedicated herself to its goals of peace, harmony among the races, and defense of the Four Lands. But the political intrigue, secret treachery, and sinister deeds that have haunted Druid history for generations continue to thrive. And despite her devotion to the greater good as Ard Rhys—the High Druid of Paranor, Grianne still has bitter enemies.
Among the highest ranks of the Council she leads lurk those who cannot forget her reign of terror as the Ilse Witch, who covet her seat of power, and who will stop at nothing to see her deposed . . . or destroyed. Even Grianne’s few allies—chief among them her trusted servant Tagwen—know of the plots against her. But they could never anticipate the sudden, ominous disappearance of the Ard Rhys, in the dead of night and without a trace. Now, barely astep ahead of the dark forces bent on stopping him, Tagwen joins Grianne’s brave young nephew, Pen Ohmsford, and the wise, powerful elf Ahren Elessedil on a desperate and dangerous mission of search and rescue—to deliver the High Druid of Shannara from an unspeakable fate.
Expect no end of wonders, no shortage of adventure, exhilaration, suspense, and enchantment, as Terry Brooks demonstrates, once again, that there is no end to his magic of invention and mastery of storytelling.

Japanese Visual Culture

Born of Japan’s cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed by Japan’s globalized culture industry, they have become a powerful force in both the mediascape and the marketplace. This volume brings together an international group of scholars from many specialties to probe the richness and subtleties of these deceptively simple cultural forms. The contributors explore the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime, and examine specific sub-genres, artists, and stylistics. The book also addresses such topics as spirituality, the use of visual culture by Japanese new religious movements, Japanese Goth, nostalgia and Japanese pop, comics for girls, and more. With illustrations throughout, it is a rich source for all scholars and fans of manga and anime as well as students of contemporary mass culture or Japanese culture and civilization.

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

**This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan’s answer to Edgar Allan Poe.**
Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature largely unknown to readers outside Japan, including the strange story of a quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; the record of a man who creates a mysterious chamber of mirrors and discovers hidden pleasures within; the morbid confession of a maniac who envisions a career of foolproof ”psychological” murders; and the bizarre tale of a chair-maker who buries himself inside an armchair and enjoys the sordid ”loves” of the women who sit on his handiwork.
Lucid and packed with suspense, Edogawa Rampo’s stories found in Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination have enthralled Japanese readers for over half a century.
**Mystery stories include:**
* The Human Chair
* The Caterpillar
* Two Crippled Men
* The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture

**Recensie(s)**

Japan’s most famous mystery story writer is named Edogawa Rampo. Rampo took this name because he is a great admirer of Poe. When a visiting American asked [a noted Japanese psychologist] if the Japanese reading public didn’t confuse Rampo with the real Edgar Allan Poe, he replied, ‘Oh, no … Edogawa Rampo is much more famous.’ –New York Times Book Review Rampo is Japan’s foremost writer of mystery and tales of suspense. –The Journal of Asian Studies
(source: Bol.com)

The Janson Directive

SUMMARY: When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own…

Jane And The Prisoner Of Wool

Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House (Jane Austen Series #6) by Stephanie Barron
In her sixth engrossing outing, Jane Austen employs her delicious wit and family ties to the Royal Navy in a case of murder on the high seas. Somewhere in the picturesque British port of Southampton, among a crew of colorful, eccentric, and fiercely individual souls, a killer has come ashore. And only Jane can fathom the depths of his ruthless mind….
**Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House
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“I will assert that sailors are endowed with greater worth than any set of men in England.”
So muses Jane Austen as she stands in the buffeting wind of Southampton’s quay beside her brother Frank on a raw February morning. Frank, a post captain in the Royal Navy, is without a ship to command, and his best prospect is the *Stella Maris*, a fast frigate captained by his old friend Tom Seagrave.
“Lucky” Tom — so dubbed for his habit of besting enemy ships — is presently in disgrace, charged with violating the Articles of War. Tom’s first lieutenant, Eustace Chessyre, has accused Seagrave of murder in the death of a French captain after the surrender of his ship.
Though Lucky Tom denies the charge, his dagger was found in the dead man’s chest. Now Seagrave faces court-martial and execution for a crime he swears he did not commit.
Frank, deeply grieved, is certain his friend will hang. But Jane reasons that either Seagrave or Chessyre is lying — and that she and Frank have a duty to discover the truth.
The search for the captain’s honor carries them into the troubled heart of Seagrave’s family, through some of the seaport’s worst sinkholes, and at long last to Wool House, the barred brick structure that serves as gaol for French prisoners of war.
Risking contagion or worse, Jane agrees to nurse the murdered French captain’s imprisoned crew — and elicits a debonair surgeon’s account of the *Stella Maris*’s battle that appears to clear Tom Seagrave of all guilt.
When Eustace Chessyre is found murdered, the entire affair takes on the appearance of an insidious plot against Seagrave, who is charged with the crime. Could any of his naval colleagues wish him dead? In an era of turbulent intrigue and contested amour, could it be a case of *cherchez la femme* … or a veiled political foe at work? And what of the sealed orders under which Seagrave embarked that fateful night in the *Stella Maris?* Death knocks again at Jane’s own door before the final knots in the killer’s net are completely untangled.
Always surprising, **Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House** is an intelligent and intriguing mystery that introduces Jane and her readers to “the naval set” — and charts a true course through the amateur sleuth’s most troubled waters yet.

Jane and the Man of the Cloth

After her brilliant detective debut in “Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor,” there can be no doubt that Jane Austen would have made a
remarkable sleuth. And so, with great aplomb, Stephanie Barron reveals the next superb Jane Austen Mystery…
Jane Austen and her family are looking forward to a peaceful late-summer holiday in the seaside village of Lyme Regis. But on the road thither, a fearful storm and an overturned carriage lead the shaken travelers to seek refuge at High Down Grange. And there, in a dismal manor house wrapt in an air of malevolent neglect, Jane meets the darkly forbidding yet strangely attractive master of High Down Grange, Mr. Geoffrey Sidmouth.
What murky secrets does the brooding Mr. Sidmouth hope to preserve behind his fierce glower? And who is the exceedingly lovely young woman dressed in peasant garb who shares his home? Once settled in town, Jane seeks to learn the answers. Yet common gossip is soon forgotten when a man is found hanged from a makeshift gibbet by the sea.
Only the day before, Jane had observed this same man in a heated exchange with Mr. Sidmouth. Still, the worthies of Lyme are certain the labourer’s death is the work of “the Reverend,” the notorious ringleader of the midnight smuggling trade. The Reverend’s identity is the paramount mystery of Lyme Regis. And Jane, who can never resist a puzzle, is determined to solve this one.
But to her dismay, she must soon admit that she harbours a strange sensibility for a man who could very well be a murderer. And then a second mysterious death draws her into a perilous scheme to entrap and expose Geoffrey Sidmouth. From the drawing- rooms of the cultured and the deviousto secret caverns and coarse haunts, her mission will take her far from a lady’s proper venue…until even so canny a student of character and valiant adventurer must ask herself: “Is the prize worth the risk–to my heart as well as my person?”
Stylish, suspenseful, and wickedly diverting, “Jane and the Man of the Cloth” delves deep into the foibles, passions, and ruthless machinations that lurk within the most polite society.

Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron

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Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron (Jane Austen Series #10) by Stephanie Barron
The restorative power of the ocean brings Jane Austen and her beloved brother Henry, to Brighton after Henry’s wife is lost to a long illness. But the crowded, glittering resort is far from peaceful, especially when the lifeless body of a beautiful young society miss is discovered in the bedchamber of none other than George Gordon—otherwise known as Lord Byron. As a poet and a seducer of women, Byron has carved out a shocking reputation for himself—but no one would ever accuse him of being capable of murder. Now it falls to Jane to pursue this puzzling investigation and discover just how “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” Byron truly is. And she must do so without falling victim to the charming versifier’s legendary charisma, lest she, too, become a cautionary example for the ages.