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The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition

“One of the most significant books in my life.” *–Obie Fernandez, Author,* The Rails Way
“Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.” *–Mike Cohn, Author of* Succeeding with Agile *,* Agile Estimating and Planning *, and* User Stories Applied
“. . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.” *–Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks*
“. . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.” *–VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks*
***The Pragmatic Programmer** * is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.
Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:
* Fight software rot
* Learn continuously
* Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
* Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
* Harness the power of basic tools
* Avoid programming by coincidence
* Learn real requirements
* Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
* Guard against security vulnerabilities
* Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers
* Take responsibility for your work and career
* Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing
* Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
* Delight your users

Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, ***The Pragmatic Programmer** * illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.
You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
*Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.* **
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“One of the most significant books in my life.” *–Obie Fernandez, Author,* The Rails Way
“Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.” *–Mike Cohn, Author of* Succeeding with Agile *,* Agile Estimating and Planning *, and* User Stories Applied
“. . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.” *–Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks*
“. . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.” *–VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks*
***The Pragmatic Programmer** * is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.
Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:
* Fight software rot
* Learn continuously
* Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
* Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
* Harness the power of basic tools
* Avoid programming by coincidence
* Learn real requirements
* Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
* Guard against security vulnerabilities
* Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers
* Take responsibility for your work and career
* Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing
* Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
* Delight your users

Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, ***The Pragmatic Programmer** * illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.
You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
*Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.*
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**What others in the trenches say about *The Pragmatic Programmer*… ** “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.”          ― **Kent Beck** , author of *Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change* “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!”          ― **Martin Fowler** , author of *Refactoring* and *UML Distilled* “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.”          ― **Kevin Ruland** , Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful…. By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies―tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.”          ― **John Lakos** , author of *Large-Scale C++ Software Design* “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.”          ― **Eric Vought** , Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.”          ― **Pete McBreen** , Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.”          ― **Jared Richardson** , Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company….”          ― **Chris Cleeland** , Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.”          ― **Ward Cunningham** Straight from the programming trenches, ***The Pragmatic Programmer*** cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process–taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to * Fight software rot; * Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; * Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; * Avoid programming by coincidence; * Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; * Capture real requirements; * Test ruthlessly and effectively; * Delight your users; * Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and * Make your developments more precise with automation.
Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, ***The Pragmatic Programmer*** illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

“One of the most significant books in my life.” *–Obie Fernandez, Author,* The Rails Way
“Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.” *–Mike Cohn, Author of* Succeeding with Agile *,* Agile Estimating and Planning *, and* User Stories Applied
“. . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.” *–Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks*
“. . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.” *–VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks*
***The Pragmatic Programmer** * is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.
Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:
* Fight software rot
* Learn continuously
* Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
* Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
* Harness the power of basic tools
* Avoid programming by coincidence
* Learn real requirements
* Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
* Guard against security vulnerabilities
* Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers
* Take responsibility for your work and career
* Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing
* Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
* Delight your users

Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, ***The Pragmatic Programmer** * illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.
You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
*Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.* **
### Sinossi
“One of the most significant books in my life.” *–Obie Fernandez, Author,* The Rails Way
“Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.” *–Mike Cohn, Author of* Succeeding with Agile *,* Agile Estimating and Planning *, and* User Stories Applied
“. . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.” *–Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks*
“. . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.” *–VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks*
***The Pragmatic Programmer** * is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.
Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:
* Fight software rot
* Learn continuously
* Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
* Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
* Harness the power of basic tools
* Avoid programming by coincidence
* Learn real requirements
* Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
* Guard against security vulnerabilities
* Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers
* Take responsibility for your work and career
* Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing
* Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
* Delight your users

Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, ***The Pragmatic Programmer** * illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.
You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
*Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.*
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**What others in the trenches say about *The Pragmatic Programmer*… ** “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.”          ― **Kent Beck** , author of *Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change* “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!”          ― **Martin Fowler** , author of *Refactoring* and *UML Distilled* “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.”          ― **Kevin Ruland** , Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful…. By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies―tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.”          ― **John Lakos** , author of *Large-Scale C++ Software Design* “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.”          ― **Eric Vought** , Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.”          ― **Pete McBreen** , Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.”          ― **Jared Richardson** , Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company….”          ― **Chris Cleeland** , Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.”          ― **Ward Cunningham** Straight from the programming trenches, ***The Pragmatic Programmer*** cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process–taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to * Fight software rot; * Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; * Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; * Avoid programming by coincidence; * Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; * Capture real requirements; * Test ruthlessly and effectively; * Delight your users; * Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and * Make your developments more precise with automation.
Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, ***The Pragmatic Programmer*** illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

Only registered users can download this free product.

The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide

**The go-to guide to getting started with the BBC micro:bit and exploring all of its amazing capabilities.** The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, easy, inexpensive way to develop their digital skills. With it, kids (and grownups) can learn basic programming and coding while having fun making virtual pets, developing games, and a whole lot more. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains what you need to know to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You’ll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. * Set up your BBC micro:bit and develop your digital skills * Write code in JavaScript Blocks, JavaScript, and Python * Discover the BBC micro:bit’s built-in sensors * Connect the BBC micro:bit to a Raspberry Pi to extend its capabilities * Build your own circuits and create hardware
*The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* is your go-to source for learning all the secrets of the BBC micro:bit. Whether you’re just beginning or have some experience, this book allows you to dive right in and experience everything the BBC micro:bit has to offer. **
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**The go-to guide to getting started with the BBC micro:bit and exploring all of its amazing capabilities.** The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, easy, inexpensive way to develop their digital skills. With it, kids (and grownups) can learn basic programming and coding while having fun making virtual pets, developing games, and a whole lot more. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains what you need to know to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You’ll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. * Set up your BBC micro:bit and develop your digital skills * Write code in JavaScript Blocks, JavaScript, and Python * Discover the BBC micro:bit’s built-in sensors * Connect the BBC micro:bit to a Raspberry Pi to extend its capabilities * Build your own circuits and create hardware
*The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* is your go-to source for learning all the secrets of the BBC micro:bit. Whether you’re just beginning or have some experience, this book allows you to dive right in and experience everything the BBC micro:bit has to offer.
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**LEARN YOUR WAY AROUND THE BBC micro:bit TO START BUILDING AND CODING TODAY** With comprehensive coverage and easy-to-follow instructions, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains everything you need to know to start building right away. No coding experience? No problem. You’ll begin with basic concepts and learn how the BBC micro:bit works. Simple Python and JavaScript commands demonstrate fundamental coding concepts, while step-by-step instructions walk you through the process using simple, everyday language. More experienced programmers can dive right in to writing their own code and customizing their BBC micro:bit with add-ons. The BBC micro:bit is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi, opening the door to a whole world of possibilities at your fingertips. The BBC micro:bit was created by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, practical, inexpensive way to learn programming. The board’s simplicity and accessibility belie its capabilities, and its broad compatibility makes it an exciting entry point to the world of electronics. Connect the BBC micro:bit to your computer, design your own simple software or download ready-made code, build your own hardware and see where the BBC micro:bit takes you—the digital world is waiting. Designed to help beginning programmers of any age have fun while developing valuable skills, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains everything you need to know about this pocket-sized marvel: * Learn how the BBC micro:bit works and what it can do * Master basic programming concepts in JavaScript Blocks (MakeCode), and Python® * Communicate wirelessly between BBC micro:bits * Build your own wearable BBC micro:bit * Build circuits and add extensions * Integrate the BBC micro:bit with the Raspberry Pi® * Use provided code recipes to get started right away
Find circuit diagrams, code downloads, and more at the companion website: **www.wiley.com/go/bbcmicrobituserguide.**

**The go-to guide to getting started with the BBC micro:bit and exploring all of its amazing capabilities.** The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, easy, inexpensive way to develop their digital skills. With it, kids (and grownups) can learn basic programming and coding while having fun making virtual pets, developing games, and a whole lot more. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains what you need to know to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You’ll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. * Set up your BBC micro:bit and develop your digital skills * Write code in JavaScript Blocks, JavaScript, and Python * Discover the BBC micro:bit’s built-in sensors * Connect the BBC micro:bit to a Raspberry Pi to extend its capabilities * Build your own circuits and create hardware
*The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* is your go-to source for learning all the secrets of the BBC micro:bit. Whether you’re just beginning or have some experience, this book allows you to dive right in and experience everything the BBC micro:bit has to offer. **
### Sinossi
**The go-to guide to getting started with the BBC micro:bit and exploring all of its amazing capabilities.** The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, easy, inexpensive way to develop their digital skills. With it, kids (and grownups) can learn basic programming and coding while having fun making virtual pets, developing games, and a whole lot more. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains what you need to know to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You’ll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. * Set up your BBC micro:bit and develop your digital skills * Write code in JavaScript Blocks, JavaScript, and Python * Discover the BBC micro:bit’s built-in sensors * Connect the BBC micro:bit to a Raspberry Pi to extend its capabilities * Build your own circuits and create hardware
*The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* is your go-to source for learning all the secrets of the BBC micro:bit. Whether you’re just beginning or have some experience, this book allows you to dive right in and experience everything the BBC micro:bit has to offer.
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**LEARN YOUR WAY AROUND THE BBC micro:bit TO START BUILDING AND CODING TODAY** With comprehensive coverage and easy-to-follow instructions, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains everything you need to know to start building right away. No coding experience? No problem. You’ll begin with basic concepts and learn how the BBC micro:bit works. Simple Python and JavaScript commands demonstrate fundamental coding concepts, while step-by-step instructions walk you through the process using simple, everyday language. More experienced programmers can dive right in to writing their own code and customizing their BBC micro:bit with add-ons. The BBC micro:bit is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi, opening the door to a whole world of possibilities at your fingertips. The BBC micro:bit was created by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, practical, inexpensive way to learn programming. The board’s simplicity and accessibility belie its capabilities, and its broad compatibility makes it an exciting entry point to the world of electronics. Connect the BBC micro:bit to your computer, design your own simple software or download ready-made code, build your own hardware and see where the BBC micro:bit takes you—the digital world is waiting. Designed to help beginning programmers of any age have fun while developing valuable skills, *The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide* contains everything you need to know about this pocket-sized marvel: * Learn how the BBC micro:bit works and what it can do * Master basic programming concepts in JavaScript Blocks (MakeCode), and Python® * Communicate wirelessly between BBC micro:bits * Build your own wearable BBC micro:bit * Build circuits and add extensions * Integrate the BBC micro:bit with the Raspberry Pi® * Use provided code recipes to get started right away
Find circuit diagrams, code downloads, and more at the companion website: **www.wiley.com/go/bbcmicrobituserguide.**

Only registered users can download this free product.

The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel

**Alex Schwartz had a great job and a promising future – until he caught an unfortunate bout of vampirism, and agreed (on pain of death) to join the Laundry, Britain’s only counter-occult secret intelligence agency.**
His first assignment is in Leeds – his old hometown. But the thought of telling his parents he’s lost his job, let alone their discovering his ‘condition’, is causing Alex almost as much anxiety as his new lifestyle of supernatural espionage.
His only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a student from the local Goth Festival who flirts with him despite his fear of sunlight (and girls). But Cassie has secrets of her own – secrets that make Alex’s night life seem positively normal . . .
*James Bond meets H. P. Lovecraft in the latest occult thriller from Hugo Award winner Charles Stross, in a series where British spies take on the supernatural.* **

**Alex Schwartz had a great job and a promising future – until he caught an unfortunate bout of vampirism, and agreed (on pain of death) to join the Laundry, Britain’s only counter-occult secret intelligence agency.**
His first assignment is in Leeds – his old hometown. But the thought of telling his parents he’s lost his job, let alone their discovering his ‘condition’, is causing Alex almost as much anxiety as his new lifestyle of supernatural espionage.
His only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a student from the local Goth Festival who flirts with him despite his fear of sunlight (and girls). But Cassie has secrets of her own – secrets that make Alex’s night life seem positively normal . . .
*James Bond meets H. P. Lovecraft in the latest occult thriller from Hugo Award winner Charles Stross, in a series where British spies take on the supernatural.* **

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The Nature of the New Mind

ABOUT THE BOOK:This book is the third volume in the series titled ‘Selections from the Decades’, and consist of twenty-three public talks that Krishnamurti gave between 1961 and 1968. Whereas in the 1950s, Krishnamurti dwelt largely on individual change, his focus here is on a radical mutation in human consciousness as a whole. Addressing large international audiences in different parts of the world, Krishnamurti points out that the present crisis is not just what we perceive outwardly in society; it really lies in the unconscious, deep within oneself. So what is required is not more knowledge or more collective action, but a totally new mind. And that is needed, says Krishnamurti, ‘to deal not only with the everlasting but also with the immediate problems of existence’. It is important to see the urgency of having such a mind now and not wait for time to bring it about. The new mind is not merely logical or intellectual; rather, it is a mind that is completely free of all its old patterns and has, therefore, the quality of stillness, love, and compassion. ‘What the world needs is compassion, not schemes. And compassion is the very nature of the new mind. Because the new mind is the unknown mind, it is not to be measured by the known,’ says Krishnamurti.

ABOUT THE BOOK:This book is the third volume in the series titled ‘Selections from the Decades’, and consist of twenty-three public talks that Krishnamurti gave between 1961 and 1968. Whereas in the 1950s, Krishnamurti dwelt largely on individual change, his focus here is on a radical mutation in human consciousness as a whole. Addressing large international audiences in different parts of the world, Krishnamurti points out that the present crisis is not just what we perceive outwardly in society; it really lies in the unconscious, deep within oneself. So what is required is not more knowledge or more collective action, but a totally new mind. And that is needed, says Krishnamurti, ‘to deal not only with the everlasting but also with the immediate problems of existence’. It is important to see the urgency of having such a mind now and not wait for time to bring it about. The new mind is not merely logical or intellectual; rather, it is a mind that is completely free of all its old patterns and has, therefore, the quality of stillness, love, and compassion. ‘What the world needs is compassion, not schemes. And compassion is the very nature of the new mind. Because the new mind is the unknown mind, it is not to be measured by the known,’ says Krishnamurti.

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The Mammoth Book of Chess

Comprehensive, up to date, and clear, this invaluable guide will help even less experienced players to progress to good club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world of chess, through Internet games, to major international tournaments. Features include: Entirely new and expanded sections on online chess, computers and openings. A complete guide to all the main opening gambits. Hundreds of test positions for players of all standards. Courses in tactics and attacking strategy. Analysis of some of the greatest games ever played. Information and advice on club, national, and international tournaments. Glossary of terminology. Practical advice and information for further study. **

Comprehensive, up to date, and clear, this invaluable guide will help even less experienced players to progress to good club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world of chess, through Internet games, to major international tournaments. Features include: Entirely new and expanded sections on online chess, computers and openings. A complete guide to all the main opening gambits. Hundreds of test positions for players of all standards. Courses in tactics and attacking strategy. Analysis of some of the greatest games ever played. Information and advice on club, national, and international tournaments. Glossary of terminology. Practical advice and information for further study. **

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The longevity book

Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 *New York Times* bestseller, *The Body Book* , with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.
Cameron Diaz wrote *The Body Book* to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier.
Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In *The Longevity Book* , she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.
*The Longevity Book* explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, *The Longevity Book* offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.
Without sugarcoating the hard facts—a sixty-year-old body is different than a thirty-five-year-old body, no matter how much yoga you do—or romanticizing the upside—wisdom comes with age, if you live your life wisely—Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative, and intimate tour through the next stage of life.

Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 *New York Times* bestseller, *The Body Book* , with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.
Cameron Diaz wrote *The Body Book* to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier.
Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In *The Longevity Book* , she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.
*The Longevity Book* explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, *The Longevity Book* offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.
Without sugarcoating the hard facts—a sixty-year-old body is different than a thirty-five-year-old body, no matter how much yoga you do—or romanticizing the upside—wisdom comes with age, if you live your life wisely—Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative, and intimate tour through the next stage of life.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal’s Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize.Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal’s Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize.Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

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The Little Book of Bonsai

**This charming, beautifully photographed beginner’s guide from a trusted bonsai expert covers all the basics to keep your bonsai alive and happy.**
Jonas Dupuich, founder of the #1 bonsai blog in the U.S., shares his passion and expert advice with anyone looking to learn more about bonsai in this modern, entry-level guide to an ancient art.
Filled with photos of stunning, inspiring trees, *The Little Book of Bonsai* provides simple, clear, effective guidance on bonsai care, including wiring, watering, pruning, pests, disease, tools, repotting, fertilizing, and more. Dupuich covers indoor and outdoor bonsai care, selecting the right container, displaying your bonsai, and choosing different species with clear, step-by-step photos to help you cultivate your trees with confidence.
With its stylish, full-color design and fresh take on a captivating pastime, *The Little Book of Bonsai* makes a gorgeous gift for oneself or for others.

**This charming, beautifully photographed beginner’s guide from a trusted bonsai expert covers all the basics to keep your bonsai alive and happy.**
Jonas Dupuich, founder of the #1 bonsai blog in the U.S., shares his passion and expert advice with anyone looking to learn more about bonsai in this modern, entry-level guide to an ancient art.
Filled with photos of stunning, inspiring trees, *The Little Book of Bonsai* provides simple, clear, effective guidance on bonsai care, including wiring, watering, pruning, pests, disease, tools, repotting, fertilizing, and more. Dupuich covers indoor and outdoor bonsai care, selecting the right container, displaying your bonsai, and choosing different species with clear, step-by-step photos to help you cultivate your trees with confidence.
With its stylish, full-color design and fresh take on a captivating pastime, *The Little Book of Bonsai* makes a gorgeous gift for oneself or for others.

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The Learning Hours

*Lui non è uno stronzo, ma questo non impedisce ai suoi amici di provare a farlo diventare tale.*
I MIEI AMICI VOGLIONO CHE IO FACCIA SESSO.
Al punto da tappezzare l’intero campus con la mia brutta faccia e la scritta a caratteri cubitali:
*“Sei tu la donna fortunata che sverginerà il nostro coinquilino? Lui: un uomo socialmente impedito con un pene di medie dimensioni che cerca una partner sessuale consenziente. Tu: basta che respiri. Riccambierrà con sesso orale.*
*Messaggiatelo al: 555-254-5551”*
Quegli idioti non sanno neanche scrivere. E i messaggi che sto ricevendo sono materiale per sogni erotici. Ma io non sono come quegli stronzi, non importa quanto si sforzino di farmi diventare come loro.
NON E’ QUESTO IL GENERE DI ATTENZIONI CHE VOGLIO!
Un messaggio spicca tra centinaia di altri. Un numero che non riesco a convincermi a bloccare. Lei sembra diversa. Più sexy, perfino in bianco e nero.
Tuttavia, dopo averla incontrata di persona, so che non è la ragazza per me. Ma i miei amici non la smettono… proprio non ci arrivano.
Stronzi o no, c’è una cosa che non capiranno mai: le ragazze non mi vogliono.
Soprattutto lei.

*Lui non è uno stronzo, ma questo non impedisce ai suoi amici di provare a farlo diventare tale.*
I MIEI AMICI VOGLIONO CHE IO FACCIA SESSO.
Al punto da tappezzare l’intero campus con la mia brutta faccia e la scritta a caratteri cubitali:
*“Sei tu la donna fortunata che sverginerà il nostro coinquilino? Lui: un uomo socialmente impedito con un pene di medie dimensioni che cerca una partner sessuale consenziente. Tu: basta che respiri. Riccambierrà con sesso orale.*
*Messaggiatelo al: 555-254-5551”*
Quegli idioti non sanno neanche scrivere. E i messaggi che sto ricevendo sono materiale per sogni erotici. Ma io non sono come quegli stronzi, non importa quanto si sforzino di farmi diventare come loro.
NON E’ QUESTO IL GENERE DI ATTENZIONI CHE VOGLIO!
Un messaggio spicca tra centinaia di altri. Un numero che non riesco a convincermi a bloccare. Lei sembra diversa. Più sexy, perfino in bianco e nero.
Tuttavia, dopo averla incontrata di persona, so che non è la ragazza per me. Ma i miei amici non la smettono… proprio non ci arrivano.
Stronzi o no, c’è una cosa che non capiranno mai: le ragazze non mi vogliono.
Soprattutto lei.

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The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga

“What’s that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a viagra-cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you’re still not getting the point… did you see what I did there?)
Welcome back my friends! Welcome back… to THE LAND!!! **
### Sinossi
“What’s that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a viagra-cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you’re still not getting the point… did you see what I did there?)
Welcome back my friends! Welcome back… to THE LAND!!!
### L’autore
Hello you Kings of Fantasy and Queens of Sci-Fi! I have been reading sci-fi and fantasy for basically thirty years. In the past two years I am honored and blessed to have earned the title “The Father of American LitRPG” My primary goal was, and still remains, to write a story that I would like to read. Peace, Love and the Perfect Margarita! You can find Signed Books, Shirts and other Loot here: www.LitRPG.com/store There are also Shirts for sale on Amazon! tinyurl.com/LitRPGAmazon If you would like to know more: Author Page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks/ Website: LitRPG.com Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong Forum: Forum.litrpg.com Newsletter: litrpg.com/newsletter Blog: litrpg.com/litrpgblog/ Youtube: youtube.com/c/LitRPG Street Team: tinyurl.com/LitRPGStreetTeam If you want more LitRPG, this is THE LIST of all LitRPG authors and their books! litrpg.com/LitRPGbooks And if you want to join a bunch of awesome people like yourself, who LOVE LitRPG, join the FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitRPGGroup You guys ROCK!!!

“What’s that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a viagra-cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you’re still not getting the point… did you see what I did there?)
Welcome back my friends! Welcome back… to THE LAND!!! **
### Sinossi
“What’s that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a viagra-cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you’re still not getting the point… did you see what I did there?)
Welcome back my friends! Welcome back… to THE LAND!!!
### L’autore
Hello you Kings of Fantasy and Queens of Sci-Fi! I have been reading sci-fi and fantasy for basically thirty years. In the past two years I am honored and blessed to have earned the title “The Father of American LitRPG” My primary goal was, and still remains, to write a story that I would like to read. Peace, Love and the Perfect Margarita! You can find Signed Books, Shirts and other Loot here: www.LitRPG.com/store There are also Shirts for sale on Amazon! tinyurl.com/LitRPGAmazon If you would like to know more: Author Page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks/ Website: LitRPG.com Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong Forum: Forum.litrpg.com Newsletter: litrpg.com/newsletter Blog: litrpg.com/litrpgblog/ Youtube: youtube.com/c/LitRPG Street Team: tinyurl.com/LitRPGStreetTeam If you want more LitRPG, this is THE LIST of all LitRPG authors and their books! litrpg.com/LitRPGbooks And if you want to join a bunch of awesome people like yourself, who LOVE LitRPG, join the FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitRPGGroup You guys ROCK!!!

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The Land: Alliances

The THIRD vivacious installment of Aleron Kong’s, Chaos Seeds series.
Everything is not well in The Land! Eaters, Bugbears, Evil Counts, Vicious Thieves and Carnies! (You know, circus folk… small hands.)
Yup! Richter and Sion have their work cut out for them!
Come back and see how they kick’s some butt and takes some names!
Come back, to THE LAND!!!!!

The THIRD vivacious installment of Aleron Kong’s, Chaos Seeds series.
Everything is not well in The Land! Eaters, Bugbears, Evil Counts, Vicious Thieves and Carnies! (You know, circus folk… small hands.)
Yup! Richter and Sion have their work cut out for them!
Come back and see how they kick’s some butt and takes some names!
Come back, to THE LAND!!!!!

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The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless fascination over the minds of historians, novelists, dramatists, poets, artists and film-makers ever since.
Anne was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King’s death.
Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest. Was it Henry VIII who, estranged from Anne, instructed Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Or did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, guilty as charged?
Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn’s fall. Alison Weir has reassessed the evidence, demolished many romantic myths and popular misconceptions, and rewritten the story of Anne’s fall, creating a richly researched and impressively detailed portrait of the dramatic last days of one of the most influential and important figures in English history.

The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless fascination over the minds of historians, novelists, dramatists, poets, artists and film-makers ever since.
Anne was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King’s death.
Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest. Was it Henry VIII who, estranged from Anne, instructed Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Or did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, guilty as charged?
Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn’s fall. Alison Weir has reassessed the evidence, demolished many romantic myths and popular misconceptions, and rewritten the story of Anne’s fall, creating a richly researched and impressively detailed portrait of the dramatic last days of one of the most influential and important figures in English history.

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The Jewelled Kitchen

***Kehdy’s cookbook is an inspired collection of classics and innovative dishes from a part of the world which, at the moment, is enjoying its overdue place in the sun. Her contribution and original, thoughtful and delicious. Go get it! –Yottam Ottolenghi*** Bethany Kehdy is renowned for the contemporary Middle Eastern and North African recipes that she publishes on her blog (dirtykitchensecrets.com). A Lebanese-American born in Houston, Texas and brought up in Lebanon, she spent countless hours learning to cook with her perfectionist *teta* (grandmother), her vivacious dad and her spirited aunts. Her recipes are a harmonious balance of classic and contemporary, as she draws upon her childhood roots while adding her own personal twist to these iconic recipes. The cuisines from the Middle East and North Africa share many diverse influences and gorgeous key ingredients and spices, such as pomegranates, figs, pine nuts, saffron and sumac. Passionate about food and her heritage, this former Miss Lebanon showcases the sheer brilliance of the dishes of the Levant. Try a fragrant Fish Tagine with Preserved Lemons with Moroccan flavours; fiery Lamb Shanks with Butterbeans and Tomatoes from Lebanon; or delicately spiced Chicken, Walnuts and Pomegranate Stew with its Persian influences. Cuisines across the region are covered, including Egyptian, Palestinian, Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi and Jordanian. You’ll find yourself drawn into a whole new world and a whole new way of cooking.

***Kehdy’s cookbook is an inspired collection of classics and innovative dishes from a part of the world which, at the moment, is enjoying its overdue place in the sun. Her contribution and original, thoughtful and delicious. Go get it! –Yottam Ottolenghi*** Bethany Kehdy is renowned for the contemporary Middle Eastern and North African recipes that she publishes on her blog (dirtykitchensecrets.com). A Lebanese-American born in Houston, Texas and brought up in Lebanon, she spent countless hours learning to cook with her perfectionist *teta* (grandmother), her vivacious dad and her spirited aunts. Her recipes are a harmonious balance of classic and contemporary, as she draws upon her childhood roots while adding her own personal twist to these iconic recipes. The cuisines from the Middle East and North Africa share many diverse influences and gorgeous key ingredients and spices, such as pomegranates, figs, pine nuts, saffron and sumac. Passionate about food and her heritage, this former Miss Lebanon showcases the sheer brilliance of the dishes of the Levant. Try a fragrant Fish Tagine with Preserved Lemons with Moroccan flavours; fiery Lamb Shanks with Butterbeans and Tomatoes from Lebanon; or delicately spiced Chicken, Walnuts and Pomegranate Stew with its Persian influences. Cuisines across the region are covered, including Egyptian, Palestinian, Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi and Jordanian. You’ll find yourself drawn into a whole new world and a whole new way of cooking.

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The Interview

Emma shares a favorite fantasy with her husband. A fantasy in which another man takes her in a way Ken never has.
Ken’s a good husband, and a great provider. Their marriage is built on very strong foundations. And yet hotwife and cuckold fantasies play through both of their minds over and over. What if? But how? Making it happen might not be as simple as the fantasy suggests.
When Ken gives Emma a business card, a different set of possibilities open up to her. The possibility of being coached as a hotwife. The possibility of having someone introduce her to a new world. Perhaps, eventually, the possibility of being taken roughly and without protection.
This first book introduces Emma to Max Hatfield, Hotwife Coach. A hastily arranged interview takes Emma through some of Mr Hatfield’s expectations. A thorough examination tests her in ways she hadn’t imagined. And one of Mr Hatfield’s colleagues is only too pleased to assist with showing Emma the pleasure that a woman can have in the hands of a real man.
Emma will eventually be able to attract the very best gentlemen on Mr Hatfield’s books. But first she must submit to his rigorous interview and a very intimate inspection.

Emma shares a favorite fantasy with her husband. A fantasy in which another man takes her in a way Ken never has.
Ken’s a good husband, and a great provider. Their marriage is built on very strong foundations. And yet hotwife and cuckold fantasies play through both of their minds over and over. What if? But how? Making it happen might not be as simple as the fantasy suggests.
When Ken gives Emma a business card, a different set of possibilities open up to her. The possibility of being coached as a hotwife. The possibility of having someone introduce her to a new world. Perhaps, eventually, the possibility of being taken roughly and without protection.
This first book introduces Emma to Max Hatfield, Hotwife Coach. A hastily arranged interview takes Emma through some of Mr Hatfield’s expectations. A thorough examination tests her in ways she hadn’t imagined. And one of Mr Hatfield’s colleagues is only too pleased to assist with showing Emma the pleasure that a woman can have in the hands of a real man.
Emma will eventually be able to attract the very best gentlemen on Mr Hatfield’s books. But first she must submit to his rigorous interview and a very intimate inspection.

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The Hostile Hospital

Fleeing the village of VFD, after some time in the Deluxe cell for a murder they did not commit, the Baudelaires hide with the Volunteers Fighting Disease on their way to the Heimlich Hospital. Addressed by Babs, who can only be contacted through an intercom speaker on a desk, the orphans start work with the near-sighted Hal in the hospital library of records. Hal says he remembers a file in the records to do with the Snicket fires, but before the children can find it, Babs is suddenly replace by Mattathias – none other than Count Olaf – who plans to inspect every employee in the hospital. Staying late to find the file, the Baudelaires find a picture of their parents with Jacques Snicket, and another, partly obscured figure who may be a writer. But at that moment Esme Squalor arrives – Klaus and Sunny escape, but Violet is led to the operating theatre for a cranioectomy. Disguising themselves, Klaus and Sunny manage to rescue the unconscious Violet, but not before Esme has set fire to the library of records, adding arson to the false charges now facing the children. Chased through the now burning hospital, they make their escape, only to discover that the only way out is to hide in the trunk of Count Olaf’s car – possibly the most dangerous place of all.

Fleeing the village of VFD, after some time in the Deluxe cell for a murder they did not commit, the Baudelaires hide with the Volunteers Fighting Disease on their way to the Heimlich Hospital. Addressed by Babs, who can only be contacted through an intercom speaker on a desk, the orphans start work with the near-sighted Hal in the hospital library of records. Hal says he remembers a file in the records to do with the Snicket fires, but before the children can find it, Babs is suddenly replace by Mattathias – none other than Count Olaf – who plans to inspect every employee in the hospital. Staying late to find the file, the Baudelaires find a picture of their parents with Jacques Snicket, and another, partly obscured figure who may be a writer. But at that moment Esme Squalor arrives – Klaus and Sunny escape, but Violet is led to the operating theatre for a cranioectomy. Disguising themselves, Klaus and Sunny manage to rescue the unconscious Violet, but not before Esme has set fire to the library of records, adding arson to the false charges now facing the children. Chased through the now burning hospital, they make their escape, only to discover that the only way out is to hide in the trunk of Count Olaf’s car – possibly the most dangerous place of all.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development

*The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python* takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity–and possibly dilution.
This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, *The Hitchhiker’s Guide* is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

*The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python* takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity–and possibly dilution.
This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, *The Hitchhiker’s Guide* is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

Only registered users can download this free product.