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A Single Shard

By Linda Sue Park
  • ISBN Code: : 054735004X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-single-shard.pdf

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The Newbery Medal-winning tale of an orphan boy whose dream of becoming a master potter leads to unforeseen adventure in ancient Korea.​ Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean village renowned for its ceramics. When he accidentally breaks a delicate piece of pottery, he volunteers to work to pay for the damage. Putting aside his own dreams, Tree-ear resolves to serve the master potter by embarking on a difficult and dangerous journey, little knowing that it will change his life forever. “Intrigues, danger, and a strong focus on doing what is right turn a simple story into a compelling read. . . . A timeless jewel.”–Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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  • Total of Pages : 224
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Bethlehem Books
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  • Total of Pages : 107
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Tor Books
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  • Total of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: the-way-of-kings.pdf

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By Kevin Henkes
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006228469X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: the-zebra-wall.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Vorlob family is making preparations. Preparations for the new baby, soon to arrive. Getting ready includes painting a mural in the baby's nursery and making a list of possible names. Adine, age ten, is used to the routine -- she has four sisters already: Bernice, Carla, Dot, and Effie. This time, however, the routine is broken. In more ways than one. Most significantly, Aunt Irene will be staying with the Vorlobs until Mrs. Vorlob is rested and back on her feet. Aunt Irene arrives, as does the baby, but nothing goes quite as expected. Especially for Adine.

Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development

By Brad Dayley,Brendan Dayley,Caleb Dayley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Book Code : 0134656164
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 709
  • Pdf File: node-js-mongodb-and-angular-web-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development The definitive guide to using the MEAN stack to build web applications Node.js is a leading server-side programming environment, MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database, and Angular is the leading framework for MVC-based front-end development. Together, they provide an easy-to-implement, fully integrated web development stack that allows web programmers to create high-performance sites and applications built completely in JavaScript, from server to client. Updated for Angular 2, Angular 4, and subsequent versions, this new edition of Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development shows you how to integrate these three technologies into complete working solutions. It begins with concise, crystal-clear tutorials on each technology and then quickly moves on to building common web applications. You’ll learn how to use Node.js and MongoDB to build more scalable, high-performance sites, how to leverage Angular’s innovative MVC approach to structure more effective pages and applications, and how to use all three together to deliver outstanding next-generation Web solutions. Implement a highly scalable and dynamic web server using Node.js and Express Implement a MongoDB data store for your web applications Access and interact with MongoDB from Node.js JavaScript code Learn the basics of TypeScript Define custom Angular directives that extend the HTML language Build server-side web services in JavaScript Implement client-side services that can interact with the Node.js web server Build dynamic browser views that provide rich user interaction Add authenticated user accounts and nested comment components to your web applications and pages Contents at a Glance Part I: Getting Started 1 Introducing the Node.js-to-Angular Stack 2 JavaScript Primer Part II: Learning Node.js 3 Getting Started with Node.js 4 Using Events, Listeners, Timers, and Callbacks in Node.js 5 Handling Data I/O in Node.js 6 Accessing the File System from Node.js 7 Implementing HTTP Services in Node.js 8 Implementing Socket Services in Node.js 9 Scaling Applications Using Multiple Processors in Node.js 10 Using Additional Node.js Modules Part III: Learning MongoDB 11 Understanding NoSQL and MongoDB 12 Getting Started with MongoDB 13 Getting Started with MongoDB and Node.js 14 Manipulating MongoDB Documents from Node.js 15 Accessing MongoDB from Node.js 16 Using Mongoose for Structured Schema and Validation 17 Advanced MongoDB Concepts Part IV: Using Express to Make Life Easier 18 Implementing Express in Node.js 19 Implementing Express Middleware Part V: Learning Angular 20 Jumping into TypeScript 21 Getting Started with Angular 22 Angular Components 23 Expressions 24 Data Binding 25 Built-in Directives Part VI: Advanced Angular 26 Custom Directives 27 Events and Change Detection 28 Implementing Angular Services in Web Applications 29 Creating Your Own Custom Angular Services 30 Having Fun with Angular

Elasticsearch Server

By Rafał Kuć,Marek Rogozinski
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1785883623
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: elasticsearch-server.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Leverage Elasticsearch to create a robust, fast, and flexible search solution with ease About This Book Boost the searching capabilities of your system through synonyms, multilingual data handling, nested objects and parent-child documents Deep dive into the world of data aggregation and data analysis with ElasticSearch Explore a wide range of ElasticSearch modules that define the behavior of a cluster Who This Book Is For If you are a competent developer and want to learn about the great and exciting world of ElasticSearch, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of Java or Apache Lucene is needed. What You Will Learn Configure, create, and retrieve data from your indices Use an ElasticSearch query DSL to create a wide range of queries Discover the highlighting and geographical search features offered by ElasticSearch Find out how to index data that is not flat or data that has a relationship Exploit a prospective search to search for queries not documents Use the aggregations framework to get more from your data and improve your client's search experience Monitor your cluster state and health using the ElasticSearch API as well as third-party monitoring solutions Discover how to properly set up ElasticSearch for various use cases In Detail ElasticSearch is a very fast and scalable open source search engine, designed with distribution and cloud in mind, complete with all the goodies that Apache Lucene has to offer. ElasticSearch's schema-free architecture allows developers to index and search unstructured content, making it perfectly suited for both small projects and large big data warehouses, even those with petabytes of unstructured data. This book will guide you through the world of the most commonly used ElasticSearch server functionalities. You'll start off by getting an understanding of the basics of ElasticSearch and its data indexing functionality. Next, you will see the querying capabilities of ElasticSearch, followed by a through explanation of scoring and search relevance. After this, you will explore the aggregation and data analysis capabilities of ElasticSearch and will learn how cluster administration and scaling can be used to boost your application performance. You'll find out how to use the friendly REST APIs and how to tune ElasticSearch to make the most of it. By the end of this book, you will have be able to create amazing search solutions as per your project's specifications. Style and approach This step-by-step guide is full of screenshots and real-world examples to take you on a journey through the wonderful world of full text search provided by ElasticSearch.

Mastering Elasticsearch - Second Edition

By Rafał Kuć,Marek Rogoziński
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1783553804
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: mastering-elasticsearch-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is for Elasticsearch users who want to extend their knowledge and develop new skills. Prior knowledge of the Query DSL and data indexing is expected.

Mastering Elasticsearch 5.x

By Bharvi Dixit
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1786468875
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: mastering-elasticsearch-5-x.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Master the intricacies of Elasticsearch 5 and use it to create flexible and scalable search solutions About This Book Master the searching, indexing, and aggregation features in ElasticSearch Improve users' search experience with Elasticsearch's functionalities and develop your own Elasticsearch plugins A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to master the intricacies of ElasticSearch with ease Who This Book Is For If you have some prior working experience with Elasticsearch and want to take your knowledge to the next level, this book will be the perfect resource for you.If you are a developer who wants to implement scalable search solutions with Elasticsearch, this book will also help you. Some basic knowledge of the query DSL and data indexing is required to make the best use of this book. What You Will Learn Understand Apache Lucene and Elasticsearch 5's design and architecture Use and configure the new and improved default text scoring mechanism in Apache Lucene 6 Know how to overcome the pitfalls while handling relational data in Elasticsearch Learn about choosing the right queries according to the use cases and master the scripting module including new default scripting language, painlessly Explore the right way of scaling production clusters to improve the performance of Elasticsearch Master the searching, indexing, and aggregation features in Elasticsearch Develop your own Elasticsearch plugins to extend the functionalities of Elasticsearch In Detail Elasticsearch is a modern, fast, distributed, scalable, fault tolerant, and open source search and analytics engine. Elasticsearch leverages the capabilities of Apache Lucene, and provides a new level of control over how you can index and search even huge sets of data. This book will give you a brief recap of the basics and also introduce you to the new features of Elasticsearch 5. We will guide you through the intermediate and advanced functionalities of Elasticsearch, such as querying, indexing, searching, and modifying data. We'll also explore advanced concepts, including aggregation, index control, sharding, replication, and clustering. We'll show you the modules of monitoring and administration available in Elasticsearch, and will also cover backup and recovery. You will get an understanding of how you can scale your Elasticsearch cluster to contextualize it and improve its performance. We'll also show you how you can create your own analysis plugin in Elasticsearch. By the end of the book, you will have all the knowledge necessary to master Elasticsearch and put it to efficient use. Style and approach This comprehensive guide covers intermediate and advanced concepts in Elasticsearch as well as their implementation. An easy-to-follow approach means you'll be able to master even advanced querying, searching, and administration tasks with ease.

Language, Gender and Children's Fiction

By Jane Sunderland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441182985
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: language-gender-and-children-s-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an original, scholarly yet accessible contribution to the field of children's fiction. It focuses on gender in relation to children's fiction and the role that language plays in this relationship. Girls' and boys' reading itself is looked at, as well as the books that they encounter - including the Harry Potter series, Louis Sachar's prizewinning Holes, fairy tales and school reading schemes. The book treats fiction as fiction, using as its guiding principles the multimodality of much children's fiction; that fiction is almost always dialogic; that the feminist movement has had considerable influence on textual representations of women, men, boys and girls and that language (including what the characters say, and how, and what is said about them) is a key to the different readings of fictional texts. This will be a valuable resource for researchers in and students of linguistics, language studies and English literature.

NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

By Brad Dayley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sams Publishing
  • Book Code : 0133844412
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: nosql-with-mongodb-in-24-hours-sams-teach-yourself.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NoSQL database usage is growing at a stunning 50% per year, as organizations discover NoSQL's potential to address even the most challenging Big Data and real-time database problems. Every NoSQL database is different, but one is the most popular by far: MongoDB. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to leverage MongoDB's immense power. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, teaching NoSQL concepts and MongoDB techniques from the ground up. Sams Teach Yourself NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours covers all this, and much more: Learning how NoSQL is different, when to use it, and when to use traditional RDBMSes instead Designing and implementing MongoDB databases of diverse types and sizes Storing and interacting with data via Java, PHP, Python, and Node.js/Mongoose Choosing the right NoSQL distribution model for your application Installing and configuring MongoDB Designing MongoDB data models, including collections, indexes, and GridFS Balancing consistency, performance, and durability Leveraging the immense power of Map-Reduce Administering, monitoring, securing, backing up, and repairing MongoDB databases Mastering advanced techniques such as sharding and replication Optimizing performance