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JavaScript: The Web Warrior Series
JavaScript: The Web Warrior Series
JavaScript: The Web Warrior Series by Sasha Vodnik and Don Gosselin. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 36 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Node.js By Example
Node.js By Example
Node.js By Example by Krasimir Tsonev. Rated 2.9 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Victims' Club (Kindle Single)
The Victims' Club (Kindle Single)
The Victims' Club (Kindle Single) by Jeffery Deaver. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 713 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Keep Me in Mind
Keep Me in Mind
Keep Me in Mind by Jaime Reed. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
All Things Cease to Appear: A novel
All Things Cease to Appear: A novel
All Things Cease to Appear: A novel by Elizabeth Brundage. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 357 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Second Chance: A Novel (Steel, Danielle)
Second Chance: A Novel (Steel, Danielle)
Second Chance: A Novel (Steel, Danielle) by Danielle Steel. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 204 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Un día de diciembre (Spanish Edition)
Un día de diciembre (Spanish Edition)
Un día de diciembre (Spanish Edition) by Josie Silver. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 49 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Photographing the Dead: Nameless, Book 2
Photographing the Dead: Nameless, Book 2
Photographing the Dead: Nameless, Book 2 by Dean Koontz, Edoardo Ballerini, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1289 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Throttle (Kindle Single)
Throttle (Kindle Single)
Throttle (Kindle Single) by Joe Hill and Stephen King. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 812 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Php: Learn PHP In A DAY! - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of PHP In No Time (Learn PHP FAST - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning ... of the PHP Programming Language In No Time)
Php: Learn PHP In A DAY! - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of PHP In No Time (Learn PHP FAST - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning ... of the PHP Programming Language In No Time)
Php: Learn PHP In A DAY! - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of PHP In No Time (Learn PHP FAST - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning ... of the PHP Programming Language In No Time) by Acodemy. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Learning iOS UI Development
Learning iOS UI Development
Learning iOS UI Development by Yari D'areglia. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
TypeScript
TypeScript
TypeScript by Ben Henneke. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the TypeScript category.
Angular 2 Cookbook: Discover over 70 recipes that provide the solutions you need to know to face every challenge in Angular 2 head on
Angular 2 Cookbook: Discover over 70 recipes that provide the solutions you need to know to face every challenge in Angular 2 head on
This is a well written recipe book for intermediate and advanced users of Angular 2. It assumes knowledge of javascript and core Angular concepts. I found the topics to be wide ranging, and each recipe is usually 1-5 pages long. The author has a great grasp on the nitty gritty of making complex apps using Angular. I also have a copy of the AngularJS Web Application Development Cookbook by the same author on my bookshelf and like before the author has done a great job with this book.

Writing in the book is intelligent, and the order is well structured. There's nothing unexpected here - it's a book full of practical solutions to hundreds of everyday problems. I think certain sections could do a little better with more of a meta-view of the concepts and ideas new in Angular 2 but overall the author has done an incredible job.

The first chapter, "Strategies for upgrading to Angular 2" is meant to be a guided transition to angular 2, but it likely won't suffice if you're new to angular, and certainly won't prepare you if you're relatively unfamiliar with javascript in general. This book is primarily intended for the everyday Angular developer who wants dive in and start using the new version in projects.

If you are familiar with Angular 2 basics, a cover-to-cover reading of this book will take you to the next level, but most developers will only read the entries that pertain to the problems they face during development.

What I really like about this book is how the author dives in each of the example, elaborating each example code and makes it easy to understand what's going on (book comes with the source code which you can download). If practice makes you stronger, this book should be in your shelf or digital reader.
Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader
Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader
Think Like Amazon is a book of ideas based on the author's personal knowledge of how Amazon has followed 14 Leadership Principles ever since he was a key executive there in the difficult years of 2002 through 2005, back when AMZN was selling for under $10 a share. Rossman joined Amazon as the company's first Director of Merchant Integration, in which role he created the third-party platform that now accounts for more than half of physical gross merchandise sales at Amazon.com. In 2002, success was by no means a sure thing. eBay dominated the space, and Amazon had failed twice before to launch its own platform for third-party sellers.

Although he worked at Amazon for only three years 14 years ago, Rossman supplements his direct experience with close attention to the annual shareholder letters written by Jeff Bezos, as well as continuing contacts with people still at the company. After leaving Amazon, Rossman created a niche business advisory firm, Rossman Partners. His clients have included the Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, and Walmart. He is also a frequent speaker on the topics of innovation and corporate culture.

The writing in his book is generally crisp and clear, organized in usefully concise chapters, one for each actionable idea. As Rossman suggests, it would be a good resource for a team of innovators to read and discuss together, taking up one of the 50 ideas each week for a year (with two weeks off, maybe to rest!). Some of the content, however, felt like padding to me, such as a lengthy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which the author helped prepare for a startup company named Modjoul.

When Rossman was at Amazon, the 14 Leadership Principles had not yet been formalized, but he and his fellow executives "talked about them every day and used them to make decisions."

If you've ever wondered "what would Jeff Bezos do" in a business challenge or opportunity you are facing, you might benefit from studying Rossman's list of ideas and then filling in your own second half to the question which he poses as Idea 50 1/2: "How will you build the traits of the truly digital business and culture to ensure Amazon-like results, to become the best digitally enabled business you can be and not become roadkill on the side of the digital disruption highway?"

Good question. Good book, too.
The America We Deserve
The America We Deserve
As in time to get tough which the author penned in the last few years the america we deserve is from 2000,
at about the year 2000 and the author has a few interesting things to say. Let me say right off that we all have
icons i'm guilty like anyone and he mentions movie stars businessmen and all types of people who have attained
celebrity status,incliding the writer who is known by 97 percent of the public. really an amazing figure and it just goes to show as a private businessperson how newsworthy he is even if the media may not always be in
agreeement with him,they think he has a view which needs to be known. I think Trump as well as Romney are
better accepted nowadays given the downturn worldwide as people seek answers and he does see at the time the world is becoming globalized and the need to reform and compete. 12 years later...the message stares everyone in the face.
He saw it back in 2000 so he has some foresight and he has adopted a business model for success which is probably
quite different than what he thought when in school. He looks at foreign relations,and his approach is mercantilist except when some pressing security issue is at stake..and also health care and emphasizes efficiency...he's never been crazy about the health care system,but an efficient low cost system if it works would be great...but he would like choice...but the winds of change even in business are making employment less stable,and the need for a great education system...also we need to look at our cities and he spends time on that from everything to city structures...and his mantra is efficiency and low costs and profit making...the bureaucratic system is his main gripe...we do not need to go into the psychology and sociology of the reasons why but the belief in big government is waning and more decision making as close to the individual's as themselves...and its cheaper. This ties into efficiency as well as his main aim...let people make decisions who voluntarily want to help and show concern
as in charities....there is also a discussion on orphans...he seems to do better among the lower to mid classes
and with ethnic group rather than the upper classes...although he questions why the upper classes once they get
to know him will like him he muses. C'est ca! As they say..this may be due to media spin...and also he is felt to
be behind great changes in all kinds of areas,which by and large were positive changes which promoted business
and prospects for the lower classes...they felt more empowered as power was devolved...and i dont know why
the wealthier as he says may not take to him so much...although he does mention some ethnic groups and perhaps their
economic status is not a factor but the ethnic group or a combination of both...i think i understood that..but he represents change and reform and those doing better just have to be better informed about him...so still a book worth reading honest and interesting...and whomever wins the coming election many of the ideas may be consensus views!...Icons...our lives seem trivial and mundane without a successful person to raise us to the stratosphere and make us feel uplifted...who knows i think we all watch celebrities..but should we be so enamored...and what does that say about how we feel about those similar to ourselves!!
The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
And full of wonder indeed is Caldecott’s magistral reading of Tolkien’s work. Read it all: this review just touches two decisive points, but the whole of Caldecott’s work is worth reading and reading again.

Caldecott’s reading of Tolkien reveals that The Lord of the Rings is a tale about the mystical Way and that the Way is established, guaranteed, and protected as the very Heart of the world. Why can we say this ?

First of all, Caldecott’s great illumination: the Ring is the symbol of the ego.

The Author proceeds from a general presentation of this decisive reflection [ p.82 : “…the Ring of Power exemplifies the dark magic of the corrupted will, the assertion of self in disobedience to God.”] to a discussion with the Jungian interpreters of the Lord of the Rings [p.154 : “…the Ring is not the Self but the false self…”. Here we need to remember that in the Jungian psychology the “Self”, with a capital S, is the deepest and the most positive and enlightened center of the entire person].
From there, Caldecott moves to the more precise final definition: p.207, “The Ring is the Ego, our idea of the self…”.
It should be obvious to any Reader that such interpretation radically transforms our entire reading of the Lord of the Rings. Caldecott’s reading is a precious key. But I have observed that some Readers greatly underestimate Caldecott’s deep illumination, and they ask “what does that mean ? what is the sense of it ?”. So, let’s think about it for a moment.
If the Ring must be read as the symbol of the ego, of the unending assertion of I, I, I, me, me, me, mine, mine, mine…[ “Mine, my Precious…”], i.e. as the symbol of the self that has lost any connection with the Light, or that wants to lose any connection with the Light, then the adventures through Middle Earth to destroy the Ring represent directly the mystic Way, the Way back to the Light. So, Middle Earth is no world of “fantasy” (unless we take, as perhaps we should, this last term very seriously, as a synonym of “imagination” … and if we know the deep implications of the latter): instead the drama developing through Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings is the most realistic and truthful analysis of our true destiny as human beings…when we obey the Law, when we do our duty. It is the description of how our lives truly are (or … should be, if we would not fall, i.e., if we would not enlist in the armies of the orcs of the “dark fire ”…).
Caldecott discusses the “dark fire ” extensively, starting from the long quotation from the Lord of the Rings at page 136: [Gandalf on the bridge of Moria, trying to stop the balrog]

“<You cannot pass >he said . The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. <I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow ! You cannot pass.>”.

The “dark fire”, the fire of Melkor (ibid. p. 136), i.e. of Satan, burns and consumes, instead of illuminating. Compared to the fire of God, it is shadow (ibid.).

The True Fire and more Wonder: the Secret Fire.

Let’s read Caldecott’s decisive page 135:
“The “Secret Fire” is Tolkien’s term for the distinctive creative power of Eru. It is God’s “secret”…For Tolkien, the fire represents life, love and creativity, the Wisdom and Love of God that burns [SIC] at the heart of the world and sustains [SIC] it in existence … it is the Holy Spirit, the “Giver of Life”.”
A few lines below, Caldecott quotes again Tolkien, who spoke about

“…the mystery of ‘authorship’, by which the author, while remaining ‘outside’, and independent of his work, also ‘indwells’ in it, on its derivative plane, below that of his own being, as the source and guarantee of its being”.

And at page 100 Caldecott quotes directly from the Silmarillion (the early pages, about the Creation):

“ Eä ! Let these things Be ! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be;…”
The Secret Fire is the Presence of the Living Love of God at the Heart of the reality, the true Being of all that exists.

Thus, Caldecott’s symbological reading of the Ring points to the Way, the Way to get rid of the Ring-ego and to reach the Truth. And the Presence of the Truth - of the Living Love of God, at the heart of the reality, at the same time True Way and True Goal - is asserted decisively in the discussion of what the “Secret Fire” is.
As we said above: Caldecott’s reading of Tolkien reveals that The Lord of the Rings is a tale about the mystical Way and that the Way is established, guaranteed, and protected as the very Heart of the world.
Los ojos de la oscuridad (NOVELA POLICÍACA) (Spanish Edition)
Los ojos de la oscuridad (NOVELA POLICÍACA) (Spanish Edition)
Típico libro para echarse en un viaje de autobús o tren.

El autor en esta reedición ha modificado algunos elementos de la trama para ajustarlo a la realidad del Covid-19.

Pura marketineria. Más allá de eso, el libro no es gran cosa.

Mil veces prefiero cualquier libro de Stephen King, empezando por Apocalipsis.
Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works (Oxford World's Classics)
Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works (Oxford World's Classics)
Don't read this edition on the Kindle. James Falen's translations are graceful and witty, and Caryl Emerson's introduction is informative and scholarly -- but the Kindle formatting is dreadful. First of all, the Kindle leaps straight to the first page of the Introduction, skipping the Table of Contents -- which you can navigate to from the menu, but it's disorienting to be thrown in at the deep end with no sense of what works are contained in the volume and in what order. More importantly, these are all verse works -- but the line breaks are missing / don't render on the Kindle, so what you end up with is a bunch of prose with weird capitalization, like this:
Go play, but don't molest a soul tonight--Don't dare to tackle any passerby, Or tangle up the nets of fishermen With weeds and mud, or lure a little child With tales of fishes to the murky deep.

With concentration, you can restore the line breaks -- and thus the meter and rhythm -- but the poetry gets rather lost in the process. And it's a real shame, a waste of a really very good translation.

It would also help if the text indicated in any way when you've reached the *end* of each work -- especially since some of them are unfinished. On the Kindle, you don't have pagination to make clear that you've come to the end, so a simple "THE END" or "The manuscript breaks off here" would be helpful. Without that, I couldn't tell whether the work I'd been reading was actually unfinished, or the Kindle edition was simply faulty.

Finally, there was a page about 3/4 of the way through Boris Godunov that wouldn't turn -- every time I hit "Next Page," the *previous* page would come up, and hitting "Next Page" again would only oscillate back and forth between those two pages. Eventually I had to use the menu to "Go To" a numeric location a bit further on in order to progress through the text.

In short, something went wrong with the formatting here and it looks like Oxford World's Classics needs to work a bit harder to make their generally serviceable paperback editions of the classics work in an electronic format.
CECORC Baby Tights – Thick Toddlers Girl Leggings–Seamless Cable Knit Cotton Stockings – Infants Pantyhose 3/5 Pack
CECORC Baby Tights – Thick Toddlers Girl Leggings–Seamless Cable Knit Cotton Stockings – Infants Pantyhose 3/5 Pack
LOVE THESE!!! Very high quality and durable! ordered the 1-2yr size and they fit great on my 16m old (average height/weight) but also have room to grow with the stretch. and even when stretched out, the fabric doesn’t thin out at all which is really nice for longevity. we’ve washed about 10-15 times and no pilling or holes. colors are accurate as well, which can sometimes be a hit or miss lol definitely recommend these & will purchase again next year:)
The Sorrow Stone: A Medieval Historical Fiction Novel (Medieval Stones Series Book 1)
The Sorrow Stone: A Medieval Historical Fiction Novel (Medieval Stones Series Book 1)
The premise of this book is based on an old superstition that a grieving mother could sell a nail from her deceased child's coffin to a peddler and that person would take their sorrow from them. There are two main characters, Jean and Lady Celeste. The two meet by chance outside the abbey where Celeste has been staying, grieving the death of her son Etienne. Celeste is in the street when Jean passes her on his way to sell his wares. She begs him to take the nail in her and and buy her sorrow. He is not interested but she keeps begging him to take it. Jean is not interested in the nail until he notices a large ruby ring on her ring finger. He tells her that he will buy the nail AND the ring from her along with her sorrow. He sees a nun running from the abbey towards them and he grabs for the nail and the ring in exchange of a coin and leaves before the nun reaches him.

Celeste is taken back to the abbey, very confused on what happened. It is not until her maid Marie notices that Celeste's marriage ring is not on her hand that she starts remember what must of happened. Marie tears up the room looking for the ring but is not able to find it. Celeste and Marie are worried that if Celeste does not have her ring when she sees her husband, that he will sit her aside and Celeste would have nowhere to go. Celeste finds out that the man that bought her sorrow is a peddler that regularly comes to the area to sells his wares. She finds out that he is headed to the abbey in Cluny.

The rest of the book consists of near misses when Celeste and Marie tried to find Jean and get her ring back. Celeste is having problems remembering she was prior to Etienne's death and what her husband and marriage was like. Meanwhile her husband, Lord Bernard, is trying to locate his wife when he finds out that she has recovered from her illness.

It was very interesting how the author kept the storyline advancing and giving us more and more details of what happened in their past and how it affected their current lives. It is also interesting to read how they were treated and expectations from them based on their rank in society.
If you are interested in medieval history, you will not be sorry reading this book. The author has obviously done extensive research to make her books as accurate as possible in regards to the ways and customs of medieval 12th century France.

I was also happy to read that there will be additional books based on the different characters in the book. Can't wait.

I was given a free ebook from the author to read and give an honest review of the book. I purchased a copy of the book today.
Siddhartha: (Spanish Edition)
Siddhartha: (Spanish Edition)
There is nothing wrong with the original, however this version, published by Simon & Brown, is full of typos and mispellings. For instance, the word "the" will be written twice in a row, or the word "nit" instead of "not." It makes me wonder if the translation is bad also, since I don't have another version to compare it to.
Before Midnight - A Nero Wolfe Novel - Book Club Edition
Before Midnight - A Nero Wolfe Novel - Book Club Edition
When I opened the book to read it, I found it had been owned and read by a smoker, and I had to clean the pages with PineSol, and some pages had ashes still in them. It only needed a good wiping out, to be a good book again.
Charger for Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V6 V7 V8 DC58 DC59 DC61 DC62 SV03 SV04 SV05 SV06 Absolute Animal Fluffy Motorhead Vacuum Power Supply, 26V 0.78A AC DC Adapter, UL Listed, 6FT Power Cord
Charger for Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V6 V7 V8 DC58 DC59 DC61 DC62 SV03 SV04 SV05 SV06 Absolute Animal Fluffy Motorhead Vacuum Power Supply, 26V 0.78A AC DC Adapter, UL Listed, 6FT Power Cord
Was having problems getting my Dyson to work. I even went on the Dyson web site and looked up the trouble shooting section to see if I could find out what was wrong. Changing batteries, new filters, and looking for blockage in the machine didn't work. The only thing left to try was the charger. Good news, the machine is now working. I'm happy!
De'Longhi PrimaDonna Elite Experience ECAM 656.85.MS Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchsystem, Cappuccino auf Knopfdruck, 4,3 Zoll Farbdisplay, App-Steuerung, Trinkschokoladenfunktion, Edelstahlfront, silber
De'Longhi PrimaDonna Elite Experience ECAM 656.85.MS Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchsystem, Cappuccino auf Knopfdruck, 4,3 Zoll Farbdisplay, App-Steuerung, Trinkschokoladenfunktion, Edelstahlfront, silber
Ich muss zugeben, ich bin Delonghi Fan - trotz <schwierigkeiten in der Veregangenheit bei anderen Modellen. Das ist meine bereits 3 De Longhi Maschine - die Vorgängermodele haben im Schnitt 4 Jahre durchgehalten. Dieses Automat ist vom design her ein Hinkucker. Der Michschaum für Cappucino, Latte etc ist fabelhaft feinporrig, der Kaffe schmeckt vorzüglich. Das Michbehälter lässt sich kinderleicht abkoppeln, um die Milch in den Kühlschrank zu stellen. Einen Anzugspunkt gibt es für die App, die nicht so wirklich gut funktioniert. Meine Freundlin hat Jura, da funktioniert sie wesentlich besser. Aber die App ist reine spielerei - nicht wirklich hilfreich
Die Möglichkeit einer individuellen Mengensteuerung (Wasser, bzw. Kaffe) ist gegeben. Die Nachrezensinon wird in ca. 2 Jahren vervollständigt.

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