Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks - Michal Zalewski

GoodReads Summary: There are many ways that a potential attacker can intercept information, or learn more about the sender, as the information travels over a network. Silence on the Wire uncovers these silent attacks so that system administrators can defend against them, as well as better understand and monitor their systems.

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Reactive Programming with JavaScript - Jonathan Hayward

GoodReads Summary: Learn the hot new front-end web framework from Facebook: ReactJS, an easy way of developing the V in MVC and a better approach to software engineering in JavaScript.

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CoffeeScript Application Development - Ian Young

GoodReads Summary: What JavaScript user wouldnt want to be able to dramatically reduce application development time This book will teach you the clean, elegant CoffeeScript language and show you how to build stunning applications. Overview Learn the ins and outs of the CoffeeScript language, and understand how the transformation happens behind the scenes Use practical examples to put your new skills to work towards building a functional web application, written entirely in CoffeeScript Understand the language concepts from short, easy-to-understand examples which can be practised by applying them to your ongoing project In Detail JavaScript is becoming one of the key languages in web development. It is now more important than ever across a growing list of platforms. CoffeeScript puts the fun back into JavaScript programming with elegant syntax and powerful features. CoffeeScript Application Development will give you an in-depth look at the CoffeeScript language, all while building a working web application. Along the way, youll see all the great features CoffeeScript has to offer, and learn how to use them to deal with real problems like sprawling codebases, incomplete data, and asynchronous web requests. Through the course of this book you will learn the CoffeeScript syntax and see it demonstrated with simple examples. As you go, youll put your new skills into practice by building a web application, piece by piece. Youll start with standard language features such as loops, functions, and string manipulation. Then, well delve into advanced features like classes and inheritance. Learn advanced idioms to deal with common occurrences like external web requests, and hone your technique for development tasks like debugging and refactoring. CoffeeScript Application Development will teach you not only how to write CoffeeScript, but also how to build solid applications that run smoothly and are a pleasure to maintain.

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Backbone.Js Testing - Ryan Roemer

GoodReads Summary: This book is packed with the step by step tutorial and instructions in recipe format helping you setup test infrastructure and gradually advance your skills to plan, develop, and test your backbone applications.If you are a JavaScript developer looking for recipes to create and implement test support for your backbone application, then this book is ideal for you.

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Backbone.js Essentials - Jeremy Walker

GoodReads Summary: Construct top-notch web applications by mastering the powerful tools provided by Backbone.js Gain insights into how to simplify data management and create single-page web applications with powerful user interfaces This is a fast-paced guide on how to test, document, and leverage third-party libraries, and helps you get the most out of Backbone.js.

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The Last Colony (Old Man's War #3) - John Scalzi

GoodReads Summary: Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.

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The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) - John Scalzi

GoodReads Summary: The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human qualms.

The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF’s biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.

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C# Succinctly - Joe Mayo

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Instant Backbone.js Application Development - Thomas Hunter II

GoodReads Summary: Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.

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Python 3 Object Oriented Programming - Dusty Phillips

GoodReads Summary: The book begins with the very foundations of OOP and then uses practical examples to show how to correctly implement Object Oriented Programming in Python. Many examples are taken from real-world projects. The book focuses on high-level design as well as the gritty details of the Python syntax. The provided exercises inspire the reader to think about his or her own code, rather than providing solved problems. If you're new to Object Oriented Programming techniques, or if you have basic Python skills and wish to learn in depth how and when to correctly apply Object Oriented Programming in Python, this is the book for you. If you are an object-oriented programmer for other languages, you too will find this book a useful introduction to Python, as it uses terminology you are already familiar with. Python 2 programmers seeking a leg up in the new world of Python 3 will also find the book beneficial, and you need not necessarily know Python 2.

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