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Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.
|NAME||Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs (Biography)(2011)|
|PUBLISHERS||Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition|
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the powerful new patterns and technologies available with J2EE 1.4. From start to finish, leading consultants from the Sun Java Center identify and thoroughly describe today's most powerful J2EE patterns for building applications with superior performance, scalability, and robustness. Along the way, they share Sun's best practices for development with a wide range of J2EE technologies, including Java Server Pages, Servlets, EJB, and more. They organize their proven design solutions by tier, including expert techniques for the presentation, business, and integration tiers. This second edition introduces new refactorings, new patterns for using XML and constructing J2EE Web services, and discussions of bad practices to avoid. Finally, the authors present an end-to-end multi-tier case study covering every stage of enterprise development. Includes forewords written by industry leaders, Grady Booch and Martin Fowler.
|NAME||Core J2EE Patterns - Best Practices and Design Strategies.pdf|
|AUTHOR||Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks|
|PUBLISHERS||Prentice Hall Professional|
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|NAME||Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP)|
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