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Java 8 Lambdas: Pragmatic Functional Programming
If you’re a developer with core Java SE skills, this hands-on book takes you through the language changes in Java 8 triggered by the addition of lambda expressions. You’ll learn through code examples, exercises, and fluid explanations how these anonymous functions will help you write simple, clean, library-level code that solves business problems.Lambda expressions are a fairly simple change to Java, and the first part of the book shows you how to use them properly. Later chapters show you how lambda functions help you improve performance with parallelism, write simpler concurrent code, and model your domain more accurately, including building better DSLs.
  • Use exercises in each chapter to help you master lambda expressions in Java 8 quickly
  • Explore streams, advanced collections, and other Java 8 library improvements
  • Leverage multicore CPUs and improve performance with data parallelism
  • Use techniques to “lambdify” your existing codebase or library code
  • Learn practical solutions for lambda expression unit testing and debugging
  • Implement SOLID principles of object-oriented programming with lambdas
  • Write concurrent applications that efficiently perform message passing and non-blocking I/O
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 03/18/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 182 pages

The Story of Britain's First Female Ambassador: Dame Anne Warburton DCVO CMG
Never one to call herself a feminist, Dame Anne Warburton was, never the less, one of the 20th century’s most significant female leaders who broke through the glass ceiling of prejudice in Britain’s most conservative corner of the Civil Service, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to serve her country in one of the highest offices and ceaselessly strive to improve opportunities for all women throughout her life. Dame Anne was Britain’s first female ambassador, appointed in 1976. She commanded great respect from all quarters, and secured the career pathways for women following in her footsteps. After a successful diplomatic career, she became President of Lucy Cavendish College (a young college for women, particularly those of mature age) at Cambridge University. In 1993, whilst presiding over Lucy Cavendish College, Dame Anne was asked by the Prime Minister, John Major, to lead a mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina, then in the mist of a civil war resulting from the fragmentation of the former Yugoslavia. Her mission was to investigate reports of the systematic rape of Bosnian Muslim women and determine if they were part of an ethnic cleansing campaign. Dame Anne’s substantive report on the atrocities became the keystone for UN Security Council Resolution 798 that recognized and condemned the rape of women in a conflict, determining these acts for the first time as war crimes and thereby opening the door to prosecution of the perpetrators. On home shores, Dame Anne served on the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Nolan Committee, designed to reduce sex discrimination in the work place and sleaze in politics, respectively. This book examines her life from childhood experiences as a wartime refugee in the United States, to those individuals who influenced her during formative years, her career before and after the Foreign Office and the various charities and interests that were fortunate to benefit from her support and attention. The book ends with eloquent and affectionate tributes from her friends, colleagues and family that testify to a long and useful life, in which Dame Anne always upheld a standard of excellence and absolute integrity.
Publication date: 12/05/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 861 pages

PGE (ELIOT) Warburton MC: His Life, His Work and His Legacy
Eliot Warburton was born on January 24th 1896 in Middleborough Kentucky, grew up in England and served in Royal Horse Artillery Regiment where he saw action in many of the notorious battles of World War I including Gallipoli, and the infamous trench warfare of the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Paschendaele. He was wounded three times and twice received the Military Cross medal for Valor. After the War, he served in Military Intelligence in Germany where he met his wife Mary Louise Thompson from Anniston, Alabama and later moved to civilian life. When the Second World War broke out, he again resumed active service but was transferred to the UK’s War Office for his expertise in advertising and propaganda, and he was later posted to Canada to promote the War effort there. At the end of the war he returned to England and became the managing director of William R. Warner & Co, the pharmaceutical company in the UK and Europe, that later became part of Pfizer.This book contains not only a biography of Eliot drawing from diaries and historical records, but over half of the book is dedicated to his first-hand observations from when he was trapped in Germany as a teenager as WWI was declared and Germany mobilized, to his extensive travels through Europe and US in the 1920s and later, with his Intelligence trained eye for detail and a poets heart for expression. This book will be interest to historians of the early twentieth century and anyone who enjoys the story of a remarkable man.
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages

Java 8函数式编程 (图灵程序设计丛书) (Chinese Edition)
多年以来,函数式编程被认为是少数人的游戏,不适合推广给普罗大众。写作此书的目的就是为了挑战这种思想。本书将探讨如何编写出简单、干净、易读的代码;如何简单地使用并行计算提高性能;如何准确地为问题建模,并且开发出更好的领域特定语言;如何写出不易出错,并且更简单的并发代码;如何测试和调试Lambda表达式。如果你已经掌握Java SE,想尽快了解Java 8新特性,写出简单干净的代码,那么本书不容错过。
Published by: 人民邮电出版社 | Publication date: 04/01/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages

Headaches, Pain, TMJ & Sleep Disorders: Toronto Health Professionals Share Their Insights To Attain Overall Wellness
Health conditions such as headaches, pain, TMJ and sleep disorders are often treated best with a multi-disciplinary approach involving different types of health care practitioners.In addition, it is important to know that patients with one of these conditions often have at least one additional condition.Chronic pain: no one health professional can do it all. You need a team approach.The reason you are reading this book is that you are either a health professional or a person in chronic pain (or both).To help all of us understand what is around us, here are some quick stats.YOU NEED TO KNOW:Quick Statistics: Percentage of Adults Who Had Migraines or Severe Headaches, Pain in the Neck, Lower Back, or Face/Jaw,* by Sex --- National Health Interview Survey, 2009†December 3, 2010 / 59(47);1557Females were more likely than males to have experienced a migraine or severe headache (21.8% versus 10.0%), pain in the neck (17.5% versus 12.6%), pain in the lower back (30.2% versus 26.0%), and pain in the face or jaw (6.6% versus 3.3%). For both sexes, pain in the lower back was the most common of these four types of pain, and pain in the face or jaw was the least common.Source: Pleis JR, Ward BW, Lucas JW. Summary health statistics for U.S. adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009 (provisional report). Vital Health Stat 2010;10(249). Available at Some more facts about the prevalence of pain:Prevalence and Burden of Migraine in the United States: Data from the American Migraine Study II- R.B Lipton MD, W.F Stewart MPH PhD, S. Diamond MD, M.L Diamond MD and M. Reed PhD, reported in Headache 2001;41:646-657.This study, involving 29,727 age-eligible individuals, found that:•the prevalence of migraine was 18.2% among females and 6.5% among males, i.e. prevalent in over 10% of the population •approximately 23% of households contained at least one member suffering from migraine •migraine prevalence was inversely related to household income •prevalence increased from 12 years to about 40 years and declined thereafter in both sexes •53% of respondents reported their headaches caused substantial impairment in activities or required bed rest, approximately 31% having had to miss at least one day of work or school in the previous three months, 51% reporting that work or school productivity was reduced by at least 50%. •The Burden of Pain on Every Day Life•A recent market research report indicates that more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain and that approximately 3- 4.5% of the global population suffers from neuropathic pain, with incidence rate increasing in complementary to age. (1)•The total annual incremental cost of health care due to pain ranges from $560 billion to $635 billion (in 2010 dollars) in the United States, which combines the medical costs of pain care and the economic costs related to disability days and lost wages and productivity. (2)•More than half of all hospitalized patients experienced pain in the last days of their lives and although therapies are present to alleviate most pain for those dying of cancer, research shows that 50-75% of patients die in moderate to severe pain. (7)1) Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Report, January 10, 2011. 2) Institute of Medicine Report from the Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education: Relieving Pain in America, A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research. The National Academies Press, 2011. 7) Source: A Controlled Trial to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients.
Published by: Manhattan Publishing Group | Publication date: 05/05/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 126 pages

Remarks on Several Occasional Reflections:: In Answer to the Rev. Dr. Middleton, Dr. Pococke, the Master of the Charter House, Dr. Richard Grey, and Others.Serving ... Legation, Objected to by Th.. Volume 3
This is a reproduction of a classic text optimised for kindle devices. We have endeavoured to create this version as close to the original artefact as possible. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we believe they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Published by: HardPress | Publication date: 05/08/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 126 pages

Life At Number 10: An Autobiography (Mainstream Sport)
Neil Jenkins is the most prolific goal-kicker in the history of British international rugby. A match-winner with Pontypridd and Wales, a veteran of the Lions Tours – including the 2001 Tour of Australia – his crowning moment came with the Lions in South Africa in 1997 when his unerring accuracy with the boot earned the tourists only their second series victory against the Springboks. Capped by Wales when he was just 19, Jenkins helped to turn Pontypridd from the Cinderellas of Welsh rugby into the league champions and one of the most feared teams in the country. After just 28 internationals he broke the Welsh points-scoring record.First published in 1998, Life at Numer 10 is a fascinating account of how Jenkins, a boy from the tip of the Rhondda Valley, started his working life as a scrap merchant – only to become one of the most sought-after players in Britain and the most-capped player for Wales. He tells how the pressure of being the Wales outside-half, following in the footsteps of legends such as Cliff Morgan, David Watkins, Barry John, Phil Bennett and Jonathon Davies, took its toll; and his frustration at being moved by Wales to centre full-back. He reveals the secrets behind Pontypridd's rise to prominence, the reasons why he left them in 1999 to join Cardiff, and his fears for the future of the Welsh game.
Published by: Mainstream Digital | Publication date: 11/02/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages