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“Instead of giving technical advice about accessibility which is practically outdated before the book hits the presses, gives deeply compelling stories about why we need to prioritize accessibility. Audience is everyone involved in design, from management to implementer.”
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“When it comes to developing leadership skills, the importance of asking good questions and effectively listening to answers are often given short shrift. Yet they are amazingly powerful techniques -- not just to gain new insights but to develop trust, loyalty, and commitment. Leaders who ask almost invariably outperform those who simply tell.”
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Introduction Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Ralph Johnson, Erich Gamma, John Vlissides, Richard Helm
“Creational patterns concern the process of object creation. Structural patterns deal with the composition of classes or objects. Behavioral patterns characterize the ways in which classes or objects interact and distribute responsibility.”
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“Geeks -- as author Paul Glen refers to technology workers -- can be difficult to manage. Their work is often hard to understand. Their deliverables are always late. And they don't respond to traditional methods of command and control. If you want to successfully lead geeks, you'll need to reconsider much of what you already think about leadership. Whether you are leading a tech team for the first time or the fiftieth, this book is an essential resource.”
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“Harvard Business School Professor Tom Eisenmann annually compiles the best blog posts on technology startup management. You’ll find 72 posts from successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, such as Fred Wilson, Steve Blank, Ash Maurya, Joel Spolsky, and Ben Yoskovitz. Entertaining and informative.”
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A spirited tour of information architecture, user experience, and systems thinking that reveals how everything is connected from code to culture.

“If changes in the two variables have a high positive correlation, the company’s total exposure is very high; if they have a correlation of zero, the exposure is less but still quite large; if they have a high negative correlation, the exposure is quite low because a loss on one of the variables is likely to be offset by a gain on the other.”
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New and experienced SAS users who want to prepare for the Base Programming for SAS 9 exam will find the this book to be an invaluable, convenient, and comprehensive resource that covers all of the objectives tested on the exam.

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“You can set the background color of the tables by changing the value of the @table-bg LESS variable. Its default value is transparent. You can also use the CSS classes, table-bordered and table-striped, to implement borders and zebra striping to the tables.”
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“The three classes Field, Method, and Constructor in the java.lang.reflect package describe the fields, methods, and constructors of a class, respectively”
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“Automattic's culture of distributed, hugely autonomous employees is an interesting contrast to traditional corporate structure. Berkun's narrative from a year actually working and contributing there offers a glimpse into the upsides and downsides of a deliberately different company.”
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