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The 36 Strategies of the Chinese: Adapting An Ancient Chinese Wisdom to the Business World

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The authors stress the need for those conducting business with the Chinese to acknowledge and understand the value systems that underpin Chinese society. Confucian ethics, Buddhism and Taoism still have a great influence on Chinese business behaviour.

About the Author

Professor Wee Chow Hou is Professor of Business Policy, former Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Director of the Graduate School of Business, National University of Singapore. Lan Luh Luh is a lecturer in the Department of Business Policy, Faculty of Business Administration at the National University of Singapore. Ms Lan is an Advocate and Solicitor of The Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to joining the NUS, she worked for a major law firm in Singapore.

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The Object-Oriented Thought Process 4th Edition

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The Object-Oriented Thought Process, Fourth Edition An introduction to object-oriented concepts for developers looking to master modern application practices Object-oriented programming (OOP) is the foundation of modern programming languages, including C , Java, C#, Visual Basic .NET, Ruby, and Objective-C. Objects also form the basis for many web technologies such as JavaScript, Python, and PHP. It is of vital importance to learn the fundamental concepts of object orientation before starting to use object-oriented development environments. OOP promotes good design practices, code portability, and reuse-but it requires a shift in thinking to be fully understood. Programmers new to OOP should resist the temptation to jump directly into a particular programming language (such as Objective-C, VB .NET, C , C# .NET, or Java) or a modeling language (such as UML), and instead first take the time to learn what author Matt Weisfeld calls “the object-oriented thought process.” Written by a developer for developers who want to make the leap to object-oriented technologies, The Object-Oriented Thought Process provides a solutions-oriented approach to object-oriented programming. Readers will learn to understand the proper uses of inheritance and composition, the difference between aggregation and association, and the important distinction between interfaces and implementations. While programming technologies have been changing and evolving over the years, object-oriented concepts remain a constant-no matter what the platform. This revised edition focuses on interoperability across programming technologies, whether you are using objects in traditional application design, in XML-based data transactions, in web page development, in mobile apps, or in any modern programming environment. “Programmers who aim to create high quality software-as all programmers should-must learn the varied subtleties of the familiar yet not so familiar beasts called objects and classes. Doing so entails careful study of books such as Matt Weisfeld’s The Object-Oriented Thought Process.” -Bill McCarty, author of Java Distributed Objects, and Object-Oriented Design in Java Contents at a Glance 1 Introduction to Object-Oriented Concepts 2 How to Think in Terms of Objects 3 Advanced Object-Oriented Concepts 4 The Anatomy of a Class 5 Class Design Guidelines 6 Designing with Objects 7 Mastering Inheritance and Composition 8 Frameworks and Reuse: Designing with Interfaces and Abstract Classes 9 Building Objects and Object-Oriented Design 10 Creating Object Models 11 Objects and Portable Data: XML and JSON 12 Persistent Objects: Serialization, Marshaling, and Relational Databases 13 Objects in Web Services, Mobile Apps, and Hybrids 14 Objects and Client/Server Applications 15 Design Patterns.

UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (3rd Edition)

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Would you like to understand the most important elements of Class diagrams? (See page 35.)Do you want to see the new UML 2.0 interaction frame notation for adding control flow to sequence diagrams (see page 58) and the unofficial notation that many prefer? (See page 60.)Do you want to know what changes have been made to all versions of the UML? (See page 151.)Do you want a quick reference to the most useful parts of the UML notation? (See the inside covers.) Do you want to find out what diagram types were added to the UML 2.0 without wading through the spec? (See page 11.)More than 300, 000 developers have benefited from past editions of UML Distilled. This third edition is the best resource for quick, no-nonsense insights into understanding and using UML 2.0 and prior versions of the UML.Some readers will want to quickly get up to speed with the UML 2.0 and learn the essentials of the UML. Others will use this book as a handy, quick reference to the most common parts of the UML. The author delivers on both of these promises in a short, concise, and focused presentation.This book describes all the major UML diagram types, what they’re used for, and the basic notation involved in creating and deciphering them. These diagrams include class, sequence, object, package, deployment, use case, state machine, activity, communication, composite structure, component, interaction overview, and timing diagrams. The examples are clear and the explanations cut to the fundamental design logic.If you are like most developers, you don’t have time to keep up with all the new innovations in software engineering. This new edition of Fowler’s classic work gets you acquainted with some of the best thinking about efficient object-oriented software design using the UML–in a convenient format that will be essential to anyone who designs software professionally. 0321193687B08212003

About the Author

Martin Fowler is an independent consultant who has applied objects to pressing business problems for more than a decade. He has consulted on systems in fields such as health care, financial trading, and corporate finance. His clients include Chrysler, Citibank, UK National Health Service, Andersen Consulting, and Netscape Communications. In addition, Fowler is a regular speaker on objects, the Unified Modeling Language, and patterns.