Three hilarious novels of heart, humour and wishes gone wrong, from the new star of children’s books - by award-winning and bestselling author, David Baddiel. Illustrated by Jim Field - winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
Three hilarious novels of heart, humour and wishes gone wrong, from the new star of childrenâe(tm)s books - by award-winning and bestselling author, David Baddiel. Illustrated by Jim Field - winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. THE PARENT AGENCY: Barry said, a third time, âeoeI wish I had better parents!âe And then suddenly the entire room started to shakeâe¦ Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact itâe(tm)s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) âe~being boringâe(tm) and 3) âe~always being tiredâe(tm). But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents donâe(tm)t have children. Thatâe(tm)s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simpleâe¦ THE PERSON CONTROLLER: Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that's impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren't that good, however, at much else âe" like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies. Then, they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller, which doesn't look like any other controller they've ever seen. And it doesn't control any of their usual games. When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like thatâe¦ ANIMALCOLM: Malcolm doesnâe(tm)t like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year 6 school trip, until Malcolm realizes itâe(tm)s heading toâe¦oh no. The farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what itâe(tm)s really like to be an animalâe¦ It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. But will he end up the same as he was before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become isâe¦ yourself.
The "M·CORE" family of microprocessors is the latest 32-bit integrated circuit from Motorola designed to be a multi-purpose "micro-controller." The processor architecture has been designed for high performance and cost-sensitive embedded control applications with particular emphasis on reduced power consumption. This is the first book on the programming of the new language instruction set using the M·CORE chip. Embedded Microcontroller Interfacing for M·CORE Systems is the third of a trio of books by G. Jack Lipovski from the University of Texas. The first two books are on assembly language programming for the new Motorola 6812 16-bit microcontroller, and were written to be textbooks and professional references. This book was written at the request of the Motorola design team for the professional users of its new and very successful M·CORE chip microcontrollers. Written with the complete cooperation and input of the M·CORE design engineers at their headquarters in Austin, Texas, this book covers all aspects of the programming software and hardware of the M·CORE chip. * First introductory level book on the Motorola MoCORE * Teaches engineers how a computer executes instructions * Shows how a high-level programming language converts to assembler language * Teaches the reader how a microcontroller is interfaced to the outside world * Hundreds of examples are used throughout the text * Over 200 homework problems give the reader in-depth practice * A CD-ROM with HIWARE's C++ compiler is included with the book * A complete summary chapter on other available microcontrollers
Single and Multi-Chip Microcontroller Interfacing teaches the principles of designing and programming microcontrollers that will be used in a wide variety of electronic and mechanical devices, machines and systems. Applications are wide, ranging from controlling an automobile to measuring, controlling and displaying your home's temperature. The book utilizes the new Motorola 68Hc12 microcontroller as the primary example throughout. This new microprocessor is the latest development in mid-level 16-bit microcontrollers that will be used world wide due to its low cost and ease of programming. The book features the most popular programming languages--C and C++--in describing basic and advanced techniques. The 68Hc12 will replace many of the existing 8-bit microprocessors currently used in applications and teaching. First book available on the new Motorola 68HC12 microcontroller Thorough discussion of C and C++ programming of I/O ports and synchronization mechanisms Concrete discussion of applications of the popular, readily available, inexpensive and well-designed 68HC12 Many examples and over 200 problems at the end of each chapters Separate sections describing object-oriented interfacing This book is ideal for professional engineers as well as students in university courses in micro-processors/microcontrollers in departments of electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science; It is also appropriate for advanced technical school courses. The book will also be a valuable professional reference for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers in industry working with the design of electronic and electromechanical devices and systems
The Advanced iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook brings together reliable, proven solutions for cutting-edge iOS 6 development. World-renowned iOS expert Erica Sadun covers device-specific development, document/data sharing, Core Text, networking, image processing, onboard cameras, audio, Address Book, Core Location, GameKit,StoreKit, push notifications, and more. As in her previous bestselling iOS books, Sadun translates today’s development best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into concise recipes that are easy to understand and transfer into your own projects. This isn’t just cut and paste. Using her examples, Sadun fully explains both the “how” and “why” of advanced and specialized iOS 6 development. All code is tested with iOS 6 features and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch capabilities. Throughout, every chapter groups related tasks together, so you can jump straight to your solution without having to identify the right class or framework first. Coverage includes Testing device properties so your app can take full advantage of the iOS unit it’s running on Seamlessly sharing documents and data across apps and moving control between apps Presenting exceptionally attractive text with freeform text typesetting Building touch-based apps that leverage Bezier curves, splines, and other geometric tools Securing network apps via authentication, system keychains, and OAuth Accessing and processing image data to create special effects Integrating live camera feeds and user snapshots Presenting audio to users and enabling them to interact with it Effectively using Address Book frameworks and GUI classes Building advanced location apps with Core Location geopositioning and MapKit Creating connected game play with GameKit/Game Center: device-to-device networking, shared leaderboards, and Internet-based matches Integrating secure in-app purchasing with StoreKit Communicating with users from web-based services via push notifications
The Additional Recipes: Additional Recipes Found Only in the Expanded Electronic Edition
Author: Erica Sadun
This title contains the nine additional chapters that are also included in The iOS 5 Developer’s Cookbook: Expanded Electronic Edition. Note that this material is in addition to the print edition and standard eBook edition of The iOS 5 Developer’s Cookbook. Erica Sadun’s iOS “Developer’s Cookbooks” have established themselves as the single best source of knowledge and sample code for production-quality iOS development. There’s only one problem: To support Apple’s breakthrough iOS 5, Sadun has created more great content and recipes than can fit in a single printed book. So we’ve bundled nine chapters of powerful iOS 5 solutions into an indispensable low-cost online supplement: The iOS 5 Developer’s Cookbook: The Additional Recipes. These “Additional Recipes” will help you master the latest iOS 5 techniques and best practices for managing documents and data sharing; connecting to the iOS Address Book; integrating Apple’s iCloud; working with Core Location and MapKit; integrating audio and video with MediaKit; providing push notifications to users; improving accessibility; integrating in-app purchasing with StoreKit; and even building games with GameKit. As with all Sadun’s proven iOS guides, Sadun teaches every new concept and technique through robust code that’s easy to reuse and extend. This isn’t just cut-and-paste: Using her examples, Sadun fully explains both the “how” and “why” of effective development. Whether you own Sadun’s previous books or not, if you want to build state-of-the-art iOS 5 apps, you’ll find these “Additional Recipes” absolutely indispensable.
An Introduction to What Every Financial Manager Must Know
Author: Steven M. Bragg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Quick-reference guidance showing new controllers how to enhanceperformance while avoiding pitfalls Designed to give new controllers a firm foundation in theconcepts of managing the accounting department, locating GAAPinformation, and analyzing and knowing what to do with keyaccounting information, The Essential Controller, SecondEdition is the invaluable primer you can turn to for thefoundation you need to succeed. Whether your business is large,small, or medium-sized, this volume provides a complete overview ofthe controller's responsibilities and the role that today'scontrollers should be playing. Offers new coverage of finance strategy Updates taxation strategy Includes a new controller checklist Quick reference guide that controllers can turn to Also by Steven M. Bragg: The Controller's Function: The Workof the Managerial Accountant, Fourth Edition The Essential Controller, Second Edition is the go-tohandbook that you will use every day for dealing with the everydayissues facing today's controllers.
Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
Jersey’s macroeconomic performance is generally satisfactory. Unemployment is low, and the trend growth rate and inflation have been satisfactorily examined. A Detailed Assessment of the Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision Report on Jersey was also done. The legal system, which is broadly based on common law with French and Norman elements, is highly developed. The authorities have substantially adequate powers to direct, intervene in, and close a troubled financial institution.