This daily devotional book has been a God-led inspiration from its very start-up; from its original Bible verse and note of encouragement to some coworkers and family members to people around the world via my email network. Our God is so awesome! I've had people return emails to me or speak to me and ask, "How did you know that I needed that today?" or "How did you know I was going through this?" That is when I thankfully remind them that God inspired each and every one of these devotionals. I am just being faithful and following His directions. Now I'm led to put them into a year of daily devotions book to reach others. Occasionally, my emailed devotionals have colored photographs that I take as God inspired message for the day. Unfortunately, I couldn't include those in this book. I did include a photo in grayscale at the beginning of each month; the cover photo is a God-blessed look at an Alaskan sunset. I am so thankful that God is working in my life. I want to encourage each of you to grasp hold of whatever gift He has blessed you with and step out in trust and faith to go forth and to share it with others. When you feel down, just start counting each of the blessings God has touched you with in your life; and you will feel His Presence and comfort to encourage you. We are never alone; He is just a prayer away; nothing is impossible for our God. He is not done with us yet. He is asking us to be obedient in our service to Him, and He will help us grow in our faith. Trust in Him, and you will be astounded at what He has in store for you.
Mom's Morning Messages to My Children is a pocket guide of "Inspirational Messages" from a mother's heart to her children. Every morning as I journey into work, I send my two children God-based messages to jumpstart their day. This pocket guide is just a small sampling of some of those messages and I thought it would be great to share them with you. I hope they warm your heart as much as they did mine as I was sending them to my children.
In her pursuit for love, Antonella Agostini discovered that writing a simple good morning message to herself allowed her to open her eyes, wake up, and ultimately become empowered to create a beautiful life. In a heartwarming guide that includes actual good morning messages, Agostini reveals a blueprint for awakening the soul that intertwines discoveries made through her own healing process as she climbed out of hopelessness to embrace self-love and purpose with positive affirmations and insightful advice that leads others down a new path where good morning messages reroute negative thoughts and move the pendulum toward attaining dreams and desires. Throughout her guide, Agostini reminds all of us that the strength to transform our lives lies within us if we just open our eyes, wake up, and realize that we are the source of inspiration, allowing us to begin creating the life we deserve. Wake Up: The Power of Good Morning Messages shares the inspiring story of one woman’s journey of self-discovery as she learned the power of writing a daily message to herself to heal from heartbreak, shun pessimism, and realize her dreams.
Conquer complex and interesting programming challenges by building robust and concurrent applications with caches, cryptography, and parallel programming. Key FeaturesUnderstand how to use .NET frameworks like the Task Parallel Library (TPL)and CryptoAPIDevelop a containerized application based on microservices architectureGain insights into memory management techniques in .NET CoreBook Description This Learning Path shows you how to create high performing applications and solve programming challenges using a wide range of C# features. You’ll begin by learning how to identify the bottlenecks in writing programs, highlight common performance pitfalls, and apply strategies to detect and resolve these issues early. You'll also study the importance of micro-services architecture for building fast applications and implementing resiliency and security in .NET Core. Then, you'll study the importance of defining and testing boundaries, abstracting away third-party code, and working with different types of test double, such as spies, mocks, and fakes. In addition to describing programming trade-offs, this Learning Path will also help you build a useful toolkit of techniques, including value caching, statistical analysis, and geometric algorithms. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed KhanPractical Test-Driven Development using C# 7 by John Callaway, Clayton HuntThe Modern C# Challenge by Rod StephensWhat you will learnMeasure application performance using BenchmarkDotNetLeverage the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and Parallel Language Integrated Query (PLINQ)library to perform asynchronous operationsModify a legacy application to make it testableUse LINQ and PLINQ to search directories for files matching patternsFind areas of polygons using geometric operationsRandomize arrays and lists with extension methodsUse cryptographic techniques to encrypt and decrypt strings and filesWho this book is for If you want to improve the speed of your code and optimize the performance of your applications, or are simply looking for a practical resource on test driven development, this is the ideal Learning Path for you. Some familiarity with C# and .NET will be beneficial.
Two people from very different worlds, one with millions of fans and the other is a small-town guy with a normal job, collide in this brilliant love story, that all starts with a letter and a leap of faith. Selena, who is known to the world, takes a chance, and quickly realizes the man who she didn’t even know six months ago is now someone she can’t live without, but not before they both face troubles that may just cost the one thing they longed for most....Each other.
"Mobile Multimedia in Action" displays a revealing picture of how people communicate using camera phones and other mobile multimedia devices. With such devices spreading faster than practically any other new technology, questions about how these devices are being used (and abused) to capture and distribute embarrassing or raunchy images and content, and what should be done about it, are surfacing. This volume presents the first detailed study of the use of these devices. Using a variant of social science research known as ethnomethodology, Koskinen explores the kinds of images people take with camera phones and how they use sound to enhance these images. The book asks two main questions. First, what kinds of methods of expression, such as visuals or sound, do people use when they design multimedia messages? Second, how do people interact with and respond to each other through mobile multimedia devices? Koskinen has a broader objective centering on the impact of these devices on human relationships and society at large. He asks, What do people do with these devices? Is mobile telephony moving toward a more practical direction, or will it simply become a visual chatty channel fit for gossip but not for real news or other practical purposes? What kind of social activities and organizations does it best serve - peer-to-peer networks or institutional ones? Koskinen examines these questions from three unique perspectives: the design elements of mobile multimedia, which considers methods of expression people use in designing multimedia messages; mobile multimedia as interaction, which looks into how people interact with each other using this technology and makes a case for studying multimedia as a naturally occurring activity; and mobile multimedia in society, which searches for answers as to the societal consequences of mobile multimedia usage. A groundbreaking work, "Mobile Multimedia in Action" will be a fascinating read for both multimedia device professionals and everyday users alike. Providing a glimpse into the future, Koskinen asks where mobile multimedia technology is taking mankind and society.
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Morning is a time to embrace renewed opportunity, fresh perspective, and an overall sense of rejuvenation. Morning Reflections is a collection of powerful and inspirational reading that is dedicated to helping you begin each new day in a positive way. Christian and inspirational author and poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood has woven together poems, prayers, and Biblical verses to fill your soul and spirit with peace and understanding. Just like a hearty morning meal strengthens your physical body, it is equally important to center your emotions and nourish your spirit with the sure footing that can only come from a personal connection with the Creator. Morning Reflections offers enlightenment and wisdom through blending encouraging prose and Scripture passages. This truly insightful new book of reflections makes for a perfect bedside companion or as a topic of conversation over the coffee table. This book is a wonderful gift to friends and family for daily morning prayer and appreciation of Christ’s teachings. It is also for those with whom we are given the opportunity to share and experience it.
Maximize your Excel experience with VBA Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2019. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features. Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produce—and can help you take your career to the next level. Explore fully updated content that offers comprehensive coverage through over 900 pages of tips, tricks, and techniques Leverage templates and worksheets that put your new knowledge in action, and reinforce the skills introduced in the text Improve your capabilities regarding Excel programming with VBA, unlocking more of your potential in the office Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA.
Unleash the Power of Kotlin for Android App Development DESCRIPTION This book aims to provide the knowledge around the fundamental concept of Kotlin languages, and itÕs an application in Android application development. It covers basic to advanced concepts with practical examples. Each chapter in this book is a step by step journey towards the learning Kotlin and excel in various topics and concepts. It covers topics like data types, various functions, including lambdas and higher-order functions. It also covers advanced topics like Generics, Collections, DSL, Coroutine, etc. Most importantly, such concepts are explained with practical usage of it in Android application. You will get to know what is the best possible way to use these concepts while you develop an Android application. In this book, along with Kotlin, an attempt has been made where few Android-specific topics are also explained. For example, the application is using Architecture components, including ViewModel, LiveData, NavigationComponent, and also it uses Flow, which is a hot topic in Kotlin. While we learn this concept, along with that, we also develop a sample application where we can apply our learning and, in the end, have some tangible and measurable output. Readers with little previous knowledge of Android application development can easily follow this book. Most of the chapters are code-heavy and focuses on practical usage of KotlinÕs features. Each chapter has code on the GitHub. You can check out this code and try it out. Or you can develop in parallel and cherry-pick things from the sample code base as and when you need it. Few chapters also follow the quiz at the end, and you can self assess yourself by going through that quiz. In total there are ten chapters. KEY FEATURESÊÊ - The book has theories explained elaborately along with Kotlin code and corresponding output to support the theoretical explanations. The Kotlin codes are provided with step-by-step comments to explain each instruction of the code. - The book is quite well balanced with programs and illustrative real-case problems.Ê - The book is not just explaining theoretical concepts of the language. Still, it explains how the full-fledged application can be developed using some latest tools and technologies and create an excellent Android application using Kotlin. - Few of the chapter offers the quiz at the end of it. And you can revise the concepts quickly. - A rich sample application is created to demonstrate KotlinÕs capability in various parts of the application. - Quite the latest concepts are discussed in depth. For example, Flow, NavigationComponent, Coroutine, ViewModel, and LiveData. WHAT WILL YOU LEARNÊ - Know the basics and many advanced concepts of Android. - Able to code in Kotlin for your Android application. - You will know how architecture components can be used in Android application with Kotlin. - Writing tests that use coroutine, Flow, LiveData, and ViewModel. - What measures you need to take before you put an application in production. - How agile practices can be applied before and after the application development is started. WHO THIS BOOK IS FORÊ The book is for readers with basic programming and android application development skills. The book is for any engineering graduates that wish to use Kotlin as a programming language for their Android application or wish to build a career in this direction.ÊThis book can also be useful for those who want to learn how testing aspects work for Android applications. The use cases and programs discussed in the book are self-explanatory and detailed with practical examples wherever necessary. This is why the book can be read by anyone who has an interest in Kotlin and Android and how applications are developed with the industry level standard maintained.Ê TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Getting started with Kotlin for Android 2.ÊKotlin Fundamentals 3.ÊGo to the Depth of Kotlin 4.ÊDesign Patterns in Kotlin 5.ÊAnalyzing and Architecting a Meal Recipe App 6.ÊMaking Network Calls Using Coroutines 7.ÊKotlin-ize remaining of your app 8.ÊTesting the Kotlin Code 9.ÊMake Your App Production Ready 10.ÊKotlin Everywhere
We live in society which always wants to tame us and when we fight back to unleash ourselves, we are put back to our cages. Hi I am Sara, a college student. Like most of the teenagers I was also clueless about my life. I have friends who are more precious than anything in this world. Yes there are some issues in my family but I have never taken them seriously. Everything was running smoothly until I found letter that changed my life completely I had never been alone outside my town but circumstances took me to an unplanned journey to find as unknown girl who is less like me and more like you. “They tried to shut me up with their swords but I stood up fiercely with my words”