Building Custom PHP Extensions
A comprehensive guide to developing extensions for PHP. Includes detailed examples for using all of the standard atomic and complex PHP variable types. Also includes object-oriented examples and methods for exposing new internal classes.This book is intended for advanced PHP and C programmers looking to either extend PHP directly or to gain a better understanding of the PHP programming internals.Linux and Windows examples are covered.
A Brief History of Thought
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Eight months on the bestseller lists in France! From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy—including its profound relevance to modern daily life and its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life. This lively journey through the great thinkers will enlighten every reader, young and old.
Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world.
David Linthicum s Guide to Client Server and Intranet Development
"Take Linthicum's warnings seriously . . . he's been through the fire!"-Rusty Weston, Senior Editor, PC Week. A renowned client/server expert provides state-of-the-art techniques for building client/server and intranet applications. In this valuable guide, client/server guru David Linthicum shows developers how to use cutting-edge development tools and techniques to build real-life business applications. The book provides step-by-step procedures for creating these applications, explains how to select the software and hardware that's right for your projects, and even provides guidelines on estimating project costs. This unique book covers client/server and network architectures, types of middleware, and development tools so you can determine the right approach to building a client/server or intranet system. Linthicum assesses dozens of tools by type, features, and specialization and provides detailed, step-by-step guidelines for creating the perfect solution. You'll learn how to form and test your final system and find expert tips every developer and application architect needs to work more effectively. In addition to providing recommendations, warnings, and case studies, Dave covers: * The latest client/server development tools and methods * Two-tier, three-tier, and multi-tier client/server development models and related technologies * Repository-driven development, programming languages, database connectivity, and middleware * The use of CORBA-compliant ORBs and the inner workings of Microsoft Active Platform * Next-generation application partitioning tools like Forte and Dynasty.
Sketch for a Self analysis
Over the past four decades, French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory of the postwar era. When he died in 2002, he was considered to be the most influential sociologist in the world and a thinker on a par with Foucault and Lévi-Strauss - a public intellectual as important to his generation as Sartre was to his. Sketch for a Self-Analysis is the ultimate outcome of Bourdieu's lifelong preoccupation with reflexivity. Vehemently not an autobiography, this unique book is instead an application of Bourdieu's theories to his own life and intellectual trajectory; along the way it offers compelling and intimate insights into the most important French intellectuals of the time - including Foucault, Sartre, Aron, Althusser, and de Beauvoir - as well as Bourdieu's own formative experiences at boarding school and his moral outrage at the colonial war in Algeria.