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Cold Spring Nights in Maine, Smelts, and the Language of Love

Slice ePub December 02, 2014

Alice Bloom

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13. Generics Framework

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

The Generics Framework, introduced in Java SE 5.0, provides support that allows for the parameterization of types.

The benefit of generics is the significant reduction in the amount of code that needs to be written when developing a library. Another benefit is the elimination of casting in many situations.

The classes of the Collections Framework, the class Class, and other Java libraries have been updated to include generics.

See Java Generics and Collections, by Maurice Naftalin and Philip Wadler (O'Reilly Media Inc., October 2006), for comprehensive coverage of the Generics Framework.

Generic classes and interfaces parameterize types by adding a type parameter within angular brackets (i.e., <T>). The type is instantiated at the place of the brackets.

Once instantiated, the generic parameter type is applied throughout the class for methods that have the same type specified. In the following example, the add( ) and get( ) methods use the parameterized type as their parameter argument and return types, respectively:

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1. The Sieges of the Indochina Wars

Source: Hell in An Loc
Slice PDF May 18, 2014

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The Sieges of the

Indochina Wars

In Valley of Decision,1 John Prados and Ray W. Stubbe reported that at the height of the siege of Khe Sanh, in February 1968, Gen.

William C. Westmoreland asked Col. Reamer W. Argo, command historian, to make a study comparing Khe Sanh with past sieges and to recommend a course of action for the embattled garrison. Argo and his team found that of the fifteen sieges identified during the twentieth century, defenders resisted successfully only in two instances: the Russians at Leningrad (1941–1944) and the Americans at Bastogne (1944).

If asked about the successful sieges in the military history of

Viet Nam, it is doubtful that the command historian would know that toward the end of the eighteenth century, at the port of Quy

Nhon, 280 miles southeast of Khe Sanh, Gen. Vo Tanh, on orders from Emperor Nguyen Anh, held out for two years (from 1779 to 1801) against the Grand Army of Tay Son, preventing the latter from linking up with its navy in order to launch a coordinated attack on the cities of Phan Thiet and Gia Dinh in the south. The heroic stand of Vo Tanh also allowed Emperor Nguyen Anh’s army to bypass the siege of Quy Nhon to capture Hue on February 2,

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22. Security

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

We mentioned earlier that CouchDB is still in development and that features may have been added since the publication of this book. This is especially true for the security mechanisms in CouchDB. There is rudimentary support in the currently released versions (0.10.0), but as were writing these lines, additions are being discussed.

In this chapter, well look at the basic security mechanisms in CouchDB: the Admin Party, Basic Authentication, Cookie Authentication, and OAuth.

When you start out fresh, CouchDB allows any request to be made by anyone. Create a database? No problem, here you go. Delete some documents? Same deal. CouchDB calls this the Admin Party. Everybody has privileges to do anything. Neat.

While it is incredibly easy to get started with CouchDB that way, it should be obvious that putting a default installation into the wild is adventurous. Any rogue client could come along and delete a database.

A note of relief: by default, CouchDB will listen only on your loopback network interface (127.0.0.1 or localhost) and thus only you will be able to make requests to CouchDB, nobody else. But when you start to open up your CouchDB to the public (that is, by telling it to bind to your machines public IP address), you will want to think about restricting access so that the next bad guy doesnt ruin your admin party.

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L’art du livre

Source: Arts d'Islam
Slice PDF May 28, 2014

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es Arabes ont eu des peintres, et des peintres très célèbres. Des écoles de peinture s’étaient constituées dans certaines villes de l’Orient et elles eurent leurs historiens. Makrisi nous apprend qu’il avait composé lui-même une

biographie des peintres musulmans ; le manuscrit a malheureusement été perdu. Selon

Mouradja d’Ohsson, le calife Abd el-Malik avait fait élever à Jérusalem une mosquée dont les portes étaient décorées d’images du Prophète. Les murs, à l’intérieur, étaient recouverts de peintures représentant l’Enfer avec les habitants du feu éternel et le double paradis des croyants, représentations dues sans doute à des artistes byzantins.

Il suffit de se reporter à l’inventaire que Makrisi nous a laissé du trésor d’Al-Mostanser

Billah pour être édifié sur le goût que les souverains fatimides d’Égypte eurent pour les représentations animées. L’un de ses vizirs, Yazouri, qui s’occupait surtout pour le souverain de ses commandes de travaux d’art, avait un goût très raffiné des beaux manuscrits enluminés. Aussi payait-il fort cher les travaux des artistes qu’il pouvait attirer au Caire. De ce nombre étaient deux peintres célèbres : Ibn el-Aziz et Kasir, l’un de Bassora, l’autre d’Irak, qu’il chargea de couvrir de peintures les murs de son palais.

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