Feb 23, 2019

Crystal Clear Java 1st Edition By Mohammed Ashequr Rahman

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Learning a new programming language can be difficult, especially on your own. Even when it comes to getting an idea of where to start, which can also be a problem for those who have no idea what to do. Nevertheless, there are many books out there that are great at helping you, from start to finish and aid you with ease. 

In my experience, when I first started out wanting to learn about coding, I was interested to try Java. However, I honestly was unsure where to start, but still tried setting it up on my computer thinking it would be a-piece-of-cake. I figure it may be easy, just after setting it up, search online for the answers and be coding in no time. Unfortunately, searching alone and trying to figure out what is being told to me, well that was even more confusing. In addition to being confused, I failed to get started with the program and ended up removing it from my computer. However, this year I will succeed and that is all thanks to this book, Crystal Clear Java by Mohammed Ashequr Rahman.

Let me start by saying, there are many books out there, but for those who want to learn Java, well this is one of the best, which makes understanding Java and what it can do, a cinch! The steps are made, well just as the title of the book, crystal clear and in order of the way you should learn the program. There are plenty of exercises which helps that brain recall everything and challenge the reader. So instead of just being a book you read, it's a book you read and do! Allowing you to practice, practice and yes practice!

I know from experience, I am always finding myself learning much more when I can practice it often. A great example is like a video game, where you get to really do more than watching. So in this case, you take what you just learned and put it into action, allowing yourself a chance to understand and build skills that you haven't had before, coding skills. 

Again, let me say that the author did a wonderful job writing this book, making it simple for everyone to understand. It covers everything from variables, strings, creating objects, and much more! Also, when you take a glance inside, you'll notice, as I have that everything inside is spaced and not so tight together. Making it simple to read and pay attention to the steps being explained. 

When I first went through the book, I never got lost with any part of the written text and examples, which were illustrating what is to do and what happens after a certain code is executed. The spaces really played a great role in creating an easier to read the book. Additionally, the author added so much explained details on what is going on in each chapter of the book. It's as if someone was right beside you, guiding you through each step, explaining it completely. Therefore, there is no reason for creating errors or being confused.

Finally, if I had to choose a book to learn Java, well this would be it! I've never read a so easily written book that is perfectly organized, to give the reader the correct setup while writing their own codes, while following along. That is why, I would recommend this is a book for everyone who wants to learn Java, as there will be no confusion when you have this guide book beside you. 

About the Author:

Mohammed Ashequr Rahman is an adjunct professor at New York University’s (NYU) for over 20 years. During the last 20 years, he has taught various courses at NYU including Java, Advanced Java, Java Web Services, JavaScript and Visual Basic. He has published a book titled “JavaScript Concepts” that is being used as a textbook for JavaScript classes. He has recently started teaching at Hofstra University. Mohammed has an MS in Computer Science from NYU and has been working in the IT field for the last 30 years. He also has an MBA with a Finance major from SUNY, Stony Brook. Mohammed is a certified Project Management Professional and Oracle certified Java programmer.

Book Information:
  • Also available as an E-Book
  • Published: January 2019
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(Color)
  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse; 1 edition (January 14, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1546271775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546271772
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
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Feb 20, 2019

The Complete Book Of Tailoring Written by Adele Margolis Illustrated by Judy Skoogfors

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Have you ever enjoyed sewing up your very own outfit? Possibly, you had a craving to design an article of clothing that can't be found anywhere else because it uses a piece of fabric that is unique from anything you've ever seen. Well, that is how I felt, even more, that I can't always find my right fitted size. Therefore, the next best thing to do is to learn more about tailoring and recreate my own clothing. So I can have all the fitted and stylish looks perfectly done to my body and personal taste.

So if you are just like me, wanting to tailor your very own clothing, knowing how to hem, add pockets and get the right fit for your measurements, well you'd have to take a look at this book,
The Complete Book of Tailoring by Adele P. Margolis.  It isn't your quick read. with only 100 or so pages or a book that only gives you some ideas, but still leaving you searching for other helpful tips and techniques online or in other books. Instead, this is a book on tailoring all types and pieces of clothing, from jackets, shirts, skirts, and even pants. 

It is very well organized to help those who are starting out, beginning for the very first time to learn what it takes to be a tailor. The four parts covered inside this book would begin with tips for tailors, converting cloth to clothing, tailoring techniques, and putting it all together. Inside each, there are so many additional details on how to begin when planning on creating something for the very first time or when you are just starting to work with the new creation you've planned to make. No matter what it may be, all these tips can really help you create all the different and lovely styles you like. Honestly, it's like having a real tailoring course in your home, just by reading this book!

For me, the book really opened my eyes once I got into the center. I mean, the entire book was excellent, no doubt about that. However, what I took away from this book is that you get so many pieces of information that are broken down to explain every single step, which many books don't include. In addition, there is one other thing this book won't leave you feeling and that is confused or lost. Instead, it'll explain so much on some of the basic sewing techniques, such as hems, seams, and darts. There is also information on pressing your fabric the right way, how to baste, create pockets, add zippers and buttons, cutting with scissors, and choosing the right fabric for the project you are planning to create. 

Oh wait, that isn't it, there is so much more covered, and with the illustrated images, they really help anyone starting out or those who already sew clothing, get an idea on what is needed to perfect every single design.  I really want to thank the author for creating such a wonderful book. It really helped me gain so much more skills in sewing and the many other steps that I need to take to perfect my patterns. Of course, it also helped me understand how to press the correct way, adding darts to my clothing, and what they really are meant to do. Plus, cutting on the right part of the fabric and even working with patterns found at the store.

Finally, I honestly feel if there is any way I needed to sew and learn on my own, well this book is the key to success! I also feel a bit more knowledgable when it comes to sewing clothing, all thanks to this book. There is no other place I need to search for the details on specific pieces or how to do a certain technique when I have The Complete Book of Tailoring right in front of me.

Author's Bio:
Adele P. Margolis was a nationally acclaimed sewing expert. She attended the Anne Burrows School of Design and received her art training at the Graphic Sketch Club and the Barnes Foundation. Mrs. Margolis was a dressmaker, tailor, and patternmaker, and taught all of these skills at her own shop and at adult education centers.

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How To Design Your Own Dress Patterns Beloved Classic That Simplifies Dress Design By Adele Margolis

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Many times, I am pumped up to sew something new to wear, but not having a pattern to work with or knowing how to make one can cause my thrill to go south quickly. Since it can be a bit difficult if you have no idea how to make it. I've always wanted to learn how to design a pattern for my body so I can create as many different tops and pants that fit the way I like. Many sites and books can help guide me, but I never can find the details to make a specific design or explanation on the marks and symbols. However, that was before and now I don't fear it at all, thanks to the book, How To Dress Your Own Dress Patterns by Adele P. Margolis.

First off, I feel myself becoming a fan of Adele,  as she makes these wonderful books on sewing and the guidance inside is like something you won't find in any other book, which is full complete details on the topic! This book isn't any different, it is just that, complete and packed with so many wonderful tips and illustrated images to help put together certain designs that will only flatter anyone who wants to wear it. 

The set up of this book is in perfect order, from getting started with paper and other material needed to create the pattern, adding darts wherever they are wanted, adjusting every part of the pattern in many ways, working with sleeves, adding a collar and so many other details are explained inside. I never seen a book include so much on one topic, covering every single thing you can do and even informing the reader exactly what to expect with the symbols listed on each pattern illustrated on that page or exactly what is being shown. 

From the notches to the darts and the grain of the fabric, it's all there and others as well! This book doesn't just stop on how to draw, cut and understand the symbols and what they mean, but it also helps one learn to design so many other styles and add them into the total creation you want to sew. Plus, what else you get to use is math! It really helps you use different angles and measure the right length, shape, and style for the pattern you want to draw up and use.

I always took the time to look on YouTube and get an idea of what is needed to create a certain look. However, without really having a still visual and understanding of what they mean for creating a specific pattern, as well as not knowing how too, it can be very difficult to learn. So referring to this book, I have everything in front of me and it's complete, not only a little information leaving me running around to find other examples or guidance on how too.

Finally, I'd like to say that this book really makes learning to create patterns a piece of cake! I can't say that I've ever owned or seen such a book like this because I haven't. Additionally, I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in getting the pattern they like, created by themselves and right the first time! It's just that excellent!

Author's Bio:
Adele P. Margolis was a nationally acclaimed sewing expert. She attended the Anne Burrows School of Design and received her art training at the Graphic Sketch Club and the Barnes Foundation. Mrs. Margolis was a dressmaker, tailor, and patternmaker, and taught all of these skills at her own shop and at adult education centers.

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