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Catalog. You have constructors on subclasses with mostly identical bodies. Create a superclass constructor; call this from the subclass methods. more… Two subclasses have the same field. Move the field to the superclass. more… You have methods with identical results on subclasses. Move them to the superclass. more… A field is used only by some subclasses. Move the field to those subclasses. more… Behavior on a superclass is relevant only for some of its subclasses. Move it to those subclasses. more… You have conditional code that is unnecessarily verbose and does not use the most readable Ruby construct. Replace the conditional code with the more idiomatic Ruby construct. more… Remove Assignments to Parameters The code assigns to a parameter. Use a temporary variable instead. more… You have a variable that is acting as a control flag for a series of boolean expressions. Use a break or return instead. more… A class is doing too much simple delegation. Get the client to call the delegate directly. more… more… Remove it. more…

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Table of Contents In shared memory multiprocessor architectures, threads can be used to implement parallelism. Historically, hardware vendors have implemented their own proprietary versions of threads, making portability a concern for software developers. For UNIX systems, a standardized C language threads programming interface has been specified by the IEEE POSIX 1003.1c standard. Implementations that adhere to this standard are referred to as POSIX threads, or Pthreads. The tutorial begins with an introduction to concepts, motivations, and design considerations for using Pthreads. Each of the three major classes of routines in the Pthreads API are then covered: Thread Management, Mutex Variables, and Condition Variables. Level/Prerequisites: This tutorial is ideal for those who are new to parallel programming with pthreads. What is a Thread? Technically, a thread is defined as an independent stream of instructions that can be scheduled to run as such by the operating system.

Routines: Course: Hadoop and the Amazon Cloud (BD005EN) MSc in Biofuels Process Engineering - Postgraduate Education - Cranfield University, UK. An ever increasing rise in global population and development increases demands on global energy supplies. Globally, energy security has been at the forefront of political debate. The EU has set ambitious targets on renewable energy where members must achieve 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Large developed nations such as China and the USA have high carbon emissions and are under pressure to put a price on carbon. This has led to renewed focus on developing alternatives to fossil derived fuels from more secure and sustainable sources. This will only be achieved through research and development of novel technologies where bioenergy and biofuels become an intrinsic part of the renewable energy mix for power generation and transport fuel.

First generation biofuel production is limited due to the possible threat to food supplies and biodiversity over a certain threshold. C - Program to print the binary equivalent of a number without using format specifiers. Display the binary representation of a number in C. Transition Words & Phrases. As a "part of speech" transition words are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea. Thus, they help to build up coherent relationships within the text. Transitional Words This structured list of commonly used English transition words — approximately 200, can be considered as quasi complete. It can be used (by students and teachers alike) to find the right expression. English transition words are essential, since they not only connect ideas, but also can introduce a certain shift, contrast or opposition, emphasis or agreement, purpose, result or conclusion, etc. in the line of argument.

There is some overlapping with prepositions and postpositions, but for the purpose of usage and completeness of this concise guide, I did not differentiate. Agreement / Addition / Similarity in the first place not only ... but also as a matter of fact in like manner in addition coupled with in the same fashion / way again to. Financial Markets (2011) Professor Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics Description An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Texts Main texts Fabozzi, Frank J., Franco Modigliani, Frank J. Shiller, Robert J. Course Packet Brandeis, Louis D. Brealey, Richard. Bagehot, Walter. Carnegie, Andrew.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities Exchange Commission. Conant, Charles A. Douglas, William O. Ellis, Charles. Fraser, Steve. Gorton, Gary. Hawtrey, R. Johnson, Simon, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-di-Silanos, and Andrei Shleifer. Lehrer, Jonah. O'Barr, William M. and John M. Seligman, Edwin R. Shiller, Robert J. Shiller, Robert J. Siegel, Jeremy J. Sullivan, Teresa, Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook. Sumner, William Graham. Swensen, David. Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. “The Gospel of Wealth” (Review) San Francisco Chronicle, February 9, 1890. Unger, Peter. World Economic Forum. Requirements Grading. Open Yale Courses. History. Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts. Professor Keith E. Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History Description This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries.

Texts Brewer, John. Canny, Nicholas, ed. Cust, Richard and Ann Hughes, eds. Gunn, S.J. Guy, John, ed. Haigh, Christopher. Kishlansky, Mark. Reay, Barry. Slack, Paul. Slack, Paul. Wrightson, Keith. Requirements One five-page paper, one ten-page paper, and a final examination. Grading Short paper: 20% Long paper: 40% Final exam: 25% Participation in discussion section: 15% Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner. Professor Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies Description This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.

Warning: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing. Texts Faulkner, William. Faulkner, William. Faulkner, William. Fitzgerald, F. Fitzgerald, F. Fitzgerald, F. Hemingway, Ernest. Hemingway, Ernest. Hemingway, Ernest. Requirements Section participation, final exam, two papers. Short paper (outline, paper, opportunity for revision): 5 pages, along with a cover page explaining what you are trying to do, what obstacles you have run into, and how you would do things differently if you had more time. Grading.