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EPUB (short for electronic publication; sometimes styled ePub) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device. EPUB also supports fixed-layout content. The format is intended as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale. It supersedes the Open eBook standard.[2] History[edit] EPUB became an official standard of the IDPF in September 2007, superseding the older Open eBook standard.[3] In August 2009, the IDPF announced that they would begin work on maintenance tasks of the EPUB standard.[4] Two broad objectives were defined by this working group: "One set of activities governs maintenance of the current EPUB Standards (i.e. Features[edit] File format[edit] Version 3.0.1 (current version)[edit] Version 2.0.1[edit] <? .opf file <? .ncx file <?

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PDF: Portable Document Format (files) Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.[1] Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it. In 1991, Adobe Systems co-founder John Warnock outlined a system called "Camelot"[2] that evolved into PDF. While Adobe Systems made the PDF specification available free of charge in 1993, PDF was a proprietary format, controlled by Adobe, until it was officially released as an open standard on July 1, 2008, and published by the International Organization for Standardization as ISO 32000-1:2008,[3][4] at which time control of the specification passed to an ISO Committee of volunteer industry experts. History[edit] In 2008 Adobe Systems' PDF Reference 1.7 became ISO 32000:1:2008.

epubcheck - Validation tool for EPUB This project has moved to GitHub! EpubCheck is a tool to validate IDPF EPUB files, version 2.0 and later. It can detect many types of errors in EPUB. Build a digital book with EPUB Before you start This tutorial guides you through creating eBooks in the EPUB format. EPUB is an XML-based, developer-friendly format that is emerging as the de facto standard for digital books. But EPUB isn't just for books: With it, you can:

Data Mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media The Turing Test for artificial intelligence is a reasonably well understood idea: if, through a written form of communication, a machine can convince a human that it too is a human, then it passes the test. The elegance of this approach (which I believe is its primary attraction) is that it avoids any troublesome definition of intelligence and appeals to an innate ability in humans to detect entities which are not 'one of us'. This form of AI is the one that is generally presented in entertainment (films, novels, etc.). However, to an engineer, there are some problems with this as the accepted popular idea of artificial intelligence. I believe that software engineering can be evaluated in a simple measure of productivity.

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Stanza Desktop: A Revolution in Reading Stanza Desktop is a small utility program to assist in converting your books from various formats into ePub, and to assist in transferring your books to Stanza iPhone/iPod Touch. Stanza Desktop currently supports reading books in a variety of unprotected formats (including HTML, plain text, Mobipocket), but note that books in protected formats (such as Kindle books, books protected with Adobe DRM, and protected Mobipocket books) cannot currently be read using Stanza Desktop. Stanza Desktop does not currently contain any library management features or the ability to download books directly from the internet.

The Missing Native/Web App Link: Google Says Native Client Almost Ready To Go We’ve written a number of things about the contrast between native apps and web apps. The common consensus these days is that the two will eventually converge — but that has been happening more slowly than some have been hoping, particularly in the mobile space where native apps dominate. On the more traditional side of things, the transition is happening faster, but something Google has been working on could be the real missing link: Native Client. And according to Google, it’s getting close to being ready for primetime. As a quick primer, Native Client allows developers to build web apps that execute native code inside the browser.

Obtaining an ISBN for Your Self-Published Book If you look at any commercially available book, the back cover lists the book's International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and barcode, along with the book's price. Any book that's sold anywhere in the world must have a unique ISBN. An ISBN: What it is and why your book needs one test everything — 100+ tools in one! Choose the tools with that you want to test the given adress: CSS and HTML validators SEO tools The Java™ Tutorials The Java Tutorials are practical guides for programmers who want to use the Java programming language to create applications. They include hundreds of complete, working examples, and dozens of lessons. Groups of related lessons are organized into "trails". The Java Tutorials primarily describe features in Java SE 8. For best results, download JDK 8. What's New

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