The following are excerpts from "Frustrated Young Men: A Collection of Short Fiction" by John O'Brien: Sometimes he could feel his mind burning, ripe with ideas, each thought rolling around like slick mercury eating through the top of his skull. He would ride the train home from work and feel each precious thought smoking like raw egg fallen on a gas burner. As he closed the door to his apartment and hung his jacket, they would already be half gone like the afterimage of a sunset against his closed eyelids, floating and translucent, and lost when he sat down late every night, after a long day of nothing, to type and write and rhapsodize about his own stupidity.
- from "The Writer"I figured if I played cards with her, if I talked to her, if I cared about her, then maybe. It's funny. Though I didn't know in the beginning, as long as I've known her she's been sick. You begin to wonder if you'd like them if they weren't sick. If their sickness is what keeps you there. Are you their friend who has stuck with them to help them through their sickness or does their sickness make you their friend? - from "Dinner with Caitlin McRay"The question to ask yourself is, does the fact that it is all cliche, that it has all been done before and will be done again, better and more fully, does that make loving Jen so passionately, so violently, somehow ? Does the fact that every teenager probably falls in love with the first person they have sex with decrease the strength of my own feeling? Can I still find sanctity and validity in this thing called love? And more importantly, did she love me? - from "Toby Grey"
Ascension to Death is the first work of acclaimed Syrian writer Mamdouh Azzam to be published in English. Set against the backdrop of a conservative Druze region of southern Syria, this is the tragic story of the orphan Salma, who falls in love with a boy from her village but is then forced into an arranged marriage. The controller of Salma’s fate is her tyrannical uncle, who, as her guardian and a powerful community leader with governmental ties, is all too pleased to unload the burden of his brother’s daughter onto the first man to propose. As Salma desperately tries to escape the marriage, the novel follows her attempt to flee with her lover. But after her family colludes with the authorities against her, Salma finds herself trapped in a nightmarish ordeal of imprisonment, torture, and abandonment. One of the most beloved Syrian novels of our time, Ascension to Death is a dark, inventive, and unflinchingly honest look at both the best and the worst to be found in human nature and our modern world.
Summary Spring Integration in Action is a hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems. Readers will explore real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, file systems, and email. They will also learn about Spring Integration's support for working with XML. The book concludes with a practical guide to advanced topics such as concurrency, performance, system-management, and monitoring. The book features a foreword by Rod Johnson, Founder of the Spring Network. About the TechnologySpring Integration extends the Spring Framework to support the patterns described in Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf's Enterprise Integration Patterns.
Like the Spring Framework itself, it focuses on developer productivity, making it easier to build, test, and maintain enterprise integration solutions. About the BookSpring Integration in Action is an introduction and guide to enterprise integration and messaging using the Spring Integration framework. The book starts off by reviewing core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing. It then drills down into real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, filesystems, email, and more.
You'll find an emphasis on testing, along with practical coverage of topics like concurrency, scheduling, system management, and monitoring. This book is accessible to developers who know Java. Experience with Spring and EIP is helpful but not assumed. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside Realistic examples Expert advice from Spring Integration creators Detailed coverage of Spring Integration 2 features About the AuthorsMark Fisher is the Spring Integration founder and project lead. Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, and Iwein Fuld have all been project committers and are recognized experts on Spring and Spring Integration. Table of Contents PART 1 BACKGROUND Introduction to Spring Integration Enterprise integration fundamentals 24 PART 2 MESSAGING Messages and channels Message Endpoints Getting down to business Go beyond sequential processing: routing and filtering Splitting and aggregating messages PART 3 INTEGRATING SYSTEMS Handling messages with XML payloads Spring Integration and the Java Message Service Email-based integration Filesystem integration Spring Integration and web services Chatting and tweeting PART 4 ADVANCED TOPICS Monitoring and management Managing scheduling and concurrency Batch applications and enterprise integration Scaling messaging applications with OSGi Testing
Na starówce w warmińskim miasteczku archeolodzy odkrywają cmentarzysko mnichów. Pośród zakonników znajdują szczątki kobiety w wianku ze srebrnych róż i z dzieckiem w objęciach. Okazuje się, że to Luiza Bein, dziedziczka i filantropka, której grób dotąd pozostawał nieznany.
Ale kim jest dziecko? Kobieta miała tylko jednego syna, który dożył sędziwego wieku… Młoda dziennikarka postanawia wyjaśnić tę zagadkę. Aby odszukać potomków Luizy, skieruje swe kroki do Szwajcarii. Wraz z młodym i przystojnym Alexandrem Beinem odkryje wiele tajemniczych kart historii tej rodziny…
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