The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft


Author: G. Pascal Zachary

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480494844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 5355

This “inside account captures the energy—and the madness—of the software giant’s race to develop a critical new program. . . . Gripping” (Fortune Magazine). Showstopper is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. Driven by the legendary David Cutler, a picked band of software engineers sacrifices almost everything in their lives to build a new, stable, operating system aimed at giving Microsoft a platform for growth through the next decade of development in the computing business. Comparable in many ways to the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper gets deep inside the process of software development, the lives and motivations of coders and the pressure to succeed coupled with the drive for originality and perfection that can pull a diverse team together to create a program consisting of many hundreds of thousands of lines of code.



Author: Lisa Fiedler,Anya Wallach

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1634704223

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3689

With the help of her sister and friend Austin, 12-year-old Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe, the Random Farms Kids' Theater, recruiting area kids as actors and crew members for a musical revue. Acting as director, Anya navigates the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors' insecurities and settling conflicts. It's a lot of responsibility for a 12-year-old but Anya pulls it off. Book 2 opens two days later. Now after a successful first show, Anya turns her attention to the troupe's second show. But trouble rears its head almost immediately when their beloved barn venue is jeopardized. How can they put on a production without a theater? Is the second show doomed before they ever start rehearsal? This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater "camp" in her parents' basement when she was just sixteen years old.

Dance Divas: Showstopper


Author: Sheryl Berk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619635771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7147

Anya is just getting used to being the newest member of the Dance Divas when her parents want her to move back home to L.A. to study dance "more seriously," which means she may have to say goodbye to Divas forever. The timing couldn't be worse. City Feet is back with a vengeance at the Smooth Moves Competition in Las Vegas. Without Anya, Miss Toni has to reshuffle the entire group number at the last minute (good thing it's called "Deck of Cards"!). Meanwhile, mean Justine has a few tricks up her sleeve: her group dance is a magic act that promises to make all the competition disappear! Who will win? And what will happen to Anya? The sixth book in this dance series has everyone on their feet!

The Showstopper

A Wing and a Prayer Mystery


Author: Robin Merrill

Publisher: New Creation Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4850

Soccer mom Sandra and sports angel Bob are back! Peter has been cast as one of the Walton boys in a local play, giving Sandra a new chauffeur duty. When the two of them get stuck inside the remote theater during a snowstorm, and then find a dead body, Sandra calls on her old friend Bob to help. It's a kooky cast of suspicious characters, but one of them is a killer. Can Sandra and Bob figure out who it is before someone else gets hurt?

Show Stopper!


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192753038

Category: Entertainers

Page: 56

View: 2738

The Bright Lights Theatre Company and the Junker Boys arrive in Darksville on the same train. The Bright Lights came to entertain, whereas the Junkers came to rob the bank.

Simpsons Comics Showstopper


Author: Matt Groening

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062878779

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 5289

The show MUST go on . . . and on and on with The Simpsons! The curtain rises on a “classic” tale of survival as the Simpson family is stranded on a deserted island. Then, with the Nuclear Power Plant set to self-destruct, only one man can save everyone in Springfield and he’s got just 25 hours to set things right. It’s about to be the longest day of Homer Simpson’s life! And when Mr. Burns goes to a spa to be rejuvenated, he comes back a new man—literally! Who is this pretender, and why is he selling off all of Mr. Burns belongings? And where is the “real” Mr. Burns? Is he alive and well, or did he “exit stage left”?

Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes


Author: Mich Turner

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711247079

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8590

In Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes, celebrity baker Mich Turner brings together a collection of recipes to take you all the way from the delicious everyday through to the spectacular. Starting out with simple cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, once you have mastered this first level, Mich provides you with a few extra steps to turn these into fabulous creations. If you’re looking for more of a challenge or to elevate a favourite, these bakes are easily adapted to create a true showstopper cake. Covering a full range of bakery goods as well as perfect flavours, whether you are a novice baker or already know your rum baba from your roulade, you can be easily guided through these delicious bakes and simple but spectacular decoration techniques that make the most of wonderful flavours and perfect crumb.

Show Stopper


Author: Hayley Barker

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407180932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2919

Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land must watch their children be taken by a travelling circus - to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives - pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds - but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.