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O’Reilly E-Book of the Day 15/Aug/2014 - Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++

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Originally posted on:’s half-price book of the Day offer from O’Reilly at is Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++. “This book will introduce you to the key mathematical models used to price financial derivatives, as well as the implementation of main numerical models used to solve them. In particular, equity, currency, interest rates, and credit derivatives are discussed. In the first part of the book, the main mathematical models used in the world of financial derivatives are discussed. Next, the numerical methods used to solve the mathematical models are presented. Finally, both the mathematical models
and the numerical methods are used to solve some concrete problems in equity, forex, interest rate, and credit derivatives.” ...(Read whole news on source site)

Speaking at KulenDayz 2014

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I’m glad to announce that I’m speaking at KulenDayz 2014 about next version of ASP.NET and demonstrate some new and cool stuff it brings to us. Most of content is about changes to current ASP.NET and the way we build and run web applications. Of course, I make demos too to illustrate my talk. This post introduces my ASP.NET vNext presentation. The post Speaking at KulenDayz 2014 appeared first on Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog.

APress Deal of the Day 16/August/2014 - Node.js Recipes

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Node.js Recipes. “Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development. ”

The Case Against Pay for Performance

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If you run a company, stop increasing pay based on performance reviews. No, I'm not taking advantage of l that newly legal weed in my state (Washington). I know this challenges a belief as old as business itself. It challenges something that seems so totally obvious that you're still not convinced I'm not smoking something. But hear me out. This excellent post in the Harvard Business Review Blog, Stop Basing Pay on Performance Reviews, makes a compelling case for this. It won't take long, so please go read it. Here's an excerpt. If your company is like most, it tries to drive
high performance by dangling money in front of employees’ noses. To implement this concept, you sit down with your direct reports every once in a while, assess them on their performance, and give them ratings, which help determine their bonuses or raises. What a terrible system. Performance reviews that are tied to compensation create a blame-oriented culture. It’s well known that they reinforce hierarchy, undermine collegiality, work against cooperative problem solving, discourage straight talk, and too easily become politicized. They’re self-defeating and demoralizing for all concerned. Even high performers suffer, because when their pay bumps up against the top of the salary...(Read whole news on source site)

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 14/Aug/2014 - RESTful Web APIs

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Originally posted on:’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at is RESTful Web APIs. “The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web.”

WebSharper UI Improvements

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The WebSharper project has been making significant strides of late in the realm of building composable and reactive user interfaces, especially for the purpose of building SPA-style applications. You can find documentation and demos for WebSharper.UI.Next on its new site hosted on GitHub. Team members have also been blogging about how to build UIs with […]