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cookbook

[′ku̇k‚bu̇k]
(computer science)
A document that describes how to install and use a software product or carry out other complex tasks in step-by-step fashion.

cookbook

(programming)
(From amateur electronics and radio) A book of small code segments that the reader can use to do various magic things in programs.

One current example is the "PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook" by Adobe Systems, Inc (Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-10179-3), also known as the Blue Book which has recipes for things like wrapping text around arbitrary curves and making 3D fonts.

Cookbooks, slavishly followed, can lead one into voodoo programming, but are useful for hackers trying to monkey up small programs in unknown languages. This function is analogous to the role of phrasebooks in human languages.
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The cook book contains 100 recipes and costs pounds 5, with all proceeds being shared between Cancer Support Cynon Valley and New Horizons.
For more information and plenty of recipes for babies, see David Rathgeber's Baby Cook Book (pounds 15) published in conjunction with BEABA ( ww.
He wrote some songs while Linda tried recipes for a cook book.
The Cook Book Shop is found in the Cold Bath area of the town.
We have enjoyed The River Cafe Cook Book, River Cafe Cook Book Two, The Italian Kitchen and now with vegetables at its core we have River Cafe Cook Book Green (Ebury Press pounds 17.
East meets West, a glossy cook book published by Accent Press in Pembrokeshire, has beaten thousands of entries from around the world to win the International Gourmand Cook Book Special Award at the Gourmand World Media Awards.
Many students have been travelling in their gap years or are eating international cuisine at home so the aim was to write a cook book which took into account the things students actually liked these days.
Proceeds from the sale of The Tiny Tots Cook Book will be used to buy the children new costumes for their nativity play next month.
So I decided to bring out a simple cook book that didn't have recipes which required a wild boar leg.
Among its best-selling titles are Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, The All New Good Housekeeping Cook Book, Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, Yoga for Wimps, The Illustrated Dream Dictionary and the Poetry for Young People Series as well as others in the categories of crafts, gardening, home design, woodworking, puzzles and games etc.
You can also buy the newly-released The Big Ready Steady Cook Book from all good book shops for pounds 14.
COOKERY queen Delia Smith is to teach the French a thing or two about their cuisine with translations of her How to Cook book series.