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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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More than a century ago, Adam's great-great-grandmother, who served the Deans of Norwich, Peterborough and Westminster, wrote a cookery book which became a family treasure and was subsequently handed down through the generations.
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To make a curry the Indian Way" is just one of the entries in a dusty old cookery book Sylvia Sibley, 73, discovered that dates back to 1747.
Lesley is now working on her new cookery book and has finished filming a new series for BBC Television - Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is - that is currently on air.