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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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A mixture of cookbook and breviary, this collection of meditations and recipes moves us through the liturgical and calendar year at an unhurried and unharried pace, pausing to savor the seasons and the spices of our lives and meals.
But before approaching a publisher, you must draft a brief but effective and well-written query letter to pitch your cookbook project.
She talked about how she had at that time lost just over 100 pounds by changing her eating habits, and she gave out her cookbook and newsletter ordering information a couple of times.
Another interesting cookbook is the one written by chefs Glenda Barrretto, Conrad Calalang, Margarita Fores, Myrna Segismundo, Jessie Sincioco and Claude Tayag.
Such nontraditional outlets for books as gourmet retail and specialty stores account for about half of cookbook sales, says Lisa Ekus, cookbook agent and publicist of the Lisa Ekus Group.
The 2nd cookbook in the Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes[TM][c] cookbook series and is also a stand-alone-cookbook for those who only wish to purchase this volume, they still get a wide variety of recipes.
Irene Harney, another resident at the health center, also contributed to the cookbook. A small group of residents cooked Swedish meatballs and homemade noodles at the health center, and their efforts turned out so well that the cookbook committee decided to add the recipes to the cookbook.
The Gak's Snacks Allergy Cookbook (ISBN 0-9776836-0-5) is published by Family Buffers Publishing.
The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro: The Classic Yearlong Celebration of Black Heritage from Emancipation Proclamation Breakfast Cake to Wandering Pilgrim's Stew by National Council of Negro Women, Beacon Press, October 2000.
T-Fal's success with a spin-off version of the upcoming "Pressure Cookers for Dummies" cookbook has prompted the company to extend the series to its deep-fat fryer line, according to marketing director Jeremy Jones.
Katzen--of the Moosewood Cookbook--and Henderson have fashioned a delightful, accessible, and well-illustrated cookbook for the tiniest of chefs and their grown-up helpers.
In the mid-1950s, the editors of To The Bride created a cookbook to advise a newlywed woman in the culinary arts and, as we can see in the above poem, to reassure the young wife that skills in the kitchen would ensure a happy married life.(1) Armed with a good pie recipe and a "juicy red steak," they counseled, a woman was ready to become a wife.