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Jason Goodwin - Author

About the Author

Jason Goodwin's first Yashim mystery, The Janissary Tree, became an international bestseller when it was published in 2006; it and its sequel, The Snake Stone, have been translated into 37 languages. In 2011 Jason Goodwin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

Books by Jason Goodwin

A Pilgrim's Guide to Sacred London

A Pilgrim's Guide to Sacred London

Author: Jason Goodwin, John Michell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The Global Debt Crisis and How We Can Get Out of It

The Global Debt Crisis and How We Can Get Out of It

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2016

Learning Akka

Learning Akka

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2015

Build fault tolerant concurrent and distributed applications with Akka About This Book * Build networked applications that self-heal * Scale out your applications to handle more traffic faster * An easy-to-follow guide with a number of examples to ensure you get the best start with Akka Who This Book Is For This book is intended for beginner to intermediate Java or Scala developers who want to build applications to serve the high-scale user demands in computing today. If you need your applications to handle the ever-growing user bases and datasets with high performance demands, then this book is for you. Learning Akka will let you do more for your users with less code and less complexity, by building and scaling your networked applications with ease. What You Will Learn * Use Akka to overcome the challenges of concurrent programming * Resolve the issues faced in distributed computing with the help of Akka * Scale applications to serve a high number of concurrent users * Make your system fault-tolerant with self-healing applications * Provide a timely response to users with easy concurrency * Reduce hardware costs by building more efficient multi-user applications * Maximise network efficiency by scaling it In Detail Software today has to work with more data, more users, more cores, and more servers than ever. Akka is a distributed computing toolkit that enables developers to build correct concurrent and distributed applications using Java and Scala with ease, applications that scale across servers and respond to failure by self-healing. As well as simplifying development, Akka enables multiple concurrency development patterns with particular support and architecture derived from Erlang's concept of actors (lightweight concurrent entities). Akka is written in Scala, which has become the programming language of choice for development on the Akka platform. Learning Akka aims to be a comprehensive walkthrough of Akka. This book will take you on a journey through all the concepts of Akka that you need in order to get started with concurrent and distributed applications and even build your own. Beginning with the concept of Actors, the book will take you through concurrency in Akka. Moving on to networked applications, this book will explain the common pitfalls in these difficult problem areas while teaching you how to use Akka to overcome these problems with ease. The book is an easy to follow example-based guide that will strengthen your basic knowledge of Akka and aid you in applying the same to real-world scenarios. Style and approach An easy-to-follow, example-based guide that will take you through building several networked-applications that work together while you are learning concurrent and distributed computing concepts. Each topic is explained while showing you how to design with Akka and how it is used to overcome common problems in applications. By showing Akka in context to the problems, it will help you understand what the common problems are in distributed applications and how to overcome them.

Learning Akka

Learning Akka

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2015

Build fault tolerant concurrent and distributed applications with AkkaAbout This BookBuild networked applications that self-healScale out your applications to handle more traffic fasterAn easy-to-follow guide with a number of examples to ensure you get the best start with AkkaWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for beginner to intermediate Java or Scala developers who want to build applications to serve the high-scale user demands in computing today. If you need your applications to handle the ever-growing user bases and datasets with high performance demands, then this book is for you. Learning Akka will let you do more for your users with less code and less complexity, by building and scaling your networked applications with ease.What You Will LearnUse Akka to overcome the challenges of concurrent programmingResolve the issues faced in distributed computing with the help of AkkaScale applications to serve a high number of concurrent usersMake your system fault-tolerant with self-healing applicationsProvide a timely response to users with easy concurrencyReduce hardware costs by building more efficient multi-user applicationsMaximise network efficiency by scaling itIn DetailSoftware today has to work with more data, more users, more cores, and more servers than ever. Akka is a distributed computing toolkit that enables developers to build correct concurrent and distributed applications using Java and Scala with ease, applications that scale across servers and respond to failure by self-healing. As well as simplifying development, Akka enables multiple concurrency development patterns with particular support and architecture derived from Erlang's concept of actors (lightweight concurrent entities). Akka is written in Scala, which has become the programming language of choice for development on the Akka platform.Learning Akka aims to be a comprehensive walkthrough of Akka. This book will take you on a journey through all the concepts of Akka that you need in order to get started with concurrent and distributed applications and even build your own.Beginning with the concept of Actors, the book will take you through concurrency in Akka. Moving on to networked applications, this book will explain the common pitfalls in these difficult problem areas while teaching you how to use Akka to overcome these problems with ease.The book is an easy to follow example-based guide that will strengthen your basic knowledge of Akka and aid you in applying the same to real-world scenarios.Style and approachAn easy-to-follow, example-based guide that will take you through building several networked-applications that work together while you are learning concurrent and distributed computing concepts. Each topic is explained while showing you how to design with Akka and how it is used to overcome common problems in applications. By showing Akka in context to the problems, it will help you understand what the common problems are in distributed applications and how to overcome them.

The Baklava Club

The Baklava Club

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

In nineteenth-century Istanbul, a Polish prince has been kidnapped. His assassination has been bungled and his captors have taken him to an unused farmhouse. Little do they realize that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies, who use the code name La Piuma (the Feather). Yashim is convinced that the prince is alive. But he has no idea where, or who La Piuma is - and has become dangerously distracted by falling in love. As he draws closer to the prince's whereabouts and to the true identity of La Piuma, Yashim finds himself in the most treacherous situation of his career: can he rescue the prince along with his romantic dreams? Jason Goodwin's bestselling 'Yashim' series has been published across the globe and received huge critical acclaim. In The Baklava Club, Goodwin takes Yashim on an adventure like no other, through the stylish, sensual world of Ottoman Istanbul.

The Baklava Club

The Baklava Club

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

In nineteenth-century Istanbul, a Polish prince has been kidnapped. His assassination has been bungled and his captors have taken him to an unused farmhouse. Little do they realize that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies, who use the code name La Piuma (the Feather). Yashim is convinced that the prince is alive. But he has no idea where, or who La Piuma is - and has become dangerously distracted by falling in love. As he draws closer to the prince's whereabouts and to the true identity of La Piuma, Yashim finds himself in the most treacherous situation of his career: can he rescue the prince along with his romantic dreams? Jason Goodwin's bestselling 'Yashim' series has been published across the globe and received huge critical acclaim. In The Baklava Club, Goodwin takes Yashim on an adventure like no other, through the stylish, sensual world of Ottoman Istanbul.

Lords of the horizons

Lords of the horizons

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2013

"e;Velichie i krah Osmanskoj imperii"e; - udivitel'naya, kak vostochnaya skazka, i zahvatyvayushchaya, kak detektiv, istoriya mogushchestvennoj derzhavy, nekogda potokom lavy raspolzavshejsya po karte Azii i Evropy. EHto groznoe gosudarstvo, neprimirimyj vrag Rossijskoj imperii, poznalo triumfy i porazheniya, velikie sversheniya, dvorcovye perevoroty i garemnye intrigi, perezhilo svoj dolgij velikolepnyj vek, prezhde chem pogryaznut' vo lzhi i korrupcii i navsegda ischeznut'...

An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

When the body of a Russian agent is found down a monastery well, Yashim knows exactly who to blame. Fevzi Ahmet Pasha, commander of the Ottoman fleet. Years ago, when Yashim first entered the sultan's service, Fevzi Ahmet was his mentor. Ruthless, cruel, and - in Yashim's eyes - ultimately ineffective, he is the only man who makes him afraid. And now Yashim must confront the secret that Fevzi Pasha has been keeping all these years, a secret whose roots lie deep in the tortured atmosphere of the sultan's harem, where normal rules are suspended, and women can simply disappear. Once again, Yashim and his friends encounter treachery and politics, played out against the backdrop of 1840s Istanbul.

An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2011

When the body of a Russian agent is found down a monastery well, Yashim knows exactly who to blame. Fevzi Ahmet Pasha, commander of the Ottoman fleet. Years ago, when Yashim first entered the sultan's service, Fevzi Ahmet was his mentor. Ruthless, cruel, and - in Yashim's eyes - ultimately ineffective, he is the only man who makes him afraid. And now Yashim must confront the secret that Fevzi Pasha has been keeping all these years, a secret whose roots lie deep in the tortured atmosphere of the sultan's harem, where normal rules are suspended, and women can simply disappear. Once again, Yashim and his friends encounter treachery and politics, played out against the backdrop of 1840s Istanbul.

The Snake Stone

The Snake Stone

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2009

Istanbul, 1838. Maximilien Lefevre, a French archaeologist, arrives in the city determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure, and immediately rumours start circulating about what his true motives might be. Yashim the Eunuch is hired to investigate him, but then Lefevre's mutilated body is discovered, and it turns out that there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Jason Goodwin's second Yashim mystery puts him at the forefront of historical crime fiction.

The Bellini Card

The Bellini Card

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, Yashim the detective enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. Venice in 1840 is a city of empty palazzos and silent canals, and Palewski starts to mingle with Venetian dealers - but when two bodies turn up in the canal, he realises that art in Venice is a deadly business, and it is up to Yashim to attempt to rescue his intrepid friend from forces bigger than they had ever imagined . . .

The Bellini Card

The Bellini Card

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2008

The third book in Jason Goodwin's celebrated series takes Yashim from the winding alleyways of Istanbul to the decaying grandeur of Venice. Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, he enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. Venice in 1840 is a city of empty palazzos and silent canals, and Palewski starts to mingle with Venetian dealers - self-made men, faded aristocrats and the hedonistic Contessa. But when two bodies turn up in the canal, he realises that art in Venice is a deadly business. And meanwhile, what has happened to Yashim? The Bellini Card is a thrilling adventure in which a quest for a lost painting turns into dangerous game of cat and mouse that threatens to destroy the Ottoman throne and overturn the balance of power in Europe.

The Snake Stone

The Snake Stone

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

It is Istanbul, 1838, and Lefevre, a French archaeologist, has arrived in Istanbul determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure. Yashim is hired to investigate him, but when the man turns up dead, there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Once again, the investigator finds himself in a race against time to uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy secret society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, caught in a deadly game deep beneath the city streets, a place where the stakes are high - and betrayal is death.

The Snake Stone

The Snake Stone

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2007

Lefevre, a French archaeologist, has arrived in Istanbul determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure. Yashim is commissioned to find out more about him. But when Lefevre's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out that there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Once again, Yashim finds himself in a race against time to uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy secret society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, caught in a deadly game deep beneath the city streets, a place where the stakes are high - and betrayal is death.

The Janissary Tree

The Janissary Tree

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

A concubine is strangled in the Sultan's palace harem, and a young cadet is found butchered in the streets of Istanbul. Delving deep into the city's crooked alleyways, and deeper still into its tumultuous past, the eunuch Yashim discovers that some people will go to any lengths to preserve the traditions of the Ottoman Empire. Brilliantly evoking Istanbul in the 1830s, The Janissary Tree is a bloody, witty and fast-paced literary thriller with a spectacular cast.

A Time for Tea

A Time for Tea

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2000

Jason Goodwin takes the reader on an adventurous journey through the serpentine paths of the tea trade-from China to India to London. Evoking both past and present in this lively and intriguing traveler's journal, he traces the development of the tea trade from its origins in Canton factories through the Opium Wars and the settlement of British India. His travels take him from the lost European cities of the China coast to inland China, to Calcutta, to India's high tea gardens in Bohea and Darjeeling. Full of historical and personal detail, A Time for Tea is highly informative, funny, and original. This is more than a travelogue, it is the soul of economic development.

Lords Of The Horizons A History of the Ottoman Empire

Lords Of The Horizons A History of the Ottoman Empire

Author: Jason Goodwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/1999

The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.

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