Visual Basic Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Visual Basic Programming for the Absolute Beginner
Course Technology PTR; 1 edition | ISBN: 0761535535 | July 1, 2002 | 368 pages | PDF (4 Mb)

Microsoft's Visual Basic has become the standard language of programming. In addition to teaching Visual Basic, this unique programming guide will teach readers the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn any computer language. This non-intimidating reference enables readers to take the skills they learn and apply them to their own situations. A truly one-of-a-kind book, this guide assumes the reader has no programming experience and offers the fun approach of game creation as a teaching tool.


Web Performance Tuning: Speeding Up the Web

Web Performance Tuning: Speeding Up the Web
O'Reilly; 1 edition | ISBN: 1565923790 | October 1, 1998 | 374 pages | PDF (1 Mb)

For as long as there's been a Web, people have been trying to make it faster. The maturation of the Web has meant more users, more data, more bells and whistles, and consequently longer waits on the Web. Improved performance has become one of the most important factors in determining the usability of both the Web in general and of individual sites in particular.

Web Performance Tuning is about getting the best performance from the Web. This book isn't just about tuning the web server software; it's also about getting optimal performance from a browser, tuning the hardware (on both the server and browser ends), and maximizing the capacity of the network itself.

Web Performance Tuning hits the ground running, giving concrete advice for quick results--the "blunt instruments" for improving crippled performance right away. The book then takes a breath and pulls back to give a conceptual background of the principles of computing performance. The latter half of the book approaches each element of a web transaction--from client to network to server--to examine the weak links in the chain and how to strengthen them.

Tips include:
* Using simultaneous downloads to locate bottlenecks
* Adjusting TCP for better web performance
* Reducing the impact of DNS
* Upgrading device drivers
* Using alternatives to CGI
* Locating the web server strategically
* Minimizing browser cache lookups
* Avoiding symbolic links for web content


Visual Basic 6 Black Book: The Only Book You'll Need on Visual Basic

Visual Basic 6 Black Book: The Only Book You'll Need on Visual Basic
Coriolis Group Books | ISBN: 1576102831 | August 12, 1998 | 700 pages | PDF (3 Mb)

Completely explains the crucial Visual Basic tool set in detail. Covers the best Visual Basic programming practices, from design tools to flowcharts. Contains 1,000 pages of everything Visual Basic 6, from radio buttons and checkboxes to XOR drawings, OLE automation, DHTML page design, and Internet Explorer 4 support.


Perl 6 Essentials

Perl 6 Essentials
by Allison Randal, Dan Sugalski, Leopold Totsch
O'Reilly Media | ISBN 0596004990 | June 20, 2003 | CHM | 208 Pages | 0,3 Mb

Perl 6 Essentials is a sneak-preview of Perl 6, the widely-anticipated rewrite of the Perl programming language. Still in development, the Perl 6 project is a community-based effort to keep Perl vibrant well into the 21st century. This book covers the development not only of Perl 6 syntax but also Parrot, the language-independent interpreter developed as part of the Perl 6 design strategy.

Although Perl remains a vibrant language with a fiercely loyal following, it has undergone many changes to keep up with new technologies and applications that were not anticipated when Perl was first introduced in 1987. Through its community-based development model, Perl has kept up with changing times and remained fresh when other languages might have stagnated.

Internally, however, there have remained kinks and stumbling blocks that developers have needed to sidestep, long-abandoned features that have been maintained only for backwards compatibility, misdirected phrasings that have hindered more intuitive syntax structures, and a cacophony of modules that sometimes work well together, but occasionally don't. Perl continues to have a strong following devoted to its development, but in the meantime, a group of core Perl developers have begun working on Perl 6, a complete rewrite of the Perl language. While Perl's creative philosophy and common-sense syntax are sure to remain in Perl 6, everything else in the language is being re-examined and recreated.

Perl 6 Essentials provides an overview of the current state of Perl 6 for those who await its release. Written by members of the Perl 6 core development team, the book offers an explanation of the various stages of the project, with reference material for programmers who are interested in what changes are planned or who may want to contribute to the project. The book will satisfy their curiosity and show how changes in the language will make it more powerful and easier to use.

Perl 6 Essentials is the first book that offers a peek into the next major version of the Perl language. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of Perl.


Managing with Microsoft Project 2002

Managing with Microsoft Project 2002
Muska & Lipman/Premier-Trade; 3 edition | ISBN: 1931841357 | June 15, 2002 | 886 pages | PDF (30 Mb)

With Project 2002, you've already purchased the most comprehensive project management software available. Now you've found the perfect resource to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. Managing with Microsoft Project 2002 is a one-of-a-kind guide to successful project planning. From setting up a new project and making adjustments along the way to sharing and publishing your project information, this book has the tips you need to most effectively manage your project from start to finish.


Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Absolute Beginner)

# Title: Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner
# Author: Michael Dawson
# ISBN: 1592000738
# Publisher: Course Technology PTR
# Book Binding: Paperback
# Category: Computer Books: Languages
# Edition: 1 edition (August 11, 2003)
# Format: CHM
# Pages: 480 pages
# Size: 5.47 MB

# Summary: If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical Python programming applications and you will learn how these skills can be put to use in real- world scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish this book you will be able to apply the basic principles you?ve learned to the next programming language you tackle.


Java & XML

Java & XML (2006)
by Brett McLaughlin, Justin Edelson
O'Reilly Media | ISBN 059610149X | December 1, 2006 | CHM | 465 Pages | 3,7 Mb

Java and XML, 3rd Edition, shows you how to cut through all the hype about XML and put it to work. It teaches you how to use the APIs, tools, and tricks of XML to build real-world applications. The result is a new approach to managing information that touches everything from configuration files to web sites.

After two chapters on XML basics, including XPath, XSL, DTDs, and XML Schema, the rest of the book focuses on using XML from your Java applications. This third edition of Java and XML covers all major Java XML processing libraries, including full coverage of the SAX, DOM, StAX, JDOM, and dom4j APIs as well as the latest version of the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) and Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB). The chapters on web technology have been entirely rewritten to focus on the today's most relevant topics: syndicating content with RSS and creating Web 2.0 applications. You'll learn how to create, read, and modify RSS feeds for syndicated content and use XML to power the next generation of websites with Ajax and Adobe Flash.


Flash 5 Bible

Flash 5 Bible
Wiley | ISBN: 0764535153 | February 15, 2001 | 1300 pages | PDF (15 Mb)

Enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller! 1000f what you need to know to learn and master the latest version of Macromedia Flash. Includes a CD-ROM packed with files from the book and valuable tryouts.


O'Reilly - JavaScript Pocket Reference (2002)

O'Reilly - JavaScript Pocket Reference (2002)
by David Flanagan
O'Reilly | CHM | ISBN-10: 0-596-00411-7 | October 2002 | 136 Pages | 95 KB

The JavaScript Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition provides a complete overview of the core JavaScript language and client-side scripting environment, as well as quick-reference material on core and client-side objects, methods, and properties. The new edition has been revised to cover JavaScript 1.5, and is particularly useful for developers working with the latest standards-compliant web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla.


Flash ActionScript for Designers

Flash ActionScript for Designers
Wiley | ISBN: 0764536877 | July 15, 2002 | 408 pages | PDF (7 Mb)

This book will teach Flash designers how to create ActionScripts that they'll refer to again and again in their design work. Projects such as Creating a Pop-Up Menu, Creating a Sound Controller, or Creating an Animated Flash Banner can be used as the starting point for readers' own customized projects. All of this is presented with lots of visual examples and a minimum of jargon and "programmer-speak."


Adobe Photoshop 7 Fast & Easy

Adobe Photoshop 7 Fast & Easy
Course Technology PTR; 1 edition | ISBN: 1931841934 | August 22, 2002 | 536 pages | PDF(12 Mb)

While Adobe has made Photoshop increasingly easier for the beginner to create and customize professional-looking designs, users still require a guide to fully utulize Photoshop's many features. This book walks the reader through the sometimes intimidating and overwhelming feature set of Photoshop by presenting tasks in concise steps complemented by clear illustrations. Readers will learn key tasks includiing creating new images, editing images from other sources such as scanner or digital camera, adding effects, prepping images for Web use, and much more. This book presents informatino in a format that's appealing for beginning users who want clear steps for Photoshop operations and for more intermediate users who want a fast introduction to the new version of the software.


Ajax Patterns and Best Practices (Expert's Voice) by Christian Gross

Ajax Patterns and Best Practices (Expert's Voice) by Christian Gross
Publisher: Apress (February 13, 2006) | ISBN-10: 1590596161 | PDF | 13,2 Mb | 416 pages

Ajax is taking us into the next generation of web applications. Ajax has broken the client-server barrier by decoupling the client from the server, but an Ajax application still needs a server to extract content from. The most effective use of Ajax and the server requires an understanding of REST, an architectural style used to define Web services.
Ajax Patterns and Best Practices explores dynamic web applications that combine Ajax and REST as a single solution. A major advantage of REST is that like Ajax, it can be used with today's existing technologies.
This is an ideal book whether or not you have already created an Ajax application. Because the book outlines various patterns and best practices, you can quickly check and verify that you're building an efficient Ajax application.


IBM Workplace Services Express For Dummies

IBM Workplace Services Express For Dummies
For Dummies | ISBN: 0471791318 | March 20, 2006 | 364 pages | PDF

Use WSE to work together, even when you're not! Discover the ideal way for small and medium businesses to work together. IBM Workplace Services Express is an easy-to-use collaborative portal application that facilitates communication and teamwork with built-in team spaces, document management, and instant messaging – all in a single portal. This handy guide helps you get started, navigate the workspace, get organized, use the built-in collaboration tools, use document libraries to create and share documents, and more. If you want to get your organization on the fast track to success, this friendly book shows you how IBM Workplace Services Express can help.

Discover how to:
* Collaborate using built-in tools such as team spaces and forms
* Produce and collaborate on documents with Microsoft® Office
* Get any team or project up and running in no time


Firewalls for Dummies, Second Edition

Firewalls for Dummies, Second Edition
For Dummies; 2 edition | ISBN: 0764540483 | June 27, 2003 | 428 pages | PDF

What an amazing world we live in! Almost anything you can imagine can be researched, compared, admired, studied, and in many cases, bought, with the click of a mouse. The Internet has changed our lives, putting a world of opportunity before us. Unfortunately, it has also put a world of opportunity into the hands of those whose motives are less than honorable. A firewall, a piece of software or hardware that erects a barrier between your computer and those who might like to invade it, is one solution.

If you’ve been using the Internet for any length of time, you’ve probably received some unsavory and unsolicited e-mail. If you run a business, you may be worried about the security of your data and your customers’ privacy. At home, you want to protect your personal information from identity thieves and other shady characters. Firewalls For Dummies® will give you the lowdown on firewalls, then guide you through choosing, installing, and configuring one for your personal or bus iness network.

Firewalls For Dummies® helps you understand what firewalls are, how they operate on different types of networks, what they can and can’t do, and how to pick a good one (it’s easier than identifying that perfect melon in the supermarket.) You’ll find out about

* Developing security policies
* Establishing rules for simple protocols
* Detecting and responding to system intrusions
* Setting up firewalls for SOHO or personal use
* Creating demilitarized zones
* Using Windows or Linux as a firewall
* Configuring ZoneAlarm, BlackICE, and Norton personal firewalls
* Installing and using ISA server and FireWall-1

With the handy tips and hints this book provides, you’ll find that firewalls are nothing to fear – that is, unless you’re a cyber-crook! You’ll soon be able to keep your data safer, protect your family’s privacy, and probably sleep better, too.


PHP 5 in Practice (Developer's Library) by Elliott White

PHP 5 in Practice (Developer's Library) by Elliott White, Jonathan D. Eisenhamer
Publisher: Sams; 1st edition (July 11, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0672328887 | CHM | 0,7 Mb | 456 pages

With the release of PHP 5 web developers need a guide to developing with PHP 5 to both learn its complex new features and more fully implement the long-standing features on which PHP's success is built. PHP 5 in Practice is a reference guide;that provides developers with easy-to-use and easily extensible code to solve common PHP problems. It focuses on providing real code solutions to problems, allowing the reader to learn by seeing exactly what is happening behind the scenes to get your solution. Because a real-life situation will rarely match the book's example problems precisely, PHP 5 in Practice explains the solution well enough that you will understand it and can learn how to truly solve your own problem.


Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain

Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain
O'Reilly Media | ISBN: 0596007795 | November 22, 2004 | 363 pages | CHM (3 Mb)

The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen. Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together. Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find:
* Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions
* See Movement When All is Still
* Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention
* Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty
* Mold Your Body Schema
* Test Your Handedness
* See a Person in Moving Lights
* Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect
* Boost Memory by Using Context
* Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention

Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.


Microsoft Excel VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Microsoft Excel VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner
Muska & Lipman/Premier-Trade; 1 edition | ISBN: 1931841047 | April 2, 2002 | 424 pages | PDF(3 Mb)

VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner is designed to help readers with no programming experience learn not only the basics of VBA, but also the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn their next programming language. Offering an easy, non-intimidating approach to VBA, the For the Absolute Beginner series was designed by computer science instructors and takes a unique approach to programming. Throughout the book, you will be using programming concepts to create simple games with VBA. Before you know it, you will have accumulated a wealth of programming skills that you can easily put to use in real-world scenarios.


Microsoft Excel VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Microsoft Excel VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner
Muska & Lipman/Premier-Trade; 1 edition | ISBN: 1931841047 | April 2, 2002 | 424 pages | PDF(3 Mb)

VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner is designed to help readers with no programming experience learn not only the basics of VBA, but also the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn their next programming language. Offering an easy, non-intimidating approach to VBA, the For the Absolute Beginner series was designed by computer science instructors and takes a unique approach to programming. Throughout the book, you will be using programming concepts to create simple games with VBA. Before you know it, you will have accumulated a wealth of programming skills that you can easily put to use in real-world scenarios.


Linux Multimedia Hacks by Kyle Rankin

Linux Multimedia Hacks by Kyle Rankin
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 1, 2005) | ISBN-10: 0596100760 | CHM | 1,7 Mb | 310 pages

The fact that Linux has more multimedia application choices than Mac OS X and Windows combined may come as a surprise to many, but not to those who know Linux well. In Linux Multimedia Hacks, author Kyle Rankin showcases the best available multimedia tools so you can maximize the entertainment capabilities of your favorite OS. Included are tips and tricks for connecting to iPods, creating MP3s and Oggs, watching and making DVDs, turning your Linux box into a Tivo ala MythTV, and much more.
You don't have to be a Linux server guru to make use of this book. Linux Multimedia Hacks takes the best of Linux's multimedia tools and with step-by-step instructions shows even novice users how to do cool and useful things with images, audio, and video. It includes entry level hacks that nearly all Linux users will want, such as installing codecs for audio and video playback and managing thousands of photographs. Later, you'll find hacks that cover a variety of advanced projects, from ripping and organizing media files with metatags, to editing video and audio tracks, to creating your own DVDs. Basic or advanced, each hack stands on its own, so you can feel free to jump around to only the sections that interest you.


The Official Ubuntu Book by Benjamin Mako Hill

The Official Ubuntu Book by Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Corey Burger, Jonathan Jesse, Ivan Krstic
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; Bk & DVD edition (August 11, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0132435942 | CHM | 11,2 Mb | 448 pages

Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use while refusing to compromise on speed, power, and flexibility. It's Linux for human beings--designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu is the most in-demand Linux distribution, and this official guide will get you up and running quickly.
Learn how to seamlessly install and customize Ubuntu for your home or small businesses. Its open source power can be used in schools, government, or by corporations, and is suitable for both desktop and server use. The Ubuntu community is built on the premise that software should be available free of charge, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.
Written by leading Ubuntu community members, this is the only book that you need to become a savvy Ubuntu user.
— Covers the latest version of Ubuntu--Ubuntu 6.06LTS— Covers every standard desktop application from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and, of course, games, all the way to software development, databases, and other server applications — Includes real-world troubleshooting advice contributed by Ubuntu users from around the world— Learn about the extended Ubuntu community, which includes translators; software developers; teachers; people who love to hand out CDs and help friends try free software; artists; people who write documentation, tips, and guides; accountants; and even a lawyer or two.— Covers both Ubuntu and Kubuntu desktop systems— Explains Ubuntu Server installation and basic administration, complete with advanced installer features like LVM and RAID
This book comes with a version of Ubuntu that can run right off the DVD, as well as the complete set of supported packages for Ubuntu, including Kubuntu. Try out Ubuntu on the DVD. If you want to keep it, install it directly from your desktop.

Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway

Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway
Publisher: O'Reilly Media (July 12, 2005) | ISBN-10: 0596001738 | CHM | 0,9 Mb | 517 pages

Many programmers code by instinct, relying on convenient habits or a "style" they picked up early on. They aren't conscious of all the choices they make, like how they format their source, the names they use for variables, or the kinds of loops they use. They're focused entirely on problems they're solving, solutions they're creating, and algorithms they're implementing. So they write code in the way that seems natural, that happens intuitively, and that feels good.
But if you're serious about your profession, intuition isn't enough. Perl Best Practices author Damian Conway explains that rules, conventions, standards, and practices not only help programmers communicate and coordinate with one another, they also provide a reliable framework for thinking about problems, and a common language for expressing solutions. This is especially critical in Perl, because the language is designed to offer many ways to accomplish the same task, and consequently it supports many incompatible dialects.
With a good dose of Aussie humor, Dr. Conway (familiar to many in the Perl community) offers 256 guidelines on the art of coding to help you write better Perl code--in fact, the best Perl code you possibly can. The guidelines cover code layout, naming conventions, choice of data and control structures, program decomposition, interface design and implementation, modularity, object orientation, error handling, testing, and debugging.
They're designed to work together to produce code that is clear, robust, efficient, maintainable, and concise, but Dr. Conway doesn't pretend that this is the one true universal and unequivocal set of best practices. Instead, Perl Best Practices offers coherent and widely applicable suggestions based on real-world experience of how code is actually written, rather than on someone's ivory-tower theories on how software ought to be created.
Most of all, Perl Best Practices offers guidelines that actually work, and that many developers around the world are already using. Much like Perl itself, these guidelines are about helping you to get your job done, without getting in the way.

Advanced Perl Programming by Simon Cozens

Advanced Perl Programming by Simon Cozens
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (June 1, 2005) | ISBN-10: 0596004567 | CHM | 0,9 Mb | 281 pages

With a worldwide community of users and more than a million dedicated programmers, Perl has proven to be the most effective language for the latest trends in computing and business. Every programmer must keep up with the latest tools and techniques. This updated version of Advanced Perl Programming from O'Reilly gives you the essential knowledge of the modern Perl programmer. Whatever your current level of Perl expertise, this book will help you push your skills to the next level and become a more accomplished programmer. O'Reilly's most high-level Perl tutorial to date, Advanced Perl Programming, Second Edition teaches you all the complex techniques for production-ready Perl programs. This completely updated guide clearly explains concepts such as introspection, overriding built-ins, extending Perl's object-oriented model, and testing your code for greater stability. Other topics include:
— Complex data structures — Parsing — Templating toolkits — Working with natural language data — Unicode — Interaction with C and other languages In addition, this guide demystifies once complex topics like object-relational mapping and event-based development-arming you with everything you need to completely upgrade your skills. Praise for the Second Edition: "Sometimes the biggest hurdle to problem solving isn't the subject itself but rather the sheer number of modules Perl provides. Advanced Perl Programming walks you through Perl's TMTOWTDI ("There's More Than One Way To Do It") forest, explaining and comparing the best modules for each task so you can intelligently apply them in a variety of situations." --Rocco Caputo, lead developer of POE "It has been said that sufficiently advanced Perl code is indistinguishable from magic. This book of spells goes a long way to unlocking those secrets. It has the power to transform the most humble programmer into a Perl wizard." --Andy Wardley "The information here isn't theoretical. It presents tools and techniques for solving real problems cleanly and elegantly." --Curtis 'Ovid' Poe " Advanced Perl Programming collects hard-earned knowledge from some of the best programmers in the Perl community, and explains it in a way that even novices can apply immediately." --chromatic, Editor of

Intermediate Perl by Randal L. Schwartz

Intermediate Perl by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, Brian D Foy
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (March 8, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0596102062 | CHM | 0,5 Mb | 256 pages

Perl is a versatile, powerful programming language used in a variety of disciplines, ranging from system administration to web programming to database manipulation. One slogan of Perl is that it makes easy things easy and hard things possible. Intermediate Perl is about making the leap from the easy things to the hard ones.
Originally released in 2003 as Learning Perl Objects, References, and Modules and revised and updated for Perl 5.8, this book offers a gentle but thorough introduction to intermediate programming in Perl. Written by the authors of the best-selling Learning Perl, it picks up where that book left off. Topics include:

— Packages and namespaces — References and scoping — Manipulating complex data structures — Object-oriented programming — Writing and using modules — Testing Perl code — Contributing to CPAN
Following the successful format of Learning Perl, we designed each chapter in the book to be small enough to be read in just an hour or two, ending with a series of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. To use the book, you just need to be familiar with the material in Learning Perl and have ambition to go further.

Perl is a different language to different people. It is a quick scripting tool for some, and a fully-featured object-oriented language for others. It is used for everything from performing quick global replacements on text files, to crunching huge, complex sets of scientific data that take weeks to process. Perl is what you make of it. But regardless of what you use Perl for, this book helps you do it more effectively, efficiently, and elegantly.

Intermediate Perl is about learning to use Perl as a programming language, and not just a scripting language. This is the book that turns the Perl dabbler into the Perl programmer.

Windows Administration at the Command Line for Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000

Windows Administration at the Command Line for Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000: In the Field Results by John Paul Mueller
Publisher: Sybex (April 17, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0470010002 | PDF | 15,1 Mb | 552 pages

The last thing you want as a busy systems administrator is to click endlessly through the Windows GUI every time you need to perform a simple task. Want a better solution? Windows Administration at the Command Line reacquaints you with the often-overlooked utilities accessible through the command line in Windows 2003, XP, and 2000. Locate files, check system status, secure and monitor systems, and best of all, save time by using scripts to automate your time-consuming management tasks. This practical book reveals all the command line utilities and puts them right at your fingertips. The only resource on the market with the complete set of Windows command line utilities, this hands-on reference gives you solutions that yield superior results compared to GUI-based utilities, increasing your productivity in the field.

Inside you'll find:
* The complete set of all Windows command line utilities
* Real world scenarios that focus on practical applications
* Information on third-party utilities and scripting techniques
* Instructions for using the .NET Framework utilities
* A preview of Windows Vista utilities including detailed instructions for using Monad and MSH
* An appendix with 52 command line tricks and techniques

MySQL Database Design and Tuning (Developer's Library) by Robert D Schneider

MySQL Database Design and Tuning (Developer's Library) by Robert D Schneider
Publisher: MySQL Press (June 13, 2005) | ISBN-10: 0672327651 | CHM | 8,5 Mb | 432 pages

The authoritative, hands-on guide to advanced MySQL programming and administration techniques for high performance is here. MySQL Database Design and Tuning is the only guide with coverage of both the basics and advanced topics, including reliability, performance, optimization and tuning for MySQL. This clear, concise and unique source for the most reliable MySQL performance information will show you how to:

— Deploy the right MySQL product for your performance needs. — Set up a performance management and monitoring environment using tools from MySQL. — Implement the right indexing strategy — Apply good performance strategy when developing software to work with the MySQL database. — Configure dozens of variable to correctly tune the MySQL engine.
If you deal with the intricacies and challenges of advanced MySQL functionality on a daily basis, you will be able to build on your knowledge with author Robert Schneider's real-world experiences in MySQL Database Design and Tuning.

MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide (MySQL Press) by Paul DuBois

MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide (MySQL Press) by Paul DuBois, Stefan Hinz, Carsten Pedersen
Publisher: MySQL Press; Bk&CD-Rom edition (August 24, 2005) | ISBN-10: 0672328127 | CHM | 1,6 Mb | 672 pages

This is the official guide to passing the two MySQL certification tests for MySQL 5, the long-awaited major revision of MySQL. It includes a voucher for 25 percent off either exam-a $50 value! The number of MySQL certification exams taken has doubled in the last six months. lists the MySQL certification as one of the top 10 certifications to grow in 2005. MySQL professionals need a way to distinguish themselves from the vast majority of database administrators and developers. With more than 4 million active installations, MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database. Known for its speed, reliability and case of use, MySQL has become a low-cost alternative to expensive database systems such as Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. MySQL AB has aggressively improved the feature set of MySQL with MySQL 5, making it more suitable for enterprise-level applications and uses. The MySQL certification tests, available at over 3,000 PearsonVUE testing centers, is a key component of this enterprise growth strategy, establishing a base level of skills for database users, administrators and programmers.
The MySQL Core Certification is aimed at the database user who wants proof of his or her abilities in such fundamental areas as SQL, data entry and maintenance, and data extraction. The MySQL Professional Certification test is designed for the advanced user who wants to prove his or her knowledge in such areas as database management, installation, security, disaster prevention and optimization. Both tests are thoroughly covered in the MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide. Written by Paul DuBois, the leading author of books on MySQL topics, and reviewed for technical accuracy by MySQL AB, this book is the fastest, most reliable way for MySQL users, developers, and administrators to prepare for either of the MySQL tests.

MySQL Stored Procedure Programming by Guy Harrison

MySQL Stored Procedure Programming by Guy Harrison, Steven Feuerstein
Publisher: O'Reilly Media (March 28, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0596100892 | CHM | 4,1 Mb | 609 pages

The implementation of stored procedures in MySQL 5.0 a huge milestone -- one that is expected to lead to widespread enterprise adoption of the already extremely popular MySQL database. If you are serious about building the web-based database applications of the future, you need to get up to speed quickly on how stored procedures work -- and how to build them the right way. This book, destined to be the bible of stored procedure development, is a resource that no real MySQL programmer can afford to do without.

In the decade since MySQL burst on the scene, it has become the dominant open source database, with capabilities and performance rivaling those of commercial RDBMS offerings like Oracle and SQL Server. Along with Linux and PHP, MySQL is at the heart of millions of applications. And now, with support for stored procedures, functions, and triggers in MySQL 5.0, MySQL offers the programming power needed for true enterprise use.

MySQL's new procedural language has a straightforward syntax, making it easy to write simple programs. But it's not so easy to write secure, easily maintained, high-performance, and bug-free programs. Few in the MySQL world have substantial experience yet with stored procedures, but Guy Harrison and Steven Feuerstein have decades of combined expertise.
In MySQL Stored Procedure Programming, they put that hard-won experience to good use. Packed with code examples and covering everything from language basics to application building to advanced tuning and best practices, this highly readable book is the one-stop guide to MySQL development. It consists of four major sections:

— MySQL stored programming fundamentals -- tutorial, basic statements, SQL in stored programs, and error handling — Building MySQL stored programs -- transaction handling, built-in functions, stored functions, and triggers — MySQL stored programs in applications -- using stored programs with PHP, Java, Perl, Python, and .NET (C# and VB.NET) — Optimizing MySQL stored programs -- security, basic and advanced SQL tuning, optimizing stored program code, and programming best practices
A companion web site contains many thousands of lines of code, that you can put to use immediately.

Guy Harrison is Chief Architect of Database Solutions at Quest Software and a frequent speaker and writer on MySQL topics. Steven Feuerstein is the author of Oracle PL/SQL Programming, the classic reference for Oracle stored programming for more than ten years. Both have decades of experience as database developers, and between them they have authored a dozen books.

The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun

The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun
Publisher: O'Reilly Media (April 22, 2005) | ISBN-10: 0596007868 | CHM | 4,7 Mb | 488 pages

"'The Art of Project Management' covers it all--from practical methods for making sure work gets done right and on time, to the mindset that can make you a great leader motivating your team to do their best. Reading this was like reading the blueprint for how the best projects are managed at Microsoft... I wish we always put these lessons into action!" --Joe Belfiore, General Manager, E-home Division, Microsoft Corporation "Berkun has written a fast paced, jargon-free and witty guide to what he wisely refers to as the 'art' of project management. It's a great introduction to the discipline. Seasoned and new managers will benefit from Berkun's perspectives." --Joe Mirza, Director, CNET Networks ( "Most books with the words 'project management' in the title are dry tomes. If that's what you are expecting to hear from Berkun's book, you will be pleasantly surprised. Sure, it's about project management. But it's also about creativity, situational problem-solving, and leadership. If you're a team member, project manager, or even a non-technical stakeholder, Scott offers dozens of practical tools and techniques you can use, and questions you can ask, to ensure your projects succeed." --Bill Bliss, Senior VP of product and customer experience, In The Art of Project Management, you'll learn from a veteran manager of software and web development how to plan, manage, and lead projects. This personal account of hard lessons learned over a decade of work in the industry distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice. Inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, this is the book you and your team need to have within arms reach. It will serve you well with your current work, and on future projects to come. Topics include:
— How to make things happen — Making good decisions — Specifications and requirements — Ideas and what to do with them — How not to annoy people — Leadership and trust — The truth about making dates — What to do when things go wrong

Web Security, Privacy and Commerce, 2nd Edition by Simson Garfinkel

Web Security, Privacy and Commerce, 2nd Edition by Simson Garfinkel
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (January 15, 2002) | ISBN-10: 0596000456 | CHM | 6,1 Mb | 800 pages

Since the first edition of this classic reference was published, World Wide Web use has exploded and e-commerce has become a daily part of business and personal life. As Web use has grown, so have the threats to our security and privacy--from credit card fraud to routine invasions of privacy by marketers to web site defacements to attacks that shut down popular web sites. Web Security, Privacy & Commerce goes behind the headlines, examines the major security risks facing us today, and explains how we can minimize them. It describes risks for Windows and Unix, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, and a wide range of current programs and produ

The Relational Database Dictionary

The Relational Database Dictionary: A Comprehensive Glossary of Relational Terms and Concepts, with Illustrative Examples by Chris J. Date
Publisher: O'Reilly Media (August 1, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0596527985 | CHM | 0,2 Mb | 113 pages

Avoid misunderstandings that can affect the design, programming, and use of database systems. Whether you're using Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, or PostgreSQL, The Relational Database Dictionary will prevent confusion about the precise meaning of database-related terms (e.g., attribute, 3NF, one-to-many correspondence, predicate, repeating group, join dependency), helping to ensure the success of your database projects. Carefully reviewed for clarity, accuracy, and completeness, this authoritative and comprehensive quick-reference contains more than 600 terms, many with examples, covering issues and concepts arising from the relational model of data.
This one-of-a-kind dictionary provides a single, compact source where DBAs, database designers, DBMS implementers, application developers, and database professors and students can find the accurate definitions they need on a daily basis, information that isn't readily available anywhere else. If you're working with or learning about relational databases, you need this pocket-sized quick-reference.

.NET Windows Forms in a Nutshell

.NET Windows Forms in a Nutshell
O'Reilly Media; 1 edition | ISBN: 0596003382 | March 2003 | 936 pages | CHM (1 Mb)

.NET Windows Forms are a powerful technology for building a large class of applications for the Windows .NET platform. They offer nearly the same power and flexibility of classic Win32 development, but for a fraction of the effort. The programming model is lean and streamlined, and many of the tedious details that developers used to have to spend time on are now dealt with automatically by the platform. .NET Windows Forms in a Nutshell offers an accelerated introduction to this next-generation of rich user interface development. The book provides an all-inclusive guide for experienced programmers using the .NET Windows Forms platform to develop Windows applications, along with a compact but remarkably complete reference to the .NET Framework Class Library (FCL) Windows Forms namespaces and types. The authors present solid coverage of the fundamental building blocks, such as Controls, Forms, Menus, and GDI+, and enough detail to help you build your own fully featured reusable visual components so you can write visual component libraries as well as standalone applications. .NET Windows Forms in a Nutshell aims to provide not just the practical information and advice required to get programs working, but also to communicate the rationale behind the various parts of Windows Forms' design. The authors show how the thinking behind the framework enhances your productivity substantially. The new framework allows you to guess correctly what "the Right Way" to do things is a majority of the time, even if you've never tried what you're doing before. No more digging around in documentation for days to try to find the bit of information you need to use one particular feature. Anyone who is involved in user interface development will appreciate the ease of creation and expanded capabilities provided by .NET Windows Forms, as well as the in-depth focus and straight-forward approach this book brings. Included on CD is an add-in that will integrate the book's reference directly into the help files of Visual Studio .NET.

AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications

AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications
Packt Publishing | ISBN: 1904811825 | March 3, 2006 | 284 pages | PDF (3 Mb)

Building Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and PHP is the most practical and efficient resource a reader can get to enter the exciting world of AJAX. This book will teach you how to create faster, lighter, better web applications by using the AJAX ingredients technologies to their full potential. Assuming a basic knowledge of PHP, XML, JavaScript and MySQL, this book will help you understand how the heart of AJAX beats and how the constituent technologies work together. After teaching the foundations, the book will walk you through eight real-world case studies covering tasks you’ll be likely to need for your own applications: - AJAX enabled form-validation page - Online chat room - Customized type-ahead text entry solution, that helps users find the help page for the PHP functions - A simple cards game that supports multiple simultaneous sessions - Whiteboard where online users can draw online - Database-enabled, editable and customizable data grid - RSS aggregator application - Use the JavaScript toolkit to build a drag&drop enabled sortable list The appendixes guide you through installing your working environment, using powerful tools that enable debugging, improving, and profiling your code, working with XSLT and XPath, and working with existing AJAX frameworks.

AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Bible

AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Bible
Wiley | ISBN: 0764569899 | July 23, 2004 | 1296 pages | PDF (31 Mb)

* Now revised and updated for the latest program versions, this bestseller is a comprehensive reference and tutorial for architects, engineers, drafters, and others using the leading computer-assisted design software, AutoCAD, or its "lite" version, AutoCAD LT
* Begins with AutoCAD basics, including the AutoCAD interface and commands, and progresses to complex topics such as programming and customization
* No AutoCAD experience is required to use this book, and a Quick Start guide shows beginning AutoCAD users how to create a technical drawing their very first day
* More than 150 tutorials use drawings collected from AutoCAD pros, giving readers valuable, real-world experience
* Includes coverage of AutoCAD LT, the world's most popular inexpensive 2D technical drawing program

Beginning ASP.NET Databases Using VB.NET

Beginning ASP.NET Databases Using VB.NET
Wrox; New Ed edition | ISBN: 076454375X | June 15, 2002 | 480 pages | CHM (12 Mb)

What is this book about? For a web site to offer its users an experience that improves on that of newspapers or textbooks, it needs a way to change the information it contains dynamically - and that means it needs access to a data source. Through the combination of ASP.NET and ADO.NET, Microsoft provides everything necessary to access, read from, and write to a database, and then allow web users to view and manipulate that data from a web browser. In this book, we'll show you how it's done.

What does this book cover?

Packed with clear explanations and hands-on examples, Beginning ASP.NET Databases contains everything you'll need on your journey to becoming a confident, successful programmer of data-driven web sites. In particular, we'll look at:
* Connecting to common data sources, including SQL Server and MS Access
* Reading data with data reader and dataset objects
* Creating and deleting records, and editing data
* Displaying data with ASP.NET's web server controls
* Writing and using stored procedures from VB.NET code
* Placing your data access code in reusable class libraries
* The book closes with a real-world case study that consolidates the tutorials throughout the book into a practical result.

Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing

Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition | ISBN: 0195517334 | January 6, 2005 | 208 pages | PDF (3 Mb)

Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2E is a practical step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. The book combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong
foundation of knowledge. The text treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not an abstract exercise in logic. The book not only provides detailed advice on how to practise analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. In particular, it
emphasises how to develop arguments that are coherent and that take account of their audience and context.