Jul 25, 2008

Professional Visual Basic 2008

Bill Evjen, Billy Hollis, Bill Sheldon, Kent Sharkey, "Professional Visual Basic 2008"
Wrox | ISBN-10: 0470191368 | May 5, 2008 | 1420 pages | PDF | 17.5MB

The 2008 version of Visual Basic is tremendously enhanced and introduces dramatic new concepts, techniques, and features to this popular object-oriented language. Written by an elite author team who are sympathetic to the challenges of learning VB 2008, this comprehensive book provides a clear and concise approach to using VB 2008 in the ever-expanding .NET world.

This book focuses on using the latest and most powerful tools from the Microsoft arsenal within your Visual Basic solutions. Looking closely at LINQ, AJAX, a new Visual Studio and more, you'll be able to take lessons from this book and apply them to what you are doing today. You'll examine everything from the .NET Framework to the best practices for deploying .NET applications to database access and integrating with other technologies, such as COM and XML.


Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007

Andrew Connell, "Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007"
Wrox | ISBN-10: 0470224754 | June 23, 2008 | 456 pages | PDF | 7.3MB
  • The first book to focus on SharePoint Server as a robust platform for Web content
  • Written by two SharePoint MVPs, this book walks developers through creating a Web content management platform on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
  • Begins with an overview of the various features of MOSS, Web Content Management (WCM) fundamentals, and the services available on the Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) platform
  • Examines each aspect of a typical development project using the sample site throughout, which demonstrates key points, design elements, and development approaches
  • Addresses SharePoint site columns, content types, master pages, and page layouts; creating a minimal SharePoint site definition; and creating WSS solution packages with Visual Studio
  • Also covers field types and field controls, customizing the SharePoint authoring environment, and authentication and authorization


Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008

Ivor Horton, "Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008"
Wrox | ISBN-10: 0470225904 | March 31, 2008 | 1392 pages | PDF | 9MB

Proudly presenting the latest edition of one of the all-time bestselling books on the C++ language, successful author Ivor Horton repeats the formula that has made each previous edition so popular by teaching you both the standard C++ language and C++/CLI as well as Visual C++ 2008. Thoroughly updated for the 2008 release, this book shows you how to build real-world applications using Visual C++ and guides you through the ins and outs of C++ development.


Optimal Portfolio Modeling, CD-ROM includes Models Using Excel and R: Models to Maximize Returns and Control Risk in Excel and R

Philip McDonnell, "Optimal Portfolio Modeling, CD-ROM includes Models Using Excel and R: Models to Maximize Returns and Control Risk in Excel and R"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470117664 | February 8, 2008 | 297 pages | PDF | 17.5MB

Optimal Portfolio Modeling is an easily accessible introduction to portfolio modeling for those who prefer an intuitive approach to this discipline. While early chapters provide engaging insights on the statistical properties of markets, this book quickly moves on to illustrate invaluable trading and risk control models based on popular programs such as Excel and the statistical modeling language R. This reliable resource presents modeling formulas that will allow you to effectively maximize the performance, minimize the drawdown, and manage the risk of your portfolio.


IT Compliance and Controls: Best Practices for Implementation

James J., IV DeLuccia, "IT Compliance and Controls: Best Practices for Implementation"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470145013 | April 4, 2008 | 274 pages | PDF | 1.1MB

A considerable degree of attention has been placed on organizations to improve and disclose the state of Information Technology (IT) internal controls within the United States as a result of several regulations, most prominently, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404. Whether the result of a newly induced government mandate, a recent court ruling, industry trade groups, or from concerned stakeholders in the organization, these regulations have the ability to disrupt business. But no matter what the source, organizations are being strongly encouraged to have IT internal controls and to disclose these to the requesting parties. Dispensing invaluable insight into the complex world of interweaving government and industry mandates from around the world, IT Compliance and Controls provides a road map to effectively answer the question, "How much is enough?"


FileMaker Pro 9 Bible

Ray Cologon, Dennis R. Cohen, "FileMaker Pro 9 Bible"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470177438 | March 14, 2008 | 768 pages | PDF | 11.5MB

FileMaker Pro 9 Bible provides step-by-step procedures for using virtually all FileMaker Pro features and performing all tasks. This best-selling volume has been completely rewritten to focus on FileMaker application development using FileMaker Pro 9, the latest version of FileMaker Pro workgroup database. Applicable to both the Mac and Windows versions of FileMaker Pro, this title shows readers how to create and work with databases and includes detailed ScriptMaker (scripting) explanations for creating customized FileMaker applications. Other topics covered include calculations and computations; data exchange; creating and using templates; linking databases; using FileMaker in workgroups; Web publishing; plug-ins; and advanced database connectivity.


Connections: Patterns of Discovery

H. Peter Alesso, Craig F. Smith, "Connections: Patterns of Discovery"
Wiley-IEEE Press | ISBN-10: 0470118814 | January 14, 2008 | 224 pages | PDF | 1.1MB

Many people envision scientists as dispassionate characters who slavishly repeat experiments until ‘eureka’ - something unexpected happens. Actually, there is a great deal more to the story of scientific discovery, but 'seeing the big picture' is not easy. Connections: Patterns of Discovery uses the primary tools of forecasting and three archetypal patterns of discovery — the Serendipity, the Proof of Principle, and 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration — to discern relationships of past developments to synthesize a cohesive and compelling vision for the future. It challenges readers to think of the consequences of extrapolating trends, such as Moore’s Law, to either reach real machine intelligence or retrench in the face of physical limitations. From this perspective, the book draws "the big picture" for the Information Revolution’s innovations in chips, devices, software, and networks.


Connect!: A Guide to a New Way of Working from GigaOM's Web Worker Daily

Anne Truitt Zelenka, "Connect!: A Guide to a New Way of Working from GigaOM's Web Worker Daily"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470223987 | January 3, 2008 | 294 pages | PDF | 2MB

If you use the web to reach out beyond the confines of your office, cubicle, or home to connect and collaborate with others doing the same thing, you’re a web worker. In this book you'll learn how to use new web tools, discover sites and services you might want to try, and meet the social web where people are as important as corporations. You’ll learn how people are working in new ways because of the web, and how you can too.


Canon EOS 40D Digital Field Guide

Charlotte K. Lowrie, "Canon EOS 40D Digital Field Guide"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470260440 | April 7, 2008 | 301 pages | PDF | 11.8MB

In the Canon EOS 40D, speed and reliability meet superior image quality and affordability. And the more you know about your camera, the better your images will be. So don't wait another minute. Learn how to work with color spaces and white balance, use Live View, set up the 40D for your shooting style, set and evaluate exposure, and more. Get helpful tips and advice that you can use every time in this handy guide that goes wherever you take pictures.


Master Visually Excel 2007

Elaine Marmel, "Master Visually Excel 2007"
Visual | ISBN: 0470181702 | March 10, 2008 | 775 pages | PDF | 45.5MB

Master Visually Excel 2007 covers the basics of using the program, such as navigating in worksheets and workbooks and understanding how to enter information into a worksheet, as well as intermediate through advance features, such as using formulas and functions and finding and controlling formulaic errors. A two-color, step-by-step consumer guide it features screen shots with specific, numbered instructions showing the actions users need to perform to execute certain tasks. In-depth, complete coverage of Excel 2007 allows users to grow at ones own pace and achieve anything from a basic understanding of this dynamic data tool to higher level productivity using the advanced features found in Excel.


Optical System Design, Second Edition

Robert F. Fischer, "Optical System Design, Second Edition"
McGraw-Hill Professional | ISBN-10: 0071472487 | January 24, 2008 | 809 pages | PDF | 13MB

Honed for more than 20 years in an SPIE professional course taught by renowned optical systems designer Robert E. Fischer, Optical System Design, Second Edition brings you the latest cutting-edge design techniques and more than 400 detailed diagrams that clearly illustrate every major procedure in optical design.

This thoroughly updated resource helps you work better and faster with computer-aided optical design techniques, diffractive optics, and the latest applications, including digital imaging, telecommunications, and machine vision. No need for complex, unnecessary mathematical derivations-instead, you get hundreds of examples that break the techniques down into understandable steps.


How to Do Everything: Digital Camera, 5th edition

Dave Johnson, "How to Do Everything: Digital Camera, 5th edition"
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN-10: 0071495800 | February 13, 2008 | 428 pages | PDF | 17MB

Now you can take professional-quality shots every time-no matter what kind of digital camera you're using. Completely updated for the latest technologies, How to Do Everything: Digital Camera, Fifth Edition shows you how to take full advantage of all of your camera's features and settings. You'll learn the fundamentals of photography, composition, lighting, and exposure, and get techniques for different subjects and situations. The book also explains how to use a variety of photo-editing tools and offers expert tips for storing, sharing, and printing your photographs.


Genealogy Online for Dummies, 5th Edition

April Leigh Helm, Matthew L. Helm, "Genealogy Online for Dummies, 5th Edition"
For Dummies | ISBN-10: 0470240571 | March 17, 2008 | 366 pages | PDF | 5MB

The Helms have put together an excellent introductory guide to doing genealogical research online. They've avoided the usual trap of organizing their book by resources, which may be easy for the author but makes it harder on the user. So instead of devoting this chapter to useful Web sites, that chapter to valuable newsgroups, and so forth, they've organized the book in a way closer to the way you'd organize good family research.


Jul 23, 2008

Vegas Pro 8 Editing Workshop

Douglas Spotted Eagle, "Vegas Pro 8 Editing Workshop"
Focal Press | ISBN-10: 0240810465 | March 28, 2008 | 528 pages | PDF | 25MB

Master the Vegas Pro 8 toolset, including its industry-leading HD and audio capabilities. This comprehensive guide delivers the nuts and bolts of the essential tasks, from installing the application to outputting, together with practical editing techniques and real-world examples for working more efficiently.


Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems

Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Eliezer Geisler, "Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems"
Medical Information Science Reference | ISBN-10: 1599048892 | June 17, 2008 | 1566 pages | PDF | 20MB

Healthcare, a vital industry that touches most of us in our lives, faces major challenges in demographics, technology, and finance. Longer life expectancy and an aging population, technological advancements that keep people younger and healthier, and financial issues are a constant strain on healthcare organizations resources and management. Focusing on the organizations ability to improve access, quality, and value of care to the patient may present possible solutions to these challenges.


Mac OS X Leopard Bible

Samuel A. Litt, Thomas Clancy, Jr., Warren G. Gottlieb, Douglas B. Heyman, Elizabeth Costa-Woods, Seth B. Zuckerman, "Mac OS X Leopard Bible"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470041749 | March 10, 2008 | 953 pages | PDF | 18MB

The beauty of Leopard is that there is so much more than meets the eye, including over 300 new enhancements and its ability to run on both Intel PCs and PowerPC Macs. This comprehensive reference is your best guide on how to tame this powerful new cat. You'll find the latest technologies, new wireless networking, cool Dashboard widgets, a reflective Dock, and more. Discover secret tips and workarounds that even Apple doesn't know about.


Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Doug Lowe, "Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition"
For Dummies | ISBN-10: 0470179155 | March 17, 2008 | 876 pages | PDF | 11MB

Packed with new and updated material on Windows Server 2008, the latest Red Hat(r) Fedora(r), Vista, and Office 2007, and the most up-to-date wireless standards, this solitary reference contains everything you need to manage both large and small networks. With these ten minibooks, you'll discover how to make your network share information in the most efficient way possible.


Mastering Dojo: JavaScript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences

Craig Riecke, Rawld Gill, Alex Russell, "Mastering Dojo: JavaScript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences"
Pragmatic Bookshelf | ISBN-10: 1934356115 | June 18, 2008 | 568 pages | PDF | 10MB

Imagine a true thin-client web application environment, with no browser incompatibilities, no plugins, and an interface that’s closer to a desktop app. You can have it all, today. Welcome to The Dojo Toolkit.
Dojo is a set of client-side JavaScript tools that help you build better web applications. Dojo blurs the line between local, native applications and browser based applications; the browser becomes the user interface platform. "Modern" browsers provide an incomplete, inconvenient, and incompatible programming environment, but Dojo eliminates these problems. While there are many JavaScript libraries available, most focus on just one thing (for example, effects libraries, perceived JavaScript omissions, or HTML widgets). Dojo addresses all of these functional areas-and many others-extensively.


Composing Digital Music For Dummies

Russell Dean Vines, "Composing Digital Music For Dummies"
For Dummies | ISBN: 0470170956 | March 2008 | 357 pages | 9.3MB

This friendly, plain-English guide explains all of the digital music basics, including how to work with the latest hardware and software, use templates from the companion CD-ROM to make a quick start, build your first tune, and save it in different formats. You’ll also find out how to add instruments to your score, set tempos and keys, create chord symbols and show fretboards, add lyrics to your tune, and much more. Discover how to:
  • Write and arrange digital music
  • Determine what — if any — equipment you need
  • Create your own ringtones and mp3s
  • Compose with a MIDI controller, or a mouse
  • Work with notation software
  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Publish your creations on the Internet
  • Build your own tune from scratch
  • Extract parts from your score for each instrument


Programming Visual Basic 2008

Tim Patrick, "Programming Visual Basic 2008: Build .NET 3.5 Applications with Microsoft's RAD Tool for Business [ILLUSTRATED]"
O'Reilly Media | ISBN: 0596518439 | May 27, 2008 | 780 pages | PDF | 6MB

Ever since Visual Basic was merged into .NET, it's become the core language for creating business applications with Windows. The latest version, VB 2008, is even more useful -- and provides even more incentive for migrating from VB 6. All it lacks is a good book on how to harness its power. Programming Visual Basic 2008 fills the void. Written in a lively and engaging style by a developer who's grown up with Visual Basic, including both VB 6 and VB .NET, this hands-on guide addresses the core topics of the new VB, from basic to complex, with plenty of code examples. Programming Visual Basic 2008 also examines .NET programming from the application level with a chapter-by-chapter plan for developing, documenting, and deploying a full data-driven application. You learn, step-by-step, how to build and deploy a library management system, complete with patron, inventory, and barcode support.


Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems

John Boardman, Brian Sauser, "Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems"
CRC Press | ISBN: 1420054910 | January 17, 2008 | 240 pages | PDF | 5.9MB

By examining the links and interactions between elements of a system, systems thinking is becoming increasingly relevant when dealing with global challenges, from terrorism to energy to healthcare. Addressing these seemingly intractable systems problems in our society, Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems focuses on the inherent opportunities and difficulties of a systems approach. Taking an engineering systems view toward systems thinking, the authors place a high value on the thinking process and the things applied to this process.


MoCap for Artists: Workflow and Techniques for Motion Capture

Midori Kitagawa, Brian Windsor, "MoCap for Artists: Workflow and Techniques for Motion Capture"
Focal Press | ISBN: 0240810007 | March 28, 2008 | 224 pages | PDF | 5.5MB

Make motion capture part of you graphics and effects arsenal with a mastery of the state-of-the-art systems and workflows.


101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site, 7th edition

Susan Sweeney ,"101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site: Filled With Proven Internet Marketing Tips, Tools, Techniques, and Resources to Increase Your Web Site Traffic, 7th edition"
Maximum Press | ISBN: 188506845X | July 2008 | 392 pages | PDF | 2.9MB

In this freshly updated Seventh Edition, Susan Sweeney helps you get on top of the latest Web 2.0 trends and techniques such as RSS, blogs, podcasting, consumer generated media, and mobile marketing. This book (along with the “members only” companion Web site) gives you practical tips, tools, techniques, and step-by-step strategies to help you increase your conversions and make more money online. Entrepreneurs, corporate marketing managers, small business owners, consultants, Webmasters, individuals, new media professionals, and Web site designers will all find this book invaluable for developing their online strategies.


Building an Effective Information Security Policy Architecture

Sandy Bacik, "Building an Effective Information Security Policy Architecture"
CRC | ISBN: 142005905X | May 20, 2008 | 368 pages | PDF | 2.5MB

Information security teams are charged with developing and maintaining a set of documents that will protect the assets of an enterprise from constant threats and risks. In order for these safeguards and controls to be effective, they must suit the particular business needs of the enterprise.


Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprintfor effective Internet marketing

Kristopher B. Jones, "Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprintfor effective Internet marketing"
Visual | ISBN: 0470224487 | April 7, 2008 | 296 pages | PDF | 21MB

Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 140 key search engine optimization techniques, including:

  • Analyzing your competition
  • Researching and analyzing keywords
  • Developing your link building skills
  • Setting up blogs and communities
  • Using Google Analytics
  • Networking with Facebook and MySpace
  • Boosting traffic with Digg and StumbleUpon
  • Setting up pay-per-click campaigns
  • Discovering ways to monetize Web traffic
  • Installing valuable SEO plug-ins


The E-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning

Saul Carliner, Patti Shank, "The E-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning"
Pfeiffer | ISBN: 0787978310 | April 25, 2008 | PDF | 560 pages | 2.1MB

The e-Learning Handbook provides a critical reflection on the current state of e-learning with contributions from the world’s foremost e-learning experts and best-selling authors from academe and industry, including Margaret Driscoll; Brent Wilson Lee Christopher; William Horton, L. Wayne Precht, Harvey Singh, Jim Everidge, and Jane Bozarth; Pat Brogan; Patrick Parrish; Marc J. Rosenberg and Steve Forman; Pat McGee; Philip C. Abrami, Gretchen Lowerison, Roger Cote, and Marie-Claude Lavoie; Thomas C. Reeves, Jan Herrington, and Ron Oliver; and Patrick Lambe. The book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the technological, design, economic, evaluation, research, economic, and philosophical issues underlying e-learning. Each chapter includes a chart that summarizes the key take-away points, contains questions that are useful for guiding discussions, and offers suggestions of related links, books, papers, reports, and articles.


Jul 20, 2008

Effective Web Design

Ann Navarro, Tabinda Khan, "Effective Web Design"
Sybex | ISBN 0782128491 | April 2001 | 547 Pages | PDF | 6MB

This is a nuts and bolts coding book. In it are examples showing how to hand-code, in XHTML, sites that include images, links, tables, frames, style sheets--just about everything you might want. There's also extensive advice on planning your site design, knowing your audience, and doing e-business. The author's fundamental approach to effective Web design is what she terms the "cross-compatibility concept," which is based upon two principles: creating valid code in the first place and creating code that will cause an older browser to either pass on content it can't handle or offer "graceful degradation." This runs counter to similar books, which advise serving up different content depending upon the user's browser.


Managing Agile Projects

Sanjiv Augustine, "Managing Agile Projects"
Prentice Hall PTR | ISBN 0131240714 | May 22, 2005 | 264 Pages | PDF | 2MB

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