Aug 5, 2008

Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook

Brad Miser, "Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook"
Visual | ISBN-10: 0470224592 | March 24, 2008 | 383 pages | CHM | 110MB

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 MacBook tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:

  • Using the Dock and Dashboard
  • Managing Expose and Spaces
  • Video chatting with iChat
  • Setting up a .Mac account
  • Creating albums and photos in iPhoto
  • Protecting your system and data
  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules


Using Aspect-Oriented Programming for Trustworthy Software Development

Vladimir O. Safonov, "Using Aspect-Oriented Programming for Trustworthy Software Development"
Wiley-Interscience | ISBN-10: 0470138173 | May 19, 2008 | 338 pages | PDF | 1.3MB

Learn how to successfully implement trustworthy computing tasks using aspect-oriented programming.
This landmark publication fills a gap in the literature by not only describing the basic concepts of trustworthy computing (TWC) and aspect-oriented programming (AOP), but also exploring their critical interrelationships. The author clearly demonstrates how typical TWC tasks such as security checks, in-and-out conditions, and multi-threaded safety can be implemented using AOP.


Web 2.0 Heroes: Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers

Bradley L. Jones, "Web 2.0 Heroes: Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470241993 | April 14, 2008 | 273 pages | PDF | 1.9MB

If you are interested in learning about Web 2.0 and the history of its development, Web 2.0 Heroes: Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers contains all the information you need to understand Web 2.0 and its importance. Read first person accounts from industry leaders and innovators, who describe the influence and potential of Web 2.0, a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services that facilitate collaboration among users. Enjoy interviews with representatives from companies like eBay, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Adobe/Macromedia as you gain a greater understanding Web 2.0.

The Impact Makers
  • Max Mancini eBay
  • Alan Meckler
  • Eric Engleman Bloglines
  • Gina Bianchini Ning
  • Dorion Carroll Technorati
  • Raju Vegesna Zoho
  • Richard MacManus Read/Write Web & Web 2.0 WorkGroup
  • TJ Kang ThinkFree
  • Patrick Crane LinkedIn
  • Shaun Walker DotNetNuke
  • Biz Stone Twitter
  • Seth Steinberg Meebo
  • Joshua Schachter
  • Ranjith Kumaran YouSendIt
  • Garrett Camp StumbleUpon
  • Rodrigo Madanes Skype
  • Rod Smith IBM Corporation
  • Tim Harris Microsoft Corporation
  • Bob Brewin & Tim Bray Sun Microsystems
  • Michele Turner Adobe Corporation


Implementing NAP and NAC Security Technologies: The Complete Guide to Network Access Control

Daniel V. Hoffman, "Implementing NAP and NAC Security Technologies: The Complete Guide to Network Access Control"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470238380 | April 21, 2008 | 288 pages | PDF | 5.5MB

You're ready to see through the misconceptions and misinformation about NAP/NAC that might come your way. Here is an excellent resource for uncovering the actual vulnerabilities and exploits that the various NAP/NAC types can address. You'll find real-world hacking scenarios, along with complete implementation guidance for the right NAP/NAC solution. This guide will help you determine what type of solution makes the most sense, based upon the most prevalent risks in your environment.
  • Follow the actual steps hackers take to perform specific exploits
  • Determine which security solutions will stop the exploits from happening
  • Gain a strong understanding of the various NAP/NAC terms, standards, and organizations
  • Learn all about the standard components of any NAP/NAC solution
  • Analyze a security posture, set policies for device analysis, communicate to the device, and take action
  • Explore NAP and NAC solutions from different vendors, including Cisco(r) NAC, Microsoft(r) NAP, Mobile NAC, and Fiberlink Mobile NAC


Architecture-Independent Programming for Wireless Sensor Networks: An Architecture-Independent Approach

Amol B. Bakshi, Viktor K. Prasanna, "Architecture-Independent Programming for Wireless Sensor Networks: An Architecture-Independent Approach"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0471778893 | May 27, 2008 | 188 pages | PDF | 9.9MB

Following this book's clear explanations, examples, and illustrations, domain experts can design and deploy nontrivial networked sensing applications without much knowledge of the low-level networking aspects of deployment. This new approach is based on the Abstract Task Graph (ATaG), a data-driven programming model and an innovative methodology forarchitecture-independent programming and automatic software synthesis for sensor networks. ATaG programs are concise, understandable, and network-independent descriptions of global application functionality that can be automatically compiled onto any target deployment.


Adobe CS3 Web Workflows: Building Websites with Adobe Creative Suite 3

Joseph W. Lowery, "Adobe CS3 Web Workflows: Building Websites with Adobe Creative Suite 3"
Wiley | ISBN-10: 0470261277 | June 10, 2008 | 336 pages | PDF | 13.7MB

Today's Web is an artful blend of images, illustrations, text, animations, and video, all skillfully woven into a single package that is instantly delivered to the site visitor. And you, the Web designer, create that package. It's much easier when you know how to use all the tools in Adobe CS3 as they were intended to be used - together. This book describes the workflow from one product to another and details essential techniques in each program, so you can get your work done.


Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring: Including Plug-Ins and Hardware Devices

Max Schubert, Derrick Bennett, Jonathan Gines, Andrew Hay, John Strand, "Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring: Including Plug-Ins and Hardware Devices"
Syngress | ISBN-10: 1597492671 | May 22, 2008 | 432 pages | PDF | 3MB

Nagios is an Open Source network, hardware, and application monitoring program. It is designed to inform system administrators of problems on their networks before their clients, end-users or managers do. Nagios is a SysAdmin's best friend. Nagios is installed on over 300,000 machines worldwide, and truly is a global product: approximately 25.6% of users are in the U.S., and 30% in EMEA. Nagios can monitor everything from network bandwidth to the temperature and humidity in a server room. SysAdmins are able to use Nagios for such a variety of purposes through custom software "plug ins" and third party hardware. SysAdmins customize these plug ins instructing Nagios to monitor the servers, applications, or devices that are most critical to their network infrastructure. These plug ins also allow SysAdmins to integrate Nagios with other monitoring devices and applications like Snort and Wireshark. Nagios can also be fully integrated with third party environmental monitoring devices and remote power supplies. When Nagios detects a problem, it can notify the SysAdmin in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.). Current status information, historical logs, and reports can all be accessed via a web browser. Nagios could send a text message to a SysAdmin sitting on his couch at home that the temperature in the server room is too hot and could potentially damage the equipment. The SysAdmin can then check the status of the server from home using his Nagios Web interface, and then coordinate with the appropriate facility management personnel to check the air conditioning in the server room. This is merely one example of Nagios? capabilities. The same scenario could be applied to an overloaded Exchange server, a router being pounded by a Denial of Service Attack, or a user accessing or downloading unauthorized materials.

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ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting

Scott Spencer, "ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 047024996X | June 3, 2008 | 352 pages | PDF | 26.5MB

ZBrush's popularity is exploding giving more CG artists the power to create stunning digital art with a distinctively fine art feel. ZBrush Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting is the must-have guide to creating highly detailed, lush, organic models using the revolutionary ZBrush software. Digital sculptor Scott Spencer guides you through the full array of ZBrush tools, including brushes, textures and detailing. With a focus on both the artistry and the technical know-how, you'll learn how to apply traditional sculpting and painting techniques to 3D art while uncovering the "why" behind the "how" for each step. You'll gain inspiration and insight from the beautiful full-color illustrations and professional tips from experienced ZBrush artists included in the book. And, above all, you'll have a solid understanding of how applying time-honored artistic methods to your workflow can turn ordinary digital art into breathtaking digital masterpieces.


Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day, 2nd Edition

Jennifer Grappone, Gradiva Couzin, "Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day, 2nd Edition"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470226641 | April 14, 2008 | 359 pages | PDF | 6.7MB

Influence search engine results and bring targeted traffic to your website in just an hour day with the second edition of this bestselling SEO guide, Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day. Drawing on years of experience as successful SEO consultants, Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin provide detailed, practical, and often surprisingly simple techniques for increasing your online visibitlity and delivering stellar results. Their easy-to-follow strategies include setting SEO goals, optimizing your site for, search engines, blogs and social media, developing and implementing a strategy including both free and paid efforts, and using the latest tools to monitor trends, measure the competition, and track your results. Bracing as a shot of espresso, Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day is your step-by-step guide to putting your website in the spotlight.


MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-630

James Pyles, "MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-630"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470226633 | March 31, 2008 | 617 pages | PDF | 13.5MB

Qualified SharePoint administrators are in demand, and what better way to show your expertise in this growing field than with Microsoft's new MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuration certification. Inside, find everything you need to prepare for exam 70-630, including full coverage of exam topics such as configuring content management, managing business intelligence, and more.


Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2007

Richard Mansfield, "Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2007"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470279591 | April 28, 2008 | 888 pages | PDF | 8.5MB

Quickly learn to write macros, automate tasks, and create custom applications for Office 2007 with Microsoft’s Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) using the in-depth instructions in Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2007. Jump right into the basics of recording and running macros with Office’s built-in Macro Recorder, before you move quickly to the essentials of VBA syntax, using loops and functions, building effective code, and programming in Microsoft applications. Find page after page of easy-to-follow and fully up-to-date practical examples from Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.


Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2008

John A. Price, Brad Price, Scott Fenstermacher, "Mastering Active Directory for Windows Server 2008"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470249838 | June 23, 2008 | 768 pages | PDF | 8.5MB

If you are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Active Directory, you need this book. From Windows Server 2000 up through the new features available in Windows Server 2008, this comprehensive guide gives you the practical instruction, detailed explanations, and shortcuts you need to efficientlyadminister Active Directory, no matter which server platform you're on. Control all user accounts from one location, write batch files and scripts, and centrally manage all your resources with Active Directory and the invaluable information in this one-stop guide.


Introducing Reason 4

Cliff Truesdell, "Introducing Reason 4"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470249943 | April 14, 2008 | 435 pages | PDF | 6.6MB

Today's digital audio programs continue to grown and expand both in feature sets and complexity, and Reason, in particular, offers literally limitless possibilities for creating and sequencing digital audio. In this book you'll learn everything you need to know to create music with Reason 4. Starting with necessary information about system requirements and acquiring external hardware for your specific needs, recording engineer and musician Cliff Truesdell will walk you through how to install and configure the program. You'll then find detailed instructions and real-world examples that show you how to use all of the program's included instruments, effects and routing devices, followed by important tips on arranging, mixing, and exporting complete songs. By the time you're through, you'll have the tools and information you need to create your own workflow and be ready to harness the power of Reason 4's resources to make your own original music.


AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required

Jon McFarland, "AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470260580 | April 28, 2008 | 818 pages | PDF | 13.5MB

Learning AutoCAD, like learning any complex computer program, requires a significant commitment of time and attention and, to some extent, a tolerance for repetition. AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required is a simple, yet engaging tutorial that takes readers through an entire project, designing a simple cabin from start to finish, while helping them become familiar with AutoCAD tools and techniques. As you work your way through the book, you'll familiarize yourself with the AutoCAD interface and basic commands, develop efficient drawing strategies, learn how to work with AutoCAD's major features, get comfortable with the 3D modeling tools and methods for applying materials, and ultimately, build a set of drawings that document your progress through the project that can be used later as reference material if you need to refresh a specific skill.


Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics

Brian Clifton, "Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470253126 | March 31, 2008 | 364 pages | PDF | 10.8MB

Let Web metrics expert Brian Clifton help you maximize your website's potential. In this book you'll discover the information you need to get a true picture of your site's impact and stay competitive using Google Analytics. Featuring implementation techniques not documented elsewhere, this informative guide teaches you how to turn data into actionable information and optimize the user experience of your website for better conversions. You'll learn to:
  • Measure your web traffic, its sources and visitor engagements and understand its impact on ROI
  • Configure your data collection parameters to track all online marketing channels, Flash events, banners, and more
  • Follow best practices for tracking offline activities and learn how to extract, analyze, and integrate the collected data
  • Optimize checkout systems, pay-per-click campaigns (including AdWords), SEO, and email marketing efforts
  • Discover the benefits of ad version testing and the insight multivariate testing can bring


Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

John Paul Mueller, "Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies"
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN-10: 0470180447 | April 11, 2008 | 866 pages | PDF | 10MB

If you’ve been waiting impatiently for the arrival of Windows Server 2008, wait no more! It’s here, and so is Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies to help you install it, configure it, network with it, secure it, command it with Windows PowerShell, and more. Services best practices and the cool IIS Web server are covered too.

The eight powerful quick-reference manuals in this one-stop guide cover all the information you need to perform common administrative tasks with Windows Server 2008. You’ll find sure-handed guidance and considerable detail on everything from installation to figuring out why a user can’t gain access to resources on the server. You also see procedures for all common tasks — everything from setting up Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to promoting your server to a domain controller.


Laptops All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition

Corey Sandler, "Laptops All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition"
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN-10: 0470140925 | May 9, 2008 | 768 pages | PDF | 10.5MB
  • Builds on the huge success of Laptops For Dummies, now in its second edition.
  • Eight minibooks comprising nearly 850 pages give laptop owners the detailed information and advice they need to make the most of their computers
  • Offers focused content for new and intermediate laptop users, covering laptop basics and beyond, from synchronizing information with a desktop PC and coordinating e-mail between two computers to accessing the Internet or a desktop computer remotely
  • Minibooks include laptop basics, software for laptops, accessories to go, traveling with a laptop, security, networking a laptop, sources of power, and upgrading a laptop
  • Sales of laptops continue to outpace sales of desktop PCs, with retail laptop sales up 24 percent in the 2006 holiday season.


AutoCAD 2009 & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Lee Ambrosius, "AutoCAD 2009 & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies"
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN-10: 0470243783 | May 9, 2008 | 792 pages | PDF | 7.5MB

Nobody ever said AutoCAD was easy, which is why you need AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies! These nine minibooks cover all the stuff you need to know to set up AutoCAD for 2D or 3D, create drawings, modify and share them, publish your work, and more. There’s even a minibook devoted to increasing your options with AutoCAD LT!


Logic Pro 8: Audio and Music Production

Mark Cousins, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, "Logic Pro 8: Audio and Music Production"
Focal Press | ISBN-10: 0240520475 | May 5, 2008 | 384 pages | PDF | 22MB

Logic is a powerful piece of software that can often prove to be daunting and difficult to navigate but help is at hand whether you are a Pro or Express use. By providing comprehensive and systematic coverage of the software philosophy and the features of the programme in detail, this book will enable you to get the most out of Logic when creating music.


Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Controlling Convergent Networks

Travis Russell, "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Controlling Convergent Networks"
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN-10: 0071488529 | June 9, 2008 | 264 pages | PDF | 1.2MB

Consolidate divergent networks into one seamless, high-performance communications landscape using cutting-edge SIP technology, tools, and techniques. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Controlling Convergent Networks explains how to deliver Internet phone calls, IMs, video streams, and teleconferences across legacy, wireless, and wireline networks. Learn how to manage SIP sessions, build layers and proxies, interpret control codes, set up gateways, and comply with IETF and 3GPP standards. You'll also get details on using the latest methods, maximizing QoS, and implementing security measures.


MPLS: Next Steps, Volume 1

Bruce S. Davie, Adrian Farrel, "MPLS: Next Steps, Volume 1"
Morgan Kaufmann | ISBN-10: 0123744008 | April 11, 2008 | 424 pages | PDF | 3.5MB

This book brings all of the elements of MPLS together in a single volume, saving the reader the time and expense of making multiple purchases. It introduces MPLS, explains the basics, describes the control protocols, and discusses advanced topics, by the best and brightest experts in the field.


C++ Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing

Mark S. Joshi, "C++ Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing"
Cambridge University Press | ISBN-10: 0521832357 | September 6, 2004 | 214 pages | PDF | ~1MB

Combining mathematical finance with C++ and object-oriented programming (00P), M. Joshi demonstrates the relevance and use of OOP in financial mathematics by describing how to use price derivatives to obtain reusable and extensible code. A large part of the book is devoted to designing reusable components which are then combined to build a Monte Carlo pricer for exotic equity derivatives. Readers knowing the basics of C++ and mathematical finance, but are unclear how to use OOP to implement models, will welcome this analysis.