Sep 5, 2008

Pro Spring 2.5

Jan Machacek, Jessica Ditt, Aleksa Vukotic, Anirvan Chakraborty, "Pro Spring 2.5"
Apress | ISBN-10: 1590599217 | August 15, 2008 | 920 pages | PDF | 7.4MB

The move from so–called heavyweight architectures, such as Enterprise JavaBeans, toward lightweight frameworks, like Spring, has not stopped since Pro Spring was published by Rob Harrop and Jan Machacek in 2005; in fact, it’s picked up pace. The Spring Framework remains the leader in this move and provides a platform on which you can build your own applications and services.

Pro Spring 2.5 covers the new features of Spring 2.5, but moreover, it is focused on the best practices and core standards of contemporary Spring development. As members of the Spring development team at Cake Solutions, the author team brings extensive practical experience gained from working with Spring since version 1.0 and delivering successful systems on top of it.


Pro T-SQL 2008 Programmer’s Guide

Michael Coles, "Pro T-SQL 2008 Programmer’s Guide"
Apress | ISBN-10: 143021001X | August 11, 2008 | 688 pages | PDF | 8MB

Discussing new and existing features, SQL Server designer and administrator Michael Coles takes you on an expert guided tour of Transact–SQL functionality in SQL Server 2008 in his book Pro T–SQL 2008 Programmer’s Guide. Fully functioning examples and downloadable source code bring Coles’ technically accurate and engaging treatment of Transact–SQL into your own hands. Step–by–step explanations ensure clarity, and an advocacy of best–practices will steer you down the road to success.

Pro T–SQL 2008 Programmer’s Guide is every developer’s key to making full use of SQL Server 2008’s powerful, built–in Transact–SQL language. Transact–SQL is the language developers and DBAs use to interact with SQL Server. It’s used for everything from querying data, to writing stored procedures, to managing the database. New features in SQL Server 2008 include a spatial data type, SQLCLR integration, the MERGE statement, a dramatically improved and market–leading XML feature set, and support for encryption—all of which are covered in this book.


Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks

Ashraf M. A. Ahmad, Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, "Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks"
Information Science Reference | ISBN-10: 1599049848 | July 25, 2008 | 460 pages | PDF | 9MB

In recent years, the field of multimedia communication in wireless and mobile video has grown in attraction. As the number of networks, types of devices, and content representation formats increase, the need for multimedia transcoding in wireless and mobile networks intensifies in order to provide a seamless interaction between content creation and usage.


Sep 4, 2008

Action! Cartooning

Ben Caldwell, "Action! Cartooning"
Sterling | ISBN-10: 0806987391 | March 28, 2004 | PDF | 35.5MB

Written and illustrated by a former Marvel Comics’ artist with brilliant hand-done images throughout, this graphic handbook of cartooning is without equal. It's simply larger, better illustrated, and more in depth than any similar title on the market. In elaborate detail, it focuses on superheroes and their atmospheric world filled with speed and movement. Every aspect of creating cartoons is taught: the supplies, developing mood, and the techniques that endow characters with personality. See how to draw a variety of faces (female, heroic, cute, gaunt), and give the appearance of age. From the skeleton to the torso, to the arms, hands, and legs, follow every stroke that goes into producing bodies of all shapes and sizes. Finally, there's instruction on sending those figures into running, jumping, punching, kicking action in a fully realized scene. With advice so thorough, any amateur can become a pro.


Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Revealed

Chris Botello "Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Revealed"
Course Technology PTR | ISBN: 1598630288 | Jan 31, 2006 | 320 Pages | PDF | 12.3MB

Get ready to capture the dynamic capabilities that Adobe Premiere Pro® 2.0 has to offer! Giving you a firm foundation, "Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Revealed" allows you to master concepts on both a technical and artistic level. Begin by examining the concept behind each task-the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then go in-depth with the objective of your task as you study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you’ll develop the confidence you need to create polished, professional-looking videos using Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.


Painting Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan “Painting Do-It-Yourself For Dummies"
For Dummies | ISBN: 0470175338 | Dec 28, 2007 | 212 pages | PDF | 12.2MB

A full-color do-it-yourself guide that walks people step by step through painting and papering projects
Painting & Papering Do-It-Yourself For Dummies gives do-it-yourselfers all the information and advice they need to take on the most common painting and papering projects and fixes. From obtaining the right tools and selecting the right colors and styles to priming and prepping walls, ceilings, and floors, this colorful guide, which features over 40 projects, walks readers through each and every step, accompanied by a color photo or illustration. This book also covers various finishings (faux, sponging, colorwashing), borders, papering walls, matching textures and patterns, and making repairs and touch-ups.


Sep 3, 2008

Troubleshooting Oracle Performance

Christian Antognini, "Troubleshooting Oracle Performance"
Apress | ISBN-10: 1590599179 | June 23, 2008 | 616 pages | PDF | 6.2MB

What do you do when your database application isn’t running fast enough? You troubleshoot, of course. Finding the slow part of an application is often the easy part of the battle. It’s finding a solution that’s difficult. Troubleshooting Oracle Performance helps by providing a systematic approach to addressing the underlying causes of poor database application performance.

  • Written for developers by an application developer who has learned by doing
  • Gives a systematic approach to solving database application performance problems
  • Helps you plan for performance as you would for any other application requirement


Pro Java EE Spring Patterns

Dhrubojyoti Kayal, "Pro Java™ EE Spring Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies Implementing Java EE Patterns with the Spring Framework (Pro)"
Apress | ISBN-10: 1430210095 | August 20, 2008 | 344 pages | PDF | 2.5MB

Pro Java™ EE Spring Patterns focuses on enterprise patterns, best practices, design strategies, and proven solutions using key Java EE technologies including JSP™, servlets, EJB™, and JMS APIs.

This Java EE patterns resource, catalog, and guide, with its patterns and numerous strategies, documents and promotes best practices for these technologies, implemented in a very pragmatic way using the Spring Framework and its counters.


The Relational Database Dictionary, Extended Edition

C. J. Date, "The Relational Database Dictionary, Extended Edition"
Apress | ISBN-10: 1430210419 | July 28, 2008 | PDF | 200 pages | 1MB

Chris Date, one of the founders of the relational model, has updated and expanded his relational database dictionary to be current with over 900 terms.
What you’ll learn:
- Over 900 relational database terms defined,
- Precise and concise definitions, unlike those found on Wikipedia and other sources,
- Clear examples used where appropriate,
- Hyperlinks included in the eBook for easy reference.


Fantasy! Cartooning

Ben Caldwell, "Fantasy! Cartooning"
Sterling | ISBN: 1402716125 | June 1, 2005 | 96 pages | PDF (PhotoCopy) | 41.3MB
Reading level: Ages 9-12

The sizzling hot author of Action! Cartooning (100,000 copies sold!) has created a truly "fantastic" second book: a visually eye-popping, covers-it-all manual on drawing and understanding fantasy art.
A former Marvel cartoonist and one of the most talented young artists in this very hip field, Ben Caldwell now delivers his thrilling follow-up to Action! Cartooning. Fantasy! Cartooning is ideal for all kids and adults who love the Lord of the Rings movies, anticipate the Christmas 2005 release of The Chronicles of Narnia film, or have ever read a Harry Potter book. As before, Ben does not merely teach readers how to draw a line here or a circle there; he provides much, much more. Artists will find true insider tips on how to create mind-blowing scenes, awe-inspiring monsters, bigger-than-life heroes, and really incredible, magical landscapes. And because Ben Caldwell knows the fantasy genre inside out, he explains all the complex stories and legends behind each image, too.


A Companion to Film Theory

Toby Miller, Robert Stam, "A Companion to Film Theory"
Wiley-Blackwell | ISBN: 0631206450 | May 28, 2004 | 440 Pages | PDF | 19.1MB

This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject.

* Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies.
* Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship.
* Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology.
* Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future.
* Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.


Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Janine C. Warner, "Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies"
For Dummies | ISBN 0470169036 | February 19, 2008 | 312 Pages | PDF | 10.6MB

Have you ever looked at a Web site and wondered, "How did they do that?" It seems everyone has a Web site these days. Families use them to swap information and share photos; churches and clubs use them to keep their members informed. And if you have a business or are in charge of communication for an organization, a Web site is a must.
Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies shows you how easy it can be to create a professional-looking Web site for your business, club, or family. The illustrated, step-by-step instructions, along with the templates you can download from the book’s companion Web site, will help you create an effective Web presence fast, whether you're creating a site for the first time or redesigning an old one.


Facelets Essentials: Guide to JavaServer Faces View Definition Framework

Bruno Aranda, Zubin Wadia, "Facelets Essentials: Guide to JavaServer Faces View Definition Framework"
Apress | ISBN: 1430210494 | May 26, 2008 | 84 Pages | PDF | 1MB

Facelets is a templating language developed from the ground up with JavaServer Faces in mind. Created in response to the many concerns involving JSP when building JavaServer Faces views, Facelets steps outside of the JSP specification and provides a highly performant, JSF–centric view technology. Facelets top properties, templating, reuse, and ease of development, allows it to help making JSF a technology suitable for large–scale projects. One of the first things a developer using Facelets finds is that it immediately leads to a reduction in UI code.


Silverlight 2 Visual Essentials

Matthew MacDonald, "Silverlight 2 Visual Essentials"
Apress | ISBN: 1430215828 | June 3, 2008 | 240 Pages | PDF | 3.2MB

Silverlight is a lightweight browser plug–in that frees your code from the traditional confines of the browser. It is a rules–changing, groundbreaking technology that allows you to run rich client applications right inside the browser. Even more impressively, it is able to host true .NET applications in non–Microsoft browsers (like Firefox) and on non–Microsoft platforms (like Mac OS X). Silverlight is still new and evolving fast, and you need a reliable guidebook to make sense of it.


The Essential Guide to Flex 3

Charles E Brown, "The Essential Guide to Flex 3"
friends of ED | ISBN: 1590599500 | May 26, 2008 | 600 Pages | PDF | 10.4MB

Flex 3 is the next generation of a technology that revolutionized web applications. It is the next evolutionary step of Flash, which has grown from a web animation medium to a powerful enterprise web design and development platform. With nearly 98% of all web browsers, and a growing number of mobile devices, running Flash Player, a knowledge of Flex is indispensible for any serious web developer.

This book will show you how to create powerful Rich Internet Applications using Flex 3. After learning how to install and becoming familiar with the basics of the Flex Builder 3 software, you will explore in depth how the Flash scripting language, ActionScript 3.0, interacts with Flex's powerful XML-like design language: MXML.


PHP 5 CMS Framework Development

Martin Brampton, "PHP 5 CMS Framework Development"
Packt Publishing | ISBN: 1847193579 | June 6, 2008 | 348 Pages | PDF | 2.5MB

If you're developing a content management system in PHP 5, there are times when you simply have to roll-your-own, for whatever reason. In those situations, this book will be invaluable. If you're looking for an inside guide to putting together the working framework of a flexible, robust content management system in PHP 5, this book is for you. As a former development team leader on the renowned Mambo open-source content management system, author Martin Brampton offers unique insight and practical guidance into the problem of building an architecture for a content management system.


Advanced Rails Recipes: 84 New Ways to Build Stunning Rails Apps

Mike Clark, "Advanced Rails Recipes: 84 New Ways to Build Stunning Rails Apps"
Pragmatic Bookshelf | ISBN: 0978739221 | May 15, 2008 | 464 Pages | PDF | 4.4MB

Ruby on Rails continues to build up a tremendous head of steam. Fueled by significant benefits and an impressive portfolio of real-world applications already in production, Rails is destined to continue making significant inroads in coming years. Each new Rails application showing up on the web adds yet more to the collective wisdom of the Rails development community. Yesterday's best practices yield to today's latest and greatest techniques, as the state of the art is continually refined in kitchens all across the Internet. Indeed, these are times of great progress.


Blender 3D Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery

Allan Brito, "Blender 3D Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery"
Packt Publishing | ISBN 1847193676 | June 6, 2008 | 332 Pages | PDF | 10.8MB

“ This book will show you how to create realistic architectural models in Blender. Blender is an open-source 3D animation program released as free software. It can be used for modeling, texturing, skinning, animating, and so on. It runs on all the important operating systems (including Windows, Mac, and Linux).

You can create natural scenery, landscapes, plants, various weather conditions, environmental factors, building materials such as wood, metal, brick, and more. You will also learn how to add people to different scenes as well as other objects to an already existing photograph or a video making it easier to increase its realism.

You will see how to use the final models to create simpler scenes for use in 3D games, where real-time rendering is necessary. You will also see how to use them to create the sets for animated movies.


Sep 2, 2008

Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008

Evangelos Petroutsos, "Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008"
Sybex | ISBN-10: 0470187425 | March 4, 2008 | 1118 pages | PDF | 11.5MB

Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 continues the approach of its previous editions by providing thorough, expert coverage of VB 2008, from the core of the language and user interface design to developing data-driven applications and Web applications. The material is aimed at beginners with some programming background to experienced programmers, with emphasis on intermediate and advanced development topics. The book will contain numerous example programs that readers can use as starting points for building their own applications, and each chapter ends with review exercises to help readers solidify their knowledge.


Flex 3: A Beginner's Guide

Michele E. Davis, Jon A. Phillips, "Flex 3: A Beginner's Guide"
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN-10: 0071544186 | March 21, 2008 | 274 pages | PDF | 4MB

Learn to program with Flex 3, the powerful tool for building multimedia-rich, interactive Flash applications for the Web. Flex 3: A Beginner's Guide is an easy-to-follow, fast-paced tutorial that allows you to fully grasp the fundamentals, including MXML, ActionScript, Flex Builder, states, transitions, and behaviors. You'll learn how to customize your applications with styles, skins, and themes; access remote data using the XML HTTP Service Request; profile and debug your applications; and manage media assets.


Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Wallace Wang, "Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies"
Wiley | ISBN: 0470169575 | February 2008 | 816 pages | PDF | 14.4MB

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Mac! Whether you’ve just decided to switch from Windows or you’ve been using a Mac for awhile and want to take advantage of all its bells and whistles, Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the perfect guidebook to Mac land.


SharePoint 2007 Development Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Mark Gerow, "SharePoint 2007 Development Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach"
Apress | ISBN-10: 1430209615 | July 24, 2008 | 512 pages | PDF | 17MB

SharePoint 2007 Development Recipes offers a range of ready–to–use code recipes that provide the building blocks for solving many common SharePoint 2007 programming dilemmas. This practical, hands–on guide categorizes recipes by problem area, for example site management, event handlers, users, lists, and web parts, and source code is provided in both VB and C#. As well as providing an invaluable reference, Mark Gerow also includes clear, supporting guidelines to help you modify the code samples for the broadest range of applications.


SAS Stat Studio 3.1: User's Guide

"SAS Stat Studio 3.1: User's Guide"
SAS Publishing | ISBN-10: 1599943182 | 30 Mar 2008 | 516 pages | PDF | 7.5MB

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Changing Software Development: Learning to Become Agile

Allan Kelly, "Changing Software Development: Learning to Become Agile"
Wiley | ISBN: 047051504X | January 2008 | 258 pages | PDF | 1.8MB

Changing Software Development explains why software development is an exercise in change management and organizational intelligence. An underlying belief is that change is learning and learning creates knowledge. By blending the theory of knowledge management, developers and managers will gain the tools to enhance learning and change to accommodate new innovative approaches such as agile and lean computing.


Developing Software for Symbian OS, 2nd Edition: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Symbian OS v9 Smartphone Applications in C++

Steve Babin, "Developing Software for Symbian OS 2nd Edition: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Symbian OS v9 Smartphone Applications in C++"
Wiley | ISBN: 0470725702 | October 2007 | 460 pages | PDF | 2MB

Many problems encountered by engineers developing code for specialized Symbian subsystems boil down to a lack of understanding of the core Symbian programming concepts. Developing Software for Symbian OS remedies this problem as it provides a comprehensive coverage of all the key concepts. Numerous examples and descriptions are also included, which focus on the concepts the author has seen developers struggle with the most. The book covers development ranging from low-level system programming to end user GUI applications. It also covers the development and packaging tools, as well as providing some detailed reference and examples for key APIs. The new edition includes a completely new chapter on platform security.


IPTV Security: Protecting High-Value Digital Contents

David H. Ramirez, "IPTV Security: Protecting High-Value Digital Contents"
Wiley | ISBN: 047051924X | January 2008 | 252 pages | PDF | 2MB

Television was one of the inventions that shaped the way society and culture evolved over the second half of the twentieth century. It had the powerful effect of shrinking the world which creating a unified view of how things were. There continues to be an evolution of television and a migration towards a fully interactive and ubiquitous IPTV.

IPTV Security describes the science and history behind TV as well as detailed descriptions of all the architectural components that comprise an IPTV environment. It covers subjects logically from the Head End passing through the aggregation network and concluding with the Home End environment. The countermeasures required to ensure the safe operation of the IPTV environment are also examined, including Digital Rights Management technologies, network level security and application level security. IPTV Security defines the security model for an IPTV environment, ensuring that all critical elements are covered and a layered approach to security is implemented.


RFID for the Optimization of Business Processes

Wolf-Ruediger Hansen, Frank Gillert, "RFID for the Optimization of Business Processes"
Wiley | ISBN: 0470724226 | February 2008 | 298 pages | PDF | 2MB

RFID, complemented by other Auto-ID technologies such as Barcode, NFC and sensor technology, can unlock huge benefits for enterprises and users, creating successful businesses with the combination of technology and processes. It is important to have an understanding of all aspects and properties of the technology, in order to see its potential.


Aug 31, 2008

A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist

Peter Kreeft, "A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist"
Ignatius Press | ISBN-10: 0898707315 | October 1999 | 177 pages | PDF | ~1MB

Philosophy professor Kreeft's conceit is that he recently invited two former students (both fictional) to discuss moral philosophy and that this is the record of their conversations. One of the two, a black feminist journalist and moral relativist, interviewed the other, a Palestinian Arab professor and moral absolutist. The sparks start flying in the first session, when the professor characterizes Auschwitz as "the fruit of moral relativism" and quotes Mussolini's explanation of fascism as quintessentially relativistic. The succeeding discussion treats the definition and the history of moral relativism (it began with the serpent's temptation of Eve, it seems), whether data support relativism or absolutism, the arguments for relativism, the roots of relativism in reductionism, arguments for moral absolutism, absolutism's philosophical assumptions (e.g., that truth can be known), and, finally, "The Cause and Cure of Relativism" (sexual mores are key to both).



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Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook

Jason Osder, Robbie Carman, "Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook"
Focal Press | ISBN-10: 0240810058 | November 16, 2007 | 256 pages | PDF | 4.5MB

Builds the theory and practice of using FCP around a variety of real-world project scenarios. Final Cut Pro Workflows combines an encyclopedia of detailed information on technical specs for shooting and editing with surprisingly readable stories about applying the tools to actual projects. Not just how to use a to build the house.


Black and White in Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Lightroom: Create stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Lightroom and Beyond

Leslie Alsheimer, "Black and White in Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Lightroom: Create stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Lightroom and Beyond"
Focal Press | ISBN-10: 024052084X | August 13, 2007 | 256 pages | PDF | 18.3MB

Black and white photography has come a long way in the digital world. Feeling overwhelmed by the endless conversion options in (and around) Photoshop, Lightroom and beyond? If so, you are not alone, and this is definitely the book for you!

In this thoroughly up-to-date book that covers all of the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom, you'll learn how to use methods within an application or raw converter, scripts, plug-ins, and more. Leslie Alsheimer and Bryan O'Neil Hughes show you everything you need to know to uncover the secrets to successful black and white conversion and printmaking. Let the stunning images (presented in both color and black and white) show you just what is possible when you master these powerful tools.


Easy Guide to Premiere Pro: For New Users and Professionals

Tim Kolb, "Easy Guide to Premiere Pro: For New Users and Professionals"
Focal Press | ISBN-10: 0240805674 | April 9, 2004 | 199 pages | PDF | 6.7MB

From front to back, this 199 page book has very tightly integrated all of the necessary steps to take a video from the camera to the final output....What stands out the moment you open the book are the brilliant graphics. The screen shots are in full color and even the smallest text is easy to read


A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the Power of XML to Automate your Print and Web Workflows

James J. Maivald, Cathy Palmer, "A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the Power of XML to Automate your Print and Web Workflows"
Adobe Press | ISBN-10: 0321503554 | December 14, 2007 | 336 pages | PDF | 7.9MB

Is this book for programmers? Written specifically for graphic designers and production artists already comfortable working with Adobe InDesign, this book teaches you how to automate publishing without learning a lot of scary code. XML simplifies the process of moving content in and out of your layouts and can speed up any print or Web assignment.

Why should I care about XML? If you’re managing data-intensive layout projects, and you want to keep that data consistent, accurate, and up-to-date, then incorporating XML can help. You can also use XML to automate processes like importing text and large numbers of graphics into a layout, or repurposing content from one application to another. Do I need additional plug-ins or special software? You need only the powerful features built into InDesign CS2 or CS3 to use this book.