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O'Reilly's latest computer books See how to find a good computer book. continue to offer a broad range of topics, expert author advice, and an attention to detail which makes them appropriate for a wide interest level, from beginners to advanced users. Abe Fettig's Twisted: Network Programming Essentials (0596100329, $29.95) provides insights on the open source network application framework written in Python. Twisted offers Python programmers a powerful flexible option, producing programs which won't lock up and which are event driven by network events. Its stability and reliability lends to a program which is versatile, very easy for programmers to manipulate, and which can be used to write a web server, enable applications via email, and more. Review the program's strengths with this bible of advice in hand. Andy Lester, Chris Stone, Chuck Toporek and Jason McIntosh's MAC OS X Tiger See Tiger and Mac OS X. In A Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (0596009437, $39.95) is also a winner: it provides an overview of OS X Tiger Version 10.4 and focuses on the Unix layer, covering over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, reviewing basic system and network features and functions, and providing a reference chick has been tested and checked against Tiger for optimum, flawless performance. D. Ryan Stephens, Christopher Diggins, Jonathan Turkanis and Jeff Cogswell's C++ Cookbook (0596007615, $44.95) is packed with solutions for C++ programmers. Four experts combine forces to provide a range of C++ solutions to programmer problems, from working with stream-based content and objects to multithreading Multitasking within a single program. It allows multiple streams of execution to take place concurrently within the same program, each stream processing a different transaction or message. , mathematical programming mathematical programming
Application of mathematical and computer programming techniques to the construction of deterministic models, principally for business and economics. , internationalization The support for monetary values, time and date for countries around the world. It also embraces the use of native characters and symbols in the different alphabets. See localization, i18n, Unicode and IDN.
internationalization - internationalisation , and more. Thomas A. Limoncelli's Time Management For System Administrators (0596007833, $24.95) tells how to retain control over time during project management tasks, and comes from real examples taken from the author's own career in desktop support and server management. From handling interruptions and keeping a calendar to developing routines for frequent issues, Time Management For System Administrators should reach the entire computer industry with solutions applicable to a range of issues. Deke McClelland Deke McClelland is an American author and expert in Adobe products, most notably Photoshop, but also Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop Elements. Books Authored by Deke
Year Title Notes Publisher
1993 - present The Photoshop Bible and Galen Fott's Photoshop Elements A consumer version of the Photoshop image editing program from Adobe. Widely used, it provides all the editing functions most users require to do routine touch-up of their photos. 4 One-On-One (0596100981, $34.95) is the next best thing to personal lessons with author expert Deke McClelland, an expert on digital imaging. His 12 lessons are based on real-world projects and provide step-by-step instructions which helps organize photos, crop and size them, adjust them to correct common problems, and even email them and create online galleries. An accompanying video offers 2 hours of training, but the meat here is a handbook packed with color photos, color sidebar 'pearls of wisdom', and clear lesson explanations. Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene's Applied Software Project Management (0596009488, $39.95) provides software engineers with a handy guide to what makes software projects succeed. From building a schedule and creating requirements and cases to managing an outsourced project, reviewing design and requirements, conducting interviews, and testing, Applied Software Project Management is broad enough to apply to all kinds of projects, yet specific enough to provide solid solutions. Kirk McElhearn, Richard Giles & Jack Herrington's POD Casting Pocket Guide (0596102305, $9.95) comes packed with tips for listening to, locating and making podcasts. Podcasting has become a popular new medium and any who would use Itunes to download and listen to podcasts will find this a clear, easy way of learning how to access. Digital video enthusiasts will welcome Digital Video Production Cookbook (0596100310, $29.95) tells how to create bluescreen effects, work with backlighting back·light
A type of spotlight, used in photography, that illuminates a subject from behind.
tr.v. back·light·ed or back·lit , back·light·ing, back·lights , shoot under different lighting conditions, handle staging stunts, and more. Step-by-step instructions pair with real-world examples, color photos from sample digital video productions, and tips from professionals for amateur and independent filmmakers, with details ranging from focus and impact shots to off-camera, visual effects and editing cuts. Peter Krogh's The Dam Book: Digital Asset Management For Photographers (059610083, $34.95) shares the philosophy of digital asset management and draws some important connections on how it applies to daily workflow. From creating a photo archive for long-term storage to considering the latest programs and cataloging software for organizing images, The Damn Book shows photographers how to organize, access, configure and keep track of images. Anthony Molinaro's SQL SQL
in full Structured Query Language.
Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. Cookbook: Query Solutions And Techniques For Database Developers (0596009763, $39.95) is for developers who know the basics of the SQL query language A generalized language that allows a user to select records from a database. It uses a command language, menu-driven method or a query by example (QBE) format for expressing the matching condition. but don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. enough about its advanced capabilities. There's a lot which can be accomplished with SQL: developer Molinaro covers all the techniques and features which make this language important. From using pivot operators and MODEL clauses to creating histograms, summarizing data into buckets, and walking a string, SQL Cookbook uses a problem/solution format to allow for quick and easy referencing for troubleshooters, yet is basic enough for relative newcomers to learn from. Sal Mangano's XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation) Software that converts an XML document into another format such as HTML, PDF or text. It may also be used to convert one XML document to another XML document with a different set of XML tags (different schema). Cookbook: Solutions And Examples For XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. And XSLT Developers (0596009747, $49.95) covers all the advanced features of the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (World-Wide Web) Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations - (XSLT) A W3C standard for transforming XML documents into other XML documents or other formats. This was conceived as part of XSL but has been found to have wider applications.
http://w3.org/TR/xslt. , a tool for processing XML. It's a daunting daunt
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin tool even for developers, and XSLT Cookbook helps developers with a set of problems and answers which cover all kinds of performance issues, from the basics of creating charts, graphics and generating code to handling data, processing math, and designing. Recipes cover all levels of use and provide developers with plenty of real-world examples. Jim Farley and William Crawford's Java Enterprise In A Nutshell: A Practical Guide (0596101422, $44.95) packs in tutorials on a number of enterprise Java tools, offering new material covering Xdoclet and Java 5.0 Annotations, JavaServer Faces See JSF.
(programming, Java) JavaServer Faces - (JSF) A system for building web applications by assembling reusable user interface components in a web page, connecting these components to a data source and passing client events to server handlers.
Shortcomings may also be:
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. With CSS (1) See Cascading Style Sheets.
(2) (Content Scrambling System) The copy protection system applied to DVDs, which uses a 40-bit key to encrypt the movie. & XHTML (EXtensible HTML) A markup language for Web pages from the W3C. XHTML combines HTML and XML into a single format (HTML 4.0 and XML 1.0). Like XML, XHTML can be extended with proprietary tags. Also like XML, XHTML must be coded more rigorously than HTML. (059610197X, $34.95) provides a 'brain friendly' tour of HTML for the non-expert. Learn how HTML works with CSS and learn why and how common mistakes are made in a title which packs color models and screen shots throughout, assumes no prior knowledge in either XHTML, HTML or CSS, and which provides a learner's organized course to creating standards-based web pages which work. Gerald Knight's Analyzing Business Data With Excel (0596100736, $39.99) provides an outstanding set of connections between Excel and standard business use. Plenty of 'how to' computer books focus on the fundamentals of learning Excel without applying these lessons to basic business data analysis: Analyzing Business Data With Excel solves this in using real-world business problems as examples. From pivot tables and charts to statistical analysis choices and applications which can be easily updated, no business user should be without Analyzing Business Data With Excel. Michael Schmalz's (0596009739, $39.95) shows how to combine the two programs to get the best from both. All too often Excel and Access users remain separate; yet user interfaces exist which allow Access databases to be integrated with Excel's analytical features for maximum results. Chapters cover everything from VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) A subset of Visual Basic that provides a common language for customizing Microsoft applications. VBA supports COM, which allows a VBA script to invoke internal functions within Excel, Word and other COM-based programs or to make use of applications and graphs to working across desktops with package applications. Another essential reference from O'Reilly.