ASP.NET 4 Social Networking

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 484 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849690820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849690829

eBook Description:

A truly hands-on book for ASP.NET 4 Developers

  • Create a full-featured, enterprise-grade social network using ASP.NET 4.0
  • Learn key new ASP.NET and .NET Framework concepts like Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), Entity Framework 4.0, LINQ, AJAX, C# 4.0, ASP.NET Routing,n-tier architectures, and MVP in a practical, hands-on way.
  • Build friends lists, messaging systems, user profiles, blogs, forums, groups, and more
  • A practical guide full of step by step explanations, interesting examples, and practical advice

In Detail

Social Networking is all about developing connections or ties between friends and associates. While people have always networked with one another the Internet has allowed us to network with people all over the world easily. Any interest or cause can support its own social network, where fans and followers can meet, chat, and share their views. But building a social networking site from scratch involves some complex logic, and some serious coding.

This book shows how to build a scalable, enterprise-ready social network using ASP.NET. The book uses the latest features of ASP.NET 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.0 to provide a platform that is efficient, easy to maintain, and extensible. Whether you want to build your own social network, are developing a social site for a customer or employer, or just want a practical guide to developing complex ASP.NET applications, this book is ideal for you.

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Concrete5 Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514286

eBook Description:

Create and customize your own website with the Concrete5 Beginner’s Guide

  • Follow the creation of a sample site, through the installation, configuration, and deployment of a Concrete5 site
  • Use themes and add-ons to create a personalized site
  • Ideal introduction to using the Concrete5 CMS
  • Part of Packt’s Beginner’s Guide series – lots of practical examples, screenshots, and less of the waffle

In Detail

Concrete5 is a content management system for PHP developers. It can be used to build a range of sites and is particularly optimized for creating marketing websites.

The Concrete5 Beginner’s Guide will show you how to get up and running with Concrete5 as quickly and painlessly as possible. Taking you from installation to deployment, this is the only reference that you will need for creating your new Concrete5 site.

By using a number of real-world examples, as well as taking you through the set up of a sample site, this book will enable you to become familiar with all of Concrete5’s features. Use add-ons, themes, and blocks to give your site the look-and-feel that you desire. Simple PHP will enable you to customize the layout and navigation options of your site, as well extend the dashboard giving you a fully functional, professional site in no time.

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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849512027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849512022

eBook Description:

Over 50 recipes to produce amazing graphics with the GIMP

  • Recipes for working with the GIMP, the most powerful open source graphics package in the world
  • Straightforward instructions guide you through the tasks to unleash your true creativity without being hindered by the system
  • Part of Packt’s cookbook series – practical and efficient

In Detail

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring, and is a viewed by many as a rival to commercial applications like Photoshop. The GIMP is one of Open Source’s legendary applications – renowned for its power and flexibility, but daunting to new users and with a steep learning curve to mastery.

This book is packed with answers to get you preparing great images with the GMP immediately. Even if you are a relative novice to this powerhouse application, the straightforward instructions will guide you through the tasks to unleash your true creativity without being hindered by the system.

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OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514125

eBook Description:

Create, optimize, and deploy stunning cross-browser web maps with the OpenLayers JavaScript web mapping library

  • Learn how to use OpenLayers through explanation and example
  • Create dynamic web map mashups using Google Maps and other third-party APIs
  • Customize your map’s functionality and appearance
  • Deploy your maps and improve page loading times
  • A practical beginner’s guide, which also serves as a reference with the necessary screenshots and exhaustive code explanations

In Detail

Web mapping is the process of designing, implementing, generating, and delivering maps on the World Wide Web and its products. OpenLayers is a powerful, community driven, open source, pure JavaScript web mapping library. With it, you can easily create your own web map mashup using WMS, Google Maps, and a myriad of other map backends. Interested in knowing more about OpenLayers? This book is going to help you learn OpenLayers from scratch.

OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner’s Guide will walk you through the OpenLayers library in the easiest and most efficient way possible. The core components of OpenLayers are covered in detail, with examples, structured so that you can easily refer back to them later.

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pfSense 2 Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514866

eBook Description:

A practical, example-driven guide to configuring even the most advanced features of pfSense 2.0

  • Harness the power of pfSense’s core functionality
  • Get under the hood to see how pfSense performs load balancing and failover
  • Detailed examples of interfaces, firewall rules, NAT port-forwarding, VPN services, and much, much more!
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips for making the most of any pfSense implementation using clear step-by-step instructions for relevant and practical examples

In Detail

pfSense is an open source distribution of FreeBSD-based firewall that provides a platform for flexible and powerful routing and firewalling. The versatility of pfSense presents us with a wide array of configuration options, which makes determining requirements a little more difficult and a lot more important, compared to other offerings. Through this book you will see that pfSense offers numerous alternatives to fit any environment’s security needs.

pfSense 2.0 Cookbook is the first and only book to explore all the features of pfSense, including those released in the latest 2.0 version. With the help of step-by-step instructions and detailed screenshots of the pfSense interface you will be able to configure every general and advanced feature from creating a firewall rule to configuring multi-WAN failover. Each recipe includes tips and offers advice on variations of the topic or references to other related recipes and additional information that can be found from other sources.

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