Murach’s Java Servlets and JSP, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 758 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates; 2nd edition (January 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781890774448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774448

eBook Description:

Murach’s Java Servlets and JSP, 2nd Edition

This new edition of Murach’s Java Servlets and JSP makes it easier than ever for Java developers to master web programming. It starts by showing how to install and use Tomcat as a web server and NetBeans as an IDE. Then, it teaches how and when to use JavaServer Pages and Java servlets to build well-structured web applications that implement the MVC pattern. Next, it shows how to use sessions, cookies, JavaBeans, Expression Language (EL), the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), and custom tags. Then, it shows how to use JDBC and connection pooling to work with a MySQL database. Finally, it shows how to use JavaMail, SSL/TLS, authentication, listeners, and filters. These are the skills that you need to build professional Java web applications. A great read for any Java developer.

Ever since we published the first edition of this book back in 2003, we’ve been getting feedback like this from developers:

“This book is excellent, excellent, excellent! The authors have a gift for developing the topic of JSP, Servlets, and building a Java-based ecommerce site in a methodical, easy-to-understand approach.”

Now, I’m delighted to tell you that you’ll feel the same way about this new, 2nd edition. The content has been redone from start to finish, so you’ll learn the best features, tools, and techniques for developing today’s web applications (see what’s NEW below).

But our popular approach hasn’t changed: This 2nd edition still presents Java web programming in a way that’s methodical, easy to understand, and easy to apply to your own web development projects (see what’s the same below).

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Murach’s C# 2010

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 812 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates; 4th edition (October 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781890774592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774592

eBook Description:

Murach’s C# 2010, 4th Edition

This is the latest edition of our best-selling C# book. The content continues to evolve with the language, of course, but one thing has stayed the same over the years: We still call this “the C# book you’ll wish you’d bought first” because it gets you developing professional Windows Forms applications without any wasted time or effort.

What makes this book so effective? Here are several things it does that other C# books don’t do:

#1: The OOP section deals with business objects, not cats and dogs

Object-oriented programming is the basis for C# 2010. But while other books try to explain it using whimsical examples (like mammals or cars), this book explains it in terms of true business objects, like customers, invoices, and products. So right from the start, you ll see how OOP is applied in the real world.

#2: There s a 4-chapter section on database programming

Business applications require database processing. So instead of glossing over this crucial function in a chapter or two, this book gives you 4 full chapters that show you how to use RAD tools like data sources as well as ADO.NET code to do fairly sophisticated database processing. There’s certainly more to learn. But you’ll have a solid set of skills that will let you easily prototype typical database applications in business.

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Murach’s PHP and MySQL

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates (November 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774561

eBook Description:

Murach’s PHP and MySQL

This book was developed by the same team that authored Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting, and it has the same strong content organization that lets you focus on what you need to know, when you need to know it.

Then, whether you’re a beginning or experienced web developer, the rest of the book gives you a full set of professional PHP and MySQL skills:

  • The 9-chapter section on PHP teaches you how to build web applications using all the skills that make for a smooth user experience…like how to handle forms, strings, dates, arrays, cookies, sessions, and exceptions
  • The 5-chapter section on MySQL teaches you all the standard features you need to know for working with databases…like how to design and create a database and how to use SQL and PHP to work with database data
  • The 4-chapter section on advanced skills teaches you how to handle professional requirements, like ensuring security, generating email, processing images, and working with code from other web sites (like YouTube videos)…and it culminates with a Guitar Shop web site that shows how everything in the book ties together

Regardless of what you’re learning next, each chapter covers skills from the simple to the complex. So you can go deeper and deeper to gain a sophisticated set of web and database skills, at your own pace.

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Beginning Android Application Development

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118017111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118017111

eBook Description:

Beginning Android Application Development: Create must-have applications for the latest Android OS

The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today’s most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, he moves at a steady pace while teaching everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.

  • Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle
  • Zeroes in on customizing activities by applying styles and themes
  • Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others
  • Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientation
  • Reviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar, TimePicker, and more

Beginning Android Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.

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Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470943335
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470943335

eBook Description:

Professional guidance on using Microsoft’s Visual Studio toolset for agile project management

Focusing on both process and results, this professional guide offers a practical approach to running agile software projects using Visual Studio’s project management templates and tools. You’ll first get a thorough overview of the interaction between traditional, scrum-based agile development techniques and the Microsoft Solutions Framework, before drilling down into the detail. The book covers tools, best practices, key templates, key data, team and process models, necessary tracking assets and a host of other project challenges, such as project communication, organization, and budgets.

  • Shows how to use Microsoft’s agile Visual Studio toolset for agile project management
  • Written by leading experts from Microsoft and industry, this is an authoritative guide to agile development for all Microsoft-based projects
  • Teaches basic concepts through best practices for delivering great software on time
  • Covers the interaction of traditional, scrum-based agile development techniques and the Microsoft Solutions Framework
  • Focuses on what must be in place to keep a project on track, including team models, process models, detailed tracking assets, and more

Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010 combines theory with practical experience to help experienced software project managers and developers ship reliable software on time.

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