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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ASP.NET 4 Unleashed

eBook Details:

  • Hardcover: 1920 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 1st edition (October 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672331128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672331121

eBook Description:

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed

Following in the tradition of the earlier ASP.NET Unleashed books, ASP.NET 4.0 Unleashed is the one and only indispensable book for building ASP.NET websites. The ASP.NET framework is huge. The size and richness of the framework requires and deserves a comprehensive book on the features of ASP.NET 4.0. This book will contain hundreds of code samples and in-depth tutorials on nearly every aspect of the ASP.NET 4.0 framework. It includes thorough coverage of eagerly awaited new features such as MVC and the Entity Framework. The author, Stephen Walther, is perfectly qualified to write this book. He works as a Program Manager on the Microsoft ASP.NET team, giving him an intimate and inside knowledge of ASP.NET. Over the previous 8 years before re-joining Microsoft, Stephen provided ASP.NET training and consulting for companies and organizations across the US, so he knows the topics that are most relevant to professional ASP.NET developers. Finally, Stephen is a well-known member of the ASP.NET community. He is a Microsoft Software Legend, a frequent speaker for INETA, and a frequent speaker at conferences such as TechEd and ASP.NET Connections.

  • Covers the new features of ASP.NET 4.0, including Silverlight, MVC, and the Entity Framework
  • Hundreds of code samples that demonstrate nearly every aspect of ASP.NET 4.0
  • Stephen Walther is one of the most revered people in the ASP.NET community
  • Based upon the author’s inside knowledge as part of the ASP.NET team, as well as his prior years of real-world experience

The most comprehensive book on Microsoft’s new ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 4 Unleashed covers all facets of ASP.NET development. Led by Microsoft ASP.NET program manager Stephen Walther, an expert author team thoroughly covers the entire platform.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Unleashed

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 1224 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; Pap/Psc edition (August 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780672330810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672330810

eBook Description:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Unleashed

This end-to-end deep dive into Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional will help working developers squeeze maximum productivity out of Visual Studio 2010’s extraordinarily rich toolbox, whether they are writing code for the Web, Windows, Silverlight, or Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing environment.

The authors combine authoritative and detailed information about Microsoft’s latest IDE, with extensive insights and best practices drawn from decades of development experience. Developers will learn how to use Visual Studio 2010 Professional to take full advantage of the entire .NET platform, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for rich client development, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for building dynamic service-oriented solutions, and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) for structured programming around business processes. The authors also present extensive new coverage of Microsoft’s powerful new tools for unit testing, application instrumentation, and code analysis.

By focusing entirely on Visual Studio 2010 Professional, the authors have gone deeper into Microsoft’s core product than ever before. Throughout, their focus is relentlessly practical: how to apply Microsoft’s tools to build better software, faster.

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