Explore HTTP, from the request/response cycle to its verbs, headers, and cookies
Determine whether JSON or XML is the best data format for your application
Get practical advice for working with RPC, SOAP, and RESTful services
Use a variety of tools and techniques for debugging HTTP web services
Choose the service that works best for your application, and learn how to make it robust
Learn how to document your API and how to design it to handle errors
Whether you’re sharing data between two internal systems or building an API so users can access their data, this practical book provides everything you need to build web service APIs with PHP. Author Lorna Jane Mitchell uses code samples, real-world examples, and advice based on her extensive experience to guide you through the process from the underlying theory to methods for making your service robust.
PHP is ideally suited for both consuming and creating web services. You’ll learn how to use this language with JSON, XML, and other web service technologies. Download eBook Free »
Explore a microinteraction’s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loops
Learn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteraction
Create simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be used
Help users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrations
Use modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteraction
Extend a microinteraction’s life with loops, such as “Get data every 30 seconds”
It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message?
Through vivid, real-world examples from today’s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction’s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You’ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that’s tolerated into one that’s treasured. Download eBook Free »
Publisher: No Starch Press; 1st edition (April 30, 2013)
Plan your content so that it displays fluidly across multiple devices
Design websites to interact with devices using the most up-to-date APIs, including Geolocation, Orientation, and Web Storage
Incorporate cross-platform audio and video without using troublesome plug-ins
Make images and graphics scalable on high-resolution devices with SVG
Use powerful HTML5 elements to design better forms
Publisher: No Starch Press; 2nd edition (April 30, 2013)
Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition
Manage network traffic with VLANs, trunks, IPv6, and the PF packet filter
Make software management quick and effective using the ports and packages system
Give users only the access they need with groups, sudo, and chroots
Configure OpenBSD’s secure implementations of SNMP, DHCP, NTP, hardware sensors, and more
Customize the installation and upgrade processes for your network and hardware, or build a custom OpenBSD release
OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition maintains author Michael Lucas’s trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years. You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout. This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5.3, including new coverage of OpenBSD’s boot system, security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques. Download eBook Free »
Go from novice to ace. Learn how to analyze your data, from writing your first formula to charting your results.
Illustrate trends. Discover the clearest way to present your data using Excel’s new Quick Analysis feature.
Broaden your analysis. Use pivot tables, slicers, and timelines to examine your data from different perspectives.
Import data. Pull data from a variety of sources, including website data feeds and corporate databases.
Work from the Web. Launch and manage your workbooks on the road, using the new Excel Web App.
Share your worksheets. Store Excel files on SkyDrive and collaborate with colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Master the new data model. Use PowerPivot to work with millions of rows of data.
Make calculations. Review financial data, use math and scientific formulas, and perform statistical analyses.
The world’s most popular spreadsheet program is now more powerful than ever, but it’s also more complex. That’s where this Missing Manual comes in. With crystal-clear explanations and hands-on examples, Excel 2013: The Missing Manual shows you how to master Excel so you can easily track, analyze, and chart your data. You’ll be using new features like PowerPivot and Flash Fill in no time. Download eBook Free »
Build a database with ease. Organize and update lists, documents, catalogs, and other types of information.
Create your own web app. Let your whole team work on a database in the cloud.
Share your database on a network. Link your Access database to SQL Server or SharePoint.
Customize the interface. Make data entry a breeze by building your own templates
Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of data in minutes.
Put your info to use. Turn raw info into well-formatted printed reports.
Dive into Access programming. Automate complex tasks and solve common challenges.
Unlock the secrets of Access 2013 and discover how to use your data in creative ways. With this book’s easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to build and maintain a full-featured database and even turn it into a web app. You also get tips and practices from the pros for good database design ideal whether you’re using Access for business, school, or at home. Download eBook Free »