Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, 3rd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 3rd edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470891521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470891520

eBook Description:

Completely updated material and new examples show you what CSS can do

With the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers released, CSS is more essential than ever. This beginner guide demonstrates how cascading style sheets can be used to define styles to items in Web pages, rather than format each item individually. Each lesson in this full-color book has been methodically revised to be more concise and efficient, making your learning experience as productive as possible.

  • Covers the latest in CSS, including the new features of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome
  • Reviews the vast improvements to mobile browsers and how CSS can work with them
  • Provides helpful examples and walks you through real-world solutions to common hurdles
  • Discusses embedded fonts, compatibility tables, and cross-browser bug scenarios

Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, 3rd Edition gets you completely up to date so that you can start using CSS in the newest Web and mobile browsers today!

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Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470939036
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470939031

eBook Description:

Get the tools you need to build real software solutions on the UC platform

Unified Communications (UC) integrates real-time communications (telephony, video conferencing, speech recognition) with non real-time communication (voicemail, e-mail, fax) to unify users across multiple devices and media types. This book offers practical development advice based on the authors’ experiences developing solutions on the UC platform. You’ll discover how to solve problems and get answers to common questions that you may encounter while developing solutions with the UC APIs.

  • Begins with an overview of Unified Communications (UC) development
  • Covers areas of custom development with Microsoft UC APIs and describes in detail their various functions
  • Goes beyond simple samples to teach you how to build real software solutions on the UC platform
  • Demonstrates how to add context to, build kiosk solutions, integrate Communicator functionality into an application, debug UCMA applications, and more

This book shows you how to integrate communications functionality into your applications and so much more.

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Umbraco User’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470560827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470560822

eBook Description:

Umbraco User’s Guide:

  • Explains how to install Umbraco and walks you through its XML structure
  • Discusses how to create templates while building your understanding of layouts
  • Offers best practices for developing content, designing types, organizing templates, and using the rich text editor
  • Walks you through XSLT and .NET controls
  • Helps you build sample applications and troubleshoot any issues that arise
  • Covers how to create your own classified ads site by combining document types, templates, styles, macros, and more

Umbraco User’s Guide: The first guide to show you how to power your site using Umbraco

More companies are turning to the power and simplicity of Umbraco’s web content management system to build robust, customized sites. Written by leaders in the Umbraco community, this invaluable guide takes you through every aspect of this open source tool. Code samples using XHTML, CSS, XSLT, and C# are integrated throughout the pages to illustrate key concepts that you can apply. As you work through the chapters, you’ll progress from building a basic Umbraco site to a sophisticated one that meets the needs of your organization.

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Professional Mobile Web Development with WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470889519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470889510

eBook Description:

How to develop powerful mobile Web sites using popular content management systems (CMS)

Mobile is the hottest thing going-and developing content for mobile devices and browsers is even hotter than that. This book is your guide to it all-how to design, build, and deploy sites, blogs and services that will work brilliantly for mobile users. You’ll learn about the state-of-the-art of mobile web development, the tools available to use, and the best practices for creating compelling mobile user interfaces. Then, using the most popular content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, you’ll learn how to building world-class mobile web sites from existing platforms and content. The book walks you through each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes, explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more.

  • Provides a technical review of the mobile landscape and acquaints you with  a range of mobile devices and networks
  • Covers topics common to all platforms, including site topologies, switching between mobile and desktop, common user interface patterns, and more
  • Walks you through each content management platform-WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal-first focusing on standard plug-ins and themes and then exploring advanced techniques for writing your own themes or logic
  • Explains the best practices for testing, deploying, and integrating a mobile web site
  • Also explores analytics, m-commerce, and SEO techniques for mobile

Get ahead of the the mobile web development curve with this professional and in-depth reference guide!

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SilverStripe 2.4 Module Extension, Themes, and Widgets: Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184951500X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849515009

eBook Description:

Create smashing SilverStripe applications by extending modules, creating themes, and adding widgets

  • The first and only book that focuses on extending SilverStripe sites
  • Step-by-step instructions covering everything you need to know for getting started with making the most of the core functionality, developing modules, creating themes, and adding widgets
  • Build a fun, real-world example application without breaking a sweat
  • Reviewed by Sigurd Magnusson, co-founder of SilverStripe, and Ingo Schommer, development manager at SilverStripe

In Detail

SilverStripe 2.4 Module Extension, Themes, and Widgets: Beginner’s Guide takes you through designing catchy and flexible templates, adding powerful features effortlessly, integrating everything into an intuitive backend for easy administration in a simple way, and implementing nifty features with minimal effort. From the most basic to complex forms, from simple to sophisticated pages, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your SilverStripe application. SilverStripe keeps everything nice and simple, but if you need to, you can extend and customize every part of it. Graphic examples illustrate the general principle of operation, gradually introducing the finer details needed to get professional results. Common requirements such as image galleries, site search, and more can be reused or extended to fulfill your needs.

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Sage Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514460

eBook Description:

Unlock the full potential of Sage for simplifying and automating mathematical computing

  • The best way to learn  Sage which  is a open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab
  • Learn to use symbolic and numerical computation to simplify your work and produce publication-quality graphics
  • Numerically solve systems of equations, find roots, and analyze data from experiments or simulations
  • Save time on algebra by automatically simplifying symbolic expressions, performing calculus operations, and manipulating vectors and matrices
  • Use the Python programming language to write and debug code more quickly than traditional compiled languages like C++ or Fortran
  • Key features of Sage are explained using practical examples from engineering, science, and applied mathematics

In Detail

Your work demands results, and you don’t have time for tedious, repetitive mathematical tasks. Sage is a free, open-source software package that automates symbolic and numerical calculations with the power of the Python programming language, so you can focus on the analytical and creative aspects of your work or studies.

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Python Testing Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514666
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514668

eBook Description:

Over 70 simple but incredibly effective recipes for taking control of automated testing using powerful Python testing tools

  • Learn to write tests at every level using a variety of Python testing tools
  • The first book to include detailed screenshots and recipes for using Jenkins continuous integration server (formerly known as Hudson)
  • Explore innovative ways to introduce automated testing to legacy systems
  • Written by Greg L. Turnquist – senior software engineer and author of Spring Python 1.1
  • Part of Packt’s Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

In Detail

Are you looking at new ways to write better, more efficient tests? Are you struggling to add automated testing to your existing system? The Python unit testing framework, originally referred to as “PyUnit” and now known as unittest, is a framework that makes it easier for you to write automated test suites efficiently in Python. This book will show you exactly how to squeeze every ounce of value out of automated testing.

The Python Testing Cookbook will empower you to write tests using lots of Python test tools, code samples, screenshots, and detailed explanations. By learning how and when to write tests at every level, you can vastly improve the quality of your code and your personal skill set. Packed with lots of test examples, this will become your go-to book for writing good tests.

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Python 3 Web Development Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849513740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849513746

eBook Description:

Use Python to create, theme, and deploy unique web applications

  • Build your own Python web applications from scratch
  • Follow the examples to create a number of different Python-based web applications, including a task list, book database, and wiki application
  • Have the freedom to make your site your own without having to learn another framework
  • Part of Packt’s Beginner’s Guide Series: practical examples will make it easier for you to get going quickly

In Detail

Building your own Python web applications provides you with the opportunity to have great functionality, with no restrictions. However, creating web applications with Python is not straightforward. Coupled with learning a new skill of developing web applications, you would normally have to learn how to work with a framework as well.

Python 3 Web Development Beginner’s Guide shows you how to independently build your own web application that is easy to use, performs smoothly, and is themed to your taste – all without having to learn another web framework.

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Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g R2: Getting Started 2011

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849683441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849683449

eBook Description:

Extract, Transform, and Load data to build a dynamic, operational data warehouse

  • Build a working data warehouse from scratch with Oracle Warehouse Builder
  • Cover techniques in Extracting, Transforming, and Loading data into your data warehouse
  • Use a multi-dimensional design with an underlying relational star schema
  • This second edition covers great new features of 11gR2 such as the new user interface and a whole new chapter on code templates that implement knowledge module functionality from Oracle Data Integrator

In Detail

In today’s economy, businesses and IT professionals cannot afford to lag behind the latest technologies. Data warehousing is a critical area to the success of many enterprises, and Oracle Warehouse Builder is a powerful tool for building data warehouses. It comes free with the latest version of the Oracle database.

Written in an accessible, informative, and focused manner, this book will teach you to use Oracle Warehouse Builder to build your data warehouse. Covering warehouse design, the import of source data, the ETL cycle and more, this book will have you up and running in next to no time.

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Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849514208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849514200

eBook Description:

Implement Moodle in your business to streamline your interview, training, and internal communication processes

  • The first book that shows how to use Moodle in a corporate environment
  • Practical examples allow you to set up Moodle in your business with ease
  • Well-known companies that have implemented Moodle for staff training share their experiences in the form of case studies
  • Use Moodle for recruitment, training, group activities, and much more

In Detail

Many people will recognize Moodle as a Virtual Learning Environment that can be used in schools to teach lessons and organize student information. Fewer people will realize that Moodle can be used in businesses to dispense training, share important documents, and encourage teamwork.

Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner’s Guide will show you how to set up Moodle in your corporation. By introducing a system within your company that will allow for a centralized, accessible repository of knowledge, staff training will become a lot more streamlined, and the retention of skills will improve, leading to huge productivity benefits.

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