Monday, April 26, 2010

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja







Publisher Manning Publications Company
Author(s) John Resig
ISBN 193398869X
Release Date 28 June 2010


In Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, JavaScript expert John Resig reveals the inside know-how of the elite JavaScript programmers. Written to be accessible to JavaScript developers with intermediate-level skills.

This book takes readers on a journey towards mastering modern JavaScript development in three phases: design, construction, and maintenance. It first establishes a base of strong, advanced JavaScript knowledge. The book then teaches readers how to construct a JavaScript library. It examines all the numerous tasks JavaScript libraries have to tackle and provides practical solutions and development strategies. It then presents the various maintenance techniques required to keep their code running well into the future.

With Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja readers will gain the knowledge and Ninja-like skills to build their own JavaScript libraries, or to understand how to use any modern JavaScript library available.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beginning Perl, 3rd Edition Ebook







This is a book for those of us who believed that we didn?t need to learn Perl, and now we know it is more ubiquitous than ever. Perl is extremely flexible and powerful, and it isn?t afraid of Web 2.0 or the cloud. Originally touted as the duct tape of the Internet, Perl has since evolved into a multipurpose, multiplatform language present absolutely everywhere: heavy-duty web applications, the cloud, systems administration, natural language processing, and financial engineering. Beginning Perl, Third Edition provides valuable insight into Perl?s role regarding all of these tasks and more.

Commencing with a comprehensive overview of language basics, you?ll learn all about important concepts such as Perl?s data types and control flow constructs. This material sets the stage for a discussion of more complex topics, such as writing custom functions, using regular expressions, and file input and output. Next, the book moves on to the advanced topics of object-oriented programming, modules, web programming, and database administration with Perl?s powerful database interface module, DBI. The examples and code provided offer you all of the information you need to start writing your own powerful scripts to solve the problems listed above, and many more.


Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced programmer, Beginning Perl, Third Edition offers an ideal guide to learning Perl.
What you?ll learn How to use the power of Perl How to handle Perl data structures How to build database applications regardless of the underlying database How to parse complex data How to write industrial-strength object-oriented Perl How to start web programming in Perl Who is this book for?

This book is for programmers of all shades and persuasions who thought they could do without Perl. Think again.

Friday, April 16, 2010

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate : Study Guide Ebook





Some child psychologists will tell you that you should never talk down to your children. Rather than spoonfeeding 'em baby talk, you should speak to your kids using big words and long complex sentences--which is tougher on the kid at first, but ultimately makes them a lot smarter than they'd ever be from just hearing `goo goo ga ga`.

In much the same way, Sybex's CCNA Study Guide is a book that uncompromisingly presents complex material and expects you to live up to it. While the explanations are dense and often intimidating, once you get through this book, you'll be ready to face--and pass!--the treacherous CCNA exam.

Todd Lammle assumes that the reader has a passing familiarity with basic networking concepts, and he launches straight into an in-depth review of the OSI networking model without even mentioning what hubs, routers, and switches are. He then works his way into explaining TCP/IP and TCP/IP subnetting, a notoriously confusing concept for beginners, and in truth, mid-level techies may be temporarily confused here as well.

Unlike many other CCNA study guides, which touch briefly on subnetting and then provide a list of common subnet masks for rote memorization, Lammle really wants you to understand why certain masks and address ranges work. His objective is for his readers to be able to compute subnets on the fly--a task which many network professionals fake to this day--and as such, he takes you deep into the binary mysteries of TCP/IP. The explanations here are real migraine-inducers, but that's more the fault of TCP/IP's innate complexity than Lammle's explanations. Lammle himself admits that he expects his audience to have to reread the TCP/IP chapter at least once--but if you take the time to bear down, do the math, and really study, you'll never need to read another chapter on TCP/IP subnetting again.

The next sections of the book deal with Cisco routing commands, and it is here that the CCNA Study Guide truly shines. Cisco router commands are infamous for providing the user with floods of information, and the incoming tide of network statistics often sends fledgling CCNA trainees into info-shock. When you have three pages worth of data zipping by on your screen, how do you decide what the important bits are?

Lammle does an extremely good job of walking his students through the various Cisco commands. He explains what each command is meant to do, shows how it's done, and then shows you what you should be looking for after it's done. The chapters here are methodical, thorough, and dense, but they hang together excellently. The only problem is that Lammle assumes you'll be practicing these commands on an actual router--and many CCNA students don't have a practice lab to work with. However, if you purchase the CCNA Virtual Lab, a highly recommended piece of software that simulates Cisco routers in an connected environment, you'll have the next best thing to hands-on router experience. A preview edition of the Virtual Lab is included with the book.

The last section of the book is devoted to WAN protocols, and this part of the book is slightly disappointing. While the details presented in the WAN chapters are solid, they seem slightly out of proportion: while Wide Area Networks, and in particular, ISDN, are a reasonably large part of the CCNA exam, the ISDN section here is all of 20 pages. It's not that there's not enough to pass, but Lammle doesn't provide his usual wealth of details in the final chapter.

Like every good certification book, there are quizzes to test your skill, and you won't be lacking for choices here--seven `open answer` questions, 20 multiple-choice questions, and hands-on workshops grace the end of each chapter. The book ends with a 60-question final exam. The questions are moderately hard, and are a good test of your overall comprehension, but you can probably expect to find harder questions on the actual exam.

Rounding out this book is a voluminous hands-on walk-through of Catalyst 1900 Switch configuration, a comprehensive list of CCNA router commands, and a 70-page glossary. In short, this guide is like a stern teacher: it's not always easy to follow, and it's sometimes frustrating. But by the time you're finished, you'll understand the material better than you could have ever dreamed. --William Steinmetz

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photoshop Elements 8 Digital Classroom Ebook






Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Author(s) AGI Creative Team
ISBN 0470566922


A complete book-and-DVD training package covering Photoshop Elements 8.Photoshop Elements combines an easy-to-use set of features and enhancements combined with image editing power in an affordable program. The newest version?Photoshop Elements 8?features more online integration with products like the new Flash-based Web galleries. This unique full-color book and instructional DVD provides you with an exciting learning tool that will help you get working with Elements 8 quickly and easily.



Sunday, April 11, 2010

2 States – The Story Of My Marriage By Chetan Bhagat Ebook















Writer Chetan Bhagat




2 States – The Story Of My Marriage’ is his fourth novel after popular hits ‘Five Points Someone’, ‘3 Mistakes’ of my Life and ‘One Night In The Call Center’. Chetan Bhagat’s novel have been very popular in youth and his two of the novels ‘Five Points Someone’ and ‘One Night In The Call Center’ became so popular that they have been converted to Bollywood movies ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Hello’. This novel is said to be a fiction, but the author claims that it is inspired from his real story, where the author belong to Delhi and his wife Anusha to Tamil Nadu, Two states Delhi and Tamil nadu. Download this FREE ebook and enjoy reading

5 Star Affair by Payton Lee













Language English
Country United States
Publication Date December 28, 2003




The fairy tale of a general and a war love. Mark and Kiley need each other to maintain sanity in the insanity of war. It isn't only the Nazi that they must battle. They must battle their own feelings, fears, and other people that believe Mark is their property. Live a romantic tale set in the trying time of World War II.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Java 2 Certification Training Guide Ebook












 Publisher New Riders
Author(s) Jamie Jaworski
 ISBN 1562059505



With full coverage of the three latest Sun Java certification exams, Java 2 Certification Training Guide provides an excellent resource for any Java programmer prepping for these tests.

The best thing about this book is its insider-track perspective on three Sun exams. This book concentrates on the Programmer exam (which comprises well over half the book) but also addresses the Architect and Developer tests. Since the author has worked with Sun to help develop the actual exams, he is a worthy guide to the material here. And as the author himself points out, even if you are a great Java programmer, passing these exams isn't easy because they include details--and sometime obscure features--that you don't use every day.

Even if you are an experienced Java developer, you will appreciate the author's thorough tour of Java language fundamentals, core classes, and packages. Even the book's numerous tables present Java information efficiently.

Rather than a general guide to Java programming, the presentation is geared closely to what you'll need for these certification tests. Another standout feature here are the review questions, which follow Sun's format and style as well as the inclusion of a sample computer-based exam on CD-ROM.

For readers seeking a higher level of Java certification, the book provides everything you will need for the Architect and Developer exams too. Besides a review of Java APIs like JDBC and Remote Method Invocation (RMI), you will find material on the basics of distributed systems, including short sections on CORBA and DCOM. For Developer certification, the book lists dos and don'ts for writing successful code on the exam.

With its mix of expert guidance and challenging sample test questions, Java 2 Certification Training Guide makes for an effective guide to getting certified on today's Java 2 platform. --Richard Dragan

Topics covered: test preparation for the Sun Certified Programmer, Architect, and Developer Exams; Java language fundamentals; core packages; threads; AWT; event handling; graphics; I/O; Java object-oriented and distributed architectures; security; JDBC; and RMI.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fast Track to Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) 5.0 Upgrade Exam Ebook









Publisher Lulu Press
Author(s) Ka, Iok Tong 
ISBN 143030393X




If you'd like to learn the new features in Java SE 5.0 and pass the Sun Certified Java Programmer Upgrade Exam (CX-310-056), then this book is for you. It covers all the Java SE 5.0 new features required in the exam. You don't need to read about the existing features that you already know. 117 review questions and mock exam questions are included.

It includes the following chapters: Autoboxing, Generics, For-each loop, Manipulating Collections, Variable Arity Parameters, Enum, Static Imports, Covariant Return Types, Java I/O, Formatting and Parsing, Preparing for the Exam.



User review
Insufficient
I was very displeased with this book. It is filled with grammatical errors, and it lacks fluidity and proper writing. Perhaps the writer should read other exam review books first.

User review
0.4 inches thick
The first thing that struck me when I received this book was how thin it is, second by it's large fonts and generous amounts of white space.

I was expecting the book to come with several practice exams, and maybe even a CD-ROM. Neither was the case. At the end of each chapter the book has several review questions, and one or two 'mock exam' questions.

The really irritating thing was the number for the questions and answers never match. I can't believe the author and publisher could be so careless to not even notice the numbers don't match the questions. Did they not have one person proof read the book?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide Ebook










Publisher Sybex Inc
Author(s) Phil Heller
ISBN 0782144195




Here is a revised and enhanced edition of the most revered Java certification guide, with in-depth coverage of the latest versions of the Java Programmer and Developer exams. Written by the people who actually created the exams for Sun, this insider's guide will prepare you to take these two hot exams with confidence. Sybex Study Guides are packed with exceptional study tools--hundreds of challenging review questions and electronic flashcards that help reinforce key topics, and real-world scenarios that offer perspectives and insights from seasoned professionals. The CD includes an advanced testing engine with hundreds of sample exam questions and the entire book in PDF.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Programmer's Guide to Java SCJP Certification: A Comprehensive Primer (3rd Edition) Ebook









Publisher Addison-Wesley
Author(s) Array
ISBN 0321556054
Release Date 29 December 2008



This book will help you prepare for and pass the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform SE 6 (CX-310-065) Exam. It is written for any experienced programmer (with or without previous knowledge of Java) interested in mastering the Java programming language and passing the SCJP 1.6 Exam.

A Programmer?s Guide to Java? SCJP Certification, Third Edition, provides detailed coverage of all exam topics and objectives, readily runnable code examples, programming exercises, extensive review questions, and a new mock exam. In addition, as a comprehensive primer to the Java programming language, this book is an invaluable reference tool.


This new edition has been thoroughly updated to focus on the latest version of the exam (CX-310-065). In particular, it contains in-depth explanations of the language features. Their usage is illustrated by way of code scenarios, as required by the exam. The companion Web site (www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/pgjc3e/) contains a version of the SCJP 1.6 Exam Simulator developed by the authors. The site also contains the complete source code for all the book?s examples, as well as solutions to the programming exercises.

What you will find in this book:
Extensive coverage of all the objectives defined for the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (CX-310-065) Exam An easy-to-follow structure with chapters organized according to the exam objectives, as laid out by Sun Microsystems Summaries that clearly state and differentiate the exam objectives and the supplementary objectives to be covered in each chapter A list of Sun?s objectives for the SCJP 1.6 Exam and a guide to taking the exam A complete mock exam with new questions (not repeats of review questions)Numerous exam-relevant review questions to test your understanding of each major topic, with annotated answers Programming exercises and solutions at the end of each chapter Copious code examples illustrating concepts, where the code has been compiled and thoroughly tested on multiple platforms Program output demonstrating expected results from running the examples Extensive use of UML (Unified Modeling Language) for illustration purposes An introduction to basic terminology and concepts in object-oriented programming Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in mastering the language and taking the exam Platform- and tool-independent coverage Information about the SCJP 1.6 Upgrade (CX-310-066) Exam




Sunday, April 4, 2010

Programming Wireless Devices with the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Second Edition Ebook






Publisher  Addison-Wesley
Author(s)  Roger Riggs, Antero Taivalsaari, Jim Van Peursem, Jyri Huopaniemi, Mark Patel, Aleksi Uotila, Jim Holliday Editor  
ISBN  0321197984





This book presents the Java A 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) standards that support the development of applications for consumer devices such as mobile phones, two-way pagers, and wireless personal organizers. To create these standards, Sun collaborated with such consumer device companies as Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Research In Motion, Samsung, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, and many others. The result is a highly portable, small-footprint application development environment that brings the unique capabilities of Java technology, including platform independence and enhanced security, to the rapidly growing wireless market. This definitive Java Series guide provides a programmer's introduction to the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition. It presents a general description of wireless technology and an overview of the J2ME platform. In addition, the book details the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) version 1.1 and the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) version 2.0, the standards that define the Java platform features and libraries for wireless, resource-constrained devices.Written by a team of authors that includes the original J2ME technology experts from Sun, Motorola, and Nokia, this book provides a description of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, as well as practical implementation advice.
The Java A Series is supported, endorsed, and authored by the creators of the Java technology at Sun Microsystems, Inc. It is the official place to go for complete, expert, and definitive information on Java technology. The books in this Series provide the inside information you need to build effective, robust, and portable applications and applets. The Series is an indispensable resource for anyone targeting the Java 2 platform.



Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, Second Edition Ebook










Publisher Sams
Author(s) Jesse Liberty
ISBN 0672310708




With Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, author Jesse Liberty presents a rapid and well-organized program for getting up to speed in C++ programming. By making the seemingly complex world of C++ digestible in daily doses, Liberty delivers a tutorial that keeps you motivated and yields serious results.
This book uses a chapter-a-day approach, with the course outline clearly presented inside the front cover so you'll know exactly where you're headed. Unlike many C++ tutorials, this book doesn't put you to sleep early on with object-oriented programming (OOP) theory. Instead, it quickly makes you productive with the basics of the C++ language and then reinforces your new knowledge with OOP as you move through the teaching program.



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days Ebook












Publisher Sams
Author(s) Laura Lemay, Charles L. Perkins
ISBN 1575211831



Add interactivity and animation to your Web site and turn static plain-vanilla pages into fun, exciting multimedia presentations! This book teaches the basic concepts of object-oriented programming with Java with numerous examples and tutorials to provide hands-on practice creating Java applets. Provides a solid foundation for moving on to more sophisticated Java programming.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Expert PHP and MySQL









Publisher Wrox Press
Author(s) Andrew Curioso,Ronald Bradford,Patrick Galbraith
ISBN 0470563125



As the world's most popular, general purpose, open source scripting language, PHP is frequently used with MySQL to create high-traffic, mission-critical applications

This indispensable book shares proven, author-tested best practices and expert techniques that can be applied to even the most demanding MySQL-driven PHP apps

You'll explore ways to extend MySQL with user-defined functions, write PHP extensions, and solve problems when PHP and MySQL alone are not enough and other techniques or third-party tools are necessary.