Posted: 17 Apr 2009 07:29 AM PDT
In this one-of-a-kind video package, leading Python developer and trainer Wesley Chun helps you learn Python quickly and comprehensively, so that you can immediately succeed with any Python project. Just click and watch: One step at a time, you will master Python fundamentals. If you already have Python experience, these videos will help further develop your skills. The lessons start with an introduction to the core features of the Python language, including syntax basics and standard types and operations. The lessons progress into advanced topics, such as Python's memory model and object-oriented programming.
Posted: 17 Apr 2009 01:41 AM PDT
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
CNIT 123: Ethical Hacking and Network Defense — Lecture Notes and Projects (Spring 2008 Revision) by Sam Bowne (buy it at the CCSF Bookstore)
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 11:06 PM PDT
Ruby for Rails, written by Ruby expert David Black (with a forward by David Heinemeier Hansson), helps Rails developers achieve Ruby mastery. Each chapter deepens your Ruby knowledge and shows you how it connects to Rails. You’ll gain confidence working with objects and classes and learn how to leverage Ruby’s elegant, expressive syntax for Rails application power. And you’ll become a better Rails developer through a deep understanding of the design of Rails itself and how to take advantage of it.
Newcomers to Ruby will find a Rails-oriented Ruby introduction that’s easy to read and that includes dynamic programming techniques, an exploration of Ruby objects, classes, and data structures, and many neat examples of Ruby and Rails code in action. Ruby for Rails: the Ruby guide for Rails developers!
About the Author
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 11:05 PM PDT
Artificial evolutionary systems are computer systems, inspired by ideas from natural evolution and related phenomena. The field has a long history, dating back to the earliest days of computer science, but it has only become an established scientific and engineering discipline since the 1990s, with packages for the commonest form, genetic algorithms, now widely available.
Researchers in the Asia-Pacific region have participated strongly in the development of evolutionary systems, with a particular emphasis on the evolution of intelligent solutions to highly complex problems. The Asia-Pacific Symposia on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems have been an important contributor to this growth in impact, since 1997 providing an annual forum for exchange and dissemination of ideas. Participants come primarily from East Asia and the Western Pacific, but contributions are welcomed from around the World.
This volume features a selection of fourteen of the best papers from recent APSIES. They illustrate the breadth of research in the region, with applications ranging from business to medicine, from network optimization to the promotion of innovation.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 11:03 PM PDT
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics, EvoBIO 2008, held in Naples, Italy, in March 2008 colocated with the Evo* 2008 events.
The 18 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. EvoBio is the premiere European event for experts in computer science meeting with experts in bioinformatics and the biological sciences, all interested in the interface between evolutionary computation, machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Topics addressed by the papers include biomarker discovery, cell simulation and modeling, ecological modeling, uxomics, gene networks, biotechnology, metabolomics, microarray analysis, phylogenetics, protein interactions, proteomics, sequence analysis and alignment, as well as systems biology.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 11:02 PM PDT
.Hands-on tutorials are also included, along with clear explanations and working code examples. You will grow to take the next step, from writing client-side desktop applications to writing enterprise applications. You will also learn how to use the individual APIs and tools in the J2EE platform, and how to merge these to create your own enterprise applications.
About the Author
James L. Weaver is the chief scientist at Learning Assistant Technologies, a company that specializes in developing learner-centric tools. He is also the president of JMentor, a Java mentoring, training, and consulting practice.
Jim Crume is a Java architect at Fusion Alliance, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based consulting company that specializes in web application development. Jim has spent many years as a consultant, and specializes in architecting and developing web-based systems, but he particularly enjoys Java.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 11:00 PM PDT
Traditional database management systems, widely used today, are not well-suited for a class of emerging applications, such as computer network management, homeland security, sensor computing, and environmental monitoring. These applications need to continuously process large amounts of data coming in the form of a stream, and meet stringent response time requirements. Support for handling QoS metrics, such as response time, memory usage, and throughput, is central to any system proposed for the above applications.
Stream Data Processing: A Quality of Service Perspective (Modeling, Scheduling, Load Shedding, and Complex Event Processing), presents a new paradigm suitable for stream and complex event processing. This book covers a broad range of topics in stream data processing and includes detailed technical discussions of a number of proposed techniques.
This volume is intended as a textbook for graduate courses and as a reference book for researchers, advanced-level students in CS, and IT practitioners.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:59 PM PDT
The ideas and exercises in this Game Design Workshop answer the questions asked by every aspiring game designer: How do I learn to design games? What skills do I need to become a professional game designer? Game design is demystified with a clear, accessible analysis of the formal and dramatic systems of game design. Examples, illustrations, and exercises strengthen your understanding of what makes game systems function; and teach you the skills and tools that you need to create a compelling game.
Refined over a number of years, this workshop curriculum has provided the foundation for hundreds of careers in all areas of the game industry including game design, producing, programming, visual design, quality assurance, and marketing. This guide to the language and business of game design will help anyone pursuing a career in the industry.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:58 PM PDT
Data compression is one of the most important fields and tools in modern computing. From archiving data, to CD ROMs, and from coding theory to image analysis, many facets of modern computing rely upon data compression.
Data Compression provides a comprehensive reference for the many different types and methods of compression. Included are a detailed and helpful taxonomy, analysis of most common methods, and discussions on the use and comparative benefits of methods and description of “how to” use them. The presentation is organized into the main branches of the field of data compression: run length encoding, statistical methods, dictionary-based methods, image compression, audio compression, and video compression. Detailed descriptions and explanations of the most well-known and frequently used compression methods are covered in a self-contained fashion, with an accessible style and technical level for specialists and nonspecialists. Topics and features: coverage of video compression, including MPEG-1 and H.261; thorough coverage of wavelets methods, including CWT, DWT, EZW and the new Lifting Scheme technique; complete audio compression; QM coder used in JPEG and JBIG, including new JPEG 200 standard; image transformations and detailed coverage of discrete cosine transform and Haar transform; coverage of EIDAC method for compressing simple images; prefix image compression; ACB and FHM curve compression; geometric compression and edgebreaker technique.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 10:56 PM PDT
Ideal for experienced database developers and designers, this concise guide gives you a clear view of the technology–a view that’s not influenced by any vendor or product. Featuring an extensive set of exercises, it will help you:
understand why and how the relational model is still directly relevant to modern database technology (and will remain so for the foreseeable future)
see why and how the SQL standard is seriously deficient
use the best current theoretical knowledge in the design of their databases and database applications
make informed decisions in their daily database professional activities
“Database in Depth” will appeal not only to database developers and designers, but also to a diverse field of professionals and academics, including database administrators (DBAs), information modelers, database consultants, and more. Virtually everyone who deals with relational databases should have at least a passing understanding of the fundamentals of working with relational models.
Author C.J. Date has been involved with the relational model from its earliest days. An exceptionally clear-thinking writer, Date lays out principle and theory in a manner that is easily understood. Few others can speak as authoritatively the topic of relational databases as Date can.
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