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Microsoft SQL Server Ebooks Collection

Posted: 11 May 2009 03:43 PM PDT

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational model database server produced by Microsoft. Its primary query languages are T-SQL and ANSI SQL.
The code base for MS SQL Server (prior to version 7.0) originated in Sybase SQL Server, and was Microsoft’s entry to the enterprise-level database market, competing against Oracle, IBM, and, later, Sybase itself. Microsoft, Sybase and Ashton-Tate originally teamed up to create and market the first version named SQL Server 1.0 for OS/2 (about 1989) which was essentially the same as Sybase SQL Server 3.0 on Unix, VMS, etc. Microsoft SQL Server 4.2 was shipped around 1992 (available bundled with Microsoft OS/2 version 1.3). Later Microsoft SQL Server 4.21 for Windows NT was released at the same time as Windows NT 3.1. Microsoft SQL Server v6.0 was the first version designed for NT, and did not include any direction from Sybase.

About the time Windows NT was released, Sybase and Microsoft parted ways and each pursued their own design and marketing schemes. Microsoft negotiated exclusive rights to all versions of SQL Server written for Microsoft operating systems. Later, Sybase changed the name of its product to Adaptive Server Enterprise to avoid confusion with Microsoft SQL Server. Until 1994, Microsoft’s SQL Server carried three Sybase copyright notices as an indication of its origin.

Since parting ways, several revisions have been done independently. SQL Server 7.0 was a rewrite from the legacy Sybase code. It was succeeded by SQL Server 2000, which was the first edition to be launched in a variant for the IA-64 architecture.

In the eight years since release of Microsoft’s previous SQL Server product (SQL Server 2000), advancements have been made in performance, the client IDE tools, and several complementary systems that are packaged with SQL Server 2005. These include: an ETL tool (SQL Server Integration Services or SSIS), a Reporting Server, an OLAP and data mining server (Analysis Services), and several messaging technologies, specifically Service Broker and Notification Services.

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Posted: 11 May 2009 03:17 PM PDT

Incorporating four hands-on projects, “HTML Professional Projects” is your key to unlocking the power of HTML. Each project focuses on a specific information delivery requirement and is presented as a real-world case study. You will be able to use the skills that you develop throughout the book to modify the projects to fit your professional needs. You will learn how to apply standard design principles across a variety of practical applications, from nonprofit Web sites to corporate intranets. As you work through the projects in the book, you will develop the techniques you need to clearly outline your objectives and you will learn to carefully consider each step necessary in planning the implementation of your Web site. As you wrap up each Web project, you will examine how your final product fulfills the initial requirements.



Posted: 11 May 2009 02:54 PM PDT

Over the years, people from around the world have turned to Morningstar for strong, independent, and reliable advice. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing provides the kind of savvy financial guidance only a company like Morningstar could offer. Based on the philosophy that “investing should be fun, but not a game,” this comprehensive guide will put even the most cautious investors back on the right track by helping them pick the right stocks, find great companies, and understand the driving forces behind different industries¡ªwithout paying too much for their investments.

Written by Morningstar’s Director of Stock Analysis, Pat Dorsey, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing includes unparalleled stock research and investment strategies covering a wide range of stock-related topics. Investors will profit from such tips as:

How to dig into a financial statement and find hidden gold . . . and deception
How to find great companies that will create shareholder wealth
How to analyze every corner of the market, from banks to health care
Informative and highly accessible, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing should be required reading for anyone looking for the right investment opportunities in today’s ever-changing market.


Posted: 11 May 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The second edition of Inside Secrets to Finding a Teaching Job provides real-world job search tips from other teachers as well as administrators. Also contains resume-writing advice, how to create a teacher portfolio and demonstration video, and Internet resources for finding the perfect situation.


Beginning Xslt 2.0: From Novice to Professional

Posted: 11 May 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Book Description

This followup to Tennison’s Beginning XSLT, has been updated to accomodate the revised XSLT standard. Part one of this book introduces XML and XSLT at a comfortable pace, and gradually demonstrates techniques for generating HTML (plus other formats), from XML. In part two, Tennison applies theory to real-life XSLT capabilities&emdash;including generating graphics.

Each chapter includes step-by-step examples (with code available online), plus review questions at the end, to help you grasp the discussed features. In fact, all of the examples and exercises revolve around an interesting common theme: making TV listings available online. This book lives up to it’s name, and will definitely take you from a novice to a professional, in no time!

About the author
Jeni Tennison is an independent consultant specializing in XSLT and XML Schema development. She trained as a knowledge engineer, gaining a Ph.D. in collaborative ontology development, and has since become a consultant working in a variety of areas including publishing, water monitoring, and financial services. She is the author of XPath on the Edge and Beginning XSLT and is one of the founders of the EXSLT initiative to standardize extensions to XSLT and XPath. She is an invited expert on the W3C XSL Working Group, and she was voted ActiveState Activator's Choice XSLT Programmer of the Year in 2002. She spends much of her spare time answering people's queries on the XSL-List and xmlschema-dev mailing lists.


Synthesis And Optimization Of DSP Algorithms

Posted: 11 May 2009 02:25 PM PDT

# Relié: 175 pages
# Editeur : Kluwer Academic Publishers (avril 2004)
# Collection : Fundamental Theories of Physics
# Langue : Anglais
# ISBN-10: 1402079303
# ISBN-13: 978-1402079306
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Guide to Internet Job Searching 2004-2005

Posted: 11 May 2009 02:06 PM PDT

Book Description
The essential guide to finding a job online

“Simply the best thing in print on the subject of using the Internet in your job search.” -Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

This definitive guide to harnessing the Internet’s powerful research capabilities has been thoroughly updated to include the latest online job searching techniques. Using Guide to Internet Job Searching, 2004-2005, absolutely anyone with access to a computer can immediately conduct a timesaving, low-cost, high-impact job search. Copublished with the Public Library Association, the Guide to Internet Job Searching offers expert advice on how to find and use online bulletin boards, job listings, recruiter information, discussion groups, and resumeposting services. Its easy-to-use format and user-friendly tone make this an excellent tool for both the experienced surfer and Internet newbie. Includes:

* Local, state-by-state, government, and international resource listings and opportunities
* Online career resources
* Specific career path information
* Reviews of some of the more popular job listing and recruiting websites

Back Cover copy
The bestselling guide to finding a job online fully updated!

Whether you are a looking for a new opportunity or wanting to change careers, Guide to Internet Job Searching offers the most up-to-date techniques to help you find not just any job, but the job you want. It shows you how to funnel all your information and energy into a focused, targeted search, so you can harness the power of the Internet to your advantage.

Copublished by America’s foremost career books publisher and the Public Library Association, Guide to Internet Job Searching leads you through the process of effectively researching companies you’re considering, so you don’t waste valuable time yours and theirs. It also helps you connect with bulletin boards, job listings, recruiters, discussion groups, and resume-posting services. This bestselling resource offers a comprehensive, cutting-edge strategy to put you in front of the competition which gets fiercer every day.

Fully updated to meet the standards of today’s competitive job market, this user-friendly guide provides:

-A comprehensive list of employment websites, along with a review of each one
-Specific career-path information from business and law to science and the humanities
-Expert advice on how to “network” online with those who can best help you
-Government, public policy, and international resource job listings
-Handy information on summer, part-time, and internship opportunities

Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or an Internet novice, Guide to Internet Job Searching will introduce you to new, original methods for a fast, efficient online search for that job of your dreams.

Margaret Riley Dikel, author of The Riley Guide (, is a private consultant specializing in the use of the Internet for employment and career information. She is an internationally recognized authority in this field, having worked for many prominent governmental agencies and public and private corporations.

Frances E. Roehm is the SkokieNet librarian at Skokie (Illinois) Public Library, where she specializes in building the village’s community online. She is also the webmaster of, a regional resource for Chicagoland job hunters and career changers. She currently chairs the PLA Job and Career Information Services committee.


Signals and Systems: With MATLAB Applications

Posted: 11 May 2009 02:03 PM PDT

Dr. Ravi Warrier, Electrical Engineering Dept., Kettering University
This book is very well written and has a very broad and deep coverage of topics of signals and systems. –Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

Book Description
This text provides complete, clear, and detailed explanations of the principal analog and digital signal processing concepts illustrated with numerous practical examples. It includes the following chapters and appendices:

o Elementary Signals
o The Laplace Transformation
o The Inverse Laplace Transformation
o Circuit Analysis with Laplace Transforms
o State Variables and State Equations
o The Impulse Response and Convolution
o Fourier Series
o The Fourier Transform
o Discrete Time Systems and the Z Transform
o The DFT and The FFT Algorithm
o Analog and Digital Filters
o Introduction to MATLAB®
o Review of Complex Numbers
o Review of Matrices and Determinants

Each chapter contains numerous practical applications supplemented with detailed instructions for using MATLAB® to obtain accurate and quick solutions.


The Hacker Ethic

Posted: 11 May 2009 01:05 PM PDT
Despite the title The Hacker Ethic is a philosophical essay contrasting the Western capitalist world view with those of hackers. In this context, hackers are those passionate about any subject, not just computers.

The book starts with an essay by Linus Torvalds and finishes with a thoughtful 75-page essay by Manual Cassels called “Informationalism and the Network Society”. At its heart though, is the paradox summed up on page 60, “Present capitalism is based on the exploitation of scientific communism”. This simply means companies make money based on information provided by scientists for free. This results in an ethical quandary. Companies eagerly seize information freely provided by hackers yet withhold information discovered by themselves. An indefensible position.

Himamen claims hackers work because what they’re doing interests them and disseminating what they learn brings the respect of their peers while others work for money and enjoy the envy of their peers. His arguments are well illustrated with ideas from Plato, through medieval village life, protestantism, academia, the industrial revolution and more. He concludes the information revolution makes work central to our lives, soaking up the time and energy necessary for play, for the pursuit of personal passions.

He isn’t whistling “Dixie”. Who do you know with a hobby? How many talk to their families? Most spend their free time watching actors pretend to be members of passionate families. This is essential reading for anyone who wonders what their life is about. Hackers don’t need to read it. –Steve Patient –Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

“Pekka Himanen’s theory of the hacker culture as the spirit of informationalism is a fundamental breakthrough in the discovery of the world unfolding in the uncertain dawn of the third millennium.”
-Manuel Castells, from the Epilogue

“The Hacker Ethic is one of the most significant political ideas and value systems in history. Hackers are the warriors, explorers, guerrillas, and joyous adventurers of the Digital Age, and the true architects of the new economy. Demonized and often misunderstood, they are changing the world and the way it works. Pekka Himanen explains how and why in a book that is essential reading for anybody who wants to live, work or do business in the twenty-first century.”
-Jon Katz, columnist for and author of Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho

“At last we have a book about the ethics of true hackers . . .not the criminals and vandals that the press calls hackers today, but the idealistic pioneers whose ethics of openness, enablement and cooperation laid the cornerstone for our new economy.”
-Danny Hillis, Co-Founder, The Long Now Foundation and Co-Chairman & CTO, Applied Minds, Inc. –Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.


File System Forensic Analysis

Posted: 11 May 2009 12:44 PM PDT

Back Cover copy
The Definitive Guide to File System Analysis- Key Concepts and Hands-on Techniques
Most digital evidence is stored within the computer’s file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation. Now, security expert Brian Carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed.
Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems- Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Along the way, he describes data structures, analyzes example disk images, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses today’s most valuable open source file system analysis tools—including tools he personally developed. Coverage includes
Preserving the digital crime scene and duplicating hard disks for “dead analysis”
Identifying hidden data on a disk’s Host Protected Area (HPA)
Reading source data- Direct versus BIOS access, dead versus live acquisition, error handling, and more
Analyzing DOS, Apple, and GPT partitions; BSD disk labels; and Sun Volume Table of Contents using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques
Analyzing the contents of multiple disk volumes, such as RAID and disk spanning
Analyzing FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques
Finding evidence- File metadata, recovery of deleted files, data hiding locations, and more
Using The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy Forensic Browser, and related open source tools
When it comes to file system analysis, no other book offers this much detail or expertise. Whether you’re a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, or auditor, this book will become an indispensable resource for forensic investigations, no matter what analysis tools you use.
Brian Carrier has authored several leading computer forensic tools, including The Sleuth Kit (formerly The @stake Sleuth Kit) and the Autopsy Forensic Browser. He has authored several peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and has created publicly available testing images for forensic tools. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Digital Forensics at Purdue University, he is also a research assistant at the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) there. He formerly served as a research scientist at @stake and as the lead for the @stake Response Team and Digital Forensic Labs. Carrier has taught forensics, incident response, and file systems at SANS, FIRST, the @stake Academy, and SEARCH.© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.