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ActionScript 3.0: Working with XML (CD-ROM)

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 03:44 PM PDT

The use of RSS feeds is a growing trend, and they can be found within many new websites. In ActionScript 3.0: Working with XML, instructor Todd Perkins places strong emphasis on using RSS data for blogs, podcasts, and images. He also demonstrates how to perform common tasks with XML, such as using E4X syntax, loading external data from local and remote locations, saving data, and integrating with popular services like Flickr. Exercise files accompany the course.

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The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL by Ken Henderson

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:55 AM PDT

This is a coder's book. It's intended to help developers build applications that make use of Transact-SQL. It's not about database administration or design. It's not about end-user or GUI application development. It's not even about server or database performance tuning. It's about developing the best Transact-SQL code possible, regardless of the application.


Essential Computer Security: Everyone’s Guide to Email, Internet, and Wireless Security

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:54 AM PDT

Essential Computer Security provides the vast home user and small office computer market with the information they must know in order to understand the risks of computing on the Internet and what they can do to protect themselves.

Tony Bradley is the Guide for the site for Internet Network Security. In his role managing the content for a site that has over 600,000 page views per month and a weekly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers, Tony has learned how to talk to people, everyday people, about computer security. Intended for the security illiterate, Essential Computer Security is a source of jargon-less advice everyone needs to operate their computer securely.

* Written in easy to understand non-technical language that novices can comprehend
* Provides detailed coverage of the essential security subjects that everyone needs to know
* Covers just enough information to educate without being overwhelming


J2ME in a Nutshell

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:53 AM PDT,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big-search,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg Review
Designed for writing programs that need to fit into embedded systems and other small environments, Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) has minimal resource requirements. J2ME in a Nutshell explains the J2ME way of doing things with a particularly handy mix of API documentation and example-centric tutorials. Kim Topley–who’s written a couple of highly regarded books for Prentice-Hall’s Java series–uses the proven Nutshell format to explain J2ME concisely but thoroughly. For the sorts of people who will be writing embedded applications in Java–programmers with experience either in other Java environments or with other embedded systems environments–this is a very good way of conveying information.

You can read this book, like all Nutshell books, from front to back in an effort to become familiar with its eponymous technology. More often, though, you’ll search for a particular aspect of J2ME (particular graphical user interface elements, say, or over-the-air provisioning of MIDlet suites) and read Topley’s prose explanations and annotated example code. These treatments are frequently enough to help you overcome stumbling blocks you encounter in the development process. If you’re just looking for a reminder of how various classes work (their properties and methods, their return types, and their relationships to other pieces of J2ME), turn to the comprehensive J2ME API reference. Helpfully, it’s not dry documentation: Topley comments on how to use each. –David Wall

Topics covered: Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) generally, and classes within it specifically. In addition to an annotated API reference, this book holds a lot of information about graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for small devices, the special considerations of designing applications for wireless environments, the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) and MIDlets.

Product Description
To the experienced Java developer, J2ME (the Java 2 Micro Edition) looks just familiar enough to be tempting, but just different enough to warrant caution. J2ME in a Nutshell provides the extra security you need when venturing into programming for cell phones, PDAs and other consumer electronic devices. It gives you the reference material you need for J2ME, together with a tutorial that leverages your existing knowledge and teaches you what is different about J2ME without boring you to tears with details you already know. J2ME in a Nutshell provides a solid, no-nonsense reference to the “alphabet soup” of micro edition programming, covering the CLDC, CDC, KVM and MIDP APIs. The book also includes tutorials for the CLDC, KVM, MIDP and MIDlets, MIDlet user interfaces, networking and storage, and advice on programming small handhelds. Combined with O?Reilly’s classic quick reference to all the core micro-edition APIs, this is the one book that will take you from curiosity to code with no frustrating frills in between.

Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:52 AM PDT,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big-search,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg
Product Description
Revised and updated by one of the co-developers of the (310-035) Programmer exam, this edition offers complete coverage of the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 exam objectives and newly added, complete coverage of both portions of the Sun Certified Java 2 Developer’s exam. More than 250 challenging practice questions have been completely revised to closely model the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam. An integrated study system based on proven pedagogy, exam coverage includes step-by-step exercises, special Exam Watch notes, On-the-Job elements, and Self Tests with in-depth answer explanations to help reinforce and teach practical skills.

Praise for the author:

Finally! A Java certification book that explains everything clearly. All you need to pass the exam is in this book.

–Solveig Haugland, Technical Trainer and Former Sun Course Developer

“Who better to write a Java study guide than Kathy Sierra, the reigning queen of Java instruction? Kathy Sierra has done it again–here is a study guide that almost guarantees you a certification!”

–James Cubeta, Systems Engineer, SGI

“The thing I appreciate most about Kathy is her quest to make us all remember that we are teaching people and not just lecturing about Java. Her passion and desire for the highest quality education that meets the needs of the individual student is positively unparalleled at SunEd. Undoubtedly there are hundreds of students who have benefited from taking Kathy’s classes.”

–Victor Peters, founder Next Step Education & Software Sun Certified Java Instructor

I want to thank Kathy for the EXCELLENT Study Guide. The book is well written, every concept is clearly explained using a real life example, and the book states what you specifically need to know for the exam. The way it’s written, you feel that you’re in a classroom and someone is actually teaching you the difficult concepts, but not in a dry, formal manner. The questions at the end of the chapters are also REALLY good, and I am sure they will help candidates pass the test. Watch out for this Wickedly Smart book.

-Alfred Raouf, Web Solution Developer, Kemety.Net

“The Sun Certification exam was certainly no walk in the park but Kathy’s material allowed me to not only pass the exam, but Ace it!”

–Mary Whetsel, Sr. Technology Specialist, Application Strategy and Integration, The St. Paul Companies

From the Back Cover

The Only Certification Study System Based on 300,000+ Hours of IT Training Experience

  • 100% Complete Coverage–All official test objectives for exams 310-035 and 310-027 are covered in detail
  • Hands-on Exercises–Step-by-step instruction modeled after classroom labs
  • Exam Watch–Warnings based on thorough post-exam research identifying the most troublesome exam topics and how to answer them correctly
  • Simulated Exam QuestionsCertification questions that closely model the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam–all with in-depth answers

Full coverage of the topics you need to review, including how to:

  • Define and instantiate inner classes
  • Write code using if and switch statements and loops
  • Write and throw your own exceptions
  • Design and implement tightly encapsulated classes
  • Use the java.lang.String class, the java.lang.Math class, and wrapper classes
  • Define, instantiate, and start threads
  • Synchronize code
  • Implement locking using wait/notify
  • Implement official coding and programming styles in your developer assignment
  • Design a clear, usable, standardized GUI
  • Consider subtle networking and IO issues when designing your application

Included on the CD-ROM:

CD Training

  • Electronic book–Searchable version of the Study Guide

Master Exam

  • Complete Practice Exam–Includes exclusive 310-035 certification exam simulation with questions found only on the CD-ROM
  • Detailed Answers–Explain why the correct options are right and why the incorrect options are wrong
  • Score Report–Provides overall assessment of performance and indicates subject areas requiring further study


(with free on-line registration)

MasterExam–Additional Java 2 certification exam simulation download

Java Performance tuning

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:52 AM PDT,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big-search,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg
Product Description
Java Peformance Tuning, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive and indispensable guide to eliminating all types of performance problems. Using many real-life examples to work through the tuning process in detail, JPT shows how tricks such as minimizing object creation and replacing strings with arrays can really pay off in improving your code’s performance. Tuning J2EE applications bears many similarities to tuning J2SE apps, but important and specific considerations apply. For this reason, Java Performance Tuning, Second Edition includes four new chapters: a new chapter on J2EE application tuning in general followed by chapters on tuning JDBC, servlets and JSPs, and EJBs. Java Performance Tuning offers common-sense advice about what to tune and what to leave alone, emphasizing techniques that provide big performance gains with minimal code restructuring. It gives you crucial guidance that helps you tune without destroying your program’s architecture. Blindly changing things in an effort to make a program run faster is a great way to create buggy, unmaintainable code. Java Performance Tuning teaches you to work efficiently and effectively, resulting in code that is robust, maintainable, and fast.

About the Author
Jack Shirazi is an independent consultant. He was an early adopter of Java, and for the last few years has consulted mainly for the financial sector, focusing on Java performance. Before using Java, Jack spent many years tuning Smalltalk applications. Jack’s early career involved research in theoretical physics and bioinformatics. Jack has publications in the field of protein structure and is proud to have contributed to some of the core Perl5 modules.

Lessons on ZBrush

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:51 AM PDT

Lessons on ZBrush | 86 MB
ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built with in an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world's most advanced tools for today's digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist with in. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination.

Designed around a principle of circularity, the menus in ZBrush work together in a non-linear and mode-free method. This facilitates the interaction of 3D models, 2D images and 2.5D Pixols in new and unique ways.

ZBrush gives you all of the tools needed to quickly sketch out a 2D or 3D concept, then take that idea all the way to completion. You can create realistic renders directly in ZBrush with lighting and atmospheric effects, or with the many powerful export options you can easily prepare you model for 3D printing or use with in any other digital application.

Master the Drupal (2009)

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:50 AM PDT

Master the Drupal (2009) | 930 MB

Year: 2009

Video 1 – An Introduction To Drupal
Video 2 – Install Drupal The Easy Way
Video 3 – Install Drupal The Manual Way
Video 4 – Basic User Configuration
Video 5 – Basic Site Configuration
Video 6 – Drupal Blocks
Video 7 – Drupal Modules
Video 8 – Adding A WYSIWYG Module
Video 9 – Drupal Reports
Video 10 – Actions & Triggers
Video 11 – Drupal Themes
Video 12 – Content Type
Video 13 – Content – Add A Page
Video 14 – Content – Add A Story
Video 15 – Content – Add A Book
Video 16 – Menus
Video 17 – Taxonomy
Video 18 – Setting Up The Forum
Video 19 – SEO
Video 20 – Customizing The Front Page Part 1
Video 21 – Customizing The Front Page Part 2
Video 22 – Introduction To Setting Up Your Drupal Membership Site
Video 23 – Drupal Roles For Membership Site
Video 24 – How To Install The Member Script
Video 25 – How To Configure Member
Video 26 – How To Setup Your Payment Processor
Video 27 – How To Create Your Member Products (Levels Of Membership)
Video 28 – How To Setup Protection For Your Different Products
Video 29 – Test Your Membership Site

Video: TSCC 500×375 10.00fps 34Kbps
Audio: MS ADPCM 22050Hz stereo 178Kbps


Java Database Programming Bible

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 05:49 AM PDT
Product Description
This is a comprehensive approach to learning how to develop and implement a professional level Java 2 database program using the Java database connection API (JDBC 3.0). It includes an introduction to relational databases and designing database applications; covers interacting with a relational database using a Java program; and shows how to create and work with XML data storage using a Java program.

From the Back Cover

  • Master the ins and outs of RDBMS technology, SQL, and JDBC
  • Create two-tier and multi-tier database applications
  • Harness JSP, servlets, EJB, JDO, XML, and related technologies

If Java can do it, you can do it too . . .

Java delivers powerful tools for creating today's multi-tier database applications. Packed with lucid explanations and lots of real-world examples, this comprehensive guide gives you everything you need to master Java database programming techniques. Starting with an insightful look into RDBMS, SQL, and JDBC fundamentals, veteran developer John O'Donahue walks you through the development process for both two-tier and three-tier applications, providing detailed coverage of Java database applications, using Swing components, servlets, JSP, XML, and EJB persistence.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Java database programming

  • Get a comprehensive overview of relational database design, SQL, and JDBC
  • Create a complete two-tier application using Swing components to update, retrieve, summarize, and group data
  • Build a three-tier Web application using servlets, JSP, HTML forms, XSL transforms, and JavaMail
  • Use servlets to upload images and documents, store them as blobs or clobs, and retrieve and display them using JSP
  • Harness JDBC, SQL, JDO, and other technologies to work with XML documents and Web services
  • Delve into bean-managed persistence, container-managed persistence, and JDO-managed transparent persistence
  • Set up users and schemas, establish security, and tune database performance



Kelby Training – Going Deeper With Final Cut Pro

Posted: 17 Jun 2009 03:20 AM PDT

Richard Harrington takes you deeper inside of Final Cut Pro and explains how to get more out of color correction, compression and external editors.

Lesson 01 Introduction (1:12)
Lesson 02 Preferences and Backup (6:34)
Lesson 03 Trimming (11:25)
Lesson 04 Tap Out the Beat (7:01)
Lesson 05 Primary Color Correction (15:18)
Lesson 06 Secondary Color Correction (16:21)
Lesson 07 Sending Audio to Soundtrack Pro (7:49)
Lesson 08 Speed Effects (10:57)
Lesson 09 External Editors (4:37)
Lesson 10 Final Export (11:30)

Lesson 11 Creating a Web Clip (9:17)
Lesson 12 Online with .Mac (6:04)
Lesson 13 DVD Studio Pro (4:47)
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