- Security on Rails
- Google Web Toolkit: GWT Java AJAX Programming
- Pomodoro Technique Illustrated: Can You Focus – Really Focus – for 25 Minutes?
- Domain-Driven Design Using Naked Objects
- Web Design for Developers: A Programmer’s Guide to Design Tools and Techniques
- A SAS/IML Companion for Linear Models (Statistics and Computing)
- MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows® 7
- Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started
- Backbase 4 RIA Development
- ADempiere 3.4 ERP Solutions
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:38 PM PST
The advantage of using Rails is its agility; it makes developing your web applications easy and fast. The disadvantage is that it can leave holes in your security if you are not aware of common vulnerabilities. It’s a nerve-wracking and unfortunate fact that there are plenty of malicious people lurking on the Web. As a Rails developer, it is essential that you understand how to assess risk and protect your data and your users.
Security on Rails uses established security principles to teach you how to write more secure software, defend your applications from common threats, and encrypt your data. We’ll give you an example of a hacking exploit, and explore how to fix the weaknesses in an application.
You’ll learn the steps you need to take to control access to information and authenticate users, including cryptography concepts and authorization. In addition, you’ll see how to integrate your applications with external management systems; in short, the crucial details you must consider to protect yourself and your data.
The most important element of security is to plan for it before it becomes an issue. Security on Rails helps beginner and intermediate developers to take control of their applications and guard against attacks.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:38 PM PST
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:35 PM PST
You have so much you need to accomplish today. Your list is a mile long and you find yourself getting interrupted every other minute. You’d like to tell everyone to leave you alone, but most of the interruptions are coming from you! You think of a phone call you need to make or a web site you need to check and before you know it you’re answering email, checking twitter, and finding a million other things to occupy your time.You need to focus—really focus.
The Pomodoro Technique puts you back in charge of your day. You’ll apply successful techniques from software engineering to identify what you should be doing today and to help you achieve your goals. Your mind won’t wander when it is fully engaged in short bursts of focused activity.
Learn to work less and accomplish more using nothing more than paper, pencil, and a simple kitchen timer.
Set the timer and start on your next Pomodoro. When the bell rings take a break. This personal approach to timeboxing is at the core of the Pomodoro technique and this book is filled with advice on how get started and how to tailor it to your own needs.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:34 PM PST
Domain-driven design (DDD) focuses on what matters in enterprise applications: the core business domain. Using object-oriented principles, you can develop a domain model that all team members-including business experts and technical specialists-can understand. Even better, this model is directly related to the underlying implementation.
But if you’ve tried building a domain-driven application then you’ll know that applying the DDD principles is easier said than done. Naked Objects, an open-source Java framework, lets you build working applications simply by writing the core domain classes. Naked Objects automatically renders your domain object in a generic viewer–either rich client or HTML. You can use its integration with Fitnesse to test-drive the development of your application, story-by-story. And once developed, you can deploy your application either to the full Naked Objects runtime, or within your existing application infrastructure.
In this book, Dan Haywood first gives you the tools to represent your domain as plain old Java objects, expressing business rules both declaratively and imperatively. Next, you’ll learn the techniques to deepen your design while keeping it maintainable as the scope of your application grows. Finally, you’ll walk through the development practices needed to implement your domain applications, taking in testing, deployment, and extending Naked Objects itself. Throughout the book, you’ll build a complete sample application, learning key DDD principles as you work through the application step by step. Every chapter ends with exercises to gain further experience in your own projects.
Through its focus on the core business domain, DDD delivers value to your business stakeholders, and Naked Objects makes using DDD easy to accomplish. Using Naked Objects, you’ll be ready in no time to build fully featured domain-driven applications.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:33 PM PST
Developers don’t get to spend a lot of time thinking about design, but many secretly wish they knew how to make their applications look just a little bit better. This book takes you on a journey through a web site redesign, where you’ll learn the basic concepts of design, color theory, typography, and accessibility. You’ll learn how to take a sketch and transform it into a digital mockup in Photoshop, and then finally into a working web page. You’ll see how to develop logos, icons, and buttons using Illustrator and Photoshop, and then code a web page that will load fast, be easy to maintain, and most of all, be accessible to all audiences.
About the Author
Brian Hogan has been developing web sites professionally since 1995 as a freelancer and consultant. He’s also built small and large web sites and web applications using ASP, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. He enjoys teaching and writing about technology, particularly web design and development.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:32 PM PST
Linear models courses are often presented as either theoretical or applied. Consequently, students may find themselves either proving theorems or using high-level procedures like PROC GLM to analyze data. There exists a gap between the derivation of formulas and analyses that hide these formulas behind attractive user interfaces. This book bridges that gap, demonstrating theory put into practice.
Concepts presented in a theoretical linear models course are often trivialized in applied linear models courses by the facility of high-level SAS procedures like PROC MIXED and PROC REG that require the user to provide a few options and statements and in return produce vast amounts of output. This book uses PROC IML to show how analytic linear models formulas can be typed directly into PROC IML, as they were presented in the linear models course, and solved using data. This helps students see the link between theory and application. This also assists researchers in developing new methodologies in the area of linear models.
The book contains complete examples of SAS code for many of the computations relevant to a linear models course. However, the SAS code in these examples automates the analytic formulas. The code for high-level procedures like PROC MIXED is also included for side-by-side comparison. The book computes basic descriptive statistics, matrix algebra, matrix decomposition, likelihood maximization, non-linear optimization, etc. in a format conducive to a linear models or a special topics course.
Also included in the book is an example of a basic analysis of a linear mixed model using restricted maximum likelihood estimation (REML). The example demonstrates tests for fixed effects, estimates of linear functions, and contrasts. The example starts by showing the steps for analyzing the data using PROC IML and then provides the analysis using PROC MIXED. This allows students to follow the process that lead to the output.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:31 PM PST
Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-680, the required exam for the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7, Configuration certification.This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs to give you the skills and expertise you can use on the job.Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. This official study guide covers installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 7; configuring network connectivity, applications, and devices; implementing backup and recovery; configuring User Account Control (UAC), mobility options, and new features such as DirectAccess and BranchCache; and managing system updates.Then assess yourself using the 200 practice questions on CD, featuring multiple customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including pointers back to the book for further study. You also get an exam discount voucher—making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that comes with its own development environment and a programming language called X++. It is specialized and optimized to solve the tasks that are typical of an ERP system. But the specialized development environment of AX brings a steep learning curve. Hence, getting started with Dynamics AX and mastering it effectively can sometimes be daunting.
The book starts with a tour of the development environment, which helps you gain a deep understanding of Dynamics AX tools and architecture. It will introduce you to the X++ language. It helps you to create new functionality that can be used and changed in the standard application. You'll also learn how to search, manipulate, and integrate data.
The author's experience of developing solutions with Dynamics AX enables him to share insights in an effective, clear, and friendly way.
By the end of this book, you will have a better understanding of the inner workings of Microsoft Dynamics AX – making your development simpler and faster, and your applications fast, reliable, and robust.
What you will learn from this book
* Get to grips with the AX Development environment
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:26 PM PST
This is a practical book, where every example is tested and all source code is available with the book. Each chapter ends with work on a sample application using the new things learned. At the end of the book there is a complete, usable Travel Blog application. This book is for web developers who want to develop applications using the Backbase Client Framework. It may also be interesting for web developers and web application architects who want to know more about XML-based web application architectures.
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 03:25 PM PST
Design, configure, and implement a robust enterprise resource planning system in your organization using ADempiere
In Detail Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are essential in today’s business market. There are many options for ERP systems; however, ADempiere offers a solid foundation for developing a powerful ERP system that helps your business to manage data efficiently, streamline different processes, lower costs, and improve the efficiency levels without too much complexity.
This practical book offers a comprehensive understanding of ADempiere and a look at its main features by way of developing and enhancing a sample case study from concept to deployment. This book will help you model complex business processes with ease.
You will learn to install ADempiere followed by configuring the company structure and the initial client set up. You can start working with ADempiere immediately because this book will get you up and running quickly and assumes no knowledge or experience of working with ADempiere. ADempiere3.4 ERP Solutions enables you to set up the accounting parts, define the prerequisite data, learn about product and price management, and perform procurement and sales activities. When you read the book, you’ll understand the concept behind the ADempiere workflow and the important function of managing the inventory. Activities such as making user-defined financial reports, procedures on importing data, and security will be covered in detail, and you will also learn about the application dictionary.
ADempiere generates accounting facts/journals automatically. In this book, you will understand the impact of these accounting facts in detail. This book will give you a comprehensive study on how to easily implement ADempiere and make the best use of this open source ERP system.
What you will learn from this book?
This book is an easy-to-follow tutorial that will show you how to install and implement ADempiere. You will be shown how to set-up and use the features of ADempiere through plenty of step-by-step instructions with lots of examples and screenshots, and you will have a feature-rich, working version of ADempiere by the end of the book.
Who this book is written for?
If you want to easily implement ADempiere in your organization, this book is for you. This book will also be beneficial to system users and administrators who wish to implement an ERP system. No previous knowledge of ADempiere is required. A basic knowledge of accounting and the standard business workflow would be beneficial.
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