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Download Free Computer Ebooks - NET BOOKS – Learning HTML Essential Training

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

Whether you use a web authoring system or write HTML by hand, you need to know how HTML works. HTML Essential Training is designed to help you understand HTML, its strengths and weaknesses, and how to identify and fix problems in a web page.

More than just an HTML tutorial, HTML Essential Training covers the how and the why of HTML documents, including document structure, block and inline level tags, floating images, controlling white space, phrase and font markup, and much more! From setting up a simple web page to adding CSS style sheets and javascript rollovers, HTML Essential Training gives you the skills you need to take control of your HTML.

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CBT Nuggets The SQL Language On the Job Training

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Regardless of which database platform you use — Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and more — learning industry-standard SQL query syntax will give your database efforts a real boost. This Don Jones training shows you how to write simple and complex queries in industry-standard SQL syntax, adapt syntax to vendor-specific SQL variants, defend against attacks like SQL injection, understand and optimize database designs, and even help optimize query performance through indexing.
Every CBT Nuggets series — whether it’s certification track or, like this one, solely on-the-job training — gives you the hands-on skills you need to be a more effective IT professional.

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Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:52 PM PST

Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks

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Are you a traditional paper scrapbooking aficionado who wants to learn how to incorporate digital photography and printing techniques into your hobby? Do you already dabble in digital scrapbooking but want to create professional-looking graphics and printable scrapbook pages at home? “Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks: Step-by-Step Instruction for Preserving Memories Using Your Computer” shows you how to incorporate traditional and contemporary graphic design principles to create print and digital scrapbook projects using your digital camera, computer, and popular graphics software. Starting with the basics of scrapbooking, you'll learn about the history and traditions of the craft, scrapbook terminology, the tools and software you'll need, and how to create simple but eye-catching page layouts. You'll then take a look at the digital cameras, scanners, and printers you'll use to create your masterpieces, and learn basic photo editing techniques to enhance and perfect your photos. Step-by-step directions enhanced with full-color images provide both instruction and inspiration as you discover how to quickly assemble professional quality printable and digital layouts and complete scrapbooks at home. “Picture Yourself Creating Digital Scrapbooks” offers unique page layout and craft ideas, tips from designers, special fonts, tutorials, and everything else you need to create beautiful digital scrapbooks at home.


Digital Performer 5 Power!

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:49 PM PST

Digital Performer 5 Power!

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Digital Performer is one of the leading digital audio workstation programs for the Apple Mac. It allows you to sequence MIDI, record multiple channels of audio, mix them down, synch them to video, and utilize plug-in software synthesizers and software studios. Digital Performer 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide provides a versatile guide to setting up and using the newest version of MOTU's Digital Performer 5 audio/MIDI sequencing, editing, and recording software. The book's approach is one that will simplify and demystify the technical aspects of setting up and using Digital Performer 5, while also supplying useful engineering tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of the program. Chapters and sections progress naturally through the music production process, from navigating the interface, setting up projects, and recording, to working with MIDI, editing, arranging, mixing, mastering, handling music notation, and scoring to picture. This setup allows new users to work through the book from start to finish and learn Digital Performer quickly, while intermediate and advanced users can flip to specific areas of interest to learn new tricks and increase their mastery. Regardless of your skill level, this is the only guide to Digital Performer you will ever need to take your music to the next level.

About the Author

Don Barrett has been a musician since the age of 10. Upon graduating from Purdue University, his training, performances, compositions, and recordings have included projects ranging from progressive rock (with veteran producers Mass Giorginni and Fergus Daly) to studying film scoring at UCLA under the instruction of acclaimed composers Robert Drasnin (Mission: Impossible) and Lee Sanders (The Amazing Race). Don composed the original score for the popular series Touched by an Angel in its final season on CBS and is currently assisting Emmy-nominated and BMI award-winning composer Ron Jones (Fox's Family Guy), where he serves as orchestrator, composer assistant, and technical adviser. He recently completed original music for several short films, numerous Smart Post Sound projects, and the award-winning television pilot "The Real Life" by creator Krystal Jalene Thomas. Don has also composed nationally recognized concert works and continues to compose and arrange for competitive marching bands and concert percussion ensembles around the country. Don currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to serve as a panelist at various technical seminars and provide guest lectures at the Art Institute of L.A. Currently, Don can be found hard at work in his private studio, promoting Don Barrett Music ( and Patio 7 Productions (


Introduction to C++ Programming and Graphics

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:48 PM PST

Introduction to C++ Programming and Graphics

Product Description

C++ has grown rapidly in response to the practical need for a programming language that is able to efficiently handle composite and diverse data types. Today, C++ dominates the commercial market and is favored among application developers.

Introduction to C++ Programming and Graphics offers a venue for rapidly learning the language by concisely revealing its grammar, syntax and main features, and by explaining the key ideas behind object oriented programming (OOP), with emphasis on scientific computing.

The book reviews elemental concepts of computers and computing, describes the primary features of C++, illustrates the use of pointers and user-defined functions, and analyzes the construction of classes. Distinctive features include:

  • An effective selection and presentation of topics and supporting examples
  • A tutorial on the usage of MATLAB® functions in C++ code
  • Tables for translating MATLAB® and Fortran 77 into C++ code, illustrating syntactic differences between these languages
  • Chapters on graphics and GUI programming based on the VOGLE library and the GLUT, GLUI and GTK+ utility toolboxes

This invaluable resource provides a basic, concise introduction to C++ for the novice, allowing the reader to easily grasp the necessary concepts, rather than trying to absorb an extensive reference book. Scientists, engineers, professionals and students familiar with the general principles of computer programming and proficient in an easy programming language will find this volume an ideal entry point into C++.


Inside SQL Server 2005 Tools

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:43 PM PST

Inside SQL Server 2005 Tools

Product Description

Direct from Microsoft Insiders: the Complete Hands-On Guide to

SQL Server 2005's Powerful Tools!

Microsoft SQL Server 2005's high-powered management tools can dramatically improve DBA productivity and effectiveness. Now there's a comprehensive guide

to SQL Server 2005's toolset, straight from the Microsoft team that created it. This book covers the entire toolset in unprecedented depth, guides database

professionals in choosing the right tools, and shows them how to use various tools collectively to solve real-world problems. The authors present "how-to"

solutions and never-before-published tips for SQL Server 2005 installation, upgrades, configuration, authoring, schema design, development, deployment,

optimization, troubleshooting, and more. Coverage includes

Understanding how SQL Server 2005 tools differ from their predecessors Leveraging the new Business Intelligence Development Studio and Management Studio to accomplish dozens of common tasks Improving security by reducing the "surface area" you expose Executing queries with the new Query Editor and SQLCMD query tools Optimizing with the revamped SQL Server Profiler and Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Scheduling maintenance tasks with the SQL Server Agent

Monitoring with the Activity Monitor, SQL Server Agent, and other tools

Moving data efficiently and reliably with Integration Services

Using SQL Server's new e-mail tool, Database Mail

Managing replication in complex distributed environments

Mastering SQL Server's Analysis Services' OLAP and Data Mining tools

Using Notification Services 2.0, Reporting Services, and more

Extending functionality using underlying APIs and the included

CD-ROM's sample code.

MICHAEL RAHEEM is the senior product manager of the Microsoft SQL Server

team and led the design and implementation of several SQL Server tools, such

as SQL Server Management Studio, Database Mail, Upgrade Advisors, and

Surface Area Configuration. He currently leads the SQL Server enterprise

marketing efforts including high availability, scalability, and performance.

DIMA SONKIN is development lead in the SQL Server Tools group responsible

for SQL Server Agent, SMO, DMO, SQL Profiler, Database Engine Tuning Advisor,

Database Mail, SQLMail, SqlCmd, and OSQL.

THIERRY D'HERS is the lead program manager on Microsoft's SQL BI Analysis

Services team and has spent five years designing and specifying Analysis

Services tools.

KAMI LEMONDS is the documentation manager for Microsoft's SQL Server User

Education team and contributed to the SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit.

CD-ROM contains all sample code from the book and corresponding

Visual Studio project files.


Computer Simulation Techniques – The Definitive Introduction

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:42 PM PST

Computer Simulation Techniques - The Definitive Introduction

Computer Simulation Techniques – The Definitive Introduction
Publisher: Harry Perros | ISBN: N\A | edition 2009 | PDF | 183 pages | 10,2 mb

Computer Simulation Techniques – The Definitive Introduction by Harry Perros


Happy About Online Networking: The virtual-ly simple way to build professional relationships

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Happy About Online Networking: The virtual-ly simple way to build professional relationships

Product Description

Job-seekers, business-developers, and all sorts of professionals are exploring the fast-growing world of online networking. But how do you plunge into the online networking sphere, and how do you gain value from it? HAPPY ABOUT ONLINE NETWORKING outlines the tools, methods, and protocols of creating and cultivating an online network for global reach, business and personal support, and professional success. From how to introduce yourself to how to disengage from an unproductive networking relationship, HAPPY ABOUT ONLINE NETWORKING covers all the bases. After reading this book, you will:
1) Lose your fear of online networking or of `looking foolish’ online
2) Make connections and know how to sustain them over time
3) Improve your business and professional success through online networking


Microsoft Office Project 2007 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:39 PM PST

Microsoft Office Project 2007 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

Product Description

Create project plans that make the most of your money and time

Get your projects on track, manage resources, and share information online

Project 2007 helps you keep your projects on track by providing sophisticated tools for building task outlines and important timing relationships; efficiently assigning people, cost, and material resources; and keeping everyone and everything on schedule. Get an overview of the benefits of Project Server and Project Web Access for communicating with your team and managing your project online.

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • Tools for creating enhanced graphics and reports
  • Strategic planning and brainstorming tools
  • Project add-ons that improve your time reporting and tracking capabilities
  • For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.

Discover how to

  • Employ the powerful new features of Project 2007
  • Track down problems with Task Drivers
  • Explore Project’s new Visual Reports
  • Get tips for saving time and money on your projects


Wireshark & Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit (Jay Beale’s Open Source Security)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:38 PM PST

Wireshark & Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit (Jay Beale's Open Source Security)

Product Description

Ethereal is the #2 most popular open source security tool used by system administrators and security professionals. This all new book builds on the success of Syngress’ best-selling book Ethereal Packet Sniffing.

This book provides complete information and step-by-step Instructions for analyzing protocols and network traffic on Windows, Unix or Mac OS X networks. First, readers will learn about the types of sniffers available today and see the benefits of using Ethereal. Readers will then learn to install Ethereal in multiple environments including Windows, Unix and Mac OS X as well as building Ethereal from source and will also be guided through Ethereal’s graphical user interface. The following sections will teach readers to use command-line options of Ethereal as well as using Tethereal to capture live packets from the wire or to read saved capture files. This section also details how to import and export files between Ethereal and WinDump, Snort, Snoop, Microsoft Network Monitor, and EtherPeek. The book then teaches the reader to master advanced tasks such as creating sub-trees, displaying bitfields in a graphical view, tracking requests and reply packet pairs as well as exclusive coverage of MATE, Ethereal’s brand new configurable upper level analysis engine. The final section to the book teaches readers to enable Ethereal to read new Data sources, program their own protocol dissectors, and to create and customize Ethereal reports.

Ethereal is the #2 most popular open source security tool, according to a recent study conducted by

Syngress’ first Ethereal book has consistently been one of the best selling security books for the past 2 years

The companion Web site for the book provides readers with dozens of open source security tools and working scripts

About the Author

Angela Orebaugh (, GCIA, GCFW, GCIH, GSEC, CCNA) is a Senior Scientist in the Advanced Technology Research Center of Sytex, Inc. where she works with a specialized team to advance the state of the art in information systems security. She has over 10 years experience in information technology, with a focus on perimeter defense, secure network design, vulnerability discovery, penetration testing, and intrusion detection systems. She has a Masters in Computer Science, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. with a concentration in Information Security at George Mason University.