Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator’s Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849512663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849512664

eBook Description:

109 recipes to create scalable vector graphics with Inkscape

  • Create interesting illustrations and common web design elements that can be used in real-life projects
  • Gain a thorough understanding of all common Inkscape tools and advanced features of Inkscape 0.48
  • Tips and tricks to speed up your drawing workflow
  • Part of Packt’s Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

In Detail

Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor with an intuitive user interface that has enough depth to make quality graphic designs with an attractive layout comparable to what you would make using Illustrator or CorelDraw. But choosing the right tool and the best approach to creating the desired effect can be challenging. Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator’s Cookbook makes it super-easy for you to make your own vector-based graphics with the powerful Inkscape editor.

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Zenoss Core 3.x Network and System Monitoring

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849511586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849511582

eBook Description:

Implement Zenoss core and fit it into your security management environment using this easy-to-understand tutorial guide

  • Designed to quickly acquaint you with the core feature so you can customize Zenoss Core to your needs
  • Discover, manage, and monitor IT resources
  • Build custom event-processing and alerting rules
  • Write custom device reports to extract, display, and analyze monitoring data
  • A handy reference guide with loads of screenshots
  • An update of Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring rewritten for Zenoss 3.x

In Detail

For system administrators, network engineers, and security analysts, it is essential to keep a track of network traffic.

Zenoss Core is an enterprise-level systems and network monitoring solution that can be as complex as you need it to be. And while just about anyone can install it, turn it on, and monitor “something”, Zenoss Core has a complicated interface packed with features. The interface has been drastically improved over version 2, but it’s still not the type of software you can use intuitively – in other words, a bit of guidance is in order.

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Murach’s Visual Basic 2010

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 854 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates; 4th edition (September 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774588
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774585

eBook Description:

Murach’s Visual Basic 2010

Whether you’re new to Visual Basic or you’re upgrading to VB 2010 from an earlier version, this new edition of Murach’s core VB book shows you how to develop the kind of bullet-proof Windows Forms applications that businesses rely on. Along the way, you’ll learn how to quickly build database applications by using RAD features like data sources and the DataGridView control. You’ll learn how to use object-oriented features like inheritance and interfaces as well as 2010 features like auto-implemented properties and collection initializers. You’ll learn how to use LINQ to query data and XML to exchange data between applications. You’ll learn how to take advantage of all the productivity features of Visual Studio 2010. When you re done, you’ll be able to develop Windows Forms applications the way the best professionals develop them. That’s why we say: No other book teaches you so much, so fast, or so thoroughly.

Instead of using freelance writers who get no training, we use a small staff of programmers who are trained in our proven writing and teaching methods. Instead of publishing 40+ books each year, we focus on just a few. Instead of showing pieces of code, we provide complete applications that have been checked and re-checked for accuracy. And instead of rushing books to market, we refuse to let schedule or budget interfere with quality. As I see it, that’s the only way to make sure that every book we publish is the best one on its subject.

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Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774509

eBook Description:

Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL

If you’re developing applications that access Oracle databases, you can save time and work by having SQL do more of the data handling for you: This new book shows you how. It teaches you how to create effective SQL queries to extract and update the data in an Oracle database. It teaches you how to design and implement a database, giving you insight into performance and security issues. It teaches you how to use PL/SQL to take advantage of powerful features like stored procedures, functions, and triggers. In short, it teaches you to create the kind of efficient database applications that make you a more effective and valuable developer.

Get started fast with Oracle SQL Developer

In chapter 1, you’ll quickly master the database concepts you have to know to handle Oracle databases effectively. Then, chapter 2 gets you started using Oracle SQL Developer. This graphical tool makes it far easier to work with an Oracle database than it is with command-line tools like SQL*Plus, so you can be more productive right from the start.

Master the SQL that you’ll use every day

Section 2 starts you off writing SQL statements that retrieve and update the data in an Oracle database. But it doesn’t stop with simple SQL statements. Instead, it also teaches you how to work with complex inner and outer joins, summary queries, subqueries, data types, and functions…all features that allow you to retrieve and update data more efficiently.

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Murach’s Java SE 6

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates Inc; 1st edition (April 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781890774424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774424

eBook Description:

Murach’s Java SE 6

This book teaches how to develop Java applications at the professional level. It starts by showing how to code, test, and debug everyday business applications that won t crash. It presents object-oriented features like classes, inheritance, interfaces, and polymorphism in a way that s both understandable and useful in the real world…perspective that s often missing in Java training. It presents essential Java skills such as working with data types, control statements, arrays, collections, generics, enumerations, exceptions, threads, Swing components, applets, and text and binary files. It covers new Java SE 6 features such as new JDBC features, the StAX XML API, and the built-in Derby database. And it s all done in the distinctive Murach style that has been training professional programmers for more than 30 years.

Developers often tell me they wish they’d found our Java book first, before spending time and money on others. Here are 4 of the reasons why I believe this book will work equally well for you:

#1: The first six chapters get you off to a fast start

By the time you complete these chapters, you’ll be writing bulletproof, object-oriented applications with business classes and objects. These chapters work well for the complete beginner. But they also get the experienced developer up-to-speed fast.

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