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ActionScript 2.0 Garage  *NEW*  By: Dan Livingston  Prentice Hall  ISBN: 0131484753
Enter your ActionScript 2.0 Garage -- where you kick your ActionScript 2.0 skills into high gear! Find the code, master the skills, inflame your passion Create Flashware built for speed and performance Built to do the impossible… built to take their breath away Where you become a lean, mean, ActionScriptin’ machine Strap in. Meet your driver: Dan Livingston, ActionScripter to the stars (Apple, Charles Schwab, PacBell…) Watch, do, learn–fast: - forms and validation, styles and skins - data in detail, XML and RSS - classes and objects, events and listeners - menu systems, stylesheets, masks, preloaders - ActionScript 2.0 architecture, new UI components, and loads more All with no-faking, real-deal, serious downloadable code
ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition  By: Colin Cook  O'Reilly  ISBN: 059600396X
Updated to cover Flash MX, the newest version of Macromedia Flash, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition is the one book no serious Flash developer should be without. Author Colin Moock, one of the most universally respected developers in the Flash community, has added hundreds of new code examples to show new Flash MX techniques in the real world: how to draw circles, save data to disk, convert arrays to onscreen tables, create reusable components, and preload variables, XML, and sounds. The book's language reference alone has nearly doubled from the first edition, with more than 250 new classes, objects, methods, and properties. You'll find exhaustive coverage of dozens of undocumented, under-documented, and mis-documented features. Along with the new material, Colin Moock has meticulously revised the entire text to conform to Flash MX best-coding practices. From sending data between two movies to creating getter/setter properties, the new edition of this book demystifies the often-confusing new features of Flash MX, giving developers easy access to its powerful new capabilities.
Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit  *NEW*  By: Ben Forta, Raymond Camden, Charlie Arehart  Adobe Press  ISBN: 032151548X
The ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit is the best-selling ColdFusion series of all time—the books that most ColdFusion developers used to learn the product. This Getting Started volume starts with Web and Internet fundamentals and database concepts and design, and then progresses to topics including creating data-driven pages, building complete applications, implementing security mechanisms, integrating with e-mail, building reusable functions and components, generating data-driven reports and graphs, building Ajax-powered user interfaces, and much more. Complete coverage of ColdFusion 8 continues in “Volume 2, Application Development” (ISBN 0-321-51546-3) and “Volume 3, Advanced Application Development” (ISBN 0-321-51547-1).
Advanced ColdFusion 4.0 Application Development  By: Ben Forta,   Que  ISBN: 0789718103
Source of information needed by serious ColdFusion developers. Written by some of the most respected ColdFusion developers around, this book is the only source for advanced information needed by serious ColdFusion developers. From security issues and solutions to scripting the development environment, from fault-tolerance and load-balancing to distributed processing, from server sandbox deployment to intelligent agents, from writing language extensions to COM DCOM and CORBA integration, this book contains a wealth of hard earned knowledge gained by years of real-world experience.
Applied Software Project Management (Paperback)  *NEW*  By: Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene   O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (November 18, 2005)   ISBN: 0596009488
"If you're looking for solid, easy-to-follow advice on estimation, requirements gathering, managing change, and more, you can stop now: this is the book for you." --Scott Berkun, Author of The Art of Project Management What makes software projects succeed? It takes more than a good idea and a team of talented programmers. A project manager needs to know how to guide the team through the entire software project. There are common pitfalls that plague all software projects and rookie mistakes that are made repeatedly--sometimes by the same people! Avoiding these pitfalls is not hard, but it is not necessarily intuitive. Luckily, there are tried and true techniques that can help any project manager. In Applied Software Project Management, Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene provide you with tools, techniques, and practices that you can use on your own projects right away. This book supplies you with the information you need to diagnose your team's situation and presents practical advice to help you achieve your goal of building better software. Topics include: Planning a software project Helping a team estimate its workload Building a schedule Gathering software requirements and creating use cases Improving programming with refactoring, unit testing, and version control Managing an outsourced project Testing software Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman have been building software together since 1998. Andrew comes from a programming background and has managed teams of requirements analysts, designers, and developers. Jennifer has a testing background and has managed teams of architects, developers, and testers. She has led multiple large-scale outsourced projects. Between the two of them, they have managed every aspect of software development. They have worked in a wide range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, media, nonprofit, entertainment, natural-language processing, science, and academia. For more information about them and this book, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.
C++ How to Program  By: Harvey M. Deitel, P. J. Deitel, H. M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel  Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (December 1, 1997)  ISBN: 0135289106
Introduces the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and generic programming in C++. Topics include classes, objects, and encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, and object-oriented design with the UML. Previous edition: c1998. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Certified ColdFusion Developers Study Guide  By: Ben Forta    ISBN: 0789725657
This study guide will prepare you for the Certified ColdFusion Developer certification exam. The book flow, layout, and form-factor have all been especially designed to make reviewing content as pleasant an experience as possible. The content has been designed to be highly readable, and digestible in small bite sized chunks so that it'll feel more like reading than studying.
ColdFusion 4 For Dummies  By: Nancy Gutzman, Charles Arehart, John Ashenfelter  IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.  ISBN: 076506048
Get up to speed on ColdFusion and start creating state-of-the-art Web sites! ColdFusion is a language. It's also a server. And yes, it's a rapid application development environment too! This friendly guide shows you how to make sense of this sophisticated Web development tool -- and start building dynamic Web applications that seamlessly interact with your databases.
ColdFusion 4.0 Web Application Construction Kit  By: Ben Forta  Que  ISBN: 078971809X
An all-in-one kit that provides you with everything you need to create Web-based applications using the latest version of Allaire Corporation's ColdFusion. From the basics of application design to session state management, from database fundamentals to real-time credit card verification and authorization, from dynamic SQL generation to Java enhanced forms, this book contains everything you need to get up and running in record time.
ColdFusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit  By: Ben Forta  Que  ISBN: 0789725843
The ColdFusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit, Fourth Edition is an all-in-one kit that gives you everything you need to create Web-based applications-including the latest version of the ColdFusion Application Server and development environment.
ColdFusion 5.0 Certified Developer Study Guide  By: Duncan Anderson  Brandon A. Nordin  ISBN: 0072194758
The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's ColdFusion 5.0 Certified Developer Study Guide provides 100% complete coverage of all objectives for this exam. Based on 200,000+ hours of IT training experience, the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations, plus the new ExamSim adaptive test engine. From the Back Cover The Only Certification Study System Based on 200,000+ Hours of IT Training Experience 100% Complete Coverage--All official test objectives for the ColdFusion 5.0 Certified Developer exam 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 Three Types of Practice Questions--Knowledge, scenario, and lab-based questions, all with in-depth answers From the Classroom--Discussions of important issues direct from the classrooms of Global Knowledge's award-winning instructors Full coverage of the topics you need to review, including how to: Connect with Mail Servers Work with the Directory Structure Deliver files with CFCONTENT Call local executables Retrieve data Manipulate retrieved data Use CFIF/CFELSE/CFELSEIF tags Redirect users Halt page processing Syndicate data CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software and the new ExamSim test engine­­more than 200 questions on CD CertTrainer e-Training--Self-paced review of key ColdFusion 5.0 topics, including exam tips In-depth Links--Need more explanation? Topically relevant links provide detailed instruction Skill Assessment--Test your knowledge with more than 200 challenging practice exam questions Score Reports--Indicate subject areas requiring further study ExamSim Complete Practice Exam--A realistic ColdFusion 5.0 Certified Developer exam with questions found only on the CD-ROM Review Mode--Analyze what you got wrong and why Detailed Answers--Explain why the correct options are right and why the incorrect options are wrong Score Report--Provides an overall assessment of your performance PLUS DriveTime--More than 30 minutes of CD audio for exam prep on the go E-book--Electronic, searchable version of the Study Guide
ColdFusion 5: A Beginner's Guide  By: Jeffrey Houser    ISBN: 0072191090
Take the frost off your Web development skills with this easy-to-follow guide to ColdFusion. Learn to navigate in this rapid development environment--from design to dynamic content creation to deployment. Essential Skills for First-Time Developers Discover the easiest way to construct Web-based applications and interactive Web sites with help from this instructive guide. ColdFusion 5: A Beginner's Guide uses a proven learning method to give even total beginners profound and useful insights into the world of programming. Cover server setup and administration, learn programming fundamentals and specifics of the ColdFusion language, then follow examples and tutorials designed to help you build and deploy your own dynamic Web site--including incorporating data from ODBC Databases, such as Access or SQL Server. Whether you're new to programming, or brushing up on ColdFusion techniques, this potent learning tool will help you meet your goals. This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: *Modules--Each concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for individualized learning *Goals--Each module opens with the specific skills you'll have by the end of the module *Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with extra information and interesting commentary *1-Minute Drills--Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress *Annotated Syntax--Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated *Projects--Exercises contained in each module show how to apply what you are learning *Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews that test your knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions
ColdFusion Fast & Easy Web Development  By: T.C. Bradley    ISBN: 0761530169
ColdFusion Fast & Easy Web Development takes a visual approach to learning this Web application server. It combines easy-to-understand instructions and real screen shots for a truly unique learning experience. This book covers topics from ColdFusion basics to retrieving data to building dynamic queries and applications with ColdFusion. The innovative, visual approach of the Fast & Easy Web Development series provides a perfect format for programmers of all levels.
ColdFusion MX: The Complete Reference  *NEW*  By: Jeffrey Houser  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072225564
Build, troubleshoot, and deploy sophisticated Web solutions using this definitive guide. This detailed resource provides complete coverage of all ColdFusion MX's new features and functionality, and contains information on administration, optimization, and application development. Including information on important security issues associated with ColdFusion development, and details on working with the native scripting language CFML, this comprehensive guide also shows you how to expertly integrate ColdFusion into Flash applications. This item will be published on August 15, 2002 and has not yet been reviewed.
ColdFusion MX: The Complete Reference (Paperback)  By: Jeffry Houser  Osborne/McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (July 30, 2002)  ISBN: 0072225564
Build, troubleshoot, and deploy sophisticated Web solutions using this definitive guide. This detailed resource provides complete coverage of all ColdFusion MX’s new features and functionality, and contains information on administration, optimization, and application development. Including information on important security issues associated with ColdFusion development, and details on working with the native scripting language CFML, this comprehensive guide also shows you how to expertly integrate ColdFusion into Flash applications.
College Algebra (Hardcover)  By: Raymond A. Barnett, Michael R. Ziegler  Mcgraw-Hill College; 5th edition (October 1, 1992)  ISBN: 0070049955
This text, designed for a course in College Algebra, has been written to maximize student comprehension. Great care has been taken to write a book that is mathematically correct and accessible to students. Emphasis is on computational skills, ideas, and problem solving rather than mathematical theory. Most derivations and proofs are omitted except where their inclusion adds significant insight into a particular concept. General concepts and results are usually presented only after particular cases have been discussed. The single most crucial topic is function. The function concept is introduced and developed from several points of view and is substantially motivated through many illustrations and examples. One of the primary objectives of this book is to give the student substantial experience in modeling and solving real world problems. Enough applications are included to convince even the most skeptical student that mathematics really is useful.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Computer Organization, A Top-Down Approach  *NEW*  By: Greg W. Scragg  McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math (January 1, 1992)  ISBN: 0070558434
This is the first computer organization text aimed specifically at computer science students (as opposed to books which are for CS/EE/and Computer Engineering). It has a "topdown" approach meaning the author starts with the software or user aspects of the organization then explains how to make it work. This is versus "bottom-up," wherein the student sees logic gates, circuits, etc., all of which are built up to user level.
Data Abstraction and Problem Solving With C++: Walls and Mirrors (Hardcover)  By: Frank M. Carrano, Paul Helman, Robert Veroff  Addison-Wesley; 2nd edition (November 1, 1997)  ISBN: 0201874024
Focusing on data abstraction and data structures, the second edition of this very successful books continues to emphasize the needs of both the instructor and the student. The book illustrates the role of classes and abstract data types (ADTs) in the problem-solving process as the foundation for an object-oriented approach. Throughout the text, the distinction between specification and implementation is continually stressed. The text covers major applications of ADTs, such as searching a flight map and performing an event-driven simulation. It also offers early, extensive coverage of recursion and uses this technique in many examples and exercises. Overall, the lucid writing style, widespread use of examples, and flexible coverage of the material have helped make this a leading book in the field. New in this Edition: Uses recent enhancements to C++, such as data type bool and C++ strings States ADT operations in English, specifies them in pseudocode, and finally implements them in C++. Students can see more clearly the progression from an informal statement of an operation to a more formal specification. Offers new and revised examples of ADTs that clarify their relationships to classes as well as new coverage of dynamically allocated arrays and circuits Provides more balance between numeric and nonnumeric examples of recursion Contains many new exercises and programming problems
Database Workshop  By: Roger Jennings  Sams  ISBN: 5206311305
This step-by-step workshop provides you with a solid understanding of Microsoft Transaction Server and its supporting technologies. With the in-depth information and detailed exercises contained in Roger Jenning's Database Workshop: Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0, you will develop and implement components for transaction processing. With the help of the accompanying CD-ROM, you will create scalable, robust, and flexible three-tier client/server applications for both the enterprise and the Internet.
Designing Interfaces : Patterns for Effective Interaction Design (Paperback)  *NEW*  By: Jenifer Tidwell   O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (November 21, 2005)   ISBN: 0596008031
Designing a good interface isn't easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Your UI technology -- Web applications, desktop software, even mobile devices -- may give you the tools you need, but little guidance on how to use them well. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. If you learn these, and understand why the best user interfaces work so well, you too can design engaging and usable interfaces with less guesswork and more confidence. Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns -- solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. Each pattern contains practical advice that you can put to use immediately, plus a variety of examples illustrated in full color. You'll get recommendations, design alternatives, and warnings on when not to use them. Each chapter's introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color. These give you a deeper understanding of why the patterns work, and how to apply them with more insight. A book can't design an interface for you -- no foolproof design process is given here -- but Designing Interfaces does give you concrete ideas that you can mix and recombine as you see fit. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately.
Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio: A Beginner's Guide  *NEW*  By: Warren Ockrassa    ISBN: 0072195622
Book Description Essential skills for first-time developers! Start at the beginning and build your knowledge of this sophisticated multimedia development tool using this easy-to-follow guide. Learn to create 3D gaming, e-commerce and customer service applications, and even online learning environments. Book Info Essential skills for first-time developers! Learn to create 3D gaming, e-commerce and customer service applications, and even online learning environments. Includes step by step modules. Beginner's guide. Softcover.
Director Shockwave Studio Developer's Guide  *NEW*  By: James Newton    ISBN: 0072132655
Book Description Engineer your way to excellence! Build advanced deliverables in the Director environment with focused information from one of the Shockwave community¿s most prominent authorities. Produce and deploy multimedia content for the Internet, CD-ROM, or DVD. Book Info By delving into the advanced development strategies presented in this professional resource, you'll be better able to present and demonstrate products and ideas over a broad range of media--including the Internet, CD-ROM, and DVD. Softcover.
Director(R) 8.5 Shockwave(R) Studio: The Complete Reference  By: David Mennenoh    ISBN: 007219409X
Book Description Master using Director--and develop rich media content for the Web, CD-ROMs, and DVD-ROMs--with help from this one-stop resource. Beginning with a quick overview of Director, you'll then get in-depth details on programming with Lingo and creating multimedia and 3-D applications. And, each chapter includes a helpful tutorial-based example, to reinforce what you've just learned. From the Back Cover The Definitive Resource for Director Shockwave Studio Master the profound array of animation and multimedia development capabilities available to you with Director Shockwave Studio. Author and seasoned professional David Mennenoh shares his extensive knowledge of the tools and functionality of this ubiquitous Web development application. Director 8.5 Shockwave: The Complete Reference fully explains Lingo, Shockwave, 3-D animation, multimedia presentation, printing, publishing, and more. Each chapter includes tutorials and examples to reinforce the written material and enhance understanding for users of all levels. Learn to use the latest, most powerful version of Director Shockwave Studio to develop delightfully rich multimedia content for Web, CD-ROM, DVD, and more. * Create a wide range of graphics for sales presentations, Web content, and more * Learn to use and place Sprites and other graphical short cuts * Combine up to 1,000 layers of media and sound to control and manage animation * Add filters, pop-up menus, and many other graphic features * Understand the relationships between the various commands, menus, and windows * Generate space-efficient animation by interpolating, or tweening, between keyframes * Get full coverage of Lingo, including tutorials for scripting numerous programs * Enhance your project with streaming, Multiuser Server, and third party Xtras * Find additional resources like demo and tutorial Web sites, news and user groups, mailing lists, and more
Discrete Mathematics  *NEW*  By: John A. Dossey, Albert D. Otto, Lawrence E. Spence, Charles Vanden Eynden  Addison Wesley Publishing Company; 3rd edition (January 1, 1997)  ISBN: 0673980391
If you are looking for a book for a course in discrete mathematics where the emphasis is on graph theory, then this book will probably satisfy your needs. However, for any other type of course, it will most certainly prove to be inadequate. Nearly half the book is devoted to graph theory, and while many theorems are listed, very few are proven. The working computer scientist may find that acceptable, but most mathematicians will find it inadequate. Logic and the basics of proof are relegated to an appendix. The first chapter covers some combinatorics and the basics of algorithmic analysis, which is meant to be a primer. However, it requires the use of set terminology, set notation and basic counting techniques. Since set theory is covered in chapter 2 and counting techniques in chapter 7, I consider the order to be inappropriate. Recurrence relations, circuits and finite state machines are also covered in other chapters. There are a large number of exercises and the solutions to the odd numbered ones are included. Sets of problems to be solved by programming a computer are given at the end of each chapter, some of which are easy, but many of which are hard. Only students who have had a programming course could be expected to be able to do any of them without significant help. This is a book that does not satisfy my requirements for a discrete mathematics textbook. I consider logic to be a critical topic that must be covered, so I will not consider using any book where predicate and propositional logic are not covered in depth. While I do not expect my students to construct rigorous proofs, I do expect them to be able to construct simple proofs and follow some of the relevant more complicated ones.
Discrete Mathematics  By: John A. Dossey, Albert D. Otto, Lawrence E. Spence, Charles Vanden Eynden  Addison Wesley Publishing Company; 3rd edition (January 1, 1997)  ISBN: 0673980391
If you are looking for a book for a course in discrete mathematics where the emphasis is on graph theory, then this book will probably satisfy your needs. However, for any other type of course, it will most certainly prove to be inadequate. Nearly half the book is devoted to graph theory, and while many theorems are listed, very few are proven. The working computer scientist may find that acceptable, but most mathematicians will find it inadequate. Logic and the basics of proof are relegated to an appendix. The first chapter covers some combinatorics and the basics of algorithmic analysis, which is meant to be a primer. However, it requires the use of set terminology, set notation and basic counting techniques. Since set theory is covered in chapter 2 and counting techniques in chapter 7, I consider the order to be inappropriate. Recurrence relations, circuits and finite state machines are also covered in other chapters. There are a large number of exercises and the solutions to the odd numbered ones are included. Sets of problems to be solved by programming a computer are given at the end of each chapter, some of which are easy, but many of which are hard. Only students who have had a programming course could be expected to be able to do any of them without significant help. This is a book that does not satisfy my requirements for a discrete mathematics textbook. I consider logic to be a critical topic that must be covered, so I will not consider using any book where predicate and propositional logic are not covered in depth. While I do not expect my students to construct rigorous proofs, I do expect them to be able to construct simple proofs and follow some of the relevant more complicated ones.
Dreamweaver UltraDev X Complete Reference (With CD-ROM)  *NEW*  By: Ray West, Tom Muck    ISBN: 0072195142
Book Description This book covers all of the new features of Dreamweaver MX in detail, including a discussion of the .NET Platform and ASP.NET integration.
Dreamweaver X Expert Edge  *NEW*  By: Jeffrey Bardzell, Steven Grosvenor, Stephen Voisey    ISBN: 0072223553
This item will be published on June 15, 2002
Dreamweaver(R) Developer Certification Study Guide  By: Marc Campbell  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072223707
Book Description The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's Dreamweaver Developer Certification Study Guide provides 100% complete coverage of all objectives for this challenging exam. Based on 300,000+ hours of IT training experience, the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full practice exam software with interactive tutorials and lab simulations, plus an adaptive test engine.
Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference  By: Danny Goodman  O'Reilly  ISBN: 1565924940
Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference is an indispensable compendium for Web content developers. It contains everything you need to create functional cross-platform Web applications, including: A complete quick reference for all of the HTML tags, CSS style attributes, browser document objects, and JavaScript objects supported by the various standards and the latest versions of Navigator and Internet Explorer (browser compatibility emphasized throughout) Handy cross-reference indexes that make it easy to find interrelated HTML tags, style attributes, and document objects An advanced introduction to creating dynamic Web content that addresses the cross-platform compromises inherent in Web page design
Easy Creating CDs and DVDs  *NEW*  By: by Tom Bunzel  Que  ISBN: 0789733455
Home movies and pictures are such prized possessions; don't leave it to chance that they will make it through the years all in one piece. Learn how to create DVDs and CDs of your most important home movies and digital pictures to preserve your memories forever with Easy Creating CDs and DVDs, Second Edition. With this book, you will cover all of the basics, using the most popular programs, such as Windows Media Player and Easy Media Creator, with clear explanations and illustrations that will teach you how to produce "greatest hits" audio CDs or DVDs, just like the Hollywood studios. You'll also get trial versions of Nero and Easy Media Creator software with the included CD. Learn to back-up your home movies to DVD, organize your digital photos on CD and create audio CDs from your home music collection with Easy Creating CDs and DVDs, Second Edition.
Fireworks X The Complete Reference  *NEW*  By: Doug Sahlin  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072224568
Book Description Learn the ins and outs of Fireworks using this authoritative guide. You'll get valuable tips and guidance on everything from streamlining workflow to creating interactive graphics for the Web and integrating Fireworks with other applications.
Fireworks X: A Beginner's Guide  *NEW*  By: Kim Cavanaugh    ISBN: 0072223677
Book Description Get a solid introduction to the premier Web graphics creation tool with this hands-on beginner's guide. Designed for easy learning, this book is filled with step-by-step projects, Q & A sections, helpful hints, 1-minute drills, and much more.
Flash 99% Good: A Guide To Macromedia Flash Usability  By: Kevin Airgid, Stephanie Reindel  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072222875
Amazon.com In an October 2000 article, "Flash 99% Bad," usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote, "About 99% of the time, the presence of Flash on a website constitutes a usability disease." Flash 99% Good: A Guide to Macromedia Flash Usability is a new look at the good and the bad of Flash today. Authors Kevin Airgid and Stephanie Reindel, a developer/designer and information architect, respectively, counter that, with a knowledgeable implementation of Flash, "form and function can coexist." Let’s face it, there’s a lot of indulgent Flash out there, and whether you’re the client, the project manager, or a member of the creative team, you may want to read this before you start your next project. The book is not really a how-to; it’s more like a critique (or harangue) accompanied by screenshots (in color), personal asides, and interviews (for example, Adries Odendaal of the entrancing Wireframe Studio and even Kevin Lynch, Chief Software Architect at Macromedia). Topics include knowing your audience, creating clear navigation (including a usable "back" button), providing workable content (for example, enabling a print feature, bookmarking, Flash forms), accessibility issues, and the future of Flash. And there’s a chapter-long case study of one of Airgid’s designs (iconideas.com), which makes interesting reading. Makeovers are always fun. The book is stridently opinionated. For example, they write, "Designers naturally rank color, shapes, and typography above information flow, usability, and download time." (If you’re a designer you may "naturally" bristle at that remark!) Oddly, these reductive comments make the book more interesting, like a line drawn in the sand--you want to see how they prove themselves worthy of painting such blatant stereotypes. And they manage that with lots of advice, some of which you’ll adopt in your own work, some of which you’ll scoff at, and some of which is already moot with Flash MX (for example, aspects of accessibility design). Flash 99% Good offers experience-backed insights, plenty of personal pet peeves, and expert interviews. You may not always agree with what they prescribe, but they’ll make you think twice before you whip up your next Flash brainchild. --Angelynn Grant Book Description Understand the delicate balance between design and functionality--from the perspective of today¿s leading Flash gurus--using this unique resource. Featuring a bold, four-color design, and covering information architecture, typography, animation, and graphics, this valuable guide belongs in the hands of every Web designer. From the Back Cover Design Creative and Highly Usable Flash Web Sites Within the professional Web design community, nothing is as important as attracting visitors and keeping them informed, happy, and ready to visit again. Flash is a key player in this equation, with the capacity to either transform your Web site into an engaging one, rich with motion and life, or mire it in overwhelming design and navigational difficulties. By exploring the relationship between the designer and usability expert, Award-winning Flash designer Kevin Airgid and widely respected information architect Stephanie Reindel present a solid program for conceiving, designing, testing, and succeeding with Flash design. Flash 99% Good: A Guide to Macromedia Flash Usability shows you definitively how integrate eye-popping visuals with friendly, easy-to-follow navigation. *Explore key standards and theories that can best serve both designers and information architects *Achieve optimal results with the right mix of design and usability *Reference fast facts to review material and quickly apply useful techniques to your Flash development *Discover expert approaches to typography, graphics, and animation *Understand your target audience and define site and user goals *Test and incorporate feedback on accessibility, usability, and design
Fusebox Methodologies & Techniques - ColdFusion Edition  By: Steve Nelson and Craig  JM Publishers, Inc  ISBN: 0967344743
Would you try and build a house without sitting down and deciding how many rooms you need and where they should be? Would try to start construction without blueprints? No. So, why would you try to build an application without a framework? Fusebox is a free framework created by the collaborative research of over 200 professional web developers. The result is a simple yet elegant structure that will work in any web application.
How to Do Everything with Dreamweaver X  *NEW*  By: Michael Meadhra, Michael O'Mara    ISBN: 0072224703
Book Description Get up to speed on the new version of Dreamweaver using this easy-to-follow resource. Also covering Fireworks -- the image editing program that is packaged with Dreamweaver -- this accessible book offers clear and helpful advice that's perfect for beginning to intermediate users.
How To Do Everything with Macromedia Flash 5  By: Bonnie Blake    ISBN: 0072222506
Amazon.com Well, maybe not everything, but there is much you can do with Flash 5, and How To Do Everything with Macromedia Flash 5 can show you just about all of it. It's an excellent book for those new to Flash or with only some experience. Many concepts are well illustrated, using screen shots to help explain the technique. Each chapter begins with a bulleted list of the goals in the chapter, clearly outlining the targets of discussion. For designers with some Flash experience, the sections on "Assigning ActionScripts to Buttons and Frames" and "Building Interactive Movies" are where both Flash and this book begin to really shine. Understanding object-oriented programming and learning to use ActionScript are vital talents for anything more than pedestrian Flash work, and these sections provide a solid foundation on which to build. Numerous simple examples demonstrate useful concepts that can be applied to larger projects, such as using buttons to control the playback of not only the Flash movie in which the button is embedded but other movies as well ("nested movie clips"), and using variables and strings in scripts. While the book doesn't come with a CD, it does include some terrific features such as a 23-page index, and an appendix listing a plethora of Flash sites that offer developer assistance, code examples, and links to some of the best Flash sites on the Web. Each chapter is clearly written and well illustrated. If the book could make coffee, then it really could do everything. --Mike Caputo Topics covered: Sixteen chapters spanning 500 pages cover everything from early planning and how it affects approaching the project, exploring the interface, and basic Flash principals; to creating and animating in Flash, creating artwork for import, using such Flash features as symbols, libraries, and instances; and on to animation techniques and interactivity. Book Description Learn to create interactive, fast-loading Web site interfaces and elements with Flash. This easy-to-follow book explains how to develop compelling Flash movies, dynamic multimedia effects, and animation with this versatile program. Book Info Shows the reader how to make the most of Macromedia Flash 5. Provides tips on mastering tools and getting started on motion Web graphics, using scalable vector Web objects fo faster loading and reading, adding multimedia enhancements to Web projects, making modifications to movies, and other tasks. Softcover. From the Back Cover Few Internet provinces rival the creative and commercial power of motion graphics on the Web. And no application comes close to creating Web-ready motion graphics, movies, or sound as effectively as Flash. How to Do Everything with Flash 5 covers the latest upgrades, such as compressing and transmitting complex elements like MP3 audio, object library features, movie clips, and interactivity over low bandwidth. Learn to animate figures, text, color-virtually anything. Whether creating Web content, business presentations, or publishing multimedia interactive content, this single resource will show you how Flash 5 can bring your presentations to life! * Easily master Flash tools and get started on your motion Web graphics today * Understand the functionality of this enormously popular application, and learn how it can improve your Web site * Animate buttons, menus, text, and more * Use scalable vector Web objects to facilitate faster loading and reading * Add multimedia enhancements like dynamic content, forms, MP3 audio compression, object library features, actions, and more * Learn the latest Flash technologies, including adding interactivity to your movie with ActionScript * Make easy modifications to movies using editable graphic components * Synchronize sound with your motion graphics * Import and manipulate audio, video, vector, and bitmap graphics to further enhance your Flash movies * Export and publish your Flash movies to the Web or to a self playing movies
Inside Flash MX (2nd Edition) (Paperback)  By: Jody Keating  New Riders Press; 2 edition (June, 2002)  ISBN: 0735712549
Inside Flash MX employs a comprehensive and comparatively advanced approach for designers and developers, addressing the emerging fact that Flash is both a designer's tool and a programming environment. Other "large" books are either more introductory or suffer from a lack of consistency and cohesiveness due to being written by several unassociated authors. Working professionals-designers, developers, and those who do both-who need a comprehensive, non-introductory tutorial reference. This is the largest growth area in the Flash market: NOT simply designers, but those familiar with the technology who use it as front end tool and as a programming tool as well. Fig Leaf's Creative Media Department has designed and developed engaging web-based media for some of the most recognized companies and organizations in the country.
Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers (Pro - Developer)  By: Kris Horrocks, Sean Campbell, Derek Hatchard, Peter Bernhardt, Scott Swigart  Microsoft Press (September 29, 2004)  ISBN: 073562058X
Microsoft Visual Basic 6 is your tool of choice, so why upgrade to the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET? This guide offers a focused, first look at the specific features and capabilities that you can exploit—using your existing skill set—for simpler coding, better application reliability, easier deployment, and other benefits. The authors, Visual Basic experts who’ve worked with Visual Studio .NET since its first beta, fully understand the adoption and code migration issues you’re facing. They offer inside insights on new features and tools, walk you through practical code examples, and provide expert guidance on how to make a successful, productive transition—without a daunting learning curve.
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide  By: David Flanagan  O'Reilly  ISBN: 0596000480
JavaScript is a powerful, object-based scripting language; JavaScript programs can be embedded directly in HTML web pages. When combined with the Document Object Model (DOM) defined by a web browser, JavaScript allows you to create Dynamic HTML content and interactive client-side web applications. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide provides a thorough description of the core JavaScript language and both the legacy and standard DOMs implemented in web browsers. The book also contains detailed reference sections that cover the core JavaScript API, the legacy client-side API, and the W3C standard DOM API, documenting every JavaScript object, method, property, constructor, constant, function, and event handler in those APIs. This fourth edition of the bestselling JavaScript book has been carefully updated to cover JavaScript 1.5. The book also provides complete coverage of the W3C DOM standard (Level 1 and Level 2), while retaining material on the legacy Level 0 DOM for backward compatibility.
Macromedia Flash MX Designer & Developer Certification Study Guide (With CD-ROM)  *NEW*  By: J. Taylor Laird    ISBN: 0072223731
This item will be published on September 15, 2002.
Macromedia Flash MX Developer's Guide  *NEW*  By: P. S. Woods    ISBN: 0072195592
Book Description From the deepest knowledge to the highest point of Flash achievement, go vertical with this hard-core resource. Develop resizable navigation interfaces, graphics, and animation that load and function efficiently, and master ActionScript.
Macromedia Flash MX Upgrade Essentials (Paperback)  By: Sham Bhangal  Wrox Press; 1st edition (April, 2002)  ISBN: 1903450764
This book focuses on the new and enhanced features of the new Macromedia Flash MX release. It tells you what's new, what's changed, why these things are important, and how you can use them effectively. To get quickly up to speed with the new release, you can't afford to waste time trawling through heavy manuals, extracting just the juicy upgrade information. This book will do the filtering work for you. Sham Bhangal through Flash MX with a fine-toothed comb and focus entirely on the new stuff. Flash MX Upgrade Essentials examines the changes, improvements, shortcuts and complexities, and presents them clearly in rich context, chapter by chapter. Concentrating on new and upgraded features, this book assumes you are comfortable and competent with Flash 5. By the end of this book, you will be fully familiar with all the fundamentals of Flash MX, and ready to start exploring the new technical and creative avenues it has opened up. Flash MX Upgrade Essentials offers the most efficient way of getting up to speed with the latest version of Flash.
Macromedia Flash MX: A Beginner's Guide  *NEW*  By: Brian Underdahl    ISBN: 0072222662
Amazon.com Some people have a talent for being able to make new material easy to understand. With over 60 books under his belt, Brian Underdahl is definitely one of them. In Macromedia Flash MX: A Beginner’s Guide, he writes in a friendly yet concise style that makes learning Flash MX, including the rudiments of ActionScript, as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. The book covers the basic concepts behind Flash--learning the work environment; drawing; creating animations; using motion guides, masks, symbols, imported graphics, and sound; publishing movies; and using ActionScript. If you’ve been resistant to learning the latter up until now, this book may be just the one that gets you started programming your movies with interactivity. The book moves you along by keeping you thinking, doing, and recapping what you’ve just learned. There are lots of mini-projects for hands-on learning. In fact, by page 22, you’ve gotten your feet wet with a simple animation. Each of the book’s 14 chapters begins with a set of goals and ends with a "Mastery Check" with which you can test your comprehension. And there are pop quizzes on almost every page. Although they may seem elementary, these tests help you learn with confidence and know when it’s safe to skip ahead. "Ask the Expert" sidebars seem to anticipate readers’ questions. For example, "I opened the Insert menu, and I see there is also a Blank Keyframe command. Why would I choose this command rather than the Keyframe command?" The strict answer would be "When you want to insert a frame that doesn’t copy the contents of the previous keyframe." But Underdahl’s answer goes one step further and lets you know that, most likely, you won’t want to choose a blank keyframe because you’ll probably want to manipulate the previous keyframe’s contents in order to animate them. In other words, this beginner’s guide doesn’t just define features and tools; it lets you know why you might need them and how they may be useful to you. A good teacher shows what’s possible--and Brian Underdahl is a very good teacher. --Angelynn Grant Book Description Taking it from the top, learn all the Flash skills you¿ll need to create fun, interesting, and compelling Web site copy. Critically acclaimed author Brian Underdahl adeptly guides you through working with sound, motion, text and animation. From the Back Cover Macromedia Flash is the hottest tool on the Web because its quick-loading and motion-rich files dovetail perfectly with the Internet's mission--to provide visual information over which the viewer has navigational control. Capitalize on Flash motion by tweening animated sequence, then add sophisticated behaviors with ActionScript, the native programming language of Flash. Import, edit, and synchronize sound, and work with all types of graphic files--including bitmap. Optimize your movies, then publish to the Web and to alternative formats. From simple animations you can create in minutes, to morphing text and highly animated movies, this resourceful guide will help you get the most from this awesome motion graphics application. This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: *Modules--Each concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for individualized learning *Goals--Each module opens with the specific skills you'll have by the end of the module *Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with extra information and interesting commentary *1-Minute Drills--Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress *Annotated Syntax--Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated *Projects--Exercises contained in each module show how to apply what you are learning *Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews that test your knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions
Macromedia Flash MX: The Complete Reference  *NEW*  By: Brian Underdahl  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072134860
From Book News, Inc. Explains how to create vector graphic images for web sites with the Flash program. The author focuses on animating productions, publishing Flash movies, ActionScript programming, and supplementary applications. Topics include organizing frames in a timeline, controlling drawn objects, storing objects in libraries, importing graphics, adding sounds, creating tweens, masking techniques, ActionScript operators, and manipulating ActionScript objects. The CD-ROM contains trial versions of Toon Boom Studio, Swift 3D, and Canvas 8.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR Book Description Get comprehensive coverage of the all new features and expanded functionality of the latest version of Flash. This authoritative guide can show you how to use Flash with confidence to create stunning and compact navigation interfaces, plus long-form animation, and other effects on the Web. For users at every level, this soup-to-nuts resource is essential reading. From the Back Cover The Most Comprehensive Resource Available on Flash! It's almost impossible to spend any time online and not encounter the brilliance of Macromedia Flash. Whether it's in showcasing graphics or text, animation or movies, sound or interactivity, Flash is among a small handful of elite applications that have fueled the spectacular emergence of the Web. Macromedia Flash MX: The Complete Reference contains seven distinct sections and nearly 30 chapters devoted to delivering information on every aspect of this powerful tool. From graphics and animation, to interactivity, to the ActionScript language, learn to use all aspects of Flash--and see for yourself why Flash is among the most successful and popular Web applications. *Ease the drawing process by selecting job-appropriate tools, using layers, and grouping objects *Dissect existing movies to learn how they have been constructed *Import a variety of graphic files--bitmap or vector--then optimize and reduce file size *Increase the efficiency of movie-making by reusing assets through libraries *Enhance and enliven your Flash presentations by adding sound *Master sophisticated interactive techniques like interactive buttons and nested movie clips *Accomplish all your animation goals with tweening or ActionScripting *CD-ROM includes trial versions of Swift 3D, Toon Boom Studio, and Canvas 8--plus code samples and .fla files
Macromedia Flash X Virtual Classroom (With CD-ROM)  *NEW*  By: Doug Sahlin    ISBN: 0072223987
Book Description Text and multimedia combine to create the ultimate learning experience! This large-format, illustrated guide presents instructional material in an easy-to-follow style--and the CD-ROM features the author speaking directly to you. Using a combination of moving screenshots, animation, and audiovisual presentations, he'll teach you how to use Flash 6 in no time. From the Back Cover Text and multimedia combine to create the ultimate learning experience! Learn from instructor-led CD-ROM tutorials at your own pace! Macromedia Flash MX Virtual Classroom is a revolutionary new way to learn. We've combined a clear, step-by-step book approach with easy-to-understand multimedia tutorials. Pop in the CD-ROM, and follow along as the author explains and demonstrates the techniques discussed in the text. Work at your own speed and replay the tutorials as often as needed to reinforce the book's lessons. Free Video Training on CD-ROM *The included CD features instructor-led, step-by-step coverage of everything you'll need to use Flash MX like a pro *Speaking to you in streaming audio, the author provides full explanations of the amazing Web page and graphics tools at your fingertips with Flash MX *Hands-on demonstrations of Flash MX techniques illustrated in the book's pages are thoroughly explained while you watch
Mastering ColdFusion 4.5  By: Arman Danesh Kristin Aileen Motlagh  SYBEX  ISBN: 0782127738
With more than 1000 pages, this book provides a step-by-step education in ColdFusion and plenty of examples for hands-on learning. The first chapters immediately give the reader a feel for how ColdFusion templates interact with HTML. Then the text steps back to begin presenting more details systematically. One of ColdFusion's key features--database interaction with the CFQUERY tag and SQL--is addressed early on with simple examples. The book illustrates the product's flexibility in dealing with e-mail, FTP, LDAP servers, and custom tags. It goes on to cover the ColdFusion Studio integrated-development--though not in depth. The real focus of this book is how the ColdFusion language works.
Mastering ColdFusion 5 (Paperback)  By: Arman Danesh, Kristin Aileen Motlagh, Raymond Camden  Sybex Inc; Rev Bk&CD edition (August 15, 2001)  ISBN: 078212979X
--ColdFusion is the tool of choice for developers integrating back-end databases with complex, interactive Web sites. --This book, an update to the best-selling Mastering ColdFusion 4.5, offers comprehensive treatment of ColdFusion 5, including new features and tags, such as the user-defined functions and server-side applications. --The CD has evaluation versions of the software, including ColdFusion Server and Studio, plus sample code and an electronic version of the book.
Monad   *NEW*  By: Andy Oakley   O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (December 12, 2005)  ISBN: 0596100094
Monad, available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Vista, is the future of Windows administration. From setting up automated build environments to managing 200 desktops in an organization, anything that reduces the number of repetitive management steps is a real win. This is the promise of Monad, the powerful new command shell and language from Microsoft that simplifies Windows system management. Known more formally as MSH, Monad offers many innovative features in the field of system administration and management-all designed to save you time and aggravation, and to replace a host of Windows management tools with a single, unified shell. Built on the .NET Framework, Monad provides a powerful infrastructure for the automation of a wide range of administrative tasks. And there is no better way to master these automated offerings than with Monad. The book is an exciting tour of some of the new capabilities that Monad puts into the hands of system administrators and power users, and is the perfect complement to existing Monad documentation. With more than 40 hands-on activities, the book covers every angle, from using MSH commands and its object-oriented pipelines to query your systems and generate reports to writing scripts that automate existing tasks. Adding to the lure is the fact that the book is written by Microsoft manager, Andy Oakley-so you can be certain that it's teeming with inside information. Monad lets you see for yourself how Monad can significantly improve your productivity. Because the Monad technology has wide appeal, so, too, does this compact guide. Developers, administrators, and power users alike can all benefit from its insight. If you're someone who habitually drifts toward the c-m-d keys, knows all of the switches to most command tools, or spends time authoring batch files to solve new challenges, this book is right up your alley.
MySQL  *NEW*  By: Paul DuBois  Sams; 3 edition (March 10, 2005)  ISBN: 0672326736
The unexpected pleasure of reading books about databases is that they are often written by authors with highly organized minds. Paul DuBois and his editors at New Riders have assembled MySQL with a clarity and lucidity that inspires confidence in the subject matter: a (nearly) freely redistributable SQL-interpreting database client/server primarily geared for Unix systems but maintained for Windows platforms as well. What isn't "free" about MySQL (the application) is its server's commercial use; all clients and noncommercial server use are free. DuBois's tome isn't free either, but its list price is modest in light of its value and the value of its namesake. The volume is superbly organized into 12 chapters and 10 appendices and contains a concise table of contents and a comprehensive 50-page index. It is peppered with references to the online HTML documentation that comes with the source and binary distributions (which are available and easy to install in stable rpm and tar releases.) The first third of MySQL is an excellent instruction tool for database newbies; the second third is a detailed reference for MySQL developers; and the last third consists of clearly annotated appendices, including C, Perl (but not Python), and PHP interfaces. Perhaps as an indication of the collective will of the developers of MySQL, DuBois does not separate Windows 95/98/NT design or development specifics from its main discussions. Platform-independent design is a goal, not a reality, and users will have to rely on newsgroups and mailing lists for details. Moreover, security issues are addressed in a mere 18 pages, a large part of which is devoted to standard Unix file and network-access permissions. Next to nothing is mentioned about defense against common hacking strategies, the use of secure shell interfaces, or access encryption. Although it is nearly 800 pages in length, DuBois's book is thankfully not encyclopedic. It is a valuable précis of the MySQL database, and its easy-to-skim look and feel will make it an excellent browse for database experts who want to know what is and is not possible within MySQL, the application. --Peter Leopold--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
MySQL Crash Course  *NEW*  By: Ben Forta  Sams (December 12, 2005)  ISBN: 0672327120
MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems available, powering everything from Internet powerhouses to individual corporate databases to simple end-user applications, and everything in between. And this book will teach you all you need to know to be immediately productive with MySQL. By working through 30 highly focused hands-on lessons, your MySQL Crash Course will be both easier and more effective than you'd have thought possible. Learn how to: Retrieve and sort data Filter data using comparisons, regular expressions, full text search, and much more Join relational data Create and alter tables Insert, update, and delete data Leverage the power of stored procedures and triggers Use views and Cursors Manage transactional processing Create user accounts and manage security via access control Ben Forta is Macromedia's Senior Technical Evangelist, and has almost 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. Ben is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (now in its third edition, and translated into over a dozen languages), ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, and Advanced ColdFusion Development (both published by Que Publishing), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on SQL, Flash, JSP, HomeSite, WAP, Windows 2000, and other subjects.
MySQL Reference Manual  By: Michael Widenius, David Axmark, MySQL AB  O'Reilly  ISBN: 0596002653
MySQL is the most popular SQL database in the open source community and is used almost universally by web sites running on open source systems. As powerful and flexible as it is lightweight and efficient, MySQL packs a large feature set into a very small and fast engine that now runs on more than 500,000 servers. This highly regarded and comprehensive reference manual comes directly from the members of the MySQL team and is now available in paperback format. It is an exact reproduction of the MySQL Reference Manual from the MySQL development team's web site. The book covers issues at all stages in MySQL use, from installation problems through performance tuning. Included are suggested uses of privileges to enhance security, many performance tips, and a sophisticated guide to error recovery. It also offers a thorough comparison of MySQL with SQL standards and other databases, and covers MySQL 4.0. No serious MySQL user should be without this book.
Optimizing Cold Fusion 5  *NEW*  By: Chris Cortes  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072193042
Troubleshoot and Optimize the ColdFusion Development Environment Because of ColdFusion's rapid speed-to-market, fundamental processes and best practices are sometimes overlooked. Optimizing ColdFusion 5 will help developers establish standardized coding practices and structured methodologies in order to build and deploy trouble-free, dynamic Web applications. Learn to ensure performance by porperly preparing the development environment, application design, and specifications. Minimize the risk of failure by utilizing design documents, browser compatibility, source control, and ColdFusion servers. This unique resource offers ColdFusion developers, designers, and architects a sure-fire way to efficiently develop and implement this Web development tool with troubleshooting recommendations, and optimizing techniques and solutions. - Plan and implement your ideal ColdFusion development environment - Maximize the cost-effectiveness of this easy-to-use Web development environment - Improve performance by using CFScript, performance analyzers, and monitors - Use code commenting, naming conventions, and directories to track pathways when developing in teams - Logically model design documents for sophisticated development of complex applications - Extend ColdFusion by integrating all the major languages and using custom tags - Locate problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques on every major ColdFusion development issue From the Author Optimizing ColdFusion 5 is not simply about writing better code, although that is a big part of it. Optimization includes planning the development environment, integrating source control into ColdFusion Studio, and using ColdFusion Administrator to fine-tune your ColdFusion applications. Throughout Optimizing ColdFusion 5, I try to demonstrate techniques designed to enable developers to build better applications rapidly, and better applications that run more efficiently. This text is specifically geared toward the promotion of well-tuned applications, smooth projects, and great developers.
Optimizing ColdFusion 5  By: Chris Cortes  McGraw-Hill Companies (August, 2001)  ISBN: 0072193042
Troubleshoot and Optimize the ColdFusion Development Environment Because of ColdFusion's rapid speed-to-market, fundamental processes and best practices are sometimes overlooked. Optimizing ColdFusion 5 will help developers establish standardized coding practices and structured methodologies in order to build and deploy trouble-free, dynamic Web applications. Learn to ensure performance by porperly preparing the development environment, application design, and specifications. Minimize the risk of failure by utilizing design documents, browser compatibility, source control, and ColdFusion servers. This unique resource offers ColdFusion developers, designers, and architects a sure-fire way to efficiently develop and implement this Web development tool with troubleshooting recommendations, and optimizing techniques and solutions. - Plan and implement your ideal ColdFusion development environment - Maximize the cost-effectiveness of this easy-to-use Web development environment - Improve performance by using CFScript, performance analyzers, and monitors - Use code commenting, naming conventions, and directories to track pathways when developing in teams - Logically model design documents for sophisticated development of complex applications - Extend ColdFusion by integrating all the major languages and using custom tags - Locate problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques on every major ColdFusion development issue
Oracle PL/SQL Programming  *NEW*  By: Steven Feuerstein  O'Reilly; 2 edition (January 15, 1997)  ISBN: 1565923359
The first edition of Oracle PL/SQL Programming quickly became an indispensable reference for both novice and experienced PL/SQL developers. Packed with examples and recommendations, it helped everyone using PL/SQL (from the Oracle Forms developer to the database administrator) make the most of this powerful language. Oracle8 presents PL/SQL programmers with new challenges by increasing both the possibilities and complexities of the language. This new edition updates the original book for Oracle8, adding chapters describing the new PL/SQL object features (object types, collections, object views, and external procedures). The second edition also contains a much-requested chapter on tuning PL/SQL, as well as expanded discussions of debugging and tracing PL/SQL execution. The book comes with a companion diskette containing the Companion Utilities Guide for Oracle PL/SQL Programming, an online tool developed by RevealNet, Inc. The online guide contains more than 100 file of source code and documentation prepared by the authors. Even if you've already read the first edition of Oracle PL/SQL Programming, you'll find an enormous amount of new and revised information in this second edition and on its companion diskette. If you're new to PL/SQL, you'll soon find yourself on the road to mastery.
Oracle SQL : the Essential Reference  By: David C. Kreines  O'Reilly; 1 edition (September 26, 2000)  ISBN: 1565926978
SQL (Structured Query Language) is the heart of a relational database management system. It's the language used to query the database, to create new tables in the database, to update and delete database fields, and to set privileges in the database. Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference is for everyone who needs to access an Oracle database using SQL--developers, DBAs, designers, and managers. SQL is based on research dating back to the late 1960s, but its first commercial release was in the RDBMS announced by the fledgling Oracle Corporation in 1979. Since that time, every other database vendor has adopted SQL, and ANSI and the ISO have made it a standard. Although vendors diverge in their extensions to SQL, the core language is standard across vendor boundaries. Despite SQL's long history and relative simplicity, few developers and database administrators are truly masters of SQL. The constant stream of vendor enhancements, the hard-won experience in tuning SQL for best performance, and the requirements of particular operational environments mean that there is always more to learn about SQL. Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference delivers all the information needed to keep ahead of the learning curve on standard SQL and Oracle's extensions to it. This single, concise reference volume will hold its own against a stack of Oracle manuals and even yield insights and examples not available in those manuals. There are chapters on basic SQL elements (naming requirements, column types, pseudo-types, data conversion rules, operators); Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML); common language elements (constraints, storage clause, predicates); SQL functions; PL/SQL (including procedures, functions, and packages); SQL*Plus, and Oracle SQL optimization and tuning. The book covers Oracle 8i, release 8.1.6.
PDF Hacks  By: Sid Steward  O'Reilly  ISBN: 0596006551
PDF Hacks unveils the true promise of Portable Document Format, going way beyond the usual PDF as paged output mechanism. PDF expert Sid Steward draws from his years of analyzing, extending, authoring, and embellishing PDF documents to present 100 clever hacks--tools, techniques, quick-and-dirty or not-so-obvious solutions to common problems. The little-known tips and tricks in this book are ideal for anyone who works with PDF on a regular basis, including web developers, pre-press users, forms creators, and those who generate PDF for distribution. Learn how to create PDF documents that are far more powerful than simple representations of paper pages. The hacks in the book cover the full range of PDF functionality, from the simple to the more complex, including generating, manipulating, annotating, and consuming PDF information. You'll learn how to manage content in PDF, navigate it, and reuse it as necessary. Far more than another guide to Adobe Acrobat, the book covers a variety of readily available tools for generating, deploying, and editing PDF.
Professional ColdFusion 5.0  *NEW*  By: Simon Horwith    ISBN: 3D1861004540
This book covers the latest release of ColdFusion (5.0) virtually from start to finish. It will be ideal for anyone coming into ColdFusion from another programming environment, or for existing ColdFusion developers who want up-to-the-minute information about what's new in ColdFusion 5.0. You won't need any previous experience of ColdFusion to get the most out of this book, but you will need some programming experience, and should have a reasonable understanding of basic web technologies.
Professional SQL Server 7.0 Programming  By: Rob Vieira  Wrox Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1999)  ISBN: 1861002319
With the big step up from 6.5 to 7.0, SQL Server 7.0 is effectively a new product that can be installed on a pc. This enables a more flexible and powerful database for high database transaction volume. Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 is available as a standalone product and also as part of the Microsoft Backoffice suite of products. The adoption of SQL Server 7.0 is reflected in increasing sales figures for competing titles.
Programming ColdFusion  By: Rob Brooks-Bilson  O'Reilly  ISBN: 1565926986
Programming ColdFusion covers everything you need to know to create effective web applications with ColdFusion and includes numberous examples that you can use for your own applications. The book starts with ColdFusion basics and quickly progresses to topics like sharing application data, accessing databases, and maintaining state information.
Robert Penner's Programming Macromedia Flash  *NEW*  By: Robert Penner  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072223561
Book Description Renowned Flash wizard and innovator Robert Penner reveals the fascinating programming and design concepts behind his signature creations. Detailing his groundbreaking designs, this book showcases Penner's work that merges math and design with Flash. You'll get an inside look at his sophisticated and unique approach to design--which incorporates advanced ActionScript programming--and discover exclusive techniques associated with some of the most groundbreaking interactive designs ever created.
Silence on the Wire  *NEW*  By: Michal Zalewski  No Starch; 1 edition (April 15, 2005)  ISBN: 1593270461
There are many ways that a potential attacker can intercept information, or learn more about the sender, as the information travels over a network. Silence on the Wire uncovers these silent attacks so that system administrators can defend against them, as well as better understand and monitor their systems. Silence on the Wire dissects several unique and fascinating security and privacy problems associated with the technologies and protocols used in everyday computing, and shows how to use this knowledge to learn more about others or to better defend systems. By taking an indepth look at modern computing, from hardware on up, the book helps the system administrator to better understand security issues, and to approach networking from a new, more creative perspective. The sys admin can apply this knowledge to network monitoring, policy enforcement, evidence analysis, IDS, honeypots, firewalls, and forensics.
Software Architecture: Organizational Principles and Patters  By: David M. Dickel, David Kane, James R. Wilson    ISBN: 0130290327
A How_to guide for managing software architecture across a value chain, product line, or enterprise. Shows how to establish an architectural framework, how to implement architectures that anticipate and predict change in business, and how to address the organizatinal issues that interfere with enterprise software architectures.
Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach (Hardcover)  By: Roger S. Pressman  Mcgraw-Hill College; 3rd edition (September 1, 1991)  ISBN: 0070508143
Pressman's Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach is celebrating 20 years of excellence in the software engineering field. This comprehensive 5th edition provides excellent explanations of all the important topics in software engineering and enhances them with diagrams, examples, exercises, and references. In the fifth edition, a new design has been added to make the book more user friendly. Several chapters have been added including chapters on Web Engineering and User Interface Design
Spectra-e-Business Construction Kit  By: Ben Forta  Que  ISBN: 0789723654
All you need to build next-generation e-business applications. Allaire Spectra e-Business Construction Kit is the first and only book to provide complete and thorough coverage of all of Allaire Corporation's revolutionary e-business development platform - Allaire Spectra. Built as the award-winning ColdFusion Web application server, Allaire Spectra is a packaged system and framework for creating and deploying high-end, secure, and flexible Web applications. From basic concepts and design considerations to the complexities of content management, personalization, e-commerce, and online communities, this book covers everything you need to know to leverage this remarkable product. Complete Trial version of Spectra-, ColdFusion-, Homesite-, and JRun-Software on CD-Rom!
Teach Yourself ColdFusion Express in 24 Hours  By: Ben Forta, Sue Hove    ISBN: 0672316625
A step-by-step tutorial that teaches you how to turn basic Web sites into Web applications. From installation to database connection configuration, from tag and function usage to code reuse, this book helps you take advantage of Web application technology so you can take your Web sites to the next level. Learn how to interact with databases to create dynamic data driven web sites, how to perform intelligent server side condition and logical processing, how to create guest books, counters, and other server side applications, as well as how to create personalized and interactive Web sites.
Teach Yourself ColdFusion in 21 Days  By: Charles Mohnike    ISBN: 0672317966
Create your own dynamic database-driven Web applications. Using client-proven methods, and the success of his popular ColdFusion tutorial for Wired, expert author Charles Mohnike provides you with an understanding of the ColdFusion Server and guides you through the use of the ColdFusion Studio, enabling you to create your own ColdFusion applications quickly and easily. Topics such as installing and configuring the ColdFusion Server, working with the ColdFusion Studio, working with SQL, optimizing your datasource, understanding templates and ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), using ColdFusion tags, manipulating data, creating e-commerce solutions with ColdFusion, and debugging ColdFusion applications.
The Joy of Dreamweaver MX  *NEW*  By: Paul Newman  McGraw Hill Osborne  ISBN: 0072224649
Book Description Get cookin' with Dreamweaver MX using this unique and compelling cookbook filled with ready-to-use Web solutions. Featuring a full menu of extensions, commands, and applications -- including ASP, ColdFusion, and JSP -- this book will help you deploy dynamic and sophisticated Web applications instantly and expertly.
The Web Design CD Bookshelf CD-ROM  By: O'Reilly & Associates Inc.,  O'Reilly  ISBN: 0596002718
It's never been easier to find what you need to know about designing web pages. The Web Design CD Bookshelf delivers the information power of six complete O'Reilly Animal Guides, including: HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide 4th Edition,ActionScript: The Definitive Guide,Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Designing Web Audio: RealAudio, MP3, Flash, and Beatnik, Web Design In a Nutshell, 2nd Edition,Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide As a bonus, you also get the new paperback version of Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition. Formatted in HTML, The Web Design CD Bookshelf can be accessed with any web browser. The books--all 3126 pages of O'Reilly reference and tutorials--are fully searchable and cross-referenced, so you can either search the individual index for each book or the master index for the entire collection. With the CD Bookshelf, you have a complete library of technical books that you can easily carry with you anywhere you need it.
Transact-SQL Programming  By: Lee Gould, Andrew Zanevsky, Kevin Kline  O'Reilly  ISBN: 1565924010
This definitive guide thoroughly explores all aspects of Transact-SQL, a full-featured procedural language used on both Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase SQL Server systems that dramatically extends the power of SQL (Structured Query Language). Full of examples, best practices, and real-world advice, it contains up-to-the-minute information on the latest versions: Microsoft SQL Server versions 6.5 and 7.0 and Sybase version 11.5. The book is divided into six convenient parts. Part I contains an introduction, an SQL primer, and chapters on language fundamentals, format, and style. Part II describes datatypes and variables, conditional processing, cursors, error handling, temporary objects, transactions, and locking. Part III covers the various types of functions available to programmers and CASE extensions to the language. Part IV discusses stored procedures and modular design, triggers, views, extended stored procedures, and BCP. Part V describes code design and maintenance, optimization, tuning, transactions, locking, testing, and debugging. The appendixes summarize system tables and version differences. The enclosed CD-ROM contains an extensive set of examples from the book and complete programs that illustrate the power of the language.
Web Design Garage (Garage)  *NEW*  By: Marc Campbell  Prentice Hall  ISBN: 0131481991
Tinker with the tools of Web design—in the Garage! Learn how to construct cool and interactive Web sites with this hands-on guide to the world of Web design and usability. In this title from Prentice Hall PTR’s Garage Series, author Marc Campbell shows you the “ins and outs” of designing sites with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS as core technologies. Using layout diagrams and graphics to illustrate your journey, Campbell takes you through every step of designing Web sites, from basic layout and usability to uploading your site onto the Web. Want to learn more on a specific topic? Flip to one of the book’s “links” that help you delve deeper into certain areas, allowing you to browse the text quickly and easily! Specific topics covered include Managing pop-up windows Working with scripts and style sheets Controlling design space with HTML and CSS Making rollover graphics Using text elements properly Creating e-mail links and hyperlinks Embedding media in Web pages Choosing a Web host Testing and uploading Web sites Whether you’re new to Web design or you “speak” HTML as a second language, Web Design Garage will help you discover the solutions you need to create fun and effective Web sites.
Web Design in a Nutshell  By: Jennifer Niederst  O'Reilly  ISBN: 0596001967
Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition contains the nitty-gritty on everything you need to know to design web pages. It's the good stuff, without the fluff, written and organized so that answers can be found quickly. This completely revised and expanded second edition is chock-full of information about the wide range of front-end technologies and techniques from which web designers and authors must draw. This book is an excellent reference for HTML 4.01 tags (including tables, frames, forms, color, and cascading style sheets) with special attention given to browser support, platform idiosyncracies, and standards. You'll also find lots of updated information on using graphics, multimedia, audio and video, and advanced technologies such Dynamic HTML, Javascript, and XML, as well as new chapters on XHTML, WML, and SMIL. Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition is an indispensible tool for web designers and authors of all levels.
Web Security, Privacy and Commerce, 2nd Edition  By: Simson Garfinkel with Gene Spafford  O'Reilly  ISBN: 0596000456
Since the first edition of Web Security, Privacy, & Commerce, web use has exploded, and so have the threats to our security and privacy--from credit card fraud to marketing spam to web site defacements to attacks that shut down popular web sites. Nearly double the amount of information, this completely updated volume explains the techniques you can use to protect your privacy, organization, system, and network. Topics include: Web technology--Cryptography, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), passwords, digital signatures, and biometrics. User privacy and security--Cookies, log files, identity theft, spam, web logs, and web bugs, as well as hostile mobile code in plug-ins, ActiveX controls, Java applets, and JavaScript, Flash, and Shockwave programs. Web server security for administrators and content providers--CGI, PHP, and SSL certificates, intellectual property, P3P and privacy policies, digital payments, client-side signatures, code signing, pornography filtering, and PICS.
Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms, Seventh Edition (Paperback)  By: Bryan, Phd. Pfaffenberger  Bryan, Phd. Pfaffenberger  ISBN: 0028628845
More than just a dictionary of computer and Internet terms, Bryan Pfaffenberger's book explains why a term is important and how it is related to other terms. Terms listed within this resource range from supergeeky, such as "symmetric key encryption algorithm," to superslang, such as "snaf." Within his definitions, Pfaffenberger italicizes any other words that you may not know, but that you can also access in the dictionary. One interesting feature is the list of common abbreviations used on Internet Relay Chat and Usenet (such as TTYL, for "talk to you later," and IMHO, for "in my humble opinion."). Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms is pocket-sized, so it can easily travel along with you in your laptop case when you are working by remote access.
Writing Secure Code  By: Michael Howard, David C. LeBlanc  Microsoft Press; 2 edition (December 4, 2002)  ISBN: 0735617228
Keep black-hat hackers at bay with the tips and techniques in this entertaining, eye-opening book! Developers will learn how to padlock their applications throughout the entire development process—from designing secure applications to writing robust code that can withstand repeated attacks to testing applications for security flaws. Easily digested chapters reveal proven principles, strategies, and coding techniques. The authors—two battle-scarred veterans who have solved some of the industry’s toughest security problems—provide sample code in several languages. This edition includes updated information about threat modeling, designing a security process, international issues, file-system issues, adding privacy to applications, and performing security code reviews. It also includes enhanced coverage of buffer overruns, Microsoft® .NET security, and Microsoft ActiveX® development, plus practical checklists for developers, testers, and program managers.

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