Monday, November 30, 2009

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book or Oracle Database 10g Linux Administration

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

Author: Martin Evening

Digital photographers who have relied on Adobe Photoshop to work with their images have a new tool at their disposal: Adobe Lightroom. Designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, Lightroom offers powerful features in a streamlined interface that let photographers import, sort, and organize images. The Adobe Lightroom Book, written by professional photographer and best-selling author Martin Evening, describes Lightroom's features in detail and with photographer's in mind. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for a more efficient workflow. He's been working with Lightroom from the beginning, providing feedback to Lightroom's public beta and monitoring the product's development. The Adobe Lightroom Book has been earning acclaim since it was first published as a "Rough Cut" book-in-process on Safari, a joint venture between Peachpit and O'Reilly Publishing. Martin has been updating the book's content as Lightroom evolves, giving users the most up-to-date information about this revolutionary product. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, making him the perfect author for what will become the definitive book about Adobe Lightroom. Photographers who routinely work with raw images will find Lightroom--and The Adobe Lightroom Book--an indispensable tool in their digital darkroom.

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Oracle Database 10g Linux Administration

Author: Edward Whalen

Install and configure Oracle Database 10g on a Linux enterprise platform. This book explains how to set up, administer, monitor, and tune Oracle Database 10g on Linux. You will also learn how to implement High Availability solutions as well as handle backup, recovery, and replication. This exclusive Oracle Press guide is the ideal resource for all Oracle DBAs working in a Linux environment.

Edward Whalen is the founder of Performance Tuning Corporation (, a consulting company specializing in database performance, administration, and backup/recovery solutions. Prior to starting Performance Tuning Corp., Mr. Whalen worked at Compaq Computer Corporation as an OS developer, and then as a database performance engineer. He has extensive experience in database system design and tuning for optimal performance. His career has consisted of hardware, OS, and database development projects for many different companies. Mr. Whalen has written three other books on the Oracle RDBMS and four books on MS SQL Server. He has also worked on numerous benchmarks and performance tuning projects with both Oracle and MS SQL Server. Mr. Whalen is recognized as a leader in database performance tuning and optimization. In addition to his experience in Oracle on many different OS platforms, such as Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Windows, he has recently spent significant time working with Oracle on Linux, including the deployment of some of the first RAC clusters on Linux. He works closely with both Red Hat and Novell/SUSE with many different flavors of Linux.

Table of Contents:
1Linux architecture3
2Oracle architecture29
3Transaction management and the Oracle schema objects65
4Sizing Oracle 10g on Linux systems91
5Configuring the Linux system for Oracle125
6Installing Oracle 10g on Linux141
7Oracle real application cluster concepts165
8Deploying Oracle real application clusters on Linux185
9Administering Oracle and RAC on Linux215
10Tuning Oracle and RAC on Linux235
11Backup and recovery273
13Oracle data guard on Linux323
14Oracle advanced replication on Linux341
15Configuring the hardware for Linux and Oracle351
16Tuning SQL369
17Indexes and partitioning403
18Oracle Application Server 10g on Linux427
19The Oracle e-business suite on Linux443

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oracle DBA Pocket Guide or Programming Excel with VBA and NET

Oracle DBA Pocket Guide

Author: David Kreines

Oracle DBA Pocket Guide is designed to help Oracle DBAs make more effective use of their time and resources. Covering current Oracle database products, from Oracle9i Database to the latest release, Oracle Database 10g Release 2, this pocket guide presents useful information about Oracle database administration in a clear, concise, and easy-to-use format. This reference pulls together the key concepts, commands, and parameters that Oracle DBAs need on a daily basis, packing an enormous amount of helpful advice into a compact, all-in-one volume.

Table of Contents:
Oracle architecture3
Software options15
Configuration planning18
Initialization parameters26
Backup and recovery30
The data dictionary117

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Programming Excel with VBA and .NET

Author: Jeff Webb

Why program Excel? For solving complex calculations and presenting results, Excel is amazingly complete with every imaginable feature already. But programming Excel isn't about adding new features as much as it's about combining existing features to solve particular problems. With a few modifications, you can transform Excel into a task-specific piece of software that will quickly and precisely serve your needs. In other words, Excel is an ideal platform for probably millions of small spreadsheet-based software solutions.
The best part is, you can program Excel with no additional tools. A variant of the Visual Basic programming language-VB for Applications (VBA)-is built into Excel to facilitate its use as a platform. With VBA, you can create macros and templates, manipulate user interface features such as menus and toolbars, and work with custom user forms or dialog boxes. VBA is relatively easy to use, but if you've never programmed before, "Programming Excel with VBA and .NET" is a great way to learn a lot very quickly. If you're an experienced Excel user or a Visual Basic programmer, you'll pick up a lot of valuable new tricks. Developers looking forward to .NET development will also find discussion of how the Excel object model works with .NET tools including Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO).
This book teaches you how to use Excel VBA by explaining concepts clearly and concisely in plain English, and provides plenty of downloadable samples so you can learn by doing. You'll be exposed to a wide range of tasks most commonly performed with Excel, arranged into chapters according to subject-and those subjects correspond to one or more Excel objects. With both thesamples and important reference information for each object included right in the chapters, instead of tucked away in separate sections, "Programming Excel with VBA and .NET" covers the entire Excel object library. For those just starting out, it also lays down the basic rules common to all programming languages.
With this single-source reference and how-to guide, you'll learn to use the complete range of Excel programming tasks to solve problems, no matter what you're experience level is.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Querying XML or Digital Signal Processing

Querying XML: XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in Context

Author: Jim Melton

There is no more authoritative pair of authors on Querying XML than Jim Melton and Stephen Buxton. Best of all, as readers of Jim's other books know, his informal writing style will teach you what you need to know about this complex subject without giving you a headache. If you need a comprehensive and accessible overview of Querying XML, this is the book you have been waiting for.-—from the foreword by Don Chamberlin, IBM Fellow, Almaden Research Center

XML has become the lingua franca for representing business data, for exchanging information between business partners and applications, and for adding structure— and sometimes meaning—to text-based documents. XML offers some special challenges and opportunities in the area of search: querying XML can produce very precise, fine-grained results, if you know how to express and execute those queries.

For software developers and systems architects: this book teaches the most useful approaches to querying XML documents and repositories. This book will also help managers and project leaders grasp how "querying XML" fits into the larger context of querying and XML. Querying XML provides a comprehensive background from fundamental concepts (What is XML?) to data models (the Infoset, PSVI, XQuery Data Model), to APIs (querying XML from SQL or Java) and more.

* Presents the concepts clearly, and demonstrates them with illustrations and examples; offers a thorough mastery of the subject area in a single book.
* Provides comprehensive coverage of XML query languages, and the concepts needed to understand them completely (such as the XQuery Data Model).
* Shows how to query XML documentsand data using: XPath (the XML Path Language); XQuery, soon to be the new W3C Recommendation for querying XML; XQuery's companion XQueryX; and SQL, featuring the SQL/XML extensions.
* Includes an extensive set of XQuery, XPath, SQL, Java, and other examples, with links to downloadable code and data samples.

Jim Melton of Oracle Corporation is editor of all parts of ISO/IEC 9075 (SQL) and has been active in SQL standardization for two decades. More recently, he has been active in the W3C's XML Query Working Group that defined XQuery, is co-Chair of that WG, and co-edited two of the XQuery specifications. Stephen Buxton is Director of Product Management at Mark Logic Corporation, and a member of the W3C XQuery Working Group and Full-Text Task Force. Until recently, Stephen was Director of Product Management for Text and XML at Oracle Corporation.

Table of Contents:
Ch. 1XML3
Ch. 2Querying31
Ch. 3Querying XML45
Ch. 4Metadata - an overview67
Ch. 5Structural metadata85
Ch. 6The XML information set (infoset) and beyond123
Ch. 7Managing XML : transforming and connecting153
Ch. 8Storing : XML and databases193
Ch. 9XPath 1.0 and XPath 2.0215
Ch. 10Introduction to XQuery 1.0261
Ch. 11XQuery 1.0 definition329
Ch. 12XQueryX407
Ch. 13What's missing?439
Ch. 14XQuery APIs497
Ch. 15Sql/Xml523
Ch. 16XML-derived markup languages585
Ch. 17Internationalization : putting the "W" in "WWW"605
Ch. 18Finding stuff623

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Digital Signal Processing: A Computer Based Approach

Author: Sanjit K Mitra

This book takes advantage of the availability of high-level software to illustrate how to use the computer to solve real-life design problems. The inclusion of MATLAB exercises throughout the book illustrates its powerful capability in solving signal processing problems.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Microprocessor Design or Microsoft Office Access 2007 Introductory

Microprocessor Design: A Practical Guide from Design Planning to Manufacturing

Author: Grant McFarland

Gain a Working Knowledge of the Entire Microprocessor Design Flow

This unique step-by-step guide is a complete introduction to modern microprocessor design, explained in simple nontechnical language without complex mathematics. An ideal primer for those working in or studying the semiconductor industry, Microprocessor Design explains all the key concepts, terms, and acronyms needed to understand the steps required to design and manufacture a microprocessor.

Developed from a successful corporate training course, this hands-on learning guide walks readers through every step of microprocessor design. You'll follow a new processor product from initial planning through design to production. In Microprocessor Design, the author converts his real-world design and teaching experience into an easy-to-follow reference employing an on-the-job-training approach to cover:

  • The evolution of microprocessors
  • Microprocessor design planning
  • Architecture and microarchitecture
  • Logic design and circuit design
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Processor packaging and test

    This authoritative reference is an excellent introduction for students or engineers new to processor design and can show industry veterans how their specialty fits into the overall design flow. This accessible and practical guide will provide the reader with a broad working knowledge of the concepts of microprocessor design, as well as an understanding of the individual steps in the process and the jargon used by the industry.

    Grant McFarland holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His doctoral dissertation, CMOS Technology Scaling and Its Impact onCache Delay, predicted the impact of fabrication technology scaling on the design of processor cache memories. Dr. McFarland is currently senior design engineer for Intel(R) Corporation where he created a corporate training course and teaches the fundamentals of microprocessor design. He participated in the design of the 180nm, 90nm, and 65nm generations of the Pentium(R) 4 microprocessor.

    Readers with comments or questions about this book can reach him at

    Table of Contents:

    Chapter 1: The Evolution of the Microprocessor

    Chapter 2: Computer Components

    Chapter 3: Design Planning

    Chapter 4: Computer Architecture

    Chapter 5: Microarchitecture

    Chapter 6: Logic Design

    Chapter 7: Circuit Design

    Chapter 8: Layout

    Chapter 9: Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Chapter 10: Microprocessor Packaging

    Chapter 11: Silicon Debug and Test



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    Microsoft Office Access 2007 Introductory

    Author: Timothy J OLeary

    The O’Leary Office 2007 text is crafted to allow students to easily develop Microsoft Office application skills. The text design emphasizes step-by-step instructions with full screen captures that illustrate the results of each step performed. Each Lab, designed to be covered in 1 hour of class time, combines conceptual coverage with detailed software-specific instructions. Each Lab opens with a running case study that highlights real-world applications of each software program and leads students from problem to solution.

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook or Learn to Make Great Digital Photos for 5 Bucks

    Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook

    Author: Robbie Allen

    In the last few years, security has become a hot-button issue for IT organizations of all sizes. Accordingly, many of the security features that were either optional or suspect in Windows 2000 have become solid, effective fixtures in Windows Server 2003-making it the most secure operating system Microsoft has ever produced. That is, if you know how to configure it properly.

    The Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook wants to make sure that you do know how. Picking up right where its predecessor, the Windows Server Cookbook, left off, this desktop companion is focused solely on Windows Server security. It teaches you how to perform important security tasks in the Windows Server 2003 OS using specific and adaptable recipes. Each recipe features a brief description of the problem, a step-by-step solution, and then a discussion of the technology at work. Whenever possible, the authors even tell you where to look for further information on a recipe.

    The book is written in a highly modular format, with each chapter devoted to one or more technologies that Windows Server 2003 provides. This approach allows you to look up a task or scenario that you want to accomplish, find that page, and read that particular recipe only. Topics include:

    System preparation and administration

    Protecting the computer at the TCP/IP level

    Applying security options to Active Directory

    Improving security on domain controllers

    Securing DHCP controllers

    Encrypting and signing network traffic using IPSec

    Patch management

    If you're an intermediate or advanced system administrator who wants to feel secure when deploying Windows Server 2003 and its related services, then you don't wantto be without the Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook.

    Table of Contents:
    1Getting started1
    2System preparation and administration19
    4Encrypting file system56
    5Active directory75
    6Group policy96
    7Security templates130
    8Domain controllers153
    9User and computer accounts167
    10Rights and permissions199
    11Dynamic host configuration protocol218
    12Domain name system232
    13File and print servers264
    15Internet information services314
    16RRAS and IAS337
    17Terminal services and remote desktop354
    18Public key infrastructure and certificates373
    20Event logs433
    21Patch management451

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    Learn to Make Great Digital Photos for 5 Bucks

    Author: Tim Grey

    Learn to Make Great Digital Photos for 5 Bucks is a tight, bright, four-color, quick reference manual for anyone who wants to learn to use their digital camera. Written by an intelligent expert of digital photography, the text is integrated with large illustrations (either photographs or software interface shots). Brief tips or warnings at page bottom address any ancillary points not covered in the basic how-to text. There's nothing else. Readers will quickly learn the fundamentals of using a digital camera: your camera's basic features, how to shoot in different lighting conditions, tips for different kinds of shots (portrait, landscape, close-up), basic rules all the pros know, and more than 50 tips and secrets that help get the perfect shot, or maybe just save your day. You'll also learn what to do with your images after you've imported them into your computer: managing your photo files, editing and cropping, printing, and emailing them to friends and family. This book isn't designed to be a complete reference, but an irresistible impulse buy for people who don't normally buy books in this area--or for people who just want to learn the basics.