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Administering VMware's Site Recovery Manager By Mike Laverick
Paperback: $19.99
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This book will teach you how to install and configure VMware’s SRM. It also covers in detail the failover and failback processes – and I will guide you step-by-step through the set up of... More > the product. This book is not filled with project management padding that typifies a lot of IT books. It is practical and technical, and assumes you are already pretty familiar with VMware’s Virtual Vi3 products. In this book you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of Site Recovery Manager, and I will show you the common pitfalls and errors that can happen, and also more importantly why they happen, and how to fix them.< Less
Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models By Timothy Chou
Paperback: $24.95
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Based on a series of lectures at Stanford University this book discusses cloud computing from a business perspective. It serves as an excellent, easy-to-read, introduction for anyone who builds,... More > sells or purchases application, platform, compute&storage or data center cloud services. The book is full of examples and stories from many of the leaders in the field. You'll be amused to even find a story about Brad and Angelina. This is the 2nd edition.< Less
Rails Freelancing Handbook By Mike Gunderloy
eBook (PDF): $9.95
There’s an almost irresistible attraction among some software developers for the freelance life, including money, freedom, or simple wanderlust. Whatever the reason, you’ll quickly... More > realize that your excellent coding skills are only a small part of the picture when it comes to being a successful freelancer. You need to worry about legal and accounting issues, finding and keeping clients, and living without a corporate support system. The sheer mass of detail can be overwhelming, especially if you’re coming out of the cubicle-bound world of a large enterprise. That’s why this book is here. I’ve been freelancing for over 15 years, and doing nothing but Rails for the last three. Consider this a guide and a roadmap to help you find your way through all of those extraneous issues so that you can get back to writing code. (purchasers get updates at no cost). More info and sample chapter: http://railsfreelancebook.com< Less
The Age of Annoyance: Managing our Frustrations with Information Overload By Gavin Jocius
Paperback: $10.99
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Like it or not, we live in the age of annoyance. Technology, electronic communications, gadgets, airline travel - as it all gets easier, it also seems to get exponentially more annoying. Annoyance is... More > described as an unpleasant mental state that can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. Sound familiar? When was the last time you yelled at your "stupid computer" or got frustrated that your smartphone could not find a signal? The Age of Annoyance is designed to help people make sense of the crazy world we now live in and better understand why we seem to lose control so easily when dealing with technology.< Less