In everyday office operation, spreadsheets are regularly used to aggregate sets of data and to perform some kind of analyses on them. As the data in a spreadsheet is laid out in a table view, plainly... More > visible and able to be edited or added to, many users ask why they should use a database instead of a spreadsheet. This handbook explains the differences between the two, beginning with a short section on what can be done with a database. Then it goes into the details of creating a database, creating tables, using forms to facilitate data entry, queries, using SQL and the Report Builder, database connectivity to other programs, macro expansions, and some additional practical tips for small database solutions and fixes.< Less
This book is about how you can go about opening more doors as a software engineer. For example, getting more job interviews, getting multiple job offers, going places in your current job, shooting... More > for professional freedom via freelancing, exploring additional passive income streams, etc.
This book is not for star software engineers who are already going places and having multiple streams of income. This is for the software engineers who want to explore what they can do in terms of career success and additional active/passive income.This book is partly technical and party non-technical. As a software engineer, your income will start to plateau in 8 to 10 years. Do you have plans for generating additional passive income streams? Do you have a good handle on the 16 technical key areas that can open more doors for your career success? Do you know how to fast-track your software career? This book will provide answers to the above questions.< Less
Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independent Debian GNU/Linux administrator.
It covers all the topics that a competent Linux... More > administrator should master, from the installation and the update of the system, up to the creation of packages and the compilation of the kernel, but also monitoring, backup and migration, without forgetting advanced topics like SELinux setup to secure services, automated installations, or virtualization with Xen, KVM or LXC.
Learn more about the book on http://debian-handbook.info< Less
The essential guide to recording, editing, mixing and rendering with REAPER. Now updated for version 4.60. Includes sample project files and step by step examples to help you learn the many features... More > of REAPER. Includes new MIDI Editor and ReaSamplOmatic5000 features as well as other recent changes such as region rendering, stretch markers, the crossfade editor, language packs, freeze, dual/stereo pan, improved track manager, custom mouse modifiers and layouts, the media/FX bay and track manager, MIDI editor improvements, etc. as well as existing core functions such as routing, channel splitting and custom actions. Numerous examples are also given of how to use many of the supplied FX plug-ins. Also, improved OS X documentation. "Up and Running is not only a comprehensive guide to using REAPER, it's also full of an amazing amount of information on audio recording and engineering. I cannot recommend it enough!" - Justin Frankel (COCKOS Inc, REAPER Developer).< Less
Updated for R2!
Get real-world best practices, clear explanations, and expert guidance to understanding, planning and installing Microsoft's Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. This book will aid... More > you in understanding Identity Management, FIM, its architecture, guide you through planning and installing the product.
Inside you will find an invaluable sizing guide, as well as flow charts and screenshots to guide you through the pre-requisites, product installation, and key post-install tasks.
“This first volume is really one for the bookshelf, close at hand.
Really looking forward for more of this!”
- Peter Geelen, Microsoft MVP, Forefront Identity Manager
“I found this to be a valuable, clear and thorough guide to the FIM 2010 installation and setup process.” – Glenn Zuckerman, Microsoft Corporation
“The volume is well laid out and provides loads of detail.” – Craig Martin, Microsoft MVP, Forefront Identity Manager< Less
This book is a definitive introduction to models of computation for the design of complex, heterogeneous systems. It has a particular focus on cyber-physical systems, which integrate computing,... More > networking, and physical dynamics. The book captures more than twenty years of experience in the Ptolemy Project at UC Berkeley, which pioneered many design, modeling, and simulation techniques that are now in widespread use. All of the methods covered in the book are realized in the open source Ptolemy II modeling framework and are available for experimentation through links provided in the book.
The book is suitable for engineers, scientists, researchers, and managers who wish to understand the rich possibilities offered by modern modeling techniques. The goal of the book is to equip the reader with a breadth of experience that will help in understanding the role that such techniques can play in design.< Less
IGOR Pro 6.3 Manual Programming, Volume 4 of 6.
Topics include: Working with Commands, Programming Overview, User-Defined Functions, Macros, User-Defined Menus, Interacting with the User,... More > Programming Techniques, Debugging, Dependencies, and Advanced Programming.< Less
Although social learning is something that we have always done, it has often been ignored or misunderstood by the training industry. Now, however, the proliferation of social tools makes this a... More > powerful way to improve workplace performance.
When we consider what social learning means inside an organization, it’s not just adding social media to instructional programmes or letting people interact with one another. It’s more about helping people learn from one another as they work together – enhanced by collaborative enterprise social tools. Learning in today’s networked workplace is not just being trained to do a task, but about learning with and from one another as we face new challenges.
In the connected enterprise there is a new role for HR, OD, and L&D departments. This book looks at some of the key ways that organizations can start to support social workplace learning.< Less
The Tao of User Experience is a collection of 96 tenets of User Experience as a profession, a goal, and an idea. It's the culmination of everything I've learned, all the things I find myself wanting... More > to teach junior designers, to CEOs, to programmers, and anyone else who needs UX advice.
I believe it's the most important thing I've ever written on User Experience.
Read a sample at http://rhjr.net/s/tao/sample.
Robert Hoekman, Jr, is the author of Designing the Obvious, Designing the Moment, and Web Anatomy (New Riders). He’s worked with Adobe, Automattic, Seth Godin, and countless others, and has spoken at industry events worldwide, including An Event Apart and Web App Summit. Find him at rhjr.net and GetOnMyBike.com.< Less
This 271-page book contains an extensive description of the popular open source project management web application LibrePlan.
The book is divided into 4 parts:
1: Tutorial part
2: Extensive... More > documentation of all functionality
3: The LibrePlan menu system documented
4: Hacking LibrePlan (actually a small part in this edition)
Subjects are: Configuration, Resources, Human resources, Project planning, Critical path, Monte Carlo simulation, Flat allocations, Backwards planning, Using templates, Task outsourcing, Subcontractor handling, Creating hour types, Creating cost categories, Controlling the budget, Using expenses sheets, Earned Value Management, Materials, Quality assurance, Reporting, Project dashboard and much more!
About the author:
Jeroen Baten has been involved in the world of Open Source software since 1997.
He has been the global project leader for the LibrePlan project since 2013.
Animal Shelter Manager is a free/open source computer package. It is designed to take most (if not all) of the paperwork away from running an animal shelter. Contains examples and a full guide to... More > Animal Shelter Manager. Learn how to get the best out of Animal Shelter Manager for your shelter. Includes: How to generate paperwork automatically, how to publish animals to your own website, how to network ASM, database guide and much more.< Less
The I.T. Risks Logical analysis allows the capture of collective knowledge and expertise from those involved on the project, in a form that facilitates the communication of Events, Assessments and... More > the pro-active management of risks. This method can be applied to any type of project, or programme.
In essence, this is the mechanism by which the functions of programmes and projects are held together as a result of the principles operating within the I.T. risk analysis methodology.
This is the systematic approach to the varied Events, their Assessments, and the consequential risks relating to or consisting of a system. Methodical in procedures and plans, these are addressed to those involved and deliberating within the parameters of their systems development responsibilities.< Less
How much is professionalism worth to your business?
Suppose you could just open up Microsoft Word and use it
to solve of small business problems.
Imagine...You need a business card‚ or want... More > to design a fancy brochure for your business.
Well‚ it isn't if you have the right manual.< Less
This second edition of the book includes ALL the SQL Queries available in the hard copy book.
This book is based on my experiences as a consultant over a period of thirteen years, the first four of... More > them working for Oracle. In those years I had the titles Manufacturing and Financials Consultant on different sites.
The essays in this book are largely designed to cover the more complex areas of the system, including intercompany and internal sales orders, outside processing and consignment stock. They also cover procedures which may be needed in every factory – how to check stock, or how to investigate stock losses. The SQL scripts to give easy-to-use reports which can be downloaded into Excel. So many Oracle reports are difficult to use, especially where there is a lot of data. The SQL scripts also deal with the problems which occur after a site has gone live, such as clearing up ahead of the inventory monthend. Some queries, notably in BOM and Routing, validate data.< Less
This book is dedicated to extending the capabilities of a powerful suite of Web authoring tools – Hot Potatoes, by Half-Baked Software Inc. and the University of Victoria Humanities Computing... More > and Media Centre. It is intended to help you make the best use of the Hot Potatoes suite so that you maximize the learning opportunities for your students. Hot Potatoes has been popular with teachers for years. Exercises created with Hot Potatoes are intended as self-exploratory learning activities where learners get feedback on wrong answers, and they can have multiple attempts at finding the right answer to each question. The recipes you will find in this book are both simple tricks and more complex code implementations to bring more interactivity into the exercises created with Hot Potatoes as well as using Hot Potatoes in Moodle.< Less
Beginning WPF 4.5 by Full Example VB.Net Description: This book will quickly show you (by full example) how to create fully functional WPF applications using VB.Net, XAML, and Visual Studio 2010 or... More > 2012, SQL Server 2012, LINQ, Entity Framework, and the DataGrid. The examples in this book will include every single line of code that is required to execute. No assumptions will be made. There you will find all the Microsoft detailed references. Most real world .NET development projects do not allow a developer to click wizards and create an application, based on requirements, by the private or government sector. In order to be a professional .NET developer in these situations one must be an expert with all aspects of code in WPF. That is with the language you are programming, the declarative markup code, and the SQL language for the database. These are the prerequisites for becoming a successful professional .NET developer.< Less
Since the success of Hilary Powers’ Making Word Work for You, people have been asking when Powers would come out with another Word book, particularly with the advent of the new Word programs... More > using ribbons. This is the book everyone has been waiting for: it tames Microsoft Word. Anyone who is an editor or writer and works onscreen must have this book. Not only does Powers cover such topics as how to work with Track Changes, macros, and other features that ensure your document has been created and edited well, but it also broadens your resources with links to further aids. Hilary Powers has been freelancing since 1994, when she settled on editing as the skill most likely to allow her to emulate Nero Wolfe and avoid leaving home on business.< Less