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7321. 

Adobe® AIR™ Programming Unleashed

Adobe® AIR™ Programming Unleashed

By: Stacy Tyler Young; Michael Givens; Dimitrios Gianninas

Publisher: Sams

Publication Date: 09-NOV-2008

Insert Date: 17-APR-2008

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Covers version 1.5 of Adobe AIR Written to help you hit the ground running, this book teaches you how to build state-of-the-art rich desktop applications on the breakthrough Adobe AIR platform. Stacy Tyler Young, Michael Givens, and Dimitrios Gianninas illustrate the power of this technology through practical application examples based on the official 1.5 release of Adobe AIR. You’ll discover how Adobe AIR helps you solve problems you just couldn’t solve before by extending the reach of your web applications onto users’ desktops. Building on your existing knowledge of Adobe Flex, HTML,...

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ActionScript 3.0: Visual QuickStart Guide

ActionScript 3.0: Visual QuickStart Guide

By: Derrick Ypenburg

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 09-SEP-2008

Insert Date: 17-APR-2008

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ActionScript is the programming language integral to the Adobe Technology Platform. It began as a simple scripting language for creating interactivity and animation in Flash, but is now used to create full-featured Web applications, not only in Flash but in Flex. ActionScript 3, introduced with Flex 2, is now a full-fledged object-oriented programming language, and the need for teaching materials, for both newcomers and veterans, is great. This task-based tutorial is for students with no programming experience as well as those programmers who have learned earlier versions of the programming...

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Google Apps Hacks

Google Apps Hacks

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 17-APR-2008

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Can Google applications really become an alternative to the venerable Microsoft Office suite? Conventional wisdom may say no, but practical wisdom says otherwise. Right now, 100,000 small businesses are currently running trials of Google office applications. So are large corporations such as General Electric and Proctor & Gamble. Google Apps Hacks gets you in on the action with several ingenious ways to push Google's web, mobile, and desktop apps to the limit. The scores of clever hacks and workarounds in this book help you get more than the obvious out of a whole host of Google's...

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Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 Classroom in a Book®

Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 Classroom in a Book®

By: Adobe Creative Team

Publisher: Adobe Press

Publication Date: 25-AUG-2008

Insert Date: 16-APR-2008

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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does - an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated,  developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The lessons in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Classroom in a Book cover the basics of learning Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe’s toolbox for professional photographer's,...

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Harnessing Hibernate

Harnessing Hibernate

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 22-APR-2008

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Harnessing Hibernate is an ideal introduction to the popular framework that lets Java developers work with information from a relational database easily and efficiently. Databases are a very different world than Java objects, and they often involve people with different skills and specializations. With Hibernate, bridging these two worlds is significantly easier, and with this book, you can get up to speed with Hibernate quickly. Rather than present you with another reference, Harnessing Hibernate lets you explore the system, from download and configuration through a series of projects that...

7326. 

Programming Flex 3

Programming Flex 3

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2008

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If you want to try your hand at developing rich Internet applications with Adobe's Flex 3, and already have experience with frameworks such as .NET or Java, this is the ideal book to get you started. Programming Flex 3 gives you a solid understanding of Flex 3's core concepts, and valuable insight into how, why, and when to use specific Flex features. Numerous examples and sample code demonstrate ways to build complete, functional applications for the Web, using the free Flex SDK, and RIAs for the desktop, using Adobe AIR. This book is an excellent companion to Adobe's Flex 3 reference...

7327. 

Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries

Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries

By: Krzysztof Cwalina; Brad Abrams

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2005

Insert Date: 11-APR-2008

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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321545613 ISBN-13: 9780321545619 "This book is an absolute must-read for all .NET developers. It gives clear do and don't guidance on how to design class libraries for .NET. It also offers insight into the design and creation of .NET that really helps developers understand the reasons why things are the way they are. This information will aid developers designing their own class libraries and will also allow them to take advantage of the .NET class library more effectively." --Jeffrey Richter, author/trainer/consultant,...

7328. 

The Photoshop® Elements 6 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop® Elements 6 Book for Digital Photographers

By: Scott Kelby; Matt Kloskowski

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2008

Insert Date: 10-APR-2008

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Best-selling author Scott Kelby pairs up with Matt Kloskowski to deliver the definitive book on using Photoshop Elements 6 to create the best possible images. With this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Scott and Matt show readers how to work with their images like a pro, from importing to organization to correction to output. Readers will learn all they need to know about the digital photography workflow, as well as the latest secrets of the pros to help them create the best special effects, apply the most useful sharpening techniques, and avoid many of the hassles and problems that are...

7329. 

Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date

Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 29-APR-2008

Insert Date: 10-APR-2008

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Design rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web using Silverlight 2, Microsoft's hot runtime application. Available only as an ebook, this concise, easy-to-understand introduction provides complete step-by-step instructions for using everything Silverlight 2 has to offer, including tools for animation, vector graphics, video playback, .NET support for web services and networking, as well as LINQ, Microsoft's native data querying tool. Essential Silverlight 2 helps you take advantage of Microsoft's cross-browser plug-in with: Clever ways to create interactive UIs that are more robust...

7330. 

Learning Flash Media Server 3

Learning Flash Media Server 3

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2008

Insert Date: 07-APR-2008

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If you're interested in recording and streaming media using Flash Media Server 3 (FMS3) and Adobe's Real-Time Messaging Protocol, this unique 267-page PDF-only book is the perfect primer. It is not a reference, but a systematic guide to developing FMS3 applications using ActionScript 3.0, with chapters that focus on specific aspects of the server and how they work. FMS3 is very different from regular web servers. Because its open-socket server technology stays connected until users quit the application, you can stream audio, video, text, and other media in real time. FMS3 is also quite...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

By: Chris Orwig

Publisher: Adobe Press

Publication Date: 11-AUG-2008

Insert Date: 06-APR-2008

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Build your Lightroom expertise, one technique at a time. Why sort through piles of unrelated documentation when you can focus on the essential techniques? In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos, author Chris Orwig brings you the best techniques to quickly organize and correct your digital images using this powerful program created specifically for photographers. Complete with illustrations and practical tips, these bite-sized lessons from Chris’s experience as a photographer and instructor provide just the information you need. Here you can explore the program at your own pace, spending less...

7332. 

Final Cut Express 4: Visual QuickStart Guide

Final Cut Express 4: Visual QuickStart Guide

By: Lisa Brenneis

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2008

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Here to ensure that users start taking advantage of Final Cut Express 4's powerful editing capabilities immediately is a thoroughly updated task-based guide to the program from best-selling author and digital video expert Lisa Brenneis. Users who are eager to make effective, compelling videos but don't want to invest heavily in training or equipment will welcome Lisa's simple step-by-step instructions, strong visual approach, and sound professional advice. In short order, they'll find themselves editing video; applying special effects and transitions; mastering the program's compositing,...

7333. 

AIR for Javascript Developers Pocket Guide

AIR for Javascript Developers Pocket Guide

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 18-APR-2008

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This book is the official guide to Adobe ® AIR[TM], written by members of the AIR team. With Adobe AIR, web developers can use technologies like HTML and JavaScript to build and deploy web applications to the desktop. Packed with examples, this book explains how AIR works and features recipes for performing common runtime tasks. Part of the Adobe Developer Library, this concise pocket guide explains: What Adobe AIR is, and the problems this runtime aims to solveHow to set up your development environmentThe HTML and JavaScript environments within AIRHow to create your first AIR application...

7334. 

Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual

Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2008

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After more than two years, Adobe has finally released a new version of Photoshop Elements for the Mac. Version 6 packs a lot more editing firepower than iPhoto, and this Missing Manual puts every feature into a clear, easy-to-understand context -- something that no other book on Elements does! Photoshop Elements 6 is perfect for scrapbooking, making fancy photo collages, and creating Web galleries. It has lots of new features such as Guided Edit for performing basic editing tasks, an improved Photomerge feature, a handy Quick Selection Tool, and much more. But knowing what to do and when is...

7335. 

MySQL in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

MySQL in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-APR-2008

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When you need to find the right SQL keyword or MySQL client command-line option right away, turn to this convenient reference, known for the same speed and flexibility as the system it covers so thoroughly. MySQL is packed with so many capabilities that the odds of remembering a particular function or statement at the right moment are pretty slim. With MySQL in a Nutshell, you get the details you need, day in and day out, in one concise and extremely well organized book. The new edition contains all the commands and programming information for version 5.1, including new features and...

7336. 

Learning Flex 3

Learning Flex 3

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 16-JUN-2008

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How soon can you learn Adobe Flex 3? With this book's unique hands-on approach, you will be able to tinker with examples right away, and create your own Rich Internet Applications with Flex within the first few chapters. As you progress, you learn how to build a layout, add interactivity, work with data, and deploy your applications to either the Web or the desktop. Learning Flex 3 offers step-by-step instructions that are clear and concise, along with tips and tricks that author Alaric Cole has gathered after years of using Flex and teaching it to fellow developers at Yahoo! You'll...

7337. 

Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2008

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Still the top-selling software suite for Mac users, Microsoft Office has been improved and enhanced to take advantage of the latest Mac OS X features. You'll find lots of new features in Office 2008 for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage, but not a page of printed instructions to guide you through the changes. Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual gives you the friendly, thorough introduction you need, whether you're a beginner who can't do more than point and click, or a power user who's ready to tackle a few advanced techniques. To cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage,...

7338. 

The Adobe Photoshop Express Beta Pocket Guide

The Adobe Photoshop Express Beta Pocket Guide

By: Jeff Carlson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 22-JUN-2008

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Adobe Photoshop Express Beta is a free Rich Internet Application (RIA) that allows users to store, sort and display digital photos with eye-catching effects. Photoshop Express Beta allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images online for free, and lets users make edits to their photos and share them online in creative ways. For example, users can download and upload photos to and from various social networking and image-hosting sites, including Facebook, PhotoBucket, and Picasa. In this handy, low-priced guide, best-selling author Jeff Carlson walks you through the key new features of...

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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Expression® Web 2

Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Expression® Web 2

By: Jim Cheshire

Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2008

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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Expression® Web 2 The only EXPRESSION WEB 2 book you need The successor to the best-selling book on the first release of Microsoft Expression Web, this book provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft Expression Web 2. You’ll learn the basics of Web design and Expression Web 2 and gain valuable insight into Expression Web 2’s advanced features, such as ASP.NET and PHP development. If you’re interested in learning how to design standards-compliant Web sites using Expression Web 2, this is the only book you need.      •    Create standards-compliant Web...

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Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Unleashed, Second Edition

Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Unleashed, Second Edition

By: Paul McFedries

Publisher: Sams

Publication Date: 04-APR-2008

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2008

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Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Unleashed, Second Edition Paul McFedries Second Edition Includes coverage of Windows Vista Service Pack 1! Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed, Second Edition, is a book for people, like you, who don’t consider themselves to be “average users.” It’s a book for anyone who finds that doing things the official way is slower, less efficient, and less powerful because Windows Vista was designed from the ground up to avoid confusing novice users. The result is default settings that restrict flexibility, interminable wizards that turn 2-step tasks into 12-step sagas,...