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Corporate Plasticity: How to Change, Adapt, and Excel

Corporate Plasticity: How to Change, Adapt, and Excel

By: Laurent Chevreux; Wim Plaizier; Christian Schuh; Wayne Brown; Alenka Triplat

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 14-JUL-2014

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What do The Beatles, Apollo 13, the Roman military, a pack of wolves, and the very best companies in the world all have in common? Answer: Plasticity. They can change, adapt, and excel as the situation requires. In most organizations, strategy and functional excellence get the most attention. But even the best of either provides only limited long-term advantage. Highly effective organizations add Plasticity as a third dimension and rack up stellar breakthroughs-again and again. It is the key ingredient that allows strategy and functional excellence to deliver value. As the...

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Pro JavaFX 8

Pro JavaFX 8

By: Johan Vos; Weiqi Gao; Stephen Chin; Dean Iverson; James Weaver

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 21-JUL-2014

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In Pro JavaFX 8 expert authors show you how to use the JavaFX platform to create rich-client Java applications. You'll discover how you can use this powerful Java-based UI platform, which is capable of handling large-scale data-driven business applications for PC as well as now mobile and embedded devices.Covering the JavaFX API, development tools, and best practices, this book provides code examples that explore the exciting new features provided with JavaFX 8 which comes as part of Oracle's new Java (SE) 8 release. This book also contains engaging tutorials that cover virtually every...

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Pro Linux High Availability Clustering

Pro Linux High Availability Clustering

By: Sander van Vugt

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 28-JUL-2014

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"Pro Linux High Availability Clustering teaches you how to implement this fundamental Linux add-on into your business. Linux High Availability Clustering is needed to ensure the availability of mission critical resources. The technique is applied more and more in corporate datacenters around the world. While lots of documentation about the subject is available on the internet, it isn't always easy to build a real solution based on that scattered information, which is often oriented towards specific tasks only. Pro Linux High Availability Clustering explains essential high-availability...

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Migrating to Android for iOS Developers

Migrating to Android for iOS Developers

By: Sean Liao

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 20-JUL-2014

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Migrating to Android for iOS Developers gives you—as an experienced native iOS app developer—the skills to learn native Android apps development from scratch. Starting with preparing your Android integrated development environment and introducing just enough Android application framework fundamentals, you'll understand how to create a simple but meaningful HelloAndroid project immediately. This book provides the guidelines and tutorial projects to show you how to translate your existing iOS app to the Android platform. You'll use your mobile app knowledge to structure your Android apps...

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Automation through Chef Opscode

Automation through Chef Opscode

By: Navin Sabharwal; Manak Wadhwa

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 20-JUL-2014

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Automation through Chef Opscode provides an in-depth understanding of Chef, which is written in Ruby and Erlang for configuration management, cloud infrastructure management, system administration, and network management. Targeted at administrators, consultants, and architect, the book guides them through the advanced features of the tool which are necessary for infrastructure automation, devops automation, and reporting. The book presumes knowledge of Ruby and Erlang which are used as reference languages for creating recipes and cookbooks and as a refresher on them to help the reader...

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Better Business Decisions from Data

Better Business Decisions from Data

By: Peter Kenny

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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"Everyone encounters statistics on a daily basis. They are used in proposals, reports, requests, and advertisements, among others, to support assertions, opinions, and theories. Unless you're a trained statistician, it can be bewildering. What are the numbers really saying or not saying? Better Business Decisions from Data: Statistical Analysis for Professional Success provides the answers to these questions and more. It will show you how to use statistical data to improve small, every-day management judgments as well as major business decisions with potentially serious consequences.Author...

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Power Query for Power BI and Excel

Power Query for Power BI and Excel

By: Chris Webb

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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"Power Query for Power BI and Excel is a book for people who are tired of copying and pasting data into Excel worksheets. Power Query, part of the Microsoft Power BI suite, is a tool that automates the process of getting data into Excel and will save you hours of dull, repetitive, and error-prone work! Power Query makes it easy to extract data from many different data sources, filter that data, aggregate it, clean it and perform calculations on it, finally loading that data into either your worksheet or directly into the new Excel 2013 Data Model used by Power Pivot. This concise, practical...

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Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition

Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition

By: Richard Petersen

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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"Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition is a complete guide to using the Fedora 20 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, the GNOME 3 desktop, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 20 Desktop configuration and use. You'll discover how to install and update the Fedora 20 Desktop, learn which applications perform which functions, how to manage software, use of the GNOME 3 and KDE desktop configuration tools,...

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.NET IL Assembler

.NET IL Assembler

By: Serge Lidin

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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"Advanced .NET IL Assembler is a comprehensive drill-down into the inner workings of the .NET Framework. Acknowledged runtime expert and Microsoft insider Serge Lidin steps through the internal structures and operations that take place when .NET code is executed, showing how the syntax and grammar of the coding language is broken down into low-level units that can be expressed through the ILAsm language that runs behind the scenes in .NET.By reading this book you will develop the skills you need to write tighter, faster, .NET code; to debug complex error handling situations; and to oversee...

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Introducing Spring Framework: A Primer

Introducing Spring Framework: A Primer

By: Felipe Gutierrez

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2014

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Introducing Spring Framework is your hands-on guide to learning to build applications using the Spring Framework. The book uses a simple My Documents application that you will develop incrementally over the course of the book and covers:- How to programmatically configure the Spring container and beans- How to use annotations for dependency injection- How to use collections and custom types- How to customize and configure bean properties and bean lifecycle interfaces- How to handle metadata using XML, annotations, and the Groovy bean reader- How to use the new Spring Boot and Spring...

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SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

By: Stephen Easton; Michael D. Hales; Christian Schuh; Michael F. Strohmer

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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"There's a new buzz phrase in the air: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). Corporate executives know it's necessary, but there's only one problem. Nobody yet knows how to do it. Or they think it's all about bashing your vendors over the head until they reduce the price another 4%. Supplier Relationship Management: How to Maximize Vendor Value and Opportunity changes all that. Containing the best and most innovative advice from the operations and procurement experts at consultant AT Kearney, this book shows that SRM is at root a strategic discussion requiring cross-functional interaction...

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Using R for Statistics

Using R for Statistics

By: Sarah Stowell

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 29-JUN-2014

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" R is a popular and growing open source statistical analysis and graphics environment as well as a programming language and platform. If you need to use a variety of statistics, then Using R for Statistics will get you the answers to most of the problems you are likely to encounter.Using R for Statistics is a problem-solution primer for using R to set up your data, pose your problems and get answers using a wide array of statistical tests. The book walks you through R basics and how to use R to accomplish a wide variety statistical operations. You'll be able to navigate the R system,...

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Beginning Google Glass Development

Beginning Google Glass Development

By: Jeff Tang

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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" Beginning Google Glass Development is your number one resource for learning how to develop for Google Glass--the paradigm-shifting mobile computing platform taking the world by storm now and for years to come. Mobile developers have always had to think for the future, and right now that means getting started with Google Glass.This book is incredibly hands-on with many exciting projects. You will learn the basics of Glass and how to set up your development environment, through to every Glass development topic using Glass Development Kit (GDK):- Glass User Interface- Camera and Image...

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Unity for Absolute Beginners

Unity for Absolute Beginners

By: Sue Blackman

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2014

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"Unity for Absolute Beginners walks you through the fundamentals of creating a small third-person shooter game with Unity. Using the free version of Unity to begin your game development career, you'll learn how to import, evaluate and manage your game resources to create awesome third-person shooters. This book assumes that you have little or no experience with game development, scripting, or 3D assets, and that you're eager to start creating games as quickly as possible, while learning Unity in a fun and interactive environment. With Unity for Absolute Beginners you'll become familiar with...

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Beginning Java 8 Fundamentals

Beginning Java 8 Fundamentals

By: Kishori Sharan

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 22-JUN-2014

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"Beginning Java 8 Fundamentals provides a comprehensive approach to learning the Java programming language, especially the object-oriented fundamentals necessary at all levels of Java development. Author Kishori Sharan provides over 90 diagrams and 240 complete programs to help beginners and intermediate level programmers learn the topics faster. Starting with basic programming concepts, the author walks you through writing your first Java program step-by-step. Armed with that practical experience, you'll be ready to learn the core of the Java language.The book continues with a series of...

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Dart for Absolute Beginners

Dart for Absolute Beginners

By: David Kopec

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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"Dart for Absolute Beginners enables individuals with no background in programming to create their own web apps while learning the fundamentals of software development in a cutting edge language. Easily digested chapters, while comprehensive enough to explore the whole domain, are aimed at both hobbyists and professionals alike. The reader will not only gain an insight into Dart, but also the technologies behind the web. A firm foundation is laid for further programming studies.Dart is a new, innovative language developed by Google which is poised to take the web by storm. For client side...

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Learn C++ for Game Development

Learn C++ for Game Development

By: Bruce Sutherland

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2014

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" If you're new to C++ but understand some basic programming, then Learn C++ for Game Development lays the foundation for the C++ language and API that you'll need to build game apps and applications. Learn C++ for Game Development will show you how to:Master C++ features such as variables, pointers, flow controls, functions, I/O, classes, exceptions, templates, and the Standard Template Library (STL) Use design patterns to simplify your coding and make more powerful gamesManage memory efficiently to get the most out of your creativityLoad and save games using file I/O, so that your users...

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Learn Sprite Kit for iOS Game Development

Learn Sprite Kit for iOS Game Development

By: Leland Long

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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" With Learn Sprite Kit for iOS Game Development, you'll discover how easy it is to create 2D games using the new Sprite Kit framework from Apple. You'll find how simple it is to create a scene, add animated sprites, incorporate edges, play sound effects, and create animated particles for special effects. You'll also use touch events to control your sprites, implement the built-in physics engine, handle sprite collisions and contacts, and much more.To help you in learning how to use all these cool features of Sprite Kit, you'll follow along as we build a complete 2D game for iPhone. By...

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Expert Oracle SQL

Expert Oracle SQL

By: Tony Hasler

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics is about optimizing individual SQL statements, especially on production database systems. This Oracle-specific book begins by assuming you have already identified a particular SQL statement and are considering taking steps to improve its performance. The book describes a systematic process by which to diagnose a problem statement, identify a fix, and to implement that fix safely in a production system. You'll learn not only to improve performance when it is too slow, but also to stabilize performance when it is too variable....

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Pro SQL Server Internals

Pro SQL Server Internals

By: Dmitri Korotkevitch

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2014

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Pro SQL Server Internals explains how different SQL Server components work "under the hood" and how they communicate with each other. This is the practical book with a large number of examples that will show you how various design and implementation decisions affect the behavior and performance of your systems.Pro SQL Server Internals covers a multiple SQL Server versions starting with SQL Server 2005 all the way up to the recently released SQL Server 2014. You’ll learn about new SQL Server 2014 features including the new Cardinality Estimator, In-Memory OLTP Engine (codename Hekaton), and...