Multimedia: Making It Work

June 7, 2014

0071832882Multimedia: Making It Work, Ninth Edition

Author: Tay Vaughan
ISBN: 9780071832885
©2014 | 9th Edition | 504 pages | Paperback
Pub Date:  MAY-14
Price: US$ 40.00

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The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Multimedia Guide

Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies, including mobile multimedia, this full-color resource prepares you for a successful multimedia career by teaching you the fundamental concepts and required skills. Multimedia: Making It Work, Ninth Edition explains how to integrate text, images, sound, animation, and video into compelling projects. Multimedia project planning, costs, design, production, talent acquisition, testing, and delivery are also discussed. Chapter-ending quizzes reinforce key concepts and hands-on lab projects allow you to apply your new skills.


Learn how to:

  • Master the essential elements of multimedia, including text, images, sound, animation, and video
  • Incorporate bitmap, vector, and 3-D images
  • Record and edit digital audio and use MIDI
  • Create computer-generated animations
  • Shoot and edit digital video
  • Select the best hardware, software, and authoring tools for your project
  • Determine the scope and cost of a multimedia project n Design, produce, and test your project
  • Acquire the best content and talent for your budget
  • Design dynamic Web content
  • Create apps for mobile devices, including tablets, readers, and smartphones
  • Deliver multimedia over the Internet, in an app store, and on CD-ROM and DVD


Table of contents

Chapter 1. What is Multimedia
Chapter 2. Text
Chapter 3. Images
Chapter 4. Sound
Chapter 5. Animation
Chapter 6. Video
Chapter 7. Making Multimedia
Chapter 8. Planning and Costing
Chapter 9. Designing and Producing
Chapter 10. Content and Talent
Chapter 11. The Internet and Multimedia
Chapter 12. Mobile Multimedia
Chapter 13. Delivering

Java: A Beginner’s Guide

May 17, 2014

0071809252Java: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition

Author: Herbert Schildt
ISBN: 9780071809252
©2014 | 6th Edition | 728 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: APR-14
Price: US$ 40.00

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Essential Java Programming Skills – Made Easy!

Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java’s more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described. An introduction to JavaFX, Java’s newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts – Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert – Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This – Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Self Tests – End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills
  • Annotated Syntax – Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Google Maps

April 14, 2014

0071823026Google Maps: Power Tools for Maximizing the API

Author: Evangelos Petroutsos
ISBN: 9780071823029
©2014 | 1st Edition | 464 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: FEB-14
Price: US$ 40.00

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Create custom applications with the Google Maps API

Featuring step-by-step examples, this practical resource gets you started programming the Google Maps API with JavaScript in no time. Learn how to embed maps on web pages, annotate the embedded maps with your data, generate KML files to store and reuse your map data, and enable client applications to request spatial data through web services.

Google Maps: Power Tools for Maximizing the API explains techniques for visualizing masses of data and animating multiple items on the map. You’ll also find out how to embed Google maps in desktop applications to combine the richness of the Windows interface with the unique features of the API. You can use the numerous samples included throughout this hands-on guide as your starting point for building customized applications.

  • Shows how to develop sophisticated, creative, and responsive location-based applications
  • Covers fundamental topics to cutting-edge techniques
  • Includes a wealth of customizable sample applications not available anywhere else
Table of contents
1. Cartography 101: Fitting a Round Planet on a Flat Monitor
2. HTML Mapping: Embedding Maps in Web Pages
3. JavaScript for Google Maps: A Quick Intro to JavaScript
4. Advanced JavaScript: Events and Objects
5. Programming the Google Maps API: The Basic Objects
6. Windows Mapping: Embedding Maps in Windows Applications
7. Markers and Icons: Identifying Locations on the Map
8. Feature Annotation: Drawing Shapes on Maps
9. Interactive Drawing
10. Geodesic Calculations: The Geometry Library
11. The KML Data Format: Persisting Spatial Data
12. GIS on Google Maps: Building a GIS Application
13. The Backend Database: Storing and Querying Spatial Data
14. Marker Clustering: Handling Many Markers on the Map
15. Sharing Maps: Map Generation and Annotation
16. Making Ajax Calls: Updating maps in real time
17. More Google Services: Directions and Geocoding APIs
18. My Place on Earth: Location Aware Applications
19. Heatmaps: Visualizing Spatial Data
20. Mapping with Style: Customize Maps with Styles
21. JavaScript Animation: Animating Items on the Map
22. Advanced Animation: Animated Drawings
APPENDIX I: Script Debugging
APPENDIX II: Scalable Vector Graphics

How to Do Everything: iCloud

March 14, 2014

0071825045How to Do Everything: iCloud, Second Edition

Jason R. Rich
ISBN: 9780071825047
©2014 | 2nd Edition | 288 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JAN-14
Price: US$ 25.00

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Bestselling Apple expert covers the latest iCloud capabilities

  • Focuses on all of the newest functions, including iCloud Photo Stream, Shared Photo Streams, Find My Mac, and Find My iPhone/iPad
  • Shows how to exchange and update information across Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and any Mac computers running OS X Mountain Lion
  • Perfect for the 250+ million iCloud users looking to take full advantage of the new features
  • Covers syncing and sharing iTunes, App Store, and iBookshop purchases; documents, files, and photos; iWork files; iCal, Address Book data, and more


Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming

February 14, 2014

0071812431Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming

Michael McLaughlin
ISBN: 9780071812436
©2014 | 1st Edition | 1192 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JAN-14
Price: US$ 70.00

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A complete update of the essential desktop reference for PL/SQL

  • PL/SQL is used by everyone who accesses the Oracle database and is a critical skill to master
  • Provides examples of web applications in native PL/SQL, JSP, and PHP
  • A fully up-to-date Netflix case study example is used throughout the book as the basis for all coding examples

iPad for Seniors QuickSteps

January 17, 2014

0071821503-dec2013iPad for Seniors QuickSteps

Author: Marty Matthews
ISBN: 9780071821506
©2014 | 1st Edition | 320 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: NOV-13
Price: US$ 25.00
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Full-color, step-by-step guide to iPad basics – written for seniors by a senior

  • Covers the latest generation of iPads, including the iPad mini
  • Explains how to navigate the touch screen, use apps and email, browse the Internet, manage photos, video chat with FaceTime, use iTunes and the iBook store, read eDocuments, listen to music, watch movies, play games, and more
  • Screenshots with callouts show and explain exactly what readers will see on their iPad screens while doing a task
  • Personal insights from other seniors are included throughout


Table of Contents

1. Becoming Familiar With Your iPad
2. Looking Around and Setting Up Your iPad
3. Exploring the Internet
4. Using Email, Contacts, and Messaging
5. Scheduling with Calendar, Reminders, and Alerts
6. Shopping the iTunes, Apps, and iBook Stores and the Newsstand
7. Getting and Playing Music, and Using iTunes
8. Using Notes and Maps and Using and Managing Other Apps
9. Reading Books, Newspapers, and Magazines
10. Taking Photos and Video, and Using FaceTime
11. Socializing and Playing Games
12. Backing Up to iCloud and Maintaining your iPad

Networking A Beginner’s Guide

January 17, 2014

0071812245-sep2013Networking A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition

Author: Bruce Hallberg
ISBN: 9780071812245
©2014 | 6th Edition | 416 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: SEP-13
Price: US$ 45.00
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Current, essential IT networking skills made easy!

Thoroughly revised to cover the latest technologies, this practical resource provides you with a solid foundation in networking fundamentals. Networking: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition discusses wired and wireless network design, configuration, hardware, protocols, security, backup, recovery, and virtualization. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, Oracle Linux, and Apache. This is the perfect book for anyone starting a networking career or in need of an easy-to-follow refresher.

  • Understand network cabling, topologies, hardware, and the OSI seven-layer model
  • Connect LANs and WANs
  • Configure network protocols, such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMTP, DHCP, HTTP, WINS, and more
  • Explore directory services, such as Microsoft’s Active Directory, X.400, and LDAP
  • Enable and support remote network access
  • Secure your network and handle backup and disaster recovery
  • Select, install, and manage reliable network servers, including Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, Oracle Linux, and Apache
  • Manage network workstation computers
  • Design a robust network from the ground up
  • Work with virtualization technologies, such as Hyper-V, VMWare, and Oracle VM VirtualBox




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