Google Maps

March 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



EPUB From the Ground Up

January 17, 2014

0071830529-sept2013EPUB From the Ground Up:
A Hands-On Guide to EPUB 2 and EPUB 3

Author: Jarret Buse
ISBN: 9780071830522
©2014 | 1st Edition | 256 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: SEP-13

Price: US$ 30.00
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A complete, DIY guide to creating flawless eBooks with EPUB!

EPUB from the Ground Up shows you, step by step, how to develop state-of-the-art electronic publications with one of the most widely used standards in the industry. This practical guide walks you through the basics of HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript. No prior experience with markup languages or programming is needed!

You’ll learn how to set up your EPUB file, select fonts, add images, and even incorporate audio, video, interactivity, and more features with EPUB 3. The book explains how to convert your file for use on various devices, including the Kindle. The most popular free software for EPUB creation, such as Sigil and Calibre, is also discussed. Detailed examples help you understand the concepts covered in this hands-on resource.

  • Learn how to use XML, HTML, and XHTML to code your EPUB file
  • Enhance the visual quality of your e-book with CSS
  • Change fonts and add colors and images
  • Create the table of contents and manage reading order using Navigation Center eXtended (NCX) and Open Packaging Format (OPF) files
  • Convert your EPUB file to Kindle and other formats
  • Discover how digital rights management (DRM) and signatures protect e-books and how to secure embedded fonts with font obfuscation
  • Learn to use EPUB 3 enhancements, including support for audio, video, and Flash files, Mathematics Markup Language (MathML), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), and more
  • Create interactive e-books using JavaScript

Table of Contents

Ch 1. EPUB Defined
Ch 2. HTML/XHTML, XML Basics
Ch 3. Book Text
Ch 4. Fonts and Images
Ch 5. Navigation Control File for XML (NCX)
Ch 6. Open Packaging Format (OPF)
Ch 7. Converting EPUB
Ch 8. EPUB Security
Ch 9. EPUB 3 Defined
Ch 10. JavaScript

Cisco A Beginner’s Guide

January 17, 2014

0071812318-aug2013Cisco A Beginner’s Guide Fifth Edition

Authors: Toby Velte, Anthony Velte
ISBN: 9780071812313
©2014 | 5th Edition | 816 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-13
Price: US$ 50.00
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Fully updated bestselling beginner’s guide to designing and managing a Cisco network quickly and easily

  • Previous editions have sold nearly 70,000 copies
  • Walks readers through how to design, manage, and troubleshoot a robust Cisco network
  • New coverage of cloud transitions, telepresence, integrating mobile devices, the latest security measures, and more


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