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Mark E. Russinovich - David A. Solomon - Microsoft Windows Internals
Get the architectural perspectives and inside details you need to understandthe Windows kernel! Delve inside the Windows kernel with noted internals experts Mark Russinovich and David Solomon, in collaboration with the Microsoft Windows product development team. This classic guide—fully updated for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, including 64-bit extensions—describes the architecture and internals of the Windows operating system. You’ll find hands-on experiments you can use to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand, along with advanced troubleshooting information to help you keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you’re a developer or a system administrator, you’ll find critical architectural insights that you can quickly apply for better design, debugging, performance, and support. Get in-depth, inside knowledge of the Windows operating system: - Understand the key mechanisms that configure and control Windows, including dispatching, startup and shutdown, and the registry - Explore the Windows security model, including access, privileges, and auditing - Investigate internal system architecture using the kernel debugger and other tools - Examine the data structures and algorithms that deal with processes, threads, and jobs - Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory - Understand the operation and format of NTFS, and troubleshoot file system access problems - View the Windows networking stack from top to bottom, including mapping, APIs, name resolution, and protocol drivers - Troubleshoot boot problems and perform crash analysis
Mike Hotek - Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Implementation and Maintenance
Your 2-in-1 Self-Paced Training Kit EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-432—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: - Configure, manage, back up, and restore databases - Create a partitioned table, index, or indexed view - Configure services and components to manage your environment - Help prevent unauthorized access at each security infrastructure layer - Design and deploy high-availability solutions - Manage SQL Server Agent jobs, alerts, and operators - Identify service, concurrency, and job execution problems PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Implementation and Maintenance The Microsoft Certified Techonology Specialist (MCTS) certification lets you target specific technologies in which to demonstrate in-depth skills and expertise. Your kit includes: - 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer). Details inside. - Official self-paced study guide. - Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results. - 250+ practice and review questions. - Case scenarios, exercises, and best practices. - Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press® books. - 180-day trial of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. - Fully searchable eBook of this guide. About the Author Mike Hotek is a SQL Server expert with three decades' experience as a consultant and application developer.He has designed solutions spanning the breadth of SQL Server features, in multiple development languages. Mike has authored or coauthored seven books on SQL Server, including the _Self-Paced Traning Kits_ for Exams 70-431, 70-432, and 70-433.
John E. Hopcroft - Rajeev Motwani - Jeffrey D. Ullman - Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation
It has been more than 30 years since John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman first published this classic book on formal languages, automata theory and computational complexity. With this long-awaited revision, the authors continue to present the material in a concise and straightforward manner, now with an eye out for the practical applications along with the mathematics. This edition has been revised to make it more accessible to today's students, including the addition of more material on writing proofs, more figures and pictures to convey ideas, sidebars to highlight related material, and a less formal writing style. It includes many new exercises in each chapter to help readers confirm and enhance their understanding of the material.
Jenifer Tidwell - Designing Interfaces
Designing a good interface isn't easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Your UI technology -- web applications, desktop software, even mobile devices -- may give you the tools you need, but little guidance on how to use them well. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. If you learn these, and understand why the best user interfaces work so well, you too can design engaging and usable interfaces with less guesswork and more confidence. Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns -- solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. Each pattern contains practical advice that you can put to use immediately, plus a variety of examples illustrated in full color. You'll get recommendations, design alternatives, and warnings on when not to use them. Each chapter's introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color. These give you a deeper understanding of why the patterns work, and how to apply them with more insight. A book can't design an interface for you -- no foolproof design process is given here -- but Designing Interfaces does give you concrete ideas that you can mix and recombine as you see fit. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately.
Ismeretlen szerző - Fifteen Short Stories / Tizenöt elbeszélés
A könyvben szereplő kétnyelvű történetek az alapfokú nyelvismerettel rendelkező olvasónak nyújtanak hasznos segítséget az angol nyelv gyakorlásában. A történetek végén található fonetikus átírással kiegészített számozott szószedet jelentősen megkönnyíti az új lexikai egységek memorizálását. Bár a történetek iskolai tanóra keretében is feldolgozhatóak - ezért a nyelvtanárok figyelmébe ajánljuk -, mégis elsősorban azoknak készült ez a kiadvány, akik a kötelező tananyag tanulása mellett önállóan is szeretnék fejleszteni angol nyelvtudásukat.
Emma Jane Hogbin - Drupal - A User's Guide
Finally, Drupal Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide from Planning to Finished Site The open source content management system Drupal offers amazing flexibility, sophistication, and power. The catch? Many first-time users find it difficult to get started, and most Drupal books don’t help with the initial stages. Drupal™ User’s Guide is different: easy to use, fun to read, practical, and complete! Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides you through every step of building sites with Drupal, from installation and site planning through launching your first site. Drawing on her experience teaching thousands of beginners, she covers both Drupal and Web design tasks, showing exactly how they fit together. Drupal™ User’s Guide shows how to use Drupal 7’s newest improvements to build more modern, manageable sites for any business or organization. Hogbin covers crucial topics other Drupal books ignore, including search engine optimization and accessibility. Walk through installing Drupal on Mac OS X and Linux Web servers Get comfortable with Drupal 7’s new administrative interface Build a basic site in minutes Create S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) site goals Audit your existing content so you can make the most of it Explore, choose, and customize Drupal themes Walk through building a community site with private discussion area Build a complete business association directory site Use Web forms to capture and display any kind of content Take advantage of Drupal’s powerful Views module Choose the right Drupal and third-party modules to build virtually any site Optimize your site for Google and other search engines Use advanced techniques to improve your visitors’ experiences If you want to create great sites with Drupal–with no hassle, no confusion, and no degree in computer science–this is the book for you!
Patrick Engebretson - The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing
"The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing" serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack. You learn how to properly utilize and interpret the results of modern day hacking tools; which are required to complete a penetration test. Tool coverage will include, Backtrack Linux, Google, Whois, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat, Netbus, and more. A simple and clean explanation of how to utilize these tools will allow you to gain a solid understanding of each of the four phases and prepare them to take on more in-depth texts and topics. This book includes the use of a single example (pen test target) all the way through the book which allows you to clearly see how the tools and phases relate. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to interpret the results and utilize those results in later phases. It is writen by an author who works in the field as a Penetration Tester and who teaches Offensive Security, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation classes at Dakota State University. It utilizes the Backtrack Linus distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test. "Although this book is ideal for beginners, most security professionals will have been involved with penetration testing during some point in their career. This book is thus an excellent refresher for those of us who fondly recall Nmap, Nessus and Netcat as being the tools of choice for both whitehat and blackhat hackers, but have long-since forgotten the full command-line syntax and would benefit from a refresh. Patrick Engebretson gets the reader involved in the art of hacking from page one and makes this book a fascinating and productive read." - Best Hacking and Pen Testing Books in InfoSecReviews Book Awards "Have you heard of penetration testing but have no idea what it entails? This is the perfect book to get you started, easy to read, does not assume prior knowledge, and is up-to-date. I strongly recommend Pat's latest work." - Jared DeMott, Principle Security Researcher, Crucial Security, Inc. "If you are searching for a book to get you started with penetration testing, 'The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing' is the right one. It assumes little and gives a lot, and doesn't require huge amounts of technical knowledge in order to be read or understood. As complex the subject may sound to novices, the author does a great job explaining it. He eschews techno-babble and when he repeatedly returns to some issues, it's because he has more to say about them, not because he can't think about what to right next." - Help Net Security "This book offers a broad overview of basic concepts of hacking and penetration testing for readers with no previous background. It outlines a four-phase model of conducting a penetration test, or an 'ethical hack,' and shows how to use such hacking tools as Backtrack Linux, Hacker Defender, and MetGooFil. A sequential example throughout the book demonstrates how the tools and phases work together. The book includes chapter introductions and summaries, b&w screenshots, examples and exercises, and recommended resources." - SciTech Book News "If you are an information security beginner with some experience in computer technology, especially networking, I would recommend this book. If you are an intermediate level pen tester or an advanced tester, you might not find this book as useful. That being said, it never hurts to browse through the book and see if any new tools or technology are mentioned here that warrant a closer look. As mentioned earlier, penetration testing is an ever growing field and it is quite possible that as an expert, you might have missed something new. This book introduces you to just enough tools and technology to get your feet wet. If this kind of testing gives you a thrill, then you might want to look into more advanced topics and resources. If this is the only resource you used to escalate your interest in pen testing, then you have no one else but the author to thank for it." - PenTest Extra Magazine Vol. 2, No. 3, June
Alan Beaulieu - Learning SQL
Updated for the latest database management systems -- including MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g, and Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 -- this introductory guide will get you up and running with SQL quickly. Whether you need to write database applications, perform administrative tasks, or generate reports, Learning SQLSecond Edition, will help you easily master all the SQL fundamentals. Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique, with numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises at the end of each chapter let you practice the skills you learn. With this book, you will: •Move quickly through SQL basics and learn several advanced features •Use SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve data •Create database objects, such as tables, indexes, and constraints, using SQL schema statements •Learn how data sets interact with queries, and understand the importance of subqueries •Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions, and use conditional logic in data statements Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL, you'll quickly learn how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work.
Tony Bove - Just Say No to Microsoft
"Just Say No to Microsoft" begins by tracing Microsoft's rise from tiny software startup to monopolistic juggernaut and explains how the company's practices over the years have discouraged innovation, stunted competition, and helped foster an environment ripe for viruses, bugs, and hackers. Readers learn how they can dump Microsoft products--even the Windows operating system--and continue to be productive. The book also shows how to work successfully and seamlessly with computers and people who are still hooked on Microsoft software. Includes full explanations of alternate operating systems, such as Linux and Mac, and outlines various software applications that can replace the familiar Microsoft products.
Corey Ladas - Scrumban
Corey Ladas' groundbreaking paper "ScrumBan" has captured the imagination of the software development world. Scrum and agile methodologies have helped software development teams organize and become more efficient. Lean methods like kanban can extend these benefits. Kanban also provides a powerful mechanism to identify process improvement opportunities. This book covers some of the metrics and day-to-day management techniques that make continuous improvement an achievable outcome in the real world. ScrumBan the book provides a series of essays that give practitioners the background needed to create more robust practices combining the best of agile and lean.
Jim Boulton - 100 Ideas That Changed the Web
This innovative title looks at the history of the Web from its early roots in the research projects of the US government to the interactive online world we know and use today. Fully illustrated with images of early computing equipment and the inside story of the online world’s movers and shakers, the book explains the origins of the Web’s key technologies, such as hypertext and mark-up language, the social ideas that underlie its networks, such as open source, and creative commons, and key moments in its development, such as the movement to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later ideas look at the origins of social networking and the latest developments on the Web, such as The Cloud and the Semantic Web. Following the design of the previous titles in the series, this book will be in a new, smaller format. It provides an informed and fascinating illustrated history of our most used and fastest-developing technology.
Donald E. Knuth - The Art of Computer Programming - Combinatorial Algorithms
The book is Volume 4A, because Volume 4 has itself become a multivolume undertaking. Combinatorial searching is a rich and important topic, and Knuth has too much to say about it that is new, interesting, and useful to fit into a single volume, or two, or maybe even three. This book alone includes approximately 1500 exercises, with answers for self-study, plus hundreds of useful facts that cannot be found in any other publication. Volume 4A surely belongs beside the first three volumes of this classic work in every serious programmer's library.
Ben Clark - RTFM
The Red Team Field Manual (RTFM) is a no fluff, but thorough reference guide for serious Red Team members who routinely find themselves on a mission without Google or the time to scan through a man page. The RTFM contains the basic syntax for commonly used Linux and Windows command line tools, but it also encapsulates unique use cases for powerful tools such as Python and Windows PowerShell. The RTFM will repeatedly save you time looking up the hard to remember Windows nuances such as Windows wmic and dsquery command line tools, key registry values, scheduled tasks syntax, startup locations and Windows scripting. More importantly, it should teach you some new Red Team techniques.
Richard M. Stallman - Free Software, Free Society
The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and speeches by MacArthur Foundation Grant winner, Richard M. Stallman. This collection includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, which defined and launched the activist Free Software Movement, along with new writings on hot topics in copyright, patent law, and the controversial issue of "trusted computing." Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law and patents when applied to computer software programs, and how these abuses damage our entire society and remove our existing freedoms. He also discusses the social aspects of software and how free software can create community and social justice. Given the current turmoil in copyright and patent laws, including the DMCA and proposed CBDTPA, these essays are more relevant than ever. Stallman tackles head-on the essential issues driving the current changes in copyright law. He argues that for creativity to flourish, software must be free of inappropriate and overly-broad legal constraints. Over the past twenty years his arguments and actions have changed the course of software history; this new book is sure to impact the future of software and legal policies in the years to come. Lawrence Lessig, the author of two well-known books on similar topics, writes the introduction. He is a noted legal expert on copyright law and a Stanford Law School professor.
Mike Cohn - Succeeding with Agile
Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization. This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work. "Succeeding with Agile" is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement. Throughout, Cohn presents “Things to Try Now” sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary “Objection” sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includes: - Practical ways to get started immediately–and “get good” fast - Overcoming individual resistance to the changes Scrum requires - Staffing Scrum projects and building effective teams - Establishing “improvement communities” of people who are passionate about driving change - Choosing which agile technical practices to use or experiment with - Leading self-organizing teams - Making the most of Scrum sprints, planning, and quality techniques - Scaling Scrum to distributed, multiteam projects - Using Scrum on projects with complex sequential processes or challenging compliance and governance requirements - Understanding Scrum’s impact on HR, facilities, and project management Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your role–manager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project lead–this book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization
Gojko Adzic - Impact Mapping
Software is everywhere today, but countless software products and projects die a slow death without ever making any impact. The result is a tremendous amount of time and money wasted due to wrong assumptions, lack of focus, poor communication of objectives, lack of understanding and misalignment with overall goals. There has to be a better way to deliver! This handbook is a practical guide to impact mapping, a simple yet incredibly effective method for collaborative strategic planning that helps organisations make an impact with software. Impact mapping helps to create better plans and roadmaps that ensure alignment of business and delivery, and are easily adaptable to change. Impact mapping fits nicely into several current trends in software product management and release planning, including goal-oriented requirements engineering, frequent iterative delivery, agile and lean software methods, lean startup product development cycles, and design thinking.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Official SAT Study Guide
The Official SAT Study Guide: Second Edition™ features 10 official SAT® practice tests created by the test maker. With over 1,000 pages and more than 20 chapters, it's packed with the most up-to-date information regardless of the jacket and students need to get ready for the test. Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests, by reviewing critical concepts, test-taking approaches, and focused sets of practice questions just like those on the actual SAT. The Official SAT Study Guide: Second Edition will help students get ready for the SAT with - 10 official SAT practice tests, including 3 new recent exams - detailed descriptions of math, critical reading, and writing sections of the SAT - targeted practice questions for each SAT question type - practice essay questions, along with sample essays and annotations - a review of math concepts tested in the exam - test-taking approaches and suggestions that underscore important points - free online score reports - exclusive access to online answers and explanations at collegeboard.com - $10 discount on The Official SAT Online Course to all book owners There's also a complete chapter on the PSAT/NMSQT®.
Glenn Greenwald - No Place to Hide
In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden’s disclosures. Now for the first time, Greenwald fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity ten-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for _The Guardian_, and revealing fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself. Going beyond NSA specifics, Greenwald also takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on the government and their failure to serve the interests of the people. Finally, he asks what it means both for individuals and for a nation’s political health when a government pries so invasively into the private lives of its citizens—and considers what safeguards and forms of oversight are necessary to protect democracy in the digital age. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, _No Place to Hide_ is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.
ricorico - Gothic Lolita Punk
A showcase of the cutting-edge vanguard of Gothic Lolita and punk drawing, and a valuable how-to guide for aspiring artists. _Gothic Lolita Punk_ profiles top Japanese and Korean Gothic Lolita artists working in this hugely popular area of anime and manga—all of whom eagerly discuss their work and share their thoughts on this incredible and increasingly popular genre. Each profile includes a biography of the artist, a visual of his or her most engaging representative work, and a pictorial gallery with detailed explanations of their techniques. Also included is information on the materials used by each artist, how-to draw and illustrate guidelines, and a glossary of terms for drawing lifelike Gothic Lolita manga and anime characters.
Mario Zechner - Beginning Android Games
Beginning Android Games offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress towards creating your own basic game engine and playable game.