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Fatal Trauma

by Richard L. Mabry

When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn't be saved despite Mark's best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel. Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor. At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?

Converge Bible Studies: Holy Spirit and Community

by Kenneth H. Carter Jr.

When the Holy Spirit showed up with power in Acts 2, it's unlikely many of the believers present in Jerusalem that day had any idea the magnitude of what was in store. The Spirit began building the church then and is still active in the world today. In these four sessions based on Acts, Carter explores the work of the Holy Spirit in three areas: shaping, guiding, and disrupting. He maintains that the Holy Spirit creates Christian community, shapes and reshapes community, and works through groups of believers to speak to the culture. In Holy Spirit and Community, you'll learn how to recognize the Spirit at work in your community. Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. The topics and Scriptures in Converge come together to transform readers' relationships with others, themselves, and God.

Witches Be Burned

by Stacey Kennedy

In Stacey Kennedy's steamy paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to combat the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction. Trained as an Elite Guardian and witch, Nexi Jones has lost her family and she's hell-bent on making sure she doesn't lose anyone else. At least she has Kyden, her smoldering hot partner who's been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi thinks she's done mourning, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Drawn into their dangerous games, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer--and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test. Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he's ever seen. And at their helm is the black witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock lurking in the shadows. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.Advance praise for Witches Be Burned "Witches Be Burned has everything I love in paranormal romance: scorching heat, dramatic world-building, heart-wrenching emotion, and sexy heroes!"--Carrie Ann Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of Tattered Loyalties"An intriguing, exciting, and sexy adventure that lures you into its darkness and refuses to let go."--Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Once Pure

by Cecy Robson

She bears the scars of the past. He blames himself for things he can't control. Their defenses are up, but in Cecy Robson's latest Shattered Past novel--perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn--true love lands a knockout punch. Sofia Tres Santos remembers a time before her life went sour, before her innocence was ripped away, before she began punishing herself with risky behaviors and unworthy men. Now, at twenty, she just hopes she's ready to rebuild some of what she lost. One way or another, it always comes back to her childhood friend and longtime crush, Killian O'Brien. As strong as Killian is, Sofia has always been his one weakness. He knows Sofia has suffered and wants to ensure she's never hurt again--not like before, and definitely not under his watch. When Sofia agrees to work at his mixed martial arts gym, Killian seizes the opportunity to help and protect the sweet girl he's always cared for. And yet, as he trains Sofia to defend herself using his hard-hitting MMA techniques, he's drawn to the vulnerable beauty in ways he never expected. As Sofia grows stronger, she also grows brave enough to open herself up to love. And along the way, she challenges everything Killian believes to be true, showing him that no matter how much he dominates in the ring, the real battle is fought in the heart.Advance praise for Once Pure "The sexual tension between Sofia and Killian is super steamy; the passion builds with every page."--RT Book Reviews"Sexy and heartbreaking, Once Pure is an excellent, emotional read."--New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy"Intense and powerfully emotional, Cecy Robson's Once Pure grabs hold of your heart from the first page and doesn't let go until the last."--USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn KellyPraise for the Shattered Past series "Brody made it his mission to be Lety's rock. . . . Cecy Robson created a perfect book boyfriend in Brody Quaid, and many will enjoy his patience, sexiness, and unconditional love for Lety."--Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Once Loved "With its skillfully developed characters and scorching sexual tension, Once Loved is a gorgeous second-chance love story you won't want to put down."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne "Once Perfect is exactly that: perfect for fans of sweetly sexy New Adult with a to-die-for protective hero."--New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine "Sweet and sexy, a perfect combination . . . Cecy Robson delivers pure reading bliss."--USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, on Once Perfect Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

300 Sandwiches

by Stephanie Smith

"Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and Swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and uttered those now-famous words. While her beau's declaration initially seemed unusual, even antiquated, Stephanie accepted the challenge and got to work. Little did she know she was about to cook up the sexiest and most controversial love story of her generation. 300 Sandwiches is the story of Stephanie and E's epic journey of bread and betrothal, with a whole loaf of recipes to boot. For Stephanie, a novice in the kitchen, making a sandwich--or even 300--for E wasn't just about getting a ring; it was her way of saying "I love you" while gaining confidence as a chef. It was about how many breakfast sandwiches they could eat together on future Sunday mornings, how many s'mores might follow family snowboarding trips, how many silly fights would end in makeup sandwiches. Suddenly, she saw a lifetime of happiness between those two slices of bread. Not everyone agreed. The media dubbed E "the Internet's Worst Boyfriend"; bloggers attacked the loving couple for setting back the cause of women's rights; opinions about their romance echoed from as far away as Japan. Soon, Stephanie found her cooking and her relationship under the harsh glare of the spotlight. From culinary twists on peanut butter and jelly to "Not Your Mother's Roast Beef" spicy French Dip to Chicken and Waffle BLTs, Stephanie shares the creations--including wraps, burritos, paninis, and burgers--that ultimately sated E's palate and won his heart. Part recipe book, part girl-meets-boy memoir, 300 Sandwiches teaches us that true love always wins out--one delicious bite at a time.

Captured by You

by Amber Hart

In the passionate, gut-wrenching sequel to Amber Hart's Until You Find Me, Raven and Jospin must fight for each other in a world where love is never safe--and power is deadly. Raven, a college girl from Michigan, came to the jungles of Cameroon searching for closure. Falling for Jospin, a handsome, charismatic hunter with dark secrets of his own, was never part of the plan. But despite their differences, their attraction is addictive, as exhilarating and wild as the rain forest itself--and also as dangerous. For the sake of both their lives, their heated affair must remain a secret. Raven wants justice for her conservationist father's death; to help her, Jospin must turn his back on his own father and the only life he has ever known. Together they risk being hunted by a band of ruthless poachers, but they take the chance anyway, working to bring down their enemies between each stolen kiss. But when one slip puts Raven's life at stake, Jospin knows he must act. He has captured Raven's heart--now can he set her free?Advance praise for Captured by You "Captured by You will capture your heart in the best possible way. It is compelling, heartbreaking, and should be devoured by all."--USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King"Incredibly addictive! Reading this book was like binge-watching my favorite shows. Amber Hart knows how to write a steamy, page-turning story."--Cassie Mae, author of Doing It for Love Praise for Amber Hart's Until You Find Me "Fabulous . . . Until You Find Me [is] a meaty, stick-to-your ribs stew of a story where opposites attract is not an easy, toss-away cliché. . . . Hart writes with full commitment to stirring our senses, thoughts and imagination. And there is nothing to disappoint the expectation, except waiting for the next book."--USA Today "Beautifully and dynamically written, this series opener from Hart is sure to be a hit. The language and complexity are rich and wonderfully demanding. And the suspenseful ending will leave readers desperate, oh, so desperate, for more!"--Library Journal (starred review)"Beautifully written and refreshingly different, Until You Find Me gripped my heart from the very first line."--New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack "If you think the jungle is hot and dangerous, wait until you meet Jospin. He and Raven turn up the heat to scorching and burn the jungle down!"--Lisa Desrochers, USA Today bestselling author of A Little Too Far "A beautiful, unconventional story that takes you to the jungles of Africa to fall in love, Until You Find Me contains the perfect balance of angst, thrills, and page-turning appeal."--K. A. Tucker, USA Today bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths "Wonderfully unique and utterly unputdownable, Until You Find Me is a breath of fresh air. Each page is sexier than the one before."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

Beekeeping For Dummies

by Howland Blackiston

Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition reviews the tools of the trade, including complete instructions for building and maintaining beehives; offers detailed and easy-to-follow guidelines for all phases of honey production--including harvesting, bottling, packaging and marketing your honey; explores theories into the recent unexplained collapse of colonies and its environmental and economic on society; and provides new information on mites and diseases and recommend changes in bee medication and treatments.

Medical Terminology For Dummies

by Jennifer Lee Dorsey Beverley Henderson

Confused by medical terms? Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? Medical Terminology For Dummies gets you up to speed quickly on medical terminology fundamentals and helps you master medical definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all health care fields. Once you understand medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you'll approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence.This plain-English guide to language that can be just plain confusing clears up the meanings of the Greek and Latin sources of medical terms. You'll get a handle on how these mouthfuls are constructed, and discover how to decipher any medical term, no matter how complex or unusual. You'll also get plenty of help in pronouncing and remembering medical words, and you'll find out how and why the terminology changes from hospital to laboratory to pharmacy. You'll discover how to:Understand word foundations and originsGrasp the essential meanings of unfamiliar termsDefine common prefixes and suffixesIdentify and pronounce medical termsDeconstruct words to grasp definitionsUse plurals and multiples with easeDescribe medical conditions accuratelyBone up on terms that describe the anatomyUse mnemonic devices to remember medical termsKnow when words refer to diseases, injuries, treatments, and moreUse medical terminology in the real worldComplete with a list of essential references on medical terminology as well as helpful word-building activities Medical Terminology For Dummies puts you in the know in no time.

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

by Robert M. Laughlin Christopher J. Haggerty

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is an innovative, multidisciplinary, contemporary surgical atlas covering core aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. The text is constructed as a procedure-based surgical atlas with special emphasis placed on depicting surgical techniques with high-resolution color illustrations and images. Chapters are written by experts in their field and are designed to provide high-yield information pertaining to procedure indications, contraindications, pertinent anatomy, techniques, post-operative management, complications and key points. Each chapter concludes with a detailed photographic case report illustrating pertinent procedure specifics such as locations for incisions, anatomical planes of dissection, key steps in the procedure, radiographs findings and pre- and postoperative photographs.Procedures are organized by sections to include: dentoalveolar and implant surgery, odontogenic head and neck infections, maxillofacial trauma surgery, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery, tempomandibular joint surgery, infections of the head and neck, facial cosmetic surgery, and pathology and reconstructive surgery.The combination of concise text, more than 1,000 color clinical illustrations and images, and case reports makes the Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery a key reference to all oral and maxillofacial surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and facial plastic surgeons and will serve as a foundation for residency training, board certification and the recently implemented recertification examinations.

Predictive Analytics

by Thomas H. Davenport Eric Siegel

"The Freakonomics of big data."--Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Advertising.com; former lead analyst at Capital OneThis book is easily understood by all readers. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, the book entices lay-readers and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques.You have been predicted -- by companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities. Their computers say, "I knew you were going to do that!" These institutions are seizing upon the power to predict whether you're going to click, buy, lie, or die.Why? For good reason: predicting human behavior combats financial risk, fortifies healthcare, conquers spam, toughens crime fighting, and boosts sales.How? Prediction is powered by the world's most potent, booming unnatural resource: data. Accumulated in large part as the by-product of routine tasks, data is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is a gold mine. Big data embodies an extraordinary wealth of experience from which to learn.Predictive analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future -- lifting a bit of the fog off our hazy view of tomorrow -- means pay dirt.In this rich, entertaining primer, former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction:What type of mortgage risk Chase Bank predicted before the recession.Predicting which people will drop out of school, cancel a subscription, or get divorced before they are even aware of it themselves.Why early retirement decreases life expectancy and vegetarians miss fewer flights.Five reasons why organizations predict death, including one health insurance company.How U.S. Bank, European wireless carrier Telenor, and Obama's 2012 campaign calculated the way to most strongly influence each individual.How IBM's Watson computer used predictive modeling to answer questions and beat the human champs on TV's Jeopardy!How companies ascertain untold, private truths -- how Target figures out you're pregnant and Hewlett-Packard deduces you're about to quit your job.How judges and parole boards rely on crime-predicting computers to decide who stays in prison and who goes free.What's predicted by the BBC, Citibank, ConEd, Facebook, Ford, Google, IBM, the IRS, Match.com, MTV, Netflix, Pandora, PayPal, Pfizer, and Wikipedia. A truly omnipresent science, predictive analytics affects everyone, every day. Although largely unseen, it drives millions of decisions, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate.Predictive analytics transcends human perception. This book's final chapter answers the riddle: What often happens to you that cannot be witnessed, and that you can't even be sure has happened afterward -- but that can be predicted in advance?Whether you are a consumer of it -- or consumed by it -- get a handle on the power of Predictive Analytics.

Appreciative Inquiry

by Jane Magruder Watkins Bernard J. Mohr

This book shows how the Appreciative Inquiry process helps OD and HR professionals tap into inspiring "high point" accounts of personal or collective capacity. This new edition puts the focus on how AI really works and adds guidelines on how to apply AI in a variety of organizational situations and for a variety of initiatives such as coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and teambuilding. It contains tools and other resources to help with immediate use in the workplace and new and updated case studies that show how it really works.

IT (Information Technology) Portfolio Management Step-by-Step

by Robert Handler Bryan Maizlish

Praise for IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step"Bryan Maizlish and Robert Handler bring their deep experience in IT 'value realization' to one of the most absent of all IT management practices--portfolio management. They capture the essence of universally proven investment practices and apply them to the most difficult of challenges--returning high strategic and dollar payoffs from an enterprise's IT department. The reader will find many new and rewarding insights to making their IT investments finally return market leading results."--John C. Reece, Chairman and CEO, John C. Reece & Associates, LLC Former deputy commissioner for modernization and CIO of the IRS"IT Portfolio Management describes in great detail the critical aspects, know-how, practical examples, key insights, and best practices to improve operational efficiency, corporate agility, and business competitiveness. It eloquently illustrates the methods of building and integrating a portfolio of IT investments to ensure the realization of maximum value and benefit, and to fully leverage the value of all IT assets. Whether you are getting started or building on your initial success in IT portfolio management, this book will provide you information on how to build and implement an effective IT portfolio management strategy."--David Mitchell, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc."I found IT Portfolio Management very easy to read, and it highlights many of the seminal aspects and best practices from financial portfolio management. It is an important book for executive, business, and IT managers."--Michael J. Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co."IT Portfolio Management details a comprehensive framework and process showing how to align business and IT for superior value. Maizlish and Handler have the depth of experience, knowledge, and insight needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities companies face in optimizing their IT investment portfolios. This is an exceptionally important book for executive leadership and IT business managers, especially those wanting to build a process-managed enterprise."--Peter Fingar, Executive Partner Greystone Group, coauthor of The Real-Time Enterprise and Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave"A must-read for the non-IT manager who needs to understand the complexity and challenges of managing an IT portfolio. The portfolio management techniques, analysis tools, and planning can be applied to any project or function."--Richard "Max" Maksimoski, Senior Director R&D, The Scotts Company"This book provides an excellent framework and real-world based approach for implementing IT portfolio management. It is a must-read for every CIO staff considering how to strategically and operationally impact their company's bottom line."--Donavan R. Hardenbrook, New Product Development Professional, Intel Corporation

Cloud Security

by Russell Dean Vines Ronald L. Krutz

Well-known security experts decipher the most challenging aspect of cloud computing-securityCloud computing allows for both large and small organizations to have the opportunity to use Internet-based services so that they can reduce start-up costs, lower capital expenditures, use services on a pay-as-you-use basis, access applications only as needed, and quickly reduce or increase capacities. However, these benefits are accompanied by a myriad of security issues, and this valuable book tackles the most common security challenges that cloud computing faces.The authors offer you years of unparalleled expertise and knowledge as they discuss the extremely challenging topics of data ownership, privacy protections, data mobility, quality of service and service levels, bandwidth costs, data protection, and support.As the most current and complete guide to helping you find your way through a maze of security minefields, this book is mandatory reading if you are involved in any aspect of cloud computing.Coverage Includes:Cloud Computing FundamentalsCloud Computing Architecture Cloud Computing Software Security Fundamentals Cloud Computing Risks IssuesCloud Computing Security Challenges Cloud Computing Security ArchitectureCloud Computing Life Cycle IssuesUseful Next Steps and Approaches

Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

by Jim Mcbee David Elfassy

A top-selling guide to Exchange Server-now fully updated for Exchange Server 2010. Keep your Microsoft messaging system up to date and protected with the very newest version, Exchange Server 2010, and this comprehensive guide. Whether you're upgrading from Exchange Server 2007 SP1 or earlier, installing for the first time, or migrating from another system, this step-by-step guide provides the hands-on instruction, practical application, and real-world advice you need. Explains Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, the latest release of Microsoft's messaging system that protects against spam and viruses and allows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from a variety devices and any location Helps you thoroughly master the new version with step-by-step instruction on how to install, configure, and manage this multifaceted collaboration system Covers planning and design, installation, administration and management, maintenance and more Install or update your Microsoft Exchange Server with this guide, then keep it on hand for a comprehensive reference. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Social Media at Work

by Arthur L. Jue Mary Ellen Kassotakis Jackie Alcalde Marr

The definitive guide for using social media to build more effective organizationsToday's networking technologies-wikis, blogs, and social networking sites-are changing how we build professional relationships and work collaboratively. In this insightful book, three organizational development experts from Oracle Corporation offer executives down-to-earth strategies for leveraging the power of social media to build more effective and agile organizations, engage employees, and sustain competitiveness.Offers practical advice for using social media (wikis, blogs, and social networking sites) to increase organizational effectivenessPresents proven recommendations for building teams, accelerating learning, and fostering innovation by adopting social networking toolsShows how to tap into the power of social networks to improve organizational performanceDemonstrates how social media will help organizations thrive for years to come by drawing on case studies from companies like Intel, Cisco, Nokia, and others

The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games

by Clark Aldrich

"Ready to blow your mind? Spend 15 seconds reading Clark Aldrich's The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games. Witty, fast-paced, and non-linear -- it's Spock meets Alton Brown." -- Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., The Family CoachThis exciting work offers designers a new way to see the world, model it, and present it through simulations. A groundbreaking resource, it includes a wealth of new tools and terms and a corresponding style guide to help understand them. The author -- a globally recognized industry guru -- covers topics such as virtual experiences, games, simulations, educational simulations, social impact games, practiceware, game-based learning/digital game based learning, immersive learning, and serious games. This book is the first of its kind to present definitions of more than 600 simulation and game terms, concepts, and constructs.

Closely Knit

by Hannah Fettig

Knit the Perfect Gift for Every Occasion Closely Knit is filled with thoughtful knitted gifts to fit all the people you love: special handknits for mothers, daughters, sisters, the men in your life, precious wee ones and treasured friends. From luxurious scarves and totally wearable sweaters to cozy socks and even a quick-to-knit heart pin, there really is something for everyone on your list in this book. And there's a great range of big and small projects, each rated with a handy time guide so you can choose what to knit based on how much time you have. If you're really pressed for time, look for the quick-fix options throughout the book that give you shortcuts for making handmade gifts in no time flat. Inside, you'll find: Over 30 patterns for adults and children rated by how much time they'll take to knit Quick-fix options requiring minimal knitting Alternate ideas to help you personalize your knitted gifts Comprehensive glossary and reference section with all the information you need to knit every project in the book Don't all your loved ones deserve special handmade gifts? Pick up this book today and knit the perfect present.

ASP.NET MVC 5 with Bootstrap and Knockout.js

by Jamie Munro

Bring dynamic server-side web content and responsive web design together to build websites that work and display well on any resolution, desktop or mobile. With this practical book, you'll learn how by combining the ASP.NET MVC server-side language, the Bootstrap front-end framework, and Knockout.js--the JavaScript implementation of the Model-View-ViewModel pattern.Author Jamie Munro introduces these and other related technologies by having you work with sophisticated web forms. At the end of the book, experienced and aspiring web developers alike will learn how to build a complete shopping cart that demonstrates how these technologies interact with each other in a sleek, dynamic, and responsive web application.Build well-organized, easy-to-maintain web applications by letting ASP.NET MVC 5, Bootstrap, and Knockout.js do the heavy liftingUse ASP.NET MVC 5 to build server-side web applications, interact with a database, and dynamically render HTMLCreate responsive views with Bootstrap that render on a variety of modern devices; you may never code with CSS againAdd Knockout.js to enhance responsive web design with snappy client-side interactions driven by your server-side web application

iOS 8 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

by Matt Neuburg

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa Touch framework, and Swift--Apple's new programming language. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn Swift's object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple's development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have.Explore Swift's object-oriented concepts: variables and functions, scopes and namespaces, object types and instancesBecome familiar with built-in Swift types such as numbers, strings, ranges, tuples, Optionals, arrays, and dictionariesLearn how to declare, instantiate, and customize Swift object types--enums, structs, and classesDiscover powerful Swift features such as protocols and genericsTour the lifecycle of an Xcode project from inception to App StoreCreate app interfaces with nibs and the nib editor, Interface BuilderUnderstand Cocoa's event-driven model and its major design patterns and featuresFind out how Swift communicates with Cocoa's C and Objective-C APIsOnce you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 8.

21st Century C

by Ben Klemens

Throw out your old ideas of C, and relearn a programming language that's substantially outgrown its origins. With 21st Century C, you'll discover up-to-date techniques that are absent from every other C text available. C isn't just the foundation of modern programming languages, it is a modern language, ideal for writing efficient, state-of-the-art applications. Learn to dump old habits that made sense on mainframes, and pick up the tools you need to use this evolved and aggressively simple language. No matter what programming language you currently champion, you'll agree that C rocks. Set up a C programming environment with shell facilities, makefiles, text editors, debuggers, and memory checkers Use Autotools, C's de facto cross-platform package manager Learn which older C concepts should be downplayed or deprecated Explore problematic C concepts that are too useful to throw out Solve C's string-building problems with C-standard and POSIX-standard functions Use modern syntactic features for functions that take structured inputs Build high-level object-based libraries and programs Apply existing C libraries for doing advanced math, talking to Internet servers, and running databases

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal

by Joe Kissell

If you've ever thought you should learn how to use the Unix command line that underlies Mac OS X, or felt at sea when typing commands into Terminal, Joe Kissell is here to help! This ebook will help you become comfortable working on the Mac's command line, starting with the fundamentals and walking you through more advanced topics as your knowledge increases. And if you're uncertain how to put your new-found skills to use, Joe includes numerous real-life "recipes" for tasks that are best done from the command line. The book begins by teaching you these core concepts: The differences between Unix, a command line, a shell, and Terminal Exactly how commands, arguments, and flags work The basics of Terminal's interface and how to customize it Next, it's on to the command line, where you'll learn: How to navigate your Mac's file system Basic file management: creating, copying, moving, renaming, opening, viewing, and deleting files The types of command-line programs How to edit a text file in nano (even if you are not named Mork) What a profile is, why it's cool, and how to customize yours The importance of your PATH and how to change it, if you need to How to get help (Joe goes way beyond telling you to consult the man pages) You'll extend your skills as you discover how to: Create and run scripts to automate repetitive tasks. See which programs are running and what system resources they're consuming. Quit programs that refuse to quit normally. Enable the command line to interact with the Finder. Control another Mac via its command line using ssh. Understand and change an item's permissions, owner, and group. Run commands as the root user using sudo. Questions answered include: Which shell am I using, and how can I change my default shell? How do I quickly figure out the path to an item on my Mac? How can I customize my Terminal window so I can see man pages behind it? How can I make a shortcut to avoid retyping the same long command? Is there a trick for entering a long path quickly? What should I say when someone asks if I know how to use vi? How do I change my prompt to suit my mood or needs? Finally, to help you put it all together, the book showcases 40 real-world "recipes" that combine commands you've learned to perform useful tasks, such as listing users who've logged in recently, figuring out why a disk won't eject, changing filename extensions, copying the source code of a Web page, downloading a file via FTP, determing which programs have open connections to the Internet, learning details about a domain name, and deleting stubborn items from the Trash.

Using Samba

by Robert Eckstein Jay Ts Gerald Carter

This book is the comprehensive guide to Samba administration, officially adopted by the Samba Team. Wondering how to integrate Samba's authentication with that of a Windows domain? How to get Samba to serve Microsoft Dfs shares? How to share files on Mac OS X? These and a dozen other issues of interest to system administrators are covered. A whole chapter is dedicated to troubleshooting! The range of this book knows few bounds. Using Samba takes you from basic installation and configuration -- on both the client and server side, for a wide range of systems -- to subtle details of security, cross-platform compatibility, and resource discovery that make the difference between whether users see the folder they expect or a cryptic error message. The current edition covers such advanced 3.x features as:Integration with Active Directory and OpenLDAP Migrating from Windows NT 4.0 domains to Samba Delegating administrative tasks to non-root users Central printer management Advanced file serving features, such as making use of Virtual File System (VFS) plugins.Samba is a cross-platform triumph: robust, flexible and fast, it turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server for Microsoft Windows network clients. This book will help you make your file and print sharing as powerful and efficient as possible. The authors delve into the internals of the Windows activities and protocols to an unprecedented degree, explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each feature in Windows domains and in Samba itself.Whether you're playing on your personal computer or an enterprise network, on one note or a full three-octave range, Using Samba will give you an efficient and secure server.

Escape from Eden

by Elisa Nader

Since the age of ten, Mia has rebelled against the iron fist of a fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join a fanatical family of followers. At "Edenton," a supposed Garden of Eden deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the reverend's strict and arbitrary rules--even about whom they can marry. Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in and the curious out. When the rebellious Gabe, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees her chance to escape and to free her family. But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound's facade are more shocking than anything they imagined. While Gabe has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friend and freedom fighters. But there's no time to think about love as they race against time to stop the reverend's paranoid plan to free his flock--but not himself--from this corrupt world. Can two kids crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman whose only concern is his own secrets?

The Girl in the Wall

by Daphne Benedis-Grab

**2014 YALSA Quick Pick** Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend and current school pariah, whose father is forcing her to go. Despite their many differences, both Ariel and Sera can certainly agree on one thing--facing each other at the party is going to be the absolute worst thing that has ever happened. Both girls could not be more wrong. Only moments after the concert begins, things turn deadly when the entire party is taken hostage. Suddenly the girls are forced to take very different paths, using any method they can find to ensure their survival. While Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels of the family mansion, Sera forges an unlikely friendship with Hudson Winters. And as the hostage plan begins to unravel and the death toll climbs, both teens find themselves racing against the clock to simply make it through the night.

Tempestuous

by Amy Helmes Kim Askew

"An absolute riot! You don't have to be a Shakespeare fan to fall in love with these books. It's the best new young adult series of the year!" --Jack and Jill magazine Banished by her school's popular crowd, former "it girl" Miranda Prospero has landed in a brave new world: holding dominion amongst geeks and misfits at the food court of a local mall. When a snowstorm lays siege to mall workers and shoppers alike, the beguiling heroine seeks revenge against the catty clique behind her social exile. In this spirited take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Miranda uses charm, trickery, and her legion of dweeby cohorts to set things right, learning more in one night about her own heart and human nature than she ever did as high school royalty.

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