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Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.A simple Starter, introducing the Drools concept. The book takes a meticulous approach to providing quick and simple solutions in a practical manner for rules engines and their uses.This book is great for developers, architects, and managers who need to evaluate or get up to speed with Drools engine usage and functionality. This book teaches you to capture and document business processes and represent their maintenance development to business users.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A how-To book with practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension.This a Packt Instant How-to, and provides a quick and easy way to improve your Magento performance with step-by-step instructions for important tasks.This book is written for Magento administrators who are familiar with the backend console but new to anything beyond this, and wish to optimize their store for increasing performance.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Instant Magento Shipping How-To is a step-by-step guide to learn and understand the different shipping configurations and settings of Magento.This book is perfect for Magento store owners who wish to explore the possibilities of extending their shipping options for both themselves through order processing, and their customers through promotions and multiple shipping methods. It's also great for any store owner wishing to gain a bit more insight into the technical workings of Magento's administration panel.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. This How-to guide will explore TShark.As this is the terminal version, it will show the user all commands and syntax as well as all options for Tshark and its common uses through small recipes.This book is intended for network administrators and security officers who have to deal daily with a variety of network problems and security incidents. It will also be a good learning aid for Cisco students wishing to implement and understand the many theoretical concepts related to traffic data and communications in greater depth.
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A beginner's guide to Apache Camel that walks you through basic operations like installation and setup right through to developing simple applications.This book is a good starting point for Java developers who have to work on an application dealing with various systems and interfaces but who haven't yet started using Enterprise System Buses or Java Business Integration frameworks.
Hymowitz, author of Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, examines the radical changes in male courting habits over the last 50 years. He asserts that in an economic and social landscape where the traditional male role has been made unnecessary and even, in many ways, undesirable, a new stage of male development has emerged. These man-children live out their 20's and 30's with fierce anti-domestic tendencies, thus presenting courtship difficulties for their female peers. Hymowitz attempts here to explain this change and what it means for the future of family life and society as a whole. This book will appeal to those with an interest in sociology and modern culture. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A concise guide that delivers immediate results with practical recipes on learning practical hints.This book is aimed at Ruby developers with beginner level expertise who want to use RSpec and test driven development methodology to improve the code they write. Experienced programmers new to Ruby will also benefit from this book which also covers creating testable, idiomatic Ruby code
Solve specific problems using individual self-contained code recipes, or work through the book to develop your capabilities. This book is packed with easy-to-follow code and commands used for illustration, which makes your learning curve easy and quick.If you are a Hadoop cluster system administrator with Unix/Linux system management experience and you are looking to get a good grounding in how to set up and manage a Hadoop cluster, then this book is for you. It's assumed that you will have some experience in Unix/Linux command line already, as well as being familiar with network communication basics.
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.A quick starter for testing web applications easily and efficientlyThis book is intended for software quality assurance/testing professionals, and software developers who want to start using Selenium for testing web-based applications.
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.This book is written in practical Starter style with lots of helpful examples which will guide you gently into the world of nginx.This book is targeted at those people who are new to nginx and want to learn the intricacies of nginx web server.The book assumes that the readers have basic knowledge of Linux and backends such as PHP, Apache, Ruby, and Python.
A normal step-by-step tutorial with two sample games built in, to teach Moai SDK from scratch.This book is for anyone who wants to build games, especially if they want to quickly iterate using a scripting language like Lua, and they're targeting more than one platform. All of this without having to spend your salary on licenses. Moai SDK is aimed to professionals, but it has a great community that will help you learn and be a part of it.
This book focuses on teaching you by example. The book walks you through every aspect of Pentaho Data Integration, giving systematic instructions in a friendly style, allowing you to learn in front of your computer, playing with the tool. The extensive use of drawings and screenshots make the process of learning Pentaho Data Integration easy. Throughout the book, numerous tips and helpful hints are provided that you will not find anywhere else.This book is a must-have for software developers, database administrators, IT students, and everyone involved or interested in developing ETL solutions, or, more generally, doing any kind of data manipulation. Those who have never used Pentaho Data Integration will benefit most from the book, but those who have, they will also find it useful.This book is also a good starting point for database administrators, data warehouse designers, architects, or anyone who is responsible for data warehouse projects and needs to load data into them.
Science journalist McElheny charts the history of the human genome project from the discovery of DNA less than sixty years ago to the real possibility of recreating our own genetic coding. Along the way he puts faces to the scientists working on the project. He also covers the political and ethical debates. For some of the researchers, the search was intensified by personal experiences. One had a brother with Down Syndrome, another a child with schizophrenia. The wide-ranging possibilities of genetic manipulation are discussed, including retro-viruses to treat cancer and AIDS and increase food production. For the most part, McElheny concentrates on telling the story without becoming embroiled in the ethical and religious controversies surrounding the topic. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education,The Death and Life of the Great American School Systemis a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should belearning expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not "merit pay" based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School Systemis more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.
Sowell (Hoover Institution, Stanford U. ) issues a right-wing jeremiad against the intelligentsia, the membership of which seems to primarily consist of academics, writers, etc. whose views he finds distasteful. If there is a core argument to the work, it is that intellect does not equal wisdom, that the ideas of intellectuals are not subjected to empirical verifiability, and that intellectuals wield an outsized influence on society that often leads to harmful outcomes (less so, he notes gratefully, in the United States than in Europe, although it is telling that he places the high point of US intellectuals' influence as being in the 1960s and 1970s, an era of greater left influence than later decades). However, this core argument appears to be less of a thesis to be proved than a hook upon which to hang a litany of complaints against ideas that he disagrees with in the realms of economics, social visions, the law, and war. With regards to these complaints, Sowell is frequently less than convincing, as he rarely treats the ideas of his opponents with even a semblance of seriousness. On the very first page, for instance, he argues that Marx's idea that labor is the source of all wealth is disproved because, "if this were true, countries with much labor and little technology or entrepreneurship would be more prosperous than countries with the reverse, when in fact it is blatantly obvious that the direct opposite is the case. " This is such a laughably ridiculous distortion of Marx's theory of labor value that is hard to imagine that any thoughtful reader could possibly take it, or most of the rest of Sowell's similarly-styled arguments, seriously. Those on the right who merely want their political beliefs reinforced may find the work enjoyable however. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A concise guide that delivers immediate results with practical recipes on customizing your projects.If you have a basic understanding of jQuery, HTML, and CSS3, this book is for you. We will go over what Masonry is, how it works, and the best practices on how to implement it in your projects.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks.A Packt How-to guide which contains a set of step-by-step instructions to help you build highly functional drag-and-drop layouts."Instant jQuery Drag-and-Drop Grids How-to" has been written for any web developer looking to improve their layouts and add dynamic behaviour to their site.
This book is full of step-by-step example-oriented tutorials which will show readers how to integrate Solr in PHP applications using the available libraries, and boost the inherent search facilities that Solr offers.If you are a developer who knows PHP and is interested in integrating search into your applications, this is the book for you. No advanced knowledge of Solr is required. Very basic knowledge of system commands and the command-line interface on both Linux and Windows is required. You should also be familiar with the concept of Web servers.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. "Instant E-Commerce with Magento: Build a Shop" is written in a friendly, helpful style which takes you through several distinct recipes all geared to getting you started with Magento and selling your products as quickly and as efficiently as possible. The only thing you need to bring to the table is a desire to sell your products online.This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to quickly set up, configure, and manage an online shop with Magento. Regardless of whether you are technically skilled or not, this book will show you show to create a fully functioning e-commerce solution
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. This book is written in a friendly, practical manner with recipes covering important indexing techniques and methods using Apache Solr.This book is for developers who want to dive deeper into Solr. Regardless of whether you are just starting with Solr or have already built your first collection by copying and modifying examples, this book will take you through the complicated steps of indexing your data with Solr.
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