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From corporate coach Kathryn Cramer and marketing genius Hank Wasiak comes the first asset-based thinking (ABT) book for young adults that will change the way they see everything! This brilliant and simple book on the philosophy of ABT instills success-oriented habits in even the most stubborn teens. By focusing on the positive situations in life instead of the negative, teens will be able to not only set goals, but achieve them, too. Combining fun photography taken by kids with easy-to-grasp principles in an interactive format so that teens will begin to see relationships and responsibility in an entirely new way.The first book on ABT was a groundbreaking concept that met with professional and business applause. The second title on ABT adapted the business concepts for one's own life. Now teens can take the same ABT philosophy and incorporate the concepts into their own lives. Not only is ABT perfect for the classroom, with additional activities and on-line sites created for student use with teacher guidance, but there is also an ABT Teen website where teens can use ABT tools to upload information and share their ideas with peers in a safe, encouraging environment.
The book starts by teaching the basic fundamentals of Spring Security 3 such as setup and configuration. Later it looks at more advanced topics showing the reader how to solve complex real world security issues. This book is for Java developers who build web projects and applications. The book assumes basic familiarity with Java, XML and the Spring Framework. Newcomers to Spring Security will still be able to utilize all aspects of this book.
This book has a tutorial approach that provides both theoretical explanations and practical step-by-step examples using familiar Oracle demo schemas. Step-by-step examples include use of both Enterprise Manager and the SQLPLUS command-line interface. The authors have combined their experiences of working with customers in Oracle Support, Oracle training and education, and Oracle consulting, to identify the most common areas of confusion and misinterpretation experienced by Oracle Streams users. This book highlights these areas and focuses on bringing clarity and understanding to the reader. This book is for users who have implemented, or are about to implement, a distributed database environment using Oracle Streams replication. The reader is expected to have an intermediate understanding of Oracle database technology. This book is mainly intended for use by: Oracle Database Administrators responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an Oracle Streamed environment, System and Database Architects responsible for the design of distributed database environments using Oracle Streams Readers with limited knowledge of basic Oracle database technology can benefit from Chapters 1 and 2, which cover Oracle Streams Components and Design Considerations.
This is a fast-paced tutorial focusing on creating a framework and using it to build an online store through an ongoing case study. Later chapters include examples to illustrate how easily the framework can be adapted for different situations. The framework and code are enhanced and built upon with each chapter, adding more and more functionality. If you are a web developer, or anyone looking to increase your understanding of e-commerce site development, this book is for you. Primarily aimed at PHP developers, it is suitable for any web developer interested in enhancing their e-commerce knowledge, or developers looking to move towards PHP. Intermediate knowledge of PHP development and object-oriented programming is assumed, and basic knowledge of e-commerce principles will be of benefit too.
This is a step-by-step tutorial for developing web applications using Yii. This book follows the test-first, incremental, and iterative approach to software development while developing a project task management application called "TrackStar". If you are a PHP programmer with knowledge of object oriented programming and want to rapidly develop modern, sophisticated web applications, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of Yii is required to read this book.
A practical guide, this book provides step-by-step instructions for building your social networking system, showcasing real-world examples throughout. This book is for individuals or institutions desiring to develop a social networking system using the Joomla! content management system. It is suitable for both the novice and the advanced Joomla! user. There is no need for scripting or programming knowledge. All that is required is enthusiasm and the determination to implement a project.
As part of Packt's Beginner's Guide, this book focuses on teaching by example. The book walks you through every aspect of PDI, giving step-by-step 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 PDI easy. Throughout the book numerous tips and helpful hints are provided that you will not find anywhere else. The book provides short, practical examples and also builds from scratch a small datamart intended to reinforce the learned concepts and to teach you the basics of data warehousing. This book is 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. If you have never used PDI before, this will be a perfect book to start with. You will find this book is a good starting point if you are a database administrator, data warehouse designer, architect, or any person who is responsible for data warehouse projects and need to load data into them. You don't need to have any prior data warehouse or database experience to read this book. Fundamental database and data warehouse technical terms and concepts are explained in easy-to-understand language.
The JSF 2.0 Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for JSF users to build desktop-style interfaces in their own web applications. The book is designed so that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order. This book is for two types of audience: Newcomers who know the basics of JSF but are yet to develop real JSF applications., JSF developers who have previous experience but are lacking best practices and a standard way of implementing functionality
This beginner's guide is packed with information, tips, and tricks, based on the author's extensive experience with Apache Roller. In next to no time, you will be able to build and deploy your own blog. The clear and concise hands-on exercises will teach you everything you need to know to install, configure, and use Apache Roller, along with the open source software required to run it. The book includes plenty of illustrations to guide you through all the detailed exercises and tutorials, so you can get the most out of every chapter. If you are interested in establishing a blog, using Apache Roller and popular web applications to write attractive posts and promote your blog on all the major social bookmarking services, this book is for you. No previous experience on Tomcat, MySQL, the Apache Web Server, or Linux is required.
This book takes a step-by-step approach, presenting the main features of CodeIgniter in a systematic way and explaining them clearly. It is packed with examples, ideas, and screenshots to help you master this great framework. The code examples are very practical so you can even use them in your own projects. By following this book, you can use CodeIgniter in the best possible way and maximize your learning. This book is for developers who are new to CodeIgniter. Basic skills in PHP and MySQL are required, but only rudimentary object-oriented knowledge is needed. If you're looking for a better way to develop PHP applications, or want to find out more about the CodeIgniter framework as a viable option for one of your own projects, this book will help you.
This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness--and then felt compelled to destroy it.
In the age of globalization, some claim that where you live doesn't matter: Alaska, Idaho, and Alabama are interchangeable. The world is, after all, flat. Not so fast. Place, argues the great urbanist Richard Florida, is not only important, it's more important than ever. In fact, choosing a place to live is as important to your happiness as choosing a spouse or career. And some regions, recent surveys show, really are happier than others. In Who's Your City, Creative Class guru Richard Florida reports on this growing body of research that tells us what qualities of cities and towns actually make people happy--and he explains how to use these ideas to make your own choices. This indispensable guide to how people can choose where to live and what those choices mean to their lives and their communities is essential reading for everyone from urban planners and mayors to recent graduates.
Written with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach, this Packt Beginner's Guide is designed to be placed alongside the computer as your guide and mentor. Step-by-step tutorials are bolstered by explanations of the reasoning behind what you are doing. You will quickly pick up the necessary skills, tips, and tricks for creating successful SketchUp visualizations with practical examples that help you to learn by experiment and play. This book is suitable for all levels of Sketchup users, from amateurs right through to architectural technicians, professional architects, and designers who want to take their 3D designs to the next level of presentation. SketchUp for Architectural Visualization is also particularly suitable as a companion to any architectural design or multimedia course, and is accessible to anyone who has learned the basics of SketchUp.
The book takes a step-by-step, practical approach and is filled with examples and illustrations. This book is written for a wide audience that includes teachers, system administrators, and first time developers. It will also appeal to the Sakai open source community, potential community members, and education's decision makers.
Security is driven by requirement and design and we implement security on the basis of the requirements provided by analysts. In this book, we take a programmatic approach to understand Java EE and GlassFish security. You will find plenty of code samples in this book. It is easy to secure your application when you have a demonstration of a complete and working application explained in the book, isn't it? Each chapter starts with the importance and relevance of the topic by introducing some Java EE applications requirement, which will encourage you to read it further. This book is for application designers, developers and administrators who work with GlassFish and are keen to understand Java EE and GlassFish security. To take full advantage of this book, you need to be familiar with Java EE and GlassFish application servers. You will love this book if you are looking for a book that covers Java EE security and using GlassFish features to create secure Java EE applications, or to secure the GlassFish installation and operating environment and using OpenSSO.
Follow along as we work together to build a variety of sites--all using WordPress. While this book is not designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Also, since each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there is no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of most interest to you and dive right in. If you are a self-learner or a WordPress consultant who, instead of being content with using WordPress out-of-the-box, is interested in exploring all that this open source software has to offer, then this book is for you. The clear instructions provided in each chapter will guide you through the process of creating a varied collection of WordPress sites for either yourself or a client. While some experience with WordPress is required to get the most from this book, if you can install themes and plugins, you should be able to follow these easy-to-understand WordPress blueprints. Some knowledge of CSS and HTML will be beneficial, but experience with PHP is not required.
This book walks through the new features of the Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1 suite and documents technical features in a descriptive way, with examples and useful screenshots. The book also discusses likely problems you might face while upgrading, and shows how to get the most out of the exciting new features. This book is for Lotus Notes power users, administrators, and developers working with any version of Lotus Notes/Domino, who want to upgrade to Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1. Additionally, it can be leveraged by management to gain a high-level understanding of the new features and capabilities offered within the products.
The book is written in an exploratory style: try something and then understand how it works. It will guide you through the features of Catalyst using real-world examples and systematic code snippets. If you are a Perl Developer and want to strengthen your skill by understanding Web Application development using MVC principles, then this book is for you.
This book will take you through the basics, like Drupal and Ubercart installation and common settings, and as we proceed through the chapters, we'll implement more advanced techniques. Whether you know Drupal or not, this book will be your guide to creating a powerful e-commerce web site. If you are a business owner wanting to create an eCommerce website for your company or to upgrade a company eShop to be easier to maintain and have advanced e-shopping capabilities, then this book is meant for you. You don't need any programming experience to use this book.
The best way to experience OFBiz is to dive right in and start "kicking the tires". No matter if you are an end user exploring the out-of-the-box e-commerce web store or a software developer getting ready to build a new application, you will find, eventually, that you perform the same tasks over and over again. This book is designed as a reference to guide you though those oft-encountered OFBiz tasks. It is a collection of recipes, not necessarily in any particular order of importance, that address and give answers to many of the real-world questions asked about how to do things with OFBiz. If you are an OFBiz user who has some familiarity with enterprise software systems, and perhaps more importantly, Internet and Web exposure, you will be able to glean useful information from this book. You will need only basic knowledge of modern browser behavior (for example: how to click a mouse button) to follow some recipes, while others assume a passing familiarity with a text-editor and XML documents. If you are a software developer looking for Java and/or Groovy examples, this book also includes a chapter on Java software development.
This beginner's guide consists of comprehensive explanation, appropriate screenshots, tips, tricks, and best practices. It offers step-by-step instructions on building your own virtual environment from scratch, supported by the reasoning behind what you do. If you are a System Administrator who has to set up a virtual machine and want to use an open source tool to do it this book will prove invaluable. No prior knowledge of VirtualBox is required, but you should have experience with general system administration.
Paul Chapin's college cronies never forgave themselves for the prank that crippled their friend. Yet with Harvard days behind them, they thought they were forgiven -- until a class reunion ends in a fatal fall. This league of frightened men seeks Nero Wolfe's help. But are Wolfe's brilliance and Archie's tenacity enough to outwit a most cunning killer?
"I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me." That was the note handed to a stewardess by a mild-mannered passenger on a Northwest Orient flight in 1971. It was the start of one of the most astonishing whodunits in the history of American true crime: how one man extorted $200,000 from an airline, then parachuted into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and into oblivion. D. B. Cooper's case has become the stuff of legend and obsessed and cursed his pursuers with everything from bankruptcy to suicidal despair. Now with Skyjack, journalist Geoffrey Gray delves into this unsolved mystery uncovering new leads in the infamous case. Starting with a tip from a private investigator into a promising suspect (a Cooper lookalike, Northwest employee, and trained paratrooper), Gray is propelled into the murky depths of a decades-old mystery, conducting new interviews and obtaining a first-ever look at Cooper's FBI file. Beginning with a heartstopping and unprecedented recreation of the crime itself, from cabin to cockpit to tower, and uncanny portraits of characters who either chased Cooper or might have committed the crime, including Ralph Himmelsbach, the most dogged of FBI agents, who watched with horror as a criminal became a counter-culture folk hero who supposedly shafted the system...Karl Fleming, a respected reporter whose career was destroyed by a Cooper scoop that was a scam...and Barbara (nee Bobby) Dayton, a transgendered pilot who insisted she was Cooper herself. With explosive new information and exclusive access to FBI files and forensic evidence, Skyjack reopens one of the great cold cases of the 20th century.From the Hardcover edition.
March 2003: The United States invades Iraq.October 2006: The world finds out why.What was really behind the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? As George W. Bush steered the nation to war, who spoke the truth and who tried to hide it? Hubris takes us behind the scenes at the Bush White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress to answer all the vital questions about how the Bush administration came to invade Iraq.Filled with new revelations, Hubris is a gripping narrative of intrigue that connects the dots between George W. Bush's expletive-laden outbursts at Saddam Hussein, the bitter battles between the CIA and the White House, the fights within the intelligence community over Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, the startling influence of an obscure academic on top government officials, the real reason Valerie Plame was outed, and a top reporter's ties to wily Iraqi exiles trying to start a war. Written by veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn, this is the inside story of how President Bush took the nation to war using faulty and fraudulent intelligence. It is a news-making account of conspiracy, backstabbing, bureaucratic ineptitude, journalistic malfeasance, and, especially, arrogance.From the Hardcover edition.
This is a practical book, where every example is tested and all source code is available with the book. Each chapter ends with work on a sample application using the new things learned. At the end of the book there is a complete, usable Travel Blog application. This book is for web developers who want to develop applications using the Backbase Client Framework. It may also be interesting for web developers and web application architects who want to know more about XML-based web application architectures.
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