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The greatest undersea adventure of the 20th century.The Ice Diaries tells the incredible true story of Captain William R. Anderson and his crew's harrowing top-secret mission aboard the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Bristling with newly classified, never-before-published information and photos from the captain's personal collection, The Ice Diaries takes readers on a dangerous journey beneath the vast, unexplored Arctic ice cap during the height of the Cold War."Captain Anderson and the crew of the USS Nautilus exemplified daring and boldness in taking their boat beneath the Arctic ice to the North Pole. This expertly told story captures the drama, danger, and importance of that monumental achievement." ?Capt. Stanley D. M. Carpenter, Professor of Strategy and Policy, United States Naval War College"Few maritime exploits in history have so startled the world as the silent, secret transpolar voyage of the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine Nautilus, and none since the age of Columbus and Vasco da Gama has opened, in one bold stroke, so vast and forbidding an area of the seas." ?Paul O'Neil, Life magazine
This book will be a tutorial that focuses on integrating BizTalk with Line of Business systems using practical scenarios. Each chapter will take a Line of Business Adapter, introduce some pre-requisite knowledge and demonstrate how you can integrate BizTalk with that Line of Business Adapter, and then provide guidance based upon real world experience, taking your BizTalk knowledge further. The book will take "perceived" daunting scenarios, like integrating with SAP, and provide readers with a clear tutorial that walks them through integrating Line of Business systems.This book focuses on Microsoft BizTalk 2010; however, most of the concepts and explanations will apply to BizTalk 2006 R2 and BizTalk 2009.If you are an experienced BizTalk developer who wants to integrate BizTalk with Line of Business systems using practical scenarios, then this book is for you. A solid understanding of BizTalk at an intermediate level is required. This book assumes developers are comfortable creating schemas, maps, orchestrations, ports and messages in Visual Studio and configuring applications in the BizTalk Administration Console. However, experience in integrating with Line of Business systems is not necessarily required.
This book is written in an easy-to-read style, following an enterprise development process through all the phases from proof of concept to initiation and setup to development and on to integration testing and deployment. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples and the approaches and methods are explained step by step.This book is for developers in general - both web developers and developers experienced with classic 4GL tools like Oracle Forms - who wish to learn how to develop modern, user-friendly web applications in an Oracle environment. It is for novice ADF developers who wish to learn how to use JDeveloper and ADF, as well as for more experienced ADF developers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of ADF and how to use it effectively.
This book uses a real-life case study to provide easy-to-follow examples that are radically practical and can be easily adapted to similar situations in Siebel CRM implementation projects.The book ensures that you know what you are doing and why you are doing it by providing useful insight along with detailed practical instructions. It contains a multitude of explanatory tables, screenshots, and precise diagrams to illustrate the topics.When you have finished the book you will feel prepared to participate in Siebel CRM implementation projects. In addition you will be able to teach the "old dogs" some new tricks.This book is written for developers who want to develop their Siebel Tools skill set. While the book is intended for beginners, even experienced developers will benefit from the topics presented in this book. Preliminary exposure to or training on technical Siebel topics would be beneficial but is not mandatory before you start reading this book.
This book is part of Packt's Cookbook series. A Packt Cookbook contains step-by-step recipes for solutions to the most important problems you face when working with a topic. Inside this Cookbook you will find: A straightforward and easy-to-follow format, A selection of the most important tasks and problems ,Carefully organized instructions for solving the problem efficiently, Clear explanations of what you did Details for applying the solution to other situations If you are a JIRA developer or project manager who wants to fully exploit the exciting capabilities of JIRA, then this is the perfect book for you.
This guide to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 (formerly Xcelsius )is a cookbook packed full of practical recipes written in a clear, concise manner with annotated examples to empower readers to quickly accomplish specific dashboard tasks. If you are a developer with a good command and knowledge of creating dashboards, but are not yet an advanced Dashboard Design user, then this is the perfect book for you. You should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as knowledge of basic dashboard practices, though experience of Dashboard Design as a specific dashboard tool is not essential.
A story of love and second chances. She wished she could go back and change things . . . but life doesn't give do-overs. Could anything but good-byes be waiting on the other side of Sweetwater Gap?Josie Mitchell's sister Laurel thinks she's come home to pitch in with the apple harvest and save the family orchard. Her brother-in-law Nate thinks she's there to talk the overworked, very pregnant Laurel into finally selling the family business. The orchard's new manager Grady Mackenzie just thinks she's trouble with a capital T. They're all right . . . and all wrong. Because no one really knows what drove Josie from home in the first place. Why she's never come home before, even for her own father's funeral. Why she pushes herself so hard . . . and what she's running from. And nobody, not even Josie, is prepared for the surprising new fruit she'll find on her last trip home.
A graceful, biblical way to reclaim sanity for the home and dignity for the suffering spouse in a dysfunctional or dangerous marriage.Thousands of conscientious believers wanting to honor the sacred vows they took before God suffer in dysfunctional, even dangerous marriages. Each and every day they must choose between the lesser of two evils: divorce without sound biblical support or a life of perpetual, unrelenting misery. Somewhere between the secular disregard for the commands of Christ and the sacred unwillingness to deal with real problems of people, there is a way.The redemptive divorce process is designed to honor the sacredness of the union while offering practical relief for the suffering partner and tough love for the offending spouse. In some cases, it might even be the catalyst for the restoration and rebuilding of the marriage. Practical, provocative, and utterly unique, Redemptive Divorce includes a helpful guide with worksheets for implementation.
Never leave your pet behind again! Life is much more fulfilling when you take your pet with you. Whether around town or around the world, well-behaved pets are welcome many places. If your pet is of the fur, feather, or scale variety, within the pages of this indispensable guide you will discover a bounty of pet-friendly solutions, destinations, hotels, and airlines; learn the dos and don'ts of car, taxi, subway, plane, and bus travel; find out what vaccinations and papers your pet will need for traveling abroad; get the scoop on how to create a first-aid kit for our pet, and much more! Gayle Martz, founder of the The Sherpa Pet Trading Company, uses her years of experience to create the most useful guide ever to traveling with your pet. You will want to dog-ear every page of this comprehensive pet travel guide. So pack your copy, grab your pet, and get ready for some exciting adventures!
One man's backward glance at unexpected lessons, the beauty of relationship, and God's mysterious guiding hand. Bestselling author and poet Calvin Miller turns his hand to the most moving story of all - his own. The reader is taken through a myriad of experiences of a young man coming of age in mid-20th century America. Following his life into college, seminary, a small local church and eventually to a new life as an author and professor, the memoir touches on those points that make all of us uniquely human and intensely vulnerable.
The life you've led has prepared you for the life you dream of.For too long and for too many, the word leadership has had a masculine ring to it. Because women are such natural team players and consensus builders, many may simply view a strong desire to lead as, well, a bit rude. What we've failed to realize is if you define leadership as the art of getting a group of people working together effectively toward a common goal?then women bring some mighty powerful leadership skills to the table. So why don't we jump in?We long to dive into the challenges and make a difference, but holding us back are questions and self doubt:Do I have anything left to offer after my kids are grown?What if I fall on my face?Will anyone recognize what I have to offer?Do I have what it takes to make a real difference?How do I break into, or get around, the good ol' boy network?Whether you're a new college graduate, an empty nester, a divorceé starting life on your own (again), or a discontented cubical worker, Congressman Marsha Blackburn says you are an amazing, talented woman:Here is exciting news: there is a key truth that will unlock extraordinary possibilities for you. The simple but powerful truth is that your accumulated skills go with you. The ordinary, everyday tasks you have been performing are actually the foundation for getting you where you want to go. In even the most unglamorous roles, you have built real leadership ability that has prepared you for bigger things. Today, more than ever, the world needs leaders for jobs big and small, and women have been training for these tasks their whole lives. They can make a difference in their own lives and in our culture?and you can too.
Written as a practical Cookbook, the recipes in this essential guide will help you make the most out of Oracle Data Integrator 11g.This book is meant for people who already possess a basic understanding of Oracle Data Integrator and want to take it to the next level by learning how to better leverage advanced ODI features and functionality as they continue to develop and manage their data integration projects.
This book is a step-by-step tutorial and is packed with practical examples that will make learning JIRA easy.If you want to get started with JIRA, then this is the perfect book for you. You will need to be familiar with basic computer knowledge for your or your organization's standard operating environment and to have experience with software project management.
The book is not organized by product, rather by the governance and risk assurance processes. A given product may be represented in multiple places within the book and a given process may contain multiple product references. To ensure that we keep ourselves grounded in real problems, the book is written as a journal of a fictional company establishing its governance processes. It will introduce managers and directors responsible for various aspects of the governance, risk and compliance problem and where that problem is exposed and how it is addressed in the technology and business applications. The audience for this book is the people that advise the board, the internal audit department and CIO office on controls, security and risk assurance. Consultants that are implementing Financials or GRC Applications who wish to gain an understanding of the Governance Risk and Compliance processes, and how they are represented in Oracle, should find it a useful primer. Risk Assurance professionals will find it a reliable companion.
This fully illustrated step-by-step tutorial is based on proven training content that has been highly praised by hundreds of developers in product training courses given as part of the BPM Suite 11g rollout. You will learn how to build a business process application project iteratively with each chapter introducing new technology components and adding a functional increment. Each chapter comes with a working solution for your reference. You can use the solution to start the tutorial at any point or to jump around to the chapters most interesting to you. This clear and detailed tutorial is perfect for both new and experienced business process developers, process architects, and process analysts looking for a pragmatic and hands-on approach to learning Oracle BPM Suite 11g.
This book is a hands-on guide, describing concepts, ideas and terminology related to UAG and related technologies. The book starts with a discussion of terms that UAG technology is based on, and proceeds with step-by-step guidance for performing the various tasks related to UAG's core features. Each topic is preceded by a discussion of considerations that the administrator and the organization needs to go through to prepare for the task at hand, and includes plenty of screenshots illustrating what the administrator should expect to see on-screen, with real-life examples of configuration options.If you are a Networking or Security engineer who intends to integrate UAG into the organization network, then this book is for you. You need no experience with UAG or its predecessors, though basic understanding of Networking and Windows Server management and engineering is required. Experience with security systems like Firewalls would also help you to better understand some of the topics covered by this book.
Someone wants you dead. But he doesn't want to kill you . . . He wants you to do it for him. He watches your every move. He studies you like a mouse in a maze. He knows everything about you--every dream, hunger, weakness, and strength. What you long for and what you fear most. What you live for, and what you cannot live without. He plans to take those things away from you one at a time, invisibly manipulating the events of your life until there is nothing left to live for. Then he wants you to take the final step. Or is it all in your head? Is he just a figment of your irrational fear, a face you've given to your terrible misfortune? Everything you love is slipping away. You want to fight back but who, or what, do you fight against? Let the head game begin.
From the example of the life of Abraham, Henry Blackaby will show you how to become God's intimate friend. You will learn how God shapes those He loves into useful, joyful co-workers as they hear and respond to His call in everyday life. Created to Be God's Friend is a remarkable study of our relationship with a personal God who is constantly working in each of our lives.
Extensive Gallup research offers a unique glimpse inside the heads and hearts of today's teens. A must-have for parents, youth workers, and teachers.
Women keep secrets - from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? And why would anyone want to live an airbrushed version of herself instead of a rich, unencumbered, authentic life?In The Secrets Women Keep, popular radio host and clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard shows you how to acknowledge your secrets, release them, and find an emotionally healthy way to live. A life without secrets is a life of freedom, where you can be your real self, where you are the same on the outside as you are on the inside.The Secrets Women Keep reveals the top secrets from an anonymous "Life Satisfaction Survey" of two thousand women. Most women can relate to at least some of the secrets uncovered in this survey, including: I'm unhappy in my marriageI feel invisible or inadequateMy past haunts meI worry about financesI struggle with addictionWith wisdom, gentleness, and biblical insight, Dr. Jill reveals how to shed those secrets so you can move safely into a life free of the burden of having to hide.
Jeff Struecker, a "Black Hawk Down" hero, the Army's Top Ranger, now an Army Chaplain, relates his own tales from the frontlines of every U.S. initiative since Panama, and tells how God taught him faith from the front in fear-soaked times. As readers go on-mission with Struecker through his harrowing tales, they will learn how to face their own fears with faith in a mighty God. Just as he told one of his charges in Mogadishu: "The difference between being a coward and a hero is not whether you're scared, it's what you do while you're scared."
With their straightforward style, Suresh Krishna and TC Fenstermaker have put their years of experience and motivation into this practical guide that assists in finding an integrated approach to increased team productivity. The numerous tips, notes, and suggestions strengthen your grasp of fundamentals and the foundation upon which you are ready to build your customized Rational Team Concert application. Ample screenshots make sure that you get the configurations correct the first time. A real-world Book Manager Application walks you through all the core features of the Rational Team Concert during different phases of development and release.If you are a Project Manager or a Team Member, who would like to find an integrated approach to deal with modern software development challenges, you should read this book. Or if you are someone who likes to stay one step ahead in team management, you have got the right choice here.
This is a practical, tutorial-style book that includes many examples that demonstrate how to develop EJB 3.0 database persistence applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. Every chapter starts with setting the environment for the chapter and includes an example application illustrated with figures at milestone stages. This book is aimed at EJB 3.0 application developers who want to learn about the practical use of EJB 3.0 database persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware. Those who are already using EJB 3.0 database persistence will learn about using EJB 3.0 database persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. The target audience is expected to have some prior knowledge about Java EE, EJBs, EJB 3.0, JSF, AJAX, web services, and XML. This book is ideal for those developers who have working knowledge of JDeveloper and WebLogic server, and wish to learn about the practical use of EJB 3.0 with Oracle Fusion Middleware.
This is a developer's guide and is written in a style suitable to professionals. The initial chapters cover the basic theory and principles of Q replication and WebSphere MQ. As the book advances, numerous real-world scenarios and examples are covered with easy-to-understand code. The knowledge gained in these chapters culminate in the Appendix, which contains step-by-step instructions to set up various Q replication scenarios. If you are a professional who needs to set up and administer a Q replication or Event Publishing environment, then this is the book you need. The book will give you a clear idea of how to implement Q replication on z/OS whether you work on Linux, Unix, or Windows operating system.
The plan of the book is to build a relationship with the Author as your personal guide through the most common "pattern" of SharePoint development. In cookbook style, you will be led carefully step by step through a comprehensive set of recipes. The practical example starts quickly and builds logically throughout the chapters to create a common theme. You will be developing coding techniques that you will be able to apply to the real world. In fact, this book will train you for the first SharePoint development project you will join. This book is written for the ASP.NET developer who wants to get to the goal of "professional" SharePoint 2010 developer as quickly as possible, by learning the most important practical aspects of development that will be used in the real world.
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