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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches Lowest new price: $33.44
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Author: Donald W. Jones
Brand: Manning Publications

Summary

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365.

About the Book

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day - lunchtime would be perfect - for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.

What's Inside

  • Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required!
  • Covers PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later
  • Each lesson takes you an hour or less

About the Reader

Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed.

About the Author

Veteran PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book.

Table of Contents

  1. Before you begin
  2. Meet PowerShell
  3. Using the help system
  4. Running commands
  5. Working with providers
  6. The pipeline: connecting commands
  7. Adding commands
  8. Objects: data by another name
  9. The pipeline, deeper
  10. Formatting - and why it's done on the right
  11. Filtering and comparisons
  12. A practical interlude
  13. Remote control: one-to-one, and one-to-many
  14. Using Windows Management Instrumentation and CIM
  15. Multitasking with background jobs
  16. Working with many objects, one at a time
  17. Security alert!
  18. Variables: a place to store your stuff
  19. Input and output
  20. Sessions: remote control with less work
  21. You call this scripting?
  22. Improving your parameterized script
  23. Advanced remoting configuration
  24. Using regular expressions to parse text files
  25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques
  26. Using someone else's script
  27. Never the end
  28. PowerShell cheat sheet

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Windows PowerShell in Action

Windows PowerShell in Action Lowest new price: $44.92
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Author: Bruce Payette

Summary

Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

In 2006, Windows PowerShell reinvented the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. Today, PowerShell is required knowledge for Windows admins and devs. This powerful, dynamic language provides command-line control of the Windows OS and most Windows servers, such as Exchange and SCCM. And because it's a first-class .NET language, you can build amazing shell scripts and tools without reaching for VB or C#.

About the Book

Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6. Written by language designer Bruce Payette and MVP Richard Siddaway, this rich book offers a crystal-clear introduction to the language along with its essential everyday use cases. Beyond the basics, you'll find detailed examples on deep topics like performance, module architecture, and parallel execution.

What's Inside

  • The best end-to-end coverage of PowerShell available
  • Updated with coverage of PowerShell v6
  • PowerShell workflows
  • PowerShell classes
  • Writing modules and scripts
  • Desired State Configuration
  • Programming APIs and pipelines

About the Reader

Written for intermediate-level developers and administrators.

About the Authors

Bruce Payette is codesigner and principal author of the Power-Shell language. Richard Siddaway is a longtime PowerShell MVP, author, speaker, and blogger.

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to PowerShell
  2. Working with types
  3. Operators and expressions
  4. Advanced operators and variables
  5. Flow control in scripts
  6. PowerShell functions
  7. Advanced functions and scripts
  8. Using and authoring modules
  9. Module manifests and metadata
  10. Metaprogramming with scriptblocks and dynamic code
  11. PowerShell remoting
  12. PowerShell workflows
  13. PowerShell Jobs
  14. Errors and exceptions
  15. Debugging
  16. Working with providers, files, and CIM
  17. Working with .NET and events
  18. Desired State Configuration
  19. Classes in PowerShell
  20. The PowerShell and runspace APIs
  21. Appendix - PowerShell 6.0 for Windows, Linux, and MacOS

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Mastering Regular Expressions

Mastering Regular Expressions Lowest new price: $28.00
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Author: Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
Brand: Brand: O'Reilly Media

Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, and MySQL.

If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regularexpressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener.

As this book shows, a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated. Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. Once you've mastered regular expressions, they'll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them.

Yet despite their wide availability, flexibility, and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underutilized. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert and help you optimize your use of regular expressions.

Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition, now includes a full chapter devoted to PHP and its powerful and expressive suite of regular expression functions, in addition to enhanced PHP coverage in the central "core" chapters. Furthermore, this edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in other languages, including expanded in-depth coverage of Sun's java.util.regex package, which has emerged as the standard Java regex implementation.Topics include:

  • A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and tools
  • How the regular expression engine works
  • Optimization (major savings available here!)
  • Matching just what you want, but not what you don't want
  • Sections and chapters on individual languages

Written in the lucid, entertaining tone that makes a complex, dry topic become crystal-clear to programmers, and sprinkled with solutions to complex real-world problems, Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition offers a wealth information that you can put to immediateuse.

Reviews of this new edition and the second edition:

"There isn't a better (or more useful) book available on regular expressions."

--Zak Greant, Managing Director, eZ Systems

"A real tour-de-force of a book which not only covers the mechanics of regexes in extraordinary detail but also talks about efficiency and the use of regexes in Perl, Java, and .NET...If you use regular expressions as part of your professional work (even if you already have a good book on whatever language you're programming in) I would strongly recommend this book to you."

--Dr. Chris Brown, Linux Format

"The author does an outstanding job leading the reader from regexnovice to master. The book is extremely easy to read and chock full ofuseful and relevant examples...Regular expressions are valuable toolsthat every developer should have in their toolbox. Mastering RegularExpressions is the definitive guide to the subject, and an outstandingresource that belongs on every programmer's bookshelf. Ten out of TenHorseshoes."

--Jason Menard, Java Ranch

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Microsoft Access 2016 Programming By Example: with VBA, XML, and ASP

Microsoft Access 2016 Programming By Example: with VBA, XML, and ASP Lowest new price: $25.05
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Author: Julitta Korol

Updated for Access 2016 and based on the bestselling editions from previous versions, Microsoft Access 2016 Programming by Example with VBA, XML and ASP is a practical how-to book on Access programming, suitable for readers already proficient with the Access user interface (UI). If you are looking to automate Access routine tasks, this book will progressively introduce you to programming concepts via numerous illustrated hands-on exercises. More advanced topics are demonstrated via custom projects. Includes a comprehensive disc with source code, supplemental files, and color screen captures (Also available from the publisher for download by writing to ). With concise and straightforward explanations, you learn how to write and test your programming code with the built-in Visual Basic Editor; understand and use common VBA programming structures such as conditions, loops, arrays, and collections; code a "message box"; reprogram characteristics of a database; and use various techniques to query and manipulate your Access .mdb and .accdb databases. The book shows you how you can build database solutions with Data Access Objects (DAO) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO); define database objects and manage database security with SQL; enhance and alter the way users interact with database applications with Ribbon customizations and event programming in forms and reports. You also learn how to program Microsoft Access databases for Internet access with Active Server Pages (Classic ASP), HTML, and XML.

Features:

+ Contains over thirty chapters loaded with illustrated hands-on exercises and projects that guide you through the VBA programming language. Each example tells you exactly where to enter code and how to test it and then run it.

+ Includes a comprehensive disc with source code, supplemental files, and color screen captures (Also available from the publisher for download by writing to ).

+ Explains how to store data for further manipulation in variables, arrays, and collections while teaching you to write both simple and complex VBA programming routines and functions.

+ Teaches you how to programmatically create and access database tables and fields.

+ Shows you how to insert, update, and delete data via programming code using various data access techniques.

+ Gets you proficient creating and running simple and parameterized queries against your Access databases.

+ Gets you comfortable using external data sources with Access (Excel, Word, flat files, XML, and SQL Server).

+ Teaches you how to take control of your forms and reports by writing programming code known as event procedures.

+ Shows you how to use various types of macros and templates.

+ Takes your programming skills to the Web by introducing you to dynamic XML and Classic ASP pages.

On the disc:
(Also available from the publisher for download by writing to ).

+ All source code and supplemental files for the Hands-On exercises and custom projects

+ All images from the text (including 4-color screenshots)

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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL Lowest new price: $44.67
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Author: Dean Allemang
Brand: imusti

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL, Second Edition, discusses the capabilities of Semantic Web modeling languages, such as RDFS (Resource Description Framework Schema) and OWL (Web Ontology Language). Organized into 16 chapters, the book provides examples to illustrate the use of Semantic Web technologies in solving common modeling problems. It uses the life and works of William Shakespeare to demonstrate some of the most basic capabilities of the Semantic Web.
The book first provides an overview of the Semantic Web and aspects of the Web. It then discusses semantic modeling and how it can support the development from chaotic information gathering to one characterized by information sharing, cooperation, and collaboration. It also explains the use of RDF to implement the Semantic Web by allowing information to be distributed over the Web, along with the use of SPARQL to access RDF data. Moreover, the reader is introduced to components that make up a Semantic Web deployment and how they fit together, the concept of inferencing in the Semantic Web, and how RDFS differs from other schema languages. Finally, the book considers the use of SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) to manage vocabularies by taking advantage of the inferencing structure of RDFS-Plus.
This book is intended for the working ontologist who is trying to create a domain model on the Semantic Web.

  • Updated with the latest developments and advances in Semantic Web technologies for organizing, querying, and processing information, including SPARQL, RDF and RDFS, OWL 2.0, and SKOS
  • Detailed information on the ontologies used in today's key web applications, including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more
  • Even more illustrative examples and case studies that demonstrate what semantic technologies are and how they work together to solve real-world problems

Features:

  • Morgan Kaufmann

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SVG Animations: From Common UX Implementations to Complex Responsive Animation

SVG Animations: From Common UX Implementations to Complex Responsive Animation Lowest new price: $30.63
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Author: Sarah Drasner
Brand: O Reilly Media

SVG is extremely powerful, with its reduced HTTP requests and crispness on any display. It becomes increasingly more interesting as you explore its capabilities for responsive animation and performance boons. When you animate SVG, you must be aware of normal image traits like composition, color, implementation, and optimization. But when you animate, it increases the complexity of each of these factors exponentially.

This practical book takes a deep dive into how you can to solve these problems with stability, performance, and creativity in mind.

  • Learn how to make SVG cross-browser compatible, backwards compatible, optimized, and responsive
  • Plan and debug animation
  • Make a complex animation responsive, as many sites are responsive
  • Profile each animation technique in terms of performance so that you know what you're getting in to with each library or native technology

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  • O Reilly Media

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Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (MCSD)

Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (MCSD) Lowest new price: $23.90
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Author: Rick Delorme
Brand: Microsoft Press

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-480—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Implement and manipulate document structures and objects
  • Implement program flow
  • Access and secure data
  • Use CSS3 in applications

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

Features:

  • Microsoft Press

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Think Like a Data Scientist: Tackle the data science process step-by-step

Think Like a Data Scientist: Tackle the data science process step-by-step Lowest new price: $26.96
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Author: Brian Godsey

Summary

Think Like a Data Scientist presents a step-by-step approach to data science, combining analytic, programming, and business perspectives into easy-to-digest techniques and thought processes for solving real world data-centric problems.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Data collected from customers, scientific measurements, IoT sensors, and so on is valuable only if you understand it. Data scientists revel in the interesting and rewarding challenge of observing, exploring, analyzing, and interpreting this data. Getting started with data science means more than mastering analytic tools and techniques, however; the real magic happens when you begin to think like a data scientist. This book will get you there.

About the Book

Think Like a Data Scientist teaches you a step-by-step approach to solving real-world data-centric problems. By breaking down carefully crafted examples, you'll learn to combine analytic, programming, and business perspectives into a repeatable process for extracting real knowledge from data. As you read, you'll discover (or remember) valuable statistical techniques and explore powerful data science software. More importantly, you'll put this knowledge together using a structured process for data science. When you've finished, you'll have a strong foundation for a lifetime of data science learning and practice.

What's Inside

  • The data science process, step-by-step
  • How to anticipate problems
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Best practices in software and scientific thinking

About the Reader

Readers need beginner programming skills and knowledge of basic statistics.

About the Author

Brian Godsey has worked in software, academia, finance, and defense and has launched several data-centric start-ups.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - PREPARING AND GATHERING DATA AND KNOWLEDGE

  1. Philosophies of data science
  2. Setting goals by asking good questions
  3. Data all around us: the virtual wilderness
  4. Data wrangling: from capture to domestication
  5. Data assessment: poking and prodding
  6. PART 2 - BUILDING A PRODUCT WITH SOFTWARE AND STATISTICS

  7. Developing a plan
  8. Statistics and modeling: concepts and foundations
  9. Software: statistics in action
  10. Supplementary software: bigger, faster, more efficient
  11. Plan execution: putting it all together
  12. PART 3 - FINISHING OFF THE PRODUCT AND WRAPPING UP

  13. Delivering a product
  14. After product delivery: problems and revisions
  15. Wrapping up: putting the project away

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Exam Ref 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (MCSD)

Exam Ref 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (MCSD) Lowest new price: $331.42
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Author: William Penberthy

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-486—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing ASP.NET MVC-based solutions. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Design the application architecture
  • Design the user experience
  • Develop the user experience
  • Troubleshoot and debug web applications
  • Design and implement security

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

Q&A with William Penberthy, author of "Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications"

Q. Why is “Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications” an important book for people to read right now?

A. We are hitting a cycle where more and more applications, both web-based and traditional client-based, are being replaced as they hit the end of their lifespan. There is also an industry trend toward trying to provide users with a single, web-based application that supports many different viewing platforms; including desktop, tablet, and mobile. ASP.NET MVC 4 provides support for all of these different clients out of the box with a powerful, yet extremely easy-to-use, platform that allows for rapid development and easy testing. ASP.NET MVC 4 also supports client side-technologies such as jQuery and Knockout.js that help developers build rich and interactive user interfaces. This book is timely because it takes a higher-level look at implementing the technology in the context of common business problems. It is not a coding book, but more of a design and approach book that helps experienced developers predict and manage potential problems.

Q. What will readers walk away with after reading “Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications?”

A. The 70-486 is not a traditional Microsoft test, so this book is not a traditional exam prep guide. First and foremost, this book is designed to help experienced developers be successful when taking the test. After that, the most important information in the book revolves around the “when” and “how” various aspects of ASP.NET MVC 4 can be implemented. The book may not tell you how to do everything in ASP.NET MVC 4, it instead acts as a guide to what can be done and when a particular approach makes sense when looking at the bigger picture. ASP.NET is almost frighteningly flexible and customizable, if you can think of something that may need to be done; there is more than likely a way to do it.

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SVG Essentials: Producing Scalable Vector Graphics with XML

SVG Essentials: Producing Scalable Vector Graphics with XML Lowest new price: $25.22
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Author: J. David Eisenberg
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Learn the essentials of Scalable Vector Graphics, the mark-up language used by most vector drawing programs and interactive web graphics tools. SVG Essentials takes you through SVG’s capabilities, beginning with simple line drawings and moving through complicated features such as filters, transformations, gradients, and patterns.

This thoroughly updated edition includes expanded coverage of animation, interactive graphics, and scripting SVG. Interactive examples online make it easy for you to experiment with SVG features in your web browser. Geared toward experienced designers, this book also includes appendices that explain basic concepts such as XML markup and CSS styling, so even if you have no web design experience, you can start learning SVG.

  • Create and style graphics to match your web design in a way that looks great when printed or displayed on high-resolution screens
  • Make your charts and decorative headings accessible to search engines and assistive technologies
  • Add artistic effects to your graphics, text, and photographs using SVG masks, filters, and transformations
  • Animate graphics with SVG markup, or add interactivity with CSS and JavaScript
  • Create SVG from existing vector data or XML data, using programming languages and XSLT

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