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HTML & CSS: The Complete Reference, Fifth Edition (Complete Reference Series)

HTML & CSS: The Complete Reference, Fifth Edition (Complete Reference Series) Lowest new price: $25.00
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Author: Thomas A. Powell
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The Definitive Guide to HTML & CSS--Fully Updated

Written by a Web development expert, the fifth edition of this trusted resource has been thoroughly revised and reorganized to address HTML5, the revolutionary new Web standard. The book covers all the elements supported in today's Web browsers--from the standard (X)HTML tags to the archaic and proprietary tags that may be encountered.

HTML & CSS: The Complete Reference, Fifth Edition contains full details on CSS 2.1 as well as every proprietary and emerging CSS3 property currently supported. Annotated examples of correct markup and style show you how to use all of these technologies to build impressive Web pages. Helpful appendixes cover the syntax of character entities, fonts, colors, and URLs. This comprehensive reference is an essential tool for professional Web developers.

  • Master transitional HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 markup
  • Write emerging standards-based markup with HTML5
  • Enhance presentation with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS1 and CSS 2.1)
  • Learn proprietary and emerging CSS3 features
  • Learn how to read (X)HTML document type definitions (DTDs)
  • Apply everything in an open standards-focused fashion

Thomas A. Powell is president of PINT, Inc. (, a nationally recognized Web agency. He developed the Web Publishing Certificate program for the University of California, San Diego Extension and is an instructor for the Computer Science Department at UCSD. He is the author of the previous bestselling editions of this book and Ajax: The Complete Reference, and co-author of JavaScript: The Complete Reference.


  • HTML CSS The Complete Reference Fifth Edition Complete Reference Series

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DocBook Xsl: The Complete Guide (4th Edition)

DocBook Xsl: The Complete Guide (4th Edition) Lowest new price: $41.43
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Author: Bob Stayton
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DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide (Fourth Edition) by Bob Stayton is the definitive guide to using the DocBook XSL stylesheets. It provides the missing documentation to realize the full potential of DocBook publishing. It covers all aspects of DocBook publishing tools, including installing, using, and customizing the stylesheets and processing tools. With this book, you can: (a) select the DocBook components that are appropriate for your needs and budget, (b) set up and configure the tools for efficient processing of your documents, (c) generate HTML and print output from the same DocBook files, (d) customize your HTML and print output (e) discover and use advanced features of the DocBook stylesheets. The book is suitable for new users just getting started, as well as more advanced users needing a complete reference. It is thoroughly indexed and cross referenced so you can quickly find what you need. The Fourth Edition updates the content to the latest stylesheets and DocBook version 5.


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Unicode Explained: Internationalize Documents, Programs, and Web Sites

Unicode Explained: Internationalize Documents, Programs, and Web Sites Lowest new price: $48.29
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Author: Jukka K. Korpela
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Fundamentally, computers just deal with numbers. They store letters and other characters by assigning a number for each one. There are hundreds of different encoding systems for mapping characters to numbers, but Unicode promises a single mapping. Unicode enables a single software product or website to be targeted across multiple platforms, languages and countries without re-engineering. It's no wonder that industry giants like Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM andMicrosoft have all adopted Unicode.

Containing everything you need to understand Unicode, this comprehensive reference from O'Reilly takes you on a detailed guide through the complex character world. For starters, it explains how to identify and classify characters - whether they're common, uncommon, or exotic. It then shows you how to type them, utilize their properties, and process character data in a robust manner.

The book is broken up into three distinct parts. The first few chapters provide you with a tutorial presentation of Unicode and character data. It gives you a firm grasp of the terminology you need to reference various components, including character sets, fonts and encodings, glyphs and character repertoires.

The middle section offers more detailed information about using Unicode and other character codes. It explains the principles and methods of defining character codes, describes some of the widely used codes, and presents code conversion techniques. It also discusses properties of characters, collation and sorting, line breaking rules and Unicode encodings. The final four chapters cover more advanced material, suchas programming to support Unicode.

You simply can't afford to be without the nuggets of valuable information detailed in Unicode Explained.


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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology, and Design

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology, and Design Lowest new price: $9.57
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Author: Thomas Erl

The first start-to-finish, step-by-step guide to modeling and designing SOA. Using Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), enterprises can deliver high-value business services more rapidly and effectively, and gain unprecedented flexibility and value from existing IT infrastructure. SOA has earned the support of virtually every major software provider, and some 75% of enterprises surveyed are now investing in SOA technology and expertise. In Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, the author of 2004's best-selling SOA book presents the first end-to-end-tutorial for modeling and designing successful service-oriented architectures from the ground up. Writing in plain English, Thomas Erl provides step-by-step process descriptions for analyzing and designing any service or service-oriented business process definition.


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Hadoop in Practice: Includes 104 Techniques

Hadoop in Practice: Includes 104 Techniques Lowest new price: $32.38
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Author: Alex Holmes
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Hadoop in Practice, Second Edition provides over 100 tested, instantly useful techniques that will help you conquer big data, using Hadoop. This revised new edition covers changes and new features in the Hadoop core architecture, including MapReduce 2. Brand new chapters cover YARN and integrating Kafka, Impala, and Spark SQL with Hadoop. You'll also get new and updated techniques for Flume, Sqoop, and Mahout, all of which have seen major new versions recently. In short, this is the most practical, up-to-date coverage of Hadoop available anywhere.

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

About the Book

It's always a good time to upgrade your Hadoop skills! Hadoop in Practice, Second Edition provides a collection of 104 tested, instantly useful techniques for analyzing real-time streams, moving data securely, machine learning, managing large-scale clusters, and taming big data using Hadoop. This completely revised edition covers changes and new features in Hadoop core, including MapReduce 2 and YARN. You'll pick up hands-on best practices for integrating Spark, Kafka, and Impala with Hadoop, and get new and updated techniques for the latest versions of Flume, Sqoop, and Mahout. In short, this is the most practical, up-to-date coverage of Hadoop available.

Readers need to know a programming language like Java and have basic familiarity with Hadoop.

What's Inside

  • Thoroughly updated for Hadoop 2
  • How to write YARN applications
  • Integrate real-time technologies like Storm, Impala, and Spark
  • Predictive analytics using Mahout and RR
  • Readers need to know a programming language like Java and have basic familiarity with Hadoop.

About the Author

Alex Holmes works on tough big-data problems. He is a software engineer, author, speaker, and blogger specializing in large-scale Hadoop projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Hadoop in a heartbeat
  2. Introduction to YARN
  4. Data serialization—working with text and beyond
  5. Organizing and optimizing data in HDFS
  6. Moving data into and out of Hadoop
  8. Applying MapReduce patterns to big data
  9. Utilizing data structures and algorithms at scale
  10. Tuning, debugging, and testing
  12. SQL on Hadoop
  13. Writing a YARN application


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XML: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition)

XML: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition) Lowest new price: $21.00
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Author: Kevin Howard Goldberg
Brand: Peach Pit Press

What is XML? XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is a specification for storing information. It is also a specification for describing the structure of that information. And while XML is a markup language (just like HTML), XML has no tags of its own. It allows the person writing the XML to create whatever tags they need. The only condition is that these newly created tags adhere to the rules of the XML specification.

In the seven years since the first edition of “XML: Visual QuickStart Guide” was published, XML has taken its place next to HTML as a foundational language on the Internet. XML has become a very popular method for storing data and the most popular method for transmitting data between all sorts of systems and applications. The reason being, where HTML was designed to display information, XML was designed to manage it.

This book begins by showing you the basics of the XML language. Then, by building on that knowledge, additional and supporting languages and systems will be discussed. To get the most out of this book, you should be somewhat familiar with HTML, although you don’t need to be an expert coder by any stretch. No other previous knowledge is required.

“XML: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition” is divided into seven parts. Each part contains one or more chapters with step-by-step instructions that explain how to perform XML-related tasks. Wherever possible, examples of the concepts being discussed are displayed, and the parts of the examples on which to focus are highlighted.

The order of the book is intentionally designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of XML, followed by discussions of related XML technologies.

    •    In Part 1 of the book, you will learn how to create an XML document. It’s relatively straightforward, and even more so if you know a little HTML.

    •    Part 2 focuses on XSL, which is a set of languages designed to transform an XML document into something else: an HTML file, a PDF document, or another XML document. Remember, XML is designed to store and transport data, not display it.

    •    Parts 3 and 4 of the book discuss DTD and XML Schema, languages designed to define the structure of an XML document. In conjunction with XML Namespaces (Part 5), you can guarantee that XML documents conform to a pre-defined structure, whether created by you or by someone else.

    •    Part 6, Developments and Trends, details some of the up-and-coming XML-related languages, as well as a few new versions of existing languages.

    •    Finally, Part 7 identifies some well-known uses of XML in the world today; some of which you may be surprised to learn.

This beginner’s guide to XML is broken down as follows:
    •    Introduction
    •    Chapter 1:  Writing XML

    •    Part 2:  XSL
    •    Chapter 2:  XSLT
    •    Chapter 3:  XPath Patterns and Expressions
    •    Chapter 4:  XPath Functions
    •    Chapter 5:  XSL-FO

    •    Part 3:  DTD
    •    Chapter 6:  Creating a DTD
    •    Chapter 7:  Entities and Notations in DTDs
    •    Chapter 8:  Validation and Using DTDs

    •    Part 4:  XML Schema
    •    Chapter 9:  XML Schema Basics
    •    Chapter 10:  Defining Simple Types
    •    Chapter 11:  Defining Complex Types

    •    Part 5:  Namespaces
    •    Chapter 12:  XML Namespaces
    •    Chapter 13:  Using XML Namespaces

    •    Part 6:  Recent W3C Recommendations
    •    Chapter 14:  XSLT 2.0
    •    Chapter 15:  XPath 2.0
    •    Chapter 16:  XQuery 1.0

    •    Part 7:  XML in Practice
    •    Chapter 17:  Ajax, RSS, SOAP and More

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DITA for Practitioners Volume 1: Architecture and Technology

DITA for Practitioners Volume 1: Architecture and Technology Lowest new price: $29.78
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Author: Eliot Kimber
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DITA expert Eliot Kimber takes you inside the DITA XML standard, explaining the architecture and technology that make DITA unique.

Volume 1 of his two-volume exploration of DITA starts with a hands-on explanation of end-to-end DITA processing that will get you up and running fast. Then, he explores the DITA architecture, explaining maps and topics, structural patterns, metadata, linking and addressing, keys and key references, relationship tables, conditional processing, reuse, and more.

Kimber's unique perspective unwraps the puzzle that is DITA, explaining the rationale for its design and structure, and giving you an unvarnished, detailed look inside this important technology.

Inside the Book:

Where Do I Start?

  • Background and history of the DITA standard
  • Essential background for practitioners
  • Terminology

End to End DITA Processing:

  • Setting up your development environment
  • Authoring, managing, and producing a DITA-based publication
  • Running, configuring and customizing the Open Toolkit.

An Overview of the DITA Architecture:

  • Vocabulary composition and specialization
  • Maps and topics
  • Structural patterns in DITA
  • Linking and addressing
  • The content reference facility
  • Filtering and Flagging
  • SubjectScheme maps

About the Author

Eliot Kimber is Senior Solutions Architect with RSI Content Solutions. He leads publishers through content management implementations, XML and desktop publishing applications, DITA requirements and standardization, and information and process analyses. He is fluent in XML, XSLT, XSL-FO, DTD development, XML Schema, XPath, XQuery, XInclude, Xlink, and other information management and publishing standards. As a member of the DITA Technical Committee at OASIS Open, he has been a leader in developing the DITA standard since its earliest days, and continues to be a driving force for the evolution and adoption of DITA.


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XML Programming Success in a Day: Beginner?s Guide to Fast, Easy, and Efficient Learning of XML Programming

XML Programming Success in a Day: Beginner?s Guide to Fast, Easy, and Efficient Learning of XML Programming Lowest new price: $23.26
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Author: Sam Key
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XML Programming at its best!

Discover A Book That Tells You What You Should Do and How!

Instead of jumping right into the instructions, this book will provide you first with all the necessary concepts that you need to learn in order to make the learning process a whole lot easier.

This way, you’re sure not to get lost in confusion once you get to the more complex lessons provided in the latter chapters. Graphs and flowcharts, as well as sample codes, are provided for a more visual approach on your learning

You will also learn the designs and forms of XML, and what’s more convenient than getting to know both sides!

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  • XML Programming Success in a Day Beginner s Guide to Fast Easy and Efficient Learning of XML Programming

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Schaum's Outline of XML

Schaum's Outline of XML Lowest new price: $411.50
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Author: Ed Tittel

Schaum's Outline of XML Provides a succinct overview of the principles of Web design using XML (eXtensible Markup Language). This is a complete student and professional learn-it and do-it development guide. Includes numerous examples demonstrating proper design techniques and markup. Offers pointers to copious additional resources, examples, and information on these topics online and utilizes traditional Schaum's problem-solved techniques. Across all potential markets, there are over 400,000 students per year taking such courses at the college level; triple this number to account for high-school and adult/continuing education programs. This book is intended to provide a tightly focused, succinct overview of the concepts, terminology, techniques, and markup involved in creating effective, correct Web pages, and in representing and manipulating data in XML. It will include coverage of the most recent XML specification, plus information about Web page design, style sheets, frames, DTDs, and content management. Specific undergraduate and certification courses targeted to use this title: Introduction to XML; Database & Enterprise Solutions; Introduction to Web Technologies; (And just about any Web-focused design, database, or development class, taken in any year of the undergraduate or certification curriculum)

Java XML and JSON

Java XML and JSON Lowest new price: $23.74
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Brand: Jeff Friesen

Java XML and JSON is your one-stop guide to mastering the XML metalanguage and JSON data format along with significant Java APIs for parsing and creating XML/JSON documents (and more). The first six chapters focus on XML along with the SAX, DOM, StAX, XPath, and XSLT APIs. The remaining four chapters focus on JSON along with the mJson, GSON, and JsonPath APIs.

Each chapter ends with select exercises designed to challenge your grasp of the chapter's content. An appendix provides the answers to these exercises.

What You'll Learn
  • Master the XML language
  • Learn how to validate XML documents
  • Learn how to parse XML documents with the SAX, DOM, and StAX APIs
  • Learn how to create XML documents with the DOM and StAX APIs
  • Learn how to extract values from XML documents with the XPath API
  • Learn how to transform XML documents with the XSLT API
  • Master the JSON format
  • Learn how to validate JSON documents
  • Learn how to parse and create JSON documents with the mJson and Gson APIs
  • Learn how to extract values from JSON documents with the JsonPath API

Who This Book Is For

Intermediate or advanced Java programmers/developers.


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