Access 2010: The Missing Manual
Access may be a complex and intimidating Office application, but you'll tame it quickly with this book. You'll learn how to design complete databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry in no time. You'll even delve into the black art of Access programming by learning valuable tricks and techniques to automate common tasks -- even if you've never touched a line of code before. more »
XML Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition
A perennial bestseller, the handy XML Pocket Reference from O'Reilly has been revised once again to give you quick access to the latest goods. In addition to its comprehensive look at XML, this third edition has been updated with new material on Namespaces and XML Schema. If you need XML answers quick and on the fly, this compact book is most definitely the book for you. more »
Windows Vista Administration: The Definitive Guide
Written in jargon-free English that puts concepts in proper context, this book helps system administrators install, configure, and maintain Microsoft's newest OS. You'll get a better understanding of Vista's innovations and capabilities, learn how to leverage Vista to increase worker productivity, discover how the system can best protect sensitive data, and unlock certain features to improve system performance. This problem-solving reference lets you quickly access the solutions you need. more »
Scaling MongoDB
Create a MongoDB cluster that will to grow to meet the needs of your application. With this short and concise ebook, you'll get guidelines for setting up and using clusters to store a large volume of data, and learn how to access the data efficiently. In the process, you'll understand how to make your application work with a distributed database system. more »
Java and SOAP
Java and SOAP provides Java developers with an in-depth look at SOAP (the Simple Object Access Protocol). Of course, it covers the basics: what SOAP is, why it's soared to a spot on the Buzzwords' Top Ten list, and what its features and capabilities are. And it shows you how to work with some of the more common Java APIs in the SOAP world: Apache SOAP and GLUE.
Java and SOAP also discusses interoperability between the major SOAP platforms, including Microsoft's .NET, SOAP messaging, SOAP attachments, message routing, and a preview of the forthcoming AXIS APIs and server. If you're a Java developer who would like to start working with SOAP, this is the book you need to get going. more »
Oracle Built-in Packages
Oracle's built-in packages dramatically extend the power of the PL/SQL language, but few developers know how to use them effectively. This book is a complete reference to all of the built-ins, including those new to Oracle8. the enclosed diskette includes an online tool that provides easy access to the many files of source code and documentation developed by the authors. more »
Access 2007: The Missing Manual
Access 2007: The Missing Manual was written from the ground up for this redesigned application. You will learn how to design complete databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry. You'll even delve into the black art of Access programming (including macros and Visual Basic), and pick up valuable tricks and techniques to automate common tasks - even if you've never touched a line of code before. You will also learn all about the new prebuilt databases you can customize to fit your needs, and how the new complex data feature will simplify your life. With plenty of downloadable examples, this objective and witty book will turn an Access neophyte into a true master. more »
Access Data Analysis Cookbook
This book offers practical recipes to solve a variety of common problems that users have with extracting Access data and performing calculations on it. Whether you use Access 2007 or an earlier version, this book will teach you new methods to query data, different ways to move data in and out of Access, how to calculate answers to financial and investment issues, how to jump beyond SQL by manipulating data with VBA, and more. more »
Access Database Design & Programming, 3rd Edition
When using GUI-based software, we often focus so much on the interface that we forget about the general concepts required to use the software effectively. Access Database Design & Programming takes you behind the details of the interface, focusing on the general knowledge necessary for Access power users or developers to create effective database applications. The main sections of this book include: database design,queries, and programming. more »
Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 2nd Edition
Learning Cocoa with Objective-C is the "must-have" book for people who want to develop applications for Mac OS X, and is the only book approved and reviewed by Apple engineers. Based on the Jaguar release of Mac OS X 10.2, this edition of Learning Cocoa includes examples that use the Address Book and Universal Access APIs. Also included is a handy quick reference card, charting Cocoa's Foundation and AppKit frameworks, along with an Appendix that includes a listing of resources essential to any Cocoa developer--beginning or advanced.

Completely revised and updated, this 2nd edition begins with some simple examples to familiarize you with the basic elements of Cocoa programming as well Apple's Developer Tools, including Project Builder and Interface Builder.

After introducing you to Project Builder and Interface Builder, it brings you quickly up to speed on the concepts of object-oriented programming with Objective-C, the language of choice for building Cocoa applications. From there, each chapter presents a different sample program for you to build, with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions to teach you the fundamentals of Cocoa programming. The techniques you will learn in each chapter lay the foundation for more advanced techniques and concepts presented in later chapters. more »