Code in the Cloud
Join the next wave of Web 2.0 software development in the cloud! Cloud applications are the next big shift in application development: instead of building single-user applications to run on a personal computer, new applications are being built as multi-user services that run in data centers around the world. One of the most exciting new environments for building services in the cloud is Google's AppEngine. AppEngine is a powerful, easy-to-use framework for developing cloud-based services. This book will teach you what you need to make the shift to cloud development using AppEngine. more »
XMPP: The Definitive Guide
This practical book provides everything you need to know about the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) -- the open technology for real-time communication used in instant messaging, Voice over IP, real-time collaboration, social networking, microblogging, lightweight middleware, cloud computing, and more. XMPP: The Definitive Guide walks you through the thought processes and design decisions involved in building a complete XMPP-enabled application, and adding real-time interfaces to existing applications. more »
SOA in Practice
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is finally becoming a concrete discipline rather than a hopeful collection of cloud charts. This book demonstrates how SOA can simplify the creation of large-scale applications, whether your project involves a large set of Web Services-based components, or is a means to connect legacy applications to more modern business processes. SOA in Practice explains how -- and whether -- SOA fits your needs. more »
Cloud Security and Privacy
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. This book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. more »
Cloud Application Architectures
If you're involved in planning IT infrastructure as a network or system architect, system administrator, or developer, this book will help you adapt your skills to work with these highly scalable, highly redundant infrastructure services. Cloud Application Architectures will help you determine whether and how to put your applications into these virtualized services, with critical guidance on issues of cost, availability, performance, scaling, privacy, and security. more »
Using Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step
The smart way to learn how to build InfoPath forms for SharePoint-one step at a time!

Quickly teach yourself how to use Microsoft InfoPath 2010 to create electronic business forms for Microsoft SharePoint 2010. With Step by Step, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

Design and build InfoPath forms without writing code; Add approval workflows to your InfoPath forms; Integrate data from SharePoint and other company systems; Create forms that offer a rich experience in the browser; Build views and dashboards to display form information; Create and use forms in the cloud with SharePoint Online. more »
Beginning Microsoft Office 2010
This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to getting started with Microsoft Office 2010. You'll learn how to create and edit essential office files - documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more - quickly and efficiently.

You'll also learn about all of the new updates included with Office 2010. Collaborate on projects in the cloud and access your files from virtually anywhere-with Beginning Microsoft Office 2010, you'll take a hands-on approach to learning everything, new and old, that the world's most popular productivity software suite has to offer. more »
Adobe ColdFusion Anthology
Adobe ColdFusion remains one of today's significant Web services tools and frameworks, and stands to become even more important as a possible primary tool for cloud development as well. As important as ColdFusion is and continues to become, we thought it would be a good idea to tap the leading authority on ColdFusion, the Fusion Authority. We asked this community to compile the most important issues in their developer and user experiences into one single volume - an anthology of the most current technical articles published in the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update. more »
Understanding PaaS
The least understood feature of cloud computing, Platform as a Service (PaaS), is also the most powerful and cost effective. This concise overview shows you why organizations that properly wield PaaS can quickly gain a strong competitive advantage. You'll learn how PaaS enables developers to pursue low cost R&D projects, lets system administrators focus on systems rather than servers, and helps architects evaluate new technology quickly and directly.

Many reliable PaaS providers are available today, including services from Amazon, Red Hat, and Google. This book offers valuable advice for technically and not-so-technically minded people who want to understand how PaaS can change the way organizations do computing. more »
Programming Amazon EC2
If you plan to use Amazon Web Services to run applications in the cloud, the end-to-end approach in this book will save you needless trial and error. You'll find practical guidelines for designing and building applications with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and a host of supporting AWS tools, with a focus on critical issues such as load balancing, monitoring, and automation.

How do you move an existing application to AWS, or design your application so that it scales effectively? How much storage will you require? Programming Amazon EC2 not only helps you get started, it will also keep you going once you're successfully positioned in the cloud. This book is a must-read for application architects, developers, and administrators. more »