Pro SharePoint 2010 Governance
Pro SharePoint 2010 Governance is the first book on the market focusing exclusively on the essential guidance necessary for leveraging SharePoint 2010 within your organization's intranet, extranet or Internet environment for maximum business value. Effective governance allows your organization to promote the adoption of SharePoint’s productivity-enhancing features while maintaining security and control over your organization's most vital information.

Pro SharePoint 2010 Governance presents comprehensive guidance, from the basics of "What is governance?" to the detailed considerations of IT, information and application management. Using the conceptual framework promoted by Microsoft and augmented with detailed discussions, recommendations and checklists, you will have all the information you need to streamline the governance of your SharePoint sites. more »
Practical RichFaces, 2nd Edition
RichFaces 4 is a component library for JavaServer Faces, and an advanced framework for easily integrating AJAX capabilities into business applications. It lets you quickly develop next-generation web applications based on JSF 2/Ajax.

In this definitive RichFaces 4 book, instead of using JBoss Tools, the author bases all examples on Maven so that any IDE can be used - whether it's NetBeans, Eclipse, JBoss or even Spring.

Practical RichFaces also describes how to best take advantage of RichFaces - the integration of the Ajax4jsf and RichFaces libraries - to create flexible and powerful programs. Assuming some JSF background, it shows how you can radically reduce programming time and effort to create rich AJAX-based applications. more »
Rails 3 in Action
Rails 3 is a full stack, open source web framework powered by Ruby and this book is an introduction to it. Whether you're just starting or you have a few cycles under your belt, you'll appreciate the book's guru's-eye-view of idiomatic Rails programming.

You'll master Rails 3.1 by developing a ticket tracking application that includes RESTful routing, authentication and authorization, state maintenance, file uploads, email, and more. You'll also explore powerful features like designing your own APIs and building a Rails engine. You will see Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development in action throughout the book, just like you would in a top Rails shop. more »
Just Spring Data Access
JDBC has simplified database access in Java applications, but a few nagging wrinkles remain - namely, persisting Java objects to relational databases. With this book, you'll learn how the Spring Framework makes that job incredibly easy with dependency injection, template classes, and object-relational-mapping (ORM).

Through sample code, you'll discover how Spring streamlines the use of JDBC and ORM tools such as Hibernate, the Java Persistence API (JPA), and Java Data Objects (JDO). If you're a Java developer familiar with Spring and want to advance your data access skills, this book shows you how. more »
Just Spring Integration
Get started with Spring Integration, the lightweight Java-based framework that makes designing and developing message-oriented architectures a breeze. Through numerous examples, you'll learn how to use this open source framework's basic building blocks to work with both inter - and intra-application programming models.

If you're a Java developer familiar with the Spring framework and want to advance your skills with Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) patterns, and messaging systems in particular, this book is ideal. more »
Learning Node
Take your web development skills from the browser to the web server with Node, the programming framework that enables you to write data-driven applications with a language you already know: JavaScript. This guide offers a friendly way to master Node fundamentals with clear and concise information you can use right away.

Built on Google's V8 JavaScript engine, Node offers high performance and easy scalability for server-side applications. Learning Node walks you through the differences and parallels between client-side and server-side programming, with practical examples of programming and deployment. more »
ActionScript Developer's Guide to Robotlegs
Robotlegs is a standout among the ActionScript 3 development frameworks available today. With it, Flash, Flex, and AIR developers can create well-architected, testable, and flexible Rich Internet Applications - fast. This concise guide shows you how the light footprint and focused scope of this open source framework not only solves your immediate coding problems, it helps you gain insight into AS3 architecture on a much deeper level.

The authors provide a walkthrough of specific features in two applications they've written in Robotlegs, complete with code for each application as a whole. You'll learn how to achieve a balance of flexibility and consistency in your own projects. more »
Getting Started with Roo
Spring Roo goes a step beyond the Spring Framework by bringing true Rapid Application Development to Java - just as Grails has done with Groovy. This concise introduction shows you how to build applications with Roo, using the framework's shell as an intelligent and timesaving code-completion tool. It's an ideal RAD tool because Roo does much of the tedious code maintenance.

You'll get started by building a simple customer relationship management application, complete with step-by-step instructions and code examples. Learn how to control any part of the application with Roo's opt-in feature, while using this open source framework to automate the rest of the code. more »
Beginning PHP and MySQL E-Commerce, 2nd Edition
Beginning PHP and MySQL E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition covers every step of the design and building process involved in creating powerful, extendable e-commerce web sites. Based around a real-world example involving a web site selling t-shirts, you'll learn how to create and manage a product catalog, build and integrate a shopping cart, and process customer accounts and PayPal / credit card transactions.

With the e-commerce framework in place, authors Emilian Balanescu and Cristian Darie show you how to integrate advanced features sure to set your web site apart from the competition. You'll learn how to expand your catalog using Amazon Web Services, optimize the web site for the search engines, and take advantage of Ajax to build an even more user - friendly shopping cart. more »
Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with XAML and C#
The key features for developing on Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system are unveiled in this fast-paced 80-pageprimer. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.

With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using XAML and C#, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world's most successful operating system. more »