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The Art of Building Qt Applications
Cross-platform development is a kind of holy grail, and Trolltech's Qt toolkit may well be the most promising solution yet to this development challenge. Qt is widely used for the development of GUI applications as well as console tools and servers, and it's especially appeali...
Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively w...
_Java and XML, 3rd Edition_, shows you how to cut through all the hype about XML and put it to work. It teaches you how to use the APIs, tools, and tricks of XML to build real-world applications. The result is a new approach to managing information that touches everything from...
You can choose from thousands of apps to make your Android device do just about anything you can think of -- and probably a few things you'd never imagine. There are so many Android apps available, in fact, that it's been difficult to find the best of the bunch -- until now. ...
Tips & Tools for Finding and Using the World's Information
Everyone knows that Google lets you search billions of web pages. But few people realize that Google also gives you hundreds of cool ways to organize and play with information. Since we released the last edition of this bestselling book, Google has added many new features and...
How can you make it easier for people to find your website? And how can you convert casual visitors into active users? _SEO Warrior_ shows you how it's done through a collection of tried and true techniques, hacks, and best practices. Learn the nuts and bolts of search engine ...
100 Industrial Strength Tips and Tools
If you think that getting creative with Excel means the underhanded tweaking of numbers, think again. _Excel Hacks_ shows even the most experienced users how to do things with Excel they might never have thought of doing--and lets them have a little fun while they're at it. M...
_Learning Perl_, popularly known as "the Llama," is the book most programmers rely on to get started with Perl. The bestselling Perl tutorial since it was first published in 1993, this new fifth edition covers recent changes to the language up to Perl 5.10. > This book reflec...
As the first book for intermediate and advanced users of Google SketchUp, this Cookbook goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professionals use. You'll get numerous step-by-step tutorials for solving common (and not so common) design prob...
**What people are saying about _Search Patterns_** "_Search Patterns_ is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen." --Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google "I lo...
A Pain-Free Introduction to Building Interactive Web Sites
by David Sklar
PHP has gained a following among non-technical web designers who need to add interactive aspects to their sites. Offering a gentle learning curve, PHP is an accessible yet powerful language for creating dynamic web pages. As its popularity has grown, PHP's basic feature set ha...
Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design
What are the ingredients of robust, elegant, flexible, and maintainable software architecture? _Beautiful Architecture_ answers this question through a collection of intriguing essays from more than a dozen of today's leading software designers and architects. In each essay, c...
Glenn Rand, longtime photographic educator and Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute, and Tim Meyer, Portrait Division Chair at Brooks Institute, have collaborated to create a thorough and balanced textbook on the modern techniques and practice of portrait...
You're _beyond_ the basics, so dive right in and really put your database skills to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Ac...
by Ron Hitchens
Many serious Java programmers, especially enterprise Java programmers, consider the new I/O API--called NIO for New Input/Output--the most important feature in the 1.4 version of the Java 2 Standard Edition. The NIO package includes many things that have been missing from prev...
Concepts, techniques, tricks, and traps
There's a great deal of excitement surrounding the use of Linux in embedded systems -- for everything from cell phones to car ABS systems and water- filtration plants -- but not a lot of practical information. _Building Embedded Linux Systems_ offers an in-depth, hard-core gui...
A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam
The ISTQB Certified Tester exam was developed toward an international standard which includes 47 international testing boards. Today more than 130,000 people have taken the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Foundations Level exam. So, where can all th...
Mobile web usage is exploding. Soon, more web browsing will take place on phones and tablets than PCs. Your business needs a mobile strategy, but where do you start? _Head First Mobile Web_ shows how to use the web tech- nology you're already familiar with to make sites and ap...
Write Native Objective-C Applications for the iPhone
Certain technologies bring out everyone's hidden geek, and iPhone did the moment it was released. Even though Apple created iPhone as a closed device, tens of thousands of developers bought them with the express purpose of designing and running third-party software. > In this...