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Friday, July 1, 2011

11:02 PM

Magento 1.4 Development Cookbook

Magento is the fastest growing PHP-based e-commerce solution based on the Zend Framework. It is a robust CMS that provides developers the ability to enrich their store with extra functionalities using custom modules. Developing a Magento store to get the desired look and feel is not as easy as you might believe and may take hours due to the wealth of features available for you to use.

Magento 1.4 Development Cookbook provides unparalleled guidelines to develop a much faster and more captivating Magento store by writing powerful custom modules. The book covers everything from common development tasks to integrating social networking plugins into Magento.
If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will have a development platform ready to work with Magento. You will also explore different ways to customize the look and feel of a Magento store to offer your customers a better user experience. Integration of Magento with WordPress to add striking functionality to your store will be accomplished in just a few steps. Some cool recipes take care of the Magento security measures by editing the parameters in the admin panel. Setting up a master-slave setup for Magento database is discussed along with other database optimizations in the database chapter. Developing new modules and widgets for Magento is thoroughly described. Optimizing Magento’s performance is the most important part of this book, which is armed with some easy and incredible recipes dealing with YSlow, Page Speed, Siege, Apache bench, Apache configuration, php.ini optimization, and caching with APC or Memcached. The work procedure behind the wall is explained in an easy manner so that both novice and experienced developers can benefit from it. This book also has some recipes that are not only useful for Magento but also for any other LAMP-based project.
A practical guide to take your Magento store to the next level by developing powerful modules and extensions
What you will learn from this book :
  • Write custom modules and widgets for Magento to make your site look and behave just like you want it to
  • Build a new Base 64.php plugin that handles the cryptography for Magento while you install Magento in PHP 5.3.X without the mcrypt module
  • Add a LIghtbox 2 tool on your store and tweak its libraries to display images as per your requirements
  • Integrate the Facebook Like plugin in Magento to enable users to making connections to your pages and share content back to friends on Facebook with just one click
  • Create a new database connection that would work on any database and write an SQL query against the Magento database using a singleton method
  • Prevent CSRF, XSS, DDoS attacks in Magento by customizing Magento code
  • Write Unit Tests with PHPUnit for Magento
  • Optimize database, php.ini, caching, and web server configuration
  • Replicate the Magento database with a master-slave setup by tweaking the database configuration file and configuring the MySQL servers accordingly
This book is a collection of straightforward recipes to build a faster and more impressive Magento store. The recipes will give you the optimum solutions for common and complex problems you face while developing a Magento store by writing effective custom modules and widgets. The recipes are explained in simple English and are easy to understand and implement in your projects.
Who this book is written for
If you are a PHP developer or a software engineer, novice or experienced, interested in achieving high impact in a fast-paced development environment and want to boost your PHP/Magento development skills to the next level then this book is for you.
No prior experience with Magento is required but basic knowledge of PHP is needed.
Book Details
  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (December, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849511446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849511445
  • File Size: 8.2 MiB

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, August 5, 2010

3:22 PM

Joey Lott, Darron Schall, "ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook

Joey Lott, Darron Schall, "ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook: Solutions for Flash Platform and Flex Application Developers"
Adobe Dev Library 2006 | ISBN-10: 0596526954 | 586 Pages | CHM | 1 MB

Well before Ajax and Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation hit the scene, Macromedia offered the first method for building web pages with the responsiveness and functionality of desktop programs with its Flash-based "Rich Internet Applications." Now, new owner Adobe is taking Flash and its powerful capabilities beyond the Web and making it a full-fledged development environment.

Rather than focus on theory, the ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook concentrates on the practical application of ActionScript, with more than 300 solutions you can use to solve a wide range of common coding dilemmas. You'll find recipes that show you how to: Detect the user's Flash Player version or their operating system Build custom classes Format dates and currency types Work with strings Build user interface components Work with audio and video Make remote procedure calls using Flash Remoting and web services Load, send, and search XML data And much, much more ...

Each code recipe presents the Problem, Solution, and Discussion of how you can use it in other ways or personalize it for your own needs, and why it works. You can quickly locate the recipe that most closely matches your situation and get the solution without reading the whole book to understand the underlying code. Solutions progress from short recipes for small problems to more complex scripts for thornier riddles, and the discussions offer a deeper analysis for resolving similar issues in the future, along with possible design choices and ramifications. You'll even learn how to link modular ActionScript pieces together to create rock-solid solutions for Flex 2 and Flash applications.

When you're not sure how ActionScript 3.0 works or howto approach a specific programming dilemma, you can simply pick up the book, flip to the relevant recipe(s), and quickly find the solution you're looking for.

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

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3:10 PM

ActionScript 3.0 Bible

Roger Braunstein, Mims H. Wright, Joshua J. Noble, "ActionScript 3.0 Bible"
Publisher: Wiley | Pages: 735 | Date: 2007-10-29 | ISBN: 0470135603 | PDF | 7.02 MB

Packed with hands-on instruction and step by step tutorials, the ActionScript 3 Bible is everything you need to harness the power of this amazing language. ActionScript experts Roger Braunstein and Mims Wright guide you through the in's and out's of building Rich Internet Applications with ActionScript 3. Coverage includes:

* The ActionScript 3 language—variables, datatypes, operators and expressions, functions, and more
* Object-Oriented aspects of ActionScript 3
* Working with XML
* Dealing with events
* Handling error events and making your applications fault tolerant
* Debugging ActionScript applications
* Loading external data
* Working with audio, video and graphics
* Working in binary
* Developing for Apollo
* Application deployment
* And more.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

10:35 PM

The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology
Cambridge University Press | 2009 | ISBN: 0521671000, 0521854709 | 608 pages | PDF | 12 MB

The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology is the first and only dictionary that surveys the broad discipline of psychology from an international, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary focus. This focus was achieved in several ways. The managing and consulting editor boards were comprised of world-renowned scholars in psychology from many different countries, not just the United States. They reviewed and edited all of the keyword entries to make them lively and applicable across cultural contexts, incorporating the latest knowledge in contemporary international psychology.

Thus entries related to culture, as well as those from all domains of psychology, are written with the broadest possible audience in mind. Also, many keywords central to contemporary psychology were incorporated that are not included in many competitors, including the Oxford and APA dictionaries

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10:27 PM

Using Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010

Using Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010
English | WMV3 1024x768 | MP3 48 Kbps | 613 MB
Genre: eLearning

The Business Connectivity Services component in SharePoint 2010 is the successor of the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in SharePoint 2007. This session will explain how line-of-business (LOB) data can consumed (both read and write access) in SharePoint 2010 and the Office client applications without writing any custom code using BCS and the SharePoint Designer. Further customizations of the BCS applications will be done using custom code in Visual Studio 2010.

Business Connectivity Services Architecture

* BDC Metadata Store – The BDC Metadata Store provides storage for a collection of external content types, each of which describes how to connect to the external store. The Metadata Store acts as part of the services layer. External content types are a fundamental building block of BCS.

* BDC Server Runtime – The BDC Server Runtime understands how to reach into the back-end store and connect to data based on the external content types defined within the content type store. It’s important to note the new usage of the acronym BDC to refer to the set of services that provides connectivity that is a component of BCS.

* Security – BCS provides integration with the Secure Store Service (SSS), as well as enabling your own security model.

* Solution Packaging – Solutions built with BCS can be packaged as a Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) package to be delivered to a rich client, including SharePoint Workspace, Outlook and Word. BCS also exposes APIs to extend solution packaging to target additional clients.

* Out of Box UI – BCS carries forward the ability to display external data through a Web Part UI and provides deeper integration through the addition of external lists.

* BDC Client Runtime – A symmetrical runtime is provided for client and server, enabling you to take solutions offline with a client-side cache and to connect and push changes back to the server in a consistent manner. Use of the BDC Client Runtime enables offline operations, interacting with the external data cache.

* Design Tools – SharePoint Designer provides a wealth of out-of-box functionality for creating BCS solutions, including the ability to define external content types and external lists, and to define InfoPath forms to surface the data to create simple solutions. Visual Studio provides the ability for the professional developer to extend those capabilities to create advanced solutions while leveraging the existing framework.

10:21 PM

Gentry Design - Summer 2010

Gentry Design is the preeminent purveyor of style, tradition, and good taste. Published on the finest paper and beautifully designed and printed, this gorgeous tabletop magazine includes beautifully shot and designed estate properties and elegant departments, all which serve as tremendous resources for homeowners.

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