The complete guide to building world-class rich Internet applications with Microsoft Expression Blend 4 and WPF, Silverlight, and XAML Now in full color! Covers all designer interactions involved in building real-world applications -- from drag-and-drop design to prototyping, and beyond Includes four start-to-finish ´´Learning Lab Project´´ case studies By Brennon Williams, Microsoft MVP for Expression Blend and a world-renowned leader of the Expression Blend community Written by Microsoft MVP Brennon Williams, this is the definitive guide to building rich Internet applications with the newest version of Expression Blend. Now in full color, this comprehensive, practical reference covers every designer and developer interaction with Expression Blend 4, including: ´´ Getting started, navigating Blend 4, and utilizing its tools and asset library ´´ Using new designer tools to maximize productivity ´´ Creating styles, control templates, and grid layouts ´´ Prototyping WPF and Silverlight applications ´´ Enabling specific software behaviors in user interfaces via drag-and-drop design ´´ Using design-time data sources, resource dictionaries, and triggers ´´ Storyboarding and then building sophisticated animations ´´ Implementing processes ´´ Importing designs from Adobe Illustrator and other programs ´´ Creating functional prototypes ´´ Working with user, inherited, and custom controls ´´ Integrating 3D elements, and much more Expression Blend 4 Unleashed also includes four start-to-finish Learning Lab Projects -- walking designers through building media players, contact managers, application launchers, and media managers. Product Description This book has one primary goal: to get you working in Expression Blend 4 effectively using the features and functionality of the tool. This book is not about XAML, not about code nor explicit work flows. It is about simply dragging, dropping, drawing, and defining the experience and vision for a user interface and rich interactive experience. You will learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and more importantly, understand what they all mean. You will also work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide your solutions advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Animations and Storyboards will allow you to bring life to your vision, as will working with data efficiently and learning how to create and manage Resources. In short, this book will give you the answers to many questions asked in forums by new and experienced users alike. Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed is a stunning, full-color resource with hundreds of screenshots and informative figure references. It has also been authored sequentially, to enable you to build your knowledge step-by-step and gain confidence through repartition and fearlessness in discovery. Detailed information on how to. Create, edit, and work effectively with Styles and Templates Master Parts, States, and Behaviors to enable XAML and code free functionality Use Blend´s Animation and Storyboard workflows to bring life to your solutions Create and manage Resource Dictionaries, Skins, and Themes Create sample and live data Implement effective XML, CLR Data binding, and Control Template binding using Expression Blends advanced data support tools Use Blend as part of your designer/developer workflow to create rapid prototypes with SketchFlow Use design resources to start creating solutions for Windows Phone 7 Work with WPF, Silverlight, and Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 platforms Backcover This book has one primary goal: to get you working in Expression Blend 4 effectively using the features and functionality of the tool. This book is not about XAML, not about code nor explicit work flows. It is about simply dragging, dropping, drawing, and defining the experience and vision for a user interface and rich interactive experience. You will learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and more importantly, understand what they all mean. You will also work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide your solutions advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Animations and Storyboards will allow you to bring life to your vision, as will working with data efficiently and learning how to create and manage Resources. In short, this book will
Enhance productivity in any Office application with zero programming experience Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016 helps you extend the capabilities of the entire Office suite using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Even if you have no programming experience , you´ll be automating routine computing processes quickly using the simple, yet powerful VBA programming language. Clear, systematic tutorials walk beginners through the basics, while intermediate and advanced content guides more experienced users toward efficient solutions. This comprehensive guide starts at the beginning to get you acquainted with VBA so you can start recording macros right away. You´ll then build upon that foundation to utilize the full capabilities of the language as you use loops and functions, message boxes, input boxes, and dialog boxes to design your own Office automation program. Add-ins, embedded macros, content controls, and more give you advanced tools to enhance productivity, and all instruction is backed by real-world practice projects in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Productivity is the name of the game, and automating certain computing tasks is an easy solution with significant impact for any business. This book shows you how, with step-by-step guidance and expert insight. Expand Office 2016 functionality with macros Learn how to work with VBA and the entire Office suite Create effective code, even with no programing experience Understand ActiveX, XML-based files, the developer tab, and more VBA is designed to be understandable and accessible to beginners, but powerful enough to create specialized business applications. If you´re ready to begin exploring the possibilities, Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016 gets you started right away.
This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. You?ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authors? many style tips and practical programming advice will help you become a top-notch PHP programmer. * Get an overview of what?s possible with PHP programs * Learn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements * Understand functions, strings, arrays, and objects * Apply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookies * Interact with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB * Generate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML files * Learn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topics * Get a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions
C++ ist eine der am weitesten verbreiteten Programmiersprachen. Schnell, effizient und flexibel - ist sie zur ersten Wahl für Softwareentwickler geworden und wird zur Lösung vieler Probleme eingesetzt. Die neuesten Versionen von C++ unterstützen und fördern zudem einen modernen Programmierstil. Marius Bancila zeigt Ihnen zahlreiche bemerkenswerte Features, die modernes C++ zu bieten hat, und wie Sie sie implementieren, um Ihre Anforderungen zu erfüllen. In 100 Aufgaben werden exemplarische Probleme behandelt, die nicht nur Ihre Sprachkenntnisse testen, sondern auch Ihre Fähigkeiten entwickeln, über den Tellerrand hinauszuschauen und neue Wege zu gehen, um optimale Lösungen zu finden. Sie werden mit einer Vielzahl von Herausforderungen mit unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgraden konfrontiert. Und falls Sie ratlos sind, brauchen Sie sich keine Sorgen zu machen: Wir haben die besten Lösungen für Ihre Probleme in diesem Buch festgehalten und zum Download bereitgestellt. Nehmen Sie die Herausforderung an! Aus dem Inhalt: - Serialisieren und Deserialisieren von JSON- und XML-Daten - Verschlüsseln und signieren, um sichere Kommunikation zu ermöglichen - SQLite einbinden und verwenden - Mit Threads und asynchronen Funktionen parallele Algorithmen implementieren - ZIP-Daten komprimieren und dekomprimieren - Designpatterns zur Lösung von realen Fragestellungen verwenden - Client-Server-Anwendungen realisieren, die über TCP/IP kommunizieren - Datenstrukturen wie zirkulare Puffer oder Priority-Queues implementieren ´´This is representative of what I view as a strength of the book: the ability to introduce you to libraries and APIs beyond standard C++ that you may not be familiar with. I think that´s an important contribution to C++ and its effective application, and between that and the use of features new to C++17, I think it makes the book worth looking into.´´ Scott Meyers in his personal blog
Data Modeling Made Simple will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices. This book is written in a conversational style that encourages you to read it from start to finish and master these ten objectives: Know when a data model is needed and which type of data model is most effective for each situation Read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book Build a fully normalized relational data model, as well as an easily navigatable dimensional model Apply techniques to turn a logical data model into an efficient physical design Leverage several templates to make requirements gathering more efficient and accurate Explain all ten categories of the Data Model Scorecard Learn strategies to improve your working relationships with others Appreciate the impact unstructured data has, and will have, on our data modeling deliverables Learn basic UML concepts Put data modeling in context with XML, metadata, and agile development Book Review by Johnny Gay In this book review, I address each section in the book and provide what I found most valuable as a data modeler. I compare, as I go, how the book´s structure eases the new data modeler into the subject much like an instructor might ease a beginning swimmer into the pool. This book begins like a Dan Brown novel. It even starts out with the protagonist, our favorite data modeler, lost on a dark road somewhere in France. In this case, what saves him isn´t a cipher, but of all things, something that´s very much like a data model in the form of a map! The author deems they are both way-finding tools.
Designed as a wide-ranging guide to Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) and how to approach building them, this book covers a variety of different techniques available for DSLs. The goal is to provide readers with enough information to make an informed choice about whether or not to use a DSL and what kinds of DSL techniques to employ. Part I is a 150-page narrative overview that gives you a broad understanding of general principles. The reference material in Parts II through VI provides the details and examples you´ll need to get started using the various techniques discussed. Both internal and external DSL topics are covered, in addition to alternative computational models and code generation. Although the general principles and patterns presented can be used with whatever programming language you happen to be using, most of the examples are in Java or C#. Product Description When carefully selected and used, Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) may simplify complex code, promote effective communication with customers, improve productivity, and unclog development bottlenecks. In Domain-Specific Languages , noted software development expert Martin Fowler first provides the information software professionals need to decide if and when to utilize DSLs. Then, where DSLs prove suitable, Fowler presents effective techniques for building them, and guides software engineers in choosing the right approaches for their applications. This book´s techniques may be utilized with most modern object-oriented languages; the author provides numerous examples in Java and C#, as well as selected examples in Ruby. Wherever possible, chapters are organized to be self-standing, and most reference topics are presented in a familiar patterns format. Armed with this wide-ranging book, developers will have the knowledge they need to make important decisions about DSLs-and, where appropriate, gain the significant technical and business benefits they offer. The topics covered include: . How DSLs compare to frameworks and libraries, and when those alternatives are sufficient . Using parsers and parser generators, and parsing external DSLs . Understanding, comparing, and choosing DSL language constructs . Determining whether to use code generation, and comparing code generation strategies . Previewing new language workbench tools for creating DSLs Backcover Designed as a wide-ranging guide to Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) and how to approach building them, this book covers a variety of different techniques available for DSLs. The goal is to provide readers with enough information to make an informed choice about whether or not to use a DSL and what kinds of DSL techniques to employ. Part I is a 150-page narrative overview that gives you a broad understanding of general principles. The reference material in Parts II through VI provides the details and examples you will need to get started using the various techniques discussed. Both internal and external DSL topics are covered, in addition to alternative computational models and code generation. Although the general principles and patterns presented can be used with whatever programming language you happen to be using, most of the examples are in Java or C#. Preface xix Part I: Narratives 1 Chapter 1: An Introductory Example 3 Gothic Security 3 The State Machine Model 5 Programming Miss Grant´s Controller 9 Languages and Semantic Model 16 Using Code Generation 19 Using Language Workbenches 22 Visualization 24 Chapter 2: Using Domain-Specific Languages 27 Defining Domain-Specific Languages 27 Why Use a DSL? 33 Problems with DSLs 36 Wider Language Processing 39 DSL Lifecycle 40 What Makes a Good DSL Design? 42 Chapter 3: Implementing DSLs 43 Architecture of DSL Processing 43 The Workings of a Parser 47 Grammars, Syntax, and Semantics 49 Parsing Data 50 Macros 52 Chapter 4: Implementing an Internal DSL 67 Fluent and Command-Query APIs 68 The Need for a Parsing Layer 71 Using Functions 72 Literal Collections 77 Using Grammars to Choose Internal Elements 79 Closures 80 Parse Tree Manipulation 82 Annotation 84 Literal Extension 85 Reducing the Syntactic Noise 85 Dynamic Reception 86 Providing Some Type Checking 87 Chapter 5: Implementing an External DSL 89 Syntactic Analysis Strategy 89 Output Production Strategy 92 Parsing Concepts 94 Mixing-in Another Language 100 XML DSLs 101 Chapter 6: Choosing between Internal and External DSLs 105 Learning Curve 105 Cost of Building 106 Programmer Familiarity 107
DB2 Developer´s Guide is the Product Description DB2 Developer´s Guide is the field´s #1 go-to source for on-the-job information on programming and administering DB2 on IBM z/OS mainframes. Now, three-time IBM Information Champion Craig S. Mullins has thoroughly updated this classic for DB2 v9 and v10. Mullins fully covers new DB2 innovations including temporal database support; hashing; universal tablespaces; pureXML; performance, security and governance improvements; new data types, and much more. Using current versions of DB2 for z/OS, readers will learn how to: * Build better databases and applications for CICS, IMS, batch, CAF, and RRSAF * Write proficient, code-optimized DB2 SQL * Implement efficient dynamic and static SQL applications * Use binding and rebinding to optimize applications * Efficiently create, administer, and manage DB2 databases and applications * Design, build, and populate efficient DB2 database structures for online, batch, and data warehousing * Improve the performance of DB2 subsystems, databases, utilities, programs, and SQL stat DB2 Developer´s Guide, Sixth Edition builds on the unique approach that has made previous editions so valuable. It combines: * Condensed, easy-to-read coverage of all essential topics: information otherwise scattered through dozens of documents * Detailed discussions of crucial details within each topic * Expert, field-tested implementation advice * Sensible examples Backcover The Definitive Solutions-Oriented Guide to DB2 for z/OS: Now Fully Updated for Both v9 and v10! DB2 Developer´s Guide is the world´s #1 go-to source for on-the-job information on programming and administering DB2. Now, three-time IBM Information Champion Craig S. Mullins has thoroughly updated this classic for the newest versions of DB2 for z/OS: DB2 V9 andV10. This Sixth Edition builds on the unique approach that has made previous editions so valuable. It brings together condensed, easy-to-read coverage of all essential topics: information otherwise scattered through dozens of IBM and third-party documents. Throughout, Mullins offers focused drill-down on the key details DB2 developers need to succeed, with expert, field-tested implementation advice and realistic examples. Extensive updates address IBM´s latest DB2 for z/OS innovations and best practices. Mullins introduces DB2´s newest data types, performance and security enhancements, pureXML support, and much more. Whether you´re a professional DB2 developer, DBA, sysadmin, or advanced user, this book will make you more productive, effective, and successful. Coverage includes . Modern DB2 SQL tools, tips, and tricks . Best practices for data definition, indexing, and change management . Large objects and object/relational databases . Temporal data support . DB2 security, authorization, and auditing . Dynamic SQL programming and DB2 stored procedures . ´´Under the hood´´ with the DB2 Optimizer and Catalog . Performance monitoring in-depth: EXPLAIN, object monitoring, and RTS . REORG, RUNSTATS, REBIND: superior approaches to managing DB2 access path changes . DB2 tuning: environment, components, and resource governing . Optimizing DB2 utilities and commands Preface xxiii PART I: SQL TECHNIQUES, TIPS, AND TRICKS Chapter 1 The Magic Words 3 An Overview of SQL 4 SQL Tools of the Trade 13 Static SQL 42 Dynamic SQL 44 SQL Performance Factors 45 Chapter 2 Data Manipulation Guidelines 56 A Bag of Tricks 56 SQL Access Guidelines 58 Complex SQL Guidelines 90 Common Table Expressions and Recursion 110 Working with Nulls 115 Date and Time Guidelines 119 Data Modification Guidelines 125 Chapter 3 Using DB2 Functions 135 Aggregate Functions 135 Scalar Functions 141 Table Functions 159 MQSeries Built-In Functions 159 XML Built-In Functions 161 The RAISE_ERROR Function 162 The CAST Operation 163 Built-In Function Guidelines 163 Chapter 4 Using DB2 User-Defined Functions and Data Types 167 What Is a User-Defined Function? 167 Types of User-Defined Functions (UDFs) 168 What Is a User-Defined Data Type? 190 User-Defined Data Types (UDTs) and Strong Typing 191 Chapter 5 Data Definition Guidelines 200 An Overview of DB2 Database Objects 200 DB2 Databases 201 Creating and Using DB2 Table Spaces 204 DB2 Storage and STOGROUPs 239 Table Guidelines 244 General Table Guidelines 275 Normalization and Denormalization 278 Assuring Data Integrity in DB2 290 Referential Integrity 290 Views, Aliases, and Synonyms 302 Index Guidelines 313 Naming Conventions 313