Matthieu Riou, “Raven: Scripting Java Builds with Ruby”
Apress | ISBN: 159059875X | June 25, 2007 | PDF | 64 pages | 1171 KB
Raven is a Ruby-based build system that leverages Ruby tools (namely Rake and Gems) to help you effectively and easily manage your Java projects, providing a way to handle dependencies and specific tasks for Java. Raven: Scripting Java™ Builds with Ruby covers the most productive and flexible Java build tool around with the following approach:
* Uses practical examples and concise explanations to show you how to effectively use Raven
* Summarizes best practices and delves into coverage of the more complex scenarios you will inevitably encounter when using Raven
* Empowers you to set up a complete build environment in no time
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Computer Networks: A Systems Approach by Larry L. Peterson
Morgan Kaufmann | ISBN: 155860832X | 2003 | PDF | 813 pages | 3.1 Mb
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, designed for an advanced college-level course in network design and operation, provides the network applications programmer with detailed information about how networks do their thing. While Computer Networks is neither a user manual nor a technical reference, it provides an in-depth background on how network architectures and protocols work.
In the beginning, Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie discuss why networks are important and talk about where networks may go in the long term. The authors then move right into a discussion of protocols. There’s a fascinating section–complete with plenty of C code–in which the authors actually develop a network protocol called A Simple Protocol (ASP). They compare switching and packet networks and emphasize tunneling protocols. In the internetworking chapter, you’ll learn practically all there is to know about Internet Protocol (IP). The concluding chapters talk about traffic management, congestion reduction, and high-speed networking technologies.
Computer Networks reveals the guts of what’s going on with computers that share data. Though way out of the league of most computer users, true geeks with an interest in networking will find what they need here.
Richard Blum, “PostgreSQL 8 for Windows”
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071485627 | 1 edition (March 22, 2007) | PDF | 400 pages | 3 Mb
Get up-and-running on PostgreSQL quickly using this hands-on guide. Filled with real-world examples, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows offers you practical, step-by-step details on installing, configuring, and using PostgreSQL 8–the full-featured, open-source database management system–on Windows platforms. You’ll learn to administer, secure, and tune your database and use SQL. You’ll also discover how to interface Microsoft Access, Microsoft .NET, Visual C++, and Java with the PostgreSQL database.
* Install and configure PostgreSQL 8 on Windows
* Customize your system using the configuration files
* Work with the utilities
* Administer your database from the pgAdmin III graphical interface
* Use the psql command line program to manually execute SQL commands
* Take advantage of built-in functions or create your own stored procedures and triggers
* Implement tested security measures
* Maintain optimal database performance
* Access a PostgreSQL database from a Microsoft Access application and migrate Access databases to PostgreSQL
* Create .NET, Visual C++, and Java applications that interface with your PostgreSQL server
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World
South End Press | ISBN 0896086852 | New Edition 2003 | PDF | 130 Pages | 1.2 MB
This updated edition of Noam Chomsky’s classic dis-section of terrorism explores the role of the U.S. in the Middle East, and reveals how the media manipulates -public opinion about what constitutes “terrorism.”
This edition includes new chapters covering the second Palestinian intifada that began in October 2000; an analysis of the impact of September 11 on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East; a deconstruction of depictions and perceptions of terrorism since that date; as well as the original sections on Iran and the U.S. bombing of Libya.
Chomsky starts by tracing the changing meaning of “terrorism,” examining how it originally referred to violent acts by “governments designed to ensure popular submission.” He calls its current application “retail terrorism,” practiced by “thieves who molest the powerful.” Chomsky argues that appreciating the differences between state terror and nongovernmental terror is crucial to stopping terrorism, and understanding why atrocities like the bombing of the World Trade Center happen.
In comparing the “war on terror” launched by George W. Bush to that of his father and Ronald Reagan’s administrations, Chomsky recalls Winston Churchill’s summation of the terror by the powerful: “The rich and powerful have every right to demand that they be left in peace to enjoy what they have gained, often by violence and terror; the rest can be ignored as long as they suffer in silence, but if they interfere with the lives of those who rule the world by right, the â€˜terrors of the earth’ will be visited upon them with righteous wrath, unless power is constrained from within.”
Pirates and Emperors is a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world’s foremost critic of U.S. imperialism.
An internationally acclaimed philosopher, linguist, and political activist, Noam Chomsky teaches at MIT.
The Elements Of Quantum Mechanics by Saul Dushman
Brunton Press | ISBN: 1406700630 | 2007 | djvu | 472 pages | 15.4 Mb
PREFACE In the summer of 1932 the author was invited by Professor W. Lloyd Evans, Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, to give a series of lectures on quantum mechanics. For the opportunity thus afforded him for study of this subject in a university atmosphere the author wishes to express his gratitude to Professor Evans. The notes prepared for these lectures were subsequently published as a serial in the Journal of Chemical Education May 1935 to August 1936, inclusive. To the editor, Dr. Otto Reinmuth, the author is indebted for many helpful suggestions with regard to method of presentation and contents. Since no reprints of the series were made available it was suggested that the contents be revised for publication in book form. As stated in the first chapter, the writers aim has been to present the subject in such a manner that its essential concepts and logic may be readily comprehended by those who have not had any intensive training in mathematics beyond calculus. For this reason there has been presented in a number of cases a great deal more detail of the mathematical development than would seem necessary to those readers who are familiar with more advanced branches of mathematics. The author lays no claim to being an expert in the field of quantum mechanics. But, like many other workers in science, he has felt a strong desire to learn something about its technic and applications. This volume may therefore be regarded in a sense as a series of notes which have served to clarify, at least to his own satisfaction, some of the difficulties which he, together with probably a considerable number of other students, has encountered in attempting to understand the subject. Should the contents of this volume prove of any assistance to others in enabling them to proceed with the study of more advanced treatises, he will feel amply rewarded for a task which has indeed been a source of intellectual pleasure. He also wishes to take this opportunity of expressing his appreciation of the sympathetic support of Dr. W. D. Coolidge, the Director of the Research Laboratory of the General Electric Company, in a task which could scarcely have been carried through without it.
«German Learning Tutorials»
German Learning Tutorials | Edition - 2007 | PDF | 75 Pages | 1.5 Mb
“German Learning Tutorials” is pocket guide for beginners with all the basics which is needed for the learning of the language. This is an unpublished version of an E-book, which is freely distributed by the teaching school. A brief and very important book, which all the beginners must have.
Introduction to Statistical Quality Control by Douglas C. Montgomery
Wiley | ISBN: 0471656313 | 2004 | DJVU | 776 pages | 13.7 Mb
This book is about the use of modern statistical methods for quality control and improvement. It provides comprehensive coverage of the subject from basic principles to state-of-art concepts and applications. The objective is to give the reader a sound understanding of the principles and the basis for applying them in a variety of both product and nonproduct situations. While statistical techniques are emphasized throughout, the book has a strong engineering and management orientation. Guidelines are given throughout the book for selecting the proper type of statistical technique to use in a wide variety of product and nonproduct situations. By presenting theory, and supporting the theory with clear and relevant examples, Montgomery helps the reader to understand the big picture of important concepts. Updated to reflect contemporary practice and provide more information on management aspects of quality improvement.
A. Bailey, S. G. Murray, Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics
Brassey’s World Military Technology ISBN: 1857532554 | 187 Pages | PDF | 47 MB
Having more than a dozen years in dealing with explosives safety, I must state that this is by far one of the best books I’ve read in dealing with Explosives, Propellants & Pyrotechnics. This book not only covers the basics, but actually goes into enough detail to keep even the most knowledgable persons interest. This book is a great text book that even has questions and answers for each chapter. This book is a must if you are new to the field of explosives and would be a great addition to anyones collection
Recombinant Protease Inhibitors in Plants
Publisher: Landes Bioscience | 2000-09-28 | ISBN 1587060078 | Pages: 241 | PDF | 2.3 Mb
Tracking Genetically - Engineered Microorganisms (Biotechnology Intelligence Unit 2)
Publisher: LANDES BIOSCIENCE PUBLISHERS | 2000-06-15 | ISBN 1587060094 | Pages: 162 | PDF | 1.8 Mb
This book is an unparalleled, very comprehensive survey of methods for monitoring of specific microorganisms in the environment, with great usefulness for those working in either the assessment of risks of released GMMs or with monitoring of released microorganisms in e.g. soil bioremediation or biocontrol. The aim is to provide a background in different techniques for monitoring of specific microorganisms in environmental samples along with examples of applications of these approaches. The examples include work done in laboratory model systems (microcosms) as well as documentation from actual field releases of genetically modified microorganisms. The regulatory aspects of risk assessment of genetically modified microorganisms targeted for release are also included. Therefore, this book is unique in dealing with different aspects of monitoring of GMMs and should be useful for regulatory agencies that require a summary of existing techniques and information as well as scientists that require a review of the “state-of the art” of modern methods for monitoring specific microorganisms in nature.