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Exclusive Offer On CMS Made Simple Books: Winner Of 2010 Open Source CMS category

by | November 2010 |

CMS Made Simple has won the prestigious 2010 Packt Open Source Award in the Open Source CMS category. To celebrate this achievement Packt is announcing a special offer on all books published on CMS.

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Exclusive Offer On Blender Books: Winner Of 2010 Open-Source Graphics Software

by | November 2010 | Web Graphics & Video

Blender has won the prestigious 2010 Packt Open Source Award in the Open Source Graphics Software category. To celebrate this achievement Packt is announcing a special offer on all books published on Blender.

Take a look at this exclusive offer and grab a copy of your favourite Blender book now. Create wonderful graphics using this amazing award winning 3D graphics tool.

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Exclusive offer on all Python books

by | December 2010 | Open Source

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Python is a dynamic programming language, used in a wide range of domains by programmers who find it simple, yet powerful.

To celebrate the publication of two new Python books; the Python 2.6 Graphics Cookbook and the Python Text Processing with NLTK 2.0 Cookbook, Packt is offering a series of attractive discounts on all Python books.

    * Buy any Python print book and get 20% off
    * Buy any Python eBook and get 30% off

This offer will last for a limited period only. Grab your copy now !

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Exclusive Offer On All Print Books: Now Read The Book At Your Convenience!

by | June 2011 |
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This month we are pleased to announce an exclusive offer on all print books from Packt. You will be delighted to know that now you can buy any print book of your choice and get that eBook absolutely free. That’s not all. In addition to this you also get access to that book on PacktLib absolutely free.

This is a limited period offer. Grab your copies now!

To make it easier for you to buy the books on your favorite technologies, we have handpicked some of the most popular books from Packt. Or else simply browse through our collection of books to pick your favorite copies: A-Z List Of Books

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Exclusive Offer on all Flash Books - Flash Up Your Website

by | July 2011 |

Flash applications are popular and becoming increasingly social. With flash applications for Facebook you can tap into a potential audience of half a billion existing users. Configure and publish native iOS apps from Flash Professional. Create beautiful and dynamic web applications and make your site stunning, visually rich, and interactive with Packt's collection of Flash books.

This July, Packt is offering a series of attractive discounts on all Flash books.

  • Buy any Flash print book and get 20% off.
  • Buy any Flash eBook and get 30% off.

 

This offer will last for a limited period only. Grab your copy now!

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Exclusive Discount Offer: PHP 5 Social Networking - Up to 40% Off

by | May 2011 |

Packt has come up with a special offer on one of its titles - PHP 5 Social Networking.

PHP 5 Social Networking will demonstrate how to create, maintain, and extend a powerful social network site. It shows how to create your own flexible social networking framework, allowing users to sign up, customize their profile, befriend other users, share information, communicate, interact with one another, and much more.

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You will be delighted to know that now you can get 20% off the print copy or 40% off the eBook version. If you buy both versions at the same time, you get 20% off the book and 90% off the eBook!

To take advantage of these discounts, add the book /eBook/bundle to the cart and add the corresponding promotion code (mentioned below) to the promotion code field. Next click on ‘Add promotion code’ and your discount will be applied:

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To order both the print and eBook together, your code is: p5snrbu

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Exclusive Discount Offer: Blender 2.49 Scripting - Up to 50% Off

by | December 2010 | Open Source

Packt has come up with a special offer on one of its titles - Blender 2.49 Scripting

Blender 3D is a popular, open source modeling package that can produce photo-realistic 3D images and animations. Automating tasks and extending the functionality of an extensive application like Blender will streamline your workflow and make the impossible possible. However, implementing scripts may be daunting.


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Exclusive Discount for Enterprise Newsletter Subscribers

by | July 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM Microsoft Oracle

 

Sign-up to the Packt Enterprise Newsletter today and receive a 30% discount on the Enterprise eBook of your choice!

Packt Enterprise's Newsletter is a monthly round-up of new releases and offers for Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and other Enterprise books

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Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell: Working with Distribution Groups

by Mike Pfeiffer | July 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Mike Pfeiffer, author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell Cookbook, takes you deeper into distribution group management. The recipes in this article provide solutions to some of the most common distribution group management tasks that can, and sometimes must, be handled from the command line. Topics include distribution group reporting, distribution group naming policies, and allowing end users to manage distribution group membership.

In this article, we will cover the following:

  • Reporting on distribution group membership
  • Previewing dynamic distribution group membership
  • Excluding hidden recipients from a dynamic distribution group
  • Converting and upgrading distribution groups
  • Allowing managers to modify group permissions
  • Working with distribution group naming policies
  • Working with distribution group membership approval
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Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell: Working with Address Lists

by Mike Pfeiffer | July 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Mike Pfeiffer, author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell Cookbook, you'll learn how to create Address Lists and Hierarchal Address Books. This article has immediately-usable task-based recipes for managing and maintaining your Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment with Windows PowerShell 2.0 and the Exchange Management Shell for some address list management that can be automated through the shell.

In this article, we will cover the following:

  • Creating address lists
  • Exporting address list membership to a CSV file
  • Configuring hierarchical address books
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Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell: Troubleshooting Mailboxes

by Mike Pfeiffer | July 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

PowerShell is now an integral part of Exchange Server management and you need to learn the basics and have a point of reference for building your own scripts. That's what this article is all about. In this chapter, we'll cover some core PowerShell concepts that will provide you with a sound foundation.

In this article by Mike Pfeiffer, author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Checking mailbox logon statistics
  • Setting storage quotas for mailboxes
  • Finding inactive mailboxes
  • Detecting and fixing corrupt mailboxes
  • Restoring items from mailboxes
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    Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell: Managing Mailboxes

    by Mike Pfeiffer | July 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

    Exchange Server 2010 has many exciting new features such as integrated e-mail archiving, discovery capabilities, and high availability functionality. PowerShell is now an integral part of Exchange Server management and you need to learn the basics like importing and exporting mailbox data, deleting message and managing mailboxes.

    In this article by Mike Pfeiffer, author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Importing and exporting mailboxes
  • Deleting messages from mailboxes
  • Managing disconnected mailboxes
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    Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell: Mailboxes and Reports

    by Mike Pfeiffer | July 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

    PowerShell is now an integral part of Exchange Server management and you need to learn the basics and have a point of reference for building your own scripts. If you're completely new to PowerShell, the concept may be familiar if you've worked with UNIX command shells. In this article, the mailbox management tasks like moving mailboxes and generating some basic reports are dealt with.

    In this article by Mike Pfeiffer, author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell Cookbook, we will cover:

    • Reporting on the mailbox size
    • Working with move requests and performing mailbox moves
    • Generating mailbox folder reports
    • Reporting on mailbox creation time
    Read Exchange Server 2010 Windows PowerShell: Mailboxes and Reports in full

    Exceptions and Logging in Apache Struts 2

    by Dave Newton | May 2009 | Open Source

    In this article on Apache Struts 2 by Dave Newton, we'll cover something mundane but critical—exception handling and logging. We will explore:

    • The Struts 2 declarative exception handling mechanism
    • Some general exception handling practices that will help us create robust applications
    • Logging configuration and practices to help us take a peek inside our application's execution, and help determine what went wrong when errors occur
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    Exception Handling in MySQL for Python —A Sequel

    by Albert Lukaszewski, PhD | September 2010 | MySQL Open Source

    In the previous article, Inserting Multiple Entries with MySQL for Python, we learned about exception handling in Python.

    This article, Albert Lukaszewski, PhD, author of MySQL for Python, is a sequel of the previous article which discusses ways to handle errors and warnings that are passed from MySQL for Python and the differences between them.

    In this article we will specifically cover:

    • Types of errors
    • Customizing for catching
    • Creating a feedback loop
    • Project: Bad apples
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    Exception Handling in MySQL for Python

    by Albert Lukaszewski, PhD | September 2010 | MySQL Open Source

    Any application that is used by multiple users in a production environment should have some level of exception handling implemented.

    In this article, by Albert Lukaszewski, PhD, author of MySQL for Python, we will look at the following topics:

    • Why errors and warnings are good for you
    • Errors versus warnings: there's a big difference
    • The two main errors in MySQLdb
    • Warnings in MySQL for Python
    • Handling exceptions passed from MySQL
    • Catching different types of exceptions
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    Excel 2010 Financials: Using Graphs for Analysis

    by Andre Odnoha | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

    Using graphs for financial and statistical analysis allows you to analyze and present data in a meaningful and functional way utilizing graphs that even Excel didn't know it could do. In this article by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, you will learn to not only add reusable methods to automate graph production, but also how to create graphs and graphing sets that are not native to Excel.

    In this article, you will learn the following recipes:

    • Charting financial frequency trending with a histogram
    • Creating a stem and leaf plot
    • Creating a Box and Whisker Plot
    • Using a graph overlay for profit and expenses
    • Graphing the principal of a loan automatically
    Read Excel 2010 Financials: Using Graphs for Analysis in full

    Excel 2010 Financials: Identifying the Profitability of an Investment

    by Andre Odnoha | July 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

    Building financial function into Excel, as shown in the previous article, will augment the Excel toolset with user defined functions broadening the abilities of Excel. In this article wee will focus on depreciation, and the value of a dollar.

    In this article by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, we will learn:

    • Calculating the depreciation of assets
    • Calculating the future versus current value of your money
    • Identifying the profitability of an investment
    • Calculating and planning for inventory requirements
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    Excel 2010 Financials: Adding Animations to Excel Graphs

    by Andre Odnoha | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

    Graphs are an important and essential method of demonstrating information visually for analysis and ease of understanding. Graphs in Excel, however, are static visual representations. You can filter the data or adjust the dataset to change the information that is displayed; however, the graph itself is still a static image. Adding animation visualization to a graph will add an element of professionalism to a presentation.

    In this recipe by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, you will learn how to add animation to Excel graphs.

    Read Excel 2010 Financials: Adding Animations to Excel Graphs in full

    Examples of MySQL Daemon Plugin

    by Andrew Hutchings | August 2010 | MySQL Open Source Web Development

    In the previous article, A look inside a MySQL Daemon plugin, we were introduced to the MySQL Plugin API. It talked about the most simple plugin type—Daemon plugins. It starts with the basic structure of a plugin—what a plugin declaration should look like, what plugin types are, and so on. Then it described features common to all plugin types—initialization and de-initialization callbacks, status variables, and configuration system variables.

    This article, by Andrew Hutchings, co-author of MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development, describes and analyzes line by line four Daemon plugin examples—from a simple plugin that prints Hello World! when loaded, to a system monitoring plugin that periodically logs the number of connections, to a system usage status plugin that displays the memory and I/O usage of the MySQL server.

    We will specifically cover:

    • A Hello World! Daemon plugin
    • A system and status variables demo plugin
    • A simple monitoring plugin
    • System Status Variables plugin
    Read Examples of MySQL Daemon Plugin in full
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