This book is a really great beginners guide for core SQL Server 2012, and it
also does a great job of introducing new features introduced in SQL Server
2012. What I mean by core is that topics like Master Data Services and Data
Quality Services are not introduced. That is not a bad thing. By limiting the
scope of the book, the author was able to better the topics that are
I wanted this book because I like having a book about the basics close by. I
am not in SQL Server everyday and when I find myself needing to go back to
it, I not only want books on the advanced features nearby, I want the basics
The book covers all the basics you need to know to get up and running
quickly. After a really nice introduction where the author covers the new
2012 features and where they are covered in the book, they have a nice
overview of relational databases and detail... (more)
This book is a great addition to my collection of Mac how to books. I like
this one because it steps over the line into the more technical side of Mac
features than most of the Mountain Lion guide books do.
The book is broken down into seven parts. I have listed the parts below along
with the chapters they each contain.
I. Back to Basics
1. The Best Shortcuts (and How to Make Your Own)
2. Starting Applications Automatically at Login
3. Finding Files and Folders Fast
4. Organizing Windows
5. Cleaning House
6. Adjusting Energy and Display Settings
II. Boosting Productivity
7. Launching Applications Fast
8. Customizing Trackpad and Mouse Gestures
9. Connecting Multiple Displays to Your Mac
10. Talking to Your Mac
11. Automating Tasks with Macros
12. Automating Tasks with AppleScript
13. Creating a Bluetooth Proximity Monitor
14. Automating File and Folder Actions
15. T... (more)
If I had to give this book a one word description, I would say it is
'balanced'. In the beginning of the book the author mentions that he does not
want to right one of those books that list a little code and then explains
the code, changes the code, explains those changes and so on and so on.
At first he scared me. I have read some insanely wordy programming and
engineering books. I have a much harder time getting through those than the
type the author described. I was afraid this book would be one of those that
I don't get anything out of except war stories from the author's career. That
would not be all bad if the stories had anything to do with the book. I am
happy to report that is not what happened.
I found the author had just the right amount of discussion around the
different language features he was covering. I thought that the offer had a
very no nonsense app... (more)
This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material
and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a
cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself
getting sucked in and reading several chapters.
The author starts off with a really cool chapter called The Basics. It covers
a ton of basics. Everything from packaging iOS apps for distribution to
Objective-C language basics to loading data from bundles to using
NSNotificationCenter to broadcast events.
The rest of the chapter's recipes topics are reflected in the titles of the
chapters. I have listed them all below.
1. The Basics
2. Implementing Controllers and Views
3. Auto Layout and the Visual Format Language
4. Constructing and Using Table Views
7. Core Location and Maps
8. Implementing Gesture Recognizers
9. Netw... (more)
NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Though economic and financing challenges
still exist, positive pipeline metrics seen in the second half of 2009 could
signal a rebound of deal activity in the US Entertainment & Media (E&M)
industry in 2010, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Transaction
Services 2010 US Entertainment & Media M&A Insights report.
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In 2009, E&M completed deal value totaled $77.4 billion, representing a 49
percent annual decline from the prior year, while completed deal volume
totaled 714 deals, a decrease of 29 percent from the 1,000 deals completed in
2008. Completed E&M deals in 2009 represented 12.3 percent and 13.3 percent
of total completed US M&A transaction value and volume, respectively.
"Continuing s... (more)
Research and Markets
announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Web Sites
Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition" to their offering.
A step-by-step guide to creating your first Web site
Everybody's building cool web sites, but how? Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For
Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how, with simple, step-by-step instruction
that will build your confidence as you build your site.
You'll learn to plan your site and secure a domain name, how to use
Dreamweaver for site construction, and how to test and publish your site.
You'll also learn about designing a blog, creating a podcast, adding Flash,
and even how to make money with your Web site. Dummies makes it easy and fun!
Perfect for those who've never attempted a Web site before, including
small-business owners, th... (more)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/10 -- The Minnesota chapter of the
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) celebrated the best public
relations campaigns of 2009 during the 32nd annual Minnesota PRSA Classics
Awards, held at International Market Square on Thursday, March 25th. The
awards banquet, emceed by KARE-11 weekend anchor reporter Rena
Sarigianopoulos, was attended by more than 250 communications professionals
from area agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations and independent
"The Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards recognize excellence in the field of
public relations," said Candee Wolf, APR, president of Minnesota PRSA. "We
have a talented pool of local professionals, and the bar set by our peers is
extremely high. This year's winners really stand out for their exemplary
professional skill and creativity."
The Classics Awards... (more)
PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
(GDSI), a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing small
arms manufacturing, complementary security and technology solutions and
knowledge-based, cyber-related, culturally attuned social consulting in
unsettled areas, announced today that Scott Brown, former United States
Senator from Massachusetts, has joined the company's Advisory Board.
"We're thrilled to have someone with Scott Brown's national stature and
extensive government experience on our Advisory Board," said GDSI's President
and CEO Richard J. Sullivan. "Scott's leadership roles at both the state
and federal levels – with a consistent focus on security-related issues –
and his longtime service in the Army National Guard give him great
perspective, experience and relationships that will be very helpful to ... (more)
KNOXVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/13 -- In the news release, "Miller
Energy Resources, Inc. Prices Offering of Its Series D Preferred Stock"
issued earlier today by Miller Energy Resources (NYSE: MILL), we are advised
by the company that the third sentence of the first paragraph should read
"Closing of the offering is scheduled for September 30, 2013, subject to
customary closing conditions." rather than "Closing of the offering is
scheduled for October 3, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions." as
originally issued. Completed text follows.
Miller Energy Resources, Inc. Prices Offering of Its Series D Preferred Stock
KNOXVILLE, TN -- Sep 25, 2013 -- Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE: MILL)
(the "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public
offering of its 10.5% Series D Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable
Preferred S... (more)
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new
market research report is available in its catalogue:
Forensic Technologies: New and Growing Markets
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This report discusses forensic science industry technologies, commercial
products, services, research and development initiatives, and the overall
market context in which forensic science exists. The report provides
descriptions of technologies and products, an evaluation of trends in the
application of these technologies and products, identification of notable
patents, and measurements and forecasts of market demand through 2018.
Company profiles of leading companies are provided as well. Product and
service categ... (more)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/22/13 -- Today marks the beginning of
the last 100 days of the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. After more
than 12 years, the largest deployment of Canadian Armed Forces personnel
since the Second World War will draw to a close on March 31, 2014.
"Canadians should be proud of their tremendous contributions in Afghanistan,"
said the Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence. "In support of the
Afghan government, our whole-of-government partners, and our international
allies, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces are
making a difference in the lives of the Afghan people while contributing to
international peace and security."
"Canadian Armed Forces members will leave Afghanistan confident that they
helped Afghans to reclaim their country from terrorism, and helped them to
provide for the... (more)