Google Apps Hacks

Google Apps HacksToday, Google is growing its apps suite to what people have started to call a Google Office, or even a Google Operating System. It actually has features of both. There’s a platform called iGoogle to run your own small programs (which in turn are called gadgets). There’s a word processor (Google documents) and a kind of online Excel (Google Spreadsheets). There’s a filesystem explorer that’s found in the Google Docs program. The Google Gears program expands your browser so that you can use web applications even when you’re offline. Google Calendar lets you manage your events. Gmail lets you manage your email. Google SketchUp lets you create 3D scenery. Google’s YouTube hosts your video collection. Google Maps shows you information mapped in space, using satellite imagery, driving directions, and even detailed street view photos. And there’s much more in this Google apps suite.

However, most of these aren’t desktop applications you install: they’re hosted online. This approach brings with it some pros and cons. On the upside, not only won’t you need to install these web applications; you don’t need to care about getting the latest software patch, either. Also, as is the case with most of Google’s web apps, they’re free to use (as they’re partly ad-financed). And these online tools are very collaborative in nature—instead of editing the Word file all on your own, Google Docs allows you to edit along with others, simultaneously. And when you’re finished creating a document, you won’t save it locally to send out the attachment, but instead can simply point someone to the URL of where your document is hosted.

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Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide

Update - 15-05-2008: You can download the ebooks now, just click the download link below.

Web 2.0 makes headlines, but how does it make money? This concise guide explains what’s different about Web 2.0 and how those differences can improve your company’s bottom line. Whether you’re an executive plotting the next move, a small business owner looking to expand, or an entrepreneur planning a startup, Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide illustrates through real-life examples how businesses, large and small, are creating new opportunities on today’s Web.

This book is about strategy. Rather than focus on the technology, the examples concentrate on its effect. You will learn that creating a Web 2.0 business, or integrating Web 2.0 strategies with your existing business, means creating places online where people like to come together to share what they think, see, and do. When people come together over the Web, the result can be much more than the sum of the parts. The customers themselves help build the site, as old-fashioned “word of mouth” becomes hypergrowth. Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide demonstrates the power of this new paradigm by examining how:

Written by Amy Shuen, an authority on Silicon Valley business models and innovation economics, Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide explains how to transform your business by looking at specific practices for integrating Web 2.0 with what you do. If you’re executing business strategy and want to know how the Web is changing business, this book is for you.

Publisher O’Reilly
Author(s) Amy Shuen
ISBN 0596529961
Release Date 16 April 2008

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CCNP ONT Portable Command Guide (Self-Study Guide)

Update - 14-05-2008: You can download the ebooks now, just click the download link below.

So you are preparing for the CCNP® certification? You are a network professional with a lot of networking equipment around your desk? Then you’d better download this amazing ebooks, or you can buy the hardcopy version for your private collection of your private library.

Try our best forex signals on Welcome to ONT! In 2006, Cisco Press came to me and told me, albeit very quietly, that there was going to be a major revision of the CCNP certification exams. Then they asked whether I would be interested in working on a command guide in the same fashion as my previous books for Cisco Press: the Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA Command Quick Reference and the CCNA Portable Command Guide. The original idea was to create a single-volume command summary for all four of the new CCNP exams. However, early on in my research I quickly discovered that there was far too much information in the four exams to create a single volume; that would have resulted in a book that was neither portable nor quick as a reference. So when I jokingly suggested that they let me author four books—one for each exam—who would have expected Cisco Press to agree? Well, you have to be careful for what you wish for, as Cisco Press readily agreed. Realizing that this was going to be too much for one part-time author to handle, I quickly got my colleague Hans Roth on board as a co-author.

This book is the fourth and final volume in a four-volume set that attempts to summarize the commands and concepts that you need to know in order to pass one of the CCNP certification exams—in this case, the Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT) exam. It follows the format of my previous books, which are in fact a cleaned-up version of my own personal engineering journals—a small notebook that can be carried around and that contains little nuggets of information—commands that you forget, the IP addressing scheme of some remote part of the network, and little reminders about how to do something you only have to do once or twice a year, but that is vital to the integrity and maintenance of your network.

Publisher Cisco Press
Author(s) Hans Roth
ISBN 1587201852
Release Date 30 March 2008

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Professional ASP.NET Web Services

ASP.NETWeb Services are being hailed as a leap forward in distributed computing. Web Services evangelists foresee a future where functionality can be programmatically discovered and accessed over the Internet, as and when it is required. Of course, some commentators disagree, seeing Web Services as nothing more than a standardized iteration of older distributed computing systems.

Whether or not we see Web Services as a big step or a small evolution, we must all agree that they are generating a lot of interest. The technologies and standards behind Web Services are being adopted by a wide range of companies in the computing industry. At the forefront of the drive for acceptance of these standards are IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft.

Update - 12-05-2008: You can download the ebooks now, just click the download link below.

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Learning the Yahoo! User Interface library

Learning the Yahoo! User Interface LibraryLearning the Yahoo! User Interface Library was written to help people with a basic knowledge of JavaScript and web design principles to quickly get up to speed with the UI library developed by Yahoo. The book covers a selection of some of the most established utilities and controls found in the library, but it does not go into detail on any of the beta or experimental components.

Each chapter of the book focuses on one, or a maximum of two, individual utilities or controls, and is broken down into theory and practice sections. The theory sections of each chapter discuss the benefits of the component being looked at, the situations it would be most useful in and looks at the classes from which it is constructed. The code sections walk you through implementing and configuring the component in step by step detail.

Update: - 12-05-2008: You can download the ebooks now, just click the download link below.

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My Camcorder

I’ve already bough a handycam several years ago. I’ts very usefull for my family. I have 2 little cute daughter with a lot of activities. The handycam was recorded a lot of funny and cool moments. My first daughter show on a talent days at her preschool, my daughter choir competition, our holiday to the zoo, my second daughter graduation at her playgroup, etc was recorded using my miniDV JVC camcorder. I preferred to use JVC because its portability and its function. My JVC camcorder support firewire connection, so you can easily transfer your video to your PC for editing purpose. My JVC also night shoot support with 32x optical zoom. You can also use the JVC miniDV to take a still picture.

For another camcorder reviews, just do a google search with this keyword: digital camcorder, or you can specified the manufacturers of the camcorder such as canon camcorder. Make sure you buy a good camcorder that fit to your need and budget.

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