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Clojure Cookbook

With more than 150 detailed recipes, this cookbook shows experienced Clojure developers how to solve a variety of programming tasks with this JVM language. The solutions cover everything from building dynamic websites and working with databases to network communication, cloud computing, and advanced testing strategies. And more than 60 of the world's best Clojurians contributed recipes. Each recipe includes code that you can use righ...

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Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition

Completely revised and much expanded, the new edition of the highly respected and bestselling Building Internet Firewalls now covers Unix, Linux, and Windows NT. This practical and detailed guide explains in step-by-step fashion how to design and install firewalls and configure Internet services to work with a firewall. It covers a wide range of services and protocols and offers a complete list of resources, including the location of...

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Car PC Hacks

Car PC Hacks is the first book available to introduce and entrench you into the hot new car PC market. Expect innovation, tools, and fun experiments for creating a mobile multimedia center. This Hacks Series addition packs a punch in this comprehensive and easy-to-read guide. Whether you're venturing into car PC for the first time or an experienced hobbyist, hop in for a joy ride.

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C# Database Basics

Working with data and databases in C# certainly can be daunting if you're coming from VB6, VBA, or Access. With this hands-on guide, you'll shorten the learning curve considerably as you master accessing, adding, updating, and deleting data with C# - basic skills you need if you intend to program with this language. No previous knowledge of C# is necessary. By following the examples in this book, you'll learn how to tackle several da...

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Civic Apps Competition Handbook

Organize a Civic Apps Competition (CAC) in your city. This practical guide provides best practices for each phase of the process, based largely on the authors' firsthand experience planning and managing Apps for Metro Chicago (A4MC). You'll learn everything from setting goals and creating a budget to running the competition and measuring the outcome. CACs provide software programmers with platforms for building effective apps, using ...

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C# 3.0 Design Patterns

Want to speed up the development of your .NET applications? Tackle common programming problems with C# design patterns. This guide explains what design patterns are and why they're used, with tables and guidelines to help you choose one pattern over another, and plenty of case studies to illustrate how each pattern is used in practice. C# 3.0 features are introduced by example and summarized for easy reference.

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CISSP Training Kit

Ace your preparation for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you've learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This guide is designed to help make the most of your study time.

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Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone

Build an application from backend to browser with Node.js, and kick open the doors to real-time event programming. With this hands-on book, you'll learn how to create a social network application similar to LinkedIn and Facebook, but with a real-time twist. And you'll build it with just one programming language: JavaScript. If you're an experienced web developer unfamiliar with JavaScript, the book's first section introduces you to t...

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Cassandra: The Definitive Guide

What could you do with data if scalability wasn't a problem? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how Apache Cassandra handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers - capabilities that have attracted Facebook, Twitter, and other data-intensive companies. Cassandra: The Definitive Guide provides the technical details and practical examples you need to assess this database managem...

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Calm Technology

How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user's life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user's attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You'll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive. Author Amber Case presen...