PC Advisor (July 2012)

Computing device consultant journal issuing thirteen instances a 12 months, computer consultant presents specialist suggestions in all components of expertise, even if you're deciding to buy, upgrading, downloading software program, or simply updating your wisdom. laptop consultant positive factors information from the technological global, reports of recent and software program, and purchasing recommendation, in addition to recommendation on tips on how to get the easiest out of your know-how. It beneficial properties how tos on matters from networking to home windows to picture software program, every month.
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Fuzzing for Software Security Testing and Quality Assurance (Artech House Information Security and Privacy)

By Ari Takanen, Charlie Miller

"A attention-grabbing examine the recent course fuzzing expertise is taking -- beneficial for either QA engineers and insect hunters alike!"

--Dave Aitel, CTO, Immunity Inc.

Learn the code cracker's malicious frame of mind, so that you can locate worn-size holes within the software program you're designing, trying out, and construction. Fuzzing for software program defense checking out and caliber insurance takes a weapon from the black-hat arsenal to offer you a strong new instrument to construct safe, top of the range software program. This functional source is helping you upload additional safeguard with out including price or time to already tight schedules and budgets. The booklet exhibits you ways to make fuzzing a customary perform that integrates seamlessly with all improvement actions.

This complete reference is going via every one part of software program improvement and issues out the place trying out and auditing can tighten protection. It surveys all well known advertisement fuzzing instruments and explains the best way to decide upon the appropriate one for a software program improvement undertaking. The ebook additionally identifies these situations the place advertisement instruments fall brief and whilst there's a desire for construction your personal fuzzing tools.

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Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth

By Martin C. Brown

This unique source comprises 500 pages of jaw-dropping hacks, mods, and customizations. those contain growing mashups with info from different resources equivalent to Flickr, construction an area station tracker, hacking Maps with Firefox PiggyBank, and development an entire neighborhood website with Maps and Earth. you can now map out destinations, get riding instructions, zoom into any aspect at the globe, show actual time site visitors, and masses extra.
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OpenCV 2 Cookbook

By Robert Lagani Re

This e-book is via a long way the simplest I've obvious to start with OpenCV 2,
even as a C++ n00b. The recipes are usually not in basic terms very precious, but in addition rather well defined.
Do naked in brain that it's an excellent spot to start
and it doesn't disguise every thing the excellent library can do.

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In today's electronic international, photographs are in every single place, and with the appearance of strong and reasonable computing units, it has turn into attainable to create refined purposes manipulating photos and video clips. including lighting tricks, bettering photo gains, acting item attractiveness, and reconstructing 3D info are projects that may be programmed simply with the OpenCV library, that's a generic open resource library that provides a wealthy set of complex computing device imaginative and prescient algorithms.

OpenCV 2 laptop imaginative and prescient program Programming Cookbook will introduce you to various machine imaginative and prescient algorithms incorporated within the OpenCV library. you'll how you can learn, write, create and control photographs. you'll discover diversified options everyday in photograph research and the way they are often successfully carried out in C++. The publication presents an entire creation to the OpenCV library and explains the way to construct your first desktop imaginative and prescient application. you'll be provided with numerous machine imaginative and prescient algorithms and be uncovered to special innovations in picture research that would assist you construct your individual machine imaginative and prescient purposes.

The e-book lets you start with the library, exhibiting you the way to put in and install the OpenCV library to put in writing potent desktop imaginative and prescient purposes following reliable programming practices. The suggestions to strategy a picture and its pixels utilizing the knowledge buildings provided through the library are defined intimately. you'll how one can construct and manage a picture histogram; how one can observe strains and lines. you can be brought to the idea that of mathematical morphology and photograph filtering. The detection and use of curiosity issues in computing device imaginative and prescient is gifted with functions for photograph matching and item popularity. suggestions to accomplish digital camera calibration and 3D reconstruction are provided.

OpenCV 2 desktop imaginative and prescient program Programming Cookbook is your consultant to the improvement of computing device imaginative and prescient purposes. it's a entire reference that exposes you to desktop imaginative and prescient thoughts illustrated with broad examples.

A step by step advisor to laptop imaginative and prescient programming utilizing the C++ Interface of the OpenCV 2 library together with complicated concepts
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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Digital Classroom

Expert book-and-video package deal offers entire education on artistic Suite 6 layout Premium!

The subsequent neatest thing to having your personal deepest teacher guiding you thru Adobe artistic Suite 6 layout and internet top rate at your individual speed is that this excellent book-and-video education device from the professional teachers at AGI. greater than 25 self-paced classes educate you the fundamentals of web page structure, vector pix, picture modifying, rfile administration, website design, animation, dossier administration, and lots more and plenty extra. each one step by step lesson is followed by way of workouts and video tutorials to make the strategies and methods crystal clear.

You'll locate guide for the total suite, together with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Adobe Bridge.

  • Features full-color, step by step directions that make even the main advanced initiatives effortless to appreciate, whereas the video education complements the content material lined within the ebook
  • Combines an 800+- web page full-color educational booklet besides lesson records and video education from specialist teachers
  • Covers each one portion of the full Adobe artistic Suite 6 layout and net top class package deal, together with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Adobe Bridge

Adobe artistic Suite 6 layout and net top class electronic Classroom is an efficient solution to grasp the entire strong instruments in Adobe artistic Suite 6 layout and internet top rate at your personal pace.

Note: The DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of the book dossier. those fabrics can be found for obtain upon purchase.

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The Ruby Programming Language

By David Flanagan, Yukihiro Matsumoto

The Ruby Programming Language is the authoritative advisor to Ruby and offers complete assurance of models 1.8 and 1.9 of the language. It was once written (and illustrated!) by way of an all-star team:

  • David Flanagan, bestselling writer of programming language "bibles" (including JavaScript: The Definitive Guide and Java in a Nutshell) and committer to the Ruby Subversion repository.

  • Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, author, dressmaker and lead developer of Ruby and writer of Ruby in a Nutshell, which has been accelerated and revised to develop into this book.

  • why the fortunate stiff, artist and Ruby programmer extraordinaire.
This booklet starts off with a quick-start instructional to the language, after which explains the language intimately from the ground up: from lexical and syntactic constitution to datatypes to expressions and statements and on via equipment, blocks, lambdas, closures, sessions and modules.

The e-book additionally features a lengthy and thorough advent to the wealthy API of the Ruby platform, demonstrating -- with heavily-commented instance code -- Ruby's amenities for textual content processing, numeric manipulation, collections, input/output, networking, and concurrency. a whole bankruptcy is dedicated to Ruby's metaprogramming capabilities.

The Ruby Programming Language files the Ruby language definitively yet with out the formality of a language specification. it's written for knowledgeable programmers who're new to Ruby, and for present Ruby programmers who are looking to problem their figuring out and raise their mastery of the language.

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The Datacenter as a Computer: An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines, Second Edition (Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture)

As computation keeps to maneuver into the cloud, the computing platform of curiosity not resembles a pizza field or a fridge, yet a warehouse choked with desktops. those new huge datacenters are rather various from conventional webhosting amenities of prior instances and can't be seen easily as a suite of co-located servers. huge parts of the and software program assets in those amenities needs to paintings in live performance to successfully carry reliable degrees of web carrier functionality, whatever that may merely be completed via a holistic method of their layout and deployment. In different phrases, we needs to deal with the datacenter itself as one mammoth warehouse-scale desktop (WSC). We describe the structure of WSCs, the most components influencing their layout, operation, and price constitution, and the features in their software program base. we are hoping will probably be worthy to architects and programmers of today’s WSCs, in addition to these of destiny many-core structures which could someday enforce the identical of today’s WSCs on a unmarried board.

Notes for the second one Edition

After approximately 4 years of considerable educational and business advancements in warehouse-scale computing, we're extremely joyful to offer our first significant replace to this lecture. The elevated approval for public clouds has made WSC software program strategies appropriate to a bigger pool of programmers considering that our first version. hence, we multiplied bankruptcy 2 to mirror our greater realizing of WSC software program structures and the toolbox of software program ideas for WSC programming. In bankruptcy three, we further to our assurance of the evolving panorama of wimpy vs. brawny server trade-offs, and we now current an outline of WSC interconnects and garage platforms that was once promised yet missing within the unique variation. thank you mostly to the aid of our new co-author, Google amazing Engineer Jimmy Clidaras, the cloth on facility mechanical and tool distribution layout has been up to date and enormously prolonged (see Chapters four and 5). Chapters 6 and seven have additionally been made over considerably. we are hoping this revised variation keeps to satisfy the wishes of educators and pros during this area.

Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / word to the Reader / advent / Workloads and software program Infrastructure / development Blocks / Datacenter fundamentals / strength and tool potency / Modeling expenditures / facing mess ups / ultimate comments / Bibliography / writer Biographies

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Bulletproof Ajax

By Jeremy Keith

Step-by-step consultant unearths most sensible practices for reinforcing websites with Ajax

  • A step by step consultant to bettering websites with Ajax.
  • Uses revolutionary enhancement thoughts to make sure sleek degradation (which makes websites usable in all browsers).
  • Shows readers tips on how to write their very own Ajax scripts rather than counting on third-party libraries.

Web website designers love the belief of Ajax--of developing websites during which info should be up-to-date with out fresh the total web page. yet when you are usually not hard-core programmers, bettering pages utilizing Ajax could be a problem. much more of a problem is ensuring these pages paintings for all clients. In Bulletproof Ajax, writer Jeremy Keith demonstrates how builders ok with CSS and (X)HTML can construct Ajax performance with out frameworks, utilizing the guidelines of swish degradation and innovative enhancement to make sure that the pages paintings for all clients. all through this step by step consultant, his emphasis is on most sensible practices with an method of construction Ajax pages known as Hijax, which improves flexibility and avoids worst-case scenarios.

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Internet Wars: The Struggle for Power in the 21st Century

By Fergus Hanson

Bright, daring and brisk, net Wars strains some of the most serious rising strength struggles of the twenty first century, the conflict to manage the internet.

Already exploitation of this super-network has helped create the world's most beneficial corporation, toppled governments, ended in the biggest wealth move in background, and created the main wide international surveillance approach ever known.

Google's Eric Schmidt defined the web as 'the very first thing that humanity has equipped that humanity does not understand'. but merely by way of realizing the wide currents of the internet's progress can we have the ability to safe its power and promise into the future.

Internet Wars is a decision to motion for a extra knowledgeable debate a few contest that might profoundly impact us desirous about generations to come.

'... thoughtfully portrays how strength buildings are being twisted, bent and damaged through humans and associations who're Internet-smart' - Alec Ross, Senior consultant for Innovation to Secretary of kingdom Hillary Clinton
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Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web

By Ryan Mitchell

Learn net scraping and crawling innovations to entry limitless info from any net resource in any layout. With this useful consultant, you’ll how to use Python scripts and internet APIs to assemble and technique info from thousands—or even millions—of web content at once.

Ideal for programmers, safety pros, and internet directors conversant in Python, this e-book not just teaches easy internet scraping mechanics, but additionally delves into extra complicated subject matters, akin to reading uncooked info or utilizing scrapers for frontend site trying out. Code samples can be found that will help you comprehend the thoughts in practice.

  • Learn tips on how to parse complex HTML pages
  • Traverse a number of pages and sites
  • Get a common assessment of APIs and the way they work
  • Learn a number of equipment for storing the knowledge you scrape
  • Download, learn, and extract information from documents
  • Use instruments and methods to wash badly formatted data
  • Read and write normal languages
  • Crawl via varieties and logins
  • Understand how you can scrape JavaScript
  • Learn picture processing and textual content recognition
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