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2012, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 1, Paperback, New, Hall

Gain hands-on experience with PureMVC, the popular open source framework for developing maintainable applications with a Model-View-Controller architecture. In this concise guide, PureMVC creator Cliff Hall teaches the fundamentals of PureMVC development by walking you through the construction of a complete non-trivial Adobe AIR application.

Through clear explanations and numerous ActionScript code examples, you’ll learn best practices for using the framework’s classes in your day-to-day work. Discover how PureMVC enables you to focus on the purpose and scope of your application, while the framework takes care of the plumbing in a maintainable and portable way.

  • Get a detailed overview of the PureMVC process for developing your application
  • Model the domain by designing the schema and creating framework-agnostic value objects
  • Implement framework-agnostic View components that expose an API of events and properties
  • Use the Proxy pattern to keep track of value objects and hide service interaction
  • Facilitate two-way communication between a View component and the rest of the application
  • Stitch the Model and View tiers together with command objects in the Controller
  • Manage problematic View component life cycles, and learn how to reuse the Model tier

About the Author
Cliff Hall has been developing software professionally since the early 1980s. He is the author of the PureMVC framework and owner of Futurescale, Inc., where he consults as a business software architect specializing in Adobe Flex and AIR. When he isn't coding, he enjoys reading, writing, creating music and being one with the universe (all preferably from the peace and quiet of home).

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2011, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 1, Paperback, New, Hooks

Robotlegs is a standout among the ActionScript 3 development frameworks available today. With it, Flash, Flex, and AIR developers can create well-architected, testable, and flexible Rich Internet Applications—fast. This concise guide shows you how the light footprint and focused scope of this open source framework not only solves your immediate coding problems, it helps you gain insight into AS3 architecture on a much deeper level.

The authors provide a walkthrough of specific features in two applications they've written in Robotlegs, complete with code for each application as a whole. You'll learn how to achieve a balance of flexibility and consistency in your own projects.

  • Solve 80% of your coding problems with 20% of the API
  • Gain code-base flexibility with automated Dependency Injection
  • Learn the anatomy of a Robotlegs application
  • Understand the relationships between models, services, control code, and views in the framework's MVCS architecture
  • See how the Robotlegs’ approach facilitates Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Pick up practical methods for architecting Robotlegs solutions
  • Get expert insights to power-up your existing Robotlegs code
About the Authors
Joel Hooks is a Flash Platform developer with experience inActionscript 3, Flex, and Python. Joel spent the first 13 years of his professional career as a 3d animator and graphic designer working on computer-based training applications from that perspective. His interest in programming goes as far back as "TELL TURTLE" and he has always been interested in the technological challenges related to developing software making work a little bit easier. With the introduction of Actionscript 3, Joel finally found a platform that allows him to architect useful tools while fully leveraging his experience as a visual artist. Joel is passionate about technology and enjoys exploring the landscape of frameworks, libraries, and toolsthat make his work constantly fun and challenging.

Joel currently resides in Fort Worth and works as a Flex consultant for Universal Mind providing clients with oodles of clean code and a focus on test driven development solutions. Joel can be found blogging on various Flex development topics at

Outside of developing software tools Joel owns a photography studio with his wife who also collaborates on the raising and nurturing of his four home-educated children aged 13 to 4.

View Joel Hooks's full profile page.

Stray Lindsey Fallow (aka Stray) has spent the past decade exploring science and technology as a writer, software developer, and television personality. Following an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering, she fronted a science show for 8-12 year-olds on Disney, and went on to become a reporter & Associate Producer for Tomorrow's World (the BBC's #1 prime-time UK science and technology show) from 1998-2002. She's stood on the top of the Golden Gate bridge, fed sharks, filmed brain surgery, flown in military planes, and been bitten by a baby tiger, but is the most excited by far when her 16-year-old stepson 'gets' new math concepts.

A Flash developer since Flash 4, Stray blogs on ActionScript, test driven development and the programmer's brain at She is a core contributor to the Robotlegs framework, and actively pushing the ActionScript community to aspire to excellence through the try{harder} collaborative-learning format.

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2008, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 4, Paperback, New, Desmond
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20019, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 3, Paperback, New, Hunter
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24x18x3, 2013, Shroff/O'Reilly, 4, India, Paperback, New, Brian Svidergol, Robbie Allen

Take the guesswork out of deploying, administering, and automating Active Directory. With hundreds of proven recipes, the updated edition of this popular cookbook provides quick, step-by-step solutions to common (and not so common) problems you might encounter when working with Microsoft’s network directory service.

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780, (Usually ships in 1-2 days), 2015, Shroff/O'Reilly, 2015, (Usually ships in 10-12 days), No, Paperback, New, India, Fifth, Lowe-Norris

Organize your network resources by learning how to design, manage, and maintain Active Directory. Updated to cover Windows Server 2012, the fifth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft’s network directory service by explaining concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style.

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2007, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 1, Paperback, New, Power
Did you know that you can add Ajax to an existing web application without redoing the whole thing? This book demonstrates many advantages of adding Ajax to enhance, rather than replace, the way your application works. Perhaps you have a traditional web application based on submitting a form to update a table. You can enhance it by allowing users to update the table with changes to the form fields, without actually having to submit the form. That’s just one example.

Adding Ajax is for those of you who are more interested in extending existing applications than in creating Rich Internet Applications. You already know the business-side of applications—web forms, server-side driven pages, and static content—and now you want to make your web pages livelier, more fun, and much more interactive. This book explains:

  • A complete overview of Ajax technologies
  • Ways to develop a strategy for changing your site before you code
  • How to work with the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Several important Ajax libraries, including Prototype,, Rico, and MochiKit
  • The Ajax interactive element—how to use events and event handlers that work across browsers
  • The concept of web page as space, including three popular approaches to managing web space
  • How to make data updates, including adding new data, and deleting and making updates, all from within a single page
  • The effects Ajax has on the Web—breaking the back button, losing browser history, dynamic effects that disappear when the page is refreshed, and more
  • Advanced CSS effects, including drag-and-drop scrollbars, pagination, and the use of SVG and the Canvas object
  • Mashups—Ajax’s ability to combine data from different web services in any number of ways, directly in web pages.

About the Authors Shelley Powers has been seeking fun in technical topics from ActiveX to RDF to CSS to JavaScript to Ajax over the last decade. Recent books including Learning JavaScript, Adding Ajax, and Practical RDF. She has spent much of the last few years taking pictures, as a glance at Burningbird will demonstrate.

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18x24x2, 2014, Shroff/Packt Publishing, 1, India, Paperback, New, Hussein Nasser

ArcGIS for Server may be relatively new technology, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. This book will take you step by step through the whole process, from customizing the architecture to effective troubleshooting.

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18x24x2, 2013, Shroff/Packt Publishing, 1, India, Paperback, New, Surendra Mohan

About the Book: Administrating Solr Implementing different search engines on web products is a mandate these days. Apache Solr is a robust search engine, but simply implementing Apache Solr and forgetting about it is not a good idea, especially when you have to fight for the search ranking of your web product. In such a scenario, you need to keep monitoring, administrating, and optimizing your Solr to retain your ranking.

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2008, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 2, Paperback, New, Hamilton
This guide is strikingly different from other books on Microsoft ADO.NET. Rather than loading you down with theory, the new edition of ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook gives you more than 200 coding solutions and best practices for real problems you're likely to face with this technology using Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform.

Organized to help you find the topic and specific recipe you need quickly and easily, this book is more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# code. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook also offers clear explanations of how and why each code solution works, and warns you of potential pitfalls so you can learn to adapt the book's problem-solving techniques to different situations.

This collection of time saving recipes covers vital topics including:
  • Connecting to data
  • Retrieving and managing data
  • Transforming and analyzing data
  • Modifying data
  • Binding data to .NET user interfaces
  • Optimizing .NET data access
  • Enumerating and maintaining database objects
  • Maintaining database integrity

Ideal for ADO.NET programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated, this new edition covers the significant 3.5 upgrade, including new programming tools such as LINQ. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook offers a painless way for those of you who prefer to learn by doing when it comes to expanding your skills and productivity.

About the Author
Bill Hamilton
is a technology and management consultant who specializes in assessing business objectives and company processes and designing and restructuring technology strategy and enterprise architecture. Bill has been designing, developing, and implementing enterprise solutions for 15 years using both Microsoft and J2EE technologies. Bill is the author of O'Reilly titles including the highly praised Programming SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET Cookbook, and also writes for Microsoft Developer Network.

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2003, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, New, Paperback, Hamilton
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2017, Shroff/O'Reilly, N, 1, Paperback, New, Hamilton

Written by experts on the Microsoft® .NET programming platform, ADO.NET in a Nutshell delivers everything .NET programmers will need to get a jump-start on ADO.NET technology or to sharpen their skills even further. In the tradition of O'Reilly's In a Nutshell Series, ADO.NET in a Nutshell is the most complete and concise source of ADO.NET information available. ADO.NET is the suite of data access technologies in the .NET Framework that developers use to build applications services accessing relational data and XML. Connecting to databases is a fundamental part of most applications, whether they are web, Windows®, distributed, client/server, XML Web Services, or something entirely different. But ADO.NET is substantially different from Microsoft's previous data access technologies--including the previous version of ADO--so even experienced developers need to understand the basics of the new disconnected model before they start programming with it. Current with the .NET Framework 1.1, ADO.NET in a Nutshell offers one place to look when you need help with anything related to this essential technology, including a reference to the ADO.NET namespaces and object model. In addition to being a valuable reference, this book provides a concise foundation for programming with ADO.NET and covers a variety of issues that programmers face when developing web applications or Web Services that rely on database access. Using C#, this book presents real world, practical examples that will help you put ADO.NET to work immediately. Topics covered in the book include:

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