Description : Django, the Python-based Web development framework, is one of the hottest topics in Web development today. Its creator (and co-author of this book) Adrian Holovaty has built a compelling array of Web applications using Django, including http://chicagocrime.org. Django creator Adrian Holovaty and lead developer Jacob Kaplan-Moss have created this book as the definitive guide to the technology. Beginning with fundamentals such as installation and configuration, the book tackles sophisticated features of Django, such as outputting non-HTML content such as RSS feeds and PDFs, caching, and user management. Also includes a detailed reference to Django’s many configuration options and commands.
Description : The most successful organisations are those with the most diverse and engaged workforces. Studies show an 80% improvement in business performance among those with high diversity levels. When people feel included and able to reach their full potential, they are more engaged, more productive and often more creative. Inclusive Leadership will help you drive culture change using organisational development principles. It takes you through the key components of leading change throughout the employee lifecycle, your supply chain, and through product development. Crucially, it will help you make a genuine impact on your business, through your people, both now and in the future.
Description : This latest edition of The Definitive Guide to Django is updated for Django 1.1, and, with the forward–compatibility guarantee that Django now provides, should serve as the ultimate tutorial and reference for this popular framework for years to come. Django, the Python–based equivalent to Ruby’s Rails web development framework, is one of the hottest topics in web development today. Lead developer Jacob Kaplan–Moss and Django creator Adrian Holovaty show you how they use this framework to create award–winning web sites by guiding you through the creation of a web application reminiscent of ChicagoCrime.org. The Definitive Guide to Django is broken into three parts, with the first introducing Django fundamentals such as installation and configuration, and creating the components that together power a Django–driven web site. The second part delves into the more sophisticated features of Django, including outputting non–HTML content such as RSS feeds and PDFs, caching, and user management. The appendixes serve as a detailed reference to Django’s many configuration options and commands. What you’ll learn The first half of this book explains in depth how to build web applications using Django including the basics of dynamic web pages, the Django templating system interacting with databases, and web forms. The second half of this book discusses higher-level concepts such as caching, security, and how to deploy Django. The appendixes form a reference for the commands and configurations available in Django. Who this book is for Anyone who wants to use the powerful Django framework to build dynamic web sites quickly and easily. Table of Contents Introduction to Django Getting Started Views and URLconfs Templates Models The Django Admin Site Forms Advanced Views and URLconfs Advanced Templates Advanced Models Generic Views Deploying Django Generating Non-HTML Content Sessions, Users, and Registration Caching django.contrib Middleware Integrating with Legacy Databases and Applications Internationalization Security
Description : As we all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed (or wired) networks. Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a desk. But that's just the tip of the cable-free iceberg. Wireless networks are also more flexible, faster and easier for you to use, and more affordable to deploy and maintain. The de facto standard for wireless networking is the 802.11 protocol, which includes Wi-Fi (the wireless standard known as 802.11b) and its faster cousin, 802.11g. With easy-to-install 802.11 network hardware available everywhere you turn, the choice seems simple, and many people dive into wireless computing with less thought and planning than they'd give to a wired network. But it's wise to be familiar with both the capabilities and risks associated with the 802.11 protocols. And 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition is the perfect place to start. This updated edition covers everything you'll ever need to know about wireless technology. Designed with the system administrator or serious home user in mind, it's a no-nonsense guide for setting up 802.11 on Windows and Linux. Among the wide range of topics covered are discussions on: deployment considerations network monitoring and performance tuning wireless security issues how to use and select access points network monitoring essentials wireless card configuration security issues unique to wireless networks With wireless technology, the advantages to its users are indeed plentiful. Companies no longer have to deal with the hassle and expense of wiring buildings, and households with several computers can avoid fights over who's online. And now, with 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition, you can integrate wireless technology into your current infrastructure with the utmost confidence.
Description : CentOS is just like Red Hat, but without the price tag and with the virtuous license. When belts have to be tightened, we want to read about an OS with all the features of a commercial Linux variety, but without the pain. The Definitive Guide to CentOS is the first definitive reference for CentOS and focuses on CentOS alone, the workhorse Linux distribution, that does the heavy lifting in small and medium-size enterprises without drawing too much attention to itself. Provides tutorial and hands-on learning but is also designed to be used as a reference Bases all examples on real-world tasks that readers are likely to perform Serves up hard-won examples and hints and tips from the author's experiences of CentOS in production
Description : The go-to guidebook for deploying Big Data solutions withHadoop Today's enterprise architects need to understand how the Hadoopframeworks and APIs fit together, and how they can be integrated todeliver real-world solutions. This book is a practical, detailedguide to building and implementing those solutions, with code-levelinstruction in the popular Wrox tradition. It covers storing datawith HDFS and Hbase, processing data with MapReduce, and automatingdata processing with Oozie. Hadoop security, running Hadoop withAmazon Web Services, best practices, and automating Hadoopprocesses in real time are also covered in depth. With in-depth code examples in Java and XML and the latest onrecent additions to the Hadoop ecosystem, this complete resourcealso covers the use of APIs, exposing their inner workings andallowing architects and developers to better leverage and customizethem. The ultimate guide for developers, designers, and architectswho need to build and deploy Hadoop applications Covers storing and processing data with various technologies,automating data processing, Hadoop security, and deliveringreal-time solutions Includes detailed, real-world examples and code-levelguidelines Explains when, why, and how to use these tools effectively Written by a team of Hadoop experts in theprogrammer-to-programmer Wrox style Professional Hadoop Solutions is the reference enterprisearchitects and developers need to maximize the power of Hadoop.
Description : Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of the 1970s. Steven Fawkes’ Energy Efficiency is a comprehensive guide for managers and policy-makers to the fundamental questions underpinning energy-efficiency and our responses to it: • what do we really mean by energy efficiency? • what is the potential (in different dimensions)? • why it is important? • what management processes lead to optimisation of energy efficiency? • what technologies are useful for improving energy efficiency? • what policies can be used to promote energy efficiency? • how can energy efficiency be financed? • how can energy suppliers engage with energy efficiency? The result is the most comprehensive review to-date of the barriers and opportunities associated with improving energy efficiency. Clearly written and erudite, Steven Fawkes addresses every aspect of energy efficiency, including the huge and vitally important untapped potential offered by effective energy management and the application of existing technology. He also identifies barriers, such as the rebound effect and how they can be mitigated and he provides a comprehensive review of innovative energy efficiency financing options. This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone with an interest in energy supply and demand reduction.
Description : Manage the huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application with MongoDB. This authoritative introduction—written by a core contributor to the project—shows you the many advantages of using document-oriented databases, and demonstrates how this reliable, high-performance system allows for almost infinite horizontal scalability. This updated second edition provides guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and an overview of the concepts and use cases for other people on your project. Ideal for NoSQL newcomers and experienced MongoDB users alike, this guide provides numerous real-world schema design examples. Get started with MongoDB core concepts and vocabulary Perform basic write operations at different levels of safety and speed Create complex queries, with options for limiting, skipping, and sorting results Design an application that works well with MongoDB Aggregate data, including counting, finding distinct values, grouping documents, and using MapReduce Gather and interpret statistics about your collections and databases Set up replica sets and automatic failover in MongoDB Use sharding to scale horizontally, and learn how it impacts applications Delve into monitoring, security and authentication, backup/restore, and other administrative tasks
Description : In the words of professional writer and photographer Tim Rudman,The Photographer’s Toning Bookis a book to grow in to, rather than out of! This extensively illustrated and extremely practical guide describes both beginning and advanced toning techniques for the creative photographer and printer. Using a system of First Steps, Second Steps, and Further Steps, each chapter allows the reader to practice various toning techniques at their own experience level and subsequently develop more advanced skills at their own pace. Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced professionals, the guide covers such processes as selective toning; archival and negative toning; simple and advanced uses of bleaches and developers; using unconventional, such as tea and coffee; making homemade toners; and much more. • Interest in toning techniques continues to grow with advances in technology
Description : How long do you stay in each job? Millions of us change roles on average every three years. A nation of job-hoppers, every promotion or change presents the same issues and worries and there's no getting away from those first day nerves. Ultimate New Job will prepare you for the toughest few months of your life, when fitting in is everything and first impressions count. Covering every aspect of starting a new job or internship, it tackles the top fifteen questions that people ask when starting a new position, from handling the offer and resigning from your current post, to researching the organisation, networking and finding your place within the team. With realistic, practical advice, Ultimate New Job tackles all of your concerns head on, making your first weeks and months as smooth a transition as possible - for you and your new employer.