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  • Author:
    Wagner, Richard
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    Restructuring information in an XML document so that it works in other formats used to be a time-consuming ordeal involving lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Now XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) makes the process nearly instantaneous. Just provide an example of the kind of information you’d like to see, and XSLT does the rest. With XSLT you can effortlessly transform XML documents into virtually any kind of output, including other XML documents and HTML pages. But mastering XSLT can be tricky, especially if you’ve never worked with XML or HTML; and most books on the subject are written for people who have. Here comes XSLT For Dummies to the rescue! XSLT For Dummies is your ticket to quickly mastering XSLT—no matter what your prior programming experience. Writing in easygoing, plain English, XML pro Richard Wagner provides expert advice, step-by-step guidance, and tons of crystal-clear examples to help you harness the power of XSLT to transform documents. In no time you’ll: * Understand how XSLT works with XSL and XPath * Experiment with templates, stylesheets, and expressions * Perform HTML transformations * Master XPath data types and functions * Combine XSLT stylesheets * Explore cool XSLT programming tricks XSLT For Dummies works from the ground up, starting with a practical introduction of the “X-Team”—XML, XSL, XSLT, and X-Path—and instructions on how to write a XSLT stylesheet. From there it quickly moves onward and upward through the whole range of important XSLT topics, including: * Transforming with stylesheets * Understanding and using template rules * Using XPath to locate nodes in XML documents * Combining XSLT stylesheets and adding processing instructions * Debugging XSLT transformations * Ten XSLT processors available online It doesn’t matter whether you’re a babe in the woods who can’t tell a “tag” from an element, or you’re an old pro at creating XML documents, XSLT For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to explore and take full advantage of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.

  • Author:
    Dykes, Lucinda
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    Tag—XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more. Discover how to: * Make information portable * Use XML with Word 2003 * Store different types of data * Convert HTML documents to XHTML * Add CSS to XML * Understand and use DTDs

  • Author:
    Hoffman, Charles, Watson, Liv Apneseth
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    This book is the perfect guide to help you understand X.B.R.L.-from the "father of X.B.R.L." What is X.B.R.L., and how can it help you streamline your business reporting? This plain-English guide from the "father of X.B.R.L.," Charles Hoffman, will tell you what it is, why it is and how you can get on the bus with this new S.E.C.-mandated business reporting standard for publicly-traded companies. A C.P.A., Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying X.M.L. data to financial reporting; X.B.R.L. is the language that resulted. Learn to prepare financial statements with X.B.R.L., use it for strategic planning, move all relevant departments in your company to the same system and more. *X.B.R.L. (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an X.M.L.-based open standard for accounting data; author Charles Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying X.M.L. data to financial reporting. *Plan for X.B.R.L. implementation, set action-oriented agendas, and identify stakeholders and subject-matter experts within your organization. *Learn to choose from and adapt existing X.B.R.L. taxonomies to comply with U.S. G.A.A.P. and I.F.R.S. standards. Topics also include how to adapt your existing financial information into X.B.R.L.

  • Author:
    Minnick, Chris
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    A technology book for kids! Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language.This book serves as an excellent guide to help you start writing in the odd-looking languages that make the web work. Follow simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot-write code that builds your robot's body and structure Give your bot some style-add code lines that customize your robot's color and shape Get your robot moving-finish off your robot with code that teaches it how to dance Technology Requirements: Hardware - PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher Software - Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google Chrome', Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher

  • Author:
    Bowden, Mark
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    From the author of Black Hawk Down comes the story of the battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it-the ongoing war taking place literally beneath our fingertips. The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks (including the British Parliament and the French and German military) were infected. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009 the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers and the botnet of linked computers that it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world. This is the gripping tale of the group of hackers, researches, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts who united to defend the Internet from the Conficker worm: the story of the first digital world war.

  • Author:
    Foer, Franklin
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    Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialize on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment; and rely on Google for information. These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place, but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience. As these companies have expanded, marketing themselves as champions of individuality and pluralism, their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy. They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation, and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation, autonomous thought, or solitary introspection-a world without mind. In order to restore our inner lives, we must avoid being coopted by these gigantic companies, and understand the ideas that underpin their success. Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science-from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today's Silicon Valley-Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate ambitions of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are trampling longstanding liberal values, especially intellectual property and privacy. This is a nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization of social, political, and intellectual life. By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world, we have the power to stem the tide. At stake is nothing less than who we are, and what we will become. There have been monopolists in the past but today's corporate giants have far more nefarious aims. They're monopolists who want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision-making. Until now few have grasped the sheer scale of the threat. Foer explains not just the looming existential crisis but the imperative of resistance.

  • Author:
    Sabin-Wilson, Lisa
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    Gestalten Sie mit WordPress Ihre Website - auch wenn Sie keinerlei Vorkenntnisse haben! Profitieren Sie von Tausenden meist kostenlosen Design-Vorlagen, den WordPress-Themes. WordPress begann als einfache Weblog-Software und ist inzwischen das beliebteste System zur Gestaltung von Webseiten uberhaupt. Dieser Entwicklung tragt dieses Buch Rechnung: Hier finden Sie Rat und Hilfe - als Blogger, als Webseiten-Designer, als Anfanger und als Umsteiger. Schritt fur Schritt erklart Lisa Sabin-Wilson Ihnen wie Sie Ihre Webseite oder Ihren Blog aufbauen, Bilder und Videos einbinden und vieles mehr.

  • Author:
    Sabin-Wilson, Lisa
    Summary:

    Millions of bloggers rely on WordPress, the popular, free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you'll find the advice in this friendly guide gets you up to speed on both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires the purchase of web hosting services, and figure out which version is best for you. You'll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress. * WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability * Previous editions of this guide have sold more than 85,000 copies, and interest in blogging continues to explode * Illustrates how to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features * Covers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase web hosting services * Written by an expert who works directly with developers and the cofounder of WordPress This guide helps bloggers quickly and easily take advantage of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

  • Author:
    Gookin, Dan
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    Bestselling and quintessential For Dummies author Dan Gookin employs his usual fun and friendly candor while walking you through the spectrum of new features of Word 2010. Completely in tune with the needs of the beginning Word user, Gookin shows you how to use Word quickly and efficiently so that you can spend more time working on your projects and less time trying to figure out how to make Word perform the tasks you need it to do. This newest edition of Word For Dummies explains how to navigate the user interface and take advantages of file formats, and skips the unnecessary jargon. * Unparalleled author Dan Gookin applies his beloved For Dummies writing style to introduce you to all the features and functions of Word 2010 * Escorts you through the capabilities of Word 2010 without weighing you down with unnecessary technical jargon * Deciphers the user interface and shows you how to take advantage of the file formats The word on the street is that Word 2010 For Dummies is a must-read!

  • Author:
    Briere, Danny
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    Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this new edition of this bestseller returns with all the latest in wireless standards and security. This fun and friendly guide shows you how to integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming system into your home network. Veteran authors escort you through the various financial and logistical considerations that you need to take into account before building a wireless network at home. * Covers the basics of planning, installing, and using wireless LANs * Reviews essential information on the latest security issues * Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technology * Discusses how to share resources such as printers, scanners, an Internet connection, files, and more with multiple computers on one network Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition skips the technical jargon and gets you connected with need-to-know information on building a wireless home network.

  • Author:
    Briere, Danny
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    Wireless home networks are better than ever! The emergence of new industry standards has made them easier, more convenient, less expensive to own and operate. Still, you need to know what to look for (and look out for), and the expert guidance you’ll find in Wireless Home Networks For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you ensure that your wire-free life is also a hassle-free life! This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. You’ll find out how to share your Internet connection over your network, as well as files, printers, and other peripherals. And, you’ll learn how to avoid the “gotchas” that can creep in when you least expect them. Discover how to: * Choose the right networking equipment * Install and configure your wireless network * Integrate Bluetooth into your network * Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches * Connect audiovisual equipment to your wireless network * Play wireless, multiuser computer games * Establish and maintain your network’s security * Troubleshoot networking problems * Improve network performance * Understand 802.11n Whether you’re working with Windows PCs, Mac OS X machines, or both Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition, makes it fast and easy to get your wireless network up and running—and keep it that way!

  • Author:
    Rathbone, Andy
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    The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more. Discover how to: * Find files when they're hiding * Hook up with another computer * Make Vista work like XP * Block Internet bad guys * Share a PC without sharing your files *Fix problems yourself

  • Author:
    Seguis, Steve
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    Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed. Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. * Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems * System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily * Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2 * Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface * Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language * Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2 Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.

  • Author:
    Hughes, Bill
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    Windows Phone 7 is the new and improved mobile platform for all Windows smartphones. The new platform has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and this guide walks you through everything that's new, from the look and feel to the underlying code to the revamped home screen and user interface experience. Placing special focus on the features and functionality that is shared across all Windows Phone 7 series models, this fun and friendly book covers a wide range of how-to topics on everything from making simple calls to using your handheld device as a mobile computer. * Explores the exciting new Windows Phone 7 and the completely revamped platform that will revolutionize the way you experience mobile phone use * Shows you how to personalize your interface and exchange and sync information with your Windows PC * Covers how to download, install, and use Mobile Office applications * Demonstrates creating, downloading, exchanging, and sharing digital media, such as photos, videos, sound, and music files with other mobile device and PC users Windows Phone 7 For Dummies takes your Windows Phone 7 experience to a whole new level!

  • Author:
    Leonhard, Woody
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    If you work in an office, you probably don’t lose much sleep worrying about whether your files are safe if your PC melts down. Company IT departments handle those things for business networks. But how about all those precious photos, address lists, the family genealogy, and everything else that lives on your home network? Windows Home Server can save the day if one of your personal PCs hiccups, and Windows Home Server For Dummies serves up all the stuff you need to know to put it to work. Forget everything you’ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don’t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps you * Share files among all the PCs in your home * Access your files from anywhere * Make regular backups automatically * Store files securely * Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox * Share multimedia across your network * Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date * Get regular reports on the overall health of your network Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia.   Trust Woody—you’ll sleep better.

  • Author:
    Weverka, Peter
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    In easy-to-follow steps, this fun and friendly guide shows you clearly how to use Windows 8.1. Featuring a large font that makes the book easier to read and magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating, author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 8.1, so you can make the switch without a hitch. Explains Windows 8.1 with easy-to-follow steps and tips for senior readers. Covers how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use a webcam, and more. Uses a senior-friendly larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots. Discusses topics important to senior readers, including keeping data and personal information safe and secure. Get started using the exciting features of Windows 8.1 today, with Windows 8.1 for seniors for dummies.

  • Author:
    Underdahl, Brian
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    Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time.

  • Author:
    Hinton, Mark Justice
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    In easy-to-follow steps, this fun and friendly guide shows you clearly how to use Windows 8. Featuring a large font that makes the book easier to read and magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating, author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 8, so you can make the switch without a hitch. * Explains Windows 8 with easy-to-follow steps and tips for senior readers * Covers how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use a webcam, and more * Uses a senior-friendly larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots * Discusses topics important to senior readers, including keeping data and personal information safe and secure Get started using the exciting features of Windows 8 today, with Windows 8 For Seniors For Dummies.

  • Author:
    Mueller, John
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    This quick and easy reference is designed for all users (newbies and seasoned) who are comfortable with the Windows OS  and need a fast reference to solve a problem or navigate a new feature without context or explanation. It will be the must-have reference for anyone using Windows 8. * Offers quick answers and solutions so readers can read less and do more * Includes new elements such as Control Panel guide, icon glossary, shortcuts and other tools users can leverage to move quickly and efficiently though Windows 8 Get the completely updated and overhauled edition of this bestselling book with a newly refreshed easy-to-use format.

  • Author:
    Wempen, Faithe
    Summary:

    If you want to master Windows 8, this value-packed eLearning kit is essential to your learning process. A complete Microsoft Windows 8 course, it includes a full-color printed book and an interactive eLearning course on CD. Each lesson opens with an introduction to the content and explains the importance and potential uses for every task described. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-to's, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of For Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier. Follow the material in sequence, or jump in and out as you wish; you learn at your own pace, in your own way. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions. * Helps self-motivated learners master Windows 8 inside and out * Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD * Highlights material with integrated audio and video instruction on CD that helps you learn via animations, screencasts, and 8 more * Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and other learning aids * Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Windows 8 eLearning Kit For Dummies is the ultimate guide to a productive and flexible learning experience. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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