This is a valuable handbook for anyone in the administrative or secretarial professions. It is rare for us to find information that can make a difference both in our professional careers and personal relationships in one easy-to-read book. Filled with thoughtful questions and answers, this book leads the readers on an exciting and well laid out journey to understanding what it takes to support their executive while rising to the top and reaching their career goals.
Author: J. C. Sasser
Publisher: Koehler Books
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Sixteen-year-old Gradle Bird has lived her entire life with her Grandpa, Leonard, at a seedy motel and truck stop off Georgia's I-16. But when Leonard moves her to a crumbling old house rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Ms. Annalee Spivey, Gradle is plunged into a lush, magical world much stranger and more dangerous than from the one she came. Here she meets Sonny Joe Stitch, a Siamese Fighting Fish connoisseur overdosed on testosterone, a crippled, Bible-thumping hobo named Ceif "Tadpole" Walker, and the only true friend she will ever know, a schizophrenic genius, music-man, and professional dumpster-diver, D-5 Delvis Miles. As Gradle falls deeper into Delvis's imaginary and fantastical world, unsettling dangers lurk, and when surfaced Gradle discovers unforeseen depths in herself and the people she loves the most. Gradle Bird is an unusual tale of self-discovery and redemption that explores the infirmities of fatherly love, the complexities of human cruelty, and the consequences of guilt, proving they are possible to overcome no matter how dark and horrible the cause.
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.
If you want to start blogging fast but don't want to get sidetracked by the details, then you need a Visual QuickProject Guide! You don't need to know every feature—-you just want to know how to get your project done. Full-color illustrations show you how to perform each step of your project from start to finish. Low-priced—why pay more than you need? In Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide, best-selling author, Elizabeth Castro, shows users how to get started in the wonderful world of blogging. This book features large color illustrations and a minimum of verbiage to show brand-new Blogger users each step of the blogging process. Castro first acquaints readers with the interface and standard options, then walks them through blog setup, creating their profile, posting email, adding pictures and audio. She also covers adding widgets to a blog; tools for tracking Web traffic and following subscriber traffic; using color and customizing layouts; understanding template tags and using tags to categorize content; combating spam; understanding balance and deciding how many blog posts to have on the homepage; privacy issues; posting photos; blogging mobile; and more. This is ideal entry point to the blogosphere for anyone who wants to get started fast, but doesn't need to know every feature—just how to get the project done!
Delivers absolutely everything you will ever need to know to become a master Django programmer About This Book Gain a complete understanding of Django—the most popular, Python-based web framework in the world Gain the skills to successfully designing, developing, and deploying your app This book is packaged with fully described code so you can learn the fundamentals and the advanced topics to get a complete understanding of all of Django's core functions Who This Book Is For This book assumes you have a basic understanding of the Internet and programming. Experience with Python or Django would be an advantage, but is not necessary. It is ideal for beginner to intermediate programmers looking for a fast, secure, scalable, and maintainable alternative web development platform to those based on PHP, Java, and dotNET. What You Will Learn Use Django to access user-submitted form data, validate it, and work with it Get to know advanced URLconf tips and tricks Extend Django's template system with custom code Define models and use the database API to create, retrieve, update, and delete records Fully extend and customize the default implementation as per your project's needs Test and deploy your Django application Get to know more about Django's session, cache Framework, and middleware In Detail Mastering Django: Core is a completely revised and updated version of the original Django Book, written by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss - the creators of Django. The main goal of this book is to make you a Django expert. By reading this book, you'll learn the skills needed to develop powerful websites quickly, with code that is clean and easy to maintain. This book is also a programmer's manual that provides complete coverage of the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Django. For developers creating applications for commercial and business critical deployments, Mastering Django: Core provides a complete, up-to-date resource for Django 1.8LTS with a stable code-base, security fixes and support out to 2018. Style and approach This comprehensive step-by-step practical guide offers a thorough understanding of all the web development concepts related to Django. In addition to explaining the features of Django, this book provides real-world experience on how these features fit together to build extraordinary apps.
Author: Gabriel Thompson
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Migrant agricultural laborers
Lives from an invisible community--the migrant farmworkers of the United States The Grapes of Wrath brought national attention to the condition of California's migrant farmworkers in the 1930s. Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' grape and lettuce boycotts captured the imagination of the United States in the 1960s and '70s. Yet today, the stories of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children working in California's fields--one third of the nation's agricultural work force--are rarely heard, despite the persistence of wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and uncertain futures. This book of oral histories makes the reality of farm work visible in accounts of hardship, bravery, solidarity, and creativity in California's fields, as real people struggle to win new opportunities for future generations. Among the narrators: Maricruz, a single mother fired from a packing plant after filing a sexual assault complaint against her supervisor. Roberto, a vineyard laborer in the scorching Coachella Valley who became an advocate for more humane working conditions after his teenage son almost died of heatstroke. Oscar, an elementary school teacher in Salinas who wants to free his students from a life in the fields, the fate that once awaited him as a child.
In response to requests for instructional and training material from instructors, we prepared this laboratory training guide as a companion book to the Cloud Computing: A Hands-On Approach ("Cloud Book"). This book is designed to serve two purposes. First, it provides a tutorial for the laboratory training that can accompany traditional or online instruction using the Cloud Book. Second, it provides access to the complete source code used in the examples provided in the Cloud Book. The authors hope that this laboratory training guide will continue to prove useful to instructors and students using the Cloud Book.
Author: Lorraine Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Do you want to develop Web sites without the help of a programmer? Lucky for you there’s DotNetNuke, a content management system that allows you to build and maintain dynamic Web sites just by using a Web browser. DotNetNuke For Dummies helps you get down to business and shows you how to create a user-friendly Web site. You’ll find out how you can build and manage a flexible, versatile site with all the advantages an open-source application offers, use convenient modules, build a community, and save some money at the same time. This plain-English guide lets you discover how to: Install, run, and troubleshoot DotNetNuke Change and customize portal settings Add and manage pages on your site Make your site look professional Deliver contents with Text/HTML Add news feeds, online surveys, and banners Interact with visitors through blogging, feedback comments, and forums Create an e-business Customize the look of your site with exciting components This book features cool new modules that will meet every Web site’s need, both commercial and personal. With DotNetNuke For Dummies, you’ll get up to speed with this wonderful online tool and create your own corner of the World Wide Web!
Author: Bill English
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics
The SharePoint Portal Server is a powerful end-to-end solution for document management, custom portal development, and aggregating content from multiple sources into a single location. "The Administrator's Guide to SharePoint Portal Server 2001 is a comprehensive manual for the planning, design, deployment, and management of Microsoft's corporate information portal solution. Bill English, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, takes technical and nontechnical administrators under the hood, explaining everything from basic concepts to advanced customization techniques. The book begins by outlining the challenges of knowledge and document management and showing how the SharePoint Portal Server can be used to address them. Chapters detail the server's architecture, including the index and Web-store tools, and examine Microsoft's Digital Dashboard and Web Parts, the core components of a powerful customized corporate portal. Readers walk through the entire server life cycle: the identification of user needs, capacity planning, installation, and configuration. Each task of SharePoint administration is systematically described and demonstrated. "The Administrator's Guide to SharePoint Portal Server 2001 concludes with a rundown of third-party tools and resources for extending SharePoint. Readers will gain an understanding of: SharePoint Portal Server architecture Digital Dashboard and Web Part technology Planning and installation Working with documents and document folders Folder and user management Roles and profiles Indexing Approving, publishing, and categorizing documents Importing and accessing information Advanced management techniques Backup and recovery Monitoring SecurityTroubleshooting SharePoint Portal Server in the enterprise Available utilities Any IT professional evaluating, planning for, installing, or managing Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server 2001 will find this thorough examination an invaluable guide. 0201775743B07012002
One of the most popular open source blogging and content management systems, Wordpress lets you create a website to promote yourself or your business quickly and easily—and better yet, it's free. WordPress is a flexible, user-friendly system, and it can be extended with a variety of themes and plugins. Beginning WordPress 3 is a complete guide for the beginning developer who wants to start using WordPress. You'll learn how to publish and manage online content, add media, create widgets and plugins, and much more. What you’ll learn How to get started with Wordpress, create new content, and import existing content How to change what appears on a home page, blog post, and more How to handle media uploads, audio/video players, and podcasting How to create themes, widgets, and plugins How to publish, move, maintain, and secure your WordPress sites Who this book is for This book is for first-time users, designers, and developers of online content, blogs, and content management systems. Table of Contents About WordPress Installing and Upgrading Dashboard and Settings Working with Content Importing Content Creating a Basic Theme Creating an Advanced Theme Creating Widgets Creating Plugins Users and Roles Performance and Security Custom Content Types, Taxonomies, and Fields Setting up the Network
Author: Ron Basu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics
To some, the near perfection of the Six Sigma management system appears to be an impossible ideal, especially for small and medium enterprises. FIT SIGMATM, a flexible and more sustainable approach, was developed through the integration of the ‘hard' Six Sigma approach with Lean Enterprise philosophy. It consists of three elements; fitness for purpose, fitness for improvement and integration, and fitness for sustainability. FIT SIGMA: A Lean Approach to Building Sustainable Quality Beyond Six Sigma shows how this tripartite approach can be used to add value to both large and small organisations through improved use of resources, and through the provision of improved customer satisfaction. It shows that a holistic approach to operational excellence underpinned by a data driven methodology can be applied equally to the manufacturing, service or public sectors. As the Six Sigma philosophy has evolved in recent years to take into account new challenges faced by companies, including climate change, green supply chain, emerging markets and a growing service sector, so FIT SIGMATM has also adapted itself to these new demands. FIT SIGMA: A Lean Approach to Building Sustainable Quality Beyond Six Sigma covers key developing areas including: Sustainability and Environment Non-profit organizations Service Operations Supply Chain Management Project Management Emerging Markets Small and Medium Enterprises Green Thinking Each chapter contains practical implementation guide, illustrative examples and case studies, and concludes with a summary of key elements for ease of reference and revision. In addition the book includes a comprehensive glossary of common terms and phrases used in managing quality, along with an appendix which illustrates the applications of basic statistics in Six Sigma and Fit Sigma.
Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow’s Story is the universally acclaimed author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates, whose novels (Blonde, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction, offers an achingly personal story of love and loss. A Widow’s Story is a literary memoir on a par with The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Calvin Trillin’s About Alice.
How can an information security professional keep up with all of the hacks, attacks, and exploits on the Web? One way is to read Hacking Web Apps. The content for this book has been selected by author Mike Shema to make sure that we are covering the most vicious attacks out there. Not only does Mike let you in on the anatomy of these attacks, but he also tells you how to get rid of these worms, trojans, and botnets and how to defend against them in the future. Countermeasures are detailed so that you can fight against similar attacks as they evolve. Attacks featured in this book include: • SQL Injection • Cross Site Scripting • Logic Attacks • Server Misconfigurations • Predictable Pages • Web of Distrust • Breaking Authentication Schemes • HTML5 Security Breaches • Attacks on Mobile Apps Even if you don’t develop web sites or write HTML, Hacking Web Apps can still help you learn how sites are attacked—as well as the best way to defend against these attacks. Plus, Hacking Web Apps gives you detailed steps to make the web browser – sometimes your last line of defense – more secure. More and more data, from finances to photos, is moving into web applications. How much can you trust that data to be accessible from a web browser anywhere and safe at the same time? Some of the most damaging hacks to a web site can be executed with nothing more than a web browser and a little knowledge of HTML. Learn about the most common threats and how to stop them, including HTML Injection, XSS, Cross Site Request Forgery, SQL Injection, Breaking Authentication Schemes, Logic Attacks, Web of Distrust, Browser Hacks and many more.
Author: Jarkko Laine
Release Date: 2007-04-30
Ruby on Rails offers developers the opportunity to create fully-featured web applications in double-quick time. Rails and e-commerce are a match made in heaven and Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce is the first book to directly target this market. The book explains, via real-life scenarios, how to use Rails to create every aspect of an online store – from creating a product catalog, to building a reliable shopping cart system, all the way to features and functions like customer feedback forums. This combination of high sophistication and broad focus makes this an essential working reference – the book all developers are calling for.
Author: Joe Casabona
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2013-12-11
With the ever-increasing need to view websites on mobile devices, websites have to be adaptable to thousands of different screen resolutions. In Responsive Design with WordPress, expert web developer Joe Casabona teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. You’ll start with a refresher on the core functionality of WordPress, then dive into developing responsive themes and plugins. Find out what to consider at the outset of the design process to save hours of work during redesigns. Learn up-to-date best practices for determining breakpoints, accessibility, and preventing website bloat for better user experience no matter the user’s connection speed. Finally, you’ll apply the principles you learn to specific tutorials, such as building a photo gallery, map page, and products page. • Learn when to rely on themes and when it’s best to use plugins. • Apply your responsive CSS to a WordPress theme. • Learn various navigation techniques, such as Jump to with • smooth scrolling or Select box. • Use popular responsive techniques, like picturefill.js, to make images respond to different screen resolutions and connection speeds. • Explore frameworks, including Bootstrap and Foundation. • Download dozens of code samples to help implement responsive design techniques, and test yourself with end-of-chapter quizzes.