PDF is becoming the standard for digital documents worldwide, but it’s not easy to learn on your own. With capabilities that let you use a variety of images and text, embed audio and video, and provide links and navigation, there’s a lot to explore. This practical guide helps you understand how to work with PDF to construct your own documents, troubleshoot problems, and even build your own tools. You’ll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. In addition, this highly approachable reference will help you navigate the official (and complex) ISO documentation. Learn how to combine PDF objects into a cohesive whole Use PDF’s imaging model to create vector and raster graphics Integrate text, and become familiar with fonts and glyphs Provide navigation within and between documents Use annotations to overlay or incorporate additional content Build interactive forms with the Widget annotation Embed related files such as multimedia, 3D content, and XML files Use optional content to enable non-printing graphics Tag content with HTML-like structures, including paragraphs and tables
Author: John Allsopp
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2009-12-09
A companion to Jeffrey Zeldman's Designing with Web Standards, this book approaches standards from a more tactical and instructional point of view. Today's web designers and developers need to update their skills and knowledge and get away from out-of-date table and font-based approaches. In Developing with Web Standards, they will learn current best practices in standards-based development. The topics covered are based on the author's extensive experience from the professional development trenches and will give readers a thorough grounding in contemporary web development technologies and techniques with a focus on relevant emerging aspects of HTML, CSS, and other web standards.
Author: Allen C Templeton
Release Date: 2014-10-31
This authoritative volume provides a contemporary view on the latest research in molecules with optimal drug-like properties. It is a valuable source to access current best practices as well as new research techniques and strategies. Written by leading scientists in their fields, the text consists of fourteen chapters with an underlying theme of early collaborative opportunities between pharmaceutical and discovery sciences. The book explores the practical realities of performing physical pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical research in the context of drug discovery with short timelines and low compound availability. Chapters cover strategies and tactics to enable discovery as well as predictive approaches to establish, understand and communicate risks in early development. It also examines the detection, characterization, and assessment of risks on the solid state properties of advanced discovery and early development candidates, highlighting the link between solid state properties and critical development parameters such as solubility and stability. Final chapters center on techniques to improve molecular solubilization and prevent precipitation, with particularly emphasis on linking physiochemical properties of molecules to formulation selection in preclinical and clinical settings.
Change the way your organization deploys software at scale with this fast-paced guide to the world of Docker About This Book Cut through the noise and in simple terms learn to package your applications and test, ship, and scale your containers Find and build images and successfully run your programs within containers Build, deploy, and test your Docker containers and put them to work in production Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals, system administrators, and DevOps professionals or anyone looking to quickly develop and deploy software to production at scale. If you are interested in Docker, DevOps, or containers in general, don't look any further. What You Will Learn Understand Docker's architecture Build, ship, and run distributed applications Deploy, automate, and manage the execution of applications within Docker Scale and virtualize images and containers Utilize the networking features that Docker offers Use repositories to store and retrieve images In Detail This fast-paced practical guide will get you up and running with Docker. Using Docker, you will be able to build, ship, and run many distributed applications in real time. You will start with quickly installing Docker and start working with images and containers. We will present different types of containers and their applications, and show you how to find and build images. You will learn how you can contribute to the image repository by publishing different images. This will familiarize you with the image building process and you will be able to successfully run your programs within containers. By finishing this book, you will be well equipped in deploying your applications using Docker and will have a clear understanding of concepts, techniques, and practical methods to get it running in production systems. Style and approach This book takes a fast-paced practical approach that quickly gets you up and running with Docker so that you spend less time learning and more time deploying Docker containers effectively. This book contains a mix of concepts, practical examples, techniques, and the most up-to-date content to run things effectively in production. We'll show you the easiest way to speed up your development and deployment with Docker.
Go beyond the basics and unleash the full power of QGIS 3.4 and 3.6 with practical, step-by-step examples Key Features One-stop solution to all of your GIS needs Master QGIS by learning about database integration, and geoprocessing tools Learn about the new and updated Processing toolbox and perform spatial analysis Book Description QGIS is an open source solution to GIS and widely used by GIS professionals all over the world. It is the leading alternative to proprietary GIS software. Although QGIS is described as intuitive, it is also, by default, complex. Knowing which tools to use and how to apply them is essential to producing valuable deliverables on time. Starting with a refresher on the QGIS basics and getting you acquainted with the latest QGIS 3.6 updates, this book will take you all the way through to teaching you how to create a spatial database and a GeoPackage. Next, you will learn how to style raster and vector data by choosing and managing different colors. The book will then focus on processing raster and vector data. You will be then taught advanced applications, such as creating and editing vector data. Along with that, you will also learn about the newly updated Processing Toolbox, which will help you develop the advanced data visualizations. The book will then explain to you the graphic modeler, how to create QGIS plugins with PyQGIS, and how to integrate Python analysis scripts with QGIS. By the end of the book, you will understand how to work with all aspects of QGIS and will be ready to use it for any type of GIS work. What you will learn Create and manage a spatial database Get to know advanced techniques to style GIS data Prepare both vector and raster data for processing Add heat maps, live layer effects, and labels to your maps Master LAStools and GRASS integration with the Processing Toolbox Edit and repair topological data errors Automate workflows with batch processing and the QGIS Graphical Modeler Integrate Python scripting into your data processing workflows Develop your own QGIS plugins Who this book is for If you are a GIS professional, a consultant, a student, or perhaps a fast learner who wants to go beyond the basics of QGIS, then this book is for you. It will prepare you to realize the full potential of QGIS.
Author: David M. Robbins
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Release Date: 2014-03-07
This is a practical handbook providing a step-by-step approach to the techniques used for characterizing wastewater sources and investigating sites where collection, treatment and reuse/disposal technologies will be installed. It is intended to help enable local implementation of on-site and decentralized wastewater management system (DWMS)for wide scale use in development settings. How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries helps local service providers and regulatory officials make informed decisions through the use of tools, checklists and case studies. It includes a link to a web based community of on-site and decentralized wastewater professionals, which contains related tools and case studies. This handbook serves as a reference for training classes, certification programs, and higher education programs in civil and sanitary engineering. There is an increasing interest on the part of local government officials and private sector service providers to implement wastewater treatment systems to solve sanitation problems. The model presented in this handbook promotes activities that first generate data related to source and site conditions that represent critical inputs, and then applies this information to the technology selection process. Matching the most appropriate technologies to the specific needs of the wastewater project is the key that leads to long term sustainability. How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries is an invaluable resource for public sector decision makers and private sector service providers in developing countries. It is also a useful text for students at engineering colleges in developing countries interested in taking a class that teaches the methods of decentralized wastewater management system (DWMS) development.
Author: Feng Liu
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Political Science
Urbanization and growing wealth in developing countries portend a large increase of demand for modern energy services in residential, commercial and public-service buildings in the coming decades. Pursuing energy efficiency in buildings is vital to energy security in developing countries and is identified by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change as having the greatest potential for cost-effective reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 among all energy-consuming sectors. Building energy efficiency codes (BEECs), along with energy efficiency standards for major appliances and equipment, are broadly recognized as a necessary government intervention to overcome persistent market barriers to capturing the economic potential of energy efficiency gains in the residential, commercial and public-service sectors. Implementation of BEECs help prevent costly energy wastes over the lifecycles of buildings in space heating, air conditioning, lighting, and other energy service requirements. Nonetheless, achieving the full potential of energy savings afforded by more energy-efficient buildings requires holding people who live or work in buildings accountable for the cost of energy services. Compliance enforcement has been the biggest challenge to implementing BEECs. This report summarizes the findings of an extensive literature survey of the experiences of implementing BEECs in developed countries, as well as those from case studies of China, Egypt, India, and Mexico. It also serves as a primer on the basic features and contents of BEECs and the commonly adopted compliance and enforcement approaches. This report highlights the key challenges to improving compliance enforcement in developing countries, including government commitment to energy efficiency, the effectiveness of government oversight of the construction sector, the compliance capacity of building supply chain, and financing constraints. The report notes that the process of transforming a country s building supply chain toward delivering increasingly more energy-efficient buildings takes time and requires persistent government intervention through uniformly enforced and regularly updated BEECs. The report recommends increased international support in strengthening the enforcement infrastructure for BEECs in middle-income developing countries. For low- and lower-middle-income countries, there is an urgent need to assist in improving the effectiveness of government oversight system for building construction, laying the foundation for the system to also cover BEECs.
Author: James Michel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Political Science
There is a broad and enduring international consensus that good governance and the rule of law are important for the attainment of sustainable development results. But recognizing that good governance is important for development is one thing; carrying out effective international programs to support improved governance is something very different.
Author: Leonie Arthur
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Release Date: 2014-10-27
Genre: Early childhood education
Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting childrens learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms planning and programming in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young childrens learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of childrens diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised in response to recent developments, this well-known text retains the practical emphasis of previous editions. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies aid students in understanding a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement.
Author: Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2011-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics
The 1944 Bretton Woods conference created new institutions for international economic governance. Though flawed, the system led to a golden age in postwar reconstruction, sustained economic growth, job creation, and postcolonial development. Yet financial liberalization since the 1970s has involved deregulation and globalization, which have exacerbated instability, rather than sustained growth. In addition, the failure of Bretton Woods to provide a reserve currency enabled the dollar to fill the void, which has contributed to periodic, massive U.S. trade deficits. Our latest global financial crisis, in which all these weaknesses played a part, underscores how urgently we must reform the international financial system. Prepared for the G24 research program, a consortium of developing countries focused on financial issues, this volume argues that such reforms must be developmental. Chapters review historical trends in global liquidity, financial flows to emerging markets, and the food crisis, identifying the systemic flaws that contributed to the recent downturn. They challenge the effectiveness of recent policy and suggest criteria for regulatory reform, keeping in mind the different circumstances, capacities, and capabilities of various economies. Essays follow ongoing revisions in international banking standards, the improved management of international capital flows, the critical role of the World Trade Organization in liberalizing and globalizing financial services, and the need for international tax cooperation. They also propose new global banking and reserve currency arrangements.
It's in magazines and newspapers, it's on television and radio, it's on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look. The iPad is the touchscreen tablet from Apple, representing the next generation of mobile computing. Packed with dozens of new features, the iOS 3.2 SDK enables you to build sophisticated, desktop-quality apps for this exciting new platform. Every iPhone and iPod touch app developer looking to take the next step and move into the iPad arena will want to read this book from cover to cover. Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK has all the answers, and you'll find them presented with the same easy-to-follow style and thorough coverage you've come to expect from titles like Beginning iPhone 3 Development—everything an aspiring iPad developer needs to know to create great apps. Best-selling authors Jack Nutting, Dave Wooldridge, and Dave Mark show iPhone developers how to master all of the iPad-exclusive frameworks and features, which are explained, demonstrated in action, and put through their paces in this comprehensive programming guide. You'll get a detailed understanding of the new feature set and gain every possible advantage in the iTunes App Store.
The essential resource for implementing sustainable packaging labelling and artwork capabilities. The knowledge and expertise contained in this book will help you to understand and deliver the right mix of packaging artwork capabilities for your organisation, in a shorter period of time, at lower cost and with significantly less risk.
Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Climate change is a major framing condition for sustainable development of agriculture and food. Global food production is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time it is among the sectors worst affected by climate change.This book brings together a multidisciplinary group of authors exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food. Conceptual clarifications provide a necessary basis for putting sustainable development into practice. Adaptation and mitigation demand altering both agricultural and consumption practices. Intensive vs. extensive production is reassessed with regard to animal welfare, efficiency and environmental implications. Property rights pay an ever-increasing role, as do shifting land-use practices, agro-energy, biotechnology, food policy to green consumerism. And, last but not least, tools are suggested for teaching agricultural and food ethics.Notwithstanding the plurality of ethical analyses and their outcome, it becomes apparent that governance of agri-food is faced by new needs and new approaches of bringing in the value dimension much more explicitly. This book is intended to serve as a stimulating collection that will contribute to debate and reflection on the sustainable future of agriculture and food production in the face of global change.
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-532--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution development. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design and implement Websites Create and manage Virtual Machines Design and implement Cloud Services Design and implement a storage strategy Manage application and network services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Will be valuable for Microsoft Azure developers, solution architects, DevOps engineers, and QA engineers Assumes you have experience designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions and that you are proficient with tools, techniques, and approaches for building scalable, resilient solutions Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions About the Exam Exam 70-532 focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to develop Microsoft Azure solutions that include websites, virtual machines, cloud services, storage, application services, and network services. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure, demonstrating your expertise with the Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud platform. You can earn this certification by passing Exam 70-532, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions; or Exam 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions; or Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning