Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Working with Personal Computer Software, 2nd ed.

R.P. Soni, Harshal A. Arolkar and Sonal Jain

ISBN13: 978-81-265-2727-4

Publication Date: August 2010

Price: INR 349/ Pages: 540


This introductory text explains in detail the basic and essential features of Windows XP, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook. The book has been divided into six parts: Introduction, Basics of Operating Systems, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Other Essentials. The content in the chapters takes the novice reader from introduction to skill development. This text has been designed considering the coverage necessary for a general course on PC Software being offered in BCA, BBA, MSC (IT), PGDCA, MCA and MBA streams, polytechnics as well as engineering colleges. It will be useful to anyone wanting to be familiar with PC Software for office applications in business or personal applications.

Pedagogy includes:

More than 550 objective type questions.

More than 100 laboratory exercises.

Numerous figures for reference.

About the Authors:

R.P. Soni is currently Campus Director (Computer Education) at GLS Institute of Computer Technology, Ahmedabad. Previously, he has worked as Director of Rollwala Computer Center, Gujarat University. He has been instrumental in initiating Computer Science education in Gujarat. He has taught computer science at MCA, BCA, Diploma and Certificate courses for over 35 years. He has been active in this discipline for over 42 years.

Harshal A. Arolkar is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Systems-in-Charge at GLS Institute of Computer Technology. An ardent practitioner and teacher, he possesses more than 11 years of experience in Computer Science. He has published and presented several research papers in international and national conferences and journals. Sonal Jain is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at GLS Institute of Computer Technology. A lucid writer and teacher, she possesses more than 9 years of experience in Computer Science. She has published and presented several research papers in international and national conferences and journals.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Master the latest version of Flash with this revised edition of a perennial bestseller

Flash Professional CS5 Bible

Todd Perkins


864 pages/ August 2010/ Rs 579/-


Flash enables you to create animations and can also be used to build an interactive, multimedia Web site. Completely enhanced and revised, this must-have reference covers everything you need to know to learn and master the latest version of Flash. Top Flash trainer and author Todd Perkins provides you with unparalleled comprehensive coverage of tips, tricks, and techniques that you won’t find in any other resource. The reader-friendly format will appeal to both the novice as well as the accomplished professional and everyone in between.

  • Serves as a comprehensive reference on all the latest updates and enhancements to the newest version of Flash Professional

  • Appeals to both novice and experienced Flash developers and functions as their guide to the capabilities and possibilities of the new Flash

  • Written by an experienced Adobe Flash instructor who is adept at making difficult topics easy to understand

  • Includes a CD-ROM that features trial software, add-ons, plug-ins, shareware, templates, and examples

Flash CS5 Professional Bible is an ideal resource to go from learning to mastering the latest version of Flash in a flash!

About author:

Todd Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor who spends much of his time teaching people how to use Adobe’s Web development software. He is a member of the dynamic duo at the All Things Adobe podcast, and he has authored a vast array of video training titles and books.

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Update your skills with Wiley’s Adobe Creative Suite 5 books

The bestselling, comprehensive reference on Photoshop, fully updated to CS5.

Photoshop CS5 Bible

Lisa DaNae Dayley, Brad Dayley

ISBN: 9788126527199

1080 pages/ August 2010/ Rs 599/-


Photoshop is the gold standard for image-editing programs and is used by professional photographers, graphic designers, and Web designers as well as hobbyists. More than 300,000 copies of this comprehensive reference have been sold in previous editions; this edition is fully updated to cover Photoshop CS5’s newest features and includes a 16-page full-color insert.

  • Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software used in both print and digital media, with more than four million users worldwide

  • This comprehensive guide covers beginning to advanced techniques, from learning your way around the windows and tools to working with Camera Raw images

  • Covers retouching, color correcting, manipulating, and combining images; working with the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, and the color replacement tool; customizable keyboard shortcuts; how to create cutting-edge special effects for digital or film-based images, and much more

This revised edition of Photoshop Bible is the reference tool that graphic designers, photographers, and Web designers will refer to many times over

About author:

Lisa DaNae Dayley owns and operates a media creation business. She teaches Photoshop classes, is the author of Photoshop CS3 Extended Video and 3D Bible, and is coauthor of several books with her husband, Brad Dayley.

Brad Dayley is a senior software engineer with almost 20 years of experience creating computer applications as well as working with Photoshop. He is the author of the Silverlight 2 Bible, and other books.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Learn to leverage latest features of VB 2010

Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4
Bill Sheldon, Billy Hollis, Kent Sharkey, Gaston Hillar, Rob Windsor, Jonathan Marbutt

ISBN: 9788126526680/ Paperback
1320 pages/ June 2010
Wiley List Price: INR649/-

Intermediate and advanced coverage of Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4 for professional developers

If you’ve already covered the basics and want to dive deep into VB and .NET topics that professional programmers use most, this is your book. You’ll find a quick review of introductory topics-always helpful-before the author team of experts moves you quickly into such topics as data access with ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), security, ASP.NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, threading, and more.
You’ll explore all the new features of Visual Basic 2010 as well as all the essential functions that you need, including .NET features such as LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, and more. Plus, you’ll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and ASP.NET web programming.

  • Expert author team helps you master the tools and techniques you need most for professional programming
  • Reviews why Visual Basic 2010 will be synonymous with writing code in Visual Studio 2010
  • Focuses on .NET features such as LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WPF, workflow, and more
  • Discusses exception handling and debugging, data access with ADO.NET, Visual Studio features for Visual Basic developers, Windows programming with Windows Forms, ASP.NET web programming with VB, communication interfaces, Windows workflow, and threading

This Wrox guide presents you with updated coverage on topics you need to know now.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Service-Oriented Architecture for Enterprise and Cloud Applications, 2nd ed

Service-Oriented Architecture for Enterprise and Cloud Applications,2nd ed
Shankar Kambhampaty

ISBN13: 978-81-265-1989-7
Price: Rs 399/-
Pages: 360

About the book
This book is targeted at practitioners who wish to get insights into developing SOA solutions. Software architects, designers, developers, project managers and consultants can benefit significantly from this book. At the same time, beginners can also get an understanding of the concepts and how SOA based solutions are developed in practice today. Strawman architecture for Enterprise-wide SOA and reference architectures for SOA based applications can serve to be very convenient starting points for anyone wanting to recommend or develop SOA solution. Designers can follow the methodologies outlined for service design in this book and come up with services model for their applications.

The best practices identified through executing a number of SOA projects, provide the much needed guidance to project teams.

Foreworded by Arun Jain, Chairman & Managing Director, Polaris Software Lab Ltd.
New to the second edition:
Keeping in mind the feedback received and the changes taking place in technology and in IT industry, the following enhancements are included.

1) Introduce Software Engineering as Chapter 1 – One of the points given as feedback for the first edition is that there are several practicing developers, testers and project/program managers who are interested in SOA but do not have the necessary background or experience in Software Engineering. Accordingly, “Software Engineering Principles” has been added as the first chapter.

2) Cloud Computing – Since the launch of the book, Cloud computing and services based on the “Cloud” (internet cloud) have emerged as major trends related to deploying and leveraging of services. Therefore, separate chapters on Cloud Computing Concepts, Cloud Computing Platforms and SOA with Cloud Services have been included.

Key Features
  • SOA is an upcoming and hot topic nowadays. Besides the corporate work, SOA is being introduced as an elective paper in major universities.
  • First book that focuses on architecture, design and development of enterprise and cloud applications based on SOA.
  • Caters to the needs of students who need to understand the concepts of SOA and cloud computing; architects, designers and developers who build SOA-based enterprise and cloud applications and CXOs and Project managers who make decisions on undertaking SOA projects involving enterprise and cloud applications.
  • Provides insights on concepts of SOA and cloud computing that can be put to immediate use for creating transformational impact.
  • Includes detailed description (and code) to enable architects, designers and developers to build SOA applications on Java and .NET platforms.
  • Offers a comprehensive and structured set of reference models and techniques for custom-built enterprise and cloud applications that can be readily applied by system integration companies and end-user organizations to address customer needs.
  • Presents both concepts and technology detail in addressing the IT challenges faced by organizations on their business transformation journey with SOA and cloud computing.
For the first edition:
A series of 8 webcasts were conducted at the request of Microsoft based on the content of the book to a world-wide audience. The recordings are available at;sortKey=;sortOrder=;pageEvent=false;hdnInitialCount=;kwdAny=Shankar%20Kambhampaty;eventType=3;searchcontrol=yes;s=1


The book is packaged with CD-ROM which includes:
  • Source code of PoCs which demonstrate the usage of SOA technology elements/products
  • Instruction document for each PoC which contains the instruments to deploy and run the PoCs.

About the author

Shankar Kambhampaty is Chief Technology Officer for the Investment Banking unit of Polaris Software Lab. He has been involved for 21 years in architecture, design, development and management for a number of software projects executed globally and has also played a key role in development of software products that have been exhibited in AIIM and COMDEX shows. He has authored several papers for International Conferences in the areas of Service-Oriented Architecture and software engineering.

With a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Digital Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), Shankar is also a Microsoft Certified Architect and IBM Certified Solution Designer V2.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Raising Enterprise Applications – Building enterprise class software applications for all IT professionals - written by Infosys veterans

Raising Enterprise Applications: A Software Engineering Perspective is an attempt to take the readers through the various processes, life cycle stages, patterns, frameworks, tools and technologies required to raise successful enterprise applications, catering to the business needs of today’s enterprises. Based on the authors’ experience, learning and hard-won wisdom, the book highlights the raising of enterprise applications while conforming to proven software engineering practices. It provides an essential guidance to navigate from inception to rollout of a typical enterprise application development.

Written by IT industry veterans, the book can be used by those who are interested in understanding the complex journey of developing enterprise applications. The book helps programmers, testers, architects, business analysts and project managers get an overall understanding of the enterprise application development. It also helps academia visualize the enterprise application development in practice.

ISBN: 978-81-265-1946-0 / Pub Date: March 2010 / Price: 449 / Pages: 284

Salient Features

-Discusses knowledgebase and skill set required for enterprise application development using a case study
-Defines a prescriptive technical architecture framework for raising a typical enterprise application
-Provides mapping of typical application framework components to the software design patterns
-Introduces the software construction map to bridge the gap between the designers and developers perspectives
-Explains the layer-by-layer construction of enterprise applications
-Discusses testing of enterprise applications, to understand various kinds of testing, in an exclusive chapter
-Defines the concept map for key topics discussed in the book
-Shares do’s and don’ts for the life cycle phases of raising enterprise applications
-Provides tips on tools and technologies used to raise enterprise applications
-Unfolds the overall journey of raising enterprise applications from inception to rollout

Authors biography

Anubhav Pradhan (, a certified enterprise architect, has over 13 years of IT experience predominantly in IT consulting, enterprise architecture, software engineering and education services. He is currently working as the principal of the e-commerce research lab at Education & Research department in Infosys Technologies Limited. He has been responsible for architecting, designing and delivering enterprise applications, especially in telecom and learning services industries. He has also been instrumental in managing and delivering large-scale road map training programs, and has trained people from all over the world in several technologies. He holds master’s degree in mathematics.

Satheesha B. Nanjappa(, associate vice president, Education & Research, Infosys Technologies Limited, has over 17 years of rich experience in the IT industry. He is a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, India. He started his IT career as a programmer and has played various software development and client engagement roles. He has developed and maintained several enterprise applications across technologies and industry verticals. He has played instrumental role in setting up Global Education Center at Infosys, Mysore. Currently he is leading competency development programs for some of the key learning streams.

Senthil Nallasamy( is a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Bharathiar University, India. He has over 17 years of rich experience in the IT industry. He started his IT career as a programmer and has played various client-facing and delivery roles. He is currently working with Infosys Technologies Limited as a senior delivery manager and handling various client portfolios across the US and the European countries. He is also the development centre head of Infosys Chennai (Sholinganallur). During his career, he has executed and managed many large JEE projects end to end. He was instrumental in setting up the Java User Group within Retail Practice of Infosys, which provides a platform to share and learn. He has conducted many technical and behavioral training sessions at Infosys.

Veerakumar Esakimuthu( has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry. He is currently working as a senior project manager in the Banking and Capital Markets unit of Infosys Technologies Limited, India. He has architected and managed several complex projects involving entire software development life cycle. He holds a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras and an M.S. in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. He is a certified project management professional (PMP).

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Why to Buy:

There are several books that enlighten different software engineering approaches and best practices. On the other hand, there are abundant technology books. But, there is a yawning gap in terms of a book that spans the entire spectrum of the techniques and issues to address them in developing enterprise applications.

This book strives to bring together the experiences and learning of the authors in the course of developing a range of such applications for enterprises in multiple industries. It attempts to shed light on the murky terrain of raising enterprise applications, while conforming to proven software engineering practices. It introduces the software engineering processes, tools, frameworks, patterns, best practices during the life cycle of enterprise application development. The understanding of principles and paradigms is supplemented with a practical case study that is interspersed throughout the book.

The accompanying CD contains the application framework codebase and the deployment guide for the case study implementation, and a presentation slide deck for the ready reference of the key concepts, discussed in the book.

This book stands uniquely as a powerhouse for all the new aspiring IT professionals and veteran ones alike.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leverage the power of the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing

With the Azure Services Platform, processing and storing data moves from individual corporate servers and Web sites to larger, more reliable, and more secure data centers. Roger Jennings, author of more than 30 books on Microsoft technologies, shows you how to leverage the power of Azure and its related services for cloud computing.

The book begins with a look at the differences between cloud computing and application hosting and examines the various issues that .NET developers and IT managers face in moving from on-premise to cloud-based applications, including security, privacy, regulatory compliance, backup and recovery, asset cataloging, and other common technical issues. The author then drills down, showing basic programming for individual Azure components, including storage, SQL Data Services, and .NET Services. He then moves on to cover more advanced programming challenges.

-Explains the benefits of using the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing

-Shows how to program with Windows Azure components, including Azure Table and Blob storage, .NET Services and SQL Azure

-Addresses advanced programming challenges of creating useful projects that combine cloud storage with Web applications or services

-Companion Web site features complete, finished applications that can be uploaded to jump start a Windows Azure project

Roger Jennings clears away the clouds and gets you started using the Azure Services Platform. Roger Jennings is the principal consultant of OakLeaf Systems and the author of more than 30 books, including Professional ADO.NET 3.5 with LINQ and the Entity Framework and a contributing editor to Visual Studio Magazine.

Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform

Roger Jennings

ISBN: 9788126524075

Paperback/ INR 399

360 pages / November 2009

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For the easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts read…

Cloud Computing For Dummies

Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman, Fern Halper

ISBN: 9788126524877

Paperback/ 336 pages

December 2009/ INR 349

Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.