- Programming Jakarta Struts 2e
While the look and feel of an enterprise web application is certainly important, developers often find themselves spending far too much time on frontend presentation before coding the business logic of their application. Jakarta Struts addresses this issue by combining Java Servlets, Java ServerPages (JSPs), custom tags, and messaging resources into a unified, reusable framework. The result is a cooperative, synergistic platform that's efficient and suitable for independent developers, large development teams, and everyone in between. Since the initial publication of Programming Jakarta Struts, the Struts open source project has become even more popular. However, documentation for this exciting technology remains woefully limited-most guides are far too basic and lack critical information needed by developers who are writing today's complex web applications. This revised and expanded edition of Programming Jakarta Struts fills the information gap by providing up-to-date information on working with the recently released Struts 1.1. The new edition includes completely new chapters on security and integrating the new JavaServerFaces (JSF) APIs, JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL), and Expression Language (EL) with Struts. With each enterprise system he's developed, author Chuck Cavaness has spent many grueling hours learning invaluable lessons about Struts and figuring out the most efficient way to build web applications. He saves you time and headaches by sharing that invaluable real-world experience in a realistic, practical, "here's how to do it" guide on using the Struts Framework to its fullest potential.
- Java Programming with Oracle JDBC
JDBC is the key Java technology for relational database access. Oracle is arguably the most widely used relational database platform in the world. In this book, Donald Bales brings these two technologies together, and shows you how to leverage the full power of Oracle's implementation of JDBC.
You begin by learning the all-important mysteries of establishing database connections. This can be one of the most frustrating areas for programmers new to JDBC, and Donald covers it well with detailed information and examples showing how to make database connections from applications, applets, Servlets, and even from Java programs running within the database itself.
Next comes thorough coverage of JDBC's relational SQL features. You'll learn how to issue SQL statements and get results back from the database, how to read and write data from large, streaming data types such as BLOBs, CLOBs, and BFILEs, and you'll learn how to interface with Oracle's other built-in programming language, PL/SQL.
If you're taking advantage of the Oracle's relatively new ability to create object tables and column objects based on user-defined datatypes, you'll be pleased with Don's thorough treatment of this subject. Don shows you how to use JPublisher and JDBC to work seamlessly with Oracle database objects from within Java programs. You'll also learn how to access nested tables and arrays using JDBC.
Donald concludes the book with a discussion of transaction management, locking, concurrency, and performance--topics that every professional JDBC programmer must be familiar with. If you write Java programs to run against an Oracle database, this book is a must-have.
- GarageBand : The Missing Manual (en anglais)
GarageBand lets you create music of your very own. If you're already a musician, you'll probably flip over GarageBand; it combines the CD-quality samples of Apple's Soundtrack software with the hard-disk recording features of Digital Performer and the canned rhythm tracks of Band in a Box. But what's really mind-boggling is the way this program can turn the inspiration of musical novices into commercial-sounding demos. Imagine how many thousands of singers and instrumentalists, though blessed with enormous native talent, remain undiscovered because they lack recording studios and backup bands. For them, GarageBand may open a lot of doors--or just offer a lot of fun. GarageBand: The Missing Manual is an authoritative, witty guide to constructing digital recordings with GarageBand.
- Total Energy Independence for the United
The Alternative to Energy Wars Like the One in Iraq
What if the United States could be energy independent? It's not just a good science fiction plot. In twelve years, the country could be free from its need of foreign oil, not only helping to level the international economic playing field, but also aiding in the repair of the effects of global warming.
Although it will take a Herculean effort, Bob Wical's two-part Twelve-Years-to-Hydrogen Plan provides a detailed roadmap to change. The oil from phase one will satisfy the nation's addiction and enhance national security by making the nation self-reliant for its oil supply. Tax revenues from phase one will finance phase two, allowing for the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Wical's dual strategy is currently the most cost-effective, expedient, and safest plan publicly available.
Because of the growing tension in the Middle East and the climate changes that the planet has experienced in the past several decades, now is the time to act. Total Energy Independence clearly shows us how a hydrogen-centered plan is possible, affordable, and sustainable, guiding us to a cleaner, more environmentally friendly future.
- The Loudoun Legacy
Amanda Prescott is at a low point in her young life. Not only has her fiance succumbed to cancer, but her career as a concert pianist has evaporated, and her position with a prominent Senator has been derailed by government funding quirks.
Amanda has few choices. A simple fender bender with Sheila Cameron, owner of an elite real estate agency, however, changes everything. Crippled by financial need, Amanda accepts a temporary position as an agent. Though insecure about her ability to handle exclusive estates and wealthy clients, Amanda uses pluck and creativity to sell her first home-the oldest historic home in Loudoun County.
The home once belonged to the Davis family, who immigrated to Virginia in 1725 seeking religious freedom. When Amanda and her next client, Ali Ahmed, discover the injured owner of a horse farm clutching a cryptic poem, Amanda is both frightened and intrigued by the cascading, intertwined events that follow.
Seamlessly weaving a historical storyline with a contemporary plot, this enticing novel captures one family's struggles, their immigration from Wales, and their efforts to establish places of worship-and one woman's plunge into unforeseen romance and danger.