- Identify problem code and use faster alternatives to accomplish the same task
- Use optimization techniques to improve runtime performance
- Learn ways to ensure the UI is responsive at all times
- Achieve faster client-server communication
- Use a build system to minify files, and HTTP compression to deliver them to the browser
- Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual
Microsoft Office is the number-one selling software for the Mac; the Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage applications are more dominant in the Mac world than they are among PC users. And Microsoft has greatly improved and enhanced Office 2004 to take advantage of the latest Mac OX features. In short, Microsoft Office for the Mac is wildly popular and better than ever.
But as incredible and powerful it is, the Office 2004 suite comes without a single page of printed instructions. That means you're left to forge your own path through its countless innovative and useful new features and tools--until now.
Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual is the manual that should have been in the box. It's the map that clearly and easily guides both beginners and veterans through this new suite. Mark H. Walker, Franklin Tessler, and Paul Berkowitz deliver all the practical information you need to master the basics and make the most of all four Office 2004 programs--Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage. It's four books in one!
According to Microsoft's own research, the average Office user taps into less than fifteen percent of the suite's features. With first-rate writing, a handcrafted index, and the trademark humor and clarity of every Missing Manual, Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual will change that. Because this isn't an authorized book, Walker, Tessler, and Berkowitz candidly point out which features are gems in the rough worthy of your focused attention--and which are junkware that you best continue to overlook.
Whether you're an Office beginner eager to master one or all of the applications in the suite or a longtime Office user looking for detailed coverage of what's new (and what's removed) in Office 2004 and hoping to implement power-user techniques for better and more efficient work, this funny and friendly, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable.
- The Duke's Amulet
Liz Cummings travels to Urbino, Italy, with a team of researchers from the University Museum of Philadelphia to investigate the recent discovery of a skeleton belonging to an early Renaissance nobleman. Liz is astonished when she receives an intense electrical shock after touching the large, deep blue amulet that was buried with the nobleman. She's even more shocked when she discovers a likeness of herself painted on a nearby chapel wall. Intrigued, she touches the painting.
Suddenly, she's lying in a crumpled heap on the granite floor of the chapel surrounded by dozens of workers speaking rapid Italian. Liz soon surmises that she has traveled back in time and must think quickly to save her life. Masquerading as a young boy, she obtains a position as an apprentice and personal aide to the achingly handsome fresco painter, Piero della Francesca.
Maintaining the charade becomes difficult as Liz develops feelings for Piero. At the same time, her brother, Lou Cummings, searches for her and arrives to take her back. She must decide if she will return to present-day America and resume her previous life or remain in Renaissance Italy with the man she loves.
- Perl Pocket Reference
This is a reference for those who find themselves frequently searching for a quick answer to a question or reminder of a syntax rule. It condenses stacks of Perl documentation down to essential facts and offers a complete overview of the Perl programming language, packed into a convenient booklet. It is updated for Perl 5.8, and covers a summary of Perl syntax rules, a complete list of operators, built-in functions, and standard library modules, all with brief descriptions. Also included are the newest Perl features, such as enhanced regular expressions, multithreading, the Perl compiler, and Unicode support.
- The Ultimate Challenge: Surviving Cancer
Of all the words in the English language, probably no other conjures more fear and dread than "cancer." Jerry Padavano knows this well. He was happily married with two growing boys and a thriving career when he was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in 1990. In this candid and uplifting memoir, Padavano shares the challenges he faced and the lessons he learned while triumphing over cancer., P> By striking the disease at its weakness- exploiting its inability to cripple love, corrode faith, shatter hope, silence courage, invade the soul, or shut out happy memories-he defeated it. With the comfort and support of family and friends, Padavano worked his way past the numbness, shock, and anger of his diagnosis, through the rigors of therapies, and on to wellness and joy.
A victor and survivor, Padavano delivers useful information about coping with the everyday realities of colorectal cancer and its treatment and recovery, including stages, possible therapies and surgery, and products and tips for managing a colostomy.
Most importantly, he offers survivors and their caregivers the keys to persevere through the worst of what life has to offer and emerge a better person with a profound appreciation for life and all its gifts.