little black book
book is a hands-on guide for administrators who want to migrate
from Windows NT and earlier versions of server software to
Windows 2000 Server. It can also be referred to by administrators
who want to install Windows 2000 Server in their enterprises'
networks and those who already have the server installed and
NT administrators will remember Microsoft's Zero Administration
initiative in the form of a toolkit in 1997. The book can
be viewed as an extension of the initiative which had reasonable
success among its installed base. The book boasts that the
reader will be empowered with the ability to decrease TCO
(Total Cost of Ownership) and introduce hassle-free management.
Whether that actually happens is a million-dollar question.
But at least one can expect to gather a substantial amount
of OS (Operating System) administration knowledge.
An explanation of the Microsoft Management Console kicks off
a study of three new fundamental technologies in the software.
They are Active Directory, Group Policy, and IntelliMirror.
A section on security configuration, management, and analysis
talks about creating and using security policies, making analyses,
and backups. The book is sprinkled with screen shots of the
management terminal, and at places the configuration steps
are explained in easy numbered steps.
The information in the book revolves around the three new
fundamental technologies mentioned above. But in order to
have a complete grip over the OS's management one needs to
go beyond that.
It is however a handy aid for administrators who would like
to get over the teething problems of a newly installed Windows
2000 Server. This is because they can combine their experience
and knowledge with information in the book to derive a possible
solution. But they should surely keep other Windows 2000 Server
books in their bookcases as well.
Title: Windows 2000 Server Configuration & Administration
Little Black Book
Robert E. Simanski
IDG Books India (P) Ltd
crack a code
book is aimed to help you program WAP, Bluetooth, and 3G content
for multimedia applications. It's meant for software developers
and programmers who want to upgrade their skills and understand
the secrets behind professional quality applications. And
it will teach you only the basics of the specific technologies.
The matter is code-intensive and has less emphasis on theory.
Each program is explained in reasonable detail in order to
provide insight into the implementation of the technology
in a real-world situation. The book however does not provide
a comprehensive tutorial of specific technologies. It provides
only command summaries.
The objective seems to be to put the reader on a path of wireless
communication and help develop software that provides content
and applications on wireless networks. The book begins with
WAP content development using technologies like WML, WML script,
JSP, Servlets, and Cold Fusion. It moves from a discussion
on Bluetooth to a detailed discussion of 3G. Emphasis is placed
on developing applications for Bluetooth and 3G networks.
The book helps develop mobile applications like airport and
shopping mall kiosk applications using WAP and Bluetooth;
file transfer and chat applications using Bluetooth; 3G applications
for animation, music download, and advertisement and database
information retrieval using Brew; and Voice messaging, audio
broadcasting and audio video broadcasting using JMF.
Cracking the Code - WAP, Bluetooth, and 3G Programming comes
with a CD-ROM which is handy. It contains over 1000 lines
of source code, 15 ready applications, Forte from Java 2.0
Community Edition, a Java 2 development kit, a Nokia Active
Server Professional edition, and evaluation versions of HomeSite
and ColdFusion Studio Enterprise. The book is one of the firsts
of its kind and seems an elaborate affair. A handy tool for
developers looking to grab a share of the WAP, Bluetooth,
and 3G market when it booms.
Title: Cracking the Code - WAP, Bluetooth, and 3G Programming
Author: Dreamtech Software Team
Publisher: IDG Books India (P) Ltd