Beginning Google Maps Applications With PHP And Ajax

Building interactive web-based mapping applications has been a cumbersome affair. This changed when Google released its powerful Maps API. Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax was written to help you take advantage of this technology in your own endeavorswhether you're an enthusiast playing for fun or a professional building for profit. This book covers version 2 of the API, including Google's new Geocoding service.

Authors Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner, and Michael Purvis get rolling with examples that require hardly any code at all, but you'll quickly become acquainted with many facets of the Maps API. They demonstrate powerful methods for simultaneously plotting large data sets, creating your own map overlays, and harvesting and geocoding sets of addresses. You'll see how to set up alternative tile sets and where to access imagery to use for them. The authors even show you how to build your own geocoder from scratch, for those high-volume batch jobs.

As well as providing hands-on examples of real mapping projects, this book supplies a complete reference for the Maps API, along with the relevant aspects of JavaScript, CSS, PHP, and SQL. Visit the authors' website for additional tips and advice.



Wouldn’t it be great to configure an entire system-wide OS deployment from your workstation?
Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) gives you that power.

The old SMS 2003 won’t let you configure Windows Vista and Longhorn Server.
SCCM 2007 will, and boy is it making large-system configuration easier to understand and deploy.
Plus, it lets you configure an OS across your system without using local support staff.

Instructor Greg Shields’ training videos show you how to configure your entire network
operating system using this powerful SMS upgrade, while preparing you for Microsoft’s
70-401 MCTS certification exam.

Greg is a systems pro. He understands SMS and SCCM, and his unique experience
with the production elements of both is evident in this series.
This SCCM training series shows you how to:

Manage ALL of your desktops and servers from your lofty administrator’s tower
Use SCCM 2007 to really understand your business environment
Prepare for the 70-401 exam
Understand the exam prerequisites and objectives
Access additional resources

Gone are SMS’s time-consuming, system-update patches. With SCCM’s administrator console,
you manage your software update patches quickly and efficiently and with all
the information you need right at your fingertips.

Gone too are many of the security concerns that have plagued OS deployment in large
organizations. Network Access Protection (NAP) is a powerful tool that helps
you deny viruses access to your operating system.

By the time you’re done watching this series, you’ll understand SCCM from planning
to installing, from application deployment to patching and from OS installation
to Network Access Protection integration. Other great SCCM 2007 features let you:

Look over users’ shoulders with Wake On LAN
Configure and manage users’ mobile devices
Determine your users’ real-versus-perceived software needs
Use DCM to create reports from your inventory collections

Greg’s training brings you up to speed fast and shows you how SCCM 2007 can make your working
life so much easier. Become your organization’s OS configuration expert, as you
prepare to pass this Microsoft MCTS certification exam.

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Red Hat Linux Pocket Administrator

This handy resource offers busy network administrators clear and concise information for daily on-the-job tasks--all in a portable format. Key management tasks are presented in logically organized sections, with special emphasis on system administration. You’ll get details on file, print, application, mail, terminal, streaming media, and remote servers--and much more.

Universal Command Guide: For Operating Systems

This book portends to be a universal command guide, and in all fairness they managed to get a good number of commands in the text. Unfortunately the ones the missed are significant (e.g. UNIX tar, which is universal in UNIX and Linux). I would not recommend this book for someone looking for help in distinguishing the difference in Linux and BSD commands.

While initially quite skeptical of a book attempting to cover such disparate operating systems, the reality is that I have found this volume to be indespensible. Since I work with Red Hat Linux primarily and Solaris (v8) also rather frequently, it’s easy use the UCG to get the syntax differences of those two environments. Sure, I could just scan the man pages — but the already well-worn out copy of my UCG has enough bookmarks and paperclip (and yellow highlights) to make turning to it easier. It has also helped me better understand that there are quite a few ways to perform networking tasks using the Windows command line (as opposed to becoming dependent on the GUI). The charts showing the equivalency of commands across the diverse operating environments is a real time-saver. As a partisan of the O’Reilly books, I’ve come to the general conclusion that the value of a book is inversely proportional to its size. A big, thick book is generally fluff. But, this one is the exception.