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O’Reilly Half-price deal on AngularJS E-Books to 05:00 PT 5/August/2014
O’Reilly are offering a half-price deal on AngularJS e-books and videos at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... until 05:00 PT 5/August/2014. “AngularJS is an open source framework powered by Google for dynamic web applications. Its focus on separating application logic from DOM manipulation leads to lighter web apps that are easy to test, extend, and maintain as they grow. Fully extensible, AngularJS works well with most other libraries.” ......

Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:41 PM

New Horizons reaches 30!

At 08:00 hours UTC/GMT on 30/July/2014, the New Horizons space probe reached 30 Au from the Sun (30 times the average distance of the Earth from the Sun)!

Congratulations to Alan Stern and his team!

From the diagram below, New Horizons looks as if it has crossed the orbit of Neptune, but this does not take place until next month!

Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:46 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 31/July/2014 - SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook
Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook. “Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system. As a database, it is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications. SQL Server Analysis Services adds OLAP and data mining capabilities for SQL Server databases. OLAP (online analytical processing) ......

Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:35 PM

APress Deal of the Day 26/Jul/2014 - Beginning WebGL for HTML5
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning WebGL for HTML5. “Beginning WebGL for HTML5 quickly gets you up to speed with WebGL and shaders within the browser. You'll learn techniques, frameworks, and tools that will enable increased productivity, better rendering performance, and enhanced realism. ” According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... WebGL is “(Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D graphics and 2D graphics ......

Posted On Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the day 26/July/2014 - .NET 4.0 Generics
Today’s half-price E-Book Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is .NET 4.0 Generics. (As it is the weekend, this deal will probably be available to early Monday morning.) “Generics were added as part of .NET Framework 2.0 in November 2005. Although similar to generics in Java, .NET generics do not apply type erasure but every object has unique representation at run-time. There is no ......

Posted On Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:50 AM

APress Deal of the Day 25/July/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 4
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET MVC 4. “The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.” ......

Posted On Friday, July 25, 2014 6:51 AM

APress Deal of the Day 22/July/2014 - Pro Website Development and Operations
Today’s $10 Deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Website Development and Operations. “Pro Website Development and Operations provides unique insights into how systems, code, and process can all work together to make large-scale website development and operations ultra-efficient. ” ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:52 AM

O’Reilly 50% off all programming E-Books until 05:00 PT 25/July/2014
O’Reilly are offering 50% off all programming E-Books until 05:00 PT 25/July/2014 at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... This is in celebration of the Open Source convention. There are many, many books available under this offer… ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2014 10:22 PM

O’Reilly Half-Price E-book of the day 21/July/2014 - PostgreSQL: Up and Running
Today’s half-price deal of the day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is PostgreSQL: Up and Running. “This new edition of PostgreSQL: Up and Running continues to provide a concise overview to help you quickly understand and use PostgreSQL’s unique features. Updated for 9.3 (and including reinvigorated 9.2 content), it covers LATERAL queries, augmented JSON support, materialized views, and other key topics.” ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2014 5:19 PM

APress Deal of the Day 19/July/2014 - SharePoint 2013 User's Guide

Today’s $10 of the day at http://www.apress.com/9781430248330 is SharePoint 2013 User's Guide.

“The SharePoint 2013 User's Guide is the perfect companion for getting the most out of the newest version of Microsoft's collaboration and productivity platform.”

Posted On Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:06 AM

O’Reilly Half-Price Deal to 05:00 PT 21/July/2014 - HTML5 Foundations and CSS3 Foundations
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O’Reilly are offering 50% off two e-books, HTML5 Foundations and CSS3 Foundations. HTML5 Foundations “This book takes you beyond the pre-fab themes and basic website building tools found in most HTML books to show you how to transform plain words and static images into amazing websites that draw users in and make them want to stay. Combining equal parts how-to instruction and inspiration-along with dozens of stunning, full-color illustrations—this ......

Posted On Friday, July 18, 2014 2:18 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 17/July/2014 - Instant Windows PowerShell
Todays half-price deal of the day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Instant Windows PowerShell. “Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A practical, hands-on tutorial approach that explores the concepts of PowerShell in a friendly manner, taking an adhoc approach to each topic.” ......

Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:06 PM

APress Deal of the Day 16/July/2014 - Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions. “Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions shows how to use Microsoft SQL Server and related products to deliver cost-effective and practical business intelligence solutions.” ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:30 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 16/July/2014 - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible
O’Reilly’s half-price E-Book of the day at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible. “Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bibleteaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:07 PM

O’Reilly Half-Price E-Book of the Day Offer for 15/July/2014 - SignalR Real-time Application Cookbook
Today’s half-price offer from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is SignalR Real-time Application Cookbook. “SignalR is a recent addition to ASP.NET, which allows you to add real-time functionalities to your applications. SignalR enables bidirectional communication between client and server over HTTP, transparently, and ensures you're always provided with the experience of a persistent connection.” ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:33 AM

APress Deal of the Day 15/July/2014 - Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications. “Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications is an action driven book, taking you by the hand through all required steps in building your very own web application that will run on phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Because you’ve built every piece of it yourself, you will know exactly how every tiny part is used and how you can tweak it to your ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:28 AM

O’Reilly Deal on Bootstrap E-Books to 05:00 PT 22/July/2014
Until 05:00 PT on 22/July/2014, O’Reilly are offering 50% off a range of E-books on Bootstrap at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... ......

Posted On Monday, July 14, 2014 2:45 PM

O’Reilly Half-price E-Book of the Day offer 11/July/2014 - Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer
Today’s half-price E-Book for the Day offer from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer. “Learn how to quickly build cool electronic gadgets with .NET Gadgeteer. With the easy-to-follow instructions in this guide, you’ll tackle five fascinating projects, using Microsoft’s rapid prototyping Gadgeteer platform. There’s no soldering involved—you simply plug in modules that make gadget-building quick and easy. Ideal for beginners, ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2014 12:16 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 10/July/2014 - ASP.NET Web API
Today’s half-price e-book Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is ASP.NET Web API. “The ASP.NET Web API was designed from the ground up to meet the need of developers who want to build HTTP/RESTful services. ASP.NET Web API is an HTTP service that uses HTTP as the application protocol and can return data based on the data format requested by the client. It is a lightweight web-based architecture that provides an easy-to-use set of default options ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:12 PM

APress Deal of the Day 10/Jul/2014 - Using Office 2013
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Using Office 2013. “Learn Office the easy way, no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. Using Office 2013 is the essential step by step guide to getting the most out of Microsoft Office, providing a complete resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast. ” ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:44 AM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 9/Jul/2014 - Excel Data Analysis
Today’s half-price deal of the day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Excel Data Analysis. “Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 150 Excel Data Analysis techniques, including: Creating array formulas Checking for formula errors Determining the location of a value Calculating straight-line depreciation Creating ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:02 PM

O’Reilly Deal of the Day 8/July/2014 - Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Today’s half-rice deal of the day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition. “How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the file system, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:22 PM

O’Reilly Deals of the Day 7/July/2014–‘Python Tools for Visual Studio’ and ‘Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner’
O’Reilly have two excellent half-price E-Book Deals of the Day! Python Tools for Visual Studio at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... “Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free and open source plugin for Visual Studio from Microsoft. It enables developers to use all the major productivity features of Visual Studio in their projects. The powerful integrated code navigation and code completion tools (IntelliSense) in PTVS empower developers to significantly speed up the coding ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2014 11:33 AM

APress Deal of the Day 6/July/2014 - Expert MySQL
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Expert MySQL. “Expert MySQL provides the internals knowledge you need to troubleshoot performance problems, improve query performance, implement high-availability and replication, and to customize MySQL at both the plug-in and the source-code level. ” ......

Posted On Sunday, July 6, 2014 6:39 AM

APress Deal of the Day 3/July/2014 - C++ Quick Syntax Reference
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Quick Syntax Reference. “The C++ Quick Syntax Reference is a condensed code and syntax reference to the C++ programming language. It presents the essential C++ syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and ......

Posted On Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:10 AM

O’Reilly 50% off deal on Bleeding Edge Press E-Books to 05:00 PT 9/July/2014
To celebrate the addition of Bleeding Edge Press books to shop.oreilly.com, O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... are offering 50% off their e-books to 05:00 PT 9/July/2014 ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:36 AM

New Horizons now only 3 AU from Pluto
As of 05:00 UTC today, July 2 2014, the New Horizons space probe was only 3 A.U. from Pluto. (An AU or Astronomical unit is the average distance of the Earth from the Sun.) New Horizons looks as if it about to cross the orbit of Neptune but this will not take place until next month. According to http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/mis... “New Horizons crosses the orbit of Neptune on August 25, 2014 — exactly 25 years after Voyager 2 made its historic exploration of ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:53 AM

O’Reilly Half-price Deal of the Day 1/July/2014 - Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET
Today’s half-price Deal of the Day from O’Reilly at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET. “Design and build Web APIs for a broad range of clients—including browsers and mobile devices—that can adapt to change over time. This practical, hands-on guide takes you through the theory and tools you need to build evolvable HTTP services with Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API framework. In the process, you’ll learn how design and implement a ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:54 AM

APress Deal of the Day 1/July/2014 - Pro JavaScript Performance
Today’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro JavaScript Performance. “Performance is a hugely important area of web development. If your site runs slowly, users are going to leave, and the problem only grows as your site gets more popular. Pro JavaScript Performance gives you the tools you need to keep your sites smooth and responsive no matter how many users you have.” ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:01 AM

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