In the latest guide from the respected Motley Fool, Selena Maranjian uses simple examples and real-world scenarios to demystify the complexities of finance for beginning and intermediate investors. Through an accessible question-and-answer format, this guide tackles the most common questions about understanding investing and stocks, managing portfolios, and evaluating companies.
With CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the stylesheet language, or skip ahead to any chapter of the book to look up specific tasks covering just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions, and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users CSS. Best-selling author Jason Cranford Teague takes readers through today's CSS essentials and provides extensive coverage of CSS3 and CSS 2.1 techniques.
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"Secure Router Configuration - IOS 15.1" aims at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to secure Cisco IOS router based networks. Readers of this book will be able to secure the network environment using existing Cisco IOS Software features, as well as install and configure components of the Cisco IOS Software, such as zone-based policy firewall and Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).
The NS2 is a two reader panel providing access control for up
to two doors through the use of Wiegand readers.
The NS2 may be used as a standalone panel with independent
card and transaction storage or, with a software upgrade, as a
fully monitored online access control device. Communication
to the front-end computer is achieved through an RS-232 serial
cable (included with installation kit) or an optional RS-485
interface. Each RS-485 interface is capable of communicating
with up to 31 panels.
The NS2 is designed for tile mount using the ENC10 enclosure.
A Programmer's Guide to ADO.NET in C# begins by taking readers through a fast-paced overview of C# and then delves into ADO.NET. Why should C# programmers use it instead of the existing technologies? What new functionality does it offer? The chapters that follow go through the details on each of the major Data Providers of the .NET platform (OleDb, SQL Server, and ODBC) that enable you to read and write data to the targeted database.
Written by active community members and contributors (some of the "brightest and most innovative minds in the Drupal community," to quote Angela Byron, Drupal 7 maintainer), the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 covers the basics then quickly advances to in-depth exploration of the functionality and tools that make Drupal so powerful for building web applications. Just as important, this book provides the reader with a guide to participating in the Drupal community
Purpose is even deeper, supporting strategy and involving not only what you write abom but how you affect readers.
A brief example will clarify these overlapping concepts. It was written by a college student in a fifteen-minuteclassroom exercise.
The book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building small, simple game projects. It focuses on short, attainable goals so that the reader can finish something, instead of trying to create a complex RPG or open-world game that never sees the light of day. This book encourages readers hungry for knowledge. It does not go into gory detail about how every little knob and dial functions
The various effects a writer may wish to have on his or her readers—to inform, to persuade, to entertain—result in dif-ferent kinds of prose. The most common is prose that in-forms, which, depending on what it is about, is called exposition, description, or narration.
It's your job to guide them, to make their task as easy as the subject allows. Ask yourself questions about your readers: What can I expect them to know and not know? What do they believe and value? How do I want to affect them by what I say?
In this user-friendly and informative book, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to this far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both past and present society. Starting with an explanation of the concept, he goes on to cover such exciting topics as the inner workings of the human body, and the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels.
Good writing has personality. Readers enjoy sensing a mind at work, hearing a clear voice, responding to an unusual sensibility. If you have chosen a topic that is of general concern, and if genuine feeling and intelligence come through, you will be interesting.
You don't want to repel readers. This doesn't mean you have to flatter them or avoid saying something they may disagree with. It does mean you must respect them. Don't take their interest for granted or suppose that it is the readers' job to follow you.
This tutorial assumes no previous knowledge of scripting or programming, but progresses rapidly toward an intermediate/advanced level of instruction . . . all the while sneaking in little nuggets of UNIX® wisdom and lore. It serves as a textbook, a manual for self-study, and as a reference and source of knowledge on shell scripting techniques. The exercises and heavily-commented examples invite active reader participation, under the premise that the only way to really learn scripting is to write scripts....
Readers may be annoyed if you overestimate their knowl-edge. Tossing off unusual words may seem a put-down, away of saying, "I know more than you," On the other hand, la¬boring the obvious also implies a low opinion of readers: don't tell them what a wheel is; they know.
Ruby 1.9 is the latest version of Ruby. It has many compelling features, including multinationalization support, new block scoping, and better performance. At the same time, the current Ruby 1.8 is still being maintained and is widely used. We're therefore releasing both the Ruby 1.9 version of the PickAxe (this book) alongside the 1.8 version of the PickAxe. Readers can choose the book that matches their environment.
As an editor for Fitness magazine, my job is to be a conduit of information between
my readers and the experts (registered dietitians, medical doctors, and researchers). In
essence, I’m a translator. You see, most experts speak what I like to call medicalese—a
complex, exceedingly tedious language that few outside their professions can understand.
Medicalese words can be as long as some sentences, sentences are usually the
size of paragraphs, and whole studies—well, let’s just say it takes a lot of coffee to get
through some of them....