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    Digital Media Processing: DSP Algorithms Using C
    English | PDF | ISBN: 1856176789 | Publisher: Newnes | 768 pages | 7.9 MB​
    Multimedia processing demands efficient programming in order to optimize functionality. Data, image, audio, and video processing, some or all of which are present in all electronic devices today, are complex programming environments. Optimized algorithms (step-by-step directions) are difficult to create but can make all the difference when developing a new application.

    This book discusses the most current algorithms available that will maximize your programming keeping in mind the memory and real-time constraints of the architecture with which you are working. A wide range of algorithms is covered detailing basic and advanced multimedia implementations, along with, cryptography, compression, and data error correction. The general implementation concepts can be integrated into many architectures that you find yourself working with on a specific project. Analog Devices' BlackFin technology is used for examples throughout the book.

    *Discusses how to decrease algorithm development times to streamline your programming
    *Covers all the latest algorithms needed for contrained systems
    *Includes case studies on WiMAX, GPS, and portable media players

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    Digital Sculpting with Mudbox: Essential Tools and Techniques for Artists
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0240812034 | Publisher: Focal Press | 288 pages | 13.221 MB​
    Digital sculpting is the use of tools to push, pull, smooth, grab, pinch or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay. Mudbox is the premier sculpting solution for digital artists, allowing them to naturally and easily sculpt detailed, organic characters and models in a way that feels like traditional sculpting.

    This book guides CG professionals through the process of creating amazing digital sculptures using the Mudbox arsenal of ground-breaking digital sculpting and 3D painting tools, and porting the models into their Maya or Max work.

    Artists will explore tried and true, traditional sculpting techniques and learn to apply them to digital sculpting. A series of in-depth tutorials are incluced, each challenging them with progressively more complex models as they go on.

    Fine art sculptors transitioning from traditional sculpting to digital sculpting will benefit for unique never-before-published guidance on how to successfully integrate digital sculpting into their workflow.

    Associated web site with: support files, models, materials, and textures for completing the tutorials in the book.

    --Explore digital sculpting in its entirety from the art studio, to computer, through to production.
    --Learn traditional sculpting techniques that can enhance your digital work.
    --Master digital sculpting in Mudbox with comprehensive tutorials.
    --Benefit from interplay between Mudbox and other 3D/animation programs like 3ds Max and Maya - as you export your Mudbox models and tie your work together.
    --Use Mudbox to prepare rapid prototypes, build/mill armatures, and create hybrid sculptures.

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    Cloud Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Secure Cloud Computing
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0470589876 | Publisher: Wiley | 384 pages | 5.4 MB​
    Well-known security experts decipher the most challenging aspect of cloud computing-security

    Cloud computing allows for both large and small organizations to have the opportunity to use Internet-based services so that they can reduce start-up costs, lower capital expenditures, use services on a pay-as-you-use basis, access applications only as needed, and quickly reduce or increase capacities. However, these benefits are accompanied by a myriad of security issues, and this valuable book tackles the most common security challenges that cloud computing faces.

    The authors offer you years of unparalleled expertise and knowledge as they discuss the extremely challenging topics of data ownership, privacy protections, data mobility, quality of service and service levels, bandwidth costs, data protection, and support.

    As the most current and complete guide to helping you find your way through a maze of security minefields, this book is mandatory reading if you are involved in any aspect of cloud computing.

    Coverage Includes:

    * Cloud Computing Fundamentals
    * Cloud Computing Architecture
    * Cloud Computing Software Security Fundamentals
    * Cloud Computing Risks Issues
    * Cloud Computing Security Challenges
    * Cloud Computing Security Architecture
    * Cloud Computing Life Cycle Issues
    * Useful Next Steps and Approaches

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    Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprint for effective Internet marketing
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0470620757 | Publisher: Visual | 336 pages | 20.3 MB​
    A visual approach to the power of SEO marketing from a world-renowned Internet marketing expert

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is an ever-growing and powerful form of online marketing that allows business to grow in a faster, more cost-effective way by increasing traffic and visibility to a Web site. This updated resource remains the only book of its kind to take a visual approach to the essential component of maximizing the effective marketing strategies that SEO provides.

    Packed with more than 600 screen shots, top Internet marketing expert Kristopher Jones explores search-engine marketing principles such as keyword generation, on-site optimization specifically regarding Web site structure, internal linking, URL structure, and content creation, and much more.

    * Presenting the only known book on the market that takes a visual approach to the powerful and growing form of SEO marketing
    * Covers the increasing role of social media Web sites as well as the convergence that is occurring between paid and organic search-engine marketing
    * Offers you a strong foundation for developing successful SEO strategies

    Search Engine Optimization: Your visual blueprint for effective Internet marketing, Second Edition captures the immense potential of SEO and delivers it to you in a visually understandable way.

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    WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0470592745 | Publisher: For Dummies | 408 pages | 7.8 MB​
    The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated for newest version of WordPress

    WordPress, the popular, free blogging platform, has been updated with new features and improvements. Bloggers who are new to WordPress will learn to take full advantage of its flexibility and usability with the advice in this friendly guide.

    Previous editions have sold nearly 50,000 copies, and interest in blogging continues to explode.

    * WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, Web standards, and usability
    * WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition covers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase Web hosting services
    * Written by an expert who works directly with the developers and cofounder of WordPress
    * Shows readers how to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features

    Like its earlier editions, WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps bloggers quickly and easily take advantage of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

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    Office 2010 Bible
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0470591854 | Publisher: Wiley | 1344 pages | 19 MB​
    The best of the best from the bestselling authors of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Bibles!

    Take your pick of applications from the Office 2010 suite and your choice of leading experts to show you how to use them. This Office 2010 Bible features the best-of-the-best content from the Excel 2010 Bible, by "Mr. Spreadsheet" John Walkenbach; the Word 2010 Bible by Microsoft MVP Herb Tyson; the PowerPoint 2010 Bible, by PowerPoint expert Faithe Wempen; and coverage of Access 2010 from Microsoft MVP Michael Alexander. If you want to quickly and effectively begin using Office 2010, start in the experts' corner with this must-have book.

    * Gives you the best-of-the-best content on Office 2010 from the leading experts, authors, and contributors to our Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access Bibles
    * Includes content from John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet"; Word expert and Microsoft MVP Herb Tyson; PowerPoint expert Faithe Wempen; and Excel and Access expert and Microsoft MVP Michael Alexander
    * Takes you beyond creating simple text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to help you use multiple Office applications at once to conquer critical business tasks
    * Hones in with expert coverage of the topics within each application that you need to know most
    * Covers even more from Outlook and other key Office topics

    Get the best of four books in one with this power-packed reference!

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    Recording Tips for Engineers, Third Edition: For cleaner, brighter tracks (Mastering Music)
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0240521765 | Publisher: Focal Press | 320 pages | 5.1 MB​
    Get ahead in the business - be the engineer everyone wants to hire - achieve success with the very best recordings.

    Recording Tips for Engineers provides the knowledge you need to rise to the top. From years of experience working with big name rock stars including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, KISS, Billy Joel, U2, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Ozzy, Cher, Bryan Adams, Tuff Beans, Tim Crich shares his expertise and gives you all the essential insider tips and short cuts.

    Great for engineers of all levels, this guide is packed with simple and practical advice using real life studio situations. The bulleted lists and clear illustrations will save you valuable time and allow for fast in session reference.


    * Tips on proper microphone choice, setup and placement
    * Full sections on equalization and compression methods
    * Guidance on recording drums, guitars and vocals
    * Advice on creating professional mixes
    * Best ways to take control of your recording environment

    * Packed with insider tips and short-cuts to achieve the very best recordings
    * Written in a concise and entertaining style for fast, in-session reference
    * Learn from an experienced pro who has worked on records by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, KISS, Billy Joel, US, David Bowie, Bon Jovi and many more!

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    Practical Optimization
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0122839528 | Publisher: Academic Press | 402 pages | 15.3Mb​
    This book is designed to help problem solvers make the best use of optimization software--i.e., to use existing methods most effectively whenever possible, and to adapt and modify techniques for particular problems if necessary. The contents of this book therefore include some topics that are essential for all those who wish to solve optimization problems. In addition, certain topics are treated that should be of special interest in most practical optimization problems. For example, advice is given to users who wish to take an active role in formulating their problems so as to enhance the chances of solving them successfully, and to users who need to understand why a certain method fails to solve their problem.

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    Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0123751659 | Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann | 432 pages | 5.7 MB​
    Smart object technology, sometimes called the Internet of Things, is having a profound impact on our day-to-day lives. Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP is the first book that takes a holistic approach to the revolutionary area of IP-based smart objects. Smart objects are the intersection of networked embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, mobile telephony and telemetry, and mobile computer networking. This book consists of three parts, Part I focuses on the architecture of smart objects networking, Part II covers the hardware, software, and protocols for smart objects, and Part III provides case studies on how and where smart objects are being used today and in the future. The book covers the fundamentals of IP communication for smart objects, IPv6, and web services, as well as several newly specified low-power IP standards such as the IETF 6LoWPAN adaptation layer and the RPL routing protocol. This book contains essential information not only for the technical reader but also for policy makers and decision makers in the area of smart objects both for private IP networks and the Internet.

    * Shows in detail how connecting smart objects impacts our lives with practical implementation examples and case studies

    * Provides an in depth understanding of the technological and architectural aspects underlying smart objects technology

    * Offers an in-depth examination of relevant IP protocols to build large scale smart object networks in support of a myriad of new services

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    Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0817439390 | Publisher: Amphoto Books | 176 pages | 107.6 MB​
    With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from “auto” and create the pictures you truly want.

    In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, including how to achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult situations. You’ll learn:

    • Which aperture gives you the greatest contrast and sharpness, and when to use it
    • Which apertures guarantee the background remains an out-of-focus tone
    • Which one aperture—when combined with the right lens—creates an area of sharpness from three feet to infinity
    • How to creatively use shutter speed to either freeze an action or imply motion
    • Where to take a meter reading when shooting a sunset, snow, or a city at dusk

    With new information on white balance, flash, HDR, and more, this updated classic will inspire you to stop guessing and take control of your settings for better photos anytime, anywhere, and with any camera.

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    SAS/Ets 9.22 User's Guide (4 Volume Set)
    English | PDF | ISBN: 1607645432 | Publisher: SAS Publishing | 3194 pages | 23.3 MB​
    Provides detailed reference material for using SAS/ETS software and guides you through the analysis and forecasting of features such as univariate and multivariate time series, cross-sectional time series, seasonal adjustments, multiequational nonlinear models, discrete choice models, limited dependent variable models, portfolio analysis, and generation of financial reports, with introductory and advanced examples for each procedure. You can also find complete information about two easy-to-use point-and-click applications: the Time Series Forecasting System, for automatic and interactive time series modeling and forecasting, and the Investment Analysis System, for time-value of money analysis of a variety of investments.

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    Layout and Composition for Animation
    English | PDF | ISBN: 024081441X | Publisher: Focal Press | 216 pages | 33.6 MB​
    This essential, hands-on guide is filled with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts. Spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and adapt creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists. With Beauty and the Beast examples and Simpson character layouts, readers will learn how to develop character layout and background layout as well as strengthen composition styles with a creative toolset of trick shot examples and inspirational case studies. A companion website will include further technique based tools, finalized layout and composition examples and tutorials for further artistic skill development.

    * Adapt key techniques, tips and tricks of an an experienced layout artists with 30 years of experience to your film, television and animation projects.

    * Save time and money with workflow solutions and avoid common mistakes and problems with troubleshooting tips and tricks.

    * Implement creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts.

    * Create professional character layouts and background layouts as well as strengthen composition styles with a creative toolset of trick shot examples, inspirational case studies and professional Disney examples and Simpson character layouts.

    * Further your artistic skill development with an interactive, companion website which will include finalized layout and composition examples and tutorials.

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    Digital Imaging for Photographers, Fourth Edition
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0240515900 | Publisher: Focal Press | 214 pages | 15.261 MB​
    This authoritative, best-selling guide provides both professional and amateur photographers worldwide with a comprehensive introduction to the technologies and techniques of digital imaging.

    * An in-depth overview of image capture with digital cameras and scanners
    * Hardware and software considerations
    * The digital darkroom - image processing with examples from Adobe Photoshop, showing how to achieve the highest quality images
    * Printing digital images
    * Colour management issues

    This completely revised and updated fourth edition, with the latest information on cameras, printers and image processing techniques, is also illustrated throughout with full colour images for the first time. The free CD-ROM contains many of these images so that you can practice the techniques in the book, as well as new examples of some the other issues discussed. Specially produced animations show the operation of charge coupled devices (CCDs) and software provided includes NIH Image (Scion Image for PC), invaluable for technical photographers to process and analyse their images.

    If you are considering investing in digital imaging equipment, or want to understand more about this subject, this book will offer you authoritative, first-hand advice.

    Adrian Davies is Deputy Head of the Department of Arts, Media and General Education at North East Surrey College of Technology, where he has introduced various courses on digital imaging. He writes regularly for a number of magazines and speaks at various conferences and exhibitions, as well as being an active wildlife and natural history photographer.

    Phil Fennessy is Digital Capture Development Manager for Eastman Kodak.

    An authoritative, established guide for photographers
    Make an informed decision about digital imaging with this book
    Learn how to output images - from quality printing to transmission over the internet

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    Closure: The Definitive Guide
    English | PDF | ISBN: 1449381871 | Publisher: OReilly Media | 592 pages | 6.27 MB​
    If you're ready to use Closure to build rich web applications with JavaScript, this hands-on guide has precisely what you need to learn this suite of tools in depth. Closure makes it easy for experienced JavaScript developers to write and maintain large and complex codebases -- as Google has demonstrated by using Closure with Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Maps.

    Author and Closure contributor Michael Bolin has included numerous code examples and best practices, as well as valuable information not available publicly until now. You'll learn all about Closure's Library, Compiler, Templates, testing framework, and Inspector -- including how to minify JavaScript code with the Compiler, and why the combination of the Compiler and the Library is what sets Closure apart from other JavaScript toolkits.

    * Learn how the Compiler significantly reduces the amount of JavaScript users have to download when visiting your site
    * Discover several ways to use the Compiler as part of your build process
    * Learn about type expressions, primitives, and common utilities
    * Understand how Closure emulates classes and class-based inheritance
    * Use Closure Templates on the server and the client from either JavaScript or Java
    * Test and debug your JavaScript code, even when it's compiled

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    The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software
    English | PDF | ISBN: 1934356581 | Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf | 280 pages | 20 MB​
    Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:

    * how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in
    *what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own
    *how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories
    *what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it
    *how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices

    By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you're a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.

    The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It's packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

    This book will make a difference.

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    Encyclopedia of E-business Development and Management in the Global Economy
    English | PDF | ISBN: 1615206116 | Publisher: Business Science Reference | 1542 pages | 16.5 MB​
    The Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy creates a repository for educators, researchers, and industry professionals to collaborate and discuss their research ideas, theories, practical experiences, challenges, and opportunities, while presenting tools and techniques in all aspects of e-business development and management in the digital economy. As the first and most comprehensive book to present aspects from the research, industry, managerial, and technical sides of e-business, this collection appeals to policy-makers, e-business application developers, market researchers, managers, researchers, professors, and undergraduate/graduate students in various academic disciplines.

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    Hybrid Animation: Integrating 2D and 3D Assets
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0240812050 | Publisher: Focal Press | 293 pages | 18.5 MB​
    Artist imaginations continue to grow and stretch the boundaries of traditional animation. Successful animators adept and highly skilled in traditional animation mediums are branching out beyond traditional animation workflows and will often use multiple forms of animation in a single project. With the knowledge of 3D and 2D assets and the integration of multiple animation mediums into a single project, animators have a wealth of creative resources available for a project that is not limited to a specific animation medium, software package or workflow processs.

    Enhance a poignant scene by choosing to animate the scenic background in 2D while the main character is brought to life with 3D techniques. Balance the budget demands of a project by choosing to integrate a 2D or 3D asset to save time and expense. Choose which medium Hybrid Animation, learn the systematic development of the 2D and 3D assets and the issues surrounding choices made during the creative process.

    * Achieve 2D and 3D character interactions and learn to animate beyond the mediums of classical animation with class exercises, projects and step by step tutorials for students and advanced amateur animators.

    * Produce high-quality 2D and 3D narratives, regardless of the software you use; featuring Photoshop, Corel, Flash, After Effects and Maya workflows.

    * Learn from other's experience with featured interviews of industry leaders who have successfully integrated 2D and 3D assets into their own workflows.

    * Think critically about visual styles, the effects of 2D/3D overlaying in animation creation and the entire pipeline from start to finish.

    * Explore hybrid animation techniques and insider tricks with the global animation community with an online forum and companion website.

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    World of Warcraft Programming: A Guide and Reference for Creating WoW Addons
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0470481285 | Publisher: Wiley | 1440 pages | 8.6 MB​
    The #1 bestselling programming book is back with updated and expanded coverage of the newest release of WoW!

    World of Warcraft (WoW) is currently the world's largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The newest release, "Wrath of the Lich King," has created a demand for updated information on writing addons. This eagerly anticipated edition answers that request and is an essential reference for creating WoW addons.

    Written by a duo of authors who have each contributed a number of successful WoW addons, the book offers an overview of Lua and XML (the programming languages used to write addons) and includes coverage of specific pitfalls and common programming mistakes-and how to avoid them. Valuable examples show you detailed aspects of writing addons for WoW and demonstrate how to implement addon concepts such as variables, slash commands, secure templates, and more.

    * World of Warcraft insiders share their techniques for writing addons for both the latest version of WoW as well as the new Wrath of the Lich King expansion set
    * Guides you through the specific nuances of the WoW API with the use of detailed examples
    * Discusses ways to distribute and host your WoW addons so others can download and use them
    * Explains how to respond to events, create frames, and use the WoW API to interact with the game

    You'll be well on your way to creating exciting WoW addons with this comprehensive reference by your side.

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    Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0123757282 | Publisher: Academic Press | 720 pages | 23.1 MB​
    Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition covers the general principals and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Edward Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court.

    The first part of the book deals with the basic theory and science of photography required to take superior photographs, and covers topics such as composition, exposure, focus, depth of field, and flash techniques. The second part of the text deals specifically with the challenges of photographing a crime scene, including instructions on how to document bodies and wounds, traffic accident photography, underwater photography and aerial photography. In the latter portions of the text, the author turns to digital theory and its advantages and disadvantages.

    * Over 600 full color photographs, also electronically available on the companion website
    * Two new chapters on 'The History of Forensic Photography,' and 'Digital Image Processing of Evidentiary Photography'
    * Includes an Instructor website with lecture slides, practical exercises, a test bank and image collection
    * An essential reference for crime scene photography, including topics such as Composition, the Inverse Square Law, Court Cases affecting photography, Digital Image Processing, and Photogrammetry
    * Required reading by the Crime Scene Certification Board of the International Association for Identification (IAI) for all levels of certification

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    Host Your Web Site In The Cloud: Amazon Web Services Made Easy: Amazon EC2 Made Easy
    English | PDF | ISBN: 0980576830 | Publisher: SitePoint | 300 pages | 8.62 MB​
    "Are you paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a month for old-school dedicated servers or rack space at a datacenter? Find out why companies like 37signals, livemocha, Urbanspoon and The Guardian already know: Cloud Computing is the future of webhosting.

    "Host Your Web Site in the Cloud" is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your websites & web applications.

    Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught while dramatically cutting your monthly costs. Imagine paying just pennies per hour for server usage, and dynamically scaling your hosting infrastructure based on demand.

    You'll learn how to:

    gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing master the fundamentals of Amazon Web Services install and configure visual and command line tools store, retrieve, and distribute data quickly and easily build applications that scale manage the monitoring, load balancing, and scaling capabilities of cloud computing

    As a developer, you need room & flexibility to be innovative. Why waste time worrying about the technical aspects of server capacity? AWS handles security, load balancing, and server resources virtually so you're not restricted to one physical server.

    With the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud you can launch new servers in minutes, pay just pennies per GB for bandwidth, and store terabytes of data at a fraction of the cost of using a traditional data center.

    Stop wasting time, money, and resources on servers that can't grow with you. This books straightforward, practical advice and step-by-step guides will have you running your website on the cloud in no time!


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