HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers

HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers

Pixel shaders are some of the more powerful graphic tools available for XAML programmers, but shader development bears little resemblance to traditional .NET programming. With this hands-on book, you’ll not only discover how to use existing shaders in your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications, you’ll also…

Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 Websites

Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 Websites

A practical guide to creating and managing your own website with this proven Java/JSP based content management system. This book takes you through the process of creating content rich websites and applications using OpenCms. Although powerful and flexible, OpenCms can be daunting on first approach, but its advanced…

WiX Cookbook

WiX Cookbook

WiX is a dialect of XML used to make installers for Windows. Its declarative style avoids the complexity and limitations of procedural code, providing you with everything you need to package up an entire application into a single MSI file. This book gives you a good overview of…

Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP

Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP

As software testing is maturing, the focus is shifting towards test automation. The key is to learn and grow skills in framework designing and start contributing to project organization goals. Through a helpful mix of conceptual and practical aspects, you will learn everything you need to know related…

XQuery, 2nd Edition

XQuery, 2nd Edition

The W3C XQuery 3.1 standard provides a tool to search, extract, and manipulate content, whether it’s in XML, JSON or plain text. With this fully updated, in-depth tutorial, you’ll learn to program with this highly practical query language. Designed for query writers who have some knowledge of XML…

Svg Essentials

Svg Essentials

Learn the essentials of Scalable Vector Graphics, the mark-up language used by most vector drawing programs and interactive web graphics tools. SVG Essentials takes you through SVG’s capabilities, beginning with simple line drawings and moving through complicated features such as filters, transformations, gradients, and patterns. This thoroughly updated…

Pro .NET 2.0 XML (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Pro .NET 2.0 XML (Expert’s Voice in .NET)

XML is the de facto language for communication within and between distributed applications, whether they’re on the Internet or a corporate network. XML is successful because of two strengths: it has a highly-structured human readable format and it can be transmitted as pure text. No matter how disparate…

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XSLT cookbook, 2nd Edition

Forget those funky robot toys that were all the rage in the ’80s, XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Transformations) is the ultimate transformer. This powerful language is expert at transforming XML documents into PDF files, HTML documents, JPEG files–virtually anything your heart desires. As useful as XSLT is, though, most…

XML: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition

XML: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition

What is XML? XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is a specification for storing information. It is also a specification for describing the structure of that information. And while XML is a markup language (just like HTML), XML has no tags of its own. It allows the person writing…