Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 introduces new geography and geometry spatial datatypes that enable the storage of structured data describing the shape and position of objects in space. This is an interesting and exciting new feature, with many potentially useful applications.

Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008 covers everything you need to know to begin using these new spatial datatypes, and explains how to apply them in practical situations involving the spatial relationships of people, places, and things on the earth…

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SQL Server - Spatial Data

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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners (Getting Started)

The iPhone is the hottest gadget of our generation, and much of its success has been fueled by the App Store, Apple’s online marketplace for iPhone applications. Over 1 billion apps have been downloaded in the 9 months the App Store has been open, ranging from the simplest games to the most complex business apps. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling iPhone app—presumably that’s why you’re reading this now. And with the release of the iPad, this demand will just continue to grow…

Submitted:Feb 22, 2010
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Amazon.com: iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners (Get

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Amazon.com: Getting StartED with Making iPhone Apps (9781430

My First iPad App. How a beginner can program their very first iPhone and iPad App. If you're smart this book is not for you. If you feel technically retarded but want to program your first iPad App this book is made for YOU baby!Amazon.com: Getting StartED with Making iPhone Apps (9781430227007): Dr. Rory Lewis: Books


Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company…

Submitted:Apr 28, 2007
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Great Read | Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

"Founders at Work is quite simply an amazing series of tales telling what happened in the early days of life at popular tech companies like Apple, PayPal and Flickr. Founders of these companies tell in their own words what life is like hour after hour behind the keyboard, developing technologies which ultimately made them very rich." [via Uncrate]


Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional (Beginning, from Novice to Professional)

Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional is the best-selling guide to the hottest new Linux distribution. Within its 600 in-depth pages, you’ll learn how to become a pro-level Linux user.

The book starts by introducing you to the world of Linux. Then it outlines Ubuntu installation in illustrated steps, after which you’ll learn how to configure every piece of everyday tech hardware such as your Internet connection, printers, 3D graphics cards, Bluetooth devices, and much more. Then you’ll learn fun tasks such as listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office tasks, and even image editing…

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First Ubuntu Book to Publish in March

In March, Apress will publish the first Ubuntu book. It is called 'Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional' and the author is Keir Thomas, the author of the great SUSE Linux book. You can preorder a copy now.