SQL, or structured query language, is the international standard language for creating and maintaining relational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in use today and is essential for the storage and retrieval of database information. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all its related topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for you to understand. You’ll get the goods on relational database design, development, and maintenance, enabling you to start working with SQL right away!Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it is integral for the storage and retrieval of database information Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any new features Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQL queries, data security, database tuning, and more Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as well as SQL and XML
If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to the bestelling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is the book for you!
From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You’ll discover how to:Model data accurately Design a reliable functional database Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget Build a user-friendly database application Put your database on the Web
In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include:Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life Using a structured approach to database development Creating an appropriate data model Developing a reliable relational design Understanding the complexities you’re likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools Keeping your database secure Putting your database on the Internet
Today’s powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company’s current and future data storage and management needs.
This fun and friendly guide will help you demystify database management systems so you can create more powerful databases and access information with ease. Updated for the latest SQL functionality, SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition covers the core SQL language and shows you how to use SQL to structure a DBMS, implement a database design, secure your data, and retrieve information when you need it. Includes new enhancements of SQL:2011, including temporal data functionality which allows you to set valid times for transactions to occur and helps prevent database corruption Covers creating, accessing, manipulating, maintaining, and storing information in relational database management systems like Access, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL Provides tips for keeping your data safe from theft, accidental or malicious corruption, or loss due to equipment failures and advice on eliminating errors in your work
Don't be daunted by database development anymore - get SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition, and you'll be on your way to SQL stardom.
Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies is a quick and easy guide to get you going with the latest version of this bestselling report-writing software. In fact, it’s so popular that previous editions have made it a bestseller too. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies gives you just what you should know to produce the reports you’ll need most often, including how to:Pull specific information from your database, sort and group it, and find the details you need Use dynamic or cascading prompts Troubleshoot and print reports and save time with templates View reports on your LAN Write formulas to retrieve specific information Create and update OLAP reports Format reports, control page breaks, and even add graphics or Flash files Enhance your reports with charts and maps Use Crystal Reports in the enterprise
There’s also a companion Web site with sample reports from the book and links to sites with more related information. With Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies by your side, you’ll soon be able to create reports from simple to spectacular, whenever the need arises.
No. It’s just not natural. Sometimes presentation is almost as important as content. When you create a report, the goal is to provide information for readers in a format they can readily understand.
Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, the latest version of the most popular report writer in the world, shows you how to create simple or sophisticated reports, turning data into interactive, actionable reports that convey what’s happening in your business. You can progress cover-to-cover or use the index to find out how to:Give your reports more pizzazz by using the correct fonts, color, drop shadows, graphic elements, and more Integrate elements from multiple, non-database sources Group sort, total result sets, cross-tab reports, and add formulas, charts, or maps Print reports Use customized Business Views gleaned from the same information to provide each reader with information he or she needs to know without spilling all the beans, sales figures, marketing information, or whatever Present multi-dimensional data in OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cubes Get ideas from sample reports on the companion Web site
Written by Allen G. Taylor, nationally known lecturer, teacher, and author of over 20 books, including Database Development for Dummies, Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies makes it crystal clear how to:Store your information securely in Crystal Repository Use Crystal Analysis 10 to display OLAP data so you and your report’s readers can analyze the information in an online environment Use Crystal Enterprise to put Crystal Reports online for viewing by hundreds or thousands of people in your organization
Whether you want to dazzle your company’s CEO and shareholders, motivate the sales force, or simply share database information cogently, with Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies you not only make your point, you an impression. When your reports look professional, you look professional.
Best-selling author Allen G. Taylor explains how to develop and deliver HoloLens applications via Microsoft’s ecosystem for third party apps. Readers will also learn how HoloLens differs from other virtual and augmented reality devices and how to create compelling applications to fully utilize its capabilities.
What You Will Learn:
The features and capabilities of HoloLens
How to build a simple Windows 10 app optimized for HoloLens
The tools and resources contained in the HoloLens SDK
How to build several HoloLens apps, using the SDK tools
Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. This compilation of nine indispensible minibooks is exactly what you need to get up to speed on the latest changes to Access. This easy-to-understand resource provides both new and experienced Access users with invaluable advice for connecting Access to SQL Server, manipulating data locally, getting up to speed on the latest features of Access 2013, creating queries and macros, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, this book is what you need to make Access more accessible.Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Access 2013 Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the web Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the web and other enterprise data solutions Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access
This all-in-one guide offers you access to all things Access 2013!
This volume collects eleven papers doing exactly that and more. The first group of essays explores how the process of globalization can be measured in terms of the long-term integration of different markets-from the markets for goods and commodities to those for labor and capital, and from the sixteenth century to the present. The second set of contributions places this knowledge in a wider context, examining some of the trends and questions that have emerged as markets converge and diverge: the roles of technology and geography are both considered, along with the controversial issues of globalization's effects on inequality and social justice and the roles of political institutions in responding to them. The final group of essays addresses the international financial systems that play such a large part in guiding the process of globalization, considering the influence of exchange rate regimes, financial development, financial crises, and the architecture of the international financial system itself.
This volume reveals a much larger picture of the process of globalization, one that stretches from the establishment of a global economic system during the nineteenth century through the disruptions of two world wars and the Great Depression into the present day. The keen analysis, insight, and wisdom in this volume will have something to offer a wide range of readers interested in this important issue.
This book will provide a snapshot and a résumé of the current state-of-the-art of the ongoing research avenues concerning the perception-reason-action cycle. The central aims of the volume are to provide an informational resource and a methodology for anyone interested in constructing and developing models, algorithms and systems of autonomous machines empowered with cognitive capabilities.
"This Second Edition addresses virtually all of the recent hot topics in business valuation, and there are many of them since the first edition. Most chapters are updated with new material, including, especially, the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report as an alternative to Ibbotson's risk premium data. As with the first edition, the authors are very well-known and provide incisive analysis."
--Shannon Pratt, CFA, FASA, MCBA, CM&AA, CEO, Shannon Pratt Valuations, LLC
"Though the first edition of Mr. Hitchner's book was excellent in all regards, this Second Edition squarely puts Hitchner and his team of authors at the top of the list of authorities in the field of business valuation. Few publications on the subject even come close to the book's thorough coverage of the topic, but equally impressive is the clarity with which Hitchner depicts and explains highly complex subject matters. So impressed with Financial Valuation Applications and Models, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts has developed a three-day course based upon this book entitled, 'Advanced Valuation and Case Study Workshop,' which is now a cornerstone training program for our organization."
--Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer, NACVA
"This book is a valuable resource for every BV library. It has material not covered in other BV books and this Second Edition has much more information than the first. Financial Valuation Applications and Models is the primary textbook for AICPA's business valuation education and it covers most of the topics on the test for the AICPA's Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential. Its thirty authors are nationally respected practitioners who have written this book for practitioners. Many of the authors are current or former members of the AICPA Business Valuation Committee and the AICPA BV Hall of Fame."
--Michael A. Crain, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFA, CFE, Chair, AICPA Business Valuation Committee, Managing Director, The Financial Valuation Group
"This book has a tremendous wealth of information that all valuation analysts must have in their libraries. From those just starting their careers to the most experienced practitioner, all valuation analysts will benefit from the invaluable information, ranging from fundamental practices to the most innovative economic and valuation ideas of today."
--Scott R. Saltzman, CPA, CVA, ASA, DABFA, Managing Member, Saltzman LLC; President, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Coauthors: Mel H. Abraham, R. James Alerding, Terry Jacoby Allen, Larry R. Cook, Michael A. Crain, Don M. Drysdale, Robert E. Duffy, Edward J. Dupke, Nancy J. Fannon, John R. Gilbert, Chris Hamilton, Thomas E. Hilton, James R. Hitchner, Steven D. Hyden, Gregory S. Koonsman, Mark G. Kucik, Eva M. Lang, Derald L. Lyons, Michael J. Mard, Harold G. Martin Jr., Michael Mattson, Edward F. Moran Jr., Raymond E. Moran, James S. Rigby Jr., Ronald L. Seigneur, Robin E. Taylor, Linda B. Trugman, Samuel Y. Wessinger, Don Wisehart, and Kevin R. Yeanoplos
Listen to any news broadcast today and the message comes through loud
and clear: Islam is a religion of violence and behind every Muslim there
lurks a potential terrorist. Islam is a threat to values of the
Christian West. They are like oil and water. Clearly, they don't mix.
Oil & Water: Two Faiths One God confronts these popular
perceptions head-on. With keen insight and gentle understanding, it
explores the differences between Christianity and Islam, as well as the
many things these two enduring faith traditions hold in common -
including, first and foremost, their belief in and desire to be faithful
to the one, true God; their shared roots and scripture (from the Jewish
faith); and the spiritual values of peace and social justice.
Written for Christians by Muslim world-religions scholar Amir Hussain,
the book is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides an overview of the
Islamic faith and of the lives of Muslims in North America today.
Chapters focus on the place and identity of Muslims in society, as well
as on the importance and role of Muhammad, the Qur'an, and basic beliefs
and practices (The Five Pillars of Islam).
Having provided a foundation for understanding, the book moves on, in
Part 2, to explore key points for dialogue today, including issues of
violence and jihad, the roles of women and men, and the mystical
tradition within Islam. The final two chapters look at interfaith
dialogue and the practical aspects of being good "neighbours." In all of
this, the book invites the reader to a place of reconciliation, to a
place where the truth and value of each of these great faith traditions
can be recognized and honoured by the other. In the end, the metaphor of
oil and water is an interesting one for the reality of conflict and the
hope for reconciliation between Islam and Christianity today.
When DVD newcomers and the DVD community itself want answers, they go to Jim Taylor's dvddemystified.com Website. But growing legions of DVD fans clamored for more. They asked for a book that puts DVD answers at their fingertips any time, anywhere! PACKED WITH ANSWERS ON:
* Finding Easter Eggs
* Running DVDs on Any Computer
* Audio and Video Hookups and Compatibility
* Why Some Discs Won't Work in All Players (and Which They Will Work in)
* DVD, CD-ROM, CD-RW, and Super Video Compatibility
* Where to Find Hardware, Software, and Help
* Charts and Tables Unique to This Book
* Solutions, Solutions, Solutions, and More Solutions USERS AND REVIEWERS ON JIM TAYLOR'S DVD FAQ
"The biggest, meanest DVD FAQ out there ..." -- DVD Infomatrix "You are an angel sent from heaven to give the rest of the world the incredible encyclopedia of knowledge that is the DVD FAQ. Thank you thank you thank you." "The DVD FAQ ... is a work of perfection." "Dude, your DVD FAQ is the reason I got into DVD." "A distillation of frankly presented information on new technology, immensely beneficial to prospective users."
Prompted by these questions, Robert C. Feenstra and Alan M. Taylor have brought together top researchers with policy makers and practitioners whose contributions consider the ways in which the global economic order might address the challenges of globalization that have arisen over the last two decades and that have been intensified by the recent crisis. Chapters in this volume consider the critical linkages between issues, including exchange rates, global imbalances, and financial regulation, and plumb the political and economic outcomes of past policies for what they might tell us about the future of the global economic cooperation.
The buildings designed by Vosper are arguably the finest buildings on the campus, uniquely expressive of the agricultural and mechanical origins of the university; they delight the senses with color, sculpture, and wit. Nancy T. McCoy and David G. Woodcock, distinguished preservation architects and scholars, review the history of Texas A&M campus architecture and provide in-depth coverage of Vosper and his legacy. Illustrated by the sumptuous photography of Carolyn Brown, Architecture That Speaks concludes with observations on recent approaches toward the reuse and rehabilitation of campus heritage architecture and a view to the future, as plans evolve for further development of the campus that maintains a respect for both strategic vision and historical heritage.
Nick Mercer is tormented. How can he repair his son's latest disappointment and prevent further damage. Unbeknownst to Nick, a stranger will inadvertently change the course of not only his life, but also his son's.
A cottage on the lake will bring lost souls together, healing what they least expected. The courage to accept the unchangeable and the courage to change the changeable.
Doniphan's Expedition follows the regiment on its grueling 850-mile march from Fort Leavenworth, present-day Kansas, along the Santa Fe Trail, to invade Mexico. Along the way, Hughes observes and describes in impressive detail the discipline, morale, and effectiveness of the civilian soldiers encountering hardships on the rough plains and deserts. He gives their impressions of Santa Fe and offers valuable insight into the military occupation of that city. As significant cultural history, this account also chronicles the fears and prejudices of the soldiers meeting a seemingly strange people in a strange land. Furthermore, Hughes provides an excellent first-hand account of the two battles of the expedition: the Battle of Brazito and the Battle of Sacramento.
First published in 1847, Doniphan's Expedition is now once again made available, with a new foreword by Joseph G. Dawson III, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Mexican War. General readers will find this book to be an enthralling examination of another time and place in U.S. and Mexican military and cultural history. Historians will rediscover a significant contribution to Mexican War literature.
With many countries now using—or seriously contemplating—monetary arrangements similar to Argentina's, this important and persuasive study maps out one of history's most interesting monetary experiments to show what works and what doesn't.
This collection is inspired by the early seminal works of Cyril Houle who advocated that educational researchers and providers of CPE should listen to the experience of professionals as a basis for supporting their professional learning.
This is the 151st volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
One cannot turn on the news today without a report on an extreme weather event or the latest update on Antarctica. But while our politicians argue, the truth is that climate change is already here. Nobody knows this better than Indigenous peoples who, having developed an intimate relationship with ecosystems over generations, have observed these changes for decades. For them, climate change is not an abstract concept or policy issue, but the reality of daily life.
After two decades of working with indigenous communities, Gleb Raygorodetsky shows how these communities are actually islands of biological and cultural diversity in the ever-rising sea of development and urbanization. They are an “archipelago of hope” as we enter the Anthropocene, for here lies humankind’s best chance to remember our roots and how to take care of the Earth. These communities are implementing creative solutions to meet these modern challenges. Solutions that are relevant to the rest of us.
We meet the Skolt Sami of Finland, the Nenets and Altai of Russia, the Sapara of Ecuador, the Karen of Myanmar, and the Tla-o-qui-aht of Canada. Intimate portraits of these men and women, youth and elders, emerge against the backdrop of their traditional practices on land and water. Though there are brutal realties?pollution, corruption, forced assimilation—Raygorodetsky's prose resonates with the positive, the adaptive, the spiritual—and hope.
By NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
By WASHINGTON IRVING
(FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE DIEDRICH KNICKERBOCKER)
FOUND IN THE HANDWRITING OF MR. KNICKERBOCKER
By EDGAR ALLAN POE
CORPORAL FLINT'S MURDER
By J. FENIMORE COOPER
UNCLE JIM AND UNCLE BILLY
By BRET HARTE
THE NOTARY OF PERIGUEUX
By H. W. LONGFELLOW
THE WIDOW'S CRUISE
By F. R. STOCKTON
THE COUNT AND THE WEDDING GUEST
By O. HENRY
MISS TOOKER'S WEDDING GIFT
By JOHN KENDRICK BANGS
By GEORGE ADE
By GEORGE ADE
THE SHADOWS ON THE WALL
By MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
MAJOR PERDUE'S BARGAIN
By JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
A KENTUCKY CINDERELLA
By F. HOPKINSON SMITH
BY THE WATERS OF PARADISE
By F. MARION CRAWFORD
A MEMORABLE NIGHT
By ANNA KATHARINE GREEN
THE MAN FROM RED DOG
By ALFRED HENRY LEWIS
JEAN MICHAUD'S LITTLE SHIP
By CHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
THOSE OLD LUNES! OR, WHICH IS THE MADMAN?
By W. GILMORE SIMMS
By BAYARD TAYLOR
"MR. DOOLEY ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT"
By F. P. DUNNE
OVER A WOOD FIRE
DONALD G. MITCHELL
When his dad purchased a shiny new Apple 2E in 1983, it didn't take long for Brian G. Johnson to discover video games. He was hooked. However, what really blew him away was what he discovered several years later-the Internet. Brian knew it would completely change how and where people spent their money. Most of all, it would level the playing field for average folks, allowing them to cash in as it reached the masses.
Trust Funnel is one part memoir, three parts "how-to" manual for anyone seeking the freedom to work when and where they want as they build an Internet marketing business on a shoestring budget.
Inspired by Zig Ziglar, it examines how the Web and online success revolve around trust and the acts of:
Trust can be found in many places online. It can be found among site visitors who decide to "like" a page or post. It can be found in another selfie that appears on someone's Facebook newsfeed. And it can be found in the complex algorithms that power Google rankings, Facebook, and the various other social sites.
Gone are the days of links, Google page rankings, and Facebook's EdgeRank. Today's online currency that powers the Web and online success is trust. With Trust Funnel, Brian provides detailed formulas and rituals that enable anyone to leverage the exact same strategies, tactics, and philosophies that have allowed him to drive traffic, build trust, and earn a very comfortable living.
Trust Funnel tells the story of his mind-boggling success and can be the springboard to yours.
Analyzing the role of specialization, de-industrialization, and commodity price volatility with econometrics and case studies of India, Ottoman Turkey, and Mexico, Williamson demonstrates why the close correlation between trade and poverty emerged. Globalization and the great divergence were causally related, and thus the rise of globalization over the past two centuries helps account for the income gap between rich and poor countries today.
Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. You'll learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with Microsoft's HoloToolkit, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. Start building the holographic future today!
What You Will LearnPrototype ideas quickly
Get started with Unity, the preferred tool for animating 3D objects.
Explore where to find 3D models for your project, or make your own!
Use spatial sound, voice commands, and gestures
Build with the HoloToolkit to make apps the easy way
Publish to the Windows Store and make money from your appWho This Book Is For
Programmers with little or no graphics or mixed reality experience