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New Title for Computer Science

Title: Sharepoint 2010 development with Silverlight
Author: German, Bob
Call number: TK5105.875.I6G373
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Synopsis:
This book is for every SharePoint developer who wants to build state-of-the-art solutions with Silverlight—within the enterprise, for consulting clients, or for commercial sale.

Developers increasingly want to build rich applications that run in the SharePoint 2010 browser user interface while offering a far more compelling and engaging experience than conventional web pages. One proven technology gives them all the tools and resources they need to achieve these goals: Silverlight®. Using Silverlight and SharePoint together, developers can create state-of-the-art applications that utilize Silverlight’s outstanding user experience, and fully leverage the vast collections of business data already stored in corporate SharePoint deployments. In SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight, two SharePoint gurus collaborate to teach all the concepts and techniques needed to create robust Silverlight solutions for delivery through SharePoint 2010, and present fully documented code that demonstrates superior design and programming.

Bob German and Paul Stubbs draw on their extensive experience developing custom SharePoint business solutions with Silverlight and presenting on these technologies at leading Microsoft developer events. Writing for both experienced and new SharePoint developers, they quickly review the fundamentals of both SharePoint and Silverlight development, and then demonstrate how to use both platforms together to build uniquely powerful solutions. These include:

• Simple and connected Silverlight Web Parts (Chapter 5) and Silverlight Web Part Editing (Chapters 7 and 10)

• Advanced use of the SharePoint Client Object Model including dynamic loading, paging, and server-side exception handling (Chapter 8 )

• Use of SharePoint’s REST API including paging, caching, and filtering (Chapter 9)

• Integration with SharePoint search and social networking (Chapter 10)

• Solutions that improve performance and reduce server traffic by passing serialized .NET objects on the web page (Chapter 7)

• Use of SharePoint’s JavaScript API with JQuery (Chapter 7)

• SharePoint applications for Windows Phone 7 (Chapter 12)

• Integration with Office 365 and Windows Azure™ services (Chapter 14)

• Silverlight field types in SharePoint, featuring a mapping field that allows geocoding SharePoint content (Chapter 15)

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New Title for Computer Science

Title: Programming Arduino : getting started with sketches
Author: Monk, Simon
Call number: TJ223.P76M745
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Synopsis:
Clear, easy-to-follow examples show you how to program Arduino with ease! Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches helps you understand the software side of Arduino and explains how to write well-crafted Sketches (the name given to Arduino programs) using the C language of Arduino. This practical guide offers an unintimidating, concise approach for non-programmers that will get you up and running right away.

Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches explains basic concepts and syntax of C with simple language and clear examples designed for absolute beginners – no prior knowledge of programming is required. It leads you from basic through to advanced C programming concepts and features dozens of specific examples that illustrate concepts and can be used as-is or modified to suit your purposes.
 
* All code from the book is available for download.
* Helps you develop working Sketches quickly.
 
Coverage includes:
C Language Basics; Functions; Arrays, Strings; Input / Output; Standard Library Goodies; Storage; LCD Displays; Programming for the Web; Program Design; C++ and Library Writing
 
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New title for Computer Science

Title: Health IT jumpstart : the best first step toward an IT career in health information technology
Author: Wilson, Patrick
Call number: R858.W752
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Synopsis:
Government regulation is mandating that all physician practices, hospitals, labs, etc. move to electronic health records (EHR) by 2014, which, in turn, will create a demand for IT professionals to help medical facilities make this transition as smooth as possible. This book helps IT professionals make the move into health information technology (HIT) and shows you how EHRs can be securely created, maintained, distributed, and backed up under government regulations.

The author duo is a pair of HIT experts who understand how medical data works and willingly share their expertise with you so that you can best serve this emerging, evolving market. You’ll quickly benefit from using this book as your first step to understanding and preparing for a job in HIT.

1) Opens the door to researching how to make the move from IT to the up-and-coming field of health information technology (HIT)

2) Guides you through the four aspects of HIT: government regulation and funding, operational workflow, clinical understanding, and the technology that ties it all together

3) Prepares you for the healthcare market with a roadmap of understandable advice that escorts you through complex government information

4) Pares down the extraneous material and delivers the need-to-know information on securely maintaining electronic health records

Jump into the up-and-coming world of health IT with this helpful and insightful book. [As taken from Amazon]

New title for Information and Computing Systems

Title: Computer networks : an open source approach
Author: Lin, Ying-Dar
Call number: TK5105.5.L735
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Synopsis:
Ying-Dar Lin, Ren-Hung Hwang, and Fred Baker’s Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach is the first text to implement an open source approach, discussing the network layers, their applications, and the implementation issues. The book features 56 open-source code examples to narrow the gap between domain knowledge and hands-on skills. Students learn by doing and are aided by the book’s extensive pedagogy. [As taken from Amazon]

New title for Information and Computing Systems

Title: Satellite communications network design and analysis
Author: Jo, Kenneth Y.
Call number: TK5104.J62
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Synopsis:
A smart choice for the practicing engineers and engineering students alike, this authoritative book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of satellite communications (SATCOM) network design and performance assessments. Readers find discussions on a wide class of SATCOM networks using satellites as core components, as well as coverage of key applications in the field. This in-depth resource presents a broad range of critical topics that are important to today’s practitioners, from geosynchronous Earth orbiting (GEO) satellites and direct broadcast satellite systems, to low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, radio standards and protocols. This invaluable reference explains the many specific uses of satellite networks, including small-terminal wireless and mobile communications systems. Moreover, this book presents advanced topics such as satellite RF link analyses, optimum transponder loading, on-board processing, antenna characteristics, protected systems, information assurance, and spread spectrums. Readers are introduced to current and future SATCOM systems and find details on their performance supportabilities. This cutting-edge book also presents trends in multimedia satellite applications and IP services over satellites. [As taken from Amazon]