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Can you help a forgetful wizard to find everything he has lost? Test yourself with this search-and-find book.
Can you help a forgetful wizard to find everything he has lost? Test yourself with this search-and-find book.
It was suddenly silent as the shrieking stopped. Then, before we could even move, a strange hissing sound started and mist began rising from the creatures body. As we watched, it slowly disintegrated into nothingness. “That was definitely a demon.” Daria stated shakily. Demons, killer wizards, and sex-crazed faeries are just a few of the many dangers Mirshalla finds herself facing after her guardian, the wizard Jesson, sends her and his apprentice Tabinus away for their safety. All because she started having dreams that Jesson was in terrible danger. That something was coming soon. She hated the dreams. However, the worst thing is a terrible curse that has begun to change her body, mind... and her very soul. Little does Mirshalla know that her dreams will lead her on an epic adventure. Making friends, enemies and discoveries about herself, that will lead her to fulfilling a prophesy that will topple a kingdom.
Mirshalla, who just found out her real name is Miranda, couldn't believe she was wandering alone in another dangerous forest, in a shredded dress, and with no shoes. Why was it that she was always thrust into dangerous situations in the wrong clothes and without shoes? She thought she was going meet her cousin the Grand Wizard for the first time, and spend a month as his companion, getting to know him and having him remove her cursed anklet... and hopefully her curse. Yet here she was, being chased by the evil wizard cousin and his evil wizard cohorts as she dodged deadly monsters at every turn. All while her curse continued to change her in frightening ways. And what did the fey prophesies of her finding the fabled land of the Fey or of her toppling a kingdom have to do with any of it? Little does Miranda know she is soon to find out the truth about herself and her curse... and it will shock her to her very core. But worse yet, she will meet a fate that will rip her apart.
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Everything was just normal for Katherine, until one day on her way to college a small vine grabbed her leg and threw her to the wrong college. Was this a curse? Days go by and fantasy turns into reality! When magical wands used to defend against evil are suddenly broken, everyone’s blaming her. Now it’s up to Katherine and her friends to obtain new wands. But that’s not all; she must unravel the clues in her quest, find out the truth about herself and her family, and discover herself. During this journey, her true mission is revealed. On this daring adventure she must face her enemy.... Now Katherine must find out who the evil is. Katherine is after the evil, but the evil is after her.
In their second year of Wizard School, Epsilon Sigma Omicron keeps a log of the adventures of the Tensome. He calls it the Epsilogue. In this book, the Tensome spend more time trying to uncover what the people who were posing as Shmedley parents are up to. Are they up to no good as the Principal and the head Professor claim? Or could they just be hiding? What would they be hiding from? Gloria Songmeister Gloria discovers new modes of travel via her braids. Gregarious Billy James Gregshaw William Yllib the Vth is spookily silent for once. And the Tensome, minus one, all learn to ride Komodo Dragons. Rating G; Reading Level Easy 5th Grade; Longest Word: Uncharacteristically Young teenage Wizard School Student Epsilon Sigma Omicron goes by Epsi. He’s the smartest student at Wizard School. Every year, he tests out of all the subject except WizardEtiquette (Wizard Etiquette). He could test out of that subject, but doesn’t want to be ridiculed by bullies for doing so. Epsi keeps a log of what happens during this school year. But half-way through the school year, he’s too busy to keep making entries in his log. So he turns it over to his girlfriend Gloria Songmeister Gloria. Gloria’s braids allow her to fly. And this year she’s learning how they can help her fly faster and further. Gloria’s braids also sing. While practicing her flying skills, Gloria discovers a revolving door into the underground world where Shmedley’s parents are now living and up to no good. However, the door is locked, so she goes back to get her friends to help her unlock it. But when she gets back, she’s so excited that she can’t speak at first.
'The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick' When a tornado crashes through Kansas City, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked far away, over the rainbow, to a strange land called Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz and along the way encounter new friends: the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can take the quiz and find out how much you really know about The Wizard of Oz! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
The Christmas Tree Adventure By: John R. Taylor Christopher once believed in the magic of the Christmas season, but as he gets older, the magic begins to fade. One night while lying beneath the tree and wondering if he’s too old to make Christmas wishes, Christopher awakes in Christmas Tree Kingdom, a world of talking snowmen, wizards, and magic. Christopher soon finds himself tasked with saving the Angel who rules over Christmas Tree Kingdom from an evil wizard and his army. To do this, he must rediscover not only the magic of Christmas but the magic that resides within him. Follow Christopher on his journey through Christmas Tree Kingdom as he meets new friends, battles evil, and discovers that no one is too old to experience the magic of Christmas.
When Alex tries to use magic to hide her less-than-stellar wizard school report card from her parents, she accidentally turns them into guinea pigs instead! Things only get worse when Alex's brothers, Justin and Max, inadvertently let the animals loose. Will Alex be able to reverse the spell, or will her parents be rodents forever? Plus, when Alex and her brothers befriend a mischievous new student at wizard school, the results are disastrous!
Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond shows you how to architect, design, plan, and deploy Microsoft security technologies for Windows 8/Server 2012 in the enterprise. The book covers security technologies that apply to both client and server and enables you to identify and deploy Windows 8 security features in your systems based on different business and deployment scenarios. The book is a single source for learning how to secure Windows 8 in many systems, including core, endpoint, and anywhere access. Authors Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes, both Microsoft employees, bring you insider knowledge of the Windows 8 platform, discussing how to deploy Windows security technologies effectively in both the traditional datacenter and in new cloud-based solutions. With this book, you will understand the conceptual underpinnings of Windows 8 security and how to deploy these features in a test lab and in pilot and production environments. The book's revolutionary "Test Lab Guide" approach lets you test every subject in a predefined test lab environment. This, combined with conceptual and deployment guidance, enables you to understand the technologies and move from lab to production faster than ever before. Critical material is also presented in key concepts and scenario-based approaches to evaluation, planning, deployment, and management. Videos illustrating the functionality in the Test Lab can be downloaded from the authors’ blog http://blogs.technet.com.b.security_talk/. Each chapter wraps up with a bullet list summary of key concepts discussed in the chapter. Provides practical examples of how to design and deploy a world-class security infrastructure to protect both Windows 8 and non-Microsoft assets on your system Written by two Microsoft employees who provide an inside look at the security features of Windows 8 Test Lab Guides enable you to test everything before deploying live to your system
Syngress Study Guides guarantee comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives. There are no longer any short cuts or gimmicks that allow candidates to pass Microsoft's new, more rigorous exams. The days of cramming to become a "paper MCSE" are over; candidates must have a full grasp of all core concepts and plenty of hands-on experience to become certified. This book provides complete coverage of Microsoft Exam 70-293 and features one-of-a-kind integration of text, DVD-quality instructor-led training, and Web-based exam simulation and remediation, this study guide & DVD training system gives students 100% coverage of official Microsoft exam objectives plus realistic test prep. The System package consists of: 1) STUDY GUIDE. 800 pages of coverage explicitly organized in the identical structure of Microsoft's exam objectives. Sections are designed to "standalone", allowing readers to focus on those areas in which they are weakest and skim topics they may have already mastered. 2) DVD: A full hour of instructor-led training, complete with on-screen configurations and networking schematics, demystifying the toughest exam topics. 3) ONLINE PRACTICE EXAMS AND E-BOOK. Most exam candidates indicate that PRACTICE EXAMS are their single most valuable exam prep tool. Buyers of our Study Guides have immediate access to our exam simulations located at WWW.SYNGRESS.COM/SOLUTIONS. Syngress practice exams are highly regarded for rigor or the questions, the extensive explanation of the right AND wrong answers, and the direct hyperlinks from the exams to appropriate sections in the e-book for remediation. Readers will be fully prepared to pass the exam based on our 100% Certified guarantee. Readers may save thousands of dollars required to purchase alternative methods of exam preparation. Because of its breadth of coverage, this book will serve as a post-certification reference for IT professionals Syngress Study Guides are the only products that include a DVD of actual instructor led training on the topic
Donald Kalsched explores the interior world of dream and fantasy images encountered in therapy with people who have suffered unbearable life experiences. He shows how, in an ironical twist of psychical life, the very images which are generated to defend the self can become malevolent and destructive, resulting in further trauma for the person. Why and how this happens are the questions the book sets out to answer. Drawing on detailed clinical material, the author gives special attention to the problems of addiction and psychosomatic disorder, as well as the broad topic of dissociation and its treatment. By focusing on the archaic and primitive defenses of the self he connects Jungian theory and practice with contemporary object relations theory and dissociation theory. At the same time, he shows how a Jungian understanding of the universal images of myth and folklore can illuminate treatment of the traumatised patient. Trauma is about the rupture of those developmental transitions that make life worth living. Donald Kalsched sees this as a spiritual problem as well as a psychological one and in The Inner World of Trauma he provides a compelling insight into how an inner self-care system tries to save the personal spirit.
For the past three hundred years, the medieval realm of Bijulan has been under a subversive attack from an evil wizard named Guerric. Now that the kingdom is ruled by young King Malcolm, Guerric increases his efforts to gain control of the realm, a move which could lead to a destructive war of wizards. In modern El Paso, Justin Moran creates a teleporter which accidentally sends him to ancient Bijulan where he finds himself drawn into the power struggle between Guerric and King Malcolm and his own wizard Redmund. Justin agrees to help capture and transport Guerric to the Wizards' Council if Redmund will help Justin return home afterward. They encounter obstacles and dangers the entire way, and Justin is shocked to discover that he himself may be the most powerful wizard in the alien land. Without fully understanding him magical powers, he discovers that Guerric is determined to destroy the land in order to confront the Creator Himself. Justin must either overcome his doubts about magic and save the land from Guerric or deny his powers and be at the mercy of the dark wizard.
Fast-track your development skills to build powerful Odoo 10 business applications About This Book Get the most up-to-date guide on Odoo 10 and learn how to build excellent business applications with Odoo This example-rich, easy-to-follow guide enables you to build apps appropriate to your business needs Create solid business applications with the help of this precise, to-the-point guide Who This Book Is For This book caters to developers who are familiar with Python and MVC design and now want to build effective business applications using Odoo. What You Will Learn Install Odoo from source code and use all the basic techniques to setup and manage your Odoo server instances Create your first Odoo application Add Odoo's social and messaging features to your own modules Get to know the essentials of Models and Views Understand and use the server API to add business logic Use Qweb to create custom Reports Extend Odoo CMS features to create your own website controllers and pages Leverage Odoo Workflows on your applications Write module automated tests and debugging techniques Deploy your Odoo applications for production use In Detail Odoo is one of the fastest growing open source, business application development software products available. With announcement of Odoo 10, there are many new features added to Odoo and the face of business applications developed with Odoo has changed. This book will not only teach you how to build and customize business applications with Odoo, but it also covers all the new features that Odoo has to offer. This book is the latest resource on developing and customizing Odoo 10 applications. It comes packed with much more and refined content than its predecessor. It will start with building business applications from scratch and will cover topics such as module extensions, inheritance, working with data, user interfaces, and so on. The book also covers the latest features of Odoo 10, in addition to front end development, testing and debugging techniques. The book will also talk about Odoo Community and Odoo Enterprise. Style and approach This book follows a step-by-step practical approach where you will learn new concepts with every progressing chapter and create apps for business development.
Dalton and Dameter Dramer, 14 year old twin siblings, didnt have the slightest clue that they were born wizards. Join with them as they discover their prophecy, and delve into their past, present and future. Will they succeed in preventing the downfall of their home wizard city of Aerobith? Journey with the Dramer twins as they leave their only know home of Gravity Park and venture back to their new found home city, Aerobith. Dalton and Dameter Dramer will make new allies along their way such as; wizards, wizard nymphs, Prime Wizards and discover long lost relatives. They also will need to conquer dark creatures, dark forces, dark wizards, witches and much more! The Twins of Aerobith (TTOA), will take the young adult/adult readers on an eventful and magical roller coaster ride of emotions. TTOA is full with a great deal of high fantasy and high magic that will leave the reader wanting more. Get ready to partake in the awesome adventures, magical quests, tests, and trials that Dalton and Dameter Dramer experience as they learn of their magical wizardry heritage.
In sunny Latruria, the wicked old king was dead, and the new king spurned the rule of Evil. But turmoil began to spread, even across the border, when the new king also resisted Good! In nearby Merovence, Lord Wizard Matt Mantrell donned a disguise and set off to investigate--never dreaming that Latruria's sinister prime minister was mobilizing his minions... "Minstrel" Matt sang his way south, dodging deadly enemies and music critics alike. He was teamed with a lovesick lad, menaced by a manticore, haunted by a ghost from Greece, and swept along in a flood of youngsters fleeing the provinces for the "glamor" of the city. But when they all washed up in the capital, harsh reality awaited them, not gold-paved streets. And even harsher reality awaited Matt. The Lord Wizard faced the ultimate test of magic--and he would need a lot of help to pass!
Master Android™ App Development for Amazon’s Bestselling Kindle Fire™—Hands-On, Step-by-Step! In this book, bestselling Android programming authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder teach you every skill and technique you need to write production-quality apps for Amazon Kindle Fire, the world’s hottest Android tablet. You’ll learn the very best way: by building a complete app from start to finish. Every chapter builds on what you’ve already learned, helping you construct, expand, and extend your working app as you move through the entire development lifecycle. Packed with fully tested, reusable sample code, this book requires absolutely no previous Android or mobile development experience. If you’ve ever written any Java code, you can dive right in and get results fast. Darcey and Conder start with the absolute basics: installing Android development tools, structuring and configuring Kindle Fire apps, and applying crucial design principles associated with high-quality software. Next, building on this strong foundation, you’ll learn how to manage application resources and build application frameworks; integrate user interfaces, logic, and support for networking and web services; test your apps; and publish on the Amazon Appstore. Coverage includes Establishing an efficient development environment and setting up your first project Mastering Android fundamentals and adapting them to the Kindle Fire Building reusable prototypes that define a framework for production projects Incorporating strings, graphics, styles, templates, and other app and system resources Developing screens, from splash screens and main menus to settings and help Displaying dialogs and collecting user input Controlling app state, saving settings, and launching specific activities Internationalizing Kindle Fire apps to reach wider markets Setting application identity and permissions Preparing your app for publication
Some kids get a new bike for their birthday. Others get magical powers! It's the last day of school and Aaron can't wait to get home for his birthday party. It's the big one-three and he's finally going to be a teenager. That would be all right except that he comes from a long line of magically inclined people and he's about to come into his power. What was supposed to be a night of revelry quickly becomes a fight for survival when Aaron and his friends are thrust into a world of magic and monsters. The only hope for survival is for Aaron to learn to harness his powers and take a stand against the darkness that hunts him.
If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you’ve been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the basics, taking on the complex tasks that DBAs need to make the most of Microsoft’s flagship database platform. SQL Server MVP, Ross Mistry presents proven techniques for SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrades, backup/restore, data transfer, indexing, high availability, security, and much more. He draws on extensive testing in high-profile production environments to offer step-by-step solutions and powerful tips you won’t find anywhere else. Every chapter begins with a section identifying SQL Server 2008’s most significant new improvements, and concludes with a convenient summary of best practices. Each chapter also outlines the benefits of leveraging Windows Server 2008. Understand how to: Master DBA tips, tricks, and best practices proven in actual enterprise environments Install, upgrade or transition to SQL Server 2008. Harden and Secure an implementation. Encrypt SQL Server from an end-to-end perspective. Implement high availability—and leverage SQL Server 2008’s major improvements to failover clustering and database mirroring Save time with SQL Server 2008’s new policy-based management tools Performance tune and troubleshoot a SQL Server 2008 environment. Optimize application performance and manage workloads with the powerful new Resource Governor Implement Performance Studio, maintenance plans, Transparent Data Encryption and much more… Bonus Content: The book is based on Windows Server 2008 Step by step instructions of how to implement a failover cluster on Windows Server 2008 SQL Server PoweShell Administration Tasks Consolidate and virtualize SQL Server with Hyper-V Step by step instructions on how to install Hyper-V Proactively Monitor SQL Server with Operations Manager Install Windows Server 2008 certificates to encrypt SQL Server data Contributing Writers include: Hilary Cotter – SQL Server MVP John Welch – SQL Server MVP Marco Shaw – PowerShell MVP Maciej Pilecki – SQL Server MVP Shirmattie Seenarine – Technical Writer
This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment, ACE 2013, held in Boekelo, The Netherlands, in November 2013. The 19 full paper and 16 short papers presented together 42 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 133 submissions in all categories. The papers cover topics across a wide spectrum of disciplines including new devices; evaluation and user studies; games as interface to serious applications; creating immersion; interfaces; new experiences; procedural approaches and AI; and theory. Focusing on all areas related to interactive entertainment they aim at stimulating discussion in the development of new and compelling entertainment computing and interactive art concepts and applications.
Well-known programmer Karl Moore provides hundreds of useful, real-world code snippets showing developers how to take real advantage of the true secrets behind the programming language. The attraction of this book is the idea that someone picks up the book, looks at the outline and sees three or four things that they didn’t know how to do.
The 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2003, is held in Crete, Greece, 22-27 June 2003, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2003, the 5th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, and the 2nd International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. A total of 2986 individuals from industry, academia, research institutes, and governmental agencies from 59 countries submitted their work for presentation, and only those submittals that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of humancomputer interaction, including the cognitive, social, ergonomic, and health aspects of work with computers. These papers also address major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of diversified application areas, including offices, financial institutions, manufacturing, electronic publishing, construction, health care, disabled and elderly people, etc.
Once a fertile and prosperous land, Ile-Rien is under attack by the Gardier, a mysterious army whose storm-black airships appear from nowhere to strike without warning. Every weapon in the arsenal of Ile-Rien's revered wizards has proven useless. And now the last hope of a magical realm under siege rests within a child's plaything.
Eclipse is the most adopted integrated development environment (IDE) for Java programmers. And, now, Eclipse seems to be the preferred IDE for Android apps developers. Android Apps with Eclipse provides a detailed overview of Eclipse, including steps and the screenshots to help Android developers to quickly get up to speed on Eclipse and to streamline their day-to-day software development. This book includes the following: Overview of Eclipse fundamentals for both Java and C/C++ Development. Using Eclipse Android Development Toolkit (ADT) to develop, debug, and troubleshoot Android applications. Using Eclipse C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT) in conjunction with Android Native Development Kit (NDK) to integrate, develop and troubleshoot native Android components through Eclipse.
Applied WPF 4 in Context sets the standard for leveraging the latest Windows user interface technology in your business applications. Using this book, you'll learn how to implement world-class Windows Professional Foundation (WPF) solutions in a real-world line of business applications, developing the code from the ground up, and understand how to apply best development practices and related .NET products and technologies to your solutions. You will cover designing and developing the application, testing and debugging, data access, reporting, and applying styles and themes to enhance the look of the user interface—all using WPF in a very practical, eminently useful context. You'll create asynchronous and parallel code, and learn how to distribute the application's components using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). You'll also apply the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, again in a real-world WPF application. Elegant and functional WPF applications are easier to create than ever before with Applied WPF 4 in Context.
Unleash the power of Android Studio 3 to develop mobile applications faster and efficiently. About This Book Use Android Studio not just as an IDE but as a complete testing and build solution Produce customized APKs with Gradle to suit various versions of an app, such as test versions and free versions of an otherwise paid app. Explore all aspects of UI development and testing using working XML and Java examples. Learn seamless migration from Eclipse and other development platforms to Android Studio. Who This Book Is For This book targets developers, with experience of developing for Android, who are new to Android Studio or wish to migrate from another IDE such as Eclipse. This book will show you how to get the utmost from this powerful tool. What You Will Learn Create styles, themes, and material designs Set up, configure, and run virtual devices using the AVD manager Improve the design of your application using support libraries Learn about GitHub libraries Use emulators to design layouts for a wide variety of devices, including wearables. Improve application performance in terms of memory, speed, and power usage In Detail Android Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed for developing Android apps. As with most development processes, Android keeps resources and logic nicely separated, and so this book covers the management of imagery and other resources, and the development and testing tools provided by the IDE. After introducing the software, the book moves straight into UI development using the sophisticated, WYSIWYG layout editor and XML code to design and test complex interfaces for a wide variety of screen configurations. With activity design covered, the book continues to guide the reader through application logic development, exploring the latest APIs provided by the SDK. Each topic will be demonstrated by working code samples that can be run on a device or emulator. One of Android Studio's greatest features is the large number of third-party plugins available for it, and throughout the book we will be exploring the most useful of these, along with samples and libraries that can be found on GitHub. The final module of the book deals with the final stages of development: building and distribution. The book concludes by taking the reader through the registration and publication processes required by Google. By the time you have finished the book, you will be able to build faster, smoother, and error-free Android applications, in less time and with fewer complications than you ever thought possible. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide with examples demonstrating how Android Studio can be used as a complete solution for developing, testing, and deploying apps from start to finish.
A highly portable, easily digestible road-map to configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting essential Exchange Server 2003 features. The book is organized around the 11 "MMCs" (Microsoft Management Consoles) that contain the configuration menus for the essential features. The options within each menu are explained clearly, potential problems are identified up-front, and configurations are subsequently presented in the aptly named "By the Book" section for that MMC. Readers will also appreciate the "Reality Check" sidebars throughout, which present valuable cost/benefit analyses of situations where there is no single "right" answer. * Walks the reader through step-by-step configurations to assure they have been thorough and responsible in their work * Clearly identifies those features of Exchange Server 2003 that represent the highest risk factors for attacks, performance degradation and service failures * CYA comes right out and says what most IT Professionals are already thinking
VMware vCloud Air is a cloud offering by VMware that provides you with the flexibility and agility to create and manage your virtualized workloads with ease on a VMware-backed cloud platform. This book starts off by providing you with a few key features and benefits of cloud computing, along with some interesting real-world use cases. You'll walk through how to integrate your vCloud Air with either an on-premise VMware-based private cloud or a different public cloud provider. Next, you'll explore the performance and workloads of your vCloud Air instance using VMware vRealize Operations Manager. Finally, you'll also learn how to leverage vCloud Air's Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering.
This is the definitive real-world guide to Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft’s newest and most powerful version of System Center. Authored by consultants who’ve deployed System Center in hundreds of enterprises and innovative smaller businesses, this book brings together up-to-the-minute tips, tricks, and techniques you just won’t find anywhere else. You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator. Use Configuration Manager 2012 to deliver software and updates in highly-distributed environments including datacenters, clouds, and mobile devices Reliably manage and report on assets with Configuration Manager 2012 Perform monitoring, alerting, operations, and security reporting with Operations Manager 2012 Use Data Protection Manager 2012to protect file systems, SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint Leverage Data Protection Manager 2012’s improved central monitoring and remote recovery Run Hyper-V virtualized environments with VMM 2012—including new private clouds and mixed private/public fabrics Use Service Manager 2012 to provide top-down integration, and use Orchestrator 2012 for bottom-up process automation and integration “glue” Give users an efficient self-service portal for creating service and incident requests and browsing service catalogs Manage service offerings and implement enterprise-wide change control with Service Manager 2012 Ensure compliance by creating, executing, and repeating auditable, documented processes with Orchestrator 2012
Witches and warlocks have been part of the fantasy field since its beginning. After all, you need someone to actually use magic if you're going to have it in your story. And magic-users can appear in any setting, from ancient Rome to the modern world, from imaginary kingdoms to the old Salem colony. Here are 25 tales spanning time and space, with only one things in common (aside from great storytelling): witches and warlocks! Included are: WITCHES, by Janet Fox THE TRAP, by Henry S. Whitehead and H.P. Lovecraft ELOMA'S SECOND CAREER, by Lorie Calkins SALEM'S CHILDREN, by Mary Leader THE INN OF THE TWO WITCHES: A FIND, by Joseph Conrad THE WITCH OF FAITH LANE, by Skadi meic Beorh YOU SHALL HAVE THIS DELICACY, by Mark McLaughlin THE CRIMES OF LADY FOWLIS, by Eliza Lynn Linton THE HORNED WOMEN, by Lady Wilde THE VOICE IN THE NIGHT, by William J. Wintle AD GEHENNAM TECUM, by Robert Reginald LOIS THE WITCH, by Elizabeth Gaskell THE SIX SKILLS OF MADAME LUMIERE, by Marissa Lingen THE HOLLOW OF THE THREE HILLS, by Nathaniel Hawthorne SMALL MAGIC, by Janet Fox OLD DEB AND OTHER OLD COLONY WITCHES, by William Root Bliss THE LEGEND OF THE PIPE, by Launcelot THE JUSTICE-BEARER, by Cynthia Ward DEMONS ARE A GHOUL'S BEST FRIEND, by M.E. Brines THE SORCERER EVORAGDOU, by Darrell Schweitzer SCREAMING IN SILENCE, by C.J. Henderson & Bruce Gehweiler THE UNBELIEVER, by Janet Fox THE ROBBERY, by Cynthia Ward KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, by Lawrence Watt-Evans BRIGHT STREETS OF AIR, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 260+ entries in the MEGAPACK® series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, author collections...and much, much more!
Comprehensive guide to Visual Studio 2013 Visual Studio is your essential tool for Windows programming. Visual Studio 2013 features important updates to the user interface and to productivity. In Professional Visual Studio 2013, author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Microsoft Visual C# MVP Bruce Johnson brings three decades of industry experience to guide you through the update, and he doesn't just gloss over the basics. With his unique IDE-centric approach, he steers into the nooks and crannies to help you use Visual Studio 2013 to its maximum potential. Choose from more theme options, check out the new icons, and make your settings portable Step up your workflow with hover colors, auto brace completion, peek, and CodeLens Code ASP.NET faster than ever with new shortcuts Get acquainted with the new SharePoint 2013 environment Find your way around the new XAML editor for Windows Store apps Visual Studio 2013 includes better support for advanced debugging techniques, vast improvements to the visual database tools, and new support for UI testing for Windows Store apps. This update is the key to smoother, quicker programming, and Professional Visual Studio 2013 is your map to everything inside.
The horrible monster Gwaum has the Six Kingdoms under assault. He has created a world of terror as he plunges through the land seeking his bloody diet of living humans on which he must feed. The panicked, terrified refugees hiding in the forests and mountains have little hope to end the slaughter and stop the creature that threatens to destroy their world. Quest of the Wizard is the first compelling tale in the Wizards of the Golden Star Series. world, monster, series,
From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces--food, water, energy, climate change--grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. With our civilization on the line, the author's insightful analysis is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.
Beverly steps through a portal in Rocky Mountain National Park into Wovenwood, a world of magic and danger, where she meets Alder, leader of a band of outlaws. Excerpt: Bev couldn’t stop her teeth from chattering. “I—I’m not so cold. And m—my clothes are dry now. I’ll just wr-wrap up in a blanket and sit in the corner.” His gentle face hardened into sternness. “Don’t be foolish, child. I didn’t cross fire and water to save you, only to have you freeze to death in my own den.” “I—I’m not a child,” she said, trying to salvage her dignity. “I’m twenty-three.” “You seem younger,” he said dryly. It didn’t sound like a compliment. “Now do as I say and don’t make me force you. I’ve never forced a woman to my bed, but I will now if I have to, to save your life. Don’t be afraid,” he added, more gently. “I mean to do no more than warm you. May the White Lady avenge you if I do aught to harm you.”
Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj’s tormented soul. Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by disease and war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady. In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another’s deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady’s defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished.
Journeymen magicians Marcus and Robb have been sent on a quest by Senior Magician Jaylor to find the missing dragons of Coronnan and bring them back to the kingdom. But their quest leads to a far different discovery, an ancient treasure trove, a spell-protected to trap the unwary. And even as the two are caught by the treasure’s spell, unable to aid Coronnan or themselves, other events are unfolding which may forever alter the course of Coronnan history.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. It was first published in 1900. The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American literature and has been widely translated.
This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner’s cult-classic novel, Swordspoint, is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society’s smug view of itself–and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it…. The Fall of the Kings Generations ago the last king fell, taking with him the final truths about a race of wizards who ruled at his side. But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men, Theron Campion, a young nobleman of royal lineage, is heir to an ancient house and a modern scandal. Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University. There he meets Basil St. Cloud, a brilliant and charismatic teacher ruled by a passion for knowledge–and a passion for the ancient kings. Of course, everyone now knows that the wizards were charlatans and the kings their dupes and puppets. Only Basil ins not convinced–nor is he convinced that the city has seen its last king…
Producing a commercial-quality plug-in means going above and beyond the minimal requirements needed to integrate with Eclipse. It means attending to all those details that contribute to the “fit and polish” of a commercial offering. This comprehensive guide covers the entire process of plug-in development, including all the extra steps needed to achieve the highest quality results. Building on two internationally best-selling previous editions, Eclipse Plug-ins, Third Edition, has been fully revised to reflect the powerful new capabilities of Eclipse 3.4. Leading Eclipse experts Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel present detailed, practical coverage of every aspect of plug-in development, as well as specific, proven solutions for the challenges developers are most likely to encounter. All code examples, relevant API listings, diagrams, and screen captures have been thoroughly updated to reflect both the Eclipse 3.4 API and the latest Java syntax. In addition, Clayberg and Rubel have completely revamped their popular Favorites View case study, reworking much of its content and recreating its code from scratch. The authors carefully cover new functionality added to existing Eclipse features, such as views and editors, and fully explain brand-new features such as Commands, GEF, and PDE Build. This extensively revised edition Thoroughly covers Eclipse’s new preferences Illuminates the powerful new Eclipse Command Framework, which replaces Eclipse’s older Action Framework Presents extensive new discussions of using commands with views and editors Introduces Mylyn, the new task-focused interface that reduces information overload and simplifies multi-tasking Contains an all-new chapter on using the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) to build dynamic, interactive graphical user interface elements Walks you step by step through the entire PDE Build process Shows how to create update sites with p2, which replaces Eclipse’s old Update Manager This book is designed for every experienced developer interested in extending the Eclipse platform, the Rational Software Development Platform, or any other platform that supports Eclipse plug-ins.
The Pernambuco School on Software Engineering (PSSE) 2007 was the second in a series of events devoted to the study of advanced computer science and to the promotion of international scienti?c collaboration. The main theme in 2007 was testing. Testing is nowadays a key activity for assuring software quality. The summer school and its proceedings were intended to give a detailed tutorial introduction to the scienti?c basis of this activity and its state of the art. Theseproceedingsrecordthecontributionsfromtheinvitedlecturers.Eachof thechaptersistheresultofathoroughrevisionoftheinitialnotesprovidedtothe participants of the school. The revision was inspired by the synergy generated by the opportunity for the lecturers to present and discuss their work among themselves and with the school’s attendees. The editors have tried to produce a coherent view of the topic by harmonizing these contributions, smoothing out di?erences in notation and approach, and providing links between the lectures. We apologize to the authors for any errors introduced by our extensive editing. Although the chapters are linked in severalways, each one is su?ciently se- contained to be read in isolation. Nevertheless, Chap. 1 should be read ?rst by those interested in an introduction to testing. Chapter 1 introduces the terminology adopted in this book. It also provides an overview of the testing process, and of the types (functional, structural, and so on)anddimensions(unit,integration,andsoon)ofthetestingactivity.Themain strategies employed in the central activity of test selection are also discussed. Most of the material presented in this introductory chapter is addressedin more depth in the following chapters.