Software is a program that enables a computer to perform a specific task, as opposed to the physical components of the system (hardware). This includes application software such as a word processor, which enables a user to perform a task, and system software such as an operating system, which enables other software to run properly, by interfacing with hardware and with other software. Software also acts as an interface between the hardware like processor(s) and user(s).
Application software is contrasted with system software and middleware, which manage and integrate a computer's capabilities, but typically do not directly apply them in the performance of tasks that benefit the user. The system software serves the application, which in turn serves the user.
Similar relationships apply in other fields. For example, a shopping mall does not provide the merchandise a shopper is seeking, but provides space and services for retailers that serve the shopper. Rail tracks similarly support trains, allowing the trains to transport passengers.
Application software applies the power of a particular computing platform or system software to a particular purpose. Some apps such as Microsoft Office are available in versions for several different platforms; others have narrower requirements and are thus called, for example, a geography application for Windows or an Android application for education or Linux gaming. Sometimes a new and popular application arises which only runs on one platform, increasing the desirability of that platform. This is called a killer application.
From 1997 to 1999, he was involved in 86open helping to choose the standard binary format for Linux and Unix. In 1999, he was named to the MITTechnology ReviewTR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
Red Hat and VA Linux, both leading developers of Linux-based software, presented Torvalds with stock options in gratitude for his creation. In 1999, both companies went public and Torvalds' share value temporarily shot up to roughly $20 million.
His personal mascot is a penguin nicknamed Tux, which has been widely adopted by the Linux community as the mascot of the Linux kernel.
Software Defined Networks discusses the historical networking environment that gave rise to SDN, as well as the latest advances in SDN technology. The book gives you the state of the art knowledge needed for successful deployment of an SDN, including:
How to explain to the non-technical business decision makers in your organization the potential benefits, as well as the risks, in shifting parts of a network to the SDN model
How to make intelligent decisions about when to integrate SDN technologies in a network
How to decide if your organization should be developing its own SDN applications or looking to acquire these from an outside vendor
How to accelerate the ability to develop your own SDN application, be it entirely novel or a more efficient approach to a long-standing problem
Discusses the evolution of the switch platforms that enable SDN
Addresses when to integrate SDN technologies in a network
Provides an overview of sample SDN applications relevant to different industries
Includes practical examples of how to write SDN applications
Master game development with the Android SDK to develop highly interactive and amazing games
About This Book
Develop complex Android games from scratch
Learn the internals of a game engine by building one
A succinct, hands-on guide to enhance your game development skills with Android SDK
Who This Book Is For
If you are an intermediate-level Android developer who wants to create highly interactive and amazing games with the Android SDK, then this book is for you.
What You Will Learn
Understand the internals of a game engine and the reasoning behind each of the components
Decide when to use each of the different ways of drawing on Android
Handle user inputs, from virtual joysticks to gamepads
Implement collision detection using different techniques and discover how to optimize it for complex games
Use animations and particle systems to provide a rich experience
Create beautiful, responsive, and reusable UIs by taking advantage of the Android SDK
Integrate Google Play Services to provide achievements and leaderboards to the players
Gaming has historically been a strong driver of technology, whether we're talking about hardware or software performance, the variety of input methods, or graphics support, and the Android game platform is no different. Android is a mature, yet still growing, platform that many game developers have embraced as it provides tools, APIs, and services to help bootstrap Android projects and ensure their success, many of which are specially designed to help game developers.
This book is a progressive, hands-on guide to developing highly interactive and complex Android games from scratch. You will learn all the aspects of developing a game using a space shooter game as the example that will evolve with you through the chapters. You will learn all about frame-by-frame animations and resource animations. You will also create beautiful and responsive menus and dialogs and explore the different options for playing sound effects and music in Android.
You will then learn the basics of creating a particle system and how to use the Leonids library. Finally, we will configure and use Google Play Services on the developer console and port our game to the big screen.
Today's employee portals build âsingle point of access" functionality by enabling front-end integration of information, communication, knowledge sharing, applications, and business processes within organizations. In several cases, an employee portal is even the primary tool through which employees do their work. Ideally, employee portals yield different benefits for organizations and employees, such as reducing information overload, decreasing organizational costs, improving corporate communication, and knowledge management (KM), as well as enhancing employee productivity. The development of the System with Employee Portal used the Rapid Application Development (RAD) software engineering paradigm as a guide in developing and improving the capability of the proposed system. Saving everyoneâs significant time and money, reducing paperwork and speeding access to important information that helps the institution boost employee and client satisfaction.
"This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.â Â â John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc.
"Solarskiâs methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ... if I were an artist planning to do video game work, Iâd have a copy of this on my shelf."
â Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room
Video games are not a revolution in art history, but an evolution. Whether the medium is paper or canvasâor a computer screenâthe artistâs challenge is to make something without depth seem like a window into a living, breathing world. Video game art is no different. Â Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is first to examine the connections between classical art and video games, enabling developers to create more expressive and varied emotional experiences in games. Artist game designer Chris Solarski gives readers a comprehensive introduction to basic and advanced drawing and design skillsâlight, value, color, anatomy, concept developmentâas well as detailed instruction for using these methods to design complex characters, worlds, and gameplay experiences. Artwork by the likes of Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens are studied alongside AAA games like BioShock,Journey, the Mario series, and Portal2, to demonstrate perpetual theories of depth, composition, movement, artistic anatomy, and expression. Â Although Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is primarily a practical reference for artists and designers working in the video games industry, itâs equally accessible for those interested to learn about gamingâs future, and potential as an artistic medium.
This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with SharePoint 2016, and empower your whole organization to do so, too. Jump in wherever you need answersâbrisk lessons and full color screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
Create, edit, share, and manage documents, and use document collaboration in teams
Create sites, organize them, and customize their layouts, features, and apps
Efficiently organize content by using lists, libraries, and sites
Manage site security, themes, templates, and content syndication
Search for information and people, target your queries, and promote search results
Manage projects by using SharePoint project sites
Automate business processes by using workflows
Communicate and collaborate via SharePointâs social features
Use SharePoint with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneNote
Learn how to make the most of SharePoint 2016 and its wide range of capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs. Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as search, workflow, and social) that make up these environments. In the fifth edition of this bestselling book, author Tony Smith walks you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2016 environment. He provides step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to get the best out of them.
What You Will Learn
Create and use common SharePoint resources like lists, libraries, sites, pages and web parts
Understand when and how workflows and information management policies can be used to automate process
Learn how to take advantage of records retention, management, and dispositionÂ
Make the most of SharePoint search services
Take advantage of social capabilities to create social solutions
Who This Book Is For
Whether you have not yet used SharePoint at all, have used previous versions, have just started using the basic features, or have been using it for a long of time, this book provides the skills you need to work efficiently with the capabilities SharePoint 2016 provides.
Here's the bestselling guide on SharePoint 2010, updated to cover Office 365
SharePoint Portal Server is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. The Office 365 version includes significantly enhanced cloud capabilities. This second edition of the bestselling guide to SharePoint covers getting a SharePoint site up and running, branded, populated with content, and more. It explains ongoing site management and offers plenty of advice for administrators who want to leverage SharePoint and Office 365 in various ways.
Many businesses today rely on SharePoint Portal Server to aggregate SharePoint sites, information, and applications into a single portal
This updated edition covers the enhanced cloud capacities of Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint Online
Shows how to use SharePoint to leverage data centers and collaborate with both internal and external customers, including partners and clients
Covers getting a site up and running, populating it with content, branding it, and managing the site long term
Administrators and small-business website managers will find SharePoint 2010 For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives them the information they need to make the most of this technology.
Drawing on in-depth interviews, Benton identifies 22 vital traits that make a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - the leader responsible for making decisions, guiding teams, selling ideas, managing crises and conquering the mountains before them.
This practical guide offers you a detailed introduction to all the essential aspects of SAP Authorization management, as well as the necessary organizational and technical structures and tools. Take advantage of a proven Phase Model to help you navigate through all of the stages leading up to the implementation and deployment of an authorization concept, from the procedural steps required to design the concept, to the production phase, and lastly, to the supervision phase. In addition, you'll quickly learn how to set up authorization via the SAP R/3 Profile Generator.
This book provides in-depth coverage of the special security requirements of the SAP Enterprise Portal as well as the SAP R/3 standards and infrastructure, which serve as a framework to develop and support SAP Authorization concepts.
Highlights include: - Special features of the SAP Authorization System - Fundamental principles of the SAP Authorization concept - Internal Control System (ICS) - Best practices for the design phase - Best practices for the production phase - Testing of Authorization concepts - Audit Information System (AIS) - SAP Enterprise Portal: components, access control and administration, integration, and more!
The Authors This book was written by a team of highly experienced SAP consultants from IBM Business Consulting Services GmbH. The authors have honed their expertise with many years of experience with SAP technology, especially with regard to the implementation of SAP Authorization concepts.
The Definitive Guide to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
Create, deploy, and manage business intelligence reports using the expert tips and best practices in this hands-on resource. Written by a member of the original Reporting Services development team, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, Fourth Edition covers the complete process of building and distributing reports and explains how to maximize all of the powerful, integrated SSRS capabilities, including the new and enhanced features. A detailed case study and sample reports are included in this practical reference.
Plan for, install, configure, and customize SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
Retrieve data with SELECT queries
Generate reports from the Report Wizard and from scratch
Enhance your reports with charts, images, gauges, and maps
Add value to reports through summarizing, totaling, and interactivity
Build reusable report templates
Embed Visual Basic, .NET functions and subreports into your reports
Enable end-user access to reports via the Report Server and its Report Manager web interface
Integrate SSRS reports with your own websites and custom applications
Follow along with sample reports from the book's case study
Led Digital Marketing Efforts of Top 500 e-Retailers.
Worked with Top Brands at Leading Agencies.
Successfully Managed Over $50 million in Digital Ad Spend.
Developed Strategies and Processes that Enabled Brands to Grow During an Economic Downturn.
Taught Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies at the graduate level.
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