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.NET 4 for Enterprise Architects and Developers

.NET 4 for Enterprise Architects and Developers
Authors: Sudhanshu Hate and Suchi Paharia

This book provides an in-depth understanding of various server-side features of Microsoft .NET Framework 4, which can be effectively leveraged while developing enterprise applications.

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ASP.NET 4 Social Networking

ASP.NET 4 Social Networking
Authors: Atul Gupta, Sudhanshu Hate, and Andrew Siemer

The book discusses ways to use ASP.NET to build a scalable, enterprise-ready social networking website, and the latest features of ASP.NET 4 that can help provide a platform that is efficient, easy to maintain, and extensible. This is a revised version of the earlier book on ASP.NET technologies by Andrew Siemer.

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C++ Programming

C++ Programming
Author: Madhusudan Mothe
Publisher:
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The book exploits both, teaching and industrial experience of the author and provides various complexities that arise in the real programming scenario. The book follows the approach of introducing a concept followed by providing an example and then brings out the intricacies of the topic by asking questions based on the example provided. The book stands out to be a complete textbook, taking care not only of the syllabi needs but also many advanced topics.

Read a Chapter: Dynamic Polymorphism

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The Essentials of Telecommunications Management

The Essentials of Telecommunications Management
By Jayraj Ugarkar

The book provides an overview on telecommunications industry, basic concepts of technologies involved, new services like IPTV, VoIP, Mobile TV and Value added services (VAS), and the impact of new technologies like Convergence, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), next generation networks (NGN), WiMax, 3G/4G, and Web 2.0.

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Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks: Trends, Challenges and Solutions

Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks: Trends, Challenges and Solutions
By Sanjoy Paul

The book dwells on an array of topics within the field of Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks. By amalgamating aspects of theory and practice, the work offers excellent and unparalleled insight and exposure on the subject.

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Reasons for adopting .NET Framework 3.5

Reasons for adopting .NET Framework 3.5
By Atul Gupta, Sripriya Thothadri and Naveen Kumar

With the release of .NET Framework 3.5, developers gain new and powerful tools and technologies to develop applications. .NET Framework 3.5 builds on the success of .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0. It can be deployed by enterprises seamlessly, without breaking existing applications. .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 applications can easily be modified to capitalize on the features of .NET Framework 3.5.

The handbook captures the features of .NET framework 3.0 and 3.5, and shares insights to help you make the right choices.

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Distributed Systems Security: Issues, Processes and Solutions

Distributed Systems Security: Issues, Processes and Solutions
Authors: Abhijit Belapurkar, Anirban Chakrabarti, Harigopal Ponnapalli, Niranjan Varadarajan, Srinivas Padmanabhuni, Srikanth Sundarrajan

ISBN: 978-0-470-51988-2
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Security is one of the leading concerns in developing dependable distributed systems since the integration of different components in a distributed manner creates new security issues.
Service-Oriented Architectures, the Web, Grid Computing and Virtualization form the backbone of today's distributed systems.

The authors present an overview of distributed systems security issues, including threats, trends, standards and solutions. They discuss threats and vulnerabilities in different layers - host, infrastructure, application and service - to provide a holistic, practical and contemporary view of enterprise architectures. In addition, the authors provide practical insights into developing distributed systems security through case studies.

This book is recommended for software engineers, developers, network professionals and technical/enterprise architects in distributed systems security.

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Application Architecture Guidance 2.0 - Designing Applications on the .NET Platform

Application Architecture Guidance 2.0 - Designing Applications on the .NET Platform
Authors: J.D. Meier, Alex Homer, David Hill, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode, Lonnie Wall, Rob Boucher Jr, Akshay Bogawat

Prashant Bansode and Akshay Bogawat of Infosys co-authored 'patterns & practices Application Architecture Guidance 2.0'. The book provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. This guide is a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, product teams and industry experts. Read Opens in a new window J.D Meier's blog for more details.

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C for Beginners

C for Beginners
Author: Madhusudan Mothe
Publisher:
Shroff/The X Team Reprints

The book illustrates the fundamental concepts of C programming in a lucid manner. The author covers topics such as the C language environment, operator precedence, prefix and postfix expression evaluation techniques and function pointer complicated expressions. This book is recommended for budding programmers as well as practicing professionals.

Service Oriented Java Business Integration

Service Oriented Java Business Integration
Author: Binildas A. Christudas
Publisher:
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Java Business Integration (JBI) provides a collaboration framework with standard interfaces for integration components and protocols. This book discusses various integration approaches and ESB solutions. After introducing JBI and ESB, the book examines service integration - without JBI or ESB - using traditional J2EE. With the help of code, the book demonstrates how things can be easily done using JBI and provides examples of using ServiceMix. It occasionally analyzes the theoretical aspects of ESB with samples.

The book is recommended for Java developers and integration architects aiming for proficiency in JBI standards.

Read a Chapter: Bind Web Services in ESB - Web Services Gateway

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Practical Software Estimation: Function Point Methods For Insourced And Outsourced Projects

Practical Software Estimation: Function Point Methods For Insourced And Outsourced Projects
Author: M. A. Parthasarathy

This book demonstrates how to utilize Function Point methods and identify pitfalls that lead to inaccurate estimates of project costs and schedules. Written by an expert, the book offers valuable tips, techniques and best practices.
The issues covered include:

  • Function Point analysis from start to finish: Data and transaction functions, general system characteristics and more
  • How to estimate all types of software projects, including "fresh" development, re-engineering and maintenance
  • Alternatives to FP: Delphi, COCOMO II and COSMIC - FFP

Read a chapter: Size, Effort, and Scheduling of Projects

"A clearly written book that is a useful primer for a very complicated set of topics"
Capers Jones, Chief Scientist Emeritus, Software Productivity Research LLC

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Grid Computing Security

Grid Computing Security
Author: Anirban Chakrabarti

Grid Computing unites distributed and heterogeneous resources and creates opportunities for resource sharing, utilization and virtualization. As Grid Computing involves running applications in different environments, enterprises need to address several security issues.

This book focuses on short-term and long-term Grid Computing security issues. It also covers security issues in other areas such as networks and operating systems which may affect the design of future grids.

The book structures security into three main categories: Architecture, infrastructure and management-related issues.

Read a chapter:Taxonomy of Grid Security Issues

Learn more: Infosys' Grid Computing Research

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101 Reasons to Adopt Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

101 Reasons to Adopt Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Authors: Prashanth Govindaiah and Ravi Prasad V.V.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 provides rich solutions that connect people, processes and information leading to greater organizational productivity. It takes care of diverse needs of enterprises through its compelling features such as document management, content management, search, integration with Office suite of products and integration with line-of-business applications.

This handbook, fourth in the series of handbooks from Infosys' Microsoft Technology Center, provides critical evaluation of the features, view points and reasons for adopting MOSS 2007 in the enterprises.

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Visual Studio Team System

Visual Studio Team System
Author: Prashanth Govindaiah

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) is a productive, integrated and extensible Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) platform to manage applications. It focuses on personalized productivity and team productivity through client-side tools for all major roles in the SLDC and a server product called the Team Foundation Server.

Second in the series of handbooks from Infosys’ Microsoft Technology Center, this book provides insights into all the key features of VSTS. Infosys’ view points on each one of them will be of immense use to Project Managers, Architects, Developers, and Testers.

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BizTalk Server 2006

BizTalk Server 2006
Authors: Atul Gupta and Vikrant Haldavnekar

Organizations are looking for a software platform that allows them to easily and seamlessly connect people, processes and information, within their enterprise and beyond. The Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 helps organizations meet these demands and also gives them the capability to build BPM-based solutions.

This handbook, third in the series from Infosys' Microsoft Technology Center, provides a critical evaluation of the new features of BizTalk Server 2006, its new capabilities and the processing engine improvements made in it.

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Principles of Enterprise IT Architecture

Principles of Enterprise IT Architecture
Authors: Dr. Sudeep Mallick, S.V. Subrahmanya & Manoj Subhadevan

ISBN: 81-265-0898-1
Publisher: Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

IT has become inseparable from today's business, so much so that the management of IT tools, platforms and methodologies has become a strategic enterprise-level function. This book discusses the nuances of using the emerging practice of Enterprise IT Architecture to manage this enterprise function.

Enterprise IT Architecture draws from various fields including IT Architecture, strategic IT planning, systems theory, and simulation, to enable better visualization, planning and execution of IT projects. The book explains this complex exercise in an easy-to-understand way.

In the foreword to the book, Jonathan Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sun Microsystems, Inc., says, “This book on Enterprise Architecture by Dr. Sudeep Mallick and Mr. S.V. Subrahmanya distills the complexities of IT architecture in a logical, standards-based approach. Programmers, architects, and IT analysts will find it a comprehensive yet pragmatic approach to implementing enterprise IT architectures. It will better equip enterprises to forge ahead into the future, whatever it holds in the way of change.”

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Integrated Approach to Web Performance Testing: A Practitioner’s Guide

Integrated Approach to Web Performance Testing: A Practitioner’s Guide
Author: B.M. Subraya

Published by: IRM Press, USA
ISBN: 159140786-9

While web-based systems and applications enable businesses to improve operating efficiencies, ensuring the robustness and reliability of these systems is a critical, challenging function.

Based on a mix of theoretical and practical approaches, Subraya offers tools and methodologies to make performance testing of web-based systems simple and trouble-free. Using examples, checklists, templates and illustrations, he explains application performance and various aspects of performance testing in relation to different phases of the software development lifecycle.

The book presents an expert’s account of key processes and issues in test automation, performance monitoring, and tuning for specific technologies. It offers detailed text and explanations for academics, and guidelines to help software practitioners conduct and analyze results using various testing tools.

Ten Steps to Maturity in Knowledge Management: Lessons in Economy

Ten Steps to Maturity in Knowledge Management: Lessons in Economy
Authors: J.K. Suresh and Kavi Mahesh

Published by: Chandos Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2006

Why should organizations manage knowledge? In today’s technology-driven ‘Flat’ World, knowledge is a critical factor of production and the basis for competition. Companies can leverage knowledge to innovate and to become market leaders. This book explains how knowledge scattered in your organization can be economically transformed to aid speedy learning, improved productivity and corporate growth.

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OFFSHORING IT SERVICES: A Framework for Managing Outsourced Projects

OFFSHORING IT SERVICES: A Framework for Managing Outsourced Projects
Author: Mohan Babu K.

Published by: Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2006

When Infosys CEO Nandan M. Nilekani told Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman that the playing field is being leveled, he did not intend to inspire the title of a path-breaking bestseller on globalization. He was making a statement of fact founded on his experience as the leader of the world’s most successful IT services company.

The author reveals the offshoring secrets that brought Nilekani, and Infosys, those credentials.

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101 Reasons to go for .NET Framework 2.0

101 Reasons to go for .NET Framework 2.0
Ganesan Krishnamurthy

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 offers higher performance and reliability over the earlier versions of the framework. This handbook is a collection of 101 best features of the .NET framework 2.0, selected after a thorough evaluation at our Microsoft Product Competency Center.

The handbook serves as a guide to .NET 2.0 by providing a description of its features, Infosys' viewpoint on the utility of these features, and the business values they provide.

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Mobile IP

Mobile IP
Present State and Future
Author: Abdul Sakib Mondal

Published by: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York
ISBN 0-306-47874-9

Mobile Internet Protocol (MIP) is supporting mobile devices in communication, e-commerce and e-entertainment. It is re-defining the mobile computing paradigm. All mobile communication and computing professionals, including students, systems managers and product developers, must have a good understanding of Mobile IP to design and implement MIP-based solutions for device mobility.

Beginning with fundamental concepts like agent advertisement and discovery, registration and tunneling, etc, this book extracts the concepts, principles and the history of mobile IP. Through real-world examples and data, it presents the issues in deploying a MIP solution. It discusses MIP administration, its integration into existing network management solutions, development of software to support MIP, and applications suited for MIP.

The author, who is an MIP researcher, provides glimpses of ongoing research and the possible future direction of mobile IP.

The Art and Technology of Software Engineering

The Art and Technology of Software Engineering
A Mosaic of Models and Methods
Editor: Ramkumar Ramaswamy

Published by: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi
ISBN 0-07-049566-1

The Internet, while propelling business opportunities for enterprises, has challenged software developers to produce systems that satisfy the interests of diverse groups. Software developers grappling with the development and deployment of web-based applications need a whole new approach to software engineering.

This anthology of models and methods portrays Software Engineering as the environment- and platform-independent aspects in the design and development of software solutions. Illustrations from real e-commerce applications lend practical insights in key areas like component-based design, security and load balancing.

Drawing inputs from ongoing research programs in Infosys, the book addresses various software engineering problems with a balance of technical and research perspectives.

Maximising the Business Value of your Technology Investment

Maximising the Business Value of your Technology Investment
An Executive and Boardroom Guide

Published by: Microsoft & Infosys
A guide for Boards and executives to determine the value they can extract from Information Technology. This book provides a simplified but comprehensive manual to evaluate and guide IT strategy and prioritization decisions.

This book addresses three areas:

  • IT goals and priorities
  • IT Excellence
  • Roadmap to achieve excellence in IT

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Web Services

Web Services
An Introduction
B. V. Kumar, S. V. Subrahmanya

Web services are making a mark in the world of business by building business automation capabilities. The potential tangible benefits of web services have inspired strategists, executives and critics to evaluate it in terms of technology adoption and incorporation into existing intranet, extranet and internet environments.

This book addresses the IT-savvy, professional developer, as well as architects and application programmers who are looking at web services with a "first time" or a "fresh" perspective. It touches on the industry perspective of web services to provide an application perspective of web services to technology enthusiasts. A case study exemplifying the financial and banking services industry has been chosen for presentation. The companion website provides a refreshing and stimulating experience in transacting on the web.

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J2EE Architecture

J2EE Architecture
An Illustrative Gateway to Enterprise Solutions
B. V. Kumar, S. Sangeetha, S. V. Subrahmanya
Foreword by James Gosling and Jeff Jackson

Java 2 Enterprise Edition has been making inroads into enterprises large and small. Java, from the server side, has evolved from simple web-based servlets to robust server-side components such as Java Server Pages, Servlet Filters and Enterprise Java Beans.

This book addresses a variety of readers involved in enterprise applications development activities. It explains J2EE Architecture, and describes how the supporting and services technologies, APIs and specifications help architects and designers deliver enterprise solutions within acceptable timeframes.

The companion CD-ROM contains a multimedia-based audio-video guide that provides a stimulating understanding of the fascinating world of J2EE.

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