Books: 5


Key Elements and Practical Programming
This book presents a guide to the core features of Java – and some more recent innovations – enabling the reader to build skills and confidence though tried-and-trusted stages, supported by exercises that reinforce key learning points. All of the most useful and commonly applied Java syntax and libraries more » are introduced, along with many example programs that can provide the basis for more substantial applications. Use of the Eclipse IDE and the JUnit testing framework is integral to the book, ensuring maximum productivity and code quality, although to ensure that skills are not confined to one environment the fundamentals of the Java compiler and run time are also explained. Additionally, coverage of the Ant tool will equip the reader with the skills to automatically build, test and deploy applications independent of an IDE. Features: presents information on Java 7; contains numerous code examples and exercises; provides source code, self-test questions and PowerPoint slides at an associated website. « less
Many advances have recently been made in metaheuristic methods, from theory to applications. The editors, both leading experts in this field, have assembled a team of researchers to contribute 21 chapters organized into parts on simulated annealing, tabu search, ant colony algorithms, general purpose more » studies of evolutionary algorithms, applications of evolutionary algorithms, and metaheuristics. « less
Developing Java Web Applications
Discover WTP, the New End-to-End Toolset for Java-Based Web Development The Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) seamlessly integrates all the tools today’s Java Web developer needs. WTP is both an unprecedented Open Source resource for working developers and a powerful foundation for state-of-the-art commercial more » products. Eclipse Web Tools Platform offers in-depth descriptions of every tool included in WTP, introducing powerful capabilities never before available in Eclipse. The authors cover the entire Web development process–from defining Web application architectures and development processes through testing and beyond. And if you’re seeking to extend WTP, this book provides an introduction to the platform’s rich APIs. The book also * Presents step-by-step coverage of developing persistence, business logic, and presentation tiers with WTP and Java * Introduces best practices for multiple styles of Web and Java EE development * Demonstrates JDBC database access and configuration * Shows how to configure application servers for use with WTP * Walks through creating Web service application interfaces * Covers automated testing with JUnit and Cactus, and automated builds utilizing Ant, Maven, and CruiseControl * Introduces testing and profiling Web applications with the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) project * Describes how to extend WTP with new servers, file types, and WSDL extensions Foreword Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: About the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project Chapter 3: Quick Tour Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace Part II: Java Web Application Development Chapter 5: Web Application Architecture and Design Chapter 6: Organizing Your Development Project Chapter 7: The Presentation Tier Chapter 8: The Business Logic Tier Chapter 9: The Persistence Tier Chapter 10: Web Services Chapter 11: Testing Part III: Extending WTP Chapter 12: Adding New Servers Chapter 13: Supporting New File Types Chapter 14: Creating WSDL Extensions Chapter 15: Customizing Resource Resolution Part IV: Products and Plans Chapter 16: Other Web Tools Based on Eclipse Chapter 17: The Road Ahead Glossary References Index This book is an invaluable resource for every Eclipse and enterprise Java Web developer: both those who use Eclipse to build other Web applications, and those who build Eclipse technologies into their own products. Complete source code examples are available at « less
Adaptive business intelligence systems combine prediction and optimization techniques to assist decision makers in complex, rapidly changing environments. These systems address fundamental questions: What is likely to happen in the future? What is the best course of action? Adaptive Business Intelligence more » explores elements of data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, optimization, and adaptability. The book explains the application of numerous prediction and optimization techniques, and shows how these concepts can be used to develop adaptive systems. Coverage includes linear regression, time-series forecasting, decision trees and tables, artificial neural networks, genetic programming, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, ant systems, and agent-based modeling. « less
Encompassing Java-centric software project best practices for designing and automating build, test, and deployment processes using ANT, this book is written for developers using Java in large software projects and those who have reached the limits of classic IDE development systems. Benefiting developers more » who apply extreme programming methodology to Java projects, this resource provides detailed coverage of ANT and explains how to use it in large projects and extend it when needed. In addition to using ANT for Java applications, it includes discussions of servlets and J2EE applications, which cover the majority of Java development projects. « less