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OpenGL Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version 4.3 (8th Edition)

By Dave Shreiner

Includes whole assurance of the OpenGL® Shading Language!


Today’s OpenGL software program interface permits programmers to provide terribly high quality computer-generated photographs and interactive functions utilizing second and 3D items, colour photographs, and programmable shaders.


OpenGL® Programming consultant: The legit consultant to studying OpenGL®, model 4.3, 8th Edition, has been virtually thoroughly rewritten and offers definitive, complete details on OpenGL and the OpenGL Shading Language. This variation of the best-selling “Red publication” describes the good points via OpenGL model 4.3. it is usually up to date info and strategies previously lined in OpenGL® Shading Language (the “Orange Book”).


For the 1st time, this consultant thoroughly integrates shader suggestions, along vintage, functioncentric innovations. broad new textual content and code are offered, demonstrating the most recent in OpenGL programming techniques.


OpenGL® Programming advisor, 8th Edition, presents transparent reasons of OpenGL performance and strategies, together with processing geometric items with vertex, tessellation, and geometry shaders utilizing geometric ameliorations and viewing matrices; operating with pixels and texture maps via fragment shaders; and complex info thoughts utilizing framebuffer items and compute shaders.


New OpenGL positive factors lined during this version include

  • Best practices and pattern code for taking complete benefit of shaders and the whole shading pipeline (including geometry and tessellation shaders)
  • Integration of common computation into the rendering pipeline through compute shaders
  • Techniques for binding a number of shader courses right away in the course of software execution
  • Latest GLSL positive aspects for doing complicated shading techniques
  • Additional new strategies for optimizing portraits software performance

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Oracle Exadata Survival Guide (Expert's Voice in Oracle)

By David Fitzjarrell

Oracle Exadata Survival Guide is a hands-on advisor for busy Oracle database directors who're migrating their ability units to Oracle's Exadata database equipment. The ebook covers the suggestions at the back of Exadata, and the to be had configurations for positive factors akin to clever scans, garage indexes, clever Flash Cache, hybrid columnar compression, and extra. you will find out about functionality metrics and execution plans, and the way to optimize SQL operating in Oracle's robust, new surroundings. The authors additionally disguise migration from different servers.

Oracle Exadata is quickly turning into the traditional for giant installations equivalent to these working info warehouse, company intelligence, and large-scale OLTP structures. Exadata is like no different platform, and is new floor even for skilled Oracle database directors. The Oracle Exadata Survival advisor is helping you navigate the bits and bobs of this new platform, de-mystifying this extraordinary equipment and its extraordinary functionality. The publication takes a hugely useful technique, no longer diving too deeply into the main points, yet supplying you with simply the fitting intensity of data to fast move your talents to Oracle's vital new platform.

  • Helps move your abilities to the platform of the longer term
  • Covers the $64000 flooring with out going too deep
  • Takes a pragmatic and hands-on method of daily tasks

What you’ll learn

  • Learn the parts and uncomplicated structure of an Exadata computer
  • Reduce information move overhead via processing queries within the garage layer
  • Examine and take motion on Exadata-specific functionality metrics
  • Deploy Hybrid Columnar Compression to minimize garage and I/O wishes
  • Create worry-free migrations from present databases into Exadata
  • Understand and handle concerns particular to ERP migrations

Who this e-book is for

Oracle Exadata Survival Guide is for the busy firm Oracle DBA who has unexpectedly been thrust into the Exadata arena. Readers must have a valid seize of conventional Oracle database management, and be ready to benefit new elements which are particular to the Exadata equipment.

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Windows 7 Device Driver (Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology Series)

“The bankruptcy on programming a KMDF motive force offers an outstanding instance for readers to work out a motive force being made.”

–Patrick Regan, community administrator, Pacific Coast Companies


The First Authoritative advisor to Writing strong, High-Performance home windows 7 machine Drivers


Windows 7 equipment motive force brings jointly the entire details skilled programmers have to construct tremendously trustworthy, high-performance home windows 7 drivers. the world over popular driving force improvement specialist Ronald D. Reeves exhibits the best way to utilize Microsoft’s strong new instruments and versions; keep time and cash; and successfully convey sturdy, powerful drivers.


Drawing on his unsurpassed adventure as either a motive force developer and teacher, Reeves demystifies Kernel and consumer Mode driving force improvement, home windows motive force origin (WDF) structure, driving force debugging, and lots of different key issues. all through, he offers most sensible practices for all elements of the motive force improvement approach, illuminating his insights with confirmed pattern code. easy methods to

  • Use WDF to minimize improvement time, increase process balance, and increase serviceability
  • Take complete good thing about either the person Mode motive force Framework (UMDF) and the Kernel Mode motive force Framework (KMDF)
  • Implement most sensible practices for designing, constructing, and debugging either person Mode and Kernel Mode Drivers
  • Manage I/O requests and queues, self-managed I/O, synchronization, locks, plug-and-play, strength administration, machine enumeration, and more
  • Develop UMDF drivers with COM
  • Secure Kernel Mode Drivers with secure defaults, parameter validation, counted UNICODE strings, and secure equipment naming techniques
  • Program and troubleshoot WMI aid in Kernel Mode Drivers
  • Utilize complex a number of I/O queuing techniques

Whether you’re growing home windows 7 drivers for laboratory gear, communications undefined, or the other machine or expertise, this booklet can assist you construct construction code extra fast and get to marketplace sooner!

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Wireless Mesh Networks: Architectures and Protocols

By Kin K. Leung

This booklet collects articles that includes fresh advances within the concept and functions of instant mesh networking expertise. The contributed articles, from the top specialists within the box, hide either theoretical suggestions and system-level implementation concerns. The publication starts off with the basic heritage at the easy options and architectures of instant mesh networking after which provides complex point fabrics in a step by step fashion.

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Advanced Operating Systems and Kernel Applications: Techniques and Technologies (Premier Reference Source)

As any software working on a working laptop or computer uses the working procedure, the aptitude influence of bettering parts corresponding to reminiscence administration, strategy scheduling, dossier structures, and machine drivers is large. The guide of study on complex working platforms and Kernel functions: thoughts and Technologies discusses non-distributed working platforms that gain researchers, academicians, and practitioners meaning to delve into this topic region and study extra in this very important box of research. This leading edge booklet comprises an outline of topical matters, tools, and developments within the box of one-processor working platforms.

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Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

By Matthew Hester, Sarah Dutkiewicz

Learn to automate the pinnacle server working method, home windows Server 2008 R2

Windows PowerShell 2.0 lets you automate approximately any job for dealing with home windows Server, going from dozens of clicks to a unmarried command, and repeated initiatives to computerized projects. utilizing reveal pictures and necessary workouts, this publication walks you thru the various merits of automating home windows Server with PowerShell 2.0, resembling bearing in mind scalable, versatile, and quick deployments and adjustments; expanding fee effectiveness; offering a well timed go back on IT funding; reducing exertions headcount; growing safe computing environments; and constructing trustworthy company infrastructures. furthermore, real-world examples offer bolstered studying, geared toward making sure that you simply paintings as successfully and successfully as attainable by means of automating either uncomplicated and intricate administrative projects with Powershell 2.0.

  • Explains tips to automate either uncomplicated and intricate initiatives in home windows Server 2008 R2 with Powershell 2.0
  • Addresses how home windows Server 2008 R2 comes with greater than 550 cmdlets, permitting you to automate approximately anything
  • Offers quite a few real-world examples, end-of-chapter routines, and valuable display pictures to enhance your studying process

The energy is on your fingers! commence operating smarter, no longer tougher, by way of automating home windows Server 2008 R2 initiatives with Powershell 2.0.

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Operating Systems: A Spiral Approach

By Ramez Elmasri

Elmasri, Levine, and Carrick's "spiral strategy" to educating working platforms develops scholar realizing of assorted OS elements early on and is helping scholars strategy the more challenging facets of working structures with self assurance. whereas working structures have replaced dramatically through the years, so much OS books use a linear procedure that covers every one person OS part extensive, that's tricky for college students to persist with and calls for teachers to continually positioned fabrics in context.

Elmasri, Levine, and Carrick do issues in a different way via following an integrative or "spiral" method of explaining working structures. The spiral method alleviates the necessity for an teacher to "jump forward" whilst explaining methods through assisting scholars "completely" comprehend an easy, operating, useful process as an entire within the very starting. this is often more advantageous pedagogically, and it conjures up scholars to proceed exploring extra complex strategies with confidence.

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A Discipline of Multiprogramming: Programming Theory for Distributed Applications (Monographs in Computer Science)

During this publication, a programming version is built that addresses the elemental problems with 'large-scale programming'. The technique unifies a number of suggestions from database thought, object-oriented programming and designs of reactive platforms. The version and the linked idea has been christened "Seuss." the main aim of Seuss is to simplify multiprogramming. To this finish, the worry of concurrent implementation is separated from the middle application layout challenge. A application execution is known as a unmarried thread of keep watch over - sequential executions of activities which are selected in accordance with a few scheduling coverage. hence, it's attainable to cause concerning the houses of a software from its unmarried execution thread.

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