Recent Sample Chapters Online


Here's a list of our most recent sample chapters, with the most recently available chapters at the top. You can browse our Book List to find additional sample chapters.

Head First Web Design
• Chapter 2: Pre-production

Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: Selections: Choosing What to Edit

Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2
• Chapter 8: Consuming Amazon's RESTful Services with Silverlight 2

Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One
• Chapter 4: Lists, Tables, and Special Characters

Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One
• Chapter 4: Making Selections

The Best of Instructables Volume I
• Chapter 2: Food

Algorithms in a Nutshell
• Chapter 4: Sorting Algorithms

The Art of Capacity Planning
• Chapter 4: Predicting Trends

Learning OpenCV
• Chapter 4: HighGUI

Head First Physics
• Chapter 4: Equations and Graphs

Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure
• Chapter 4: The Develop Module

Head First Ajax
• Chapter 7: Manipulating the DOM: My wish is your command

Head First Statistics
• Chapter 4: Calculating Probabilities: Taking Chances

Programming ASP.NET MVC
• Chapter 1: Understanding the MVC Pattern and ASP.NET MVC

Website Optimization
• Chapter 2: SEO Case Study: PhillyDentistry.com

Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People
• Sample Excerpt: Technical Table

Flex 3 Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Development Strategies

• Chapter 3: XML

• Chapter 2: SharedObjects

Programming Visual Basic 2008
• Chapter 4: Designing the Database

Flex 3 Cookbook
• Chapter 1: Charting

Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People
• Chapter 48: Hand-Color a Picture

Hackerteen
• Chapter 1: Hackerteen Intro

Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs
• Chapter 4: Home Network Gateway

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments
• Chapter 4: Chemicals for the Home Chemistry Lab

Google Apps Hacks
• Chapter 4: The Google Docs Family: Google presentations

Big Book of Apple Hacks
• Sample Excerpt: Command-Line Fun

JavaScript: The Good Parts
• Chapter 4: Functions

Painting the Web
• Chapter 4: The Web As Frame

Learning Flash Media Server 3
• Chapter 4: Nonpersistent Client-Side Remote Shared Objects

Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide
• Chapter 4: Companies Capitalize Competences

Photoshop CS3 Photo Effects Cookbook
• Sample Excerpt: Excerpt

Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: Styles, Page Layout, and Tables

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition
• Chapter 4: Documents, Programs, & Spaces

Head First Servlets and JSP
• Chapter 9: using JSTL

Making Things Happen
• Chapter 4: Writing the good vision

ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Searching and Analyzing Data

Programming Amazon Web Services
• Chapter 4: S3 Applications

Ferret
• Chapter 4: Search

The Digital Photography Companion
• Chapter 3: How to Shoot Like a Pro

Java Generics and Collections
• Chapter 5: Evolution, Not Revolution

Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers
• Chapter 4: ISO and noise

Windows Server 2008: The Definitive Guide
• Chapter 4: Domain Name System

Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One
• Chapter 9: Building Layered Compositions

Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World
• Chapter 3: New Ways of Understanding People

ScreenOS Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Route Mode and Static Routing

Head First EJB
• Chapter 2: EJB Architecture

• Chapter 2: Architectural Overview

Dynamic Learning: Dreamweaver CS3
• Chapter 4: Styling Your Pages with CSS

iPhoto '08: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: Camera Meets Mac

Photoshop CS3 RAW
• Chapter 4: Getting Started with Camera Raw

The Creative Digital Darkroom
• Chapter 4: File Preparation

Ajax: The Definitive Guide
• Chapter 4: Foundations: Scripting XML and JSON

Wikipedia: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: Creating a New Article

The Ruby Programming Language
• Chapter 4: Expressions and Operators

Head First Software Development
• Chapter 6: Version Control

Apache Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Virtual Hosts

C# 3.0 Design Patterns
• Chapter 1: C# Meets Design Patterns

X Power Tools
• Chapter 4: Advanced X.org Configuration

Visualizing Data
• Chapter 4: Time Series

Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5
• Chapter 4: Building the Data and Business Layers Using .NET 3.5

Advanced Rails
• Chapter 4: Database

Programming C# 3.0
• Chapter 13: Introducing LINQ13

C# 3.0 Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Generics

QuickBooks 2008: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 2: Setting Up a Chart of Accounts

Windows Vista Annoyances
• Chapter 4: Working with Media

Linux Networking Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Building a Linux Wireless Access Point

The Art of Agile Development
• Chapter 4: Adopting XP

Using Moodle
• Chapter 4: Managing Your Class

Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 3: Setting Up Accounts

Knoppix Hacks
• Chapter 4: Install Linux with Knoppix

Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide
• Chapter 4: System Preferences

Excel 2007 Pocket Guide
• Chapter 4: Excel Reference

Network Security Assessment
• Chapter 4: IP Network Scanning

Tomcat: The Definitive Guide
• Chapter 4: Tomcat Performance Tuning

sendmail
• Chapter 4: Maintain Security with sendmail

Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices
• Chapter 4: What's Code Without Variables?

Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: The Quick Fix

Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX
• Chapter 4: Saving and Retrieving Data

Fonts & Encodings
• Chapter 4: Normalization, Bidirectionality, and East Asian Characters

High Performance Web Sites
• Chapter 4: Rule 4: Gzip Components

Programming ASP.NET AJAX
• Chapter 4: Using ASP.NET AJAX

Essential SharePoint 2007
• Chapter 4: Creating Lists

SOA in Practice
• Chapter 4: Loose Coupling

Programming WPF
• Chapter 4: Input

Head First SQL
• Chapter 1: Data and Tables: A Place for Everything

Security Power Tools
• Chapter 4: LAN Reconnaissance

Programming Collective Intelligence
• Chapter 4: Searching and Ranking

Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: Breaking Work into Task-Sized Chunks

JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook
• Chapter 4: Variables, Functions, and Flow Control

FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual
• Chapter 4: Layout Basics

Securing Ajax Applications
• Chapter 4: Protecting the Server

ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns
• Chapter 4: Decorator Pattern

Intel Threading Building Blocks
• Chapter 1: Why Threading Building Blocks?

Dynamic Learning: Photoshop CS3
• Chapter 1: What's New in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Windows Vista Administration: The Definitive Guide
• Chapter 4: Personalizing Vista

Learning Flash Media Server 2
• Chapter 4: Nonpersistent Client-Side Remote Shared Objects

Essential ActionScript 3.0
• Chapter 4: Static Variables and Static Methods

Adding Ajax
• Chapter 4: Interactive Effects

Excel Hacks
• Chapter 4: Hacking PivotTables


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