eBooks from various publishers
OReilly - Time Management for System Administrators
Time is a precious commodity, especially if you're a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you constantly with requests, preventing you from getting anything done. Your managers want you to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-fixes that prevent you from ever getting to those long-term projects. But the pressure is on you to produce and it only increases with time. What do you do?
The answer is time management. And not just any time management theory--you want Time Management for System Administrators, to be exact. With keen insights into the challenges you face as a sys admin, bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli has put together a collection of tips and techniques that will help you cultivate the time management skills you need to flourish as a system administrator.
Time Management for System Administrators understands that an Sys Admin often has competing goals: the concurrent responsibilities of working on large projects and taking care of a user's needs. That's why it focuses on strategies that help you work through daily tasks, yet still allow you to handle critical situations that inevitably arise.
Among other skills, you'll learn how to:
- Manage interruptions
- Eliminate timewasters
- Keep an effective calendar
- Develop routines for things that occur regularly
- Use your brain only for what you're currently working on
- Prioritize based on customer expectations
- Document and automate processes for faster execution
What's more, the book doesn't confine itself to just the work environment, either. It also offers tips on how to apply these time management tools to your social life. It's the first step to a more productive, happier you.
The Jini Specification (Second Edition)
The Jini architecture is designed for deploying and using services in a network. Networks are by nature dynamic: new things are added, old things are removed, existing things are changed, and parts of the network fail and are repaired. There are therefore problems unlike any that will appear in a single process or even multiple processes in a single machine.
These differences require an approach that takes them into account, makes changes apparent, and allows older parts to work with newer parts that are added. A distributed system must adapt as the network changes since the network will change. The Jini architecture is designed to be adaptable.
This book contains three parts. The first part gives an overview of the Jini architecture, its design
philosophy, and its application. This overview sets up the following sections, which contain examples of programming in a Jini system. The first section of the introduction is also usable as a high−level overview for technical managers.
The Options Course Workbook
Starting to trade options can be stressful and unsettling, but it doesn’t have to be. By learning to trade options systematically and by fostering a patient approach, a new trader can become successful. Options trading requires an understanding of the characteristics of options and this takes time to master. Nonetheless, a person who is willing to study and work hard can
achieve success. To become successful at trading options, you need to focus on three important features of options: duration, direction, and magnitude. If understood, the interrelation of these three issues can provide the edge needed to win at options trading. There are, however, some steppingstones that need to be put in place before jumping headlong into the options game. Following the suggestions in this book will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to trade profitably. Mainly, a new trader should start small, not placing too much capital in any one trade initially. New traders should also paper trade strategies to get a better feel for how each strategy works. Any trader, new or experienced, should define the risk before entering any trade. Only consistent risk managers make it in the trading profession; so do your homework and follow the steps outlined in this book.
The Management Bible
Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned pro, you’ll find every topic you need to be an exceptional manager addressed here from hiring the best employees to motivating, coaching, and mentoring them; from setting goals to executing plans and holding employees accountable; from working with teams to disciplining employees. In short, this is one of the most comprehensive, yet up-to-date and clearly explained guides available today on the topic of management.
What Can You Do With A Major In Business
This book is part of a series of major-based career guides. Here you will see how the book is organized and find out how to make it work for you. In the following sections, I describe the chapters you will find in this book. Feel free to read the chapters in whatever order is most helpful to you.
Programming Linux Games
Java Reflection in Action
By combining introductions, overviews, and how-to examples, the In Action books are designed to help learning and emembering. According to research in cognitive science, the things people remember are things they discover during self-motivated exploration.
Although no one at Manning is a cognitive scientist, we are convinced that for learning to become permanent it must pass through stages of exploration, play, and, interestingly, re-telling of what is being learned. People understand and remember new things, which is to say they master them, only after actively exploring them. Humans learn in action. An essential part of an In Action guide is that it is example-driven. It encourages the reader to try things out, to play with new code, and explore new ideas.
There is another, more mundane, reason for the title of this book: our readers are busy. They use books to do a job or solve a problem. They need books that allow them to jump in and jump out easily and learn just what they want just when they want it. They need books that aid them in action. The books in this series are designed for such readers.
Biostatistical Methods in Epidemiology
The aim of this book is to provide an overview of statistical methods that are important in the analysis of epidemiologic data, the emphasis being on nonregression techniques. The book is intended as a classroom text for students enrolled in an epidemiology or biostatistics program, and as a reference for established researchers.
The choice and organization of material is based on my experience teaching biostatistics to epidemiology graduate students at the University of Alberta. In that setting I emphasize the importance of exploring data using nonregression methods prior to undertaking a more elaborate regression analysis. It is my conviction that most of what there is to learn from epidemiologic data can usually be uncovered using nonregression techniques.