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iPods and podcasting have taken the world by storm since Apple introduced them in 2001. Our Podcasting and iPod Resource Center focuses on the enormous amount of free and fee-based content available online for both consumers and developers. Are you curious how the iPod started? Learn about Steve Job's vision for the iPod and its roots in radio. Ever wonder what content is available for your PC, Mac or iPod? Start your search here for thousands of audio podcasts, vodcasts (video podcasts) and vlogs (video blogs) available from popular online directories on almost any topic including the arts, business, culture, gadgets, technology, family, entertainment, finance, fitness, science, law, sports, education, movies, comedy, public radio, gardening, ecology, photography, golf, hacking, politics, transportation, TV, travel, weather, news and more. Use audio and video search engines to find the downloads you want quickly. If you're a sports enthusiast, check out video podcasts available from the NBA. Are you a student looking for course lectures online? Check out hundreds of educational podcasts available for K-12, higher education and continuing education. We even list podcasts from colleges such as Stanford, UC-Berkeley, Purdue, Washington and Hawaii. Are you a teacher who wants to create podcasts for use in the classroom? Learn how to record and publish podcasts to enhance your students' educational experience.
     Download podcasting tools such as a text-to-speech converter and an RSS feed creator or check out services such as a podcast transcriber. Want to know how well your podcast is doing online? Use tools to track your podcast's download performance. Read the latest technical documentation and watch tutorials on topics such as turning RSS feeds into podcasts. Check out our recommended articles, books, e-books, whitepapers and more on creating, publishing and recording podcasts. Want to learn how to monetize your podcasts? Learn about companies that incorporate ads directly into your podcasts and share revenues with you. Check out podcasting conferences and view the newest Apple iPods available including the iPod nano, shuffle, mini, video iPod, iPod Hi-Fi and more. Finally, check out our recommended podcasts on Java, Perl, AJAX, Web 2.0, PHP, Windows Vista, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, business development and more. And be sure to check out O'Reilly's directory of podcasts on emerging technologies.
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Paul Deitel Recognized as a Java Champion

Paul J. Deitel, our CEO, was recently recognized as a Java Champion—one of fewer than 70 individuals earning that designation worldwide. The Java Technology Champions Program was created by Sun Microsystems, and recognizes Java advocates and industry luminaries including authors, professors, senior architects and community members. Paul was recognized as the co-author of the textbook Java How to Program and for his long history of providing professional Java programming courses to the Java community. For more information about the Java Champions program please visit https://java-champions.dev.java.net/.


Check It Out! Sharp Increase in C# Interest

We are seeing a definite increase in C# interest in the developer community, with more sales of our C# books, more industry job postings, more chatter at developer conferences and more traffic in the C# areas of our Web site.
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     We've found some fabulous and fun sites that we think you'll enjoy. Interested in becoming a game programmer? The C# Resource Center includes links to several webcasts that will teach you how to develop games and an animated screensaver using C#. Want to know what the experts are saying about C#? You'll find links to Microsoft’s Visual C# 2005 team blogs. Interested in using a free open-source version of C#? Check out the SharpDevelop open-source integrated development environment downloads, tutorials and articles.

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Coming in April! Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005!

Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e features early classes and objects, a new, optional OOD/UML ATM case study and a fully updated treatment of XML, ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and Web services.

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Chapters 15. Multithreading
1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual Basic 16. Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions
2. Introduction to the Visual Basic 2005 Express IDE 17. Graphics and Multimedia
3. Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 18. Files and Streams
4. Introduction to Early Classes and Objects
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5. Control Statements Part 1 20. Database, SQL and ADO.NET
6. Control Statements Part 2 21. ASP.NET, Web Forms and Web Controls
7. Methods: A Deeper Look 22. Web Services
8. Arrays 23. Networking: Stream-Based Sockets and Datagrams
9. Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look 24. Data Structures
10. Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance 25. Generics
11. Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism 26. Collections
12. Exception Handling Appendices
13. Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 1 Precedence, Number Systems, Debugger, ASCII, Unicode®, XHTML, ATM Case Study code, UML
14. Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 2

"This book provides an in depth look at Visual Basic, including the latest technologies that Microsoft has included with the 2005 product. An essential tool to getting up and running with Visual Basic quickly." —John Mueller, DataCon Services

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"This book has one of the best chapters on the basics of XML." —Kunal Cheda, Computer Enterprises Inc.

"The clearest and most concise introduction to database I've ever seen in a Visual Basic textbook!" —James Huddleston, Independent Consultant

"This is a concise and understandable introduction to the concept of relational databases and ADO.NET. New features for building RAD data applications in VS2005 are well demonstrated in detail with simple examples." —John Chen, Microsoft

"ASP.NET is one of the topics that the readers will be most excited about and I must say that you have developed excellent content to meet those expectations. The examples and case studies are well thought out and keep the reader involved." —Amit Kalani, TechContent Corporation

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Just Published! Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e (College Textbook)

C# For Programmers, 2/eISBN: 0131525239
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C# For Programmers, 2/e

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C# Advanced Two-Dimensional Graphics Capabilities

Written for programmers with a background in C++, Java or other high-level languages, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming, and explores Microsoft's C# language and the new .NET 2.0 in depth. The book is updated for Visual Studio 2005 and C# 2.0 and presents C# concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, detailed code walkthroughs, and program outputs. The book features 213 complete C# applications with almost 17,000 lines of proven C# program code and hundreds of programming tips that help you build robust applications. Read the Preface.

[Important note: This book is intended for the professional market and does not include much of the introductory pedagogy, exercises or end-of-chapter material typically found in our How to Program Series college textbooks. No instructor resources are available. If you are teaching an upcoming C# college or professional training course, check out our Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e and Simply C#, 1/e textbooks (each with full ancillary support).

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Java How to Program, 6/e

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Small How to Program Series

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Simply C++, 1/eThis Deitel Simply Series combines the our signature live-code approach (emphasizing complete, working programs, rather than code snippets, and always showing sample outputs) with an application-driven methodology, in which readers build real-world applications that incorporate programming fundamentals. Using a step-by-step tutorial approach, readers learn programming basics. Each successive tutorial builds on previous concepts and introduces new programming features. Many Simply Series books also include higher-end topics such as database programming, multimedia and graphics, and Web applications development. These books are appropriate for the classroom, for self-study and for distance learning programs.

 

 

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