New Products

Walter Goralski's The Illustrated Network (Morgan-Kaufmann)

This new book from Walter Goralski and Morgan-Kaufmann, The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network, updates the classic TCP/IP Illustrated from W. Richard Stevens to apply to 2008 equipment, OSes and routers. The book contains 330 illustrations, such as screenshots and topology diagrams, which portray examples from a real, working network configuration including servers, routers and workstations. The publisher says the illustrated approach “allows the reader to follow the discussion with unprecedented clarity and precision”. The Illustrated Network is device- and platform-agnostic.

Rupert Howell and Jonathan Wong's Apache OFBiz Development (Packt)

If you're setting off on an open-source enterprise-automation project, first download Apache's OFBiz, and then grab the new book Apache OFBiz Development: The Beginner's Tutorial. The book is authored by the team of Rupert Howell and Jonathan Wong and published by Packt. Apache OFBiz contains ERP, CRM, POS, e-business and e-commerce, SCM, MRP, CMMS/EAM and other applications. The book's design is to give newcomers a hands-on introduction to OFBiz, covering the main modules and employing illustrated examples that show how to build applications rapidly. In addition to the Model-View-Controller framework, readers will gain working knowledge of Widgets, Entities and the Service Engine. Finally, readers will learn how to tweak OFBiz as well as get tips on performance enhancement and development.


James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.