Friday, February 20, 2009

Hacking the PSP or Database Development For Dummies

Hacking the PSP: Cool Hacks, Mods, and Customizations for the Sony Playstation Portable, Second Edition (Extremetech)

Author: Auri Rahimzadeh

We're not just playing games. You love your PSP. You loved the first edition of this book. If you're ready for more fun, here it is. Check out: Networking hacks that let you IM and speed up multiplayer game action. Awesome audio, video, and image hacks. Game hacks that let you use a single UMD cartridge for multiplayer games. The ever-popular homebrew applications, with secrets for sneaking them past the firmware. We're taking playtime to a whole new level.

Let the fun begin with complete instructions on how to do all this and more with your PSP, including:

• Speeding up Web surfing.

• Getting maximum quality when moving video or audio to your PSP.

• Using your PSP like an iPod.

• Transfering DVDs to your PSP.

• Getting more power.

• Playing multiplayer games with a single UMD.

• Writing homebrew apps, even if you've never programmed before.

• Learning to fool, and even downgrade, your firmware.

• Running Linux® and Windows®.

Visit to post your questions on the author's forum, download any files you need, get updates to the book, and check out new hacks the moment they're available.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Chapter 2: Overview of the PSP.

Chapter 3: Quickies.

Chapter 4: Taking Apart Your PSP.

Chapter 5: Getting Online: Configuring Your PSP for Networking.

Chapter 6: The Web on Your PSP.

Chapter 7: Online Hacks.

Chapter 8: Offline Hacks.

Chapter 9: Game Hacks.

Chapter 10: Video Hacks.

Chapter 11: Audio Hacks.

Chapter 12: Image and Photo Hacks.

Chapter 13: Getting More Power.

Chapter 14: Taking Your PSP on the Road.

Chapter 15: Running Linux and Windows on the PSP.

Chapter 16: Downgrading Your PSP’s Firmware and Other Firmware Hacks.

Chapter 17: Programming the PSP: Setting Up the Development Environment.

Chapter 18: Programming the PSP: Hello World.

Chapter 19: Running Homebrew Applications.

Chapter 20: Installing and Running Homebrew on PSPs with Firmware Version 2.00.

Chapter 21: Installing and Running Homebrew on PSPs with Firmware Version 2.01 Through 2.60.

Chapter 22: Navigating the Unofficial PSP SDK.

Chapter 23: Alternative Development Languages.

Chapter 24: Distributing Your Applications.

Chapter 25: Synchronization and Utility Software.

Appendix A: Additional Resources.

Appendix B: PSP Maintenance and Frequently Asked Questions.


See also: Im Like So Fat or Cults

Database Development For Dummies

Author: Allen G Taylor

From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networked information management, databases permeate every nook and cranny of our highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases have become so integral to the business environment that, nowadays, it’s next to impossible to stay competitive without the assistance of some sort of database technology—no matter what type or size of business you run. But developing your own database can be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for a small business or run a large e-commerce website, developing the right database system can be a major challenge. Which is where this friendly guide comes in.

From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You’ll discover how to:

  • Model data accurately
  • Design a reliable functional database
  • Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget
  • Build a user-friendly database application
  • Put your database on the Web

In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include:

  • Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved
  • Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life
  • Using a structured approach to database development
  • Creating an appropriate data model
  • Developing a reliable relational design
  • Understanding the complexities you’re likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them
  • Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools
  • Keeping your database secure
  • Putting your database on the Internet

Today’s powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company’s current and future data storage and management needs.

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