The Prince George Diaries is a new comedy about the Royal Family told from the inside out. Great diarists have changed the course of history, charted the swell of revolutions, the rise and fall of empires through the power of their pens. But for the first time ever, the gimlet eye of a tiny literary colossus - small in stature but mighty in influence - unlocks the closely guarded secrets of the British monarchy. How? He's one of them. The Prince George Diaries is a no-holds-barred exclusive never-before-seen fly-on-the-wall, behind the scenes rollercoaster expos written from the inside. From David Cameron's weekly meetings with the Queen ('I've given up bread, Ma'am - can you tell?') Princess Anne's terrifyingly combative party game tactics ('Who's got the cojones to take me on?') to Prince Harry's lessons on family history ('Did you know Great Grandpop's first pet was a dinosaur and that he invented fire?') - it is all here. And much, much more. But George's position as the world's most influential baby is suddenly under threat, following the shocking news that he's going to have a sibling. He knows how to be a media superstar. He doesn't know how to be a brother. What will the future hold now an imposter looms large on the horizon...?
HTML 5 is here, and with it, rich Internet applications (RIAs) take on a power, ease, scalability, and responsiveness that neither Ajax nor Comet could ever achieve. With this book, developers will learn how to use the latest cutting-edge web technology--available in the most recent versions of modern browsers--to build real-time web applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness. The HTML 5 specification represents the next evolution--or rather, a revolution--of web communications required to build real-time applications. WebSockets and server-sent events provide not only a standard against which real-time web applications can be built, but also a socket, native to the browser, that facilitates network programming from the browser with efficient bidirectional (full-duplex) communication over a single connection. As the central theme for the examples of this book, author Peter Lubbers draws on his experience as an ultra-long distance runner (try 165 miles in one go). He combines his passion for cutting-edge technology with real-life race scenarios in a way that will inspire you to take these new HTML 5 features--such as such as real-time race tracking, GPS integration, geo location, and live chat--to the limits. Explains how you can create real-time HTML 5 applications that tap the full potential of modern browsers Provides practical, real-world examples of HTML 5 features in action Shows which HTML 5 features are supported in current browsers and platforms What you'll learn How the HTML 5 specification has evolved How to design, develop, and run cutting-edge real-time web applications using new HTML 5 features like WebSockets, server-sent events, cross-document messaging, geo location, storage, canvas, and video Which features are available in browsers today and how you can run your applications in older browsers that do not support HTML 5 features How to use client-side APIs to communicate directly with back-end systems such as messaging systems, JMS brokers, XMPP servers, and online services such as Google Wave How to set up and configure an enterprise WebSockets server The security aspects surrounding real-time HTML 5 applications Who is this book for? This book is for developers who want to use the latest cutting-edge technology available in current browsers; developers who want to create dynamic, data-driven web applications; and developers who want to know which HTML 5 features are supported in current browsers.
In Buying Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski and Eugene Gholz analyze the United States military's ongoing effort to capitalize on information technology. New ideas about military doctrine derived from comparisons to Internet Age business practices can be implemented only if the military buys technologically innovative weapons systems. Buying Military Transformation examines how political and military leaders work with the defense industry to develop the small ships, unmanned aerial vehicles, advanced communications equipment, and systems-of-systems integration that will enable the new military format. Dombrowski and Gholz's analysis integrates the political relationship between the defense industry and Congress, the bureaucratic relationship between the firms and the military services, and the technical capabilities of different types of businesses. Many government officials and analysts believe that only entrepreneurial start-up firms or leaders in commercial information technology markets can produce the new, network-oriented military equipment. But Dombrowski and Gholz find that the existing defense industry will be best able to lead military-technology development, even for equipment modeled on the civilian Internet. The U.S. government is already spending billions of dollars each year on its "military transformation" program-money that could be easily misdirected and wasted if policymakers spend it on the wrong projects or work with the wrong firms. In addition to this practical implication, Buying Military Transformation offers key lessons for the theory of "Revolutions in Military Affairs." A series of military analysts have argued that major social and economic changes, like the shift from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age, inherently force related changes in the military. Buying Military Transformation undermines this technologically determinist claim: commercial innovation does not directly determine military innovation; instead, political leadership and military organizations choose the trajectory of defense investment. Militaries should invest in new technology in response to strategic threats and military leaders' professional judgments about the equipment needed to improve military effectiveness. Commercial technological progress by itself does not generate an imperative for military transformation. Clear, cogent, and engaging, Buying Military Transformation is essential reading for journalists, legislators, policymakers, and scholars.
Rare-book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline, the main characters from Back Bay and Harvard Yard, are back for another treasure hunt through time. They have learned of an early, annotated draft of the Constitution, stolen and smuggled out of Philadelphia. The draft's marginal notes spell out, in shocking detail, the Founders' unequivocal intentions---the unmistakable meaning of the Bill of Rights. Peddled and purloined, trafficked and concealed for over two centuries, the lost Constitution could forever change America's history---and its future. Moreover, Congress is already at war, fighting tooth and claw over the eternally contentious Bill of Rights. When word gets out of the lost draft's existence, it launches a frenzied search, as both sides of the partisan machine believe it will reinforce their arguments. While battling politicians from both sides of the debate, Peter and Evangeline must get to the document first, because they know that if the wrong people find it, they will burn it, stripping the nation of its constitutional moorings. The search takes Peter and Evangeline into the rich history of America and New England, from Shay's Rebellion to the birth of the American industrial revolution to the march of the legendary 20th Maine in the Civil War. Past and present play off one another as the search for the draft heats up. It finally boils over on the first night of the World Series, at that Mecca of New England, Boston's fabled Fenway Park, and the truth is finally revealed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.