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Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming by Eric Matthes

Second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. A fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to programming in Python. This book teaches beginners the basics of programming in Python with a focus on real projects. This is the second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition is a straightforward introduction to the core of Python programming. Author Eric Matthes dispenses with the sort of tedious, unnecessary information that can get in the way of learning how to program, choosing instead to provide a foundation in general programming concepts, Python fundamentals, and problem solving. Three real world projects in the second part of the book allow readers to apply their knowledge in useful ways. Readers will learn how to create a simple video game, use data visualization techniques to make graphs and charts, and build and deploy an interactive web application. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition teaches beginners the essentials of Python quickly so that they can build practical programs and develop powerful programming techniques.


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Beginning Java Programming

Beginning Java Programming by Greg Lim

Learn Java Programming in the quickest time possible with this concise app that teaches you all the essentials about Java programming.  Written for people who have NO background in programming or are beginners.  Beginning Java Programming zooms in on the most essential concepts with EXAMPLES!  We cover the following topics:  Getting Started: Running Your First Java Program Variables Input and Output Using Arithmetic in Java Boolean Logic If-Else and Switch Statements Strings Loops Learning About Objects MethodsManaging Multiple Objects Arrays Java Packages Throwing and Catching Exceptions Going Further


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Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies

Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies by Greg Harvey

Make Excel work for you   Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies offers eight books in one!! It is completely updated to reflect the major changes Microsoft is making to Office with the 2019 release. From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, to sharing and reviewing worksheets, to editing macros with Visual Basic, it provides you with a broad scope of the most common Excel applications and functions—including formatting worksheets, setting up formulas, protecting worksheets, importing data, charting data, and performing statistical functions.     The book covers importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas, generating pivot tables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries. More advanced topics include worksheet sharing and auditing, performing error trapping, building and running macros, charting data, and using Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to analyze, model, and visualize vast quantities of data from a variety of local and online sources.   Get familiar with Worksheet design Find out how to work with charts and graphics Use Excel for data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization Make sense of macros and VBA If you’re a new or inexperienced user looking to spend more time on your projects than trying to figure out how to make Excel work for you, this all-encompassing book makes it easy!


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iPad Pro Guidebook

iPad Pro Guidebook by Thomas Anthony

With massive 12.9-inch and 11-inch displays, blazing performance and support for both Apple Pencil and the Smart Folio Keyboard, the iPad Pro enables millions of users to create and engage with content in entirely new ways. iPad Pro Guidebook is here to help you discover everything you need to know about iPad Pro. It’s packed with knowledge, in-depth tutorials and tips that uncover its apps, user interface and settings. You’ll learn about the history of the iPad, how the Apple Pencil can be used to draw and write, how to stream music via Apple Music, edit photos, troubleshoot common problems and more. With colorful screenshots, concise text and helpful tips, you’ll soon be a master of everything iPad Pro with this in-depth guidebook. Inside you'll discover: * The history of the iPad * Software & hardware features of the iPad Pro * In-depth coverage of iOS 12 * Detailed app tutorials * The secrets of mastering mobile photography * How to edit photos * Essential Settings and configurations * Troubleshooting tips


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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release), 1/e

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release), 1/e by Andrew Faulkner & Conrad Chavez

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2019 release covers features like the new Frame tool, designing reflected and radial art with Paint Symmetry, correcting mistakes with updated Undo, Navigating the redesigned Home screen, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, saving time with simplified editing and transformations, and much more! The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.


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Definitive Guide to DAX, The: Business intelligence for Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Excel, 2/e by Marco Russo & Alberto Ferrari

Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft's DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You'll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX's remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise "deep dive" is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel · Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups · Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions · Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions · Perform time-based calculations · Use calculation groups and calculation items · Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code · Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters · Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations · Optimize data models to achieve better compression · Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX


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Markdown Learn to Write Markdown for Better Web Content and Rich Text by David Sparks & Eddie Smith

Markdown started as a clever way to write for the web but has become so much more. This book demystifies Markdown, making it easy for anybody to learn. This book includes 130 pages, 27 screencasts with over one and half hours of video, and an additional hour of audio interviews. You can go from no knowledge to Markdown pro. It will change the way you write forever. Chapters include: Chapter 1 - Why Markdown Learn why Markdown is such a big deal and why you need to learn it. Chapter 2 - Markdown Basics This is a complete guide to Markdown syntax with cheat sheets and video screencasts for every major component. Chapters 3-6 - Markdown on the Mac, PC, iOS, and the web Get a hands on guide to some of the best apps for writing Markdown on every platform with written guides, automation tools, screenshots, and extensive video tutorials. Chapter 7 - Advanced Markdown Markdown has grown and there are several advanced techniques for getting even more out of Markdown including a guide and video tutorial for writing with MultiMarkdown,  including footnotes, tables, and metadata. There are also recommendations for additional advanced third party apps and even track changes. Chapter 8 - Markdown Workflows The authors interview several Markdown power users including Merlin Mann, Fletcher Penney, Brett Terpstra, Federico Viticci, and Gabe Weatherhead with over an hour of audio interviews about how they use Markdown. This is the first book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (850 MB) and includes over one and a half hours of video and one hour of audio. This books runs on all versions of the iPad.


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QuickBooks Online For Dummies

QuickBooks Online For Dummies by Elaine Marmel

Your quick guide to using QuickBooks Online   Searching for a cloud-based solution for your small business’ accounting needs? Master the fundamentals of QuickBooks Online—the world’s most popular software for fast and easy mobile accounting! QuickBooks Online brings this popular accounting software to your browser for a monthly fee, allowing you access to its tools from any device with an Internet connection. From generating financial reports to simplifying tax preparation to tracking business finances, QuickBooks Online For Dummies covers it all!  Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively  Get the most out of QuickBooks’ features Create invoices and memos with ease Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts If you use QuickBooks Online—or want to implement it—this new edition gets you up and running fast.


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모두의 HTML5&CSS3

모두의 HTML5&CSS3 16일 만에 배우는 웹 사이트 제작 기초 by 김인권

컴퓨터 관련 전공자나 전문가만이 웹 사이트를 개발하던 시대는 지났다. 이제는 누구나 코딩을 배워서 개인 홈페이지나 1인 스타트업 페이지, 기업 홈페이지 등을 제작할 수 있다. HTML 태그를 다 알지 못해도 괜찮다.  《모두의 HTML5 & CSS3》 는 HTML 주요 태그들이 각각 어떤 역할을 하는지 짧은 예제를 실습하며 경험해 본다. 이어서 CSS 기본 사용법을 익히고, 레이아웃에 영향을 주는 속성들을 직접 눈으로 확인하면서 테스트해 본다. 레이아웃에 대해 어느 정도 감을 잡았다면 실제 웹 사이트를 만들면서 앞서 배운 HTML과 CSS 기술을 적용해 본다. 이 책은 HTML과 CSS에 관련된 모든 지식을 설명하지는 않는다. 하지만 초보자가 어려워 하는 레이아웃의 기본 개념과, 실제 웹 사이트를 제작하는 데 필요한 지식을 얻기에는 충분할 것이다. 게다가 기존의 책들과는 다르게 알록달록 귀여운 실습 결과물을 보는 시각적 재미도 있을 것이다.


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Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, 2/e

Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, 2/e by Robert Lafore

Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, Second Edition is designed to be easy to read and understand although the topic itself is complicated. Algorithms are the procedures that software programs use to manipulate data structures. Besides clear and simple example programs, the author includes a workshop as a small demonstration program executable on a Web browser. The programs demonstrate in graphical form what data structures look like and how they operate. In the second edition, the program is rewritten to improve operation and clarify the algorithms, the example programs are revised to work with the latest version of the Java JDK, and questions and exercises will be added at the end of each chapter making the book even more useful. Educational Supplement Suggested solutions to the programming projects found at the end of each chapter are made available to instructors at recognized educational institutions. This educational supplement can be found at, in the Instructor Resource Center.


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Mobile First

Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski

Our industry’s long wait for the complete, strategic guide to mobile web design is finally over. Former Yahoo! design architect and co-creator of Bagcheck Luke Wroblewski knows more about mobile experience than the rest of us, and packs all he knows into this entertaining, to-the-point guidebook. Its data-driven strategies and battle tested techniques will make you a master of mobile—and improve your non-mobile design, too!


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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, 4/e

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, 4/e by Ben Forta

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through the book’s 22 lessons of 10 minutes or less, you’ll learn what you need to know to take advantage of the SQL language. Lessons cover IBM DB2, Microsoft® Access, Microsoft SQL Server™, MySQL, Oracle®, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base. Full-color code examples help you understand how SQL statements are structured Tips point out shortcuts and solutions Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls Notes explain additional concepts, and provide additional information 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to… Use the major SQL statementsConstruct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and operatorsRetrieve, sort, and format database contentsPinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniquesUse aggregate functions to summarize dataJoin two or more related tablesInsert, update, and delete dataCreate and alter database tablesWork with views, stored procedures, and more


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Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests

Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests by Steve Freeman & Nat Pryce

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Test-Driven Development (TDD) is now an established technique for delivering better software faster. TDD is based on a simple idea: Write tests for your code before you write the code itself. However, this "simple" idea takes skill and judgment to do well. Now there's a practical guide to TDD that takes you beyond the basic concepts. Drawing on a decade of experience building real-world systems, two TDD pioneers show how to let tests guide your development and “grow” software that is coherent, reliable, and maintainable. Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce describe the processes they use, the design principles they strive to achieve, and some of the tools that help them get the job done. Through an extended worked example, you’ll learn how TDD works at multiple levels, using tests to drive the features and the object-oriented structure of the code, and using Mock Objects to discover and then describe relationships between objects. Along the way, the book systematically addresses challenges that development teams encounter with TDD—from integrating TDD into your processes to testing your most difficult features. Coverage includes Implementing TDD effectively: getting started, and maintaining your momentum throughout the project Creating cleaner, more expressive, more sustainable code Using tests to stay relentlessly focused on sustaining quality Understanding how TDD, Mock Objects, and Object-Oriented Design come together in the context of a real software development project Using Mock Objects to guide object-oriented designs Succeeding where TDD is difficult: managing complex test data, and testing persistence and concurrency


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An Introduction to Information Theory

An Introduction to Information Theory Symbols, Signals and Noise by John R. Pierce

"Uncommonly good...the most satisfying discussion to be found." — Scientific American. Behind the familiar surfaces of the telephone, radio, and television lies a sophisticated and intriguing body of knowledge known as information theory. This is the theory that has permitted the rapid development of all sorts of communication, from color television to the clear transmission of photographs from the vicinity of Jupiter. Even more revolutionary progress is expected in the future. To give a solid introduction to this burgeoning field, J. R. Pierce has revised his well-received 1961 study of information theory for a second edition. Beginning with the origins of the field, Dr. Pierce follows the brilliant formulations of Claude Shannon and describes such aspects of the subject as encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding, and the noisy channel. He then goes beyond the strict confines of the topic to explore the ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology, and art. Mathematical formulas are introduced at the appropriate points for the benefit of serious students. A glossary of terms and an appendix on mathematical notation are proved to help the less mathematically sophisticated. J. R. Pierce worked for many years at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he became Director of Research in Communications Principles. His Introduction to Information Theory continues to be the most impressive nontechnical account available and a fascinating introduction to the subject for lay readers.


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Hacking with macOS

Hacking with macOS Learn macOS development with real-world projects by Paul Hudson

Whether you have existing iOS skills or you're starting fresh, you can learn macOS coding by building real-world projects with Swift 5.0 and Xcode – all you need is in this course. 100% Mojave: You can always be guaranteed you're learning the latest, greatest Apple technologies because all my tutorials are written for macOS 10.14. 100% Swift 5.0: Don't waste time with out of date tutorials – here you can learn smart, powerful, and expressive Swift the way it was meant to be written. 100% Practical: You learn Swift while you make real macOS projects, which means you get to apply your new skills immediately and see them work in context. 100% Proven: I've already taught thousands of people how to build iOS apps, and now I'll help you transfer your skills to macOS and unleash the power of your desktop. If you loved Hacking with Swift, this is the sequel you've been waiting for. Hacking with macOS follows the same approach I used with Hacking with Swift: small, standalone projects that teach individual techniques starting from scratch, so you end up with a huge library of finished projects you can develop further or use as the base for something entirely new. What's in the course? Hacking with macOS teaches you Swift and macOS frameworks through real-world projects. There's a comprehensive Swift introduction for beginners, but I'm also packing the book with hints and tips that help you transfer your existing iOS skills to macOS painlessly. Hacking with macOS includes 18 projects in total: six apps, six games, and six technique projects that focus on specific macOS APIs. The projects are: 1. Storm Viewer: Get started coding in Swift by making an image viewer app and learning key concepts. 2. Cows and Bulls: Practice your NSTableView skills while learning about random numbers and text input. 3. Social media: Return to project 1 and add a feature to let users share their selected picture. 4. Grid Browser: Power up your web browsing experience by viewing more than one site at a time. 5. Capital Cities: Learn to drop map pins and measure distance in this MKMapView game. 6. Auto Layout: Make your apps adapt intelligently to any size screen – it's easier than you think! 7. Photo Memories: Create watermarked videos using NSCollectionView with drag and drop. 8. Odd One Out: Build a picture-matching game using grid view and… particle effects? 9. GCD: Learn how to create background threads, delay work, and even parallelize complex operations. 10. WeatherBar: Display your local weather in the macOS status bar using JSON and GCD. 11. Bubble Trouble: Create a physics-based bubble popping game with timers, sound effects, and more. 12. Animation: Master Core Animation by learning a variety of ways to bring your UI to life. 13. Screenable: Get to grips with Core Graphics and NSDocument by building a screenshot-editing app. 14. Shooting Gallery: Build a fast-paced shooting game with animations, new levels, and a custom mouse cursor. 15. NSUndoManager: Learn to let your apps forgive and forget user mistakes with NSUndoManager. 16. Bookworm: Track the books you've read while writing any hardly any code. No, really. 17. Match Three: Build a ball-matching game with SpriteKit, while learning about shape nodes and particle emitters. 18. Bindings: Practice your bindings skill by converting temperatures with KVC and KVO. While building projects, you'll learn all this and more: - How Cocoa on macOS differs from Cocoa Touch on iOS. - Creating advanced user interfaces with NSTableView, NSCollectionView, NSStackView, NSSplitView, and the all-new NSGridView. - How to build apps that look great in multi-window and tabbed user environments. - Designing your apps with powerful native components such as NSButton, NSTextView, NSSegmentedControl, NSImageView, and more. - Working with the filesystem, and using system services such as sharing and drag and drop. - Designing interfaces with and without storyboards, plus Auto Layout, alerts, modals, and sheets. - Handling mouse and keyboard events, animation, concurrency, and more. Will it teach me Swift? I've done my best to make sure this book is accessible to everyone: if you're just starting out I'll make sure and explain every concept, but if you're coming from iOS there are dozens of tips to help you transfer your existing skills to macOS. Hacking with macOS comes with the same packed Swift introduction you get with Hacking with Swift, but after that it turns to focus on the powerful platform features that lie at the core of macOS. I'm working hard to cover as much of AppKit as possible, to help give you the best jump start possible for your own apps. I already make iOS apps – is macOS so different? iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS have a number of similarities, not least the Swift programming language that works across all of them. This means coming to macOS from iOS already gives you a head start because many concepts will be familiar to you – delegation, KVO, notifications, and closures for example all work the same. But when it comes to user interface, macOS and iOS are worlds apart. The very nature of macOS is that it works in a multi-window environment where users can resizing apps or dock them as needed – your apps need to learn to existing alongside others, and integrate fully with the rest of the system. I make a point of highlight everywhere macOS and iOS come together so you can transfer your skills faster. This means you don't need to learn many things from scratch, and can instead focus on the parts that are different.


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Iphone 8: Learning the Essentials

Iphone 8: Learning the Essentials by Dale Michelson

Apple Inc. continues its trend of high-end released in the technology market. The latest release from the tech-giant comes from the iPhone mobile line. The new iPhone 8 and iPhone Plus was announced for launch in early 2017. The iPhone 8 became available for purchase in September of 2017 and has since been extolled for being the most powerful mobile phone currently on the market. Reviews have also lauded its modern design that has become synonymous with Apple devices as well as its plethora of features. The new device boasts features that include an all glass design, a 4.7 HD display with 1334 by 750 pixels of resolution, 3D touch, water and dust resistance under IP67 standards and touch ID via the fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 8 is outfitted with the last in chip technology.


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Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2018 - Level I

Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2018 - Level I Parts, Assemblies, Drawings, PhotoView 360 and SimulationXpress by Alejandro Reyes MSME, CSWE, CSWI

• Designed to teach new users the basic concepts of SOLIDWORKS and good solid modeling techniques  • Uses a task oriented approach to learning SOLIDWORKS  • Focuses on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of individual commands  • Covers commands found on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional Exams  This book is intended to help new users learn the basic concepts of SOLIDWORKS and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide. It is a great starting point for those new to SOLIDWORKS or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as users complete a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task. At the end of this book, you will have a fairly good understanding of the SOLIDWORKS interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials. The book focuses on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn. The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website. SOLIDWORKS is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands. Table of Contents       Introduction  1.   The SOLIDWORKS Interface  2.   Part Modeling  3.   Special Features: Sweep, Loft and Wrap  4.   Detail Drawing  5.   Assembly Modeling  6.   Assembly and Design Table Drawings  7.   Animation and Rendering  8.   Analysis: SimulationXpress  9.   Collaboration: eDrawings        Appendix        Index


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Crafting the InfoSec Playbook

Crafting the InfoSec Playbook Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan by Jeff Bollinger, Brandon Enright & Matthew Valites

Any good attacker will tell you that expensive security monitoring and prevention tools aren’t enough to keep you secure. This practical book demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements. You’ll learn how to develop your own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depend on security tools alone. Written by members of Cisco’s Computer Security Incident Response Team, this book shows IT and information security professionals how to create an InfoSec playbook by developing strategy, technique, and architecture. Learn incident response fundamentals—and the importance of getting back to basicsUnderstand threats you face and what you should be protectingCollect, mine, organize, and analyze as many relevant data sources as possibleBuild your own playbook of repeatable methods for security monitoring and responseLearn how to put your plan into action and keep it running smoothlySelect the right monitoring and detection tools for your environmentDevelop queries to help you sort through data and create valuable reportsKnow what actions to take during the incident response phase


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La tienda de los sueños. Jeff Bezos y la era de Amazon

La tienda de los sueños. Jeff Bezos y la era de Amazon by Brad Stone empezó vendiendo libros por correo y se enroló en la primera ola de histeria de las "punto com". Pero su visionario fundador, Jeff Bezos, no se conformó con una tienda de libros on-line. Quiso ir mucho más allá: que Amazon pudiera brindar una gama ilimitada de artículos y seducir con una oferta continuada de precios bajos, hasta llegar a convertirse en "la tienda de los sueños". Para hacer realidad su visión, desarrolló una cultura corporativa de ambición, obstinación y secretismo que nunca se ha desvelado... hasta ahora. Brad Stone, reputado periodista del Bloomberg Businessweek, ha podido acceder en exclusiva a empleados de Amazon, como antiguos trabajadores de la compañia, incluyendo a sus directivos, así como a los miembros de la familia Bezos, lo que le ha permitido, a través de más de 300 entrevistas, ofrecer a los lectores una visión profunda, de primera mano, de lo que yace tras el telón de la vida de Amazon. Incluso si se compara con otros pioneros de la tecnología, como Jobs, Gates o Zuckerberg, Bezos cuida excesivamente su intimidad mientras permanece firme en su búsqueda incansable de nuevos mercados. Así, conduce a Amazon a través de aventuras arriesgadas, como su lector Kindle o la entrada en la nube, para transformar el sector librero de la misma manera que Henry Ford revolucionó el sector de la manufactura: con un trabajo ininterrumpido al que se suma el compromiso de brindar a los clientes la mejor experiencia. Este libro es la verdadera biografía de un genio de la tecnología que constituye uno de los primeros y más grandes hitos en Internet y que ha transformado para siempre la forma de comprar y la forma de leer. Es el balance auténtico de una empresa de nuestra era y el resultado de una mirada muy personal al emprendedor que la fundó.


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Applied Statistics for Business and Management using Microsoft Excel

Applied Statistics for Business and Management using Microsoft Excel by Linda Herkenhoff & John Fogli

Applied Business Statistics for Business and Management using Microsoft Exel  is the first book to illustrate the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach applied statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical statistical problems in industry. If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in statistics courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Applied Business Statistics for Business and Management  capitalizes on these improvements by teaching students and practitioners how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and workplace. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand business problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions.   Linda Herkenhoff is currently a full professor and director of the Transglobal MBA program at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, where she teaches Quantitative Analysis and Statistics. She is the former Executive Director of Human Resources for Stanford University. The first sixteen years of her career included various responsibilities within Chevron Corporation, primarily as a geophysicist. She has lived/worked/conducted research in over 30 countries and has spent time on all 7 continents. John Fogli is the Founder and President of Sentenium, Inc.  John's business research methods have helped public and private industries better understand the involvement necessary to lead consensus solutions. He has facilitated over 500 survey projects in the areas of consumer, employee, political, and operation(s) research. He is a member of the Market Research Association and holds a Professional Research Certificate. He is currently a part-time faculty member with the Department of Business at Diablo Valley College and sits on the Executive Council for The Pacific Chapter of American Association for Public Opinion Research. He earned his B.S. from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.


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MicroPython for the Internet of Things

MicroPython for the Internet of Things A Beginner’s Guide to Programming with Python on Microcontrollers by Charles Bell

Quickly learn to program for microcontrollers and IoT devices without a lot of study and expense. MicroPython and controllers that support it eliminate the need for programming in a C-like language, making the creation of IoT applications and devices easier and more accessible than ever.  MicroPython for the Internet of Things  is ideal for readers new to electronics and the world of IoT. Specific examples are provided covering a range of supported devices, sensors, and MicroPython boards such as Pycom’s WiPy modules and MicroPython’s pyboard. Never has programming for microcontrollers been easier. The book takes a practical and hands-on approach without a lot of detours into the depths of theory. The book:Shows a faster and easier way to program microcontrollers and IoT devices Teaches MicroPython, a variant of one of the most widely used scripting languages Is friendly and accessible to those new to electronics, with fun example projects What You'll Learn: Program in MicroPython Understand sensors and basic electronics Develop your own IoT projects Build applications for popular boards such as WiPy and pyboard Load MicroPython on the ESP8266 and similar boards Interface with hardware breakout boardsConnect hardware to software through MicroPythonExplore the easy-to-use Adafruit IO connecting your microcontroller to the cloud


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SQL Server T-SQL Recipes

SQL Server T-SQL Recipes by David Dye, Jason Brimhall, Timothy Roberts, Wayne Sheffield, Joseph Sack & Jonathan Gennick

SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server. This edition has been lightly updated for SQL Server 2014 and provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, create in-memory tables and stored procedures, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on. Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, managing indexes, error handling, and query performance. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed. Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it.Current: Lightly updated for SQL Server 2014Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains


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The Game Narrative Toolbox

The Game Narrative Toolbox by Tobias Heussner, Toiya Kristen Finley, Jennifer Brandes Hepler & Ann Lemay

Learn how to create compelling game storylines. Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to create this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept to final testing, The Game Narrative Toolbox walks readers through what role a narrative designer plays on a development team and what the requirements are at every stage of development. Drawing on real experiences, authors Tobias Heussner, Toiya Finley, Ann Lemay, and Jennifer Hepler provide invaluable advice for writing compelling player-centered stories and effective dialogue trees in order to help readers make the switch from prose- or screen- writing to interactive. Accompanying every chapter are exercises that allow the reader to develop their own documentation, outlines, and game-dialogue samples for use in applying for industry jobs or developing independent projects. This first installment of Focal Press's Game Design Workshops series is a must-have for individuals looking to create captivating storylines for games.


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Beginning AutoCAD 2020 Exercise Workbook

Beginning AutoCAD 2020 Exercise Workbook by Cheryl R. Shrock & Steve Heather

For more than two decades, the Beginning AutoCAD® Exercise Workbook has been THE definitive tutorial for those learning and teaching about the CAD software. And as the AutoCAD package has continued to improve, so has this work, with better graphics, enhanced standard features (such as “CAD Tips” and side-by-side inch/metric measurements), and additional practical exercises. AutoCAD 2020 is packed with new features. The Exercise Workboo k shows users and instructors how to unleash the power of AutoCAD with easy-to-follow lessons and tutorials on the many tools and commands available to create, tweak, and perfect a drafting, drawing, design, or 3D printed final product. Visual learners will be especially pleased with the heavily illustrated format, and the way the authors’ lessons and exercises progress seamlessly from the basics to more sophisticated projects. For users of AutoCAD ® , there is simply no better resource on the market.   “CAD TIPS” and INCH/METRIC MEASUREMENTS This top-selling Workbook includes a dynamic feature called “CAD Tips” interspersed throughout the lessons to provide insider information from longtime AutoCAD experts. Side-by-side inch/metric measurements make the work accessible to AutoCAD users around the globe.  New Features in AutoCAD 2020 Dark and light theme, making the command buttons to stand out more, and making the interface look more like the Windows 10 operating system dialog box appearance. New Blocks Palette , allowing users to view blocks before inserting them, with the added ability to insert blocks from current, recent, and saved drawings. Purge, making it easier to find and remove unused layers, text object, dimension styles, etc. Drawing Compare Enhancements, enabling users to compare 2 drawings and actually edit them at the same time. Quick Measure , revealing the size of all objects in length, width, angles, radius, or diameter.


The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business through Effective Content, 2/e - Colleen Jones Cover Art

The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business through Effective Content, 2/e by Colleen Jones

In The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business Through Effective Content , expert Colleen Jones argues that in the age of digital disruption, your company faces an important choice. The choice is not whether to do content. Every business function–from marketing to sales and from support to recruiting–demands content. The choice is whether to make your approach to content strategic and, consequently, an advantage. This book, which is the second edition of the pioneering content book Clout, offers a modernized and comprehensive approach for planning, creating, delivering, and optimizing content that will make your business thrive. Executives and practitioners alike will find value in this book as they face increasing pressure to deliver the right content to the right customers at the right time. Drawing on her in-the-trenches experience with organizations ranging from the Fortune 50 to small and medium businesses to government and nonprofits, Jones offers: Guidance on creating a content visionA primer on conducting content analysisTechniques for developing a competitive content strategyElements and principles of effective, influential contentA blueprint for developing content intelligenceA maturity model for content operationsExamples from diverse companies and contexts


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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002) by Mike Meyers

This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2019 CompTIA A+ exam objectives This fully revised and updated resource offers complete coverage of the latest release of CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 & 220-1002. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference. Covers all exam topics, including how to: •Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components•Install, configure, and maintain hard drives•Manage input devices and removable media•Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows•Troubleshoot and fix computer problems•Install printers and other peripherals•Configure and secure mobile devices•Connect to the Internet•Set up wired and wireless networks•Protect your personal computer and your network•Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologies Online content includes: •Practice exams for 1001 & 1002•More than one hour of free video training•TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions•Mike Meyers’ favorite PC tools and utilities


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The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas

Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.


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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release), 1/e

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release), 1/e by Andrew Faulkner & Conrad Chavez

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2018 release covers features like search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, creating and organizing enhanced brush presets, and much more! The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.


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Excel 2016 for Dummies

Excel 2016 for Dummies by Greg Harvey

Let your Excel skills sore to new heights with this bestselling guide Updated to reflect the latest changes to the Microsoft Office suite, this new edition of  Excel For Dummies  quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's most widely used spreadsheet tool. Written by bestselling author Greg Harvey, it has been completely revised and updated to offer you the freshest and most current information to make using the latest version of Excel easy and stress-free. If the thought of looking at spreadsheet makes your head swell, you've come to the right place. Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never gotten a headache from looking at all those grids, this hands-on guide will get you up and running with the latest installment of the software, Microsoft Excel 2016. In no time, you'll begin creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, and more. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding worksheet data to an existing web page, and so much more. Save spreadsheets in the Cloud to work on them anywhere Use Excel 2016 on a desktop, laptop, or tablet Share spreadsheets via email, online meetings, and social media sites Analyze data with PivotTables If you're new to Excel and want to spend more time on your actual work than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of  Excel 2016 For Dummies  sets you up for success.


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A Tour of C++, 2/e

A Tour of C++, 2/e by Bjarne Stroustrup

In A Tour of C++, Second Edition, Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, describes what constitutes modern C++. This concise, self-contained guide covers most major language features and the major standard-library components—not, of course, in great depth, but to a level that gives programmers a meaningful overview of the language, some key examples, and practical help in getting started. Stroustrup presents the C++ features in the context of the programming styles they support, such as object-oriented and generic programming. His tour is remarkably comprehensive. Coverage begins with the basics, then ranges widely through more advanced topics, including many that are new in C++17, such as move semantics, uniform initialization, lambda expressions, improved containers, random numbers, and concurrency. The tour even covers some extensions being made for C++20, such as concepts and modules, and ends with a discussion of the design and evolution of C++. This guide does not aim to teach you how to program (for that, see Stroustrup's Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++, Second Edition ), nor will it be the only resource you'll need for C++ mastery (for that, see Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition, and recommended online sources). If, however, you are a C or C++ programmer wanting greater familiarity with the current C++ language, or a programmer versed in another language wishing to gain an accurate picture of the nature and benefits of modern C++, you can't find a shorter or simpler introduction than this tour provides.


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Data Science for Business

Data Science for Business Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Data Modelling, Regression Analysis, Big Data and Machine Learning by Travis Goleman

This guide will discuss everything that you need to know about data science for business because It is impossible not to use it in your job. As data science and big data gets more popular, it is being used in more businesses than ever before because of how efficient it is. Throughout the book, you are going to find out how data can mitigate risks in business and how to handle and manage big data in business. Data can improve the efficacy of your business in several ways. Here is a flavor of how data can play a significant role in upping your business game. Big data for small businesses How data can help mitigate risks in business How to handle and manage big data in business Data visualization Machine learning for data science Data mining functionalities Basics of big data analytics Data science and big data analytics The process of data analysis Real world examples of data science benefitting businesses Overview of data warehouse development goals Data mining text Data modeling And much more There is a huge demand for data scientists marketing is like a horizontal functionality across all industries, therefore, this very critical skill would be required currently as well as in the future


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CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501)

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) by Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, Dwayne Williams, Chuck Cothren & Roger L. Davis

This fully updated study guide covers every topic on the current version of the CompTIA Security+ exam Take the latest version of the CompTIA Security+ exam with complete confidence using the detailed information contained in this highly effective self-study system. Written by a team of leading information security experts, this authoritative guide addresses the skills required for securing a network and managing risk and enables you to become CompTIA Security+ certified. CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) covers all exam domains and features 200 accurate practice questions. To aid in study, the book features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. All questions mirror those on the live test in style, format, and difficulty. Beyond fully preparing you for the challenging SY0-501 exam, the book also serves as a valuable on-the-job reference for IT professionals. • Provides 100% coverage of every objective on exam SY0-501 • Electronic content includes 200 practice questions and a secured book PDF • Written by a team of experienced IT security academics


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CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007)

CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007) by Mike Meyers

Thoroughly revised for the new CompTIA Network+ exam, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling All-in-One Exam Guide delivers 100% coverage of the exam objectives and serves as a valuable on-the-job reference Take the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ exam with complete confidence using the fully updated information contained in this comprehensive self-study system. The book offers clear instruction and real-world examples from training expert and bestselling author Mike Meyers along with hundreds of accurate practice questions. Fulfilling the promise of the All-in-One series, this complete reference serves both as a study tool and a valuable on-the-job reference that will serve readers beyond the exam. CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide , Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007) also includes access to free video training and interactive hands-on labs and simulations that prepare you for difficult performance-based questions. A valuable pre-assessment test enables readers to gauge their familiarity with the test’s objectives and tailor an effective course for study. · Contains complete coverage of every objective for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam · Written by CompTIA training and certification guru Mike Meyers · Electronic content includes the Total Tester exam simulator with over 100 practice questions, over an hour of training videos, and a collection of Mike Meyers’ favorite shareware and freeware networking utilities


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iPhone XS Guidebook

iPhone XS Guidebook The Ultimate Guide to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, & iOS 12 by Thomas Anthony

The iPhone XS is the most advanced device Apple has ever created. It’s made form a surgical-grade stainless steel, it has a gorgeous new gold finish on the front and back, it has better cameras, and of course, there’s a bigger version to choose from: the iPhone XS Max. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone XS Guidebook is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You'll uncover the history of the iPhone's development from 2007 to 2018, learn about iPhone XS features such as Face ID, discover how to use iOS 12 and its built-in apps, plus much more. By the time you've finished reading iPhone XS Guidebook you'll be pro in nearly everything iPhone and iOS related. Inside you'll discover: * The history of the iPhone * Software & hardware features of iPhone XS & XS Max * In-depth coverage of iOS 12 * Face ID and 3D Touch * Detailed app tutorials * The secrets of mastering mobile photography * How to edit photos * Essential Settings and configurations * Troubleshooting tips


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The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018)

The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018) by Steve Klabnik & Carol Nichols

The official book on the Rust programming language, written by the Rust development team at the Mozilla Foundation, fully updated for Rust 2018. The Rust Programming Language is the official, definitive guide to Rust, a hugely popular, community-supported programming language. This is the second edition of the improved version of the free online Rust book, so well-loved in the Rust community that it is simply referred to as "the Book". Programmers love Rust because it allows them to write powerful code efficiently, without the risk of crashes and errors common in languages like C and C++. This book will show readers how to use Rust's robust type system to keep programs memory-safe and speedy, and make the most of the Cargo package manager that brings the pieces of a program together. The reader will learn all about Rust's ownership rules, which lie at the heart of Rust's reliability and crash-resistant compiling. The Rust Programming Language covers everything from basic concepts like variable bindings, control flow, functions, and error handling, to more advanced topics, such as crates, generics, concurrency, and the nitty gritty of Rust's type system. With improved organization, hands-on features, and a more tutorial-oriented style, this version offers a vast improvement over the original. The second edition also provides an entirely new chapter on macros and an expanded chapter on crates, two key aspects of Rust that make it so popular. Readers will also find extra appendices on Rust development tools and Rust versions.


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Paperless The Best Tools and Workflows to Get Paper Out of Your Life by David Sparks

Version 1.4, Updated February 2014 Paperless was selected as one of the "Best of 2012" by the iBooks Store. Paperless takes the mystery (and fear) out of going paperless with your Apple technology. The book includes 32 screencasts, 4 movies, over 26,000 words, and other rich-media assets to turn you into a paperless ninja. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thorough explanation of all the hardware, software, and workflows necessary to finally conquer paper. Chapters include: 1. Why Paperless What is the big deal with paperless and why do so many of us struggle with it? 2. Paperless Overview Get an idea for the big picture before diving into the nitty-gritty. 3. Capture Discover how you can capture paper and other digital information with the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. This chapter also demystifies optical character recognition and explains how you can put it to work for you. 4. Process Learn how to reliably name, index, and store your paperless documents. This chapter also covers your questions about cloud storage and backup. 5. Use Now that you've created a paperless workflow, learn how to access your paperless documents from anywhere on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. This chapter also explains how to sign digital documents on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. 6. David's Paperless Workflow The author explain his "go-to" applications, hardware, and tricks for managing paperless documents. 7. Appendix Learn more about Apple Automator, cloud storage, and other helpful resources. This is the first book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (850 MB) and includes over 1.5 hours of video and screencasts. This books runs on all versions of the iPad.


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Lean UX

Lean UX Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden

UX design has traditionally been deliverables-based. Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, content inventories, taxonomies, mockups helped define the practice in its infancy. Over time, however, this deliverables-heavy process has put UX designers in the deliverables business. Many are now measured and compensated for the depth and breadth of their deliverables instead of the quality and success of the experiences they design. Designers have become documentation subject matter experts, known for the quality of the documents they create instead of the end-state experiences being designed and developed. So what's to be done? This practical book provides a roadmap and set of practices and principles that will help you keep your focus on the the experience back, rather than the deliverables. Get a tactical understanding of how to successfully integrate Lean and UX/DesignFind new material on business modeling and outcomes to help teams work more strategicallyDelve into the new chapter on experiment designTake advantage of updated examples and case studies


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Creativity and Digital Design. Third Edition

Creativity and Digital Design. Third Edition Interactive Version by Eusebio Ayala Torres, Jesús S. García Alvarez, Virna Edith Gil Castro, Edith A. Lozano Guzmán, Octavio Augusto Muñoz Roman & Roberto Sobrado Taymani

Welcome to the Third Edition of “Creativity and Digital Design”, interactive version. It has a totally new image and renovated contents that will improve your learning process! In this eBook, communication, art, and technology make a match, as a support in the creative process. Inside, you will find interactive exercises that will help you reinforce what you’ve learned in a dynamic way.


Mastering Apple iPhone - iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 Plus, and IOS 12 Ultimate User Guide - Adidas Wilson Cover Art

Mastering Apple iPhone - iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 Plus, and IOS 12 Ultimate User Guide by Adidas Wilson

Apple's iOS 12 for iPads and iPhones offers many performance enhancements along with new protections for your security and privacy. iOS 12 Compatibility iOS 12 is available to for all devices that are supported by iOS 11; that is, all 64-bit iOS devices from 2013 to the latest. iOS 12 Automatic Updates Once you enable automatic updates on iOS 12, your device will be updating automatically as soon as a new version is released. iOS 12 and iPad Gesture navigation and the status bar layout have been imported from iPhone X. Performance has been improved and even older iPads can now launch faster and work more smoothly. Memos and Apple's Stocks have also been introduced. iOS 12 aims at making iPad and iPhone more responsive and faster on the current generation of iOS devices as well as older ones. iOS 12 also comes with a new solution for memory. People are expecting Apple to release phones in 2019 so their customers can continue to have a wide range of options. In 2018, they released the iPhone XS (5.8 inches), the iPhone XR (6.1 inches) and the iPhone XS Max (6.5 inches). You can get the XR for $749+ and the XS iPhones for $999+. This trend is expected to continue in 2019. According to rumors, you may see 6.5 and 5.8-inch OLED phones and probably a 6.1-inch LCD one. It is hard to guess what the new iPhones will be named but iPhone 11 or iPhone XI are huge possibilities. People started speculating about the 2019 iPhones even before Apple announced the XR and the XS. A few details about the new phones are out.


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Programming Principles and Practice Using C++, 2/e by Bjarne Stroustrup

An Introduction to Programming by the Inventor of C++ Preparation for Programming in the Real World The book assumes that you aim eventually to write non-trivial programs, whether for work in software development or in some other technical field. Focus on Fundamental Concepts and Techniques The book explains fundamental concepts and techniques in greater depth than traditional introductions. This approach will give you a solid foundation for writing useful, correct, maintainable, and efficient code. Programming with Today’s C++ (C++11 and C++14) The book is an introduction to programming in general, including object-oriented programming and generic programming. It is also a solid introduction to the C++ programming language, one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. The book presents modern C++ programming techniques from the start, introducing the C++ standard library and C++11 and C++14 features to simplify programming tasks. For Beginners—And Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New The book is primarily designed for people who have never programmed before, and it has been tested with many thousands of first-year university students. It has also been extensively used for self-study. Also, practitioners and advanced students have gained new insight and guidance by seeing how a master approaches the elements of his art. Provides a Broad View The first half of the book covers a wide range of essential concepts, design and programming techniques, language features, and libraries. Those will enable you to write programs involving input, output, computation, and simple graphics. The second half explores more specialized topics (such as text processing, testing, and the C programming language) and provides abundant reference material. Source code and support supplements are available from the author’s website.


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Burn Rate

Burn Rate How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet by Michael Wolff

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Fire and Fury and Siege: Trump Under Fire —Michael Wolff's wickedly funny chronicle of his rags-to-riches-to-rags adventure as a fledgling Internet entrepreneur exposes an industry powered by hype, celebrity, and billions of investment dollars, and notably devoid of profit-making enterprises. As he describes his efforts to control his company's burn rate—the amount of money the company consumes in excess of its income—Wolff offers a no-holds-barred portrait of unaccountable successes and major disasters, including the story behind Wired magazine and its fanatical founder, Louis Rossetto; the rise of America Online, perhaps the most dysfunctional successful company in history, and the humiliating inability of people such as Bill Gates to untangle the intricacies of the Web.


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The Art of Invisibility

The Art of Invisibility The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin Mitnick

Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.


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Amazon Audible Audiobooks

Amazon Audible Audiobooks by Michael K Edwards

The world around us have revolutionized to an enormous extent. While it was imperative in the earlier ages to undertake a journey of thousand miles in order to meet a beloved residing in another continent, it is now possible to do the same via internet in a matter of minutes. In much the same way, the traditional hobby of “reading” have changed a lot – initially, the pages turned into computer and tablet screens, and now it is even possible to hear the books while on the go. Contained in the following pages is a walk through this new technology and all that is attached with it. Keep reading to know more about Audiobooks, specifically about Amazon Audible Audiobooks.


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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide

The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide Computer Beginner's Guide, #3 by Jonathan Moeller

The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to Linux an introduction to the command line environment. In the Guide, you'll learn how to: -Copy, move, and delete files and directories. -Create, delete, and manage users. -Create, delete, and manage groups. -Use virtual terminals. -Use the bash shell. -Safely use the root account with su and sudo. -Change permissions and ownership of files and directories. -Create and edit text files from the command line, without using a graphical editor. -Diagnose network connectivity problems. -And many other topics.


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Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, Enhanced Edition by Garr Reynolds

This enhanced e-book combines video and text to create a learning experience that is engaging, informative and fun. In addition to the full text of Presentation Zen, you’ll find high-quality video training that brings the topics to life through friendly visual instruction from experts and industry professionals. Best-selling author and authority on presentation design and delivery Garr Reynolds invites you to create provocative presentations with solid designs and Zen simplicity. This enhanced e-book combines a 50-minute video by Garr as well as the groundbreaking book Presentation Zen. Together they will challenge you to go beyond the conventional slide presentation style and think more creatively to achieve simpler, more effective presentations. You’ll learn to: • plan and prepare your presentations, and craft your story with storyboarding techniques • utilize design principles that enable you to communicate messages more effectively and emotionally • deliver your presentations by successfully connecting with your audience This provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation Zen, The Video has won numerous awards, most recently a CINE Golden Eagle Award and a a Silver Telly Award.


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The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X Sierra (Version 10.12)

The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X Sierra (Version 10.12) (For MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini) by Scott La Counte

Every year or so you hear the big pitch: Windows is finally going to be awesome again. The new update is big, grander and a huge overhaul. And then it comes and it’s more buggy, weirder, and less functional than the version that came before! That’s probably what made you consider making the switch—you’re tired of the excuses and you want a computer that just works! Whether you are a new convert to Mac, still thinking about making the switch, or just want to learn more about Macs, this book will guide you through the Mac OS and help you see how making the switch really isn’t the great leap that you once thought it was. This book will show you the basics and show you how to do the common day tasks you know on Windows (like right clicking). It will also show you how to get your Mac in sync with your iPad or iPhone, and how to do everyday tasks like change background, find files, and performance tweaks to keep your Mac running like new. This book is based off of OS Sierra (released September 20, 2016)


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Programming in C, 4/e

Programming in C, 4/e by Stephen G. Kochan

Programming in C will teach you how to write programs in the C programming language. Whether you’re a novice or experienced programmer, this book will provide you with a clear understanding of this language, which is the foundation for many object-oriented programming languages such as C++, Objective-C, C#, and Java. This book teaches C by example, with complete C programs used to illustrate each new concept along the way. Stephen Kochan provides step-by-step explanations for all C functions. You will learn both the language fundamentals and good programming practices. Exercises at the end of each chapter make the book ideally suited for classroom use or for self-instruction. All the features of the C language are covered in this book, including the latest additions added with the C11 standard. Appendixes provide a detailed summary of the language and the standard C library, both organized for quick reference. “Absolutely the best book for anyone starting out programming in C. This is an excellent introductory text with frequent examples and good text.…This is the book I used to learn C–it’s a great book.” – Vinit S. Carpenter, Learn C/C++ Today Register your book at for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.


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Summary: DotCom Secrets

Summary: DotCom Secrets Review and Analysis of Brunson's Book by BusinessNews Publishing

The must-read summary of Russell Brunson's book: "DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online". This complete summary of the ideas from Russell Brunson's book "DotCom Secrets" shows the importance of building a good sales funnel for your online business. This is what will drive traffic to your website and then push them through to make a purchase. The funnel is made up of various different strategies; a traffic strategy, a product strategy and a communication strategy. By fine-tuning these strategies you will create a funnel that leads customers from when they arrive at your website to profit for your business. This summary tells you exactly how to create this profit-boosting funnel by taking you through each step of the process with clear diagrams and concise explanations. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "DotCom Secrets" and learn how to boost profits for your online business.


iPhone Owner's Manual: The Beginners Guide To Master iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max And iOS 12 - John A. Wilson Cover Art

iPhone Owner's Manual: The Beginners Guide To Master iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max And iOS 12 by John A. Wilson

A year after springing the iPhone X on the mobile world, Apple has tripled-down on that model's distinctive design and innovative features with three additional members of the x family. A month after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max arrived, the iPhone XR is now on the scene, sharing many of its two siblings' features, even though it boasts a lower price tag. There's a lot that's familiar about these news phones. TrueDepth camera-powered features like Face ID and Animoji return, and as with the original iPhone X, you'll have to be ready to live life without a physical home button with these new models. There are new features, too, mostly centering around the iPhone XS's improved cameras and the new capabilities the phones' new sensor enables. This book contains beginners to advanced tips and tricks that will help you to master your iPhone. Here is a preview of what you will learn: -Basic set up guide -Face ID and 3D Touch -Software and Hardware Features -Switching between Apps -Animoji and Memoji -Apple Pay -The Depth Control -The Haptic Touch -In-depth guide on the iOS 12's new features -Much, much, more! What are you waiting for, purchase this book today and master your iPhone like a pro!


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The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 4

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 4 A Practical Guide to Getting Started with the Next Generation of Apple Watch and WatchOS 5 by Scott La Counte

The stage was set in September 2018. It was iPhone’s big event. The day where journalist and Apple fans alike lusted over the latest and greatest iPhone. But a funny thing happened on the way to the announcement: Apple Watch Series 4 took everyone's breath away! The Apple Watch has, of course, been around for three years and seen several updates. But 2018 was different: the watch was finally ready for the masses. This wasn’t a watch for early adopters or fitness buffs--this was the watch your parents and grandparents would get behind. In addition to all the great features Apple Watch has always had, series 4 is slimmer (yet with a screen that is somehow bigger), has optional cellular for making phone calls and streaming music without your phone, and drop detection (so if you fall and can’t get up, the fire department is dispatched to your location). Everything about it was designed to motivate you to be more active. As amazing as all the new features are, it’s not quite as easy to use as an iPhone; the lack of buttons, the smaller screen, and general UI can make a frustrated initial experience. The point of this book is to help new Apple Watch users (and users updating to Watch OS 5 from an older device) get the most out their investment.  Are you ready to start enjoying your new Apple Watch? Then let’s get started! Note: This book is not endorsed by Apple and should be considered unofficial.

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