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QuickBooks Online For Dummies. - Elaine Marmel Cover Art

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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Xcode: Questions and Answers - George Duckett Cover Art

Xcode: Questions and Answers

Xcode: Questions and Answers by George Duckett

If you have a question about Xcode this is the book with the answers. Xcode: Questions and Answers takes some of the best questions and answers asked on the stackoverflow.com website. You can use this book to look up commonly asked questions, browse questions on a particular topic, compare answers to common topics, check out the original source and much more. This book has been designed to be very easy to use, with many internal links set up that makes browsing in many different ways possible. Topics covered include: iPhone, iPad, iOS, Objective C, OS X, debugging, GIT, Interface Builder, iOS Simulator, provisioning, code signing and many more.

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iPhone XR Guidebook - Thomas Anthony Cover Art

iPhone XR Guidebook

iPhone XR Guidebook The Ultimate Guide to iPhone XR and iOS 12 by Thomas Anthony

With the largest LCD display ever shipped in an iPhone, the same camera lens included with the iPhone XS, and the most powerful chip ever included in a smartphone, the iPhone XR is an incredible piece of technology. Arguably, it’s also the most beautiful, coming in six bold color choices: white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and product red. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone XR 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 XR 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 XR 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 the iPhone XR * 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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Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4.5 - Edgar Rothermich Cover Art

Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4.5

Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4.5 A Different Type of Manual - The Visual Approach by Edgar Rothermich

"Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4.5" provides the most comprehensive, most detailed, and most visually-oriented coverage of the Logic Pro X update 10.4.5. On 175 pages the author explains all the new features and changes with in-depth demonstrations, including information and instructions not found anywhere else. No matter how complex or complicated the subject is, the author provides easy to understand graphics and diagrams that let the reader understand and master the material. This interactive multi-touch eBook also includes a 600+ term Glossary that is linked throughout the content of the book. This is the 17th book in the bestselling series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals". Readers love this uniques way of leaning applications no matter how easy or complicated the app might be. Here are some responses from satisfied customers: "I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C. "You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B. "Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D. "Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform "Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B. "I love your manuals."  - Eli.  UNDERSTAND , not just LEARN That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand

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50 Computer & Internet Home Business Ideas - Wolfgang Riebe Cover Art

50 Computer & Internet Home Business Ideas

50 Computer & Internet Home Business Ideas by Wolfgang Riebe

50 Home Business Ideas with the computers, Internet, E-commerce and the world wide web! One cannot even keep up with the speed at which Internet and technology is progressing. Daily new opportunities arise via the computer and the internet. If you’re in first, or just have a deeper understanding of how it all works – huge money can be made. It's all about communication, data storage, connectivity and don't forget social media! Please note that this E-booklet does not supply you with business plans! It supplies you with practical ideas that you need to implement on your own. These ideas can easily trigger off many other possible ventures. It's aimed at people who want to work for themselves and become independent. Whether you are just looking for that extra money every month to make ends meet, or want to start a new career, this is definitely worth a read. The other E-booklets in the series cover the following topics: Book 1: Administrative Home Business Ideas you can do in your Pajama's Book 2: Home Business Ideas with Arts & Crafts Book 3: Home Business Ideas with Design & Print Book 4: Home Business Ideas Handyman/DIY Supply & Fit Book 5: Home Business Ideas Home Services Outside the Home Book 7: Home Business Ideas Photo, Video & Audio Book 8: Home Business Ideas teach Your Skill to Others Book 9: Home Business Ideas using Transport, i.e. your Car, Motor Cycle or Bicycle Book 10: Home Business Ideas Personal Service & Treatments at Home

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C++ - Francis John Thottungal Cover Art

C++

C++ An Introductory Guide For Beginners by Francis John Thottungal

C++ an introductory guide for beginners, simplifies the concept of programming using the C++ language with no requirement to have ever programmed before in any other language. It uses simple examples to illustrate the basic concepts behind C++ programming with supporting brief explanations. The guide also introduces the important features that make C++ an object oriented programming language making it easier for moving on to intermediate and advanced level programming in C++.

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JavaScript: The Good Parts - Douglas Crockford Cover Art

JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code. Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables. When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including: Syntax Objects Functions Inheritance Arrays Regular expressions Methods Style Beautiful features The real beauty? As you move ahead with the subset of JavaScript that this book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts. Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, simply consult any other JavaScript book. With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies - Julie Adair King Cover Art

Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies

Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies by Julie Adair King

Action, beauty, adventure, and art—start capturing memories today! Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies is your ultimate guide to taking spectacular photos—no photography experience required! The EOS Rebel offers professional features that camera phones just cannot match, and this book shows you how to take advantage of these features to take stunning photos in any situation. First, you'll take a tour of the controls to learn what everything does, where to find it, and how to use it. Next, you'll walk through the automatic, scene, and manual modes to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how to choose a mode based on your goals for that particular photo. You'll learn how to capture action shots, take beautiful portraits, and get as artsy as you want to get as you adjust for color, lighting, and focus, and control exposure for different effects. Taking great photos doesn't have to be difficult! Your camera offers everything you need to perfectly capture any scene, and this book provides clear, easy-to-follow instruction to help you take full advantage of these professional tools. Get acquainted with your camera's controls Shoot in automatic, scene, or manual mode Compose shots and work with lighting like a pro Adjust for focus, color, depth of field, and more Whether you're taking pictures at a party, shooting scenery on vacation, catching action at a ball game, or just wandering around capturing spontaneous moments of beauty, awesome photos are just a few simple steps away. Your Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D is equipped with the tools to make any scene share-worthy, and Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies equips you to start snapping professional-quality photos today!

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Kubernetes Cookbook - Sébastien Goasguen & Michael Hausenblas Cover Art

Kubernetes Cookbook

Kubernetes Cookbook Building Cloud Native Applications by Sébastien Goasguen & Michael Hausenblas

Kubernetes is becoming the de-facto standard for container orchestration and distributed applications management across a microservices framework. With this practical cookbook, you’ll learn hands-on recipes for automating the deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts. The book's easy-lookup problem-solution-discussion format helps you find the detailed answers you need—quickly. Kubernetes lets you deploy your applications quickly and predictably, so you can efficiently respond to customer demand. This cookbook, ideal for developers and system administers alike, provides the essential knowledge you need to get there. You’ll find recipes for: Kubernetes installationKubernetes API, API groupsApplication primitivesMonitoringTroubleshooting

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El enemigo conoce el sistema - Marta Peirano Cover Art

El enemigo conoce el sistema

El enemigo conoce el sistema Manipulación de ideas, personas e influencias después de la economía de la atención by Marta Peirano

Todo lo que no quieres pero necesitas saber sobre el poder, la economía, la sociedad y las telecomunicaciones en la era de la información. La red no es libre, ni abierta ni democrática. Es un conjunto de servidores, conmutadores, satélites, antenas, routers y cables de fibra óptica controlados por un número cada vez más pequeño de empresas. Es un lenguaje y una burocracia de protocolos que hacen que las máquinas hablen, normas de circulación que conducen el tráfico, microdecisiones que definen su eficiencia. Si la consideramos un único proyecto llamado internet, podemos decir que es la infraestructura más grande jamás construida, y el sistema que define todos los aspectos de nuestra sociedad. Y sin embargo es secreta. Su tecnología está oculta, enterrada, sumergida o camuflada; sus algoritmos son opacos; sus microdecisiones son irrastreables. Los centros de datos que almacenan y procesan la información están ocultos y protegidos por armas, criptografía, propiedad intelectual y alambre de espino. La infraestructura crítica de nuestro tiempo está fuera de nuestra vista. No podemos comprender la lógica, la intención y el objetivo de lo que no vemos. Todas las conversaciones que tenemos sobre esa infraestructura son en realidad conversaciones sobre su interfaz, un conjunto de metáforas que se interpone entre nosotros y el sistema. Un lenguaje diseñado, no para facilitar nuestra comprensión de esa infraestructura, sino para ofuscarla. El enemigo conoce el sistema pero nosotros no. Este libro te ayudará a conocerlo, y a comprender por qué la herramienta más democratizadora de la historia se ha convertido en una máquina de vigilancia y manipulación de masas al servicio de regímenes autoritarios. Solo así podremos convertirla en lo que más falta nos hace: una herramienta para gestionar la crisis que se avecina de la manera más humana posible. No tenemos un segundo que perder.

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Agile Project Management Methodology for Beginners: Scrum Project Management for Beginners - Andy Webb Cover Art

Agile Project Management Methodology for Beginners: Scrum Project Management for Beginners by Andy Webb

The older rigid traditional models of delivering changes has been replaced with an agile way of delivering changes. The world of apps, and internet driven economy means that any change has to be delivered almost overnight with no scope for delays and the consumer wants things almost immediately.Agile provides that project management methodology to help you get the results immediately. Written for beginners, this book explains Agile concepts using the Scrum approach and fits them together into a cohesive framework. Instead of merely defining terms, it presents Agile as a living, dynamic system for stripping away the frills and getting back to basics while managing projects. The first half of the book explains the Agile Manifesto in detail, both in theory and practice. The second half of the book gives detailed explanations for applying Scrum, which is an Agile method known for its simplicity and ease of implementation. Small startups and entrepreneurs will find practical advice, encouragement, and inspiration in this book, while development teams in larger companies will appreciate its clear, concise explanation of how the pieces of the Agile puzzle fit together.

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Email - David Sparks Cover Art

Email

Email Learn the Best Tools and Workflows to Tame Your Email by David Sparks

This book tackles your over-stuffed inbox. The Email Field Guide covers both why email has become such a problem for everyone and how to manage it more effectively. The book was built entirely in iBooks Author and features a gorgeous craftsman-inspired design. There are 36 screencasts, 8 audio interviews, over 46,000 words, and other rich-media assets to help you become the boss of your email. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thoughtful, fun, and systematic approach to managing your email. Chapters include: 1. The Email Problem What is it about email and why does it make us crazy? This problem of overwhelming mail isn't new. It has existed a long time but the digital age makes it worse, exponentially. 2. Tactical Email This chapter explains some of the best practices for managing email from any platform. Topics include inbox management, email bankruptcy, best practices for processing your inbox including a detailed workflow, email notifications, reply write order, best practices for Cc: and Bcc: email, how and when to Reply All, creating useful subject lines, inline replies, email signatures, and automated replies. 3. How Email Works If you want a leg up against email, you need to understand how it ticks. This chapter explains in plain language the basics of most email technologies including POP, IMAP, iCloud, Gmail, and Microsoft Exchange. This chapter also explains the most common email settings and how they work. Finally, this chapter describes some third party services that use these email technologies to help you manage your email better. 4. Apple Mail Apple's own email application is the most popular email client for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. There is a lot of power under the hood in Apple Mail and this chapter explains how to get the most from Apple Mail on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone including set-up, sending, receiving, filing, keyboard shortcuts, managing email, VIPs, smart mailboxes, mail rules, automation, Apple Mail plug-ins, and much more. 5. Gmail Gmail has some truly unique features. Learn how to use Gmail features like inbox categories, labels, stars, keyboard shortcuts, server-side mail rules, and other power user tips to get the most from Gmail. 6. Other Mail Clients This chapter includes a survey of other mail clients for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone with explanations of their best features and ideal uses. 7. Fighting Spam Learn about why you get so much Spam and the best tools and workflows to get rid of it. 8. Email Security Security should be important to every email users. This chapter explains about common email security issues including appropriate passwords, 2-factor authentication, phishing attacks, and email encryption. This chapter also demonstrates how to encrypt PDFs before sending as email attachments. 9. Archiving and Storing Email As our email libraries grow, we require tools to archive, PDF, and save all or portions of our email. This chapter shows you how. 10. Email Workflows The author shares an extended explanation of how he manages email. Also, listen to audio interviews of other power users from several walks of life, ranging from surgeons to movie stars, and learn and how they manage email. Interviews include Serenity Caldwell, Rob Corddry, Merlin Mann, Fraser Speirs, Jeff Taekman, Aisha Tyler, David Wain, and Gabe Weatherhead.  This is the fourth book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (1.1 GB) and includes extensive media, screenshots, illustrations, audio interviews, and nearly 1.5 hours of video screencasts. 

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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python - Al Sweigart Cover Art

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart

If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python , you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand - no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: -Search for text in a file or across multiple files -Create, update, move, and rename files and folders -Search the Web and download online content -Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size -Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs -Send reminder emails and text notifications -Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python . Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.

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Cult of the Dead Cow - Joseph Menn Cover Art

Cult of the Dead Cow

Cult of the Dead Cow How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World by Joseph Menn

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.

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iCloud Starter Guide - Macworld Editors Cover Art

iCloud Starter Guide

iCloud Starter Guide Master Apple's free sync service by Macworld Editors

iCloud does a lot of amazing things: It keeps your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, and notes in sync. It instantly (almost magically) copies that photo you took of your cousin on your iPhone to your Mac, iPad mini, and laptop. It lets you work with your Macs from afar. It helps you find stranded and wayward devices, and lets you know when your friends are nearby. And it does it all for free. iCloud encompasses so very many different features and fun bits that it’s surprising to realize just how much you can do with a free account. Let Macworld's editors help you get the most out of it. This book collects all the material we’ve written in the last year on Apple’s sync service, and we hope it will help you get to know iCloud and learn how best to use it in your life. This book focuses on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 8, iOS 6, and iTunes 11—but we still have some helpful hints for those users with older operating systems. We hope that you enjoy our Starter Guide, but, even more important, that you enjoy iCloud and find ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.

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The Book of Why - Judea Pearl & Dana Mackenzie Cover Art

The Book of Why

The Book of Why The New Science of Cause and Effect by Judea Pearl & Dana Mackenzie

A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why .

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Design Is a Job - Mike Monteiro Cover Art

Design Is a Job

Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro

Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know. "This book will teach you how to be part of a service industry without becoming a servant." —ERIK SPIEKERMANN "Running a design shop is hard. When someone actually gets one off the ground, they’ve got something rare and valuable, so they keep their strategies and practices secret. What makes this book so unique is that it plainly and honestly describes how a successful design shop actually works." —JOHN GRUBER, Daring Fireball "‘Design Is a Job’ is so good it made me want to cry. I am absolutely using it as a textbook in my class this year." —KAREN MCGRANE, Managing Partner, Bond Art + Science

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iMovie: The Missing Manual - David Pogue & Aaron Miller Cover Art

iMovie: The Missing Manual

iMovie: The Missing Manual 2014 release, covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and 2.0 for iOS by David Pogue & Aaron Miller

This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS. iMovie's sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book. The important stuff you need to know Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout. Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs. Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects. Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book. Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews. Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes. Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema.

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Coding for Dummies - Nikhil Abraham Cover Art

Coding for Dummies

Coding for Dummies by Nikhil Abraham

Coding For Dummies, (9781119293323) was previously published as Coding For Dummies, (9781118951309). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Hands-on exercises help you learn to code like a pro No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed. Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice. The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for? The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.

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Virtually Human - Martine Rothblatt, PhD Cover Art

Virtually Human

Virtually Human The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt, PhD

Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness—simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology—becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile created by the real Bina. If you're active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you're already on your way to creating a Mindfile—a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind. Soon, this Mindfile can be made conscious with special software—Mindware—that mimics the way human brains organize information, create emotions and achieve self-awareness. This may sound like science-fiction A.I. (artificial intelligence), but the nascent technology already exists. Thousands of software engineers across the globe are working to create cyberconsciousness based on human consciousness and the Obama administration recently announced plans to invest in a decade-long Brain Activity Map project. Virtually Human is the only book to examine the ethical issues relating to cyberconsciousness and Rothblatt, with a Ph.D. in medical ethics, is uniquely qualified to lead the dialogue.

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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition - Daniel Regalado, Shon Harris, Allen Harper, Chris Eagle, Jonathan Ness, Branko Spasojevic, Ryan Linn & Stephen Sims Cover Art

Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition

Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition by Daniel Regalado, Shon Harris, Allen Harper, Chris Eagle, Jonathan Ness, Branko Spasojevic, Ryan Linn & Stephen Sims

Cutting-edge techniques for finding and fixing critical security flaws Fortify your network and avert digital catastrophe with proven strategies from a team of security experts. Completely updated and featuring 12 new chapters, Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker's Handbook , Fourth Edition explains the enemy’s current weapons, skills, and tactics and offers field-tested remedies, case studies, and ready-to-deploy testing labs. Find out how hackers gain access, overtake network devices, script and inject malicious code, and plunder Web applications and browsers. Android-based exploits, reverse engineering techniques, and cyber law are thoroughly covered in this state-of-the-art resource. Build and launch spoofing exploits with Ettercap and Evilgrade Induce error conditions and crash software using fuzzers Hack Cisco routers, switches, and network hardware Use advanced reverse engineering to exploit Windows and Linux software Bypass Windows Access Control and memory protection schemes Scan for flaws in Web applications using Fiddler and the x5 plugin Learn the use-after-free technique used in recent zero days Bypass Web authentication via MySQL type conversion and MD5 injection attacks Inject your shellcode into a browser's memory using the latest Heap Spray techniques Hijack Web browsers with Metasploit and the BeEF Injection Framework Neutralize ransomware before it takes control of your desktop Dissect Android malware with JEB and DAD decompilers Find one-day vulnerabilities with binary diffing

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Social Media Marketing - Dave Evans & Susan Bratton Cover Art

Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing An Hour a Day by Dave Evans & Susan Bratton

Updated with 100 pages of new content, this edition is better than ever In the newest edition of his top-selling book, social media expert Dave Evans bypasses theory to provide you with practical, hands-on advice on developing, implementing, and measuring social media marketing campaigns. In what can be an overwhelming topic, he demystifies the jargon, dispels the myths, and helps you develop an effective, day-by-day plan. Revised and updated with more than 100 pages of new material on all the latest developments, Evans includes new and updated coverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; the latest on listening and analytics platforms; how to incorporate mobile and location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla into your plan; and more. Helps marketers, advertisers, and small business owners quickly develop effective, practical approaches to social media marketing campaigns Highlights the latest you should know about Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; as well as mobile- and location-based services such as Foursquare and Gowalla Shows you how to track and measure results and integrate that information into your overall marketing plan Features case studies, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on tutorials If you've been seeking ways to break down social media marketing into tasks you can handle and campaigns that deliver, this is the book you need.

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Tableau Your Data! - Daniel G. Murray Cover Art

Tableau Your Data!

Tableau Your Data! Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software by Daniel G. Murray

Transform your organization's data into actionable insights with Tableau Tableau is designed specifically to provide fast and easy visual analytics. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface helps you create interactive reports, dashboards, and visualizations, all without any special or advanced training. This all new edition of Tableau Your Data! is your Tableau companion, helping you get the most out of this invaluable business toolset. Tableau Your Data! shows you how to build dynamic, best of breed visualizations using the Tableau Software toolset. This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for data analytics, and provides clear step-by-step guidance toward best practices and advanced techniques that go way beyond the user manual. You'll learn how Tableau is different from traditional business information analysis tools, and how to navigate your way around the Tableau 9.0 desktop before delving into functions and calculations, as well as sharing with the Tableau Server. Analyze data more effectively with Tableau Desktop Customize Tableau's settings for your organization's needs with detailed real-world examples on data security, scaling, syntax, and more Deploy visualizations to consumers throughout the enterprise - from sales to marketing, operations to finance, and beyond Understand Tableau functions and calculations and leverage Tableau across every link in the value chain Learn from actual working models of the book's visualizations and other web-based resources via a companion website Tableau helps you unlock the stories within the numbers, and Tableau Your Data! puts the software's full functionality right at your fingertips.

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Threat Modeling - Adam Shostack Cover Art

Threat Modeling

Threat Modeling Designing for Security by Adam Shostack

The only security book to be chosen as a Dr. Dobbs Jolt Award Finalist since Bruce Schneier's Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography ! Adam Shostack is responsible for security development lifecycle threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise into this unique book. With pages of specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services from the outset. You'll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Systems security managers, you'll find tools and a framework for structured thinking about what can go wrong. Software developers, you'll appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals, you'll learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling. Provides a unique how-to for security and software developers who need to design secure products and systems and test their designs Explains how to threat model and explores various threat modeling approaches, such as asset-centric, attacker-centric and software-centric Provides effective approaches and techniques that have been proven at Microsoft and elsewhere Offers actionable how-to advice not tied to any specific software, operating system, or programming language Authored by a Microsoft professional who is one of the most prominent threat modeling experts in the world As more software is delivered on the Internet or operates on Internet-connected devices, the design of secure software is absolutely critical. Make sure you're ready with Threat Modeling: Designing for Security .

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Designing Better UX

Designing Better UX by Smashing Magazine

Even the most thought-out and best-planned user experience can get lost when attention to certain details falls short. To raise awareness for those little things that add up to an ideal user experience, we have put together "Designing Better UX". The practical approaches for designing better UX cover mobile apps, adaptive systems, and multi-screen experiences. The eBook is packed with in-depth tips and tricks shared by experts from the industry. They consider the importance of straightforward yet personal microcopy, explore the strengths and weaknesses of infinite scrolling, and take a look at how well-crafted feedback loops can influence a user's behavior. Once we decide to create a well-balanced experience, all of the covered aspects in this eBook have to be thoroughly considered, i.e. when is the user experience fostered and when is it curbed? If you've been looking for a valuable resource for your daily UX routine, you can now stop searching. TABLE OF CONTENTS - When You Shouldn't Use Fitt's Law To Measure User Experience - Five Ways To Prevent Bad Microcopy - Infinite Scrolling: Let's Get To The Bottom Of This - Designing Great Feedback Loops - Sketching For Better Mobile Experiences - Converting Our Stories Into Multi-Screen Experiences - Creating An Adaptive System To Enhance UX

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Bootstrap 4 Quick Start - Learn How to Build a Responsive Website Step by Step

Bootstrap 4 Quick Start - Learn How to Build a Responsive Website Step by Step A Beginner’s Guide to Building Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap 4 by Jacob Lett

Want to improve the design of your website or web application without having to write CSS styles from scratch? Learning HTML and CSS is a lot more challenging than it used to be. Responsive web design adds more layers of complexity to design and develop websites. In this book you will become familiar with the new cards component, setting up the new flexbox grid layout, customizing the look and feel, how to follow the mobile-first development workflow, and more! Web designer and developer Jacob Lett has built 100+ websites and WordPress themes. Let him show you exactly how to build responsive layouts that look great in every browser and device. He shares what you can't learn from the official documentation... the process of actually building a full layout. This book is focused on the workflow and does not duplicate what you can already find in the official documentation. This book will show you how to reference the documentation and use it effectively in your projects. BONUS: Includes a link to download a free cheat sheets bundle and a 1 hour training video. Who is this for? You're an absolute beginner and want to become a web developer. You learned HTML and CSS 5-10 years ago but are new to responsive web design basics. You have used Bootstrap before but want to learn new techniques and workflow. What will I learn? Learn what responsive web design is, the history behind it, and how the Bootstrap 4 frontend framework makes it easier to implement. Learn the web design process and workflow necessary to make a responsive website and application with Bootstrap 4. Learn what's new in Bootstrap 4 with a deep focus on CSS3 Flexbox, Cards, and the responsive grid layout. What will I build? Responsive Marketing Homepage - Topics covered: responsive images, image cards, parallax background images, Google fonts, carousel cross-fade, and vertical centered text. Bootstrap Admin Dashboard - Topics covered: 100% height sidebar, card deck, FontAwesome icons, responsive charts and tables, and custom navigation tree menu. How is this training unique? Learn by doing as you build two professional responsive layouts examples step-by-step. Focused on the workflow vs duplicating what you can find in the official documentation. This book will show you how to reference the documentation and use it effectively in your projects. Uses hyperlinks to point to code demos, snippets, videos, and external resources. What do I need? Some experience with HTML and CSS is helpful but not necessary. Does not require knowing Sass, command line, or Photoshop. A computer with Google Chrome. A text editor like Atom and an internet connection. You want to build a beautiful website or user interface that works on all major browsers. Let Jacob show you how step by step. If you like detailed step by step guides, plenty of examples, and printable cheat sheets, then you’ll love Jacob Lett’s approach at how he creates responsive layouts using Bootstrap 4. Buy the Bootstrap 4 Quick Start today and start building responsive layouts in less time and with less effort!

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Data-Driven Security

Data-Driven Security Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards by Jay Jacobs & Bob Rudis

Uncover hidden patterns of data and respond with countermeasures Security professionals need all the tools at their disposal to increase their visibility in order to prevent security breaches and attacks. This careful guide explores two of the most powerful data analysis and visualization. You'll soon understand how to harness and wield data, from collection and storage to management and analysis as well as visualization and presentation. Using a hands-on approach with real-world examples, this book shows you how to gather feedback, measure the effectiveness of your security methods, and make better decisions. Everything in this book will have practical application for information security professionals. Helps IT and security professionals understand and use data, so they can thwart attacks and understand and visualize vulnerabilities in their networks Includes more than a dozen real-world examples and hands-on exercises that demonstrate how to analyze security data and intelligence and translate that information into visualizations that make plain how to prevent attacks Covers topics such as how to acquire and prepare security data, use simple statistical methods to detect malware, predict rogue behavior, correlate security events, and more Written by a team of well-known experts in the field of security and data analysis Lock down your networks, prevent hacks, and thwart malware by improving visibility into the environment, all through the power of data and Security Using Data Analysis, Visualization, and Dashboards.

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Applied Network Security Monitoring

Applied Network Security Monitoring Collection, Detection, and Analysis by Chris Sanders & Jason Smith

Applied Network Security Monitoring is the essential guide to becoming an NSM analyst from the ground up. This book takes a fundamental approach to NSM, complete with dozens of real-world examples that teach you the key concepts of NSM. Network security monitoring is based on the principle that prevention eventually fails. In the current threat landscape, no matter how much you try, motivated attackers will eventually find their way into your network. At that point, it is your ability to detect and respond to that intrusion that can be the difference between a small incident and a major disaster. The book follows the three stages of the NSM cycle: collection, detection, and analysis. As you progress through each section, you will have access to insights from seasoned NSM professionals while being introduced to relevant, practical scenarios complete with sample data. If you've never performed NSM analysis, Applied Network Security Monitoring will give you an adequate grasp on the core concepts needed to become an effective analyst. If you are already a practicing analyst, this book will allow you to grow your analytic technique to make you more effective at your job. Discusses the proper methods for data collection, and teaches you how to become a skilled NSM analystProvides thorough hands-on coverage of Snort, Suricata, Bro-IDS, SiLK, and ArgusLoaded with practical examples containing real PCAP files you can replay, and uses Security Onion for all its lab examplesCompanion website includes up-to-date blogs from the authors about the latest developments in NSM

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Gmail in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, 2/e

Gmail in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, 2/e by Michael Miller

Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes, Second Edition , gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. Work through its 10-minute lessons to make the most of the world’s most powerful and popular email system! This book will show you how to send and receive email from any web browser or smartphone using Gmail. You’ll learn how to send pictures and other file attachments, add a signature to your outgoing messages, and customize Gmail for your own personal use. You’ll even learn how to create and organize your Gmail contacts! Tips point out shortcuts and solutions. Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls. Notes provide additional information. 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to... Create, send, receive, read, forward, and reply to emailsFormat your email to be more attractive--and effectiveInclude pictures, web links, and file attachmentsAdd an email signature to all your messagesOrganize stored messages and flag important onesWork with Gmail offlineStore information about people, businesses, and organizationsAutomate how Gmail handles specific messagesUse Vacation Responder to tell contacts you’re awayCustomize Gmail’s appearance and behaviorDeal with annoying spamParticipate in free Hangout video chatsUse Gmail on your smartphone or tablet

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Learning Python

Learning Python by Mark Lutz

Portable, powerful, and a breeze to use, Python is ideal for both standalone programs and scripting applications. With this hands-on book, you can master the fundamentals of the core Python language quickly and efficiently, whether you're new to programming or just new to Python. Once you finish, you will know enough about the language to use it in any application domain you choose. Learning Python is based on material from author Mark Lutz's popular training courses, which he's taught over the past decade. Each chapter is a self-contained lesson that helps you thoroughly understand a key component of Python before you continue. Along with plenty of annotated examples, illustrations, and chapter summaries, every chapter also contains Brain Builder , a unique section with practical exercises and review quizzes that let you practice new skills and test your understanding as you go. This book covers: Types and Operations -- Python's major built-in object types in depth: numbers, lists, dictionaries, and more Statements and Syntax -- the code you type to create and process objects in Python, along with Python's general syntax model Functions -- Python's basic procedural tool for structuring and reusing code Modules -- packages of statements, functions, and other tools organized into larger components Classes and OOP -- Python's optional object-oriented programming tool for structuring code for customization and reuse Exceptions and Tools -- exception handling model and statements, plus a look at development tools for writing larger programs Learning Python gives you a deep and complete understanding of the language that will help you comprehend any application-level examples of Python that you later encounter. If you're ready to discover what Google and YouTube see in Python, this book is the best way to get started.

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Mastering Your Introduction to Cyber Security

Mastering Your Introduction to Cyber Security by Dr Michael C Redmond PhD

Cyber-attacks have increased exponentially, making this book essential in areas such as Business Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Risk Management, Compliance, and IT. Dr. Michael C. Redmond, PhD takes a complicated subject and breaks it down into plain English, allowing you to understand and absorb the information easily. Unlike other books where you think you’ve learned the information provided, this book’s chapter tests, along with the answer key at the end, ensure your understanding is complete.

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Excel 2016 para Dummies

Excel 2016 para Dummies by Greg Harvey

Esta obra contiene información actualizada sobre Excel 2016, la última versión de la popular hoja electrónica de Microsoft. Con esta guía aprenderás y mejorarás en el manejo de hojas de cálculo, fórmulas, opciones de seguridad y mucho más. ¡Muestre sus datos y maximice su potencial!

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Learning PHP and MySQL

Learning PHP and MySQL by Knowledge flow

★★★★★LEARNING STARTS WITH VIEWING THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY. ★★★★★ Knowledge flow — A mobile learning platform provides Apps and Books. Knowledge flow provides learning book of Learning PHP and MySQL . This book is for all information technology, computer science and web development students and professionals across the world. PHP and MySQL not easy to learn but this book of PHP and MySQL provides basic concepts with easy examples. Contents: Introduction of PHP, Features of PHP, Variables and Arrays, Operators, Functions, Introduction of SQL, Operators and Conditions of SQL, Queries, Sub-queries and 3VL, Data Control and Drawbacks, PHP with MySQL, Create and Insert in MySQL using PHP, Update and Retrieve in MySQL using PHP, Delete in MySQL using PHP. To find more education books, visit here http://knowledgeflow.in/books.

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How to Learn PHP, MySQL and Javascript Quickly!

How to Learn PHP, MySQL and Javascript Quickly! For Dummies by Andrei Besedin

With websites becoming an integral part of businesses across the globe PHP, MySQL and JavaScript are the most powerful tools highly preferred for the development of dynamic and robust websites or web applications. Knowing the tools to be essential programming languages, PHP and MySQL offer an easy-to-learn, robust, open source solution for creating awesome content management and e-commerce websites. On the other hand, JavaScript provides support for the most current media effects. This topnotch guide book offers you the all you need to know about the three tools.  This powerful book on How to Learn PHP, MySQL and Javascript Quickly (For Dummies) covers JavaScript, MySQL databases, PHP programming, web technologies and applications, and some other important information that can help in creating a superb website. Also, the amazing book provides some benefits such as: •Learning PHP, MySQL and JavaScript in-depth and addressing how they are vital tools for dynamic website creation •Exploring PHP and MySQL from database structure to complex quarries  •Showing how to create a secure website, maintaining a high level of security, and managing cookies and sessions •Serving as essential reading for web designers •Great navigation index for reference guides  •Helping you master the JavaScript The key to exploring the total benefits this success-driven book is to own it. No doubt, we might not offer the best information about PHP, MySQL and JavaScript and our weakness might be editing because we are not a native speaker. But we aim to help you explore each tool separately, learn to use them together, pick up web programming practices that are valuable and put everything together to start creating superb websites.  The book is suitable for all budgets which means you can save up to $1000 getting it. You can try the product for seven days; it is 100 percent risk-free. However, if you are not satisfied, you can visit manage your kindle page and ask for a refund within seven days.  You can obtain your copy of this great book about How to Learn PHP, MySQL and Javascript Quickly (For Dummies) by clicking the buy button at the upper right side of the page.  Stop wasting time, obtain this product, and start creating superb websites that will turn into the center of attraction!

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Mastering React Test-Driven Development

Mastering React Test-Driven Development Build rock-solid, well-tested web apps with React, Redux and GraphQL by Daniel Irvine

Implement TDD for your React applications using Jest, React Router, Redux, and GraphQL/Relay. Learn BDD and end-to-end acceptance testing with CucumberJS and Puppeteer. Key Features Learn the TDD process using the React frameworkBuild complex, real-world applications with a pragmatic approach to TDDUse Cucumber for acceptance and BDD testing, bringing TDD to the wider team Book Description Many programmers are aware of TDD but struggle to apply it beyond basic examples. This book teaches how to build complex, real-world applications using Test-Driven Development (TDD). It takes a first principles approach to the TDD process using plain Jest and includes test-driving the integration of libraries including React Router, Redux, and Relay (GraphQL). Readers will practice systematic refactoring while building out their own test framework, gaining a deep understanding of TDD tools and techniques. They will learn how to test-drive features such as client- and server-side form validation, data filtering and searching, navigation and user workflow, undo/redo, animation, LocalStorage access, WebSocket communication, and querying GraphQL endpoints. The book covers refactoring codebases to use the React Router and Redux libraries. via TDD. Redux is explored in depth, with reducers, middleware, sagas, and connected React components. The book also covers acceptance testing using Cucumber and Puppeteer. The book is fully up to date with React 16.9 and has in-depth coverage of hooks and the ‘act’ test helper. What you will learn Build test-driven applications using React 16.9+ and Jest Build complete web applications using a variety of HTML input elements Understand the different types of test double and when to apply them Test-drive the Integration of libraries such as React Router, Redux, and Relay (GraphQL) Learn when to be pragmatic and how to apply TDD shortcuts Test-drive interaction with browser APIs including fetch and WebSocketsUse Cucumber.js and Puppeteer to build BDD-style acceptance tests for your applications Build and test async Redux code using redux-saga and expect-redux Who this book is for The target audience for this book is JavaScript developers who are looking to implement test-driven and behavior-driven approaches for their React applications.

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Java Game Development with LibGDX

Java Game Development with LibGDX From Beginner to Professional by Lee Stemkoski

Learn to design and create video games using the Java programming language and the LibGDX software library. Working through the examples in this book, you will create 12 game prototypes in a variety of popular genres, from collection-based and shoot-em-up arcade games to side-scrolling platformers and sword-fighting adventure games. With the flexibility provided by LibGDX, specialized genres such as card games, rhythm games, and visual novels are also covered in this book.  Major updates in this edition include chapters covering advanced topics such as alternative sources of user input, procedural content generation, and advanced graphics. Appendices containing examples for game design documentation and a complete JavaDoc style listing of the extension classes developed in the book have also been added. What You Will Learn: Create 12 complete video game projects Advanced Java programming concepts, including data structures, encapsulation, inheritance, and algorithms, in the context of game development Gain practical experience with game design topics, including user interface design, gameplay balancing, and randomized content How to integrate third-party components into projects, such as particle effects, tilemaps, and gamepad controllers

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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step

Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

The smart way to learn Office SharePoint Designer 2007—one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips to master the fundamentals of building customized SharePoint sites and applications. You’ll learn how to work with Windows¿ SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create Web pages complete with Cascading Style Sheets, Lists, Libraries, and customized Web parts. Then, make your site really work for you by adding data sources, including databases, XML data and Web services, and RSS feeds. You’ll even learn how to create workflows and applications with custom forms, templates, and dashboards to enhance your team’s productivity. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes an easy-search companion CD with hands-on practice files, a complete eBook, and more! For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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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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Paperless

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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Just Enough Research

Just Enough Research by Erika Hall

Design research is a hard slog that takes years to learn and time away from the real work of design, right? Wrong. Erika Hall reveals the keys to good research, and explains how you and your team can do it well—and do it today. You’ll learn how to discover your competitive advantages, spot your own blind spots and biases, understand and harness your findings, and why you should never, ever hold a focus group. With Just Enough Research, you’ll start doing good research faster than you can plan your next pitch, and saving time and money to boot.

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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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Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies

Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies by Sara Perrott

Your one-stop reference for Windows Server 2019 and PowerShell know-how Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies offers a single reference to help you build and expand your knowledge of all things Windows Server, including the all-important PowerShell framework. Written by an information security pro and professor who trains aspiring system administrators, this book covers the broad range of topics a system administrator needs to know to run Windows Server 2019, including how to install, configure, and secure a system. This book includes coverage of: Installing & Setting Up Windows Server Configuring Windows Server 2019 Administering Windows Server 2019 Configuring Networking Managing Security Working with Windows PowerShell Installing and Administering Hyper-V Installing, Configuring, and Using Containers If you’re a budding or experienced system administrator looking to build or expand your knowledge of Windows Server, this book has you covered.

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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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Prediction Machines

Prediction Machines The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans & Avi Goldfarb

"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life--driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future. But in Prediction Machines , three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs. When AI is framed as cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear: Prediction is at the heart of making decisions under uncertainty. Our businesses and personal lives are riddled with such decisions.Prediction tools increase productivity--operating machines, handling documents, communicating with customers.Uncertainty constrains strategy. Better prediction creates opportunities for new business structures and strategies to compete. Penetrating, fun, and always insightful and practical, Prediction Machines follows its inescapable logic to explain how to navigate the changes on the horizon. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.

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Resilient Management

Resilient Management by Lara Hogan

Finding your bearings as a manager can feel overwhelming—but you don’t have to fake it to make it, and you don’t have to go it alone. Lara Hogan shares her recipe for supporting and leading a tech team—from developing your mentoring and coaching skills, to getting comfortable with having difficult conversations, to boosting trust among teammates—while staying grounded along the way.

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Mastering Bitcoin

Mastering Bitcoin Programming the Open Blockchain by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Join the technological revolution that’s taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion. The second edition includes: A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executivesAn explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architectsDetails of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principlesNew developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning NetworkA deep dive into blockchain applications, including how to combine the building blocks offered by this platform into higher-level applicationsUser stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

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The Elements of Statistical Learning

The Elements of Statistical Learning Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition by Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani & Jerome Friedman

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It is a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression and path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for ``wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates. Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

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The Site Reliability Workbook

The Site Reliability Workbook Practical Ways to Implement SRE by Betsy Beyer, Niall Richard Murphy, David K. Rensin, Kent Kawahara & Stephen Thorne

In 2016, Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today—and why reliability considerations are fundamental to service design. Now, Google engineers who worked on that bestseller introduce The Site Reliability Workbook , a hands-on companion that uses concrete examples to show you how to put SRE principles and practices to work in your environment. This new workbook not only combines practical examples from Google’s experiences, but also provides case studies from Google’s Cloud Platform customers who underwent this journey. Evernote, The Home Depot, The New York Times , and other companies outline hard-won experiences of what worked for them and what didn’t. Dive into this workbook and learn how to flesh out your own SRE practice, no matter what size your company is. You’ll learn: How to run reliable services in environments you don’t completely control—like cloudPractical applications of how to create, monitor, and run your services via Service Level ObjectivesHow to convert existing ops teams to SRE—including how to dig out of operational overloadMethods for starting SRE from either greenfield or brownfield

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Think Python

Think Python How to Think Like a Computer Scientist by Allen B. Downey

If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language a step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures, and object-oriented design. This second edition and its supporting code have been updated for Python 3. Through exercises in each chapter, you’ll try out programming concepts as you learn them. Think Python is ideal for students at the high school or college level, as well as self-learners, home-schooled students, and professionals who need to learn programming basics. Beginners just getting their feet wet will learn how to start with Python in a browser. Start with the basics, including language syntax and semanticsGet a clear definition of each programming conceptLearn about values, variables, statements, functions, and data structures in a logical progressionDiscover how to work with files and databasesUnderstand objects, methods, and object-oriented programmingUse debugging techniques to fix syntax, runtime, and semantic errorsExplore interface design, data structures, and GUI-based programs through case studies

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Superintelligence

Superintelligence Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

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