Computing & Internet Books

Ry's Git Tutorial

Git is a free version control system known for its speed, reliability, and non-linear development model. Its popularity among open-source developers makes Git a necessary tool for professional programmers, but it can also do wonders for your personal coding workflow. You'll be able to experiment with new ideas, radically refactor existing code, and efficiently share changes with other developers--all without the slightest worry towards breaking your project.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the entire Git library, writing code and executing commands every step of the way. You'll create commits, revert snapshots, navigate branches, communicate with remote repositories, and experience core Git concepts first-hand.

Designed for newcomers to distributed development, Ry's Git Tutorial presents this complex subject in simple terms that anyone can understand. Beginner and veteran programmers alike will find this book to be a fun, fast, and friendly introduction to Git-based revision control.

An Introduction to APIs

Have you ever wondered how Facebook is able to automatically display your Instagram photos? How about how Evernote syncs notes between your computer and smartphone? If so, then it's time to get excited!

In this book, we walk you through what it takes for companies to link their systems together. We start off easy, defining some of the tech lingo you may have heard before, but didn't fully understand. From there, each lesson introduces something new, slowly building up to the point where you are confident about what an API is and, for the brave, could actually take a stab at using one.

Getting Started with AWS

Getting Started with AWS provides an introduction to Amazon Web Services, examples of what you can do with AWS, basic information that you need to know to get started, and links to resources and documentation that will help you learn more no matter what your use case is. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/gettingstarted/latest/awsgsg-intro/.

GCSE Computing Theory: for the OCR Exam Board

This covers the theory part of the GCSE Computing course and follows the OCR specification. The book has the following sections:

1. Fundamentals of computer systems

2. Computer Hardware

3. Software

4. Data Representation

5. Databases

6. Computer communication and networking

7. Programming

The programming section gives an introduction to both programming fundamentals and the Python programming language which is used to illustrate the examples.

All The Cool New Stuff You Can do in Windows 10 (That You Couldn't In Its Predecessor)

Whether you're a Windows 7 or 8.1 user who's still undecided about upgrading, or you have already taken the leap and are looking for new features to explore, we'll show you many things - some significant, some not so much- that Windows 10 does better than the previous versions of windows.

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

This 24-hour free course introduced online security: how to recognise threats and take steps to reduce the chances that they will occur.

Introducing Microsoft Power BI

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.



Introducing Microsoft Power BI enables you to evaluate when and how to use Power BI. Get inspired to improve business processes in your company by leveraging the available analytical and collaborative features of this environment.



Be sure to watch for the publication of Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo's upcoming retail book, Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (ISBN 9781509302765). Go to the book's page at the Microsoft Press Store here for more details:http://aka.ms/analyzingdata/details.



Learn more about Power BI at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/.

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Simple Email Service Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07646TW8P

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES). This developer guide provides you with an overview of Amazon SES and shows you how to set up the service, authenticate your email address, send email using the SMTP interface or the SES API, manage your email sending activity, troubleshoot, use the Query interface, and control user access using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Amazon SES is a highly scalable, bulk and transactional email-sending service that integrates with other AWS services to make it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ses/.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the AWS Identity and Access Management User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07642VLTV

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). This user guide provides a conceptual overview of IAM, a web service that enables AWS customers to manage users and user permissions within AWS. The guide also describes business use cases, explains AWS permissions and policies, describes how to integrate IAM with other AWS products and services, and provides instructions on using the various features with the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface), the command line interface (CLI), or the IAM API. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/iam/.

AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

This document describes the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which enables you to review and improve your cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of your design decisions. We address general design principles as well as specific best practices and guidance in five conceptual areas that we define as the pillars of the Well-Architected Framework. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Network security

This 25-hour free course discussed network security and the intricacies of maintaining system resilience. It assumed an advanced knowledge of computing.

Minecraft: Battle of Legends Book 1 (An Unofficial Minecraft Book)

MINECRAFT - BATTLE OF THE LEGENDS

Wanna see some nail biting, pulse racing action!! Don't wait. Grab this book!!

This is the ultimate saga where 'Minecraft Ninja' & 'Minecraft Agent' series merge together. It is one of the rarest adventure that happened in the world of Minecraft.

Get ready for jaw dropping, exhilarating, fast paced story with enough twist & turns to keep you interested till the end and on top of that this is just the beginning!!

Architecting for the AWS Cloud: Best Practices (AWS Whitepaper)

February 2016

This whitepaper paper provides prescriptive guidance to cloud architects so that they can build highly scalable and elastic applications optimized to run in AWS cloud. It discusses cloud concepts and highlights various design patterns and best practices. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Mastering Excel Macros: Introduction (Book 1)

Excel macros. Everybody wants to learn them. You're not a programmer though. How is a non technical user going to learn how to program? You do want to use macros to make your work easier but are you really going to sit down with a huge programming textbook and work your way through every. single. boring. page? Like most people, you'll start with great enthusiasm and vigor but after a few chapters, the novelty wears off. It gets boring.

I'm going to try and change that and make learning macro programming entertaining and accessible to non-techies. First of all, programming Excel macros is a huge topic. Let's eat the elephant one bite at a time. Instead of sitting down with a dry, heavy text, you will read very focused, to the point topics. You can then immediately use what you learned in the real world.

This is the first lesson in the series. You will learn what macros are, how to access them, a tiny bit of programming theory (just so you have a clue as to what's going on) and how to record macros. As with all my other lessons, this one has a follow along workbook that you can use to work through the exercises.

The images in the lessons are based on Excel 2013 for Windows.

Beginner's Guide to Information Security: Kickstart your security career with insight from InfoSec experts

"The Beginner's Guide to Information Security" offers insight and resources to help readers embark on a career in one of the 21st century's most important--and potentially lucrative--fields. Maybe you want to move into information security from IT, say, from a developer or system administrator role. Or maybe you just graduated with your bachelor's or master's degree. Whatever your education or prior experience, this book can offer you a great start, with advice from real people who are working in the InfoSec field.

It starts off with some chapters that cover ways to learn about information security, maybe pick up a certification or two, find out about job opportunities, and then, hopefully, snag a job. "The Beginner's Guide" also delves deeper into InfoSec topics, helping readers master key skills like knowing how to protect a network, respond to a security incident, and educate users so they're part of the security solution--not the problem. The final chapters focus on "big picture" issues such as women in security, and where InfoSec may be heading in the future.

The book's content has been crowdsourced from members of Peerlyst.com, the independent online community of InfoSec professionals. Peerlyst users share their real-world knowledge every day and build their reputation as experts in the security space.

Order the "Beginner's Guide to Information Security" now to join them!

Ethics and Data Science

As the impact of data science continues to grow on society there is an increased need to discuss how data is appropriately used and how to address misuse. Yet, ethical principles for working with data have been available for decades. The real issue today is how to put those principles into action. With this report, authors Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason, and DJ Patil examine practical ways for making ethical data standards part of your work every day.

To help you consider all of possible ramifications of your work on data projects, this report includes:

A sample checklist that you can adapt for your own proceduresFive framing guidelines (the Five C's) for building data products: consent, clarity, consistency, control, and consequencesSuggestions for building ethics into your data-driven cultureNow is the time to invest in a deliberate practice of data ethics, for better products, better teams, and better outcomes. Get a copy of this report and learn what it takes to do good data science today.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Security Professionals

The information security world is rich with information. From reviewing logs to analyzing malware, information is everywhere and in vast quantities, more than the workforce can cover. Artificial intelligence is a field of study that is adept at applying intelligence to vast amounts of data and deriving meaningful results. In this book, we will cover machine learning techniques in practical situations to improve you ability to thrive in a data driven world. With classification, we'll cover how to train a model to distinguish between classes of inputs. In probability, we'll answer the question "What are the odds?" And make use of the results. With deep learning, we'll dive into the powerful biology inspired realms of AI that power some of the most effective methods in machine learning today.

Microservices on AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

September 2017

Microservices are an architectural and organizational approach to software development designed to speed up deployment cycles, foster innovation and ownership, and improve maintainability and scalability of software applications. This approach includes scaling organizations that deliver software and services. Using a microservices approach, software is composed of small independent services that communicate over well-defined APIs. These services are owned by small self-contained teams.

In this whitepaper, we summarize the common characteristics of microservices, talk about the main challenges of building microservices, and describe how product teams can leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to overcome those challenges.

This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

AWS Security Best Practices (AWS Whitepaper)

August 2016

This whitepaper provides security best practices that will help you define your Information Security Management System (ISMS) and build a set of security policies and processes for your organization so you can protect your data and assets in the AWS Cloud. It also provides an overview of different security topics such as identifying, categorizing and protecting your assets on AWS, managing access to AWS resources using accounts, users and groups and suggesting ways you can secure your data, your operating systems and applications and overall infrastructure in the cloud.

AWS Storage Services Overview (AWS Whitepaper): A Look at Storage Services Offered by AWS

December 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-use cloud computing platform. This whitepaper is designed to help architects and developers understand the different storage services and features available in the AWS Cloud. We provide an overview of each storage service or feature and describe usage patterns, performance, durability and availability, scalability and elasticity, security, interfaces, and the cost model. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643DHJ1

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Amazon Virtual Private Cloud enables you to create a virtual network topology--including subnets and routing--for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) resources. This guide explains how to use Amazon VPC through the AWS Management Console. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2016-guided by the experts. Based on Technical Preview 4, John McCabe and the Windows Server team introduce the new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how Windows Server 2016 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now!

The Ultimate Guide to Google Sheets: Everything you need to build powerful spreadsheet workflows in Google Sheets (Zapier App Guides Book 7)

It's easy enough to list your expenses in a spreadsheet, use =sum(A1:A20) to see how much you spent, and add a graph to compare your expenses. It's also easy to use a spreadsheet to deeply analyze your numbers, assist in research, and automate your work--but it seems a lot more tricky.

Google Sheets, the free spreadsheet companion app to Google Docs, is a great tool to start out with spreadsheets. It's free, easy to use, comes packed with hundreds of functions and the core tools you need, and lets you share spreadsheets and collaborate on them with others.

But where do you start if you've never used a spreadsheet--or if you're a spreadsheet professional, where do you dig in to create advanced workflows and build macros to automate your work?

Here's the guide for you. We'll take you from beginner to expert, show you how to get started with spreadsheets, create advanced spreadsheet-powered dashboard, use spreadsheets for more than numbers, build powerful macros to automate your work, and more. You'll also find tutorials on Google Sheets' unique features that are only possible in an online spreadsheet, like built-in forms and survey tools and add-ons that can pull in research from the web or send emails right from your spreadsheet.

Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

April 2017

The AWS Cloud provides a broad set of infrastructure services, such as computing power, storage options, networking and databases that are delivered as a utility: on-demand, available in seconds, with pay-as-you-go pricing. From data warehousing to deployment tools, directories to content delivery, over 70 AWS services are available. New services can be provisioned quickly, without upfront capital expense. This allows enterprises, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, and customers in the public sector to access the building blocks they need to respond quickly to changing business requirements. This whitepaper provides you with an overview of the benefits of the AWS Cloud and introduces you to the services that make up the platform. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Microsoft Excel Essential Hints and Tips: Fundamental Hints and Tips to Kick Start Your Excel Skills (Learn Excel Visually Journey Book 1)

Free short ebook!

This ebook is for the Excel beginner. It's a basic Excel starter ebook which will give you skills to super-charge your spreadsheet aptitude. We look at how to set up your spreadsheet, getting data into Excel, formatting your spreadsheet, a bit of display management and how to print and share your spreadsheets.

Is this ebook right for you? Will it give you the Excel help you need? Take a glimpse inside the first few pages - if you like what you see, then go ahead and buy - why not - it's free!

Learn Excel Visually

The idea of these short handy bite-size books is to provide you with what I have found to be most useful elements of Excel within my day-to-day work and life. I don't tell you about all the bells and whistles - just what you need on a daily basis. These ebooks are suitable for anyone who is looking to learn Excel and wants to increase their productivity and efficiency, both at work and home. Please bear in mind I don't cover all functionality of all areas, the point is that I strip out anything that's not useful and only highlight the functionality that I believe is useful on a daily basis. Don't buy a huge textbook which you'll never fully read, pick an ebook which is most relevant to your current learning, read it, apply it and then get on with your day.

Why is this ebook free?

A lot of the information in this ebook can be found on the internet; but not in this consolidated and concise way. As mentioned above, my desire is to teach you what you need to know, not what you don't. I only cover stuff that I have found useful in my Excel life. I want to give you some Excel tips which will get you started. If you want to learn more, I have several other ebooks on Excel training which you can take a look at. I'll leave it completely up to you.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon VPC. Use Amazon VPC to launch AWS resources into a virtual network that is a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that youd operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS. This guide describes key concepts for Amazon VPC and provides instructions for using its features. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Angular 5: From Theory To Practice: Build the web applications of tomorrow using the new Angular web framework from Google.

*Updated to Angular v5 released on November 2017*

After reading this book, you are going to be able to:-

- Understand the latest features of ES6 JavaScript and TypeScript.

- Build an Angular 2 application from scratch using TypeScript and the Angular command line interface.

- Write code using the paradigm of reactive programming with RxJS and Observables.

- Know how to Unit Test Angular using Jasmine, Karma and the Angular Test Bed

The first chapter in the course is a quickstart where you dive straight into writing your first Angular application. We use the web editor plunker so you can get started writing code ASAP.

In this quickstart you'll get a 50,000 foot view of the major features of Angular.

Then chapter by chapter we go much deeper into each of these features. I'll cover the theory for that feature, using plunker as much as possible so you can try out the code yourself in a browser. Then you'll practice what you've learnt with either an online quiz or a set of flash cards.

You are going to learn all about:-

- Typescript & ES6 Javascript.

- Components & Binding

- Directives

- Dependancy Injection & Services

- Angular Modules & Bootstrapping your Angular application.

- SPAs & Routing

- Angular CLI

- Forms

- Reactive Programming with RXJs

- HTTP

- Unit Testing

The ideal student is an existing web developer, with some JavaScript knowledge that wants to add Angular to their skill set. Or perhaps you are an existing Angular 1 developer who wants to level up to Angular 2+.

You do need to be comfortable with at least the ES5 version of JavaScript. We'll be using a UI framework called twitter bootstrap throughout the course but you still must know HTML and some CSS.

JavaScript: Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website - A Crash Course to Learn JavaScript Programming and HTML the Easy Way (javascript, javascript the ... programming, javascript for beginners)



JavaScript: Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website

A Crash Course to Learn JavaScript Programming and HTML the Easy Way

JavaScript is an object-based programming language that is very popular today as it is adopted universally by every web browser, allowing dynamic content to get executed in a webpage. In reality, as JavaScript built its success worldwide with its integration into the web browsers, the programming skills became more and more important in order to work with this language.Therefore, web designer can't ignore the importance of JavaScript language as an absolutely decisive tool in order to grant you every kind of solutions.

JavaScript stands unique and its role can never be denied as JavaScript can act as both object oriented language and procedural language. It is truly undeniable that JavaScript is the key to produce pages that are customized to the user and where the creation of pages dynamically based on the user's choices is allowed.

This manual aims to help you discovering the full potential of the JavaScript language, helping your learning about how to turn the content of a static page into an interactive, engaging, and intelligent experience. In reality, we will approach the most crucial tasks required to every programmer, such as showing, hiding, changing or resizing images. Not only that, you will be able to learn how to create image rollovers and scrolling texts across the status bar as well.

What You Are Going To Learn



Programming Basics

Decisions and Loops

JavaScript Objects

JavaScript Events

Much, Much More!



Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website

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Learn Ruby on Rails: Book One

Get the book that is called "The best Rails book for beginners."For a solid start on Ruby on Rails web development...Get this book by renowned teacher and author Daniel Kehoe. No other tutorial does a better job of explaining the concepts. Master the basics. Learn the practices you'll use in the workplace as a professional Rails developer. Learn in a weekend, building a real-life web application, using the newest Rails version.

Is It For You?This book is written for YOU if you are new to Ruby on Rails and...You've got experience with the web and need to learn RailsYou don't know how to program -- but want to learnYou want to build an applicationYou want to start a career as a professional web developerWhat Experts Are SayingLinda Liukas, co-founder of Rails Girls..."Learn Ruby on Rails is a great book for anyone starting to learn web development, giving you the context and explanations at the right time in an encouraging way."

Michael Hartl, author of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial..."If you're new to web development, I recommend Daniel Kehoe's excellent Learn Ruby on Rails book. Learn Ruby on Rails is the gentlest introduction to Rails that I know of, so it's a great place for beginners to start."

Chapters and TopicsIntroduction - What You'll LearnConcepts - How the Web Works, What is Rails?, Gems, Git, Testing, Rails StacksGet Help When You Need It - Stack Overflow, Meetups, Pair Programming, Code ReviewsPlan Your Product - User Stories, Wireframes and Mockups, Behavior-Driven DevelopmentManage Your Project - Kanban, Trello, AgileAccounts You May Need - GitHub, Gmail, MailChimp, HerokuGet Started - Text Editor, Terminal, Unix commands, Installing RubyCreate the Application - Starter Applications, Rails New, Server, Log MessagesThe Parking Structure - Rails Files and Folders ExplainedTime Travel with Git - Configuring Git, Repository, GitIgnore, Git Workflow, GitHubGems - Where Do Gems Live?, Gemfile, BundlerConfigure - Environment Variables, Config Secrets File, Configure EmailStatic Pages and Routing - Public Folder, Home Page, About Page, RoutesRequest and Response - Browser Developer Tools View, Document Object Model, Model View ControllerDynamic Home Page - Naming Conventions, Routing, Model, View, ControllerTroubleshoot - Interactive Ruby Shell, Rails Console, Logger, Stack Trace, ExceptionsJust Enough Ruby - Ruby Literacy, Object-Oriented Terminology, Ruby BasicsLayout and Views - Template Languages, ERB, Application Layout, Boilerplate, Yield, View HelpersFront-End Framework - Asset Pipeline, Navigation, Partials, Messages, Zurb FoundationAdd Pages - High Voltage Gem, Contact PageContact Form - SimpleForm, Params Hash, Validation, ActiveModel, RESTful Controllers, SecuritySpreadsheet Connection - APIs, Connecting to Google Drive, Service-Oriented ArchitectureSend Mail - Mailer, Queueing and Background JobsMailing List - APIsDeploy - HerokuAnalytics - Google Analytics, Segment, Turbolinks, Page and Event TrackingTesting - Why Test?, What Are Tests?, Minitest, Capybara, Feature Tests, TDDRails Composer - Starter ApplicationsRails Challenges - Overcoming ObstaclesCrossing the Chasm - Building Your Own Applications, Finding a Mentor, Self-Help StrategiesLevel Up - What to Learn NextWant To Know More?Scroll to the top and select buy.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud: User Guide for Linux Instances

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon EC2. Amazon EC2 provides resizeable computing capacity in the cloud. This guide describes the infrastructure provided by Amazon EC2 and demonstrates how to create and manage virtual servers, called EC2 instances, in the cloud. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) User Guide for Linux Instances

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide for Linux Instances is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076452RSZ

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This guide explains the infrastructure provided by the Amazon EC2 web service, and steps you through how to configure and manage your virtual servers using the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface), the Amazon EC2 API, or web tools and utilities.

Amazon EC2 provides resizable computing capacity--literally, server instances in Amazon's data centers--that you use to build and host your software systems. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/.

Mastering Excel: Excel Apps

This lesson only applies to Excel 2013 or Office 365!

This short lesson covers Excel applications (apps). Apps are almost like the apps you find on your smartphone. In the Excel world, an app is a small, programmed interface that interacts with Excel data to extend your spreadsheet's functionality.

Excel come with two apps built by Microsoft. You will learn how to use these apps to add dynamic charts to your worksheets. There is no programming involved with these apps. They do all the work for you.

As with all my other lessons, this one comes with two follow along workbooks. One you can use to work through the exercises and the other one has the completed exercises.

Once again, if you do not have Excel 2013 or Office 365 for Windows, you will not be able to use this lesson!

Absolute App Inventor 2: Android Programming for all ages

Learn to design/build Android mobile apps with No Coding Experience!

As of June 2014 there were more than 1.2 billion Android apps available in the Google Play Store. Consumers have downloaded apps a total of roughly 80 billion times. Google Play led the iOS App Store in downloads by approximately 45% in Q1 2014, up from 35% in the previous quarter.

If you have a killer idea for a mobile app, want to get into this multi-billion dollar app market or just want to create mobile apps or just want to learn about mobile app, then this book aims to help you and will quickly get you started and will provide you the knowledge and the tools to get there.

If you are new to programming or App Inventor, then this book will show you how to properly start-off designing and developing mobile apps and will then gradually take you through understanding more advanced concepts.

If you have already used App Inventor, use this book to learn about optimization, DRY principle, design patterns and concepts that will teach you how to design & develop apps that will run more efficiently and to learn about concepts that have not been covered in other App Inventor books.

The book covers good programming designs using DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Principle by using App Inventor Procedures. The book also covers how to use proper abstraction and produce much cleaner code through use of App Inventor Advanced "Any Component".

All these concepts will be covered in a fully fledged such as SpaceWars gaming app and MyFAVs contact management apps. They will show you step-by-step design flow and bottom-top implementation using numerous figures with detailed step-by-step sequenced instruction.

Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763ZV7JG

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon DynamoDB. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. This guide explains how to create and manage databases in DynamoDB by using the AWS SDKs for Java, Microsoft .NET, and PHP, as well as the AWS Management Console, a browser-based graphical user interface for interacting with the service. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/dynamodb/.

AWS Command Line Interface User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07641F5CR

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). This guide explains how to install and configure the AWS CLI, and guides you through using it with several common AWS services. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cli/.

Amazon VPC Architecture (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start provides a networking foundation based on AWS best practices for your AWS Cloud infrastructure. It builds an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environment with public and private subnets where you can launch AWS services and other resources.

Use this Quick Start as a building block for your own deployments. You can scale it up or down as needed, and add other infrastructure components and software layers to complete your AWS environment. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/.

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More (Developer Reference)

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.

Who should read this book

Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well.

Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in.

Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here.

Assumptions

This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.

Security Pillar: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

The focus of this paper is the security pillar of the Well-Architected Framework. It provides guidance to help you apply best practices in the design, delivery, and maintenance of secure AWS environments. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Amazon API Gateway Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon API Gateway. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format. Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Create an API to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any web application. The Developer Guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon API Gateway and includes detailed instructions for using the service.

Amazon Relational Database Service: User Guide

This is the official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon RDS is a platform for running DB Instances in the cloud. You can create DB instances that run Amazon Aurora, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL. This guide explains how to create and manage DB instances. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read the documentation online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/rds/.

Reliability Pillar: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

The focus of this paper is the reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. It provides guidance to help you apply best practices in the design, delivery, and maintenance of AWS environments. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Building Data Science Teams

As data science evolves to become a business necessity, the importance of assembling a strong and innovative data teams grows. In this in-depth report, data scientist DJ Patil explains the skills, perspectives, tools and processes that position data science teams for success.

Topics include: What it means to be "data driven." The unique roles of data scientists. The four essential qualities of data scientists. Patil's first-hand experience building the LinkedIn data science team.

Cost Optimization Pillar: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

The focus of this paper is the cost optimization pillar of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework. It provides guidance to help you apply best practices to drive cost efficiencies in the design, delivery, and maintenance of AWS environments. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

What is DevOps?

Have we entered the age of NoOps infrastructures? Hardly. Old-style system administrators may be disappearing in the face of automation and cloud computing, but operations have become more significant than ever. As this O'Reilly Radar Report explains, we're moving into a more complex arrangement known as "DevOps."

Mike Loukides, O'Reilly's VP of Content Strategy, provides an incisive look into this new world of operations, where IT specialists are becoming part of the development team. In an environment with thousands of servers, these specialists now write the code that maintains the infrastructure. Even applications that run in the cloud have to be resilient and fault tolerant, need to be monitored, and must adjust to huge swings in load. That was underscored by Amazon's EBS outage last year.

From the discussions at O'Reilly's Velocity Conference, it's evident that many operations specialists are quickly adapting to the DevOps reality. But as a whole, the industry has just scratched the surface. This report tells you why.

The Culture of Big Data

Technology does not exist in a vacuum. In the same way that a plant needs water and nourishment to grow, technology needs people and process to thrive and succeed. Culture (i.e., people and process) is integral and critical to the success of any new technology deployment or implementation.

Big data is not just a technology phenomenon. It has a cultural dimension. It's vitally important to remember that most people have not considered the immense difference between a world seen through the lens of a traditional relational database system and a world seen through the lens of a Hadoop Distributed File System.This paper broadly describes the cultural challenges that accompany efforts to create and sustain big data initiatives in an evolving world whose data management processes are rooted firmly in traditional data warehouse architectures.

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Preview Edition 2 (Developer Reference)

This second Preview Edition ebook, now with 16 chapters, is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows phones unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML that maps to native controls on these three platforms.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Simple Storage Service Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076444XFR

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides virtually limitless storage in the Internet. This guide introduces the basic concepts of Amazon S3, the bucket and the object. It walks you through the process of using the AWS Management Console, a browser-based graphical user interface, to create a bucket and then upload, view, move, and delete an object. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/s3/.

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon EC2 Container Service Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644Y57W

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.

This guide explains the features provided by the Amazon ECS web service, and steps you through how to configure and manage Docker containers in the AWS cloud using the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface). This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ecs/.

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

This collection represents the full spectrum of data-related content we've published on O'Reilly Radar over the last year. Mike Loukides kicked things off in June 2010 with "What is data science?" and from there we've pursued the various threads and themes that naturally emerged. Now, roughly a year later, we can look back over all we've covered and identify a number of core data areas:

Data issues -- The opportunities and ambiguities of the data space are evident in discussions around privacy, the implications of data-centric industries, and the debate about the phrase "data science" itself.

The application of data: products and processes - A "data product" can emerge from virtually any domain, including everything from data startups to established enterprises to media/journalism to education and research.

Data science and data tools -- The tools and technologies that drive data science are of course essential to this space, but the varied techniques being applied are also key to understanding the big data arena.

The business of data - Take a closer look at the actions connected to data -- the finding, organizing, and analyzing that provide organizations of all sizes with the information they need to compete.

Infrastructure as Code

July 2017

Infrastructure as Code has emerged as a best practice for automating the provisioning of infrastructure services. This paper describes the benefits of Infrastructure as Code, and how to leverage the capabilities of Amazon Web Services in this realm to support DevOps initiatives.

DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases your organization's ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity. This enables your organization to be more responsive to the needs of your customers. The practice of Infrastructure as Code can be a catalyst that makes attaining such a velocity possible.

This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

How To Start A Profitable Authority Blog In Under One Hour: Write About What You Love, Create A Website, And Make Money

Neil launched http://passive.marketing in 2013 in an effort to document his journey from escaping the 9 to 5 grind to earning a full time living from the internet. 6 months later, his first blog was earning more than his retail job which he decided to quit and focus on blogging.

These results are not typical, but this book will go over the complete steps to setting up a profitable authority site which you can use to creating your first website and earning supplemental income.

*Who was this book written for?*

This book is written for people who are looking to start blogging and those people looking to create a website. It will also be helpful to those who are already blogging but not making money from their efforts.

*Who this book is not for:*

If you are looking to start a website and get rich overnight, look elsewhere. You will need to be dedicated and work hard to achieve desirable results.

While this book gives valuable information to those who are already making money blogging, if you making thousands of dollars a month, it was not written for you and might move a bit slow.

*Topics covered in this book:*

oWho Am I?

oStep 1: Picking A Niche

oStep 2: Keyword Research

oStep 3: Setting Up Your First Website

oStep 4: Writing Content For Your Website

oStep 5: Collecting Emails

oStep 6: Content Promotion]

You will learn how these 6 steps to starting a blog can be done in under an hour while learning about the basics of blogging in WordPress. You will also get access to the exact tools that are used every day by websites across the world.

Learn how to start your blog today, get started, and within the next 60 minutes, you should have a fully functioning website. This is the most comprehensive book about how you can start a blog which will hold your hand every step of the way.

Operational Excellence Pillar: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

The focus of this paper is the operational excellence pillar of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework. It provides guidance to help you apply best practices in the design, delivery, and maintenance of AWS environments. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Performance Efficiency Pillar: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

The focus of this paper is the Performance Efficiency pillar of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework. It provides guidance to help you apply best practices in the design, delivery, and maintenance of AWS environments. This whitepaper covers the best practices for managing production environments. Designing and managing non-production environments and processes such as Continuous Integration or Delivery are out of the scope of this document. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Serverless Applications Lens: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

This document describes the Serverless Applications Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The document covers common serverless applications scenarios and identifies key elements to ensure your workloads are architected according to best practices. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Introduction to AWS Security (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2015

Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a scalable cloud computing platform designed for high availability and dependability, providing the tools that enable you to run a wide range of applications. Helping to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your systems and data is of the utmost importance to AWS, as is maintaining your trust and confidence. This document is intended to provide an introduction to AWS's approach to security, including the controls in the AWS environment and some of the products and features that AWS makes available to customers to meet your security objectives. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07647QNMN

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a platform for running instances of MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server database engines, called DB Instances, in the cloud. This guide explains how to create and manage DB Instances by using the Query and SOAP programming interfaces, as well as a command-line interface. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/rds/.

Jenkins on AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

May 2017

Although there are many ways to deploy the Jenkins open-source automation server on Amazon Web Services (AWS), this whitepaper focuses on two specific approaches. First, the traditional deployment on top of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Second, the containerized deployment that leverages Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS). These approaches enable customers to take advantage of the continuous integration/ continuous delivery (CI/CD) capabilities of Jenkins. Using an extensive plugin system, Jenkins offers options for integrating with many AWS services and can morph to fit most use cases (e.g., traditional development pipelines, mobile development, security requirements, etc.).

This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2018

Amazon VPC provides customers with several options for interconnecting their AWS virtual networks with other remote networks. This whitepaper describes several such common network connectivity options available to our customers. This includes connectivity options for integrating remote customer networks with Amazon VPC as well as interconnecting multiple Amazon VPCs into a contiguous virtual network.

An Overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

February 2017

Adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents many benefits, such as increased business agility and flexibility, as well as reduced costs. However, in order to fully realize these benefits your staff may need to acquire new skills and create or update core processes. Doing so can maximize the business value and minimize the business risks of cloud adoption.

The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) helps organizations understand how cloud adoption transforms the way they work, and it provides structure to identify and address gaps in skills and processes. Applying the AWS CAF in your organization results in an actionable plan with defined work streams that can guide your organization's path to cloud adoption. This framework leverages our experiences and best practices in assisting organizations around the world with their cloud adoption journey.

This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Amazon Redshift Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Redshift Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643XFGQ

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It is optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/redshift/.

Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes (AWS Whitepaper)

June 2016

This document is intended to answer questions such as "How does AWS help me ensure my data are secure?" Specifically, AWS physical and operational security processes are described for network and infrastructure under AWS' management, as well as service-specific security implementations.

A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration - Migrating Services to AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

To achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from a traditional on-premises computing platform to a cloud infrastructure.

Kindle for iOS Accessibility Gestures - Quick Reference Guide

This guide details the Kindle reading application accessibility gestures, following standard iOS gesture/action patterns with a few augmentations. Accessibility features are available in Version 3.7 and above.

Amazon Redshift: Cluster Management Guide

This is the official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. You can start with just a few hundred gigabytes of data and scale to a petabyte or more. This enables you to use your data to acquire new insights for your business and customers. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/redshift/latest/mgmt/welcome.html.

High-Performance Computing Lens: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

This document describes the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The document covers common HPC scenarios and identifies key elements to ensure your workloads are architected according to best practices. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

Building a DevOps Culture

DevOps is as much about culture as it is about tools

When people talk about DevOps, they often emphasize configuration management systems, source code repositories, and other tools. But, as Mandi Walls explains in this Velocity report, DevOps is really about changing company culture--replacing traditional development and operations silos with collaborative teams of people from both camps.

The DevOps movement has produced some efficient teams turning out better products faster. The tough part is initiating the change. This report outlines strategies for managers looking to go beyond tools to build a DevOps culture among their technical staff.

Topics include:

Documenting reasons for changing to DevOps before you commitDefining meaningful and achievable goalsFinding a technical leader to be an evangelist, tools and process expert, and shepherdStarting with a non-critical but substantial pilot projectFacilitating open communication among developers, QA engineers, marketers, and other professionalsRealigning your team's responsibilities and incentivesLearning when to mediate disagreements and conflictsDownload this free report and learn how to the DevOps approach can help you create a supportive team environment built on communication, respect, and trust.

Mandi Walls is a Senior Consultant with Opscode.

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers

The "Microsoft Azure Essentials" series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. "Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers" focuses on providing essential information about developing web applications hosted on Azure Web Apps. It is written with the developer who has experience using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework in mind. If Azure Web Apps is new to you, this book is for you. If you have experience developing for Azure Web Apps, this book is for you, too, because there are features and tools discussed in this text that are new to the platform.

Photoshop CS6 Beta New Features: Digital Classroom Preview

Discover many of the hottest new features and cool capabilities of the Photoshop CS6 Beta in this preview mini book. Written by Photoshop Digital Classroom author and Photoshop Expert Jennifer Smith, you'll get step-by-step instructions introducing you to key new features of the program. Also included is access to free lesson files to accompany the mini book that can be downloaded free from the Digital Classroom website. This mini book guides you through the new Photoshop CS6 Beta interface, brushes, content aware features, layer filters, and much more. Digital Classroom is a great way to learn the new features in Photoshop CS6 Beta.

Amazon Elastic Container Service: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, fast, container management service that makes it easy to run, stop, and manage Docker containers on a cluster.

Amazon Simple Storage Service: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Amazon S3 provides virtually limitless storage on the internet. It makes it easy to collect, store, and analyze data--regardless of format--at massive scale. Amazon S3 provides object storage, which allows you to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere. This guide explains Amazon S3 concepts, such as buckets, objects, and related configurations, and includes code examples for common operations. It is offered for free as a Kindle book. If you prefer, you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/s3/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076472YND

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Amazon Virtual Private Cloud enables you to create a virtual network topology--including subnets and routing--for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) resources. This guide gives you a hands-on introduction to using Amazon VPC through the AWS Management Console. The guide walks you through a simple scenario in which you set up a VPC with a single public subnet containing a running instance with an Elastic IP address. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Java: Code Your Way to Corporate - A Beginners Guide to Learn the Latest Edition of Java Programming and Coding (java, java programming, java for dummies, ... java tutorial, java book, java guide)



Java: Code Your Way to Corporate

A Beginners Guide to Learn the Latest Edition of Java Programming and Coding

As many consider so, the language of programming may be the most important ability of our century. Called as "the language of the future", programming is becoming more and more important as it is changing the daily life in society. Java is everywhere: datacenters, desktops, cell-phones, scientific computers. So, it is quite clear that Java has changed the landscape of programming language all over the world during the last two decades.

This manual aims to help you being familiar with Java programming, its key concepts and every needed specification concerned to one of the most important activities in the world today

Our goal is to help you in taking advantage of the full potential of this tool and, consequently, if you're starting to give your first steps in programming, we hope to contribute to the increase of both your productivity and knowledge.

But for now, it's time for us to open the doors of knowledge for you!

What You Are Going To Learn



Java Basic Syntax and Operators

Introduction to Classes and Objects

Java Basic Data Types

Java Loop Control

And Much, Much More!



Java:Code Your Way to Corporate

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Amazon EKS: User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). Amazon EKS is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Amazon Simple Storage Service: Getting Started Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Amazon S3 provides virtually limitless storage on the internet. This guide introduces the basic concepts of Amazon S3, the bucket and the object. It walks you through the process of using the AWS Management Console, a browser-based graphical user interface, to create buckets and then upload, view, move, and delete objects. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/s3/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: Network Administrator Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon VPC. Use Amazon VPC to launch AWS resources into a virtual network that is a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that youd operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS. This guide describes customer gateways and helps network administrators configure them. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Visual Basic 6.0 Programming By Examples

Visual Basic is one of the easiest to learn computer programming language.

Yes, it is obsolete but all MS Office products include VBA (Visual Basic for Application) and if you learn VB you will know VBA!

In my tutorial, I used VB 6 to explain step by step how to create a simple Visual Basic Application and a relatively complex one (a Patient Management system) that is using a database. A patient Management application source code is explained in details.

You will learn how to design and create a database in MS Access and how to create tables and queries.

The book includes a sample application that shows how to use Windows API function.

You will learn how to convert VB program that can be run only in Visual Basic development environment to a distributable application that can be installed on any client computer.

For illustration, I included 128 screenshot images and links to a video.

You will be able to download from my website complete source code for 7 Visual Basic projects including a Password Keeper, a Patient Management and a Billing Management application.

Make Bootstrap Themes

Bootstrap perhaps is the most popular frontend framework for developing mobile first projects on the web in recent years, its repository on github gets more than 100 thousands stars. Millions of websites are using it not only because it is easy to learn and use but the flexibility of customization.

In this book, we'll focus on the customization part - build your own Bootstrap theme. At the time of writing this book, Bootstrap 4 is still in its alpha version, by "Bootstrap" here we are referring to Bootstrap 3. We will start with preparing a development workbench, and introducing Less (a CSS pre-processor Bootstrap uses), then walk through Bootstrap's source code which will help us first get familiar with its code structure and later build themes by reusing it. Moreover, we will learn how to make additional styles and use plugins to polish our themes. Lastly we will touch on Bootstrap 4 a little and see how to use and customize it.

This book is not an introduction to how to use Bootstrap, nor is it for learning the basics of HTML, CSS and Javascript. For example, you should know what "container", "col-xs-12", "col-sm-10" classes mean in Bootstrap. If not, I suggest reading through some tutorials about using Bootstrap before coming back to this book. If you are already familiar with the basis of HTML, CSS and Bootstrap usage, and want to go further to customize its theme, or even sell your own theme in the marketplaces, this is the book for you.

Amazon Cognito Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Cognito Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644VJN7

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Cognito. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cognito/. Amazon Cognito is a service that you can use to create unique identities for your users, authenticate these identities with identity providers, and save mobile user data in the AWS Cloud. This guide provides an overview of Amazon Cognito and includes development instructions for its features.

App Storm: Best Kindle Fire Apps, a Torrent of Games, Tools, and Learning Applications, Free and Paid, for Young and Old

FAST START GUIDE TO KINDLE FIRE



SHOPPING FOR APPS ON YOUR KINDLE FIRE

MUSIC AND VIDEO

COMMUNICATION

PRODUCTIVITY

UTILITIES

GAMES

NETWORKING

SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

EDUCATION AND REFERENCE

PRIORITIZING YOUR APPS

SIDELOADING APPS AND APP STORE ALTERNATIVES

Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07647QQXY

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift is an enterprise-level, petabyte scale, fully managed data warehousing service. This guide focuses specifically on using Amazon Redshift to create and manage a data warehouse. If you work with databases as a designer, software developer, or administrator, it gives you the information you need to design, build, query, and maintain the relational databases that make up your data warehouse. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/redshift/.

Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07641FZSM

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Route 53. This developer guide provides you with an overview of Amazon Route 53 and shows you how to create new domains and subdomains in Route 53 and migrate existing domains and subdomains to Route 53. This guide also explains how to work with hosted zones and resource record sets.

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service that developers can use to connect user requests to infrastructure running in AWS such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. Amazon Route 53 can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/route53/.

Day One: Junos for IOS Engineers (Junos Fundamentals Book 8)

Day One: Junos for IOS Engineers

When it's time to swap out your Cisco routers with new Juniper Networks devices, use this book to expand your skill set to include Junos, and make the transition to an advanced operating system with speed and confidence.

There comes a time in every network engineer's career when they need to transition to other technologies, but appearances of complexity can get in the way. To make the path from IOS to Junos easier, you need a book that can make you feel confident about how your new Juniper Network router, switch, or security device operates.

Day One: Junos for IOS Engineers addresses these needs of the IOS-trained engineer by providing a side-by-side comparison of configurations and techniques in both IOS and Junos. In a few quick steps you can compare what you did yesterday with IOS to what you can do today with Junos. Along the way are insights, tips, and no-nonsense explanations of what is taking place. If you are an engineer who is already familiar with IOS, get ready to see the 'Junos way' in action, whether it's simply using a different syntax or a whole new efficient way of networking.

"This Day One book is just what was needed for those of us who know IOS but need to know Junos. The examples being shown side-by-side between IOS and Junos really helps us ?understand the Junos configuration." - Jeff Fry, CCIE #22061

IT'S DAY ONE AND YOU HAVE A JOB TO DO, SO LEARN HOW TO:

o Understand the differences in thought process between Junos and IOS.

o Configure simple functions and common tasks on any Junos device.

o Compare Junos configurations to your accustomed IOS configurations.

o Write configurations for small networks utilizing VLANs, OSPF and BGP.

About the Author

Chris Jones is a Network Engineer, certified with Juniper as JNCIE-ENT #272, and with Cisco Systems as CCIE #25655 (R&S). Chris has more than eight years of industry experience with both Cisco and Juniper products and solutions.

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

Get a head start evaluating Windows 10--with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now. This book is a preview, a work in progress about a work in progress. It offers a snapshot of the Windows 10 Technical Preview as of April 2015, on the eve of the BUILD Developers' Conference in San Francisco.

Stop Coding: Learn to test automate without coding and get that automation testing job

The world is changing, A few short years ago a manual tester would run tests against software to check that the requirements had been satisfied. Fast forward to today and businesses want fast test execution, Continuous Integration with little to no human intervention.

Stop Coding is a step-by-step guide into the new way of automated testing, using ground-breaking tools like Katalon Studio, a tool that allows you to test automate without coding.

Easy-to-follow, eye-opening and comprehensive, Stop Coding will let you in on the processes and frameworks you should master, useful tips to make you the most eligible candidate in a job interview and all the little details that will lead you to the automation testing job.

Get first-hand experience from Ajamo Adams who entered the automation arena by curbing the coding challenge and delve into the mysteries of pro standard testing WITHOUT coding!

With free katalon studio training courses, int?rvi?w ?r???r?ti?n? and ?dvi??, including information on what ??u should and ?h?uldn't do in the interview process. R???ur??? on working in an agile environment, real int?rvi?w ?u??ti?n? with answers and everything else needed to get that automation testing job.

Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644YZL2

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the Amazon CloudFront service. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudfront/.

Amazon CloudFront is a web service for delivering content with low latency and high speed. This guide provides a conceptual and architectural overview of Amazon CloudFront. It also explains how to work with objects and distributions, control access to your content, and use the CloudFront REST API.

Amazon GuardDuty: Amazon Guard Duty User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon GuardDuty. This user guide provides a conceptual overview of GuardDuty, a web service that enables AWS customers to continuously monitor the security of your AWS environment. The guide describes how setup GuardDuty and how to integrate GuardDuty with other AWS services. The guide also provides instructions on using the various GuardDuty features with the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface), the command line interface (CLI), or the GuardDuty API. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/guardduty/.

Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager

Get a head start deploying Windows 10--with tips and best practices from experts in the field. This guide shows you how to deploy Windows 10 in an automated way without impacting end users by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager, which is the most used product to deploy Microsoft operating systems in the industry today.

Easy Linux Device Driver, Second Edition: First Step Towards Device Driver Programming

Easy Linux Device Driver :"First Step Towards Device Driver Programming"

Easy Linux Device Driver book is an easy and friendly way of learning device driver programming . Book contains all latest programs along with output screen screenshots. Highlighting important sections and stepwise approach helps for quick understanding of programming . Book contains Linux installation ,Hello world program up to USB 3.0 ,Display Driver ,PCI device driver programming concepts in stepwise approach. Program gives best understanding of theoretical and practical fundamentals of Linux device driver. Beginners should start learning Linux device driver from this book to become device driver expertise.

--Topics Covered in book--

*Introduction of Linux

Advantages of Linux

History of Linux

Architecture of Linux

Definitions

*Ubuntu installation

Ubuntu Installation Steps

User Interface Difference

About KNOPPIX

Important links

*Terminal: Soul of Linux

Creating Root account

Terminal Commands

Virtual Editor Commands

*Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel Internals

Kernel Space and User space

*Device Driver

Place of Driver in System

Device Driver working

*Characteristics of Device Driver

Module Commands

Hello World Program

pre-settings

Write Program

Printk function

Makefile

Run program

*Parameter passing

Parameter passing program

Parameter Array

*Process related program

*Character Device Driver

Major and Minor number

API to registers a device

Program to show device number

Character Driver File Operations

File operation program.

Include .h header

Functions in module.h file

Important code snippets

Summary of file operations

*PCI Device Driver

Direct Memory Access

Module Device Table

Code for Basic Device Driver

Important code snippets

*USB Device Driver Fundamentals

Architecture of USB device driver

USB Device Driver program

Structure of USB Device Driver

Parts of USB end points

Important features

USB information Driver

*USB device Driver File Operations

Using URB

Simple data transfer

Program to read and write

Important code snippets

Gadget Driver

*Complete USB Device Driver Program

Skeleton Driver Program

*Special USB 3.0

USB 3.0 Port connection

Bulk endpoint streaming

Stream ID

*Device Driver Lock

Mutual Exclusion

Semaphore

Spin Lock

*Display Device Driver

Frame buffer concept

Framebuffer Data Structure

Check and set Parameter

Accelerated Method

Display Driver summary

*Memory Allocation

Kmalloc

Vmalloc

Ioremap

*Interrupt Handling

interrupt registration

Proc interface

Path of interrupt

Programming Tips

Softirqs, Tasklets, Work Queues

*I/O Control

Introducing ioctl

Prototype

Stepwise execution of ioctl

*Sample Device Driver

Complete memory Driver

Complete Parallel Port Driver

*Device Driver Debugging

Data Display Debugger

Graphical Display Debugger

Kernel Graphical Debugger

*Appendix I

Exported Symbols

Kobjects, Ksets, and Subsystems

DMA I/O

EasyLDD is best book for beginners to start learning Device Driver programming from basics. Anyone can just take a book and start programming.

Book is easy to understand and friendly to use as book has easy language and screenshot of actual output window along with detailed explanation of each program.

This book is integration of Author's experimental programs, Latest programming concepts like USB3.0,Contains reference points from all Linux device Driver books and magazines.

Book has also collection of many programs available over websites, books and Linux community programs.

This book is first milestone towards learning driver programming in step-wise approach.

Book will build confidence in you so that you can easily jump in to any type of driver and start coding.

All the Best !

Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/elasticsearch-service/. Amazon ES is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch, a popular open-source search and analytics engine. Amazon ES offers several security solutions, replication across Availability Zones, and direct access to the Elasticsearch APIs. This guide describes how to get started with Amazon ES, explains key concepts, and provides step-by-step instructions that show you how to use the features.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) User Guide for Microsoft Windows Instances

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide for Windows Instances is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643G45C

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This Windows user guide explains how to launch and manage virtual Windows servers in the Amazon EC2. To manage and configure your virtual servers you can use the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface), the Amazon EC2 API, or web tools and utilities.

In this guide, you'll learn how to sign up for the Amazon EC2 web service, launch an instance of virtual Windows server in the cloud, connect to the instance, and terminate it. You'll get started using the AWS Management Console. After you've completed the getting started tutorial, you can use the overviews and procedures in this guide as a reference for Amazon EC2. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Elasticsearch Service Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764757RL

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) . This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/elasticsearch-service/. Amazon ES is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch, a popular open-source search and analytics engine. Amazon ES also offers security options, high availability, data durability, and direct access to the Elasticsearch API. This guide describes how to get started with Amazon ES, explains key concepts, and provides step-by-step instructions that show you how to use the features.

Amazon Chime: Administration Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Chime. Amazon Chime is a secure, real-time, unified communications service that transforms meetings by making them more efficient and easier to conduct. This guide describes how to use the Amazon Chime console to perform key administration tasks, such as creating Amazon Chime accounts and managing users and permissions. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/chime/.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling: User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Auto Scaling. Auto Scaling helps you ensure that you have the correct number of EC2 instances available to handle the load for your application. You can use Auto Scaling to launch or terminate EC2 instances based on scaling plans and health status. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/.

The Ultimate Guide to Forms and Surveys: Everything you need to know about building effective forms and surveys that will help you gather the data you ... your business. (Zapier App Guides Book 4)

They're so simple: just a few fields, a bit of text, and a Submit button. From order and signup forms, to your tax and medical history forms, to surveys about your telephone service and last night's dinner, forms and surveys are ubiquitous. They surely can't be that hard to make.

Yet behind the apparent simplicity in forms and surveys lies the choice of apps to build the form, the tedious field tweaking to make the form or survey work correctly, the careful wording of questions to make an effective survey, and the work to analyze the data and make sense of it for your business.

It's a lot to take on. That's why you need this eBook.

In Zapier's "Ultimate Guide to Forms and Surveys" eBook, you'll find lists of the best apps to build a survey or form for any device, along with guides to the most popular tools you'll use in your form and ways to automate your work. You'll then find guides to analyzing your survey data, and ways to create powerful business solutions from just a form. There's even cheat sheets and sample spreadsheet files to help you get more out of your forms and surveys.

We help people do more with their forms and surveys every day at Zapier. In this book, you'll find some of our best tips to make your own forms and surveys so great, your users will be tempted to think forms are simple, too.

Who Is This Guide For?

If you've ever wanted to collect data in a form or survey, this book is for you. If you've never made an online survey and don't know where to start, you'll find the apps and tips you need in this book to confidently make your first forms and surveys. Or, if you already have your own forms, but want to make them more powerful, this book has tips to automate your form and turn it into a powerful business tool. And, for advanced form and survey builders who want better ways to use the data your forms generate, you'll find the tips you need in this book.

It's everything you'll need to get started collecting data better with forms and surveys.

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Microsoft Azure HDInsight is Microsoft's 100 percent compliant distribution of Apache Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. This means that standard Hadoop concepts and technologies apply, so learning the Hadoop stack helps you learn the HDInsight service. At the time of this writing, HDInsight (version 3.0) uses Hadoop version 2.2 and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0.

In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly-specifically, Microsoft's HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don't emphasize only concepts in this book-we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way. To help you learn and even implement HDInsight right away, we focus on a specific use case that applies to almost any organization and demonstrate a process that you can follow along with.

We also help you learn more. In the last chapter, we look ahead at the future of HDInsight and give you recommendations for self-learning so that you can dive deeper into important concepts and round out your education on working with big data.

Linux Bastion Hosts on AWS (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start adds Linux bastion hosts to your new or existing AWS infrastructure for your Linux-based deployments. After you deploy this Quick Start, you can layer your cloud environment with additional AWS services, infrastructure components, and applications to complete your Linux environment in the AWS Cloud.

The bastion hosts provide secure access to Linux instances located in the private and public subnets of your VPC. The Quick Start architecture deploys Linux bastion host instances into every public subnet to provide readily available administrative access to the environment. The Quick Start sets up a Multi-AZ environment consisting of two Availability Zones. If highly available bastion access is not necessary, you can stop the instance in the second Availability Zone and start it up when needed. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/.

Antifragile Systems and Teams

How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile?

All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O'Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile.

Systems are fragile when organizations are unprepared to handle changing conditions. As generalists adept at several roles, DevOps practitioners adjust more easily to the fast pace of change. Rather than attempt to constrain volatility, DevOps embraces disorder, randomness, and impermanence to make systems even better.

This concise report covers:

Why Etsy, Netflix, and other antifragile companies constantly introduce volatility to test and upgrade their systemsHow DevOps removes the schism between developers and operations, enlisting developers to deploy as well as buildUsing continual experimentation and minor failures to make critical adjustments--and discover breakthroughsHow an overreliance on measurement and automation can make systems fragileWhy sharing increases trust, collaboration, and tribal knowledgeDownload this free report and learn how the DevOps philosophy of Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing makes use of changing conditions and even embarrassing mistakes to help improve your system--and your organization.Dave Zwieback has been managing large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years.

DBA's Guide to NoSQL: Apache Cassandra

For the new or veteran DBA: whether you're skeptical or enthusiastic about new types of Databases, this book contains all you need to understand about when and how to implement NoSQl technology in your internet enterprise applications.

The Ultimate Guide to Customer Support: Everything you need to know to support your customers effectively (Zapier App Guides Book 5)

Explaining the same things over and over again is annoying at best. Yet it's an important thing to do--something that's critical to your business' success. As long as you have customers, you'll always have someone with a question to answer, a problem to solve, a bug they need fixed.

That's why you need to learn how to do customer support well.

Customer Support doesn't have to be a terrible, repetitive job. It can be the best way for your team to learn about your customers' needs, a crash course into every feature and problem in your tools, and one of the few ways to guarantee your customers are happy.

These benefits and more have kept customer support one of our most important focuses as Zapier has grown. In this eBook, you'll learn what we've discovered about customer support--along with ideas from the support teams at Intercom, Trello, HubSpot, and more--with tips to help you offer the customer support possible.

With roundups of the best apps and tools for customer support, ideas on how to automate tedious parts of support, tips on documenting your products well, and guides for getting out of the stickiest customer support situations, it's the guide you need to ace customer support from day one.

Who Is This Guide For?

Everyone does support, whether they want to or not. If you've ever answered anyone's question about anything relating to your job, you've done support. And at Zapier, we think everyone should do real customer support, to learn from the issues that come up and use that knowledge to do better work.

So whether you're starting a new company, have never answered a support ticket in your life, or are a customer support industry veteran, we think there's something in this guide for you.

AWS CloudHSM User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the AWS CloudHSM Classic User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076454WP2

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for AWS CloudHSM. AWS CloudHSM provides secure cryptographic key storage to customers by making hardware security modules (HSMs) available in the AWS cloud. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudhsm/.

Cloudera Impala

Learn about Cloudera Impala--an open source project that's opening up the Apache Hadoop software stack to a wide audience of database analysts, users, and developers. The Impala massively parallel processing (MPP) engine makes SQL queries of Hadoop data simple enough to be accessible to analysts familiar with SQL and to users of business intelligence tools--and it's fast enough to be used for interactive exploration and experimentation.

Why AutoHotkey?: How Free AutoHotkey Adds Power to Your Windows PC and Provides You Important Brain Food (AutoHotkey Tips and Tricks Book 8)

Why AutoHotkey? is not a "how-to" book. There are plenty of other resources both in books and on the Web for that. Rather, I offer this book as a "why-to" which may stimulate you to discover how much easier AutoHotkey can make your Windows computing life. While many of the examples offered here show and discuss AutoHotkey code, they are not intended as tutorials--although people comfortable with scripting will find it easy to pick up the language. (Tip for Beginners: Start with Hotkeys and Hotstrings. They are easy to add to your PC and give you instant results.)

This book only scratches the surface of what AutoHotkey can do. Many of its capabilities, such as Windows file and folder manipulation, don't appear in this book. The depth of the capabilities of this free Windows utility language makes it impossible to include many useful applications. However, with just a little investigation, you will find much more information on the Web sparking many additional ideas for how you can use AutoHotkey. I suggest my "Free AutoHotkey Scripts and Apps for Learning Script Writing and Generating Ideas" page and the scripts page on the main AutoHotkey site.

I've broken up Why AutoHotkey? by occupation. As examples and a way to show various applications for AutoHotkey, each chapter covers one or more field of endeavor where AutoHotkey can offer assistance. By no means a complete list of occupations or possible uses for AutoHotkey, the book offers insight into AutoHotkey techniques and apps which can improve your professional (and personal) Windows computing life. However, AutoHotkey is not limited to the script I highlight here. Far from it, providing the power of most other programming languages, the free Windows scripting language is only limited by your own imagination.

o Why AutoHotkey for Learning to Program? Windows Programming Made Easy

Never programmed before? You'll find no better language for learning than AutoHotkey! Plus, it may save your intellect from precipitous decline.

o Why AutoHotkey for Writers, Bloggers, and Editors?

If you write or edit for a living (or fun) and use a Windows computer (most people do), then you should use the free AutoHotkey software.

o Why AutoHotkey for Artists and Graphic Designers?

While using AutoHotkey with Windows makes sense for most professions, it's not so obvious for artists and graphic designers.

o Why AutoHotkey for Poets?

Erstwhile multifarious poets optated for quill and parchment. Forthwith, AutoHotkey propounds the furtherance of lyrical ruminations on Windows computers.

o Why AutoHotkey for Chefs and Dieticians?

While you don't often see television chefs using computers, AutoHotkey offers guidance when cooking "Jack Stuffed Cheeseburgers" at home.

o Why AutoHotkey for Grandparents?

Remember all your grand kid's birthdays and their ages! There's no limit to the number of ways you can amuse your grandchildren with AutoHotkey. Plus, the free software gives your brain a much-needed workout!

o Why AutoHotkey for Students?

Ten reasons why every student should use the free AutoHotkey Windows tools! AutoHotkey helps you so much academically that you'll think you're cheating! Plus, it's delicious brain food and helps get you a job!

o Why AutoHotkey for Teachers and Educators?

If you and your students have access to Windows computers, then you're set! If not, well...

o Why AutoHotkey for Engineers and Scientists?

While Writing AutoHotkey scripts should be no problem for most engineers and scientist, many might be surprised by how much the free language offers in Windows tools.

o Why AutoHotkey for Internet Trolls?

If You plan on being one of the most annoying people on the web, why not make it easy on yourself?

If, after reading this book, you don't come to the conclusion that you should make AutoHotkey part of your computing life, then you don't use a Windows computer.

Storing and processing information

This 3-hour free course discussed the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision-making activity.

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition (Developer Reference)

Written by programming legend Charles Petzold and created jointly by Microsoft Press and Xamarin Inc., this Preview Edition ebook is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML (the eXtensible Application Markup Language) that maps to native controls on these three platforms. (The final edition of this ebook will be published in the spring of 2015.) This ebook is for C# programmers who want to write applications for the three most popular mobile platforms--iOS, Android, and Windows Phone--with a single code base. Xamarin.Forms also has applicability for those programmers who want eventually to use C# and the Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android libraries to target the native application programming interfaces (APIs) of these platforms. Xamarin.Forms can be a big help in getting started with these platforms or in constructing a prototype or proof-of-concept application. This ebook assumes that you know C# and have some familiarity with the use of the .NET Framework. However, when it describes some C# and .NET features that might be somewhat new to recent C# programmers, the ebook adopts a somewhat slower pace. In particular, the introduction of the async keyword and await operator in Chapter 3 follows a discussion that shows how to do asynchronous programming using traditional callback methods.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2

With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this Preview 2 ebook, we introduce three new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TempDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancement, and R integration. This book is a preview edition because it's not complete; the final edition will be available Spring of 2016.

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today's business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

Microsoft System Center Integrated Cloud Platform (Introducing)

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book provides focused drilldown on managing servers. Led by series editor Mitch Tulloch, a team of System Center experts step you through key technical scenarios and management tasks.

The Evolution of Data Products

This report examines the important shifts in data products. Drawing from diverse examples, including iTunes, Google's self-driving car, and patient monitoring, author Mike Loukides explores the "disappearance" of data, the power of combining data, and the difference between discovery and recommendation. Looking ahead, the analysis finds the real changes in our lives will come from products and companies that reveal data results, not the data itself.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07641NV9K

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a web service that provides an on-demand, scalable, human workforce to complete jobs that humans can do better than computers, such as recognizing objects in photographs. This guide provides developers with a conceptual overview of Amazon Mechanical Turk and describes how to programmatically interact with the Mechanical Turk web service.

Take Control of PDFpen 10

Edit and enhance your PDFs easily with PDFpen 10!

These days, an ever-increasing amount of "paper"--contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more--comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it's so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or email. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need the appropriate tools and skills.

Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and to export PDFs to other file formats (including Word and Excel). With Take Control of PDFpen 10, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

If you haven't used PDFpen before, this free book is an excellent way to find out what it has to offer.

Take Control of PDFpen 10 begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you'll learn to do include:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR--with single or multiple documents.View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, headers, footers, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Add a watermark to each page of a PDF.Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with PDF forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature.Apply a digital signing certificate.Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online.An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Game Freaks 365's PlayStation Vita Guide

You earn a check that only gets you by enough to pay your bills. Maybe you struggle to make a car payment. You really want to play the latest video game, perhaps Uncharted: Golden Abyss or Little Big Planet, but your budget does not allow you to buy both. What should you get?

Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Game Freaks 365 was founded to help people choose games that are worth their hard earned dollar and bypass games that are better suited for the trash can. Writing about video games is our passion. This guide aims to help the smart consumer pick the best games that the PS Vita has to offer.

Over 15 reviews from some of the finest games on the PS Vita are included in Game Freaks 365's PlayStation Vita Guide, including popular titles like Escape Plan, Little Big Planet, MotorStorm RC, Rayman Origins, Super Stardust Delta, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048. So what are you waiting for? Get reading!

World of Tanks: Beginner's Guide

This short guidebook is for the absolute beginner in World of Tanks. While the game interface can be quite confusing for new players, this book explains the bare essentials on how to choose your tank and get started playing in Random Battles.

This book is approx. 3,000 words.

You Don't Know JS: Up & Going

No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don't fully understand the language. This compact guide serves as an introduction to the "You Don't Know JS" series, which dives into trickier parts of the language that many JavaScript programmers simply avoid-or use incorrectly. In this compact guide, author Kyle Simpson explains basic JavaScript language concepts and shows developers how to take advantage of them, while exposing various misconceptions., Perfect for programmers who aren't familiar with JavaScript, this book helps you to get the most out of other books in the series-and guides you toward true JavaScript mastery.

How to Pick Parts for Your PC

This book provides you detailed guidelines on how to choose a CPU, GPU, PSU, SSD, HDD, RAM, Motherboard, Case and ODD according to your needs. If you are planning to buy a new low end laptop or high end Gaming Desktop, this guide is your Bible.

Learn Excel VBA in 24 Hours: A quick reference for beginners

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the programming language built into Microsoft Office applications (such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Outlook) to automate various tasks in their own environment and to work with other applications.

This book focuses on VBA in Microsoft Excel for Windows. The discussions in the book are applicable to Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, and Excel 2016, unless otherwise stated. It starts with Chapter 1, which is to get you familiarize with some essential tools that help you to write your VBA programs. Chapter 2 covers the places where you should store your VBA code. Chapter 3 is the fundamentals of programming in VBA. It provides you a quick reference in writing syntax error-free VBA code, in debugging, and in handling errors. Chapter 4 offers some other tips on VBA programming.

This book is for readers who are new to Excel VBA, but should have a basic understanding of programming language, such as C or Python. The reader should be an average Excel user who knows, for example, what an array formula is. If you are new to Excel, please teach yourself Excel before exploring the chapters. You may refer to another book written by me entitled Learn Microsoft(R) Excel(R) 2010-2016 for Windows(R) in 24 Hours - A jumpstart to be an intermediate user, which was written for those who are new to Excel.

This book does not serve as a comprehensive reference for intermediate users. Nevertheless, it is a jumpstart for beginners to learn Excel VBA. It is also served as a foundation for my future books and other references that are beyond the reach of beginners.

I hope this book will shorten your time to teach yourself Excel VBA and serve as a quick reference in writing error-free and working VBA programs in realizing your goal. Let Excel VBA work for you.

A supplementary Excel file to share

The author would like to share a supplementary Excel file. It contains almost all the code listings and code statements stated in this book. Sub procedures are ready to be executed either by clicking buttons on worksheets or by accessing the Marco dialog box. Functions are ready to be tested in worksheet formulas. The file definitely facilitates you to master the content of the book. Please search the URL of the file for the book from the Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Liaw-HockSang/e/B01LX701LY or download the file from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByKhn-UYAjlQTm1kdVJFWTh0cTQ/view?usp=sharing.

Learn Microsoft Excel 2010-2016 for Windows in 24 Hours: A jumpstart to be an intermediate user

Microsoft(R) Excel(R) has many features. To learn most of the features, it will take you months, if not weeks. In this short book, I will introduce you some commonly used and interesting features that you may need to dig into more advanced books before knowing how to apply them.

This book is for Windows(R)-based users. All the steps, formulas, and VBA code in the book are written and carefully tested in Microsoft(R) Excel(R) 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows(R).

I assumed that you are either a beginner or an average Excel(R) user. Nevertheless, I assumed that a beginner should know how to open and save an Excel(R) file, and know what a cell, a range of cells, a worksheet, a dialog box, and a control (button, check box ...) are.

I hope this book will serve as a quick reference to implement some interesting features. Let Excel(R) work for you and make your work more impressive and elegant.

A Supplementary Excel(R) File to Share

The author would like to share a supplementary Excel(R) file. It contains all the working examples in this book - number formats, named formulas, formulas, ranges with conditional formatting, live calendars, a custom list of Roman numerals, data validation lists, controls on a worksheet, VBA code, and others. It definitely facilitates you to master the content of the book. Please download the file from ...

Dissect and Learn Excel® VBA in 24 Hours: Changing workbook appearance

No matter how complicated a program is, it is made of many smaller and tiny fundamental working parts of programming code. Each of them accomplishes a specific task. Some may just consist of only one or a few lines of code. Knowing the functions of these fundamental working parts, you can then easily write an unlimited number of working programs. And knowing them, you can easily understand the programs written by others and adopt into your programs the ideas and the efficient code that are presented in those programs.

Dissect and Learn Excel VBA in 24 Hours is a series of quick references for intermediate users who are looking for ideas and samples of VBA code to accomplish certain tasks when they are in the process of writing a program.

In this series, you will see thousands of tiny working parts of VBA code that are used to accomplish many simple and yet meaningful tasks. To add a new workbook, to auto-fill a range, to sort a table of data, to generate a table of contents for all chart sheets and worksheets in a workbook, to loop through and manipulate a folder of Excel files, to place a control on the Ribbon, to send an email, and to login to an account in the Internet are some examples of these tiny working parts.

This series is for readers, who have at least a basic understanding of Excel VBA programming. In order to follow the discussions in the series, a reader must know what Sub procedures and Function procedures are, what Visual Basic Editor (VBE) is, how to add a VBA module to a workbook, how to set a reference to an application's type library, how to enable the Auto List Members feature in VBE, how to use the Macro Recorder in Excel in order to find out the methods and properties of objects that you are not familiar with, how to use the Object Browser to check the complete list of members for a particular object, how to write some simple procedures, in which VBA modules you should store your VBA code, and how to use the debugging tools in VBE.

If you are new to Excel VBA, please teach yourself Excel VBA before exploring the contents in the series. You may refer to my earlier book entitled Learn Excel(R) VBA in 24 Hours - A quick reference for beginners, which was written for those who are new to Excel VBA.

I hope this series of books will serve as quick references in facilitating you to write an unlimited number of working VBA programs. Let Excel VBA work for you.



Book 1: Changing workbook appearance focuses on changing the appearances of the worksheet cells, the worksheets of a workbook, the row and column headings, the sheet tabs, the layout view of a worksheet, the status bar, the formula bar, the Ribbon, and the Cell context menu. Figure 1 shows the components that will undergo certain changes in their appearances. In this book, almost half of it covers on how to customize the Ribbon.

The main purpose of changing the appearance is to let the users to have a better working experience when they are using your program. The changes may affect from just a worksheet cell, a range of cells, and a worksheet to the entire active workbook and every opened workbook. To see how the code affects the appearance, simply copy and paste the code into the Immediate window, a VBA module, or Custom UI Editor, and run the VBA code (or step through the VBA code by using the debugger in VBE) or reopen the workbook file (that stores the code) in Excel.

This book ends with a sample program that adopts most of the ideas that are discussed in the book. You may download the program (for Excel 2007 and 2010-2016) to see how it changes the appearance of a workbook.

Dissect and Learn Excel® VBA in 24 Hours: Working with ranges

No matter how complicated a program is, it is made of many smaller and tiny fundamental working parts of programming code. Each of them accomplishes a specific task. Some may just consist of only one or a few lines of code. Knowing the functions of these fundamental working parts, you can then easily write an unlimited number of working programs. And knowing them, you can easily understand the programs written by others and adopt into your programs the ideas and the efficient code that are presented in those programs.

Dissect and Learn Excel VBA in 24 Hours is a series of quick references for intermediate users who are looking for ideas and samples of VBA code to accomplish certain tasks when they are in the process of writing a program.

In this series, you will see thousands of tiny working parts of VBA code that are used to accomplish many simple and yet meaningful tasks. To add a new workbook, to auto-fill a range, to sort a table of data, to generate a table of contents for all chart sheets and worksheets in a workbook, to loop through and manipulate a folder of Excel files, to place a control on the Ribbon, to send an email, and to login to an account in the Internet are some examples of these tiny working parts.

This series is for readers, who have at least a basic understanding of Excel VBA programming. In order to follow the discussions in the series, a reader must know what Sub procedures and Function procedures are, what Visual Basic Editor (VBE) is, how to add a VBA module to a workbook, how to set a reference to an application's type library, how to enable the Auto List Members feature in VBE, how to use the Macro Recorder in Excel in order to find out the methods and properties of objects that you are not familiar with, how to use the Object Browser to check the complete list of members for a particular object, how to write some simple procedures, in which VBA modules you should store your VBA code, and how to use the debugging tools in VBE.

If you are new to Excel VBA, please teach yourself Excel VBA before exploring the contents in the series. You may refer to my earlier book entitled Learn Excel(R) VBA in 24 Hours - A quick reference for beginners, which was written for those who are new to Excel VBA.

I hope this series of books will serve as quick references in facilitating you to write an unlimited number of working VBA programs. Let Excel VBA work for you.

Book 2: Working with ranges focuses on commonly used operations related to worksheet ranges. Selecting a range, finding the last nonempty cell in a range, retrieving the properties of a range (such as address and font), changing the format of a range, converting formulas in a range to values, conditionally formatting a range, sorting a range, filtering a range, copying a range, and exporting a range out of Excel are some of the operations.

Before you can perform any operations on a range with VBA, the first important step is to get a reference to a Range object that represents the range. The first topic in this book discusses numerous ways to refer to a range. Knowing how to refer to a range builds you a solid foundation to write sensible code and to understand the VBA code written by others on working with ranges.

To understand better a particular concept discussed in the book, simply copy and paste the sample VBA code stated in the book into the Immediate window or into a VBA module, and run or step through the code by using the debugger in VBE.

This book focuses on worksheet ranges in Excel 2007-2016 for Windows. The next book focuses on worksheets, workbooks, and files. It discusses adding and deleting worksheets and workbooks, creating a table of contents with hyperlinks for worksheets and chart sheets in a workbook, synchronizing sheet names and code names, prompting a user to select a file in a folder, writing to a text file, and looping through all Excel files in a folder in order to work on the files - among others.

Take Control of PDFpen 8

Juggle your PDFs easily with PDFpen 8!

These days, an ever-increasing amount of "paper" -- contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more -- comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it's so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or mail. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need appropriate tools and skills.

Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and even export PDFs to other file formats. With Take Control of PDFpen 8, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

Members of Take Control's sister publication, TidBITS, can save 20% on all Smile products purchased through the Smile cart, including PDFpen 8 and PDFpenPro 8. To learn more, visit the Membership Benefits page. To access the coupon code, make sure you've logged in and click through from the Your Member Benefits page.

Take Control of PDFpen 8 begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you'll learn to do include:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR.View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with PDF forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature.Apply a digital signing certificate.Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online.An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Take Control of PDFpen 7

Learn how to create and manipulate PDFs with PDFpen 7 and PDFpen for iPad & iPhone

PDF serves as a universal document format for all manner of forms, statements, and receipts. And, whether you've moved a lot of your documents into the cloud or not, you've probably noticed that more and more "paper" is coming your way as PDF files.

But, even as PDFs unstuff our filing cabinets and shrink the piles in our physical inboxes, we need to learn new skills to edit and manage PDFs effectively. Many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen app to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, edit PDFs, create PDFs, and even export PDFs to other file formats. With Take Control of PDFpen 7, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on a Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro, or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

The book begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

Compatibility? PDFpen 7 works with OS X 10.10 Yosemite; we also have Take Control of PDFpen 6 for users of older versions of OS X.

With those preliminaries out of the way, you'll learn how to:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, professional editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR.View and work directly with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Reduce the file size with a Quartz filter.Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature -- in the iOS versions, you can write with a stylus!Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form for both Mac and Windows (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web.That's not all! The book also covers how to:

Work with PDFs in PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.Get your PDFs into and out of PDFpen in iOS via iCloud Drive, iTunes, Dropbox, and Open In.Print a PDF with its annotations appearing at the end.Store frequently used items (like a logo or signature) in the PDFpen Library.Turn a Web site into a multi-page PDF (PDFpenPro only).An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Pokemon Go Guide For Trainers: Over 46 Tips For Beginner And Advanced Users

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Pro Git

Pro Git (Second Edition) is your fully-updated guide to Git and its usage in the modern world. Git has come a long way since it was first developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It has taken the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and this book teaches you how to use it like a pro., Effective and well-implemented version control is a necessity for successful web projects, whether large or small. With this book you'll learn how to master the world of distributed version workflow, use the distributed features of Git to the full, and extend Git to meet your every need. Written by Git pros Scott Chacon and Ben Straub, Pro Git (Second Edition) builds on the hugely successful first edition, and is now fully updated for Git version 2.0, as well as including an indispensable chapter on GitHub., It's the best book for all your Git needs.

Windows 7 For Beginners: The Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Windows 7

On this simplified guide to Microsoft Windows 7, you will discover and learn step-by-step about many features of Windows 7 such as: -> The desktop -> The Start Button -> The Taskbar -> Files and folders -> Desktop icons and programs -> The Start Menu; and many more. I suggest you read this simplified guide to Microsoft Windows 7 to boost your knowledge about computers in general, and Windows 7 in particular.

Python for Informatics: Exploring Information

This book is designed to introduce students to programming and computational thinking through the lens of exploring data. You can think of Python as your tool to solve problems that are far beyond the capability of a spreadsheet. It is an easy-to-use and easy-to learn programming language that is freely available on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. There are free downloadable copies of this book in various electronic formats and a self-paced free online course where you can explore the course materials. All the supporting materials for the book are available under open and remixable licenses. This book is designed to teach people to program even if they have no prior experience.

Kindle Fire Owner's Manual: The ultimate Kindle Fire guide to getting started, advanced user tips, and finding unlimited free books, videos and apps on Amazon and beyond

Kindle Fire Owner's Manual Finally ... a quick, easy reference to using your Kindle Fire - to the max! Amazon's Kindle Fire is the handiest, best-value digital device available, and is your portal to an infinite universe of education and entertainment. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to get the biggest bang from your Kindle bucks. You'll see how to quickly set up your Kindle, navigate the touchscreen, buy, rent or stream video, and browse the world's largest library of digital books. About the author: Steve Weber has been writing about Amazon for a decade. He's the publisher of KindleBuffet, a website and newsletter that displays outstanding Kindle books being offered fre...

Selling on Shopify: How to Create an Online Store & Profitable eCommerce Busines

How to Create an Online Store & Profitable Ecommerce Business with Shopify ATTENTION Business Owners & Entrepreneurs! Learn how to set up a profitable, online store with Shopify with Step-by-Step Instruction ...one that the "professionals" would charge you thousands of dollars for. Whether you already have a retail business, have products ready to sell, or are looking for a business model that you can run anywhere, this book will walk you through how to use Shopify and develop an online business where you can start profiting almost immediately! You can build a world class online store without ZERO programming skills with Shopify - letting you focus on your business. Don't Let Another Excuse Get In The Way Of You Building The Online Store You've Always Wanted Shopify is the best online store building solution...period. You will be able to create an online store that rivals those of the biggest online retailers today. In this book, you will be guided through: Why Shopify is the best online store builder for you How to design & set up your Shopify store in under 60 minutes How to set up and navigate all of your store's administrative tasks like shipping, taxes, and payment processing How to optimize your Shopify store to attract new customers and increase sale conversions ...BONUS Chapters - Profitable Business Models You Can Operate with Shopify (without having inventory) & Marketing Methods that will Increase Your Sales by 200-300% Scroll UP and "Add to Cart" Now & Start Your Store Today

Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud

Title: Office 365( Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud) Binding: Paperback Author: MatthewKatzer Publisher: Apress

Bash Command Line Pro Tips

If you've ever said to yourself, "There has to be a better way to do this," then read on. As someone that has used the Bash shell almost daily for over 15 years, I've accumulated several command line "tricks" that have saved me time and frustration. Bash Command Line Pro Tips is a collection of 10 techniques that you can put to use right away to increase your efficiency at the command line. Here is what you will learn by reading Bash Command Line Pro Tips: Tip 1: Tab Completion Tip 2: Change to the Previous Directory Tip 3: Reuse the Last Item from the Previous Command Line Tip 4: Rerun a Command That Starts with a given String Tip 5: Command Substitution Tip 6: Use a for Loop at the Command Line Tip 7: Rerun the Previous Command with Root Privileges Tip 8: Rerun the Previous Command While Substituting a String Tip 9: Reuse a Word on the Same Command Line Tip 10: Fix Typos and Shorten Lengthy Commands with Aliases Scroll up, click the "Buy Now With 1-Click" button to start leaning these powerful Linux Command Line Tips.

The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value

Title: The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto( Getting from Policy to Code to Qa to Value) Binding: Paperback Author: MichelleFinneranDennedy Publisher: Apress

Master the Art of Unreal Engine 4: Creating a 3D Point and Click Adventure (Part #1): Volume 1

Have you ever played a video-game and wished you could make your own? Well, with the power of Unreal Engine 4 and this book... Now your dreams can now be reality! This book has been designed and crafted by independent developer Ryan Shah (of Kitatus Studios), who boasts over 10 years of experience working with video-game development tools as well as 2D/3D art applications. Ryan Shah will guide you through your adventures with Unreal Engine 4, Teaching you all the important information in an enjoyable, relaxed and entertaining style, which will help make sure you have the greatest possible adventure learning to create the video-game of your dreams. If you enjoyed 3D point and click adventure titles (Such as Telltale's The Walking Dead, Back to the Future, Sam and Max .etc) then this book is for you! In this title, we don't only cover how to create your own 3D point and click adventure project, but we also cover all the important pieces of Unreal Engine 4 that you'll need to make sure your projects rise above all others and become amazing titles that your fans will adore for years to come!

A Simpler Guide to Online Security for Everyone: How to protect yourself and stay safe from fraud, scams and hackers with easy cyber security tips for ... and other Google services (Simpler Guides)

Are you worried about your online security but don't know where to start? Do you have a Gmail account and want to make it more secure? Do you want to protect your emails from opportunist identity thieves, hackers and scammers? Then this guide is for you! There are people out there whose sole job it is to steal personal and financial information. This book will give you step by step instructions on how to make it very difficult for hackers to get into your Google account or trick you into giving you the information they need to hijack your life. Online safety can be as simple as implementing a few easy steps which can be done at anytime but before a Gmail account is compromised. This book details how to pick and change passwords, enable two factor authentication as well as how to recognize security threats. Gmail hacked? If you haven't had time to follow the advice in the book then there are still things you can do if you find out quickly enough. While there may be situations where your account is unrecoverable, in this book there are steps you can take to minimize the damage a hacker can cause. You don't need to be a cyber security expert to protect your information. If you have secure email then this can wipe out the opportunist thief. Improve your internet safety and take a look at the free sample of this book. A Simpler Guide to Online Security for Everyone is part of the Simpler Guides Series. Other books in this series (also available as paperbacks and Kindle ebooks) are: A Simpler Guide to Gmail A Simpler Guide to Calibre A Simpler Guide to Finding Free eBooks A simpler Guide to Google+ Email Management using Gmail

How NOT To Write an App: A reality check for budding app developers.

How Not to Write an App Rod Cambridge created an iPhone app called Top-Tens to see how easy it was to make some money as an app developer. In this book, Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn't, be done when creating an app for Apple's iPhone or its rivals including Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile devices. Learn: What things should you incorp... Full description

Quest to Learn: Developing the School for Digital Kids (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

Quest to Learn The design for Quest to Learn, an innovative school in New York City that offers a "game-like" approach to learning. Full description

Embedded Firmware Solutions: Development Best Practices for the Internet of Things

Embedded Firmware Solutions is the perfect introduction and daily-use field guide--for the thousands of firmware designers, hardware engineers, architects, managers, and developers--to Intel's new firmware direction (including Quark coverage), showing how to integrate Intel(R) Architecture designs into their plans. Featuring hands-on examples and exercises using Open Source codebases, like Coreboot and EFI Development Kit (tianocore) and Chromebook, this is the first book that combines a timely and thorough overview of firmware solutions for the rapidly evolving embedded ecosystem with in-depth coverage of requirements and optimization.

Elements of Robotics

Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything

Title: Rethinking the Internet of Things( A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything) Binding: Paperback Author: FrancisDacosta Publisher: Apress

Anti-fragile ICT Systems (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing)

This book introduces a novel approach to the design and operation of large ICT systems. It views the technical solutions and their stakeholders as complex adaptive systems and argues that traditional risk analyses cannot predict all future incidents with major impacts. To avoid unacceptable events, it is necessary to establish and operate anti-fragile ICT systems that limit the impact of all incidents, and which learn from small-impact incidents how to function increasingly well in changing environments. The book applies four design principles and one operational principle to achieve anti-fragility for different classes of incidents. It discusses how systems can achieve high availability, prevent malware epidemics, and detect anomalies. Analyses of Netflix's media streaming solution, Norwegian telecom infrastructures, e-government platforms, and Numenta's anomaly detection software show that cloud computing is essential to achieving anti-fragility for classes of events with negative impacts.

CMMI Implementation Guide: A Practitioner's Perspective

The Book details on how to approach CMMI Implementation in an organization. It details out the various phases involved in CMMI Implementation and how to plan and execute them. It details on various aspects which we tend to overlook in CMMI Implementation. Who Should Read? Organization looking forward to implement CMMI Top Management person, trying to understand how to go about SEPG, Program manager and Process Quality members Anyone who is interested in understanding the Implementation of CMMI Why to Read? To get complete End to End understanding on CMMI Implementation Lifecycle Plan your budget, effort and resources for the program Set your expectations clear on CMMI Implementation Be aware of the different aspects in Implementation How it's different: Written from practitioners' point of view Communicates the reality in practical implementation Important Note: The book contains only samples and typical examples and they are not comprehensive and to be verified and validated on a particular context for applicability"

(Part 1) You Must Learn VBScript for QTP/UFT: Don't Ignore The Language For Functional Automation Testing (Black & White Edition)

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Subject-Oriented Business Process Management

Subject-Oriented Business Process Management This book presents a novel business process management methodology that focuses on process actors and their interactions. It includes many examples, checklists, and tips for hands-on experience.

Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters (Expert's Voice in Security)

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-07-09 Pages: 133 Language: English Publisher: Apress Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters is a must have resource guide for anyone who wants to ... implement TXT within their environments.I wish we had this guide when our engineering teams were implementing TXT on our solution platforms!

TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go, Third Edition (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-04 Pages: 250 Language: English Publisher: APRESS TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go. 3rd Edition (The Experts Voice) is written from theperspective of a person developing their code using a web browser. TheTouchDevelop Web App runs in many modern browsers on many different devicesincluding smartphones and tablets. Macs. PC.All screenshots and navigationinstructions refer to the TouchDevelop Web App running in a browser.ForWindows Phone. there is a dedicated TouchDevelop app in the Windows Phone Storewhich gives access to many more sensors and data sources.Starting with theTouchDevelop app v3.0 for Windows Phone 8. the phone app will share the samelook and navigation structure and all features of the Web App.

Enabling Things to Talk: Designing Iot Solutions with the Iot Architectural Reference Model

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging network superstructure that will connect physical resources and actual users. It will support an ecosystem of smart applications and services bringing hyper-connectivity to our society by using augmented and rich interfaces. Whereas in the beginning IoT referred to the advent of barcodes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which helped to automate inventory, tracking and basic identification, today IoT is characterized by a dynamic trend toward connecting smart sensors, objects, devices, data and applications. The next step will be "cognitive IoT," facilitating object and data re-use across application domains and leveraging hyper-connectivity, interoperability solutions and semantically enriched information distribution. The Architectural Reference Model (ARM), presented in this book by the members of the IoT-A project team driving this harmonization effort, makes it possible to connect vertically closed systems, architectures and application areas so as to create open interoperable systems and integrated environments and platforms. It constitutes a foundation from which software companies can capitalize on the benefits of developing consumer-oriented platforms including hardware, software and services. The material is structured in two parts. Part A introduces the general concepts developed for and applied in the ARM. It is aimed at end users who want to use IoT technologies, managers interested in understanding the opportunities generated by these novel technologies, and system architects who are interested in an overview of the underlying basic models. It also includes several case studies to illustrate how the ARM has been used in real-life scenarios. Part B then addresses the topic at a more detailed technical level and is targeted at readers with a more scientific or technical background. It provides in-depth guidance on the ARM, including a detailed description of a process for generating concrete archit

New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy: A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe

In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy. The book is structured in four parts: Part I "The Big Data Opportunity" explores the value potential of big data with a particular focus on the European context. It also describes the legal, business and social dimensions that need to be addressed, and briefly introduces the European Commission's BIG project. Part II "The Big Data Value Chain" details the complete big data lifecycle from a technical point of view, ranging from data acquisition, analysis, curation and storage, to data usage and exploitation. Next, Part III "Usage and Exploitation of Big Data" illustrates the value creation possibilities of big data applications in various sectors, including industry, healthcare, finance, energy, media and public services. Finally, Part IV "A Roadmap for Big Data Research" identifies and prioritizes the cross-sectorial requirements for big data research, and outlines the most urgent and challenging technological, economic, political and societal issues for big data in Europe. This compendium summarizes more than two years of work performed by a leading group of major European research centers and industries in the context of the BIG project. It brings together research findings, forecasts and estimates related to this challenging technological context that is becoming the major axis of the new digitally transformed business environment.

GUI Design for Android Apps

GUI Design for Android Apps is the perfect-and concise-introduction for mobile app developers and designers. Through easy-to-follow tutorials, code samples, and case studies, the book shows the must-know principles for user-interface design for Android apps running on the Intel platform, including smartphones, tablets and embedded devices. This book is jointly developed for individual learning by Intel Software College and China Shanghai JiaoTong University, and is excerpted from Android Application Development for the Intel(R) Platform.

Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data: Results of the LOD2 Project (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Linked Open Data (LOD) is a pragmatic approach for realizing the Semantic Web vision of making the Web a global, distributed, semantics-based information system. This book presents an overview on the results of the research project "LOD2 -- Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data". LOD2 is a large-scale integrating project co-funded by the European Commission within the FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Work Program. Commencing in September 2010, this 4-year project comprised leading Linked Open Data research groups, companies, and service providers from across 11 European countries and South Korea. The aim of this project was to advance the state-of-the-art in research and development in four key areas relevant for Linked Data, namely 1. RDF data management; 2. the extraction, creation, and enrichment of structured RDF data; 3. the interlinking and fusion of Linked Data from different sources and 4. the authoring, exploration and visualization of Linked Data.

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by systematically combining a multi-disciplinary evidence base with participatory approaches to policy deliberation. TA thus seeks to act as a hub for serious and transparent dialogue between policy, industry, science, and society about the challenges ahead and the available options for overcoming them responsibly. This volume offers an up-to-date account of the expansion of technology assessment capacities across new European member states. The contributions of this volume are written by leading European researchers and practitioners in technology assessment (TA) and are based on the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment) project.

Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools

This book reports on a novel and comprehensive approach to the uptake of ICT in Schools. It focuses on key questions, pedagogically sound ways of introducing ICT, new technical artifacts supporting the approach, the evaluation in a large-scale validator, and future work. While many innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) have emerged over the last two decades, the uptake of these innovations has not always been very successful, particularly in schools. The transition from proof of concept to integration into learning activities has been recognized as a bottleneck for quite some time. This major problem, which is affecting many TEL stakeholders, is the focus of this book which focuses on developing a more effective and efficient approach based on more than 2500 pilots in European classrooms. Teachers, head teachers, and policy makers may benefit from reading how novel learning scenarios can be elaborated, adapted to a local context, and implemented in the classroom; how new technologies can support this process for teachers and their national/regional communities; how teachers and other stakeholders can be educated in such a re-engineering process; how the approach can be scaled up through MOOCs, ambassador schemes, and train-the-trainer programs; how future classroom labs can inspire teachers, head teachers, and policy makers; how teachers and, above all, learners can become more engaged in learning through the adoption of the iTEC approach. Readers with a more technical focus may also be interested in the discussion of recommender systems, the flexible provision of resources and services, the deployment of the cloud in schools, and systems for composing technological support for lesson plans.

Windows 8 For Beginners: The Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8

Windows 8.1 is the most recent Operating System designed by the Microsoft Company after Windows 7. Windows 8 shares many common features with Windows 7, but this is not all you need to know. There are many different items and features added to Windows 8.1 than what you know on the previous versions of Windows. The previous versions of Windows are based on the desktop technology, but Windows 8 uses what is known as the "Start Screen" not the Start Button as in other Windows. There is no Start Button icon in Windows 8.o (But 8.1 has) and this is one reason this guide was written. Starting to use a new product is like starting from zero level. But with this simplified guide to Windows 8, you will learn the main features of Windows 8 and you will love this guide.

Windows XP Professional Control Panel: For System Administrators

Windows XP Professional Control Panel is one great tool that will help you as a system administrator when you manage your system running Windows XP Professional Operating System. The book is intended for system administrators and it can also be used by any serious computer user. Since this book discusses the most critical parts of your system, I suggest you use it with extra care or else you will mess up the whole system and I will not be responsible for that by all means. You may decide to jump to any section of the book using the table of contents depending on your needs. There are ten main categories in Windows XP Professional Control Panel and all will be discussed briefly in this book. After each lesson you will be asked to test yourself. Indeed, learning through practice is always the best. You may also need to keep this book near your computer as you practice each lesson or unit. Now each unit has illustrations added - pictures...

Networks in the Russian Market Economy

This book examines the significance of networks among the firms operative in the contemporary Russian software industry in the St. Petersburg region. It focuses on the kind of resources that are transmitted through the personal networks of Russian business managers and directors.

Game Freaks 365's Video Game Guide 2011

Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Game Freaks 365 was founded to help people choose games that are worth their hard-earned dollar and bypass games that are better suited for the trash can. This guide aims to help the smart consumer pick the best games on the market in 2011 for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and Nintendo DS. Over 65 reviews from some of the finest games of the past year are included in Game Freaks 365's Video Game Guide 2011, including popular titles like BioShock 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Donkey Kong Country Returns, God of War 3, Halo: Reach, Heavy Rain, Mafia II, Medal of Honor, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil 5, Rock Band 3, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Split/Second, and UFC Undisputed 2010.

Android Application Development for the Intel Platform

The number of Android devices running on Intel processors has increased since Intel and Google announced, in late 2011, that they would be working together to optimize future versions of Android for Intel Atom processors. Today, Intel processors can be found in Android smartphones and tablets made by some of the top manufacturers of Android devices, such as Samsung, Lenovo, and Asus. The increase in Android devices featuring Intel processors has created a demand for Android applications optimized for Intel Architecture: Android Application Development for the Intel(R) Platform is the perfect introduction for software engineers and mobile app developers. Through well-designed app samples, code samples and case studies, the book teaches Android application development based on the Intel platform-including for smartphones, tablets, and embedded devices-covering performance tuning, debugging and optimization. This book is jointly developed for individual learning by Intel Software College and China Shanghai JiaoTong University.

S-BPM in the Wild: Practical Value Creation

This is the first book to present field studies on the application of subject-oriented business process management (S-BPM). Each case presents a specific story and focuses on an essential modeling or implementation issue, and most end with implications or suggestions for further studies. Significant variables and success factors are identified that were discovered during the respective study and lead to suggesting S-BPM novelties. For each case, the authors explain step-by-step how the story develops, and provide readers guidance by detailing the respective rationale. The studies covered are clustered according to three main S-BPM themes: Part I "Business Operation Support" documents approaches to the practical development of S-BPM solutions in various application domains and organizational settings, while Part II "Consultancy and Education Support" highlights cases that can help to train readers in S-BPM modeling and knowledge acquisition for S-BPM lifecycle iterations. It also refers to architecting S-BPM solutions for application cases based on hands-on experience. Part III "Technical Execution Support" focuses on concepts for utilizing specific theories and technologies to execute S-BPM models. It also addresses how to create reference models for certain settings in the field. Lastly, the appendix covers all relevant aspects needed to grasp S-BPM modeling and apply it based on fundamental examples. Its format reconciles semantic precision with syntactic rigor. Addressing the needs of developers, educators and practitioners, this book will help companies to learn from the experiences of first-time users and to develop systems that fit their business processes, explaining the latest key methodological and technological S-BPM developments in the fields of training, research and application.