Computing & Internet Books

One Click And You're Done: An essential guide to cyber security that every tech user needs to read

The reason for this book is to assist in educating you towards ensuring your cyber safety. We live in a very different world than we did 5 or 10 years ago. Today, there are thousands of bad actors (hackers) whose day job is to make money by hacking technology users. Their target may be individuals or companies. They may be part of a group, working alone or paid by their Government. They may send out millions of phishing emails, hoping to trap lots of victims, or they may carry out a very specific, well thought out and planned attack, targeted at a single company or individual. Their reasons may be for financial gain, to cause chaos, for political motives or simply because they can.The results are generally the same: lost money, disaster, catastrophe and embarrassment. In a nutshell, PAIN. To prevent said pain, the first step is to educate yourself and get an understanding of the real threat that exists, understand how you can protect yourself and implement a game plan. This book will go a long way to helping you achieve this. However, remember that technology and threats are consistently evolving so what you learn today will greatly help you but could be superseded by a brand new threat tomorrow.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 1

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 3

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 2

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 5

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 7

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 8

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 6

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

Collins Computer Science Coursebook 4

Collins Computer Science is a series of eight books for Classes 1 to 8. This conforms to the vision of the National Curriculum Framework (2005). Based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2013, this course includes an update section on Open Office and Windows 8. The series also includes contextual posters and actual National Cyber Olympiad papers with answer keys.

40 Most Useful PowerShell and Command Prompt Commands for Windows Administrators

About the Book40 Most Useful PowerShell and Command Prompt Commands for Windows Administrators lists and explains the 40 most useful PowerShell commands and Command Prompt commands. Each command comes with examples. The book is divided into 2 chapters. Chapter 1 covers the 20 most useful PowerShell commands. Chapter 2 covers the 20 most useful Command Prompt commands.“40 Most Useful PowerShell and Command Prompt Commands for Windows Administrators” is for administrators that want to learn the skills to automate Windows tasks with PowerShell or Command Prompt commands.What's Inside...Here are the command categories covered in this eBook: 1.1 PowerShell Commands to Find and Get Help with Cmdlets1.2 PowerShell Commands to Manage Files and Folders1.3 PowerShell Commands for Reporting1.4 PowerShell Commands to Manage Processes1.5 PowerShell Commands to Manage Event logs1.6 PowerShell Commands to Get Computer Information1.7 PowerShell Commands to Connect to Remote PowerShell Sessions2.1 General Command Prompt Commands2.2 Command Prompt Commands to Manage Disks & Partitions2.3 Command Prompt Commands to Copy Files and Folders2.4 Command Prompt Commands for System Administration and Reporting2.5 Command Prompt Commands for Managing Files and FoldersAbout the AuthorVictor Ashiedu has over 17 years in the IT industry. He worked extensively with Microsoft technologies including PowerShell. He use PowerShell to automate Windows tasks inluding Active Directory and Office 365. Victor is currently the Lead Editor of one of the fastest growing tech websites - Itechguides.

Windows 10 Simplified: 10 Free Useful Windows 10 Guides (Volume Book 0)

About the BookWindows 10 Simplified is a 4-part series. This FREE eBook covers the following useful guides: 1. “How to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10”2. “How to Uninstall a Program in Windows 10”3. "How to Change Time Zone in Windows 10"4. "How to Change Account Picture in Windows" 5. "How to Fix Windows 10 Search if it Stops Working"6. “How to Restore Windows 10 Start Menu if it Stops Working"7. “How to fix Windows Update Download is Stuck at 0%"8. “How to Get Windows 10 Wifi to Work if it Won’t Turn on"9. “How to Fix Black Screen in Windows 10"10. “How to Fix Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU”Other Books in The SeriesWindows 10 Simplified, Vol 1: Guides to Fix 24 Common Windows 10 ProblemsWindows 10 Simplified, Vol 2: Guides to Fix 26 Advanced Windows 10 ProblemsWindows 10 Simplified, Vol 3: 35 Windows 10 Setup Guides for Everyday UsersWindows 10 Simplified, Vol 4: 28 Advanced Windows 10 Setup Guides for AdministratorsAbout the AuthorVictor Ashiedu has over 17 years in the IT industry. He worked extensively with Microsoft technologies including Windows desktop and Server Operating Systems. Victor is currently the Lead Editor of one of the fastest growing tech websites - Itechguides

Python Programming For Beginners: Learn The Basics Of Python Programming (Python Crash Course, Programming for Dummies)

Programming Doesn't Have To Be Difficult. If You Want To Get Started With Python Programming, Read On..How many times have you thought about learning how to code but got discouraged because you had no technical background, didn’t have the time to learn, or you just didn’t think you were smart enough?Would you like to learn the basics of python programming even if you are a complete novice? If so, this book can help you.Technology Entrepreneur, James Tudor, provides a concise, step-by-step guide to Python programming for beginners. A lot of examples, illustrations, end of chapter summary and practice exercises (with solutions) are provided to help the reader learn faster, remember longer and develop a thorough understanding of key concepts.  In This Book, you'll discover:A concise. Simple. Newby friendly style of teaching that lends itself well to beginnersChapters that have been sliced into bite-size chunks to give you the information you need (at that point in time) so you're not overwhelmed.Lots of simple, step-by-step examples and illustrations are used to emphasis key conceptsand help improve your understandingEach practice exercise builds on concepts discussed in previous chapters so your learning is reinforced as you progress.Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to Python, while not overwhelming you with too much (potentially unnecessary) information.An end of chapter summary is presented to give you key take aways that help you solidify your understandingSome of the topics covered include:How to get started - what you need and where to get it (Chapter 1)How a computer functions and what a computer program is (Chapter 2)Simple data types that are available to you and how to manipulate them (Chapter 3)…and much, much more!Please be aware, this book is only an extended preview of the paid version Python For Beginners: Learn Python In 5 Days With Step-by-Step Guidance And Hands-On Exercises. The intention with this free version is to give you the opportunity to see the authors teaching style and the quality of the material covered. Should you wish to upgrade to the paid version, five more in-depth chapters on conditions and loops, functions and modules etc are covered. In addition, a solution booklet (for the chapter exercises) is provided. 

Introduction to Scientific Programming with Python (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing Book 6)

This open access book offers an initial introduction to programming for scientific and computational applications using the Python programming language. The presentation style is compact and example-based, making it suitable for students and researchers with little or no prior experience in programming. The book uses relevant examples from mathematics and the natural sciences to present programming as a practical toolbox that can quickly enable readers to write their own programs for data processing and mathematical modeling. These tools include file reading, plotting, simple text analysis, and using NumPy for numerical computations, which are fundamental building blocks of all programs in data science and computational science. At the same time, readers are introduced to the fundamental concepts of programming, including variables, functions, loops, classes, and object-oriented programming. Accordingly, the book provides a sound basis for further computer science and programming studies.

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.

SQL Queries: 200+ Queries to Challenge you.

This is a SQL Queries Workbook in Which I have listed a collection of 200+ Queries so you can review it before your interview.

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.

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

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 is founding publisher of KindleBuffet . com, which showcases five-star Kindle books currently available free (you may never have to pay for books again!).KINDLE FIRE OWNER'S MANUAL demystifies the Kindle and explains in plain English how to master the basics. And you'll see much more, including secret tips, tricks and shortcuts you won’t find elsewhere. Each section includes clearly written step-by-step instructions, illustrated with screenshots and menus just like you’ll see on your own Kindle:-- Changing the settings-- How to charge your Kindle battery and prolong its life-- Enjoy an infinite supply of the best books, music and video from Amazon, iTunes or virtually any other source.-- Using personal documents, including word processing files, PDFs, and spreadsheets. Chuck your laptop and PDA, and do it all with your handy Kindle!-- The easy way to harvest your own content and get it onto your Kindle Fire, including gems you didn’t buy at Amazon.-- How to download apps and get the best free programs from Amazon’s Android App Store or other sources.-- How to download, organize and read your favorite books, magazines and newspapers on the Kindle Fire.-- How to get current and archived editions of the world’s most popular newspapers, magazines and websites streamed to your Kindle—updated constantly, with no fees whatsoever!-- How to use Amazon’s “Cloud” service for unlimited free storage of your digital content.-- Purchase or rent movies and TV shows, and how to find a gold mine of free video.-- Find and use popular apps and video games on the Kindle Fire.-- Learn to find the best free content in the world, downloadable to your Kindle. (You might never have to pay for books, movies or music again—ever!)-- Using Amazon Prime to stream movies using your home’s Internet service.-- Use your Kindle to send and receive email from Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and virtually any other service.-- Surf the Web at daredevil speeds using Kindle’s built-in Silk Web browser.-- Show off your own photos and videos on your Kindle, no matter which camera you used.1 ► FAST START GUIDE TO KINDLE FIRE Firing Up Your Kindle for the First Time Turning the Device On/Off How to navigate the touch-screen Registering/Setting Up the Device Battery charging life Navigating the Carousel interface Finding Kindle libraries (Books, Videos, etc.) Books library Briefly: Free as a bird Music library Briefly: What the heck is 'Whispernet?' Video library Documents Library Briefly: Urgent business opportunities in Nigeria Apps Library Web Clearing Your Browser History Designating Favorites The Status Bar and Option Bar Using a Mini-USB Connection to Transfer Content2 ► SETTINGS Guide to Quick Settings Viewing Your Amazon Account on the Kindle How to Control Sounds Adjusting Fonts and Other Appearance-Related Items Brightness: Fonts, Typeface and Other EBook Settings: Setting up Wi-Fi Public Wi-Fi Connecting with Wi-Fi Using the Keyboard Accessing the Keyboard Keyboard Layouts3 ► SHOP FOR CONTENT ON THE KINDLE Searching for Content on the Newsstand Browsing and buying books[Click "Look Inside!" for full table of contents]

Programming for Computations - Python: A Gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with Python 3.6 (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering Book 15)

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. This second edition of the well-received book has been extensively revised: All code is now written in Python version 3.6 (no longer version 2.7). In addition, the two first chapters of the previous edition have been extended and split up into five new chapters, thus expanding the introduction to programming from 50 to 150 pages. Throughout the book, the explanations provided are now more detailed, previous examples have been modified, and new sections, examples and exercises have been added. Also, a number of small errors have been corrected. The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style employed is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students. The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous experience with programming to a set of skills that allows students to write simple programs for solving common mathematical problems with numerical methods in the context of engineering and science courses. The emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean program design, the use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.

Solving PDEs in Python: The FEniCS Tutorial I (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing Book 3)

This book offers a concise and gentle introduction to finite element programming in Python based on the popular FEniCS software library. Using a series of examples, including the Poisson equation, the equations of linear elasticity, the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations, and systems of nonlinear advection–diffusion–reaction equations, it guides readers through the essential steps to quickly solving a PDE in FEniCS, such as how to define a finite variational problem, how to set boundary conditions, how to solve linear and nonlinear systems, and how to visualize solutions and structure finite element Python programs.This book is open access under a CC BY license.

C Programming: Language: A Step by Step Beginner's Guide to Learn C Programming in 7 Days

Are You Ready To Learn C?C Programming Language introduces you to the most commonly used programming language, one that has been the basis for many other versions over the years. It is a great book, not just for beginning programmers, but also for computer users who would want to have an idea what is happening behind the scenes as they work with various computer programs.In this book, you are going to learn what the C programming language entails, how to write conditions, expressions, statements and even commands, for the language to perform its functions efficiently. You will learn too how to organize relevant expressions so that after compilation and execution, the computer returns useful results and not error messages. Additionally, this book details the data types that you need for the C language and how to present it as well.Simply put, this is a book for programmers, learners taking other computer courses, and other computer users who would like to be versed with the workings of the most popular computer language, C.In this book You'll learn:What Is The C Language?Setting Up Your Local EnvironmentThe C Structure and Data TypeC Constants and LiteralsC Storage ClassesMaking Decisions In C The Role Of Loops In C ProgrammingFunctions in C ProgrammingStructures and Union in CBit Fields and Typedef Within C.C Header Files and Type CastingBenefits Of Using The C Language...and much more!!Download your copy today! click the BUY button and download it right now!

Python Programming: Your Advanced Guide To Learn Python in 7 Days: ( python guide , learning python , python programming projects , python tricks , python 3 )

Eager to learn Python Programming Quickly?Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but you thought is difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but you are interested in learning Python language fast than ever? If the answer to these questions is yes....... ...then, you are in the right place! Code is the language of the future. And the time to learn the ins and outs of coding is now, unless of course you want to be left behind from the biggest revolution that mankind will witness. So what does it take to be one of those who the masses will rely on to create products, change them and do a lot more with technology? Well, the secret is in learning programming languages because every electronic device runs on some sort of programming language. The question then becomes; so which programming language should you at least prioritize to learn given that there are so many programming languages? Well, if for whatever reason, you have been looking to learn programming or perhaps looking to improve your programming skills, Python programming language could be the best option you can get right now. It makes everything so easy! From the rich and well-designed standard library and built-ins to the availability of modules and numerous third-party open source libraries, very few programming languages can beat it. Particularly, if you are a programmer who is looking to dip his or her feet into programming, you need to learn a simple language that is easy to understand and that has easy to maintain code. You need to learn a programming language that runs on all key operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft windows, and one that is more reliable (does not contain pointers, which is case with other languages based on C). You need to learn Python.Python will provide you all that, and since new platforms like Raspberry Pi are Python based, learning Python will place you at an ideal place where you can enjoy the internet of things of opportunities and anyway (in case you have not yet noticed), Python’s popularity for the internet of things is really growing. That is just a tip of the iceberg, with Python, opportunities and possibilities are simply endless. This book has actionable information that will help you to understand Python in a advanced level.Welcome to the final issue of our Python programming book series. This book is the advanced edition that you have been building up to as you went through the exercises in the last two books. This third issue of the book is even more comprehensive than the previous editions but equally educative and illuminating. Let me explain why this book is different... I think that the best way to learn Python (or any other skills) is by doing it. This book includes visual charts that you'll guide you and help you learn those specific codes that you want to learn really fast. And in this way, believe me that you'll have an immense sense of achievement and it’ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.Here's what we will talk about in this book: ✓File management✓Python Iterator✓Python Generator✓Regular Expressions ✓Python Closure✓Python Property✓Python Assert, and✓Simple recap projects If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Programming: Your Advanced Guide To Learn Python in 7 Days, will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Click the BUY button now and start your engines and code!

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.

Elements of Robotics

This open access book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only mathematics known by high-school and first-year college students, such as calculus, matrices and probability. Concepts and algorithms are explained through detailed diagrams and calculations.Elements of Robotics presents an overview of different types of robots and the components used to build robots, but focuses on robotic algorithms: simple algorithms like odometry and feedback control, as well as algorithms for advanced topics like localization, mapping, image processing, machine learning and swarm robotics. These algorithms are demonstrated in simplified contexts that enable detailed computations to be performed and feasible activities to be posed. Students who study these simplified demonstrations will be well prepared for advanced study of robotics.The algorithms are presented at a relatively abstract level, not tied to any specific robot. Instead a generic robot is defined that uses elements common to most educational robots: differential drive with two motors, proximity sensors and some method of displaying output to the user.The theory is supplemented with over 100 activities, most of which can be successfully implemented using inexpensive educational robots. Activities that require more computation can be programmed on a computer. Archives are available with suggested implementations for the Thymio robot and standalone programs in Python.

Anti-fragile ICT Systems (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing Book 1)

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.

Scaling of Differential Equations (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing Book 2)

The book serves both as a reference forvarious scaled models with corresponding dimensionless numbers, and as aresource for learning the art of scaling. A special feature of the book is the emphasis on how to create softwarefor scaled models, based on existing software for unscaled models. Scaling (or non-dimensionalization) is amathematical technique that greatly simplifies the setting of input parameters innumerical simulations. Moreover, scaling enhances the understanding of howdifferent physical processes interact in a differential equation model.Compared to the existing literature, where the topic of scaling is frequentlyencountered, but very often in only a brief and shallow setting, the presentbook gives much more thorough explanations of how to reason about finding theright scales. This process is highly problem dependent, and therefore the bookfeatures a lot of worked examples, from very simple ODEs to systems of PDEs,especially from fluid mechanics.The text is easily accessible andexample-driven. The first part on ODEs fits even a lower undergraduate level,while the most advanced multiphysics fluid mechanics examples target thegraduate level. The scientific literature is full of scaled models, but in mostof the cases, the scales are just stated without thorough mathematicalreasoning. This book explains how the scales are found mathematically.This book will be a valuable read for anyonedoing numerical simulations based on ordinary or partial differential equations.

Automated Machine Learning: Methods, Systems, Challenges (The Springer Series on Challenges in Machine Learning)

This open access book presents the first comprehensive overview of general methods in Automated Machine Learning (AutoML), collects descriptions of existing systems based on these methods, and discusses the first series of international challenges of AutoML systems. The recent success of commercial ML applications and the rapid growth of the field has created a high demand for off-the-shelf ML methods that can be used easily and without expert knowledge. However, many of the recent machine learning successes crucially rely on human experts, who manually select appropriate ML architectures (deep learning architectures or more traditional ML workflows) and their hyperparameters. To overcome this problem, the field of AutoML targets a progressive automation of machine learning, based on principles from optimization and machine learning itself. This book serves as a point of entry into this quickly-developing field for researchers and advanced students alike, as well as providing a reference for practitioners aiming to use AutoML in their work.

Network security

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

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.

AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2020This 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/. Visit https://docs.aws.amazon.com/wellarchitected/latest/framework for an online version.

Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

October 2019Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based services including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security, and enterprise applications. Over 160 AWS services are available in seconds, on demand, with pay-as-you-go pricing. This whitepaper provides a brief overview of the benefits of the AWS Cloud and introduces you to many of the available services. Visit the Getting Started Resource Center at https://aws.amazon.com/getting-started/ to learn more. 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/.

PYTHON FOR BEGINNERS: 2 BOOKS IN 1 CODING FOR BEGINNERS USING PYTHON + PYTHON CRASH COURSE

Are you new to software development? Are you curious about learning what artificial intelligence is?Do you want to master the Phyton programming language?Well, this book is your best choice!There may be a lot of different languages that you can work with when it comes to the coding that you would like to work with, but none are going to provide you with the benefits that you are working with. This language is so popular and used so often that there are a few different operating systems that already have some version of Python found on them for you to use. This can make it easier to get some of the coding done that you would like, and will ensure that you will get the best benefits out of it in no time. ★★★This book covers:★★★                                                           ★ What Is Python and His History and Why Learn Python★ Getting Started with Python★ Variables and Operators★ Basic Operators★ Data Types in Python★ Functions and Modules★ Defining Your Functions★ Working with Your Module   ★ Working with Files    ★ Using A for Loop to Write and Read Text FilesAnd so much more!!The Python language is more natural to read: If you take a look through some of the codes that we have later on in this guidebook, you will find that this is an easy task to read through some of the different parts of the law. Even if you have not been able to work with this language before, you will still be able to look at some of the systems and notice that you recognize the parts as well. The program is open source. This means that you won’t have to worry about someone taking over the code and ruining it. It also means that the original Python is free and available to anyone who wants to download it.This guidebook is going to take the Python language to the next level and look at some of the more advanced features that you can enjoy with this kind of writing, but when you look at some of the codes, even some of these that are more advanced than what you may have worked with in the past, you will find that it is easy to write some codes that have a lot of power, and even easy to complete your projects. If you are curious about this world, THEN SCROLL UP THE PAGE AND CLICK TO "BUY NOW!"

The Economics of Big Science: Essays by Leading Scientists and Policymakers (Science Policy Reports)

The essays in this open access volume identify the key ingredients for success in capitalizing on public investments in scientific projects and the development of large-scale research infrastructures.Investment in science – whether in education and training or through public funding for developing new research tools and technologies – is a crucial priority. Authors from big research laboratories/organizations, funding agencies and academia discuss how investing in science can produce societal benefits as well as identifying future challenges for scientists and policy makers. The volume cites different ways to assess the socio-economic impact of Research Infrastructures and their role as hubs of global collaboration, creativity and innovation. It highlights the different benefits stemming from fundamental research at the local, national and global level, while also inviting us to rethink the notion of “benefit” in the 21st century.Public investment is required to maintain the pace of technological and scientific advancements over the next decades. Far from advocating a radical transformation and massive expansion in funding, the authors suggest ways for maintaining a strong foundation of science and research to ensure that we continue to benefit from the outputs. The volume draws inspiration from the first “Economics of Big Science” workshop, held in Brussels in 2019 with the aim of creating a new space for dialogue and interaction between representatives of Big Science organizations, policy makers and academia. It aspires to provide useful reading for policy makers, scientists and students of science, who are increasingly called upon to explain the value of fundamental research and adopt the language and logic of economics when engaging in policy discussions.

The Cloud-to-Thing Continuum: Opportunities and Challenges in Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing (Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies Book 5)

The Internet of Things offers massive societal and economic opportunities while at the same time significant challenges, not least the delivery and management of the technical infrastructure underpinning it, the deluge of data generated from it, ensuring privacy and security, and capturing value from it.This Open Access Pivot explores these challenges, presenting the state of the art and future directions for research but also frameworks for making sense of this complex area. This book provides a variety of perspectives on how technology innovations such as fog, edge and dew computing, 5G networks, and distributed intelligence are making us rethink conventional cloud computing to support the Internet of Things. Much of this book focuses on technical aspects of the Internet of Things, however, clear methodologies for mapping the business value of the Internet of Things are still missing. We provide a value mapping framework for the Internet of Things to address this gap. While there is much hype about theInternet of Things, we have yet to reach the tipping point. As such, this book provides a timely entrée for higher education educators, researchers and students, industry and policy makers on the technologies that promise to reshape how society interacts and operates.

Learn Java: A Crash Course Guide to Learn Java in 1 Week: ( java programming , java for beginners , java programming for beginners, java coding , java )

Are you ready to program with Java in less than 1 week? Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but you thought is difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but you are interested in learning the Java language fast? If the answer is Yes.........then, this book is for you!For one, Java is arguably the most acclaimed skill and is in demand nearly everywhere. IBM, Infosys, Twitter, Netflix, Google, Spotify, Uber, Amazon, Target, Yelp, Square, and other big players are always in need of a great Java programmer. Going by PayScale.com (the website that offers information about salary), an average Java developer earns about $70,000 annually. As a pro in the field, you have the entire globe to work over, as the demand is never restricted to a particular geographical area. This book is the ultimate beginners’ crash course to Java programming, as it will help you learn enough about the language in as little as 1 week! Complex concepts are broken down into simple and easy steps to ensure that you can easily master the Java language even if you have never coded before.Let me explain why this book is different...I think that the best way to learn Java (or any other skills) is by doing it. This book includes visual charts that you'll guide you and help you learn those specific codes that you want to learn really fast. And in this way, believe me that you'll have an immense sense of achievement and it’ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.This book is for....● Those who are completely newbies with Java!● Those who have basic information of this programming language!● Those who already have the knowledge but perhaps they want to master it well! The book is updated to the latest Java versions (8 and 10) and the main topics of what the book will be about include:• The fundamentals of Java• How to program the right way, cutting out the useless fluff!• Use arrays and classes for managing program data.• Write programs that use loops to perform repetitive tasks.• Design and write procedural programs that use methods.• Understanding Java Variables, Arrays, Loops, and Conditional Statements• Use if and switch statements to make decisions in your programs.• Learn the concept of Object Oriented Programming (from fundamentals to advanced)• How to understand and write simple Java programs• And much, much more! Let’s begin our learning.Click the BUY button now and download the book now to start learning Java.

Amazon DynamoDB: Developer Guide

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. Its flexible data model, reliable performance, and automatic scaling of throughput capacity, makes it a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications. This guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon DynamoDB and includes detailed development instructions for using the various features. 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/.

8 Types Of Natural Light That Will Add Drama To Your Photographs

The first step to becoming a better nature photographer is to understand light. This eBook will help new photographers learn how to make the most of any type of light.Discover the 8 types of natural light and learn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images. BACKLIGHT - make flowers glow, make dramatic silhouettesSIDELIGHT - emphasize texture and shapeFRONT LIGHT - great for sunset shotsREFLECTED LIGHT - make peaceful water reflectionsDIFFUSED LIGHT - great for close-upsDRAMATIC LIGHT - there's nothing like a storm to create a dramatic imageTWILIGHT - beautiful blues and pinks in the skyNIGHT - great for capturing city lightsLearn techniques you can use to increase the quality and dramatic effect of your images simply by understanding how light works. Turn your snapshots into fine art.

Error-Correction Coding and Decoding: Bounds, Codes, Decoders, Analysis and Applications (Signals and Communication Technology)

This book discusses both the theory and practical applications of self-correcting data, commonly known as error-correcting codes. The applications included demonstrate the importance of these codes in a wide range of everyday technologies, from smartphones to secure communications and transactions. Written in a readily understandable style, the book presents the authors’ twenty-five years of research organized into five parts:Part I is concerned with the theoretical performance attainable by using error correcting codes to achieve communications efficiency in digital communications systems.Part II explores the construction of error-correcting codes and explains the different families of codes and how they are designed. Techniques are described for producing the very best codes.Part III addresses the analysis of low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes, primarily to calculate their stopping sets and low-weight codeword spectrum which determines the performance of these codes.Part IV deals with decoders designed to realize optimum performance.Part V describes applications which include combined error correction and detection, public key cryptography using Goppa codes, correcting errors in passwords and watermarking.This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in error-correcting codes and their applications, ranging from non-experts to professionals at the forefront of research in their field.This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Introduction to AWS Security (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2020Amazon 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 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://docs.aws.amazon.com/vpc/.

Programming for Computations - Python: A Gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with Python (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering Book 15)

This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. There are two versions of the book, one for MATLAB and one for Python. The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students. The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous experience with programming to a set of skills that allows the students to write simple programs for solving common mathematical problems with numerical methods in engineering and science courses. The emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.

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/.

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 CompletionTip 2: Change to the Previous DirectoryTip 3: Reuse the Last Item from the Previous Command LineTip 4: Rerun a Command That Starts with a given StringTip 5: Command SubstitutionTip 6: Use a for Loop at the Command LineTip 7: Rerun the Previous Command with Root PrivilegesTip 8: Rerun the Previous Command While Substituting a StringTip 9: Reuse a Word on the Same Command LineTip 10: Fix Typos and Shorten Lengthy Commands with AliasesScroll up, click the "Buy Now With 1-Click" button to start leaning these powerful Linux Command Line Tips.

Amazon Simple Email Service: Developer Guide

This is the official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon SES (SES). Amazon SES is a highly-configurable platform for sending and receiving email. This guide explains how to configure your Amazon SES account, how to configure your email sending and receiving domains, and how to start sending and receiving email. This guide is offered for free as a Kindle book. You can also view this guide online at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/ses/latest/DeveloperGuide/, or as a PDF file at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/ses/latest/DeveloperGuide/ses-dg.pdf.

Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud

Written for the IT professional and business owner, this book provides the business and technical insight necessary to migrate your business to the cloud using Microsoft Office 365. This is a practical look at cloud migration and the use of different technologies to support that migration. Numerous examples of cloud migration with technical migration details are included. Cloud technology is a tremendous opportunity for an organization to reduce IT costs, and to improve productivity with increased access, simpler administration and improved services. Those businesses that embrace the advantages of the cloud will receive huge rewards in productivity and lower total cost of ownership over those businesses that choose to ignore it. The challenge for those charged with implementing Microsoft Office 365 is to leverage these advantages with the minimal disruption of their organization. This book provides practical help in moving your business to the Cloud and covers the planning, migration and the follow on management of the Office 365 Cloud services.

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.

AWS Command Line Interface: User Guide

This is an official Amazon Web Services (AWS) guide for the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). You can download the Kindle version from this page, or find the online version and PDF at docs.aws.amazon.com/cli. The AWS CLI is an open source tool built using the AWS SDK for Python (Boto) that provides commands for interacting with AWS services. With minimal configuration, you can start using all of the functionality provided by the AWS Management Console from your favorite terminal program. This guide provides instructions for installing, configuring, and using the AWS CLI on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Learn how to use the AWS CLI to access the public API of any AWS service and write scripts to manage your AWS resources.

The Essence of Software Engineering

This open access book includes contributions by leading researchers and industry thought leaders on various topics related to the essence of software engineering and their application in industrial projects. It offers a broad overview of research findings dealing with current practical software engineering issues and also pointers to potential future developments.Celebrating the 20th anniversary of adesso AG, adesso gathered some of the pioneers of software engineering including Manfred Broy, Ivar Jacobson and Carlo Ghezzi at a special symposium,  where they presented their thoughts about latest software engineering research and which are part of this book. This way it offers readers a concise overview of the essence of software engineering, providing valuable insights into the latest methodological research findings and adesso’s experience applying these results in real-world projects.

Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security

Going beyond current books on privacy and security, this book proposes specific solutions to public policy issues pertaining to online privacy and security. Requiring no technical or legal expertise, it provides a practical framework to address ethical and legal issues. The authors explore the well-established connection between social norms, privacy, security, and technological structure. They also discuss how rapid technological developments have created novel situations that lack relevant norms and present ways to develop these norms for protecting informational privacy and ensuring sufficient information security.

Linux Bastion Hosts on the AWS Cloud: Linux Bastion Host Quick Start

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the Linux bastion 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 the public subnets to provide readily available administrative access to the environment. The Quick Start creates an Auto Scaling group to ensure that the number of bastion host instances always matches the capacity you specify. The Quick Start also sets up Amazon CloudWatch Logs for remote storage of shell history logs, for added security. AWS CloudFormation templates automate the deployment. The deployment guide is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format; see https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/linux-bastion/.

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

December 2016Amazon 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 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/.

AutoHotkey Tricks You Ought To Do With Windows (Sixth Edition): If You Do Nothing Else with the Free Autohotkey Software, These Tips Are a Must for Windows ... (AutoHotkey Tips and Tricks Book 4)

This AutoHotkey Tricks book offers an introduction to AutoHotkey, the powerful, free, Windows utility software. It's simple to use while adding tons of capability to your Windows computers. In "AutoHotkey Tricks" you'll find practical examples of techniques which demonstrate what AutoHotkey can do for you. Plus, you can immediately implement those quick apps on your PC.AutoHotkey is one of the easiest scripting languages to use. If you can open Windows Notepad and paste in one line of code, then you can simplify your computing tasks. Whether looking for text auto-correction or automating a favorite Windows program, AutoHotkey is the tool for you.This book is intended as an overview and introduction to AutoHotkey for people who are unfamiliar with the easy-to-learn, yet powerful Windows scripting language. Many of the tips found here are included in Jack's other AutoHotkey books and can be found on the Web. It is written for those people who are in the process of deciding whether or not AutoHotkey is right for them. ComputoEdge E-Books has published this book, not as a beginner's guide, but as an aid for clearing up the confusion before someone makes a major investment of their personal time in learning AutoHotkey(For reference, if you own any of Jack's other AutoHotkey books, this book includes indexes to six of his books.)Jack Dunning writes books about AutoHotkey because he loves making work easier on his Windows computer. He also writes a free beginning blog called Jack's AutoHotkey Blog. Find out more about Jack's books plus free AutoHotkey scripts and apps at ComputorEdge.If you don't use AutoHotkey with your Windows computer, you should! Whether you're a beginner or experienced programmer, AutoHotkey has something for you. Novices can write simple one-line scripts which make everyday Windows computing life easier. Experienced programmers can quickly create pop-up apps which run on any Windows computer--even without AutoHotkey installed. Check it out for yourself in this overview of some of the easiest, yet most important, AutoHotkey capabilities."AutoHotkey Tricks" now includes a chapter comparing AutoHotkey vs. AutoIt!With Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, AutoHotkey, the most powerful, flexible, free Windows utility software available, anyone can instantly add more of the functions that they want to all of their Windows programs, whether installed on their computer or while working on the Web. AutoHotkey has a universality not found in any other Windows utility--free or paid.What's Inside "AutoHotkey Tricks":Chapter One: Add Tailored Signatures to All E-mail and Documents Regardless of Which Windows Program (Local or Web)Chapter Two: Use AutoHotkey to Instantly Insert Your E-Mail Address into Web Forms (or Anywhere Else)Chapter Three: Use AutoHotkey to Instantly Turn Hard-to-Type Jargon into Hotstrings for Instant Text ExpansionChapter Four: Add Currencies Symbols, Special Special Characters, and Fractions Not on Your Keyboard to Any Windows or Web Documents without Computer GymnasticsChapter Five: Searching Web Sites Made Easy. Instant Searches of Your Favorite Web Sites.Chapter Six: Hotkeys to Save Right-clicks. How to Automate Your Windows Context MenusChapter Seven: Quickly Open Favorite Folders without a Search in Windows ExplorerChapter Eight: Using Extra Mouse Buttons and the Wasted Insert Key. Change the Meaning of Your Keyboard Keys.Chapter Nine: A Beginner's Guide to Stealing AutoHotkey Apps; A Taste of the Thousands of Free Windows AutoHotkey AppsChapter Ten: AutoHotkey Versus AutoIt. Which One Is Best for YouFind some of Jack's other AutoHotkey books published by ComputorEdge E-Books available at Amazon:"Why AutoHotkey?""AutoHotkey Hotstrings""AutoHotkey Hotkeys""Beginning Tips for Writing AutoHotkey Scripts""AutoHotkey Regular Expressions"

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.

The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security

The InfoSec Handbook offers the reader an organized layout of information that is easily read and understood. Allowing beginners to enter the field and understand the key concepts and ideas, while still keeping the experienced readers updated on topics and concepts. It is intended mainly for beginners to the field of information security, written in a way that makes it easy for them to understand the detailed content of the book. The book offers a practical and simple view of the security practices while still offering somewhat technical and detailed information relating to security. It helps the reader build a strong foundation of information, allowing them to move forward from the book with a larger knowledge base. Security is a constantly growing concern that everyone must deal with. Whether it’s an average computer user or a highly skilled computer user, they are always confronted with different security risks. These risks range in danger and should always be dealt with accordingly. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the dangers or how to prevent them and this is where most of the issues arise in information technology (IT). When computer users do not take security into account many issues can arise from that like system compromises or loss of data and information. This is an obvious issue that is present with all computer users. This book is intended to educate the average and experienced user of what kinds of different security practices and standards exist. It will also cover how to manage security software and updates in order to be as protected as possible from all of the threats that they face.

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!

Mastering Excel: Starter Set

Ramp up your Excel skills with the Mastering Excel Starter Set. This collection of three Excel lessons will get you on the path to be the Excel guru.The Starter Set includes:Mastering Excel Macros - Introduction: The first in the mastering Excel macros series. The series starts from the most basic levels (you need to know nothing about macros) and ends with you writing macro to control PowerPoint and other programs from Excel.Mastering Excel - Apps: Did you know that Excel has apps in it? Yes it does! They are hidden in plain sight. This lesson uncovers the power of apps in Excel. You'll learn to make charts that are dynamic and gorgeous.Mastering Excel - Data Types: There are new data types in Excel. You select cells and Excel will automatically connect the cells to  the Internet and retrieve data.These lessons all include several workbooks you will receive via email so you can work alongside the material.

Programming for Computations - MATLAB/Octave: A Gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with MATLAB/Octave (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering Book 14)

This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. There are two versions of the book, one for MATLAB and one for Python. The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students. The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous experience with programming to a set of skills that allows the students to write simple programs for solving common mathematical problems with numerical methods in engineering and science courses. The emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.

Representation Learning for Natural Language Processing

This open access book provides an overview of the recent advances in representation learning theory, algorithms and applications for natural language processing (NLP). It is divided into three parts. Part I presents the representation learning techniques for multiple language entries, including words, phrases, sentences and documents. Part II then introduces the representation techniques for those objects that are closely related to NLP, including entity-based world knowledge, sememe-based linguistic knowledge, networks, and cross-modal entries. Lastly, Part III provides open resource tools for representation learning techniques, and discusses the remaining challenges and future research directions.The theories and algorithms of representation learning presented can also benefit other related domains such as machine learning, social network analysis, semantic Web, information retrieval, data mining and computational biology. This book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, lecturers, and industrial engineers, as well as anyone interested in representation learning and natural language processing.

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/.

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 at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/apigateway/. 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 backend services, such as applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any web application.

How to Fine-tune Bayesian Networks for Classification

This book covers in the first part the theoretical aspects of Bayesian networks and their functionality, and then based on the discussed concepts it explains how to find-tune a Bayesian network to yield highly accurate prediction results which are adaptable to any classification tasks. The introductory part is extremely beneficial to someone new to learning Bayesian networks, while the more advanced notions are useful for everyone who wants to understand the mathematics behind Bayesian networks and how to find-tune them in order to generate the best predictive performance of a certain classification model.

70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Students pursuing a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows 10 will need to start with this 70-698: Installing & Configuring Windows 10 exam. Often referred to as the Help Desk course, this exam provides students with the essentials needed for a career in Information Technology in a corporate environment. Exam 70-698 is the first exam required to earn the Windows 10 MCSA credential, and a primary course in most Help Desk Technician curricula. This text is comparable to exam 70-687 for Windows 8.1 or 70-680 for Windows 7. This exam covers local installation, configuration of core local services, and the general local management and maintenance of Windows 10. Although the focus is primarily on local scenarios, enterprise scenarios are also included, where applicable. Some cloud-integrated services are covered where appropriate, such as with Microsoft Passport. Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbooks are designed for instructor-led classroom courses; the optional MOAC Labs Online facilitate hands-on labs from any location, locally or remotely. Available as an ebook with optional MOAC Labs Online or Lab Manual.

Finite Difference Computing with PDEs: A Modern Software Approach (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering Book 16)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This easy-to-read book introduces the basics of solving partial differential equations by means of finite difference methods. Unlike many of the traditional academic works on the topic, this book was written for practitioners. Accordingly, it especially addresses: the construction of finite difference schemes, formulation and implementation of algorithms, verification of implementations, analyses of physical behavior as implied by the numerical solutions, and how to apply the methods and software to solve problems in the fields of physics and biology.

Amazon SageMaker: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon SageMaker. Amazon SageMaker provides fully managed machine learning in the cloude. This guide demonstrates how to use Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and host machine learning models 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://docs.aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/latest/dg/whatis.html.

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!

Security in Computer and Information Sciences: First International ISCIS Security Workshop 2018, Euro-CYBERSEC 2018, London, UK, February 26-27, 2018, ... Computer and Information Science Book 821)

This open access book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International ISCIS Security Workshop 2018, Euro-CYBERSEC 2018, held in London, UK, in February 2018. The 12 full papers presented together with an overview paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. Security of distributed interconnected systems, software systems, and the Internet of Things has become a crucial aspect of the performance of computer systems. The papers deal with these issues, with a specific focus on societally critical systems such as health informatics systems, the Internet of Things, energy systems, digital cities, digital economy, mobile networks, and the underlying physical and network infrastructures.

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/.

A Quick Guide to C# with Unity: Get Started with C# in Unity in less than 60 minutes

Why this book can help you to get started fast with C# in UnityIt can be intimidating to start with Unity, and while several books can provide comprehensive information, you may, like many other readers, just want to focus on a particular topic and get started fast.This book is part of a series entitled A Quick Guide To, and does just this. In this book series, you have the opportunity to get started on a particular topic in less than 60 minutes, delving right into the information that you really need. Of course, you can, after reading this book, move-on to more comprehensive books; however, quite often, you may have little time to complete a project or to get comfortable with a topic fast.In this book entitled A Quick Guide to C# in Unity, you will discover how to program in C# and you will learn most of the foundation blocks that you need to get started with C# (e.g., variables, methods, events, or Object-Oriented concepts) using a hands-on approach where you learn and practice as you go. By following the techniques and suggestions described in this short book, I can promise you that you will get started very fast and create your own C# scripts. Along the way, you will also learn about best coding practices, as well as common errors and how to avoid them easily. Content and structure of this bookIn this book, you will learn about using C# with Unity, including: Object-Oriented Principles (e.g., classes, variable scope, events, constructors, etc.). Variables, conditional statements, loops, and other useful structures. Common C# methods used in Unity and their uses. The work flow involved in creating and running a script in Unity.The main idea behind this book is to help you to get started quickly with C#. So, if you want to start coding in C# with Unity : download this book now!

Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering

Get the most out of this foundational reference and improve the productivity of your software teams. This open access book collects the wisdom of the 2017 'Dagstuhl' seminar on productivity in software engineering, a meeting of community leaders, who came together with the goal of rethinking traditional definitions and measures of productivity.The results of their work, Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering, includes chapters covering definitions and core concepts related to productivity, guidelines for measuring productivity in specific contexts, best practices and pitfalls, and theories and open questions on productivity. You'll benefit from the many short chapters, each offering a focused discussion on one aspect of productivity in software engineering.Readers in many fields and industries will benefit from their collected work. Developers wanting to improve their personal productivity, will learn effective strategies for overcoming common issues that interfere with progress. Organizations thinking about building internal programs for measuring productivity of programmers and teams will learn best practices from industry and researchers in measuring productivity. And researchers can leverage the conceptual frameworks and rich body of literature in the book to effectively pursue new research directions.What You'll LearnReview the definitions and dimensions of software productivitySee how time management is having the opposite of the intended effectDevelop valuable dashboardsUnderstand the impact of sensors on productivityAvoid software development wasteWork with human-centered methods to measure productivityLook at the intersection of neuroscience and productivityManage interruptions and context-switchingWho Book Is ForIndustry developers and those responsible for seminar-style courses that include a segment on software developer productivity. Chapters are written for a generalist audience, without excessive use of technical terminology.

Amazon Redshift: Database Developer 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 guide focuses 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 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 https://docs.aws.amazon.com/redshift/latest/dg/welcome.html.

How to Fine-tune Support Vector Machines for Classification

This book covers in the first part the theoretical aspects of support vector machines and their functionality, and then based on the discussed concepts it explains how to find-tune a support vector machine to yield highly accurate prediction results which are adaptable to any classification tasks. The introductory part is extremely beneficial to someone new to learning support vector machines, while the more advanced notions are useful for everyone who wants to understand the mathematics behind support vector machines and how to find-tune them in order to generate the best predictive performance of a certain classification model.

Amazon Cognito: Developer Guide

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 sign in users, federate with identity providers, control permissions to access your backend resources, and save mobile user data in the AWS Cloud. This guide provides an overview of Amazon Cognito and includes development instructions for its features.

13 BAD HABITS that can ruin your photography: Plus dozens more inspirational tips

This book covers five topics related to eliminating errors or developing new photographic habits. There are 45 tips listed on these pages, so you will have no excuse for leaving your camera in the cupboard. Let's get you motivated!Topics include:13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography5 Habits Of Highly Effective Photographers12 Ways To Find New Inspiration10 Commandments For Landscapers5 Resources & Courses

Amazon EKS: User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (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.

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.

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, intеrviеw рrераrаtiоnѕ and аdviсе, including information on what уоu should and ѕhоuldn‘t do in the interview process. Rеѕоurсеѕ on working in an agile environment, real intеrviеw ԛuеѕtiоnѕ with answers and everything else needed to get that automation testing job.

Computer Aided Policy Making

This book will prove a unique source of information and instruction for anyone seeking to make better human-oriented policy, whether urban planner, business strategist, or manager in the field of education, health or welfare,Ingeniously Wyatt has created two books in one: the main text covers the types of software package available: mainstream software, peripheral software, innovative software, frontier software; the lessons generated from the software are outlined in lesson boxes. Readers can use the text alone to familiarize themselves with the computer packages or read the boxes only, or they can do both.

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.

Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems: Selected papers from the International Conference ML4CPS 2018 (Technologien fA 1/4 r die intelligente Automation Book 9)

This Open Access proceedings presents new approaches to Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems, experiences and visions. It contains some selected papers from the international Conference ML4CPS – Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems, which was held in Karlsruhe, October 23-24, 2018. Cyber Physical Systems are characterized by their ability to adapt and to learn: They analyze their environment and, based on observations, they learn patterns, correlations and predictive models. Typical applications are condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, image processing and diagnosis. Machine Learning is the key technology for these developments.

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

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 ebook, we introduce new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TemDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancements, and R integration.

Support Vector Machines for Churn Prediction in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

This book presents a CRISP-DM data mining project for implementing a classification model that achieves a predictive performance very close to the ideal model, namely of 99.70%.This model yields such a high accuracy, mainly, due to the proprietary architecture of the machine learning algorithm used. We implement a support vector machine which is improved using multiple techniques existent in the literature. A detailed theoretical explanation is offered regarding support vector machines, learning algorithms and several optimization algorithms, and each decision taken in building the final architecture is motivated.To demonstrate the predictive performance of our classification model, we use a telecommunications synthetic dataset that contains call details records (CDR) for 3,333 customers, with 21 independent variables and one dependent variable which indicates the past behavior of these customers with respect to churn. This is a generic dataset frequently used in research as a benchmark for testing different architectures of machine learning algorithms proposed for classification.The methodology presented in this book is scalable to datasets that have hundreds of thousands of instances and hundreds or thousands of variables coming from various industries such as telecommunications, finance, astronomy, biotech, marketing, healthcare, and many others, and can be applied to any real world classification problem.

Finite Difference Computing with Exponential Decay Models (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering Book 110)

This text provides a very simple, initial introduction to the complete scientific computing pipeline: models, discretization, algorithms, programming, verification, and visualization. The pedagogical strategy is to use one case study – an ordinary differential equation describing exponential decay processes – to illustrate fundamental concepts in mathematics and computer science. The book is easy to read and only requires a command of one-variable calculus and some very basic knowledge about computer programming. Contrary to similar texts on numerical methods and programming, this text has a much stronger focus on implementation and teaches testing and software engineering in particular. 

History and Practice of the Art of Photography

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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.

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.

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

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® Platform.

700 Best Kindle Fire Apps: Including the Top 500+ Free Apps!

Amazon's Kindle Fire is a very affordable tablet computer offering an unbeatable combination of utility, value and features. Your ultimate tablet experience is just one step away - selecting the applications, or apps, that provide exactly the entertainment, education, and functionality you desire. And that's where this guide will help you: finding the gems in Amazon's App Store. The App Store contains a breathtaking array of games, entertainment, utilities, and tools. Even though there are more than 700 apps described in this book, the bar was set very high--only a small percentage of the available apps are profiled here. Only those apps that deliver outstanding functionality - and whose developers have demonstrated a serious commitment to their customers - have made it into this reference guide. Nobody enjoys spending time weeding through apps that don't deliver the promised features (or contain hidden features you'd rather not have installed on your Kindle Fire). So what are you waiting for? Let's get started! Contents: INTRODUCTION ► BOOKS AND COMICS ► COMMUNICATION ► COOKING APPS ► EDUCATION ► ENTERTAINMENT ► FINANCE ► GAMES ► HEALTH AND FITNESS ► KIDS ► LIFESTYLE ► MUSIC ► NAVIGATION ► NEWS & MAGAZINES ► NOVELTY ► PHOTOGRAPHY ► PODCASTS ► PRODUCTIVITY ► REAL ESTATE ► REFERENCE ► SHOPPING ► SOCIAL NETWORKING ► SPORTS ► TRAVEL ► UTILITIES ► WEATHER ► WEB BROWSERS BOOK LOVERS, REJOICE! INDEX

Ray Tracing Gems: High-Quality and Real-Time Rendering with DXR and Other APIs

This book is a must-have for anyone serious about rendering in real time. With the announcement of new ray tracing APIs and hardware to support them, developers can easily create real-time applications with ray tracing as a core component. As ray tracing on the GPU becomes faster, it will play a more central role in real-time rendering. Ray Tracing Gems provides key building blocks for developers of games, architectural applications, visualizations, and more. Experts in rendering share their knowledge by explaining everything from nitty-gritty techniques that will improve any ray tracer to mastery of the new capabilities of current and future hardware.What you'll learn: The latest ray tracing techniques for developing real-time applications in multiple domainsGuidance, advice, and best practices for rendering applications with Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR)How to implement high-performance graphics for interactive visualizations, games, simulations, and moreWho this book is for:Developers who are looking to leverage the latest APIs and GPU technology for real-time rendering and ray tracing Students looking to learn about best practices in these areasEnthusiasts who want to understand and experiment with their new GPUs

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 26th International Conference, TACAS 2020, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences ... Science and General Issues Book 12078)

This open access two-volume set constitutes the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2020, which took place in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2020, and was held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2020.The total of 60 regular papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 155 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Program verification; SAT and SMT; Timed and Dynamical Systems; Verifying Concurrent Systems; Probabilistic Systems; Model Checking and Reachability; and Timed and Probabilistic Systems.Part II: Bisimulation; Verification and Efficiency; Logic and Proof; Tools and Case Studies; Games and Automata; and SV-COMP 2020.

Data Parallel C++: Mastering DPC++ for Programming of Heterogeneous Systems using C++ and SYCL

Learn how to accelerate C++ programs using data parallelism. This open access book enables C++ programmers to be at the forefront of this exciting and important new development that is helping to push computing to new levels. It is full of practical advice, detailed explanations, and code examples to illustrate key topics. Data parallelism in C++ enables access to parallel resources in a modern heterogeneous system, freeing you from being locked into any particular computing device. Now a single C++ application can use any combination of devices—including GPUs, CPUs, FPGAs and AI ASICs—that are suitable to the problems at hand.This book begins by introducing data parallelism and foundational topics for effective use of the SYCL standard from the Khronos Group and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), the open source compiler used in this book. Later chapters cover advanced topics including error handling, hardware-specific programming, communication and synchronization, and memory model considerations.Data Parallel C++ provides you with everything needed to use SYCL for programming heterogeneous systems. What You'll Learn Accelerate C++ programs using data-parallel programmingTarget multiple device types (e.g. CPU, GPU, FPGA)Use SYCL and SYCL compilers Connect with computing’s heterogeneous future via Intel’s oneAPI initiative Who This Book Is ForThose new data-parallel programming and computer programmers interested in data-parallel programming using C++.

Bayesian Networks for Churn Prediction in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

This book presents a CRISP-DM data mining project for implementing a classification model that achieves a predictive performance very close to the ideal model, namely of 99.10%.This model yields such a high accuracy, mainly, due to the proprietary architecture of the machine learning algorithm used. We implement a Bayesian network which is improved using multiple techniques existent in the literature. A detailed theoretical explanation is offered regarding Bayesian networks and learning algorithms, and each decision taken in building the final architecture is motivated.To demonstrate the predictive performance of our classification model, we use a telecommunications synthetic dataset that contains call details records (CDR) for 3,333 customers, with 21 independent variables and one dependent variable which indicates the past behavior of these customers with respect to churn. This is a generic dataset frequently used in research as a benchmark for testing different architectures of machine learning algorithms proposed for classification.The methodology presented in this book is scalable to datasets that have hundreds of thousands of instances and hundreds or thousands of variables coming from various industries such as telecommunications, finance, astronomy, biotech, marketing, healthcare, and many others, and can be applied to any real world classification problem.

Actualizing Human Rights: Global Inequality, Future People, and Motivation (Routledge Studies in Human Rights)

This book argues that ultimately human rights can be actualized, in two senses. By answering important challenges to them, the real-world relevance of human rights can be brought out; and people worldwide can be motivated as needed for realizing human rights.Taking a perspective from moral and political philosophy, the book focuses on two challenges to human rights that have until now received little attention, but that need to be addressed if human rights are to remain plausible as a global ideal. Firstly, the challenge of global inequality: how, if at all, can one be sincerely committed to human rights in a structurally greatly unequal world that produces widespread inequalities of human rights protection? Secondly, the challenge of future people: how to adequately include future people in human rights, and how to set adequate priorities between the present and the future, especially in times of climate change? The book also asks whether people worldwide can be motivated to do what it takes to realize human rights. Furthermore, it considers the common and prominent challenges of relativism and of the political abuse of human rights. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of human rights, political philosophy, and more broadly political theory, philosophy and the wider social sciences. The Open Access version of this book, available at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003011569, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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 architectures, as well as reference manuals with guidelines on how to use the various models and perspectives presented to create a concrete architecture. Furthermore, best practices and tips on how system engineers can use the ARM to develop specific IoT architectures for dedicated IoT solutions are illustrated and exemplified in reverse mapping exercises of existing standards and platforms.

Clinical Text Mining: Secondary Use of Electronic Patient Records

This open access book describes the results of natural language processing and machine learning methods applied to clinical text from electronic patient records. It is divided into twelve chapters. Chapters 1-4 discuss the history and background of the original paper-based patient records, their purpose, and how they are written and structured. These initial chapters do not require any technical or medical background knowledge. The remaining eight chapters are more technical in nature and describe various medical classifications and terminologies such as ICD diagnosis codes, SNOMED CT, MeSH, UMLS, and ATC. Chapters 5-10 cover basic tools for natural language processing and information retrieval, and how to apply them to clinical text. The difference between rule-based and machine learning-based methods, as well as between supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods, are also explained. Next, ethical concerns regarding the use of sensitive patient records for research purposes are discussed, including methods for de-identifying electronic patient records and safely storing patient records. The book’s closing chapters present a number of applications in clinical text mining and summarise the lessons learned from the previous chapters.The book provides a comprehensive overview of technical issues arising in clinical text mining, and offers a valuable guide for advanced students in health informatics, computational linguistics, and information retrieval, and for researchers entering these fields.

The Crash - Magazine about computer and video games: November 1984

The CRASH is a magazine about computer and video games. It illuminates all gaming platforms and portable consoles. It tells about computer games as part of contemporary mass culture.The magazine is intended for people who have a long history of electronic entertainment and are interested in the industry as a whole. The magazine focuses on global trends in the field of computer and video games. The target audience is players aged 16-30.The magazine puts emphasis on analytical articles about games and the industry, reportages from exhibitions, interviews, original columns of experts, materials on general topics (film, literature, intercultural cultural phenomena).The journal publishes reviews, analytical materials, news from the gaming industry, interviews with programmers, reports from foreign exhibitions and festivals, and original expert columns.Edition Number: The Crash November 1984

High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications: Selected Results of the COST Action IC1406 cHiPSet (Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues Book 11400)

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1406 “High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet)“ project.Long considered important pillars of the scientific method, Modelling and Simulation have evolved from traditional discrete numerical methods to complex data-intensive continuous analytical optimisations. Resolution, scale, and accuracy have become essential to predict and analyse natural and complex systems in science and engineering. When their level of abstraction raises to have a better discernment of the domain at hand, their representation gets increasingly demanding for computational and data resources.On the other hand, High Performance Computing typically entails the effective use of parallel and distributed processing units coupled with efficient storage, communication and visualisation systems to underpin complex data-intensive applications in distinct scientific and technical domains.It is then arguably required to have a seamless interaction of High Performance Computing with Modelling and Simulation in order to store, compute, analyse, and visualise large data sets in science and engineering. Funded by the European Commission, cHiPSet has provided a dynamic trans-European forum for their members and distinguished guests to openly discuss novel perspectives and topics of interests for these two communities. This cHiPSet compendium presents a set of selected case studies related to healthcare, biological data, computational advertising, multimedia, finance, bioinformatics, and telecommunications.

Enhanced Living Environments: Algorithms, Architectures, Platforms, and Systems (Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI Book 11369)

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1303 “Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE)”. The concept of Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) refers to the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) that is more related with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Effective ELE solutions require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures, platforms, and systems, having in view the advance of science and technology in this area and the development of new and innovative solutions that can provide improvements in the quality of life for people in their homes and can reduce the financial burden on the budgets of the healthcare providers.The aim of this book is to become a state-of-the-art reference, discussing progress made, as well as prompting future directions on theories, practices, standards, and strategies related to the ELE area. The book contains 12 chapters and can serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate students, post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, medical doctors, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, and research strategists working in this area.

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.

Internet of Things. Information Processing in an Increasingly Connected World: First IFIP International Cross-Domain Conference, IFIPIoT 2018, Held at ... and Communication Technology Book 548)

This open access book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the First IFIP International Cross-Domain Conference on Internet of Things, IFIPIoT 2018, held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, in Poznan, Poland, in September 2018.The 12 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. Also included in this volume are 4 WCC 2018 plenary contributions, an invited talk and a position paper from the IFIP domain committee on IoT. The papers cover a wide range of topics from a technology to a business perspective and include among others hardware, software and management aspects, process innovation, privacy, power consumption, architecture, applications.

Manual of Digital Earth

This open access book offers a summary of the development of Digital Earth over the past twenty years. By reviewing the initial vision of Digital Earth, the evolution of that vision, the relevant key technologies, and the role of Digital Earth in helping people respond to global challenges, this publication reveals how and why Digital Earth is becoming vital for acquiring, processing, analysing and mining the rapidly growing volume of global data sets about the Earth.The main aspects of Digital Earth covered here include: Digital Earth platforms, remote sensing and navigation satellites, processing and visualizing geospatial information, geospatial information infrastructures, big data and cloud computing, transformation and zooming, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and social media. Moreover, the book covers in detail the multi-layered/multi-faceted roles of Digital Earth in response to sustainable development goals, climate changes, and mitigating disasters, the applications of Digital Earth (such as digital city and digital heritage), the citizen science in support of Digital Earth, the economic value of Digital Earth, and so on. This book also reviews the regional and national development of Digital Earth around the world, and discusses the role and effect of education and ethics. Lastly, it concludes with a summary of the challenges and forecasts the future trends of Digital Earth.By sharing case studies and a broad range of general and scientific insights into the science and technology of Digital Earth, this book offers an essential introduction for an ever-growing international audience.

Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization

Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization introduces engineers and IT professionals to the power management technologies and techniques used in energy efficient servers. The book includes a deep examination of different features used in processors, memory, interconnects, I/O devices, and other platform components. It outlines the power and performance impact of these features and the role firmware and software play in initialization and control. Using examples from cloud, HPC, and enterprise environments, the book demonstrates how various power management technologies are utilized across a range of server utilization. It teaches the reader how to monitor, analyze, and optimize their environment to best suit their needs. It shares optimization techniques used by data center administrators and system optimization experts at the world’s most advanced data centers.

CyberParks a?? The Interface Between People, Places and Technology: New Approaches and Perspectives (Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI Book 11380)

This open access book is about public open spaces, about people, and about the relationship between them and the role of technology in this relationship. It is about different approaches, methods, empirical studies, and concerns about a phenomenon that is increasingly being in the centre of sciences and strategies – the penetration of digital technologies in the urban space. As the main outcome of the CyberParks Project, this book aims at fostering the understanding about the current and future interactions of the nexus people, public spaces and technology. It addresses a wide range of challenges and multidisciplinary perspectives on emerging phenomena related to the penetration of technology in people’s lifestyles - affecting therefore the whole society, and with this, the production and use of public spaces. Cyberparks coined the term cyberpark to describe the mediated public space, that emerging type of urban spaces where nature and cybertechnologies blend together to generate hybrid experiences and enhance quality of life.

A Quick Guide to Procedural Levels with Unity: Create procedural levels in less than 60 minutes

Why this book can help you to get started fast with Procedural Levels and UnityIt can be intimidating to start with Unity, and while several books can provide comprehensive information, you may, like many other readers, just want to focus on a particular topic and get started fast.This book is part of a series entitled A Quick Guide To, and does just this. In this book series, you have the opportunity to get started on a particular topic in less than 60 minutes, delving right into the information that you really need. Of course, you can, after reading this book, move-on to more comprehensive books; however, quite often, you may have little time to complete a project or to get comfortable with a topic fast.In this book entitled A Quick Guide to Procedural Levels with Unity, you will discover how to create your game levels from your code using simple techniques, use text, images and XML file to design your levels and save you a lot of time in the process using a hands-on approach where you learn and practice as you go. By following the techniques and suggestions described in this short book, I can promise you that you will get started very fast and create your own levels using procedural techniques. Along the way, you will also learn about reading files from C#, creating your own XML files and use them to speed-up the creation of your game levels. Content and structure of this bookIn this book, you will learn about using C# with Unity, including: Reading Files from C#. Creating your own files to describe your game level. Using XML to add more information about your scene and the objects within. Creating your scene at run-time from your code.The main idea behind this book is to help you to get started quickly with procedural game levels. So, if you want to start creating your levels with simple, yet effective procedural techniques : download this book now!

Get Paid To Take Digital Photos

You’re reading this because you have two passions in life. First, you love taking photos. You probably carry your camera everywhere with you, just waiting for a chance to snap a candid shot that tells a little story. That’s the art of photography and, if you’re reading this, you have a passion for that art.But then there’s your passion for money. Don’t worry, you’re not being judged. It’s good to be motivated by money. It’s what makes the world go ‘round, right? Or is that love? Point is, money may not bring happiness, but it sure makes life a whole lot easier to get through.And anyone knows that the best way to make money is to take what you love and turn it into a business. Well, congratulations. You have taken the first step towards making money doing what you love: Taking digital photos.Not many people know that you can make a good living just by selling photos over the Internet. But once you become aware of just how many photos we’re exposed to on a daily basis, the realization that you can make money taking great photos should be a no-brainer.

Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age: 27th International Conference, GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2017, Proceedings ... Notes in Computer Science Book 10713)

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2017, which focused on language technologies for the digital age. The 16 full papers and 10 short papers included in the proceedings were carefully selected from 36 submissions. Topics covered include text processing of the German language, online media and online content, semantics and reasoning, sentiment analysis, and semantic web description languages.

Computer Vision Metrics: Survey, Taxonomy, and Analysis

Computer Vision Metrics provides an extensive survey and analysis of over 100 current and historical feature description and machine vision methods, with a detailed taxonomy for local, regional and global features. This book provides necessary background to develop intuition about why interest point detectors and feature descriptors actually work, how they are designed, with observations about tuning the methods for achieving robustness and invariance targets for specific applications. The survey is broader than it is deep, with over 540 references provided to dig deeper. The taxonomy includes search methods, spectra components, descriptor representation, shape, distance functions, accuracy, efficiency, robustness and invariance attributes, and more. Rather than providing ‘how-to’ source code examples and shortcuts, this book provides a counterpoint discussion to the many fine opencv community source code resources available for hands-on practitioners.

Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services: Methods, Models, Approaches, Techniques, Algorithms, and Tools (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 10768)

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1304 “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services (ACROSS)”. The book contains 14 chapters and constitutes a show-case of the main outcome of the Action in line with its scientific goals. It will serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate and post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, and research strategists working in this field.The explosive growth of the Internet has fundamentally changed the global society. The emergence of concepts like SOA, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, NaaS, and Cloud Computing in general has catalyzed the migration from the information-oriented Internet into an Internet of Services (IoS). This has opened up virtually unbounded possibilities for the creation of new and innovative services that facilitate business processes and improve the quality of life. However, this also calls for new approaches to ensuring the quality and reliability of these services. The objective of this book is, by applying a systematic approach, to assess the state-of-the-art and consolidate the main research results achieved in this area.

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.

Neural Networks for Churn Prediction in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

This book presents a CRISP-DM data mining project for implementing a classification model that achieves a predictive performance very close to the ideal model, namely of 99.55%.This model yields such a high accuracy, mainly, due to the proprietary architecture of the machine learning algorithm used. We implement a multilayer perceptron neural network which is improved using multiple techniques existent in the literature. A detailed theoretical explanation is offered regarding multilayer perceptron, learning algorithms and several optimization techniques, and each decision taken in building the final architecture is motivated.To demonstrate the predictive performance of our classification model, we use a telecommunications synthetic dataset that contains call details records (CDR) for 3,333 customers, with 21 independent variables and one dependent variable which indicates the past behavior of these customers with respect to churn. This is a generic dataset frequently used in research as a benchmark for testing different architectures of machine learning algorithms proposed for classification.The methodology presented in this book is scalable to datasets that have hundreds of thousands of instances and hundreds or thousands of variables coming from various industries such as telecommunications, finance, astronomy, biotech, marketing, healthcare, and many others, and can be applied to any real world classification problem.

Comics and Videogames: From Hybrid Medialities to Transmedia Expansions (Routledge Advances in Game Studies)

This book offers the first comprehensive study of the many interfaces shaping the relationship between comics and videogames. It combines in-depth conceptual reflection with a rich selection of paradigmatic case studies from contemporary media culture.The editors have gathered a distinguished group of international scholars working at the interstices of comics studies and game studies to explore two interrelated areas of inquiry: The first part of the book focuses on hybrid medialities and experimental aesthetics "between" comics and videogames; the second part zooms in on how comics and videogames function as transmedia expansions within an increasingly convergent and participatory media culture. The individual chapters address synergies and intersections between comics and videogames via a diverse set of case studies ranging from independent and experimental projects via popular franchises from the corporate worlds of DC and Marvel to the more playful forms of media mix prominent in Japan.Offering an innovative intervention into a number of salient issues in current media culture, Comics and Videogames will be of interest to scholars and students of comics studies, game studies, popular culture studies, transmedia studies, and visual culture studies.

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/.

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 25 Years of TACAS: TOOLympics, Held as Part of ETAPS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, April ... Science and General Issues Book 11429)

This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence.This book, LNCS 11429, is part III of the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019. It's a special volume on the occasion of the 25 year anniversary of TACAS.

Window Functions and Their Applications in Signal Processing

Window functions—otherwise known as weighting functions, tapering functions, or apodization functions—are mathematical functions that are zero-valued outside the chosen interval. They are well established as a vital part of digital signal processing. Window Functions and their Applications in Signal Processing presents an exhaustive and detailed account of window functions and their applications in signal processing, focusing on the areas of digital spectral analysis, design of FIR filters, pulse compression radar, and speech signal processing.Comprehensively reviewing previous research and recent developments, this book:Provides suggestions on how to choose a window function for particular applicationsDiscusses Fourier analysis techniques and pitfalls in the computation of the DFTIntroduces window functions in the continuous-time and discrete-time domainsConsiders two implementation strategies of window functions in the time- and frequency domain Explores well-known applications of window functions in the fields of radar, sonar, biomedical signal analysis, audio processing, and synthetic aperture radar

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

"The book is great! It's clear and easy to read, with loads of examples that showed my students what to do."        -- Larry Snyder, Emeritus Professor, University of Washington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering “Having the TouchDevelop book available made our events so much easier. Students could figure things out for themselves with help from the book.” -- Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft Principal Developer Evangelist Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are set to become the main computers that virtually all people will own and carry with them at all times. And yet,mobile devices are not yet used for all computing tasks. A project at Microsoft Research was created to answer a simple question: “It is possible to create interesting apps directly on a smartphone or tablet, without using a separate PC or a keyboard?” The result is TouchDevelop, a programming environment that runs on all modern mobile devices such as Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and also on PCs and Macs.This book walks you through all of the screens of the TouchDevelop app, and it points out similarities and differences of the TouchDevelop language compared to other programming languages. For users, the book can serve as a handyreference next to the phone. The book systematically addresses all programming language constructs, starting from the very basic constructs such as variables and loops. The book also explores many of the phone sensors and data sources which make creating apps for mobile devices so rewarding.If you are new to programming with TouchDevelop, or if you have not yet worked on touchscreen devices, we suggest that you read the book starting from Chapter 1. If you are already familiar with the basic paradigm of the TouchDevelop programming environment, then feel free to jump ahead to the later chapters that address particular topic areas.This book is written from the perspective of a person developing their code using a web browser. The TouchDevelop Web App runs in many modern browsers on many different devices including smartphones and tablets, Macs, PC. All screenshots and navigation instructions refer to the TouchDevelop Web App running in a browser. For Windows Phone, there is a dedicated TouchDevelop app in the Windows Phone Store which gives access to many more sensors and data sources. Starting with the TouchDevelop app v3.0 for Windows Phone 8, the phone app will share the same look and navigation structure and all features of the Web App.

The Future Internet: Future Internet Assembly 2012: From Promises to Reality (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 7281)

Irrespective of whether we use economic or societal metrics, the Internet is one of the most important technical infrastructures in existence today. It will serve as a catalyst for much of our innovation and prosperity in the future. A competitive Europe will require Internet connectivity and services beyond the capabilities offered by current technologies. Future Internet research is therefore a must.The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) is a successful and unique bi-annual conference that brings together participants of over 150 projects from several distinct but interrelated areas in the EU Framework Programme 7. The 20 full papers included in this volume were selected from 40 submissions, and are preceded by a vision paper describing the FIA Roadmap. The papers have been organized into topical sections on the foundations of Future Internet, the applications of Future Internet, Smart Cities, and Future Internet infrastructures.

American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis

Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis is a concise reference for professionals in a wide range of applications and vocations. It focuses on giving the reader mastery over the concepts, methods and metrics of digital video coding, so that readers have sufficient understanding to choose and tune coding parameters for optimum results that would suit their particular needs for quality, compression, speed and power.The practical aspects are many: Uploading video to the Internet is only the beginning of a trend where a consumer controls video quality and speed by trading off various other factors. Open source and proprietary applications such as video e-mail, private party content generation, editing and archiving, and cloud asset management would give further control to the end-user.Digital video is frequently compressed and coded for easier storage and transmission. This process involves visual quality loss due to typical data compression techniques and requires use of high performance computing systems. A careful balance between the amount of compression, the visual quality loss and the coding speed is necessary to keep the total system cost down, while delivering a good user experience for various video applications. At the same time, power consumption optimizations are also essential to get the job done on inexpensive consumer platforms.Trade-offs can be made among these factors, and relevant considerations are particularly important in resource-constrained low power devices. To better understand the trade-offs this book discusses a comprehensive set of engineering principles, strategies, methods and metrics. It also exposes readers to approaches on how to differentiate and rank video coding solutions.

Programming Languages and Systems: 29th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2020, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice ... Science and General Issues Book 12075)

This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 29th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2020, which was planned to take place in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2020, as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2020. The actual ETAPS 2020 meeting was postponed due to the Corona pandemic. The papers deal with fundamental issues in the specification, design, analysis, and implementation of programming languages and systems.

META-NET Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe 2020 (White Paper Series)

In everyday communication, Europe’s citizens, business partners and politicians are inevitably confronted with language barriers. Language technology has the potential to overcome these barriers and to provide innovative interfaces to technologies and knowledge. This document presents a Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe 2020. The agenda was prepared by META-NET, a European Network of Excellence. META-NET consists of 60 research centres in 34 countries, who cooperate with stakeholders from economy, government agencies, research organisations, non-governmental organisations, language communities and European universities. META-NET’s vision is high-quality language technology for all European languages.“The research carried out in the area of language technology is of utmost importance for the consolidation of Portuguese as a language of global communication in the information society.” — Dr. Pedro Passos Coelho (Prime-Minister of Portugal)“It is imperative that language technologies for Slovene are developed systematically if we want Slovene to flourish also in the future digital world.” — Dr. Danilo Türk (President of the Republic of Slovenia)“For such small languages like Latvian keeping up with the ever increasing pace of time and technological development is crucial. The only way to ensure future existence of our language is to provide its users with equal opportunities as the users of larger languages enjoy. Therefore being on the forefront of modern technologies is our opportunity.”— Valdis Dombrovskis (Prime Minister of Latvia)“Europe’s inherent multilingualism and our scientific expertise are the perfect prerequisites for significantly advancing the challenge that language technology poses. META-NET opens up new opportunities for the development of ubiquitous multilingual technologies.”— Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan (German Minister of Education and Research)

Photography Basics: Questions Young Adults and Teens Need Answered

Grab Your Copy Of Photography Basics By Author Sarah Lawrence Photography Basics: Questions Young Adults and Teens Need Answered. Are You Thinking of Starting a Hobby as a Photographer? Or want to freelance part time? Photography is a Wonderful Art or Craft, and can be turned into a fulfilling Career. If you are just starting out it is necessary to know the best Cameras to use, and the best techniques to get the most Satisfactory results. What you can get on a low budget, The most Professional Cameras that will achieve Magazine Quality Photos.These are all inside this book, . And will give a thorough A to Z about anything Photography in the most Basic Way.1– Camera Terms & Definitions Chapter 2 – Lenses Chapter 3 – Filters Chapter 4 – Composition – Lighting, Frames & Focus Chapter 5 – Three Pillars of Photography – Shutter Speed, Aperture & ISO Sensitivity Chapter 6 – The Best Camera for Beginner Photographers Chapter 7 – Taking the Perfect Shot Chapter 8 – Tips & Tricks 10 Reasons To Buy This Book. It is a Photography Basics Book. It is a reasonable Price. Photos are included inside It shows everything photography . It speaks about Shutter Speed This book will not waste your time. This photography book will take you from a beginner to intermediate in less than a month. This is a fun book with descriptive pictures. This is a book that you can have a camera in your hand and this book in the other 10. You will be glad you purchased this book It will help you to reap rewards as a photographer Download This Book Today Tags:Popular Photography,Outdoor Photography,Wedding Photography,Candid Photography

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.

Gaming und Bibliotheken (Praxiswissen) (German Edition)

Using a theoretical review as a foundation, this volume for the first time provides a comprehensive review of the manifold possibilities for the use of gaming in libraries. It presents new trends in gaming as well as current activities being conducted by libraries to reveal the growing impact of gaming on the transmission of culture and knowledge.

SQL Guide for Microsoft Access: SQL Basics, Fundamental & Queries Exercise

SQL Quickstart GuideSQL is the standard language used for retrieval and manipulating databases. SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It is one of the programming languages that is developed for managing data which is stored in a relational database management system (RDBMS).SQL language operates through use of declarative statements, by this access it ensures that the data is accurate and secure, it also helps maintain the integrity of databases, no matter its size.SQL is widely used today across most web frameworks and database applications. Understanding SQL gives you the liberty to explore data, and make better decisions. One of the benefits of learning SQL language is that, you also learn concepts that are similar to nearly every RDBMS.SQL will execute queries against a database SQL will get data from a database SQL will Insert records in a database SQL will upgrade records in a database SQL will erase records from a database SQL will build new databases SQL will build new tables in a database SQL will build keep procedures in a database SQL will build views in a database SQL will set authorizations on tables, techniques, and viewsSQL could be a customary Buy the book and learn basics of SQL quickly...............

LINUX FOR HACKERS: LEARN CYBERSECURITY PRINCIPLES WITH SHELL,PYTHON,BASH PROGRAMMING USING KALI LINUX TOOLS. A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS (HACKERS ESSENTIALS Book 2)

5 BOOKS IN 1 ✓✓✓✓✓✓✓Are You Trying to Learn Linux and Hacking? ★★★★Are You Looking Forward to be a cyber security specalist? ™If you are enthusiastic to Master Linux and shell programming along with a lot of hacking tools then you are in the right place.Hacking is a skill that needs huge patience and tremendous knowledge. This mega book set will help you to understand hacking philosophy that is essential for anyone looking forward to make a career in cyber security world. What is this book? This book is the second part of the series “ Hackers essentials” that is being written for helping out beginners who are enthusiastic to explore the world of hacking. This book consists of five modules and provides a lot of information about topics such as bash scripting, python scripting , shell programming , logging , process and file management systems along with a brief introduction to installation of your favourite linux distro in your system. How to use this book? To use this book, you need to have a Linux system of your own. That's it. Just read the technical information that is provided and experiment with all the tools , commands on your own system to gain knowledge about this vast subject. So, what are you waiting for? Are you still not satisfied with the possibilities this book can cover? Just look down and read all the important topic this book covers for beginners. What topics this book covered? Module - 1  Linux philosophy Linux distros Comparison of popular Linux distros Installation procedure All the system and network settings U-disk installation method Partition scheming in detail And a lot more.... Module - 2 Linux basics for hackers Software management in Linux Process management in Linux File management in Linux Tor network Proxies in detail Virtual private network Logging systems Prioritising logs And a lot moreeee.... ✓Module - 3 Introduction to scriptingPython and its installationVariables in PythonData types in PythonFunctions in PythonLoops in PythonIntroducing bash Bash interpreterVariables in Bash Functions in BashIn-built Bash commands And a lot more….Module -4 Shell programmingShell interpreterShell extensionsShell basicsExample programs for shell And a lot more…Module -5Introduction to virtual machinesInstallation of KaliUnderstanding Hacking processInstalling and using BurpsuiteIntroducing Hacking toolsNetworking tools And a lot more..What are you waiting for?★★★★This book is the best way to master your techniques to start hacking targets and to create scripts that can exploit databases, networks, laptops and even smartphones. Hit the Buy button and Buy now to improve your Linux and hacking knowledge both at the same time.

Google Drive: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Mastering Google Drive

Google DriveThe Ultimate Beginners Guide to Mastering Google DriveThe human mind has proven itself to be one of the most prominent miracles throughout the history of mankind. From early civilizations to the most modern living settings, it is the human mind which keeps on adding efficiency and productivity to its surrounding. Technology and application of internet is one such example of human brain miracle which has changed the whole human life setting in the most astonishing way. Today just a few clicks are enough to cater communication and management of plenty of official work. The world has shrunken to a global village because ease and access have been added to the life unlimitedly. If we talk about ease in human life activity then the use of various applications through internet and computers come in our mind as the first option. One such example is that of Goggle Drive which has added unlimited efficiency and compatibility to various activities. This storage and synchronization application endorse competence beyond our imagination. This book has been written to help all the beginners who have just started their revolutionary journey towards the use of Goggle drive so we will touch upon all the basics in a reader-friendly tone.Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Getting familiar with Google Drive features and application.Getting started with the Google Drive. How to create, upload and store files.Photos and document sharing.And much more.Download your copy of "Google Drive" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.

Minecraft Dungeons - Unofficial Game Guide, Tips, Tricks and Hints: updated June 4

Before buying, please note that this is not an official Minecraft Dungeons Game Guide. This is a collection of Tips, Tricks and Hints that we found in the game.Minecraft Dungeons is an action/RPG with roguelike elements in the Minecraft universe and made in the same cubic style. Players have to roam the dungeons, destroying old familiar monsters and brand new critters, learn spells, create their own equipment and explore the world. Like the original game, Minecraft Dungeons supports a multiplayer mode for playing online with friends.

The Ultimate Tekken Quiz Book. With 141 Trivia Gaming Questions. Who will be The King of the Quiz Question Tournament? Put your Tekken Knowledge to the Test! (Video Game Quiz Book)

How skilled are you and your buddies in Tekken or Tekken 7?? Want more fun? Test your friends over an evening with true Tekken Quiz Power!This is the "The Ultimate Tekken Quiz Book. "The world's biggest pocket quiz book containing 141 action-filled fun facts trivia quiz questions with answers to one of the world's most famous and fabulous fighting game series ever made, Tekken. The book takes on various through various questions about characters, relations, the game titles, etc., and Tekken facts that will perhaps give you a surprise. Featured inside is an excellent range of topics and questions to truly test your Tekken skills outside the game. Test your king of iron brain knowledge and learn a couple of things you did not know about the amazing fighting games. As the series launched back in late 1994, there have been many games an interesting storyline of the Mishima family, plus new characters appearing throughout to this day. As of 2019, and 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Tekken.141 quiz questions for all games and gamers.Suggested Quiz rules inside.Tekken game and character facts +  more.Spend fun evenings testing more than just gaming skills.Play Team Battle, TAG, or One Vs. One!Bring along to parties of gatherings. Now get ready for the next battle, show 'em who is the strongest!! Buy Now with 1-Click

FINAL FANTASY VII: Era Compendium - The Complete Final Fantasy 7 Game Release Guide Book | The Making of Final Fantasy VII to Final Fantasy VII Remake - 100% Unofficial

The legend is back, with over two decades of Final Fantasy VII, Cloud, and Sephiroth in numerous releases. In the making of Final fantasy VII to the Final Fantasy VII Remake. This book takes you on an adventure from development to launch with great insight and overview of all the titles in the FFVII saga.The book will give you an insight from when the first concept was put on the table in 1994 to the time of the first release in 1997. Followed by its success and flaws with the FFVII compilation series in the 2000s with; Before Crisis, Advent Children, Dirge of Cerberus and Crisis Core, etc.Information on release dates, concepts, and platforms, plus much more, as well as going into the production state of each title, how it was created, challenges and how it all got implemented with the compilation. What was it about this RPG-game title that made it so unique, so unique that now 20 years after the creators of the original game have decided to please the fans with an FFVII: Remake?Why did FFVII of all the Final Fantasy games become so different? Not only did the Final Fantasy series experience going from 2D to 3D back with Final Fantasy 7, but the game also changed platform, why did it go from supporting Nintendo over to the PlayStation?After 10 years of the game in 2007, happened to the series after that? Why was there still a demand for a total remake of the game, now 20 years after its release?From a longtime FFVII fan and FFVII collector, this book gives you the ultimate FFVII collection experience of more than 15 initial releases related to the games' main story. Not only covering the games but all other media that has been released during the last 20 years up until the release of the Remake 10th of April 2020 and beyond!As a true FFVII fan, make sure you also become an owner of this book, discover the story behind the creation of the Final Fantasy VII universe!Order now and enter the history behind one of the biggest titles in gaming history.

Earth2 Expert: The Unofficial Players Guide to the 'second earth'

Launched in late 2020, Earth2 has become an internet sensation. Big on vision and ambition, Earth2 has quickly captured the interest and imagination of gamers and other players worldwide.Positioned by the developers as a ‘futuristic concept for a second earth’ and based on a ‘virtual 1:1 scale version of Earth’, the possibilities for the Earth2 platform seem limitless.In Phase 1 of the game, players are able to buy and sell virtual land and property, to make E$ and to position themselves for future Phases of Earth2.This 100% unofficial guide shares hints and tips from an early adopter of Earth2 based on personal experiences, along with what is more broadly known at the time of publication (February 2021). Learn how to buy, sell and trade virtual land like an Earth2 pro.Note. This book is independent of Earth2 and is not connected with- or authorised by- the official Earth2 website or the game's Developers.

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