Computing & Internet Books

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.

You Don't Know JS: Up & Going

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

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

Kindle Fire Owner's Manual Finally ... a quick, easy reference to using your Kindle Fire - to the max! Amazon's Kindle Fire is the handiest, best-value digital device available, and is your portal to an infinite universe of education and entertainment. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to get the biggest bang from your Kindle bucks. You'll see how to quickly set up your Kindle, navigate the touchscreen, buy, rent or stre... Full description

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

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

Bash Command Line Pro Tips

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

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book delivers a focused drilldown into designing runbooks for Orchestrator workflow management solutions.

Python for Informatics: Exploring Information

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

A Glimpse Into The Life Of A Software Engineer

Some people make music, some make art, some make buildings and some make food. I make software. There has always been a grey area around what a software engineer does, what makes them so special, why do they get paid so much, why do they work so late? This book may not provide answers to all your questions but will help you take a peek into the life of a software engineer.

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

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

Mastering Excel Macros: Introduction (Book 1)

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

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

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

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

HTML & CSS In A Week ...Or Less

HTML and CSS are the two most important languages for creating websites and web apps. They are also the easiest. If you've always wanted to build webpages, but were intimidated by the code, this book will help you learn HTML & CSS in a week or less!

What are the requirements?



No coding or design experience necessary

Access to a computer - Windows, OSX, or Linux



What am I going to get from this book?



Learn real world skills for building real world websites

A step-by-step hands on project that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with HTML5 & CSS3

Downloadable code files for each and every example from the book

Guidance on best practices for developing responsive websites



Who is the target audience?



Anyone who has never written code and wants to learn how to build a professional, beautiful and responsive website

Students with some knowledge about HTML & CSS, but struggle to build a great looking website

Beginners who are looking to become Web Developers



This book takes a step-by-step approach, and you will build a beautiful looking landing page from scratch.

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

Free short ebook!

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

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

Learn Excel Visually

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

Why is this ebook free?

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

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

MINECRAFT - BATTLE OF THE LEGENDS

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

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

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson (History of Computing)

This engaging volume celebrates the life and work of Theodor Holm "Ted" Nelson, a pioneer and legendary figure from the history of early computing. Presenting contributions from world-renowned computer scientists and figures from the media industry, the book delves into hypertext, the docuverse, Xanadu and other products of Ted Nelson's unique mind. Features: includes a cartoon and a sequence of poems created in Nelson's honor, reflecting his wide-ranging and interdisciplinary intellect; presents peer histories, providing a sense of the milieu that resulted from Nelson's ideas; contains personal accounts revealing what it is like to collaborate directly with Nelson; describes Nelson's legacy from the perspective of his contemporaries from the computing world; provides a contribution from Ted Nelson himself. With a broad appeal spanning computer scientists, science historians and the general reader, this inspiring collection reveals the continuing influence of the original visionary of the World Wide Web.

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

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

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

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

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

*Updated to Angular v5 released on November 2017*

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

- Understand the latest features of ES6 JavaScript and TypeScript.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are going to learn all about:-

- Typescript & ES6 Javascript.

- Components & Binding

- Directives

- Dependancy Injection & Services

- Angular Modules & Bootstrapping your Angular application.

- SPAs & Routing

- Angular CLI

- Forms

- Reactive Programming with RXJs

- HTTP

- Unit Testing

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

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

Amazon Echo: Amazon Alexa (2018 Updated) Time Saving, Quick Solving, Compact Solutions Amazon Echo User Guide to Common Problems + 4 FREE BONUS Tips ((Amazon ... Amazon Echo Plus and Amazon Echo Conne

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This eBook provides simple, expert solutions to common problems users often experience when using the Amazon Alexa Echo Family devices. It covers common problems with the Echo Dot, All-New Echo, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Connect and Echo Spot devices, including simple step-by-step solutions to the problems. With the knowledge gained from this eBook, you should be able to maximize the use of your Echo and Alexa devices.

Chapter one of this eBook introduces you to the various Echo devices. Chapters 2 to 5 covers various problems experienced with the Amazon Alexa Echo Family products and simple, expert solutions to the issues. Chapter 6 covers a typical scenario or example of Echo problems with Sonos speakers to help you better understand the steps and strategies discussed in this eBook. You will also find five bonus tips on how to make the most of your Echo devices in chapter 7.

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AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

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

You Don't Know JS: Up & Going

It's easy to learn parts of JavaScript, but much harder to learn it completely--or even sufficiently--whether you're new to the language or have used it for years. With the "You Don't Know JS" book series, you'll get a more complete understanding of JavaScript, including trickier parts of the language that many experienced JavaScript programmers simply avoid.

The series' first book, Up & Going, provides the necessary background for those of you with limited programming experience. By learning the basic building blocks of programming, as well as JavaScript's core mechanisms, you'll be prepared to dive into the other, more in-depth books in the series--and be well on your way toward true JavaScript.

With this book you will:

Learn the essential programming building blocks, including operators, types, variables, conditionals, loops, and functionsBecome familiar with JavaScript's core mechanisms such as values, function closures, this, and prototypesGet an overview of other books in the series--and learn why it's important to understand all parts of JavaScript

Getting Started with AWS

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

Networks in the Russian Market Economy

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

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.

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

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

Who should read this book

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

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

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

Assumptions

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

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Security Professionals

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

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

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

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/.

How NOT to use a Smartphone

This book is written for all those people that over the years have shied away from getting a smartphone in the past and their old trusty Nokia 3310 has finally beeped its last polyphonic ringtone.

It's designed to give you a head start into the world of smartphones, by helping you understand "How NOT to use a smartphone" so that you can tell your swipe from your pinch and zoom.

This book covers:

- Smartphone operating systems

- Apps

- Common touch screen actions

- Contacts and accounts

- Messaging

- Camera

- Looking after your smartphone

AWS Security Best Practices (AWS Whitepaper)

August 2016

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

A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues Books 1-5: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire)

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien's, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years.

Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.

This collection includes:

A GAME OF THRONES

A CLASH OF KINGS

A STORM OF SWORDS, 1: STEEL AND SNOW

A STORM OF SWORDS, 2: BLOOD AND GOLD

A FEAST FOR CROWS

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 1: DREAMS AND DUST

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, 2: AFTER THE FEAST

Preview chapter of THE WINDS OF WINTER

Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

April 2017

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

Computers and computer systems

This 20-hour free course looked at how computerised devices process data and respond to instruction, taking kitchen scales and a camera as examples.

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



JavaScript: Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website

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

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

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

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

What You Are Going To Learn



Programming Basics

Decisions and Loops

JavaScript Objects

JavaScript Events

Much, Much More!



Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website

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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 Pillar: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

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

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) User Guide

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

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

Get Your Business Online: Don't Get Kicked In The Googles (The Online Business Series Book 1)

GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE - The book for Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs. Want to be in control of your online presence? Remove the smoke and mirrors today. Professional web design, from wireframing to final go-live date would probably take 12 to 16 weeks and a reasonable price tag to boot. Alternatively, you could do it all yourself with amazing results in a quarter of the time for a fraction of the cost. Business owner of multiple companies, Marketing and Sales Director for over thirty years. David knew a world without Internet but embraced its arrival. If you want to get your business online then don't have all the hassle - Just take the short cut and read this book.

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



Java: Code Your Way to Corporate

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

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

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

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

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Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

August 2016

This paper briefly outlines how companies can use Amazon Web Services to power HIPAA-compliant information processing systems.

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

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

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

*Who was this book written for?*

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

*Who this book is not for:*

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

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

*Topics covered in this book:*

oWho Am I?

oStep 1: Picking A Niche

oStep 2: Keyword Research

oStep 3: Setting Up Your First Website

oStep 4: Writing Content For Your Website

oStep 5: Collecting Emails

oStep 6: Content Promotion]

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

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

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.

Microservices on AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

September 2017

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

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

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

Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools

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

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

February 2016

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: User Guide

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

AWS Risk and Compliance (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2016

This document intends to provide information to assist AWS customers with integrating AWS into their existing control framework supporting their IT environment. This document includes a basic approach to evaluating AWS controls and provides information to assist customers with integrating control environments. This document also addresses AWS-specific information around general cloud computing compliance issues.

How AWS Pricing Works (AWS Whitepaper)

March 2016

This whitepaper will help you understand how to effectively estimate the costs of running your specific project on AWS. It provides several examples that leverage the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator. For each example, this paper discusses its architecture, example usage of each service, cost breakdown for each service, and the total estimated monthly charge.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) User Guide

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

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

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

November 2017

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

AWS Serverless Multi-Tier Architectures (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2015

This whitepaper shows you how innovations from Amazon Web Services (AWS) can change how you can design multi-tiered architectures for popular patterns such as microservices, mobile backends, and public websites. Architects and developers can now use an implementation pattern that includes Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda to reduce the development and operations cycles required to create and operationally manage multi-tiered applications.

Amazon API Gateway Developer Guide

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

The DevOps Handbook:: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.

More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater-whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.

And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.

Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.

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.

Introduction to AWS Security (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2015

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

GCSE Computing Theory: for the OCR Exam Board

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

1. Fundamentals of computer systems

2. Computer Hardware

3. Software

4. Data Representation

5. Databases

6. Computer communication and networking

7. Programming

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

Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancers is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764757RN

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the Elastic Load Balancing service. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes your incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances. It monitors the health of registered targets and routes traffic only to the healthy targets. Elastic Load Balancing supports two types of load balancers: Application Load Balancers and Classic Load Balancers. This guide provides detailed instructions for using Application Load Balancers. 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/elastic-load-balancing/.

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

November 2017

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

AWS CloudFormation User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the AWS CloudFormation User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07641FR9Q

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for AWS CloudFormation. 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/cloudformation/.

This user guide provides you with an overview of AWS CloudFormation and shows you how to use CloudFormation templates and stacks. This guide also includes the template reference and the CLI reference.

AWS CloudFormation is a service that gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources.

Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide

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

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

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Getting Started Guide

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

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

Infrastructure as Code

July 2017

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

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

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

AWS Command Line Interface User Guide

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

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

Kindle for iOS Accessibility Gestures - Quick Reference Guide

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

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides virtually limitless storage in the Internet. This guide explains how you can manage buckets and objects in Amazon S3 through the REST interface, as well as through various language SDKs. It shows how you can use Amazon S3 to store and control access to data. It includes explains how to set up a static website on Amazon S3 and how to integrate your site with Amazon DevPay in order to charge customers for access.

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.

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

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

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

December 2016

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

Game Freaks 365's PlayStation Vita Guide

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

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

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

Sega games collection - Master system history

58th anniversary Sega Games Co - Master system special

by Hearts and Minds Media

58th anniversary Sega Games Co - Master system special

Collection of my favorite open-wiki material on the Sega games company, with a special feature on the master system console hardware, impact and top 100 games by Retro Sanctuary

You will get a PDF (4MB) file.

Write Blog Posts Readers Love: A Step-By-Step Guide

Do You Want to Write Faster, Better, and More Inspiring Blog Posts?

Do you know the key to writing great blog posts and building a loyal audience? It's much simpler than you think.

There's no magic formula needed, because you already have what you need. All you have to do is tap into it.

It doesn't matter whether you run your own blog or write for someone else. You have to discover the fundamental factors that not only help you write consistently, but allow you to enjoy the process and delight your readers.

You see, you have something to share with the world, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this right now.

You feel inspired to write, to blog, and to share what you have inside.

Discover How to Write Inspiring, Engaging & Life-Changing Blog Posts

In this book, you'll dip into the personal experiences of Henri Junttila, who runs the blog Wake Up Cloud, which he has built from scratch to 10,000+ subscribers and tens of thousands of monthly visitors.

He doesn't claim to be an expert. He didn't start with influential connections. He just put in the work and discovered, through making plenty of mistakes, what worked and what didn't.

Here's a taste of what you'll discover when you read this book:

How to uncover your writing voice, once and for all

How to eliminate writer's (or blogger's) block forever

Simple ways to generate unlimited blog post ideas (you'll never run out again)

A step-by-step blueprint for writing blog posts that inspire your readers

How to stay motivated to blog (when all you want to do is throw in the towel)

A powerful process for writing faster while increasing the quality of your writing

Blog post templates that allow you to write popular posts by filling in the blanks

Are You Ready to Delight Your Readers?

Download this book now and start writing blog posts that your readers love.

Simply scroll to the top of this page, click the buy button, and get started.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) User Guide

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

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

Amazon VPC Architecture (AWS Quick Start)

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

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

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) Developer Guide

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

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

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

Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) Developer Guide

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

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

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Developer Reference)

Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt's in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. The ebook includes 20 chapters and 4 appendices.

Download the PDF (30.1 MB) http://aka.ms/611111pdf

Download the EPUB file (71.2 MB) http://aka.ms/611111epub

Download the Mobi for Kindle file (113 MB) http://aka.ms/611111mobi

Download Companion Files (132 MB) http://aka.ms/611111files

DBA's Guide to NoSQL: Apache Cassandra

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

RATS! How Hackers Take Over Your Computer: An Introduction to Remote Access Trojans

Delve into the malicious world of Remote Access Trojans (RATs), a form of cyber-attack which has the capacity to completely take over your computer - access your webcam, read your files, install viruses and even destroy your hardware!

This eBook provides fascinating information as to what RATs are, real life examples of devastating attacks, their features and mechanisms, why they have proven to be so successful and what countermeasures can be used against them!

Check out introductions to other network security concepts by this author:

- Securing your Network: An Introduction to Unified Threat Management

- An Introduction to Cloud Computing

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

February 2017

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

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

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

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

November 2017

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

Building Data Science Teams

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

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

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

November 2017

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

What Is Node?

Node.js. It's the latest in a long line of "Are you cool enough to use me?" programming languages, APIs, and toolkits. In that sense, it lands squarely in the tradition of Rails,and Ajax, and Hadoop, and even to some degree iPhone programming and HTML5.

Dig a little deeper, and you'll hear that Node.js (or, as it's more briefly called by many,simply "Node") is a server-side solution for JavaScript, and in particular, for receiving and responding to HTTP requests. If that doesn't completely boggle your mind, by the time the conversation heats up with discussion of ports, sockets, and threads, you'll tend to glaze over. Is this really JavaScript? In fact, why in the world would anyone want to run JavaScript outside of a browser, let alone the server?

The good news is that you're hearing (and thinking) about the right things. Node really is concerned with network programming and server-side request/response processing.The bad news is that like Rails, Ajax, and Hadoop before it, there's precious little clear information available. There will be, in time -- as there now is for these other "cool"frameworks that have matured -- but why wait for a book or tutorial when you might be able to use Node today, and dramatically improve the maintainability.

Amazon Cognito Developer Guide

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

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

Designing Great Data Products

In the past few years, we've seen many data products based on predictive modeling. These products range from weather forecasting to recommendation engines like Amazon's. Prediction technology can be interesting and mathematically elegant, but we need to take the next step: going from recommendations to products that can produce optimal strategies for meeting concrete business objectives.

We already know how to build these products: they've been in use for the past decade or so, but they're not as common as they should be. This report shows how to take the next step: to go from simple predictions and recommendations to a new generation of data products with the potential to revolutionize entire industries.

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!

Network security

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

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers

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

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

June 2016

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

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Getting Started Guide

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

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

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

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

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

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

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

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

The Evolution of Data Products

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

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

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

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

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

The Culture of Big Data

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

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

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

November 2017

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

An Introduction to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has exploded in popularity in recent years which has provided an increase of business efficiency, a reduction in computer expenditure and invaluable methods of secure storage. This eBook provides an easy to swallow understanding of the fundamentals and concepts of "The Cloud" to allow you to explore the wonders and possibilities of this technology!

Check out other introduction to network security concepts by this author:

- Securing your Network: An Introduction to Unified Threat Management

- RATS: How Hackers Take Over Your Computer: An Introduction to Remote Access Trojans

Introduction to Network on Chip Routing Algorithms

Network on Chip (NoC) has added a new revolution to the world of networking. It helps in making the interconnection between small packets in the system. Traditionally, interconnection solution is realized using the Bus structure. But the disadvantage of the traditional system is that although there is integration in the traffic, the Bus structure doesn't switch so the traffic starts to get congested. This is where Adaptive Routing comes into its own as it has a mechanism which helps to direct the traffic between devices. Adaptive Routing runs on the basis of some algorithms called the routing algorithm. The router uses this algorithm to route the packets. Different systems have their own requirements and uses different algorithms. Depending on this algorithm the congestion in a network can be reduced. This book looks through different processes to manage the network congestion via Adaptive Routing. This book provides an evaluation of the different aspects and also the performance of routing algorithms. This book also provides an efficiency of power for the network, identification of the mechanism of NoC. Besides this, it also looks through new possibilities to enhance the performance of NoCs. The author of the book has written this book in project based book writing process. He don't follow traditional technical book writing process. Because he think project based technical book writing process is helpful for article, report & research paper etc writing. And this process makes a book easy to understand to its reader. So by reading this book a reader can easily understand the topics of the book and he/she can easily gather the ideas about how to write academic, non-academic project report, research paper, article etc. The author hope his book will be helpful for the future research about this NoCs technology.

The Problem with Native JavaScript APIs

Many features inspired by popular JavaScript libraries are now available as native JavaScript APIs in today's powerful browsers. While that may seem convenient given all of the JavaScript you need to write, relying on these APIs will only make code maintenance more difficult in the long run.

In this report, Nicholas Zakas--consultant and former front-end tech leader at Yahoo!--provides a case study to show how different browsers can develop native APIs for the same specification and still end up with different interpretations. You'll discover how these APIs can tie your code to specific browsers, forcing you to upgrade application logic whenever new browsers and new browser versions are released.

Building a DevOps Culture

DevOps is as much about culture as it is about tools

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

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

Topics include:

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

Mandi Walls is a Senior Consultant with Opscode.

Using Amazon Web Services for Disaster Recovery (AWS Whitepaper)

October 2014

In the event of a disaster, you can quickly launch resources in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ensure business continuity. The paper highlights relevant AWS features and services that you can leverage for your DR processes and shows example scenarios on how to recover from disaster. It further provides recommendations on how you can improve your DR plan and leverage the full potential of AWS for your Disaster Recovery processes.

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.

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.

Amazon DynamoDB Getting Started 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. This guide introduces you to Amazon DynamoDB, helps you set up DynamoDB Local, and walks you through how to use DynamoDB for the first time. 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/.

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

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

Amazon EC2 Container Registry User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon ECR User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643QY9V

Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR) is a managed AWS Docker registry service that provides a secure, scalable, and reliable registry for Docker images.

This guide explains the features provided by the Amazon ECR web service, and steps you through how to configure and manage Docker images in the AWS cloud using the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface) and the Docker CLI. 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/ecr/.

PHP 7 : The Basics

PHP: The Basics is an introductory book which provides a brief explanation of the basic syntax of the PHP language. While it is not the intent of this book to make the reader a PHP expert, it does provide examples of basic programming concepts including:

Mathematical Operations

Logical Operations

Conditional Statements

Loops (for, while, foreach)

Functions

Arrays (Single, Multi-dimensional, Associative)

In addition, object oriented techniques are introduced. Examples demonstrate the use of:

classes

objects

properties

methods

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

To get the biggest bang from your Kindle Fire investment, get this book and find out what's missing from Amazon's App Store for Android.

FAST START GUIDE TO KINDLE FIRE

SHOPPING FOR APPS ON YOUR KINDLE FIRE

MUSIC AND VIDEO

COMMUNICATION

PRODUCTIVITY

UTILITIES

GAMES

NETWORKING

SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

EDUCATION AND REFERENCE

PRIORITIZING YOUR APPS

SIDELOADING APPS AND APP STORE ALTERNATIVES

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2018

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

Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

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

HTML5 for Publishers

HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it's coming to your ebook reader! With the release of the EPUB 3 specification, HTML5 support is officially a part of the EPUB standard, and publishers are able to take full advantage of HTML5's rich feature set to add rich media and interactivity to their ebook content.

HTML5 for Publishers gives an overview of some of the most exciting features HTML5 provides to ebook content creators--audio/video, geolocation, and the Canvas--and shows how to put them in action. Learn how to:

Intersperse audio/video with textual contentCreate a graphing calculator to display algebraic equations on the CanvasUse geolocation to customize a work of fiction with details from the reader's localeEmploy MathML to create an interactive equation solverMake a coloring book using SVG and JavaScript

Amazon CloudWatch Logs User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon CloudWatch Logs User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763Z54CH

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon CloudWatch Logs. 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/cloudwatch/.

You can use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor, manage, and publish various metrics on your AWS cloud resources, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics.

This guide provides a conceptual overview of CloudWatch Logs and includes detailed development instructions for using the various features.

Antifragile Systems and Teams

How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile?

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

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

This concise report covers:

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

Amazon CloudWatch Events User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon CloudWatch Events User Guide is available at https//www.amazon.com/dp/B076455ZRT

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon CloudWatch Events. 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/cloudwatch/.

You can use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor, manage, and publish various metrics on your AWS cloud resources, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics.

This guide provides a conceptual overview of CloudWatch Events and includes detailed development instructions for using the various features.

Start Your Digital Patterns Business

If you have been looking for a way to start your own business, but don't have a lot of capital to invest, selling digital patterns might be the perfect option for you.

Crafters of all types are always on the lookout for new ideas and how-to patterns, and you can be the one to meet their need!

The first step in any business is determining exactly what products you are going to sell. The same is true for a digital patterns business.

Anyone who wants to learn how to sell online should look no further than this eminently useful eBook.

Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide

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

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

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Visual Studio Online (Developer Reference)

With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an environment where transparency, simplicity, and trust prevail. The ebook is for Agile development teams and their Scrum Masters who want to explore and learn from the authors' "dogfooding" experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management. Product Owners and other stakeholders will also find value in this ebook by learning how they can support their Agile development teams and by gaining an understanding of the constraints of open-source community projects.

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/.

Best Practices for Migrating MySQL Databases to Amazon Aurora (AWS Whitepaper)

October 2016

This whitepaper discusses some of the important factors affecting the performance of self-managed export/import operations in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and Amazon Aurora. Although many of the topics are discussed in the context of Amazon RDS, performance principles presented here also apply to the MySQL Community Edition found in self-managed MySQL installations.

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 Simple Email Service Email Sending Best Practices (AWS Whitepapers)

July 2012

Getting your email into your targets' inboxes can sometimes seem challenging. A number of different factors, including your content, your list quality, and the infrastructure between you, the sender, and your target recipient, can influence email delivery. This paper discusses these factors and provides many best practices and recommendations that will enhance the probability of your email reaching its target.

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/.

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/.

The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

What's next for JavaScript? Its phenomenal rise from a simple client-side scripting tool to a versatile and flexible programming language exceeded everyone's expectations. Now, hopes and expectations for JavaScript's future are considerable.

In this insightful report, Dr. Axel Rauschmayer explains how the combination of several technologies and opportunities in the past 15 years turned JavaScript's fortunes. With that as a backdrop, he provides a detailed look at proposed new features and fixes in the next version, ECMAScript.next, and then presents his own JavaScript wish list--such as an integrated IDE.

Understand the key role that XMLHttpRequest, JSON, jQuery, V8, Node.js, and other advances playedExamine proposed fixes for ECMAScript.next through code examplesDiscover how JavaScript is becoming a better target for compilersExplore the technologies that will help JavaScript provide support for concurrencyLearn how HTML5 is a compelling platform for JavaScript in web, mobile, and desktop applicationsDr. Rauschmayer is a consultant and trainer for JavaScript, web technologies, and information management.

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

Day One: Junos for IOS Engineers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

o Compare Junos configurations to your accustomed IOS configurations.

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

About the Author

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

SAP HANA Essentials: 5th Edition

Updated 5th Edition. New updates for SP7 features, New Big Data & Modeling Chapters, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and other recent developments.

SAP(R) HANA is a multi-purpose in-memory database appliance that delivers pre-installed SAP software components optimized on industry-standard hardware. Learn how SAP(R) HANA provides organizations with better insight into business operations - in "real-time" -- by analyzing all the data available and enabling them to respond to changing business conditions, no matter how rapid. SAP(R) HANA enables organizations to instantly explore and analyze all of their transactional and analytical data in real time - from virtually any data source.

This book provides readers with either business or technical backgrounds a broad overview of the architecture, tools, capabilities and use cases for SAP(R) HANA and shows how it enables organizations to analyze their business operations using huge volumes of detailed information instantly. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of SAP(R) HANA and includes numerous links to additional resources and technical details. Additional chapters will be added on a regular basis, so please sign up for updates or follow us on Twitter @epistemypress

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.

Storing and processing information

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

Cloudera Impala

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

Web Application Proxy and Active Directory Federation Services on AWS (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start deploys Web Application Proxy and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) on the AWS cloud. These two components of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 provide identity federation, single sign-on (SSO), reverse proxy, and pre-authentication services for publishing your web applications in AWS.

The Quick Start includes a deployment guide that describes the architecture for implementing Web Application Proxy and AD FS on AWS, and AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment. 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/.

Oracle Database on AWS (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start provides a reliable and automated way to install and configure Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition on AWS with high availability.

The Quick Start deploys Oracle Database into a Multi-AZ configuration on AWS with asynchronous data replication between Availability Zones. You can choose to deploy Oracle Database into a new or your existing AWS environment, and use Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The Quick Start installs Oracle ASM for storage management, and Oracle Data Guard for database setup and replication. You can also include the Oracle Secure Backup (OSB) Cloud Module for backups. 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/.

3D Rendering in Windows: How to display three-dimensional objects in Windows with and without OpenGL.

This is a how-to guide on rendering three-dimensional objects. The target operating system is Windows, but these same principles and techniques could be used in other contexts. The primary implementation is based on OpenGL, but alternate rendering systems are also presented. Please download the free on-line archive that contains 56 fully-functional, pre-compiled, ready-to-run demos, complete with source code. This includes T-Rex, Millennium Falcon, Enterprise, 3D chess, Stonehenge, and lots more! Rev.1 of the eBook has somewhat improved formatting.

What is Dart?

This short, free ebook from March 2012 describes the Dart language, libraries, and tools that help you develop structured, fast, and maintainable web apps that run in any modern browser.

Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF): AWS Flow Framework for Java Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the AWS Flow Framework for Java Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763Z57PD

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for AWS Flow Framework. This developer guide takes an in-depth look at the AWS Flow Framework, a programming framework that works together with Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF). AWS Flow Framework helps Java developers build applications that process work asynchronously and that are distributed across remotely executing components. 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/swf/.

Best Practices for Running Oracle Database on Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers you the ability to run your Oracle Database in a cloud environment.

Running Oracle Database in the AWS Cloud is very similar to running Oracle Database in your

data center. To a database administrator or developer, there are no differences between the two

environments. However, there are a number of AWS platform considerations relating to security, storage,

compute configurations, management, and monitoring that will help you get the best out of your

Oracle Database implementation on AWS. This whitepaper provides best practices for achieving optimal

performance, availability, and reliability, and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) while running

Oracle Database on AWS. The target audience for this whitepaper includes database administrators,

enterprise architects, systems administrators, and developers who would like to run their Oracle

Database on AWS.

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/.

Introducing Starling

Starling is an ActionScript 3 2D framework developed on top of the Stage3D APIs (available on desktop in Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3). Starling is mainly designed for game development, but could be used for many other use cases. Starling makes it possible to write fast GPU accelerated applications without having to touch the low-level Stage3D APIs.

Most Flash developers want to be able to leverage GPU acceleration (through Stage3D) without the need to write such higher-level frameworks and dig into the low-level Stage3D APIs. Starling is completely designed after the Flash Player APIs and abstracts the complexity of Stage3D (Molehill) and allows easy and intuitive programming for everyone.

Obviously Starling is for ActionScript 3 developers, especially those involved in 2D game development; of course you will need to have a basic understanding of ActionScript 3. By its design (lightweight, flexible and simple), Starling can be used also be used for other use cases like UI programming. That said, everything is designed to be as intuitive as possible, so any Java(TM) or .Net(TM) developer will get the hang of it quickly as well.

AWS CloudHSM User Guide

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

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

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution

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

AWS Flow Framework for Java: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the AWS Flow Framework. This developer guide takes an in-depth look at the AWS Flow Framework, a programming framework that works together with the Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF). The AWS Flow Framework helps Java developers build applications which process work asynchronously and which are distributed across remotely executing components.

Learn Cell Phone Repair:: What are the Tools and Techniques Needed to Repair Damaged Cell Phones?

Learn the fundamentals of what are the tools and techniques needed to repair damaged Cell Phones -- if capabilities supported with any knowledge of tools and techniques are considerable, the technician can easily to analyze and find solutions if damaged cell phone is a type a tech has never known.

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Microsoft System Center Optimizing Service Manager (Introducing)

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book provides focused guidance for deploying and customizing Service Manager, an integrated platform for automating and adapting an organization's IT service management best practices. Led by series editor Mitch Tulloch, a team of System Center experts step you through key technical scenarios and tasks.

Microsoft System Center Integrated Cloud Platform (Introducing)

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

What's New in Flash Player 11

This book will present you with a full rundown of all the new features in the upcoming Flash Player 11 runtime. Along with each feature, if applicable, will be a demonstration of how to employ the new feature. There's also be a short introduction to Flash Player and a chapter dedicated to providing you with additional resources.

What's New in Adobe AIR 3

This book will present you with a full rundown of all the new features in the upcoming AIR 3.0 runtime. Along with each feature, if applicable, will be a demonstration of how to employ the new feature. There's also be a short introduction to AIR and a chapter dedicated to providing you with additional resources.

Take Control of PDFpen 8

Juggle your PDFs easily with PDFpen 8!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visual Basic

The book provides detailed information about programming with the Visual Basic

JAVASCRIPT: Easy JavaScript Programming For Beginners. Your Step-By-Step Guide to Learning JavaScript Programming (JavaScript Series)

Learn JavaScript Programming Today With This Simple Step-By-Step, Ultimate Beginners Guide 2018!

Updated & Improved: June 2017

Do you want to learn JavaScript Programming?

Do you want a guide that is easy to follow, detailed and written to make the process as effortless as possible?

If so, "JAVASCRIPT: Easy JavaScript Programming For Beginners- Your Step-By-Step Guide to Learning JavaScript Programming" by Felix Alvaro is the book for you! It breaks down the fundamental elements that are essential to make you a confident JavaScript programmer.

JavaScript is one of the most essential programming languages out there. Not only is it vital to run web pages but also for other external apps such as plugins, flash applications, PDF documents and many others.

Because of its importance, anyone with the skill to program JavaScript is extremely valuable to the market place and we are seeing the demand for JavaScript programmers increase year-by-year.

This book has been written to pass on the skill. With this book, you will be guided through and equipped with all the fundamentals of the language such as the syntax, the variables, the jQuery etc.

What Separates This Book From The Rest?

What makes this book unique is how easy it makes it for you to learn. The author brings you a guide that takes you through a natural sequence of lessons, step-by-step, carefully explaining each concept and staying away from unnecessary technical jargon and defining the terms you must learn. This one-step-at-a-time approach allows anyone from an absolute beginner to a more knowledgeable programmer to easily grasp each lesson and become more proficient as they progress through the book.

In addition to that, this guide also contains images, examples and other tools to give you the assurance you are going in the right direction, as well as exercises that will allow you to retain up to 400% more of what you learn by practicing your exciting new skills!

You Will Learn The Following:

The history of JavaScript and its usesThe vital basics of HTML and CSSHow to properly use jQueryThe different ways to run JavaScript you must know aboutLearning and retaining the SyntaxUnderstanding CommentsHow to use VariablesLearning Data TypesUsing OperatorsDesigning Flow Control, Loops and BranchesHow to use FunctionsHow to use JavaScript ObjectsWorking with Arrays like a proAnd much more!You have made the best choice by choosing to learn JavaScript. Whether you are looking to land a high-paying job, want to delve into freelancing or want to work on your own projects, you have found the right book. Take the first step in the right direction by downloading this eBook version now- also readable on your phone, PC or tablet.

Alternatively you can also order the paperback version for an easier read.

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Take Control of PDFpen 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shifting to Windows 10: Should You Upgrade or Not?

WINDOWS 10 - Should You Upgrade or Not?

Windows 10 gives out features that are new and innovative, even better than the recent Windows 8.1 and the well-received Windows 7. This includes a smoother user interface, a new DirectX 12 for gamers, the voice-controlled assistant Cortana, and a new Microsoft Windows browser that replaces the old Internet Explorer - Microsoft Edge.

Windows 10 sounds awesome, doesn't it? But are there a lot of people opting out of the free upgrade and choosing to keep their old Windows OS? It's free, it's fast, and it contains a lot of newer features. Sure, there are a lot of things to be excited about Windows 10, but just like the previous versions of Windows OS, there are advantages and disadvantages that you should expect.

The question now is,"Should you upgrade to Windows 10?"

In this book, you'll be learning everything about the latest Windows 10 OS, its features, its system requirements, and reasons as to why you should and should not upgrade to Windows 10. It aims to enlighten you to come up with the decision whether or not you should take the free upgrade to Windows 10 that Microsoft offers.

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Securing your Network: An Introduction to Unified Threat Management

Network security is essential when it comes to protecting your organisation - the risks of virus infections, network disrupting attacks or data theft can be devastating to your private network. This eBook provides an easy to swallow understanding of the fundamentals and concepts of Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems - a technology solution which combines a vast array of security methods and procedures into a singular, commercially available device.

Whether you're a business owner, a computing student or simply just interested in the fascinating world of network security, this eBook provides you with the fundamental knowledge in order to understand and implement UTM solutions.

Check out introductions to other network security concepts by this author:

- RATS: How Hackers Take Over Your Computer: An Introduction to Remote Access Trojans

- An Introduction to Cloud Computing

The Benefactor: Things to do with $1 Billion

Author's Foreword:

Always make a Poor Man's Copyright I remember my Dad Teaching me. Make several copies of your work and try to mail a copy to yourself with a postal date stamp on it.

Those words stuck like glue... and so I used to (C) Copyright everything, from letters to the government to Poetry that I thought would help me later on. I mean sometimes you need the proof to show that you made a Conscious effort to prove your side of things. I created this as a means to warn people not to go haphazardly about your business without protecting your works be they literary or your ideas you scribbled on a napkin that goes to one day cure cancer be wise and COPY it Mail a Copy to yourself and COPYRIGHT IT! Or Patent it! You never know when you'll have a story to tell should the need arise for proof! This is a story about my brush with near fame and fortune. It's called: The Benefactor - Things to do with $1 Billion. Enjoy!

AWS Zero to Hero

Over recent years, there has been a shift in the way organisations perceive cloud services. As a result, we can see an exponential growth in the amount of organisations embracing cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services. This book outlines the key services provided by Amazon Web Services in enough detail to provide you with a grounding in AWS concepts, enabling you to speak with confidence about the cloud in your organisation.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam

Validate your AWS skills.

This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex's interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including:

Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora) Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk. Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.

Microsoft Excel Basic Formulae: Learn Key Formulae to Perform Simple Data Analysis (Learn Excel Visually Journey Book 2)

This book takes you right back to Excel formula basics; exactly what a formula is. You'll learn about using functions in your Excel formulae; from simple addition, through to statistical analysis, criteria-based calculations and how to look-up information. It will give you the basic calculation tools you need in order to present and make sense of a spreadsheet in a quick easy way.

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

Excel: A Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Learn and Execute Excel programming

Excel is a tool whose prevalence is only matched by how little most people actually know about it. If you use Excel on a regular basis, even it is only for seemingly basic tasks, there are likely dozens of ways you can streamline the process, saving yourself countless hours in the process. If you are interested in taking full control of Excel and unlocking its full potential, then Excel: A Comprehensive Beginners Guide to learn and Execute Excel Programming is the book you have been waiting for.

The programming language is known as Visual Basic for Applications and it operates using Visual Basic 6, a simple type of programming language, which, once you get the hang of it, can be used throughout the Microsoft Office Suite of products. Inside you will find step by step instructions that will lead you through the process of creating your very first macro before expanding on that knowledge in a wide variety of ways to ensure that you will have the tools you need to create macros that will be able to handle a wide swath of commonly used tasks. It doesn't matter what your current familiarity with Excel is, once you master VBA, you'll have Excel purring like a kitten.

Inside you will find

oThe easiest way to access the VBA potential hiding inside all of Microsoft Office's products

oSimple steps to associate macros with data pulled directly from Excel worksheets and cells

oTips for utilizing an identifying a wide variety of different key variables

oKey points to consider when writing if/then statements

oSimple ways to replicate a variety of process across multiple cells or worksheets

oA variety of options when it comes to finding specific sections of data amongst complicate strings

oCommon mistakes that novice VBA programmers make and how to avoid them

oDebugging and error solving tips

oAnd more...

Mastering Excel Macros: Beginning to Code (Book 3)

In this lesson (#3 of the macro series) you will begin to code a macro. The follow along workbook contains an Invoice. The goal is to build an database of all invoices so you can analyze and report performance over time. You begin by recording a simple macro then adding custom commands to improve upon what you recorded. Future lessons will continue to present a new programming topic and then incorporate them into this macro.

As with all lessons, this one also comes with follow along workbooks. The first one is the initial starting invoice and I have also included the end result for your reference.

Cyber Security Basics: Protect your organization by applying the fundamentals

Information security does not have to be complicated. Vulnerability to cyber attacks can be significantly reduced if the basics are practiced. A clear understanding of the fundamentals can help ensure that adequate detective and protective controls are in place, and that a solid information security foundation is established.

This book covers concepts and controls. It is a good primer for those new to the field, and a refresher for the more seasoned practitioner. It is for those who are tasked with creating, leading, supporting or improving an organization's cyber security program.

The goal is to help clear some of the fog that can get in the way of implementing cyber security best practices.

The security controls that are discussed in these 100 concise pages are each assigned a maturity level. This helps the reader determine which controls are most appropriate for it's organization. Maturity of a program is based on its age, the resources that are available to it, and the amount of leadership support it enjoys. Advanced controls are not appropriate for a newly-established program, for example.

Reading this book will break down cognitive barriers. It will provide security practitioners the best practices necessary to detect and mitigate common and sophisticated attacks. Building a solid information security foundation does not have to be complicated. It can be achieved by applying the fundamentals of cyber security.

Xamarin Mobile Application Development: Cross-Platform C# and Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

Xamarin Mobile Application Development is a hands-on Xamarin.Forms primer and a cross-platform reference for building native Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps using C# and .NET. This book explains how to use Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS to build business apps for your customers and consumer apps for Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

Learn how to leverage Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform development using the most common UI pages, layouts, views, controls, and design patterns. Combine these with platform-specific UI to craft a visually stunning and highly interactive mobile user experience.

Use Xamarin.Forms to data bind your UI to both data models and to view models for a Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) implementation. Use this book to answer the important question: Is Xamarin.Forms right for my project?

Platform-specific UI is a key concept in cross-platform development, and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS are the foundation of the Xamarin platform. Xamarin Mobile Application Development will cover how to build an Android app using Xamarin.Android and an iOS app using Xamarin.iOS while sharing a core code library.

SQLite is the database-of-choice for many Xamarin developers. This book will explain local data access techniques using SQLite.NET and ADO.NET. Build a mobile data access layer (DAL) using SQLite and weigh your options for web services and enterprise cloud data solutions.

This book will show how organize your Xamarin code into a professional-grade application architecture. Explore solution-building techniques from starter-to-enterprise to help you decouple your functional layers, manage your platform-specific code, and share your cross-platform classes for code reuse, testability, and maintainability.

Also included are 250+ screenshots on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and 200+ C# code examples with downloadable C# and XAML versions available from Apress.com.

This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most important and vexing problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform mobile applications?

What you'll learnHow to build world-class mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone using C#How to organize your Xamarin code into a professional-grade application architectureThe latest Xamarin techniques for cross-platform UI using Xamarin.FormsWhen and how to use platform-specific UIData binding, local data access, enterprise cloud data solutions, and building a data access layer for mobile appsCross-platform architecture to maximize portability and code reuse

Who this book is forC#, ASP.NET developers, architects, and technical managers as well as many Android and iOS developers

DevOps: From newbie to professional. Fast and simple guide to DevOps

DevOps

From newbie to professional. Fast and simple guide to DevOps

This book discusses DevOps. It begins by guiding you on the measures which you can take so as to make a cultural change in DevOps teams. The process of deployment with Capistrano, Thin, and nginx is also been discussed in this book.. ElasticSearch, which is a search engine is examined in detail. You will learn how to analyze text for content enrichment in this search engine. Searchable documents are also covered in detail. After reading this book, you will know how to work with "tc." The Docker compose and the Couchbase cluster are also been discussed in this book. You will learn how to create nodes and then add them to clusters by use of the Docker compose. The book will also guide you on how to work with multiple instances of Tomcat. The use of Mailgun API so as to simplify email in an app is examined in detail.

The following topics are discussed in this book:

?Making a Cultural Change in DevOps Teams

?Deployment with Capistrano, Thin,and nginx

?ElasticSearch

?Analyzing Text for Content Enrichment

?Searchable Documents

?Working with tc

?Couchbase Cluster by use of Docker Compose

?Multiple Tomcat Instances

?Simplifying Email in a App using Mailgun API

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SQL Interview Questions

This book will flow in a "Question & Answer" mode from start to finish to help you grasp concepts faster and get to the point quickly. Once you understand the concepts, it gets easier to see twists using that concept within a scenario and to ultimately solve them. Though each of these chapters are geared towards convenience we highly recommend reading each of the sections irrespective of the roles you might be doing since each of the sections have some interesting trivia about working with SQL Server. In the industry the role of accidental DBA's (especially with SQL Server) is very common. Hence if you have performed the role of DBA for a short stint and want to brush-up your fundamentals then the upcoming sections will be a great review.