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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

72 Reasons Why Scrum Works: For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder, and Development Team

Scrum is a simple framework that allows us to complete projects, continuously improve, and get an early return on investment.

Author's note: I write this text as a certified scrum master with experience in international blue chip companies dating back to 1999. That experience includes leading projects for the BBC, General Electric, Oracle, BSkyB, Razorfish, and HiT Entertainment (responsible for Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, and other titles that you love watching with your kids or siblings but won't admit to). These roles have all involved leadership on a wealth of mobile, Internet, TV, and web software projects. I have played the role of scrum master and, in the earlier years, of team lead and technical lead. I have had the privilege of running projects and rolling out working practices in market leading organizations from start to finish.

This audiobook gives an overview of scrum, concentrating on why scrum works.

If someone asked you, "Why does anyone even bother using scrum?", how would you answer them? Since the year 2000, I have been asked this question many times, in many different ways, at different companies by people in different roles.

Scrum is a very easy framework to understand but an extremely challenging one to implement. This is not usually because its practices require special aptitude for learning or even years of experience, but because of the emotional, ideological, and other real world challenges that we all face in business.

Realizing how important the answer to the question "Why?" is, I have condensed hours of research and experience into one easy guide. This can be used to recap, up-skill quickly and, most importantly, answer questions for people who want to run their projects more efficiently but do not know why scrum is the right way to go.

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

PROGRAMMING For BEGINNERS

OpenStreetMap: Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World

OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap (OSM) is to Google Maps what Wikipedia is to Britannica. The book describes how you can create and use you own maps. E.g. cyclists organizations use OSM to add cycle routes to maps of local areas. And businesses can use OSM free for any purpose, whereas other map systems limit how they can be used, or charge fees. Full description

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

NOTE: This title is also available as a on the Microsoft Download Center. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating SQL Server 2014 - guided by two experts who have worked with the technology from the earliest beta. Based on Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how SQL Server 2014 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Coverage includes: * SQL Server 2014 Editions and engine enhancements * Mission-critical performance enhancements * Hybrid cloud enhancements * Self-service Business Intelligence enhancements in Microsoft Excel * Enterprise information management enhancements * Big Data solutions

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.

Pro Git (Expert's Voice in Software Development)

Pro Git "Everything you need to know about the Git distributed source control tool" -- Cover. Full description

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.

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book focuses on using AppController to manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key configuration and management tasks.

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.

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

Are You Interested in QTP/UFT? " This is one of the best VBScript books specifically for QTP/UFT " Note: Book available on your kindle device, tablet, phone, PC, Mac, and paperback (Black/White & Color). The kindle edition is free after purchasing the paperback. Sign Up for Free Webinars, Videos, and Live Trainings Copy and paste this URL http: //tinyurl.com/Free-QTP-UFT-Selenium into your browser to sign up 3 Tips To Master QTP/UFT Within 30 Days Copy and paste this URL http: //tinyurl.com/3-Tips-For-QTP-UFT into your browser to receive your tips Why Read Part 1 - You Must Learn VBScript for QTP/UFT? Most VBScript books provide a great deal of VBScript information that is not necessary for QTP/UFT. On the other hand, there are QTP/UFT books that do not provide enough VBScript information. This disparity of information causes automation engineers to struggle with automation projects involving VBScript. This book offers applicable VBScript information for QTP/UFT via screenshots and code that can be used with all VBScript Editors or QTP/UFT. Is Communication Important? Absolutely, communication is important. People all over the world express their thoughts, feelings, and information through communication. VBScript is a lightweight programming language that communicates to QTP/UFT. It is impossible to effectively test an Application Under Test (AUT) using QTP/UFT without learning VBScript. Target Audience Beginners (Minimum to no knowledge of programming) Don't Miss Out! You Need To Read This Book Because You Will Learn: ? Variables and Data Types ? Hungarian Naming Convention ? Operators ? Arrays ? Flow Control ? Procedures/Functions ? Objects Scroll Up and Order Your Copy

The History and Practice of the Art of Photography.

1970 Reprint by Morgan & Morgan of the 1849 Edition by G P Putnam. 139 pages with 31 figures

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.

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/.

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.

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/.

AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2016

This paper describes the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which enables customers to review and improve their cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of their 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/.

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.

Angular 4: From Theory To Practice: Build the web applications of tomorrow using the new Angular web framework from Google.

*Updated to Angular v4 released on March 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 2 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 2 application. We use the web editor plunker so you can get stuck in writing code ASAP.

In this quickstart you'll get a 50,000 foot view of the major features of Angular 2.

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 2 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.

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.

Digital Landscape Photography: A guide to better landscape photos

Landscape photography is a popular genre in photography. As a landscape photographer you will find great subjects everywhere. Despite this, taking great landscape photos is more of a challenge. In fact landscape photography is one of the most difficult genres in photography to get right.

This book discuss the basics and what you can do to improve as a landscape photographer. This is a beginners guide but intermediate landscape photographers will also find useful information in the book.

Correct exposure and sharp images are the two biggest struggles for landscape photographers. The book covers both topics.

Topics covered in the book:

What to look for when buying a camera for landscape photography

Learn basic camera settings and understand exposure

Different lenses and how focal length impact on your landscape images

The importance of light and time in landscape photography

How to compose striking landscape photos

How to choose you image editing software

Implement the tactics discussed in the book and you will immediately improve your landscape photography.

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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

SQL Server 101 Part 1: The SELECT Statement

This book is all about the SELECT statement, which is often tested in job interviews.

It is made up of SELECT, FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, HAVING and ORDER BY. We'll look at when you would use each, and how to remember the order of these clauses.

We'll then look at how you can retrieve SELECT statements, saving them as views and procedures, and creating a connection from SQL Server in Excel.

This book is for you if you want to focus on the SELECT statement quickly, or if you want a brief taster of SQL Server, to see if it is right for you.

There are six clauses to the SELECT statement:

1. The SELECT clause identifies the fields you want to retrieve,

2. The FROM clause tells SQL Server the source of the data,

3. The WHERE clause can narrow down the number of rows retrieved,

4. The results can then be summarised using the GROUP BY clause,

5. The HAVING clause can narrow down the summarised results, and

6. The ORDER BY clause then orders the final list.

We'll then encapsulate (save) the query as a view and as a stored procedure.

Finally, we'll import the results into Excel, both using copy and paste and as a live connection.

All of this, within 60 minutes. So why not start your SQL Server journey?

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/.

Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called 'Open Science.'

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.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Getting Started Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mastering Excel 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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/.

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!

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/.

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.

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

MINECRAFT - BATTLE OF THE LEGENDS

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

UX/UI Design Essentials: Grow Your Skills, Delight Your Users and Learn The Basics of Tech's Fastest Growing Field

This is an exciting introductory book that will give you a confident understanding of User Experience Design (UX) and User Interface Design (UI). This short edition will teach you the principles of making great online experiences and you'll learn how to use them to dramatically improve your own websites and apps.

What you will learn:

You'll learn all the essentials of UX/UI design and why it's techs fastest growing field.

You'll learn how the User Centered Design Process guarantees your users love your product!

At the end of this introductory book you'll have more confidence when making design decisions and understand why User Experience and User Interface design is so crucial to a successful business!

Big Data Analytics Options on AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

January 2016

This whitepaper provides an overview of the different big data options available in the AWS Cloud for architects, data scientists, and developers. For each of the big data analytics options, this paper describes the following: Ideal usage patterns, Performance, Durability and availability, Cost model, Scalability, Elasticity, Interfaces, and Anti-patterns. The paper concludes with scenarios that showcase the analytics options in use, as well as additional resources for getting started with big data analytics on AWS.

Services covered in this whitepaper include Amazon Kinesis Streams, AWS Lambda, Amazon ElasticMapReduce, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon QuickSight. In addition, the paper also touches on Amazon EC2 instances, available as an option for self-managed big data applications.

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.

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/.

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/.

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/.

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/.

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

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

May 2017

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

Amazon 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/.

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

November 2016

The focus of this paper is the Performance Efficiency pillar of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework. It provides guidance to help customers 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/.

Java: The Definite Beginner's Guide to Get Started with Java Programming

Java: The Definite Beginner's Guide to Get Started with Java Programming - New Edition (October 2017)

Java is one of the most popular of all the programming languages with a wide range of applications and environments making knowledge of the program an essential tool. This guide provides the basic starting point to learn this important language. By starting here, you will be well on your way to launching a journey towards Java programming.

Learn everything you need to understand this rule-based programming language in Java: The Definite Beginner's Guide to Get Started with Java Programming, by Joseph Connor. This short guidebook gives you all the necessary basics. Connor breaks down terminology that may otherwise be confusing, offers systematically simple to follow directions, and breaks down a complex programming language into easy to handle and actionable bite-sized bits.

With Connor's easy to follow guidance you will learn:

How to set up your environmentHow to create your first programHow to create objects, and understand classes and constructorsThe difference between primitive and reference/object data typesDifferent operators within Java and how each is used to manipulate variablesHow to create loop controls and decision-making statementsHow to work with numbers, strings, arrays, and methodsAnd what to do with exceptions.

By the end of Java: The Definite Beginner's Guide to Get Started with Java Programming, you will know the basics of Java programming and the syntax rules that go with it. This guide will launch you into programming like a pro in no time by giving you a solid foundation of the rules. You will be able to create your first program and troubleshoot exceptions. Keep this guide handy to refer to again and again along your programming journey.

Java: The Definite Beginner's Guide to Get Started with Java Programming (Extended Edition) is a foundational tool for understanding the rules surrounding the syntax and the naming conventions necessary to grasp the rest of the language.

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2014

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.

Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide

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

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

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

Fractal Flames Precious Jewels

Over a hundred sizzling new fractal flame energies that jump out at you and grab your heart and soul and imagination in shifting clouds of rainbow colors, gorgeous textures and exploding energies. Jewels of color and texture, form and substance, that are precious to our heart, mind and body.

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.

Against Authority: Freedom and the Rise of the Surveillance States

In both his novels and in his 2005 essay, How We Live Now, John Twelve Hawks was one of the first authors to warn us about the growing power of surveillance technology. Now he has written a personal and controversial book that shows how our lives are watched and analyzed by governments and international corporations. In a world in which our actions can be monitored by a computerized grid of social control, is there anything we can do to defend our freedom?

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/.

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/.

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 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/.

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.

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

November 2017

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

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.

Kids and Credibility

Kids and Credibility Findings from a survey of youthful Internet users that was designed to assess kids' beliefs about the credibility of online information. Full description

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.

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.

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.

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Simple Notification Service Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644XLWK

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). This developer guide walks you through the steps of signing up for Amazon Web Services, creating a topic, subscribing a topic, and publishing a topic in Amazon SNS.

Amazon SNS is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or other applications. 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/sns/.

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/.

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 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.

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.

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

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. For the seasoned professional, it covers the role of the Operations Manager product, the best practices for working with management packs, how to use the reporting feature to simplify managing the product, how to thoroughly troubleshoot, and how to use and install Operations Manager in the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud environment.

Java: Java Programming For Beginners - A Simple Start To Java Programming (Written By A Software Engineer) (Java, Java programming, Java 8, Javascript ... Java ee, Java for beginners Book 1)

Do you want to learn Java fast and the simplest way possible?

This Java Programming guide will make it as simple as possible for you to learn the Java language. By the end of this book, I promise you will feel highly confident and comfortable with Java.

Here is a glimpse of the topics you will learn:

- Java - Basic Syntax

- Objects and Classes

- Basic Data Types

- Variable Types

- Operators in Java

- Loops in Java

- Decision Making

- Strings in Java

- Arrays

- Regular Expressions

- Methods

- File Handling

- Exception Handling

- Interfaces and Packages

- Java Applets

**Includes A Special Surprise At The End**

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A Deep Dive into Strategic Network Design Programming: OPL CPLEX Edition

This book is a complement to Supply Chain Network Design (http://networkdesignbook.com/) by the same authors and will help you get started writing optimization code in OPL, IBM's math programming language for CPLEX. It opens with the very basics--you don't have to know anything about writing math programs to begin.

Unlike other basic books on math programming, this book focuses just on the facility location problem. This allows the authors to introduce more advanced modeling techniques and build upon the simple models in the early chapters. In addition, the book also introduces ideas from software engineering to help you build more robust and commercial grade code.

This book is perfect for an introduction class to optimization or for someone who wants to teach themselves how to build mathematical models. Assumes the reader has a working version of the IBM ILOG CPLEX Studio product.

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.

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/.

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.

Get Started Networking with the Linux Command Line

Get started today learning the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI). While most people are daunted by the thought of using the CLI, this book will give you the knowledge and confidence to use the CLI to administer and maintain your Linux system. This book is a beginner's guide to networking with the Linux operating system command line or terminal. This book covers both wired and wireless newtorking and sharing files with Linux. This book is designed for a beginner to an intermediate level Linux user who already has some basic Linux skills to include the use of the command line and has a functioning Linux install to work with.

This book is a subset of material that is included in my book Get Started with Linux.

Version-Independent Programming: Code Development Guidelines for the Windows® Operating System

This book presents a set of guidelines by which to develop applications that will run on any version of the Windows(R) operating system. This is not a manual on computer programming, but it does address the subject where necessary. The reader is presumed to be proficient in the C programming language, as this is the clear choice for such development. Simply put, this is a manual on what to do and what to avoid, in order to achieve version-independence. As more versions are released and the time between new releases is shortened, compatibility becomes increasingly important. By following these guidelines, the resulting applications will not only be compatible, they will also be more efficient. Version-independence is a specific type of performance. Achieving performance always requires attention to detail. If you are not willing to pay attention to detail, you will never achieve performance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Network security

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

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/.

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.

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

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

The Scrum Master Training Manual: A Guide to the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Exam

This simple book is a guide on Scrum framework, as defined in the "Scrum Guide", from scrum.org.

It's helpful for learning Agile and Scrum, and also for a basic preparation for the PSM I exam (Professional Scrum Master level 1). It can also act as a simple reference for Scrum practitioners.

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.

Linux: The Definitive Beginner’s Guide To Get Started With Linux Projects (IT Starter Series)

Linux: The Definitive Beginner's Guide To Get Started With Linux Projects

Are you seeking a basic foundational knowledge of coding and operating systems but don't know where to begin? Are you frustrated by the expense, forced updates, and lack of personalization in your operating system? Are you trying to keep up with emerging trends in the work force but are overwhelmed by the jargon and technical language?

By using simple language and offering important definitions within the text this Beginner's Guide is an easy to follow tool. Full of information on how to get the most from Linux, this guide will start you on a journey of creativity and success.



Learn everything you need to understand this operating system in Linux: The Definitive Beginner's Guide To Get Started With Linux Projects, by Joseph Connor. This short guidebook gives you all the necessary basics. Connor breaks down terminology that may otherwise be confusing, offers step-by-step simple to follow directions, and highlights the creative freedom that comes with Linux - coding and programming.

With Connor's easy to follow guidance you will discover:

Basic Components of Linux

How to Install Linux

How to Code with Linux

Different Applications of Linux

And hands-on projects

By the end of Linux: The Definitive Beginner's Guide To Get Started With Linux Projects, you will be able to utilize this free operating system to its highest potential. After reading the guide you will be able to create a more powerful desktop environment tailored to your specific needs, create a media center or video game console, revive old computers, and even automate your home!

Don't let other operating systems dictate your needs. Acquire the skills necessary to make work and home efficient, fun, and tailored to you. Discover the adaptability and uses of Linux.

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

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!

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!

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/.

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.

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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/.

Amazon Relational Database Service: User Guide

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

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.

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.

Amazon Kinesis Streams Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Kinesis Streams Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076422N5G

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Kinesis Streams. Amazon Kinesis Streams is a managed service that scales elastically for real-time processing of streaming data at a massive scale. Amazon Kinesis Streams collects large streams of data records that data-processing applications can consume in real 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/kinesis/.

SQL Server with WSFC on AWS (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start implements a high availability solution built with Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server running on Amazon EC2, using the AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature of SQL Server Enterprise edition. The deployment includes Windows Server Active Directory with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) and clustered SQL Server 2012 or 2014 instances on the AWS cloud. This infrastructure provides the underpinnings for many Microsoft technology-based solutions for the enterprise, including Microsoft SharePoint and .NET Framework applications.

The Quick Start includes an AWS CloudFormation template that automates the deployment. The deployment guide provides architectural considerations and configuration steps for running WSFC clusters in the AWS cloud, and instructions for configuring and testing the WSFC cluster and SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group. 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/.

To install SQL Server with other Windows servers on AWS in a single deployment, see the Quick Start for Microsoft servers at https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/microsoft-servers/.

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.

Quit Your 9 to 5 (Work from Home for Newbies 2018): Get Started in the Right Path to Quitting Your Day Job and Making Money Online with YouTube & eBay

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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.

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 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 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/.

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

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

Photoshop CS6 Beta New Features: Digital Classroom Preview

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

Amazon 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/.

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/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Network Administrator Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Network Administrator Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07645WMS1

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 is only for Amazon VPC customers who plan to use an IPsec hardware VPN with their VPC. 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/.

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/.

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/.

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.

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.

Programming 5-Book Collection: 2016 Complete User Guides

Programming 5-Book Collection

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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!

Amazon Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643KR5C

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

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a web service that provides an on-demand, scalable, human workforce to complete jobs that humans can do better than computers, such as recognizing objects in photographs. This guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon Mechanical Turk for developers who want to write scripts or software applications using the Amazon Mechanical Turk SDKs. For information on using a graphical user interface to access Amazon Mechanical Turk functionality, go to the Amazon Mechanical Turk Requester User Interface Guide.

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/.

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.

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

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

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.

Amazon Redshift Getting Started Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Writers, Bloggers, and Editors?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Artists and Graphic Designers?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Poets?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Chefs and Dieticians?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Grandparents?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Students?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Teachers and Educators?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Engineers and Scientists?

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

o Why AutoHotkey for Internet Trolls?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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/.

AWS CodeCommit User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the AWS CodeCommit User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076447TNS

This is the official Amazon Web Services (AWS) user documentation for AWS CodeCommit, a version control service hosted by Amazon Web Services that you can use to privately store and manage assets (such as documents, source code, and binary files) in the 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/codecommit/.

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/.

Getting Started with AWS: Hosting a .NET Web Application

If you have ever thought about hosting your Microsoft Windows-based application in the cloud, this guide is a good place to start. It walks you through the process of deploying a sample application and all the necessary infrastructure for running and monitoring it. The guide also includes a discussion of pricing so you can compare the cost of cloud computing to that of managing your own infrastructure. 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/wah/.

Trend Micro Deep Security on AWS (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start Automates the deployment of Trend Micro Deep Security on the AWS cloud, using AWS services and best practices.

Because this Quick Start uses AMIs from the AWS Marketplace, you must subscribe to Trend Micro Deep Security from the AWS Marketplace before you launch the Quick Start. To subscribe, choose the Per Protected Instance Hour or Bring Your Own License option.

Trend Micro Deep Security is a host-based security product that provides Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Anti-Malware, Host Firewall, File and System Integrity Monitoring, Log Inspection, and Content Filtering modules in a single agent running in the guest operating system.

This Quick Start deploys Trend Micro Deep Security into an existing Amazon VPC using AWS CloudFormation templates. The Quick Start includes templates for two license models: Per Protected Instance Hour and Bring your own License (BYOL). With the Per Protected Instance Hour deployment option, your costs will be determined by the number of instances you're protecting each hour, and will show up on your AWS bill. The BYOL deployment option requires the purchase of Deep Security software licenses.

Note that Per Protected Instance Hour licensing is currently available in three regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland).

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/.

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.

Storing and processing information

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

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.

Amazon CloudWatch User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide is available at https//www.amazon.com/dp/B07643SJ8F

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon CloudWatch. 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 conceptual information about CloudWatch and shows you how to use the service to create new web applications or integrate with existing ones. You can use this guide to program using the command line interface (CLI) or the Query API. This guide also explains how to integrate CloudWatch with other Amazon Web Services, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), and Auto Scaling.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: Network Administrator Guide

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

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/.

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.

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.

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure. If you're not using the data you collect about your environment, you're simply wasting space. If you use Operations Manager to monitor your environment, whether your infrastructure or a public, private, or hybrid cloud, this book is a good resource to help you understand the basics of reporting and how to build queries and stored procedures for your reports. It can also help you understand the various elements of Operations Manager management packs that are used when you create reports.

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.

Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids



Our children are growing up in a digital world with technology right at their fingertips. They're spending more and more time on the web--so teaching them safe and responsible online behavior is critical. As a media and entertainment company, NBCUniversal is committed to educating parents, teachers and children on using technology responsibly and safely.

That's why we've created Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids, a book on digital literacy and Internet safety and the first release from The More You Know Learning Series in partnership with NBC News. The book was developed with guidance from Common Sense Media and NetSmartz Workshop - the leading organizations in these areas.



Growing Up Online provides a rich learning tool for parents and teachers of children 6-9 years old, as well four video comic book stories for kids to view in your tablet's web browser. This two-part guide features easy-to-use and compelling content, engaging instructional online videos, discussion questions and key takeaways for conversations about issues of concern. The first part, The Parent Primer, prepares parents for discussions with their children about responsible Internet behavior. Part two, the Parents + Kids Section, features links to four entertaining video comic stories focused on real-life situations that may arise when kids go online.

Growing up online...The more you know!

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book helps you optimize your System Center Data Protection Manager environment. It focuses on best practices, design concepts, how-to procedures, and in-depth technical troubleshooting.

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.

Guide to Vim Editor: From beginner to professional. Learn Vim in an easy way

This book is an excellent guide on how to use the UNIX Vim editor. It begins by guiding you on how to use the extended text objects and powerful regular expressions in the Vim editor. In most cases, people would like to open multiple files simultaneously. This is possible in Vim, as it can be achieved by opening multiple windows. One is allowed to navigate through all of these windows and perform tasks which will affect either all or a number of the windows. This book guides you on how to open multiple windows in the Vim editor and how to perform the various operations on these windows. The Vim editor also allows us to create very powerful scripts. This book is a guide for us on how to create such scripts and use them to perform a number of tasks. The Vim editor also comes with a GUI version, usually referred to as the "gVim." This book guides you on how to use this editor, right from the installation to the performing of the various tasks. In the case of programmers, there is a need for you to enhance the Vim editor so that you may use it to perform various tasks with it. This is usually done by the use of plugins. In this book, you are guided on how to enhance the functionality of the Vim editor.

The following topics are discussed in this book:

- Extended Text Objects and More Powerful Regular Expressions

- Multi-window Editing and Powerful Vim Scripts

- Working with gVim

- Enhancing the Vim Editor

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.

The Ultimate SEO Guide: Get on the First Page of Google with Search Engine Optimization

Want to get on the first page of Google without spending a fortune? Want to learn what Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about? This guide will provides everything you need to about search engine marketing and SEO so you can get your business on the first page of all major search engines without spending a fortune! Don't fall victim to any other SEO scams before reading this guide and take control of your search engine ranking today! Your business and your bank account will thank you for it!

What you'll learn:

Chapter 1: What is SEO? (Hint: It's Not Rocket Science)

Chapter 2: Advanced Keyword Research - Words that Make You $$$

Chapter 3: How to Analyze Keywords - Finalizing the Money Makers

Chapter 4: Piggy Back off Authority Sites for Competitive Keyword Phrases

Chapter 5: WordPress SEO: The Lowdown on Permalinks

Chapter 6: WordPress SEO: The Truth about Tags and Categories

Chapter 7: WordPress SEO: What You Should Know About Plug-ins

Chapter 8: Content Optimization: How to Nail Your First and Last Paragraphs

Chapter 9: Keyword Density: Dos and Don'ts

Chapter 10: How to Rule the Roost in Image Search

Chapter 11: Can RSS Feeds Support Better SEO Rankings

Chapter 12: Free On-Page SEO Analysis Tools

Chapter 13: Five Off-page Optimization Tactics You Must Know

Conclusion: SEO is a Continuous Process

ONLINE DATING SECRETS THAT WORK: ONLINE DATING BIBLE FOR WOMEN (ONLINE DATING ONLINE DATING TIPS ONLINE DATING ADVICE ONLINE DATING GUIDE SUCCESS SERIES Book 1)

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO FINDING A PRINCE ONLINE WITHOUT KISSING TOO MANY FROGS?Best-selling dating and relationship author Amanda Love kissed all the frogs and then developed a system for finding He Who Is Worthy for you! From painful personal experience (more about "Mr. Octopus and His Eight Hands" later, girls), Amanda gives her secrets for intelligently using online dating to help you find a mate that rates using a Woman With A Man Plan techniques.

Amanda tells her own story:

"My friends referred to me to as a "semi-professional frog kisser." It was not embarrassing to me. It was true.

I would kiss any frog hoping to find a Prince. I made myself available to go on a date, lots of dates, any date, really. I was Dial-A-Date. I was 1-800-LUV-DATE for any frog. And I kissed a lot of frogs. I kissed so many frogs I should have lived in a pond. But I never found my Prince.

And I thought, "Is wanting to find a Prince unrealistic?" I didn't think so. Sure, I wanted to have that perfect hubby, the man who would cook delicious but low-fat meals for me in between bouts of vigorous and satisfying lovemaking (when I was in the mood). I wanted a man who would look at me with that tractor beam of love look and listen, even take notes, when I told My Prince of my dreams, my hopes and how that bitch Sarah (with an "h" she likes to remind everyone) at the office is the Devil in Prada. I didn't find this Prince by prospecting with friends, or friends of friends, or the guys in the bars.

I found him online.

I found him after I studied and planned and gave some thought to how I could advertise the availability of Marvelous Me, but not in a way that made me look or feel desperate or cheap.

The online dating search greatly reduced the unsightly frog-kissing episode of my life and allowed me to narrow down the candidates worthy enough to enjoy the splendor that is Me. I approached this quest with organizational skills that would be the envy of an Army supply sergeant. I was charmingly ruthless in landing an attractive mate and in throwing back the little fish.

I wrote down my plan so it would be real. Now, I want to share it with other women.

My Prince does cook well and his note-taking ability is improving. I am pleased with the result of my quest. You can do it too and leave the frog kissing to other women.

In this book you will find practical advice like this:

MY MOMMA TOLD ME YOU BETTER SHOP AROUND: WHAT ONLINE DATING SITE TO CHOOSECHOOSING A WINNING SCREEN NAMEPHOTOS: A LITTLE MYSTERY IS BETTER & SMILE FOR THE CAMERA: TAKING AND POSTING A FEW FLATTERING PICTURESWHO I AM IN A FEW WORDS: AWESOME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!WHAT I DO AND WHAT I VALUE: MY WORK AND WHAT IT MEANS TO MEWHAT DO MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME: LET HIM KNOW YOUR VALUE BEYOND THE CUTE SMILEWHAT I DO WHEN I AM NOT WITH YOU: MY FAVORITE FOODS, BOOKS, MOVIES, TV SHOWS AND ARTAnd many more insights and useful suggestions.Please Buy Your Copy Today!

PATTERNS AND PARALLELS (The Thought Train Series: Station5)

Welcome to the fascinating world of patterns and parallels! In this classic e-book you will scale unexplored heights of awareness which will give you brilliant insights into the functioning of systems and processes. This entire e-book glitters with diamond thoughts and reveals amazing vistas, and in the process uncovers the secrets of creativity and innovation. You will start appreciating the importance of patterns and parallels as very important tools for problem-solving within organizations and for improving system processes. This e-book is a very special treat for your thirsty mind. Fully understanding and reading this masterpiece will add tremendous value to your professional areas of expertise. Promise.

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*****Who can read this book? *****

Professionals from all industries will benefit by reading this book.

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"The Thought Train Series" presents a series of thoughts visualized as a train that keeps traveling across different territories of the human mind. It is a journey from nowhere to nowhere. It stops though at various "stations" represented by numbers 1, 2, 3, and so on. Each of these "stations" will delight you with unique and interesting learning experiences.

"The Thought Train Series" would eventually give birth to two more series: "The Mind Map Series" and "Fleeting Moments".

Come and take a seat in this "Thought Train".

There is ample space for everyone.

Speed Up Your Computer's Speed By 300%: Simple & Effective Ways To Boost Your Computer's Speed

Has this ever happened to you? You're surfing the internet on your computer but it is working at such a slow speed that you're forced to give because you can't get much done due to the slow speed. Or your computer screen suddenly goes blank except for the blue screen of death it display on the monitor. Find out all the factors that slow down your pc and fix them all asap with the steps and recommended resources outlined in this computer ebooks Whether you are a computer graphics or computer engineering wizard, or your job involves computer networking or computer programming, no matter your level of experience with computer hardware and computer operating systems, you must be aware that, over time, a computers' running speed slows down. Computer viruses and certain installed programs can hinder your PC from running at optimum speed. Some of these issues can be resolved with knowledge of computer security, computer architecture, computer ram or basic computer forensics skills. However, some others require far more technical skill sets. With this computer books, you will learn how to resolve the issues that prevent your PC from working at optimal capacity. Using this computer ebooks, you don't need to be a computer genius to boost your PC's speed neither will you need any specialized computer accessories. All you need is computer literacy basics to get your computer working smoothly. Scroll up to download it NOW