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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

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.

HTML & CSS In A Week ...Or Less

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

What are the requirements?



No coding or design experience necessary

Access to a computer - Windows, OSX, or Linux



What am I going to get from this book?



Learn real world skills for building real world websites

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

Downloadable code files for each and every example from the book

Guidance on best practices for developing responsive websites



Who is the target audience?



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

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

Beginners who are looking to become Web Developers



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

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

Free short ebook!

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

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

Learn Excel Visually

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

Why is this ebook free?

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

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pro Git

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

You Don't Know JS: Up & Going

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

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

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

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/.

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.

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/.

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.

Amazon Fire TV Stick User Manual: Definitive User Guide from Newbie to Expert (New Edition February 2017)

Amazon Fire TV Stick User Manual (Updated February 2017!!)

Definitive User Guide from Newbie to Expert

This eBook is an informal guide designed to instruct the accurate use of Amazon Fire TV Stick. It is for your help only not to substitute an official document available with the device and accessories. The guide contains recommendations, suggestions, features and other important details required by a user while using Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The book is designed to provide a step by step guide to users so that you can get maximum advantage of the Amazon Fire Stick. This user guide enables you to learn everything in detail, including the basics of the set up, streaming process and instructions to get the benefits of advanced features, such as mirroring between Fire TV Stick and other devices, and the use of Amazon Cloud for slideshow. All images and screenshots of the Amazon Fire TV Stick are intended to educate readers only.

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.

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.

Network security

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

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!