Computing & Internet Books

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/.

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 the AWS Cloud: Best Practices (AWS Whitepaper)

February 2016

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

What is DevOps?

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

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

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

Introduction to AWS Security (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2015

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

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.

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



JavaScript: Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website

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

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

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

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

What You Are Going To Learn



Programming Basics

Decisions and Loops

JavaScript Objects

JavaScript Events

Much, Much More!



Program a Dynamic, User-Responsive Website

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

November 2017

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

Infrastructure as Code

July 2017

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

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

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

AWS 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.

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/.

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/.

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/.

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

*Updated to Angular v5 released on November 2017*

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

- Understand the latest features of ES6 JavaScript and TypeScript.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are going to learn all about:-

- Typescript & ES6 Javascript.

- Components & Binding

- Directives

- Dependancy Injection & Services

- Angular Modules & Bootstrapping your Angular application.

- SPAs & Routing

- Angular CLI

- Forms

- Reactive Programming with RXJs

- HTTP

- Unit Testing

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

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

Amazon 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/.

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.

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.

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.

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

November 2017

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

Learn Ruby on Rails: Book One

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

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

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

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

Visual Basic 6.0 Programming By Examples

Visual Basic is one of the easiest to learn computer programming language and yet it is very powerful.

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

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

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

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

For illustration, I included 128 screen shot images and links to video.

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

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.

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/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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/.

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

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

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: User Guide

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

AWS 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/.

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

November 2017

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

Building 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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/.

Photographing People: With Exposure Information and Commentary

The driving force behind the creation of this eBook was the same as the one behind www.amateurnikon.com - the desire to help fellow photographers, particularly beginner and intermediate (but also advanced as well). The aim of this photographic album is not merely to offer a sample of my portfolio, but also to teach. Each photo in this volume attempts to inspire you, while the accompanying text (with exposure information and personal notes) helps you understand how you can transform this inspiration into an image output. This eBook is divided into three parts: The first part is about live music photography; the second about occasions (e.g. weddings); the third part is about general portrait photography. Enjoy!

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



Java: Code Your Way to Corporate

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

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

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

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

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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!

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.

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.

Top 50 arcade cabinets

Top 50 arcade cabinets of all time

by Hearts and Minds Media

Compilation of wiki material from I-mockery.com to provide a list of the most unique and memorable arcade cabinets which provided a gaming experience to remember.

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/.

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.

Storing and processing information

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

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.

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!

Take Control of PDFpen 8

Juggle your PDFs easily with PDFpen 8!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take Control of PDFpen 10

Edit and enhance your PDFs easily with PDFpen 10!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Learn Microsoft® Excel® 2010 and 2013 for Windows® in 24 Hours: A jumpstart to be an intermediate user

Microsoft(r) Excel(r) has many features. To learn most of the features it will take you months, if not weeks. In this short book, I will introduce you some commonly used and interesting features that you may need to dig into more advanced books before knowing how to apply them. This book is for Windows(r)-based users. All the steps, formulas, and VBA code in the book are written and carefully tested in Microsoft(r) Excel(r) 2010 and 2013 for Windows(r). I assumed that you are either a beginner or an average Excel(r) user. Nevertheless, I assumed that a beginner should know how to open and save an Excel(r) file, and know what a cell, a range of cells, a worksheet, a dialog box, and a control (button, check box ...) are. I hope this book will serve as a quick reference to implement some interesting features. Let Excel(r) work for you and make your work more impressive and

Elements of Robotics

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

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

Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture

Android On X86: An Introduction To Optimizing For Intel(R) Architecture BY Iggy Krajci, 9781430261308

Anti-fragile ICT Systems (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

GUI Design for Android Apps

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

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.

Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide

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

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

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Getting Started Guide

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

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

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/.

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/.

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/.

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

FAST START GUIDE TO KINDLE FIRE



SHOPPING FOR APPS ON YOUR KINDLE FIRE

MUSIC AND VIDEO

COMMUNICATION

PRODUCTIVITY

UTILITIES

GAMES

NETWORKING

SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

EDUCATION AND REFERENCE

PRIORITIZING YOUR APPS

SIDELOADING APPS AND APP STORE ALTERNATIVES

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.

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.

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.

Rise Of The Opal Overlords - Return Of Kraggon: Time Traveling Overlords! - Underworld Dragons - Sorcery!

Kraggon was imprisoned by the Jasper Oracle for thousands of years.. Is finally free & seeking revenge!The Overlords are summoned and his wrath is unleashed on the Obsidian Knights. Will you join this epic battle?

The Obsidian Knights Adventure Series will take you on a fantastical journey into realms only featured in your imagination! Maybe even a little beyond.

Join our heroic adventurer, Cor'Vos as he finds himself plunged into adventure and danger, again! And magical creatures at every turn and chasm? Well there is only one way to found out.

Scroll on up and pick up your copy today! And plunge yourself into a realm so intense you will think you are there! An exciting set of engaging tales, suitable for kids and adults alike!

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!!

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 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.

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.

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/.

AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

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

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/.

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

November 2017

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

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/.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancer Guide

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

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the Elastic Load Balancing service. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes your incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances. It monitors the health of registered targets and routes traffic only to the healthy targets. Elastic Load Balancing supports two types of load balancers: Application Load Balancers and Classic Load Balancers. This guide provides detailed instructions for using Application Load Balancers. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/elastic-load-balancing/.

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/.