Computing & Internet Books

AWS Command Line Interface: User Guide

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

40 Most Useful PowerShell and Command Prompt Commands for Windows Administrators

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

Network security

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

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

The world is changing, A few short years ago a manual tester would run tests against software to check that the requirements had been satisfied. Fast forward to today and businesses want fast test execution, Continuous Integration with little to no human intervention.Stop Coding is a step-by-step guide into the new way of automated testing, using ground-breaking tools like Katalon Studio, a tool that allows you to test automate without coding.Easy-to-follow, eye-opening and comprehensive, Stop Coding will let you in on the processes and frameworks you should master, useful tips to make you the most eligible candidate in a job interview and all the little details that will lead you to the automation testing job. Get first-hand experience from Ajamo Adams who entered the automation arena by curbing the coding challenge and delve into the mysteries of pro standard testing WITHOUT coding! With free katalon studio training courses, intеrviеw рrераrаtiоnѕ and аdviсе, including information on what уоu should and ѕhоuldn‘t do in the interview process. Rеѕоurсеѕ on working in an agile environment, real intеrviеw ԛuеѕtiоnѕ with answers and everything else needed to get that automation testing job.

Knowledge Graphs and Big Data Processing (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 12072)

This open access book is part of the LAMBDA Project (Learning, Applying, Multiplying Big Data Analytics), funded by the European Union, GA No. 809965. Data Analytics involves applying algorithmic processes to derive insights. Nowadays it is used in many industries to allow organizations and companies to make better decisions as well as to verify or disprove existing theories or models. The term data analytics is often used interchangeably with intelligence, statistics, reasoning, data mining, knowledge discovery, and others. The goal of this book is to introduce some of the definitions, methods, tools, frameworks, and solutions for big data processing, starting from the process of information extraction and knowledge representation, via knowledge processing and analytics to visualization, sense-making, and practical applications. Each chapter in this book addresses some pertinent aspect of the data processing chain, with a specific focus on understanding Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Big Data Architectures, and Smart Data Analytics solutions.This book is addressed to graduate students from technical disciplines, to professional audiences following continuous education short courses, and to researchers from diverse areas following self-study courses. Basic skills in computer science, mathematics, and statistics are required.

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.

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.

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/.

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 Virtual Private Cloud: User Guide

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

Mastering Excel: Starter Set

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

AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2020This document describes the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which enables you to review and improve your cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of your design decisions. We address general design principles as well as specific best practices and guidance in five conceptual areas that we define as the pillars of the Well-Architected Framework. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/. Visit https://docs.aws.amazon.com/wellarchitected/latest/framework for an online version.

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/.

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!

Amazon CloudFront: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon CloudFront. CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to your viewers with low latency and high transfer speeds. This guide explains how to configure CloudFront to distribute your content as well as how to secure private content, log requests for your content, and display and download reports. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudfront/.

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

April 2020The 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/. Visit https://docs.aws.amazon.com/wellarchitected/operational-excellence-pillar for an online version.

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.

Amazon API Gateway: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon API Gateway. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/apigateway/. Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Create an API to access data, business logic, or functionality from backend services, such as applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any web application.

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

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

Amazon DynamoDB: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon DynamoDB. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. Its flexible data model, reliable performance, and automatic scaling of throughput capacity, makes it a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications. This guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon DynamoDB and includes detailed development instructions for using the various features. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/dynamodb/.

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

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

Amazon EKS: User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Amazon EKS is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

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.

Data Privacy and Trust in Cloud Computing: Building trust in the cloud through assurance and accountability (Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies)

This open access book brings together perspectives from multiple disciplines including psychology, law, IS, and computer science on data privacy and trust in the cloud. Cloud technology has fueled rapid, dramatic technological change, enabling a level of connectivity that has never been seen before in human history. However, this brave new world comes with problems. Several high-profile cases over the last few years have demonstrated cloud computing's uneasy relationship with data security and trust.                This volume explores the numerous technological, process and regulatory solutions presented in academic literature as mechanisms for building trust in the cloud, including GDPR in Europe. The massive acceleration of digital adoption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is introducing new and significant security and privacy threats and concerns. Against this backdrop, this book provides a timely reference and organising framework for considering how we will assure privacy and build trust in such a hyper-connected digitally dependent world.                This book presents a framework for assurance and accountability in the cloud and reviews the literature on trust, data privacy and protection, and ethics in cloud computing.

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

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

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!

The Essence of Software Engineering

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

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.

Defense against the Black Arts: How Hackers Do What They Do and How to Protect against It

Exposing hacker methodology with concrete examples, this volume shows readers how to outwit computer predators. With screenshots and step by step instructions, the book discusses how to get into a Windows operating system without a username or password and how to hide an IP address to avoid detection. It explains how to find virtually anything on the Internet and explores techniques that hackers can use to exploit physical access, network access, and wireless vectors. The book profiles a variety of attack tools and examines how Facebook and other sites can be used to conduct social networking attacks.

DevOps for Digital Leaders: Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory

Learn to design, implement, measure, and improve DevOps programs that are tailored to your organization. This concise guide assists leaders who are accountable for the rapid development of high-quality software applications.In DevOps for Digital Leaders, deep collective experience on both sides of the dev–ops divide informs the global thought leadership and penetrating insights of the authors, all three of whom are cross-portfolio DevOps leaders at CA Technologies. Aruna Ravichandran, Kieran Taylor, and Peter Waterhouse analyze the organizational benefits, costs, freedoms, and constraints of DevOps. They chart the coordinated strategy of organizational change, metrics, lean thinking, and investment that an enterprise must undertake to realize the full potential of DevOps and reach the sweet spot where accelerating code deployments drive increasing customer satisfaction, revenue, and profitability. Digital leaders are charged to bridge the dev–ops disconnect if their organizations are to survive and flourish in a business world increasingly differentiated by the degree to which dynamic application software development harmonizes with operational resilience and reliability. This short book applies the DevOps perspective to the competitive challenge, faced by every high-performance IT organization today, of integrating and automating open source, cloud, and enterprise tools, processes, and techniques across the software development life cycle from requirements to release.What You Will Learn: Remove dependencies and constraints so that parallel practices can accelerate the development of defect-free softwareAutomate continuous delivery across the software life cycle to eliminate release bottlenecks, manual labor waste, and technical debt accumulationGenerate virtualized production-style testing of applications through real-time behavioral analyticsAdopt agile practices so operations teams can support developer productivity with automated feedback, streamline infrastructure monitoring, spot and resolve operations issues before they impact production, and improve customer experienceIdentify the DevOps metrics appropriate to your organization and integrate DevOps with your existing best practices and investment Who This Book Is For:IT leaders in large companies and government agencies who have any level of responsibility for the rapid development of high-quality software applications. The secondary readership is members of development and operations teams, security professionals, and service managers.

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

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

Data and Text Processing for Health and Life Sciences (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Book 1137)

This open access book is a step-by-step introduction on how shell scripting can help solve many of the data processing tasks that Health and Life specialists face everyday with minimal software dependencies. The examples presented in the book show how simple command line tools can be used and combined  to retrieve data and text from web resources, to filter and mine literature, and to explore the semantics encoded in biomedical ontologies.  To store data this book relies on open standard text file formats, such as TSV, CSV, XML, and OWL, that can be open by any text editor or spreadsheet application. The first two chapters, Introduction and Resources, provide a brief introduction to the shell scripting and describe popular data resources in Health and Life Sciences. The third chapter, Data Retrieval, starts by introducing a common data processing task that involves multiple data resources. Then, this chapter explains how to automate each step of that task by introducing the required commands line tools one by one. The fourth chapter, Text Processing, shows how to filter and analyze text by using simple string matching techniques and regular expressions. The last chapter, Semantic Processing, shows how XPath queries and shell scripting is able to process complex data, such as the graphs used to specify ontologies. Besides being almost immutable for more than four decades and being available in most of our personal computers, shell scripting is relatively easy to learn by Health and Life specialists as a sequence of independent commands. Comprehending them is like conducting a new laboratory protocol by testing and understanding its procedural steps and variables, and combining their intermediate results. Thus, this book is particularly relevant to Health and Life specialists or students that want to easily learn how to process data and text, and which in return may facilitate and inspire them to acquire deeper bioinformatics skills in the future.

Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Since the publication of the first edition in 2004, advances in mobile devices, positioning sensors, WiFi fingerprinting, and wireless communications, among others, have paved the way for developing new and advanced location-based services (LBSs). This second edition provides up-to-date information on LBSs, including WiFi fingerprinting, mobile computing, geospatial clouds, geospatial data mining, location privacy, and location-based social networking. It also includes new chapters on application areas such as LBSs for public health, indoor navigation, and advertising. In addition, the chapter on remote sensing has been revised to address advancements.

Amazon Elastic Container Service: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, fast, container management service that makes it easy to run, stop, and manage Docker containers on a cluster.

Developing Graphics Frameworks with Python and OpenGL

Developing Graphics Frameworks with Python and OpenGL shows you how to create software for rendering complete three-dimensional scenes. The authors explain the foundational theoretical concepts as well as the practical programming techniques that will enable you to create your own animated and interactive computer-generated worlds.You will learn how to combine the power of OpenGL, the most widely adopted cross-platform API for GPU programming, with the accessibility and versatility of the Python programming language. Topics you will explore include generating geometric shapes, transforming objects with matrices, applying image-based textures to surfaces, and lighting your scene. Advanced sections explain how to implement procedurally generated textures, postprocessing effects, and shadow mapping. In addition to the sophisticated graphics framework you will develop throughout this book, with the foundational knowledge you will gain, you will be able to adapt and extend the framework to achieve even more spectacular graphical results.

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

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

Managing Distributed Cloud Applications and Infrastructure: A Self-Optimising Approach (Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies)

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), combined with greater heterogeneity not only online in cloud computing architectures but across the cloud-to-edge continuum, is introducing new challenges for managing applications and infrastructure across this continuum. The scale and complexity is simply so complex that it is no longer realistic for IT teams to manually foresee the potential issues and manage the dynamism and dependencies across an increasing inter-dependent chain of service provision. This Open Access Pivot explores these challenges and offers a solution for the intelligent and reliable management of physical infrastructure and the optimal placement of applications for the provision of services on distributed clouds. This book provides a conceptual reference model for reliable capacity provisioning for distributed clouds and discusses how data analytics and machine learning, application and infrastructure optimization, and simulation can deliver quality of service requirements cost-efficiently in this complex feature space. These are illustrated through a series of case studies in cloud computing, telecommunications, big data analytics, and smart cities. 

Measuring the Business Value of Cloud Computing (Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies)

The importance of demonstrating the value achieved from IT investments is long established in the Computer Science (CS) and Information Systems (IS) literature. However, emerging technologies such as the ever-changing complex area of cloud computing present new challenges and opportunities for demonstrating how IT investments lead to business value. Recent reviews of extant literature highlights the need for multi-disciplinary research. This research should explore and further develops the conceptualization of value in cloud computing research. In addition, there is a need for research which investigates how IT value manifests itself across the chain of service provision and in inter-organizational scenarios.This open access book will review the state of the art from an IS, Computer Science and Accounting perspective, will introduce and discuss the main techniques for measuring business value for cloud computing in a variety of scenarios, and illustrate these with mini-case studies.

Amazon Simple Storage Service: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Amazon S3 provides virtually limitless storage on the internet. It makes it easy to collect, store, and analyze data—regardless of format—at massive scale. Amazon S3 provides object storage, which allows you to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere. This guide explains Amazon S3 concepts, such as buckets, objects, and related configurations, and includes code examples for common operations. It is offered for free as a Kindle book. If you prefer, you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/s3/.

HACKS TO CRUSH PLC PROGRAM FAST & EFFICIENTLY EVERYTIME... : CODING, SIMULATING & TESTING PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER WITH EXAMPLES

★ Hacks To Crush PLC Programs From Beginning. Start Designing, Building, Simulating and Testing Programs in IEC Languange (This book guides only on LD (Ladder Diagram)★This book will get you crushing PLC-HMI programming environment as well as familiarize you with (LD) ladder logic programming.You'll gain a deeper understanding of the LD programming and the editing interface, the practical methods used to build a PLC program, and how to . We also cover the basics of ladder logic programming that every beginner should know, and provide ample practical examples to help you gain a better understanding. By the end of this book you will be able to create a PLC-HMI program from start to finish, that can take on any real-world task.If you know how to write & test the PLC-HMI codes then you're on your way to work on any PLC environment.

Amazon Simple Email Service: Developer Guide

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

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

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

Amazon Route 53: Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Route 53. With Route 53, you can register domains, route traffic to the resources where your domains are hosted, and check the health of your resources. You can also route traffic based on the health of your resources. This guide explains how to register domains, configure DNS, and configure health checks using the Route 53 console. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/route53/.

Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud

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

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

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

Short Introduction to MS Office Excel (101 Non-Fiction Series Book 1)

The book is part of a series that include MBA Core & Elective coursework taught at prestigious universities like Harvard and Wharton. The series consist of Core & Elective courses that stemmed from more than ten years of professional experience in Wall Street and Startups. The elective courses introduce Machine Learning, Python, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Communications skills, R language, Excel advanced features, PowerPoint advanced features, interview questions, and more.

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

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

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

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

The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security

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

Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

Programming Persistent Memory: A Comprehensive Guide for Developers

Beginning and experienced programmers will use this comprehensive guide to persistent memory programming. You will understand how persistent memory brings together several new software/hardware requirements, and offers great promise for better performance and faster application startup times—a huge leap forward in byte-addressable capacity compared with current DRAM offerings.This revolutionary new technology gives applications significant performance and capacity improvements over existing technologies. It requires a new way of thinking and developing, which makes this highly disruptive to the IT/computing industry. The full spectrum of industry sectors that will benefit from this technology include, but are not limited to, in-memory and traditional databases, AI, analytics, HPC, virtualization, and big data.   Programming Persistent Memory describes the technology and why it is exciting the industry. It covers the operating system and hardware requirements as well as how to create development environments using emulated or real persistent memory hardware. The book explains fundamental concepts; provides an introduction to persistent memory programming APIs for C, C++, JavaScript, and other languages; discusses RMDA with persistent memory; reviews security features; and presents many examples. Source code and examples that you can run on your own systems are included.What You’ll LearnUnderstand what persistent memory is, what it does, and the value it brings to the industryBecome familiar with the operating system and hardware requirements to use persistent memoryKnow the fundamentals of persistent memory programming: why it is different from current programming methods, and what developers need to keep in mind when programming for persistenceLook at persistent memory application development by example using the Persistent Memory Development Kit (PMDK)Design and optimize data structures for persistent memoryStudy how real-world applications are modified to leverage persistent memoryUtilize the tools available for persistent memory programming, application performance profiling, and debuggingWho This Book Is ForC, C++, Java, and Python developers, but will also be useful to software, cloud, and hardware architects across a broad spectrum of sectors, including cloud service providers, independent software vendors, high performance compute, artificial intelligence, data analytics, big data, etc.  

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

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

Linux Kernel Programming Part 2 - Char Device Drivers and Kernel Synchronization: Create user-kernel interfaces, work with peripheral I/O, and handle hardware interrupts

Discover how to write high-quality character driver code, interface with userspace, work with chip memory, and gain an in-depth understanding of working with hardware interrupts and kernel synchronizationKey FeaturesDelve into hardware interrupt handling, threaded IRQs, tasklets, softirqs, and understand which to use whenExplore powerful techniques to perform user-kernel interfacing, peripheral I/O and use kernel mechanismsWork with key kernel synchronization primitives to solve kernel concurrency issuesBook DescriptionLinux Kernel Programming Part 2 - Char Device Drivers and Kernel Synchronization is an ideal companion guide to the Linux Kernel Programming book. This book provides a comprehensive introduction for those new to Linux device driver development and will have you up and running with writing misc class character device driver code (on the 5.4 LTS Linux kernel) in next to no time. You'll begin by learning how to write a simple and complete misc class character driver before interfacing your driver with user-mode processes via procfs, sysfs, debugfs, netlink sockets, and ioctl. You'll then find out how to work with hardware I/O memory. The book covers working with hardware interrupts in depth and helps you understand interrupt request (IRQ) allocation, threaded IRQ handlers, tasklets, and softirqs. You'll also explore the practical usage of useful kernel mechanisms, setting up delays, timers, kernel threads, and workqueues. Finally, you'll discover how to deal with the complexity of kernel synchronization with locking technologies (mutexes, spinlocks, and atomic/refcount operators), including more advanced topics such as cache effects, a primer on lock-free techniques, deadlock avoidance (with lockdep), and kernel lock debugging techniques. By the end of this Linux kernel book, you'll have learned the fundamentals of writing Linux character device driver code for real-world projects and products.What you will learnGet to grips with the basics of the modern Linux Device Model (LDM)Write a simple yet complete misc class character device driverPerform user-kernel interfacing using popular methodsUnderstand and handle hardware interrupts confidentlyPerform I/O on peripheral hardware chip memoryExplore kernel APIs to work with delays, timers, kthreads, and workqueuesUnderstand kernel concurrency issuesWork with key kernel synchronization primitives and discover how to detect and avoid deadlockWho this book is forAn understanding of the topics covered in the Linux Kernel Programming book is highly recommended to make the most of this book. This book is for Linux programmers beginning to find their way with device driver development. Linux device driver developers looking to overcome frequent and common kernel/driver development issues, as well as perform common driver tasks such as user-kernel interfaces, performing peripheral I/O, handling hardware interrupts, and dealing with concurrency will benefit from this book. A basic understanding of Linux kernel internals (and common APIs), kernel module development, and C programming is required. Table of ContentsWriting a simple Misc Character Device DriverUser-Kernel Communication PathwaysWorking with hardware IO MemoryHandling Hardware InterruptsTimers, Kernel Threads and MoreKernel Synchronization, Part 1Kernel Synchronization, Part 2

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

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

Scaling a Software Business: The Digitalization Journey

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book is intended primarily for practitioners who are facing the “softwareisation” of their business. It presents the Scaling Management Framework, a model based on collected experiences from companies that have already made the journey to give software a central role within the organization. The model is unique because it suggests a holistic method to analyze and plan your journey. It simply means that you can’t just focus solely on your products or services. You also have to look closely at your processes and your organization, the way you make decisions and get things done. Inevitably, these will have to change.Software has changed the rules of the game. The world talks about the digitalization in industry and society – how the focus has shifted from producing tangible things towards software and services. This trend started many years ago, but is now affecting every company, whether it’s a software company or not. There are many companies that have already made a digitalization journey – and many are about to embark on this journey – like you. How do you transform your organization when software is becoming a critical part of your business?This book comes with a map, a compass, and suggested journeys along with selected travel stories comprising best practices and lessons learned from past digitalization journeys. Use the map to find your way in the digitalization landscape, and use the compass to find the direction of your journey.

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

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

Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data: Results of the LOD2 Project (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 8661)

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.

This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities

"In May 2000 I was fired from my job as a reporter on a finance newsletter because of an obsession with a video game.It was the best thing that ever happened to me.”So begins this story of personal redemption through the unlikely medium of electronic games. Quake, World of Warcraft, Eve Online, and other online games not only offered author Jim Rossignol an excellent escape from the tedium of office life. They also provided him with a diverse global community and a job—as a games journalist.Part personal history, part travel narrative, part philosophical reflection on the meaning of play, This Gaming Life describes Rossignol’s encounters in three cities: London, Seoul, and Reykjavik. From his days as a Quake genius in London’s increasingly corporate gaming culture; to Korea, where gaming is a high-stakes televised national sport; to Iceland, the home of his ultimate obsession, the idiosyncratic and beguiling Eve Online, Rossignol introduces us to a vivid and largely undocumented world of gaming lives.Torn between unabashed optimism about the future of games and lingering doubts about whether they are just a waste of time, This Gaming Life also raises important questions about this new and vital cultural form. Should we celebrate the “serious” educational, social, and cultural value of games, as academics and journalists are beginning to do? Or do these high-minded justifications simply perpetuate the stereotype of games as a lesser form of fun? In this beautifully written, richly detailed, and inspiring book, Rossignol brings these abstract questions to life, immersing us in a vibrant landscape of gaming experiences.“We need more writers like Jim Rossignol, writers who are intimately familiar with gaming, conversant in the latest research surrounding games, and able to write cogently and interestingly about the experience of playing as well as the deeper significance of games.”—Chris Baker, Wired“This Gaming Life is a fascinating and eye-opening look into the real human impact of gaming culture. Traveling the globe and drawing anecdotes from many walks of life, Rossignol takes us beyond the media hype and into the lives of real people whose lives have been changed by gaming. The results may surprise you.”—Raph Koster, game designer and author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design“Is obsessive video gaming a character flaw? In This Gaming Life, Jim Rossignol answers with an emphatic ‘no,’ and offers a passionate and engaging defense of what is too often considered a ‘bad habit’ or ‘guilty pleasure.’”—Joshua Davis, author of The Underdog“This is a wonderfully literate look at gaming cultures, which you don't have to be a gamer to enjoy. The Korea section blew my mind.”—John Seabrook, New Yorker staff writer and author of Flash of Genius and Other True Stories of Inventiondigitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.

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

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

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

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

SQL Queries: 200+ Queries to Challenge you.

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

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

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the Linux bastion Quick Start. This Quick Start adds Linux bastion hosts to your new or existing AWS infrastructure for your Linux-based deployments. After you deploy this Quick Start, you can layer your cloud environment with additional AWS services, infrastructure components, and applications to complete your Linux environment in the AWS Cloud. The bastion hosts provide secure access to Linux instances located in the private and public subnets of your VPC. The Quick Start architecture deploys Linux bastion host instances into the public subnets to provide readily available administrative access to the environment. The Quick Start creates an Auto Scaling group to ensure that the number of bastion host instances always matches the capacity you specify. The Quick Start also sets up Amazon CloudWatch Logs for remote storage of shell history logs, for added security. AWS CloudFormation templates automate the deployment. The deployment guide is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format; see https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/linux-bastion/.

Captain America 75th Anniversary Magazine #1

Celebrate the birthday of a living legend with an All-New, All-Different, ALL-FREE commemoration of 75 years of Captain America! From fans' first impression of Steve Rogers socking evil in the jaw, to Sam Wilson wielding the shield today, this magazine has it all- bringing you fully up to date with Cap's comics and films! From a guide to the firmest friends and fiercest foes of Cap's storied history, to an in-depth look at his timeless costume, to features focusing on some of the finest creators ever to write or draw the Sentinel of Liberty- including John Romita Sr., Mark Gruenwald, Mark Waid and the King himself, Jack Kirby! Do your patriotic duty and take home this FREE slice of red, white and blue. Happy birthday, Captain- we salute you!

Introduction to R Programming (101 Non-Fiction Series Book 7)

This book is part of a series that includes MBA Core & Elective coursework taught at prestigious universities like Harvard and Wharton. The series consists of Core & Elective courses that stemmed from more than ten years of professional experience in Wall Street and Startups. The elective courses introduce Machine Learning, Python, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Communications skills, R language, Excel advanced features, PowerPoint advanced features, interview questions, and more

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

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

A Practical Guide to TPM 2.0: Using the Trusted Platform Module in the New Age of Security

A Practical Guide to TPM 2.0: Using the Trusted Platform Module in the New Age of Security is a straight-forward primer for developers. It shows security and TPM concepts, demonstrating their use in real applications that the reader can try out.Simply put, this book is designed to empower and excite the programming community to go out and do cool things with the TPM. The approach is to ramp the reader up quickly and keep their interest.A Practical Guide to TPM 2.0: Using the Trusted Platform Module in the New Age of Security explains security concepts, describes the TPM 2.0 architecture, and provides code and pseudo-code examples in parallel, from very simple concepts and code to highly complex concepts and pseudo-code.The book includes instructions for the available execution environments and real code examples to get readers up and talking to the TPM quickly. The authors then help the users expand on that with pseudo-code descriptions of useful applications using the TPM.

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

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

The Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Buyers Guide

** UPDATED OCT 2018 ** Extra content, updated sections, plus access to bonus video series!The Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Buyers Guide is the fastest and easiest way to start safely buying your very first digital Cryptocurrencies.This quick start guide gets straight to the point without the fluff to have you buying in no time. Not only will you be guided step-by-step through the buying process but you'll also discover the safest and most trusted places to purchase your very first coins.Complete with tips and tricks, this is the only guide you'll ever need when starting out in the wonderful world of Cryptocurrencies.

History and Practice of the Art of Photography

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

GUI Design for Android Apps

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

Computer Aided Policy Making

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

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

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

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

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

Fifteen Minute SEO Tactics (2017): Find Profitable SEO Keywords & Rank Your YouTube Video Fast!

Learn Massively Important SEO Tactics in 15 Minutes or LessInside this SEO bundle you'll get:THE 15 MINUTE GUIDE TO KEYWORD RESEARCH- Why you should only target BUYER KEYWORDS starting today- The exact number of keyword searches I use for my new affiliate websites- How one simple tweak search can open up thousands of untapped keywords in your arsenal- The top 10 method of finding niches in 5 minutes or less- How to find the best keywords from Amazon- The exact keyword terms to use when you're promoting a product- What are problem keywords and how to search for themTHE 15 MINUTE GUIDE TO YOUTUBE SEO- How a thumbnail can make or break your video success- The 2 things your video thumbnail must have... every single time.- Some examples of awesome thumbnails to copy- How to upload your video with SEO in mind- Advance but simple SEO tactics anyone can implement to get faster rankings- How to find keywords that other people work hard to search for... and you can just legally steal it from them!- How to handle video distribution and get backlinks for faster resultsSEO IS COMPLICATED. (for those who don't understand it)But it doesn't have to be that way!Scroll Up and Download Your Copy Now!

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

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

Ethics and Data Science

As the impact of data science continues to grow on society there is an increased need to discuss how data is appropriately used and how to address misuse. Yet, ethical principles for working with data have been available for decades. The real issue today is how to put those principles into action. With this report, authors Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason, and DJ Patil examine practical ways for making ethical data standards part of your work every day.To help you consider all of possible ramifications of your work on data projects, this report includes:A sample checklist that you can adapt for your own proceduresFive framing guidelines (the Five C’s) for building data products: consent, clarity, consistency, control, and consequencesSuggestions for building ethics into your data-driven cultureNow is the time to invest in a deliberate practice of data ethics, for better products, better teams, and better outcomes. Get a copy of this report and learn what it takes to do good data science today.

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

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

Big Data in Context: Legal, Social and Technological Insights (SpringerBriefs in Law)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book sheds new light on a selection of big data scenarios from an interdisciplinary perspective. It features legal, sociological and economic approaches to fundamental big data topics such as privacy, data quality and the ECJ’s Safe Harbor decision on the one hand, and practical applications such as smart cars, wearables and web tracking on the other. Addressing the interests of researchers and practitioners alike, it provides a comprehensive overview of and introduction to the emerging challenges regarding big data.All contributions are based on papers submitted in connection with ABIDA (Assessing Big Data), an interdisciplinary research project exploring the societal aspects of big data and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.This volume was produced as a part of the ABIDA project (Assessing Big Data, 01IS15016A-F). ABIDA is a four-year collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. However the views and opinions expressed in this book reflect only the authors’ point of view and not necessarily those of all members of the ABIDA project or the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Clinical Text Mining: Secondary Use of Electronic Patient Records

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

Manifesto of the New Economy: Institutions and Business Models of the Digital Society

The book describes the main directions for the development of the digital society. The author angles its book to those who are interested to know what would replace search engines, and how social networks would evolve; what profit can be made of different forms of informational collaboration (crowdsourcing, collaborative filtering). And, the main thing, how it will influence the structure of the society and human pursuit for happiness. The author does not confine himself to a theory, he sets and solves practical questions: How talent, success and “stardom” are interconnected, how to make money in social networks, what is the business model for the development of entertainment and media, how to measure cultural values, and what is the subjective time of the individual and how to make it qualitative? There have been no answers to these questions before. Internet and social networks have provided tools and data that Alexander Dolgin was the first to use in economics.

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

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

Reversible Computation: Extending Horizons of Computing: Selected Results of the COST Action IC1405 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 12070)

This open access State-of-the-Art Survey presents the main recent scientific outcomes in the area of reversible computation, focusing on those that have emerged during COST Action IC1405 "Reversible Computation - Extending Horizons of Computing", a European research network that operated from May 2015 to April 2019.Reversible computation is a new paradigm that extends the traditional forwards-only mode of computation with the ability to execute in reverse, so that computation can run backwards as easily and naturally as forwards. It aims to deliver novel computing devices and software, and to enhance existing systems by equipping them with reversibility. There are many potential applications of reversible computation, including languages and software tools for reliable and recovery-oriented distributed systems and revolutionary reversible logic gates and circuits, but they can only be realized and have lasting effect if conceptual and firm theoretical foundations are established first.

Representation Learning for Natural Language Processing

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

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.

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers

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

Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything

Big data has more disruptive potential than any information technology developed in the past 40 years. As author Jeffrey Needham points out in this revealing book, big data can provide unprecedented visibility into the operational efficiency of enterprises and agencies.Disruptive Possibilities provides an historically-informed overview through a wide range of topics, from the evolution of commodity supercomputing and the simplicity of big data technology, to the ways conventional clouds differ from Hadoop analytics clouds. This relentlessly innovative form of computing will soon become standard practice for organizations of any size attempting to derive insight from the tsunami of data engulfing them.Replacing legacy silos—whether they’re infrastructure, organizational, or vendor silos—with a platform-centric perspective is just one of the big stories of big data. To reap maximum value from the myriad forms of data, organizations and vendors will have to adopt highly collaborative habits and methodologies.

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.

Silent Hill: The Terror Engine (Landmark Video Games)

Silent Hill: The Terror Engine, the second of the two inaugural studies in the Landmark Video Games series from series editors Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, is both a close analysis of the first three Silent Hill games and a general look at the whole series. Silent Hill, with its first title released in 1999, is one of the most influential of the horror video game series. Perron situates the games within the survival horror genre, both by looking at the history of the genre and by comparing Silent Hill with such important forerunners as Alone in the Dark and Resident Evil. Taking a transmedia approach and underlining the designer's cinematic and literary influences, he uses the narrative structure; the techniques of imagery, sound, and music employed; the game mechanics; and the fiction, artifact, and gameplay emotions elicited by the games to explore the specific fears survival horror games are designed to provoke and how the experience as a whole has made the Silent Hill series one of the major landmarks of video game history.

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

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

Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems: Foundations a?? A Conceptual Model and Some Derivations: The AMADEOS Legacy (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 10099)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Technical Systems-of-Systems (SoS) – in the form of networked, independent constituent computing systems temporarily collaborating to achieve a well-defined objective – form the backbone of most of today’s infrastructure. The energy grid, most transportation systems, the global banking industry, the water-supply system, the military equipment, many embedded systems, and a great number more, strongly depend on systems-of-systems. The correct operation and continuous availability of these underlying systems-of-systems are fundamental for the functioning of our modern society. The 8 papers presented in this book document the main insights on Cyber-Physical System of Systems (CPSoSs) that were gained during the work in the FP7-610535 European Research Project AMADEOS (acronym for Architecture for Multi-criticality Agile Dependable Evolutionary Open System-of-Systems). It is the objective of this book to present, in a single consistent body, the foundational concepts and their relationships. These form a conceptual basis for the description and understanding of SoSs and go deeper in what we consider the characterizing and distinguishing elements of SoSs: time, emergence, evolution and dynamicity.

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® 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.

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

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

Supercomputing Frontiers: 5th Asian Conference, SCFA 2019, Singapore, March 11a??14, 2019, Proceedings (Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues Book 11416)

This open access book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Asian Supercomputing Conference, SCFA 2019, held in Singapore in March 2019. The 6 full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 33 submissions. They cover a range of topics including memory fault handling, linear algebra, image processing, heterogeneous computing, resource usage prediction, and data caching.

Computer Vision Metrics: Survey, Taxonomy, and Analysis

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

Computer Aided Verification: 32nd International Conference, CAV 2020, Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 21a??24, 2020, Proceedings, Part II (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Book 12225)

The open access two-volume set LNCS 12224 and 12225 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 32st International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2020, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in July 2020.* The 43 full papers presented together with 18 tool papers and 4 case studies, were carefully reviewed and selected from 240 submissions. The papers were organized in the following topical sections: Part I: AI verification; blockchain and Security; Concurrency; hardware verification and decision procedures; and hybrid and dynamic systems.Part II: model checking; software verification; stochastic systems; and synthesis. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

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

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

Get Paid To Take Digital Photos

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

Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security

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

Photoshop CS6 Beta New Features: Digital Classroom Preview

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

Window Functions and Their Applications in Signal Processing

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

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/.

Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2: API Features and Arduino Projects for Linux Programmers

Intel® Galileo and Intel® Galileo Gen 2: API Features and Arduino Projects for Linux Programmers provides detailed information about Intel® Galileo and Intel® Galileo Gen 2 boards for all software developers interested in Arduino and the Linux platform. The book covers the new Arduino APIs and is an introduction for developers on natively using Linux.Author Manoel Carlos Ramon is a member of the Intel Galileo development team; in this book he draws on his practical experience in working on the Galileo project as he shares the team’s findings, problems, fixes, workarounds, and techniques with the open source community. His areas of expertise are wide-ranging, including Linux-embedded kernel and device drivers, C/C++, Java, OpenGL, Assembler, Android NDK/SDK/ADK, and 2G/3G/4G modem integration. He has more than 17 years of experience in research and development of mobile devices and embedded circuits. His personal blog about programming is BytesThink (www.bytesthink.com).

Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life (Experimental Futures)

In Respawn Colin Milburn examines the connections between video games, hacking, and science fiction that galvanize technological activism and technological communities. Discussing a wide range of games, from Portal and Final Fantasy VII to Super Mario Sunshine and Shadow of the Colossus, Milburn illustrates how they impact the lives of gamers and non-gamers alike. They also serve as resources for critique, resistance, and insurgency, offering a space for players and hacktivist groups such as Anonymous to challenge obstinate systems and experiment with alternative futures. Providing an essential walkthrough guide to our digital culture and its high-tech controversies, Milburn shows how games and playable media spawn new modes of engagement in a computerized world.

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

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

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

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

DOOM: SCARYDARKFAST (Landmark Video Games)

In December 1993, gaming changed forever. id Software's seminal shooter DOOM was released, and it shook the foundations of the medium. Daniel Pinchbeck brings together the complete story of DOOM for the first time.This book takes a look at the early days of first-person gaming and the video game studio system. It discusses the prototypes and the groundbreaking technology that drove the game forward and offers a detailed analysis of gameplay and level design. Pinchbeck also examines DOOM's contributions to wider gaming culture, such as online multiplay and the modding community, and the first-person gaming genre, focusing on DOOM's status as a foundational title and the development of the genre since 1993. Pinchbeck draws extensively from primary data: from the game itself, from the massive fan culture surrounding the title, and from interviews with the developers who made it. This book is not only the definitive work on DOOM but a snapshot of a period of gaming history, a manifesto for a development ethos, and a celebration of game culture at its best.

My Life as a Night Elf Priest: An Anthropological Account of World of Warcraft (Technologies of the Imagination: New Media in Everyday Life)

"Ever since the creators of the animated television show South Park turned their lovingly sardonic gaze on the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft for an entire episode, WoW's status as an icon of digital culture has been secure. My Life as a Night Elf Priest digs deep beneath the surface of that icon to explore the rich particulars of the World of Warcraft player's experience."—Julian Dibbell, Wired"World of Warcraft is the best representative of a significant new technology, art form, and sector of society: the theme-oriented virtual world. Bonnie Nardi's pioneering transnational ethnography explores this game both sensitively and systematically using the methods of cultural anthropology and aesthetics with intensive personal experience as a guild member, media teacher, and magical quest Elf."—William Sims Bainbridge, author of The Warcraft Civilization and editor of Online Worlds “Nardi skillfully covers all of the hot button issues that come to mind when people think of video games like World of Warcraft such as game addiction, sexism, and violence. What gives this book its value are its unexpected gems of rare and beautifully detailed research on less sensationalized topics of interest such as the World of Warcraft player community in China, game modding, the increasingly blurred line between play and work, and the rich and fascinating lives of players and player cultures.  Nardi brings World of Warcraft down to earth for non-players and ties it to social and cultural theory for scholars.  . . . the best ethnography of a single virtual world produced so far.”—Lisa Nakamura, University of IllinoisWorld of Warcraft rapidly became one of the most popular online world games on the planet, amassing 11.5 million subscribers—officially making it an online community of gamers that had more inhabitants than the state of Ohio and was almost twice as populous as Scotland. It's a massively multiplayer online game, or MMO in gamer jargon, where each person controls a single character inside a virtual world, interacting with other people's characters and computer-controlled monsters, quest-givers, and merchants.In My Life as a Night Elf Priest, Bonnie Nardi, a well-known ethnographer who has published extensively on how theories of what we do intersect with how we adopt and use technology, compiles more than three years of participatory research in Warcraft play and culture in the United States and China into this field study of player behavior and activity. She introduces us to her research strategy and the history, structure, and culture of Warcraft; argues for applying activity theory and theories of aesthetic experience to the study of gaming and play; and educates us on issues of gender, culture, and addiction as part of the play experience. Nardi paints a compelling portrait of what drives online gamers both in this country and in China, where she spent a month studying players in Internet cafes.Bonnie Nardi has given us a fresh look not only at World of Warcraft but at the field of game studies as a whole. One of the first in-depth studies of a game that has become an icon of digital culture, My Life as a Night Elf Priest will capture the interest of both the gamer and the ethnographer.Bonnie A. Nardi is an anthropologist by training and a professor in the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focus is the social implications of digital technologies. She is the author of A Small Matter of Programming: Perspectives on End User Computing and the coauthor of Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart and Acting with...

American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype

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

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

World of Tanks: Beginner's Guide

This short guidebook is for the absolute beginner in World of Tanks. While the game interface can be quite confusing for new players, this book explains the bare essentials on how to choose your tank and get started playing in Random Battles. This book is approx. 3,000 words.

Easy Learning Data Structures & Algorithms C#: Graphically learn data structures and algorithms better than before

Data Structures and Algorithms C# Practice, It is designed to be easy to read and understand although the topic itself is complicated. Algorithms are the procedures that software programs use to manipulate data structures. Besides clear and simple example programs,The programs demonstrate in graphical form what data structures look like and how they operate. The complexity of life, because they do not understand to simplify the complex,simple is the beginning of wisdom. From the essence of practice, this book to briefly explain the concept and vividly cultivate programming interest,you will learn it easy, fast and well.

How To Make Your Own Video Game: Quick Start Guide (How To eBooks Book 41)

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Myst and Riven: The World of the D'ni (Landmark Video Games)

“Myst and Riven is well-written, interesting, on-topic, insightful, and a real pleasure to read.”—Edward Castronova, Indiana UniversityVideo games have become a major cultural force, and within their history, Myst and its sequel Riven stand out as influential examples. Myst and Riven: The World of the D’ni is a close analysis of two of the most popular and significant video games in the history of the genre, investigating in detail their design, their functionality, and the gameplay experience they provide players. While scholarly close analysis has been applied to films for some time now, it has only rarely been applied at this level to video games. Mark J. P. Wolf uses elements such as graphics and sound, the games’ mood and atmosphere and how they are generated, the geography and design of the digital worlds, and the narrative structures of the games to examine their appeal to both critical and general audiences, their legacy, and what made them great.Myst and Riven is the inaugural book in the Landmark Video Games series, edited by Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, which is the first series to examine individual video games of historical significance.

Tempest: Geometries of Play (Landmark Video Games)

Atari’s 1981 arcade hit Tempest was a “tube shooter” built around glowing, vector-based geometric shapes. Among its many important contributions to both game and cultural history, Tempest was one of the first commercial titles to allow players to choose the game’s initial play difficulty (a system Atari dubbed “SkillStep”), a feature that has since became standard for games of all types. Tempest was also one of the most aesthetically impactful games of the twentieth century, lending its crisp, vector aesthetic to many subsequent movies, television shows, and video games. In this book, Ruggill and McAllister enumerate and analyze Tempest’s landmark qualities, exploring the game’s aesthetics, development context, and connections to and impact on video game history and culture. By describing the game in technical, historical, and ludic detail, they unpack the game’s latent and manifest audio-visual iconography and the ideological meanings this iconography evokes.

Gaming und Bibliotheken (Praxiswissen) (German Edition)

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

Google Drive: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Mastering Google Drive

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

Photoshop For Beginners: Special Digital Edition

If you are new to Adobe products, cataloguing your photos and digitally manipulating them may seem like a whole new world you have to conquer. Do not worry though, we will guide you through the basics and get you started on your way to becoming a skilled user of the software. With the help of this guide, you can learn to import, tag, organise and edit your photos in no time at all.

Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games (Digital Culture Books)

"Play Redux excels in tying together intellectual traditions that are rooted in literary studies, cognitive science, play studies and several other fields, thereby creating a logical whole. Through this, the book makes service to several academic communities by pointing out their points of contact. This is clearly an important contribution to a growing academic field, and will no doubt become important in many future discussions about digital games and play."---Frans Mäyrä, University of Tampere, Finland"David Myers has researched video games longer than anyone else. Play Redux shows him continually relevant, never afraid of courting controversy."---Jesper Juul, IT University of Copenhagen, DenmarkPlay Redux is an ambitious description and critical analysis of the aesthetic pleasures of video game play, drawing on early twentieth-century formalist theory and models of literature. Employing a concept of biological naturalism grounded in cognitive theory, Myers argues for a clear delineation between the aesthetics of play and the aesthetics of texts. In the course of this study, Myers asks a number of interesting questions: What are the mechanics of human play as exhibited in computer games? Can these mechanisms be modeled? What is the evolutionary function of cognitive play, and is it, on the whole, a good thing? Intended as a provocative corrective to the currently ascendant, if not dominant, cultural and ethnographic approach to game studies and play, Play Redux will generate interest among scholars of communications, new media, and film.David Myers is Reverend Aloysius B. Goodspeed Distinguished Professor at the School of Mass Communication, Loyola University New Orleans.

macOS Big Sur For Beginners: Over 435 Tips And Hints Inside: Jargon Free Tips And Advice

illustrated, so our guides are easy to follow, and as well as bringing you the bare-bones basics, we also show you some of the more advanced features introduced with the latest update. Avoid confusion and master your Mac and MacBook today!

Canon For Beginners Magazine: Tips And Tips Inside For Canon User: 430 Tips And Advice

Canon For Beginners is the first and only choice if you own a Canon, or are looking to upgrade to one of their amazing cameras, then this is the book for you. We have compiled a concise range of cameras, lenses and accessories to better illustrate what Canon have on offer. Our guides also show you how to master your camera, shoot better photos and enjoy your photography

The Complete Linux Manual Magazine: Expert Tutorials To Improve Your Skills

This book by Richard Blum serves as a basic and very essential Linux resource that will guide you with plenty of examples. Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible go right away into the fundamentals of the command line, introduces you to bash scripting which will be very important in your day-to-day Linux administration, and goes an extra mile by providing detailed examples. The third edition is the latest release, it has new updated content and examples aligned with the latest Linux features.