Computing & Internet Books

Raspberry Pi: An Easy Guide to Programming, Developing, and Setup of Raspberry PI Projects for Beginners

LEARN AND MASTER THE SKILLS THAT CAN HELP YOU CODE AND DEBUG PROGRAMS IN A RASPBERRY PI If you are a beginner, a Pythonista, or a Pythoneer, you have a guidebook that can help you to set up and navigate through Raspberry PI device. This pocket-size computer can create exciting games and animations, automation scripts, and other innovative projects with little or no experience by following the descriptions you will learn in this handbook. The Raspbian software will help you manage graphical user interfaces and handle other operating software in Python at an affordable price. The PI has introduced a new group of geeks in a computer with a credit card size. With this, beginners and experienced programmers can develop and control robotics and gadgets without much ado. Other exciting things you will learn from this book include Features, specifications, and functionalities of Raspberry PIAll the tools required to install and setup Raspberry PiDifferent models of Raspberry PI and the connectionsThe basic programs in PythonUnderstanding the string theory, lists, and dictionariesA comprehensive analysis of classes, methods, and modulesHow to use the internet and files with Raspberry PIUnderstand graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and hardware interfaces in Raspberry PILead fader and prototyping projectsBuild projects in Raspberry PIUnderstand Raspberry PI projectsHow to program games And many more. ....Now, Click the BUY button to get More Information to Improve Your Knowledge of the Specifications, Uses, and Applications of Raspberry Pi Programs, Projects, and Products.See you inside!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Network security

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

Python Programming: Your Advanced Guide To Learn Python in 7 Days: ( python guide , learning python , python programming projects , python tricks , python 3 )

Eager to learn Python Programming Quickly?Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but you thought is difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but you are interested in learning Python language fast than ever? If the answer to these questions is yes....... ...then, you are in the right place! Code is the language of the future. And the time to learn the ins and outs of coding is now, unless of course you want to be left behind from the biggest revolution that mankind will witness. So what does it take to be one of those who the masses will rely on to create products, change them and do a lot more with technology? Well, the secret is in learning programming languages because every electronic device runs on some sort of programming language. The question then becomes; so which programming language should you at least prioritize to learn given that there are so many programming languages? Well, if for whatever reason, you have been looking to learn programming or perhaps looking to improve your programming skills, Python programming language could be the best option you can get right now. It makes everything so easy! From the rich and well-designed standard library and built-ins to the availability of modules and numerous third-party open source libraries, very few programming languages can beat it. Particularly, if you are a programmer who is looking to dip his or her feet into programming, you need to learn a simple language that is easy to understand and that has easy to maintain code. You need to learn a programming language that runs on all key operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft windows, and one that is more reliable (does not contain pointers, which is case with other languages based on C). You need to learn Python.Python will provide you all that, and since new platforms like Raspberry Pi are Python based, learning Python will place you at an ideal place where you can enjoy the internet of things of opportunities and anyway (in case you have not yet noticed), Python’s popularity for the internet of things is really growing. That is just a tip of the iceberg, with Python, opportunities and possibilities are simply endless. This book has actionable information that will help you to understand Python in a advanced level.Welcome to the final issue of our Python programming book series. This book is the advanced edition that you have been building up to as you went through the exercises in the last two books. This third issue of the book is even more comprehensive than the previous editions but equally educative and illuminating. Let me explain why this book is different... I think that the best way to learn Python (or any other skills) is by doing it. This book includes visual charts that you'll guide you and help you learn those specific codes that you want to learn really fast. And in this way, believe me that you'll have an immense sense of achievement and it’ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.Here's what we will talk about in this book: ✓File management✓Python Iterator✓Python Generator✓Regular Expressions ✓Python Closure✓Python Property✓Python Assert, and✓Simple recap projects If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Programming: Your Advanced Guide To Learn Python in 7 Days, will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Click the BUY button now and start your engines and code!

Web development: 3 books in 1 : Web development for Beginners in HTML + Web design with CSS + Javascript basics for Beginners

This book includes 3 books : - Web development for Beginners in HTML- Web design with CSS- Javascript basics for BeginnersContent of book 1 :Are you interested in going back to the basics? Do you want to learn how to develop web pages the old way? Then welcome to this guide.In the same way that a building can only be as strong as its foundation, a webpage can only be as good as the bits and pieces that hold it together. In this case, we’re talking about HTML.Hyper Text Markup Language, HTML is the glue that ensures a web page is held together and can be used on many different browsers and devices successfully. It also provides the structure needed to expand your webpages using JavaScript and CSS.This guide focuses purely on HTML, and here’s what you can expect to learn:- What HTML is and how it works- How to use an HTML text editor- The HTML building blocks – attributes, elements, and tags- How to format your HTML- How to use heading, paragraph, and phrase tags- How to insert links, images, and tables- What HTML lists are- Using HTML classes, frames, and iFrames- Html Comments and File Paths- What’s in the HTML head- Techniques for layout and design- How to use the HTML entities, charset, and symbols- How to add HTML backgrounds, colors, and fonts- How to create a webpage from start to finishHTML is the backbone of any website, and it makes perfect sense to learn how to code in HTML before you try anything fancier.Content of book 2 :Build Websites with Style !A practical and easy introduction to CSS coding.The world is changing fast. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that the world should go online. All the products and services have turned the tables on physical work and sales. These changes have made it necessary to learn to build websites. Whether you are learning CSS coding to build your own website or you are a professional web designer, this book will help you learn CSS coding faster. I have worked hard to create live code samples for you to try, edit, and produce the desired results for your web page. I have included step-by-step instructions to make the learning curve smooth and digestible. CSS is all about taking care of the little things like width, length, margins, and padding. If you master the art by practicing the codes in this book, you will be able to design a visually amazing and responsive website, which will raise your business's revenue overnight. This book is filled with easy coding samples and step-by-step instructions to help you learn CSS coding.In this book you’ll discover how to utilize the following:- Internal & External CSS sheets- Backgrounds- Margins & Padding- Box Properties- Dropdown Menus & Forms- Webpage layouts- Alignments- Colors, Fonts Styles, Display Properties- CSS tables and listsIf you’ve always dreamed of creating beautiful, easy to navigate web pages, then now is your chance to learn.Content of book 3 :The market is filled to the brim with books that claim to have the secret recipe to help you learn JavaScript faster. However, few live up to the promises they make. This book is written in a practical and easy way and offers theory and plenty of practical material. There are explanations and practical examples that help beginners learn fast. Instead of diving deeper into lengthy and boring texts, I tried to get straight to the point for each topic.I have defined each topic and added an easy to understand explanation to help you understand the concepts and the main keywords that will do the magic in the code. Coupled with the explanation, you will find a code snippet for each topic that is custom written and has been tested for errors. You can copy them and load them up on a web browser to see the results, or you can simply edit them and customize them to understand them well. The choice is yours.

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

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.

Web development: Web design with CSS

Build Websites with Style !A practical and easy introduction to CSS coding.The world is changing fast. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that the world should go online. All the products and services have turned the tables on physical work and sales. These changes have made it necessary to learn to build websites. Whether you are learning CSS coding to build your own website or you are a professional web designer, this book will help you learn CSS coding faster. I have worked hard to create live code samples for you to try, edit, and produce the desired results for your web page. I have included step-by-step instructions to make the learning curve smooth and digestible. CSS is all about taking care of the little things like width, length, margins, and padding. If you master the art by practicing the codes in this book, you will be able to design a visually amazing and responsive website, which will raise your business's revenue overnight. This book is filled with easy coding samples and step-by-step instructions to help you learn CSS coding.In this book you’ll discover how to utilize the following:- Internal & External CSS sheets- Backgrounds- Margins & Padding- Box Properties- Dropdown Menus & Forms- Webpage layouts- Alignments- Colors, Fonts Styles, Display Properties- CSS tables and listsIf you’ve always dreamed of creating beautiful, easy to navigate web pages, then now is your chance to learn. Download your copy of this easy to understand guide and get started today!

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.

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

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.

Cricut: Your Definitive Guide to Cricut Maker for Beginners, Design Space Cloud Software, and Explore Air 2. Discover the Best Project Ideas to Make For Fun or Start a New Business

4-in-1 BUNDLE: CricutDo you need inspiration in starting a new craft? Do you wish to personalize and improve your amazing creations? Would you like to do all this and even more quickly and efficiently with the help of the right tools and equipment? If yes, this is the right bundle for you!Here is a comprehensive guide to Cricut. This 4-in-1 bundle covers everything you need to know about Cricut, and it can help both beginners and seasoned crafters to achieve remarkable creations. Cricut works wonders in creating stunning shapes, lettering, as well as decors. On top of that, this handy tool works best on several materials, including construction paper, felt, vinyl, and more! Books can be an investment, and this is one of the best buys worth taking. The present bundle consists of:•BOOK 1: CRICUT MAKER FOR BEGINNERS (A COMPLETE GUIDE TO MASTER THIS REVOLUTIONARY MACHINE AND FREE YOUR IMAGINATION. INCLUDING HOW TO ADVERTISE AND SELL YOUR PRODUCTS)•BOOK 2: CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 (LEARN HOW TO MASTER THIS REVOLUTIONARY MACHINE AND FREE YOUR IMAGINATION)•BOOK 3: CRICUT DESIGN SPACE (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DO YOUR FIRST PROJECTS AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL USING DESIGN SPACE)•BOOK 4: CRICUT PROJECT IDEAS (CRICUT PROJECTS FROM BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED USERS TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF YOUR CRICUT MACHINE AND BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION)Scrapbookers and dedicated crafters don’t need to buy separate books any longer as this wide-ranging bundle has it all. While there are tutorials online demonstrating Cricut usage, having a copy you can take anywhere can be advantageous. Occasional or full-time crafters need no internet connection anymore in learning Cricut fundamentals. Start afresh, improve, and take your arts, crafts, sewing, and hobby a notch higher. What are you waiting for? Click “Buy now” and get started!

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.

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.

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.

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Preview Edition 2 (Developer Reference)

This second Preview Edition ebook, now with 16 chapters, is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows phones unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML that maps to native controls on these three platforms.

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. 

Learn Java: A Crash Course Guide to Learn Java in 1 Week: ( java programming , java for beginners , java programming for beginners, java coding , java )

Are you ready to program with Java in less than 1 week? Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but you thought is difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but you are interested in learning the Java language fast? If the answer is Yes.........then, this book is for you!For one, Java is arguably the most acclaimed skill and is in demand nearly everywhere. IBM, Infosys, Twitter, Netflix, Google, Spotify, Uber, Amazon, Target, Yelp, Square, and other big players are always in need of a great Java programmer. Going by (the website that offers information about salary), an average Java developer earns about $70,000 annually. As a pro in the field, you have the entire globe to work over, as the demand is never restricted to a particular geographical area. This book is the ultimate beginners’ crash course to Java programming, as it will help you learn enough about the language in as little as 1 week! Complex concepts are broken down into simple and easy steps to ensure that you can easily master the Java language even if you have never coded before.Let me explain why this book is different...I think that the best way to learn Java (or any other skills) is by doing it. This book includes visual charts that you'll guide you and help you learn those specific codes that you want to learn really fast. And in this way, believe me that you'll have an immense sense of achievement and it’ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.This book is for....● Those who are completely newbies with Java!● Those who have basic information of this programming language!● Those who already have the knowledge but perhaps they want to master it well! The book is updated to the latest Java versions (8 and 10) and the main topics of what the book will be about include:• The fundamentals of Java• How to program the right way, cutting out the useless fluff!• Use arrays and classes for managing program data.• Write programs that use loops to perform repetitive tasks.• Design and write procedural programs that use methods.• Understanding Java Variables, Arrays, Loops, and Conditional Statements• Use if and switch statements to make decisions in your programs.• Learn the concept of Object Oriented Programming (from fundamentals to advanced)• How to understand and write simple Java programs• And much, much more! Let’s begin our learning.Click the BUY button now and download the book now to start learning Java.

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.

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.

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, 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!

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

With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this ebook, we introduce new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TemDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancements, and R integration.

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.

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!

Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable (Expert's Voice in Information Technology)

Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable, an ApressOpen title, describes the changing risk environment and why a fresh approach to information security is needed. Because almost every aspect of an enterprise is now dependent on technology, the focus of IT security must shift from locking down assets to enabling the business while managing and surviving risk. This compact book discusses business risk from a broader perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities, but also offers strategies for developing solutions. These include discussions of how enterprises can take advantage of new and emerging technologies—such as social media and the huge proliferation of Internet-enabled devices—while minimizing risk. With ApressOpen, content is freely available through multiple online distribution channels and electronic formats with the goal of disseminating professionally edited and technically reviewed content to the worldwide community. Here are some of the responses from reviewers of this exceptional work: “Managing Risk and Information Security is a perceptive, balanced, and often thought-provoking exploration of evolving information risk and security challenges within a business context.  Harkins clearly connects the needed, but often-overlooked linkage and dialog between the business and technical worlds and offers actionable strategies.   The book contains eye-opening security insights that are easily understood, even by the curious layman.” Fred Wettling, Bechtel Fellow, IS&T Ethics & Compliance Officer, Bechtel “As disruptive technology innovations and escalating cyber threats continue to create enormous information security challenges, Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable provides a much-needed perspective. This book compels information security professionals to think differently about concepts of risk management in order to be more effective. The specific and practical guidance offers a fast-track formula for developing information security strategies which are lock-step with business priorities.” Laura Robinson, Principal, Robinson Insight Chair, Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) Program Director, Executive Security Action Forum (ESAF) “The mandate of the information security function is being completely rewritten. Unfortunately most heads of security haven’t picked up on the change, impeding their companies’ agility and ability to innovate. This book makes the case for why security needs to change, and shows how to get started. It will be regarded as marking the turning point in information security for years to come.” Dr. Jeremy Bergsman, Practice Manager, CEB     “The world we are responsible to protect is changing dramatically and at an accelerating pace. Technology is pervasive in virtually every aspect of our lives. Clouds, virtualization and mobile are redefining computing – and they are just the beginning of what is to come. Your security perimeter is defined by wherever your information and people happen to be. We are attacked by professional adversaries who are better funded than we will ever be. We in the information security profession must change as dramatically as the environment we protect. We need new skills and new strategies to do our jobs effectively. We literally need to change the way we think.   Written by one of the best in the business, Managing Risk and Information Security challenges traditional security theory with clear examples of the need for change. It also provides expert advice on how to dramatically increase the success of your security strategy and methods – from dealing with the misperception o

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Signal Processing: A Mathematical Approach, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs and Research Notes in Mathematics Book 5)

Signal Processing: A Mathematical Approach is designed to show how many of the mathematical tools the reader knows can be used to understand and employ signal processing techniques in an applied environment. Assuming an advanced undergraduate- or graduate-level understanding of mathematics-including familiarity with Fourier series, matrices, probab

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Organizational Network Analysis: Auditing Intangible Resources (Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks)

The integrated meta-model for organizational resource audit is a consistent and comprehensive instrument for auditing intangible resources and their relations and associations from the network perspective. This book undertakes a critically important problem of management sciences, poorly recognized in literature although determining the current and future competitiveness of enterprises, sectors and economies. The author notes the need to introduce a theoretical input, which is manifested by the meta-model. An expression of this treatment is the inclusion of the network as a structure of activities, further knowledge as an activity, and intangible assets as intellectual capital characterized by a structure of connections. The case study presented is an illustration of the use of network analysis tools and other instruments to identify not only the most important resources, tasks or actors, as well as their effectiveness, but also to connect the identified networks with each other. The author opens the field for applying her methodology, revealing the structural and dynamic features of the intangible resources of the organization. The novelty of the proposed meta-model shows the way to in-depth applications of network analysis techniques in an intra-organizational environment. Organizational Network Analysis makes a significant contribution to the development of management sciences, in terms of strategic management and more strictly resource approach to the company through structural definition of knowledge; application of the concept of improvement-oriented audit abandoning a narrow understanding of this technique in terms of compliance; reliable presentation of audits available in the literature; rigorous reasoning leading to the development of a meta-model; close linking of knowledge and resources with the strategy at the design stage of the developed audit model, including the analysis of link dynamics and networks together with an extensive metrics proposal; an interesting illustration of the application with the use of metrics, tables and charts. It will be of value to researchers, academics, managers, and students in the fields of strategic management, organizational studies, social network analysis in management, knowledge management, and auditing knowledge resources in organizations.

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

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.

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!

iPad 8th Generation: A Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Mastering the New Apple iPad 8th Generation Hidden Features and Troubleshooting Common Problems

DON'T BUY THIS USERS MANUAL EXCEPT YOU WANT TO PUSH YOUR APPLE iPAD 8th GENERATION TO IT'S LIMITS Apple Inc. released the iPad 8th generation on 15th September 2020. The device comes with the latest iPadOS 14 in a sleek body having an original display screen of 10.2 inches. It is similar to previous models in appearance but performs better than all of them, and therefore highly rated. This book comes with practical methods of mastering the tips and tricks of setting up and using this latest technology. It involves comprehensive guidelines about the new features of the 8th generation of the Apple iPad and how you can use it optimally. Other things you will learn include : iPad 8th Generation Features Setting Up and Updating your iPad How to Restore from iCloud Backup Resetting Your iPadHow to Turn on iCloud BackupTurning Off iCloud Auto Sync for Videos and Photos How to Back up and Restore iPad on macOS Catalina Creating a New Apple IDHow to Change Apple ID on iPadHow to Display Previews on the Lock Screen Using a USB Mouse or Wireless Using the Quick Take FeatureHow to Customize the Buttons on the MouseHow to Use the MouseHow to Record Videos Quickly Using the New Camera AppUsing the Ultra-Wide CameraTaking Square PhotosHow to Zoom in and out of the iPadTaking Night Photos and Burst PicturesHow to Activate Capture outside the Frame How to Set Up Apple Pay on iPad 8Configuring Apple Pay on iPadUsing Apple Cash FamilyHow to Set Up Apple Cash Family for KidsHow to View Apple Cash Family TransactionsSetting Up Apple Pay CashHow to Use Messages app to Send Money with Apple Pay CashHow to Verify your Identity for Apple PayRequesting for Payment Using Apple Pay CashWays of Sending Payments Using Payments Apple Pay CashHow to Add Money to Apple Pay Cash CardHow to Send Apple Pay Cash Balance to your Bank AccountHow to Change the Language of iPad 8How to Set Up Optimized Battery ChargingHow to Remove App Size Limitations on Cellular Data Using the New Scroll BarScanning Documents in the Files appHow to Share Pictures with No Location InformationDeleting Apps from the Notification Screen Accessing Reachability ModeAccessing the Control Center Customizing Notification Center How to Display Multitasking Quick App Switcher Setting your Notification Preferences on iPad 8How to Set Messages to React to WallpaperHow to Set Messages to Share your Personalized Contact DataFiltering Unknown Calls and MessagesManaging Call, Text, and FaceTime ForwardingHow to Set Filming SpeedSetting Location Preferences AppsHow to Switch Off Required Attention on Face IDEnabling iCloud Keychain PasswordsAccessing iCloud Keychain Passwords How to Set Filming Speed Activating Siri on iPad 8How to Activate Siri with Side Button How to Use AirDrop in Sending Files to Closer Devices Managing Sign In Using Apple Feature Turning Off Attention Awareness Feature Using Family Sharing to Set Up Screen Time for your Child How to Set Up Screen Time for Kids on a Device Activating Offline Finding through Find My App And many more.. You Can Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited and Configure Various Setting on Your Device. So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click the orange BUY NOW WITH 1-CLICK BUTTON on the top right corner and download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reversible Computation: Extending Horizons of Computing: Selected Results of the COST Action IC1405 (Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues 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.

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.

Manual of Digital Earth

This open access book offers a summary of the development of Digital Earth over the past twenty years. By reviewing the initial vision of Digital Earth, the evolution of that vision, the relevant key technologies, and the role of Digital Earth in helping people respond to global challenges, this publication reveals how and why Digital Earth is becoming vital for acquiring, processing, analysing and mining the rapidly growing volume of global data sets about the Earth.The main aspects of Digital Earth covered here include: Digital Earth platforms, remote sensing and navigation satellites, processing and visualizing geospatial information, geospatial information infrastructures, big data and cloud computing, transformation and zooming, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and social media. Moreover, the book covers in detail the multi-layered/multi-faceted roles of Digital Earth in response to sustainable development goals, climate changes, and mitigating disasters, the applications of Digital Earth (such as digital city and digital heritage), the citizen science in support of Digital Earth, the economic value of Digital Earth, and so on. This book also reviews the regional and national development of Digital Earth around the world, and discusses the role and effect of education and ethics. Lastly, it concludes with a summary of the challenges and forecasts the future trends of Digital Earth.By sharing case studies and a broad range of general and scientific insights into the science and technology of Digital Earth, this book offers an essential introduction for an ever-growing international audience.

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!

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

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.

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.

Enterprise Cloud Strategy: Enterprise Cloud epUB _1

How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.

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

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.

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"

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.

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications (Expert's Voice in Networked Technologies)

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing.  It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains. The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book  guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications.  The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or joint academic research programs. “Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications provides an extensive overview of sensing technologies and their applications in healthcare, wellness, and environmental monitoring. From sensor hardware to system applications and case studies, this book gives readers an in-depth understanding of the technologies and how they can be applied. I would highly recommend it to students or researchers who are interested in wireless sensing technologies and the associated applications.” Dr. Benny Lo Lecturer, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College of London     “This timely addition to the literature on sensors covers the broad complexity of sensing, sensor types, and the vast range of existing and emerging applications in a very clearly written and accessible manner.  It is particularly good at capturing the exciting possibilities that will occur as sensor networks merge with cloud-based ‘big data’ analytics to provide a host of new applications that will impact directly on the individual in ways we cannot fully predict at present.  It really brings this home through the use of carefully chosen case studies that bring the overwhelming concept of 'big data' down to the personal level of individual life and health.”   Dermot Diamond Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, Principal Investigator, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University                                                                      "Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications takes the reader on an end-to-end journey of sensor technologies, covering the fundamentals from an engineering perspective, introducing how the data gleaned can be both processed and visualized, in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains.  It is a must-read for those studying any undergraduate course that involves sensor technologies.  It also provides a thorough foundation for those involved in the research and development of applied sensor systems.  I highly recommend it to any engineer who wishes to broaden their knowledge in this area!" Chris Nugent Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster  

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.

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.

Microsoft EXCEL For Beginners: Learn Excel Basics with Quick Examples Guide

Microsoft Excel 2019When it comes to working with digital spreadsheets and worksheets, nothing in this living and breathing universe beats the versatility and flexibility that Microsoft Excel has to offer. Ever since its conception, for the last 30 years, it has been standing as one of the pioneering official tools, innovating itself with each new iteration. Excel 2019 Step by Step Guide, which is the latest and possibly the greatest Excel version up until now, is fully ripe and fleshed out with new contents which both interesting for advanced users, and easy to understand for beginners.A very common question that often plagues the minds of first time learners of this software is that what are they going to do with it? This is a very ambiguous question as whether you will be able to succeed in life using the new software which you have learned, will completely depend on how you plan to utilize your time. But I can certainly guarantee you that not even a single second of your precious time will go in vain if you learn Excel 2018 properly. Excel is an industry leading software, person who are skilled and adept in Excel are always high in demand in the job market and it will surely help you to get a competitive edge over the crowd.Regardless of the fact of you being a pro user or an absolute beginner in Microsoft Excel, this book is aimed to help you learn the basics as well as the advanced function such as Quick Analysis Tool, Charts, Pivot Tables and Syntaxes.I encourage you to begin your journey with Excel 2019 knowing that you are about to learn one of the strongest data-processing and analysis software on this planet.For more information click on the BUY BUTTON!!

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.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 & 20 ULTRA USER MANUAL: The Beginners and Advanced Users Guide for Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series including Tips & Tricks

Good News!!Samsung Officially Unveiled The New Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & 20 Ultra. We'll Show You How to Enable and Use The Hidden Features!!One of the best Smartphone developers (Samsung) is back again with the launch of two mind-blowing mobile smartphones known as theGalaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. The introduction of the new devices is an upgrade to its predecessors, especially the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Ultra. From August 21, 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will be available to the public for purchase, and you can get them from any Samsung outlet or store. Meanwhile, if you are looking to purchase the latest mobile release by Samsung, then this user guide will put you on the right course to navigate easily without any hassles. This manual dissects the complicated features and breaks them down even if you are not Tech-savvyWhat’s more? This book will also guide you and teach you to become an expert when handling any of the Galaxy Note 20 series. A lot of people out there are not acquainted with the use of the Galaxy Note 20 series because it was recently released. However, with this Guide, you will learn essential Tips & Tricks and specifications associated with the new 2020 Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. What you can expect from this user guide: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra specificationsSamsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra release datePrice of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraComparison between Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraDesign of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraDisplay of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraRear Camera of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraThe front camera of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraProcessor and Specs of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraSamsung Galaxy Note 20 S PenHow to use Samsung Galaxy Note S PenAll about Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Plus charging and batteryGalaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra OutlookGalaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra softwareFeatures of Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow Galaxy Note 20 Plus resists scratchesHow to charge the batteryHow to use Wireless PowerShareHow to set up Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow to transfer data from old devicesHow to lock and unlock your Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow to add your Samsung accountHow to add Google accountHow to set up voicemail on your Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow to customize your home screenAll about Bixby on Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow to use BixbyHow to activate and deactivate Always On DisplaySamsung Galaxy StoreHow to access the Samsung Galaxy StoreHow to use Samsung PayHow to use Samsung HealthHow to use Samsung NotesHow to change Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra languageTroubleshooting Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow to solve S Pen not workingHow to solve accidental screen touchHow to solve poor battery lifeHow to soft and hard reset Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraHow to boot in safe modeAnd many more....This Guide would be perfect for the existing Samsung users and the New users, as it will help them understand their Device and Master the New Features. So Scroll up and click the orange “BUY NOW” button and get Your Copy Now See you inside!!!

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.

DOCKER: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners to Learn and Master Docker

Good!! If you're reading this now, it's not a Coincidence. You’re interested in Learning about Docker and How it Works!! Docker is Software that enables Container Virtualization of applications. Applications, including their dependencies, can be packed into an image. Using a unique engine, the packaged application can then be executed in a Docker Container. Except for some Interfaces to Operating Systems or Hardware, the application is completely isolated. Any number of containers can be created from an image and operated in parallel, for example, scalable Cloud Services. Container Virtualization comes in many variants; Docker tries to make working with Containers as practical and uncomplicated as possible. As a Developer, for example, you can isolate your subproject into a container and transfer it to the test server with Docker Engine. There you can do the required tests without lengthy Installation or waiting for the next build.With Docker Container, the Project can also be quickly and easily shared with colleagues or, more generally, independently of the client. Also, because the Containers are isolated, it is possible to simulate different environments for Software. In this Book, we are coming up with an Introduction and Technical information about Docker. Everything is well explained in layman terms to help Beginners learn, understand, and Master Docker very fast. Other things you will learn in this Book include :What is Docker? Understand containers firstWhy you need Docker?Is it useful to use Docker containers in programming?Important features to know about DockerEasy pack, ship, and run of the applicationStoring single codes in containersGetting Started with DockerOrientation and SetupThe Docker fileDocker for various operating systemsDockers for WindowsAccessing Setting dialogKubernetesDockers for LinuxInstallationDocker TroubleshootingCommon mistakes with DockerfilesUse of ADD instead of COPYEntering whole application directory in a lineRunning multiple services in one containerImproper usage of Docker’s builds cache Storing data in containersWhat to avoid while using DockersRunning “apt-get install.” Use of “Latest”Use of external services while buildingUse of multiple FROM statementUsing VOLUME in buildDocker CommandsKnow the structureCleaning up the messDocker Commands and purposesRunning a commandStarting containersCreating a new imageDifference between Kubernetes (k8s) and DockerSetup and installationLogging and monitoring Working in two systemsManaging containersHow to monitor Docker in productionBenefit of monitoringThings you need to start monitoringLevels in monitoring dockerMonitoring the docker hostTracking containersContainer performance Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)And Many More... This book will Guide you as a beginner to learn the basics of Docker and how it worksSo what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click the orange “BUY NOW” button on the top right corner and download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

Sophia's recipes: 100+ easy keto recipes also with air fryer

Eating Tasty Food and Losing Weight Sounds like a Dream? Well, It's a Dream Come True with Sophia's Keto Recipes Cookbook!Did you know that dieting can be enjoyable and tasty at the same time?A dieting regime turns most people off because, frankly, most of the food these diet programs offer are bland and even horrible. Still, even the most ordinary foods can be turned into gourmet meals with a bit of creativity.If you lack inspiration and creativity, you don't have to worry at all. With Sophia's delicious collection of keto recipes, your only job will be to follow the easy instructions, and the tastiest meals will be coming right out of your kitchen in no time!Here are some of the delicious meals you can find inside Sophia's Recipes:Almond-and-Flax-Crusted FishAir-fried General Tso's ChickenAvocado and Almond SaladAir Fryer Banana BreadSautéed Scallops with Shaved Celery SaladAir Fryer Avocado FriesPork Tenderloin with Mushrooms, Fennel, and Blue CheeseAir Fried Pork Chops With Brussels SproutsPan-Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Mustard SauceAir Fryer Churros With Chocolate SauceFlank Steak with Herb Dressing and Charred BroccoliniAnd much more!Here is what this absolutely fantastic keto and air fryer cookbook can offer you:Collection of over 100 delicious keto and air fryer recipesStep-by-step guidance that will ensure that every meal that you cook is perfectRecommended serving size, and nutritional infoWay to cut down on preparation and cooking timeAnd much more!If you want to enjoy tasty and mouthwatering meals and make your diet enjoyable, all you need to do is follow the easy recipes and step-by-step instructions found inside Sophia's cookbook. So, what are you waiting for?Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!

Photoshop Elements 2021 Guide: The Complete Tutorial for Beginners to Mastering Amazing New Features in Photoshop Elements 2021

Photoshop Elements is a professional photo editing suite that has been in existence for over two decades and is a popular choice for beginners and advanced photographers. It is geared more towards general photography rather than the way that most photo editors use the software today, where many are more interested in enhancing the subject and the look of the photograph. Photoshop Elements 2021 is one of the few options available to a beginner looking to learn photo editing basics. With it, you can easily plan, design, publish and turn your photos into design work and online portfolios, posters, and prints. This book is an excellent guide on how to use this powerful image editor that is super seamless to use as you will learn and understand topics such as: Getting started on activating Photoshop Elements 2021 New features on Elements 2021 Understanding your basic interface (Home screen buttons) Using the Guided Mode Types of photo projects you can create with Photoshop Elements How to access the help resources Editing photos Viewing photos Monitoring your image Image modification Using the undo, redo, and cancel actions Using the rulers How to use the grid Using selections, layers, and shapes to position your items How to resize images How to crop images Working with Raw files from your camera Adding blur to images Replacing your image colors Cloning your image Using the Smart Brush tools for adjusting shadows and light Retouching and correcting the photos Getting to know and using the painting tools How to add text Creating various shapes How to edit shapes Adjusting photos with filters Applying effects to images Color management and setup Using color and tonal correction How to use hue, saturation, vibrance, and black and white color adjustment Tools for Fixing Color Casts And many more……. This is just a few of what is contained in this User Manual, and you can Download FREE with Kindle UnlimitedSo what are you waiting for? Scroll up and Click the Orange - BUY NOW WITH 1-CLICK BUTTON- on the top right corner and Download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

Diary of a Curious Steve Book 5 (An Unofficial Minecraft Book)

The world takes a funny spin when unfortunate coincidences lead to Steve being accused of many crimes against the local school. Having to convince everyone that he was framed is not going to be easy when his friend just turned her back to him and the only proof there is it's against him. Having good intentions and a supporting family might not be enough to save him this time, but Steve might find that what he needs is right in his pockets. Read the final book for this series! Find out what Steve got himself into this time!

CISSP: Simple and Effective Strategies for Mastering Information Systems Security from A-Z

This book is the best recipe for becoming an expert on information security. If you aspire to be a security expert by taking the CISSP exam, there is no shortage of books that claim to be the ultimate solution to information security. They dupe students into thinking that they are the only books on the market for this specific subject. Well, they may be dubbed as the ultimate but are they the most reader-friendly books for this dry subject? Will there be any juice to be consumed by the reader and fiber to digest? Are those books written easy to under language? If those book authors have crammed their work with technical jargon, I must plead with you to avoid this confusion. What makes this book different from the other books on the market is the fact that it is written in a lucid and coherent form. You will find all the topics well-connected and written in easy and simple language. The book contains the following topics:•Security Principles•Security Threats and Countermeasures•Business Continuity Planning•Incident Response Planning•Security Models and Controls•Secure Communications•And lots more!If you’re interested in learning simple and effective strategies to master the world of information security systems, then grab your copy today.

AMAZON ECHO SHOW 5 USER GUIDE: Quick Tips & Tricks on How to Use and Setup Your New Amazon Echo Show 5 in Minutes! (Echo Device & Alexa Setup Guide Book 2)

A Complete Guide for Users of Amazon Echo Show 5 The Amazon Echo Show 5 is an amazing house help device that takes care of your tech problems in the house; the Amazon Echo Show 5 is a 5.5-inch display device with a 2 watts speaker at the back and has three buttons at the top, and a switch, the buttons available at the top of the device are the decrease and increase volume buttons as well as the mute button. The switch located at the top is used in controlling the 1-megapixel front camera.The Echo Show 5 has a series of features that could help ease your stress around the house; the Alexa feature helps you do many things without having to stand up from where you are, some of the features that the Echo Show 5 offers are; playing music, watching videos, setting alarms and to-do list, taking selfies, playing radio, weather forecast, podcast and many more. However, the Echo Show has many more features installed, which we would be explaining thoroughly in this guide. The Show has however helped billions of people in many ways and also helped Mums and Dads to ease stress in the most important areas of the house and even in the offices.The Amazon Dot 3, is the former device before the Amazon Echo Show 5 was introduced, the Doc 3, is a device that doesn’t have a display and looks more like a Bluetooth speaker, however it possesses certain features that are also available in the Echo Show 5. Echo Show 5 is very different from the Echo Dot 3 base on appearance and certain features. Here are some Things you would Learn in this Guide : How to start up a multi-room music player using your Show 5 How to link the FIRETV with your Echo Show 5How to control your smart home devices with your Echo Show 5How to connect Amazon remote the with the Show 5How to set up more voice profiles for Alexa How to ask Alexa to perform various tasksAnd many moreIf you want to be 99% familiar with your Echo Show 5, then you need to read everything contained in this guide.So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click the orange “BUY NOW” button on the top right corner and download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

macOS Catalina Users Guide: The Ultimate Tips, Tricks and New Hidden Features to Master in the Latest 2019 macOS Catalina

Good News!! The New macOS Catalina 2019 for Macintosh Computers. We'll show you How to Install and use the Features!!The macOS Catalina is the best and most efficient of the macOS versions you can find anywhere. This Guide will take you around the best reasons why you should download and install the macOS Catalina. This Guide will also try to solve the possible Troubleshooting Problems you may encounter when you download and install the macOS Catalina. With the macOS Catalina, you are sure of maximizing the full potential that comes with every macOS version without having any doubt of having not to install it. Also, to mention, the new features of the macOS Catalina are very much sought after, and Mac users are lucky to have the opportunity to make their dreams come true. This Manual will also take you through the amazing features of the macOS Catalina, the issues that come with it, the solutions, and how to blend this software with your other Apple devices like your iPhone and iPad. At the end of reading this Guide, you should know all the tricks and flicks about using the macOS Catalina, which will help you whenever you encounter any problem or if you want to get the best out of your Mac. Other things you will learn in this Book include :Using macOSSetting up macOSNavigations and Notifications Airplay and AirDrop Siri on macOS How to use Siri on macOS How to download and install macOS Catalina How to create a partition to install macOS CatalinaBacking up your macOS Check out for storage space Get to know your Apple ID Updating your appsHow to restore your iPad or iPhone on macOS CatalinaRequirements to use macOS Catalina Availability of macOS CatalinaWhere to get MacOS Catalina New Features on macOS CatalinaDevices that support macOS CatalinamacOS Catalina troubleshooting problemsHow to solve macOS Catalina download issuesHow to fix macOS Catalina install issuesHow to fix setting up your macOS CatalinaHow to fix macOS Catalina login issues How to fix macOS Catalina email issuesFixing macOS Slow runningHow to fix macOS Catalina battery problemsHow to fix macOS Catalina mouse issues macOS Catalina booting issuesHow to fix non working ApplicationsFinder problemsHow to fix macOS sidecar issuesHow to fix macOS Catalina Wi-Fi issuesHow to sign in to iCloud macOS App Store Updates How to back up with time machine Yearly upgrades Privacy and Security Where to Sync your iPad and iPhone on macOS Catalina Sync movies between your iPad or iPhone on macOS CatalinaHow to enable and disable screen time on macOS Catalina Adding a password to screen timeWhy you should use MacOS CatalinaAnd many more.... What this book will do for you? In every Chapter of this Manual, you will learn Tips and Tricks on how to install some advanced features on your device !!!! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click the orange “BUY NOW” button on the top right corner and download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

HOW TO CANCEL KINDLE UNLIMITED: The Ultimate Guide on How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited Subscription in Few Minutes, Plus Pros and Cons

Do you want to Cancel your Kindle Unlimited Membership Subscription? We'll show you how to do it!!In this book, you will learn a lot of things about the Kindle Unlimited service. On the first note, you will learn how to Cancel and avoid the $9.99 monthly charge for Subscription on the Kindle Unlimited. Also, you will equip yourself with the knowledge of the things you should know about the Kindle Unlimited. Furthermore, you will know the supported devices on Kindle Unlimited as well as the cost every month and every year. Knowing the Pros and Cons is also vital for people looking to either sign up or Cancel their Membership Subscription Plan. This and much other information will be passed across in the content of this book. This book will Guide and Enlighten you more about Kindle Unlimited Membership Subscription So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click the orange “BUY NOW” button on the top right corner and download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

iPad 7th Generation User's Guide: The Seniors Guide to Master the 2019 iPad 7th Generation in Minutes!

The New iPad 7th Generation Guide. We'll show you How to Enable Some Hidden Features!!This book provides you the opportunity to experience the wonders of iPad devices. This Guide will provide you with information on what iPad 7th Generation is all about, how to set up an iPad 7th Generation, and how to restore iPad Back-up from iCloud or iTunes. Moving further, you will also get to learn how to get rid of activation lock on iPad, how to wipe an iPad with the use of iCloud, and how to fix security password or locked home-screen. Also, this book will give a detailed explanation of how to successfully lock an iPad and how to set up Touch ID to unlock your iPad. Not also forgetting the battery life of an iPad, how to fix iPad that would not charge, and how to prolong battery life.Other things to look out for in this book include : How to use drag and drop on the iPadThe reason we need drag and drop featureHow to connect your iPad to a Mobile Data How to connect your iPad to a Wi-Fi networkAnd many more… Look out for all these and much more range of information in this book's write-upSo Get your Copy Now and Learn Something New!!! See you inside!!!

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.

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...

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.