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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

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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"

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.

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!!