Computing & Internet Software & Graphics Books

Getting Started with AWS

Getting Started with AWS provides an introduction to Amazon Web Services, examples of what you can do with AWS, basic information that you need to know to get started, and links to resources and documentation that will help you learn more no matter what your use case is. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/gettingstarted/latest/awsgsg-intro/.

Introducing Microsoft Power BI

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.



Introducing Microsoft Power BI enables you to evaluate when and how to use Power BI. Get inspired to improve business processes in your company by leveraging the available analytical and collaborative features of this environment.



Be sure to watch for the publication of Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo's upcoming retail book, Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (ISBN 9781509302765). Go to the book's page at the Microsoft Press Store here for more details:http://aka.ms/analyzingdata/details.



Learn more about Power BI at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/.

AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

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

Architecting for the AWS Cloud: Best Practices (AWS Whitepaper)

February 2016

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

Mastering Excel Macros: Introduction (Book 1)

Excel macros. Everybody wants to learn them. You're not a programmer though. How is a non technical user going to learn how to program? You do want to use macros to make your work easier but are you really going to sit down with a huge programming textbook and work your way through every. single. boring. page? Like most people, you'll start with great enthusiasm and vigor but after a few chapters, the novelty wears off. It gets boring.

I'm going to try and change that and make learning macro programming entertaining and accessible to non-techies. First of all, programming Excel macros is a huge topic. Let's eat the elephant one bite at a time. Instead of sitting down with a dry, heavy text, you will read very focused, to the point topics. You can then immediately use what you learned in the real world.

This is the first lesson in the series. You will learn what macros are, how to access them, a tiny bit of programming theory (just so you have a clue as to what's going on) and how to record macros. As with all my other lessons, this one has a follow along workbook that you can use to work through the exercises.

The images in the lessons are based on Excel 2013 for Windows.

Microservices on AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

September 2017

Microservices are an architectural and organizational approach to software development designed to speed up deployment cycles, foster innovation and ownership, and improve maintainability and scalability of software applications. This approach includes scaling organizations that deliver software and services. Using a microservices approach, software is composed of small independent services that communicate over well-defined APIs. These services are owned by small self-contained teams.

In this whitepaper, we summarize the common characteristics of microservices, talk about the main challenges of building microservices, and describe how product teams can leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to overcome those challenges.

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

AWS Security Best Practices (AWS Whitepaper)

August 2016

This whitepaper provides security best practices that will help you define your Information Security Management System (ISMS) and build a set of security policies and processes for your organization so you can protect your data and assets in the AWS Cloud. It also provides an overview of different security topics such as identifying, categorizing and protecting your assets on AWS, managing access to AWS resources using accounts, users and groups and suggesting ways you can secure your data, your operating systems and applications and overall infrastructure in the cloud.

AWS Storage Services Overview (AWS Whitepaper): A Look at Storage Services Offered by AWS

December 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-use cloud computing platform. This whitepaper is designed to help architects and developers understand the different storage services and features available in the AWS Cloud. We provide an overview of each storage service or feature and describe usage patterns, performance, durability and availability, scalability and elasticity, security, interfaces, and the cost model. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.

The Ultimate Guide to Google Sheets: Everything you need to build powerful spreadsheet workflows in Google Sheets (Zapier App Guides Book 7)

It's easy enough to list your expenses in a spreadsheet, use =sum(A1:A20) to see how much you spent, and add a graph to compare your expenses. It's also easy to use a spreadsheet to deeply analyze your numbers, assist in research, and automate your work--but it seems a lot more tricky.

Google Sheets, the free spreadsheet companion app to Google Docs, is a great tool to start out with spreadsheets. It's free, easy to use, comes packed with hundreds of functions and the core tools you need, and lets you share spreadsheets and collaborate on them with others.

But where do you start if you've never used a spreadsheet--or if you're a spreadsheet professional, where do you dig in to create advanced workflows and build macros to automate your work?

Here's the guide for you. We'll take you from beginner to expert, show you how to get started with spreadsheets, create advanced spreadsheet-powered dashboard, use spreadsheets for more than numbers, build powerful macros to automate your work, and more. You'll also find tutorials on Google Sheets' unique features that are only possible in an online spreadsheet, like built-in forms and survey tools and add-ons that can pull in research from the web or send emails right from your spreadsheet.

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

November 2017

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

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

November 2017

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

Infrastructure as Code

July 2017

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

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

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

How To Start A Profitable Authority Blog In Under One Hour: Write About What You Love, Create A Website, And Make Money

Neil launched http://passive.marketing in 2013 in an effort to document his journey from escaping the 9 to 5 grind to earning a full time living from the internet. 6 months later, his first blog was earning more than his retail job which he decided to quit and focus on blogging.

These results are not typical, but this book will go over the complete steps to setting up a profitable authority site which you can use to creating your first website and earning supplemental income.

*Who was this book written for?*

This book is written for people who are looking to start blogging and those people looking to create a website. It will also be helpful to those who are already blogging but not making money from their efforts.

*Who this book is not for:*

If you are looking to start a website and get rich overnight, look elsewhere. You will need to be dedicated and work hard to achieve desirable results.

While this book gives valuable information to those who are already making money blogging, if you making thousands of dollars a month, it was not written for you and might move a bit slow.

*Topics covered in this book:*

oWho Am I?

oStep 1: Picking A Niche

oStep 2: Keyword Research

oStep 3: Setting Up Your First Website

oStep 4: Writing Content For Your Website

oStep 5: Collecting Emails

oStep 6: Content Promotion]

You will learn how these 6 steps to starting a blog can be done in under an hour while learning about the basics of blogging in WordPress. You will also get access to the exact tools that are used every day by websites across the world.

Learn how to start your blog today, get started, and within the next 60 minutes, you should have a fully functioning website. This is the most comprehensive book about how you can start a blog which will hold your hand every step of the way.

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

November 2017

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

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

November 2017

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

Serverless Applications Lens: AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

November 2017

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

Introduction to AWS Security (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2015

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

Jenkins on AWS (AWS Whitepaper)

May 2017

Although there are many ways to deploy the Jenkins open-source automation server on Amazon Web Services (AWS), this whitepaper focuses on two specific approaches. First, the traditional deployment on top of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Second, the containerized deployment that leverages Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS). These approaches enable customers to take advantage of the continuous integration/ continuous delivery (CI/CD) capabilities of Jenkins. Using an extensive plugin system, Jenkins offers options for integrating with many AWS services and can morph to fit most use cases (e.g., traditional development pipelines, mobile development, security requirements, etc.).

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

An Overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS Whitepaper)

February 2017

Adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents many benefits, such as increased business agility and flexibility, as well as reduced costs. However, in order to fully realize these benefits your staff may need to acquire new skills and create or update core processes. Doing so can maximize the business value and minimize the business risks of cloud adoption.

The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) helps organizations understand how cloud adoption transforms the way they work, and it provides structure to identify and address gaps in skills and processes. Applying the AWS CAF in your organization results in an actionable plan with defined work streams that can guide your organization's path to cloud adoption. This framework leverages our experiences and best practices in assisting organizations around the world with their cloud adoption journey.

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

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

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