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  • The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn

    The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn

    A groundbreaking treatise by one of the great mathematicians of our age, who outlines a style of thinking by which great ideas are conceived. What inspires and spurs on a great idea? Can we train ourselves to think in a way that will enable world-changing understandings and insights to emerge? Richard Hamming said we can. He first inspired a generation of engineers, scientists, and researchers in 1986 with “You and Your Research,” an electrifying sermon on why some scientists do great work, why most don’t, why he did, and why you can—and should—too. The Art of Doing Science and Engineering is the full expression of what “You and Your Research” outlined. It's a book about thinking; more specifically, a style of thinking by which great ideas are conceived. The book is filled with stories of great people performing mighty deeds—but they are not meant simply to be admired. Instead, they are to be aspired to, learned from, and surpassed. Hamming consistently returns to Shannon’s information theory, Einstein’s theory of relativity, Grace Hopper’s work on high-level programming, Kaiser’s work on digital fillers, and his own work on error-correcting codes. He also recounts a number of his spectacular failures as clear examples of what to avoid. Originally published in 1996 and adapted from a course that Hamming taught at the US Naval Postgraduate School, this edition includes an all-new foreword by designer, engineer, and founder of Dynamicland Bret Victor, plus more than 70 redrawn graphs and charts. The Art of Doing Science and Engineering is a reminder that a capacity for learning and creativity are accessible to everyone. Hamming was as much a teacher as a scientist, and having spent a lifetime forming and confirming a theory of great people and great ideas, he prepares the next generation for even greater distinction.

  • Quantum Supremacy: How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything


  • A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society's Rules, and How to Bend Them Back

    A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society's Rules, and How to Bend Them Back

    A hack is any means of subverting a system’s rules in unintended ways. The tax code isn’t computer code, but a series of complex formulas. It has vulnerabilities; we call them “loopholes.” We call exploits “tax avoidance strategies.” And there is an entire industry of “black hat” hackers intent on finding exploitable loopholes in the tax code. We call them accountants and tax attorneys. In A Hacker’s Mind, Bruce Schneier takes hacking out of the world of computing and uses it to analyse the systems that underpin our society: from tax laws to financial markets to politics. He reveals an array of powerful actors whose hacks bend our economic, political and legal systems to their advantage, at the expense of everyone else. Once you learn how to notice hacks, you’ll start seeing them everywhere—and you’ll never look at the world the same way again. Almost all systems have loopholes, and this is by design. Because if you can take advantage of them, the rules no longer apply to you. Unchecked, these hacks threaten to upend our financial markets, weaken our democracy and even affect the way we think. And when artificial intelligence starts thinking like a hacker—at inhuman speed and scale—the results could be catastrophic. But for those who would don the “white hat,” we can understand the hacking mindset and rebuild our economic, political and legal systems to counter those who would exploit our society. And we can harness artificial intelligence to improve existing systems, predict and defend against hacks and realise a more equitable world.

  • Chatgpt for Dummies

    Chatgpt for Dummies

    Learn how the disruptive AI chatbot is going to change school, work, and beyond ChatGPT For Dummies demystifies the artificial intelligence tool that can answer questions, write essays, and generate just about any kind of text it’s asked for. This powerful example of generative AI is widely predicted to upend education and business. In this book, you’ll learn how ChatGPT works and how you can operate it in a way that yields satisfactory results. You’ll also explore the ethics of using AI-generated content for various purposes. Written by a journalist who's been on the front lines of artificial intelligence for over a decade, this book dives deep into ChatGPT’s potential, so you can make informed decisions—without asking ChatGPT for help. Learn how ChatGPT works and how it fits into the world of generative AI Harness the power of ChatGPT to help you, and avoid letting it hinder you Write queries that deliver the kind of response you want Take a look into how the ChatGPT API interacts with other tools and platforms This just-in-time Dummies title is perfect for any life or career may be impacted by ChatGPT and other AI. ChatGPT is just the tip of the iceberg, and this book can help you prepare for the future.


  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems

    Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems

    Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architecture


  • Python Crash Course: A Hands-on, Project-based Introduction to Programming

    Python Crash Course: A Hands-on, Project-based Introduction to Programming

    Since its initial debut in 2015, this critically acclaimed quick-start guide to programming has taught millions of people all over the world to write clean code, solve problems, and build custom applications in the popular language of Python. The highly anticipated third edition of Python Crash Course has been completely revised with updated code, practices, and projects-making it the ultimate launchpad for beginners to start their engines and code in Python 3!


  • Dark Aeon: Transhumanism and the War Against Humanity

    Dark Aeon: Transhumanism and the War Against Humanity

    Dark Aeon is nothing less than a cri de couer for humanity itself.


  • The AI Revolution in Medicine: Gpt-4 and Beyond

    The AI Revolution in Medicine: Gpt-4 and Beyond

    "AI is about to transform medicine. Here's what you need to know right now. ''The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the personal computer. It will change the way people work, learn, and communicate--and transform healthcare. But it must be managed carefully to ensure its benefits outweigh the risks. I'm encouraged to see this early exploration of the opportunities and responsibilities of AI in medicine.'' --Bill Gates Just months ago, millions of people were stunned by ChatGPT's amazing abilities -- and its bizarre hallucinations. But that was 2022. GPT-4 is now here: smarter, more accurate, with deeper technical knowledge. GPT-4 and its competitors and followers are on the verge of transforming medicine. But with lives on the line, you need to understand these technologies -- stat. What can they do? What can't they do -- yet? What shouldn't they ever do? To decide, experience the cutting edge for yourself. Join three insiders who've had months of early access to GPT-4 as they reveal its momentous potential -- to improve diagnoses, summarize patient visits, streamline processes, accelerate research, and much more. You'll see real GPT-4 dialogues -- unrehearsed and unfiltered, brilliant and blundering alike -- all annotated with invaluable context, candid commentary, real risk insights, and up-to-the-minute takeaways. Preview a day in the life of a doctor with a true AI assistant. See how AI can enhance doctor-patient encounters at the bedside and beyond. Learn how modern AI works, why it can fail, and how it can be tested to earn trust. Empower patients: improve access and equity, fill gaps in care, and support behavior change. Ask better questions and get better answers with "prompt engineering." Leverage AI to cut waste


  • An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management

    An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management

    A human-centric guide to solving complex problems in engineering management, from sizing teams to handling technical debt. There’s a saying that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Management is a key part of any organization, yet the discipline is often self-taught and unstructured. Getting to the good solutions for complex management challenges can make the difference between fulfillment and frustration for teams—and, ultimately, between the success and failure of companies. Will Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle focuses on the particular challenges of engineering management—from sizing teams to handling technical debt to performing succession planning—and provides a path to the good solutions. Drawing from his experience at Digg, Uber, and Stripe, Larson has developed a thoughtful approach to engineering management for leaders of all levels at companies of all sizes. An Elegant Puzzle balances structured principles and human-centric thinking to help any leader create more effective and rewarding organizations for engineers to thrive in.


  • Outrage Machine: How Tech Amplifies Discontent, Disrupts Democracyóand What We Can Do About It


  • Head First Python

    Head First Python

    What will you learn from this book? Want to learn the Python language without slogging your way through how-to manuals? With Head First Python, you'll quickly grasp Python's fundamentals by working with built-in data structures and functions. You'll build your very own web app, which--once it's ready for prime time--runs in the cloud. You'll learn how to wrangle data with Python, scrape data from the web, feed data to pandas, and interact with databases. This third edition is a complete learning experience that will help you become a bona fide Python programmer in no time. What's so special about this book? If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. With this book, you'll learn Python through a multisensory experience that engages your mind--rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.


  • The Making of Prince of Persia: Journals 1985-1993


  • I, Human: Ai, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique

    I, Human: Ai, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique

    For readers of Sapiens and Homo Deus and viewers of The Social Dilemma, psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic tackles one of the biggest questions facing our species: Will we use artificial intelligence to improve the way we work and live, or will we allow it to alienate us?It's no secret that AI is changing the way we live, work, love, and entertain ourselves. Dating apps are using AI to pick our potential partners. Retailers are using AI to predict our behavior and desires. Rogue actors are using AI to persuade us with bots and misinformation. Companies are using AI to hire us—or not.In I, Human psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic takes readers on an enthralling and eye-opening journey across the AI landscape. Though AI has the potential to change our lives for the better, he argues, AI is also worsening our bad tendencies, making us more distracted, selfish, biased, narcissistic, entitled, predictable, and impatient.It doesn't have to be this way. Filled with fascinating insights about human behavior and our complicated relationship with technology, I, Human will help us stand out and thrive when many of our decisions are being made for us. To do so, we'll need to double down on our curiosity, adaptability, and emotional intelligence while relying on the lost virtues of empathy, humility, and self-control.This is just the beginning. As AI becomes smarter and more humanlike, our societies, our economies, and our humanity will undergo the most dramatic changes we've seen since the Industrial Revolution. Some of these changes will enhance our species. Others may dehumanize us and make us more machinelike in our interactions with people. It's up to us to adapt and determine how we want to live and work.The choice is ours.What will we decide?


  • CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide: Exams 220-1101 & 220-1102


  • Causal Inference in Python: Applying Causal Inference in the Tech Industry

    Causal Inference in Python: Applying Causal Inference in the Tech Industry

    How many buyers will an additional dollar of online marketing bring in? Which customers will only buy when given a discount coupon? How do you establish an optimal pricing strategy? The best way to determine how the levers at our disposal affect the business metrics we want to drive is through causal inference. In this book, author Matheus Facure, senior data scientist at Nubank, explains the largely untapped potential of causal inference for estimating impacts and effects. Managers, data scientists, and business analysts will learn classical causal inference methods like randomized control trials (A/B tests), linear regression, propensity score, synthetic controls, and difference-in-differences. Each method is accompanied by an application in the industry to serve as a grounding example. With this book, you will: Learn how to use basic concepts of causal inference Frame a business problem as a causal inference problem Understand how bias gets in the way of causal inference Learn how causal effects can differ from person to person Use repeated observations of the same customers across time to adjust for biases Understand how causal effects differ across geographic locations Examine noncompliance bias and effect dilution


  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

  • Microsoft Word Step by Step: Microsoft 365 and Office 2021

    Microsoft Word Step by Step: Microsoft 365 and Office 2021

    The quick way to learn Microsoft Word 365 and Word 2021 for Windows! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Microsoft Word. Jump in wherever you need answers— brisk lessons and detailed screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Create great-looking, well-organized, accessible documents to enhance communication Use headings, bookmarks, and footnotes for more intuitive access to knowledge Present complex information in diagrams and charts Illustrate concepts by using professional stock images, 3D models, icons, and screen clippings Collaborate with other Word and Word for the web users to create and edit documents in real time, tracking changes for review and automatically saving file versions Enforce security and privacy in electronic documents Quickly build tables of contents, indexes, and bibliographies Generate personalized emails, letters, labels, envelopes, directories, and catalogs from various data sources Supercharge efficiency with custom styles, themes, templates, and building blocks Look up just the tasks and lessons you need


  • You Are Not Expected to Understand This: How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World


  • The Hidden History of Code-Breaking: The Secret World of Cyphers, Uncrackable Codes, and Elusive Encryptions


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  • Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling With Pandas, Numpy, and Jupyter

    Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling With Pandas, Numpy, and Jupyter

    Get the definitive handbook for manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching datasets in Python. Updated for Python 3.10 and pandas 1.4, the third edition of this hands-on guide is packed with practical case studies that show you how to solve a broad set of data analysis problems effectively. You'll learn the latest versions of pandas, NumPy, and Jupyter in the process. Written by Wes McKinney, the creator of the Python pandas project, this book is a practical, modern introduction to data science tools in Python. It's ideal for analysts new to Python and for Python programmers new to data science and scientific computing. Data files and related material are available on GitHub. Use the Jupyter notebook and IPython shell for exploratory computing Learn basic and advanced features in NumPy Get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library Use flexible tools to load, clean, transform, merge, and reshape data Create informative visualizations with matplotlib Apply the pandas groupby facility to slice, dice, and summarize datasets Analyze and manipulate regular and irregular time series data Learn how to solve real-world data analysis problems with thorough, detailed examples


  • iPad for Seniors 2023-2024

    iPad for Seniors 2023-2024

    This bestselling guide can teach anyone the basics of iPad Fully updated for the newest Apple releases, iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 2023-2024 Edition features all the helpful basics you need to know—and beyond! You’ll find info on security, using iCloud, setting up an Apple ID (and what that even means, anyway), using the App Store, connecting to Wi-Fi, watching movies and TV, playing games, and staying organized. And it’s all in easy-to-read, larger print! What more could you want? Learn the basics of operating your new iPad, the easy way Connect with loved ones through email, video chat, and social apps Discover how to listen to music and watch your favorite movies and TV Find out how using a tablet can make your life easier Seniors new to using the iPad will love this Dummies-style guide for getting started. Feel empowered and more knowledgeable while using your iPad.


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  • R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

    R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

    Learn how to use R to turn data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. Ideal for current and aspiring data scientists, this book introduces you to doing data science with R and RStudio, as well as the tidyverse-a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Even if you have no programming experience, this updated edition will have you doing data science quickly. You'll learn how to import, transform, and visualize your data and communicate the results. And you'll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle and the basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section in this edition includes exercises to help you practice what you've learned along the way. Updated for the latest tidyverse best practices, new chapters dive deeper into visualization and data wrangling, show you how to get data from spreadsheets, databases, and websites, and help you make the most of new programming tools. You'll learn how to: Visualize-create plots for data exploration and communication of results Transform-discover types of variables and the tools you can use to work with them Import-get data into R and in a form convenient for analysis Program-learn R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and ease Communicate-integrate prose, code, and results with Quarto


  • Chromebook for Dummies

    Chromebook for Dummies

    The return of the bestselling Chromebook guide on the market Chromebook For Dummies, Third Edition, is your easy-to-follow guide to the low-cost alternative to a traditional laptop. This beginner’s manual walks you through setting up your Chromebook, transitioning from using a traditional computer, and customizing the system to fit your needs. In case you’re wondering, the Chromebook can be used for anything you'd normally do online—checking email, browsing websites, watching videos. This book takes you through all of it, giving you the latest updates on new Chromebook hardware and software features. Navigate apps, apply advanced settings and features, and turn to this guide time and again as you customize and optimize your Chromebook’s performance. Get all the basics on using your Chromebook, in easy-to-follow Dummies style Set up and start using your Chromebook with ease Learn about the latest features in the Chrome operating system Discover the benefits of Chromebook versus traditional laptops New and novice Chromebook users will love this approachable intro to Google’s little portable computer.


  • 3d Printing for Dummies

    3d Printing for Dummies

    Print out whatever you can dream up 3D Printing For Dummies is an easy reference for anyone new to the process of taking a digital file and turning it into an object in the real world. (Pretty amazing stuff, right?) It’s also a handy guide for more experienced users looking to learn the latest and greatest in additive manufacturing. Updated for the latest generation of machines and materials, this book walks you through creating models and printing 3D objects. You’ll get the scoop on the impact of these versatile machines in production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and more. It’s an exciting time to get into 3D printing, and this friendly Dummies guide is here to help you do it. Wrap your mind around the technology of 3D printing Understand how 3D printing is transforming industries Get an intro to making your own digital models Consider the pros and cons of 3D printing for your hobby or business needs 3D Printing For Dummies is a perfect resource for anyone interested in learning about and taking advantage of 3D printing technology.


  • Fundamentals of Data Engineering: Plan and Build Robust Data Systems

    Fundamentals of Data Engineering: Plan and Build Robust Data Systems

    Data engineering has grown rapidly in the past decade, leaving many software engineers, data scientists, and analysts looking for a comprehensive view of this practice. With this practical book, you will learn how to plan and build systems to serve the needs of your organization and customers by evaluating the best technologies available in the framework of the data engineering lifecycle. Authors Joe Reis and Matt Housley walk you through the data engineering lifecycle and show you how to stitch together a variety of cloud technologies to serve the needs of downstream data consumers. You will understand how to apply the concepts of data generation, ingestion, orchestration, transformation, storage, governance, and deployment that are critical in any data environment regardless of the underlying technology. This book will help you: Assess data engineering problems using an end-to-end data framework of best practices Cut through marketing hype when choosing data technologies, architecture, and processes Use the data engineering lifecycle to design and build a robust architecture Incorporate data governance and security across the data engineering lifecycle


  • Generative Deep Learning: Teaching Machines to Paint, Write, Compose, and Play

    Generative Deep Learning: Teaching Machines to Paint, Write, Compose, and Play

    Generative AI is the hottest topic in tech. This practical book teaches machine learning engineers and data scientists how to use TensorFlow and Keras to create impressive generative deep learning models from scratch, including variational autoencoders (VAEs), generative adversarial networks (GANs), Transformers, normalizing flows, energy-based models, and denoising diffusion models. The book starts with the basics of deep learning and progresses to cutting-edge architectures. Through tips and tricks, you'll understand how to make your models learn more efficiently and become more creative. Discover how VAEs can change facial expressions in photos Train GANs to generate images based on your own dataset Build diffusion models to produce new varieties of flowers Train your own GPT for text generation Learn how large language models like ChatGPT are trained Explore state-of-the-art architectures such as StyleGAN2 and ViT-VQGAN Compose polyphonic music using Transformers and MuseGAN Understand how generative world models can solve reinforcement learning tasks Dive into multimodal models such as DALL.E 2, Imagen, and Stable Diffusion This book also explores the future of generative AI and how individuals and companies can proactively begin to leverage this remarkable new technology to create competitive advantage.


  • Data Science for Business

    Data Science for Business

    This broad, deep, but not-too-technical guide introduces you to the fundamental principles of data science and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect.


  • Windows 11 for Seniors for Dummies

    Windows 11 for Seniors for Dummies

    Don't call your tech guru for help—get this book and help yourself! What do you want to do with your Windows computer? Sign up for Facebook to keep up with your friends? Watch a video taken during the latest family trip? Find your latest email messages with a single click of the mouse? Look no further than Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies to discover how to do these tasks and others that you depend on a daily basis. With this guide to the popular operating system, you find the clear and easy instructions to checking tech tasks off your to-do list. This book focuses on giving you the steps—with plenty of helpful illustrations—you need to complete the essential tasks that you perform throughout your day, like connecting with friends on social media, customizing your Windows 11 desktop with personal photos, and emailing the family about weekend plans. You also find out how to navigate Windows 11 and enhance it with the apps and widgets that you use. Other topics include: Adding shortcuts to favorite apps Personalizing your desktop Creating your private Windows account Setting up the email app Having news delivered to your desktop Chasing down lost files Tweaking your digital photos Setting your security and forgetting about it Reach for Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies whether you need a basic introduction to Windows, want a refresher on Windows 11, or have a question you want answered right away. You can then spend less time looking for help on how your computer works and more time enjoying the fun parts of life.


  • Windows 11 for Dummies

    Windows 11 for Dummies

    Need Windows help? Find the latest tips and tricks in this perennial favorite on Windows Windows 11 promises to be the fastest, most secure, and most flexible version of the Microsoft operating system yet. With a promise like that, of course you want to start using it, as quickly as possible! Windows 11 For Dummies gives you that speed, security, and flexibility by getting you up to date with the latest in Windows. Windows expert and bestselling author Andy Rathbone gives you a helping hand by showing you how to get around the newly updated Windows 11 interface, how to use the new Windows tools like Teams and widgets, and how to use Android apps. Your tour of Windows 11 starts with the Start menu and ends with how to troubleshoot when things go wrong. In between you find out how to find files on your hard drive, connect with friends and colleagues on Microsoft Teams, transfer photos from your phone to your hard drive, or switch between your desktop and laptop. Additional topics include: Navigating the Start menu Finding where your files are hiding Adding separate user accounts to keep your kids out of your business Connecting to a WiFi network Customizing your widgets Switching to a laptop or tablet You know what you want to get done. Keep Windows 11 For Dummies by your desktop, laptop, and tablet, and you can open it at any time to find out how to get your Windows computer to do what you need.


  • Getting Started With Arduino: The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

    Getting Started With Arduino: The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

    Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system


  • Microsoft Office Step by Step (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365)

    Microsoft Office Step by Step (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365)

    The quick way to learn popular Microsoft 365 apps! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Jump in wherever you need answers—brisk lessons and detailed screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. • Discover new time-savers and usability improvements for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Format and organize high-impact documents and use Word's enhanced coauthoring tools • Build powerful, reliable Excel worksheets and analyze complex data sets • Prepare highly effective presentations with PowerPoint's newest visual tools • Improve your productivity with Outlook email, scheduling, and contacts • Make the most of the latest Accessibility Checker and other new features • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need Download your Step by Step practice files at:


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  • HTML, CSS, & Javascript All-In-One for Dummies

    HTML, CSS, & Javascript All-In-One for Dummies

    A thorough and helpful reference for aspiring website builders Looking to start an exciting new career in front-end web building and design? Or maybe you just want to develop a new skill and create websites for fun. Whatever your reasons, it’s never been easier to start learning how to build websites from scratch than with help from HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies. This book has the essentials you need to wrap your head around the key ingredients of website design and creation. You’ll learn to build attractive, useful, and easy-to-navigate websites by combining HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into fun and practical creations. Using the 6 books compiled within this comprehensive collection, you’ll discover how to make static and dynamic websites, complete with intuitive layouts and cool animations. The book also includes: Incorporate the latest approaches to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, including those involving new markup, page styles, interactivity, and more Step-by-step instructions for new site creators explaining the very basics of page layouts and animations Easy-to-follow advice for adjusting page color and background, adding widgets to a site, and getting rid of all the bugs that affect site performance Bonus 6th book available at Web development is a fun, interesting, and challenging skill that can lead to a lucrative career (if you’re so inclined). And with the right help, almost anyone can learn to create engaging websites from scratch. So, grab a copy of HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies and you’ll be designing and building before you know it!


  • The Official (ISC)‚⧠CISSP CBK Reference

    The Official (ISC)≤ CISSP CBK Reference

    The only official, comprehensive reference guide to the CISSP Thoroughly updated for 2021 and beyond, this is the authoritative common body of knowledge (CBK) from (ISC)2 for information security professionals charged with designing, engineering, implementing, and managing the overall information security program to protect organizations from increasingly sophisticated attacks. Vendor neutral and backed by (ISC)2, the CISSP credential meets the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. This CBK covers the current eight domains of CISSP with the necessary depth to apply them to the daily practice of information security. Revised and updated by a team of subject matter experts, this comprehensive reference covers all of the more than 300 CISSP objectives and sub-objectives in a structured format with: Common and good practices for each objective Common vocabulary and definitions References to widely accepted computing standards Highlights of successful approaches through case studies Whether you've earned your CISSP credential or are looking for a valuable resource to help advance your security career, this comprehensive guide offers everything you need to apply the knowledge of the most recognized body of influence in information security.


  • Iphone for Dummies 2023

    Iphone for Dummies 2023

    Hey Siri, order iPhone For Dummies iPhone For Dummies, the much-loved guide to Apple’s killer smartphone, is updated for 2023. This book walks you through all the latest features of iOS 16 and the latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 14. Looking for a guide to an older model? We’ve got you covered there, too, with plenty of know-how that applies to previous iPhones. Keep in touch with family and friends all over the world with calls, texts, and FaceTime. We’ll also show you how to use your iPhone as a music player, a gaming system, a camera, and a productivity enhancer, all wrapped up in one touch-screen package. Learn your way around your Apple iPhone 14 (or older models) Discover the new features of iOS 16 and make the most of your phone Customize your settings, keep your phone secure, and master the apps Take pictures, communicate with FaceTime, play games, and beyond iPhone For Dummies offers expert insight on how to make the most of your iPhone and its updated features. Peek inside for the latest iOS 16 features, as well as the updated hardware features on the latest iPhone models.

  • Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to Html, Css, Javascript, and Web Graphics

    Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to Html, Css, Javascript, and Web Graphics

    Do you want to build web pages but have no prior experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You'll begin at square one, learning how the web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there.


  • This Is Service Design Doing: Applying Service Design Thinking in the Real World: A Practitioners' Handbook

    This Is Service Design Doing: Applying Service Design Thinking in the Real World: A Practitioners' Handbook

    How can you establish a customer-centric culture in an organization? This is the first comprehensive book on how to actually do service design to improve the quality and the interaction between service providers and customers. You'll learn specific facilitation guidelines on how to run workshops, perform all of the main service design methods, implement concepts in reality, and embed service design successfully in an organization. Great customer experience needs a common language across disciplines to break down silos within an organization. This book provides a consistent model for accomplishing this and offers hands-on descriptions of every single step, tool, and method used.You'll be able to focus on your customers and iteratively improve their experience. Move from theory to practice and build sustainable business success.

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