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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take ActionStart with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire…
The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.   Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?   People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.    START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
from Sinek, Simon, ISBN: 9781591846444
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CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study GuideCompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead:…
Pass the First Time.The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important. Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, you’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it. If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security. The author supplements the book with blog posts here: http://blogs.getcertifiedgetahead.com/. This page provides a full listing of mobile device apps from the author: http://learnzapp.com/partners/darrilgibson/.
from Gibson, Darril, ISBN: 9781939136053
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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,…
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Electronic content includes: Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike's favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features:Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781259589515
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CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007)CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam…
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Thoroughly revised for the new CompTIA Network+ exam, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling All-in-One Exam Guide delivers 100% coverage of the exam objectives and serves as a valuable on-the-job referenceTake the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ exam with complete confidence using the fully updated information contained in this comprehensive self-study system. The book offers clear instruction and real-world examples from training expert and bestselling author Mike Meyers along with hundreds of accurate practice questions.Fulfilling the promise of the All-in-One series, this complete reference serves both as a study tool and a valuable on-the-job reference that will serve readers beyond the exam. CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007) also includes access to free video training and interactive hands-on labs and simulations that prepare you for difficult performance-based questions. A valuable pre-assessment test enables readers to gauge their familiarity with the test’s objectives and tailor an effective course for study.·         Contains complete coverage of every objective for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam·         Written by CompTIA training and certification guru Mike Meyers·         Electronic content includes the Total Tester exam simulator with over 100 practice questions, over an hour of training videos, and a collection of Mike Meyers’ favorite shareware and freeware networking utilities 
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781260122381
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Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and SolutionsCracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming…
I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Number of Pages:696
from McDowell, Gayle Laakmann, ISBN: 9780984782857
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AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World OrderAI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the…
THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERDr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.   In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not.  But he provides  a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.
from Lee, Kai-Fu, ISBN: 9781328546395
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Databases & Big Data

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent SystemsHands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and…
Graphics in this book are printed in black and white.Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks—scikit-learn and TensorFlow—author Aurélien Géron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You’ll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned, all you need is programming experience to get started.Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural netsUse scikit-learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-endExplore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methodsUse the TensorFlow library to build and train neural netsDive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learningLearn techniques for training and scaling deep neural netsApply practical code examples without acquiring excessive machine learning theory or algorithm details
from Géron, Aurélien, ISBN: 9781491962299
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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded EditionThe Design of Everyday Things: Revised and…
The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
from Norman, Don, ISBN: 9780465050659
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Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable SystemsDesigning Data-Intensive Applications: The Big…
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 relational databases, 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 effectivelyMake informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different toolsNavigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexityUnderstand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are builtPeek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures
from Kleppmann, Martin, ISBN: 9781449373320
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Digital Audio, Video & Photography

How to Create Stunning Digital PhotographyHow to Create Stunning Digital Photography
Stunning Digital Photography is much more than a book; it's a hands-on, self-paced photography class with over 12 hours of online training videos and free help from the author and other readers. That's why award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup's book is the #1 photography e-book with over 100,000 readers. This book gives you five innovations no other book offers: 1) Free video training. Watch over 12 hours of fast-paced, hands-on video tutorials integrated into the book to support and reinforce the lessons. View the videos using any web browser or by scanning QR codes with your smartphone. 2) Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need. 3) Practice quizzes. At the end of Chapters 2-13 you have the option of taking an online quiz to apply what you learned in the chapter and make sure you didn't miss anything important. 4) Classroom support. Join an author led private community of supportive, helpful people who also want to improve their photography. 5) Free ebook with lifetime updates. When you buy the book and join the private Stunning Digital Photography readers community, you can download the ebook and copy it to your smartphone or ereader for easy reference. The ebook is regularly updated with new content and videos as new photography trends and equipment emerge, so it never becomes outdated. In this book, beginner photographers will master: * Using composition to take great photos with any camera * Adjusting exposure to control the brightness of your photos * Setting your shutter speed to freeze action or blur motion * Controlling your aperture to blur or focus the background * Setting your ISO for bright and dark environments * Finding beautiful natural light for landscapes and portraits * Using flash without the ugly effects * Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures * Taking great pictures of pets * Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more) * Taking pictures at night, including fireworks, stars, and meteors * Photographing sunrises, sunsets, landscapes, cityscapes, flowers, forests, waterfalls, rivers, fireworks, and more Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro's secrets for: * Posing men and women, with checklists * Taking candid, casual, formal, and underwater portraits * Using RAW files * Using HDR to overcome lighting challenges or create art * Macro/close-up photography * Using diffusers, reflectors, and other light modifiers * Remotely triggering multiple flashes for inexpensive studio lighting * Building a permanent studio in your home * Using studio lighting on any budget * Shooting your first wedding * High speed photography * Location scouting/finding the best spots and times * Planning shoots around the sun and moon * Creating star trails using two techniques: long exposure and image stacking * Light painting * Eliminating noise * Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field * Underwater photography * Getting close to wildlife * Using electronic shutter triggers
from Tony Northrup, ISBN: 9780988263406
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Deep Learning with PythonDeep Learning with Python
Summary Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Machine learning has made remarkable progress in recent years. We went from near-unusable speech and image recognition, to near-human accuracy. We went from machines that couldn't beat a serious Go player, to defeating a world champion. Behind this progress is deep learning—a combination of engineering advances, best practices, and theory that enables a wealth of previously impossible smart applications. About the Book Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. You'll explore challenging concepts and practice with applications in computer vision, natural-language processing, and generative models. By the time you finish, you'll have the knowledge and hands-on skills to apply deep learning in your own projects. What's Inside Deep learning from first principlesSetting up your own deep-learning environment Image-classification modelsDeep learning for text and sequencesNeural style transfer, text generation, and image generation About the Reader Readers need intermediate Python skills. No previous experience with Keras, TensorFlow, or machine learning is required. About the Author François Chollet works on deep learning at Google in Mountain View, CA. He is the creator of the Keras deep-learning library, as well as a contributor to the TensorFlow machine-learning framework. He also does deep-learning research, with a focus on computer vision and the application of machine learning to formal reasoning. His papers have been published at major conferences in the field, including the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), and others. Table of Contents PART 1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DEEP LEARNING What is deep learning?Before we begin: the mathematical building blocks of neural networks Getting started with neural networksFundamentals of machine learningPART 2 - DEEP LEARNING IN PRACTICEDeep learning for computer visionDeep learning for text and sequencesAdvanced deep-learning best practicesGenerative deep learningConclusionsappendix A - Installing Keras and its dependencies on Ubuntuappendix B - Running Jupyter notebooks on an EC2 GPU instance
from Chollet, Francois, ISBN: 9781617294433
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Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for FactsMerchants of Truth: The Business of News and the…
The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.Merchants of Truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists. Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers. Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson’s book points us to the future.
from Abramson, Jill, ISBN: 9781501123207
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Games & Strategy Guides

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Complete Official Guide: -Expanded EditionThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The…
The Expanded Edition Guide to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 512-page hardcover guidebook covering everything in the main game as well as the two Expansion Pass DLC packs “The Master Trials” and “The Champions’ Ballad”.  INCLUDES:  Expansion Pass concept art gallery; dedicated chapters covering both Expansion Passes; Reference and Analysis chapter; Maps chapter; all-new hardcover and an extensive 4-page Index.GUIDE DETAILS Maps Chapter: a dedicated 36-page atlas of Hyrule showing the exact location of all Korok seeds and treasure chests. Reference & Analysis Chapter: contains a farming manual showing how to acquire all items of prime interest efficiently; the best weapons and armor upgrades; the most effective recipes; the most lucrative gemstone mining spots; amiibo; merchants and much more. Expansion Pass Chapters: 34 pages dedicated to “The Master Trials” and “The Champions’ Ballad”. 100% AUTHORITATIVE: all side quests, all shrines of Trials and all information about collectible items fully mapped out; also includes optional challenges, mini-games, unlockables, Easter eggs, and more. At-a-glance Walkthroughs: annotated maps and screenshots show the optimal way through every quest and dungeon. Large map poster: two-sided and fully-annotated – covering the immense game area. Concept art: direct from the development team and beautifully laid out across two sections: 16 pages of concept art from  “The Master Trials” and “The Champions’ Ballad” as well as a 16-page art tour of the main game. Puzzle Master: every single puzzle and riddle unraveled with refined, visual solutions. Expert Combat Strategy: practical, reproducible tactics to crush all enemies and bosses. Comprehensive references: exhaustive appraisals of all items and monsters – including key parameters that are hidden in the game. Premium hardcover: with guide pages printed on superior-quality art paper. EASE OF USE: Instant searches, print navigation systems, extensive 4-page index and detailed map poster give you immediate access to the information you need.      
from Piggyback, ISBN: 9781911015482
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The Elder Scrolls: The Official CookbookThe Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook
Feast your way through Skyrim, Morrowind, and Tamriel with The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook. Feast on all of the delicious dishes found in Skyrim, Morrowind, and all of Tamriel in this beautifully crafted cookbook based on the award-winning Elder Scrolls game series. Immerse yourself in the diverse cuisines of the Nords, Bosmer, Khajit, and beyond with these recipes inspired by food found in the Old Kingdom, across Tamriel, and more. With over sixty delicious recipes for fan-favorite recipes including Apple Cabbage Stew, Sunlight Souffle, Sweetrolls, and more, The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook will delight every hungry Dragonborn. 
from Monroe-Cassel, Chelsea, ISBN: 9781683833987
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Fallout: The Vault Dweller's Official CookbookFallout: The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook
Craft your own glass of Nuka-Cola, a bowl of BlamCo Mac & Cheese, and more with the recipes in Fallout: The Official Cookbook.Based on the irradiated delicacies of the world of Bethesda Entertainment’s Fallout, this Vault-Tec–approved cookbook provides fans of the award-winning series with recipes inspired by their favorite Fallout foods. Whip up tasty versions of the Mirelurk egg omelette, throw some deathclaw meat on the grill, and re-create BlamCo Mac & Cheese with Fallout: The Official Cookbook.
from Rosenthal, Victoria, ISBN: 9781683833970
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Graphics & Design

Deep Learning with PythonDeep Learning with Python
Summary Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Machine learning has made remarkable progress in recent years. We went from near-unusable speech and image recognition, to near-human accuracy. We went from machines that couldn't beat a serious Go player, to defeating a world champion. Behind this progress is deep learning—a combination of engineering advances, best practices, and theory that enables a wealth of previously impossible smart applications. About the Book Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. You'll explore challenging concepts and practice with applications in computer vision, natural-language processing, and generative models. By the time you finish, you'll have the knowledge and hands-on skills to apply deep learning in your own projects. What's Inside Deep learning from first principlesSetting up your own deep-learning environment Image-classification modelsDeep learning for text and sequencesNeural style transfer, text generation, and image generation About the Reader Readers need intermediate Python skills. No previous experience with Keras, TensorFlow, or machine learning is required. About the Author François Chollet works on deep learning at Google in Mountain View, CA. He is the creator of the Keras deep-learning library, as well as a contributor to the TensorFlow machine-learning framework. He also does deep-learning research, with a focus on computer vision and the application of machine learning to formal reasoning. His papers have been published at major conferences in the field, including the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), and others. Table of Contents PART 1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DEEP LEARNING What is deep learning?Before we begin: the mathematical building blocks of neural networks Getting started with neural networksFundamentals of machine learningPART 2 - DEEP LEARNING IN PRACTICEDeep learning for computer visionDeep learning for text and sequencesAdvanced deep-learning best practicesGenerative deep learningConclusionsappendix A - Installing Keras and its dependencies on Ubuntuappendix B - Running Jupyter notebooks on an EC2 GPU instance
from Chollet, Francois, ISBN: 9781617294433
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Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for FactsMerchants of Truth: The Business of News and the…
The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.Merchants of Truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists. Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers. Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson’s book points us to the future.
from Abramson, Jill, ISBN: 9781501123207
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Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & StudentsThinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded…
Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form—what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular online companion to Thinking with Type (www.thinkingwithtype.com) has been revised to reflect the new material in the second edition.
from Lupton, Ellen, ISBN: 9781568989693
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Hardware & DIY

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,…
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Electronic content includes: Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike's favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features:Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781259589515
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Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition (Tab)Programming Arduino: Getting Started with…
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Program Arduino with ease!This thoroughly updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to quickly program all Arduino models. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features easy-to-follow explanations, fun examples, and downloadable sample programs. Discover how to write basic sketches, use Arduino’s modified C language, store data, and interface with the Web. You will also get hands-on coverage of C++, library writing, and programming Arduino for the Internet of Things. No prior programming experience is required! • Understand Arduino hardware fundamentals• Set up the software, power up your Arduino, and start uploading sketches• Learn C language basics• Add functions, arrays, and strings to your sketches• Program Arduino’s digital and analog inputs and outputs• Use functions from the standard Arduino library• Write sketches that can store data• Interface with displays, including OLEDs and LCDs• Connect to the Internet and configure Arduino as a Web server • Develop interesting programs for the Internet of Things• Write your own Arduino libraries and use object-oriented programming methods
from Monk, Simon, ISBN: 9781259641633
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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple WordsThing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon?  Randall Munroe is here to help.  In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)tall roads (bridges)computer buildings (datacenters)the shared space house (the International Space Station)the other worlds around the sun (the solar system)the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates)the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table)planes with turning wings (helicopters)boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers)the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why.
from Munroe, Randall, ISBN: 9780544668256
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Steve JobsSteve Jobs
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.   Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.Amazon.com Review:Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: It is difficult to read the opening pages of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs without feeling melancholic. Jobs retired at the end of August and died about six weeks later. Now, just weeks after his death, you can open the book that bears his name and read about his youth, his promise, and his relentless press to succeed. But the initial sadness in starting the book is soon replaced by something else, which is the intensity of the read--mirroring the intensity of Jobs’s focus and vision for his products. Few in history have transformed their time like Steve Jobs, and one could argue that he stands with the Fords, Edisons, and Gutenbergs of the world. This is a timely and complete portrait that pulls no punches and gives insight into a man whose contradictions were in many ways his greatest strength. --Chris Schluep Amazon Exclusive: A Q&A with Walter Isaacson Q: It's becoming well known that Jobs was able to create his Reality Distortion Field when it served him. Was it difficult for you to cut through the RDF and get beneath the narrative that he created? How did you do it? Isaacson: Andy Hertzfeld, who worked with Steve on the original Macintosh team, said that even if you were aware of his Reality Distortion Field, you still got caught up in it. But that is why Steve was so successful: He willfully bent reality so that you became convinced you could do the impossible, so you did. I never felt he was intentionally misleading me, but I did try to check every story. I did more than a hundred interviews. And he urged me not just to hear his version, but to interview as many people as possible. It was one of his many odd contradictions: He could distort reality, yet he was also brutally honest most of the time. He impressed upon me the value of honesty, rather than trying to whitewash things. Q: How were the interviews with Jobs conducted? Did you ask lots of questions, or did he just talk? Isaacson: I asked very few questions. We would take long walks or drives, or sit in his garden, and I would raise a topic and let him expound on it. Even during the more formal sessions in his living room, I would just sit quietly and listen. He loved to tell stories, and he would get very emotional, especially when talking about people in his life whom he admired or disdained. Q: He was a powerful man who could hold a grudge. Was it easy to get others to talk about Jobs willingly? Were they afraid to talk? Isaacson: Everyone was eager to talk about Steve. They all had stories to tell, and they loved to tell them. Even those who told me about his rough manner put it in the context of how inspiring he could be. Q: Jobs embraced the counterculture and Buddhism. Yet he was a billionaire businessman with his own jet. In what way did Jobs' contradictions contribute to his success? Isaacson: Steve was filled with contradictions. He was a counterculture rebel who became a billionaire. He eschewed material objects yet made objects of desire. He talked, at times, about how he wrestled with these contradictions. His counterculture background combined with his love of electronics and business was key to the products he created. They combined artistry and technology. Q: Jobs could be notoriously difficult. Did you wind up liking him in the end? Isaacson: Yes, I liked him and was inspired by him. But I knew he could be unkind and rough. These things can go together. When my book first came out, some people skimmed it quickly and cherry-picked the examples of his being rude to people. But that was only half the story. Fortunately, as people read the whole book, they saw the theme of the narrative: He could be petulant and rough, but this was driven by his passion and pursuit of perfection. He liked people to stand up to him, and he said that brutal honesty was required to be part of his team. And the teams he built became extremely loyal and inspired. Q: Do you believe he was a genius? Isaacson: He was a genius at connecting art to technology, of making leaps based on intuition and imagination. He knew how to make emotional connections with those around him and with his customers. Q: Did he have regrets? Isaacson: He had some regrets, which he expressed in his interviews. For example, he said that he did not handle well the pregnancy of his first girlfriend. But he was deeply satisfied by the creativity he ingrained at Apple and the loyalty of both his close colleagues and his family. Q: What do you think is his legacy? Isaacson: His legacy is transforming seven industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, digital publishing, and retail stores. His legacy is creating what became the most valuable company on earth, one that stood at the intersection of the humanities and technology, and is the company most likely still to be doing that a generation from now. His legacy, as he said in his "Think Different" ad, was reminding us that the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Photo credit: Patrice Gilbert Photography
from Isaacson, Walter, ISBN: 9781451648539
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Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain EconomyLife After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the…
A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTH FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: "Nothing Mr. Gilder says or writes is ever delivered at anything less than the fullest philosophical decibel... Mr. Gilder sounds less like a tech guru than a poet, and his words tumble out in a romantic cascade." “Google’s algorithms assume the world’s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it’s wrong: the future depends on human action.” — Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it’s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder—the peerless visionary of technology and culture—explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google’s astonishing ability to “search and sort” attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies—videos, maps, email, calendars….And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of “aggregate and advertise” works—for a while—if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the “cryptocosm”—the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a “great unbundling,” which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet. Life after Google is almost here.   For fans of "Wealth and Poverty," "Knowledge and Power," and "The Scandal of Money." 
from Gilder, George, ISBN: 9781621575764
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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to…
"Sly satire that will bring endless joy to anyone who has ever endured the drudgery of corporate life."―Dan Lyons, writer for HBO's Silicon Valley and New York Times-bestselling author of DisruptedFunny because it's true.  From the creator of the viral sensation "10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" (5+ million views and hundreds of thousands of shares) comes the must-have book you never knew you needed, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.  In it, you will learn how to appear smart in less than half the time it takes to actually learn anything.You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they're doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now.Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like "actionable," in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It's all here.Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on:how to nail the big meeting by pacing and noddingmost effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring themthe key to making your presentations "interactive." If you hadn't noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now--from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice--advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.
from Cooper, Sarah, ISBN: 9781449476052
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Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and SolutionsCracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming…
I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Number of Pages:696
from McDowell, Gayle Laakmann, ISBN: 9780984782857
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Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To Protect Usernames and Passwords: Modern Password Keeper, Vault, Notebook and Online Organizer with ... Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Design)Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To…
This is the perfect book to keep all your password information together and secure. This book has approximately 108 pages and is printed on high quality stock. In addition, the pages are alphabetized so you can quickly and conveinently find what you need. Whether its social media, bills or online account info, you can store everything in this trendy password book! The Book Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Alphabetized pages  Perfectly sized at 5" x 8"
from Design Co, Lettering, ISBN: 9781545261262
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Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,…
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Electronic content includes: Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike's favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features:Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781259589515
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iPhone For Seniors For DummiesiPhone For Seniors For Dummies
The full-color guide to making the most of your iPhone The iPhone is a hugely popular smartphone that offers many convenient features, including a camera, turn-by-turn driving directions, a calendar, and more. But if you’re just adopting one for the first time, chances are you could use a friendly companion to help you make sense of its features. The easy-to-follow steps in this book will help you manage, personalize, and communicate using your new iPhone. With iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, you will discover how to do everything from shop online and organize appointments using iCal, to taking and sharing pictures and downloading and listening to your favorite music.  Stay in touch with FaceTime and email Use iCal and Reminders to stay organized Share photos, play games, and read e-books Download and use apps  There’s no better resource around for first-time, over-50 iPhone users!
from Spivey, Dwight, ISBN: 9781119520061
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The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big DataThe Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous…
Be online without leaving a trace.Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
from Mitnick, Kevin, ISBN: 9780316380508
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Networking & Cloud Computing

The Personal Internet Address & Password Log BookThe Personal Internet Address & Password Log Book
Are you tired of losing track of those login/usernames and passwords you create every time you visit a new website? Now you can keep important website addresses, usernames, and passwords in one convenient place!Lots of space: 144 pages, including tabbed alphabetical pagesPlenty of room for all those Web site addresses, usernames, passwords, and additional notesA spiral binding that allows pages to lie flat for ease of useHandy elastic band closurePages in the back on which to record additional useful information, such as your home network configuration, software license numbers, and other notesRemovable label and discreet cover design4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high
from Peter Pauper Press, ISBN: 9781441303257
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Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To Protect Usernames and Passwords: Modern Password Keeper, Vault, Notebook and Online Organizer with ... Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Design)Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To…
This is the perfect book to keep all your password information together and secure. This book has approximately 108 pages and is printed on high quality stock. In addition, the pages are alphabetized so you can quickly and conveinently find what you need. Whether its social media, bills or online account info, you can store everything in this trendy password book! The Book Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Alphabetized pages  Perfectly sized at 5" x 8"
from Design Co, Lettering, ISBN: 9781545261262
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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,…
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Electronic content includes: Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike's favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features:Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781259589515
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Operating Systems

Keto Diet for Beginners: The Ultimate Keto Cookbook with Easy to Cook Ketogenic Diet Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss (Keto Diet for Beginners / Keto Cookbook for Beginners - 2019 Fully Updated)Keto Diet for Beginners: The Ultimate Keto…
The idea of this keto diet cookbook is to provide you with a number of easy but at the same time healthy recipes which can be cooked daily. It contains brief sections which will introduce you to keto diet, top 10 foods to include in keto diet and foods to avoid in a keto diet, keto diet breakfast recipes, keto diet lunch recipes, and keto diet dinner recipes.If you have heard about the keto diet, but simply do not have any idea about what meals to cook, you would love this keto cookbook which is a perfect beginner’s guide to the revolutionary keto diet. Imagine having keto diet recipes which are easy to cook and easy to follow and this keto diet for beginners' book will be your perfect guide. Coping with modern-day stress and trying to be healthy simultaneously can often take a toll on the body resultantly leading to obesity. Being overweight is a modern-day paraphernalia which results in many lifestyle disorders such as type 2 diabetes. With the keto diet, you can simply substitute carbs with healthy fats. A keto diet will force the body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs. As a result, you will lose weight, notice a decrease in your appetite, and witness enhanced mental focus. This keto cookbook is a lovely starter about food and nutrition and how minor changes in diets can help us to reclaim our lives.The recipes in this keto diet for beginners’ book are so easy to make that they will help you in your weight loss goals, which eventually will make you feel great. In this keto diet for beginners' book, you will have a comprehensive overview of keto diet, healthy recipes which are easy to make, and most importantly what food to eat and avoid if you are following the keto diet.Remember a keto diet offers a healthy way to burn fat, experience weight loss within weeks, and most importantly, the weight that is lost will stay that way. You will also experience better appetite control and freedom from constant hunger, improved cholesterol reading, and reduction in blood pressure and blood sugar. You will also have increased energy to do your daily chores.Go through this keto diet for beginners and get some amazing recipes catering to the diverse taste of the whole family. Also, importantly, let not the lack of food options limit your ketogenic journey. Enjoy a hassle-free ketogenic diet, which will help you to stick to your weight loss goals.
from Brock, Simon, ISBN: 9781731375407
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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,…
This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Electronic content includes: Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike's favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features:Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781259589515
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Linux Basics for Hackers: Getting Started with Networking, Scripting, and Security in KaliLinux Basics for Hackers: Getting Started with…
This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers.If you're getting started along the exciting path of hacking, cybersecurity, and pentesting, Linux Basics for Hackers is an excellent first step. Using Kali Linux, an advanced penetration testing distribution of Linux, you'll learn the basics of using the Linux operating system and acquire the tools and techniques you'll need to take control of a Linux environment.First, you'll learn how to install Kali on a virtual machine and get an introduction to basic Linux concepts. Next, you'll tackle broader Linux topics like manipulating text, controlling file and directory permissions, and managing user environment variables. You'll then focus in on foundational hacking concepts like security and anonymity and learn scripting skills with bash and Python. Practical tutorials and exercises throughout will reinforce and test your skills as you learn how to: - Cover your tracks by changing your network information and manipulating the rsyslog logging utility - Write a tool to scan for network connections, and connect and listen to wireless networks - Keep your internet activity stealthy using Tor, proxy servers, VPNs, and encrypted email - Write a bash script to scan open ports for potential targets - Use and abuse services like MySQL, Apache web server, and OpenSSH - Build your own hacking tools, such as a remote video spy camera and a password crackerHacking is complex, and there is no single way in. Why not start at the beginning with Linux Basics for Hackers?
from OccupyTheWeb, ISBN: 9781593278557
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Programming

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and SolutionsCracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming…
I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Number of Pages:696
from McDowell, Gayle Laakmann, ISBN: 9780984782857
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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to ProgrammingPython Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based…
Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to:–Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal–Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses–Work with data to generate interactive visualizations–Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online–Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problemsIf you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code!Uses Python 2 and 3
from Matthes, Eric, ISBN: 9781593276034
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Air Fryer Cookbook: 550 Easy-to-Remember and Quick-to-Make Air Fryer Recipes For Smart and Busy PeopleAir Fryer Cookbook: 550 Easy-to-Remember and…
550 Delicious and Nutritious Recipes, a Cookbook That will Teach You How to Use Your Air Fryer to Its Maximum PotentialAir Frying is a revolutionary technology and the air fryer seems to be a dream kitchen appliance. We all love the taste of crispy fried foods, but we all know that it can be really unhealthy. Air Frying is the perfect way of cooking where you can enjoy the flavor of fried foods without compromising on health.You must be thinking that the recipes that can be cooked in an air fryer are very limited. But you will be surprised to know, that an air fryer is not limited to frying but you can also roast, grill and bake in it to make delicious, mouth-watering dishes.These are just a few of the tempting recipes you will soon know how to prepare:Quick Turkey Burrito Potato Frittata Tasty Tuna Sandwiches Breakfast Burger Fresh Style Chicken Chicken Wings Tasty Stuffed Meatballs Spanish Salmon RecipeFlavored Fried Salmon Marinated Pork Chops and Onions RecipeSimple Fried Pork Shoulder RecipeGarlic Lamb Chops RecipeChinese Stuffed Chicken RecipeChicken Breasts and Tomatoes Sauce Chicken Thighs and Apple Greek Chicken RecipeStuffed Baby Peppers RecipeHerbed Eggplant and Zucchini Mix RecipeDelicious Wrapped Shrimp Sweet Popcorn SnackMouthwatering Beef Rolls Amazing Potato Wedges Pumpkin Cookies Banana Bread RecipeChocolate Cake RecipeCoffee Cheesecakes RecipeMaking great cooking choices has never been easier! Get a copy of this Complete Air Fryer cookbook with 550 selected recipes for smart and busy people!
from Harrington, Olivia, ISBN: 9781790458295
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Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and SolutionsCracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming…
I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Number of Pages:696
from McDowell, Gayle Laakmann, ISBN: 9780984782857
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Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To Protect Usernames and Passwords: Modern Password Keeper, Vault, Notebook and Online Organizer with ... Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Design)Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To…
This is the perfect book to keep all your password information together and secure. This book has approximately 108 pages and is printed on high quality stock. In addition, the pages are alphabetized so you can quickly and conveinently find what you need. Whether its social media, bills or online account info, you can store everything in this trendy password book! The Book Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Alphabetized pages  Perfectly sized at 5" x 8"
from Design Co, Lettering, ISBN: 9781545261262
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Software

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,…
This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Electronic content includes: Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questionsMore than an hour of online video training featuring Mike MeyersOnline performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questionsA link to Mike's favorite PC toolsA PDF copy of the bookKey Features:Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known forFeatures pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topicsIncludes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
from Meyers, Mike, ISBN: 9781259589515
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Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable SystemsDesigning Data-Intensive Applications: The Big…
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 relational databases, 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 effectivelyMake informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different toolsNavigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexityUnderstand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are builtPeek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures
from Kleppmann, Martin, ISBN: 9781449373320
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The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for YouThe Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make…
How anyone can become a data ninja From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.
from Page, Scott E., ISBN: 9780465094622
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Web Development & Design

Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To Protect Usernames and Passwords: Modern Password Keeper, Vault, Notebook and Online Organizer with ... Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Design)Password book: A Premium Journal And Logbook To…
This is the perfect book to keep all your password information together and secure. This book has approximately 108 pages and is printed on high quality stock. In addition, the pages are alphabetized so you can quickly and conveinently find what you need. Whether its social media, bills or online account info, you can store everything in this trendy password book! The Book Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Alphabetized pages  Perfectly sized at 5" x 8"
from Design Co, Lettering, ISBN: 9781545261262
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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to ProgrammingPython Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based…
Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to:–Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal–Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses–Work with data to generate interactive visualizations–Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online–Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problemsIf you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code!Uses Python 2 and 3
from Matthes, Eric, ISBN: 9781593276034
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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded EditionThe Design of Everyday Things: Revised and…
The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
from Norman, Don, ISBN: 9780465050659
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