New Arrivals · Computers & Software

September 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dream differently : candid advice for America's students

September 21, 2017
Bertram, Vince M., author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017]
174 pages ; 24 cm
To get the most out of your college education, you need to choose your classes wisely -- and increasingly, that means choosing STEM. Today's job seekers should have at least a basic understanding of trigonometry and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1.3 million job openings in math and computer-related fields by 2022. The purpose of this book is not to push you into a STEM career. It is simply to provide you with information and perspective, as well as a few questions that, if answered honestly, will help you plot out an educational and career pathway that will help you achieve your dreams.

Coding for parents

September 20, 2017
Wilson, Frazer, author.
New York : Sterling, [2017]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
Offers a practical guide to elementary and intermediate computer programming intended to give parents enough background to help their children with their coding homework.

My social media for seniors

September 18, 2017
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
xvii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
What social media is--and why we use it -- Separating fact from fiction online -- What to share--and what not to share--on social media -- Using social media--safely and privately -- Comparing the most popular social media -- Keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook -- Sharing pictures and videos on Facebook -- Discovering interesting groups on Facebook -- Configuring Facebook's privacy settings -- Following intersting people on Facebook -- Tweeting and retweeting on Twitter -- Pinning and repinning on Pinterest -- Finding other users and boards to follow on Pinterest -- Fine-tuning your professional profile on LinkedIn -- Connecting with people and businesses on LinkedIn -- Sharing photos with Instagram -- Getting social on special interest message boards -- Getting social with video chats -- Using social media to find old friends -- Exploring other social media.
"Learn how to get the most out of social media! We've identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Starting an Etsy business

September 18, 2017
Shoup, Kate, 1972- author.
© 2017
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch.

Head first Android development

September 15, 2017
Griffiths, Dawn, author.
xl, 887 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"A brain friendly guide"--Cover.
"If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need to get started is some Java know-how."--Page 4 of cover.

Swift in the cloud

September 7, 2017
Williamson, Leigh.
xxxi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
On the title page, the registered trademark symbol "TM" is superscript following "Swift" in the title.
"IBM Press"--Cover.
Introduction --, the open source project -- A Swift sandbox in the cloud -- A basic introduction to Swift -- The IBM bluemix buildpack for Swift -- Using containers on bluemix to run Swift code -- Swift package management -- Swift and Kitura for web applications -- Serverless programming with Swift -- Over the horizon: where do we go from here? -- Index.

Making things talk

September 6, 2017
Igoe, Tom.
San Francisco, CA : Maker Media, ©2017.
xxi, 474 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"Practical methods for connecting physical objects"--Cover.

The everything guide to online genealogy : trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree

August 29, 2017
Powell, Kimberly, author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Click into your past -- Begin backward -- Learn how to search -- Online starting points -- Dig into death records -- Check the census -- Hunt down family connections -- Look local -- Mine the web for military records -- A nation of immigrants -- Reach out to others -- Dig deeper -- Locate records abroad -- Putting it all together.
Thanks to the overwhelming number of genealogical records available online today, it's never been easier to trace your family history and find your roots. But where do you begin? Powell gives you tips on using free databases, new websites, and a growing number of genealogy apps. You'll find everything you need to scour the Internet and find your ancestors, going back generations!

Windows 10 in easy steps

August 28, 2017
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom : In Easy Steps, [2017]
480 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Updated for the Windows 10 Creators update."

3D printer projects for makerspaces

August 28, 2017
Cline, Lydia Sloan, author.
xxii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General stuff before we start -- Project 1. Architectural symbol coaster -- Project 2. Phone case -- Project 3. Guardian lion bank -- Project 4. Art stencil -- Project 5. Cookie dunker -- Project 6. Simple bat-shaped cookie cutter -- Project 7. Spiral ornament -- Project 8. Personalize football key fob -- Project 9. Embossed poop emoji cookie cutter -- Project 10. Lens cap holder -- Project 11. Print two colors with a dual extruder -- Project 12. Lithophane night-light -- Project 13. Skull-and-bones pencil cup -- Project 14. Business card with QR code -- Project 15. From scan to trinket holder --Project 16. Phone stand -- Project 17. Cage pendant with a bead inside -- Project 18. Military insignia soap mold -- Project 19. Hanging lampshade -- Project 20. Reality capture of Buddha charm -- Post-process all things.
"This easy-to-follow guide features twenty 3D printing projects for makers of all skill levels to enjoy. Written in a tutorial, step-by-step manner, 3D Prionters Projects for Makerspaces shows how to use Fusion 360, SketchUp, Meshmixer, Remake, and Inkscape to create fun and useful things. Scanning, slicers, silicone molds, settings, and build plate orientation are also covere, aswell as post-processing methods that will make your prints really pop!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Kill all normies : the online culture wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the alt-right and Trump

August 23, 2017
Nagle, Angela.
120 pages ; 22 cm
From hope to Harambe -- The leaderless digital counter-revolution -- The online politics of transgression -- Gramscians of the alt-right -- Conservative culture wars from Buchannan to Yiannopoulos -- From Tumblr to the campus wars: creating scarcity in an online economy of virtue -- Entering the manosphere -- Basic bitches, normies and the lamestream -- That joke isn't funny any more: the culture war goes offline.
"Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet. On one side the alt right ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, a culture of struggle sessions and virtue signalling lurks behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures right through to its mainstream expression. Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn"--back cover.

The non-designer's presentation book : principles for effective presentation design

August 22, 2017
Williams, Robin, 1953-
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, ©2018.
v, 182 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"These days, it's not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer-based presentations--anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation. You're not a professional designer, but you want your slides to look professional. What do you do? In The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, Robin expands upon the design principles introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer's series. She explains four fundamental principles of good design as applied to digital presentations, and adds four more principles specific to clear communication with slides. Whether you work with a Mac or PC, PowerPoint or Keynote, let Robin guide you, in her signature, light-hearted style, through the entire process of creating a presentation--from using the right software to organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won't put your audience to sleep."-- Provided by publisher.

WordPress for dummies

August 22, 2017
Sabin-Wilson, Lisa, author.
xiii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Title from cover.
Includes index.
Introducing WordPress -- Setting up WordPress -- Flexing and extending WordPress -- Customizing WordPress -- The part of tens.
Learn to launch a blog on or on your own site.

Make great art on your iPad : paint, draw, share

August 11, 2017
Jardine, Alison, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad"--Cover.

Life in code : a personal history of technology

August 9, 2017
Ullman, Ellen, author.
New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part one: The programming life. Outside of time : reflections on the programming life ; Come in, CQ ; The dumbing down of programming : some thoughts on programming, knowing, and the nature of "easy" ; What we were afraid of as we feared Y2K -- Part two: The rise and first fall of the Internet. The museum of me ; Fiber optic nights ; Off the high ; To catch a falling knife -- Part three: Life, artificial. Programming the post-human : computer science redefines "life" ; Is Sadie the Cat a trick? ; Memory and megabytes ; Dining with robots -- Part four: Three stories about what we owe the past. While I was away ; Close to the mainframe ; The party line -- Part five: The hand that writes the code. Programming for the millions ; Boom two : a farewell.
"The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine. The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology's loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn't. Life in Code is essential to our understanding of the last twenty years--and the next twenty."--Jacket.

The economic singularity : artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism

July 31, 2017
Chace, Calum, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Three Cs, 2016.
302 pages ; 20 cm.
Chapter 1: Introduction: the economic singularity -- Chapter 2: The history of Automation -- Chapter 3: Is it different this time? -- Chapter 4: A timeline -- Chapter 5: The challenges --Chapter 6: Scenarios -- Chapter 7: Summary and recommendations -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones). It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn't yet paying attention. All jobs will be affected, from fast food McJobs to lawyers and journalists. This is the single most important development facing humanity in the first half of the 21st century. The fashionable belief that Universal Basic Income is the solution is only partly correct. We are probably going to need an entirely new economic system, and we better start planning soon - for the Economic Singularity! The outcome can be very good -- a world in which machines do all the boring jobs and humans do pretty much what they please. But there are major risks, which we can only avoid by being alert to the possible futures and planning how to avoid the negative ones.

The darkening web : the war for cyberspace

July 17, 2017
Klimburg, Alexander, 1976- author.
xii, 420 pages ; 25 cm
The body of cyber -- Mind over matter -- Everyone can be a god -- Ruling the domain -- Pin-striped cyber -- No one but US -- Attack to excess -- Strategic innuendo -- Russia's invisible war -- Of Siloviki and cyber crime -- Pwnage diplomacy -- The Chinese cyber dream -- Manning the great firewall -- Handling the barbarians -- Parsing cyber power -- The great cyber game -- An end-to-end world -- Conclusion -- Epilogue.
"No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict--ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war--but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today--and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War--and quite possibly as dangerous for humanity as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.

Learning HTTP/2 : a practical guide for beginners

June 22, 2017
Ludin, Stephen, author.
Beijing ; Boston : O'Reilly, 2017.
xv, 136 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The evolution of HTTP -- HTTP/2 quick start -- How and why we hack the web -- Transition to HTTP/2 -- The HTTP/2 protocol -- HTTP/2 performance -- HTTP/2 implementations -- Debugging h2 -- What is next?

MCSA Windows Server 2016 study guide : exam 70-740 : installation, storage, and compute with Windows Server 2016

June 22, 2017
Panek, William, 1970- author.
xxxvii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Stacked : double your job interviews, leverage recruiters, unlock LinkedIn

June 21, 2017
Gurney, Karen (Consultant), author.
vii, 345 pages ; 22 cm
"Get the free video companion course to see this book in action at"-- title page.

Troubleshooting & maintaining your PC all-in-one

June 16, 2017
Gookin, Dan, author.
xv, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Geek girl rising : inside the sisterhood shaking up tech

May 25, 2017
Cabot, Heather, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xii, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Join the revolution: champions for change. Debbie Sterling ; Tracy Chou ; Shelley Zalis ; Rachel Sklar ; Natalie Villalobos ; Trae Vassallo ; Sukhinder Singh Cassidy -- Kickstart your dream: female founders. Michelle Phan ; Kathryn Minshew ; Yunha Kim ; Bea Arthur ; Sheila Marcelo -- Fuel the fire: feminist financiers. Joanne Wilson ; Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad ; Kristine Montague ; Natalia Oberti Noguera ; Arlan Hamilton ; Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua -- Dream it, do it, own it: confidence coaches. Dona Sarkar ; Diana Murakhovskaya and Irene Ryabaya ; Poormima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin ; Ari Horie ; Kathryn Finney ; Kay Koplovitz ; Jenn Hyman -- Build new ways to work: work-life warriors. Julia Hartz ; Adda Birnir ; Tina Lee ; Katharine Zaleski and Milena Berry ; Kristen Koh Goldstein ; Sara Holoubek -- Crush the stereotypes: campus crusaders. Kelsey Hrubes ; Dr. Maria Klawe ; Dr. Lenore Blum ; Mopewa Ogundipe ; Grace Gee ; Ayna Agarwal -- Ignite the next generation: pipeline promoters. Debbie Sterling ; Sara Chipps and Brooke Moreland ; Alexandra Diracles ; Nicole Messier ; Laila Shabir and AJ Mendez Brooks ; Aruna Prasad.
"Meet the women who aren't asking for permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it--building cutting-edge tech start-ups, investing in each other's ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that's changing the way we live, work and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan's ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology; as a woman, you can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it."--Jacket.

Coding all-in-one

May 22, 2017
Abraham, Nikhil, author.
xxi, 755 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with coding -- Career building with coding -- Basic web coding -- Advanced web coding -- Creating web applications -- Selecting data analysis tools -- Evaluating data -- Essentials of machine learning -- Applying machine learning.


May 17, 2017
Laurence, Tiana author
xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with blockchain -- Developing your knowledge -- Powerful blockchain platforms -- Industry impacts -- The part of tens.

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