New Arrivals · Computers & Software

February 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Project 2019

February 22, 2019
Dionisio, Cynthia Snyder, author.
©2019
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Windows 10 inside out

February 15, 2019
Bott, Ed, author.
[Lebanan, Indiana] : Pearson Education, Inc., [2019]
xxiii, 822 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Microsoft.
An in-depth guide explains the new features of the latest versions of Windows 10, detailing timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds, and covers such topics as how to install, configure, and personalize Windows 10; explore cloud services; and strengthen security.

Coding for children and young adults in libraries : a practical guide for librarians

February 11, 2019
Harrop, Wendy, author.
©2018
xi, 109 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
What is coding? -- Why teach coding? -- The role of libraries in learning to code -- Getting started -- Teaching coding to young children -- Teaching coding to older children and young adults -- Coding unplugged : low-tech options -- Reaching out through coding -- Starting a coding program -- Planning a coding project -- Planning template for building a web page -- Evaluating an online coding course -- Game making planner - Coding card arrow.
Coding for Children and Young Adults in Libraries is an all-inclusive guide to teaching coding in libraries to very young learners. This book will provide all librarians, whether they are brand new to the idea of coding or fairly experienced with it, with both the foundation to understand coding and tools they can use--Provided by publisher.

Apple Watch

February 5, 2019
Saltzman, Marc, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2019]
xii, 322 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting to know Apple watch. Watch this: introducing Apple watch ; Time out: setting up your Apple watch ; Control freak: mastering Apple watch's interface and apps -- Just the tasks, Ma'am!. It's about time: learning how to set watch faces, alarms, timers, and more ; Keep in touch: using Apple watch for calls, texts, walkie-talkie, emails, and more ; In the know: staying informed with Apple watch -- It's all in the wrist. Siri supersized: gaining the most from your personal assistant ; Fitness fun and happy health: Apple watch is your workout buddy and digital doctor ; Mucho media: managing your music, movies, and more ; Pay for play: making mobile payments with Apple watch -- More Apple watch tips and tricks. App it up: customizing Apple watch with awesome apps and more ; Extra! Extra! Having fun with Apple watch -- The part of ten. Ten cool things to do with your Apple watch.
A guide for the Apple watch covers the technology's many features, designs, and parts, including setting customizable alarms, tracking fitness and health goals, playing podcasts and audiobooks, and sending and receiving messages.

Exam ref 70-761 : querying data with Transact-SQL

February 4, 2019
Ben-Gan, Itzik, author.
[Old Tappan, New Jersey] : published with the authorization of Microsoft Corporation by: Pearson Education, Inc., [2017]
xv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Troll factories : Russia's web brigades

January 18, 2019
©2019
125 pages ; 23 cm
The establishment of a troll state / Vsquare -- Russia's sense of self / Stephen Hutchings and Joanna Szostek -- Information as a weapon / Chris Collison -- A case study in finding an online army / Tatiana Stanovaya -- A case study in using an online army / Miriam Elder -- Today's troll armies / Paul Gallagher -- Russia's troll armies attack Europe / Robert Booth, Matthew Weaver, Alex Hern, Stacee Smith and Shaun Walker -- Troll lives matter? : Russian infiltration of the black lives matter movement / Micah White -- Case studies in troll armies around the world : China / Gary King, Jennifer Pan, and Margaret E. Roberts -- Case studies in troll armies around the world : the Philippines / Chay F. Hofileña -- The redistribution of information / Branko Milanovic -- The trolls move to Facebook / US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.

Java in a nutshell : a desktop quick reference

January 15, 2019
Evans, Benjamin J., author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, Inc., [2019]
xvi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"Covers Java 11"--Cover.
Introduction to the Java environment -- Java syntax from the ground up -- Object-oriented programming in Java -- The Java type system -- Introduction to object-oriented design in Java -- Java's approach to memory and concurrency -- Programming and documentation conventions -- Working with Java collections -- Handling common data formats -- File handlin and I/O -- Classloading, reflection, and method handles -- Java platform modules -- Platform tools.

Sell online like a creative genius : a guide for artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and kindred spirits

January 11, 2019
Carey, Brainard.
New York, NY : Allworth Press, 2019.
xii, 145 pages ; 16 cm
Includes index.
Change the world -- The funnel explained -- Making your funnel and testing it -- Sending out bulk emails -- Growing your funnel -- Automation of sales -- Automation problems and solutions -- Building a remarketing campaign -- Selling without a funnel -- Raising capital.

Pro Power BI Architecture : sharing, security, and deployment options for Microsoft Power BI Solutions

January 11, 2019
Rad, Reza, author.
New York : Apress, ©2018.
xxix, 545 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien"

January 10, 2019
Smith, Jeremy N., author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Inside out -- The coffee house club -- Earth to Alien -- A death in the family -- Up all night -- I spy -- Wild wild web -- A hackable heart transplant -- Capture the flag -- Check please -- Up in the air -- Europe on five hacks a day -- The bartender -- The best around -- Phoning home -- Epilogue: fast forward.
"This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien"--Provided by publisher.

Microsoft Office 2019 step by step

January 2, 2019
Lambert, Joan, author.
[New York, New York] : Pearson Education, Inc., [2019]
xix, 538 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"The quick way to learn Microsoft Office 2019 and Office 365"--Back cover.
Explore Office 2019 -- Create and manage files -- Modify the structure and appearance of text -- Collaborate on documents -- Merge data with documents and labels -- Perform calculations on data -- Manage worksheet data -- Reorder and summarize data -- Analyze alternative data sets -- Create and manage slides -- Insert and manage simple graphics -- Add sound and movement to slides -- Send and receive email messages -- Organize your inbox -- Manage scheduling.

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for seniors for dummies

December 31, 2018
Collier, Marsha, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
ix, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with social networking. Getting equipped for the internet ; Connecting to the internet ; All about e-mail (and safety) ; Speaking the social networking language ; Sharing in the 21st century: acronyms, posts, photos, and videos -- Putting your face onto Facebook. Signing up and prepping your Facebook profile ; Preparing to share info ; Connecting with friends and family ; Adding photos and videos to Facebook ; Exploring the extras: groups, events, watch, and games -- And now, it's Twitter time. A beginner's guide to Twitter ; Conversing on Twitter with friends, family, and even strangers ; Gathering tools of the Twitter trade -- Instagramming with the pros (your kids). Where only visuals will do... Instagram ; Posting and perfecting your pictures ; Socializing and fine tuning your Instagram.
This updated guide makes it easy to set up a Facebook or Twitter account to catch up with old friends, communicate with your family, and enjoy your online experience. You'll get hands-on guidance to connecting to the Internet with a computer or mobile device, creating social media accounts and profiles, searching for friends, joining groups, sharing photos and videos, and more. It also covers popular sites where you can read and share opinions on entertainment and travel options, view movies and television shows on your computer or mobile device, and even create your own blog.

Exam ref 70-778 analyzing and visualizing data with Microsoft Power BI

December 21, 2018
Maslyuk, Daniil, author.
©2018
xxi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-778-and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Power BI data analysis and visualization. Designed for experienced BI professionals and data analysts ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Consume and transform data by using Power BI Desktop; model and visualize data; configure dashboards, reports, and apps in the Power BI Service. This Microsoft Exam Ref organizes its coverage by exam objectives, featuring strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you, and assumes you have experience consuming and transforming data, modeling and visualizing data, and configuring dashboards using Excel and Power BI."--Provided by publisher.

Sams teach yourself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all in one

December 19, 2018
Kyrnin, Jennifer, author.
[Upper Saddle River, NJ] : Pearson, [2019]
xvi, 778 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

SQL

December 19, 2018
Taylor, Allen G, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
xv, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with SQL. Relational database fundamentals ; SQL fundamentals ; The components of SQL -- Using SQL to build databases. Building and maintaining a simple database structure ; Building a multi-table relational database -- Storing and retrieving data. Manipulating database data ; Handling temporal data ; Specifying valuse ; Using advanced SQL value expressions ; Zeroing in on the data you want ; Using relational operators ; Delving deep with nested queries ; Recursive queries -- Controlling operations. Providing database security ; Protecting data ; Using SQL within applications -- Taking SQL to the real world. Accessing data with ODBC and JDBC ; Operating on SML data with SQL ; SQL and JSON -- Advanced topics. Stepping through a dataset with cursors ; Adding procedural capabilities with persistent stored modules ; Handling errors ; Triggers -- The part of tens. Ten common mistakes ; Ten retrieval tips -- Appendix: ISO/IEC SQL: 2016 reserved words.
Get ready to make SQL easy! Updated for the latest version of SQL, the new edition of this perennial bestseller shows programmers and web developers how to use SQL to build relational databases and get valuable information from them. Covering everything you need to know to make working with SQL easier than ever, topics include how to use SQL to structure a DBMS and implement a database design; secure a database; and retrieve information from a database; and much more. SQL is the international standard database language used to create, access, manipulate, maintain, and store information in relational database management systems (DBMS) such as Access, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. SQL adds powerful data manipulation and retrieval capabilities to conventional languages -and this book shows you how to harness the core element of relational databases with ease. -- Publisher's description.

Alexa

December 19, 2018
McFedries, Paul, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Whether you'll use Alexa to send text messages, play music, control your thermostat, look up recipes, replenish your pantry, or just search the internet for information, you'll find detailed instructions in this fun and easy-to-understand guide. Amazon's hugely popular family of Echo devices has made Alexa a household name. She can answer your questions, entertain you, and even help around the house. Alexa for Dummies is the perfect guide for Alexa users who want to get up and running with their Echo devices. From basic setup to making the most of Alexa's powerful smart home capabilities, this is your one-stop resource to all things Alexa. Set up and personalize your Alexa device with an Amazon account and custom settings, including your preferred Alexa voice. Use Alexa to play music throughout your home, stream videos online, and meet all your entertainment needs. Unlock the power of advanced features like Alexa Skills and make your Alexa accessible. Turn your ordinary house into a modern smart home with advanced smart home features and Echo accessories. The virtual assistant you've dreamed of is now a reality with your favorite Echo device."--Publisher's description.

Connecting the dots : lessons for leadership in a startup world

December 19, 2018
Chambers, John, 1949- author.
©2018
xiii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The lessons of West Virginia : disrupt or be disrupted -- Act like a teenager and think like a dyslexic : how to spot market transitions -- Dream big and be bold, focus on the outcome : play the entire chess game before you make the first move -- Embrace your purpose, not your products : how Cisco beat its competitors -- After disaster strikes : setbacks can make you stronger -- My buyer's guide to successful acquisitions : based on 180 personal experiences -- Build relationships for life : sell people only what they need -- How to build a winning team : focus on culture, diversity, and results -- Get your message out : with or without the media -- Bet on innovative leadership : how to partner with great leaders -- What entrepreneurs want to know : 13 typical questions -- It's all about startups, startup nations, and a startup world : my next chapter and changing the world... JC2 ventures -- Reinvent yourself : what's next for me, and all of us.
Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers shares the lessons that transformed a dyslexic kid from West Virginia into one of the world's best business leaders and turned a simple router company into a global tech titan. When Chambers joined Cisco in 1991, it was a company with 400 employees, a single product, and about $70 million in revenue. When he stepped down as CEO in 2015, he left a $47 billion tech giant that was the backbone of the internet and a leader in areas from cybersecurity to data center convergence. Along the way, he had acquired 180 companies and turned more than 10,000 employees into millionaires. Widely recognized as an innovator, an industry leader, and one of the world's best CEOs, Chambers has outlasted and outmaneuvered practically every rival that ever tried to take Cisco on--Nortel, Lucent, Alcatel, IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few. Now Chambers is sharing his unique strategies for winning in a digital world. From his early lessons and struggles with dyslexia in West Virginia to his bold bets and battles with some of the biggest names in tech, Chambers gives readers a playbook on how to act before the market shifts, tap customers for strategy, partner for growth, build teams, and disrupt themselves. He also adapted those lessons to transform government, helping global leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create new models for growth. As CEO of JC2 Ventures, he's now investing in a new generation of game-changing startups by helping founders become great leaders and scale their companies. Connecting the Dots is destined to become a business classic, providing hard-won insights and critical tools to thrive during the accelerating disruption of the digital age.

IPad for seniors for dummies.

December 18, 2018
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010-
v. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2010-2016 by Nancy C. Muir ; 2017 by Jesse Feiler ; 2018-<2019> by Dwight Spivey.
Take full advantage of your iPad by learning to browse the web, keep up with social media, FaceTime chat with your grandkids, challenge your brain with games and iBooks, set up your iCloud, share photos with friends, and so much more!

Read this if you want to be Instagram famous

December 18, 2018
London : Laurence King Publishing, Ltd, [2017]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Includes index.
Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, all you have to do is put their advice into practice. With tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit and managing your account, soon you too will be hailed as a Instragram icon!!!

Women in gaming : 100 professionals of play

December 13, 2018
Marie, Meagan, author.
©2018
352 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Laying the foundation & the 1970s : establishing an industry -- The 1980s : rising from the ashes -- The 1990s : pixels to polygons -- The 2000s : a new century contender -- The 2010s : controversy, community, & competition -- Strategy guide.
"This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the video game industry, women who disrupt it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and unsung heroes, each individual profiled plays an important role in the gaming industry. Some of the talented women featured in the book include: Ashly Burch, Emmy-winning writer and voice actress; Carol Shaw, early industry programmer, designer, and Industry Icon award recipient; Niamh "Chipzel" Houston, celebrated chiptune composer and performer; Ariana Green, co-founder of Couple Six, Barbados' first game studio; Anna Anthropy, prolific experimental designer and author; Amy Hennig, senior creative director and Writers Guild of America award winner; Karisma Williams, Xbox and Oculus VR senior UI/UX designer; Jenny Xu, JCSoft Inc. founder and MIT undergraduate; Perrin Kaplan, former vice-president of marketing tor Nintendo of America; Jane Ng, senior game artist at Valve."--Back cover.

Virtual reality developer

December 10, 2018
Hulick, Kathryn, author.
©2018
63 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
What does a virtual reality developer do? -- How do you become a virtual reality developer? -- What skills and personal qualities matter most-and why? -- What is it like to work as a virtual reality developer? -- Advancement and other job opportunities -- What does the future hold for virtual reality developers? -- Interview with a virtual reality developer.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Virtual Reality Developer. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.

Doppelganger

December 7, 2018
Hart, Jordan.
[New Hampshire] : Alterna Comics, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A timid computer engineer named Dennis Zimmann discovers that he's actually been duplicated by an ancient and evil Doppelgänger spirit. Combining his intelligence with the creativity of his neighbor Riccardo, Dennis must develop a plan and muster the courage to kill his Doppelgänger before it destroys his life and everyone he holds dear."--Provided by publisher.

Video game designer

December 7, 2018
Watson, Stephanie, 1969- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2018]
62 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What does a video game designer do? -- How do you become a video game designer? -- What skills and personal qualities matter most--- and why? -- What is it like to work as a video game designer? -- Advancement and other job opportunities -- What does the future hold for video game designers? -- Interview with a video game designer.
The popularity of video games has exploded in recent years, and new technologies like virtual reality have transformed gaming into a multi-billion dollar industry, creating numerous career opportunities. This book provides and overview the video game designer career path, including the salaries, job prospects, and viewpoints of industry leaders.

Excel data analysis for dummies

December 6, 2018
McFedries, Paul, author.
©2019
xi, 338 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
part 1: Getting started with data analysis: Learning basic data-analysis techniques ; Working with data-analysis tools ; Introducing Excel tables ; Grabbing data from external sources ; Scrub-a-dub-dub: Cleaning data ; Analyzing table data with functions -- part 2: Analyzing data with PivotTables and PivotCharts: Creating and using PivotTables ; Performing PivotTable calculations ; Building PivotCharts -- part 3: Discovering advanced data analysis tools: Tracking trends an making forecasts ; Analyzing data with statistics ; Analyzing data with descriptive statistics ; Analyzing data with inferential statistics -- part 4: The part of tens: Ten things you ought to know about statistics ; Ten ways to analyze financial data ; Ten ways to raise your PivotTable game.
"If you can get data into Excel, then you have a giant basket of data analysis tools at your fingertips. This book shows you how to access and use the features and techniques for organizing, manipulating, and summarizing just about anything that resides in a worksheet." -- Back cover.

iMac for dummies

December 5, 2018
Chambers, Mark L., author.
©2019
xv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with your iMac -- Shaking hands with macOS -- Connecting and communicating -- Living the digital life -- Getting productive with your iMac -- The necessary Evils : troubleshooting, upgrading, and maintaining -- The part of tens.
You've got a great iMac, but now it's time to take things to the next level. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to do stuff like setting up and configuring your iMac along with fun stuff like using the Photos, Messages, and iMovie apps. You'll also discover how to get down to business with productivity apps like Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. Finally, you'll find help on how to sync everything to iCloud and stay organized with Family Sharing. IMac newbies won't want to be without this easy-to-follow companion guide!-- Amazon.

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