New Arrivals · Computers & Software

June 18, 2019
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Family History web directory : the genealogical websites you can't do without

June 17, 2019
Scott, Jonathan (Freelance writer), author.
©2015
viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- 1. First steps (Getting started ; DRO indexes ; The Census ; Parish registers).
"Jonathan Scott's Family History Web Directory is an information-packed reference guide that distills the best of the internet into one easy-to-use format. Themed sections cover different topics, from 'getting started' to specific occupations, and there is an index reproducing all the websites in A-Z order. His handbook is a vital source for less experienced researchers, and a handy aide-memoire for more seasoned campaigners. Web addresses are listed by topic, then in order of importance and usefulness. An extraordinary range of sites that will interest family historians is included -- from records of births and deaths, tax, crime and religion, to military records and records of work and occupations. Also featured are sites that give information about archives, blogs and forums, social networking and sharing research. The internet can be an overwhelming place for the genealogist. Jonathan Scott's book provides readers with online shortcuts, tips for getting the best from well-known websites, plus the details of all kinds of lesser-known and hard-to-find sources."--Publisher description.

Kingdom of lies : unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime

June 13, 2019
Fazzini, Kate, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
xiii, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical (pages [223]-225) and index.
"The crime you'll never see coming. The people you'll never forget. Cyber-security-professional-turned-journalist Kate Fazzini takes you into the room with the hackers, thieves, con artists, and heroes who are making history in the shadows."--Dust jacket.

Evil by design : interaction design to lead us into temptation

June 11, 2019
Nodder, Chris.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley, ©2013.
xv, 303 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Pride. Misplaced pride causes cognitive dissonance ; Social proof : Using messages from friends to make it personal and emotional ; Closure : The appeal of completeness and desire for order ; Manipulating pride to change beliefs -- Sloth. Desire lines : From A to B with as few barriers as possible ; Reduced options and smart defaults smooth the decision process ; Sloth : Is it worth the effort? -- Gluttony. Deserving our rewards ; Escalating commitment : foot-in-the-door, door-in-the-face ; Invoking gluttony with scarcity and loss aversion ; Self-control : Gluttony's nemesis -- Anger. Avoiding anger ; Embracing anger ; Using anger safely in your products -- Envy. Manufacturing envy through desire and aspiration ; Status envy : demonstrating achievement and importance ; Manufacturing and maintaining envy in your products -- Lust. Creating lust : Using emotion to shape behavior ; Controlling lust : Using desire to get a commitment ; Lustful behavior -- Greed. Learning from casinos : Luck, probability, and partial reinforcement schedules ; Anchoring and arbitrary coherence ; Feeling greedy? -- Evil by Design. Should you feel bad about deception? ; Should you feel bad about using the principles in this book? ; Be purposefully persuasive -- The Persuasive Patterns Game.
Melds psychology, marketing, and the art of design to explain why we're susceptible to certain persuasive techniques and designs. Discover how we're wired for certain sales techniques, why we fall for them, and learn online design techniques you can use for good or evil. Explores more than sixty persuasive online design patterns and shows you how to replicate the same techniques on your own site. Groups chapters by the seven deadly sins.

Core Java. Volume II, Advanced features

June 4, 2019
Horstmann, Cay S., 1959- author.
©2019
xxii, 933 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Streams -- Input and output -- XML -- Networking -- Database programming -- The date and time API -- Internationalization -- Scripting, compiling, and annotation processing -- The Java platform module system -- Security -- Advanced swing and graphics -- Native methods.
"Core Java" is the leading no-nonsense tutorial and reference for experienced programmers who want to write robust Java code for real-world applications. Now, "Core Java, volume II, advanced features, eleventh edition" has been revised to reflect Java II, with complete coverage of advanced UI and enterprise programming, networking, security, and Java's powerful new module system.

GitHub

June 4, 2019
Guthals, Sarah, author.
©2019
343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SecuritySessions; Blocked users; Repositories; Organizations; Saved replies; Applications; Developer settings; Discovering Helpful Resources; Chapter 2 Setting Up Your Collaborative Coding Environment; Exploring GitHub.com; Understanding Your Profile; Getting to Know GitHub Desktop; Setting up GitHub Desktop; Introducing Atom; Part 2 Starting Your First Solo Project; Chapter 3 Introducing GitHub Repositories; Setting Up a Repository; Exploring Your Repository; Top information; Tabs; Code tab; Modifying README.md; Merging a Pull Request; Using Issues and Project Boards

Excel VBA in easy steps

May 31, 2019
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom : In Easy Steps, [2019]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Cult of the Dead Cow : how the original hacking supergroup might just save the world

May 31, 2019
Menn, Joseph, author.
New York : Public Affairs, 2019.
x, 251 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
The players -- An evening in San Francisco -- Texas T-files -- The cons -- Underground Boston -- Back orifice -- One million dollars and a monster truck -- Oxblood -- Much @stake -- Tor and Citizen Lab -- Jake -- Mixter, Muench, and Phineas -- Mudge and Dildog -- The congressman and the trolls -- Epilogue.
The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.

The creativity code : art and innovation in the age of AI

May 29, 2019
Du Sautoy, Marcus, author.
©2019
312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2019 as The Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint and Think by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, London. First U.S. edition published by Harvard University Press, 2019"--Title page verso.
The Lovelace Test -- Three types of creativity -- Ready steady go -- Algorithms, the secret to modern life -- From top-down to bottom-up -- Algorithmic evolution -- Painting by numbers -- Learning from the masters -- The art of mathematics -- The mathematician's telescope -- Music: the process of sounding mathematics -- The song-writing formula -- Deepmathematics -- Language games -- Let AI tell you a story -- Why we create: a meeting of minds.
Most books on AI focus on the future of work. But now that algorithms can learn and adapt, does the future of creativity also belong to well-programmed machines? To answer this question, Marcus du Sautoy takes us to the forefront of creative new technologies and offers a more positive and unexpected vision of our future cohabitation with machines.-- Provided by publisher.

Data science from scratch : first principles with Python

May 24, 2019
Grus, Joel (Software engineer), author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2019.
xvii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- A crash course in Python -- Visualizing data -- Linear algebra -- Statistics -- Probability -- Hypothesis and inference -- Gradient descent -- Getting data -- Working with data -- Machine learning -- k-Nearest neighbors -- Naive bayes -- Simple linear regression -- Multiple regression -- Logistic regression -- Decision trees -- Neural networks -- Deep learning -- Clustering -- Natural language processing -- Network analysis -- Recommender systems -- Databases and SQL -- MapReduce -- Data ethics -- Go forth and do data science.

Starting an online business all-in-one for dummies.

May 17, 2019
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2006-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Vols. for <2012-2017> written by Shannon Belew and Joel Elad.
"11 books in 1"--Cover.
Eleven minibooks comprising nearly 800 pages offer would-be online entrepreneurs all the information they need to launch an e-business and succeed in today's marketplace. Unlike competing guides, this book explains how to redesign a site, retool marketing strategies, and run a nonprofit site as well as offering in-depth coverage of how to secure a site and move from retail to e-tail. Minibooks cover online business basics, legal and accounting matters, Web site design, operational issues once a business is up and running, Internet security, how to boost sales, taking a brick-and-mortar business online, storefront selling at eBay and elsewhere, fundraising at a nonprofit site, running a niche e-business, and advanced e-commerce techniques and strategies.

Python all-in-one

May 10, 2019
Shovic, John C., author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
xvi, 683 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"7 books in one!"--Cover.
Getting started with Python -- Understanding Python building blocks -- Working with Python libraries -- Using artificial intelligences in Python -- Doing data science with Python -- Talking to hardware with Python -- Building robots with Python.

Microsoft SharePoint

May 10, 2019
Withee, Rosemarie, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
xiii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Getting started with SharePoint 2016. Getting to know SharePoint ; Introducing SharePoint in Office 365 ; Wrangling SharePoint functionality -- Part 2: Diving headfirst into SharePoint. Discovering SharePoint in your pocket ; Understanding SharePoint sites and Hub sites ; Working with web pages and web parts ; Adding content to SharePoint ; Discovering SharePoint in Microsoft Teams ; Working with SharePoint from Microsoft Office ; Getting social -- Part 3: Customizing SharePoint. Customizing SharePoint with apps ; Taking control of your profile and content ; Organizing and viewing content ; Creating workflows with Microsoft Flow ; Getting answers with Microsoft Forms -- Part 4: Becoming a SharePoint administrator. Building business apps with PowerApps ; Realizing you are a SharePoint administrator ; Configuring site navigation ; Creating a client or partner portal ; Securing SharePoint -- Part 5: Managing enterprise content. Managing content and the content lifecycle ; Finding what you need with Search ; Integrating with Power BI -- Part 6: The part of tens. Ten hot SharePoint 2019 topics ; Ten ways to maintain control with Governance ; Ten ways to become a SharePoint server guru.
All you need to know about SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2019.

Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC for photographers

May 6, 2019
Concepcion, Rafael, author.
©2019
x, 336 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Learn Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC from the ground up, and develop your specific workflow for making great images. Start by importing and organizing your images into collections that make sense for you. Develop your pictures to make the most out of every pixel. Learn how Photoshop can take your vision further by using tools that enhance your work in Lightroom. Finally, you'll learn how Lightroom and Photoshop work hand in hand to give you the most powerful creative tools for your digital photography. The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop. Classroom in a Book, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, from sorting your photos and adjusting tone and color to creating an HDR panorama and turning your photo into an oil painting. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book (lesson files also provided on DVD-ROM with the print edition of the book) ; Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe. What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom CC software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Benchmarking the user experience : a practical guide to benchmarking websites, software, and product experiences

May 6, 2019
Sauro, Jeff, author.
©2018
xiii, 320 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"This is a practical book about how to measure the user experience of websites, software, mobile apps, products, or just anything people use. This book is for UX researchers, designers, product owners, or anyone that has a vested interest in improving experience of websites and products"--Introduction.

Becoming an ethical hacker

May 2, 2019
Rivlin, Gary, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
180 pages : 19 cm
"It's impossible to ignore the critical role cybersecurity plays within our society, politics, and the global order. In Becoming an Ethical Hacker, investigative reporter Gary Rivlin offers an easy-to-digest primer on what white hat hacking is, how it began, and where it's going, while providing vivid case studies illustrating how to become one of these zwhite hatsy who specializes in ensuring the security of an organization's information systems. He shows how companies pay these specialists to break into their protected systems and networks to test and assess their security. Readers will learn how these white hats use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can detect and exploit them. Weaving practical how-to advice with inspiring case studies, Rivlin provides concrete, practical steps anyone can take to pursue a career in the growing field of cybersecurity."--Amazon.

Blockchain

April 24, 2019
Laurence, Tiana, author.
©2019
xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with blockchain. Introducing blockchain ; Picking a blockchain ; getting your hands on blockchain -- Developing your knowledge. Beholding the Bitcoin blockchain ; Encountering the Ethereum blockchain ; Riding the Waves blockchain ; Finding the Factom blockchain ; Examining the EOS blockchain -- Powerful blockchain platforms. Getting your hands on Hyperledger ; Applying Microsoft Azure ; Getting busy on IBM Bluemix -- Industry impacts. Financial technology ; Real estate ; Insurance ; Government ; Other industries -- The part of tens. Ten (or so) free blockchain resources ; The ten rules to never break on the blockchain ; Ten top blockchain projects.
"Blockchain is the techno-magic that enables cryptocurrencies and impacts the worlds of finance, insurance, supply chain management, and others. But you don't need to be a programmer or financial wizard to understand blockchain; you just need this book! It explains blockchain basics, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies, with real-world examples showing how blockchains functions and where they ad value. Learn how to interact with a blockchain, tour key blockchains, see how they disrupt huge industries, and much more." -- Back cover.

Microsoft Excel 2019 formulas and functions

April 22, 2019
McFedries, Paul, author.
©2019
xxvi, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Mastering Excel formulas. Building basic formulas ; Creating advanced formulas ; Troubleshooting formulas -- Harnessing the power of functions. Understanding functions ; Working with text functions ; Working with logical and information functions ; Working with lookup functions ; Working with date and time functions ; Working with math functions -- Building business formulas. Implementing basic business formulas ; Building descriptive statistical formulas ; Building inferential statistical formulas ; Applying regression to track trends and make forecasts ; Building loan formulas ; Working with investment formulas ; Building discout formulas -- Building business models. Analyzing data with tables ; Analyzing data with PivotTables ; Using Excel's business modeling tools ; Solving complex problems with Solver.
"Expert Paul McFedries helps you master key Excel 2019 and Office 365 tools for building more powerful spreadsheets. Use Excel 2019 and Office 365 core features to build spreadsheets that solve business problems and deliver reliable answers. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Paul McFedries helps you make the most of formulas and functions, including the latest improvements to arrays, formula error handling, and statistics. McFedries's step-by-step projects walk you through handling key tasks, from building timesheets to projecting cash flow and aging receivables. His practical examples and clear instructions demystify intermediate- to advanced-level formula construction, and help you leverage Excel's most useful functions in your everyday work. Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier! By reading this book, you will: Improve business analyses by adding intelligence and knowledge to your models; Replace cumbersome formulas with convenient predefined functions; Radically simplify complex calculations with Office 365's new dynamic arrays; Use conditional formatting to reveal anomalies, problems, or opportunities; Calculate loan payments, interest costs, terms, and amortization schedules; Project the future value of investments, and plan to achieve investment goals; Master essential discounting and cash-flow analysis tools, including net present value and internal rate of return; Sort, filter, and analyze tabular data, from customers to inventory; Easily analyze huge data sets with PivotTable calculations. About This Book: For everyone who wants to get more done with Microsoft Excel in less time; For business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data."--ONIX annotation.

WordPress all-in-one

April 16, 2019
Sabin-Wilson, Lisa, author.
©2019
xviii, 828 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2017.
Includes index.
WordPress basics -- Setting up the WordPress software -- Exploring the WordPress dashboard -- Publishing your site with WordPress -- Examining SEO and social Media -- Customizing the look of your site -- Using and developing plugins -- Running multiple sites with WordPress.
"WordPress 5.0 has amazing new tools to help you take your site to the next level. Everything you need for a successful and satisfying experience with WordPress is in one of these handy, self-contained minibooks. Set up your account, choose a theme and host, manage content with Gutenberg, keep your site secure, explore SEO, and so much more!,"--page [4] of cover.

Excel 2019 : in easy steps

April 12, 2019
Price, Michael, 1942- author.
Warwickshire : In Easy Steps Limited, [2019].
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Excel 2019 in easy steps will help you get to grips with the latest version of this popular spreadsheet application. Areas covered include: Creating, editing and manipulating worksheets Formulas, Functions and Pivot Tables Handy templates to give you a head start Macros for everyday tasks to save time Charts to get an overview of your data Linking workbooks for automatic updates Using the Excel Online app to share and collaborate on spreadsheets and workbooks Adding images and illustrations to your spreadsheet to impress your colleagues!"--Publisher's description.

Microsoft 365 Business for admins

April 8, 2019
Reed, Jennifer, author.
©2019
x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Part 1: Transforming the small business -- Part 2: Implementing Microsoft 365 -- Part 3: Driving productivity and collaboration -- Part 4: Building a culture of security -- Part 5: Managing mobile devices and apps -- Part 6: Administering the service -- Part 7: The part of tens.
"[G]ain an understanding of Microsoft 365 Business, a complete integrated solution for business productivity and security powered by Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 [Business]"--Page 4 of cover.

Gaming technology : blurring real and virtual worlds

April 2, 2019
Rotolo, Anthony J., author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2019]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Creating virtual worlds -- What is the history of gaming technology -- How does gaming technology create interactive experiences -- How has gaming technology become mobile -- What is the future of gaming technology.
"Gaming Technology: Blurring Real and Virtual Worlds examines the history of gaming technology, explores how today's cutting-edge games work, and discusses the future advances of technology"-- Provided by publisher.

Talk to me : how voice computing will transform the way we live, work, and think

March 27, 2019
Vlahos, James, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
xvi, 320 pages ; 24 cm
"The Next Big Thing in tech--the impending revolution in voice recognition--and shows how it will upend Silicon Valley and transform how we use computers, the Web, and much more."--Provided by publisher.

Coders : the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world

March 26, 2019
Thompson, Clive, 1968- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
436 pages ; 24 cm
The software update that changed reality -- The four waves of coders -- Constant frustration and bursts of joy -- Among the INTJs -- The cult of efficiency -- 10x, rock stars, and the myth of meritocracy -- The ENIAC girls vanish -- Hackers, crackers, and freedom fighters -- Cucumbers, Skynet, and rise of the AI -- Scale, trolls, and big tech -- Blue-collar coding.
"From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers - where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause"-- Provided by publisher.

Gray day : my undercover mission to expose America's first cyber spy

March 22, 2019
O'Neill, Eric, author.
©2019
viii, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Tipping points -- The tyranny of secrets -- Lay down your sword -- Mousetrap -- The weakest link -- The worst possible place -- Trust but verify -- Diligence is the mother of good luck -- Truth is a splendid wild stallion -- Straight lines -- Punch in the mouth -- Open your eyes -- Jersey walls and airplanes -- The art of thievery -- A flaw in the system -- Not a bear -- In the middle -- Making a spy -- Have faith -- Break the routine -- Out on a limb -- The worst offense is defense -- Shenanigans -- Smoking gun -- Understanding -- The future is yesterday -- There are no hackers, only spies -- Up all night.
"A cybersecurity expert and former FBI "ghost" tells the thrilling story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen, the first Russian cyber spy. Eric O'Neill was only twenty-six when he was tapped for the case of a lifetime: a one-on-one undercover investigation of the FBI's top target, a man suspected of spying for the Russians for nearly two decades, giving up nuclear secrets, compromising intelligence, and betraying US assets. With zero training in face-to-face investigation, Eric found himself in a windowless, high-security office in the newly formed Information Assurance Section, tasked officially with helping the FBI secure its outdated computer system against hackers and spies--and unofficially with collecting evidence against his new boss, Robert Hanssen, an exacting and rage-prone veteran agent with a disturbing fondness for handguns. In the months that follow, Eric's self-esteem and young marriage unravel under the pressure of life in Room 9930, and he questions the very purpose of his mission. But as Hanssen outmaneuvers an intelligence community struggling to keep up with the new reality of cybersecurity, he also teaches Eric the game of spycraft. Eric will just have to learn to outplay his teacher if he wants to win. A tension-packed stew of power, paranoia, and psychological manipulation, Gray Day is also a cautionary tale of how the United States allowed Russia to become dominant in cyberespionage--and how we might begin to catch up"-- Provided by publisher.

A human's guide to machine intelligence : how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can stay in control

March 8, 2019
Hosanagar, Kartik, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2019]
262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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