New Arrivals · Computers & Software

August 14, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Microsoft Project 2019 step by step

August 13, 2019
Lewis, Cindy S., author.
xxiv, 568 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Get started with Microsoft Project -- Simple scheduling basics -- Advanced scheduling techniques -- In-depth and special subjects -- Appendixes.

3D printing for artists, designers and makers

August 8, 2019
Hoskins, Steve author.
166 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Preface -- Introduction -- The history of 3D printing in relation to the visual arts -- An overview of current 3D printing technologies, what each offers and how they might develop in the future -- Crafts and craftspeople -- The fine arts -- Design and designers: case studies from contemporary designers -- Hackspaces, fablabs, makerspaces, arts research: the collaborative and more public face of 3D printing and its future in the arts -- Fashion and animation -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Index.
"Traces how artists and designers continue to adapt and incorporate 3D printing technology into their work and explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology. Covering a broad range of applied art practice - from fine art to furniture-design and film-making - Stephen Hoskins introduces some of this groundbreaking research from the Center for Fine Print Research along with an updated history of 3D print technology, a new chapter on fashion and animation, and new cases studies featuring artists working with metal, plastic, ceramic and other materials. A fascinating investigation into how the applied arts continue to adapt to new technologies and a forecast of what developments we might expect in the future."--Page 4 of cover.

Help your kids with computer coding: a unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games

August 5, 2019
Vorderman, Carol, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
From coding basics to fun projects, this guide will inspire children to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to build games and animations using two different programming languages--Scratch 3.0 and Python.

Coding your own website : a really useful guide to basic programming

July 29, 2019
96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Created by Basher with theCoderSchool"--Cover.
The internet -- Online safety -- Website tools -- HTML -- CSS -- JavaScript -- Dynamic server -- Coding a website app.
Imagine the world of website coding as a place packed with colorful characters. Let them describe how the internet works. Find out the big names in coding, and follow simple steps to create your own website app. Code your own website: Tours the internet and introduces major components, from URL and domain to browser and router. Looks closely at online safety, and helps spot the good guys...and the bad ones. Introduces the three big coding languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Shows you how to code your own website app.

The professional product owner : leveraging Scrum as a competitive advantage

July 25, 2019
McGreal, Don, author.
xxiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Promotional MVP -- Mining MVP -- Landing Page MVP -- Wizard of Oz MVP -- Single-Feature MVP -- Pivot or Persevere -- Quiz Review -- ch. 5 Empiricism -- Quiz -- It's a Complex Problem -- Certainty Quiz -- Visualizing Complexity -- Cynefin -- Obvious -- Complicated -- Complex -- Chaos -- Putting It All Together -- Types of Complexity -- Managing Risk -- Quiz Review -- ch. 6 Scrum -- Quiz -- Why a Framework? -- The Pillars of Scrum -- Transparency -- Inspection -- Adaptation -- Scrum Roles -- Product Owner -- Development Team -- Scrum Master -- Others -- Scrum Artifacts -- Product Backlog -- Sprint Backlog -- Increment -- Others -- Scrum Events -- Sprint -- Sprint Planning -- Daily Scrum -- Sprint Review -- Sprint Retrospective -- Other -- Iterative and Incremental -- Agile Manifesto for Software Development -- Quiz Review -- ch. 7 Product Backlog Management -- Quiz -- What Is a Requirement? -- Product Backlog -- User Stories

The art of Tekken : a complete visual history

July 22, 2019
Hull, Jerald, author.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
In the heydey of fighting games, Namco released Tekken and redefined the genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade. Follow the series history as told by the Bandai Namco developers who made it a phenomenon on its way to becoming the best-selling fighting game series of all time. Featuring hundreds of images and rare sketches from every core title in the franchise, it's a complete visual retrospective of one of gaming's most indispensable series.

Data science strategy for dummies

July 19, 2019
Jägare, Ulrika, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
332 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index
"Over half of all businesses are using data science to generate insights and value from big data. How are they doing it? Data Science Strategy For Dummies answers all your questions about how to build a data science capability from scratch, starting with the "what" and the "why" of data science and covering what it takes to lead and nurture a top-notch team of data scientists."

The fifth domain : defending our country, our companies, and ourselves in the age of cyber threats

July 16, 2019
Clarke, Richard A. (Richard Alan), 1951- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
344 pages ; 25 cm
Presents an urgent assessment of how governments, businesses, and everyday citizens can counter and prevent attacks by criminal hackers determined to create a digital war zone.

QuickBooks online for dummies

July 12, 2019
Marmel, Elaine J., author.
xi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Part 1: Getting started with QBO and QBOA -- Introducing QBO and QBOA -- Embracing the QBO/QBOA format -- Part 2: Managing the books for the end user -- Creating a client company in QBO -- Managing list information -- Dealing with the outflow of money -- Managing the inflow of money -- Working in registers -- Handling bank and credit card transactions -- Paying employees and contractors -- How's the business doing? -- Part 3: Managing the books for the accountant -- Setting up shop in QBOA -- Adding companies to the QBOA client list -- Exploring a client's company from QBOA -- Working in a client's company -- Using accountant tools -- Part 4: The part of tens -- Almost ten things about the Chrome browser interface -- Ten or so ways to use Chrome effectively -- Appendix A: QBO, QuickBooks desktop, and data conversion.
"Searching for a cloud-based solution for your small business' accounting needs? Master the fundamentals of QuickBooks Online -- the world's mos popular software for fast and easy mobile accounting! QuickBooks Online makes accounting not only downright tolerable but almost easy! From generating financial reports to simplifying tax preparation to tracking business finances, this book covers everything you need to make this popular accounting software work for you." -- Back cover.

Will AI replace us? : a primer for the 21st century

July 12, 2019
Fan, Shelly, author.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Over 160 illustrations."
The development of AI -- The capabilities of AI today -- Limitations and problems of AI today -- The future of AI -- Conclusion -- Further reading
The past sixty years have witnessed astonishing bursts of growth in the field of Artificial Intelligence - the science and computational technologies that teach machines to sense, learn, reason and take action. AI is already changing our lives, in ways that benefit health, productivity and entertainment. Are we on the threshold of an AI-dominated world, in which humans will no longer be necessary?

Windows 10 May 2019 update

July 11, 2019
Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media : O'Reilly Media, 2019.
xiv, 625 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Microsoft's latest Windows version, the May 2019 Update, is a juicy buffet of new features and refinements. What's still not included, though, is a single page of printed instructions. fortunately, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it all -- with authority, humor, and 500 illustrations." -- Back cover.

AutoCAD for dummies

July 9, 2019
Fane, Bill, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : For Dummies/John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
xiv, 528 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Learning made easy"--Cover.
From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with an understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You'll also benefit from the illustrations that mirror exactly what you'll see on your AutoCAD screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD's Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors.

The C++ programming language

July 3, 2019
Stroustrup, Bjarne.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, [2013]
xiv, 1347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introductory material: Notes to the reader ; A tour of C++ : the basics ; A tour of C++ : abstraction mechanisms ; A tour of C++ : containers and algorithms ; A tour of C++ : concurrency and utilities -- Basic facilities: Types and declarations ; Pointers, arrays, and references ; Structures, unions, and enumerations ; Statements ; Expressions ; Select operations ; Functions ; Exception handling ; Namespaces ; Source files and programs -- Abstraction mechanisms: Classes ; Construction, cleanup, copy, and move ; Overloading ; Special operators ; Derived classes ; Class hierarchies ; Run-time type information ; Templates ; Generic programming ; Specialization ; Instantiation ; Templates and hierarchies ; Metaprogramming ; A matrix design -- The standard library: Standard library summary ; STL containers ; STL algorithms ; STL iterators ; Memory and resources ; Utilities ; Strings ; Regular expressions ; I/O streams ; Locales ; Numerics ; Concurrency ; Threads and tasks ; The C standard library ; Compatibility.
A complete rewrite and update of the world's most trusted and widely-read book on C++ - by its legendary creator, Bjarne Stoustrup!

The AI delusion

July 2, 2019
Smith, Gary, 1945- author.
v, 249 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Intelligent or obedient? -- Doing without thinking -- Symbols without context -- Bad data -- Patterns in randomness --If you torture the data long enough -- The kitchen sink -- Old wine in new bottles --Take two aspirin -- Beat the market I -- Beat the market II -- We're watching you.
"The AI delusion demonstrates why we should not be intimidated into thinking that computers are infallible, that data-mining is knowledge discovery, or that black boxes should be trusted"--Back cover.

Refactoring : improving the design of existing code

July 2, 2019
Fowler, Martin, 1963- author.
Boston : Addison-Wesley, [2019]
xix, 418 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Refactoring : a first example -- Principles in refactoring -- Bad smells in code -- Building tests -- Introducing the catalog -- A first set of refactorings -- Encapsulation -- Moving features -- Organizing data -- Simplifying conditional logic -- Refactoring APIs -- Dealing with inheritance.
"For more than twenty years, experienced programmers worldwide have relied on Martin Fowler's Refactoring to improve the design of existing code and to enhance software maintainability, as well as to make existing code easier to understand. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully updated to reflect crucial changes in the programming landscape. Refactoring, Second Edition, features an updated catalog of refactorings and includes JavaScript code examples, as well as new functional examples that demonstrate refactoring without classes. Like the original, this edition explains what refactoring is; why you should refactor; how to recognize code that needs refactoring; and how to actually do it successfully, no matter what language you use. * Understand the process and general principles of refactoring * Quickly apply useful refactorings to make a program easier to comprehend and change * Recognize "bad smells" in code that signal opportunities to refactor * Explore the refactorings, each with explanations, motivation, mechanics, and simple examples * Build solid tests for your refactorings * Recognize tradeoffs and obstacles to refactoring. Includes free access to the canonical web edition, with even more refactoring resources."--Back cover.

Expert sniper strategies : an unofficial guide to Fortnite Battle Royale

June 27, 2019
Rich, Jason.
New York, NY : Sky Pony Press, [2019]
123 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
This all new, unofficial, illustrated guide series will turn you into a master Fortnite: Battle Royale gamer by uncovering all the best strategies and secrets of this wildly popular game.

A geek in Japan

June 19, 2019
García, Héctor, 1981- author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2019.
192 pages : illustrations (mostly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Family History web directory : the genealogical websites you can't do without

June 17, 2019
Scott, Jonathan (Freelance writer), author.
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.
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.


June 4, 2019
Guthals, Sarah, author.
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; 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; 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.
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.

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