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If you want to gain more control over your social networking activities with Google+, this jargon-free guide helps you quickly master the ins and outs of the site. Learn how to organize your contacts, hold video chats with as many as ten people, and determine exactly who may learn what about you. With this book, you'll navigate Google+ with ease. The important stuff you need to know Massage your profile. Control what the public, specific groups, or certain individuals can see about you. Move in the right circles. Assign folks to different groups and share the right stuff with the right people. Jump into streams. Get all the updates, pictures, and links from people you know. Host hangouts. Organize and attend group video chats. View and share photos. Make them available to whomever you like--whether or not they're Google+ members. Get notifications. Monitor what others do (and share about you) on Google+. Go mobile. Use Google+ on your Android, iPhone, or mobile web browser.
<p>Even as data is turning the world upside down, the next revolution is taking shape: realtime data analysis. Data tools like Hadoop are batch-oriented; they're good at taking a set of data, analyzing it, and giving you the result later. But these tools are not particularly good at handling streaming data: data that is constantly arriving, and results that are changing as fast as the data arrives. Storm is a new tool that solves that problem. This book gets you started with it.</p>
Scrooge was a miser. His money was his life. Then, one Christmas Eve, Scrooge received a trio of visitors who showed him not only the true meaning of Christmas, but the true meaning of life as well. Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is one of the most beloved Christmas stories in history and continues to captivate generation after generation. Carefully adapted by Stephen Krensky and elegantly illustrated by Dean Morrissey, this new edition will certainly become a classic in its own right.
<p>Whether you develop web applications or mobile apps, the OAuth 2.0 protocol will save a lot of headaches. This concise introduction shows you how OAuth provides a single authorization technology across numerous APIs on the Web, so you can securely access users’ data—such as user profiles, photos, videos, and contact lists—to improve their experience of your application.</p>
Unlock the potential of Samsung's outstanding smartphone with this fully illustrated, jargon-free guide from technology guru Preston Gralla. You'll quickly learn how to shoot high-res photos and HD video, keep your schedule, stay in touch, and enjoy your favorite media. Every page is packed with illustrations and valuable advice to help you get the most from the smartest phone in town. The important stuff you need to know: Get dialed in. Learn your way around the Galaxy S4's calling and texting features. Go online. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps with Galaxy S4's 4G LTE network (or create your own hotspot). Master your media. Shoot and share pictures and video, organize and play your music library--and send it wirelessly to your TV or stereo. Be entertained now. Start watching movies and TV shows while they're still loading. Explore the world. Get news and weather, find a location, and navigate by GPS. Check your schedule. Use the convenient calendar app, and sync it with your Google and Outlook calendars.
<p>You don’t have to be a techie to use FileMaker Pro 12, but you do need to know what you’re doing. With this crystal-clear guide, you’ll learn how to create a powerful database that lets you do almost anything with your data. Whether you’re running a business, printing a catalog, or planning a wedding, you’ll learn how to customize your database and put it to work.</p>
<p>The <i>Extreme Programming Pocket Guide</i> covers XP assumptions, principles, events, artifacts, roles, and resources, and more. It concisely explains the relationships between the XP practices. If you want to adopt XP in stages, the <i>Extreme Programming Pocket Guide</i> will help you choose what to apply and when. Concise and easy to use, this handy pocket guide to XP is a must-have quick reference for anyone implementing a test-driven development environment. </p>
Dive into SQLAlchemy, the popular, open-source code library that helps Python programmers work with relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL, PostgresSQL, and SQLite. Using real-world examples, this practical guide shows you how to build a simple database application with SQLAlchemy, and how to connect to multiple databases simultaneously with the same metadata.SQL is a powerful language for querying and manipulating data, but it's tough to integrate it with your application. SQLAlchemy helps you map Python objects to database tables without substantially changing your existing Python code. If you're an intermediate Python developer with knowledge of basic SQL syntax and relational theory, this book serves as both a learning tool and a handy reference.Essential SQLAlchemy includes several sections:SQLAlchemy Core: Provide database services to your applications in a Pythonic way with the SQL Expression LanguageSQLAlchemy ORM: Use the object relational mapper to bind database schema and operations to data objects in your applicationAlembic: Use this lightweight database migration tool to handle changes to the database as your application evolvesCookbook: Learn how to use SQLAlchemy with web frameworks like Flask and libraries like SQLAcodegen
Is your organization rapidly accumulating more information than you know how to manage? This book helps you create an enterprise search solution based on more than just technology. Author Martin White shows you how to plan and implement a managed search environment that meets the needs of your business and your employees. Learn why it's vital to have a dedicated staff manage your search technology and support your users. In one survey, 93% of executives said their organization is losing revenue because they're not fully able to use the information they collect. With this book, business managers, IT managers, and information professionals can maximize the value of corporate information and data assets. Use 12 critical factors to gauge your organization's search needs Learn how to make a business case for search Research your user requirements and evaluate your current search solution Create a support team with technical skills and organizational knowledge to manage your solution Set quality guidelines for organizational content and metadata Get an overview of open source and commercial search technology Choose an application based on your requirements, not for its features Make mobile and location-independent search part of your solution
Effective awk Programming,3rd Edition, focuses entirely on awk, exploring it in the greatest depth of the three awk titles we carry. It's an excellent companion piece to the more broadly focused second edition. This book provides complete coverage of the gawk 3.1 language as well as the most up-to-date coverage of the POSIX standard for awk available anywhere. Author Arnold Robbins clearly distinguishes standard awk features from GNU awk (gawk)-specific features, shines light into many of the "dark corners" of the language (areas to watch out for when programming), and devotes two full chapters to example programs. A brand new chapter is devoted to TCP/IP networking with gawk. He includes a summary of how the awk language evolved. The book also covers: Internationalization of gawk Interfacing to i18n at the awk level Two-way pipes TCP/IP networking via the two-way pipe interface The new PROCINFO array, which provides information about running gawk Profiling and pretty-printing awk programs In addition to covering the awk language, this book serves as the official "User's Guide" for the GNU implementation of awk (gawk), describing in an integrated fashion the extensions available to the System V Release 4 version of awk that are also available in gawk. As the official gawk User's Guide, this book will also be available electronically, and can be freely copied and distributed under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's Free Documentation License (FDL). A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Free Software Foundation to support further development of free and open source software. The third edition of Effective awk Programming is a GNU Manual and is published by O'Reilly & Associates under the Free Software Foundation's Free Documentation License (FDL). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to the Free Software Foundation to further development of GNU software. This book is also available in electronic form; you have the freedom to modify this GNU Manual, like GNU software. Copies published by the Free Software Foundation raise funds for GNU development.
Dreamweaver CC comes packed with features and a new, online-only home, but it still doesn't include a printed guide to working in the cloud or tapping the program's amazing features. That's where this Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations and hands-on tutorials, you'll learn how to create every kind of website, from single-purpose static sites to interactive, multimedia-driven web dynamos. The important stuff you need to know: Soar in the cloud. Get features like dynamic software updates and foolproof file collaboration. Get clicking with HTML5. Insert new audio/video tags and more, using convenient one-click menu options. Improve your form. Quickly add HTML5 form elements like email addresses, web URLs, dates, and search fields. Design in style. Build beautiful pages with ease, using Dreamweaver's revamped CSS creation and editing tools. Enrich your characters. Get scores of new type choices with free Adobe-hosted Edge Web Fonts. Design once, and for all. Use improved fluid-grid layout features to create a responsive design that works across many devices. Build pages that pop. Use the wildly popular jQuery library and its user-interface toolkit, jQuery UI.
From the creators of Yahoo!'s Design Pattern Library, Designing Social Interfaces provides you with more than 100 patterns, principles, and best practices, along with salient advice for many of the common challenges you'll face when starting a social website. Designing sites that foster user interaction and community-building is a valuable skill for web developers and designers today, but it's not that easy to understand the nuances of the social web. Now you have help. Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone share hard-won insights into what works, what doesn't, and why. You'll learn how to balance opposing factions and grow healthy online communities by co-creating them with your users. Understand the overarching principles you need to consider for every website you create Learn basic design patterns for adding social components to an existing site Rein in misbehaving users on an active community site Build a social experience around a product or service and invite people to join Develop a social utility without having to build an entirely new infrastructure Enable users of your site's content to interact with one another Offer your members the opportunity to connect in the real world Learn to recognize and avoid antipatterns: emergent bad practices in the social network and social media space
Now that consumer purchases with mobile phones are on the rise, how do you design a payment app that's safe, easy to use, and compelling? With this practical book, interaction and product designer Skip Allums provides UX best practices and recommendations to help you create familiar, friendly, and trustworthy experiences.Consumers want mobile transactions to be as fast and reliable as cash or bank cards. This book shows designers, developers, and product managers--from startups to financial institutions--how to design mobile payments that not only safeguard identity and financial data, but also provide value-added features that exceed customer expectations.Learn about the major mobile payment frameworks: NFC, cloud, and closed loopExamine the pros and cons of Google Wallet, Isis, Square, PayPal, and other payment appsProvide walkthroughs, demos, and easy registration to quickly gain a new user's trustDesign efficient point-of-sale interactions, using NFC, QR, barcodes, or geolocationAdd peripheral services such as points, coupons and offers, and money management
<p>As we move into an era of unprecedented volumes of data and computing power, the benefits aren't for business alone. Data can help citizens access government, hold it accountable and build new services to help themselves. <br/><br/>\nSimply making data available is not sufficient. The use of data for the public good is being driven by a distributed community of media, nonprofits, academics and civic advocates.<br/><br/>\nThis report from O'Reilly Radar highlights the principles of data in the public good, and surveys areas where data is already being used to great effect.</p>
If you are ready to dive into the MapReduce framework for processing large datasets, this practical book takes you step by step through the algorithms and tools you need to build distributed MapReduce applications with Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark. Each chapter provides a recipe for solving a massive computational problem, such as building a recommendation system. You'll learn how to implement the appropriate MapReduce solution with code that you can use in your projects.Dr. Mahmoud Parsian covers basic design patterns, optimization techniques, and data mining and machine learning solutions for problems in bioinformatics, genomics, statistics, and social network analysis. This book also includes an overview of MapReduce, Hadoop, and Spark.Topics include:Market basket analysis for a large set of transactionsData mining algorithms (K-means, KNN, and Naive Bayes)Using huge genomic data to sequence DNA and RNANaive Bayes theorem and Markov chains for data and market predictionRecommendation algorithms and pairwise document similarityLinear regression, Cox regression, and Pearson correlationAllelic frequency and mining DNASocial network analysis (recommendation systems, counting triangles, sentiment analysis)
Take advantage of Chef's highly customizable design to tackle specific automation issues that you can't solve by simply using Chef's tools, resources, and services out of the box. With this practical guide, you'll examine the internal structure of this configuration management technology and learn where, how, and why to add custom code.Author Jon Cowie not only provides code snippets and practical advice for customizing Chef, but also helps you determine case by case whether it's in your best interests to customize at all. If you have intermediate-to-advanced Chef experience, this book is indispensable.Explore Chef's typical setups and why you'd want to customize themLearn the Ruby concepts needed to write customizationsCustomize the Chef run process and explore Chef's internal classesGain more insight into your Chef runs through handlers and Chef's event streamLevel up your Chef recipes by writing your own resources and providersCreate and extend plugins for Knife--Chef's command-line toolInteract with the Chef API to write scripts and reportsLearn how to contribute customizations to the Chef community
What do you need to become a data-driven organization? Far more than having big data or a crack team of unicorn data scientists, it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. This practical book shows you how true data-drivenness involves processes that require genuine buy-in across your company, from analysts and management to the C-Suite and the board.Through interviews and examples from data scientists and analytics leaders in a variety of industries, author Carl Anderson explains the analytics value chain you need to adopt when building predictive business models--from data collection and analysis to the insights and leadership that drive concrete actions. You'll learn what works and what doesn't, and why creating a data-driven culture throughout your organization is essential.Start from the bottom up: learn how to collect the right data the right wayHire analysts with the right skills, and organize them into teamsExamine statistical and visualization tools, and fact-based story-telling methodsCollect and analyze data while respecting privacy and ethicsUnderstand how analysts and their managers can help spur a data-driven cultureLearn the importance of data leadership and C-level positions such as chief data officer and chief analytics officer
Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish? More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes -- from the sweet (a "mean" chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo). This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking, even if you don't consider yourself a geek. Initialize your kitchen and calibrate your tools Learn about the important reactions in cooking, such as protein denaturation, Maillard reactions, and caramelization, and how they impact the foods we cook Play with your food using hydrocolloids and sous vide cooking Gain firsthand insights from interviews with researchers, food scientists, knife experts, chefs, writers, and more, including author Harold McGee, TV personality Adam Savage, chemist Hervé This, and xkcd "My own session with the book made me feel a lot more confident in my cooking." --Monica Racic,The New Yorker "I LOVE this book. It's inspiring, invigorating, and damned fun to spend time inside the mind of 'big picture' cooking. I'm Hungry!" --Adam Savage, co-host of Discovery Channel's MythBusters "In his enchanting, funny, and informative book, Cooking for Geeks (O'Reilly), Jeff Potter tells us why things work in the kitchen and why they don't." -- Barbara Hanson, NewYork Daily News
Imagine what you could do if scalability wasn't a problem. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how the Cassandra database management system handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers. This expanded second edition--updated for Cassandra 3.0--provides the technical details and practical examples you need to put this database to work in a production environment.Authors Jeff Carpenter and Eben Hewitt demonstrate the advantages of Cassandra's non-relational design, with special attention to data modeling. If you're a developer, DBA, or application architect looking to solve a database scaling issue or future-proof your application, this guide helps you harness Cassandra's speed and flexibility.Understand Cassandra's distributed and decentralized structureUse the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) and cqlsh--the CQL shellCreate a working data model and compare it with an equivalent relational modelDevelop sample applications using client drivers for languages including Java, Python, and Node.jsExplore cluster topology and learn how nodes exchange dataMaintain a high level of performance in your clusterDeploy Cassandra on site, in the Cloud, or with DockerIntegrate Cassandra with Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Solr, and Lucene
Working with data and databases in C# certainly can be daunting if you're coming from VB6, VBA, or Access. With this hands-on guide, you'll shorten the learning curve considerably as you master accessing, adding, updating, and deleting data with C#--basic skills you need if you intend to program with this language. No previous knowledge of C# is necessary. By following the examples in this book, you'll learn how to tackle several database tasks in C#, such as working with SQL Server, building data entry forms, and using data in a web service. The book's code samples will help you get started on your own projects. Create a Windows Forms application with a datagrid Connect to multiple data sources, including Access and SQL Server Add, edit, and update data in a database you choose and design Enable users to choose their data source at runtime Learn the roles of DataTable, DataView, BindingSource, Filters, and other objects Understand where variables are declared and how they impact the code Build a simple web service that connects to a database
Cascading Style Sheets can turn humdrum websites into highly-functional, professional-looking destinations, but many designers merely treat CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's appearance. You can tap into the real power of this tool with CSS: The Missing Manual. This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining, this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute pro techniques. You'll learn how to: Create HTML that's simpler, uses less code, is search-engine friendly, and works well with CSS Style text by changing fonts, colors, font sizes, and adding borders Turn simple HTML links into complex and attractive navigation bars -- complete with rollover effects Create effective photo galleries and special effects, including drop shadows Get up to speed on CSS 3 properties that work in the latest browser versions Build complex layouts using CSS, including multi-column designs Style web pages for printing With CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, you'll find all-new online tutorial pages, expanded CSS 3 coverage, and broad support for Firebox, Safari, and other major web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8. Learn how to use CSS effectively to build new websites, or refurbish old sites that are due for an upgrade.
In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
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