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Getting Started Seed Beads

by Dustin Wedekind

Seed beads are basic, essential materials in a beader's stash, and this handbook gives beginning crafters a full course in how to work with them for great results. Seed beads come in a plethora of colors and materials and can be worked in an endless variety of stitches, which are taught in chapters that progress from introductory to more challenging. The more than 20 projects teach and then combine techniques in projects guaranteed to impress - from a simple beaded tin to a ladder ring to a tubular peyote-stitch rope of beaded beads. There is also a section on shopping for beads and equipment that will make new initiates comfortable as they explore the potentials of beading with seed beads. Filled with information and inspiration, this clear guide is a catalog of colorful and creative possibility.

Getting Started Stringing Beads

by Jean Campbell

The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders. Everything the beginner needs to know, including information on selecting the appropriate beads at the store and a complete guide to basic stringing materials are provided, along with pointers on securing beading wires with crimps, tying knots, and working with findings. Twenty-five quick and simple projects will help build foundational technical skills and result in exciting bead creations such as charm bracelets and chandelier earrings. This resource guide gives readers the skills to create their own pieces.

Getting Started with Arduino

by Massimo Banzi

Arduino is the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taken the design and hobbyist world by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for Arduino 1.0, gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you work with them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is here! Inside, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino hardware and software development environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino development environment is free to download. Join hundreds of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on all the fun!

Getting Started with BeagleBone

by Matt Richardson

Many people think of Linux as a computer operating system, running on users' desktops and powering servers. But Linux can also be found inside many consumer electronics devices. Whether they're the brains of a cell phone, cable box, or exercise bike, embedded Linux systems blur the distinction between computer and device. Many makers love microcontroller platforms such as Arduino, but as the complexity increases in their projects, they need more power for applications, such as computer vision. The BeagleBone is an embedded Linux board for makers. It's got built-in networking, many inputs and outputs, and a fast processor to handle demanding tasks. This book introduces you to both the original BeagleBone and the new BeagleBone Black and gets you started with projects that take advantage of the board's processing power and its ability to interface with the outside world.

Getting Started with CouchDB

by Mc Brown

CouchDB is a new breed of database for the Internet, geared to meet the needs of today's dynamic web applications. With this concise introduction, you'll learn how CouchDB's simple model for storing, processing, and accessing data makes it ideal for the type of data and rapid response users now demand from your applications--and how easy CouchDB is to set up, deploy, maintain, and scale. The code-packed examples in this book will help you learn how to work with documents, populate a simple database, replicate data from one database to another, and a host of other tasks. Install CouchDB on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, or (if you must) from the source code Interact with data through CouchDB's RESTful API, and use standard HTTP operations, such as PUT, GET, POST, and DELETE Use Futon--CouchDB's web-based interface-- to manage databases and documents, and to configure replications Learn how to create, update, and delete documents in JSON format, and how to create and delete databases Work with design documents to get the formatting and indexing your application requires

Getting Started with D3

by Mike Dewar

Learn how to create beautiful, interactive, browser-based data visualizations with the D3 JavaScript library. This hands-on book shows you how to use a combination of JavaScript and SVG to build everything from simple bar charts to complex infographics. You'll learn how to use basic D3 tools by building visualizations based on real data from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority. Using historical tables, geographical information, and other data, you'll graph bus breakdowns and accidents and the percentage of subway trains running on time, among other examples. By the end of the book, you'll be prepared to build your own web-based data visualizations with D3. Join a dataset with elements of a webpage, and modify the elements based on the data Map data values onto pixels and colors with D3's scale objects Apply axis and line generators to simplify aspects of building visualizations Create a simple UI that allows users to investigate and compare data Use D3 transitions in your UI to animate important aspects of the data Get an introduction to D3 layout tools for building more sophisticated visualizations If you can code and manipulate data, and know how to work with JavaScript and SVG, this book is for you.

Getting Started with Fluidinfo

by Nicholas J. Radcliffe Nicholas H. Tollervey

Imagine a public storage system that has a place online for structured data about everything that exists--or that could exist. This book introduces Fluidinfo, a system that enables you to store information about anything, real or imaginary, in any digital form. You'll learn how to organize and search for data, and decide who can use, modify, and extend what you've contributed. This guide demonstrates Fluidinfo's potential to create social data, with facilities that encourage users and applications to share, remix, and reuse data in ways they may not have anticipated. You'll learn how to use tools for reading and writing data, and how to use Fluidinfo in your own applications by working with its writable API and simple query language. Read and write Fluidinfo data from web applications--and reuse and build upon each other's data Discover Fluidinfo's permissions system for tags and namespaces Learn how to use Fish, the command-line tool for interacting with Fluidinfo data Delve into Fluidinfo's RESTful API, and learn how to make HTTP requests Use Fluidinfo client libraries to build a simple Python utility or a JavaScript web application

Getting Started with Google Wave

by Andres Ferrate

Get in front of Google Wave, the exciting new real-time communication and collaboration technology that unifies email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, and social networking functions on one integrated platform. Getting Started with Google Wave gives you a good look at this game-changing technology while it's still in the development stage. In the first two chapters, you'll quickly learn about the Google Wave structure and how it works. The second two chapters help you work with the Google Wave Client, a web app that allows end users to participate and collaborate. Become familiar with Google Wave's key concepts and terminology Learn about the threaded conversation model incorporated into conversations, or waves Get use cases that show how the platform offers consumers a distinct advantage over current communication and collaboration technologies Learn about extensions such as wavelets, blips, gadgets, and robots More than a million users have downloaded Google Wave since it became available in public preview. Don't wait. Catch the wave with this book.

Getting Started with MakerBot

by Bre Pettis Jay Shergill Anna Kaziunas France

Ready to join the personal fabrication movement? This hands-on book shows you how to make a wide variety of physical objects with the amazing MakerBot 3D printer. It's handy when you need a replacement for something lost, broken, or no longer made--like a knob on your stove. You can make things instead of buying them, or solve problems with inventions of your own. The possibilities are endless, and MakerBot is the fun, affordable, and inspiring way to go. Get started with your own little factory today! Set up your MakerBot Replicator 2 and understand how it works Learn the basics and print 10 useful objects right away Make objects with sturdy yet biodegradable PLA Get examples of real-world problem solving, from ceiling hooks to hermit crab shells Choose from thousands of free designs on Thingiverse.com--and share your own Repurpose disposable products by making them part of your design Design your own 3D objects, using SketchUp, Autodesk 123D, OpenSCAD, and other tools Use 3D scanning technology to replicate real objects around you

Getting Started with .NET Gadgeteer

by Simon Monk

<p>Learn how to quickly build cool electronic gadgets with .NET Gadgeteer. With the easy-to-follow instructions in this guide, you&#8217;ll tackle five fascinating projects, using Microsoft&#8217;s rapid prototyping Gadgeteer platform. There&#8217;s no soldering involved&#8212;you simply plug in modules that make gadget-building quick and easy. Ideal for beginners, this book shows you how to work with modules and other hardware in the popular Fez Spider Starter Kit, and teaches you how to program your gadgets with Visual Studio C# Express and the .NET Micro Framework 4.1 SDK.</p>

Getting Started with Netduino

by Chris Walker

<p>Start building electronics projects with Netduino, the popular open source hardware platform that&#8217;s captured the imagination of makers and hobbyists worldwide. This easy-to-follow book provides the step-by-step guidance you need to experiment with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework.</p>

Getting Started with RFID

by Tom Igoe

<p>If you want to experiment with radio frequency identification (RFID), this book is the perfect place to start. All you need is some experience with Arduino and Processing, the ability to connect basic circuits on a breadboard with jumper wire&#8212;and you&#8217;re good to go. You&#8217;ll be guided through three hands-on projects that let you experience RFID in action.</p>

Getting Started with Roo

by Steve Mayzak Josh Long

Spring Roo goes a step beyond the Spring Framework by bringing true Rapid Application Development to Java--just as Grails has done with Groovy. This concise introduction shows you how to build applications with Roo, using the framework's shell as an intelligent and timesaving code-completion tool. It's an ideal RAD tool because Roo does much of the tedious code maintenance. You'll get started by building a simple customer relationship management application, complete with step-by-step instructions and code examples. Learn how to control any part of the application with Roo's opt-in feature, while using this open source framework to automate the rest of the code. Set up a Spring application and working Maven build to see Roo in action Address persistence with JPA and the Neo4j graph database--and learn how Roo supports NoSQL databases Use Roo's database reverse-engineering feature to generate a data model from an existing schema Build Roo applications with Spring MVC, Spring WebFlow, Google Web Toolkit, Vaadin, and other web frameworks Secure and test your application

Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps

by Ben Dewey

Get a head start on building apps for Windows 8. With a series of examples, this hands-on guide takes you through the process of creating complete touch-enabled apps that respond to native sensors. Through the course of the book, you'll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app. If you're an experienced .NET developer who wants to get up to speed with Windows 8, this book provides the expertise and C# code samples you need. Get a high-level overview of Windows 8 features--from the Start Screen to in-app features such as the Application Bar Begin by building a simple app to retrieve Bing image search results from a web service Learn about the components needed to complete the app, including UI design, the MVVM architectural pattern, and "tombstoning" Take advantage of native OS features such as tiles, file pickers, and sharing requests Examine the steps necessary to publish an app to the Windows Store

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

by Harville Hendrix Helen Lakelly Hunt

This New York Times bestseller has helped thousands of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships.

Getting the Pretty Back: Friendships, Family and Finding the Perfect Lipstick

by Molly Ringwald

The iconic Molly Ringwald shares intimate stories and candid advice in this fun, stylish, and sexy girlfriend's guide to life. To her millions of fans, Molly Ringwald will forever be sixteen. As the endearing and witty star of the beloved John Hughes classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink, Molly defined teenage angst, love, and heartbreak. While remembered eternally as the enviable high school princess Claire, or the shy, vulnerable Samantha, Molly has just celebrated her fortieth birthday. Facing a completely new, angst-inducing time in her life, she is embracing being a woman, wife, mother of three, actress, and best friend with her trademark style, candor, and humor. In Getting the Pretty Back, Molly encourages every woman to become "the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman that you can be." She shares personal anecdotes and entertaining insights about the struggle to get through the murky milestones and identity issues that crop up long after the prom ends. Whether she's discussing sex and beauty, personal style, travel and entertaining, motherhood, or friendship, Molly embodies the spirit of being fabulous at every age, and reminds us all that prettiness is a state of mind: it's "the part of you that knows what you really want, that takes risks." Lavishly illustrated by Ruben Toledo, Getting the Pretty Back is sure to charm women of all ages with Molly's unforgettably personal, refreshingly outspoken take on life, love, and, of course, finding that perfect red lipstick. . . .

Getting the Words Right: 39 Ways to Improve Your Writing (2nd Edition)

by Theodore A. Rees Cheney

The Secret to Good Writing When asked by the Paris Review what compelled him to rewrite the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, Ernest Hemingway replied, "Getting the words right." His answer echoes what every successful writer knows: The secret to all good writing is revision. For more than twenty years, Getting the Words Right has helped writers from all professions rewrite, revise, and refine their writing. In this new edition, author Theodore Cheney offers 39 targeted ways you can improve your writing, including how to: create smooth transitions between paragraphs correct the invisible faults of inconsistency, incoherence, and imbalance overcome problems of shifting point of view and style express your ideas clearly by trimming away weak or extra words You'll strengthen existing pieces and every future work by applying the three simple principles--reduce, rearrange, and reword. Once the secrets of revision are yours, you'll be able to follow Hemingway's lead--and get the words right!

Getting There (Mary-Kate and Ashley, Sweet 16)

by Eliza Willard Mary-Kate Olsen Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley's summer of fun continues! See what happens next!

Getting Things Done When You Are Not In Charge

by Geoffrey M Bellman

You are not in charge and you want to make a difference: that is the dilemma. You may not know who is in charge in today's changing, temporary, and virtual organizations, but you know you are not! You are searching for ways to contribute through the work you do and gain some personal satisfaction in the process. This book can help you do just that. In this new edition of his classic book, Geoff Bellman shows readers how to make things happen in any organization regardless of their formal position. The new edition has been written for a wider audience, including people in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, paid and volunteer workers, managers and individual contributors, contract and freelance workers. More than seventy percent of the material is brand new, including new examples, new chapters, new exercises, and much more.

Getting Through the Night: Finding Your Way After the Loss of a Loved One

by Eugenia Price

Eugenia Price, one of our most beloved inspirational writers, offers this simply written yet profoundly valuable book for anyone struggling through the loss of a loved one. She writes that the healing process comes first from the knowledge that accepting the loss does not mean we stop missing our loved one. It does mean that through God's strength we can one day learn to live again in the morning light....

Getting To Happy (Waiting to Exhale #2)

by Terry Mcmillan

An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale--the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel - its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience. Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again - at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her mega-divorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life - to wear a wedding dress - has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.

Getting to Maybe

by Michael Patton Frances Westley Brenda Zimmerman

A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovationMany of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world's hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch program up and running in the local school. We tend to think that great social change is the province of heroes - an intimidating view of reality that keeps ordinary people on the couch. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion. The trick in any great social project - from the global fight against AIDS to working to eradicate poverty in a single Canadian city - is to stop looking at the discrete elements and start trying to understand the complex relationships between them. By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance - between individuals and what Shakespeare called "the tide in the affairs of men."Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations - including the ministers behind the Boston Miracle (and its aftermath); the Grameen Bank, in which one man's dream of micro-credit sparked a financial revolution for the world's poor; the efforts of a Canadian clothing designer to help transform the lives of aboriginal women and children; and many more - to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.From the Hardcover edition.

Getting to Scale

by Homi Kharas Laurence Chandy Akio Hosono Johannes Linn

The global development community is teeming with different ideas and interventions to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. Whether these succeed in having a transformative impact depends not just on their individual brilliance but on whether they can be brought to a scale where they reach millions of poor people.Getting to Scale explores what it takes to expand the reach of development solutions beyond an individual village or pilot program so they serve poor people everywhere. Each chapter documents one or more contemporary case studies, which together provide a body of evidence on how scale can be pursued. The book suggests that the challenge of scaling up can be divided into two solutions: financing interventions at scale, and managing delivery to large numbers of beneficiaries. Neither governments, donors, charities, nor corporations are usually capable of overcoming these twin challenges alone, indicating that partnerships are key to success.Scaling up is mission critical if extreme poverty is to be vanquished in our lifetime. Getting to Scale provides an invaluable resource for development practitioners, analysts, and students on a topic that remains largely unexplored and poorly understood. Contributors: Tessa Bold (Goethe University, Frankfurt), Wolfgang Fengler (World Bank, Nairobi), David Gartner (Arizona State University), Shunichiro Honda (JICA Research Institute), Michael Joseph (Vodafone), Hiroshi Kato (JICA), Mwangi Kimenyi (Brookings), Michael Kubzansky (Monitor Inclusive Markets), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Jane Nelson (Harvard Kennedy School), Alice Ng'ang'a (Strathmore University, Nairobi), Justin Sandefur (Center for Global Development), Pauline Vaughan (consultant), Chris West (Shell Foundation)

Getting to the Good Part

by Lolita Files

Reesy Snowden & Misty Fine have been friends since childhood. Misty's work life is thriving & she has found Mr. Right at last. Although Reesy's trying to be happy for her friend, she is troubled by this intrusion into the one friendship that has always come first for both women. Nonetheless, Reesy's dreams of a dance career have become reality & she is also seeing a man who might be a keeper. Unfortunately, her self-destructive tendencies threaten to destroy her, until true love & friendship save the day.

Getting Together and Staying Together

by William Glasser Carleen Glasser

The facts are nothing short of startling--no matter how many people seem to walk down the aisle, the divorce rate in America is at a record high. What's the secret to getting into a happy marriage and, even more important, staying in one? Now world-renowed psychiatrist Dr. William Glasser and his wife, Carleen Glasser, update their classic guide to successful marriages, Staying Together, for couples young and old. As they examine the questions of why some marriages work and others fail, the Glassers advise readers on how to create loving and happy relationships by applying Dr. Glasser's trademark "choice theory." The result is a wealth of new information about who would make a compatible partner and how to improve any relationship.

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