Whether you're planning on starting a blog, need an online portfolio to showcase your work or are looking to start selling through a webstore, this book will help ensure it looks professional and works in the right way.
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Covering WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify and more, the book shows how you don't have to spend a lot of money or learn code to create something special. Written by the expert Alannah Moore, the advice will help non-technical people make use of all the powerful tools that are available when it comes to creating websites.
Breaking down each step, the guide will take you from planning your pages to making the most of social media and search engines. It also covers how to work with images and reveals how best to engage with your audience through personalised newsletters and making sure your site is a must-read!
The Complete Guide to Drones shows you everything there is to know about drones, multicopters and UAVs (all terms associated with these increasingly common aerial vehicles!).
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Written in jargon-free English, the book will show you how they work, how you can fly them, how to choose the right one and how to take amazing photos and videos using drones from above. There are also clear illustrations and brand new photography to give even more insight.
There is even a step-by-step project to help you build your very own modestly priced drone. Great as a first step into the world of drones, this a fun, educational project. The legal issues surrounding drones are also covered in detail.
A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS that doesn't read like a manual Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.* Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone hobbyists, students, and professionals and it's full-color throughout* Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging* Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!
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Updated to cover Python 2.7 and 3.3, this compact reference is the perfect on-the-job tool for developing applications with this versatile programming language. By covering the core language as well as commonly-used libraries, this small but potent book serves both as an ideal complement to Python tutorials, an even fills in some small details omitted in other texts. This fifth edition also includes specific built-in types and Statements, and standard Modules. Designed to help developers find answers on the job quickly, this book features a quick-lookup index Includes method tables, syntax information, and other detailed reference material Serves as the perfect companion to O'Reilly's Learning Python and Programming Python
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ARDUINO for BEGINNERS ESSENTIAL SKILLS EVERY MAKER NEEDS Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations! Absolutely no experience needed! Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Discover Arduino, join the DIY movement, and build an amazing spectrum of projects...limited only by your imagination! No "geekitude" needed: This full-color guide assumes you know nothing about Arduino or programming with the Arduino IDE. John Baichtal is an expert on getting newcomers up to speed with DIY hardware. First, he guides you gently up the learning curve, teaching you all you need to know about Arduino boards, basic electronics, safety, tools, soldering, and a whole lot more. Then, you walk step-by-step through projects that reveal Arduino's incredible potential for sensing and controlling the environment-projects that inspire you to create, invent, and build the future! * Use breadboards to quickly create circuits without soldering * Create a laser/infrared trip beam to protect your home from intruders * Use Bluetooth wireless connections and XBee to build doorbells and more * Write useful, reliable Arduino programs from scratch * Use Arduino's ultrasonic, temperature, flex, and light sensors * Build projects that react to a changing environment * Create your own plant-watering robot * Control DC motors, servos, and stepper motors * Create projects that keep track of time * Safely control high-voltage circuits * Harvest useful parts from junk electronics * Build pro-quality enclosures that fit comfortably in your home
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Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft! More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understand writing style walks you through every step of the way, from downloading the game to choosing a gaming platform to defending your creations against monsters and winning the game by defeating the Ender Dragon. Explains how to use blocks to build amazing creations and engage in gameplay with other players Details techniques for travelling across the biomes Zeroes in on playing wisely in Survival mode so you can acquire resources to maintain your health and hunger Shares tips for playing carefully in Creative mode, using your unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and more Helps you play in Hardcore mode Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
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Computers perform countless tasks ranging from the business critical to the recreational, but regardless of how differently they may look and behave, they're all amazingly similar in basic function. Once you understand how the microprocessor-or central processing unit (CPU)-works, you'll have a firm grasp of the fundamental concepts at the heart of all modern computing. Inside the Machine, from the co-founder of the highly respected Ars Technica website, explains how microprocessors operate-what they do and how they do it. Now in softcover, the book uses analogies, full-color diagrams, and clear language to convey the ideas that form the basis of modern computing. After discussing computers in the abstract, the book examines specific microprocessors from Intel, IBM, and Motorola, from the original models up through today's leading processors. It contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available (online or in print) on Intel's latest processors: the Pentium M, Core, and Core 2 Duo. Inside the Machine also explains technology terms and concepts that readers often hear but may not fully understand, such as "pipelining," "L1 cache," "main memory," "superscalar processing," and "out-of-order execution." Includes discussion of: Parts of the computer and microprocessor Programming fundamentals (arithmetic instructions, memory accesses, control flow instructions, and data types) Intermediate and advanced microprocessor concepts (branch prediction and speculative execution) Intermediate and advanced microprocessor concepts (branch prediction and speculative execution) Intermediate and advanced computing concepts (instruction set architectures, RISC and CISC, the memory hierarchy, and encoding and decoding machine language instructions) 64-bit computing vs. 32-bit computing Caching and performance Inside the Machine is perfect for students of science and engineering, IT and business professionals, and the growing community of hardware tinkerers who like to dig into the guts of their machines
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Make the most of Arduino's incredible capabilities with this great guide A hardware development platform built around an open-source, programmable circuit board, Arduino offers a simple way to build interactive robots or electronic devices, or add interactivity to existing devices. And whether you're a programmer, designer, hacker, engineer, or serious tinkerer, Arduino For Dummies is the perfect place to start. This book offers all the info you need on Arduino--as well as on electronics, programming, prototyping, and soldering--to jump right in. Read this book and get cracking in the fun and fascinating world of creative hardware hacking. Gets you up and running on Arduino and introduces the exciting world of physical computing Explains the Arduino Development Environment Covers programming using Processing, creating basic projects that include sound and light, how to connect Arduino to motors and servos, how to expand with specialty hardware, and more Includes 10 cool projects that are fun to build It's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the next cool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.
The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality than our everyday experiences and common sense ever could. The birth of quantum computers - which, like Schrodinger's famous 'dead and alive' cat, rely on entities like electrons, photons or atoms existing in two states at the same time - is set to turn the computing world on its head. In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where 'everything is real'. Looking back to Alan Turing's work on the Enigma machine and the first electronic computer, Gribbin explains how quantum theory developed to make quantum computers work in practice as well as in principle. He takes us beyond the arena of theoretical physics to explore their practical applications - from machines which learn through 'intuition' and trial and error to unhackable laptops and smartphones. And he investigates the potential for this extraordinary science to create a world where communication occurs faster than light and teleportation is possible.
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Master your Raspberry Pi in a flash with this easy-to-follow guide
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Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to this exciting technology, fully updated to align with the Rev 3 board. Veteran technology authors provide expert insight and guidance that get you up and running fast, allowing you to explore the full capabilities of your Raspberry Pi. The clear, concise style makes this guide easy to follow for complete beginners, providing step-by-step instruction throughout the setup process and into systems administration and programming. Updated information includes coverage of Noobs, PiStore and making music with SonicPi, in addition to basic Raspberry Pi operations and features.
Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you everything you need to know to get the most out of your device. Even if you've never ventured beyond e-mail and web browsers, this guide will give you the skills and confidence you need to take advantage of everything the Raspberry Pi has to offer. * Find out how to install the operating system and connect to other devices * Install, use and remove software like a pro * Learn basic Linux systems administration * Program with Scratch, Python and Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi has awakened a whole new generation of hardware geeks, hackers and hobbyists, and now it's your turn to join their ranks. Learning how to fully use your new technology is the first step, and Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ideal companion guide.
Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS. Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet. With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks. So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.
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With El Capitan, Apple brings never-before-seen features to OS X-like a split-screen desktop, improved window controls, and amazing graphics. The new edition of David Pogue's #1 bestselling Mac book shows you how to use key new features such as swiping gestures, Notes, a new Spotlight search system, the Safari pinning feature, and Split View. Missing Manuals creator David Pogue is one of the most widely recognized technology authors in the world. A former New York Times technology columnist, he founded and now produces videos for Yahoo Tech.
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The essential guide to building and programming LEGO EV3 interactive robots Exploring LEGO Mindstorms: Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots is the complete guide to getting the most out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Written for hobbyists, young builders, and master builders alike, the book walks you through fundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming using the Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Tap into your creativity with brainstorming techniques, or follow the plans and blueprints provided on the companion website to complete projects ranging from beginner to advanced. The book begins with the basics of the software and EV3 features then lets you get to work quickly by using projects of increasing complexity to illustrate the topics at hand. Plenty of examples are provided throughout every step of the process, and the companion website features a blog where you can gain the insight and advice of other users. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms contains building and programming challenges written by a recognized authority in LEGO robotics curriculum, and is designed to teach you the fundamentals rather than have you follow a "recipe." Topics include: Building the starter vehicle, Auto-Driver Using programming blocks like Action Blocks, Flow Block and Data Blocks Building Spy Rabbit and programming the EV3 sensors with it Modifying the design of the robots from the book Designing your own robots, and expanding the functions of EV3 The book also provides extensive programming guidance, from the very basics of block programming through data wiring. You'll learn robotics skills to help with your own creations, and can likely ignite a lasting passion for innovation. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms is the key to unlocking your EV3 potential.
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At this very moment, somewhere in the world, two programmers are sitting in a garage and creating our future, one line of code at a time. We are in the era of the high tech startup.This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others.If you're at all interested in startups--whether you're a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with the politics of large companies, a manager trying to figure out how to motivate your engineers, or just someone trying to figure out what this startup thing is all about--this book is for you. For more info, see http: //www.hello-startup.net
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Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business -- the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles in organizations. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students interested in making sense of their organization's massive data sets and applying their findings to real-world business scenarios. From uncovering rich data sources to managing large amounts of data within hardware and software limitations, ensuring consistency in reporting, merging various data sources, and beyond, you'll develop the know-how you need to effectively interpret data and tell a story that can be understood by anyone in your organization. Provides a background in data science fundamentals before moving on to working with relational databases and unstructured data and preparing your data for analysis Details different data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase and summarize your data Explains both supervised and unsupervised machine learning, including regression, model validation, and clustering techniques Includes coverage of big data processing tools like MapReduce, Hadoop, Dremel, Storm, and Spark It's a big, big data world out there -- let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
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Make amazing robots and gadgets by combining two of the hottest DIY technologies: the venerable LEGO and the upstart Arduino. With this book, you'll learn how to take LEGO Mindstorms components - motors, sensors, and more - and interface them with the Arduino microcontroller, opening many exciting new options. You'll focus on six projects, each more challenging and informative than the next. In each project, you'll explore different ways that Arduino adds functionality to LEGO Mindstorms. In addition, the authors have created affordable companion kits designed specifically for the projects in this book. Perfect for students, teachers, hobbyists, makers, hackers, and kids. Build projects such as the Cuckoo Clock, Chocolate Milk Maker, DrawBot, Robot Arm, and more Learn the basics of Arduino and LEGO Mindstorms Gain an excellent resource for teaching technology to kids of all ages
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Learn to build software and hardware projects featuring the Raspberry Pi! Raspberry Pi represents a new generation of computers that encourages the user to play and to learn and this unique book is aimed at the beginner Raspberry Pi user who is eager to get started creating real-world projects. Taking you on a journey of creating 15 practical projects, this fun and informative resource introduces you to the skills you need to have in order to make the most of the Pi. The book begins with a quick look at how to get the Pi up and running and then encourages you to dive into the array of exciting software and hardware projects. Features projects that use Python, which is Raspberry Pi's programming language of choice Includes projects for creating an information center for e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, weather, train times, and more Shows you how to recreate Pong and Pacman or write Tic Tac Toe Teaches you how to use Raspberry Pi's general purpose input/output port in order to speak to external hardware devices Walks you through setting up computer-controlled slot car racing, a swipe card door lock, disco lights, and more Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it.
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Your visual, guided tour of OS X El Capitan With clear, step-by-step instructions and plenty of rich visuals, Teach Yourself Visually OS X El Capitan walks you through the latest updates of OS X and demonstrates the essential tasks you need to know. Complemented with screenshots on almost every page that illustrate exactly what you'll encounter, this visual guide will have you up and running with OS X quickly and easily. Boasting new visuals, several new features, and more seamless integration of iOS devices, the latest version of Mac's operating system has plenty to offer. You'll learn how to manipulate preferences to customize your experience, make the most of your digital media, and streamline your workflow while having a little fun. You will tour the Game Center, Messages, and Notifications, and get acquainted with Mission Control and the App Store and much more. * Customize your Mac to better suit your workflow * Discover the newest updates to your favorite tools * Navigate your way around OS X El Capitan * Accomplish more in less time and make the most of your Mac
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This is a first-principles-based, practical introduction to the fundamentals of data science aimed at the mathematically-comfortable reader with some programming skills. The book covers: The important parts of Python to know The important parts of Math / Probability / Statistics to know The basics of data science How commonly-used data science techniques work (learning by implementing them) What is Map-Reduce and how to do it in Python Other applications such as NLP, Network Analysis, and more
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The complete beginner's guide to Python, for young people who want to start today
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Adventures in Python is designed for 11-to 15-year olds who want to teach themselves Python programming, but don't know where to start. Even if you have no programming experience at all, this easy to follow format and clear, simple instruction will get you up and running quickly. The book walks you through nine projects that teach you the fundamentals of programming in general, and Python in particular, gradually building your skills until you have the confidence and ability to tackle your own projects. Video clips accompany each chapter to provide even more detailed explanation of important concepts, so you feel supported every step of the way.
Python is one of the top programming languages worldwide, with an install base in the millions. It's a favourite language at Google, YouTube, the BBC, and Spotify, and is the primary programming language for the Raspberry Pi. As an open-source language, Python is freely downloadable, with extensive libraries readily available, making it an ideal entry into programming for the beginner. Adventures in Python helps you get started, giving you the foundation you need to follow your curiosity. * Start learning Python at its most basic level * Learn where to acquire Python and how to set it up * Understand Python syntax and interpretation for module programming * Develop the skills that apply to any programming language
Python programming skills are invaluable, and developing proficiency gives you a head start in learning other languages like C++, Objective-C, and Java. When learning feels like fun, you won't ever want to stop - so get started today with Adventures in Python.
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The absolute beginner's guide to learning basic computer skills
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Computing Fundamentals, Introduction to Computers gets you up to speed on basic computing skills, showing you everything you need to know to conquer entry-level computing courses. Written by a Microsoft Office Master Instructor, this useful guide walks you step-by-step through the most important concepts and skills you need to be proficient on the computer, using nontechnical, easy-to-understand language. You'll start at the very beginning, getting acquainted with the actual, physical machine, then progress through the most common software at your own pace. You'll learn how to navigate Windows 8.1, how to access and get around on the Internet, and how to stay connected with email. Clear instruction guides you through Microsoft Office 2013, helping you create documents in Word, spreadsheets in Excel, and presentations in PowerPoint. You'll even learn how to keep your information secure with special guidance on security and privacy.
Maybe you're preparing for a compulsory computing course, brushing up for a new job, or just curious about how a computer can make your life easier. If you're an absolute beginner, this is your complete guide to learning the essential skills you need: * Understand the basics of how your computer works * Learn your way around Windows 8.1 * Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations * Send email, surf the Web, and keep your data secure
With clear explanations and step-by-step instruction, Computing Fundamentals, Introduction to Computers will have you up and running in no time.
If you want to write efficient, high-quality code that's easily integrated with other languages and tools, this hands-on book will help you be productive with Python quickly. Learning Python, Fifth Edition, is an easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial based on author and Python expert Mark Lutz's popular training course. You'll find lots of annotated examples and illustrations to help you get started with Python 2.7 and 3.3. Each chapter contains a standalone lesson on a key component of the language. Learn about Python's major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects using Python statements, and learn Python's general syntax model Structure and reuse code with Python's basic procedural tool Learn about Python modules: packages of statements, functions, and other tools organized into larger components Discover Python's object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Learn about the exception-handling model and development tools for writing larger programs Explore advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
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