New Arrivals · Computers & Software

May 26, 2017
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Geek girl rising : inside the sisterhood shaking up tech

May 25, 2017
Cabot, Heather, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xii, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Join the revolution: champions for change. Debbie Sterling ; Tracy Chou ; Shelley Zalis ; Rachel Sklar ; Natalie Villalobos ; Trae Vassallo ; Sukhinder Singh Cassidy -- Kickstart your dream: female founders. Michelle Phan ; Kathryn Minshew ; Yunha Kim ; Bea Arthur ; Sheila Marcelo -- Fuel the fire: feminist financiers. Joanne Wilson ; Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad ; Kristine Montague ; Natalia Oberti Noguera ; Arlan Hamilton ; Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua -- Dream it, do it, own it: confidence coaches. Dona Sarkar ; Diana Murakhovskaya and Irene Ryabaya ; Poormima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin ; Ari Horie ; Kathryn Finney ; Kay Koplovitz ; Jenn Hyman -- Build new ways to work: work-life warriors. Julia Hartz ; Adda Birnir ; Tina Lee ; Katharine Zaleski and Milena Berry ; Kristen Koh Goldstein ; Sara Holoubek -- Crush the stereotypes: campus crusaders. Kelsey Hrubes ; Dr. Maria Klawe ; Dr. Lenore Blum ; Mopewa Ogundipe ; Grace Gee ; Ayna Agarwal -- Ignite the next generation: pipeline promoters. Debbie Sterling ; Sara Chipps and Brooke Moreland ; Alexandra Diracles ; Nicole Messier ; Laila Shabir and AJ Mendez Brooks ; Aruna Prasad.
"Meet the women who aren't asking for permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it--building cutting-edge tech start-ups, investing in each other's ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that's changing the way we live, work and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan's ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology; as a woman, you can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it."--Jacket.

Coding all-in-one

May 22, 2017
Abraham, Nikhil, author.
xxi, 755 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with coding -- Career building with coding -- Basic web coding -- Advanced web coding -- Creating web applications -- Selecting data analysis tools -- Evaluating data -- Essentials of machine learning -- Applying machine learning.


May 17, 2017
Laurence, Tiana author
xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with blockchain -- Developing your knowledge -- Powerful blockchain platforms -- Industry impacts -- The part of tens.

Electronics cookbook : practical electronic recipes with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

May 16, 2017
Monk, Simon, author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2017.
xvii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Theory -- Resistors -- Capacitors and inductors -- Diodes -- Transistors and integrated circuits -- Switches and relays -- Power supplies -- Batteries -- Solar power -- Arduino and Raspberry Pi -- Switching -- Sensors -- Motors -- LEDs and displays -- Digital ICs -- Analog -- Operational amplifiers -- Audio -- Radio frequency -- Construction -- Tools -- A. Parts and suppliers -- B. Arduino pinouts -- C. Raspberry Pi pinouts -- D. Units and prefixes.

American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road

May 9, 2017
Bilton, Nick, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The pink pill -- Ross Ulbricht -- Julia Vie -- The debate -- Jared's khat -- The bonfire -- The Silk Road -- Ross the farmer -- Opening day of the Silk Road -- What goes up must come down -- The Gawker article -- A bull's-eye on my back -- Julia tells Erica -- What have you done?! -- Jared and the fifty-ton Flamingo -- From Austin to Australia -- Carl Force's tomorrow -- Variety Jones and the serpent -- Jared goes shopping -- The dread pirate Roberts -- Carl Force is born again -- "O Captain, my captain" -- Ross, hanged or home -- Carl, Eladio, and Nob -- Jared's Chicago versus Carl's Baltimore -- The mutiny -- A billion dollars?! -- The aspiring billionaire in Costa Rica -- Variety Jones goes to Scotland -- The armory opens -- Ross silences Julia -- Chris Tarbell, FBI -- Ross arrives in San Francisco -- Chris is the pit -- Batten down the hatches! -- Jared's dead ends -- A pirate in Dominica -- Carl likes DPR -- Kidney for sale! -- The White House in Utah -- Curtis is tortured -- The first murder -- The FBI joins the hunt -- Camping and the ball -- Gary Alford, IRS -- Life and death on the road -- Gary's big change -- Ross goes underground -- Carl switches teams -- A parking ticket on the internet -- Tarbell finds a mistake -- The fake IDs, part one -- The deconfliction meeting -- Jared becomes Cirrus -- Julia is saved! Hallelujah! -- The fake IDs, part two -- Onward to Federal Plaza -- Julia comes to San Francisco -- I am God -- The phone call -- The good-bye party -- The pink sunset -- Carla Sophia -- FeLiNa -- Arrested -- The laptop -- Ross locked up -- United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht -- To catch a pirate -- Sentencing -- The plural of mongoose -- The museum -- The others.
"The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom - and almost got away with it In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site's elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. The Silk Road quickly ballooned into a $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself - including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren't sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet. Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, Vanity Fair correspondent and New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks, and unbelievable close calls. It's a story of the boy next door's ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralized web advocates and the old world of government control, order, and the rule of law. Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, American Kingpin might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it's all too real" --Inside jacket.

Learning blender : a hands-on guide to creating 3D animated characters

May 2, 2017
Villar, Oliver, 1987- author.
xxvii, 336 : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The basics of Blender -- Beginning a project -- Modeling in Blender -- Unwrapping, painting, and shading -- Bringing your character to life -- Getting the final result -- Keep learning.
Learning Blender walks you through every step of creating an outstanding animated character with the free, open source, 3D software Blender, and then compositing it in a real video using a professional workflow.

Deep thinking : where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins

May 1, 2017
Kasparov, G. K. (Garri Kimovich), author.
vii, 287 pages : portrait ; 25 cm
"Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at the most cerebral game ... Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time"--Dust jacket flap.

The best American infographics.

April 28, 2017
Boston : Mariner Books, 2013-
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm
Size varies: 2013-2014 shelved as octavo.
Showcases top-selected examples of data visualization from the past year representing virtually all print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences politics, culture and other arenas.

Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website

April 28, 2017
Hendrickson, Nancy, 1947- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2014]
255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Gettting started with -- Using family trees -- Mastering search -- Using the card catalog -- Making the most of census records and voter lists -- Delving into birth, marriage, and death records -- Working with military records -- Using the immigration and travel collection -- Digging into newspapers, publications, and maps -- Searching stories, memories, and histories -- Exploring historical pictures -- Making the most of schools, directories, and church histories -- Using the tax, criminal, land, and wills collection -- Exploring genetic genealogy with ancestrydna -- Maximizing collaboration opportunities.
Discover the secrets to success! This book will help you get the most out of your subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family tree and 32,000 databases.

Careers in gaming

April 27, 2017
Roberts, Laura (Childrens' author), author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2017]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Game developer -- Game mechanics designer -- Programmer -- Sound designer -- Technical support specialist -- Animator -- 3-D artist -- Quality assurance tester -- Interview with a game designer -- Other jobs in gaming.

Windows 10 anniversary update bible

April 21, 2017
Tidrow, Rob, author.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley, 2017.
xxxv, 755 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

CCNA routing and switching practice tests

April 21, 2017
Buhagiar, Jon, author.
xxxvi, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Provides 1,500 questions that include 2 practice exams covering all sections of the CCNA Routing and Switching Exams 100-105, 200-105, and 200-125. Complements the Sybex CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition, and CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition."--Cover.
"CCNA Routing and Switching Practice Tests is your ultimate tool for exam success and compliments the Sybex Deluxe Study Guides and Study Guides for the CCENT and CCNA. Whether you're taking the 200-15 Composite Exam or the two-part 100-105 and 200-105 exams, this book gives you the practice you need to study smarter. Seven completely unique 200-question practice tests cover the seven CCNA Routing and Switching objective domains, and two additional unique 50-question practice exams provide even more opportunity to find areas where further review is needed. These 1500 questions cover everything you'll see on the exam, network fundamentals; LAN switching technologies; routing technologies; WAN technologies; and infrastructure services, security, and management, so you can avoid any exam-day surprises. Fully aligned with the latest versions of the exams, this book helps you focus your study time and remove uncertainties so you can face the exam with confidence."--Provided by publisher.


April 13, 2017
Chopra, Aidan, author.
x, 466 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Getting started with SketchUp -- Modelomg in SketchUp -- Viewing your model in different ways -- Sharing what you've made -- The part of tens.
A clear-cut guide for using SketchUp that will have you ready for anything from redesigning your house to planning your next invention.

CompTIA A+ practice tests

April 13, 2017
Docter, Quentin, author.
xxxvii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Provides 1,200 question that include 2 practice exams covering all sections of the CompTIA A+ objective domains. Complements the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902."--Cover.
"Practice tests are an excellent way for certification candidates to prepare for taking exams, and the well-crafted questions and detailed answers you'll find inside will help give you the confidence to succeed on exam day. With 100% coverage of Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902 objectives from hardware and networking to mobile devices and Windows operating systems, CompTIA A+ Practice Tests help you gauge your readiness --and hone your test-taking strategy-- well in advance of exam day. Designed to measure a candidate's competency with various hardware components and software operating systems, the A+ certification is the most popular entry-level IT certification around. CompTIA A+ Practice Tests provides nine unique practice tests --totaling 1,020 questions-- that cover the nine CompTIA A+ objective domains you'll encounter in Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902. Plus, the book includes two additional 90-question practice exams (180 questions total). That's 1,200 practice test questions in all! You will also gain access to the Sybex interactive learning environment where you have access to all questions, and can create your own practice tests based on areas where further review is needed."--Provided by publisher.


April 12, 2017
Burd, Barry A.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2017]
xii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2014.
Includes index.

Excel macros

March 28, 2017
Alexander, Michael, 1972- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"For dummies, a Wiley brand".

Heart of the machine : our future in a world of artificial emotional intelligence

March 28, 2017
Yonck, Richard, author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017.
xv, 312 pages ; 24 cm
The road to affective computing -- The rise of emotional machines -- The future of artificial emotional intelligence.
"Futurist Richard Yonck argues that instilling emotions, the first, most basic, and most natural form of communication, into computers is the next leap in our centuries-old obsession with creating machines that replicate humans. But for every benefit this progress may bring to our lives, there is a possible pitfall."

Girl code : gaming, going viral, and getting it done

March 20, 2017
Gonzales, Andrea, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The teenage phenoms behind viral video game Tampon Run share the story of their experience at Girls Who Code and their rise to fame, plus a savvy look at starts-ups, women in tech, and the power of coding. This book includes bonus content to help you get started coding.

Terms and conditions : the graphic novel

March 17, 2017
Sikoryak, R, author, illustrator.
Montreal, Québec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
107 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"For his newest project, R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head - each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker's Beatle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson's Blankets or Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. Adapting the legalese of the iTunes Terms and Conditions into another medium seems like an unfathomable undertaking, yet Sikoryak creates a surprisingly readable document, far different from its original, purely textual incarnation and thus proving the accessibility and flexibility of comics."--Provided by publisher.

Quicken 2017 : the official guide

March 15, 2017
Sandberg, Bobbi, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
xvi, 560 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

C++ programming in easy steps

March 13, 2017
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
Warwickshire, United Kingdom : In Easy Steps, [2017]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Trace your German roots online : a complete guide to German genealogy websites

March 3, 2017
Beidler, James M. (James Michael), 1960- author.
207 pages : maps, illustrations ; 23 cm
German genealogy basics -- Top German genealogy websites -- Answers to your research questions.
Explore your Germanic heritage from the comfort of your own computer! Trace your German roots online highlights important German resources on popular genealogy websites including and, as well as lesser known resources such as With helpful illustrated step by step instructions, you'll learn how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers and navigate the various German states that have existed throughout the centuries. In addition, this book contains links to the best websites to consult when answering key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place names to locating living relatives in the old country. The book features trips to find and use German databases, records, and research tools on, and other popular genealogy websites. Guidance for helpful German-focused research websites, including how to translate using foreign language sites. Recommended websites for accomplishing key German research tasks, worksheets to log research progress and at a glance guides to help you identify important terms and resources.

Effective C♯ : 50 specific wasy to improve your C#

March 2, 2017
Wagner, Bill, 1963- author.
Boston : Addison-Wesley, [2017]
xvii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Covers C# 6.0"--Cover.

Easy Windows 10

February 28, 2017
Soper, Mark Edward, author.
xx, 508 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Chapter 1. What's new and improved in Windows 10 anniversary edition -- Chapter 2. Upgrading to Windows 10 AE -- Chapter 3. Logging ink, starting up, and shutting down Windows 10 anniversary edition with a touchscreen -- Chapter 4 -- Logging in to Windows 10 anniversary edition and customizing the start menu -- Chapter 5. Using Cortana search -- Chapter 6. Running apps -- Chapter 7. Web browsing with Microsoft Edge -- Chapter 8. Playing and creating music and audio -- Chapter 9. Enjoying videos -- Chapter 10. Viewing and taking photos with camera -- Chapter 11. Connecting with friends -- Chapter 12. News, weather, sports and money -- Chapter 13. Using Windows ink -- Chapter 14. Storing and finding your files -- Chapter 15. Discovering and using Windows 10 AE's tools and accessories -- Chapter 16. Using the Windows store -- Chapter 17. Gaming -- Chapter 18. Printing and scanning -- Chapter 19. Managing Windows 10 AE -- Chapter 20 -- Networking your home with homegroups -- Chapter 21. Customizing Windows -- Chapter 22. Adding and managing users -- Chapter 23. Protecting your system -- Chapter 24. System maintenance and performance -- Glossary -- Index -- Online content.

The art of invisibility : the world's most famous hacker teaches you how to be safe in the age of Big Brother and big data

February 16, 2017
Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963- author.
x, 309 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Time to disappear -- Your password can be cracked! -- Who else is reading your e-mail? -- Wiretapping 101 -- If you don't encrypt, you're unequipped -- Now you see me, now you don't -- Every mouse click you make, I'll be watching you -- Pay up or else! -- Believe everything, trust nothing -- You have no privacy? Get over it! -- You can run but not hide -- Hey, KITT, don't share my location -- The internet of surveillance -- Things your boss doesn't want you to know -- Obtaining anonymity is hard work -- The FBI always gets its man -- Mastering the art of invisibility.
"Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand...Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening."--Dust jacket.

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