New Arrivals · Computers & Software

July 22, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Steve Jobs : insanely great

July 21, 2015
Hartland, Jessie, author.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2015]
223 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
This biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimateAmerican entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.

Head first Android development : [a brain-friendly guide]

July 20, 2015
Griffiths, Dawn, author.
xxxiv, 698 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
"If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started"--Back cover.

Coding for beginners in easy steps

July 10, 2015
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Basic programming for all ages ; plain English, easy to follow, fully illustrated, in full color"--Cover.

Coding for dummies

June 26, 2015
Abraham, Nikhil.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xii, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with coding. What is coding? ; Programming for the web ; Becoming a programmer -- Building the silent and interactive web page. Exploring basic HTML ; Getting more out of HTML ; Getting stylish with CSS ; Next steps with CSS ; Working faster with Twitter Bootstrap ; Adding in JavaScript -- Putting together a web application. Building your own app ; Researching your first web application ; Coding and debugging your first web application -- Developing your coding skills further. Getting familiar with Ruby ; Wrapping your head around Python -- The part of tens. Ten free resources for coding and coders ; Ten tips for novice coders.
No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed. Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice. The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for? The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.

iPad all-in-one for dummies

June 26, 2015
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
xvi, 524 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"5 books in 1"--Cover.
Introduction -- Getting started with iPad. Buying your iPad ; Getting started with iPad ; Making your iPad more accessible ; Overview of bundled apps ; Setting up iTunes to sync and buy apps ; Browsing the web ; Working with email in mail ; Managing iPad settings ; Maintaining and troubleshooting -- Just for fun. Buying content at iTunes and beyond ; Playing music on your iPad ; Watching videos ; Getting the most out of iPad cameras and FaceTime ; Getting social with Twitter, Facebook, and iMessage ; Playing with the photos app ; Using your iPad as an e-reader ; Playing games -- iPad on the go. Configuring your iPad to connect everywhere ; Finding your way with maps ; Apps for road warriors -- Getting productive with iWork. Introducing the iWork for iOS apps for iPad ; Pages has a way with words ; Counting on numbers ; Presenting Keynote -- Using iPad to get organized. Managing files and printing ; Making notes ; Keeping on schedule with the calendar and clock apps ; Working with reminders and notifications ; Managing contacts ; Talking to your iPad with Siri.
This go-to guide makes it easy for you to learn to use all of your iPad's features. From having fun to getting work done to finding out who won, your iPad does it all!

Beginner's guide to digital painting in Photoshop : characters.

June 15, 2015
222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Establishing your character -- Character generation -- Creative workflows -- Quick tips.
A comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters. It features established artists such as Charlie Bowater (concept artist at Atomhawk) and Derek Stenning (freelance concept artist and illustrator, with clients such as Marvel Entertainment and Nintendo) who share their industry experiences by covering such aspects as posing characters, choosing the correct costumes, conveying emotions, and creating suitable moods. Conclusive step-by-step instructions make this an invaluable resource for artists looking to learn new skills, as well as those pursuing the next level.

Fire tablets for dummies

June 11, 2015
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
x, 276 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with Fire tablets. Getting an overview of Fire tablets ; Firing up your Fire tablet ; Exploring Fire tablet quick settings ; Setting up your Fire ; Fire tablets and your family -- Taking the leap online. Going shopping ; Going online -- Having fun and getting productive. Taking advantage of the ereader extraordinaire ; Playing music ; Playing with video and cameras ; Going social ; Getting productive -- The part of tens. Ten great tips for your tablet ; Ten (or so) great Fire apps.
If you're the proud owner of a Fire tablet, this guide helps you make the most of its capabilities. Muir will be with you as you take the Fire tablet out of the box, find out how to use the touchscreen and settings, buy and play music and movies, and get connected with social networking sites and your email account.

iPad mini for dummies

June 11, 2015
Baig, Edward C., author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting to know your iPad mini -- The Internet iPad mini -- The multimedia iPad mini -- The iPad mini at work -- The undiscovered iPad mini -- The part of tens.
This new edition of iPad mini For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks for getting an even bigger bang out of your iPad mini. Presented in full-color and written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this friendly guide walks you through the multitouch interface, going online, getting connected, packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music, and movies, synchronizing your data, texting with iMessage, working with Siri, importing pictures and launching slideshows, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way with Maps, working with the Calendar, protecting your information, accessorizing your iPad mini, and much more.

Requirements engineering fundamentals : a study guide for the certified professional for requirements engineering exam, foundation level, IREB compliant

June 10, 2015
Pohl, Klaus, 1960-
Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook, 2015.
xvii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction and foundations -- System and context boundaries -- Eliciting requirements -- Documenting requirements -- Documenting requirements in natural language -- Model-based requirements documentation -- Requirements validation and negotiation -- Requirements management -- Tool support.

Cyber warfare : a reference handbook

June 3, 2015
Springer, Paul J., author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2015]
xvi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Documents -- Resources -- Chronology.

Teach your kids to code : a parent-friendly guide to Python programming

May 26, 2015
Payne, Bryson, author.
San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, [2015]
xxvi, 308 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What is coding? -- Python basics -- Turtle graphics -- Numbers and variables -- Loops are fun -- Conditions -- Random fun -- Functions -- Timers and animation -- User interaction -- Game programming -- Beyond the book -- Python setup for PC and Mac -- Pygame setup -- Building your own modules.
"A guide to teaching basic programming skills for parents and teachers, with step-by-step explanations, visual examples, and exercises. Covers programming concepts including loops, lists, functions, and variables, and how to build games and applications"-- Provided by publisher.

C++ all-in-one for dummies

May 20, 2015
Mueller, John, 1958- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
xvi, 838 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2009.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with C++ -- Understanding objects and classes -- Fixing problems -- Advanced programming -- Reading and writing files -- Advanced C++ -- Appendix: Automating your applications with Makefiles.
With this hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves reference, you'll learn C++ from the ground up and understand why it's the language of the millennium.

AP computer science A

May 18, 2015
Teukolsky, Roselyn.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2015.
xiii, 488 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Barron's.
Practice exam 1 / diagnostic test -- Introductory Java language features -- Classes and objects -- Inheritance and polymorphism -- Some standard classes -- Program design and analysis -- Arrays and array lists -- Recursion -- Sorting and searching -- The AP computer science A lab -- Practice exams.
Provides practice questions and answers, a subject review, and three full-length sample exams.

Quicken 2015 for dummies

May 14, 2015
Nelson, Stephen L., 1959-
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Quicken 2015 : the official guide

May 14, 2015
Sandberg, Bobbi.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
xx, 556 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
pt. 1. Learning Quicken basics. 1. Installing Quicken and meeting its features : What is Quicken? ; Getting started ; The Quicken interface ; Accounts ; Using one step update and the password vault -- 2. Getting started with Quicken : How financial transactions are tracked ; As you begin ; Accounts -- 3. Getting up and running with Quicken mobile : Understand mobile applications ; Meet Quicken's mobile app ; Beginning with Quicken's mobile app ; Using your mobile device -- 4. Working with accounts, categories, and tags : Setting up other banking accounts ; Categories ; Tags -- pt. 2. Banking. 5. Recording bank and credit card transactions : Getting started ; Quicken's registers ; Working with existing transactions ; Quicken's other account features -- 6. Using online banking features : Online account services ; The online center ; Bills and income reminders ; Useful Quicken features ; About alerts -- 7. Reconciling your accounts and examining your banking activity : Reconciling bank accounts ; Other reconciliation tasks and features ; A closer look at the spending tab -- pt. 3. Managing your investment accounts. 8. Working with investment transactions and Quicken's research tools : Quicken investment basics ; Working with investment accounts ; Working with the security list ; Downloading quotes and investment information ; Using for updates -- 9. Monitoring assets and loans : The basics ; Creating property and debt accounts ; Loan accounts in Quicken ; Other asset transactions -- pt. 4. Understanding your financial position. 10. Keeping tabs on your net worth : The property & debt tab -- 11. Evaluating your position : Using the investing tab ; Using investment analysis tools -- pt. 5. Designing your financial future. 12. Planning your future and using financial calculators : Planning for retirement ; Getting started with the Quicken lifetime planner ; The "what if" alternatives ; A look at Quicken's financial calculators ; Using the financial calculators -- 13. Reducing debt and saving money : Reducing your debt ; Budgeting with Quicken ; Quicken's automatic budget ; Where does your money go? -- 14. Planning for tax time : Tax information in accounts and categories ; Tax reports ; Online tax tools ; About Turbo-Tax ; Planning to avoid surprises ; Meeting the estimators -- 15. Creating Quicken reports : Quicken reports overview ; Working with reports and graphs -- pt. 6. Appendixes. A. Managing Quicken files : Working with multiple data files ; Password-protecting Quicken data ; Backing up your Quicken data file ; Additional file procedures -- B. Customizing Quicken : Customizing Quicken's interface ; Setting preferences ; Useful tips ; Quicken emergency records organizer.
"Take control of your personal finances using the best practices and time-saving tips in Quicken 2015: the official guide!"--Page 4 of cover.

The mobile photographer : an unofficial guide to using Android® phones, tablets, and apps in photography workflow

May 12, 2015
Fisher, Robert, 1964- author.
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, c2015.
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Make : wearable electronics

April 23, 2015
Hartman, Kate, author.
Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media, 2014.
xviii, 257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments"--Cover.
Circuits -- Conductive materials -- Switches -- E-textile toolkits -- Making electronics wearable -- Microcontrollers -- Sensors -- Actuators -- Wireless -- Appendix A: Tools -- Appendix B: Batteries -- Appendix C: Resources -- Appendix D: Other neat things -- Appendix E: Microcontroller options.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

April 22, 2015
Padua, Sydney, author, artist.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
315 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
"With interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine. Embellished with portraits and scientific diagrams"--Title page.
"The (mostly) true story of the first computer"--Cover.
Meet Victorian London’s most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage’s plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But do not despair! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime—for the sake of both London and science. Complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered computer, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is wonderfully whimsical, utterly unusual, and, above all, entirely irresistible.

Becoming Steve Jobs : the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

April 13, 2015
Schlender, Brent.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
viii, 447 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Steve Jobs in the Garden of Allah -- "I didn't want to be a businessman" -- Breakthrough and breakdown -- What's next? -- A side bet -- Bill Gates pays a visit --Luck -- Bozos, bastards, and keepers -- Maybe they had to be crazy -- Following your nose -- Do your level best -- Two decisions -- Stanford -- A safe haven for Pixar -- The whole widget -- Blind spots, grudges, and sharp elbows -- "Just tell them I'm being an asshole."
"Based on the hugely popular cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind the scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history. Award-winning journalist Brent Schlender and veteran editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many hours of which have never before been transcribed"-- Provided by publisher.

Teach yourself visually iPad®

April 10, 2015
Hart-Davis, Guy.
Indianapolis, IN : John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
337 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Previous edition: by Lonzell Watson.
"Covers all versions of iPad, iPad Mini and iPad Air"--Cover.
Getting started with your iPad -- Personalizing your iPad -- Working with voice and accessibility -- Setting up communications -- Networking and communicating -- Working with apps -- Browsing the Web and sending e-mail -- Keeping your life organized -- Playing music, videos, and games -- Working with photos and books -- Taking photos and videos -- Troubleshooting your iPad.
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 135 iPad tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iPad in no time.

Teach yourself visually Fire tablets

April 10, 2015
Marmel, Elaine J.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Visual, a Wiley brand, [2015]
276 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Teach Yourself Visually, Fire Tablets, is the comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your new Fire tablet. Learn to find and read new bestsellers through the Kindle app, browse the app store to find top games, surf the web, send e-mail, shop online, and much more! With expert guidance laid out in a highly visual style, this book is perfect for those new to the Fire tablet, providing all the information you need to get the most out of your device. Abundant screenshots of the Fire tablet graphically rich, touch-based Android interface provide easy-to-follow guidance.

Building Android apps in easy steps

March 31, 2015
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
Leamington Spa : In Easy Steps, 2014.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Previous edition: published as Building Android apps. 2012.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Designing interfaces -- Controlling progress -- Calling functions -- Managing text -- Handling lists -- Embracing media -- Sensing conditions -- Deploying apps -- Handy reference.
Have you ever wondered how to create an app for Android devices? McGrath shows you how to develop your own app without doing any coding! He'll take you through all stages, from setting up your computer to selling your Android app, and give you a sound understanding of app development for the Android platform.

Modern PHP : new features and good practices

March 31, 2015
Lockhart, Josh, author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2015.
xvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Effective Python : 59 specific ways to write better Python

March 31, 2015
Slatkin, Brett, author.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, [2015]
xviii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

iPad and iPhone tips and tricks

March 31, 2015
Rich, Jason, author.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, [2015]
xiv, 490 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5 and 4s"--Cover.

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