New Arrivals · Computers & Software

November 22, 2017
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Sams teach yourself PHP, MySQL & JavaScript all in one

November 21, 2017
Meloni, Julie C., author.
xiv, 676 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Covers: PHP 5.6, PHP 7, MySQL 5.7"--Back cover.
part I: Web application basics: Understanding how the web works ; Structuring HTML and using cascading style sheets ; Understanding the CSS box model and positioning ; Introducing JavaScript ; Introducing PHP -- part II. Getting started with dynamic websites: Understanding dynamic websites and HTML5 applications ; JavaScript fundamentals : variables, strings, and arrays ; JavaScript fundamentals : functions, objects, and flow control ; Understanding JavaScript event handling ; The basics of using jQuery -- part III. Taking your web applications to the next level: AJAX : remote scripting ; PHP fundamentals : variables, strings, and arrays ; PHP fundamentals : functions, objects, and flow control ; Working with cookies and user sessions ; Working with web-basd forms -- part IV. Integrating a database into your applications: Understanding the database design process ; Learning basic SQL commands ; Interacting MySQL using PHP -- part V. Getting started with application development: Creating a simple discussion forum ; Creating an online storefront ; Creating a simple calendar ; Managing web applications -- Appendixes: Appendix A: Installation quickstart guide with XAMPP ; Appendix B: Installing and configuring MySQL ; Appendix C: Installing and configuring Apache ; Appendix D: Installing and configuring PHP.

Calmer, easier, happier screen time : for parents of toddlers to teens: a guide to getting back in charge of technology

November 16, 2017
Janis-Norton, Noël, author.
xiv, 257 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2016.
Includes index.
Section One: Why parents need to get back in charge -- Getting back in charge -- The four screen issues -- How big is our family's problem? -- The negative effects of screen time -- Teens and preteens -- Why screen time is so addictive -- Why does getting back in charge feel so difficult? -- Section Two: How to get back in charge of the electronics in your home -- How to limit screen time -- Screen time as a reward -- How to decide on a screen time reward plan for your family -- How to introduce the new plan to your child -- Q & As -- Section Three: The Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting strategies that will make the new screen habits easier to establish -- Descriptive Praise -- Strengthening your resolve -- Preparing for Success -- Reflective Listening -- Improving cooperation with the Never Ask Twice method and action replays -- Replacing screen time with other activities.
Do you constantly find yourself battling to stop your kids spending hours in front of a screen? Whether it's a tv, an ipad, a pc or a playstation children are spending more and more time absorbed in the digital world and for most parents it's a cause for concern.The most frequent question parenting expert Noel Janis Norton is asked by desperate parents is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children became aggressive and stressed after prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they are at a loss of what to do about it.In Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, Noel adapts her proven parenting strategies to this most complex of areas. Using the latest scientific research to show just how addictive the digital world can be for the developing brain of a child, she using the calmer, easier, happier techniques to help parents wean their children away from their electronic devices and get back in charge.

Computers for seniors : email, internet, photos, and more in 14 easy lessons

November 7, 2017
Ewin, Chris, author.
San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2018]
xxv, 331 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Uses Windows® 10"--Cover.
Buying and setting up your computer -- Lesson 1: Getting started -- Lesson 2: Introducing apps -- Lesson 3: The photos apps -- Lesson 4: Email -- Lesson 5: Introducing the Internet -- Lesson 6: Exploring the Internet -- Lesson 7: Watching TV and videos online -- Lesson 8: Downloading new apps -- Lesson 9: Listening to music online -- Lesson 10: Reading ebooks with OverDrive -- Lesson 11: Making calls with Skype -- Lesson 12: Typing letters and documents -- Lesson 13: Files and folders -- Lesson 14: Staying safe online -- Connecting a printer, scanner, webcam, or other device -- Switching to a Microsoft account -- Connecting to wi-fi outside your home -- Solutions.
Fall in love with your computer! This friendly guide will take you from pressing the "on" button to being a confident computer user in no time. Step-by-step instructions and full-color images make it east to follow along, and each lesson has short exercises to help you practice what you've learned. And, if you get stuck, just flip to the solutions at the back of the book!

Computers for seniors for dummies®

November 2, 2017
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
xiii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
pt. 1. Get going!. Buying a computer ; Setting up your computer ; Getting around Windows 10 ; Setting up your display ; Getting help with vision, hearing, and dexterity challenges ; Setting up printers and scanners ; Connecting with Cortana -- pt. 2. Getting things done with software. Working with software programs ; Working with files and folders ; Working with Windows apps -- pt. 3. Going online. Understanding internet basics ; Browsing the web ; Staying safe while online ; Keeping in touch with mail ; Working in the Cloud ; Connecting with people online -- pt. 4. Having fun. Getting visual: using the video, photos, and camera apps ; Playing music in Windows 10 -- pt. 5. Windows Toolkit. Working with networks ; Protecting Windows ; Maintaining Windows.
A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC. Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. --Publisher annotation.

Java in 24 hours

October 16, 2017
Cadenhead, Rogers, author.
ix, 437 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Covers Java 9 and Android"--Cover.
Part I; Getting started -- Hour 1: Becoming a programmer -- Hour 2: Writing your first program -- Hour 3: Vacationing in Java -- Hour 4: Understanding how Java programs work -- Part II: Learning the basics of programming -- Hour 6: Storing and changing information in a program -- Hour 6: Using strings to communicate -- Hour 7: Using conditional tests to make decisions -- Hour 8: Repeating an action with loops -- Part III: Working with information in new ways -- Hour 9: Storing information with arrays -- Hour 10: Creating your first object -- Hour 11: Describing what your object is like -- Hour 12: Making the most if existing objects -- Part IV: Moving into advanced topics -- Hour 13: Storing objects in data structures -- Hour 14: Handling errors in a program -- Hour 15: Creating a threaded program -- Hour 16: Using inner classes and closures -- Part V: Programming a graphical user interface -- Hour 17: Building a simple user interface -- Hour 18: Laying out a user interface -- Hour 19: Responding to user input -- Part VI: Writing internet applications -- Hour 20: Reading and writing files -- Hour 21: Using Java 9's new HTTP client -- Hour 22: Creating Java2D graphics -- Hour 23: Creating Minecraft mods with Java -- Hour 24: Writing Android apps -- Appendix A: Using the NetBeans integrated development environment -- Appendix B: Where to go from here: Java resources -- Appendix C: This book's website -- Appendix D: Fixing a problem with the Android Studio Emulator -- Appendix E: Fixing package not visible errors in NetBeans,

Learn more Python 3 the hard way : the next step for new Python programmers

October 13, 2017
Shaw, Zed, author.
xvi, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
"Perfect for everyone who's already started working with Python, including junior developers and seasoned Python programmers upgrading to Python 3.6+"--Back cover.

Raspberry Pi for dummies

October 6, 2017
McManus, Sean, 1973- author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
xiii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Setting up your Raspberry Pi. Introducing the Raspberry Pi ; Downloading the operating system ; Connecting your Raspberry Pi -- Getting started with Linux. Using the desktop environment ; Using the Linux shell -- Using the Raspberry Pi for both work and play. Being productive with the Raspberry Pi ; Editing photos on the Raspberry Pi with GIMP ; Playing audio and video on the Raspberry Pi -- Programming the Raspberry Pi. Introducing programming with Scratch ; Programming an arcade game using Scratch ; Writing programs in Python ; Creating a game with Python and Pygame Zero ; Programming Minecraft with Python ; Making music with Sonic Pi -- Exploring electronics with the Raspberry Pi. Understanding circuits ; Taking control of your Pi's circuitry ; Lots of multicolored LEDs ; Old MacDonald's Farm and other RFID adventures -- The part of tens. Ten great software packages for the Raspberry Pi ; Ten inspiring projects fr the Raspberry Pi -- Appendix A. Troubleshooting and configuring the Raspberry Pi.

Hit refresh : the quest to rediscover Microsoft's soul and imagine a better future for everyone

October 4, 2017
Nadella, Satya, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
xi, 272 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
From Hyderabad to Redmond: how Karl Marx, a Sanskrit scholar, and a cricket hero shaped my boyhood -- Learning to lead: seeing the Cloud through our Windows -- New mission, new momentum: rediscovering the soul of Microsoft -- A cultural renaissance: from know-it-alls to learn-it-alls -- Friends or frenemies?: build partnerships before you need them -- Beyond the Cloud: three shifts: mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing -- The trust equation: timeless values in the digital age: privacy, security, and free speech -- The future of humans and machines: toward an ethical framework for AI design -- Restoring economic growth for everyone: the role of companies in a global society.
Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era.

The DevOps handbook : how to create world-class agility, reliability, and security in technology organizations

September 29, 2017
Kim, Gene, author.
xxxvii, 437 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-407) and index.
part I. The three ways: Agile, continuous delivery, and the three ways ; The first way : the principles of flow -- The second way : the principles of feedback ; The third way : the principles of continual learning and experimentation -- part II. Where to start: Selecting which value stream to start with ; Understanding the work in our value stream, making it visible, and expanding it across the organization ; How to design our organization and architecture with Conway's Law in mind ; How to get great outcomes by integrating operations into the daily work of development -- part III. The first way : the technical practices of flow: Create the foundations of our deployment pipeline ; Enable fast and reliable automated testing ; Enable and practice continuous integration ; Automate and enable low-risk releases ; Architect for low-risk releases -- part IV. The second way : the technical practices of feedback: Create telemetry to enable seeing and solving problems ; Analyze telemetry to better anticipate problems and achieve goals ; Enable feedback so development and operations can safely deploy code ; Integrate hypothesis-driven development and A/B testing into our daily work ; Create review and coordination processes to increase quality of our current work -- part V. The third way : the technical practices of continual learning and experimentation: Enable and inject learning into daily work ; Convert local discoveries into global improvements ; Reserve time to create organizational learning and improvement -- part VI. The technological practices of integrating information security, change, management, and compliance: Information security as everyone's job, every day ; Protecting the deployment pipeline, and integrating into change management and other security and compliance controls -- Conclusion to the DevOps handbook: A call to action.
"Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices. More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater--whether it's the debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud. And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day. Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace"-- from Amazon.

Dream differently : candid advice for America's students

September 21, 2017
Bertram, Vince M., author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017]
174 pages ; 24 cm
To get the most out of your college education, you need to choose your classes wisely -- and increasingly, that means choosing STEM. Today's job seekers should have at least a basic understanding of trigonometry and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1.3 million job openings in math and computer-related fields by 2022. The purpose of this book is not to push you into a STEM career. It is simply to provide you with information and perspective, as well as a few questions that, if answered honestly, will help you plot out an educational and career pathway that will help you achieve your dreams.

Coding for parents

September 20, 2017
Wilson, Frazer, author.
New York : Sterling, [2017]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
Offers a practical guide to elementary and intermediate computer programming intended to give parents enough background to help their children with their coding homework.

My social media for seniors

September 18, 2017
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
xvii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
What social media is--and why we use it -- Separating fact from fiction online -- What to share--and what not to share--on social media -- Using social media--safely and privately -- Comparing the most popular social media -- Keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook -- Sharing pictures and videos on Facebook -- Discovering interesting groups on Facebook -- Configuring Facebook's privacy settings -- Following intersting people on Facebook -- Tweeting and retweeting on Twitter -- Pinning and repinning on Pinterest -- Finding other users and boards to follow on Pinterest -- Fine-tuning your professional profile on LinkedIn -- Connecting with people and businesses on LinkedIn -- Sharing photos with Instagram -- Getting social on special interest message boards -- Getting social with video chats -- Using social media to find old friends -- Exploring other social media.
"Learn how to get the most out of social media! We've identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Starting an Etsy business

September 18, 2017
Shoup, Kate, 1972- author.
© 2017
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch.

Head first Android development

September 15, 2017
Griffiths, Dawn, author.
xl, 887 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"A brain friendly guide"--Cover.
"If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, 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 to get started is some Java know-how."--Page 4 of cover.

Swift in the cloud

September 7, 2017
Williamson, Leigh.
xxxi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
On the title page, the registered trademark symbol "TM" is superscript following "Swift" in the title.
"IBM Press"--Cover.
Introduction --, the open source project -- A Swift sandbox in the cloud -- A basic introduction to Swift -- The IBM bluemix buildpack for Swift -- Using containers on bluemix to run Swift code -- Swift package management -- Swift and Kitura for web applications -- Serverless programming with Swift -- Over the horizon: where do we go from here? -- Index.

Making things talk

September 6, 2017
Igoe, Tom.
San Francisco, CA : Maker Media, ©2017.
xxi, 474 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"Practical methods for connecting physical objects"--Cover.

The everything guide to online genealogy : trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree

August 29, 2017
Powell, Kimberly, author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Click into your past -- Begin backward -- Learn how to search -- Online starting points -- Dig into death records -- Check the census -- Hunt down family connections -- Look local -- Mine the web for military records -- A nation of immigrants -- Reach out to others -- Dig deeper -- Locate records abroad -- Putting it all together.
Thanks to the overwhelming number of genealogical records available online today, it's never been easier to trace your family history and find your roots. But where do you begin? Powell gives you tips on using free databases, new websites, and a growing number of genealogy apps. You'll find everything you need to scour the Internet and find your ancestors, going back generations!

Windows 10 in easy steps

August 28, 2017
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom : In Easy Steps, [2017]
480 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Updated for the Windows 10 Creators update."

3D printer projects for makerspaces

August 28, 2017
Cline, Lydia Sloan, author.
xxii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General stuff before we start -- Project 1. Architectural symbol coaster -- Project 2. Phone case -- Project 3. Guardian lion bank -- Project 4. Art stencil -- Project 5. Cookie dunker -- Project 6. Simple bat-shaped cookie cutter -- Project 7. Spiral ornament -- Project 8. Personalize football key fob -- Project 9. Embossed poop emoji cookie cutter -- Project 10. Lens cap holder -- Project 11. Print two colors with a dual extruder -- Project 12. Lithophane night-light -- Project 13. Skull-and-bones pencil cup -- Project 14. Business card with QR code -- Project 15. From scan to trinket holder --Project 16. Phone stand -- Project 17. Cage pendant with a bead inside -- Project 18. Military insignia soap mold -- Project 19. Hanging lampshade -- Project 20. Reality capture of Buddha charm -- Post-process all things.
"This easy-to-follow guide features twenty 3D printing projects for makers of all skill levels to enjoy. Written in a tutorial, step-by-step manner, 3D Prionters Projects for Makerspaces shows how to use Fusion 360, SketchUp, Meshmixer, Remake, and Inkscape to create fun and useful things. Scanning, slicers, silicone molds, settings, and build plate orientation are also covere, aswell as post-processing methods that will make your prints really pop!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Kill all normies : the online culture wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the alt-right and Trump

August 23, 2017
Nagle, Angela.
120 pages ; 22 cm
From hope to Harambe -- The leaderless digital counter-revolution -- The online politics of transgression -- Gramscians of the alt-right -- Conservative culture wars from Buchannan to Yiannopoulos -- From Tumblr to the campus wars: creating scarcity in an online economy of virtue -- Entering the manosphere -- Basic bitches, normies and the lamestream -- That joke isn't funny any more: the culture war goes offline.
"Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet. On one side the alt right ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, a culture of struggle sessions and virtue signalling lurks behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures right through to its mainstream expression. Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn"--back cover.

The non-designer's presentation book : principles for effective presentation design

August 22, 2017
Williams, Robin, 1953-
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, ©2018.
v, 182 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"These days, it's not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer-based presentations--anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation. You're not a professional designer, but you want your slides to look professional. What do you do? In The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, Robin expands upon the design principles introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer's series. She explains four fundamental principles of good design as applied to digital presentations, and adds four more principles specific to clear communication with slides. Whether you work with a Mac or PC, PowerPoint or Keynote, let Robin guide you, in her signature, light-hearted style, through the entire process of creating a presentation--from using the right software to organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won't put your audience to sleep."-- Provided by publisher.

WordPress for dummies

August 22, 2017
Sabin-Wilson, Lisa, author.
xiii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Title from cover.
Includes index.
Introducing WordPress -- Setting up WordPress -- Flexing and extending WordPress -- Customizing WordPress -- The part of tens.
Learn to launch a blog on or on your own site.

Make great art on your iPad : paint, draw, share

August 11, 2017
Jardine, Alison, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad"--Cover.

Life in code : a personal history of technology

August 9, 2017
Ullman, Ellen, author.
New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Part one: The programming life. Outside of time : reflections on the programming life ; Come in, CQ ; The dumbing down of programming : some thoughts on programming, knowing, and the nature of "easy" ; What we were afraid of as we feared Y2K -- Part two: The rise and first fall of the Internet. The museum of me ; Fiber optic nights ; Off the high ; To catch a falling knife -- Part three: Life, artificial. Programming the post-human : computer science redefines "life" ; Is Sadie the Cat a trick? ; Memory and megabytes ; Dining with robots -- Part four: Three stories about what we owe the past. While I was away ; Close to the mainframe ; The party line -- Part five: The hand that writes the code. Programming for the millions ; Boom two : a farewell.
"The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine. The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology's loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn't. Life in Code is essential to our understanding of the last twenty years--and the next twenty."--Jacket.

The economic singularity : artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism

July 31, 2017
Chace, Calum, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Three Cs, 2016.
302 pages ; 20 cm.
Chapter 1: Introduction: the economic singularity -- Chapter 2: The history of Automation -- Chapter 3: Is it different this time? -- Chapter 4: A timeline -- Chapter 5: The challenges --Chapter 6: Scenarios -- Chapter 7: Summary and recommendations -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones). It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn't yet paying attention. All jobs will be affected, from fast food McJobs to lawyers and journalists. This is the single most important development facing humanity in the first half of the 21st century. The fashionable belief that Universal Basic Income is the solution is only partly correct. We are probably going to need an entirely new economic system, and we better start planning soon - for the Economic Singularity! The outcome can be very good -- a world in which machines do all the boring jobs and humans do pretty much what they please. But there are major risks, which we can only avoid by being alert to the possible futures and planning how to avoid the negative ones.

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