New Arrivals · Computers & Software

February 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beginning programming with Python

February 21, 2018
Mueller, John, 1958- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Getting started with Python. Talking to your computer ; Getting your own copy of Python ; Interacting with Python ; Writing your first application ; Working with Anaconda -- Part 2: Talking the talk. Storing and modifying information ; Managing information ; Making decisions ; Performing repetitive tasks ; Dealing with errors -- Part 3: Performing common tasks. Interacting with packages ; Working with strings ; Managing lists ; Collecting all sorts of data ; Creating and using classes -- Part 4: Performing advanced tasks. Storing data in files ; Sending an e-mail -- Part 5: The part of tens. Ten amazing programming resources ; Ten ways to make a living with Python ; Ten tools that enhance your Python experience ; Ten (plus) libraries you need to know about.

eBay business all-in-one for dummies

February 20, 2018
Collier, Marsha, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xviii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"9 books in 1"--Cover.
Introduction -- eBay Basics -- Essential Tools -- Selling Like a Pro -- Sourcing Merchandise -- Presenting Your Items -- Extending Your Reach -- Storing and Shipping -- Power Selling on eBay -- Office and legal -- Index.
Everything you need to know to start and run a successful eBay business. eBay now has 100 million active users and just keeps growing. And they have turned to --For Dummies books and bestselling eBay author Marsha Collier to help guide them through buying and selling on eBay for over a decade. This nine-books-in-one guide has now been updated to cover all the newest eBay seller tools, new techniques to drive sales, new ways to enhance an eBay business using social media, and more.

Adobe Creative Cloud all-in-one

February 5, 2018
Smith, Jennifer (Writer on digital design), author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xxi, 738 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"7 books in one!"--Cover.
Adobe Creative Cloud is the most popular suite of tools among creative professionals, and a valuable resource you can use to fulfill all of your design goals. Ready to get started? The only book on the market of its kind, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is written by designers for designers. It will provide you with expert instruction that spans seven mini-books, with helpful information that can grant insight regardless of your current level of knowledge.

Windows 10 : step by step

February 5, 2018
Lambert, Joan, author.
2018
xix, 619 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Microsoft.
Introduction -- Part 1: The Windows 10 environment -- 1 Get started using Windows 10 -- 2 Personalize your working environment -- Part 2: Apps and files -- 3 Work with shortcuts and tiles -- 4 Work with apps and notifications -- 5 Explore files and folders -- 6 Manage folders and files -- Part 3: Devices and resources -- 7 Manage peripheral devices -- 8 Manage network and storage resources -- 9 Get assistance from Cortana -- 10 Safely and efficiently browse the internet -- Part 4: Behind the scenes -- 11 Manage user accounts and settings -- 12 Manage computer settings -- 13 Manage power and access options -- 14 Work more efficiently -- 15 Protect your computer and data.
"This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step,"--page [4] of cover.

Effective Java

February 5, 2018
Bloch, Joshua, author.
©2018
xx, 392 pages ; 24 cm
"Updated for Java 9"--Cover.
"Best practices for the Java Platform" --Cover.
Creating and destroying objects -- Methods common to all objects -- Classes and interfaces -- Generics -- Enums and annotations --Lambdas and streams -- Methods -- General programming -- Exceptions -- Concurrency -- Serialization.
"Each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several items, each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why. The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams" --Publisher.

Java in easy steps : covers Java 9

January 30, 2018
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
©2017
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Equally useful for newcomers with no previous knowledge of programming languages, hobbyists looking to explore Java's possibilities, and experienced programmers who wish to add Java to their skill set, Java In Easy Steps begins by explaining how to download and install the free Java Development Kit (JDK) so that the reader can quickly begin to create executable programs by copying the examples. Written in the clear, jargon-free style that has made the series successful, this book progressively builds knowledge of Java, so that by the end, readers will have gained a sound understanding of the Java language and be able to write their own Java programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any Java-enabled computer. Every page is packed with confidence-building visual guides so that what readers see on their screens is exactly what appears in the book."--Publisher's description.

Supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs in the digital age : the public librarian's toolkit

January 24, 2018
DiVincenzo, Salvatore, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
xvi, 117 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The business librarian -- Setting up your space -- At your service -- Deep in the data -- Some of the best things in life -- Old school : a quick note on print -- Programming and special events -- Reaching out is (not) hard to do -- Stories from the front line.

Becoming a systems administrator

January 23, 2018
Kamberg, Mary-Lane, 1948- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, [2018]
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What is IT? -- Managing machines -- Make high school count -- After high school -- Job outlook.
Computer systems administrators supervise the day-to-day operation of such physical computer devices as central data storage, printers, scanners, and routers. They install programs, hook up cables, identify problems, and update equipment and software. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked the occupation the eighth-best technology job, and future employment projections show growing demand for workers with the right skills. This title explains the job and how it fits into the overall field of information technology. It focuses on what the job is like and also covers the bases of education, certification, and experience that employers will look for.

Grace Hopper : computer scientist

January 23, 2018
Wheeler, Jill C., 1964- author.
©2018
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
There's got to be a better way -- Welcome, Grace -- College student -- Back to Vassar -- In the Navy -- Against the clock, around the clock -- Enter COBOL -- At the Pentagon -- Rear Admiral Hopper.
In Grace Hopper, learn how the American computer scientist chose to pursue a career in science and revolutionized the way we program computers. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Using computer science in digital gaming careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Games and programming -- Game design and game engines -- Art and animation -- Level editors: digital game dungeon masters -- Narrative design -- Devops engineering -- CRUNCH : how games get made -- Networking.
Over the past three decades, video games have moved from the arcade to the home to the palm of a player s hand. And all of those changes have been made possible through technological advancements and application of these advancements through coding. This guide gives those who have already decided to apply their skills to creating digital games, as well as those who love games but don t have a solid career path in mind, the tools and knowledge that every job seeker needs to begin building a career.

Using computer science in digital music careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Coding and music : where to begin? -- Producers : architects of audio -- Technicians, engineers, wizards of sound -- Sounds, space, software, and solutions -- Digital music masters.
Creating music twenty years ago was done very differently from the way it s created today. Musicians can write, record, and mix their own music from a laptop, rather than waiting to make it big through more traditional means. This guide to the modern age of digital music and careers that can be found within that field takes readers through basic coding concepts, real-world career advice, and some of the career paths that can be explored by the music and technology savvy.

Using computer science in financial technology careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is fintech? -- Creating payment systems -- Opening up lending -- Tools for wealth management and personal finance -- Digital currency -- The future of fintech careers.
Financial technology is revolutionizing the field of finance, allowing customers to pay bills and send money more easily than in the past and giving them the tools they need to manage their own finances. And all of that is made possible through coding. This careers guide gives readers a thorough look at the different ways that they can apply coding to the field of finance, whether it s through an existing career path or by coming up with a brand-new, revolutionary piece of code or program.

Using computer science in high-tech health and wellness careers

January 23, 2018
Benedict, Aaron, author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Technology and coding are the tools of the future, and this is extremely apparent in the fields of health and wellness. Whether people are finding new ways to save lives or simply giving others new ways to track and manage their own fitness and health goals, technology is playing a huge part in innovations in the health and wellness sector. This comprehensive guide gives readers the tools to make those connections between health and technology and build them into a sustainable, valuable, life-affirming career path.

Using computer science in online retail careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: innovation in shopping -- What is online retail? -- Web development and design -- Mobile apps -- Data analytics -- Digital marketing -- User/customer experience.
Technology has changed the way that people shop. And those changes have brought with them new ways for retailers to interact with those customers, which requires businesses to hire more technologically savvy employees. This comprehensive guide to building a career in coding and online retail takes a look at how to get an education in the field, which types of businesses are hiring and why, and the different routes those aspiring to a career in online retail are taking on the path to success.

Pixar : a pop-up celebration

January 18, 2018
Reinhart, Matthew, author.
©2017
[10] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Cover title.
Toy story (1995) -- A bug's life (1998) -- Toy story 2 (1999) -- Pixar shorts (1984-97) -- Monster's Inc. (2001) -- Finding Nemo (2003) -- The Incredibles (2004) -- Cars (2006) -- Pixar shorts (2001-06) -- Ratatouille (2007) -- Wall-E (2008) -- Up (2009) -- Toy story 3 (2010) -- Pixar shorts (2008-2010) -- Cars 2 (2011) -- Brave (2012) -- Monsters University (2013) -- Inside out (2015) -- Pixar shorts (2006-2013) -- The good dinosaur (2015) -- Finding Dory (2016) -- Cars 2 (2017) -- Coco (2017) -- Pixar shorts (2014-2017).
"Featuring five spreads with over 30 pop-ups from New York Times best-selling author, artist, and pop-up master Matthew Reinhart, this breathtaking work of art revisits Pixar's impressive history. Like each Pixar movie, each pop contains Easter eggs to other Disney Pixar films. Disney Pixar: A Pop-Up Celebration is a vibrant tribute to the beloved canon of Disney Pixar films and characters" -- Google Books.

Listening in : cybersecurity in an insecure age

January 18, 2018
Landau, Susan Eva, author.
©2017
xiv, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Racing into the digital revolution -- We're all connected now -- How do we protect ourselves? -- Investigation in the age of encryption -- There's no turning back.
"New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country’s electricity—and these personal, corporate, and government systems are all vulnerable. In Ukraine, unknown hackers shut off electricity to nearly 230,000 people for six hours. North Korean hackers destroyed networks at Sony Pictures in retaliation for a film that mocked Kim Jong-un. And Russian cyberattackers leaked Democratic National Committee emails in an attempt to sway a U.S. presidential election. And yet despite such documented risks, government agencies, whose investigations and surveillance are stymied by encryption, push for a weakening of protections. In this accessible and riveting read, Susan Landau makes a compelling case for the need to secure our data, explaining how we must maintain cybersecurity in an insecure age."--Inside dust jacket.

IPad for seniors for dummies.

January 17, 2018
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010-
v. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2010-2016 by Nancy C. Muir ; 2017 by Jesse Feiler ; 2018- by Dwight Spivey.
Take full advantage of your iPad by learning to browse the web, keep up with social media, FaceTime chat with your grandkids, challenge your brain with games and iBooks, set up your iCloud, share photos with friends, and so much more!

Begin to code with Python

January 17, 2018
Miles, Rob S., author.
©2018
xxvii, 500 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Starting with Python -- Python and programming -- Python program structure -- Working with variables -- Making decisions in programs -- Repeating actions with loops -- Using functions to simplify programs -- Storing collections of data -- Use classes to store data -- Use classes to create active objects -- Object-based solution design -- Python applications -- Python and graphical user interfaces -- Python programs as network clients -- Python programs as network servers -- Create games with Pygame.
"Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer's tutorial, reflecting deep research into how today's beginners learn, and why other books fall short." -- Page 4 of cover.

Access 2016 in easy steps

January 17, 2018
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
©2017
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Designing databases -- Creating tables -- Defining relationships -- Handling data -- Making queries -- Coding queries -- Producing forms -- Enhancing forms -- Supplying reports -- Sharing access.

Photoshop CC for dummies

January 15, 2018
Bauer, Peter, 1957- author.
©2018
422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Photoshop puts amazing design and photo-editing tools in the hands of creative professionals and hobbyists everywhere, and the latest version - Photoshop CC - is packed with even more powerful tools to help you manage and enhance your images. This friendly, full-color guide introduces you to the basics of Photoshop CC and provides clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you'll use the most. Plus, you'll learn valuable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more."--Amazon.com

iPad for dummies

January 15, 2018
LeVitus, Bob, author.
©2018
xiii, 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting to know your iPad. Unveiling the iPad ; iPad basic training ; Synchronicity : getting stuff to and from your iPad -- The Internet iPad. Going on a mobile safari ; The email must get through ; Maps are where it's at -- The multimedia iPad. Get in Tune(s) : audio on your iPad ; iPad videography ; Photography on a larger scale ; Curling up with a good iBook -- The iPad at work. App-solutely! ; People, places, and appointments ; Indispensable iPad utilities ; Taking iPad controls Siri-ously -- The undiscovered iPad. Setting you straight on settings ; When good iPads go bad ; Accessorizing your iPad -- The part of tens. Ten appetizing and free apps ; Ten apps worth paying for.
"When you're a person who can't be chained to a desk, an iPad is your ideal tool for working or enjoying entertainment wherever you want, whenever you want. An iPad is an ideal tool for connecting to websites and networks, staying in touch with your family, keeping track of the office, or just settling in with a movie or a good book,. And to make it easier than ever, grab a copy of iPad For Dummies for simple steps on handling all your iPad's basic functions--as well as iOS 11, the latest version of the software that powers Apple's mobile gadgets." -- Amazon.com.

Beginning programming with Java for dummies

January 12, 2018
Burd, Barry, author.
©2017.
xiv, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Use basic development concepts and techniques ; debug Java programs and create code ; Learn to use new Java 9 JShell"
Learn to speak the Java language like the pros Are you new to programming and have decided that Java is your language of choice? Are you a wanna-be programmer looking to learn the hottest lingo around? Look no further! Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 5th Edition is the easy-to-follow guide you'll want to keep in your back pocket as you work your way toward Java mastery! In plain English, it quickly and easily shows you what goes into creating a program, how to put the pieces together, ways to deal with standard programming challenges, and so much more. Whether you're just tooling around or embarking on a career, this is the ideal resource you'll turn to again and again as you perfect your understanding of the nuances of this popular programming language. Packed with tons of step-by-step instruction, this is the only guide you need to start programming with Java like a pro.

The suitcase entrepreneur : create freedom in business and adventure in life / Natalie Sisson.

January 12, 2018
Sisson, Natalie, author.
©2017
xvi, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Choosing your own adventure -- Why I wrote this book and who I wrote it for -- Act one. Welcome to the new world of digital nomads -- My story -- from broke to $15,000 in one month -- The only four things you need to be free -- Act two. How to build an online business you can take anywhere -- Why there is no better time than now to build your own business -- Building an online business for your suitcase entrepreneur lifestyle -- Becoming a citizen of the world and setting up an international business -- The best systems and online tools to run your business from anywhere -- How to use social media as your marketing, sales and customer service team -- How to build a world-class team you may never meet -- Act three. How on earth does one become a suitcase entrepreneur? -- How to become a pro at being homeless -- Deciding on where to travel and your preparation checklist -- The art of minimalism and how to pack for anywhere -- Travel hacking tips and tools to save you time and money -- Choosing freedom in business and adventure in life.
"After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business—which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you’ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms."--Page 4 of cover.

A practical guide to Linux commands, editors, and shell programming

January 10, 2018
Sobell, Mark G., author.
Boston : Addison-Wesley, [2018]
1184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Previous edition: 2013.
Includes index.
"Linux is today’s dominant Internet server platform. System administrators and Web developers need deep Linux fluency, including expert knowledge of shells and the command line. This is the only guide with everything you need to achieve that level of Linux mastery. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools sysadmins, developers, and power users need most, and has created an outstanding day-to-day reference, updated with assistance from new coauthor Matthew Helmke. This title is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic. Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, it presents Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful information about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions. Use a Mac? You’ll find coverage of the macOS command line, including macOS-only tools and utilities that other Linux/UNIX titles ignore."--Back cover.

Coding, robotics, and engineering for young students : a tech beginnings curriculum, grades pre-K-2

January 10, 2018
Gadzikowski, Ann.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2017]
171 pages ; 28 cm.
"Aligned with the K-12 computer science framework. Emphasizes active, hands-on learning. No prior computer science training required." --Cover.
Track I. Coding constructions -- Track II. Story code -- Track III. Robot stories -- Track IV. Robot quest (program your own adventure).
This book builds foundational computer science and robotics skills and knowledge in bright Pre-K-grade-2 students. The curriculum emphasizes active, hands-on, and collaborative learning. Students are challenged to learn computer science content, such as coding, and robotics and engineering concepts, as well as practice high-level academic skills, such as creative problem solving, computational thinking, and critical thinking. --Back cover.

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