New Arrivals · Computers & Software

July 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The darkening web : the war for cyberspace

July 17, 2017
Klimburg, Alexander, 1976- author.
xii, 420 pages ; 25 cm
The body of cyber -- Mind over matter -- Everyone can be a god -- Ruling the domain -- Pin-striped cyber -- No one but US -- Attack to excess -- Strategic innuendo -- Russia's invisible war -- Of Siloviki and cyber crime -- Pwnage diplomacy -- The Chinese cyber dream -- Manning the great firewall -- Handling the barbarians -- Parsing cyber power -- The great cyber game -- An end-to-end world -- Conclusion -- Epilogue.
"No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict--ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war--but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today--and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War--and quite possibly as dangerous for humanity as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.

Learning HTTP/2 : a practical guide for beginners

June 22, 2017
Ludin, Stephen, author.
Beijing ; Boston : O'Reilly, 2017.
xv, 136 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The evolution of HTTP -- HTTP/2 quick start -- How and why we hack the web -- Transition to HTTP/2 -- The HTTP/2 protocol -- HTTP/2 performance -- HTTP/2 implementations -- Debugging h2 -- What is next?

MCSA Windows Server 2016 study guide : exam 70-740 : installation, storage, and compute with Windows Server 2016

June 22, 2017
Panek, William, 1970- author.
xxxvii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Stacked : double your job interviews, leverage recruiters, unlock LinkedIn

June 21, 2017
Gurney, Karen (Consultant), author.
vii, 345 pages ; 22 cm
"Get the free video companion course to see this book in action at"-- title page.

Troubleshooting & maintaining your PC all-in-one

June 16, 2017
Gookin, Dan, author.
xv, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

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.

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