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  1. ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games.The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you'll find: Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directionsWays to connect the activity with literacy and math conceptsTips for grown-ups and teachersCreative challenges to take the learning furtherBy the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures! About the AuthorsMarina Umaschi Bers is a professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Child Study and Human Development and adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University. She heads the Developmental Technologies Research group where she studies innovative ways to promote positive childhood development through new learning technologies. She is also the creator of KIBO, a robotics platform for children 4 to 7, which allows young builders to learn programming and engineering without screens by integrating arts and crafts. Mitchel Resnick is the creator of Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used in thousands of schools and homes worldwide, with nearly 4 million users. He directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education in 2011 for his creative learning technologies.
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  2. When Kate Thompson's father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.     In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.About the AuthorErin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her family and when not writing she can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.
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  3. Learning Regular Expressions
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  4. Big Data : A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think
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  5. Designed both for beginners and experts alike, Practical Photography’s Digital Camera School delivers a unique photography course for all levels of ability and interest. Divided into 20 distinct subject-based projects, each featuring bite-sized lessons that start simple and become more challenging, the book enables the reader to take control of their camera. Incorporating all the basic skills necessary to shoot fantastic images, and with modules on self-portraits, artistic light paintings, landscapes, night photography, nature, reflections, action shots, and much more besides, Practical Photography’s Digital Camera School offers a fresh and exciting approach to photography.
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  6. Here’s your shortcut to the tablet era! Getting an iPad is a great way to stay up to date with the latest technology, and connect with friends and family all over the world. If getting started with your new tablet seems overwhelming, this senior-friendly guide will help you set up, personalize, and start using your iPad in no time. Featuring larger text, full-color pictures, and step-by-step instruction, iPad For Seniors For Dummies will make it easy to get up and running with your Apple tablet. In this easy-to-use resource, you’ll discover how to take and share pictures, download apps, manage appointments, stay in touch on social networking sites, read e-books, play games, and so much more. If you’re ready to ‘wow’ your friends?and even your grandkids?by showing them just how tech savvy you are, everything you need is inside! Navigate and customize your iPad Browse the web and send emails Make FaceTime video calls Understand iCloud and the new iOS operating system With helpful information for first-time tablet users as well as those looking for guidance after upgrading from an older-generation iPad, this book helps you get the most out of working?and playing?with your new tablet.
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  7. This bestseller is the ultimate paper plane guide for both the young and young-at-heart. Paper planes are the perfect hobby - it costs virtually nothing, needs no equipment and is an awesome way to have lots of low-tech fun. THIS BOOK Includes:...
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  8. In 1993 Harry Bosch was assigned the case of a missing person, Marie Gesto. The young woman was never found - dead or alive - and the case has haunted Bosch ever since. Thirteen years later, Bosch is in the Open Unsolved Unit when he gets a call...
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  9. Full-length practice tests covering all CISSP domains for the ultimate exam prep The (ISC)2 CISSP Official Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP candidates, providing 1300 unique practice questions. The first part of the book provides 100 questions per domain. You also have access to four unique 125-question practice exams to help you master the material. As the only official practice tests endorsed by (ISC)2, this book gives you the advantage of full and complete preparation. These practice tests align with the 2018 version of the exam to ensure up-to-date preparation, and are designed to cover what you'll see on exam day. Coverage includes: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. The CISSP credential signifies a body of knowledge and a set of guaranteed skills that put you in demand in the marketplace. This book is your ticket to achieving this prestigious certification, by helping you test what you know against what you need to know. Test your knowledge of the 2018 exam domains Identify areas in need of further study Gauge your progress throughout your exam preparation The CISSP exam is refreshed every few years to ensure that candidates are up-to-date on the latest security topics and trends. Currently-aligned preparation resources are critical, and periodic practice tests are one of the best ways to truly measure your level of understanding.
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  10. This is a first-principles-based, practical introduction to the fundamentals of data science aimed at the mathematically-comfortable reader with some programming skills. The book covers: The important parts of Python to know The important parts of Math / Probability / Statistics to know The basics of data science How commonly-used data science techniques work (learning by implementing them) What is Map-Reduce and how to do it in Python Other applications such as NLP, Network Analysis, and more
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  11. See all the things coding can accomplish The demand for people with coding know-how exceeds the number of people who understand the languages that power technology. Coding All-in-One For Dummies gives you an ideal place to start when you’re ready to add this valuable asset to your professional repertoire. Whether you need to learn how coding works to build a web page or an application or see how coding drives the data revolution, this resource introduces the languages and processes you’ll need to know. Peek inside to quickly learn the basics of simple web languages, then move on to start thinking like a professional coder and using languages that power big applications. Take a look inside for the steps to get started with updating a website, creating the next great mobile app, or exploring the world of data science. Whether you’re looking for a complete beginner’s guide or a trusted resource for when you encounter problems with coding, there’s something for you! Create code for the webGet the tools to create a mobile appDiscover languages that power data scienceSee the future of coding with machine learning tools With the demand for skilled coders at an all-time high, Coding All-in-One For Dummies is here to propel coding newbies to the ranks of professional programmers.
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  12. Explore your Galaxy Tab S with an expert tour guide at your side Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to getting the most out of your new tablet. You’ll discover how different the tablet experience is from the desktop, laptop, or smartphone, and learn how to take advantage of everything your Galaxy Tab S has to offer. This entertaining guide walks you through each feature one by one, helping you learn exactly what your tablet can do for you. With everything from reading to playing games and surfing the Internet, you will learn how to be productive and have fun, too! Navigate your Galaxy Tab S easily, and get acquainted with the keyboard Send e-mail, browse the Web, and tap into social media Make phone calls, take pictures, and hold video chats Play music, movies, games, and more Your Galaxy Tab S has so much to offer it’s not a computer, but it is so much more than a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is the perfect guide to getting to know your Galaxy S tablet, so settle in and see what your tablet can do.
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  13. A colourful rhyming picture book all about trucks and diggers, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance. Is your little one mad about trucks and diggers? Then they'll love this bright, bold book, packed with all sorts of vehicles - including dumper trucks, diggers, cranes, fire engines, transporters and more. Read about all the amazing things they do, then decide which one you would choose to drive! From the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.About the AuthorGiles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.
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  14. The iPad is a tablet computer that is stylish, versatile and easy to use, and is one of the most popular tablets used by all ages. The range of models has been expanded over the years so that there are now different sizes to cover all mobile computing requirements. iPad for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition gives you all the essential information you need to know to make the most out of your iPad: Choose the right model for youNavigate around with Multi-Touch gestures Master Settings and apps to stay organized Find, download and explore exciting appsUse your iPad to make travelling stress-free Email, share photos and video chat for free Access and share your music, books and videos Stay in touch with family members Access your documents from anywhere iPad for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition, is updated to cover the latest operating system, iOS 11, covering: The enhancements to the Dock The newly designed App Switcher and Control Center The improvements to multitasking to improve productivity, including Drag and Drop capabilities The new File app for organizing and accessing documents The newly designed virtual keyboard for streamlining text and data input With iOS 11, the iPad goes from strength to strength, and iPad for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition is the perfect companion to using this impressive tablet.A handy guide for any Senior new to the iPad, covering iOS 11, presented in larger type for easier reading. For all iPads with iOS 11, including iPad Mini and iPad Pro.
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  15. Get the expert perspective and practical advice on big dataThe Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits makes the case that big data is for real, and more than just big hype. The book uses real-life examples—from Nate Silver to Copernicus, and Apple to Blackberry—to demonstrate how the winners of the future will use big data to seek the truth. Written by a marketing journalist and the CEO of a multi-million-dollar B2B marketing platform that reaches more than 90% of the U.S. business population, this book is a comprehensive and accessible guide on how to win customers, beat competitors, and boost the bottom line with big data.The marketplace has entered an era where the customer holds all the cards. With unprecedented choice in both the consumer world and the B2B world, it's imperative that businesses gain a greater understanding of their customers and prospects. Big data is the key to this insight, because it provides a comprehensive view of a company's customers—who they are, and who they may be tomorrow. The Big Data-Driven Business is a complete guide to the future of business as seen through the lens of big data, with expert advice on real-world applications.Learn what big data is, and how it will transform the enterpriseExplore why major corporations are betting their companies on marketing technologyRead case studies of big data winners and losersDiscover how to change privacy and security, and remodel marketingBetter information allows for better decisions, better targeting, and better reach. Big data has become an indispensable tool for the most effective marketers in the business, and it's becoming less of a competitive advantage and more like an industry standard. Remaining relevant as the marketplace evolves requires a full understanding and application of big data, and The Big Data-Driven Business provides the practical guidance businesses need.About the Author Russell Glass is the Head of B2
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  16. The IT pro's must-have guide to Windows Server 2016 Mastering Windows Server 2016 is a complete resource for IT professionals needing to get quickly up to date on the latest release. Designed to provide comprehensive information in the context of real-world usage, this book offers expert guidance through the new tools and features to help you get Windows Server 2016 up and running quickly. Straightforward discussion covers all aspects, including virtualization products, identity and access, automation, networking, security, storage and more, with clear explanations and immediately-applicable instruction. Find the answers you need, and explore new solutions as Microsoft increases their focus on security, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud; new capabilities including containers and Nano Server, Shielded VMs, Failover Clustering, PowerShell, and more give you plenty of tools to become more efficient, more effective, and more productive. Windows Server 2016 is the ideal server for Windows 10 clients, and is loaded with new features that IT professionals need to know. This book provides a comprehensive resource grounded in real-world application to help you get up to speed quickly. Master the latest features of Windows Server 2016 Apply new tools in real-world scenarios Explore new capabilities in security, networking, and the cloud Gain expert guidance on all aspect of Windows Server 2016 migration and management System administrators tasked with upgrading, migrating, or managing Windows Server 2016 need a one-stop resource to help them get the job done. Mastering Windows Server 2016 has the answers you need, the practicality you seek, and the latest information to get you up to speed quickly.
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  17. A new edition of the #1 text in the Human Computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human–computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied. An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers.
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  18. Testing IT provides a complete, off-the-shelf software testing process framework for any testing practitioner who is looking to research, implement, roll out, adopt, and maintain a software testing process. It covers all aspects of testing for software developed or modified in-house, modified or extended legacy systems, and software developed by a third party. Software professionals can customize the framework to match the testing requirements of any organization, and six real-world testing case studies are provided to show how other organizations have done this. Packed with a series of real-world case studies, the book also provides a comprehensive set of downloadable testing document templates, proformas, and checklists to support the process of customizing. This new edition demonstrates the role and use of agile testing best practices and includes a specific agile case study.About the Author John Watkins has more than thirty years of experience in the field of software development, with some twenty-five years in the field of software testing. During his career, Watkins has been involved at all levels and phases of testing and has provided high-level test process consultancy, training, and mentoring to numerous blue chip companies. He is both a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, where he is an active member of the Specialist Group in Software Testing (SIGiST), previously serving on committees of the Intellect Testing Group (representing the UK technology industry) and the SmallTalk User Group. He is author of Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an Extreme Testing Environment and currently works for IBM's software group. Simon Mills has more than thirty years of experience in the field of software quality, having transferred into the world of system testing from a business role. Simon has been involved in testing software in both business and technical or scientific environments from major investment and insurance systems to laser
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