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Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionariesCreate and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax modelUse functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuseOrganize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modulesDive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring codeWrite large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development toolsLearn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.
If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.
“After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”
–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
The important stuff you need to know:Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).
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Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice.
The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for?The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills
If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.
With this book, you will:Learn new ES6 syntax that eases the pain points of common programming idiomsOrganize code with iterators, generators, modules, and classesExpress async flow control with Promises combined with generatorsUse collections to work more efficiently with data in structured waysLeverage new API helpers, including Array, Object, Math, Number, and StringExtend your program’s capabilities through meta programmingPreview features likely coming to JS beyond ES6
The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold.
This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book.
Ideal for software engineers, data engineers, developers, and system administrators working with large-scale data applications, this book describes techniques that can reduce data infrastructure costs and developer hours. Not only will you gain a more comprehensive understanding of Spark, you’ll also learn how to make it sing.
With this book, you’ll explore:How Spark SQL’s new interfaces improve performance over SQL’s RDD data structureThe choice between data joins in Core Spark and Spark SQLTechniques for getting the most out of standard RDD transformationsHow to work around performance issues in Spark’s key/value pair paradigmWriting high-performance Spark code without Scala or the JVMHow to test for functionality and performance when applying suggested improvementsUsing Spark MLlib and Spark ML machine learning librariesSpark’s Streaming components and external community packages
Python 3 is the best version of the language yet: It is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Now, leading Python programmer Mark Summerfield demonstrates how to write code that takes full advantage of Python 3’s features and idioms. Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, brings together all the knowledge you need to write any program, use any standard or third-party Python 3 library, and create new library modules of your own.
Summerfield draws on his many years of Python experience to share deep insights into Python 3 development you won’t find anywhere else. He begins by illuminating Python’s “beautiful heart”: the eight key elements of Python you need to write robust, high-performance programs. Building on these core elements, he introduces new topics designed to strengthen your practical expertise–one concept and hands-on example at a time. Coverage includesDeveloping in Python using procedural, objectoriented, and functional programming paradigms Creating custom packages and modules Writing and reading binary, text, and XML files, including optional compression, random access, and text and XML parsing Leveraging advanced data types, collections, control structures, and functions Spreading program workloads across multiple processes and threads Programming SQL databases and key—value DBM files Debugging techniques–and using Test Driven Development to avoid bugs in the first place Utilizing Python’s regular expression mini-language and module Parsing techniques, including how to use the third-party PyParsing and PLY modules Building usable, efficient, GUI-based applications Advanced programming techniques, including generators, function and class decorators, context managers, descriptors, abstract base classes, metaclasses, coroutines, and more
Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, serves as both tutorial and language reference. It assumes some prior programming experience, and it is accompanied by extensive downloadable example code–all of it tested with Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice that you can use immediately. Experienced designers can use this guide as a sourcebook of ideas; novices will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design.Design engaging and usable interfaces with more confidence and less guessworkLearn design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of colorGet recommendations for specific UI patterns, including alternatives and warnings on when not to use themMix and recombine UI ideas as you see fitPolish the look and feel of your interfaces with graphic design principles and patterns
"Anyone who's serious about designing interfaces should have this book on their shelf for reference. It's the most comprehensive cross-platform examination of common interface patterns anywhere."--Dan Saffer, author of Designing Gestural Interfaces (O'Reilly) and Designing for Interaction (New Riders)
Pro Apache JMeter covers almost every aspect of Apache JMeter in detail and includes helpful screenshots and a case study. A performance primer chapter provides a high-level summary of terms used in performance testing on a day-to-day basis that also is useful for non-technical readers.
A sample web application Digital Toys has been developed and test scripts are provided for you to try while progressing through the chapters.
What You'll LearnCreate and execute an Apache JMeter test plan Interpret the results of your test plan Understand distributed testing using Apache JMeter Use Apache JMeter advanced features such as JDBC, REST, FTP, AJAX, SOAP, and mobile performance testing Read a sample case study covering end-to-end planning and execution of a performance testing projectGenerate and analyze a performance dashboard
Who This Book Is For
Software performance testing professionals, quality assurance professionals, architects, engineers, project managers, product managers
—Warren Kelly, Pastor
“It could become the de-facto tutorial volume for the subject, as well as the classic reference guide.”
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“This book is written so well and is so easy to follow it’s a joy to go through.”
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KML began as the file format for Google Earth, but it has evolved into a full-fledged international standard for describing any geographic content—the “HTML of geography.” It’s already supported by applications ranging from Microsoft Virtual Earth and NASA WorldWind to Photoshop and AutoCAD. You can do amazing things with KML, and this book will show you how, using practical examples drawn from today’s best online mapping applications.
Drawing on her extensive experience with the creators of KML, Wernecke teaches techniques that can be used by everyone from programmers to real estate agents, scientists, students, architects, virtual explorers, and more.
Incorporating rich content in Placemark balloons Creating overlays that superimpose your images on standard Earth browsers Generating animations that move through Placemarks, Overlays, and Models Controlling and updating map content across the Web Managing large data sets using regions and custom data types Complete KML language reference: elements, types, syntax, file structure, and conventions
Angular 2 introduces an entirely new way to build applications. It wholly embraces all the newest concepts that are built into the next generation of browsers, and it cuts away all the fat and bloat from Angular 1. This book plunges directly into the heart of all the most important Angular 2 concepts for you to conquer. In addition to covering all the Angular 2 fundamentals, such as components, forms, and services, it demonstrates how the framework embraces a range of new web technologies such as ES6 and TypeScript syntax, Promises, Observables, and Web Workers, among many others.
This book covers all the most complicated Angular concepts and at the same time introduces the best practices with which to wield these powerful tools. It also covers in detail all the concepts you'll need to get you building applications faster. Oft-neglected topics such as testing and performance optimization are widely covered as well. A developer that reads through all the content in this book will have a broad and deep understanding of all the major topics in the Angular 2 universe.Style and approach
This book follows a cookbook approach—each recipe presents a unique problem to which the solution is presented in a clear, concise, and manner step-by-step manner. With practical hands-on guidance in each and every recipe, you'll be able to get to grips with the concepts.
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This book guides you through preparing the development environment for MERN stack-based web development, to creating a basic skeleton application and extending it to build four different web applications. These applications include a social media, an online marketplace, a media streaming, and a web-based game application with virtual reality features.
While learning to set up the stack and developing a diverse range of applications with this book, you will grasp the inner workings of the MERN stack, extend its capabilities for complex features, and gain actionable knowledge of how to prepare MERN-based applications to meet the growing demands of real-world web applications.What you will learnSet up your development environment and develop a MERN applicationImplement user authentication and authorization using JSON Web TokensBuild a social media application by extending the basic MERN applicationCreate an online marketplace application with shopping cart and Stripe paymentsDevelop a media streaming application using MongoDB GridFSImplement server-side rendering with data to improve SEOSet up and use React 360 to develop user interfaces with VR capabilitiesLearn industry best practices to make MERN stack applications reliable and scalableWho this book is for
Author Ilya Grigorik, a web performance engineer at Google, demonstrates performance optimization best practices for TCP, UDP, and TLS protocols, and explains unique wireless and mobile network optimization requirements. You’ll then dive into performance characteristics of technologies such as HTTP 2.0, client-side network scripting with XHR, real-time streaming with SSE and WebSocket, and P2P communication with WebRTC.Deliver superlative TCP, UDP, and TLS performanceSpeed up network performance over 3G/4G mobile networksDevelop fast and energy-efficient mobile applicationsAddress bottlenecks in HTTP 1.x and other browser protocolsPlan for and deliver the best HTTP 2.0 performanceEnable efficient real-time streaming in the browserCreate efficient peer-to-peer videoconferencing and low-latency applications with real-time WebRTC transports
HTML5 Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide Second Edition is a step-by-step tutorial that will help you create several games from scratch, with useful examples. Starting with an introduction to HTML5, the chapters of this book help you gain a better understanding of the various concepts and features of HTML5. By the end of the book, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and level of understanding you need to efficiently develop games over the network using HTML5.
This book is for everybody who would like to learn or create modern Angular based single page applications using PrimeNG component library. This book is a good choice for beginners to advanced users who are serious to learn modern Angular applications. The prerequisites for this book are some basic knowledge on the Angular 2+ version with TypeScript and CSS skills.What You Will LearnSetup PrimeNG projects with SystemJS, Webpack, and Angular CLI.Use theming concepts and layouts with grid systems and Bootstrap.Work with enhanced input, select, button and panel components.Apply countless DataTable features: sorting, filtering, grouping, and templating.Meet data iteration components: DataList, DataGrid, Tree, and so on.Build endless menu variations: SlideMenu, TieredMenu, MegaMenu, and so on.Visualize your data representations with PrimeNG charts and GMap components.Adopt best practices such as state management with @ngrx/store.Write unit and end-to-end tests with Jasmine, Karma, and Protractor.In Detail
PrimeNG is a leading UI component library for Angular applications with 80+ rich UI components. PrimeNG was a huge success in the Angular world and very quickly. It is a rapidly evolving library that is aligned with the last Angular release. In comparison with competitors, PrimeNG was created with enterprise applications in mind. This book provides a head-start to help readers develop real–world, single-page applications using the popular development stack.
This book consists of 10 chapters and starts with a short introduction to single-page applications. TypeScript and Angular fundamentals are important first steps for subsequent PrimeNG topics. Later we discuss how to set up and configure a PrimeNG application in different ways as a kick-start. Once the environment is ready then it is time to learn PrimeNG development, starting from theming concepts and responsive layouts. Readers will learn enhanced input, select, button components followed by the various panels, data iteration, overlays, messages and menu components. The validation of form elements will be covered too. An extra chapter demonstrates how to create map and chart components for real-world applications. Apart from built-in UI components and their features, the readers will learn how to customize components to meet their requirements.
Miscellaneous use cases are discussed in a separate chapter, including: file uploading, drag and drop, blocking page pieces during AJAX calls, CRUD sample implementations, and more. This chapter goes beyond common topics, implements a custom component, and discusses a popular state management with @ngrx/store. The final chapter describes unit and end-to-end testing. To make sure Angular and PrimeNG development are flawless, we explain full-fledged testing frameworks with systematic examples. Tips for speeding up unit testing and debugging Angular applications end this book.
The book is also focused on how to avoid some common pitfalls, and shows best practices with tips and tricks for efficient Angular and PrimeNG development. At the end of this book, the readers will know the ins and outs of how to use PrimeNG in Angular applications and will be ready to create real- world Angular applications using rich PrimeNG components.Style and approach
Step-by-step practical approach
This book builds three apps with varying degrees of complexity. It starts with a simple 'Guess the Number' game, which serves as a platform to launch you into the world of Angular. Next, you will learn to construct a popular '7-Minute Workout' app, covering the building blocks of Angular. The final app, 'Personal Trainer' morphs the existing '7-Minute Workout' into a full-fledged personal workout builder and runner, covering advanced directive building, which is the most fundamental and powerful feature of Angular.
In addition to this, you will learn about testability and the framework constructs Angular provides to effectively test your app. The book concludes by providing you with practical advice and useful tips that will come in handy as you build more and more apps with Angular.Style and approach
This project-based book will get you building fun projects to see how Angular works in the wild. The book focuses more on doing things rather than just reading the theory. The chapters are structured to introduce the concept, then implement it, and finally explain why it worked.
Tkinter is a lightweight, portable, and easy-to-use graphical toolkit available in the Python Standard Library, widely used to build Python GUIs due to its simplicity and availability. This book teaches you to design and build graphical user interfaces that are functional, appealing, and user-friendly using the powerful combination of Python and Tkinter.
After being introduced to Tkinter, you will be guided step-by-step through the application development process. Over the course of the book, your application will evolve from a simple data-entry form to a complex data management and visualization tool while maintaining a clean and robust design. In addition to building the GUI, you'll learn how to connect to external databases and network resources, test your code to avoid errors, and maximize performance using asynchronous programming. You'll make the most of Tkinter's cross-platform availability by learning how to maintain compatibility, mimic platform-native look and feel, and build executables for deployment across popular computing platforms.
By the end of this book, you will have the skills and confidence to design and build powerful high-end GUI applications to solve real-world problems.What you will learn Implement the tools provided by Tkinter to design beautiful GUIs Discover cross-platform development through minor customizations in your existing application Visualize graphs in real time as data comes in using Tkinter's animation capabilities Use PostgreSQL authentication to ensure data security for your application Write unit tests to avoid regressions when updating codeWho this book is for
This book will appeal to developers and programmers who would like to build GUI-based applications. Knowledge of Python is a prerequisite.
The third edition of Java Precisely provides a concise description of the Java programming language, version 8.0. It offers a quick reference for the reader who has already learned (or is learning) Java from a standard textbook and who wants to know the language in more detail. The book presents the entire Java programming language and essential parts of the class libraries: the collection classes, the input-output classes, the stream libraries and Java 8's facilities for parallel programming, and the functional interfaces used for that.
Though written informally, the book describes the language in detail and offers many examples. For clarity, most of the general rules appear on left-hand pages with the relevant examples directly opposite on the right-hand pages. All examples are fragments of legal Java programs. The complete ready-to-run example programs are available on the book's website.
This third edition adds material about functional parallel processing of arrays; default and static methods on interfaces; a brief description of the memory model and visibility across concurrent threads; lambda expressions, method reference expressions, and the related functional interfaces; and stream processing, including parallel programming and collectors.
Almost anyone can learn to write working script and create high quality code but they might lack a structured understanding of what it means to be 'Pythonic'. If you are a Python programmer who wants to code efficiently by getting the syntax and usage of a few intricate Python techniques exactly right, this book is for you.What You Will LearnCreate a virtualenv and start a new projectUnderstand how and when to use the functional programming paradigmGet familiar with the different ways the decorators can be written inUnderstand the power of generators and coroutines without digressing into lambda calculusCreate metaclasses and how it makes working with Python far easierGenerate HTML documentation out of documents and code using SphinxLearn how to track and optimize application performance, both memory and cpuUse the multiprocessing library, not just locally but also across multiple machinesGet a basic understanding of packaging and creating your own libraries/applicationsIn Detail
Python is a dynamic programming language. It is known for its high readability and hence it is often the first language learned by new programmers. Python being multi-paradigm, it can be used to achieve the same thing in different ways and it is compatible across different platforms. Even if you find writing Python code easy, writing code that is efficient, easy to maintain, and reuse is not so straightforward.
This book is an authoritative guide that will help you learn new advanced methods in a clear and contextualised way. It starts off by creating a project-specific environment using venv, introducing you to different Pythonic syntax and common pitfalls before moving on to cover the functional features in Python. It covers how to create different decorators, generators, and metaclasses. It also introduces you to functools.wraps and coroutines and how they work. Later on you will learn to use asyncio module for asynchronous clients and servers. You will also get familiar with different testing systems such as py.test, doctest, and unittest, and debugging tools such as Python debugger and faulthandler. You will learn to optimize application performance so that it works efficiently across multiple machines and Python versions. Finally, it will teach you how to access C functions with a simple Python call. By the end of the book, you will be able to write more advanced scripts and take on bigger challenges.Style and Approach
This book is a comprehensive guide that covers advanced features of the Python language, and communicate them with an authoritative understanding of the underlying rationale for how, when, and why to use them.
Are you are looking for a better, more efficient, and more powerful way of building front-end web applications? Well, look no further, you have come to the right place!
This book comprehensively integrates Angular version 4 into your tool belt, then runs you through all the new options you now have on hand for your web apps without bogging you down. The frameworks, tools, and libraries mentioned here will make your work productive and minimize the friction usually associated with building server-side web applications.
Starting off with building blocks of Angular version 4, we gradually move into integrating TypeScript and ES6. You will get confident in building single page applications and using Angular for prototyping components. You will then move on to building web services and full-stack web application using ASP.NET WebAPI. Finally, you will learn the development process focused on rapid delivery and testability for all application layers.Style and approach
This book covers everything there is to know about getting well-acquainted with Angular 4 and .NET without bogging you down. Everything is neatly laid out under clear headings for quick consultation, offering you the information required to understand a concept immediately, with short, relevant examples of each feature.
R is a highly flexible and powerful tool for analyzing and visualizing data. Most of the applications built using various libraries with R are desktop-based. But what if you want to go on the web? Here comes Shiny to your rescue!
Shiny allows you to create interactive web applications using the excellent analytical and graphical capabilities of R. This book will guide you through basic data management and analysis with R through your first Shiny application, and then show you how to integrate Shiny applications with your own web pages. Finally, you will learn how to finely control the inputs and outputs of your application, along with using other packages to build state-of-the-art applications, including dashboards.Style and approach
Learn by doing! Each chapter includes code and examples to use and adapt for your own applications. As the chapters progress, the code and examples are built upon until you have all the materials required to build a large, complex, real-world analytics application.
–Vincent Mosco, Queen's University, Ontario
With social media changing how we use and understand everything from communication and the news to transport, more than ever it is essential to ask the right kinds of questions about the business and politics of social media. This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions and make informed judgements.
This Second Edition:
Lays bare the structures and power relations at the heart of our media landscape Explores the sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb in a brand new chapter Takes us into the politics and economy of social media in China Puts forward powerful arguments for how to achieve a social media that serves the purposes of a just and fair world This book is the essential, critical guide for all students of media studies and sociology. Readers will never look at social media the same way again.
If you've ever wondered what you need to know to start making games, or what technology you need to build high-performance mobile apps, this book will show you the way. Learn Pixi.js is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to quickly start making spectacular cross-platform interactive games and animations.Take a step-by-step tour of Pixi.js's features by building fun game projects.Learn how to use Pixi.js to make richly interactive graphics and all kind of cross-platform applications.
Learn Pixi.js is a fun and practical brief introduction to using the powerful Pixi.js graphics-rendering engine for making websites, games and mobile apps.
If you strive to have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back for more, this book is your ace in the hole! Offering you cream-of-the-crop guidance from eight bestselling books, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the only reference you need to get a handle on blogging basics, use SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, customize your blog with plugins and themes, and so much more.
WordPress powers more than 25% of the web—and for good reason. It's a state-of-the-art blog-publishing platform that makes your site look professional, lets it be searchable, and provides readers with a pleasant user experience. Whether you're just dreaming up your first blog or want to learn to use the latest version of the software to keep your site up to date, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the way to go! Build your site foundation and become an admin pro Personalize your site with themes and plugins Use SEO and social media to extend your site Read and understand site analytics
WordPress is free—and with a bit of help from this how-to guide, it can also be easy!
The increase in the number of blogs is seemingly endless and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, thanks in part to the rise of smartphones, tablets, and blogging applications. With this kind of popularity, how can a blogger stand out from the rest of the masses? This all-in-one guide is packed with detailed information and advice that helps you create and solidify your place in the blogosphere. You’ll learn how to get started, use blogging tools, collaborate with other bloggers, become a part of mobile blogging, and much more.Covers getting started, working with blogging software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), making money with your blog, and corporate and niche blogging Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging
Blogging All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition cuts through the clutter and offers you a fun and friendly reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.
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AngularJS is one of the most exciting and innovative new technologies emerging in the world of web development. Designed to simplify the development and testing of web applications, it also provides structure for the entire development process.
Websites are no longer simple static content–instead, websites have become much more dynamic, with a single page often serving as the entire site or application. And AngularJS allows web developers to build the necessary programming logic for such applications directly into a web page, binding the data model for the client web application to backend services and databases. AngularJS also allows the extension of HTML so that the UI design logic can be expressed easily in an HTML template file.
Learning AngularJS shows you how to create powerful, interactive web applications that have a well-structured, reusable code base that will be easy to maintain. You’ll also learn how to leverage AngularJS’s innovative MVC approach to implement well-designed and well-structured web pages and web applications.
WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3E uses a visual approach to teach the essential elements of WordPress, one of the world's most popular publishing platforms. This book gives readers the tools they need to create beautiful, functional WordPress-powered sites with minimal hassle. Using plenty of screenshots and a clear, organized format, authors Jessica Neuman Beck and Matt Beck walk new users through the installation and setup process while providing valuable tips and tricks for more experienced users. With no other resource but this guide, readers can set up a fully-functional and well-designed WordPress site that takes advantage of all the features WordPress has to offer.
This new, fully updated version covers all the key new and improved features of WordPress, including: using the Theme Customizer; adding custom headers and backgrounds; adding content in new ways such as posting from your desktop or mobile device, as well as importing from another WordPress blog or other blogging services; and new ways to work with media, such as editing images, using video and audio, and creating image galleries. There is also a completely new chapter on menus, which covers menu setup and adding and editing menus.
This book is for kids (aged 10 and over). This is book is intended for absolute beginners who lack any knowledge of computing or programming languages and want to get started in the world of programming.What You Will LearnStart fiddling with Python's variables, build functions and interact with usersBuild your own calculator using the Math LibraryTrain Python to make logical decisionsWork with moving 2D objects on-screenUnderstand the Pygame Library and build your very own game!Write a cool program to manage inventories in your backpackIn Detail
Kids are always the most fast-paced and enthusiastic learners, and are naturally willing to build stuff that looks like magic at the end (when it works!). Programming can be one such magic. Being able to write a program that works helps them feel they've really achieved something. Kids today are very tech-savvy and cannot wait to enter the fast-paced digital world.
Because Python is one of the most popular languages and has a syntax that is quite simple to understand, even kids are eager to use it as a stepping stone to learning programming languages.
This book will cover projects that are simple and fun, and teach kids how to write Python code that works.
The book will teach the basics of Python programming, installation, and so on and then will move on to projects. A total of three projects, with each and every step explained carefully, without any assumption of previous experience.Style and approach
The book will take a light approach in guiding the little readers through the world of Python. The main idea is to teach by example and let the readers have as much exercises to do, so that they learn faster and can apply their own ideas to the existing examples. The book should get them thinking, by the end, on where they can go next with such a powerful tool at their disposal.
The Internet contains the most useful set of data ever assembled, most of which is publicly accessible for free. However, this data is not easily usable. It is embedded within the structure and style of websites and needs to be carefully extracted. Web scraping is becoming increasingly useful as a means to gather and make sense of the wealth of information available online.
This book is the ultimate guide to using the latest features of Python 3.x to scrape data from websites. In the early chapters, you'll see how to extract data from static web pages. You'll learn to use caching with databases and files to save time and manage the load on servers. After covering the basics, you'll get hands-on practice building a more sophisticated crawler using browsers, crawlers, and concurrent scrapers.
By the end of the book, you will have explored testing websites with scrapers, remote scraping, best practices, working with images, and many other relevant topics.Style and approach
This hands-on guide is full of real-life examples and solutions starting simple and then progressively becoming more complex. Each chapter in this book introduces a problem and then provides one or more possible solutions.
Each of these twenty Python Interviews can inspire and refresh your relationship with Python and the people who make Python what it is today. Let these interviews spark your own creativity, and discover how you also have the ability to make your mark on a thriving tech community. This book invites you to immerse in the Python landscape, and let these remarkable programmers show you how you too can connect and share with Python programmers around the world. Learn from their opinions, enjoy their stories, and use their tech tips.
• Brett Cannon - former director of the PSF, Python core developer, led the migration to Python 3.
• Steve Holden - tireless Python promoter and former chairman and director of the PSF.
• Carol Willing - former director of the PSF and Python core developer, Project Jupyter Steering Council member.
• Nick Coghlan - founding member of the PSF's Packaging Working Group and Python core developer.
• Jessica McKellar - former director of the PSF and Python activist.
• Marc-André Lemburg - Python core developer and founding member of the PSF.
• Glyph Lefkowitz - founder of Twisted and fellow of the PSF
• Doug Hellmann - fellow of the PSF, creator of the Python Module of the Week blog, Python community member since 1998.
• Massimo Di Pierro - fellow of the PSF, data scientist and the inventor of web2py.
• Alex Martelli - fellow of the PSF and co-author of Python in a Nutshell.
• Barry Warsaw - fellow of the PSF, Python core developer since 1995, and original member of PythonLabs.
• Tarek Ziadé - founder of Afpy and author of Expert Python Programming.
• Sebastian Raschka - data scientist and author of Python Machine Learning.
• Wesley Chun - fellow of the PSF and author of the Core Python Programming books.
• Steven Lott - Python blogger and author of Python for Secret Agents.
• Oliver Schoenborn - author of Pypubsub and wxPython mailing list contributor.
• Al Sweigart - bestselling author of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python and creator of the Python modules Pyperclip and PyAutoGUI.
• Luciano Ramalho - fellow of the PSF and the author of Fluent Python.
• Mike Bayer - fellow of the PSF, creator of open source libraries including SQLAlchemy.
• Jake Vanderplas - data scientist and author of Python Data Science Handbook.What you will learn How successful programmers think The history of Python Insights into the minds of the Python core team Trends in Python programmingWho this book is for
Python programmers and students interested in the way that Python is used – past and present – with useful anecdotes. It will also be of interest to those looking to gain insights from top programmers.
Docker is quickly changing the way that organizations are deploying software at scale. But understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—are not trivial tasks. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies, and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production.
Two Lead Site Reliability Engineers at New Relic share much of what they have learned from using Docker in production since shortly after its initial release. Their goal is to help you reap the benefits of this technology while avoiding the many setbacks they experienced.Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applicationsStart working with Docker images, containers, and command line toolsUse practical techniques to deploy and test Docker-based Linux containers in productionDebug containers by understanding their composition and internal processesDeploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environmentExplore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
Product and brand managers, marketing specialists, and business owners will learn how experience diagramming can help determine where business goals and customer perspectives intersect. Once you’re armed with this data, you can provide users with real value.
Mapping Experiences is divided into three parts:Understand the underlying principles of diagramming, and discover how these diagrams can inform strategyLearn how to create diagrams with the four iterative modes in the mapping process: setting up a mapping initiative, investigating the evidence, visualizing the process, and using diagrams in workshops and experimentsSee key diagrams in action, including service blueprints, customer journey maps, experience maps, mental models, and spatial maps and ecosystem models
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you’ll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists.Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniquesConduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique valueFocus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypesDevise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics
Solve problems involving events, effects, dimensions, forms, themes, and user interface elementsLearn how to enhance your forms, and how to position and reposition elements on a pageMake the most of jQuery's event management system, including custom events and custom event dataCreate UI elements-such as tabs, accordions, and modals-from scratchOptimize your code to eliminate bottlenecks and ensure peak performanceLearn how to test your jQuery applications
The book's contributors include:
Cody LindleyJames PadolseyRalph WhitbeckJonathan SharpMichael Geary and Scott GonzálezRebecca MurpheyRemy SharpAriel FleslerBrian CherneJörn ZaeffererMike HostetlerNathan SmithRichard D. WorthMaggie Wachs, Scott Jehl, Todd Parker, and Patty TolandRob Burns
What You Need:
Node.js 8.xOperating system with bash-like shellOMQ (pronounced "Zero-M-Q") library, version 3.2 or higherElasticsearch version 5.0 or higherjq version 1.5 or higherRedis version 3.2 or higher
Quizzes at end of every chapter help you build and test your knowledge
Interactive online exercises let you practice what you learn at the Codecademy web site with no downloads or installation needed
Inspired by Lean and Agile development theories, Lean UX lets you focus on the actual experience being designed, rather than deliverables. This book shows you how to collaborate closely with other members of your Agile product team, and gather feedback early and often. You’ll learn how to drive the design in short, iterative cycles to assess what works best for the business and the user. Lean UX shows you how to make this change—for the better.Frame a vision of the problem you’re solving and focus your team on the right outcomesBring the designers’ toolkit to the rest of your product teamShare your insights with your team much earlier in the processCreate Minimum Viable Products to determine which ideas are validIncorporate the voice of the customer throughout the project cycleMake your team more productive: combine Lean UX with Agile’s Scrum frameworkUnderstand the organizational shifts necessary to integrate Lean UX
You’ll discover:Why design’s role has evolved in the digital ageHow to infuse design into every product and service experienceThe 12 qualities of effective design organizationsHow to structure your design team through a Centralized PartnershipDesign team roles and evolutionThe process of recruiting and hiring designersHow to manage your design team and promote professional growth
Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.
Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security.
Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.
In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves.
Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.
At last--a tablet that puts the power of a full computer right in your hands! This hands-on guide shows you show to tap into your Galaxy Tab's full range of business productivity and entertainment features. How to Do Everything: Samsung GALAXY Tab teaches you how to connect to wireless networks, sync data with your PC or Mac, browse the Web, use e-mail, and much more. Harness the power of the Android operating system, maximize the built-in and third-party applications, and maintain and troubleshoot your Galaxy Tab with help from this practical, time-saving resource.set up, navigate, and customize your Galaxy Tab Connect seamlessly to as many wireless networks as you need Synchronize your Galaxy Tab with your PC or Mac using Samsung Kies Play movies on your Galaxy Tab or your TV Take photos and videos and share them online and offline Check e-mail, communicate with instant messaging, and browse the Web from anywhere Keep up with your social networks on the go Read e-books and PDFs in the palm of your hand Navigate easily with Google Maps Install and use versatile applications from the Android Market Troubleshoot, maintain, and secure your Galaxy Tab Connect to your work network via virtual private networking
Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closuresDiscover how to find, use, and create PHP componentsFollow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and moreLearn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applicationsExplore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHPBuild a local development environment that closely matches your production server
Millennial Alicia Eler's The Selfie Generation is the first book to delve fully into this ubiquitous and much-maligned part of social media, including why people take them in the first place and the ways they can change how we see ourselves. Eler argues that selfies are just one facet of how we can use digital media to create a personal brand in the modern age. More than just a picture, they are an important part of how we live today.
Eler examines all aspects of selfies, online social networks, and the generation that has grown up with them. She looks at how the boundaries between people’s physical and digital lives have blurred with social media; she explores questions of privacy, consent, ownership, and authenticity; and she points out important issues of sexism and double standards wherein women are encouraged to take them but then become subject to criticism and judgment. Alicia discusses the selfie as a paradox—both an image with potential for self-empowerment, yet also a symbol of complacency within surveillance culture The Selfie Generation explores just how much social media has changed the ways that people connect, communicate, and present themselves to the world.
Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits is the first content strategy book that focuses on project managers, department heads, and other decision makers who need to know about content strategy. It provides practical advice on how to sell, create, implement, and maintain a content strategy, including case studies that show both successful and not so successful efforts.
Inside the BookIntroduction to Content StrategyWhy Content Strategy and Why NowThe Value and ROI of ContentContent Under the HoodDeveloping a Content StrategyGlossary, Bibliography, and Index
Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more.
Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability
Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!
More people than ever are turning to podcasts for on-demand, mobile entertainment and information. Podcasting For Dummies offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, this book shares insight on the technology behind recording, editing, and sharing podcasts, along with tips and tricks on how to produce a pro-level podcast.
Podcasting has enjoyed a recent boom thanks to a new crop of hit podcasts catching the ears of the public and media along with the continued growth of mobile and streaming devices as a source for entertainment. If you want to jump on the podcasting bandwagon, you've come to the right place! In this fully updated edition, would-be and experienced podcasters alike will get all the tech information, production insight, and promotional tips they need to either get a podcast off the ground or improve on an existing one. Get the gear you need Find your podcasting voice Find and build an audience Plan your podcast
New tools have made it easier than ever to create a podcast—and this book shows you how.
It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio, podcasts, blogs, and live streaming are getting local and national exposure for their business and brand that they could never have afforded to reach with ads.
For a decade, Areva Martin has used the media to build a huge platform that expanded the influence and power of her brand exponentially. Media appearances on Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, The Doctors, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and more have virtually eliminated the need of a marketing budget for her thriving law firm and non-profit organization, while securing her place as one of America's most sought after thought leaders.
In Make It Rain! Areva breaks the silence to reveal what insiders know about the power of media appearances to revolutionize a business and brand and get your core message out to the people who need it most. You'll learn how to:
Match your brand to the right audience and media venues Craft pitches producers can't resist Jump on breaking news shows Pivot and speak in soundbites like the pros Amplify every interview with social media Turn appearances into platform and become a rainmakerNever before have there been more ways to build a presence that matters. Whether you are the executive of a corporation, the author of an upcoming book, the owner of a rapidly growing small business, or the public face of a local nonprofit or association, if you have a business to build or people you want to help, nothing beats using the media to create the visibility, influence, and power you need. Are you ready to Make It Rain!?
This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.
Written to help marketers—from the Fortune 1000 to small business owners and solopreneurs—turn their websites from cost centers to profit centers, The Digital Marketing Handbook by legendary copywriting pioneer and marketing expert Robert W. Bly teaches you the proven models and processes for generating a steady stream of traffic, conversions, leads, opt-ins, and sales.
Whether you are marketing an online-based business, brick-and-mortar store, or a hybrid business, Bly will teach you how to: Integrate a digital marketing plan with traditional marketing outreach efforts Maximize open rates, click-through rates, conversions, and sales Avoid the most common internet marketing mistakes that cause people to fail online Build a large and responsive opt-in email list Master Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, and other traffic-generating tactics Drive quality leads to your online and offline storefronts Produce brand awareness and generate leads with Snapchat, Instagram, Periscope, Pinterest, and other social media platforms Design hub sites, landing pages, and "squeeze pages" guaranteed to bring in leads Plus, Bly shares tested direct response methods that can increase your online revenues by 50, 100, and even 200 percent along with an extensive resource section to give your website a competitive edge.