Filter
(found 21994 products)
Book cover image
This text closely examines ideas, analysis, and implementation details of data structures as a specialised topic in applied algorithms. It looks at efficient ways to realise query and update operations on sets of numbers, intervals, or strings by various data structures, including: search trees; structures for sets of intervals or ...
Advanced Data Structures
This text closely examines ideas, analysis, and implementation details of data structures as a specialised topic in applied algorithms. It looks at efficient ways to realise query and update operations on sets of numbers, intervals, or strings by various data structures, including: search trees; structures for sets of intervals or piece-wise constant functions; orthogonal range search structures; heaps; union-find structures; dynamization and persistence of structures; structures for strings; and hash tables. Instead of relegating data structures to trivial material used to illustrate object-oriented programming methodology, this is the first volume to show data structures as a crucial algorithmic topic. Numerous code examples in C and more than 500 references make Advanced Data Structures an indispensable text.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781108735513.jpg
58.790000 USD

Advanced Data Structures

by Peter Brass
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
It is now more important than ever to implement approaches and methods that can be effective in extracting meaningful information from large data sets. Although data sets may be available for different aspects of society, we may not assess the intrinsic characteristics of their behavior effectively. Additionally, frameworks are needed ...
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Information Systems and Software Engineering
It is now more important than ever to implement approaches and methods that can be effective in extracting meaningful information from large data sets. Although data sets may be available for different aspects of society, we may not assess the intrinsic characteristics of their behavior effectively. Additionally, frameworks are needed that can store, process, and represent the data in such a manner that can be of practical significance. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Information Systems and Software Engineering is an essential reference publication that assesses the significance of robust information systems in characterizing events of varying nature and dimensions. Additionally, the book includes studies on the development and application of decision-making and prediction modeling frameworks using different approaches such as agent-based modeling, spatial decision support systems, and spatial data mining. Covering topics such as management information systems, knowledge discovery, and mathematical analysis, this book is ideal for professionals, researchers, and academicians in various disciplines including computer science, information technology, geographical information systems, remote sensing, and earth system sciences.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781522577843.jpg
225.750000 USD

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Information Systems and Software Engineering

Hardback
Book cover image
Explore new and more sophisticated tools that reduce your marketing analytics efforts and give you precise results Key Features Study new techniques for marketing analytics Explore uses of machine learning to power your marketing analyses Work through each stage of data analytics with the help of multiple examples and exercises ...
Data Science for Marketing Analytics: Achieve your marketing goals with the data analytics power of Python
Explore new and more sophisticated tools that reduce your marketing analytics efforts and give you precise results Key Features Study new techniques for marketing analytics Explore uses of machine learning to power your marketing analyses Work through each stage of data analytics with the help of multiple examples and exercises Book DescriptionData Science for Marketing Analytics covers every stage of data analytics, from working with a raw dataset to segmenting a population and modeling different parts of the population based on the segments. The book starts by teaching you how to use Python libraries, such as pandas and Matplotlib, to read data from Python, manipulate it, and create plots, using both categorical and continuous variables. Then, you'll learn how to segment a population into groups and use different clustering techniques to evaluate customer segmentation. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll explore ways to evaluate and select the best segmentation approach, and go on to create a linear regression model on customer value data to predict lifetime value. In the concluding chapters, you'll gain an understanding of regression techniques and tools for evaluating regression models, and explore ways to predict customer choice using classification algorithms. Finally, you'll apply these techniques to create a churn model for modeling customer product choices. By the end of this book, you will be able to build your own marketing reporting and interactive dashboard solutions. What you will learn Analyze and visualize data in Python using pandas and Matplotlib Study clustering techniques, such as hierarchical and k-means clustering Create customer segments based on manipulated data Predict customer lifetime value using linear regression Use classification algorithms to understand customer choice Optimize classification algorithms to extract maximal information Who this book is forData Science for Marketing Analytics is designed for developers and marketing analysts looking to use new, more sophisticated tools in their marketing analytics efforts. It'll help if you have prior experience of coding in Python and knowledge of high school level mathematics. Some experience with databases, Excel, statistics, or Tableau is useful but not necessary.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781789959413.jpg
41.990000 USD

Data Science for Marketing Analytics: Achieve your marketing goals with the data analytics power of Python

by Pranshu Bhatnagar, Debasish Behera, Tommy Blanchard
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Elements of Multimedia presents a systematic introduction and integrated overview of the state-of-the-art innovations that make Multimedia a rapidly evolving technology in the digital domain. This book is also an invaluable resource for applied researchers. Some of the salient features of the book include: Overview of recent additions to multimedia ...
Elements of Multimedia
Elements of Multimedia presents a systematic introduction and integrated overview of the state-of-the-art innovations that make Multimedia a rapidly evolving technology in the digital domain. This book is also an invaluable resource for applied researchers. Some of the salient features of the book include: Overview of recent additions to multimedia like New Media, Digital Media, Social Media and Mobile Media. This book provides a starting point for researchers wishing to pursue research in Multimedia. Discussions on advances in Web Technology, particularly Web 2.0, as well as Multimedia Applications. Detailed descriptions on different Multimedia elements like text, graphics, images, audio, video and animation. Introduction to the concepts of data compression. Various aspects of multimedia presentations. Multimedia storage hardware. Databases for Multimedia data storage and indexing schemes for accessing Multimedia data. Multimedia communications and networking issues. Each chapter ends with a review of the topics covered and a set of review questions to enable the student to go back to the chapter and recapitulate the subject matter. Answers to the Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) are provided at the end of the book. Solutions of problems are also provided.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138360372.jpg
104.950000 USD

Elements of Multimedia

by Sreeparna Banerjee
Hardback
Book cover image
This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019.
Programming Languages and Systems: 28th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, April 6-11, 2019, Proceedings
This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783030171834.jpg
62.990000 USD

Programming Languages and Systems: 28th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, April 6-11, 2019, Proceedings

Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Take the strategic and systematic approach to analyze data to solve business problems Key Features Gain detailed information about the theory of data science Augment your coding knowledge with practical data science techniques for efficient data analysis Learn practical ways to strategically and systematically use data Book DescriptionWe offer you ...
Principles of Strategic Data Science: Creating value from data, big and small
Take the strategic and systematic approach to analyze data to solve business problems Key Features Gain detailed information about the theory of data science Augment your coding knowledge with practical data science techniques for efficient data analysis Learn practical ways to strategically and systematically use data Book DescriptionWe offer you Packt Select - a new, selective range of books on unique topics. We have identified and acquired these books and made it available to you through our brand. These books provides a smooth learning experience using real-world examples and best practices. Principles of Strategic Data Science is created to help you join the dots between mathematics, programming, and business analysis. With a unique approach that bridges the gap between mathematics and computer science, this book takes you through the entire data science pipeline. The book begins by explaining what data science is and how organizations can use it to revolutionize the way they use their data. It then discusses the criteria for the soundness of data products and how to best visualize information. As you progress, you'll discover the strategic aspects of data science by learning the five-phase framework that enables you to enhance the value you extract from data. The final chapter of the book discusses the role of a data science manager in helping an organization take the data-driven approach. By the end of this book, you'll have a good understanding of data science and how it can enable you to extract value from your data. What you will learn Get familiar with the five most important steps of data science Use the Conway diagram to visualize the technical skills of the data science team Understand the limitations of data science from a mathematical and ethical perspective Get a quick overview of machine learning Gain insight into the purpose of using data science in your work Understand the role of data science managers and their expectations Who this book is forThis book is ideal for data scientists and data analysts who are looking for a practical guide to strategically and systematically use data. This book is also useful for those who want to understand in detail what is data science and how can an organization take te data-driven approach. Prior programming knowledge of Python and R is assumed.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781838985295.jpg
26.240000 USD

Principles of Strategic Data Science: Creating value from data, big and small

by Peter Prevos
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
In the global research community, English has become the main language of scholarly publishing in many disciplines. At the same time, online machine translation systems have become increasingly easy to access and use. Is this a researcher's match made in heaven, or the road to publication perdition? Here Lynne Bowker ...
Machine Translation and Global Research: Towards Improved Machine Translation Literacy in the Scholarly Community
In the global research community, English has become the main language of scholarly publishing in many disciplines. At the same time, online machine translation systems have become increasingly easy to access and use. Is this a researcher's match made in heaven, or the road to publication perdition? Here Lynne Bowker and Jairo Buitrago Ciro introduce the concept of machine translation literacy, a new kind of literacy for scholars and librarians in the digital age. For scholars, they explain how machine translation works, how it is (or could be) used for scholarly communication, and how both native and non-native English-speakers can write in a translation-friendly way in order to harness its potential. Native English speakers can continue to write in English, but expand the global reach of their research by making it easier for their peers around the world to access and understand their works, while non-native English speakers can write in their mother tongues, but leverage machine translation technology to help them produce draft publications in English. For academic librarians, the authors provide a framework for supporting researchers in all disciplines as they grapple with producing translation-friendly texts and using machine translation for scholarly communication-a form of support that will only become more important as campuses become increasingly international and as universities continue to strive to excel on the global stage. Machine Translation and Global Research is a must-read for scientists, researchers, students, and librarians eager to maximize the global reach and impact of any form of scholarly work.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781787567221.jpg
102.38 USD

Machine Translation and Global Research: Towards Improved Machine Translation Literacy in the Scholarly Community

by Jairo Buitrago CIro, Lynne Bowker
Hardback
Book cover image
A definitive guide covering all the core concepts necessary to pass the Salesforce Administrator Certification exam Key Features Understand critical design considerations for setting up Salesforce CRM Facilitate and manage the transition from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience Learn key functions of application security to manage user profiles and data ...
Salesforce CRM - The Definitive Admin Handbook: Build, configure, and customize Salesforce CRM and mobile solutions, 5th Edition
A definitive guide covering all the core concepts necessary to pass the Salesforce Administrator Certification exam Key Features Understand critical design considerations for setting up Salesforce CRM Facilitate and manage the transition from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience Learn key functions of application security to manage user profiles and data Book DescriptionSalesforce's winter '19 release offers a host of new features for CRM designed to meet your sales and marketing requirements. With this comprehensive guide to implementing Salesforce CRM, administrators of all levels can easily get a thorough understanding of the platform. This Salesforce handbook begins by guiding you in setting up users and security and then progresses to configuration, data management, and data analytics. You'll discover process automation and approval mechanisms, while also exploring the functional areas of Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Salesforce Chatter. This book covers Salesforce CRM system administration in a practical way, and it'll serve as an invaluable reference for both new administrators and experienced professionals. Furthermore, you'll also delve into Salesforce mobile apps and mobile administration, along with Salesforce Adoption Manager. You'll gain insights into Lightning Experience, Salesforce's new app, and learn how its modern design and sleek interface helps you to build customizable components. Finally, we'll see how the two versions compare and help manage the transition from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience. By the end of the book, you will have mastered the techniques to configure and control various user interface features in Salesforce CRM. What you will learn Configure a variety of user interface features in Salesforce CRM Understand the capabilities of the Salesforce CRM sharing model Explore Einstein Analytics - Salesforce's new wave of advanced reporting Get to grips with the Lightning Process Builder workflow Set up user profiles, security, and login access mechanisms Find out how Apex and Visualforce coding can be used in Salesforce CRM Manage the transition from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience Implement data manipulation features to apply best practices in data management Who this book is forThis book is for administrators who want to develop and strengthen their Salesforce CRM skills in the areas of configuration and system management. Whether you are a new or experienced professional, this book will enhance your knowledge and understanding of Salesforce CRM features.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781789619782.jpg
41.990000 USD

Salesforce CRM - The Definitive Admin Handbook: Build, configure, and customize Salesforce CRM and mobile solutions, 5th Edition

by Paul Goodey
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Blender (TM) is a free Open Source 3D Creation Suite supporting the entire modeling and animation pipeline - modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. The program also includes Video Editing and Grease Pencil 2D Animation. The program is free to download and use by anyone for anything. ...
The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fifth Edition
Blender (TM) is a free Open Source 3D Creation Suite supporting the entire modeling and animation pipeline - modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. The program also includes Video Editing and Grease Pencil 2D Animation. The program is free to download and use by anyone for anything. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Modeling and Animation, 5th Edition is a unified manual describing the operation of Blender version 2.80 with its New Improved Interface, New Workspaces and New Eevee Render System. This book introduces the program's Graphical User Interface and shows how to implement tools for modeling and animating characters and creating scenes with the application of color, texture and special lighting effects. Key Features: The book is designed to lead new users into the world of computer graphics using Blender 2.80 and to be a reference for established Blender artists. The book presents instruction in a series of short chapters with visual references and practical examples. Instructions are structured in a building-block fashion using contents in earlier chapters to explain more complex operations in later chapters.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780367184742.jpg
95.54 USD

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fifth Edition

by John M. Blain
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. Thisnew edition inlcudes two new chapters: The Modern Age, and a chapter on Indies and Mobile CRPGs. The new modern age chapter ...
Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e
Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. Thisnew edition inlcudes two new chapters: The Modern Age, and a chapter on Indies and Mobile CRPGs. The new modern age chapter will cover, among other topics, Kickstarter/FIG crowdfunded projects such as Torment: Tides of Numenera and Pillars of Eternity. It'll also bring the book up to date with major games such as Dragon Age, Witcher, Skyrim. Expanded info in first chapter about educational potential of CRPGs. Color figures will be introduced for the first time. Key Features gives reviews of hundreds of games across many platforms. comprehensive book covering the history of computer RPGs. comprehensive index at the back, letting you quickly look up your favourite titles
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138574649.jpg
80.18 USD

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e

by Shane Stacks, Matt Barton
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Understand the crux of legacy systems - their architecture, analysis, and security constraints Key Features Understand what are legacy systems and learn various strategies to maintain them Deep dive into the basic and advanced architectures of legacy systems Discover how to analyze and secure the legacy systems Book DescriptionThe latest ...
Working with Legacy Systems: A practical guide to looking after and maintaining the systems we inherit
Understand the crux of legacy systems - their architecture, analysis, and security constraints Key Features Understand what are legacy systems and learn various strategies to maintain them Deep dive into the basic and advanced architectures of legacy systems Discover how to analyze and secure the legacy systems Book DescriptionThe latest edition to our range of products is Packt Select - the new range of books with a broad spectrum of information on unique topics. We have identified your requirements, searched for the best books available, and we now offer these to you. With these books, you'll enjoy a smooth learning experience with the usual Packt must-haves of real-world examples and best practices. New technologies are continuously being introduced in the I.T. industry. While learning those is important, maintaining legacy systems is equally necessary to ensure that the I.T infrastructure of your organization functions to its best abilities. Sound knowledge of techniques that can be used for maintaining legacy systems, can help you avoid many pitfalls. You'll begin the book with a quick understanding of what a legacy system looks like, how it works, and what are some common issues in it. Then, you'll explore the architecture of a legacy system in detail and learn each of its components. You'll learn and use various techniques to analyze a legacy system. After learning about the security constraints associated with legacy systems, you'll explore ways to overcome these constraints and secure the systems. Towards the end of the book, you'll learn how easily make changes in the legacy systems to enhance their performance. By the end of this book, you'll have skills and confidence to work with legacy systems and efficiently maintain them. What you will learn Perform the static and dynamic analyses of legacy systems Implement various best-practices to secure your legacy systems Use techniques, such as data cleansing and process cleansing to stabilize your system Apply structural changes in your legacy system to make it highly available Identify and resolve common issues with legacy systems Gain knowledge of various tests that can help secure and maintain your legacy systems Who this book is forThis book is ideal for IT professionals, who want to understand the working and maintenance of the legacy systems. Prior knowledge of working with legacy systems is not needed to complete this book.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781838982560.jpg
26.240000 USD

Working with Legacy Systems: A practical guide to looking after and maintaining the systems we inherit

by Robert Annett
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Data Science for Wind Energy provides an in-depth discussion on how data science methods can improve decision making for wind energy applications, near-ground wind field analysis and forecast, turbine power curve fitting and performance analysis, turbine reliability assessment, and maintenance optimization for wind turbines and wind farms. A broad set ...
Data Science for Wind Energy
Data Science for Wind Energy provides an in-depth discussion on how data science methods can improve decision making for wind energy applications, near-ground wind field analysis and forecast, turbine power curve fitting and performance analysis, turbine reliability assessment, and maintenance optimization for wind turbines and wind farms. A broad set of data science methods covered, including time series models, spatio-temporal analysis, kernel regression, decision trees, kNN, splines, Bayesian inference, and importance sampling. More importantly, the data science methods are described in the context of wind energy applications, with specific wind energy examples and case studies. Features Provides an integral treatment of data science methods and wind energy applications Includes specific demonstration of particular data science methods and their use in the context of addressing wind energy needs Presents real data, case studies and computer codes from wind energy research and industrial practice Covers material based on the author's ten plus years of academic research and insights
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138590526.jpg
151.84 USD

Data Science for Wind Energy

by Yu Ding
Hardback
Book cover image
This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. The LNCS 11427 and 11428 proceedings set constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as ...
Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 25th International Conference, TACAS 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, April 6-11, 2019, Proceedi
This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. The LNCS 11427 and 11428 proceedings set constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019. The total of 42 full and 8 short tool demo papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 164 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: SAT and SMT, SAT solving and theorem proving; verification and analysis; model checking; tool demo; and machine learning. Part II: concurrent and distributed systems; monitoring and runtime verification; hybrid and stochastic systems; synthesis; symbolic verification; and safety and fault-tolerant systems.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783030174613.jpg
62.990000 USD

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 25th International Conference, TACAS 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, April 6-11, 2019, Proceedi

Paperback / softback
Book cover image
In this book, the following subjects are included: information security, the risk assessment and treatment processes (with practical examples), the information security controls. The text is based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and on the discussions held during the editing meetings, attended by the author. Appendixes include short presentations and ...
Information security: risk assessment, management systems, the ISO/IEC 27001 standard
In this book, the following subjects are included: information security, the risk assessment and treatment processes (with practical examples), the information security controls. The text is based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and on the discussions held during the editing meetings, attended by the author. Appendixes include short presentations and check lists. CESARE GALLOTTI has been working since 1999 in the information security and IT process management fields and has been leading many projects for companies of various sizes and market sectors. He has been leading projects as consultant or auditor for the compliance with standards and regulations and has been designing and delivering ISO/IEC 27001, privacy and ITIL training courses. Some of his certifications are: Lead Auditor ISO/IEC 27001, Lead Auditor 9001, CISA, ITIL Expert and CBCI, CIPP/e. Since 2010, he has been Italian delegate for the the editing group for the ISO/IEC 27000 standard family. Web: www.cesaregallotti.it.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780244149550.jpg
32.880000 USD

Information security: risk assessment, management systems, the ISO/IEC 27001 standard

by Cesare Gallotti
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
In the last few decades, the use of the Internet has grown tremendously, and the use of online communications has grown even more. The lack of security in private messages between individuals, however, allows hackers to collect loads of sensitive information. Modern security measures are required to prevent this attack ...
Advanced Digital Image Steganography Using LSB, PVD, and EMD: Emerging Research and Opportunities
In the last few decades, the use of the Internet has grown tremendously, and the use of online communications has grown even more. The lack of security in private messages between individuals, however, allows hackers to collect loads of sensitive information. Modern security measures are required to prevent this attack on the world's communication technologies. Advanced Digital Image Steganography Using LSB, PVD, and EMD: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides evolving research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of data encryption techniques and applications within computer science. The book provides introductory knowledge on steganography and its importance, detailed analysis of how RS and PDH are performed, discussion on pixel value differencing principles, and hybrid approaches using substitution, PVD, and EMD principles. It is ideally designed for researchers and graduate and under graduate students seeking current research on the security of data during transit.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781522575160.jpg
173.250000 USD

Advanced Digital Image Steganography Using LSB, PVD, and EMD: Emerging Research and Opportunities

by Gandharba Swain
Hardback
Book cover image
'Etchells writes eloquently ... A heartfelt defence of a demonised pastime' The Times 'Once in an age, a piece of culture comes along that feels like it was specifically created for you, the beats and words and ideas are there because it is your life the creator is describing. Lost ...
Lost in a Good Game: Why we play video games and what they can do for us
'Etchells writes eloquently ... A heartfelt defence of a demonised pastime' The Times 'Once in an age, a piece of culture comes along that feels like it was specifically created for you, the beats and words and ideas are there because it is your life the creator is describing. Lost In A Good Game is exactly that. It will touch your heart and mind. And even if Bowser, Chun-li or Q-Bert weren't crucial parts of your youth, this is a flawless victory for everyone' Adam Rutherford When Pete Etchells was 14, his father died from motor neurone disease. In order to cope, he immersed himself in a virtual world - first as an escape, but later to try to understand what had happened. Etchells is now a researcher into the psychological effects of video games, and was co-author on a recent paper explaining why WHO plans to classify `game addiction' as a danger to public health are based on bad science and (he thinks) are a bad idea. In this, his first book, he journeys through the history and development of video games - from Turing's chess machine to mass multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft- via scientific study, to investigate the highs and lows of playing and get to the bottom of our relationship with games - why we do it, and what they really mean to us. At the same time, Lost in a Good Game is a very unusual memoir of a writer coming to terms with his grief via virtual worlds, as he tries to work out what area of popular culture we should classify games (a relatively new technology) under.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781785784811.jpg
25.58 USD

Lost in a Good Game: Why we play video games and what they can do for us

by Pete Etchells
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Software maintenance work is often considered a dauntingly rigid activity - this book proves the opposite: it demands high levels of creativity and thinking outside the box. Highlighting the creative aspects of software maintenance and combining analytical and systems thinking in a holistic manner, the book motivates readers not to ...
Unraveling Software Maintenance and Evolution: Thinking Outside the Box
Software maintenance work is often considered a dauntingly rigid activity - this book proves the opposite: it demands high levels of creativity and thinking outside the box. Highlighting the creative aspects of software maintenance and combining analytical and systems thinking in a holistic manner, the book motivates readers not to blithely follow the beaten tracks of technical rationality . It delivers the content in a pragmatic fashion using case studies which are woven into long running story lines. The book is organized in four parts, which can be read in any order, except for the first chapter, which introduces software maintenance and evolution and presents a number of case studies of software failures. The Introduction to Key Concepts briefly introduces the major elements of software maintenance by highlighting various core concepts that are vital in order to see the forest for the trees. Each such concept is illustrated with a worked example. Next, the Forward Engineering part debunks the myth that being fast and successful during initial development is all that matters. To this end, two categories of forward engineering are considered: an inept initial project with a multitude of hard evolutionary phases and an effective initial project with multiple straightforward future increments. Reengineering and Reverse Engineering shows the difficulties of dealing with a typical legacy system, and tackles tasks such as retrofitting tests, documenting a system, restructuring a system to make it amenable for further improvements, etc. Lastly, the DevOps section focuses on the importance and benefits of crossing the development versus operation chasm and demonstrates how the DevOps paradigm can turn a loosely coupled design into a loosely deployable solution. The book is a valuable resource for readers familiar with the Java programming language, and with a basic understanding and/or experience of software construction and testing. Packed with examples for every elaborated concept, it offers complementary material for existing courses and is useful for students and professionals alike.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319890609.jpg
57.740000 USD

Unraveling Software Maintenance and Evolution: Thinking Outside the Box

by Ervin Varga
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Swendly Benilia shares with us simple and tangible tips and tricks to understanding and drawing FORCE across hundreds of drawings full of dunamism and energy! This book is an expellant companion to the FORCE brand since it delivers hundreds of FORCE drawings with succinct notations, filtered and approved by Mike ...
The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks
Swendly Benilia shares with us simple and tangible tips and tricks to understanding and drawing FORCE across hundreds of drawings full of dunamism and energy! This book is an expellant companion to the FORCE brand since it delivers hundreds of FORCE drawings with succinct notations, filtered and approved by Mike Mattesi, about how to improve your FORCE drawing skills Key Features: Hundreds of dynamic FORCE drawing that inspire the reader to see and draw FORCE Succinct tips and tricks keep it light and educational The tips and tricks not only explain how but also why the drawings are successful. This is unique to the FORCE Drawing method Each page shares numerous drawing around a FORCE idea with a short paragraph to further clarify the FORCE tip or trick. Explaining to the reader why the drawings work increases their ability of achieving the same level of excellence Swendly Benilia is a professional character designer and illustrator. During his five years in the field he contributed with artwork for various game and publishing projects. Swendly also instructs FORCE Drawing. Michael Mattesi has authored four FORCE books, published in numerous languages, utilized around the world to inspire and educate artists on the concept of FORCE. He has instructed FORCE Drawing for over twenty years and inspired thousands of artists. Simultaneously, Michael has been contributing his skills as a professional artists on numerous award-winning projects in varied capacities and has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks/PDI, Zynga, The School of Visual Arts, Beijing University, Art Center, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, San Jose State University. The Academy of Art University, Nickelodeoan, LeapFrog and many others. Micael's students occupy all fields of the art industry and have themselves gained prestige for their abilities. Michael lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters. Visit him at: DrawingFORCE.com and connect with Michael on Facebook at: DrawingFORCE.com with Mike Mattesi or email him directly: mike@drawingforce.com Key Features Hundreds of dynamic FORCE drawings that inspire the reader to see and draw FORCE. Compact tips and tricks keep it light and educational. The tips and tricks explain how and why the drawings are successful. Explaining to the you why the drawings work increases your ability of achieving the same level of excellence.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138341746.jpg
66.53 USD

The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks

by Swendly Benilia, Mike Mattesi
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking provides a comprehensive introduction to the new scenarios emerging where humans and robots interact in various environments and applications on a daily basis. The focus is on the current status and foreseeable implications of robot safety, approaching these issues from the standardization and benchmarking ...
Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking
Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking provides a comprehensive introduction to the new scenarios emerging where humans and robots interact in various environments and applications on a daily basis. The focus is on the current status and foreseeable implications of robot safety, approaching these issues from the standardization and benchmarking perspectives. Featuring contributions from leading experts, the book presents state-of-the-art research, and includes real-world applications and use cases. It explores the key leading sectors-robotics, service robotics, and medical robotics-and elaborates on the safety approaches that are being developed for effective human-robot interaction, including physical robot-human contacts, collaboration in task execution, workspace sharing, human-aware motion planning, and exploring the landscape of relevant standards and guidelines. Features Presenting a comprehensive introduction to human-robot interaction in a number of domains, including industrial robotics, medical robotics, and service robotics Focusing on robot safety standards and benchmarking Providing insight into current developments in international standards Featuring contributions from leading experts, actively pursuing new robot development
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138626751.jpg
170.62 USD

Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking

Hardback
Book cover image
This book is a tutorial for the Python 3 programming language designed for someone with no programming experience. Starting from no programming knowledge, the book teaches how to create programs with examples, explanations and exercises.
Non-Programmers Tutorial For Python 3
This book is a tutorial for the Python 3 programming language designed for someone with no programming experience. Starting from no programming knowledge, the book teaches how to create programs with examples, explanations and exercises.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780359028924.jpg
8.610000 USD

Non-Programmers Tutorial For Python 3

by Josh Cogliati
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Use Ansible to configure your systems, deploy software, and orchestrate advanced IT tasks Key Features Get familiar with the fundamentals of Ansible 2.7 Understand how to use Ansible Tower to scale your IT automation Gain insights into how to develop and test Ansible playbooks Book DescriptionAnsible is an open source ...
Learning Ansible 2.7: Automate your organization's infrastructure using Ansible 2.7, 3rd Edition
Use Ansible to configure your systems, deploy software, and orchestrate advanced IT tasks Key Features Get familiar with the fundamentals of Ansible 2.7 Understand how to use Ansible Tower to scale your IT automation Gain insights into how to develop and test Ansible playbooks Book DescriptionAnsible is an open source automation platform that assists organizations with tasks such as application deployment, orchestration, and task automation. With the release of Ansible 2.7, even complex tasks can be handled much more easily than before. Learning Ansible 2.7 will help you take your first steps toward understanding the fundamentals and practical aspects of Ansible by introducing you to topics such as playbooks, modules, and the installation of Linux, Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), and Windows support. In addition to this, you will focus on various testing strategies, deployment, and orchestration to build on your knowledge. The book will then help you get accustomed to features including cleaner architecture, task blocks, and playbook parsing, which can help you to streamline automation processes. Next, you will learn how to integrate Ansible with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) before gaining insights into the enterprise versions of Ansible, Ansible Tower and Ansible Galaxy. This will help you to use Ansible to interact with different operating systems and improve your working efficiency. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the Ansible skills you need to automate complex tasks for your organization. What you will learn Create a web server using Ansible Write a custom module and test it Deploy playbooks in the production environment Troubleshoot networks using Ansible Use Ansible Galaxy and Ansible Tower during deployment Deploy an application with Ansible on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean Who this book is forThis beginner-level book is for system administrators who want to automate their organization's infrastructure using Ansible 2.7. No prior knowledge of Ansible is required
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781789954333.jpg
36.740000 USD

Learning Ansible 2.7: Automate your organization's infrastructure using Ansible 2.7, 3rd Edition

by Fabio Alessandro Locati
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Cyber security is the protection of information systems, hardware, software, and information as well from theft, damages, interruption or misdirection to any of these resources. In other words, cyber security focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data (in use, in rest, in motion) from unauthorized or unintended access, change ...
Emerging Security Algorithms and Techniques
Cyber security is the protection of information systems, hardware, software, and information as well from theft, damages, interruption or misdirection to any of these resources. In other words, cyber security focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data (in use, in rest, in motion) from unauthorized or unintended access, change or destruction. Therefore, strengthening the security and resilience of cyberspace has become a vital homeland security mission. Cyber security attacks are growing exponentially. Security specialists must occupy in the lab, concocting new schemes to preserve the resources and to control any new attacks. Therefore, there are various emerging algorithms and techniques viz. DES, AES, IDEA, WAKE, CAST5, Serpent Algorithm, Chaos-Based Cryptography McEliece, Niederreiter, NTRU, Goldreich-Goldwasser-Halevi, Identity Based Encryption, and Attribute Based Encryption. There are numerous applications of security algorithms like cyber security, web security, e-commerce, database security, smart card technology, mobile security, cloud security, digital signature, etc. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Finite Fields Prime Number, DLP, Integer Factorization Problem Symmetric Cryptography Asymmetric Cryptography Post-Quantum Cryptography Identity Based Encryption Attribute Based Encryption Key Management Entity Authentication, Message Authentication Digital Signatures Hands-On SageMath This book serves as a textbook/reference book for UG, PG, PhD students, Teachers, Researchers and Engineers in the disciplines of Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electronics and Communication Engineering.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780815361459.jpg
213.29 USD

Emerging Security Algorithms and Techniques

Hardback
Book cover image
This textbook, based on the authors' fifteen years of teaching, is a complete teaching tool for turning students into logic designers in one semester. Each chapter describes new concepts, giving extensive applications and examples. Assuming no prior knowledge of discrete mathematics, the authors introduce all background in propositional logic, asymptotics, ...
Digital Logic Design: A Rigorous Approach
This textbook, based on the authors' fifteen years of teaching, is a complete teaching tool for turning students into logic designers in one semester. Each chapter describes new concepts, giving extensive applications and examples. Assuming no prior knowledge of discrete mathematics, the authors introduce all background in propositional logic, asymptotics, graphs, hardware and electronics. Important features of the presentation are: * All material is presented in full detail. Every designed circuit is formally specified and implemented, the correctness of the implementation is proved, and the cost and delay are analyzed * Algorithmic solutions are offered for logical simulation, computation of propagation delay and minimum clock period * Connections are drawn from the physical analog world to the digital abstraction * The language of graphs is used to describe formulas and circuits * Hundreds of figures, examples and exercises enhance understanding. The extensive website (http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~guy/Even-Medina/) includes teaching slides, links to Logisim and a DLX assembly simulator.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781108708036.jpg
52.490000 USD

Digital Logic Design: A Rigorous Approach

by Moti Medina, Guy Even
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
NVivo 12 for Mac Essentials (for version 12.4.0) is our comprehensive guide to the world's most popular qualitative data analysis software. This book has two authors. Bengt Edhlund is a software trainer with decades of experience teaching and writing about research software. Allan McDougall has worked with NVivo as a ...
NVivo 12 for Mac Essentials
NVivo 12 for Mac Essentials (for version 12.4.0) is our comprehensive guide to the world's most popular qualitative data analysis software. This book has two authors. Bengt Edhlund is a software trainer with decades of experience teaching and writing about research software. Allan McDougall has worked with NVivo as a qualitative health researcher and doctoral student. We have co-authored this book to provide instruction to NVivo users of all skill levels and experience with both qualitative data analysis and qualitative research methods will benefit from this book. We break down the functional components of this intricate software. We also strive to provide practical, anecdotal advice for using NVivo for Mac for every stage of your research project. Please enjoy our book and feel free to contact us at any time at: info@formkunskap.com
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780359561759.jpg
52.490000 USD

NVivo 12 for Mac Essentials

by Allan McDougall, Bengt Edhlund
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Computers are the foundation of the information age, but communication technology is the foundation of the foundation. Without the theories and practical applications of theory brought to us by the pioneers of communication, the computer age would perhaps have remained in the back office, hidden away as infrastructure like electricity ...
The Signal: The History of Signal Processing and How We Communicate
Computers are the foundation of the information age, but communication technology is the foundation of the foundation. Without the theories and practical applications of theory brought to us by the pioneers of communication, the computer age would perhaps have remained in the back office, hidden away as infrastructure like electricity or running water - critical to modern life, but not as transforming as the combination of communications and computing. The information age exploded once machines were endowed with the ability to talk among themselves. The Signal connects everything to everything else, in both communication, and in the metaphorical sense as the link between and among people. Features Identifies the key ideas underlying modern communications technology, and documents the contributions of its inventors Explores the signal in communication, and also in the metaphorical sense as the link between and among people Leads the reader through a journey from ancient number systems to Voyager II to radio and MP3s to quantum cryptography Includes coverage of Signals from Hell, including memes and fake news on the Internet Looks to the future of communication, with emergent 5G
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780367225612.jpg
63.12 USD

The Signal: The History of Signal Processing and How We Communicate

by Ted G. Lewis
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Use Qt 5 to design and build functional, appealing, and user-friendly graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for your applications. Key Features Learn to use Qt 5 to design and customize the look and feel of your application Improve the visual quality of an application by using graphics rendering and animation Understand ...
Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook: Practical recipes for building cross-platform GUI applications, widgets, and animations with Qt 5, 2nd Edition
Use Qt 5 to design and build functional, appealing, and user-friendly graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for your applications. Key Features Learn to use Qt 5 to design and customize the look and feel of your application Improve the visual quality of an application by using graphics rendering and animation Understand the balance of presentation and web content that will make an application appealing yet functional Book DescriptionWith the growing need to develop GUIs for multiple targets and multiple screens, improving the visual quality of your application becomes important so that it stands out from your competitors. With its cross-platform ability and the latest UI paradigms, Qt makes it possible to build intuitive, interactive, and user-friendly user interfaces for your applications. Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition teaches you how to develop functional and appealing user interfaces using the latest version of QT5 and C++. This book will help you learn a variety of topics such as GUI customization and animation, graphics rendering, implementing Google Maps, and more. You will also be taken through advanced concepts like asynchronous programming, event handling using signals and slots, network programming, various aspects of optimizing your application. By the end of the book, you will be confident to design and customize GUI applications that meet your clients' expectations and have an understanding of best practice solutions for common problems. What you will learn Animate GUI elements using Qt5's built-in animation system Draw shapes and 2D images using Qt5's powerful rendering system Implement an industry-standard OpenGL library in your project Build a mobile app that supports touch events and exports it onto devices Parse and extract data from an XML file and present it on your GUI Interact with web content by calling JavaScript functions from C++ Access MySQL and SQLite databases to retrieve data and display it on your GUI Who this book is forThis intermediate-level book is designed for those who want to develop software using Qt 5. If you want to improve the visual quality and content presentation of your software application, this book is for you. Prior experience of C++ programming is required.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781789803822.jpg
41.990000 USD

Qt5 C++ GUI Programming Cookbook: Practical recipes for building cross-platform GUI applications, widgets, and animations with Qt 5, 2nd Edition

by Lee Zhi Eng
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
This book offers a perspective into a phenomenon becoming more and more common: AAA developers `going indie'. Written through the personal story of the author finding his way into the AAA games space, only to retreat back to indie games and consulting work and finding a new-old life making games ...
Breaking Out of the Games Industry: Designing Tutorials for Video Games
This book offers a perspective into a phenomenon becoming more and more common: AAA developers `going indie'. Written through the personal story of the author finding his way into the AAA games space, only to retreat back to indie games and consulting work and finding a new-old life making games for himself, and finding fulfillment in doing so. It is both a word of warning to creatives seeking a corporation and a call for disillusioned developers to break free and do something wild, creative, and unexpected. It is critical of common industry issues such as structural crunch, health issues, work life balance, and more, but is also a personal story of mismatched needs in doing creative work. Key Features Under-explored viewpoint of the games industry, someone who worked for years to `break in', then worked for years to `break out'. Offers a unique look at making an indie game life both financially and mentally feasible. Encourages developers sitting on the fence to take the plunge.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780815360087.jpg
120.750000 USD

Breaking Out of the Games Industry: Designing Tutorials for Video Games

by Matthew M. White
Hardback
Book cover image
This book offers a perspective into a phenomenon becoming more and more common: AAA developers `going indie'. Written through the personal story of the author finding his way into the AAA games space, only to retreat back to indie games and consulting work and finding a new-old life making games ...
Breaking Out of the Games Industry: Designing Tutorials for Video Games
This book offers a perspective into a phenomenon becoming more and more common: AAA developers `going indie'. Written through the personal story of the author finding his way into the AAA games space, only to retreat back to indie games and consulting work and finding a new-old life making games for himself, and finding fulfillment in doing so. It is both a word of warning to creatives seeking a corporation and a call for disillusioned developers to break free and do something wild, creative, and unexpected. It is critical of common industry issues such as structural crunch, health issues, work life balance, and more, but is also a personal story of mismatched needs in doing creative work. Key Features Under-explored viewpoint of the games industry, someone who worked for years to `break in', then worked for years to `break out'. Offers a unique look at making an indie game life both financially and mentally feasible. Encourages developers sitting on the fence to take the plunge.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780815360063.jpg
52.450000 USD

Breaking Out of the Games Industry: Designing Tutorials for Video Games

by Matthew M. White
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
The Collins Cambridge IGCSE (R) ICT Student Book Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of the 0417 syllabus for first teaching from 2014 with an engaging approach that uses scenarios to build skills and link the theory to the practice of ICT, while showing students how to make progress, prepare for ...
Cambridge IGCSE (TM) ICT Student's Book and CD-Rom (Collins Cambridge IGCSE (TM))
The Collins Cambridge IGCSE (R) ICT Student Book Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of the 0417 syllabus for first teaching from 2014 with an engaging approach that uses scenarios to build skills and link the theory to the practice of ICT, while showing students how to make progress, prepare for exams and achieve their targets. Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education First teaching: 2014 First exams: 2016 * Be ready to teach the new 2014 syllabus for first examination in 2016 with the second edition of this popular course book. Fully and comprehensively updated to match the specification and include the latest hardware and software information. * Build skills with an engaging approach that uses scenarios to link the theory to the practice of ICT, * Fully cover the Cambridge IGCSE (R) ICT syllabus. Each topic is broken down into manageable chunks to allow you to apply and consolidate your learning. New Unit 8 included on Security and Safety. * Have confidence in the content and approach of the Student Book, which is written by highly experienced ICT teachers. * Successfully prepare for exams with end of session review and revise sections and summary boxes; exam-style question and past paper questions, sample answers at different grades and comments on these answers. * The accompanying CD-ROM includes source files to accompany practical tasks and answers to past paper questions in the Student Book, with comments on these answers. This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780008120979.jpg
40.95 USD

Cambridge IGCSE (TM) ICT Student's Book and CD-Rom (Collins Cambridge IGCSE (TM))

by Colin Stobart, Paul Clowrey
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
AI is an integral part of every video game. This book helps propfessionals keep up with the constantly evolving technological advances in the fast growing game industry and equips students with up-to-date infortmation they need to jumpstart their careers. This revised and updated Third Edition includes new techniques, algorithms, data ...
AI for Games, Third Edition
AI is an integral part of every video game. This book helps propfessionals keep up with the constantly evolving technological advances in the fast growing game industry and equips students with up-to-date infortmation they need to jumpstart their careers. This revised and updated Third Edition includes new techniques, algorithms, data structures and representations needed to create powerful AI in games. The companion website includes downloadable and executable source code that will be regularly updated by the author. Key Features A comprehensive professional tutorial and reference to implement ture AI in games Includes new exercises so readers can test their comprhension and understanding of the concepts and preactices presented Revised and updated to cover new techniques and advances in AI Walks the reader throuigh the entire game AI development process New and improved companion website with easily downloaded and executable source code
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138483972.jpg
119.43 USD

AI for Games, Third Edition

by Ian Millington
Hardback
Page 1 of 40