Most popular Computing & information technology books
The most popular Computing & information technology books currently available. Updated weekly.
Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues.
The official strategy guide from Pokemon for the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield video games.
Ni no Kuni II follows Evan on his quest to become the King he was destined to be. Building alliances and expanding a kingdom is no simple matter, though-he must manage a sprawling network of favours and rewards and battle a great many foes. With this book you'll experience all the game has to offer and be guaranteed to have a prosperous kingdom!
This hands-on guide takes you through the language a step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures, and object-oriented design. This second edition and its supporting code have been updated for Python 3.
By taking you through Python's key language features and libraries, this practical book shows you how to make your code shorter, faster, and more readable all at the same time - what experts consider Pythonic.
With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.
With this practical guide, incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts will learn the fundamentals of intelligence analysis, as well as the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your incident response process.
The most successful book in UK crowdfunding history: a memoir through video games by YouTube star DanNerdCubed
The SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this powerful data analysis software
A remastered classic deserves a remastered guide--this very special update to the official Dark Souls game guide brings everything there is to know about the world of Lordran together in one place. We've expanded every part of our original Dark Souls guide to take advantage of many thousands of hours of play since the game's original release.
An insider's story of creativity and innovation at Apple under Steve Jobs. Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.
Machine learning has become an integral part of many commercial applications and research projects, but this field is not exclusive to large companies with extensive research teams. If you use Python, even as a beginner, this book will teach you practical ways to build your own machine learning solutions.
Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper Collectible Sword is a must-have for any fan. The kit includes a collectible 4-1/2" replica of Oathkeeper, the famed sword made by Tywin Lannister and given to his son, Jaime Lannister, who in turn gifted it to his friend, Brienne of Tarth. Also included is a display stand and a double sided Lannister/Tarth sigil banner.
A complete course text written in a clear, linear style suited to students studying the full OCR A Level Computer Science specification. Material relevant to the second year only will be indicated, assisting in delivering material to AS and A Level students simultaneously
Agile revolutionized the way people think about developing software, but there are literally dozens of ways that you can "go agile." This book demystifies agile methodologies: why they're designed the way they are, what problems they address, and the values, principles, and ideas they embody
Sara Tasker, Instagram-guru and social media influencer, shares her secrets for turning an interest in Instagram into a thriving business.
Learn how to use, deploy, and maintain Apache Spark with this comprehensive guide, written by the creators of the open-source cluster-computing framework. With an emphasis on improvements and new features in Spark 2.0, authors Bill Chambers and Matei Zaharia break down Spark topics into distinct sections, each with unique goals.
A complete course text covering both years of the new AQA A Level Computer Science specification. Each chapter covers material that can comfortably be taught in one or two lessons. It will also be a useful reference and revision guide for students throughout the AS and A Level courses.
Future Press presents a unique companion book that follows the theme of survival as it runs through Ghost Recon Breakpoint, from its characters and dialogue to its world design and gameplay. Discover what it takes to create a game, a story and a world dedicated to testing the limits of what a Ghost can survive.
From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive study of one the most powerful tribes in the world today, computer programmers - where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.
In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica exploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump.
The R version of Andy Field's hugely popular Discovering Statistics Using SPSS takes students on a journey of statistical discovery using the freeware R - a free, flexible and dynamically changing software tool for data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular across the social and behavioural sciences.
Since its debut in 1990, the internet has seen over a billion web pages-but it wasn't always sleek interfaces. In this visual tour through history, trace the very earliest examples of what we today take for granted, from the first website to use surround sound to the first 'upload-your-face' function and YouTube-like page. Complete with year-by-...
Perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently using the task-oriented recipes in this cookbook. The R language and environment include everything necessary to perform statistical work right out of the box, but its structure can often be difficult for beginners and experienced computer geeks alike.
This broad, deep, but not-too-technical guide introduces you to the fundamental principles of data science and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect.
Provides examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. This book helps you teach how to develop marketable ideas, and learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game's pre-production, production and post-production stages.
This book is a straightforward guide to the Python programming language and programming techniques. It covers all of the practical programming skills that may be required up to GCSE level. It is suitable for both experienced programmers, students or individuals with very little or no programming experience in other languages.
In this groundbreaking book, the Nudge Unit's Chief Scientist, Michael Sanders, demonstrates the power and reach of social networks and why they're key to our success and happiness.
This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.
A humorous, illustrated guide to 'new stuff', including vocabulary, for older people.
Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce. The challenge is learning to use those features effectively - so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That's where this practical book comes in.
A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach.
Choose your faction, pick your weapon, and prepare for an astonishing vision of the world of Azeroth like you've never seen before!
Author Ryan Sleeper, one of the world's most qualified Tableau consultants, complements his web posts and instructional videos with this guide to give you a firm understanding of how to use Tableau to find valuable insights in data.
Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don't know exists - one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off - and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution.
Each Student Book and ActiveBook have has clearly laid out pages with a range of supportive features to aid learning and teaching: Getting to know your unit sections ensure learners understand the grading criteria and unit requirements. Getting ready for Assessment sections focus on preparation for external assessment with guidance for learners on what to expect. Hints and tips will help them prepare for assessment and sample answers are provided for a range of question types including, short and long answer questions, all with a supporting commentary., Learners can also prepare for internal assessment using this feature. A case study of a learner completing the internal assessment for that unit covering 'How I got started', 'How I brought it all together' and 'What I got from the experience'. Pause Point feature provide opportunities for learners to self-evaluate their learning at regular intervals., Each Pause Point point feature gives learners a Hint or Extend option to either revisit and reinforce the topic or to encourage independent research or study skills. Case Study and Theory into Practice features enable development of problem-solving skills and place the theory into real life situations learners could encounter. Assessment Activity/Practice provide scaffolded assessment practice activities that help prepare learners for assessment., Within each assessment practice activity, a Plan, Do and Review section supports learners' formative assessment by making sure they fully understand what they are being asked to do, what their goals are and how to evaluate the task and consider how they could improve. Dedicated Think Future pages provide case studies from the industry, with a focus on aspects of skills development that can be put into practice in a real work environment and further study.
"Includes interactive online learning environment and study tools: 8 custom practice exams, 400 electronic flashcards, searchable key term glossary"--Cover.
Businesses are gathering data today at exponential rates and yet few people know how to access it meaningfully. If you're a business or IT professional, this short hands-on guide teaches you how to pull and transform data with SQL in significant ways.
In today's technology-driven environment, there is an ever-increasing demand for information delivery. A compromise has to be struck between security and availability. This book is a pragmatic guide to information assurance for both business professionals and technical experts. This second edition includes the security of cloud-based resources.
Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun.
A deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence
Fin and Mo are ready to protect their home from the trespassers, but when they come face-to-face with the humans, they discover that they aren't as prepared for battle as they'd thought. Caught off guard, the twins are trapped in the middle of a war between the endermen and the humans, with the future of their home at stake.