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    C Primer Plus is a carefully tested, well-crafted, and complete tutorial on a subject core to programmers and developers. This computer science classic teaches principles of programming, including structured code and top-down design.   Author and educator Stephen Prata has created an introduction to C that is instructive, clear, and insightful. Fundamental programming concepts are explained along with details of the C language. Many short, practical examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, encouraging readers to master new topics by immediately putting them to use.   Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter bring out the most critical pieces of information and help readers understand and digest the most difficult concepts. A friendly and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book is appropriate for serious students of programming, as well as developers proficient in other languages with a desire to better understand the fundamentals of this core language.   The sixth edition of this book has been updated and expanded to cover the latest developments in C as well as to take a detailed look at the new C11 standard. In C Primer Plus you’ll find depth, breadth, and a variety of teaching techniques and tools to enhance your learning:   Complete, integrated discussion of both C language fundamentals and additional features Clear guidance about when and why to use different parts of the language Hands-on learning with concise and simple examples that develop your understanding of a concept or two at a time Hundreds of practical sample programs Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter to test your understanding Coverage of generic C to give you the greatest flexibility  
    Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.   Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:   Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPods, and iPads ; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS users around you Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and watch video–including movies and TV shows Capture and edit photos and video ; use the new camera features in iPhone 5S to take photos rapidly in Burst mode, and use the new slow-motion feature for video Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts or share them via email, iCloud, and texts ; use PhotoStream to automatically save and share your photos Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices  
    Fresh, clean, and SIMPLE. Album Moxie makes designing photo albums a breeze. For a lot of photographers, album design is synonymous with headache. The hours (and hours!) spent designing are usually followed by weeks (or even months) of revisions, making for a painful experience for everyone involved. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This book will show you how to combine the right tools with a simple strategy, making it possible (even easy) to design basic albums in seconds, and custom wedding or portrait albums in an hour–or less. By the time you finish the book, you’ll have a beautiful, finished design that’s ready to be ordered! Overhauling the entire approach to traditional album design and marketing, Album Moxie shows how albums can be as good for your workflow as they are for your bottom line–all while adding value for your clients. This fun, spunky, and no-nonsense book: Provides a simplified approach for photographers looking to create and market wedding and portrait albums Walks through the entire album process, from choosing a vendor to exporting production-ready files Guides readers step by step through the design, retouching, and exporting of an actual 20-page album Covers all the necessary tools, including the basics of the one tool that design professionals know and love–Adobe InDesign
    Google+ Hangouts™ can help you build brands, shorten sales cycles, improve customer service, train staff, align employees behind strategy, and a whole lot more. You name it, someone’s doing it successfully with Hangouts. You can, too—and Google+ Hangouts for Business will show you how. David Amerland completely demystifies Hangouts: the hands-on tools, best-practice techniques, opportunities, even the etiquette. Amerland reveals exactly how to profit from Hangouts, even if you have absolutely no video or business social networking experience. You’ll discover why Hangouts isn't “just another” video or conferencing technology—and why the difference makes it so valuable to your business. Then, Amerland shows you how to: Master the unique dynamics of real-time marketing (and avoid the pitfalls) Confidently run a smooth, professional Hangout, stay in control, and handle the unexpected Rebroadcast your Hangouts to everyone (or just the people you choose) Use Hangouts even if you don't use the Google+ social network Plan Hangouts that build trust, consumer engagement, and brand equity Connect at a deeper personal level, and establish an online identity that reflects who you really are Do it all at low cost—or maybe no cost at all Whatever your business, this quick and easy guide will help you build powerful new connections within your company, with your best customers and prospects—with everyone you need to reach.
    Step-by-step instructions with callouts to new Google Chromebook photos that show you exactly what to do Help when you run into Chromebook problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your brand-new Chromebook   Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Chromebook or ChromeboxTM working just the way you want. Learn how to:   Quickly set up your Chromebook or Chromebox, log in, and get productive Get comfortable with Google’s intuitive new Chrome Desktop interface Reliably connect to Wi-Fi or Ethernet networks Use Google Drive to access files from your Chromebook or any other computer Securely share files with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ followers or friends Play and edit photos, music, and video online Browse and search the Web with the Google Chrome browser Safely share your Chromebook with other users Get started with free or low-cost web-based office productivity software Build shared calendars, schedule meetings, and manage email Find great new apps for business, education, entertainment, gaming, and more Print to your printer across the Internet with Google Cloud Print Configure your Chromebook for maximum security and privacy Optimize your Chromebook’s performance and battery life Work and play faster with Chromebook’s built-in keyboard shortcuts Evaluate the new top-of-the-line Google Chromebook Pixel Troubleshoot and recover from frozen apps and other problems   CATEGORY:  PC Hardware COVERS:  Google Chromebook USER LEVEL:  Beginning-Intermediate      
    This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter.     Among the new CC features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Smart Sharpen, Adobe Camera Raw as filter, intelligent upscaling, multi-shape and path selection, and camera shake reduction. New and updated Photoshop CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.
    Build the Healthcare Sales Relationships That Power Enduring Success   Healthcare salespeople have immense opportunities. But enduring success demands more than training and great products. You need High-Return Relationships: pre-qualified connections elevated by genuine shared passions and a long-term outlook. Selling Healthcare will help you build those relationships. It leverages decades of experience in healthcare sales and management, and it’s packed with insights from healthcare sales pros—in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospice, home health, and beyond. Whether you sell to hospital executives, doctors, office staffs, nursing home directors, or anyone in healthcare, these techniques work. They create genuine loyalty, real trust, and phenomenal growth!   Leverage these core traits:   Laser focus A sense of urgency An agendaless presence Excellence in communication and research   Master these 5 strategies:   1. Project a magnetic presence that inspires interpersonal connections   2. Light the spark of rapport to stimulate the heartbeat of the High-Return Relationship   3. Listen to understand by putting your selfish agenda aside   4. Show appreciation, admiration, and respect to connect with your customer’s heart and head   5. Create Relationship Development plans that script the unfolding of your High-Return Relationships
    Web designers are no longer just web designers. To create a successful web product that’s as large as Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest–or even as small as a tiny app–you need to know more than just HTML and CSS. You need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again. In other words, you have to stop thinking like a web designer or a visual designer or a UX designer or an interaction designer and start thinking like a product designer. In this breakthrough introduction to modern product design, Etsy Creative Director Randy Hunt explains the skills, processes, types of tools, and recommended workflows for creating world-class web products. After reading this book, you’ll have a complete understanding of what product design really is and you’ll be equipped with the best practices necessary for building your own successful online products.
    Whether teaching or learning UX Design, activities often sink in deeper than lectures. And game-like activities with a lesson included both engage and instruct. This book contains fun and challenging activities to help participants learn core concepts in user experience, from sketching, to photo safaris that encourage field observation, to creating an experience model for your daily bus ride, etc. It is structured as 50% activity and 50% explanation.  
    Creating and delivering a successful presentation today often means breaking through the noise and allowing your audience to focus on you and your message. You can have a great impact using simple design choices in your presentations but you just need to know where to start. Here to guide you on your journey is best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds, whose design wisdom and advice will open your eyes and give you new ways to look at your slides. Filled with practical insights and plenty of examples, you’ll learn how to design effective presentations that contain text, data, color, images, and video. Once the design guidelines are established, you will benefit from Garr’s years of experience as a master presenter and learn how you can achieve an overall harmony and balance using the powerful tenet of simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.    
    Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 5, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun. Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom: Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studiotested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why. The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start. What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?” You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 5 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow. Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click! Scott knows first-hand the challenges today’s digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 5. It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you’ll also learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book. 
    Jerry Weissman’s brand new collection of 4 authoritative books on making outstanding presentations   Four breakthrough books help you deliver outstanding, winning presentations of all kinds — whatever your goals, whatever your audience!   Jerry Weissman has helped the world’s top executives create the most important presentations of their lives: make-or-break investor presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars from demanding, expert investors. Now, in this remarkable 4 book collection, Weissman teaches everything you need to deliver the most compelling, successful presentations of your life! In Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters, Weissman reveals how the world’s best presenters have applied timeless principles of outstanding communication – and shows how you can, too. Packed with unforgettable examples from the media, sports, politics, science, art, music, literature, the military, and history, it teaches 100% actionable lessons for supercharging everything from content and graphics to delivery! Next, In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When It Counts, Second Edition, Weissman shows how to answer even the toughest questions with perfect assurance… avoid the defensiveness, evasiveness, or anger that destroy careers… brilliantly control the entire exchange with hostile questioners! Weissman’s Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition is the industry’s best start-to-finish guide to connecting with even the toughest audiences...telling them compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for them… and moving people to action. Finally, in his brand-new Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, Weissman distills 75 best practices he’s developed through 20+ years coaching executives on high-stakes presentations. He shares powerful new insights into contents, graphics, delivery, Q&A sessions, and more. He also offers new advice on making persuasive political and scripted speeches, developing a richer public speaking voice, interviewing others, demonstrating products, and much more. Every technique is illuminated with a compelling case study, reflecting experiences of communicators ranging from Ronald Reagan to Jon Stewart, Stephen King to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.   From world-renowned presentation consultant Jerry Weissman
    A brand new collection of state-of-the-art management skills and techniques   Master today’s most valuable management skills! Get hundreds of bite-size, easy techniques for hiring, collaboration, motivation, negotiation, and much more!   Moving into management? Moving up in management? To compete and succeed, you need today’s best skills for managing, motivating, and collaborating with others. That’s exactly what you’ll find in this extraordinary 4 book package. Build a great team with Cathy Fyock’s The Truth About Hiring the Best : discover how to identify the best, reach them, recruit them, and choose among them! Cathy Fyock presents 53 bite-size, easy-to-use hiring techniques for finding hidden sources of talent… making great people want to work for you… asking the right questions… listening for the right answers… hiring like your organization’s future depends on it, because it does! Next, get the best from the people you have, with the latest version of Martha Finney’s classic, The Truth About Getting the Best from People . Finney’s expanded and improved Second Edition offers 60+ proven principles for achieving employee engagement practically 100% of the time. She’s added more than 15 brand-new truths for managing virtual teams, becoming more persuasive, overcoming unconscious biases, identifying and cultivating individual high performers, and more. Then, optimize your management effectiveness with Stephen P. Robbins’s The Truth About Managing People, Third Edition: 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Learn how to overcome the real obstacles to teamwork… why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little… how to improve hiring and employee evaluations… how to heal “layoff survivor sickness”… how to manage a diverse culture, and lead effectively in a digital world. This edition is packed with new truths, including: how to nurture friendlier employees, manage a diverse age group, and lead ethically in tough times. Finally, in The Truth About Negotiations, Leigh L. Thompson teaches 46 proven negotiation principles: quick, easy ways to become a world-class negotiator. You’ll learn how to prepare for a negotiation within one hour… negotiate with people you hate (or love)… clearly identify your “best alternative” if a deal isn’t possible… use reason, respect, and reciprocity to extract a deal’s maximum potential value… create win-win solutions… establish enduring relationships. From hiring to motivation, negotiation to collaboration, this collection gives you hundreds of new best practices and skills for world-class management and leadership!   From world-renowned management and HR experts Cathy Fyock, Martha I. Finney, Stephen P. Robbins, and Leigh Thompson
    Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D7100, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the D7100 to take great pictures. With Nikon D7100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, pro photographer John Batdorff, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to get up and running with the D7100 Use the D7100’s automatic scene modes to get better shots right away Take full control over the look and feel of your images with professional modes Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Use spot white balance in Live View and other new D7100 features And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/nikond7100_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.
    A brand new collection of up-to-the-minute personal finance guidance from award-winning columnist Liz Weston… 4 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!   All the realistic, trustworthy money advice you need! 4 up-to-date books from Liz Weston, America’s #1 personal finance columnist   Money! Debt. Credit Scores. Investments. Retirement. College. You need answers you can understand, trust, and actually use! That’s where Liz Weston comes in. In this amazing 4 book collection, America’s #1 personal finance columnist helps you create and execute your own action plan for long-term financial security. No hype, no lectures, no nonsense: just realistic, up-to-the minute help delivered in plain English. Start with the latest edition of Weston’s nationwide best-seller, Your Credit Score, Fourth Edition – complete with brand-new information on protecting (or rebuilding) the 3-digit number that rules your financial life. Learn how today’s credit scores work… exactly how much skipped payments, bankruptcies, and other actions will lower your score… how companies can and can’t use your score against you. Get crucial new information on “FAKO” alternative scores, short sales, foreclosures, FICO 8 mortgage scores, new credit risks from social networking and mobile banking, and how to fight score-related credit limit reductions or higher rates. Next, in Easy Money, learn how to simplify and take control of your financial life, now and forever! Weston takes on the problem everyone has: the sheer hassle of managing money! You’ll find practical guidance and easy checklists for investments, credit cards, insurance, mortgages, retirement, college savings, and more! Discover how to consolidate, delegate, and automate your finances…save time and money…and live a more rewarding, secure life. In Deal With Your Debt, Updated & Revised Edition , Weston offers up-to-the-minute help on averting disaster, recovering from serious money setbacks, getting real help, and taking action that works. Weston reveals why it’s simply impractical to “live forever debt free” - and why trying to do so can actually make you poorer. You’ll find up-to-the-minute strategies for calculating how much debt is safe, and assessing and paying off the right debts first... and if you’re too far in debt, Weston will gently and non-judgmentally guide you back into your “safety zone.” Finally, in There Are No Dumb Questions About Money, Weston offers up-to-date, common sense answers to the financial questions people ask most often. You’ll find quick, sensible advice on setting priorities… choosing investments… saving for college, home-buying, retirement, or other major expenses… getting past the pain, arguments, and guilt surrounding money, and doing what works!   From award-winning personal finance expert Liz Weston  
    Absolutely no experience needed! Learn robot building from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!   Love robots? Start building them. It’s way easier than you ever imagined!   John Baichtal has helped thousands of people get started with robotics. He knows what beginners need to know. He knows your questions. He knows where you might need extra help. Now, he’s brought together this practical knowledge in one incredibly easy tutorial.   Hundreds of full-color photos guide you through every step, every skill. You’ll start simple, as you build a working robot in the very first chapter. Then, you’ll grow your skills to expert-level: powering motors, configuring sensors, constructing a chassis, even programming low-cost Arduino microcontrollers.   You’ll learn hands-on, through real step-by-step projects…and go straight to the cutting-edge with in-depth sidebars. Wondering just how much you can really do? Baichtal shows you 30 incredible robots built by people just like you!   John Baichtal’s books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics include Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movemen t; Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT 2. 0; Arduino for Beginners; MAKE: Lego and  Arduino Projects for MAKE (as coauthor); and the forthcoming Building Your Own Drones: The Beginner’s Guide to UAVs and ROVs. A founding member of the pioneering Twin Cities Maker hackerspace, he got his start writing for Wired’s legendary GeekDad blog, and for DIYer bible MAKE Magazine.     Make your robots move with motors and wheels Build solar-powered robots that work without batteries Control robots via Wi-Fi, radio, or even across the Internet Program robots to respond to sensor inputs Use your standard TV remote to control your robots Create robots that detect intruders and shoot them with Nerf® darts Grab and carry objects using claws and grippers Build water-borne robots that float, submerge, and “swim” Create “artbots” that paint or draw original artworks Enable your robots to send text messages when they take specific actions Discover today’s new generation of hobbyist-friendly robotics kits Organize your ultimate robot-builder’s toolbox Master simple safety routines that protect you whatever you’re building    
    Leverage hidden similarities and connections to succeed in new markets and avert emerging business risks! Firmly rooted in the latest cognitive science, Thematic Thinking helps you recognize your great opportunities and grave threats in distant but related industries and markets. If you're an executive, entrepreneur, or strategist, it will help you illuminate blind spots on your strategic maps and innovation processes, by radically redefining what you see as similar to your core business.   Using Thematic Thinking to Achieve Business Success, Growth, and Innovation explains why this approach to innovation works so well, and how to successfully apply it in your business. Using realistic business cases, the authors show:  How Thematic Thinking responds to today's radically shifting business environment, and the collapse of traditional market boundaries Why traditional approaches to innovation can often be counterproductive, and how to go beyond them How to systematically uncover deep similarities where most managers only see differences How to understand these similarities as immense new business opportunities – and uncover emerging risks you wouldn't otherwise notice until too late How to explore and combine themes, identify similarities, create and evaluate thematic ideas, organize for Thematic Thinking, and overcome obstacles to success Which Google manager would have imagined people substituting Facebook for Gmail? Which Nike manager recognizes the huge potential competitive threat now presented by Apple? With Thematic Thinking, linkages like this become clear – and innovative, once-hidden strategic options are revealed!
    A brand new collection of state-of-the-art guides to business innovation and transformation   4 authoritative books help you infuse innovation throughout everything your business does: not just once, but constantly!   This extraordinary collection shows how to make breakthrough, high-profit innovation happen – again and again. Start with the recently updated edition of Making Innovation Work: a formal innovation process proven to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. This guidebook draws on unsurpassed innovation consulting experience, and the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. It shows what works, what doesn’t, and how to use management tools and metrics to dramatically increase the payoff of innovation investments. You’ll learn to define the right strategy for effective innovation; structure organizations, management systems, and incentives for innovation, and much more. Next, Innovation: Fast Track to Success helps you get six key things right about innovation: planning, pipeline, process, platform, people, and performance. You’ll learn how to deeply integrate innovation throughout team structure, so you can move from buzzwords to achievement. Then, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design’s Luke Williams shows how to start generating (and executing on) a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. Williams combines the fluid creativity of “disruptive thinking” with the analytical rigor that’s indispensable to business success. The result: a simple yet complete five-stage process for imagining a powerful market disruption, and transforming it into reality that can catch an entire industry by surprise. Finally, in the highly-anticipated Second Edition of Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation, Jonathan Cagan and Craig Vogel offer an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value today, and building products and services that redefine (or create entirely new) markets. This edition contains brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, new insights and best practices, and new case studies ranging from Navistar’s latest long-haul truck to P&G’s reinvention of Herbal Essence. With even more visual maps and illustrations, it’s even more intuitive, accessible, and valuable!   From world-renowned business innovation and transformation experts Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Andy Bruce, David Birchall, Luke Williams, Jonathan Cagan, and Craig Vogel  
    The Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and a fashion accessory. The watch is designed to be a very personal assistant, from paying for groceries or a coffee to keeping a detailed record of your daily physical activity. Author Scott McNulty has organized the book around events and activities, showing how to use the watch in various settings. The book starts off with an essential “Apple Watch 101” section that gets you up and running quickly. You learn the watch’s gestures and presses, how to use the digital crown, and how to change the band, for example. Scott then looks at how to use the watch in different settings. At work, how to set tasks and check email. After work, how to meet up with friends, find a place to eat, and get directions. At the gym, how to monitor your workout activities and monitor your heart rate. And you don’t have to be at the gym. Learn how to use the watch to track your daily physical activities, from how much you walk each time to gentle reminders to get up and move if you’ve been sitting too long. Organized around your life, this book will help you get the most from your Apple Watch. Readers will learn how to: * Set up the watch and pair it with their iPhone. * Manage messages, calls,notifications, and mail. * Make sketches and use as a walkie-talkie. * Monitor their workout activities and set and achieve goals. * Use Apple Pay. * Listen to music, using Maps, take photos, and more.
    The Complete, Unified, Up-to-Date Guide to Transport and Separation–Fully Updated for Today’s Methods and Software Tools   Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, Fifth Edition, offers a unified and up-to-date treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transfer and separations processes. This edition–reorganized and modularized for better readability and to align with modern chemical engineering curricula–covers both fundamental principles and practical applications, and is a key resource for chemical engineering students and professionals alike.   This edition provides New chapter objectives and summaries throughout Better linkages between coverage of heat and mass transfer More coverage of heat exchanger design New problems based on emerging topics such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, and green engineering New instructor resources: additional homework problems, exam questions, problem-solving videos, computational projects, and more Part 1 thoroughly covers the fundamental principles of transport phenomena, organized into three sections: fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer.   Part 2 focuses on key separation processes, including absorption, stripping, humidification, filtration, membrane separation, gaseous membranes, distillation, liquid—liquid extraction, adsorption, ion exchange, crystallization and particle-size reduction, settling, sedimentation, centrifugation, leaching, evaporation, and drying.   The authors conclude with convenient appendices on the properties of water, compounds, foods, biological materials, pipes, tubes, and screens. The companion website (trine.edu/transport5ed/) contains additional homework problems that incorporate today’s leading software, including Aspen/CHEMCAD, MATLAB, COMSOL, and Microsoft Excel.
    Please note: Updates for Logic Pro v10.2 can be found at www.peachpit.com/apts.logicprox101 on the Updates tab.   Completely revised and updated for Logic Pro v10.2, this Apple-certified guide shows you how to record, produce, and make music files that stand out with the Apple professional audio software. Veteran music producer David Nahmani’s step-by-step instructions teach you everything from basic music creation to professional production techniques using Logic’s software synthesizers, samplers, and digital signal processors. You’ll learn about all of the key features in Logic Pro v10.2 and use the book’s online files to begin making music from the very first lesson. Whether you’re looking to use your computer as a digital recording studio, create musical compositions, or transfer that song in your head into music you can share, this comprehensive book will show you how.
    A brand new collection of powerful insights into successful option trading… 2 pioneering books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!   2 remarkable books help you earn consistent option profits as you tightly control risk!   Options offer immense potential both for high profits and more effective risk management. Now, in this 2-book collection, two of the world’s most effective option traders identify the skills and techniques you need to earn consistent profits in these challenging, high-opportunity markets. In Options for the Beginner and Beyond, Second Edition, Dr. W. Edward Olmstead teaches options through brief, carefully-paced lessons on option concepts and trading strategies, crystal-clear definitions, and plenty of real trades. Every lesson builds on its predecessor, explaining options in plain English, and guiding you all the way to advanced strategies covered in no other introductory tutorial. Drawing on extensive experience teaching options and editing a leading options newsletter, Olmstead shows how to systematically maximize profits and protect capital. From choosing brokers to working with “the Greeks” and Black-Scholes, it’s all here. This new Second Edition integrates new coverage of weekly options, and presents updated tax strategies you simply must know. Then, in Think Like an Option Trader , Michael Benklifa reveals the secret of success in option trading: thinking like a professionaloption trader, not a stock trader. You’ll learn how to get rid of the massively counterproductive habits you learned in stock trading, and understand the radically different dynamics of option markets. Then, using practical, simple examples, Benklifa helps you master trade selection, risk management, and much more. Leveraging realistic, up-to-date knowledge of how option markets really work, you can consistently build trades that earn profits, limit risk, even structure trades for a 90% probability of success!   From option trading experts Dr. W. Edward Olmstead and Michael Benklifa
    &>will control your brand relationship, there’s only way to win: help them do it. The Opt-Out Effect shows you how.   Marketing thought leader Gerald Smith brings together new research data, powerful strategies, and indispensable tools for implementing customer-centric brand management that supports today’s customers and earns their loyalty.   You’ll master new digital brand management best practices hands-on, via realistic exercises and well-tested worksheets and templates you can use in your own environment. Nicholson and Smith ground their recommendations in evidence, unveiling important new research from Pitney Bowes and Kitewheel that illuminates the viewpoints of nearly 1,000 marketers and 1,000 consumers across several leading industries.   Learn how to: Quantify what opt-out is costing your business in dollars and cents Control opt-out by empowering customers with opt-up, opt-down, and opt-in user preferences Reframe brand strategy as customer-centric, building on radically new assumptions, languages, and beliefs about marketing Use customer analytics to listen to, sense, and engage customers “in the moment” Apply customer-centric concepts such as Opt-Out Monetization, Customer-Driven Brand Loyalty, Customer-Driven Lifetime Value, and Customer-Driven Brand Equity Profitably empower customers to control their messaging, media, channels, offerings, and more Integrate your key customer relationship measures in a complete e-driven customer managed marketing framework that helps you clarify your goals, priorities, and performance
    For those photographers looking to start a business—or expand their current business—to include the lucrative high school senior portrait market, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture is a complete resource that dives deep into every aspect of the genre. Unlike other books that only cover one part of the business, photographer Sal Cincotta, who leads a highly successful portrait and wedding photography business, covers them all, including everything from shooting, posing, lighting, and post-production, to all the details on the business side: from creating business and marketing plans to pricing, costs, branding, and sales.  Learn how to effectively define your style through your approach to lighting, equipment, posing, and post-production Understand every aspect of the senior portrait “ambassador program”—what this referral program is, and how this essential component of the senior portrait business will help you succeed Create business and marketing plans that will provide focus for your business and allow you to reach both your short-term and long-term goals Assess your website, branding, and social media strategies, and learn how to improve your findability online Tackle the pricing and sales process, and ensure that you are creating the best experience possible for your clients The book also offers a Next Steps section at the end of key chapters, which contains exercises that challenge you to actively implement the overall lessons in the book. By helping you create a solid plan, a strategy you can implement, and a vision for your business, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture gets you well on your way to creating and sustaining a high school portraiture business that will grow and succeed for years to come.
    Routing TCP/IP, Volume II: CCIE Professional Development, Second Edition The definitive guide to Cisco exterior routing protocols and advanced IP routing issues—now completely updated   Praised in its first edition for its readability, breadth, and depth, Routing TCP/IP, Volume II, Second Edition will help you thoroughly understand modern exterior routing protocols and implement them with Cisco routers.   Best-selling author Jeff Doyle offers crucial knowledge for every network professional who must manage routers to support growth and change. You’ll find configuration and troubleshooting lessons that would cost thousands to learn in a classroom, plus up-to-date case studies, examples, exercises, and solutions.   Routing TCP/IP, Volume II, Second Edition covers routing and switching techniques that form the foundation of all Cisco CCIE tracks. Its expert content and CCIE structured review makes it invaluable for anyone pursuing this elite credential.   While its examples focus on Cisco IOS, the book illuminates concepts that are fundamental to virtually all modern networks and routing platforms. Therefore, it serves as an exceptionally practical reference for network designers, administrators, and engineers in any environment.   ·         Review core inter-domain routing concepts, and discover how exterior routing protocols have evolved ·         Master BGP’s modern operational components ·         Effectively configure and troubleshoot BGP ·         Control path attributes and selection to define better routes ·         Take full advantage of NLRI and routing policies ·         Provide for load balancing and improved network scalability ·         Extend BGP to multiprotocol environments via MP-BGP ·         Deploy, configure, manage, troubleshoot, and scale IP multicast routing ·         Implement Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM): Dense Mode, Sparse Mode, and Bidirectional ·         Operate, configure, and troubleshoot NAT in IPv4-IPv4 (NAT44) and IPv6-IPv4 (NAT64) environments ·         Avoid policy errors and other mistakes that damage network performance   This book is part of the CCIE Professional Development series,which offers expert-level instruction on network design, deployment, and support methodologies to help networking professionals manage complex networks and prepare for the CCIE exams.   Category: Networking Covers: BGP, Multicast, and NAT  
    Network Basics Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Network Basics course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum.   Using a top-down OSI model approach, the course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for  routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.   The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.   The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:   Chapter Objectives—Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key Terms—Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary—Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 250 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs—Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding—Evaluate your readiness with the end-ofchapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.   How To—Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to performcertain tasks. Interactive Activities—Reinforce your understanding of topics with more than 50 different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Videos—Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Packet Tracer Activities—Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. Hands-on Labs—Work through all 68 course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.    
    Need fast, reliable, easy-to-use solutions for using InfoPath® with SharePoint® 2013? This book delivers exactly what you’re looking for: step-by-step help and guidance with the tasks you’ll perform most often. You’ll learn better ways to design and develop intuitive, effective form-based solutions, and then efficiently administer, secure, and troubleshoot them. The industry’s most focused resource for solving business problems with SharePoint and InfoPath forms, this book provides all the answers you need—now! Steven Mann is an Enterprise Applications Engineer for Morgan Lewis and has nearly 20 years of professional experience with collaboration and business intelligence, including a decade working with SharePoint. Formerly Principal Architect for RDA Corporation, his books include InfoPath with SharePoint 2010 How-To, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Unleashed, SharePoint 2010 Field Guide, and SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Unleashed.   Fast, Accurate, and Easy-to-Use!  ¿ Discover powerful tips for success with InfoPath Designer 2013  ¿ Efficiently create SharePoint form controls, rules, and functions  ¿ Master form page design, views, and list forms  ¿ Submit, publish, and use data in SharePoint forms  ¿ Streamline business processes by integrating forms into SharePoint workflows  ¿ Design more intuitive, easier-to-use forms with InfoPath controls, functionality, and settings  ¿ Use template parts to create reusable form components, including controls, fields, and data connections  ¿ Leverage Visual Studio 2012 with InfoPath to build solutions and application-level add-ins  ¿ Dynamically populate repeating tables in forms  ¿ Elegantly track changes in SharePoint forms  ¿ Automatically generate new InfoPath form instances  ¿ Use SharePoint 2013 Central Administration to manage forms and Forms Services  ¿ Automate InfoPath Form Services administration with PowerShell  ¿ Manage form permissions to control user access and rights  ¿ Troubleshoot form development, deployment, publishing, and form submission
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    High-Value Supply Chain Integration   New research, practical priorities, actionable solutions Master new best practices for integrating demand, supply, and partners worldwide Bridge key “integration gaps” to maximize customer value and profit Improve performance in areas ranging from resource availability to returns From leading supply chain integration experts at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business In volatile, global environments, only well-integrated organizations can deliver superior customer outcomes and sustained profitability. Supply chain practitioners are on the frontlines of integration: they must bring together functions ranging from sales to logistics and a world of third-party suppliers. Integration is not easy, but proven solutions exist. In Achieving Supply Chain Integration, leading experts reveal what works and how to make it work.   The authors and contributors clarify what supply chain integration really means, and why it’s even more crucial than many companies realize. You’ll learn how to manage core conflicts that make integration difficult, so you can maximize value to both customers and your organization.   You’ll find example-based, research-driven insights for both internal and external integration, addressing issues ranging from culture to financial metrics. The authors share practical guidance on everything from building more innovative partner relationships to avoiding raw material shortages.   Whatever your supply chain or operations responsibilities, you need to integrate more effectively, and this guide will help you do it.   Supply chain integration can ensure a smoother, more efficient flow of products, and enable access to third-party resources and capabilities that would be costly or impossible to build internally. However, successful integration has proven challenging, especially as supply chains evolve to encompass even more external partners.   Achieving Supply Chain Integration shows how to prioritize which processes and functions to integrate and select integration strategies likely to deliver the greatest performance benefits. Drawing on actual successes and failures, UT’s researchers illuminate best practices and common mistakes. They present proven approaches to integrating sales, marketing, core supply chain functions such as procurement and logistics, and widely diverse partner relationships.   Whether you’re a practitioner or student, this guide will help you approach integration projects with “eyes open”–so you can mitigate risks and maximize value. Understanding what integration is and isn’t, and why it matters so much Bridging the integration gap to maximize value creation Fully leveraging information in internal and external integration Driving more value by integrating purchasing and logistics Aligning market, environmental, social, and political strategies Achieving deeper demand/supply integration Reducing product returns through better internal integration Building more i
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    If you own or are considering a Windows 10 tablet, My Windows® 10 Tablet s your must-have companion. This friendly, quick, full-color, 100% practical tutorial walks you through every task you'll want to perform with your new tablet, no matter what brand or model you choose.   In addition, this book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection.   My Windows 10 Tablet is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft, which covers the following topics:   ·         Taking advantage of Windows 10's best new features for tablets ·         Getting productive fast, and taking control of the new Windows 10 interface and Start menu ·         Securely connecting your Windows 10 tablet and using it safely in mobile environments ·         Browsing the Web more quickly and reliably with the new Edge browser ·         Connecting your tablet to your phone, other PCs, and other devices ·         Making the most of the Cortana personal digital assistant ·         Working with Windows 10—compatible Microsoft Office apps ·         Using Continuum to work seamlessly on both tablets and other Windows devices ·         Updating, maintaining, and troubleshooting your tablet ·         Saving time and using your tablet to enhance your daily life   Every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, colorful screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost or confused. Everything's clearly organized in modular, self-contained chapters designed to help you get started quickly. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips, lists, and quick solutions to the problems you're most likely to encounter.   How to access the web edition: Follow the instructions in the book to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.  
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    Book + Content Update Program My Excel 2016 is your must-have companion for getting most out of Excel 2016. This friendly, quick, full-color, 100% practical tutorial walks you through every task you'll want to do with Excel 2016. Get productive fast with Excel 2016’s updated interface Save time and make your data easier to work with Efficiently enter, insert, move, and manage data Use templates to reuse work and get a jumpstart on new projects Format worksheets and charts to make them clearer and more useful Use intuitive sparkline charts that fit in a single cell Build custom formulas using powerful built-in functions Sort, filter, and consolidate data and eliminate duplication Instantly group data and generate subtotals Quickly summarize huge data sets with PivotTables Find, fix, and avoid errors that break spreadsheets or cause inaccuracies Communicate more powerfully using visual tools such as SmartArt and WordArt Precisely control what you print and how it looks Securely share and distribute your workbooks Use Excel on the Web wherever you have Internet access Every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, colorful screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost or confused. Everything's clearly organized in modular, self-contained chapters designed to help you get started quickly. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips, lists, and quick solutions to the problems you're most likely to encounter. In addition, this book is part of Que’s exciting new Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Excel 2016, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUP. How to access the web edition: Follow the instructions in the book to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.
    If want to learn how to use Microsoft Sway, My Office Sway  is your must-have companion. This friendly, quick, full-color, 100% practical tutorial walks you through various tasks for building your own multimedia web presentations–even if you have no design skills. If you’re ready to start creating your own Sways on your computer, tablet, or phone, My Office Sway is ready to help. In addition, this book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Sway, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. Every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, colorful screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost or confused. Everything's clearly organized in modular, self-contained chapters designed to help you get started quickly. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips, lists, and quick solutions to the problems you're most likely to encounter. 
    Delivers the proven solutions that make a difference in your Cisco IP Telephony deployment Learn dial plan best practices that help you configure features such as intercom, group speed dials, music on hold, extension mobility, and more Understand how to manage and monitor your system proactively for maximum uptime Use dial plan components to reduce your exposure to toll fraud Take advantage of call detail records for call tracing and accounting, as well as troubleshooting Utilize the many Cisco IP Telephony features to enable branch site deployments Discover the best ways to install, upgrade, patch, and back up CallManager Learn how backing up to remote media provides both configuration recovery and failure survivability IP telephony represents the future of telecommunications: a converged data and voice infrastructure boasting greater flexibility and more cost-effective scalability than traditional telephony. Having access to proven best practices, developed in the field by Cisco® IP Telephony experts, helps you ensure a solid, successful deployment.   Cisco CallManager Best Practices offers best practice solutions for CallManager and related IP telephony components such as IP phones, gateways, and applications. Written in short, to-the-point sections, this book lets you explore the tips, tricks, and lessons learned that will help you plan, install, configure, back up, restore, upgrade, patch, and secure Cisco CallManager, the core call processing component in a Cisco IP Telephony deployment. You’ll also discover the best ways to use services and parameters, directory integration, call detail records, management and monitoring applications, and more.   Customers inspired this book by asking the same questions time after time: How do I configure intercom? What’s the best way to use partitions and calling search spaces? How do I deploy CallManager regionally on my WAN? What do all those services really do? How do I know how many calls are active? How do I integrate CallManager with Active Directory? Years of expert experiences condensed for you in this book enable you to run a top-notch system while enhancing the performance and functionality of your IP telephony deployment.
    Ubuntu Unleashed 2016 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 15.10 while including tons of information that will continue to apply to future editions.   Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 15.10 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more–including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book.   Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and Web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new or improved coverage of Ubuntu’s Unity interface, various types of servers, software repositories, database options, virtualization and cloud services, development tools, monitoring, troubleshooting, Ubuntu’s push into mobile and other touch screen devices, and much more.  
    Crunch Big Data to optimize marketing and more!   Overwhelmed by all the Big Data now available to you? Not sure what questions to ask or how to ask them? Using Microsoft Excel and proven decision analytics techniques, you can distill all that data into manageable sets—and use them to optimize a wide variety of business and investment decisions. In Decision Analytics: Microsoft Excel, best selling statistics expert and consultant Conrad Carlberg will show you how—hands-on and step-by-step.   Carlberg guides you through using decision analytics to segment customers (or anything else) into sensible and actionable groups and clusters. Next, you’ll learn practical ways to optimize a wide spectrum of decisions in business and beyond—from pricing to cross-selling, hiring to investments—even facial recognition software uses the techniques discussed in this book!   Through realistic examples, Carlberg helps you understand the techniques and assumptions that underlie decision analytics and use simple Excel charts to intuitively grasp the results. With this foundation in place, you can perform your own analyses in Excel and work with results produced by advanced stats packages such as SAS and SPSS.   This book comes with an extensive collection of downloadable Excel workbooks you can easily adapt to your own unique requirements, plus VBA code to streamline several of its most complex techniques. Classify data according to existing categories or naturally occurring clusters of predictor variables Cut massive numbers of variables and records down to size, so you can get the answers you really need Utilize cluster analysis to find patterns of similarity for market research and many other applications Learn how multiple discriminant analysis helps you classify cases Use MANOVA to decide whether groups differ on multivariate centroids Use principal components to explore data, find patterns, and identify latent factors Register your book for access to all sample workbooks, updates, and corrections as they become available at quepublishing.com/title/9780789751683.
    This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 1998). This book answers the call for a concise, comprehensive introduction to IDEF0 and its application in business process reengineering (BPR) efforts.   Here is all the essential information about the IDEF0 method, the function analysis portion of the Integration Definition (IDEF) Methods—its definition, basic rules of usage (including the standard language syntax and semantics as contained in the Federal Standard), and lessons learned from many years of application in the real world.   The book features examples based on actual models of commercial clients and government agencies. By studying IDEF0 models, readers learn how the method might be applied to the various aspects of enterprise analysis or systems analysis and what goals and benefits are reasonable to expect from its application.   IDEF0 is at the heart of the DoD's version of BPR. In the private sector, industrial organizations that may have initially discovered IDEF through one or more government contracts have adopted it as a method for use with their own corporate BPR efforts.   Use this book to apply the techniques of this increasingly popular member of the IDEF family of methods!   Three Major Elements of the Method:   1. The concepts are at the foundation of IDEF0, and they preserve the logical sense and intention of the model. These concepts answer why one approach is used over another in the application of IDEF0, and they provide the experienced analyst with the rationale for when it may be necessary to bend the rules.   2. The language of IDEF0 is the analyst's means of describing the activities of an enterprise to other analysts, readers, enterprise management and staff, and others. The language is written in graphical box-and-arrow notation on diagram forms that are structured to form IDEF0 models.   3. The pragmatics of IDEF0 provide the engineering procedures and the do's and don'ts for the use of IDEF0. In many cases, the pragmatics are so closely tied to the concepts and language that they are inseparable, and analysts who have attempted to use IDEF0 without employing the pragmatics have typically been unsuccessful. The most common misuses of IDEF0 are illustrated to show the kinds of problems that can occur if the pragmatics are not followed.  
    Minecraft® is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. The easiest, quickest, most entertaining introduction to creating Minecraft mods in Java – updated to use the Spigot server for running your own Minecraft server and creating Minecraft mods Ideal for Minecraft users, young and old, who are new to programming Clear and friendly style assumes no prior programming knowledge Popular author Rogers Cadenhead breaks down Minecraft mods programming concepts and terms into short, easily understandable lessons Fun examples provide a step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds Master Minecraft modding and use Java to transform Minecraft’s worlds, tools, behavior, weapons, structures, mobs…everything! (Plus, you’ll learn some basic Java programming skills you can use anywhere.)  Learn how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time. Modding Minecraft has never been this simple.   This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to creating killer Minecraft mods in Java… simple, reliable, full-color instructions for doing everything you really want to do. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: Set up your Minecraft server and mod development tools Master Java basics every Minecraft modder needs to know Read, write, store, and change information throughout your mod Build mods that can make decisions and respond to player actions Understand object-oriented programming and the objects you can program in Minecraft Handle errors without crashing Minecraft Use threads to create mobs that can do many things at once Customize your mobs, and build on existing objects to write new mods Spawn new mobs, find hidden mobs, and make one mob ride another Dig holes and build structures Create projectile weapons and potion effects Learn Java programming while enhancing your favorite game Contents at a Glance Part I: Java from the Ground Up 1 Dig into Minecraft Programming with Java 2 Use NetBeans for Minecraft Programming 3 Create a Minecraft Mod 4 Start Writing Java Programs 5 Understand How Java Programs Work 6 Store and Change Information in a Mod 7 Use Strings to Communicate  8 Use Conditional Tests to Make Decisions 9 Repeat an Action with Loops 10 Store Information with Arrays Part II: The World of Java Objects 11 Create Your First Object 12 Describe What Your Object Is Like 13 Make the Most of Existing Objects 14 Store Objects in Data Structures 15 Handle Errors in a Mod 16 Create a Threaded Mod 17 Read and Write Files Part III: Create Killer Minecraft Mods 18 Spawn a Mob 19 Make One Mob Ride Another 20 Take a Census of Mobs and Villages  21 Transmute Materials in an Inventory 22 Dig a Giant Hole 23 Chop Down a Forest of Trees 24 Respond to Events in the Game 25 Display a Mob’s Health During Combat 26 Make a World Change over Time 27 Befriend the God of Lightning Appendix A
    This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2003). To succeed in the software industry, managers need to cultivate a reliable development process. By measuring what teams have achieved on previous projects, managers can more accurately set goals, make bids, and ensure the successful completion of new projects. Acclaimed long-time collaborators Lawrence H. Putnam and Ware Myers present simple but powerful measurement techniques to help software managers allocate limited resources and track project progress. Drawing new findings from an extensive database of software project metrics, the authors demonstrate how readers can control projects with just Five Core Metrics –Time, Effort, Size, Reliability, and Process Productivity. With these metrics, managers can adjust ongoing projects to changing conditions–surprises that would otherwise cause project failure.  
    A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement That Reflects 30 Years of Six Sigma Learning Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0 distills all that’s been learned about Six Sigma over the past three decades, helping you build and execute on modern holistic strategies to radically improve processes and performance. It’s the definitive modern guide to Lean Six Sigma for executives, champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and every stakeholder concerned with performance improvement. In addition, it notes the limitations of Lean Six Sigma and explains how to broaden deployments to true holistic improvement, integrating multiple improvement methodologies. Renowned experts Ronald Snee and Roger Hoerl help you launch or accelerate comprehensive “Lean Six Sigma 2.0” initiatives, integrating modern techniques to improve customer satisfaction, employee engagement, growth, and profitability across your organization. They introduce important recent advances in Lean Six Sigma theory and practice, and offer new case studies illuminating opportunities for holistic improvement. With an ideal mix of fundamental concepts and real-world case studies, the authors help you broaden your portfolio of improvement methodologies, integrating systems for process management, control, and risk management. This revision incorporates decades of collective experience in improvement initiatives, the most relevant research on what does and doesn’t work, and contains three completely new chapters, as well as two previously unpublished holistic improvement case studies. This innovative approach is specifically designed to help you solve large, complex, and unstructured problems; and manage risk in a world of cyberattacks, terrorism, and fragmentation. Plan and deploy a modern Lean Six Sigma strategy that fully reflects your organization Learn and apply key lessons from the world’s best implementations Integrate key success factors into a step-by-step process for improvement, and avoid common pitfalls that lead to failure Master all facets of Lean Six Sigma leadership, including strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, and ongoing management review Evolve your deployment to true holistic improvement that leverages modern methods and encompasses the entire organization Make the most of big data analytics and other modern methods Choose the optimal improvement method for each complex challenge you face Use a focus on improvement as a leadership development tool
    This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 1987). Here is a casebook, a practical reference, and an indispensable guide for creating a systematic, formal methodology for large, real-time, software-based systems.   The book introduces the widely implemented Hatley/Pirbhai methods, a major extension of the DeMarco analysis method describing how external events control the system's operating behavior. The techniques are used in major avionics and electronics companies worldwide, and are automated by most major CASE tools, including TurboCASE/Sys by StructSoft, Inc.   Large software-based systems, especially those for real-time applications, require multi-mode operation, direct interaction with a rapidly changing physical environment, and fast response times. In the past, the development of such systems was prone to massive cost and schedule overruns, and to inadequate performance and reliability. Strategies for Real-Time System Specification addresses these problems by integrating a finite-state machine structure into classical analysis methods.   The book contains nearly 200 diagrams, many of which illustrate the requirements specification of a flight management system for a major avionics developer.  
    This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2004). Who Says Large Teams Can’t Handle Agile Software Development?   Agile or "lightweight" processes have revolutionized the software development industry. They're faster and more efficient than traditional software development processes. They enable developers to   embrace requirement changes during the project deliver working software in frequent iterations focus on the human factor in software development   Unfortunately, most agile processes are designed for small or mid-sized software development projects—bad news for large teams that have to deal with rapid changes to requirements. That means all large teams!   With Agile Software Development in the Large, Jutta Eckstein—a leading speaker and consultant in the agile community—shows how to scale agile processes to teams of up to 200. The same techniques are also relevant to teams of as few as 10 developers, especially within large organizations.   Topics include the agile value system as used in large teams the impact of a switch to agile processes the agile coordination of several sub-teams the way project size and team size influence the underlying architecture   Stop getting frustrated with inflexible processes that cripple your large projects! Use this book to harness the efficiency and adaptability of agile software development.   Stop getting frustrated with inflexible processes that cripple your large projects! Use this book to harness the efficiency and adaptability of agile software development.  
    Autofocus changed the way photos are taken, making it easier to capture and keep the subject in sharp focus. Since autofocus was first introduced, it has become much more complicated, offering different focus modes, focus types, and focus points. What started out as a way to simplify the photo-making process has turned into a complicated endeavor with numerous choices and settings. A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus: From Snapshots to Great Shots is here to answer all your questions about the focusing system in today’s cameras and their various autofocus modes. Photographer Alan Hess covers the simple basics of focus: manual focus versus autofocus, the best focus modes to use, and how focus works in both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Then he discusses more advanced topics, including autofocus sensor types, back-button autofocus, and focus for DSLR video. There is much more to autofocus, and focus in general, than just pushing the shutter release button and hoping the image is sharp and in focus. With this book, you’ll learn how to get the right focus in your images, no matter what the occasion. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, and you will: Learn the top ten things to know about focus, including how to use the focus controls on the camera, how to pick the autofocus point, and when to use pre-focus in your images Address common autofocus issues such as dealing with low contrast or low light, or shooting through obstacles like glass or a fence Develop troubleshooting techniques for what to do when the autofocus doesn’t work properly Work with both manual focus and autofocus and learn tricks to achieve better focus in video And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group to share your photos and tips at flickr.com/groups/focusandautofocusfromsnapshotstogreatshots
    New Tools and Best Practices for Driving More Sales and Profits with Salesforce.com   From Chatter to the Service Cloud, Salesforce.com now offers unprecedented opportunities to supercharge business performance. But most SFDC customers won't achieve that potential. Salesforce.com® Secrets of Success, Second Edition, is the one guide that will help you transform these opportunities into profit.   Drawing on his personal experience with more than a hundred deployments, David Taber guides you through every aspect of Salesforce.com planning, implementation, and management. Building on a first edition that earned rave reviews, Taber focuses on the most valuable innovations in Salesforce.com’s most recent releases.   Reflecting all that’s been learned about making Salesforce.com work, Taber offers results-focused best practices for sales, marketing, customer service, finance, legal, IT, and beyond. You’ll find indispensable new insights into accelerating user adoption, achieving stronger operational results, and overcoming today’s key obstacles to maximizing the value of Salesforce.com.   New coverage in this revised edition includes Using the Service Cloud to cut costs, accelerate time to revenue, improve agility, and maximize customer lifetime value Leveraging tablets and smartphones to build your CRM strategy Identifying prospects and delighting customers through Salesforce.com’s Social CRM capabilities Promoting more effective internal and external collaboration with Chatter Identifying best practices for going “all Cloud”—and managing the attendant risks Establishing realistic “hard” and “soft” metrics for everything from productivity and profitability to social CRM performance Discovering today’s most valuable third-party AppExchange products Together with its companion website (SFDC-secrets.com), this new edition offers updated questionnaires, worksheets, templates, checklists, and other resources for every executive, team member, developer, and stakeholder.  
    In The Way of the Digital Photographer, master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shows you how to make digital photography an art form. Great digital photographs need both camera and computer to be truly extraordinary. Using detailed examples and case studies from his own work, Davis provides myriad ideas you can use in your own work, and he shows you how to unlock your own creativity to make those special images you have always dreamed of! Readers discover how to effectively use post-processing techniques and gain insight as to how the techniques and steps involved can inform their choices when making a photo and in postproduction workflow.
    Includes Coverage of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Implementations In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition, helps you use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve data, and manage everything from performance to security. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to work with database structures, objects, queries, tables, and more. In just hours, you will be applying advanced techniques, including views, transactions, web connections, and powerful Oracle and SQL Server extensions. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions. Learn how to… • Define efficient database structures and objects • “Normalize” raw databases into logically organized tables • Edit relational data and tables with DML • Manage transactions • Write effective, well-performing queries • Categorize, summarize, sort, group, and restructure data • Work with dates and times • Join tables in queries, use subqueries, and combine multiple queries • Master powerful query optimization techniques • Administer databases and manage users • Secure databases and protect data • Use views, synonyms, and the system catalog • Extend SQL to the enterprise and Internet • Master important Oracle and Microsoft extensions to ANSI SQL Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.
    In this comprehensive guide to creating e-commerce website using PHP and MySQL, renowned author Larry Ullman walks you through every step—designing the visual interface, creating the database, presenting content, generating an online catalog, managing the shopping cart, handling the order and the payment process, and fulfilling the order—always with security and best practices emphasized along the way. Even if you’re an experienced web developer, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. The book uses two complete e-commerce site examples, with various features and goals, to present the widest possible range of e-commerce scenarios. This fully updated and expanded second edition includes an additional and new payment processing example, and also reflects the latest changes in PayPal’s options and methodologies. There are new chapters on marketing-related tools to improve the site and sales, on adding functionality via Ajax, and on implementing e-commerce functionality using OOP instead of procedural code. Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition teaches you how to: Think of the customer first, in order to maximize sales and customer satisfaction Create a safe server environment and database Use secure transactions and prevent common vulnerabilities Incorporate different payment gateways Design scalable sites that are easy to maintain Build administrative interfaces Extend both examples to match the needs of your own sites
    Learning C++ Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult!   Have you ever wanted to learn programming? Have you ever wanted to learn the C++ language behind many of today’s hottest games, business programs, and even advanced spacecraft? C++ Without Fear, Third Edition, is the ideal way to get started. Now updated for the newest C++14 standard and the free Microsoft Visual C++ Community Edition, it will quickly make you productive with C++ even if you’ve never written a line of code!   Brian Overland has earned rave reviews for this book’s approach to teaching C++. He starts with short, simple examples you can easily enter and run. Within a couple of chapters, you’ll be creating useful utilities, playing games, and solving puzzles. Everything’s simplified to its essentials, patiently explained, and clearly illustrated with practical examples and exercises that help you make progress quickly.   Overland reveals the “whys” and “tricks” behind each C++ language feature. And you’ll never get bogged down in complex or pointless examples: He keeps you 100% focused on learning what works and what matters—while having fun!   This new and improved edition Covers installing and using the free Microsoft Visual C++ Community Edition—but you can use any version of C++ Explains valuable improvements in the new C++14 standard Modularizes C++14 coverage so it’s easy to write code that works with older versions Teaches with even more puzzles, games, and relevant exercises Offers more “why” and “how-to” coverage of object orientation, today’s #1 approach to programming Presents more ways to use Standard Template Library (STL) code to save time and get more done Contains an expanded reference section for all your day-to-day programming Whether you want to learn C++ programming for pleasure or you’re considering a career in programming, this book is an outstanding choice.
    My Windows® 8.1   Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows 8.1 photos that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into Windows 8.1 problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Windows 8.1 computer.   Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Windows® 8.1 computer working just the way you want. Learn how to   •  Master Windows innovations you like, and keep the older techniques you’re comfortable with   •  Adjust the Start screen so it works the way you want (not the other way around!)   •  Get more productive with touch gestures, live tiles, and Charms   •  Browse the Web faster and easier with Internet Explorer 11 tabbed browsing   •  Find, download, install, and work with the best new Windows Store apps   •  Copy, move, and share files using File Explorer   •  Use the built-in Skype app to make super-easy free video calls   •  Master the major improvements in Windows 8.1’s Photos and Music apps   •  Stream movies on your computer, and share media with your Xbox   •  Use cloud features to access your files everywhere, on any device you choose   •  Keep your files and computer safe, secure, backed up, and working reliably   Register your book at quepublishing.com/register  

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