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Computer Graphics from Scratch
Computer graphics programming books are often math-heavy and intimidating for newcomers. Not this one. Computer Graphics from Scratch takes a simpler approach by keeping the math to a minimum and focusing on only one aspect of computer graphics, 3D rendering. You'll build two complete, fully functional renderers: a raytracer, which simulate...
The Big Book of Machine Learning Use Cases
The world of machine learning is evolving so quickly that it's challenging to find real-life use cases that are relevant to your day-to-day work. That's why we've created this comprehensive guide you can start using right away. Get everything you need - use cases, code samples and notebooks - so you can start putting the Databrick...
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 59
You might think that the next big leap in 3D printing would come in the form of a pristine white box from a high-end manufacturing facility. You'd be wrong. The hot new thing in 3D printing is an open source machine you can put together yourself in your kitchen. Come with us, and find out why your next printer should be a Voron. - Grow food...
Introduction to Archaeology
This workbook was designed for the Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 2339) class in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington. It was created to provide exercises that supplement and expand on topics and issues raised in lecture. For each major topic, students complete exercises that serve a range of functions; ...
Building Information Modeling using Revit for Architects and Engineers
This book is geared towards users who have no Revit background. It starts with Revit basics such as how to create walls, floors, roof, but it also covers more advanced topics such as creating a complex object, preparing construction documents, and modeling mechanical and structural systems. This book is an open education platform for Architectur...
Azure Web Apps for Developers
Azure Web Apps is a fully managed platform that you can use to build mission-critical web applications that are highly available, secure, and scalable to global proportions. Combined with first-class tooling from Visual Studio and the Microsoft Azure Tools, the Azure Web Apps service is the fastest way to get your web application to production. Azu...
Architecture Patterns with Python
As Python continues to grow in popularity, projects are becoming larger and more complex. Many Python developers are taking an interest in high-level software design patterns such as hexagonal/clean architecture, event-driven architecture, and the strategic patterns prescribed by domain-driven design (DDD). But translating those patterns into Pytho...
Image Processing for Engineers
This is an image processing textbook with a difference. Instead of just a picture gallery of before-and-after images, we provide (on the accompanying website) MATLAB programs (.m files) and images (.mat files) for each of the examples. These allow the reader to experiment with various parameters, such as noise strength, and see their effect on the ...
The Classical Parthenon
Complementing Who Saved the Parthenon? this companion volume sets aside more recent narratives surrounding the Athenian Acropolis, supposedly 'the very symbol of democracy itself', instead asking if we can truly access an ancient past imputed with modern meaning. And, if so, how? In this book William St Clair presents a reconstructed u...
Nuxt.js Succinctly
Nuxt.js is an open-source JavaScript library based on Vue.js. Think of it as a framework for a framework - adding two significant features to Vue.js: server-side rendering; and easy Vue.js application configuration and routing through folders and files. In Nuxt.js Succinctly, long-time Succinctly author Ed Freitas will show readers how Nuxt.js simp...
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 58
As children we were told not to play with our food. As adults, we can do whatever the heck we like. Join us this month to celebrate the joy of messing around with food, whether that's grilling cheese, making coffee, or automating the construction of tacos. - Find things to make and do with polystyrene - Drool over a 3D printed chocolate Je...
Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology
Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology approaches geometry through the lens of questions that have ignited the imagination of stargazers since antiquity. What is the shape of the universe? Does the universe have an edge? Is it infinitely big? This text develops non-Euclidean geometry and geometry on surfaces at a level appropriate for ...
Operations Manager Field Experience
Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center-this book walks through the implementation of Operations Manager in the enterprise using Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, or later. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title focuses on best practice...
MongoDB 3 Succinctly
MongoDB is one of the biggest players in the NoSQL database market, providing high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling. It's an open-source document database written in C++ and hosted on GitHub. Zoran Maksimovic's MongoDB 3 Succinctly touches on the most important aspects of the MongoDB database that application develope...
A Complete Guide to Maggot Therapy
Since the revival of maggot therapy in Western wound care approximately thirty years ago, there has been no comprehensive synthesis of what is known about its clinical practice, supply chain management, and social dimensions. This edited volume fills the information vacuum and, importantly, makes the current state of knowledge freely accessible. It...
Deno Succinctly
Deno is a JavaScript runtime by the creator of Node, built upon the lessons learned from Node becoming an integral part of so many apps since 2009, plus the ever-changing web app landscape. In Deno Succinctly, author Mark Lewin illuminates the improvements that Deno brings to server-side web development, and guides readers through three quick proje...
Azure Automation
The second ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation, introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Wo...
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 57
The Raspberry Pi Pico: it's tiny, it's fast, it's versatile, and even more impressively these days it's available. And now it's got even better, with the introduction of the new internet-enabled Raspberry Pi Pico W. We'll run through the capabilities of this little board, and get you started on the road to victory with...
Reading the Juggler of Notre Dame
In this two-part anthology, Jan M. Ziolkowski builds on themes uncovered in his earlier The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity. Here he focuses particularly on the performing arts. Part one contextualises Our Lady's Tumbler, a French poem of the late 1230s, by comparing it with episodes in the Bible and miracles in a wide...
How To Build a Website with HTML
If you are interested in learning how to build and design websites, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is a great place to start. This project-based tutorial series will introduce you to HTML and its methods by building a personal website using our demonstration site (below) as a model. Once you learn the basics, you will know how change the website...
From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.js
This book is designed as an introduction to containers and Kubernetes by way of Node.js. Containers are the basis for distributed, repeatable workflows with orchestrators such as Kubernetes, and they allow developers and operators to develop applications consistently across environments and deploy in a repeatable and predictable fashion. The exa...
Becoming a Scholar
Becoming a Scholar provides a window into the lives of nine non-traditional doctoral students. As mature, part-time, international students enrolled in a professional doctorate programme, they reflect on the transformation process of becoming scholars, and their narratives provide breadth and depth to themes that represent a diverse cross-section o...
Azure Machine Learning
This third ebook in the series introduces Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a service that a developer can use to build predictive analytics models (using training datasets from a variety of data sources) and then easily deploy those models for consumption as cloud web services. The ebook presents an overview of modern data science theory and princ...
The Power of Music
Building on her earlier work, The Power of Music: A Research Synthesis of the Impact of Actively Making Music on the Intellectual, Social and Personal Development of Children and Young People, this volume by Susan Hallam and Evangelos Himonides is an important new resource in the field of music education, practice, and psychology. A well signposted...
Wearable Tech Projects
We've gathered up the best bits of wearable technology from the first two years of HackSpace magazine for this amazing book. Its 164 pages are packed with step-by-step tutorials and inspirational projects to help you add a unique look to your wardrobe! Ditch the circuit board, step away from the computer: it's time to use your tech skills...
Introduction to Embedded Systems
An introduction to the engineering principles of embedded systems, with a focus on modeling, design, and analysis of cyber-physical systems. The most visible use of computers and software is processing information for human consumption. The vast majority of computers in use, however, are much less visible. They run the engine, brakes, seatbelts,...
Introduction to Autonomous Robots
This book provides an algorithmic perspective to autonomous robotics to students with a sophomore-level of linear algebra and probability theory. Robotics is an emerging field at the intersection of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. With computers becoming more powerful, making robots smart is getting more and mo...
History of International Relations
Existing textbooks on international relations treat history in a cursory fashion and perpetuate a Euro-centric perspective. This textbook pioneers a new approach by historicizing the material traditionally taught in International Relations courses, and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates and issues. The volume is divided into thre...
A Treatise on Systems (volume 2)
This 2d volume describes the systematic application of Promise Theory to systems, representing a significant step forward in describing functional systems with both dynamics and semantics. By combining quantitative and qualitative descriptions in a single framework, Promise Theory provides the first impartial language for multiscale system phenomen...
A Treatise on Systems (volume 1)
Network and System Administration usually refers only to the traditional skills and recipes for keeping computers and networks running properly. But, in truth, this view omits the most important part of the system: humans. The skill needed to comprehend and tame systems comprising both humans and machines is that of managing complexity. In this boo...
How To Do Science
How To Do Science has been written for students of the life sciences who are actively engaged in the scientific process. This guide introduces you to what it means to be a scientist. You will learn about the scientific method and how to carry out many tasks of a scientist, including: designing experiments, visualising data, accessing scientific lit...
Open Workbook of Cryptology
Everyone needs a little cryptology. The problem with crypto is that it has a reputation of being very hard and mysterious, as well as very easy to get wrong. While there are aspects of crypto that are connected to quite modern and complex theories - such as number theory, an old and deep branch of mathematics; complexity theory, a new(er) and su...