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Debugging with GDB
The GNU Debugger allows you to see what is going on "inside" a program while it executes - or what a program was doing at the moment it crashed. GDB supports C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly among other languages; it is also designed to work closely with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). The GNU Debugger Program has four special featur...
Towards an Ethic of Autism
What does it mean to say that someone is autistic? Towards an Ethics of Autism is an exploration of this question and many more. In this thoughtful, wide-ranging book, Kristien Hens examines a number of perspectives on autism, including psychiatric, biological, and philosophical, to consider different ways of thinking about autism, as well as it...
Foundations of Machine Learning
A new edition of a graduate-level machine learning textbook that focuses on the analysis and theory of algorithms. This book is a general introduction to machine learning that can serve as a textbook for graduate students and a reference for researchers. It covers fundamental modern topics in machine learning while providing the theoretical basi...
Competitive Programmer's Handbook
The purpose of this book is to give you a thorough introduction to competitive programming. It is assumed that you already know the basics of programming, but no previous background in competitive programming is needed. The book is especially intended for students who want to learn algorithms and possibly participate in the International Olympi...
The Svelte Handbook
Svelte is an exciting Web framework that offers a fresh new take on how to build Web applications. If you are already experienced in React, Vue, Angular or other frontend frameworks you might be pleasantly surprised by Svelte. My first impression with Svelte was that it all feels so much more like plain JavaScript than working with other fram...
Custom PC: Issue 225
In Issue 225 we show you how to build a stunning water-cooled PC with hard tubing, taking you through the whole process from start to finish. Not only do we show you what gear to buy, but we also show you how to measure it up, cut and bend your tubing and fit it all together. You just need to add your own choice of Intel 12th-gen CPU, GPU, memor...
Introduction to Financial Mathematics
Introduction to Financial Mathematics: Concepts and Computational Methods serves as a primer in financial mathematics with a focus on conceptual understanding of models and problem solving. It includes the mathematical background needed for risk management, such as probability theory, optimization, and the like. The goal of the book is to expose th...
A Philosophy of Cover Songs
Cover songs are a familiar feature of contemporary popular music. Musicians describe their own performances as covers, and audiences use the category to organize their listening and appreciation. However, until now philosophers have not had much to say about them. In A Philosophy of Cover Songs, P.D. Magnus demonstrates that philosophy provides a v...
Next-Gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi For Dummies
HD movies and videos, gigabyte photo and music collections, extreme games ... today's digital content is bigger and better than ever. And now you (and many others!) are interacting with this content simultaneously on an expanding range of Wi-Fi devices, from smartphones, tablets, and laptops to consumer electronics and appliances. The Wi-Fi of...
Apache HTTP Server Cookbook
The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is the world's most used web server software. Originally based on the NCSA HTTPd server, development of Apache began in early 1995 after work on the NCSA code stalled. Apache played a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web, quickly overtaking NCSA HTTPd as the dominant HTTP serv...
Data Science at the Command Line
This thoroughly revised guide demonstrates how the flexibility of the command line can help you become a more efficient and productive data scientist. You'll learn how to combine small yet powerful command-line tools to quickly obtain, scrub, explore, and model your data. To get you started, author Jeroen Janssens provides a Docker image packe...
Intermediate Statistics with R
Introductory statistics courses prepare students to think statistically but cover relatively few statistical methods. Building on the basic statistical thinking emphasized in an introductory course, a second course in statistics at the undergraduate level can explore a large number of statistical methods. This text covers more advanced graphical su...
A Common Good Approach to Development
This edited collection proposes a common good approach to development theory and practice. Rather than focusing on the outcomes or conditions of development, the contributors concentrate on the quality of development processes, suggesting that a common good dynamic is key in order to trigger development. Resulting from more than three years of r...
CakePHP Cookbook Documentation
CakePHP 4 is a web development framework running on PHP 8.1 (min. PHP 7.2). Read CakePHP at a Glance to get an introduction to the fundamentals of CakePHP. The CakePHP cookbook is an openly developed and community editable documentation project....
Excel
This book walks through all the most important and useful Excel functionalities that will advance your career in financial services. From logical functions such as IFERROR to calculating the yield of a bond, CFI's Excel book provides you with numerous examples and key shortcuts! We hope you find this book useful in reaching your future goals....
Ansible Succinctly
Ansible is an open-source software, automation engine, and automation language mainly used in software configuration management, infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and orchestration. The core Ansible is written in Python and can be used on Unix-like machines or Microsoft Windows. In Ansible Succinctly, Zo...
Solar Power to the People
You read about it every day: How can we create a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply? Does a local water supply play a role in this? Why don't we drive hydrogen cars that are powered by the sun and rain? The availability of cheap green energy is increasing. . We have solar and wind power, and even energy derived from ambient hea...
Spring Data Programming Cookbook
Spring Data's mission is to provide a familiar and consistent, Spring-based programming model for data access while still retaining the special traits of the underlying data store. It makes it easy to use data access technologies, relational and non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud-based data services. This is an umbre...
Exploring Lift
Lift is designed to make powerful techniques easily accessible, while keeping the overall framework simple and flexible. Lift makes it fun to develop because it lets you focus on the interesting parts of coding. For those of you have experience with other web frameworks such as Struts, Tapestry, Rails, et cetera, you must be asking yourself, &qu...
FPGAs for Dummies
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are integrated circuits that enable designers to program customized digital logic in the field. FPGAs have been around since the 1980s and were originally conceived to give all design teams the ability to create custom logic. In the early days, using an FPGA in your design meant you had to do a lot of programm...
Presto: The Definitive Guide
Perform fast interactive analytics against different data sources using the Presto high-performance, distributed SQL query engine. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to conduct analytics on data where it lives, whether it's Hive, Cassandra, a relational database, or a proprietary data store. Analysts, software engineers, and prod...
Writing Guide with Handbook
Writing Guide with Handbook aligns to the goals, topics, and objectives of many first-year writing and composition courses. It is organized according to relevant genres, and focuses on the writing process, effective writing practices or strategies - including graphic organizers, writing frames, and word banks to support visual learning - and conven...
C# Succinctly
C# is a general purpose, object-oriented, component-based programming language. As a general purpose language, there are a number of ways to apply C# to accomplish many different tasks. You can build web applications with ASP.NET, desktop applications with Windows Presentation Foundation, or build mobile applications for Windows Phone. Other applic...
Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions
For healthcare professionals, clinical education is foundational to the learning process. However, balancing safe patient care with supportive learning opportunities for students can be challenging for instructors and the complex social context of clinical learning environments makes intentional teaching approaches essential. Clinical instructors r...
Creative Scala
Creative Scala is aimed at developers who have no prior experience in Scala. It is designed to give you a fun introduction to functional programming. We assume you have some familiarity with another programming language but little or no experience with Scala or other functional languages. We have three goals with this book: 1. To give an introd...
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 54
What could be more satisfying than building a whole computer, from scratch? You might think it's impossible these days, but we've found a band of makers who are re-creating the clicky switches and flashing LEDs of a bygone age. Have a go yourself! - Design, sustainability and ethics with Jude Pullen; - Add much-needed safety features ...
Critical Data Literacy
A short course for students to increase their proficiency in analyzing and interpreting data visualizations. By completing this short course students will be able to explain the importance of data literacy, identify data visualization issues in order to improve their own skills in data story-telling. The intended outcome of this course is to help s...
Bash Guide
This guide aims to aid people interested in learning to work with BASH. It aspires to teach good practice techniques for using BASH, and writing simple scripts. This guide is targeted at beginning users. It assumes no advanced knowledge - just the ability to login to a Unix-like system and open a command-line (terminal) interface. It will help i...
The Essence of Mathematics
It is increasingly clear that the shapes of reality - whether of the natural world, or of the built environment - are in some profound sense mathematical. Therefore it would benefit students and educated adults to understand what makes mathematics itself 'tick', and to appreciate why its shapes, patterns and formulae provide us with preci...
SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
Every Database Administrator, developer, report writer, and anyone else who writes T-SQL to access SQL Server data, must understand how to read and interpret execution plans. My book leads you right from the basics of capturing plans, through how to interrupt them in their various forms, graphical or XML, and then how to use the information you fin...
Computer Networks
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Sixth Edition, explores the key principles of computer networking, using real world examples from network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, this best-selling classic textbook explains various protocols and networking technologies. The systems-oriented approach encourages students ...
Documentary Making for Digital Humanists
This fluent and comprehensive field guide responds to increased interest, across the humanities, in the ways in which digital technologies can disrupt and open up new research and pedagogical avenues. It is designed to help scholars and students engage with their subjects using an audio-visual grammar, and to allow readers to efficiently gain the t...