HackSpace Magazine: Issue 50
Machine learning used to be the preserve of university research departments with money to burn on high-power, high-cost kit - but not any more! Thanks to a new breed of affordable dev boards, anyone can get in on the act at pocket money prices. We've trawled the makersphere for the best, most creative machine learning projects to show just what can...
Code the Classics
This stunning 224-page hardback book not only tells the stories of some of the seminal video games of the 1970s and 1980s, but shows you how to create your own games inspired by them using Python and Pygame Zero, following examples programmed by Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton. In the first of two volumes, we remake five classic video games - ra...
Coping: A Philosophical Guide
Coping is a collection of philosophical essays on how we deal with life's challenges. We hope for better times, but what is hope, and is it a good thing to hope? How do we look back and make sense of our lives in the face of death? What is the nature of love, and how do we deal with its hardships? What makes for a genuine apology, and is there too ...
The Little ASP.NET Core Book
If you're new to programming, this book will introduce you to thepatterns and concepts used to build modern web applications. You'lllearn how to build a web app (and how the big pieces fit together) by building something from scratch! While this little book won't be able tocover absolutely everything you need to know about programming, it'llgive yo...
Git Internals
It took me a pretty long time to really get Git. As I've continued to use Git more and more where I work, I've found myself trying to teach people what it is and why we use it over and over again, and the reality is that Git generally has a pretty steep learning curve compared to many other systems. I've seen case after case of developers who love ...
Blazor, A Beginners Guide
Blazor, A Beginners Guide is intended for developers with some .NET experience. If you're coming from a non-.NET development background, you may learn some .NET basics along the way, but supplemental material around C# and .NET would be of great help to you. The book begins with the author's own perspective on WebAssembly, why it's important to ...
Hacking Portugal
As technology and software become more and more important to Portuguese society, it is time for Portugal to take them more seriously, and become a real player in that world. This book discusses several ideas to make Portugal a place where programming, TDD, Open Source, learning how to code, hacking (aka bug-bounty style), and DevOps receive the con...
Mastering Dyalog APL
Mastering Dyalog APL is a complete guide to the use of Dyalog, beginning with a thorough introduction to the APL programming language. Following this, the tutorial describes a large number of common coding techniques and discusses a variety of interfaces, including file handling and COM/OLE. Bernard Legrand provides a comprehensive introduction to ...
Horos: Ancient Boundaries and the Ecology of Stone
In Horos, Thea Potter explores the complex relationship between classical philosophy and the 'horos', a stone that Athenians erected to mark the boundaries of their marketplace, their gravestones, their roads and their private property. Potter weaves this history into a meditation on the ancient philosophical concept of horos, the foundational proj...
Azure Durable Functions Succinctly
Durable Functions is an Azure Functions extension that implements triggers and bindings that abstract and manage state persistence. Using Durable Functions, you can easily create stateful objects entirely managed by the extension. Azure Durable Functions Succinctly author Massimo Bonanni will take readers from a recap of Azure Functions through Dur...
Architect Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure
The audience for this guide is mainly developers, development leads, and architects who are interested in building modern web applications using Microsoft technologies and services in the cloud. A secondary audience is technical decision makers who are already familiar ASP.NET or Azure and are looking for information on whether it makes sense to...
Help! My Computer is Broken
Want to know how to fix common computer problems, without having to wade through technical jargon? Or are you the family on-call technical support person, and need a bit of help? Help! My Computer Is Broken takes the most common computer problems and tells you how to fix them. It's as simple as that! If you've ever wondered why your laptop won't...
2050 China
This book is arranged and developed around the theme of "2050 China," it analyzes the factors and advantages of the Chinese road to socialist modernization, explores and summarizes the development goal and the basic logic of the socialist modernization of China, and further shows the general basis of the primary stage of socialism. Accord...
100 Laravel Quick Tips
Laravel is full of hidden gems, undocumented or less-known features, functions parameters and "hacks". While finding them in work of my team, I decided to compile them into an ebook....
AI for Everyone?
We are entering a new era of technological determinism and solutionism in which governments and business actors are seeking data-driven change, assuming that Artificial Intelligence is now inevitable and ubiquitous. But we have not even started asking the right questions, let alone developed an understanding of the consequences. Urgently needed is ...
OOP - Learn Object Oriented Thinking and Programming
You can find a whole range of programming textbooks intended for complete beginners. However, this one is exceptional to certain extent. The whole textbook is designed as a record of the dialogue of the author with his daughter who wants to learn programming. The author endeavors not to explain the Java programming language to the readers, but to t...
The Tiny Book of Rules
The Tiny Book of Rulesis tiny and it's about the Rules module for Drupal. Rules is a module usually used to auto-mate actions on your Drupal site. Rules can react on events occurring on your site - such as a user logging in or a node being created - and perform customized follow-up actions such as redirecting to a certain page or setting field v...
Circulation and Control
The nineteenth century witnessed a series of revolutions in the production and circulation of images. From lithographs and engraved reproductions of paintings to daguerreotypes, stereoscopic views, and mass-produced sculptures, works of visual art became available in a wider range of media than ever before. But the circulation and reproduction of a...
A Book on Photography
The fact that current compact cameras produce good (or at least, adequate) pictures in most photographic situations is at the root of this book. The main aim of the book is to show how such a camera can be operated and its controls tweaked to cover many different photographic conditions and requirements. (To put it another way, the chief goal of th...
The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2022
Get even more from Raspberry Pi with the brand-new official Handbook! Over 200 pages of Raspberry Pi packed with inspirational projects, essential tutorials & guides, practical tips and definitive reviews! Inside The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2022: - QuickStart guide to setting up your Raspberry Pi computer; - Updated with Raspberry P...
Coronavirus: A book for children
Coronavirus - there's a new word you might have heard. You might hear people talking about it or you might hear it on the news. This word is the reason that you're not going to school. It is the reason you can't go outside very often or visit your friends. It might be the reason why the grown-up or grown-ups who look after you are at home. The b...
Vue.js Succinctly
Explore the fundamentals of Vue.js, a top open-source JavaScript framework, and harness its powerful features to build UIs and single-page applications. Succinctly series writer Ed Freitas employs the same principals he used in Flutter Succinctly to teach readers how to build a web app with Vue.js....
Austenitic TRIP/TWIP Steels and Steel-Zirconia Composites
This open book presents a collection of the most up-to-date research results in the field of steel development with a focus on pioneering alloy concepts that result in previously unattainable materials properties. Specifically, it gives a detailed overview of the marriage of high-performance steels of the highest strength and form-ability with dama...
Nonparametric Bayesian Learning for Collaborative Robot Multimodal Introspection
This open book focuses on robot introspection, which has a direct impact on physical human - robot interaction and long-term autonomy, and which can benefit from autonomous anomaly monitoring and diagnosis, as well as anomaly recovery strategies. In robotics, the ability to reason, solve their own anomalies and proactively enrich owned knowledge is...
Good Research Practice in Non-Clinical Pharmacology and Biomedicine
This free book provides up-to-date information on best practice to improve experimental design and quality of research in non-clinical pharmacology and biomedicine....
Planning for Ecosystem Services in Cities
This book presents current knowledge about ecosystem services (ES) in urban planning, and discusses various urban ES topics such as spatial distribution of urban ecosystems, population distribution, and physical infrastructure properties. The book addresses all these issues by: i) investigating to what extent ecosystem services are currently includ...
First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Python
The book is based on "First semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia". The contents of the original book are retained, while all the algorithms are implemented in Python (Version 3.8.0). Python is an open source (under OSI), interpreted, general-purpose programming language that has a large number of users around the world. Python is ran...
Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research
This book is a practical introduction to multilevel modelling or multilevel analysis (MLA) – a statistical technique being increasingly used in public health and health services research. The authors begin with a compelling argument for the importance of researchers in these fields having an understanding of MLA to be able to judge not only the g...
Effective AWK Programming
When processing text files, the awk language is ideal for handling data extraction, reporting, and data-reformatting jobs. This practical guide serves as both a reference and tutorial for POSIX-standard awk and for the GNU implementation, called gawk. This book is useful for novices and awk experts alike. In this thoroughly revised 5th edition, ...
Affirmative Aesthetics and Wilful Women
While the idea of women who stay at home and men who dominate the streets may seem outdated, binary considerations of gender, space, and power still proliferate in contemporary cinema. This open access book adopts a fluid approach to space designed to accommodate wilful, affirmative, and imaginative perspectives of gender on screen. Through close a...
SLO Adoption and Usage in Site Reliability Engineering
To realize the full benefits of SRE, organizations need well-thoughtout reliability targets known as service level objectives (SLOs) that are measured by service level indicators (SLIs), a quantitative measure of an aspect of the service. As detailed in the following section, the measurable goals set forth in an organization's SLOs eliminate the co...
Brexit and the Control of Tobacco Illicit Trade
This open book assesses the consequences of Brexit for the control of illicit trade in tobacco products in the UK and EU. Based on the currently applicable legal framework, it examines the significance of a possible non-application of the acquis communautaire in the UK in matters relating to anti-illicit trade in tobacco legislation. It also analys...