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Understanding ECMAScript 6
Understanding ECMAScript 6

ECMAScript 6 represents the biggest update to the core of JavaScript in the history of the language. In Understanding ECMAScript 6, expert developer Nicholas C. Zakas provides a complete guide to the object types, syntax, and other exciting changes that ECMAScript 6 brings to JavaScript. Every chapter is packed with example code that works in any JavaScript environment so you'll be able to see new features in action. How ECMAScript 6 class syntax relates to more familiar JavaScript concepts; What makes iterators and generators useful; How arrow functions differ from regular functions; Ways to store data with sets, maps, and more; The power of inheritance; How to improve asynchronous programming with promises; How modules change the way you organize code. Whether you're a web developer or a Node.js developer, you'll find Understanding ECMAScript 6 indispensable on your journey from ECMAScript 5 to ECMAScript 6. ...
The LEGO BOOST Activity Book
The LEGO BOOST Activity Book

The LEGO BOOST kit lets younger builders create fun, multifunctional robots by combining bricks with code, but it doesn't come with a manual. With the help of this complete guide to the LEGO BOOST set, you'll be on your way to building and programming BOOST robots in no time. You'll begin your exploration by building a basic rover robot called MARIO to help you learn the fundamentals of the BOOST programming environment. Next, you'll add features to your rover to control its movement and make it repeat actions and react to colors and sounds. Once you've learned some programming basics, you'll learn how to program your robot to do things like follow lines on the ground, scan its environment to decide where to go, and even play darts. As final projects, you'll create two complete robots: BrickPecker to help you organize your bricks and CYBOT, a robot that talks, shoots objects, and executes voice commands. As you advance through the book, optional lessons aim to deepen your underst ...
Tiny LEGO Wonders
Tiny LEGO Wonders

In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks - almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles ?like: A ?space shuttle; ?Jets, planes?, and helicopters; Flatbed trucks and cement mixers; France's high-speed TGV train; F1 racecars; Muscle cars; Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!? Let your creativity run wild! ...
Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition
Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition

FreeBSD is the muscle behind companies like Netflix and EMC. Any place where someone does heavy lifting on the Internet, you'll find FreeBSD. This newly revised edition of Absolute FreeBSD brings FreeBSD's strengths to bear on your problems and covers FreeBSD's newest features, all in the inimitable style that has made author Michael W. Lucas system administration books so popular. Any computer system is only as good as the system administrator's knowledge. Absolute FreeBSD teaches you everything you need to know about managing FreeBSD systems, from installation, configuration, and taking the system from "just working" to "working well". A cohesive focus on service delivery and best practice means that you can apply much of the book to other operating systems. Absolute FreeBSD dives deep into server management, taking you beyond just making things work and into understanding why they work. How to best install FreeBSD to meet your needs; Which filesystem to use in your environm ...
The Game Console
The Game Console

The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles and their grisly innards. You'll start your journey with legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. The visual nostalgia trip continues with systems from the 1990s and 2000s, ending with modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. Throughout the book, you'll also discover many consoles you never knew existed, and get a rare peek at the hardware inside some of history's most iconic video game systems. ...
Mission Python
Mission Python

Launch into coding with Mission Python, a space-themed guide to building a complete computer game in Python. You'll learn programming fundamentals like loops, strings, and lists as you build Escape!, an exciting game with a map to explore, items to collect, and tricky logic puzzles to solve. As you work through the book, you'll build exercises and mini-projects, like making a spacewalk simulator and creating an astronaut's safety checklist that will put your new Python skills to the test. You'll learn how to use Pygame Zero, a free resource that lets you add graphics and sound effects to your creations, and you'll get useful game-making tips, such as how to design fun puzzles and intriguing maps. Before you know it, you'll have a working, awesome game to stump your friends with (and some nifty coding skills, too!). You can follow this book using a Raspberry Pi or a Microsoft Windows PC, and the 3D graphics and sound effects you need are provided as a download. ...
Impractical Python Projects
Impractical Python Projects

Impractical Python Projects picks up where the complete beginner books leave off, expanding on existing concepts and introducing new tools that you'll use every day. And to keep things interesting, each project includes a zany twist featuring historical incidents, pop culture references, and literary allusions. You'll flex your problem-solving skills and employ Python's many useful libraries to do things like: Help James Bond crack a high-tech safe with a hill-climbing algorithm; Write haiku poems using Markov Chain Analysis; Use genetic algorithms to breed a race of gigantic rats; Crack the world's most successful military cipher using cryptanalysis; Foil corporate security with invisible electronic ink; Derive the anagram, "I am Lord Voldemort" using linguistical sieves; Plan your parents secure retirement with Monte Carlo simulation; Save the sorceress Zatanna from a stabby death using palingrams; Model the Milky Way and calculate our odds of detecting alien civilizations; Help t ...
A Beginner's Guide to Circuits
A Beginner's Guide to Circuits

A Beginner's Guide to Circuits is the perfect first step for anyone ready to jump into the world of electronics and circuit design. First, you'll learn to read circuit diagrams and use a breadboard, which allows you to connect electrical components without using a hot soldering iron! Next, you'll build nine simple projects using just a handful of readily available components, like resistors, transistors, capacitors, and other parts. As you build, you'll learn what each component does, how it works, and how to combine components to achieve new and interesting effects. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build your own electronic creations. With easy-to-follow directions, anyone can become an inventor with the help of A Beginner's Guide to Circuits! Build These 9 Simple Circuits! Steady-Hand Game: Test your nerves using a wire and a buzzer to create an Operation-style game! Touch-Enabled Light: Turn on a light with your finger! Cookie Jar Alarm: Catch cookie thieves r ...
The Computer Science Activity Book
The Computer Science Activity Book

The Computer Science Activity Book is the perfect companion for curious youngsters - or grown-ups who think they'll never understand some of the basics of how computers work. Work through this brief, coloring book-like collection of fun and innovative hands-on exercises and learn some basic programming concepts and computer terminology that form the foundation of a STEM education. You'll learn a bit about historical figures like Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Alan Turing; how computers store data and run programs; and how the parts of a computer work together (like the hard drive, RAM, and CPU). Drawing a garden of flowers using for loops, create creatures with conditional statements, and just have a bit of fun. ...
The LEGO Zoo
The LEGO Zoo

The LEGO Zoo shows kids of any age how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts that are already likely to be in their collection. Readers learn how to build models of animals like crocodiles, zebras, wolves, lions, flamingos, plus many more. Projects are ordered by increasing difficulty making it easy to jump in without getting in over your head. The animals are so cute and goofy, whether building as a family or solo The LEGO Zoo is sure to deliver a roaring good time! ...
LEGO Micro Cities
LEGO Micro Cities

Create your own custom city with instructions for over 50 builds from 8 amazing LEGO Micro Cities! Readers learn how to recreate classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building expert Jeff Friesen shows how to create interesting architectural features like bridges and skyscrapers, and will offer suggestions on how to customize your cities and make the models your own. With its collection of stunning photography and instructions for building modern cities, futuristic metropolises, and otherworldly utopias, LEGO Micro Cities is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages. ...
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