||The DAM Book, 2nd Edition|
One of the main concerns for digital photographers today is asset management: how to file, find, protect, and re-use their photos. The best solutions can be found in The DAM Book, our bestselling guide to managing digital images efficiently and effectively.
Anyone who shoots, scans, or stores digital photographs is practicing digital asset management (DAM), but few people do it in a way that makes sense. In this second edition, photographer Peter Krogh - the leading expert on DAM - provides new tools and techniques to help professionals, amateurs, and students: Understand the image file lifecycle (from shooting to editing, output, and permanent storage); Learn new ways to use metadata and key words to track photo files; Create a digital archive and name files clearly; Determine a strategy for backing up and validating image data; Learn a catalog workflow strategy, using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Expression Media, and Photoshop CS4 together; Migrate images ...
||R for Data Science|
Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.
Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You'll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you've learned along the way. ...
||Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress|
Dwarf Fortress may be the most complex video game ever made, but all that detail makes for fascinating game play, as various elements collide in interesting and challenging ways. The trick is getting started. In this guide, Fortress geek Peter Tyson takes you through the basics of this menacing realm, and helps you overcome the formidable learning curve.
The book's focus is the game's simulation mode, in which you're tasked with building a dwarf city. Once you learn how to establish and maintain your very first fortress, you can consult the more advanced chapters on resource management and training a dwarf military. You'll soon have stories to share from your interactions with the Dwarf Fortress universe.
Create your own world, then locate a site for an underground fortress; Equip your party of dwarves and have them build workshops and rooms; Produce a healthy food supply so your dwarves won't starve (or go insane); Retain control over a fortress and dozens of dwarves, their chil ...
||iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual, 5th Edition|
If you used iPhoto when it first came out, you'll remember the way it slowed to a crawl once you loaded it with about 2,000 photos. Compare that to this year's model: iPhoto 6 can handle as many as 250,000 images and still have the power to run a host of suped-up features. Its new software engine lets you make changes with a drag & drop editing tool, find photos with a robust search feature, and manipulate images without affecting the originals in your master library.
Apple makes it all sound so easy: just drag this, click that and you're done. But, as intuitive as these features are, you can still get lost, especially if you're new to iPhoto. Not to worry. iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual gives you plenty of undocumented tips & tricks for taking advantage of the new version and every little feature packed into it.
It's the top-selling iPhoto book for good reason. With wit and objectivity, David Pogue and Derrick Story start you out with a crash course on digital photography, complet ...
||C++ The Core Language|
C++ is an object-oriented enhancement of the C programming language and is becoming the language of choice for serious software development. C++ has crossed the Single Book Complexity Barrier. The individual features are not all that complex, but when put together in a program they interact in highly non-intuitive ways. Many books discuss each of the features separately, giving readers the illusion that they understand the language. But when they try to program, they're in for a painful surprise. C++: The Core Language is for C programmers transitioning to C++. It's designed to get readers up to speed quickly by covering an essential subset of the language. The subset consists of features without which it's just not C++, and a handful of others that make it a reasonably useful language. You can actually use this subset (using any compiler) to get familiar with the basics of the language. Once you really understand that much, it's time to do some programming and learn more from other bo ...
||Running Lean, 2nd Edition|
We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We're building more products than ever before, but most of them fail - not because we can't complete what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product.
What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That's the promise of Running Lean.
In this inspiring book, Ash Maurya takes you through an exacting strategy for achieving a "product/market fit" for your fledgling venture, based on his own experience in building a wide array of products from high-tech to no-tech. Throughout, he builds on the ideas and concepts of several innovative methodologies, including the Lean Startup, Customer Development, and bootstrapping.
Running Lean is an ideal tool for business managers, CEOs, small business owners, developers and programmers, and anyone who's interested in starting a business project.
Find a problem worth solving, t ...
||Learning Web Design, 5th Edition|
Ideal for beginners seeking a design-centric introduction to HTML and related standards, this practical book helps you: Learn the site development process from start to finish; Create a simple (X)HTML page, including links and images; Explore text formatting, colors and backgrounds, page layout, and more in CSS; Get your pages on the web, with information on hosting, domain names, and FTP. ...
||Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow|
Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.
By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks - scikit-learn and TensorFlow - author Aurélien Géron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You'll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you've learned, all you need is programming experience to get started.
Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets; Use scikit-learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end; Explore several training models, including support vector machines, deci ...
||C# 7.0 Pocket Reference|
When you need answers for programming with C# 7.0, this tightly focused reference tells you exactly what you need to know - without long introductions or bloated examples. Easy-to-browse and ideal as a quick reference, this guide will help experienced C#, Java, and C++ programmers get up to speed with the latest version of the C# language.
All programs and code snippets in this book are available as interactive samples in LINQPad. You can edit these samples and instantly see the results without needing to set up projects in Visual Studio. Written by the authors of C# 7.0 in a Nutshell, this pocket reference covers C# 7.0 without skimping on detail, including: All of C#'s fundamentals; Features new to C# 7.0, including tuples, pattern matching, and deconstructors; Advanced topics: operator overloading, type constraints, iterators, nullable types, operator lifting, lambda expressions, and closures; LINQ: sequences, lazy execution, standard query operators, and query expressions; Unsaf ...
||Concurrency in Go|
Concurrency can be notoriously difficult to get right, but fortunately, the Go open source programming language makes working with concurrency tractable and even easy. If you're a developer familiar with Go, this practical book demonstrates best practices and patterns to help you incorporate concurrency into your systems.
Author Katherine Cox-Buday takes you step-by-step through the process. You'll understand how Go chooses to model concurrency, what issues arise from this model, and how you can compose primitives within this model to solve problems. Learn the skills and tooling you need to confidently write and implement concurrent systems of any size.
Understand how Go addresses fundamental problems that make concurrency difficult to do correctly; Learn the key differences between concurrency and parallelism; Dig into the syntax of Go's memory synchronization primitives; Form patterns with these primitives to write maintainable concurrent code; Compose patterns into a series of ...
||Machine Learning and Security|
Can machine learning techniques solve our computer security problems and finally put an end to the cat-and-mouse game between attackers and defenders? Or is this hope merely hype? Now you can dive into the science and answer this question for yourself. With this practical guide, you'll explore ways to apply machine learning to security issues such as intrusion detection, malware classification, and network analysis.
Machine learning and security specialists Clarence Chio and David Freeman provide a framework for discussing the marriage of these two fields, as well as a toolkit of machine-learning algorithms that you can apply to an array of security problems. This book is ideal for security engineers and data scientists alike.
Learn how machine learning has contributed to the success of modern spam filters; Quickly detect anomalies, including breaches, fraud, and impending system failure; Conduct malware analysis by extracting useful information from computer binaries; Uncover at ...