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Python One-Liners
Python One-Liners

Python One-Liners will teach you how to read and write "one-liners": concise statements of useful functionality packed into a single line of code. You'll learn how to systematically unpack and understand any line of Python code, and write eloquent, powerfully compressed Python like an expert. The book's five chapters cover tips and tricks, regular expressions, machine learning, core data science topics, and useful algorithms. Detailed explanations of one-liners introduce key computer science concepts and boost your coding and analytical skills. You'll learn about advanced Python features such as list comprehension, slicing, lambda functions, regular expressions, map and reduce functions, and slice assignments. You'll also learn how to: Leverage data structures to solve real-world problems, like using Boolean indexing to find cities with above-average pollution; Use NumPy basics such as array, shape, axis, type, broadcasting, advanced indexing, slicing, sorting, searching, aggr ...
Natural Language Processing with Python and spaCy
Natural Language Processing with Python and spaCy

Natural Language Processing with Python and spaCy will show you how to create NLP applications like chatbots, text-condensing scripts, and order-processing tools quickly and easily. You'll learn how to leverage the spaCy library to extract meaning from text intelligently; how to determine the relationships between words in a sentence (syntactic dependency parsing); identify nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech (part-of-speech tagging); and sort proper nouns into categories like people, organizations, and locations (named entity recognizing). You'll even learn how to transform statements into questions to keep a conversation going. You'll also learn how to: Work with word vectors to mathematically find words with similar meanings; Identify patterns within data using spaCy's built-in displaCy visualizer; Automatically extract keywords from user input and store them in a relational database; Deploy a chatbot app to interact with users over the internet. ...
Black Hat Go
Black Hat Go

Black Hat Go explores the darker side of Go, the popular programming language revered by hackers for its simplicity, efficiency, and reliability. It provides an arsenal of practical tactics from the perspective of security practitioners and hackers to help you test your systems, build and automate tools to fit your needs, and improve your offensive security skillset, all using the power of Go. You'll begin your journey with a basic overview of Go's syntax and philosophy and then start to explore examples that you can leverage for tool development, including common network protocols like HTTP, DNS, and SMB. You'll then dig into various tactics and problems that penetration testers encounter, addressing things like data pilfering, packet sniffing, and exploit development. You'll create dynamic, pluggable tools before diving into cryptography, attacking Microsoft Windows, and implementing steganography. You'll Learn how to: Make performant tools that can be used for your own securit ...
PowerShell for Sysadmins
PowerShell for Sysadmins

PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of IT. In PowerShell for Sysadmins, five-time Microsoft MVP "Adam the Automator" Bertram shows you how to use PowerShell to manage and automate your desktop and server environments so that you can head out for an early lunch. You'll learn how to: Combine commands, control flow, handle errors, write scripts, run scripts remotely, and test scripts with the PowerShell testing framework, Pester; Parse structured data like XML and JSON, work with common domains (like Active Directory, Azure, and Amazon Web Services), and create a real-world server inventory script; Design and build a PowerShell module to demonstrate PowerShell isn't just about ad-hoc scripts; Use PowerShell to create a hands-off, completely automated Windows deployment; Build an entire Active Directory forest from nothing but a Hyper-V host and a few ISO files; Create endless Web and SQL servers with ...
Autotools, 2nd Edition
Autotools, 2nd Edition

The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems, and even Windows. Although the Autotools are used by thousands of open source software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve. Autotools is the first book to offer programmers a tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts and a hands-on tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools. He then tackles more advanced details, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the framework provided by Automake, and building Java and C# sources. He concludes with solutions to frequent problems encountered by Autotools users. This thoroughly revised second edition has been updated to cover the latest versions of the Autotools. It includes five new chapters on topics like pkg-config, unit and integration testing with Autotest, internationalizing with GNU tools, the porta ...
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition

If you've ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In this fully revised second edition of the best-selling classic Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. You'll learn the basics Python and explore Python's rich library of modules for performing specific tasks, like scraping data off websites, reading PDF and Word documents, and automating clicking and typing tasks. The second edition of this international fan favorite includes a brand-new chapter on input validation, as well as tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, plus tips on automatically updating CSV files. You'll learn how to create programs that effortlessly perform useful feats of automation to: Search for text in a file or ac ...
Mining Social Media
Mining Social Media

Did fake Twitter accounts help sway a presidential election? What can Facebook and Reddit archives tell us about human behavior? In Mining Social Media, senior BuzzFeed reporter Lam Thuy Vo shows you how to use Python and key data analysis tools to find the stories buried in social media. Whether you're a professional journalist, an academic researcher, or a citizen investigator, you'll learn how to use technical tools to collect and analyze data from social media sources to build compelling, data-driven stories. Learn how to: Write Python scripts and use APIs to gather data from the social web; Download data archives and dig through them for insights; Inspect HTML downloaded from websites for useful content; Format, aggregate, sort, and filter your collected data using Google Sheets; Create data visualizations to illustrate your discoveries; Perform advanced data analysis using Python, Jupyter Notebooks, and the pandas library; Apply what you've learned to research topics on you ...
The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition
The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition

Apple is a global luxury brand whose products range from mobile phones and tablets to streaming TVs and smart home speakers. Yet despite this dominance, a distinct subculture persists, which celebrates the ways in which Apple products seem to encourage self-expression, identity, and innovation. The beautifully designed second edition of The Cult of Mac takes you inside today's Apple fandom to explore how devotions - new and old - keep the fire burning. Join journalists Leander Kahney and David Pierini as they explore how enthusiastic fans line up for the latest product releases, and how artists pay tribute to Steve Jobs' legacy in sculpture and opera. Learn why some photographers and filmmakers have eschewed traditional gear in favor of iPhone cameras. Discover a community of collectors around the world who spend tens of thousands of dollars to buy, restore, and enshrine Apple artifacts, like the Newton MessagePad and Apple II. Whether you're an Apple fan or just a casual observe ...
Foundations of Information Security
Foundations of Information Security

A high-level survey of the information security field by best-selling author Jason Andress. The book covers the basics of a wide variety of topics, from authentication and authorization to maintaining confidentiality and performing penetration testing. Using real-world security breaches as examples, Foundations of Information Security explores common applications of these concepts, such as operations security, network design, hardening and patching operating systems, securing mobile devices, as well as tools for assessing the security of hosts and applications. You'll also learn the basics of topics like: Multifactor authentication and how biometrics and hardware tokens can be used to harden the authentication process; The principles behind modern cryptography, including symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, hashes, and certificates; The laws and regulations that protect systems and data; Anti-malware tools, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems; Vulnerabilities such as buffe ...
Learn to Program with App Inventor
Learn to Program with App Inventor

You've swiped and tapped your way through countless apps, but have you ever created one? Now you can, thanks to Learn to Program with App Inventor. In less than an hour, you'll be able to build and run your first app! App Inventor is a free software for making Android apps. All you need is a PC with an Internet connection to build your app, and a mobile phone for testing. You'll use a simple drag-and-drop interface, which minimizes errors and avoids too much typing. A certified App Inventor Master Trainer, Logan breaks down each project into logical steps, lists the components you'll need, and then shows you how to create screen designs, control program flow with conditionals and loops, and store data in variables and lists. Once you've tested the app on your phone, you can test what you learned with challenges at the end of each chapter. You'll build cool apps like: Hi, World!: Use your voice to send a text message; Practice Makes Perfect: Rehearse a speech or dance routine w ...
Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games!
Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games!

PuzzleScript is a free, web-based tool you can use to create puzzle games. In a PuzzleScript game, you move objects around to solve problems and play through the levels. In Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! you'll learn how to use PuzzleScript to create interactive games - no programming experience necessary! Learn the basics like how to make objects, create rules, and add levels. You'll also learn how to edit, test, and share your games online. Learn how to: Decorate your game with fun backgrounds; Write rules that define how objects interact; Add obstacles like laser guns and guards; Herd cats and even pull off a robot heist! With colorful illustrations and plenty of examples for inspiration, Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! will take you from puzzle solver to game designer in just a few clicks! ...
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