A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography
Cryptography is an indispensable tool used to protect information in computing systems. It is used everywhere and by billions of people worldwide on a daily basis. It is used to protect data at rest and data in motion. Cryptographic systems are an integral part of standard protocols, most notably the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, making it relatively easy to incorporate strong encryption into a wide range of applications.
While extremely useful, cryptography is also highly brittle. The most secure cryptographic system can be rendered completely insecure by a single specification or programming error. No amount of unit testing will uncover a security vulnerability in a cryptosystem.
Instead, to argue that a cryptosystem is secure, we rely on mathematical modeling and proofs to show that a particular system satisfies the security properties attributed to it. We often need to introduce certain plausible assumptions to push our security arguments through. ...
Graphic Design School, 7th Edition
From understanding graphic design fundamentals, to developing original concepts, to creating finished designs - Graphic Design School develops design students' core competencies and provides practical advice and tips for how these fundamentals translate into new and evolving media. This Seventh Edition offers all new examples from web, app, social media, magazines, websites and books, presenting a comprehensive overview of the visual communications profession. This updated edition includes guidance and media examples using the latest in grahpic design software, and traditional printing techniques such as risograph and screen printing are revisited. Pedagogical tools throughout the text focus on the growth of interdisciplinary learning and collaborations between design specialists, as well as highlights on key players in the past and present of graphic design.
Topics covered include: color, typographic rules and typefaces, coding requirements, information architecture, file o ...
The Practitioner's Guide to Graph Data
Graph data closes the gap between the way humans and computers view the world. While computers rely on static rows and columns of data, people navigate and reason about life through relationships. This practical guide demonstrates how graph data brings these two approaches together. By working with concepts from graph theory, database schema, distributed systems, and data analysis, you'll arrive at a unique intersection known as graph thinking.
Authors Denise Koessler Gosnell and Matthias Broecheler show data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts how to solve complex problems with graph databases. You'll explore templates for building with graph technology, along with examples that demonstrate how teams think about graph data within an application.
Build an example application architecture with relational and graph technologies; Use graph technology to build a Customer 360 application, the most popular grap ...
Author and engineering leader Adam D. Scott covers technologies such as Node.js, GraphQL, React, React Native, and Electron. Ideal for developers who want to build full stack applications and ambitious web development beginners looking to bootstrap a startup, this book shows you how to create a single CRUD-style application that will work across several platforms.
Explore GraphQL's simple process for querying data; Learn about shared authentication for APIs, web apps, and native applications; Build performant web applications with React and Styled Components; Use React Native to write cross-platform applications for iOS ...
Learn how graph algorithms can help you leverage relationships within your data to develop intelligent solutions and enhance your machine learning models. With this practical guide,
developers and data scientists will discover how graph analytics deliver value, whether they're used for building dynamic network models or forecasting real-world behavior.
Mark Needham and Amy Hodler from Neo4j explain how graph algorithms describe complex structures and reveal difficult-to-find patterns - from finding vulnerabilities and bottlenecks to detecting communities and improving machine learning predictions. You'll walk through hands-on examples that show you how to use graph algorithms in Apache Spark and Neo4j, two of the most common choices for graph analytics.
Learn how graph analytics reveal more predictive elements in today's data; Understand how popular graph algorithms work and how they're applied; Use sample code and tips from more ...
Practical Cryptography in Python
Develop a greater intuition for the proper use of cryptography. This book teaches the basics of writing cryptographic algorithms in Python, demystifies cryptographic internals, and demonstrates common ways cryptography is used incorrectly.
Cryptography is the lifeblood of the digital world's security infrastructure. From governments around the world to the average consumer, most communications are protected in some form or another by cryptography. These days, even Google searches are encrypted. Despite its ubiquity, cryptography is easy to misconfigure, misuse, and misunderstand.
Developers building cryptographic operations into their applications are not typically experts in the subject, and may not fully grasp the implication of different algorithms, modes, and other parameters. The concepts in this book are largely taught by example, including incorrect uses of cryptography and how "bad" cryptography can be broken. By digging into the guts of cryptography, you can experience w ...
Applied Cryptography in .NET and Azure Key Vault
Benefit from Microsoft's robust suite of security and cryptography primitives to create a complete, hybrid encryption scheme that will protect your data against breaches. This highly practical book teaches you how to use the .NET encryption APIs and Azure Key Vault, and how they can work together to produce a robust security solution.
Applied Cryptography in .NET and Azure Key Vault begins with an introduction to the dangers of data breaches and the basics of cryptography. It then takes you through important cryptographic techniques and practices, from hashing and symmetric/asymmetric encryption, to key storage mechanisms. By the end of the book, you'll know how to combine these cryptographic primitives into a hybrid encryption scheme that you can use in your applications.
Author Stephen Haunts brings 25 years of software development and security experience to the table to give you the concrete skills, knowledge, and code you need to implement the latest encryption standards in yo ...
Make Your Own Pixel Art
Hand anyone a pencil and paper and they can start drawing, but it's just as easy to draw digitally using a keyboard and mouse. With Make Your Own Pixel Art, pixel artist Jennifer Dawe and game designer Matthew Humphries walk you step-by-step through the available tools, pixel art techniques, the importance of shapes, colors, shading, and how to turn your art into animation. By the end of the book, you'll be creating art far beyond what's possible on paper!
Make Your Own Pixel Art will teach you how to: Create pixel art using the most popular art software and the common tools they provide; Draw with pixels, including coverage of sculpting, shading, texture, and color use; The basics of motion and how to animate your pixel art creations; Best practices for saving, sharing, sketching, and adding emotion to your art.
With a dash of creativity and the help of Make Your Own Pixel Art, your digital drawings can be brought to life, shared with the world, and form a basis for a career in ...
Graph Databases For Beginners
Whether you're a business executive or a seasoned developer, something has led you on the quest to learn more about graphs - and what they can do for you.
This ebook will take those new to the world of graphs through the basics of graph technology, including: Using the intuitive Cypher query language; The importance of data relationships; Key differences between graph and relational databases; And much more.
Learn why implementing graph technology will give you fast data insights and a sustainable competitive advantage for your business. ...
Learn Clip Studio Paint, 2nd Edition
Clip Studio Paint, the successor to Manga Studio, is used by over four million illustrators and comic creators around the world. This book will guide you through every step of learning this software, from system requirements and installation, all the way through to exporting your work for print or the web. Learn how to create new documents, customize tools to fit your working style, use ruler tools to create anything from straight lines to intricate backgrounds, add 3D elements, create comic panels using the specialized panel tools, utilize screentones and materials, add text and word balloons to your comics, create sound effects, easily flat and color your comics using reference layers, and bring your drawings to life using the animation features.
By the end of this book, you will be able to navigate the Clip Studio Interface and program preferences, customize the various tools, and be able to create your own black-and-white and color illustrations and comics from start to finish. ...
Learn the core concepts and techniques you need to know to take better photos, from choosing the best lens for your stylistic goals to selecting the right camera settings for different lighting conditions.
With clear explanations and highly visual examples, Sean T. McHugh takes you from basic concepts like exposure and depth of field to more advanced topics, such as how camera lenses and sensors capture light to produce images. You'll learn not only which camera settings to use in different situations but also the reasons why.
Choose lenses that give greater control over perspective; Minimize image noise by understanding how digital sensors work; Get the exposure you want even in fog, mist, or haze; Improve hand-held shots by mastering shutter speed and autofocus; Use tripods, lens filters, and flash to enhance image capture.
Whether you want to understand digital photography at a deeper level or simply want to take better photos, Understanding Photography will help you get th ...