New Computer Collection Materials

Aurelia in action / Sean Hunter. cover
Aurelia in Action teaches you how to build fantastic single-page applications with the Aurelia framework. You'll learn about modern design practices and a modular architecture based on web components, perfect for hybrid web + mobile apps.
Kotlin programming : the Big Nerd Ranch guide / Josh Skeen & David Greenhalgh. cover
"Kotlin is a statically typed programming language designed to interoperate with Java and fully supported by Google on the Android operating system. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular Kotlin Essentials course, this guide shows you how to work effectively with the Kotlin programming language through hands-on examples and clear explanations of key Kotlin concepts and foundational APIs. Written for Kotlin 1.2, this book will also introduce you to JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA development environment. Whether you are an experienced Android developer looking for modern features beyond what Java offers or a new developer ready to learn your first programming language, the authors will guide you from first principles to advanced usage of Kotlin. By the end of this book, you will be empowered to create reliable, concise applications in Kotlin." -- Provided by publisher.
Practical Android : 14 complete projects on advanced techniques and approaches / Mark Wickham. cover
Choose the best approach for your app and implement your solution quickly by leveraging complete projects. Thhis book is a collection of practical projects that use advanced Android techniques and approaches.
Smartphone-based indoor map construction : principles and applications / Ruipeng Gao, Fan Ye, Guojie Luo, Jason Cong. cover
This book focuses on ubiquitous indoor localization services, specifically addressing the issue of floor plans. It combines computer vision algorithms and mobile techniques to reconstruct complete and accurate floor plans to provide better location-based services for both humans and vehicles via commodity smartphones in indoor environments (e.g., a multi-layer shopping mall with underground parking structures). After a comprehensive review of scene reconstruction methods, it offers accurate geometric information for each landmark from images and acoustics, and derives the spatial relationships of the landmarks and rough sketches of accessible areas with inertial and WiFi data to reduce computing overheads. It then presents the authors' recent findings in detail, including the optimization and probabilistic formulations for more solid foundations and better robustness to combat errors, several new approaches to promote the current sporadic availability of indoor location-based services, and a holistic solution for floor plan reconstruction, indoor localization, tracking, and navigation. The novel approaches presented are designed for different types of indoor environments (e.g., shopping malls, office buildings and labs) and different users. A valuable resource for researchers and those in start-ups working in the field, it also provides supplementary material for students with mobile computing and networking backgrounds.
Usability matters : mobile-first UX for developers and other accidental designers / Matt Lacey. cover
Just because a mobile app works doesn't mean real people are going to like it. Usability matters! Most mobile developers wind up being part-time designers, and mastering a few core principles of mobile UI can make the difference between app and crap. "Usability matters" is a guide for developers wrestling with the subtle art of mobile design. With each expertly presented example, app developer and designer Matt Lacey provides easy-to-implement techniques that instantly boost your design IQ. Skipping highbrow design theory, he addresses topics like gracefully handling network dropouts and creating intuitive data inputs. Read this book and your apps will look better, your users will be happier, and you might even get some high-fives at the next design review.
Get programming with Go / Nathan Youngman, Roger Peppé. cover
Get Programming with Go introduces you to the powerful Go language without confusing jargon or high-level theory. By working through 32 quick-fire lessons, you'll quickly pick up the basics of the innovative Go programming language! Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology: Go is a small programming language designed by Google to tackle big problems. Large projects mean large teams with people of varying levels of experience. Go offers a small, yet capable, language that can be understood and used by anyone, no matter their experience. About the Book: Hobbyists, newcomers, and professionals alike can benefit from a fast, modern language; all you need is the right resource! Get Programming with Go provides a hands-on introduction to Go language fundamentals, serving as a solid foundation for your future programming projects. You'll master Go syntax, work with types and functions, and explore bigger ideas like state and concurrency, with plenty of exercises to lock in what you learn. What's inside: Language concepts like slices, interfaces, pointers, and concurrency Seven capstone projects featuring spacefaring gophers, Mars rovers, ciphers, and simulations All examples run in the Go Playground - no installation required! About the Reader: This book is for anyone familiar with computer programming, as well as anyone with the desire to learn.
Classic computer science problems in Swift : essential techniques for practicing programmers / David Kopec. cover
Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift deepens your Swift language skills by exploring foundational coding techniques and algorithms. For readers comfortable with the basics of Swift.
Pro Android with Kotlin : developing modern mobile apps / Peter Späth. cover
Develop Android apps with Kotlin to create more elegant programs than the Java equivalent. This book covers the various aspects of a modern Android app that professionals are expected to encounter. There are chapters dealing with all the important aspects of the Android platform, including GUI design, file- and data-handling, coping with phone calls, multimedia apps, interaction with location and mapping services, monetizing apps, and much more. Pro Android with Kotlin is an invaluable source for developers wanting to build real-world state-of-the-art apps for modern Android devices. You will: Integrate activities, such as intents, services, toasts and more, into your Android apps Build UIs in Android using layouts, widgets, lists, menus, and action bars Deal with data in your Android apps using data persistence and cloud access Design for different Android devices Create multimedia apps in Android Secure, deploy, and monetize your Android apps.
PowerPoint 2019 for dummies / by Doug Lowe. cover
PowerPoint continues to be the go-to tool for business presentations. The software helps anyone who needs to communicate clearly by creating powerful and effective slideshow presentations featuring data in the form of charts, clip art, sound, and video. You can even use it to create presentations for the Web.
The computer book : from the abacus to artificial intelligence, 250 milestones in the history of computer science / Simson L. Garfinkel and Rachel H. Grunspan. cover
"Two expert authors, with decades' of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more"-- Publisher's description.
MacOS Mojave for dummies / by Bob LeVitus. cover
"macOS is the engine that runs your sleek Mac hardware. Get the most out of your Mojave-powered iMac, MacBook, or Mac Pro with this handy (and, dare we say, fun) book that provides step-by-step instructions, timesaving tips and techniques, troubleshooting advice, and a whole lot more. Explore the desktop and menus, learn about the best built-in applications and utilities, set up your email, use the Clipboard, configure your Mac for the way you work, and enjoy it all!" -- Page 4 of cover.
Python in easy steps / Mike McGrath. cover
Python in easy steps, 2nd edition instructs you how to program in the powerful Python language, giving complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colourized source code. Python in easy steps, 2nd edition begins by explaining how to install the free Python interpreter so you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the books examples. It demonstrates all the Python language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and CGI scripting to handle web form data. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create and deploy graphical windowed applications. Python in easy steps, 2nd edition makes no assumption you have previous knowledge of any programming language so its ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to programmers moving from another programming language, and to the student who is studying Python programming at school or college, and to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of computer programming. The Python 3.x language is under active development so frequent new releases are made available as small improvements are added to the language and Python in easy steps, 2nd edition features the very latest versions of Python at the time of publication. Python development is one of evolution, rather than revolution, so the examples provided in the book can be used in subsequent releases simply download the latest version of Python then follow the easy steps. Python is the language used to program the Raspberry Pi - covered by Raspberry Pi in easy steps and Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps This second edition is updated to cover Python 3.7.