New Computer Collection Materials

Learning Drupal 8 : create complex websites quickly and easily using the building blocks of Drupal 8, the most powerful version of Drupal yet / Nick Abbott, Richard Jones. cover
The book takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. Start with the basics, such as setting up a local 'stack' development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then move on to image and media handling, and extending Drupal modules. Push your knowledge by getting to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and learning to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal. This is an absolute beginners' guide, providing step-by-step instructions to help you learn Drupal 8 from scratch.
Artificial intelligence and big data : the birth of a new intelligence / Fernando Iafrate. cover
With the idea of deep learning having now become the key to this new generation of solutions, major technological players in the business intelligence sector have taken an interest in the application of Big Data. In this book, the author explores the recent technological advances associated with digitised data flows, which have recently opened up new horizons for AI. The reader will gain insight into some of the areas of application of Big Data in AI, including robotics, home automation, health, security, image recognition and natural language processing.
OCP Java SE 8 programmer II exam guide (Exams 1Z0-809) / Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates, Elisabeth Robson. cover
Written by a team of experts, including two developers of the original exam, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-809) offers comprehensive coverage of every subject on the test and lays out essential Java programming skills. Throughout, step-by-step exercises; self-tests; and "Exam Watch," "Inside the Exam," and "On the Job" sections highlight salient points and aid in learning. In all, the book and accompanying digital content feature more than 350 practice questions that mirror those on the live test in tone, format, and content-- Provided by publisher.
A student's guide to Python for physical modeling / Jesse M. Kinder and Philip Nelson cover
Python is a computer programming language that is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the sciences. This fully updated edition of A Student's Guide to Python for Physical Modeling aims to help you, the student, teach yourself enough of the Python programming language to get started with physical modeling. You will learn how to install an open-source Python programming environment and use it to accomplish many common scientific computing tasks: importing, exporting, and visualizing data; numerical analysis; and simulation. No prior programming experience is assumed. This tutorial focuses on fundamentals and introduces a wide range of useful techniques, including: Basic Python programming and scripting -- Numerical arrays -- Two- and three-dimensional graphics -- Monte Carlo simulations -- Numerical methods, including solving ordinary differential equations -- Image processing -- Animation. Numerous code samples and exercises--with solutions—illustrate new ideas as they are introduced. Web-based resources also accompany this guide and include code samples, data sets, and more. This current edition brings the discussion of the Python language, Spyder development environment, and Anaconda distribution up to date. In addition, a new appendix introduces Jupyter notebooks. -- Provided by publisher.
React Native cookbook : bringing the web to native platforms / Jonathan Lebensold. cover
"Tackling an app development project on multiple platforms is usually an arduous task, but with React Native, you can build cross-platform mobile apps that look and behave just like native apps built with Swift or Java. If you’re familiar with JavaScript, the recipes in this cookbook will help you understand the React Native ecosystem, deal with design and hardware issues, take on the deployment process, and write maintainable code. "--Provided by publisher
CSS in depth / Keith J. Grant. cover
CSS in Depth exposes you to a world of CSS techniques that range from clever to mind-blowing. This instantly useful book is packed with creative examples and powerful best practices that will sharpen your technical skills and inspire your sense of design. You'll gain new insights into familiar features like floats and units, and experiment with emerging ideas like responsive design and pattern libraries. Bottom line: this book will make you a better web designer and your apps will look fantastic!
Machine learning with TensorFlow / Nishant Shukla ; Kenneth Fricklas, Senior Technical Editor. cover
Machine Learning with TensorFlow gives readers a solid foundation in machine-learning concepts plus hands-on experience coding TensorFlow with Python. You'll learn the basics by working with classic prediction, classification, and clustering algorithms. Then, you'll move on to the money chapters: exploration of deep-learning concepts like autoencoders, recurrent neural networks, and reinforcement learning. Digest this book and you will be ready to use TensorFlow for machine-learning and deep-learning applications of your own.
Angular in action / Jeremy Wilken. cover
Angular makes it easy to deliver amazing web apps. This powerful JavaScript platform provides the tooling to manage your project, libraries to help handle most common tasks, and a rich ecosystem full of third-party capabilities to add as needed. Built with developer productivity in mind, Angular boosts your efficiency with a modern component architecture, well-constructed APIs, and a rich community. Angular in Action teaches you everything you need to build production-ready Angular applications. You'll start coding immediately, as you move from the basics to advanced techniques like testing, dependency injection, and performance tuning. Along the way, you'll take advantage of TypeScript and ES2015 features to write clear, well-architected code. Thoroughly practical and packed with tricks and tips, this hands-on tutorial is perfect for web devs ready to build web applications that handle whatever you throw at them.
CISSP official (ISC)2 practice tests / Mike Chapple, CISSP and David Seidl, CISSP. cover
The (ISC)2 CISSP Official Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP candidates, providing 1300 unique practice questions. The first part of the book provides 100 questions per domain. You also have access to four unique 125-question practice exams to help you master the material. As the only official practice tests endorsed by (ISC)2, this book gives you the advantage of full and complete preparation. These practice tests align with the 2018 version of the exam to ensure up-to-date preparation, and are designed to cover what you'll see on exam day. Coverage includes: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. The CISSP credential signifies a body of knowledge and a set of guaranteed skills that put you in demand in the marketplace. This book is your ticket to achieving this prestigious certification, by helping you test what you know against what you need to know.
Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript : with jQuery, CSS & HTML5 / Robin Nixon. cover
Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery libraries. Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way—including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers.
PMP : project management professional exam deluxe study guide / Kim Heldman. cover
Handbook to aid candidates in preparation for the Project Management Professional exam sponsored by the Project Management Institute.
Artificial intelligence and games / Georgios N. Yannakakis, Julian Togelius. cover
This is the first textbook dedicated to explaining how artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be used in and for games. After introductory chapters that explain the background and key techniques in AI and games, the authors explain how to use AI to play games, to generate content for games and to model players.