Computers & Technology

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  • booksreddit.com:Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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    2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award Nominee for Favorite Book!Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As via a highly engaging infographic design. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels™, Sta…


  • booksreddit.com:Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

    Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

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    These texts cover the design of object-oriented software and examine how to investigate requirements, create solutions and then translate designs into code, showing developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments. A summary of UML notation is included.


  • booksreddit.com:The Java Programming Language

    The Java Programming Language, 4th Edition

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    Direct from the creators of the Java™ programming language, the completely revised fourth edition of The Java™ Programming Language is an indispensable resource for novice and advanced programmers alike. Developers around the world have used previous editions to quickly gain a deep understanding of the Java programming language, its design goals, and how to use it most effectively in real-world development. Now, Ken Arnold, James Gosling, and David Holmes have updated this classic to refle…


  • booksreddit.com:A Gift of Fire: Social

    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (4th Edition)

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    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. It is also a useful reference for computer science professionals or anyone interested in learning more about computing technology and its overarching impact. Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist’s…


  • booksreddit.com:Gödel

    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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    Douglas Hofstadter’s book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at t…


  • booksreddit.com:A Tour of C++ (C++ In-Depth)

    A Tour of C++ (C++ In-Depth)

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    The C++11 standard allows programmers to express ideas more clearly, simply, and directly, and to write faster, more efficient code. Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, thoroughly covers the details of this language and its use in his definitive reference, The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition.   In A Tour of C++ , Stroustrup excerpts the overview chapters from that complete reference, expanding and enhancing them to give an experienced programmer–in ju…


  • booksreddit.com:The Information: A History

    The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

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    From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory.   Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums t…


  • booksreddit.com:Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

    Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

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    Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the f…


  • booksreddit.com:Head First Java

    Head First Java, 2nd Edition

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    Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn’t always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you’re forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. It’s constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that’s the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the…


  • booksreddit.com:Don't Make Me Think

    Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices Th…

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    Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and…


  • booksreddit.com:Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

    Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

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    Summary Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you’ll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You’ll start with the basics—what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you’ll move systematically through the techniques and features you’ll use to make your job easier and your day shorter. Purchase of the pri…


  • booksreddit.com:Effective Modern C++: 42 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of C++11 and C++14

    Effective Modern C++: 42 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of C++11 and C++14

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    Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively—so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That’s where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14—i.e. using modern C++.Topics include:The …


  • booksreddit.com:Game Engine Architecture

    Game Engine Architecture, Second Edition

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    Hailed as a “must-have textbook” (CHOICE, January 2010), the first edition of Game Engine Architecture provided readers with a complete guide to the theory and practice of game engine software development. Updating the content to match today’s landscape of game engine architecture, this second edition continues to thoroughly cover the major components that make up a typical commercial game engine. New to the Second Edition Information on new topics, including the latest variant of the C++ p…


  • booksreddit.com:The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize L...

    The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize L…

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    In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus fomented a revolution when he debunked the geocentric view of the universe, proving instead that our planet wasn’t central to the universe. Almost five hundred years later, the revolution he set in motion is nearly complete. Just as earth is not the center of things, the life on it, it appears, is not unique to the planet. Or is it? The Life of Super-Earths is a breathtaking tour of current efforts to answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? Astr…


  • booksreddit.com:The Practice of System and Network Administration

    The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition

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    The first edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration introduced a generation of system and network administrators to a modern IT methodology. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this newly revised edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even the most a…


  • booksreddit.com:Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

    Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

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    Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide: is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp course, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with all versions of Android widely used today (Android 2.2 – 4.2). Write and run code every step of the way – cr…


  • booksreddit.com:Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

    Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

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    These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dr…


  • booksreddit.com:The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

    The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

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    You’ve experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you’ll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular ex…


  • booksreddit.com:Feelings from A to Z (A Little golden book)

    Feelings from A to Z (A Little golden book)

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    A farmer who likes everything to be neat and orderly is confused when his cow meows, his cat quacks, and his duck clucks.


  • booksreddit.com:Game Project Completed: How Successful Indie Game Developers Finish Their Projects

    Game Project Completed: How Successful Indie Game Developers Finish Their Projects

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    Learn How To Become A Successful Indie Game Developer.Most game development books address design, coding, graphics or similar topics. They teach you how to make games. This book does not show you how to make games. It shows you how to take your game project to the finish line. Many game projects never make it beyond the alpha state.Game Development Success Is All About The Inner Game.Being a successful game developer does not (just) mean being a great programmer, a smart game designer or a gi…