Computers & Technology

March 4, 2017

Computers from 0 to 1: Part 000: Binary, Transistors, and Logic Gates


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When I developed an interest in computer hardware as an engineer at college, I was frustrated that there was no neat, layman-friendly package out there for me to get a broad, conceptual understanding of the subject area.

That’s what drove me to write this book.

This succinct book, first of a series of eight, has turned the “meant to be” rigorous study of computer hardware into a light reading experience. I have thoroughly simplified my accumulated knowledge from my computer engineering degree for you to simply enjoy while relaxed on a couch. No homework, no exams, no professor speaking incomprehensible gibberish.

By the end of this highly condensed book, you will have already leapfrogged the majority of the “normal” people out there in terms of understanding binary numbers, transistors, and logic gates – the very building blocks of our greatest innovation. Heck, if you feel like it tomorrow, you could slickly join the two computer engineers in front of you smugly tossing around a bunch of jargon while waiting in line for coffee – “You know, you could implement the two’s complement simply by using the NOT gate and incrementing by 1.”

Imagine just how awesome that would feel.

Book word count: 5000

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February 27, 2017

Programming: Computer Programming For Beginners: Learn The Basics Of HTML5, JavaScript & CSS (Coding, C Programming, Java Programming, Web Design, JavaScript, Python, HTML and CSS)


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Ready to become a web developer but not sure where to start?

Learn the basics of web design in one afternoon.

This handy guidebook is designed to give anyone a solid foundation in web development by introducing you to the three most popular web development languages used today. Whether you’re a first-time coder or shifting gears from software to web development, Programming: Computer Programming For Beginners: Learn The Basics Of HTML5, JavaScript & CSS offers all the basics you need to make web pages including: - A brief introduction to Web Development - How to create a basic web page with HTML5 - How to use CSS to style pages - Loads of tips, tricks, and answers to frequently asked questions - How to make pages interactive using JavaScript - Reference tables and lists for common elements and attributes
You’ll start with a brief introduction into the world of web design. Chapter by chapter, Joseph Conner guides you through the basics of each language. Along the way, you get plenty of insider tips and detailed explanations about the pros and cons of each language. Connor also points out best practices that will help ensure your code is up to speed. By the end of this short guidebook, you’ll have a sturdy foundation to build on and a basic understanding of how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are used together to create stylish, interactive web pages.

Start building your web development skills today with Programming: Computer Programming For Beginners: Learn The Basics Of HTML5, JavaScript & CSS.

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February 22, 2017

Computer Science: An Overview (12th Edition)


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Computer Science: An Overview is intended for use in the Introduction to Computer Science course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in a breadth-first introduction to computer science.

 

Computer Science uses broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear and Dennis Brylow encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field. An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science provides students with a general level of proficiency for future courses. This new edition incorporates an introduction to the Python programming language into key chapters.

  

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:

  • Develop a Practical, Realistic Understanding of Computer Science: An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science prepares students for future courses.
  • Fit your Course Preferences: Individual chapters are independent and can be covered in an order that suits your course.
  • Use Python to prepare students for future courses: A new focus on Python provides programming tools for exploration and experimentation.
  • Reinforce Core Concepts: More than 1000 Questions and Exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions give students the opportunity to apply concepts.
  • Support Learning with Student Resources: The Companion Website www.pearsonhighered.com/brookshear features resources that enhance learning.

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February 17, 2017

Learning OpenCV 3: Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library


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Get started in the rapidly expanding field of computer vision with this practical guide. Written by Adrian Kaehler and Gary Bradski, creator of the open source OpenCV library, this book provides a thorough introduction for developers, academics, roboticists, and hobbyists. You’ll learn what it takes to build applications that enable computers to "see" and make decisions based on that data.

With over 500 functions that span many areas in vision, OpenCV is used for commercial applications such as security, medical imaging, pattern and face recognition, robotics, and factory product inspection. This book gives you a firm grounding in computer vision and OpenCV for building simple or sophisticated vision applications. Hands-on exercises in each chapter help you apply what you’ve learned.

This volume covers the entire library, in its modern C++ implementation, including machine learning tools for computer vision.

  • Learn OpenCV data types, array types, and array operations
  • Capture and store still and video images with HighGUI
  • Transform images to stretch, shrink, warp, remap, and repair
  • Explore pattern recognition, including face detection
  • Track objects and motion through the visual field
  • Reconstruct 3D images from stereo vision
  • Discover basic and advanced machine learning techniques in OpenCV

$59.99
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