Language : English
Published : 2018-03-08
Pages : 744
Starting Out with Python, Global Edition
For courses in Python programming. A clear and student-friendly introduction to the fundamentals of Python In Starting Out with Python, 4th Edition, Tony Gaddis’ accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming in a high-level language. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognise the logic behind developing high-quality programs. Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, focused explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. Updates to the 4th Edition include revised, improved problems throughout, and new Turtle Graphics sections that provide flexibility as assignable, optional material.
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The fast and easy way to get the most out of your iPad This new edition of iPad For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks to getting the most out of your iPad, presented in a straightforward-but-fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years. Clear instructions get you started with the basics, like setting up your iPad, mastering the multi-touch interface, and synching your data. Next, you’ll discover how to work in the iCloud, set up iTunes on your iPad, browse the Internet, send and receive e-mails, text with iMessage, download apps from the App Store, making video calls with FaceTime, work with Siri, import pictures, get organized with Reminders, find your way with Maps, and so much more. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photographs that bring the information to life, iPad For Dummies helps even the most techno-phobic readers understand and master the iPad’s myriad capabilities. Whether you’re looking to curl up with a good iBook, stay connected on social media, capture photos and videos-or anything in between-everything you need is at your fingertips. Bestselling For Dummies brand in full-color! Written by a dynamic team, including the Personal Tech columnist for USA Today and the author of the popular Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle Enhanced with instructional videos and eBook supplements Covers the portability, accessibility, and multi-functionality that make iPad popular for school, recreation, and work If you’re a new iPad user or have a bit of experience and want approachable information on the latest iOS software and iPad hardware, this friendly guide has you covered.
Computers are ubiquitous throughout all life-cycle stages of engineering, from conceptual design to manufacturing maintenance, repair and replacement. It is essential for all engineers to be aware of the knowledge behind computer-based tools and techniques they are likely to encounter. The computational technology, which allows engineers to carry out design, modelling, visualisation, manufacturing, construction and management of products and infrastructure is known as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides the foundation knowledge of computing that is essential for all engineers. This knowledge is independent of hardware and software characteristics and thus, it is expected to remain valid throughout an engineering career. This Second Edition is enhanced with treatment of new areas such as network science and the computational complexity of distributed systems. It provides extensive coverage of almost all aspects of Computer-Aided Engineering, outlining general concepts such as fundamental logic, definition of engineering tasks and computational complexity. Every chapter revised and expanded following more than ten years of experience teaching courses on the basis of the first edition. It covers numerous representation frameworks and reasoning strategies. It considers the benefits of increased computational power, parallel computing and cloud computing. It offers many practical engineering examples and exercises, with lecture notes available for many of the topics/chapters from the ASCE Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology, Global Centre of Excellence in Computing, providing a valuable resource for lecturers. It is accompanied by a website hosting updates and solutions. Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides essential knowledge on computing theory in engineering contexts for students, researchers and practising engineers.
About the Author
Benny Raphael, National University of Singapore, Singapore Benny Raphael is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore. His main areas of research include Computer-aided engineering, Optimization and Machine learning. Ian Smith, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Ian Smith is Professor and Head of the Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory within the Civil Engineering Institute in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL. He has also been active in consulting related to monitoring structures, applications of information technology, structural design, evaluation and repair of existing structures and accident analysis in Europe, North America and Japan. He was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2004 and received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from the Amercian Society of Civil Engineers in 2005. HE is Editor of the”Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics”, and Associate Editor of “Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing”.
Get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively! 3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create prototypes that use multiple materials and colors. This friendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3D printing technology available today and gives artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazing things 3D printing has to offer. You’ll discover methods for the creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs with the help of this timely For Dummies guide. Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering, fused deposition, and granular binding techniques Covers the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of traditional products from magazines to material goods Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open-source designs, software, and hardware Addresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologies and provides strategies for improved success 3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to make manufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true!
About the Author
Kalani Kirk Hausman has spent more than 20 years as an IT consultant, enterprise architect, auditor, and ISO. He currently conducts research on integrating 3D printed materials into educational curricula at Texas A&M University. Richard Horne (RichRap) has two decades of experience in the electronics industry as an engineer, marketer, and product designer. In his work with the RepRap project, he blogs and shares ideas to make 3D printing easier for everyone to understand.
Microsoft(R) Dynamics CRM 2013 Unleashed presents start-to-finish guidance for planning, customizing, deploying, integrating, managing, and securing both cloud and on-premise based versions of Dynamics CRM. Leading Dynamics implementer Marc Wolenik fully covers Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13, and many features first introduced in Microsoft’s “Polaris” and Update Rollup 12. You’ll find thorough coverage of Dynamics’ revamped “Flow” interface and advanced cross-platform mobile client support. Extensive new coverage also includes: Business Process Flows, Portable Business Logic, reporting and forms improvements, server-side email synchronization, MarketingPilot, NetBreeze, Yammer, and much more. Drawing on extensive insider knowledge, Wolenik presents proven best practices and pitfalls to avoid in using every significant Dynamics CRM 2013 capability-information available in no other book. Marc J. Wolenik, is CEO of Webfortis, a Microsoft Gold Customer Relationship Management Competency Partner that specializes in delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM solutions for companies of all sizes. Learn from experience and dive deep into CRM technologies that cross almost every industry and vertical. His books include Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Unleashed, Microsoft CRM 4 Unleashed, and Microsoft CRM 4 Integration Unleashed. Detailed information on how to…* Compare on-premise and cloud versions of Dynamics CRM, make your best choice, and deploy painlessly * Use the advanced configuration and customization options that offer you the most value * Take full advantage of Dynamics CRM’s new flow interface and productivity shortcuts * Learn about new add-on features for Dynamics, including MarketingPilot, NetBreeze, and Yammer * Personalize dashboards, activities, calendars, data import/export, and more * Manage leads, opportunities, accounts, contacts, marketing lists, collateral, campaigns, quotes, orders, and invoices * Integrate schedules, cases, contacts, and product/service information * Build powerful automated workflows, processes, and complete solutions * Deliver CRM applications to smartphones and tablets, including iOS devices * Provide watch lists, automatic alerts, and other sales help through InsideView Social Insights * Extend Dynamics CRM with custom plug-ins and add-ons * Integrate Dynamics CRM 2013 with SharePoint, Azure, SQL Server, SRSS, Visual Studio, and .NET Framework ON THE WEB: Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672337031 as it becomes available.
About the Author
Marc Wolenik is the CEO of Webfortis-a Microsoft Gold Certified CRM Partner headquartered in San Francisco. As an avid believer in customer relationship management (CRM), Marc wrote a custom CRM application using only ASP 3.0 (prior to .NET) from scratch and incorporated complete back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality into it so that it could be used as the first of its type web-based CRM, point of sale (POS), and ERP. When Microsoft Dynamics CRM was released, Marc recognized the potential of both its CRM and xRM capabilities and developed a complete services offering around the product. Today, Webfortis offers “soup to nuts” CRM services for their customers.