The Only Official Guide to the #1 Personal Finance Software for Windows! Covers U.S. Microsoft Windows Editions--Quicken Deluxe and Premier
Take control of your personal finances using the best practices and time-saving tips in QuickenÂ® 2017 The Official Guide! Find out the most effective methods for tracking your income, expenses, savings, transactions, investments, and so much more.
Endorsed by the makers of Quicken, this practical resource shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of the software's powerful features, including the Quicken mobile app. You'll also get professional advice to help you reduce debt, stay on budget, save money, invest wisely, and plan for a secure financial future.
* Customize Quicken for your preferences * Track income and expenses * Automate transactions and tasks * Record bank and credit card transactions * Use online banking features * Reconcile checking, savings, and credit card accounts * Track investments and optimize your portfolio * Monitor your assets, loans, and net worth * Evaluate your financial position * Reduce debt, save money, and plan for retirement * Simplify tax preparation and maximize deductions * Create Quicken reports
By Ludin, Stephen
What can your organization gain by adopting HTTP/2? How about faster, simpler, and more robust websites and applications? This practical guide demonstrates how the latest version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol can dramatically improve website and application performance. You'll take a deep dive into HTTP/2 details, and learn how this updated protocol is changing the web landscape.HTTP/1.1 has been the primary means of communicating data across the Web for the past 20 years, but the level of interaction today has gone well beyond what people envisioned in 1997. With this book, authors Stephen Ludin and Javier Garza show you how HTTP/2 will help speed the execution of modern sites and applications.With this book, you'll explore:Performance challenges that led to the HTTP upgradeHTTP/2 in a nutshell, including benefits and transition methodsHow Google's SPDY networking protocol paved the way for HTTP/2Existing best practices and hacks to improve web performanceHTTP/2 support for browsers, servers, proxies, and content delivery networksHow the performance of sites using HTTP/2 compares to their HTTP/1.
Hacking Exposed Malware & Rootkits
By Elisan, Christopher C.
Arm yourself for the escalating war against malware and rootkits
Thwart debilitating cyber-attacks and dramatically improve your organization's security posture using the proven defense strategies in this thoroughly updated guide. Hacking Exposedâ„¢ Malware and Rootkits: Security Secrets & Solutions, Second Edition fully explains the hacker's latest methods alongside ready-to-deploy countermeasures. Discover how to block pop-up and phishing exploits, terminate embedded code, and identify and eliminate rootkits. You will get up-to-date coverage of intrusion detection, firewall, honeynet, antivirus, and anti-rootkit technology.
* Learn how malware infects, survives, and propagates across an enterprise * See how hackers develop malicious code and target vulnerable systems * Detect, neutralize, and remove user-mode and kernel-mode rootkits * Use hypervisors and honeypots to uncover and kill virtual rootkits * Defend against keylogging, redirect, click fraud, and identity theft * Block spear phishing, client-side, and embedded-code exploits * Effectively deploy the latest antivirus, pop-up blocker, and firewall software * Identify and stop malicious processes using IPS solutions
Podcasting For Dummies
By Morris, Tee
Produce a podcast like the pros
More people than ever are turning to podcasts for on-demand, mobile entertainment and information. Podcasting For Dummies offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, this book shares insight on the technology behind recording, editing, and sharing podcasts, along with tips and tricks on how to produce a pro-level podcast.
Podcasting has enjoyed a recent boom thanks to a new crop of hit podcasts catching the ears of the public and media along with the continued growth of mobile and streaming devices as a source for entertainment. If you want to jump on the podcasting bandwagon, you've come to the right place! In this fully updated edition, would-be and experienced podcasters alike will get all the tech information, production insight, and promotional tips they need to either get a podcast off the ground or improve on an existing one. Get the gear you need Find your podcasting voice Find and build an audience Plan your podcast
New tools have made it easier than ever to create a podcast - and this book shows you how.
Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step
By Lambert, Joan
The quick way to learn Microsoft Outlook 2016!
This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Outlook 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Get easy-to-follow guidance from a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Learn and practice new skills while working with sample content, or look up specific procedures Manage your email more efficiently than ever Organize your Inbox to stay in control of everything that matters Schedule appointments, events, and meetings Organize contact records and link to information from social media sites Track tasks for yourself and assign tasks to other people Enhance message content and manage email security
LED Project Handbook
By Baichtal, John
The LED Project Handbook is a collection of interactive and customizable projects that all have the humble LED in common, but don't write them off as basic! You'll learn how to make challenging and imaginative gadgets like a magic wand that controls lights using hand gestures, a pen-sized controller for music synthesizers, a light strip that dances to the beat of music, and even an LED sash that flashes scrolling text you send from your phone.
Every project includes photos, step-by-step directions, colorful circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring the project to life. As you work your way through the book, you'll pick up adaptable skills that will take your making abilities to the next level. You'll learn how to:
-Design versatile circuits for your own needs -Build and print a custom printed circuit board -Create flexible circuits which you can use to make any wearable you dream up -Turn analog signal into digital data your microcontroller can read -Use gesture recognition and wireless interaction for your own Internet of Things projects -Experiment with copper tape and create circuits with paper and foi -Build "smart" gadgets that make decisions with sensors
If you want to experiment with LEDs and circuits, learn some new skills, and make cool things along the way, The LED Project Handbook is your first step.
No Starch Press
Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Official Art Book
By Davies, Paul
Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. The Shadow of The Tomb Raider Official Art Book features exclusive concept art and developer interviews detailing the climactic conclusion of Lara Croft's origin story where she will experience her defining moment in becoming the Tomb Raider.
To Be a Machine
By O'connell, Mark
"This gonzo-journalistic exploration of the Silicon Valley techno-utopians' pursuit of escaping mortality is a breezy romp full of colorful characters." - New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)
Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies - our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans - in the hopes that, through technology, we can become something better than ourselves. It has found support among Silicon Valley billionaires and some of the world's biggest businesses.
In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O'Connell explores the staggering possibilities and moral quandaries that present themselves when you of think of your body as a device. He visits the world's foremost cryonics facility to witness how some have chosen to forestall death. He discovers an underground collective of biohackers, implanting electronics under their skin to enhance their senses. He meets a team of scientists urgently investigating how to protect mankind from artificial superintelligence.
Where is our obsession with technology leading us? What does the rise of AI mean not just for our offices and homes, but for our humanity? Could the technologies we create to help us eventually bring us to harm? Addressing these questions, O'Connell presents a profound, provocative, often laugh-out-loud-funny look at an influential movement. In investigating what it means to be a machine, he offers a surprising meditation on what it means to be human.
Core Java, Volume II--Advanced Features
By Horstmann, Cay S
Core JavaÂ® has long been recognized as the leading, no-nonsense tutorial and reference for experienced programmers who want to write robust Java code for real-world applications. Now, Core JavaÂ®, Volume II - Advanced Features, Tenth Edition, has been extensively updated to reflect the most eagerly awaited and innovative version of Java in years: Java SE 8. Rewritten and reorganized to illuminate powerful new Java features, idioms, and best practices for enterprise and desktop development, it contains hundreds of up-to-date example programs - all carefully crafted for easy understanding and practical applicability.
Writing for serious programmers solving real-world problems, Cay Horstmann deepens your understanding of today's Java language and library. In this second of two updated volumes, he offers in-depth coverage of advanced topics including the new Streams API and date/time/calendar library, advanced Swing, security, code processing, and more. This guide will help you
Use the new Streams library to process collections more flexibly and efficiently Efficiently access files and directories, read/write binary or text data, and serialize objects Work with Java SE 8's regular expression package Make the most of XML in Java: parsing, validation, XPath, document generation, XSL, and more Efficiently connect Java programs to network services Program databases with JDBC 4.2 Elegantly overcome date/time programming complexities with the new java.time API Write internationalized programs with localized dates/times, numbers, text, and GUIs Process code with the scripting API, compiler API, and annotation processors Enforce security via class loaders, bytecode verification, security managers, permissions, user authentication, digital signatures, code signing, and encryption Master advanced Swing components for lists, tables, trees, text, and progress indicators Produce high-quality drawings with the Java 2D API Use JNI native methods to leverage code in other languages
If you're an experienced programmer moving to Java SE 8, Core JavaÂ®, Tenth Edition, is the reliable, practical, and complete guide to the Java platform that has been trusted by developers for over twenty years.
Look for the companion volume, Core JavaÂ®, Volume I - Fundamentals, Tenth Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-417730-4) , for foundational coverage of Java 8 language concepts, UI programming, objects, generics, collections, lambda expressions, concurrency, functional programming, and more.
Learn Python 3 the Hard Way
By Shaw, Zed A
You Will Learn Python 3!
Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed - just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else.
In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code - live, as he's doing the exercises.
Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development
It'll be hard at first. But soon, you'll just get it - and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you'll know one of the world's most powerful, popular programming languages. You'll be a Python programmer.
This Book Is Perfect For
Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven't written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3
Data for the People
By Weigend, Andreas
Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or even just turn on a light, we create data that businesses collect and use to make decisions about us. In many ways this has improved our lives, yet, we as individuals do not benefit from this wealth of data as much as we could. Moreover, whether it is a bank evaluating our credit worthiness, an insurance company determining our risk level, or a potential employer deciding whether we get a job, it is likely that this data will be used against us rather than for us.
In Data for the People, Andreas Weigend draws on his years as a consultant for commerce, education, healthcare, travel and finance companies to outline how Big Data can work better for all of us. As of today, how much we benefit from Big Data depends on how closely the interests of big companies align with our own. Too often, outdated standards of control and privacy force us into unfair contracts with data companies, but it doesn't have to be this way. Weigend makes a powerful argument that we need to take control of how our data is used to actually make it work for us. Only then can we the people get back more from Big Data than we give it.
Big Data is here to stay. Now is the time to find out how we can be empowered by it.
SketchUp For Dummies
By Chopra, Aidan
Design almost anything in 3D with SketchUp Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life. From creating a basic 3D model to showing off your work via 3D print or animation, this all-access guide pulls back the curtain on using SketchUp to do anything from redesigning your house to mocking up the next great invention. With an emphasis on usability, SketchUp has found very wide success as a tool even non-designers can use to make basic drawings. And now, thanks to the insight and expert tips from former SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls, this easy-to-follow guide makes it more accessible than ever! Create buildings and components Alter the appearance of your model Tour your designs via SketchUp Get quick tips on troubleshooting If you're a designer with sketchy computer modeling skills, SketchUp For Dummies is the trusted reference you'll turn to again and again.
3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers
By Hoskins, Stephen
Fully revised and with a new chapter and international case studies, this second edition of the best-selling book traces how artists and designers continue to adapt and incorporate 3D printing technology into their work and explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology. Covering a broad range of applied art practice - from fine art and furniture-design to film-making - Stephen Hoskins introduces some of his groundbreaking research from the Centre for Fine Print Research along with an updated history of 3D print technology, a new chapter on fashion and animation, and new case studies featuring artists working with metal, plastic, ceramic and other materials. A fascinating investigation into how the applied arts continue to adapt to new technologies and a forecast of what developments we might expect in the future, this book is essential reading for students, researchers studying contemporary art and design and professionals involved in the creative industries.
Bloomsbury Visual Arts
WordPress All-in-One For Dummies
By Sabin-wilson, Lisa
Everything you need to know about WordPress
If you strive to have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back for more, this book is your ace in the hole! Offering you cream-of-the-crop guidance from eight bestselling books, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the only reference you need to get a handle on blogging basics, use SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, customize your blog with plugins and themes, and so much more.
WordPress powers more than 25% of the web - and for good reason. It's a state-of-the-art blog-publishing platform that makes your site look professional, lets it be searchable, and provides readers with a pleasant user experience. Whether you're just dreaming up your first blog or want to learn to use the latest version of the software to keep your site up to date, WordPress All-in-One For Dummies is the way to go! Build your site foundation and become an admin pro Personalize your site with themes and plugins Use SEO and social media to extend your site Read and understand site analytics
WordPress is free - and with a bit of help from this how-to guide, it can also be easy!
IPHONE FOR DUMMIES
By Baig, Edward C
The iPhone boot camp for getting the most out of your device iPhone For Dummies is the ultimate user-friendly guide to the iPhone Whether you're new to the iPhone or just want to get more out of it, this book will show you the essentials you need to know to take full advantage of the major features. Dive into Utilities to customize your iPhone for the way you use it, and learn new ways to use familiar apps and tools. Whether your phone is new, old, or somewhere in between, this book has you covered; friendly, easy-to-read instructions cover the iPhone's newest features as well as the classic functions that have been there from the beginning. You'll learn how to solve common problems, save on data usage by connecting to WiFi, and keep your information safe using the iPhone's various security features. Quickly and easily migrate your information from another phone, and learn how to organize your contacts, photos, music, apps, and more. Learn just what your iPhone can do for you, and use each and every feature to the fullest Your iPhone is a powerful little tool, and it's also the best toy you've ever had Learn the ins-and-outs the easy way, with clear instruction and friendly, helpful, expert advice. Master the basic functions, including Phone, Messages, Mail, and Safari Explore iTunes and the App Store to find the apps you can't live without Manage your calendar, contacts, music, photos, games, movies, and more Connect to WiFi, troubleshoot issues, and find the answers you need quickly Whether you're ready to get to work or ready to have some fun, the iPhone can do it--often, both at the same time iPhone For Dummies is the must-have guide for every iPhone user who wants everything the iPhone has to offer.