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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. UPGRADE TO THE NEW GENERATION OF DATABASE SOFTWARE FOR THE ERA OF BIG DATA!If big data is an untapped natural resource, how do you find the gold hidden within? Leaders realize that big data means all data, and are moving quickly to extract more value from both structured and unstructured application data. However, analyzing this data can prove costly and complex, especially while protecting the availability,performance and reliability of essential business applications. In the new era of big data, businesses require data systems that can blend always-available transactions with speed-of-thought analytics. DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration provides this speed, simplicity, andaffordability while making it easier to build next-generation applications with NoSQL features, such as a mongo-styled JSON document store, a graph store, and more. Dynamic in-memory columnar processing and other innovations deliver faster insights from more data, and enhanced pureScale clustering technology delivers high-availability transactions with application-transparent scalability for business continuity. With this book, you'll learn about the power and flexibility of multiworkload, multi-platform database software. Use the comprehensive knowledge from a team of DB2 developers and experts to get started with the latest DB2 trial version you can download at ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/db2/. Stay up to date on DB2 by visiting ibm.com/db2/.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Master Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Application DevelopmentDevelop, debug, and administer robust database programs. Filled with detailed examples and expert strategies from an Oracle ACE, Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming explains how to retrieve and process data, write PL/SQL statements, execute effective queries, incorporate PHP and Java, and work with dynamic SQL. Code testing, security, and object-oriented programming techniques are fully covered in this comprehensive Oracle Press guide. Explore new SQL and PL/SQL features in Oracle Database 12c Build control structures, cursors, and loop statements Work with collections, varrays, tables, and associative array collections Locate and repair errors and employ exception handlers Execute black box, white box, and integration tests Configure and manage stored packages and libraries Handle security with authentication and encryption Use LOBs to store text and multimedia content Write and implement PL/SQL and Java triggers Extend functionality using dynamic SQL statements Understand object types, nested tables, and unnesting queries
This unique text/reference advocates a novel forgetful approach to dealing with personal multimedia content in the long run, which is inspired by the effectiveness of human forgetting as a mechanism for helping us to stay focused on important things. The text presents theoretical foundations, technologies, applications, and case study results that help the reader to understand the problems and challenges associated with personal digital preservation, and the solutions that can be developed in response to these challenges. Topics and features: Highlights the value of an intelligent and selective approach to personal multimedia preservation, involving managed forgetting and contextualized remembering; considers how a conceptual understanding of human memory function can be used to inspire the design of digital managed preservation and forgetting; discusses methods that endow computers with capabilities to understand digital content, in order to support intelligent preservation decisions; examines the assessment of the importance of information items, introducing the concepts of memory buoyancy and preservation value; reviews methods for preserving the context associated with a digital item, and for assessing how this context evolves over time; proposes a reference model for the Preserve-or-Forget (PoF) approach which is integrative, value-driven, brain-inspired, forgetful, and evolution-aware; describes the integration of preservation functionalities in a Personal Information Management (PIM) application; presents a user study on a photo selection task, using the results to design methods for automatically selecting important photos from personal collections. This interdisciplinary volume provides significant insights from computer science, engineering and psychology that will be of great interest to researchers involved in multimedia and software engineering, multimedia preservation, cultural informatics, digital heritage, and the digital humanities.
Electronic Iran introduces the concept of the Iranian Internet, a framework that captures interlinked, transnational networks of virtual and offline spaces. Taking her cues from early Internet ethnographies that stress the importance of treating the Internet as both a site and product of cultural production, accounts in media studies that highlight the continuities between old and new media, and a range of works that have made critical interventions in the field of Iranian studies, Niki Akhavan traces key developments and confronts conventional wisdom about digital media in general, and contemporary Iranian culture and politics in particular. Akhavan focuses largely on the years between 1998 and 2012 to reveal a diverse and combative virtual landscape where both geographically and ideologically dispersed individuals and groups deployed Internet technologies to variously construct, defend, and challenge narratives of Iranian national identity, society, and politics. While it tempers celebratory claims that have dominated assessments of the Iranian Internet, Electronic Iran is ultimately optimistic in its outlook. As it exposes and assesses overlooked aspects of the Iranian Internet, the book sketches a more complete map of its dynamic landscape, and suggests that the transformative powers of digital media can only be developed and understood if attention is paid to both the specificities of new technologies as well as the local and transnational contexts in which they appear.
Learn the principles of MIS as you explore the latest developments and industry trends with MIS 10. This practically focused approach helps you master foundational MIS concepts that will guide your career. You examine the latest topics, such as cloud computing, AR/VR, quantum computing and blockchain, with the most current MIS title on the market. Have you ever wondered what you would have done as a company leader in a critical moment? With this edition's MindTap digital experience, you can strengthen your decision-making skills with "YouDecide" -- new interactive case studies that bridge technology and business strategy and position you as the decision maker. You can also examine possible career paths with new career connection videos. Delve deeper into key course concepts with new concept videos and foundational case studies. In addition, MindTap's RSS feeds alert you to the latest advancements and trends for a stronger focus on today's real business world.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master the Fundamentals of Oracle Database 12cFilled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this Oracle Press guide provides detailed coverage of core database concepts, the role of the administrator, and enterprise database capabilities. Oracle Database 12c: Install,Configure & Maintain Like a Professional walks you through database configuration, administration, programming, backup and recovery, and high availability. You'll get in-depth introductions to SQL and PL/SQL as well as important information on managing large databases and using Oracle's engineered systems. This essential beginner's resource features: Critical Skills--Lists of specific skills covered in each chapter Projects--Practical exercises that show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter Progress Checks--Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with helpful tips Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Mastery Checks--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge
There are rhythms of action and response to all human-computer interactions. As we click, swipe, tap and sway to their beats, these rhythms intersect with the rhythms of our everyday lives. Perhaps they synchronize, perhaps they disrupt each other or maybe they dance together. Whatever their impact our experience of these rhythms will colour our experience of an interaction design. In playful interactive applications, rhythm is especially crucial because of the role it performs in building and maintaining the precarious spirit of play. Play involves movement and this movement has a rhythm that drives the experience. But what is the character of these rhythms of play and how can they be used in the design of interactive applications? These questions are the focus of this book. Drawing on traditions of rhythmic design practice in dance, performance, music and architecture, this book reveals key insights into practical strategies for designing playful rhythmic experience. With playful experiences now being incorporated into almost every type of computer application, interaction design practitioners and researchers need to develop a deeper understanding of the specific character of rhythms within play. Written from a designer's perspective, with interviews from leading creative artists and interaction design practitioners, Rhythm, Play and Interaction Design will help practitioners, researchers and students understand, evaluate and create rhythmic experiences.
With the growing popularity of "big data", the potential value of personal data has attracted more and more attention. Applications built on personal data can create tremendous social and economic benefits. Meanwhile, they bring serious threats to individual privacy. The extensive collection, analysis and transaction of personal data make it difficult for an individual to keep the privacy safe. People now show more concerns about privacy than ever before. How to make a balance between the exploitation of personal information and the protection of individual privacy has become an urgent issue. In this book, the authors use methodologies from economics, especially game theory, to investigate solutions to the balance issue. They investigate the strategies of stakeholders involved in the use of personal data, and try to find the equilibrium. The book proposes a user-role based methodology to investigate the privacy issues in data mining, identifying four different types of users, i.e. four user roles, involved in data mining applications. For each user role, the authors discuss its privacy concerns and the strategies that it can adopt to solve the privacy problems. The book also proposes a simple game model to analyze the interactions among data provider, data collector and data miner. By solving the equilibria of the proposed game, readers can get useful guidance on how to deal with the trade-off between privacy and data utility. Moreover, to elaborate the analysis on data collector's strategies, the authors propose a contract model and a multi-armed bandit model respectively. The authors discuss how the owners of data (e.g. an individual or a data miner) deal with the trade-off between privacy and utility in data mining. Specifically, they study users' strategies in collaborative filtering based recommendation system and distributed classification system. They built game models to formulate the interactions among data owners, and propose learning algorithms to find the equilibria.
The fourth edition of EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT covers everything you need to know about working successfully in a project environment, including how to organize and manage effective project teams. Communication is also emphasized, with a focus on how to document and communicate project developments, both within and outside of the team. In-depth coverage of planning, scheduling and cost management is also provided. The authors' goal is to provide many cases that are fun and elicit interesting debates, and this edition includes new end-of-chapter cases. In addition, all new up-to-date Real World Project Management vignettes are included at the beginning and within each chapter, giving you a taste of how project management is practically applied in the workplace. Key points of each chapter are highlighted in Critical Success Factor boxes, providing an overview of the main ideas covered within the chapter. End-of-chapter materials contain questions and Internet exercises that allow you to apply the concepts covered in the chapter. Sprinkled throughout each chapter are boxed questions designed to test your comprehension of key concepts. A trial version of Microsoft" Office Project 2007 is included for student use on class projects.
This volume features original contributions and invited review articles on mathematical statistics, statistical simulation and experimental design. The selected peer-reviewed contributions originate from the 8th International Workshop on Simulation held in Vienna in 2015. The book is intended for mathematical statisticians, Ph.D. students and statisticians working in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, psychology, agriculture and other related fields. The International Workshops on Simulation are devoted to statistical techniques in stochastic simulation, data collection, design of scientific experiments and studies representing broad areas of interest. The first 6 workshops took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1994 - 2009 and the 7th workshop was held in Rimini, Italy, in 2013.
This book teaches beginners and aspiring game developers how to develop 2D games with Unity. Thousands of commercial games have been built with Unity. The reader will learn the complete process of 2D game development, step by step. The theory behind each step is fully explained. This book contains numerous color illustrations and access to all source code and companion videos. Key Features: Fully detailed game projects from scratch. Beginners can do the steps and create games right away. No coding experience is necessary. Numerous examples take a raw beginner toward professional coding proficiency in C# and Unity. Includes a thorough introduction to Unity 2020, including 2D game development, prefabs, cameras, animation, character controllers, lighting, and sound. Includes a step-by-step introduction to Unity 2019.3. Extensive coverage of GIMP, Audacity, and MuseScore for the creation of 2D graphics, sound effects, and music. All required software is free to use for any purpose including commercial applications and games. Franz Lanzinger is the owner and chief game developer of Lanzinger Studio, an independent game development and music studio in Sunnyvale, California. He started his career in game programming in 1982 at Atari Games, Inc., where he designed and programmed the classic arcade game Crystal Castles. In 1989, he joined Tengen, where he was a programmer and designer for Ms. Pac-Man and Toobin' on the NES. He co-founded Bitmasters, where he designed and coded games including Rampart and Championship Pool for the NES and SNES, and NCAA Final Four Basketball for the SNES and Sega Genesis. In 1996, he founded Actual Entertainment, publisher and developer of the Gubble video game series. He has a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and attended graduate school in mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a former world record holder on Centipede and Burgertime. He is a professional author, game developer, accompanist, and piano teacher. He is currently working on remaking the original Gubble game in Unity and Blender.
This book is a guide to the features of Microsoft Excel, one of the key products of the Microsoft Office suite. Step-by-step instructions and visual aides help the reader easily learn the software. PICTURE YOURSELF LEARNING MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 teaches the latest version of Microsoft Excel by following along in a four-color, highly visual format. Readers will develop the skills needed to complete a multitude of tasks, such as working with formulas, filtering and sorting data, working with charts, and much more.
Explore advanced skills in Excel and gain an amazing array of tricks and tools to increase your productivity. This book discusses new techniques such as power functions, chart tricks, and many more to master Excel. Advanced Excel Success starts with a few useful data tools in Excel followed by advanced formulas that will help you increase productivity. Here, you will learn power functions that aggregate, return ranges, and much more. Further, you will look at custom formatting tricks along with advanced charting tricks. These include automatically changing the color of key metrics, dynamically sorting chart data, and building creative labels. Next, you will understand the role of Power Query which is one of the most important upgrades in Excel. Power Query is the Microsoft Data Connectivity and Data Preparation technology that enables business users to seamlessly access data stored in hundreds of data sources and reshape it to fit their needs, with an easy-to-use, engaging, and no-code user experience. Finally, you will learn Power Pivot which is a distinct feature in Excel that goes beyond spreadsheets. After reading this book, you will be well equipped to work on Excel with its advanced features. What You Will Learn Work with the most useful data tools Understand formulas and the ten power functions Use advanced chart and formatting tricks and techniques for dynamic and effective visuals Work with power tools Who This Book Is For Excel users looking to take the next step to expert level.
Learn all about the hottest games coming in 2020, how they were developed and how to beat them in Scholastic's annual gaming guide! Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favourite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hot new ones coming in 2020! Game On! 2020 is the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech and streamers, featuring some of the year's greatest gaming moments and exclusive interviews with Twitch stars, YouTube legends and game developers. This complete guide is packed with top gaming secrets, stats, tips and tricks for all your favourite games. All games featured in Game On! 2020 are rated T for Teen or younger, keeping it appropriate for young gamers.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master Cloud Computing with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12cGain organizational agility, foster innovation, and lower TCO by adopting a service-oriented, cloud-based IT solution. Building and Managing a Cloud Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c thoroughly explains how to architect, configure, and manage components of a public or private cloud lifecycle. Discover how to choose the right architecture, deploy applications, govern self-service provisioning, monitor users, and implement security. This Oracle Press guide features best practices and case studies from the authors' experiences as Oracle product managers. Plan and deploy a flexible cloud infrastructure Configure Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Self Service Portal Bundle applications using Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder Set up, manage, and monitor IaaS, PaaS, and DBaaS Meter usage and establish chargeback policies Work with large-scale clouds and enforce compliance Manage cloud service levels Diagnose and repair bottlenecks and faults
Develop the Microsoft (R) Office and Excel 2016 skills you need to be successful in college and beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & EXCEL 2016: INTRODUCTORY. Updated with all-new case scenarios, this edition clearly applies the skills you are learning to real-world situations, making the concepts even more relevant. New Productivity Apps provide a visual introduction to Microsoft (R) OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge with fun, hands-on activities. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help you learn to use each app. NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & EXCEL 2016: INTRODUCTORY demonstrates the importance of what you're learning while strengthening your outcomes and helping you transfer your skills to other applications and disciplines for further success.
Written as a collection of notes in Damon Baird's journal, 'The Survivor's Log' will expand on declassified testimony and other facets of the game and serve as an in-universe artefact within the timeline of the series. This firsthand account will chronicle the soldier's experience in a riveting and beautifully illustrated oral history-the events he witnessed and the deterioration of COG society, his decision to take his unit rogue, and stories from the other embers of his cohort.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. It's EASIER than ever to get started with Microsoft Office 2010!Navigate your way around the Microsoft Office 2020 suite without getting lost in too many details. Microsoft Office 2010 Demystified shows you the ropes and explains the new, handy, and most popular functions of each application. Written in a step-by-step, tutorial format, this practical guide begins with an overview of the suite and the universal features that can be used in all of the individual programs. Then, you'll drill down into the specifics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Detailed explanations and screenshots make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn how to: Create great-looking Word documents Crunch numbers and get graphical in Excel spreadsheets Develop persuasive PowerPoint presentations Manage your email, tasks, calendar, and contacts with Outlook Build and manage Access databases Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Microsoft Office 2010 Demystified helps you master this powerful suite of applications.
In the Nineteenth-century, English textile workers responded to the introduction of new technologies on the factory floor by smashing them to bits. For years the Luddites roamed the English countryside, practicing drills and manoeuvres that they would later deploy on unsuspecting machines. The movement has been derided by scholars as a backwards-looking and ultimately ineffectual effort to stem the march of history; for Gavin Mueller, the movement gets at the heart of the antagonistic relationship between all workers, including us today, and the so-called progressive gains secured by new technologies. The luddites weren't primitive and they are still a force, however unconsciously, in the workplaces of the twenty-first century world. Breaking Things at Work is an innovative rethinking of labour and machines, leaping from textile mills to algorithms, from existentially threatened knife cutters of rural Germany to surveillance-evading truckers driving across the continental United States. Mueller argues that the future stability and empowerment of working-class movements will depend on subverting these technologies and preventing their spread wherever possible. The task is intimidating, but the seeds of this resistance are already present in the neo-Luddite efforts of hackers, pirates, and dark web users who are challenging surveillance and control, often through older systems of communication technology.
This classroom-tested and easy-to-understand textbook/reference describes the state of the art in 3D reconstruction from multiple images, taking into consideration all aspects of programming and implementation. Unlike other computer vision textbooks, this guide takes a unique approach in which the initial focus is on practical application and the procedures necessary to actually build a computer vision system. The theoretical background is then briefly explained afterwards, highlighting how one can quickly and simply obtain the desired result without knowing the derivation of the mathematical detail. Features: reviews the fundamental algorithms underlying computer vision; describes the latest techniques for 3D reconstruction from multiple images; summarizes the mathematical theory behind statistical error analysis for general geometric estimation problems; presents derivations at the end of each chapter, with solutions supplied at the end of the book; provides additional material at an associated website.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Implement Proven Database Optimization SolutionsSystematically identify and eliminate database performance problems with help from Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec. Filled with real-world case studies and best practices, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques details the latest monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization methods. Find out how to find and fix bottlenecks, configure storage devices, execute effective queries, and develop bug-free SQL and PL/SQL code. Testing, reporting, and security enhancements are also covered in this Oracle Press guide. Properly index and partition Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Work with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Efficiently manage disk drives, RAID arrays, and memory Tune queries with Oracle SQL hints and the TRACE utility Troubleshoot databases using V$ views and X$ tables Distribute workload using Oracle Real Application Testing Generate reports using Oracle's Statspack and Automatic Workload Repository tools Use sar, vmstat, and iostat to monitor system statistics "This is a timely update of Rich's classic book on Oracle Database performance tuning to cover hot new topics like Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Exadata. This is a must-have for DBAs moving to these new products." --Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Oracle Database Server Technologies
What gamer hasn't tried Final Fantasy VII ? The game, released in 1997, is now the standardbearer of a whole generation, and it's also the one which catapulted Sony's PlayStation onto centre stage. To celebrate this mythic video game's 20th anniversary, Third Editions wanted to throw itself back into this unbelievable universe. This carefully crafted publication takes a look back at all the titles that helped forge Final Fantasy VII's mythology (including the Compilation of FF VII), and deciphers their content through examination and original analysis.
"Problem-Solving Cases In Microsoft Access And Excel, 8e, International Edition" helps you apply Access and Excel effectively and efficiently to solve real-world business problems. With 6 individual tutorials that build a practical knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 Access and Excel capabilities, this book sets the groundwork for applying these database and spreadsheet skills to actual scenarios. These scenarios take the form of 12 new case studies, which introduce problems that today's business professionals are likely to face. The cases allow you to apply the information gleaned from the tutorials to solve the problems. With features like integration cases that require readers to use both Access and Excel together, this book affords the most up-to-date, practical education in the most commonly used software programs. Instructor support materials can be found in the Instructor Downloads section of our associated website accessible to instructors with a Single Sign On (SSO) username and password. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, the instructor resources are unique to the textbook. Key features include 6 New Hall of Fame Cases, a new instructor's manual, new solution files, new syllabus, new Student Data Files. You'll find an Instructor's Manual, Hall of Fame Casese, Syllabi, Student Data Files, and Solution Files are offered. Contact your sales rep for more information.
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