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Creating Adventure Games for Teens (Paperback, New Ed): Jason Darby Creating Adventure Games for Teens (Paperback, New Ed)
Jason Darby
R568 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R78 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

If you're ready to learn all about making your own adventure games, CREATING ADVENTURE GAMES FOR TEENS is ready to show you how--and no prior programming skills are required After being introduced to the history and principles of adventure game creation, learning what makes a good game, you'll immediately put your new knowledge into practice by making adventure games for the PC and web platforms. Using the latest version of Multimedia Fusion, the user-friendly drag-and-drop game and application creation program, CREATING ADVENTURE GAMES FOR TEENS will also teach you how to make text and graphic adventures, point and click graphic adventures games and the hugely popular hidden object adventure games--whether you're an experienced programmer or are just getting started this book will teach you all you need to know about adventure games. The book also includes instructions on how to make your own editors so you can quickly program your own your own games. With this book's easy, step-by-step instructions, you'll be on your way to creating great adventure games in no time.

Succeeding in Business with Microsoft (R) Excel (R) 2013 - A Problem-Solving Approach (Paperback, New edition): Frank Akaiwa,... Succeeding in Business with Microsoft (R) Excel (R) 2013 - A Problem-Solving Approach (Paperback, New edition)
Frank Akaiwa, Debra Gross, Karleen Nordquist
R719 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R103 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2013 prepares your students to solve business problems by moving beyond the basic "point and click" skills to think critically about realistic business situations. When students combine software analysis with their own decision making abilities, they are more likely meet any business challenge with success. The Succeeding in Business Series emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking, and analysis - challenging students to find efficient and effective solutions.

Monolith to Microservices - Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith (Paperback): Sam Newman Monolith to Microservices - Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith (Paperback)
Sam Newman
R902 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R215 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservices architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman's extremely popular Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture. With many illustrative examples, insightful migration patterns, and a bevy of practical advice to transition your monolith enterprise into a microservice operation, this practical guide covers multiple scenarios and strategies for a successful migration, from initial planning all the way through application and database decomposition. You'll learn several tried and tested patterns and techniques that you can use as you migrate your existing architecture. Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more

WordPress For Dummies (Paperback, 8th Edition): Lisa Sabin Wilson WordPress For Dummies (Paperback, 8th Edition)
Lisa Sabin Wilson
R493 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R147 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The bestselling guide to WordPress fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. * Get set up with a new WordPress.org account * Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool * Forget one website manage as many as you want * Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page and a click away!

Windows Kernel Programming (Paperback): Pavel Yosifovich Windows Kernel Programming (Paperback)
Pavel Yosifovich
R889 R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Save R57 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Kubernetes: Up and Running - Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure (Paperback, 2nd edition): Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey... Kubernetes: Up and Running - Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey Hightower
R1,253 R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Save R447 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes

HTML & CSS fur Dummies (German, Paperback): Florence Maurice HTML & CSS fur Dummies (German, Paperback)
Florence Maurice
R554 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R94 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 (Paperback, 7th edition): Diane Zak Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 (Paperback, 7th edition)
Diane Zak
R932 R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Save R137 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Learn to master the basics of effective programming as you work through Visual Basic 2015's latest features with the wealth of hands-on applications in this book's engaging real-world setting. PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT (R) VISUAL BASIC (R) 2015, 7E by best-selling author Diane Zak offers you an ideal introduction to programming with a dynamic visual presentation, step-by-step tutorials, and strategically placed activity boxes. New hands-on applications, timely examples, and practical exercises address a variety of learning styles. Even if you have no prior programming experience, you will learn how to effectively plan and create interactive Visual Basic 2015 applications. This edition places particular emphasis on GUI design skills and responsive design. To ensure your success, the book is available with an optional MindTap, which includes an eBook, interactive quizzing, study tools, and dynamic videos created and narrated by the author.

Mastering Ethereum (Paperback): Andreas Antonopoulos, Gavin Wood Mastering Ethereum (Paperback)
Andreas Antonopoulos, Gavin Wood
R1,243 R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Save R524 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. This platform enables you to run decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts that have no central points of failure or control, integrate with a payment network, and operate on an open blockchain. With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and DApps on Ethereum and other virtual-machine blockchains. Discover why IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and hundreds of other organizations are experimenting with Ethereum. This essential guide shows you how to develop the skills necessary to be an innovator in this growing and exciting new industry. Run an Ethereum client, create and transmit basic transactions, and program smart contracts Learn the essentials of public key cryptography, hashes, and digital signatures Understand how "wallets" hold digital keys that control funds and smart contracts Interact with Ethereum clients programmatically using JavaScript libraries and Remote Procedure Call interfaces Learn security best practices, design patterns, and anti-patterns with real-world examples Create tokens that represent assets, shares, votes, or access control rights Build decentralized applications using multiple peer-to-peer (P2P) components

Astrophotography (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Thierry Legault Astrophotography (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Thierry Legault
R637 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R194 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Today's photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by the largest observatories-and this book will teach you how. Author and world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography-from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialized equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. Legault shares advice about equipment and guides you through techniques for achieving excellent results. The first edition of this book received the jury special prize at the Astronomy Festival of Haute-Maurienne in France. Now in its second edition, Astrophotography provides the most thorough treatment of the topic available. This richly illustrated book is intended for all sky enthusiasts-newcomers and veterans alike. Learn how to: Select the most useful equipment: cameras, adapters, filters, focal reducers/extenders, field correctors, and guide telescopes Set up your camera (digital, video, or CCD) and your lens or telescope for optimal results Plan your observing sessions Mount the camera on your telescope and focus it for razor-sharp images Polar-align your equatorial mount and improve tracking for pin-point star images Make celestial time-lapse videos Calculate the shooting parameters: focal length and ratio, field of view, exposure time, etc. Combine multiples exposures to reveal faint galaxies, nebulae details, elusive planetary structures, and tiny lunar craters Adjust contrast, brightness, light curves, and colors Postprocess your images to fix defects such as vignetting, dust shadows, hot pixels, uneven background, and noise Identify problems with your images and improve your results

Microsoft (R) Office 2011 for Mac - Introductory, International Edition (Paperback, International edition): Mali Jones Microsoft (R) Office 2011 for Mac - Introductory, International Edition (Paperback, International edition)
Mali Jones
R1,210 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R193 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Introduce your students to the new generation of Microsoft Office for Mac with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With MICROSOFT (R) OFFICE 2011 FOR MAC: INTRODUCTORY, International Edition, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In MICROSOFTMICROSOFT (R) OFFICE 2011 FOR MAC: INTRODUCTORY, International Edition you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Office 2011 software through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead. Brand new end of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable software users by requiring them to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create real-life documents.

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): Deborah Morley Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
Deborah Morley
R808 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R124 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, 5E, International Edition gives readers a classic introduction to computer concepts and societal issues, delivering content that is relevant to today's career-focused student.

Apex Legends Ultimate Guide (Hardcover): Apex Legends Ultimate Guide (Hardcover)
R199 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R33 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications (Paperback): Carsten Steger, Markus Ulrich, Christian Wiedemann Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications (Paperback)
Carsten Steger, Markus Ulrich, Christian Wiedemann
R1,244 R1,123 Discovery Miles 11 230 Save R121 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications" is the first up-to-date textbook for machine vision software provides all the details on the theory and practical use of the relevant algorithms.
The first part covers image acquisition, including illumination, lenses, cameras, frame grabbers, and bus systems, while the second deals with the algorithms themselves. This includes data structures, image enhancement and transformations, segmentation, feature extraction, morphology, template matching, stereo reconstruction, and camera calibration. The final part concentrates on applications, and features real-world examples, example code with HALCON, and further exercises.
Uniting the latest research results with an industrial approach, this textbook is ideal for students of electrical engineering, physics and informatics, electrical and mechanical engineers, as well as those working in the sensor, automation and optical industries.
Free software available with registration code

YouTube World Records (Hardcover, 5 Ed): Adrian Besley YouTube World Records (Hardcover, 5 Ed)
Adrian Besley 1
R471 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R160 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

YouTube is the world's most-visited video sharing site, with more than one billion hours of content watched daily by almost 2 billion users. It contains a host of amazing clips, many documenting incredible feats of human endeavour and endurance. This new edition of YouTube World Records is a glorious interactive celebration of these heroic and often jaw-dropping efforts. Super-powered with on-the-page links to over 250 amazing videos, YouTube World Records celebrates the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website. From the tallest and smallest to the greatest and maddest, YouTube World Records has it covered. This unique collection contains a host of amazing feats, stunts and tricks, from the worlds of sport, science, nature and beyond, and is the ultimate celebration of the world's greatest records.

Communication Complexity - and Applications (Hardcover): Anup Rao, Amir Yehudayoff Communication Complexity - and Applications (Hardcover)
Anup Rao, Amir Yehudayoff
R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Communication complexity is the mathematical study of scenarios where several parties need to communicate to achieve a common goal, a situation that naturally appears during computation. This introduction presents the most recent developments in an accessible form, providing the language to unify several disjoint research subareas. Written as a guide for a graduate course on communication complexity, it will interest a broad audience in computer science, from advanced undergraduates to researchers in areas ranging from theory to algorithm design to distributed computing. The first part presents basic theory in a clear and illustrative way, offering beginners an entry into the field. The second part describes applications including circuit complexity, proof complexity, streaming algorithms, extension complexity of polytopes, and distributed computing. Proofs throughout the text use ideas from a wide range of mathematics, including geometry, algebra, and probability. Each chapter contains numerous examples, figures, and exercises to aid understanding.

A Simple Guide to IBM SPSS: for Version 22.0 (Paperback, 13th edition): Lee A. Kirkpatrick, Brooke C. Feeney A Simple Guide to IBM SPSS: for Version 22.0 (Paperback, 13th edition)
Lee A. Kirkpatrick, Brooke C. Feeney
R560 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R82 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Completely up to date, the no-nonsense A SIMPLE GUIDE TO IBM SPSS: FOR VERSION 22.0, Thirteenth Edition, equips you with everything you need to know to get started with the newest version of SPSS (R) for Windows (R). The guide's straightforward style frees learners to concentrate on learning basic statistical concepts, while still developing familiarity with SPSS (R). Step-by-step instruction quickly gets users up to speed, enabling them to begin using SPSS (R) to conduct statistical analyses.

Teachers Discovering Computers - Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom (Paperback, International ed of 6th... Teachers Discovering Computers - Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed)
Gary B. Shelly, Randolph E. Gunter, Glenda A. Gunter, Thomas J. Cashman
R1,010 R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Save R158 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Part of the 'Shelly Cashman' series, this text presents practical, effective, theory-based strategies from a teacher's perspective to help integrate technology resources and methods into the classroom.

Exam 70-680 - Windows 7 Configuration (Paperback): Microsoft Official Academic Course Exam 70-680 - Windows 7 Configuration (Paperback)
Microsoft Official Academic Course
R3,152 Discovery Miles 31 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is for users preparing to become certified for the 70-680 Windows 7 Configuration exam. The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) lessons correlate and are mapped to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-680 certification exam. This book includes installing, deployment, and upgrade to Windows 7. The text also covers new Windows 7 features such as BranchCache and HomeGroup networking. Additionally, you will master configuration pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. The MOAC IT Professional series is the Official from Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads to professional certification. With the Microsoft Official Academic course program, you are getting instructional support from Microsoft; materials that are current, accurate, and technologically innovative.

The Trust Manifesto - What you Need to do to Create a Better Internet (Paperback): Damian Bradfield The Trust Manifesto - What you Need to do to Create a Better Internet (Paperback)
Damian Bradfield 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

If you could reinvent the internet now, what would it look like? 'A superb and timely book showing how we can face up to the tsunami of big data that threatens to engulf us all' Stephen Fry "Enlightening, provocative, and wonderfully thoughtful, this is an essential book for our times." Sir Ken Robinson, Educator, New York Times Bestselling Author From the moment Alexa wakes you up, you glance at your Apple watch, check social media, app-order your daily coffee and navigate your way to work, your data is being collected. In this new digital landscape unfurling around us, data is the new oil and you're the oil well. We're living in an extraordinary age: the age of trust. We trust the language of algorithms and the intentions of tech giants. The Trust Manifesto is for anyone how has started to question that trust; who worry where it might end, who fear 'The Black Mirror Effect'. It is for those who wonder what an alternative internet would look like, built on trust, that works for all of us.

Game On! 2020 (Paperback): Future Publishing Game On! 2020 (Paperback)
Future Publishing 1
R269 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R44 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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 Twitchstars, 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.

ITIL Foundation Exam Study Guide (Paperback, New): Liz Gallacher, Helen Morris ITIL Foundation Exam Study Guide (Paperback, New)
Liz Gallacher, Helen Morris
R591 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R182 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everything you need to prepare for the ITIL exam - Accredited to 2011 syllabus

The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) exam is the ultimate certification for IT service management. This essential resource is a complete guide to preparing for the ITIL Foundation exam and includes everything you need for success. Organized around the ITIL Foundation (2011) syllabus, the study guide addresses the ITIL Service Lifecycles, the ITIL processes, roles, and functions, and also thoroughly explains how the Service Lifecycle provides effective and efficient IT services.Offers an introduction to IT service management and ITIL V3 service strategyHighlights the topics of service design and development and the service management processesReviews the building, testing, authorizing, documenting, and implementation of new and changed services into operationAddresses creating and maintaining value for customers through monitoring and improving services, processes, and technologyDownload valuable study tools including practice exams, flashcards, a glossary of key terms and more.

If you prefer self-study over the more expensive training course, but you don't want to skimp on information or preparation, then this study guide is for you.

Discovering Computers 2010 - Fundamentals (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed): Gary B. Shelly, Misty E Vermaat Discovering Computers 2010 - Fundamentals (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed)
Gary B. Shelly, Misty E Vermaat
R766 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R112 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, this book and the robust Online Companion provide students with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.

Learning Web Design 5e (Paperback, 5 Revised Edition): Jennifer Niederst Robbins Learning Web Design 5e (Paperback, 5 Revised Edition)
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
R1,301 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R524 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Do you want to build web pages but have no prior experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You'll begin at square one, learning how the web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create a simple site with multicolumn pages that adapt for mobile devices. Each chapter provides exercises to help you learn various techniques and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts. This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels. It is simple and clear enough for beginners, yet thorough enough to be a useful reference for experienced developers keeping their skills up to date. Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects Learn how JavaScript works and why the language is so important in web design Create and optimize web images so they'll download as quickly as possible NEW! Use CSS Flexbox and Grid for sophisticated and flexible page layout NEW! Learn the ins and outs of Responsive Web Design to make web pages look great on all devices NEW! Become familiar with the command line, Git, and other tools in the modern web developer's toolkit NEW! Get to know the super-powers of SVG graphics

Discovering Computers, Brief - Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition (with Student Success Guide)... Discovering Computers, Brief - Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition (with Student Success Guide) (Paperback, International edition)
Misty Vermaat, Jeffrey J Quasney
R733 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R103 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, BRIEF: YOUR INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO THE DIGITAL WORLD, INTERNATIONAL EDITION provides readers with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.

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