Category: Computers

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications (Texts in Computer Science)

By Richard Szeliski

Humans understand the 3-dimensional constitution of the area with obvious ease. although, regardless of all the contemporary advances in desktop imaginative and prescient examine, the dream of getting a working laptop or computer interpret a picture on the comparable point as a two-year outdated continues to be elusive. Why is machine imaginative and prescient the sort of difficult challenge and what's the present kingdom of the art?

Computer imaginative and prescient: Algorithms and Applications explores the diversity of concepts primary to research and interpret photos. It additionally describes hard real-world purposes the place imaginative and prescient is being effectively used, either for specialised functions corresponding to scientific imaging, and for enjoyable, consumer-level initiatives corresponding to photograph enhancing and sewing, which scholars can observe to their very own own photographs and videos.

More than simply a resource of “recipes,” this exceedingly authoritative and complete textbook/reference additionally takes a systematic method of simple imaginative and prescient difficulties, formulating actual versions of the imaging method ahead of inverting them to supply descriptions of a scene. those difficulties also are analyzed utilizing statistical versions and solved utilizing rigorous engineering techniques

Topics and contours: established to help lively curricula and project-oriented classes, with assistance within the creation for utilizing the e-book in numerous personalized classes; offers routines on the finish of every bankruptcy with a heavy emphasis on checking out algorithms and containing a variety of feedback for small mid-term tasks; offers extra fabric and extra certain mathematical issues within the Appendices, which conceal linear algebra, numerical concepts, and Bayesian estimation concept; indicates extra interpreting on the finish of every bankruptcy, together with the most recent study in each one sub-field, as well as a whole Bibliography on the finish of the booklet; provides supplementary direction fabric for college students on the linked web site,

Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level direction in machine technology or engineering, this textbook makes a speciality of uncomplicated ideas that paintings less than real-world stipulations and encourages scholars to push their inventive obstacles. Its layout and exposition additionally make it eminently appropriate as a different connection with the elemental ideas and present examine literature in desktop vision.

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Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

By Christopher Schmitt

Because the most well-liked know-how for website design, cascading kind sheets (CSS) permit internet designers and builders to outline constant types on a number of pages. Written by means of prime CSS authors who're additionally expert programmers and architects, this is often the 1st booklet to exhibit examples of high-profile, real-world sites created via world-famous designers utilizing CSS. every one bankruptcy deals an exploratory examine each one designer's procedure from begin to end and the way he overcame every one site's particular set of demanding situations. you are going to examine what every one clothier may have performed otherwise in addition to numerous CSS advice and strategies that have been used for every website. this can be a source to you can flip usually for extra information and insights into designing large-scale, professional-level sites with CSS. This publication is helping you research: the preliminaries you want to iron out earlier than you start a domain so one can stay away from difficulties later; tips to take on browser-compatibility concerns; top practices for utilizing XHTML with CSS; the right way to effectively combine Flash content material into an XHTML and CSS web site; utilizing drop shadows, drop-down menus, bounding packing containers, and rollovers; and how one can improve a website which can reliably deal with consistent streams of up to date info. This publication is for designers who comprehend CSS at an intermediate to complicated point, yet who're seeking to the right way to successfully increase CSS-enabled designs at a qualified point. Wrox expert courses are deliberate and written via operating programmers to fulfill the real-world wishes of programmers, builders, and IT pros. centred and suitable, they handle the problems expertise execs face each day. they supply examples, useful ideas, and professional schooling in new applied sciences, all designed to aid programmers do a greater task.

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How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, 10th Edition

By Ron White

The Evolution of Technology


Having bought greater than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How pcs Work is the definitive illustrated consultant to the area of desktops and know-how. during this new version, you’ll locate particular details not only approximately desktops, yet approximately how adjustments in expertise have developed the enormous, pricey laptop dinosaurs of final century into the smaller yet extra strong smartphones, pills, and wearable computing of this present day. even if your curiosity is in company, gaming, electronic images, leisure, communications, or safety, you’ll learn the way computing is evolving how you live.


A full-color, illustrated event into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY


This full-color, absolutely illustrated advisor to the area of expertise assumes not anything and explains every little thing. simply the entire and award-winning crew of author Ron White and artist Tim Downs has the original skill to meld descriptive textual content with specific visuals to totally clarify how the digital apparatus we rely on each day is made attainable. as well as the entire content material you’ve come to count on from past variants, this newly revised version comprises all-new assurance of themes such as:


•   How smartphones and capsule desktops placed the ability of a machine machine on your hands–literally

•   How computing expertise is linking our houses, paintings position, leisure, and day-by-day communications

•   How advances comparable to fb, Twitter, Google, eBay, and smartphones are increasing our universe of buddies, wisdom, and opportunity

•   How elevated miniaturization ends up in new items, comparable to cellphone, smartwatches, and Google Glass

•   How computing expertise takes benefits of quantum physics and strategies not anyone even imagined many years ago


For 20 years, How desktops Work has helped beginners comprehend new know-how, whereas hackers and IT execs have precious it for the intensity of data it includes. this can be the right e-book approximately computing to trap your mind's eye, pride your eyes, and extend your brain, it doesn't matter what your technical level!


Beautifully specified illustrations and jargon-free reasons stroll you thru the know-how that's shaping our lives. See the hidden workings within pcs, smartphones, capsules, Google Glass, and the most recent tech inventions.



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Computer Music [UK] (October 2015)

PDF | 116 pages | English

The entire consultant to creating tune with a working laptop or computer, displaying you the precise and software program, and the way to take advantage of it.

The purely journal committed a hundred% to creating tune along with your workstation or Mac.

Easy step by step courses to persist with at your individual pace
Video for each educational – see all of it tested by way of our CM Experts
Pro-quality software program that you just can't get at any place else – over forty VST/AU plugins integrated, and a brand new one each issue
An extraordinary brand-new pattern pack is yours with each one issue
The most modern items reviewed and rated, information, interviews and masses more!

"No subject no matter if you're a newbie or a professional professional, laptop song makes it effortless to grasp the options and get the instruments you must produce professional-quality tune in no time."

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Programming Language Pragmatics, Fourth Edition

Programming Language Pragmatics, Fourth Edition, is the main entire programming language textbook to be had this day. it really is exotic and acclaimed for its built-in remedy of language layout and implementation, with an emphasis at the basic tradeoffs that proceed to force software program development.

The publication offers readers with a pretty good origin within the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the total variety of programming languages, from conventional languages like C to the newest in practical, scripting, and object-oriented programming.  This fourth variation has been seriously revised all through, with multiplied assurance of variety structures and practical programming, a unified remedy of polymorphism, highlights of the most recent language criteria, and examples that includes the ARM and x86 64-bit architectures.

  • Updated assurance of the newest advancements in programming language layout, together with C & C++11, Java eight, C# five, Scala, move, rapid, Python three, and HTML 5
  • Updated remedy of practical programming, with broad insurance of OCaml
  • New chapters dedicated to kind platforms and composite types
  • Unified and up-to-date therapy of polymorphism in all its forms
  • New examples that includes the ARM and x86 64-bit architectures

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Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB

By Bradley Holt

If you must use CouchDB to help real-world purposes, you will want to create MapReduce perspectives that allow you to question this document-oriented database for significant facts. With this brief and concise e-book, you are going to the best way to create a number of MapReduce perspectives that will help you question and mixture information in CouchDB’s huge, dispensed datasets.

You'll get step by step directions and many pattern code to create and discover a number of MapReduce perspectives during the process the e-book, utilizing an instance database you build. To paintings with those diversified perspectives, you’ll find out how to use the Futon net management console and the cURL command line software that include CouchDB.

  • Learn how the Map and decrease steps paintings independently and jointly to index your data
  • Use the instance database to create a number of transitority perspectives according to diverse criteria
  • Discover the makes use of of Map and decrease JavaScript functions
  • Convert your transitority perspectives to everlasting perspectives inside a layout document
  • Learn numerous thoughts for querying the information inside your views
  • Limit the variety of effects again, bypass a few effects, or opposite the order of the output
  • Group your effects via particular keys or via components of keys

    Bradley Holt, co-founder of the artistic prone company stumbled on Line, is an online developer and entrepreneur ten years of personal home page and MySQL event. He started utilizing CouchDB ahead of the discharge of model 1.0. Bradley is an lively member of the personal home page group, and will be reached at

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Sams Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit (3rd Edition)

By Joseph Schmuller

Learn UML, the Unified Modeling Language, to create diagrams describing a number of the points and makes use of of your software ahead of you begin coding, to make sure that you've got every little thing coated. hundreds of thousands of programmers in all languages have discovered UML to be a useful asset to their craft.

greater than 50,000 past readers have realized UML with Sams educate your self UML in 24 Hours. specialist writer Joe Schmuller takes you thru 24 step by step classes designed to make sure your figuring out of UML diagrams and syntax. This up to date variation comprises the recent good points of UML 2.0 designed to make UML an excellent higher modeling software for contemporary object-oriented and component-based programming. The CD-ROM comprises an digital model of the ebook, and Poseidon for UML, group variation 2.2, a favored UML modeling device you should use with the teachings during this booklet to create UML diagrams instantly.

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Professional NoSQL (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)

By Shashank Tiwari

A hands-on advisor to leveraging NoSQL databases
NoSQL databases are an effective and strong device for storing and manipulating titanic amounts of information. such a lot NoSQL databases scale good as info grows. moreover, they can be malleable and versatile adequate to house semi-structured and sparse facts units. This accomplished hands-on advisor offers primary strategies and useful options for buying you prepared to take advantage of NoSQL databases. professional writer Shashank Tiwari starts off with a worthy advent with regards to NoSQL, explains its features and standard makes use of, and appears at the place it matches within the software stack. targeted insights assist you select which NoSQL ideas are top for fixing your particular facts garage needs.
Professional NoSQL: * Demystifies the techniques that relate to NoSQL databases, together with column-family orientated shops, key/value databases, and record databases.* Delves into fitting and configuring a couple of NoSQL items and the Hadoop relations of products.* Explains methods of storing, gaining access to, and querying facts in NoSQL databases via examples that use MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra, Redis, CouchDB, Google App Engine Datastore and more.* appears at structure and internals.* presents directions for optimum utilization, functionality tuning, and scalable configurations.* offers a couple of instruments and utilities on the subject of NoSQL, disbursed structures, and scalable processing, together with Hive, Pig, RRDtool, Nagios, and extra.

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LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exams 101 and 102

By Roderick W. Smith

Updated for the most recent LPIC-1 assessments a hundred and one and 102

The LPIC-1 certification measures your knowing of the Linux Kernel. because the Linux server marketplace maintains to develop, so does the call for for qualified Linux directors. organize for the newest types of the LPIC-1 assessments one zero one and 102 with the hot variation of this certain research advisor. This sensible e-book covers key Linux management issues and all examination ambitions and contains real-world examples and assessment inquiries to assist you perform your talents. furthermore, you will achieve entry to an entire set of on-line examine instruments, together with bonus perform tests, digital flashcards, and more.

  • Prepares applicants to take the Linux expert Institute tests one zero one and 102 and attain their LPIC-1 certification
  • Covers all examination pursuits and contours multiplied assurance on key issues within the exam
  • Includes real-world eventualities, and not easy evaluation questions
  • Gives you on-line entry to bonus perform assessments, digital flashcards, and a searchable glossary
  • Topics contain process structure, set up, GNU and Unix instructions, Linux filesystems, crucial procedure providers, networking basics, protection, and more

Approach the LPIC-1 certification tests with self assurance, with LPIC-1: Linux specialist Institute Certification learn consultant, 3rd Edition.

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Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

By Bruce Schneier

“Bruce Schneier’s outstanding e-book is the easiest assessment of privateness and defense ever written.”―Clay Shirky

Your cellphone supplier tracks your situation and understands who’s with you. Your on-line and in-store paying for styles are recorded, and demonstrate in case you are unemployed, unwell, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts reveal your intimate and informal neighbors. Google understands what you’re pondering since it saves your deepest searches. fb can make sure your sexual orientation with no you ever declaring it.

The powers that surveil us do greater than easily shop this knowledge. firms use surveillance to govern not just the scoop articles and ads we every one see, but additionally the costs we’re provided. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, kick back unfastened speech, and placed humans at risk all over the world. And either side percentage this data with one another or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in large facts breaches.

Much of this can be voluntary: we cooperate with company surveillance since it grants us comfort, and we undergo govt surveillance since it delivers us safeguard. the result's a mass surveillance society of our personal making. yet have we given up greater than we’ve received? In Data and Goliath, safeguard specialist Bruce Schneier bargains one other course, one who values either protection and privateness. He brings his bestseller updated with a brand new preface protecting the newest advancements, after which indicates us precisely what we will be able to do to reform govt surveillance courses, shake up surveillance-based enterprise versions, and defend our person privateness. you will by no means examine your cell, your machine, your charge cards, or perhaps your motor vehicle within the similar method again.

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