Best Books of the Week

Modern C++ for Absolute Beginners
by Slobodan Dmitrović
323 Pages · 2020 · 3 MB · 4,824 Downloads · New!
Learn the C++ programming language in a structured, straightforward, and friendly manner. This book teaches the basics of the modern C++ programming language, C++ Standard Library, and modern C++ standards. No previous programming experience is required.
Microservices Security in Action
by Prabath Siriwardena
616 Pages · 2020 · 21.3 MB · 3,707 Downloads · New!
After a straightforward introduction to the challenges of microservices security, the book covers fundamentals to secure both the application perimeter and service-to-service communication. Following a hands-on example, readers explore how to deploy and secure microservices behind an API gateway as well as how to access microservices accessed by a single-page application (SPA).
Practical User Research
by Emmanuelle Savarit
293 Pages · 2020 · 7.3 MB · 2,363 Downloads · New!
Explore how User Research has been influenced over the years by a range of disciplines, such as HCI, usability, anthropology, cognitive psychology, ergonomics etc. This book aims to contribute to the User Research community and covers topics that will help UX professionals, students and stakeholders to gain a better understanding of what User Research is.
Beginning Data Science, IoT, and AI on Single Board Computers
by Philip Meitiner, Pradeeka Seneviratne
329 Pages · 2020 · 11.3 MB · 3,815 Downloads · New!
Learn to use technology to undertake data science and to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) in your experimentation. Designed to take you on a fascinating journey, this book introduces the core concepts of modern data science. You’ll start with simple applications that you can undertake on a BBC micro:bit and move to more complex experiments with additional hardware. The skills and narrative are as generic as possible and can be implemented with a range of hardware options.
Data Mashup with Microsoft Excel Using Power Query and M
by Adam Aspin
412 Pages · 2020 · 13.5 MB · 2,358 Downloads · New!
Master the art of loading external data into Excel for use in reporting, charting, dashboarding, and business intelligence. This book provides a complete and thorough explanation of Microsoft Excel’s Get and Transform feature set, showing you how to connect to a range of external databases and other data sources to find data and pull that data into your local spreadsheet for further analysis. Leading databases are covered, including Microsoft Azure data sources and web sources, and you will learn how to access those sources from your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Advanced R 4 Data Programming and the Cloud,  2nd Edition
by Joshua F. Wiley, Matt Wiley
446 Pages · 2020 · 7.3 MB · 1,734 Downloads · New!
Program for data analysis using R and learn practical skills to make your work more efficient. This revised book explores how to automate running code and the creation of reports to share your results, as well as writing functions and packages. It includes key R 4 features such as a new color palette for charts, an enhanced reference counting system, and normalization of matrix and array types where matrix objects now formally inherit from the array class, eliminating inconsistencies.
Building Computer Vision Applications Using Artificial Neural Networks
by Shamshad Ansari
473 Pages · 2020 · 15.7 MB · 2,432 Downloads · New!
Apply computer vision and machine learning concepts in developing business and industrial applications ​using a practical, step-by-step approach. The book comprises four main sections starting with setting up your programming environment and configuring your computer with all the prerequisites to run the code examples.
Building 3D Digital Games
by Sarah Guthals
128 Pages · 2020 · 23.5 MB · 1,986 Downloads · New!
A technology book for kids. Do you want to create 3D digital games that’ll impress your friends, family, and even yourself? This book shows you how to use Alice, a free 3D game programming environment, to make seriously cool video games you’ll have as much fun building as you will playing!
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10, 3rd Edition
by Paul McFedries
352 Pages · 2020 · 80.7 MB · 4,538 Downloads · New!
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10, 3rd Edition brings together all of the necessary resources to make you an expert in the use of the latest version of Windows. Using highly visual techniques to maximize learner retention and memory, Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 will have you breezing through the most popular operating system in the world in no time.
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Practice Exams
by Peter H. Gregory
240 Pages · 2020 · 1.1 MB · 3,437 Downloads · New!
Hundreds of accurate practice questions that cover every topic on the latest version of the CISA exam