Programming Elastic MapReduce: Using AWS Services to Build an End-to-End Application

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449363628
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449363628

eBook Description:

Programming Elastic MapReduce

  • Get an overview of the AWS and Apache software tools used in large-scale data analysis
  • Go through the process of executing a Job Flow with a simple log analyzer
  • Discover useful MapReduce patterns for filtering and analyzing data sets
  • Use Apache Hive and Pig instead of Java to build a MapReduce Job Flow
  • Learn the basics for using Amazon EMR to run machine learning algorithms
  • Develop a project cost model for using Amazon EMR and other AWS tools

Programming Elastic MapReduce: Using AWS Services to Build an End-to-End Application

Although you don’t need a large computing infrastructure to process massive amounts of data with Apache Hadoop, it can still be difficult to get started. This practical guide shows you how to quickly launch data analysis projects in the cloud by using Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), the hosted Hadoop framework in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Authors Kevin Schmidt and Christopher Phillips demonstrate best practices for using EMR and various AWS and Apache technologies by walking you through the construction of a sample MapReduce log analysis application. Using code samples and example configurations, you’ll learn how to assemble the building blocks necessary to solve your biggest data analysis problems. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Anonymizing Health Data: Case Studies and Methods to Get You Started

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449363075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449363079

eBook Description:

Anonymizing Health Data

  • Understand different methods for working with cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets
  • Assess the risk of adversaries who attempt to re-identify patients in anonymized datasets
  • Reduce the size and complexity of massive datasets without losing key information or jeopardizing privacy
  • Use methods to anonymize unstructured free-form text data
  • Minimize the risks inherent in geospatial data, without omitting critical location-based health information
  • Look at ways to anonymize coding information in health data
  • Learn the challenge of anonymously linking related datasets

Anonymizing Health Data: Case Studies and Methods to Get You Started

With this practical book, you will learn proven methods for anonymizing health data to help your organization share meaningful datasets, without exposing patient identity. Leading experts Khaled El Emam and Luk Arbuckle walk you through a risk-based methodology, using case studies from their efforts to de-identify hundreds of datasets.

Clinical data is valuable for research and other types of analytics, but making it anonymous without compromising data quality is tricky. This book demonstrates techniques for handling different data types, based on the authors’ experiences with a maternal-child registry, inpatient discharge abstracts, health insurance claims, electronic medical record databases, and the World Trade Center disaster registry, among others. FREE DOWNLOAD »

RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (December 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449365361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449365363

eBook Description:

RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web

  • Create images that work on browsers new and old, as well as mobile devices
  • Start with the basics shapes, colors, transformations, sets, and text
  • Learn how to build custom curves and shapes with paths
  • Code animations that move through space, follow paths, or change direction
  • Make your artwork come alive through user interaction
  • Bind a dataset to a collection of visual objects the basis of data visualization
  • Learn techniques to make your detailed visuals stand out on screens of any size

RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web

Create beautiful, interactive images on the Web with RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web, the JavaScript library that lets you draw Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) right in the browser. With this concise guide, you’ll quickly learn how to paint the screen with shapes and colors that you can turn into lively, animated graphics and visualizations.

Author Chris Wilson (Time.com) shows you how to create Raphael objects and manipulate them with animation, transformations, and other techniques, using just a few lines of code. Packed with working examples, sample code, and cool hands-on projects, RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web is ideal for new and experienced JavaScript programmers alike. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Head First PMP, 3rd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 3rd edition (December 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449364918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449364915

eBook Description:

Head First PMP, 3rd Edition

  • Learn PMP’s underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors
  • Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition
  • Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies
  • Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining

Head First PMP: A Learner’s Companion to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam, 3rd Edition

Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, (Fifth Version), in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP, 3rd Edition. This book helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam using a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. You’ll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book. Head First PMP, 3rd Edition puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them not just on the exam, but also on the job.

More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn’t easy, even for experienced project managers. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP, 3rd Edition offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Hacking Raspberry Pi

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1st edition (October 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789751569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789751560

eBook Description:

Hacking Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is taking off like a rocket! You can use this amazing, dirt-cheap, credit card-sized computer to learn powerful hardware hacking techniques as you build incredibly creative and useful projects! This complete, full-color guide requires absolutely no experience with either hardware hacking or computer programming. Colorful photos guide you through each project, and the step-by-step instructions are stunningly clear and easy!

  • Discover why millions of people are so passionate about the Pi!
  • Tour the hardware, including storage, connections, and networking
  • Install and run Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s Linux-based operating system
  • Manage devices and configuration files
  • Network Raspberry Pi and add Wi-Fi
  • Program Raspberry Pi using Python, Scratch, XHTML, PHP, and MySQL
  • Overclock Raspberry Pi for better performance
  • Link Raspberry Pi to the Arduino and Arduino clones, including the AlaMode and the Gertboard
  • Use the Pi to build electronics prototypes using a breadboard

Raspberry Pi is taking off like a rocket! You can use this amazing, dirt-cheap, credit card-sized computer to learn powerful hardware hacking techniques as you build incredibly creative and useful projects! This complete, full-color guide requires absolutely no experience with either hardware hacking or computer programming. Colorful photos guide you through each project, and the step-by-step instructions are stunningly clear and easy! FREE DOWNLOAD »

Raspberry Pi Projects

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 478 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (December 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118555430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118555439

eBook Description:

Raspberry Pi Projects

Raspberry Pi represents a new generation of computers that encourages the user to play and to learn and this unique book is aimed at the beginner Raspberry Pi user who is eager to get started creating real-world projects. Taking you on a journey of creating 16 practical projects, this fun and informative resource introduces you to the skills you need to have in order to make the most of the Pi. The book begins with a quick look at how to get the Pi up and running and then encourages you to dive into the array of exciting software and hardware projects.

  • Features projects that use Python, which is Raspberry Pi’s programming language of choice
  • Includes projects for creating an information center for e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, weather, train times, and more
  • Shows you how to recreate Pong and Pacman or write Tic Tac Toe
  • Teaches you how to use Raspberry Pi’s general purpose input/output port in order to speak to external hardware devices
  • Walks you through setting up computer-controlled slot car racing, a swipe card door lock, disco lights, and more

Raspberry Pi represents a new generation of computers that encourages the user to play and to learn and this unique book is aimed at the beginner Raspberry Pi user who is eager to get started creating real-world projects. Taking you on a journey of creating 16 practical projects, this fun and informative resource introduces you to the skills you need to have in order to make the most of the Pi. The book begins with a quick look at how to get the Pi up and running and then encourages you to dive into the array of exciting software and hardware projects. Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Raspberry Pi User Guide, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (December 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118795482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118795484

eBook Description:

Raspberry Pi User Guide, 2nd Edition

The Raspberry Pi has been a success beyond the dream of its creators. Their goal, to encourage a new generation of computer programmers who understand how computers work, is well under way. Raspberry Pi User Guide, 2nd Edition is the newest edition of the runaway bestseller written by the Pi’s co-creator, Eben Upton, and tech writer Gareth Halfacree. It contains everything you need to know to get the Pi up and running, including how to:

  • Connect a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other peripherals
  • Install software and configure your Raspberry Pi
  • Master basic Linux system administration
  • Set up your Raspberry Pi as a productivity machine, multimedia centre, or web server
  • Write programmes in Scratch and Python
  • Use the GPIO port and add-on boards to connect your Raspberry Pi for use in electronics projects

Updated to cover the release of the Camera Board, the introduction of the Pi Store, NOOBS and much more, Raspberry Pi User Guide, 2nd Edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of the computing phenomenon, the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi has been a success beyond the dream of its creators. Their goal, to encourage a new generation of computer programmers who understand how computers work, is well under way. Raspberry Pi User Guide, 2nd Edition is the newest edition of the runaway bestseller written by the Pi’s co-creator, Eben Upton, and tech writer Gareth Halfacree. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Raspberry Pi Hacks: Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (January 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449362346
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449362348

eBook Description:

Raspberry Pi Hacks: Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer

  • Use configuration hacks to get more out of your Pi
  • Build your own web server or remote print server
  • Take the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lights
  • Connect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costume
  • Hack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projects
  • Decode audio/video formats or make your own music player
  • Achieve a low-weight payload for aerial photography
  • Build a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab

With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks: Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer.

If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas. With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks: Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer. FREE DOWNLOAD »

HTML5: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 518 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd edition (December 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449363261
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449363260

eBook Description:

HTML5: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

HTML5 is more than a markup language it’s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition hows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter.
  • Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.
  • Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games.
  • Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation.
  • Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements.
  • Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.

HTML5 is more than a markup language it’s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition hows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices. FREE DOWNLOAD »

Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449341705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449341701

eBook Description:

Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual

Dreamweaver CC comes packed with features and a new, online-only home, but it still doesn’t include a printed guide to working in the cloud or tapping the program’s amazing features. That’s where this Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations and hands-on tutorials, you’ll learn how to create every kind of website, from single-purpose static sites to interactive, multimedia-driven web dynamos.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Soar in the cloud. Get features like dynamic software updates and foolproof file collaboration.
  • Get clicking with HTML5. Insert new audio/video tags and more, using convenient one-click menu options.
  • Improve your form. Quickly add HTML5 form elements like email addresses, web URLs, dates, and search fields.
  • Design in style. Build beautiful pages with ease, using Dreamweaver’s revamped CSS creation and editing tools.
  • Enrich your characters. Get scores of new type choices with free Adobe-hosted Edge Web Fonts.
  • Design once, and for all. Use improved fluid-grid layout features to create a responsive design that works across many devices.
  • Build pages that pop. Use the wildly popular jQuery library and its user-interface toolkit, jQuery UI.

Dreamweaver CC comes packed with features and a new, online-only home, but it still doesn’t include a printed guide to working in the cloud or tapping the program’s amazing features. That’s where this Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations and hands-on tutorials, you’ll learn how to create every kind of website, from single-purpose static sites to interactive, multimedia-driven web dynamos. FREE DOWNLOAD »