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Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Gold...
by Ken Kocienda

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><b>* <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL </i>BESTSELLER *</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.</b></p><p>Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. <i>Creative Selection</i> recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era—the Golden Age of Apple. </p><p>Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.</p><p>Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation—inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy—and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.</p><p>An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, <i>Creative Selection</i> shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.</p>
CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition (Ex...
by Mike Meyers

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English

Pages

1568

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b>This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2019 CompTIA A+ exam objectives</b><b><br /> </b>This fully revised and updated resource offers complete coverage of the latest release of CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 & 220-1002. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference.<br /> Covers all exam topics, including how to:<br /> •Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components•Install, configure, and maintain hard drives•Manage input devices and removable media•Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows•Troubleshoot and fix computer problems•Install printers and other peripherals•Configure and secure mobile devices•Connect to the Internet•Set up wired and wireless networks•Protect your personal computer and your network•Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologies<br /> Online content includes:<br /> •Practice exams for 1001 & 1002•More than one hour of free video training•TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions•Mike Meyers’ favorite PC tools and utilities<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
by , Neel Mehta

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. <b>It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.</b><br /><br />***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to <b>include over 40 pages of new content</b> to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.***<b> We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it's the only way to ensure you get the latest version.</b><br /><br />This <b>#1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal </b>from the <b>North American Book Awards</b> and has been featured in <b>The Wall Street Journal</b>, <b>Forbes</b>, and <b>Business Insider. </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> was touted as <b>"our generation's Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life"</b> by Jeremy Schifeling.<br /><ul><li>How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?</li><li>How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching?</li><li>Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money?</li><li>How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?</li><li>Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?</li></ul>By answering real-world questions like this, <b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech's biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.</b><br /><br /><b>Topics Covered: </b>Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!<br /><br /><b>Featured Companies: </b>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!<br /><br /><b>Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen. Buy Swipe to Unlock today to understand why it's a Top Gifted Book of 2018!</b><br />
Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and...
by Robert C. Martin

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English

Pages

430

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<p> <b>Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”)</b> </p> <p> </p> <p>By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books <i>Clean Code</i> and <i>The Clean Coder,</i> legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.</p> <p> </p> <p>Martin’s <i> <b>Clean Architecture</b> </i> doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success. As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll face–the ones that will make or break your projects.</p> <ul> <li>Learn what software architects need to achieve–and core disciplines and practices for achieving it</li> <li>Master essential software design principles for addressing function, component separation, and data management</li> <li>See how programming paradigms impose discipline by restricting what developers can do</li> <li>Understand what’s critically important and what’s merely a “detail”</li> <li>Implement optimal, high-level structures for web, database, thick-client, console, and embedded applications</li> <li>Define appropriate boundaries and layers, and organize components and services</li> <li>See why designs and architectures go wrong, and how to prevent (or fix) these failures</li> </ul> <p> <i> <b>Clean Architecture</b> </i> is essential reading for every current or aspiring software architect, systems analyst, system designer, and software manager–and for every programmer who must execute someone else’s designs.</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p> </p> <p> <i>Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.</i> </p>
Terraform: Up & Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code
by Yevgeniy Brikman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<p>Terraform has become a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IaC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and more. This hands-on second edition, expanded and thoroughly updated for Terraform version 0.12 and beyond, shows you the fastest way to get up and running.</p><p>Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through code examples that demonstrate Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language for deploying and managing infrastructure with a few commands. Veteran sysadmins, DevOps engineers, and novice developers will quickly go from Terraform basics to running a full stack that can support a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.</p><ul><li>Explore changes from Terraform 0.9 through 0.12, including backends, workspaces, and first-class expressions</li><li>Learn how to write production-grade Terraform modules</li><li>Dive into manual and automated testing for Terraform code</li><li>Compare Terraform to Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, and Salt Stack</li><li>Deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases</li><li>Use Terraform to manage the state of your infrastructure</li><li>Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules</li><li>Use advanced Terraform syntax to achieve zero-downtime deployment</li></ul>
Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews
by Lewis C. Lin

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

October 31, 2019

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<p><strong>BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKS</strong>. Readers report that Amazon's 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeits; counterfeit pages have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order. Amazon is investigating the issue. For now, purchase genuine books with the Amazon.com logo: bit.ly/2B9xxBf</p><h2><strong>Brand new 3rd edition</strong></h2><p>Lewis C. Lin — <strong>the world's #1 expert on product management (PM) interviews</strong> — has updated <em>Decode and Conquer</em> in an all-new third edition. <em>Decode and Conquer</em> is your starting point on <strong>how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions</strong>. Here's what to expect:</p><ul><li><strong>Frameworks for design and metrics questions</strong> including the famous CIRCLES Method™, AARM Method™, and DIGS Method™</li><li><strong>Biggest mistakes PM candidates</strong> make at the interview and <strong>how to avoid them</strong></li><li><strong>Insider tips</strong> on just what interviewers are looking for and <strong>how to answer so they can't say NO to hiring you</strong></li><li><strong>Sample answers</strong> for<strong> important PM interview questions</strong></li></ul><h2><strong>Expanded Section on Metrics & Execution</strong></h2><p>The 3rd edition has an expanded section on metrics & execution questions. Empower yourself with the latest thinking, frameworks, and tips to cover this growing category of questions!</p><h2><strong>Questions and answers covered in the book</strong></h2><ul><li>Design a new iPad app for Google Spreadsheet.</li><li>Brainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followers.</li><li>You're the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service. How do you respond to Uber?</li><li>You're part of the Google Search web spam team. How would you detect duplicate websites?</li></ul><h2><strong>Endorsed by Google recruiters. Praised by Business Insider.</strong></h2><p><em>Decode and Conquer</em>, especially CIRCLES™, has been endorsed by recruiters and top publications such as <em>Business Insider</em>. <strong>Top product management executives, including those from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, recommend <em>Decode and Conquer</em> to PM job seekers</strong>.</p><h2><strong>Here's what readers say</strong></h2><p><em><strong>You've helped many people in more ways than you know.</strong> I wish to do that someday in my own way.</em></p><p><em>Just wanted to share my gratitude for your work! <strong>Bought Decode & Conquer and enjoying every page.</strong> :)</em></p><p><em>I am a Zimbabwean who has been living in China for the last 8 years. No direct PM experience but your 2-week PM guide<strong> has been incredibly useful</strong>. I have also been reading <strong>Decode and Conquer</strong> which has gotten me up to speed really fast. <strong>Brilliant book!</strong></em></p><p><em>I have just about finished your book Decode and Conquer and have found it to be enlightening. <strong>I feel that I already have drastically reduced the amount of PM interviews that I would have failed with a deer in the headlights look on my face.</strong></em></p><p><em>Lewis Lin is the best. <strong>Just heard back from Uber, it’s a yes!  I had interviewed there twice before over the years, but it wasn’t until I encountered Lewis, his materials, and this community that I was finally able to crack it</strong>.</em></p><p><em><strong>Your books helped me when I first got the PM job at Amazon</strong>. They again helped me refresh, alongside my gained experience, when I moved to Google. That, as you know, is through an interview process that’s notoriously one of the hardest in the industry. <strong>The shared wisdom in the pages of the book</strong> (even when I sometimes disagreed with the methods and answers) <strong>was extremely helpful</strong>.</em></p>
Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
by Sam Newman

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

February 02, 2015

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<p>Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.</p><p>Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.</p><ul><li>Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goals</li><li>Learn options for integrating a service with the rest of your system</li><li>Take an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebases</li><li>Deploy individual microservices through continuous integration</li><li>Examine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed services</li><li>Manage security with user-to-service and service-to-service models</li><li>Understand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures</li></ul>
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversa...
by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

August 02, 1995

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<p>Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as<b> The Mythical Man-Month</b>. With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then for OS/360, its massive software system. Now, 20 years after the initial publication of his book, Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice, both for readers already familiar with his work and for readers discovering it for the first time.</p> <p> </p> <p>The added chapters contain (1) a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book, including Brooks' central argument in <b>The Mythical Man-Month: </b>that large programming projects suffer management problems different from small ones due to the division of labor; that the conceptual integrity of the product is therefore critical; and that it is difficult but possible to achieve this unity; (2) Brooks' view of these propositions a generation later; (3) a reprint of his classic 1986 paper "No Silver Bullet"; and (4) today's thoughts on the 1986 assertion, "There will be no silver bullet within ten years."</p>
iPhone: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the...
by David Pogue

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English

Pages

720

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p>The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R, and 11Max are faster than ever and have more powerful cameras. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master.</p><p>Written by David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, <i>New York Times</i> columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—this update shows you everything you need to know about new iPhone features and the iOS 13 user interface. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.</p>
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches Y...
by Kevin Mitnick

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<strong>Be online without leaving a trace.</strong><br /><br />Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.<br /><br />In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. <br /><br />Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as <em>the</em> expert on the subject of computer security. <br /><br />Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data. <br />

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