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Learning my MySQL and MariaDB (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 27 May
This hands-on guide provides an easy, step-by-step approach to installing, using, and maintaining these popular relational database engines. Author Russell Dyer, Curriculum Manager at MariaDB and former editor of the MySQL Knowledge Base, takes you through database design and the basics of data management and manipulation, using real-world examples and many practical tips. Exercises and review questions help you practice what you’ve just learned.
Big Data (Manning)
Tuesday 26 May
With the subtitle "Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems", this book teaches you to build big data systems using an architecture that takes advantage of clustered hardware along with new tools designed specifically to capture and analyze web-scale data. Nathan Marz and James Warren describe a scalable, easy-to-understand approach to big data systems that can be built and run by a small team. Following a realistic example, they guide readers through the theory of big data systems, how to implement them in practice, and how to deploy and operate them once they're built.
Secrets and Lies (Wiley)
Monday 25 May
This is a special 15th Anniversary hardcover edition of security expert Bruce Schneier's book subtitled "Digital Security in a Networked World" in which provides a practical, straight–forward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. No theory, no math, no fiction of what should be working but isn′t, just the facts. Schneier uses his extensive field experience with his own clients to dispel the myths that often mislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. Schneier′s tutorial on just what cryptography (a subset of computer security) can and cannot do for them, has received far–reaching praise from both the technical and business community.
Learning AngularJS (O'Reilly)
Friday 22 May
The Gourmet iOS Developer's Cookbook (Addison Wesley)
Thursday 21 May
Offers a fresh banquet of delicious cutting-edge iOS programming recipes for projects both big and small. Renowned iOS programming expert Erica Sadun presents innovative ways to make the most of AVFoundation, Text Kit, animation, adaptive interface programming, with code for creating rich, robust. apps. As with her other iOS titles, this pragmatic guide translates modern best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into recipes you can understand and build on.
Designing for Performance (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 20 May
As a web designer, you encounter tough choices when it comes to weighing aesthetics and performance. Good content, layout, images, and interactivity are essential for engaging your audience, and each of these elements have an enormous impact on page load time and the end-user experience. In this practical book, Lara Hogan helps you approach projects with page speed in mind, showing you how to test and benchmark which design choices are most critical.
Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails (Wiley)
Tuesday 19 May
Christopher Hadnagy and Michele Fincher address the growing scourge of phishing emails, and provides actionable defensive techniques and tools to help you steer clear of malicious emails. Phishing is analyzed from the viewpoint of human decision–making and the impact of deliberate influence and manipulation on the recipient. Using detailed examples, the authors provide insight into the financial, corporate espionage, nation state, identity the goals of the attackers, and teach you how to spot a spoofed e–mail or cloned website.
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (No Starch Press)
Monday 18 May
Described in its subtitle as "Practical Programming for Total Beginners" this is a book for non-programmers. In it Al Sweigart shows how to perform tasks that take hours to do by hand, such as renaming files or updating spreadsheet cells, with Python programs. Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. As the blurb puts it, don't spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you've never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work.
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