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Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
Weaving the Web
The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006251587x

Named one of the greatest minds of the 20th century by Time, Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for one of that century's most important advancements: the world wide web. Now, this low-profile genius-who never personally profitted from his invention -offers a compelling protrait of his invention. He reveals the Web's origins and the creation of the now ubiquitous http and www acronyms and shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of softeware companies, and the need to find the ideal balance between commercial and social forces. He offers insights into the true nature of the Web, showing readers how to use it to its fullest advantage. And he presents his own plan for the Web's future, calling for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to manage and maintain this valuable resource so that it can remain a powerful force for social change and an outlet for individual creativity.

Penetration Testing for Dummies
Penetration Testing for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119577489

Target, test, analyze, and report on security vulnerabilities with pen testing

Pen Testing is necessary for companies looking to target, test, analyze, and patch the security vulnerabilities from hackers attempting to break into and compromise their organizations data. It takes a person with hacking skills to look for the weaknesses that make an organization susceptible to hacking.

Pen Testing For Dummies aims to equip IT enthusiasts at various levels with the basic knowledge of pen testing. It is the go-to book for those who have some IT experience but desire more knowledge of how to gather intelligence on a target, learn the steps for mapping out a test, and discover best practices for analyzing, solving, and reporting on vulnerabilities.

  • The different phases of a pen test from pre-engagement to completion
  • Threat modeling and understanding risk
  • When to apply vulnerability management vs penetration testing
  • Ways to keep your pen testing skills sharp, relevant, and at the top of the game

Get ready to gather intelligence, discover the steps for mapping out tests, and analyze and report results

The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power
The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory
Magic, Metaphor, Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0415925029

Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender, and so on.

The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Crowdfunding Success Stories
The Kickstarter Handbook
Real-Life Crowdfunding Success Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 1594746087

So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There's just one catch: You need $100,000 to bankroll your dream, and your checking account has barely enough to cover the rent.

Enter Kickstarter.com--the phenomenal "crowdfunding" website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. At Kickstarter, it's not uncommon for entrepreneurs to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or more. All you need is a great idea--and The Kickstarter Handbook.

Business journliast Don Steinberg has interviewed dozens of artists and inventors who launched their passion projects online. Through their voices, you'll explore all the strategies of a successful Kickstarter campaign. You'll learn the elements of a compelling Kickstarter video, innovative ways to market your projects, tips for getting donors onboard, and the secrets of irresistible Kickstarter "rewards." You'll also discover what to do in a best-case scenario--when your project goes viral and the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here's how to be one of them.
Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Geeks
How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Paperback      ISBN: 0767906993
"A story of triumph, friendship, love, and above all, about being human and reaching for dreams in a hard-wired world."--Seattle Times

"Too often, writing about the online world lacks emotional punch, but Katz's obvious love for his 'lost boys' gives his narrative a rich taste."--The New York Times Book Review

Jesse and Eric were geeks: suspicious of authority figures, proud of their status as outsiders, fervent in their belief in the positive power of technology. High school had been an unbearable experience and their small-town Idaho families had been torn apart by hard times. On the fringe of society, they had almost no social lives and little to look forward to. They spent every spare cent on their computers and every spare moment online. Nobody ever spoke of them, much less for them.

But then they met Jon Katz, a roving journalist who suggested that, in the age of geek impresario Bill Gates, Jesse and Eric had marketable skills that could get them out of Idaho and pave the way to a better life. So they bravely set out to conquer Chicago--geek style. Told with Katz's trademark charm and sparkle, Geeks is a humorous, moving tale of triumph over adversity and self-acceptance that delivers two irresistible heroes for the digital age and reveals the very human face of technology.

Praise for Geeks

"Ultimately, Geeks is not a story about the Internet or computers or techies. It is a story about personal bonds, optimism, access to opportunity, and the courage to dream."--Salon

"An uplifting and hugely compassionate book."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"A story of friendship, optimism, social despair, and an updated version of that American icon, the tinkerer."--USA Today
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Paperback      ISBN: 1118076575
An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services

If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry--the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing--this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more.

  • Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions
  • Melds the hottest new trend in the industry--developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud--with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions
  • Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs
  • Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more

SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.

(Isc)2 Ccsp Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide
(Isc)2 Ccsp Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1119603374
The only official study guide for the new CCSP exam

(ISC)2 CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide is your ultimate resource for the CCSP exam. As the only official study guide reviewed and endorsed by (ISC)2, this guide helps you prepare faster and smarter with the Sybex study tools that include pre-test assessments that show you what you know, and areas you need further review. Objective maps, exercises, and chapter review questions help you gauge your progress along the way, and the Sybex interactive online learning environment includes access to a PDF glossary, hundreds of flashcards, and two complete practice exams. Covering all CCSP domains, this book walks you through Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements, Cloud Data Security, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security, Cloud Application Security, Operations, and Legal and Compliance with real-world scenarios to help you apply your skills along the way.

The CCSP is the latest credential from (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance, designed to show employers that you have what it takes to keep their organization safe in the cloud. Learn the skills you need to be confident on exam day and beyond.

  • Review 100% of all CCSP exam objectives
  • Practice applying essential concepts and skills
  • Access the industry-leading online study tool set
  • Test your knowledge with bonus practice exams and more

As organizations become increasingly reliant on cloud-based IT, the threat to data security looms larger. Employers are seeking qualified professionals with a proven cloud security skillset, and the CCSP credential brings your resume to the top of the pile. (ISC)2 CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide gives you the tools and information you need to earn that certification, and apply your skills in a real-world setting.

.Net Mobile Web Developers Guide
.Net Mobile Web Developers Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1928994563

Introducing Microsoft's flagship wireless development tool
The .NET Mobile Web Developer's Guide will provide readers with a solid guide to developing mobile applications using Microsoft technologies. The focus of this book is on using ASP.NET and the .NET mobile SDK. It provides an introduction to the .NET platform and goes into moderate details on ASP.NET to allow readers to start developing ASP.NET applications. In addition, this book will give the readers the insight to use the various Microsoft technologies for developing mobile applications.
This book assumes the readers have experience in developing web applications and are familiar with any one of the server-side technologies like ASP, JSP or PHP.

3D Surface Reconstruction: Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches
3D Surface Reconstruction
Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches
Hardcover      ISBN: 1461456312

3D Surface Reconstruction: Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches presents methods to model 3D objects in an incremental way so as to capture more finer details at each step. The configuration of the model parameters, the rationale and solutions are described and discussed in detail so the reader has a strong understanding of the methodology. Modeling starts from data captured by 3D digitizers and makes the process even more clear and engaging.

Innovative approaches, based on two popular machine learning paradigms, namely Radial Basis Functions and the Support Vector Machines, are also introduced. These paradigms are innovatively extended to a multi-scale incremental structure, based on a hierarchical scheme. The resulting approaches allow readers to achieve high accuracy with limited computational complexity, and makes the approaches appropriate for online, real-time operation. Applications can be found in any domain in which regression is required.

3D Surface Reconstruction: Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches is designed as a secondary text book or reference for advanced-level students and researchers in computer science. This book also targets practitioners working in computer vision or machine learning related fields.

3D Surface Reconstruction: Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches
3D Surface Reconstruction
Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches
Paperback      ISBN: 1493901176

3D Surface Reconstruction: Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches presents methods to model 3D objects in an incremental way so as to capture more finer details at each step. The configuration of the model parameters, the rationale and solutions are described and discussed in detail so the reader has a strong understanding of the methodology. Modeling starts from data captured by 3D digitizers and makes the process even more clear and engaging.

Innovative approaches, based on two popular machine learning paradigms, namely Radial Basis Functions and the Support Vector Machines, are also introduced. These paradigms are innovatively extended to a multi-scale incremental structure, based on a hierarchical scheme. The resulting approaches allow readers to achieve high accuracy with limited computational complexity, and makes the approaches appropriate for online, real-time operation. Applications can be found in any domain in which regression is required.

3D Surface Reconstruction: Multi-Scale Hierarchical Approaches is designed as a secondary text book or reference for advanced-level students and researchers in computer science. This book also targets practitioners working in computer vision or machine learning related fields.