How to Create the Next Facebook
Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO
Paperback ISBN: 1430246472
In just under a decade, Facebook has gone from a Harvard prodigy's dorm-room experiment to an essential part of the social life of hundreds of millions of children, teens, and adults across the globe. It's no surprise, then, that the company has been the subject of countless magazine articles, books, and even movies. But despite the extensive coverage that has been given to the company in the years since founder Mark Zuckerberg first took Facebook live on Harvard's server, one question remains unanswered: From a business standpoint, how, exactly, did Facebook do it? How did a college student with no real-world business experience take a relatively simple idea and then, less than ten years later, turn it into a $100 billion dollar company? What specific steps did Facebook take along its journey to creating perhaps the most innovative startup of the 21st century? What approach did it take when pitching venture capitalists, and how did it go about forging its many strategic partnerships? And, most importantly, how can would-be founders learn and effectively utilize Facebook's unique techniques and strategies in their own startup efforts? In How to Create the Next Facebook, tech guru Tom Taulli answers all of these questions and more, crystallizing the process by which Facebook was shepherded from idea to IPO to provide a guided blueprint for budding entrepreneurs who are ready to start building their own great business. Regardless of what stage of development your startup is in, How to Create the Next Facebook provides you with clear, compelling, and ultimately actionable advice extracted from Facebook's startup success story. You'll learn how Facebook handled the very same situations your startup is confronting—from how it arrived at its mission statement to what its priorities were during its talent search process—before gaining access to all the concrete, practical guidance you need to make the right decisions for your company and continue moving forward with confidence. And, of course, because Facebook didn't geteverything right at first, author Tom Taulli painstakingly details the company's most costly mistakes, documenting everything from its protracted legal struggles to its many failed attempts at establishing multiple revenue streams, so that you can arm your company against the various challenges that threaten to sink even the very best startups. By the time you turn the final pages of How to Create the Next Facebook, you'll realize that Facebook is more than just a fun place to catch up with old friends; it is the ideal model to follow for those who, like you, are ready to build the world's next great startup.
iPad Application Development for Dummies
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1118213920
The fun and easy guide to creating iPad apps, updated for iOS 5 iPad app development is hot, with more than 90,000 apps available specifically for the device. The introduction of iOS 5 and iCloud further revolutionized the iPad and enlarged the app market even more. This fast and friendly guide to iPad app development is fully updated for the most recent upgrades and covers everything you need to know, starting with how to download the SDK and become an Apple developer. Expert developer Neal Goldstein explains nib files, views, view controllers, gesture recognizers, what makes a great iPad app, and more. - iPad development is not the same as developing for the iPhone; this book focuses exclusively on developing apps for the iPad - iOS 5 and iCloud brought many changes to the device, opening more opportunities for app development - The book covers how to become a registered Apple developer, how to download and set up the SDK, and the details of how an iPad app runs - Popular developer Neal Goldstein examines what goes into a great user experience and takes you step by step through the actual development of two apps, illustrating everything you need to know Whether you're looking for a new hobby or you want to build a business in app development, iPad Application Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition will make it easier!
SAS for Mixed Models
Paperback ISBN: 1590475003
Mixed linear models are a standard part of most graduate-level statistics courses but, according to the authors (a team of statisticians from the U. of Florida, Kansas State U., U. of Nebraska, and SAS Institute) of this text, students and practicing statisticians frequently retain questions about the proper application of mixed model methodologies. They provide guidance on the implementation of mixed models in the statistical software package SAS 9.1. Examples are taken from a wide range of application areas and range from introductory examples to technically advanced case studies. New to this edition are chapters on diagnostics for mixed models based on residuals and influence analysis, calculation of statistical power of tests, and mixed modeling from a Bayesian perspective. The CD-ROM contains all of the data sets used in the book as well as the SAS code necessary to perform the mixed model analyses. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh
Visual Quickstart Guide
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0321502914
A guide to using the Flash authoring tool covers such topics as modifying graphics, working with symbols, frame-by-frame animations, building buttons for interactivity, and adding sound.
Open Source Development With Cvs
Paperback ISBN: 1932111816
The first edition was one of the first books available on development and implementation of open source software using CVS. The second edition explains how CVS affects the architecture and design of applications and covers strategies, third-party tools, scalability, client access limits, and overall server administration for CVS.
Help Your Kids With Computer Coding
A Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games
Paperback ISBN: 146541956x
Provides parents with step-by-step instructions for helping children learn the basics of computer programming, with simple projects and exercises and information about coding in Scratch and Python.