Type Specific: Designing Custom Fonts for Function and Identity

By Charlotte Rivers

Sort particular indicates designers how typefaces designed for a particular goal be triumphant via exploring all the positive aspects that has to be thought of. those contain letterforms, counterspaces, move sections, ascenders/descenders, and junctions and the way they paintings, in either print and monitor, throughout quite a number purposes: posters, directories, newspapers and magazines, CD covers, packaging, signage, and picture titles-including The Kitchen's natural paintbrush entrance for the promoting of Levi's classic garments and Saturday's stylish stencil-style face for the Chen Pascual identification. the complete gamut from free-from to precision is explored.

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Peer-to-Peer : Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies

The time period "peer-to-peer" has turn out to be utilized to networks that count on finish clients to give a contribution their very own documents, computing time, or different assets to a few shared undertaking. much more fascinating than the platforms' technical underpinnings are their socially disruptive power: in a number of methods they go back content material, selection, and keep watch over to traditional users.While this publication is generally in regards to the technical promise of peer-to-peer, we additionally discuss its fascinating social promise. groups were forming on the web for a very long time, yet they've been constrained via the flat interactive features of e mail and community newsgroups. humans can alternate options and concepts over those media, yet have nice trouble commenting on each one other's postings, structuring details, acting searches, or growing summaries. If instruments supplied how you can manage details intelligently, and if everyone may perhaps serve up his or her personal information and retrieve others' information, the chances for collaboration could take off. Peer-to-peer applied sciences in addition to metadata might increase virtually any crew of people that proportion an interest--technical, cultural, political, scientific, you identify it.This publication offers the pursuits that force the builders of the best-known peer-to-peer platforms, the issues they have confronted, and the technical ideas they have stumbled on. examine right here the necessities of peer-to-peer from leaders of the field:

  • Nelson Minar and Marc Hedlund of target="new">Popular Power, on a historical past of peer-to-peer
  • Clay Shirky of acceleratorgroup, on the place peer-to-peer is probably going to be headed
  • Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly & Associates, on redefining the public's perceptions
  • Dan Bricklin, cocreator of Visicalc, on harvesting info from end-users
  • David Anderson of SETI@home, on how SETI@Home created the world's biggest computer
  • Jeremie Miller of Jabber, on the net as a suite of conversations
  • Gene Kan of Gnutella and GoneSilent.com, on classes from Gnutella for peer-to-peer technologies
  • Adam Langley of Freenet, on Freenet's current and upcoming architecture
  • Alan Brown of pink Rover, on a intentionally low-tech content material distribution system
  • Marc Waldman, Lorrie Cranor, and Avi Rubin of AT&T Labs, at the Publius venture and belief in allotted systems
  • Roger Dingledine, Michael J. Freedman, andDavid Molnar of Free Haven, on source allocation and responsibility in dispensed systems
  • Rael Dornfest of O'Reilly Network and Dan Brickley of ILRT/RDF internet, on metadata
  • Theodore Hong of Freenet, on performance
  • Richard Lethin of Reputation Technologies, on how attractiveness might be outfitted online
  • Jon Udell ofBYTE and Nimisha Asthagiri andWalter Tuvell of Groove Networks, on security
  • Brandon Wiley of Freenet, on gateways among peer-to-peer systems

You'll locate details at the newest and maximum structures in addition to upcoming efforts during this book.

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In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

By Steven Levy

Written with complete cooperation from best administration, together with cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry web page, this can be the interior tale at the back of Google, the main profitable and so much favorite expertise corporation of our time, instructed by way of certainly one of our greatest expertise writers.

Few businesses in historical past have ever been as winning and as trendy as Google, the corporate that has remodeled the net and turn into an integral a part of our lives. How has Google performed it? Veteran know-how reporter Steven Levy used to be granted unparalleled entry to the corporate, and during this revelatory booklet he is taking readers within Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to express how Google works.

whereas they have been nonetheless scholars at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry web page and Sergey Brin revolutionized net seek. They this impressive innovation with one other, as of Google’s earliest staff came upon the way to do what nobody else had: make billions of greenbacks from internet marketing. With this money cow, Google used to be in a position to extend dramatically and tackle different transformative tasks: extra effective info facilities, open-source cellphones, unfastened net video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and lots more and plenty more.

the major to Google’s luck in a lot of these companies, Levy unearths, is its engineering frame of mind and adoption of such web values as velocity, openness, experimentation, and possibility taking. After its unapologetically elitist method of hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free meals and dry cleansing, on-site medical professionals and masseuses—and offers all of them the assets they should be successful. Even this present day, with a team of greater than 23,000, Larry web page symptoms off on each hire.

yet has Google misplaced its leading edge side? With its latest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a profitable competitor for the 1st time. a few staff are leaving the corporate for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the corporate that famously made up our minds to not be evil nonetheless compete?

No different ebook has ever grew to become Google inside of out as Levy does with In the Plex.

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Intelligent Technologies for Web Applications (Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series)

By Priti Srinivas Sajja

The net has turn into a vital part of human lifestyles, but the internet nonetheless makes use of mundane interfaces to the actual global, which makes web operations slightly mechanical, tedious, and no more human-oriented. Filling a wide void within the literature, clever applied sciences for net Applications is likely one of the first books to target delivering very important basic and complicated tips within the sector of net intelligence for novices and researchers.

The publication covers concepts from diversified components of study, including:

  • Natural language processing
  • Information extraction, retrieval, and filtering
  • Knowledge illustration and management
  • Machine learning
  • Databases
  • Data, net, and textual content mining
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Semantic net technologies

To enhance powerful and clever net purposes and prone, it really is serious to find worthy wisdom via reading quite a lot of content material, hidden content material buildings, or utilization styles of net info assets. meant to enhance and make stronger problem-solving equipment during this region, this publication delves into the hybridization of synthetic intelligence (AI) and net applied sciences to assist simplify advanced internet operations. It introduces readers to the state-of-the paintings improvement of net intelligence concepts and teaches find out how to follow those thoughts to boost the following new release of clever internet applications.

The e-book lays out provided initiatives, case stories, and leading edge rules, which readers can discover independently as standalone study initiatives. This fabric allows experimentation with the book’s content material by means of together with primary instruments, examine instructions, perform questions, and extra reading.

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Smashing eBook #29 Designing for Android

By Smashing eBook Series

If you happen to intend to layout for cellular, you could have to concentrate on the democratic state of affairs that provides form to this area of interest. Many builders are conscious of this: by utilizing the Android working method to create apps, they collect a big industry proportion. This booklet will advisor you thru the Android universe and assist you to create interface designs for Android cellular gadgets.


- gaining knowledge of The Android Platform: construction, checking out And allotting Apps
- Designing For Android
- Designing For Android: information And Techniques
- Designing For Android Tablets
- Getting the simplest Out Of Eclipse For Android Development
- start constructing For Android With Eclipse
- start constructing For Android With Eclipse, Reloaded

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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)

By Neal Stephenson

In Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson took technological know-how fiction to surprising new degrees. Now, in The Diamond Age, he grants one other lovely story. Set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it's the tale of what occurs whilst a cutting-edge interactive equipment falls within the fingers of a road urchin named Nell. Her life—and the complete way forward for humanity—is approximately to be decoded and reprogrammed…

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His Master's Voice

By Stanislaw Lem

Twenty-five hundred scientists were herded into an remoted website within the Nevada wilderness. A neutrino message of extraterrestrial foundation has been acquired and the scientists, less than the surveillance of the Pentagon, hard work on His Master's Voice, the key application organize to decipher the transmission. between them is Peter Hogarth, an eminent mathematician. while the undertaking reaches a stalemate, Hogarth pursues clandestine study into the labeled TX Effect--another mystery leap forward. but if he discovers, to his horror, that the TX influence could lead on to the development of a fission bomb, Hogarth makes a decision such wisdom mustn't ever be allowed to fall into the palms of the military.

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Cloud Architecture Patterns: Using Microsoft Azure

By Bill Wilder

If your workforce is investigating how one can layout purposes for the cloud, this concise publication introduces eleven structure styles which can assist you make the most of cloud-platform providers. You’ll find out how every one of those platform-agnostic styles paintings, once they might actually help within the cloud, and what effect they’ll have in your software structure. You’ll additionally see an instance of every trend utilized to an software equipped with home windows Azure.

The styles are equipped into 4 significant themes, corresponding to scalability and dealing with failure, and primer chapters offer heritage on every one subject. With the knowledge during this publication, you’ll have the capacity to make proficient judgements for designing powerful cloud-native functions that maximize the price of cloud prone, whereas additionally being attentive to consumer event and operational efficiency.

Learn approximately architectural styles for:

  • Scalability. observe some great benefits of horizontal scaling. styles coated comprise Horizontally Scaling Compute, Queue-Centric Workflow, and Auto-Scaling.
  • Big data. how to deal with quite a lot of facts throughout a dispensed process. Eventual consistency is defined, in addition to the MapReduce and Database Sharding patterns.
  • Handling failure. know how multitenant cloud providers and commodity impact your purposes. styles lined contain Busy sign and Node Failure.
  • Distributed users. the best way to triumph over delays as a result of community latency whilst development functions for a geographically disbursed person base. styles coated comprise Colocation, Valet Key, CDN, and Multi-Site Deployment.

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Office 2016 All-In-One For Dummies (Office All-in-One for Dummies)

The quickly and straightforward method to get issues performed with Office

Perplexed via PowerPoint? trying to excel at Excel? From entry to Word—and each program in between—this all-encompassing advisor presents plain-English suggestions on learning the full Microsoft place of work suite. via easy-to-follow guideline, you are going to fast wake up and operating with Excel, notice, PowerPoint, Outlook, entry, writer, Charts and pix, OneNote, and more—and make your paintings and residential existence more uncomplicated, extra efficient, and extra streamlined.

Microsoft place of work is the best productiveness instrument on this planet. From notice processing to enterprise conversation to info crunching, it calls for loads of wisdom to function it—let by myself grasp it. fortunately, Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies is right here to carry the breadth of knowledge you want to whole uncomplicated projects and drill down into Office's complex gains.

  • Create personalized records and upload photograph parts, proofing, and citations in Word
  • Build a worksheet, create formulation, and practice uncomplicated facts research in Excel
  • Create a laptop and manage your concepts in Notes
  • Manage messages, initiatives, contacts, and calendars in Outlook

Clocking in at over 800 pages, Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies often is the singular Microsoft place of work source you will flip to back and again.

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Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates

By Adrian Johns

Since the increase of Napster and different file-sharing companies in its wake, such a lot people have assumed that highbrow piracy is a manufactured from the electronic age and that it threatens artistic expression as by no means earlier than. The movie organization of the United States, for example, claimed that during 2005 the movie misplaced $2.3 billion in profit to piracy on-line. yet right here Adrian Johns exhibits that piracy has a miles longer and extra important heritage than now we have realized—one that has been mostly forgotten and is little understood.

Piracy explores the highbrow estate wars from the appearance of print tradition within the 15th century to the reign of the net within the twenty-first. Brimming with broader implications for today’s debates over open entry, reasonable use, loose tradition, and so on, Johns’s ebook finally argues that piracy has continuously stood on the heart of our makes an attempt to reconcile creativity and commerce—and that piracy has been an engine of social, technological, and highbrow thoughts as usually because it has been their adversary. From Cervantes to Sonny Bono, from Maria Callas to Microsoft, from Grub highway to Google, no bankruptcy within the tale of piracy evades Johns’s swish research in what's going to be the definitive historical past of the topic for years to come.

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