New computing books: Big Data for Dummies
Dangerous enthusiasms : e-government, computer failure and information systems development / Robin Gauld & Shaun Goldfinch with Tony Dale.
“Information and technology that supports its collection, communication and analysis is a core concern of modern government, making ‘e-government’ (electronically enabled government) fundamental to the ongoing ‘reinvention’ of public administration. The spending of public money is always intriguing and perhaps money spent on ICT has been the most intriguing of all, with some spectacular failures costing millions. This book is written for a general audience and takes a critical look at policies, problems and prospects for e-government in a series of case studies. Why have ICT failures in the public sector occurred and what lessons do they provide for the future?”–BOOK JACKET.
Big data for dummies / by Judith Hurwitz… [et al.].
“Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you’ll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You’ll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)
iPhone and iPad apps for absolute beginners / Rory Lewis and Chad Mello.
“Provides information on building applications for the iPhone and the iPad, covering such topics as code, multiple graphics, table views, arrays, MapKit.” (Syndetics summary)
The rebel code : the inside story of Linux and the open source revolution / Glyn Moody.
“A high-velocity chronicle of the open source movement-and its impact on computing, business, and culture” (Syndetics summary)
Microsoft Office 2013 in depth / Joe Habraken.
“Provides techniques and shortcuts for Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and other applications, and explores new features and capabilities of Office 2013.” (Syndetics summary)
Easy office 2013 / Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Sherry Kinkoph Gunter.
“This year, millions of beginner-to-intermediate-level users will be searching for the easiest possible way to master Office 2013’s new features. If you’re one of them,Easy Office 2013will give you exactly what you’re looking for.
This full-color, utterly simple, step-by-step tutorial is carefully crafted to provide instant access to the 100+ tasks you’ll find most useful and valuable. Like allEasyseries books, it teaches visually: you’re never forced to work through lengthy text explanations. Its large typeface makes it even more accessible to all readers – especially senior readers whose needs are disregarded by most computer books.`…” (adapted from Syndetics summary)
Excel 2013 formulas and functions / Paul McFedries.
“Using real-world examples, McFedries helps you get the absolute most out of features and improvements ranging from FlashFill to Excel’s newest functions. Along the way, you discover the fastest, best ways to handle essential day-to-day tasks ranging from generating account numbers to projecting the impact of inflation.
Becoming an Excel expert has never been easier! You’ll find crystal-clear instructions; insider insights; even complete step-by-step projects for building timesheets, projecting cash flow, aging receivables, analyzing defects, and more..” (adapted from Syndetics summary)
The everything guide to mobile apps : a practical guide to affordable mobile app development for your business / Peggy Anne Salz and Jennifer Moranz.
“Are you ready to be part of the mobile app revolution? Salz and Moranz teach you all you need to know about creating a mobile app without breaking your bank account.” (Syndetics summary)
Brilliant Microsoft Office 2013 / Steve Johnson.
“Brilliant books provide quick and easy-to-access infromation. Features include:
Numbered step-by-step tasks: Visual full colour screentshots: Expert tips, tricks & advice: Practical troubleshooting guide. Brilliant Microsoft Office 2013 guides you through the essential tasks…” (Book jacket)
The Web designer’s idea book. Volume 3, Inspiration from today’s best Web design trends, themes and styles / Patrick McNeil.
“Quick inspiration for web designers. Featuring more than 650 examples, this third volume of the Web designer’s idea book is packed with visual inspiration for creating top-notch web design. …Arranged thematically, this guide puts important topics like technology, design styles, elements, site types and site structure at your fingertips…” (Book jacket)
Visual communication on the web : principles and practices / Xtine Burrough and Paul Martin Lester.
“”Most web design books developed for the trade market are a series of exercises without a theoretical, aesthetic, or historic framework. In this book, Visual Communication on the Web, web design exercises are accompanied by concise introductions that relate history, design principles, and visual communication theories to the practice of designing for the web. …Exercises build upon each other so the reader creates and revises the work while learning new code or tools. Predictable mistakes are purposely included so that readers learn how to “fix” the project while working on it–a much-needed skill for anyone interested in coding. By the end of this course-in-a-book, readers will have created a web page with a centered container div, a Lightbox image gallery, and an external style sheet using HTML, CSS, and copy-pasted and modified code.”– Provided by publisher.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)