Use Raspberry Pi with Java to create innovative devices that power the internet of things! Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) fills an important gap in knowledge between seasoned Java developers and embedded-hardware gurus, taking a project-based approach to skills development from which both hobbyists and professionals can learn. By starting with simple projects based on open-source libraries such as Pi4J, hobbyists can get immediate results without a significant investment in time or hardware. Later projects target simplified industrial use cases where professionals can start to apply their skills to practical problems in the fields of home automation, healthcare, and robotics. This progression prepares you to be an active participant in the IoT revolution that is reshaping our lives. For the hobbyist: Hardware used in projects is affordable and easily accessible Follows a project-based learning approach with a gradual learning curve Projects are based on open-source code repositories with commercial friendly licenses For the professional computer engineer: Uses an industry-standard platform that allows for high performance, secure, production-ready applications Introduces Java SE Embedded for large devices and Java ME Embedded for small devices Code is portable to a wide variety of ARM and MIPS based platforms Provides practical skill development with advanced projects in the fields of home automation, healthcare, and robotics
If you have large quantities of data in a Microsoft Access database, and need to study that data in depth, this book is a data cruncher's dream. Access Data Analysis Cookbook offers practical recipes to solve a variety of common problems that users have with extracting Access data and performing calculations on it. Each recipe includes a discussion on how and why the solution works. Whether you use Access 2007 or an earlier version, this book will teach you new methods to query data, different ways to move data in and out of Access, how to calculate answers to financial and investment issues, and more. Learn how to apply statistics to summarize business information, how to jump beyond SQL by manipulating data with VBA, how to process dates and times, and even how to reach into the Excel data analysis toolkit. Recipes demonstrate ways to: Develop basic and sophisticated queries Apply aggregate functions, custom functions, regular expressions, and crosstabs Apply queries to perform non-passive activities such as inserting, updating, and deleting data Create and manipulate tables and queries programmatically Manage text-based data, including methods to isolate parts of a string and ways to work with numbers that are stored as text Use arrays, read and write to the Windows registry, encrypt data, and use transaction processing Use the FileSystemObject, use XML with XSLT, communicate with SQL Server, and exchange data with other Office products Find answers from time-based data, such as how to add time, count elapsed time, work with leap years, and how to manage time zones in your calculations Deal with business and finance problems, including methods for calculating depreciation, loan paybacks, and Return on Investment (ROI) Explore statistical techniques, such as frequency, variance, kurtosis, linear regression, combinations and permutations Access Data Analysis Cookbook is a one-stop-shop for extracting nuggets of valuable information from your database, and anyone with Access experience will benefit from these tips and techniques, including seasoned developers. If you want to use your data, and not just store it, you'll find this guide indispensable.
"Dharma art" refers to the creative works that spring from the meditative state of directness, unselfconsciousness and nonagression. This book examines Trungpa's teachings and emphasises the importance of craft, and the development of the skills and knowle
Take your data analysis and Excel programming skills to new heights In order to take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This 4th edition of Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you'll get the lowdown on the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects, controlling program flow, and much more. With the release of Microsoft Office 2016, Excel will see changes in its operating system, and this fun, hands-on guide will make it easier than ever to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications and create custom applications and macros on the world's most popular spreadsheet tool. Packed with friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, you'll be creating Excel applications custom-fit to your unique needs in no time at all! Provides step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros to maximize productivity Helps to increase efficiency by demonstrating how to customize your applications so they look and work the way you want Fully updated for Excel 2016 All sample programs, VBA code, and worksheets are available at dummies.com If you're a beginning to intermediate VBA programmer looking to get up to speed on creating customized solutions with Excel applications, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 4th Edition makes it easier.
Professional Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office satisfies the need to write enterprise software based on Office by delivering practical solutions for those seeking to port existing functionality to VSTO. The book focuses on code and implementation, not theory, with code examples presented in both VB and C#. The book is especially written for enterprise developers - VBA or COM Interop savvy - who need to leverage the power and productivity of VSTO today. .NET developers seeking to explore VSTO as a potential solution will also find ample material that suits their needs. This book covers VSTO 2005 in detail. The approach focuses on the major components that form the suite with the exception that InfoPath is not covered. All other components benefit from an exploration of the key objects that are most likely to be used in common programming scenarios. This book is organized into chapters that present the building blocks of VSTO first. Microsoft Excel and its Range objects form the cornerstone of range manipulation across the VSTO suite. For that reason, the first few chapters explain these basic concepts. Subsequent chapters use these building blocks as a starting point so it is important to be familiar with these concepts before skipping to the back of the book. Once you gain a complete understanding of the Excel Range object in Chapters 2 and 3, you can apply that knowledge to the remaining chapters. In fact, Microsoft Word, Charts and Pivot Table manipulation are all based on the Excel Range object. (VSTO contains a potent charting engine second to none. And this book explores every facet of charting.) The obvious benefit of this clever architecture is that it significantly reduces the learning curve for those who wish to adopt this relatively new technology. And this book is designed to show you how to exploit this architecture.
A practice-oriented guide to using C# to design and program pricing and trading models In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments. Traders will learn how to design and implement applications for curve and surface modeling, fixed income products, hedging strategies, plain and exotic option modeling, interest rate options, structured bonds, unfunded structured products, and more. A unique mix of modern software technology and quantitative finance, this book is both timely and practical. The approach is thorough and comprehensive and the authors use a combination of C# language features, design patterns, mathematics and finance to produce efficient and maintainable software. Designed for quant developers, traders and MSc/MFE students, each chapter has numerous exercises and the book is accompanied by a dedicated companion website, http://www.datasimfinancial.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=196&sid=f30022095850dee48c7db5ff62192b34, providing all source code, alongside audio, support and discussion forums for readers to comment on the code and obtain new versions of the software.
Pro Git (Second Edition) is your fully-updated guide to Git and its usage in the modern world. Git has come a long way since it was first developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It has taken the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and this book teaches you how to use it like a pro. Effective and well-implemented version control is a necessity for successful web projects, whether large or small. With this book you’ll learn how to master the world of distributed version workflow, use the distributed features of Git to the full, and extend Git to meet your every need. Written by Git pros Scott Chacon and Ben Straub, Pro Git (Second Edition) builds on the hugely successful first edition, and is now fully updated for Git version 2.0, as well as including an indispensable chapter on GitHub. It’s the best book for all your Git needs.
See how XML works for business needs and RSS feeds Create consistency on the Web, or tag your data for different purposes Tag -- XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more. Discover how to * Make information portable * Use XML with Word 2003 * Store different types of data * Convert HTML documents to XHTML * Add CSS to XML * Understand and use DTDs
In recent years, a considerable amount of effort has been devoted, both in industry and academia, to the development, validation and verification of critical systems, i.e. those systems whose malfunctions or failures reach a critical level both in terms of risks to human life as well as having a large economic impact. Certifications of Critical Systems - The CECRIS Experience documents the main insights on Cost Effective Verification and Validation processes that were gained during work in the European Research Project CECRIS (Certification of Critical Systems). The objective of the research was to tackle the challenges of certification by focusing on those aspects that turn out to be more difficult/important for current and future critical systems industry: the effective use of methodologies, processes and tools. Starting from both the scientific and industrial state of the art methodologies for system development and the impact of their usage on the verification and validation and certification of critical systems, the project aimed at developing strategies and techniques supported by automatic or semi-automatic tools and methods for these activities, setting guidelines to support engineers during the planning of the verification and validation phases.
How Far Can You Go with Access 2002? The answer depends on your knowledge of VBA programming. If you really want to get the most out of Access, the Access 2002 VBA Handbook is essential reading. If you are an experienced user of Access, you get the step-by-step instruction you need to be dramatically more productive. And if you are a more experienced developer, you get the advanced VBA programming skills you need to build the Access applications your users require. Coverage includes * Running queries to find specific records * Automating complex and time-consuming procedures * Importing data from existing data sources * Synchronizing forms and tables * Understanding the ADO and DAO models * Understanding the essentials of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) * Customizing the Access user interface * Creating procedures to change Access's default error-handling processes * Accessing data using OLE DB and ODBC * Creating VBA procedures for navigating a database or project * Writing VBA procedures using object properties and methods * Creating relationships between forms * Executing commands using SQL statements in VBA code * Using ActiveX controls in your VBA procedures
Learn to create, edit, and print Excel worksheets Need to get going with Excel 2013 in a hurry? Here are the basic techniques you need to know to work with Excel spreadsheets on your desktop or Windows tablet. Nothing fancy — just what's necessary to open and navigate Excel 2013, enter and edit data, format cells, add a header and footer, and print your worksheet. It's easy! Open the book and find: Where to find things in the program window Tips for using Excel on a touchscreen device How to use AutoFill and Flash Fill Advice on entering formulas Steps for printing cool-looking reports
This book shows beginning users how to manage their data using one of the world’s most popular programs - Excel — without investing time and money in complex databases such as Access. We’ve written and organized the book for readers who know something about Excel but nothing about databases. We provide quick start solutions, step-by-step exercises, try-it-out sections, troubleshooting, and best practices solutions.
Mr. Spreadsheet has done it again with 101 easy-to-apply Excel formulas 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas is filled with the most commonly-used, real-world Excel formulas that can be repurposed and put into action, saving you time and increasing your productivity. Each segment of this book outlines a common business or analysis problem that needs to be solved and provides the actual Excel formulas to solve the problem—along with detailed explanation of how the formulas work. Written in a user-friendly style that relies on a tips and tricks approach, the book details how to perform everyday Excel tasks with confidence. 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas is sure to become your well-thumbed reference to solve your workplace problems. The recipes in the book are structured to first present the problem, then provide the formula solution, and finally show how it works so that it can be customized to fit your needs. The companion website to the book allows readers to easily test the formulas and provides visual confirmation of the concepts presented. Teaches you how to implement the required Excel formula Explains and details how the formulas work Lets you reuse or customize the given formula to address your particular needs Helps you make the formulas a regular part of your new, more efficient workflow Specific real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate how to most effectively apply Excel and its powerful formulas to complete tasks faster and with greater accuracy than ever before. Now you can save time, automate, and be more efficient and productive with 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas.
Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique, finding themselves in a perpetual conflict of interest.
“Capers Jones has accumulated the most comprehensive data on every aspect of software engineering, and has performed the most scientific analysis on this data. Now, Capers performs yet another invaluable service to our industry, by documenting, for the first time, its long and fascinating history. Capers' new book is a must-read for every software engineering student and information technology professional.” — From the Foreword by Tony Salvaggio, CEO and president, Computer Aid, Inc. Software engineering is one of the world's most exciting and important fields. Now, pioneering practitioner Capers Jones has written the definitive history of this world-changing industry. Drawing on several decades as a leading researcher and innovator, he illuminates the field's broad sweep of progress and its many eras of invention. He assesses the immense impact of software engineering on society, and previews its even more remarkable future. Decade by decade, Jones examines trends, companies, winners, losers, new technologies, productivity/quality issues, methods, tools, languages, risks, and more. He reviews key inventions, estimates industry growth, and addresses “mysteries” such as why programming languages gain and lose popularity. Inspired by Paul Starr's Pulitzer Prize–winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine, Jones' new book is a tour de force—and compelling reading for everyone who wants to understand how software became what it is today. COVERAGE INCLUDES • The human need to compute: from ancient times to the modern era • Foundations of computing: Alan Turing, Konrad Zuse, and World War II • Big business, big defense, big systems: IBM, mainframes, and COBOL • A concise history of minicomputers and microcomputers: the birth of Apple and Microsoft • The PC era: DOS, Windows, and the rise of commercial software • Innovations in writing and managing code: structured development, objects, agile, and more • The birth and explosion of the Internet and the World Wide Web • The growing challenges of legacy system maintenance and support • Emerging innovations, from wearables to intelligent agents to quantum computing • Cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and large-scale software failure
Let your Excel skills sore to new heights with this bestselling guide Updated to reflect the latest changes to the Microsoft Office suite, this new edition of Excel For Dummies quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's most widely used spreadsheet tool. Written by bestselling author Greg Harvey, it has been completely revised and updated to offer you the freshest and most current information to make using the latest version of Excel easy and stress-free. If the thought of looking at spreadsheet makes your head swell, you've come to the right place. Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never gotten a headache from looking at all those grids, this hands-on guide will get you up and running with the latest installment of the software, Microsoft Excel 2016. In no time, you'll begin creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, and more. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding worksheet data to an existing web page, and so much more. Save spreadsheets in the Cloud to work on them anywhere Use Excel 2016 on a desktop, laptop, or tablet Share spreadsheets via email, online meetings, and social media sites Analyze data with PivotTables If you're new to Excel and want to spend more time on your actual work than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Excel 2016 For Dummies sets you up for success.
This book places spatial data within the broader domain of information technology (IT) while providing a comprehensive and coherent explanation of the guiding principles, methods, implementation and operational management of spatial databases within the workplace. The text explains the key concepts, issues and processes of spatial data implementation and provides a holistic management perspective.
This book is a single reference that’s indispensable for Excel beginners, intermediate users, power users, and would-be power users everywhere Fully updated for the new release, this latest edition provides comprehensive, soup-to-nuts coverage, delivering over 900 pages of Excel tips, tricks, and techniques readers won’t find anywhere else John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," is one of the world’s leading authorities on Excel Thoroughly updated to cover the revamped Excel interface, new file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and upgraded collaboration features Includes a valuable CD-ROM with templates and worksheets from the book Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Courseware Tutorial for Self-Instruction to Beginner and Intermediate Level
Author: Mike Smart
This book is suitable for both Excel beginners and seasoned experts. In this Excel 2016 book you'll learn how to use and apply advanced Excel skills to construct a robust Excel business application that would be well beyond the powers of most advanced Excel users. Even if you only have very basic Excel skills, the book is designed in such a way that you'll be able to construct a complex, polished professional Excel 2016 application. In constructing this project you'll discover new and interesting ways to use many of Excel 2016's more powerful and complex features. This book will teach you best-practice when applying your Excel skills to large real-world projects. This book won't only teach you Excel skills. You'll also learn a best-practice design and development methodology that will stand you in good stead when working on future Excel projects. What you will learn Most Excel tutorials and reference books teach how to use individual Excel features but don't show how you can combine them into a robust and complex Excel application. In this book you will combine 80 key Excel skills to produce a single advanced Excel application. Here are just a few of the skills you'll use: Create a custom color set. Use custom formats. Use Spin Button and Check Box form controls. Define named ranges and named cells. Use the Name Manager to view, delete and edit range names. Create a drop-down list using a list validation. Use and understand the practical use of over 20 Excel functions including VLOOKUP, COUNTIF, DAY, MONTH, DATE, IFERROR, CHAR, IF, IFERROR, LEN, MOD, ROW, TEXT and WEEKDAY. Understand date serial numbers. Understand precedence rules. Format date serial numbers using a custom format. Create a formula-driven conditional format. Use the conditional format Rules Manager. Calculate the correct date (in any year) for Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Christmas Day and Veterans Day, Easter Sunday and Memorial Day. Use structured table references. Concatenate text. Calculate the phases of the moon using Synodic Months and the MOD function. Create user-friendly validation error messages. Use Smart Tags. Lock cells, hide columns, hide entire worksheets and protect worksheets to prevent users from making unwanted changes. Companies who have taken Smart Method courses include: AOL Time Warner, The United States Army, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, HSBC, Barclays, American Express, Allied Irish Banks, Imperial Tobacco, Volvo, The BBC, British Petroleum, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Unilever, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ministry of Defence, Keele University, Deutsche Bank, HBOS, Transport For London, The Performing Rights Society, Scottish Power, The Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, BAE Systems, RBS, The British Museum, The National Gallery, Pokerstars, Marks & Spencer, Virgin, O2, BMW... and many, many others.