Beginning Apache Pig

Beginning Apache Pig

Learn to use Apache Pig to develop lightweight big data applications easily and quickly. This book shows you many optimization techniques and covers every context where Pig is used in big data analytics. Beginning Apache Pig shows you how Pig is easy to learn and requires relatively little time to…

Electronics For Dummies

Electronics For Dummies

Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how! You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works.   This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English….

Energy Efficient Smart Phones for 5G Networks

Energy Efficient Smart Phones for 5G Networks

This book addresses current technology trends and requirements leading towards the next era in mobile communication handsets; and beyond that the book proposes innovative solutions that could be candidate solutions for 5G phones. It adopts a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary stance towards handset design, a necessary ingredient if 5th…

Requirements Writing for System Engineering

Requirements Writing for System Engineering

Learn how to create good requirements when designing hardware and software systems. While this book emphasizes writing traditional “shall” statements, it also provides guidance on use case design and creating user stories in support of agile methodologies. The book surveys modeling techniques and various tools that support requirements…

Teaching with Google Classroom

Teaching with Google Classroom

Google Classroom helps teachers bring their work online. According to Google Trends, it’s already bigger than Moodle after barely a year in the wild. This book is a complete start-to-finish guide for teachers using Google Classroom for the first time. It explains what Google Classroom is, what it…

REST API Design Rulebook

REST API Design Rulebook

In today’s market, where rival web services compete for attention, a well-designed REST API is a must-have feature. This concise book presents a set of API design rules, drawn primarily from best practices that stick close to the Web’s REST architectural style. Along with rules for URI design…

Social Machines

Social Machines

Will your next doctor be a human being―or a machine? Will you have a choice? If you do, what should you know before making it? This book introduces the reader to the pitfalls and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) in its modern incarnation and the growing trend of…

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Microinteractions

It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know…

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Collective Intelligence in Action

There’s a great deal of wisdom in a crowd, but how do you listen to a thousand people talking at once? Identifying the wants, needs, and knowledge of internet users can be like listening to a mob. In the Web 2.0 era, leveraging the collective power of user…