Software Engineering

A Beginner's Guide

This text is designed for the introductory programming course or the software engineering projects course offered in departments of computer science. In essence, it is a cookbook for software engineering, presenting the subject as a series of steps (or rules) that the student can apply to successfully complete any software project. In contrast, Pressman's other book, Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach, 5/e, (2001), is intended as a text for senior and graduate level courses and is a more comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the software engineering process.

This text is designed for the introductory programming course or the software engineering projects course offered in departments of computer science.

Applied Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics Using Python

A Beginner's Guide to Advanced Data Analysis

Applied Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics Using Python A practical, “how-to” reference for anyone performing essential statistical analyses and data management tasks in Python Applied Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics Using Python delivers a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of statistical methods performed using Python in a single, one-stop reference. The book contains user-friendly guidance and instructions on using Python to run a variety of statistical procedures without getting bogged down in unnecessary theory. Throughout, the author emphasizes a set of computational tools used in the discovery of empirical patterns, as well as several popular statistical analyses and data management tasks that can be immediately applied. Most of the datasets used in the book are small enough to be easily entered into Python manually, though they can also be downloaded for free from www.datapsyc.com. Only minimal knowledge of statistics is assumed, making the book perfect for those seeking an easily accessible toolkit for statistical analysis with Python. Applied Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics Using Python represents the fastest way to learn how to analyze data with Python. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A review of essential statistical principles, including types of data, measurement, significance tests, significance levels, and type I and type II errors An introduction to Python, exploring how to communicate with Python A treatment of exploratory data analysis, basic statistics and visual displays, including frequencies and descriptives, q-q plots, box-and-whisker plots, and data management An introduction to topics such as ANOVA, MANOVA and discriminant analysis, regression, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, among others, exploring the nature of what these techniques can vs. cannot do on a methodological level Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in the social, behavioral, and natural sciences, Applied Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics Using Python will also earn a place in the libraries of researchers and data analysts seeking a quick go-to resource for univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis in Python.

The book contains user-friendly guidance and instructions on using Python to run a variety of statistical procedures without getting bogged down in unnecessary theory.

Using SPSS Syntax

A Beginner's Guide

SPSS syntax is the command language used by SPSS to carry out all of its commands and functions. In this book, Jacqueline Collier introduces the use of syntax to those who have not used it before, or who are taking their first steps in using syntax. Without requiring any knowledge of programming, the text outlines: - how to become familiar with the syntax commands; - how to create and manage the SPSS journal and syntax files; - and how to use them throughout the data entry, management and analysis process. Collier covers all aspects of data management from data entry through to data analysis, including managing the errors and the error messages created by SPSS. Syntax commands are clearly explained and the value of syntax is demonstrated through examples. This book also supports the use of SPSS syntax alongside the usual button and menu-driven graphical interface (GIF) using the two methods together, in a complementary way. The book is written in such a way as to enable you to pick and choose how much you rely on one method over the other, encouraging you to use them side-by-side, with a gradual increase in use of syntax as your knowledge, skills and confidence develop. This book is ideal for all those carrying out quantitative research in the health and social sciences who can benefit from SPSS syntax's capacity to save time, reduce errors and allow a data audit trail.

In this book, Jacqueline Collier introduces the use of syntax to those who have not used it before, or who are taking their first steps in using syntax.

ASP.NET 3.5: A Beginner's Guide

A Beginner's Guide

Essential ASP.NET 3.5 Skills--Made Easy! Learn how to create database-driven ASP.NET 3.5 websites using C# 3.0. ASP.NET 3.5: A Beginner's Guide shows you just what you need to know to build rich Internet applications quickly and easily. You'll find details on Web controls, CSS, event handlers, validation, SQL, ADO.NET, data binding, text files, and security. Coverage of the latest technologies, such as LINQ and Ajax, is also included. All examples use Visual Studio 2008 to ease you through the learning process, and all the source code is displayed. Start building dynamic ASP.NET 3.5 Web applications today with help from this fast-paced tutorial. Designed for Easy Learning: Key Skills & Concepts--Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Try This--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Essential ASP.NET 3.5 Skills--Made Easy! Learn how to create database-driven ASP.NET 3.5 websites using C# 3.0. ASP.NET 3.5: A Beginner's Guide shows you just what you need to know to build rich Internet applications quickly and easily.

Mama Knows Breast

A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it certainly isn't easy. Healthy for the baby? Definitely. A challenge for mom? Without a doubt. But help is on the way with Mama Knows Breast, a practical guide full of breastfeeding advice delivered with a light touch and without a strident, judgemental tone or scary clinical language.

A challenge for mom? Without a doubt. But help is on the way with Mama Knows Breast, a practical guide full of breastfeeding advice delivered with a light touch and without a strident, judgemental tone or scary clinical language.

Learning Web Design

A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

A guide to Web design basics describes how the Web and Web pages work, building HTML pages, using CSS for presentation, using JavaScript in Web design, and creating Web graphics.

A guide to Web design basics describes how the Web and Web pages work, building HTML pages, using CSS for presentation, using JavaScript in Web design, and creating Web graphics.

Graphics and Animation on iOS

A Beginner's Guide to Core Graphics and Core Animation

Jazz up your iPhone and iPad apps with some slick graphics and animation—and keep users from looking elsewhere. This short and concise book shows developers with even little Cocoa programming experience how to create impressive graphics and animation effects with relatively easy coding. Learn how to incorporate smooth animations and draw images in your apps to achieve the classy look you want. The recipes in this book include step-by-step instructions and simple code solutions that you can put to work right away. Learn basic concepts for adapting to different screen sizes Construct, set, and use colors Draw text, images, lines, and rectangles Add shadows to shapes Create and draw gradients Learn how to animate and scale, rotate, or move views

Learn how to incorporate smooth animations and draw images in your apps to achieve the classy look you want. The recipes in this book include step-by-step instructions and simple code solutions that you can put to work right away.