Learning Android by Marko Gargenta

By Marko Gargenta

Are looking to construct apps for Android units? This publication is the precise solution to grasp the basics. Written through knowledgeable who's taught this cellular platform to enormous quantities of builders in huge corporations, this mild creation indicates skilled object-oriented programmers tips to use Android's uncomplicated development blocks to create consumer interfaces, shop info, connect with the community, and more.
You'll construct a Twitter-like program during the process this e-book, including new good points with every one bankruptcy. alongside the way in which, you'll additionally create your personal toolbox of code styles that can assist you application any form of Android program with ease.
* Get an summary of the Android platform and realize the way it suits into the cellular atmosphere
* find out about the Android stack, together with its program framework, and the constitution and distribution of program programs (APK)
* arrange your Android improvement setting and start with easy courses
* Use Android's development blocks--Activities, Intents, companies, content material companies, and Broadcast Receivers
* find out how to construct uncomplicated Android person interfaces and set up UI parts in perspectives and Layouts
* construct a provider that makes use of a historical past method to replace info on your program
* Get an creation to Android Interface Definition Language (AIDL) and the local improvement equipment (NDK)

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Seamless R and C++ Integration with Rcpp (Use R!) by Dirk Eddelbuettel

By Dirk Eddelbuettel

Rcpp is the glue that binds the facility and flexibility of R with the rate and potency of C++.  With Rcpp, the move of information among R and C++ is almost seamless, and high-performance statistical computing is ultimately available to such a lot R users.  Rcpp may be a part of each statistician's toolbox.  -- Michael Braun, MIT Sloan college of Management

 "Seamless R and C++ integration with Rcpp" is just a superb book.  For an individual who makes use of C/C++ and R, it really is an fundamental resource.  The writing is outstanding.  an important bonus is the part on functions. This part covers the matrix applications Armadillo and Eigen and the GNU medical Library in addition to RInside which helps you to use R inside of C++. those functions are what such a lot people want to know to actually do medical programming with R and C++. i like this ebook. -- Robert McCulloch, college of Chicago sales space tuition of Business

 Rcpp is now thought of a vital package deal for anyone doing critical computational examine utilizing R. Dirk's booklet is a wonderful spouse and takes the reader from a steady advent to extra complicated purposes through quite a few examples and potency improving gem stones. The ebook is filled with all you've gotten ever desired to find out about Rcpp, its cousins (RcppArmadillo, RcppEigen .etc.), modules, package deal improvement and sugar. total, this booklet is a must have in your shelf. -- Sanjog Misra, UCLA Anderson institution of Management

The Rcpp package deal represents a big step forward for medical computations with R. With only a few traces of C++ code, one has R's information buildings without problems handy for additional computations in C++. as a result, high-level numerical programming may be made in C++ nearly as simply as in R, yet usually with a considerable pace achieve. Dirk is a vital individual in those advancements, and his booklet takes the reader from the 1st fragile steps directly to utilizing the entire Rcpp equipment. a really prompt booklet! -- Søren Højsgaard, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg collage, Denmark 


"Seamless R and C ++ Integration with Rcpp" presents the 1st finished creation to Rcpp. Rcpp has turn into the main widely-used language extension for R, and is deployed through over one-hundred various CRAN and BioConductor programs. Rcpp allows clients to move scalars, vectors, matrices, record or whole R items from side to side among R and C++ conveniently. This brings the intensity of the R research framework including the facility, velocity, and potency of C++.

Dirk Eddelbuettel has been a contributor to CRAN for over a decade and keeps round twenty packages.  he's the Debian/Ubuntu maintainer for R and different quantitative software program, edits the CRAN job perspectives for Finance and High-Performance Computing, is a co-founder of the once a year R/Finance convention, and an editor of the magazine of Statistical Software.  He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics from EHESS (Paris), and works in Chicago as a Senior Quantitative Analyst.

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Liberal Loyalty: Freedom, Obligation, and the State by Anna Stilz

By Anna Stilz

Many political theorists this present day deny that citizenship could be defended on liberal grounds by myself. Cosmopolitans declare that loyalty to a selected kingdom is incompatible with common liberal rules, which carry that we've got equivalent tasks of justice to people far and wide, whereas nationalist theorists justify civic responsibilities in basic terms by way of achieving past liberal rules and invoking the significance of nationwide tradition. In Liberal Loyalty, Anna Stilz demanding situations either perspectives through protecting a distinctively liberal realizing of citizenship.

Drawing on Kant, Rousseau, and Habermas, Stilz argues that we owe civic responsibilities to the nation whether it is sufficiently simply, and that constitutionally enshrined rules of justice in themselves--rather than territory, universal language, or shared culture--are grounds for obedience to our specific nation and for democratic unity with our fellow voters. She demonstrates that specifying what freedom and equality suggest between a specific humans calls for their democratic participation jointly as a gaggle. Justice, consequently, is determined by the authority of the democratic nation simply because there's no approach equivalent freedom should be outlined or assured with no it. but, as Stilz indicates, this doesn't suggest that every people may still entertain a few obscure loyalty to democracy as a rule. electorate are politically obligated to their very own nation and to one another, simply because inside of their specific democracy they outline and finally warrantly their very own civil rights.

Liberal Loyalty is a persuasive security of citizenship on basically liberal grounds.

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de Las Casas

By Bartolomé de Las Casas

Bartolomé de Las Casas was once the 1st and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism within the New international. An early tourist to the Americas who sailed on one in every of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was once so horrified by way of the wholesale bloodbath he witnessed that he devoted his lifestyles to holding the Indian neighborhood. He wrote a quick Account of the Destruction of the Indies in 1542, a surprising catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which confirmed that the evangelizing imaginative and prescient of Columbus had descended less than later conquistadors into genocide. devoted to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to those atrocities and insist that the Indians be entitled to the elemental rights of humankind, this passionate paintings of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the assumption of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that will final for centuries.

Edited and Translated via NIGEL GRIFFIN
With an creation through ANTHONY PAGDEN

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Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain by Tom Stafford, Matt Webb

By Tom Stafford, Matt Webb

The mind is a fearsomely advanced information-processing environment--one that regularly eludes our skill to appreciate it. At any given time, the mind is accumulating, filtering, and examining info and, in reaction, acting numerous elaborate techniques, a few of that are automated, a few voluntary, a few awake, and a few unconscious.

Cognitive neuroscience is among the methods we need to comprehend the workings of our minds. It's the examine of the mind biology in the back of our psychological services: a suite of methods--like mind scanning and computational modeling--combined with a manner of taking a look at mental phenomena and researching the place, why, and the way the mind makes them happen.

Want to understand extra? Mind Hacks is a suite of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the mind. utilizing cognitive neuroscience, those experiments, methods, and guidance relating to imaginative and prescient, motor talents, realization, cognition, subliminal belief, and extra throw mild on how the human mind works. each one hack examines particular operations of the mind. by means of seeing how the mind responds, we choose up clues in regards to the structure and layout of the mind, studying a bit extra approximately how the mind is positioned together.

Mind Hacks starts your exploration of the brain with a glance contained in the mind itself, utilizing hacks reminiscent of "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: activate and rancid Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the 4 Lobes." additionally one of the a hundred hacks during this e-book, you'll find:
* unlock Eye Fixations for speedier Reactions
* See circulation while All continues to be
* suppose the Presence and lack of realization
* become aware of Sounds at the Margins of walk in the park
* mildew Your physique Schema
* try Your Handedness
* See anyone in relocating lighting fixtures
* Make occasions comprehensible as Cause-and-Effect
* increase reminiscence through the use of Context
* comprehend element and the boundaries of Attention
Steven Johnson, writer of "Mind extensive Open" writes in his foreword to the publication, "These hacks amaze simply because they demonstrate the brain's hidden good judgment; they make clear the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make concerning the world." to be able to recognize extra approximately what's happening on your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let your self play with the interface among you and the realm.

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Pro ASP.NET Web API Security: Securing ASP.NET Web API by Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan

By Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan

ASP.NET internet API is a key a part of ASP.NET MVC four and the platform of selection for construction RESTful providers that may be accessed through a variety of units. every little thing from JavaScript libraries to RIA plugins, RFID readers to shrewdpermanent telephones can devour your prone utilizing platform-agnostic HTTP.

With such vast accessibility, securing your code successfully has to be a most sensible precedence. you'll speedy locate that the WCF safety protocols you’re accustomed to from .NET are much less compatible than they as soon as have been during this new setting, proving themselves bulky and restricted by way of the factors they could paintings with.

Fortunately, ASP.NET internet API presents an easy, powerful safeguard resolution of its personal that matches well in the ASP.NET MVC programming version and secures your code with no the necessity for cleaning soap, that means that there's no restrict to the variety of units that it may well paintings with – if it might comprehend HTTP, then it may be secured by means of net API. those SOAP-less defense options are the point of interest of this e-book.

What you’ll learn:
• id administration and cryptography
• HTTP uncomplicated and digest authentication and home windows authentication
• HTTP complicated techniques resembling internet caching, ETag, and CORS
• possession elements of API keys, shopper X.509 certificate, and SAML tokens
• uncomplicated net Token (SWT) and signed and encrypted JSON internet Token (JWT)
• OAuth 2.0 from the floor up utilizing JWT because the bearer token
• OAuth 2.0 authorization codes and implicit delivers utilizing DotNetOpenAuth
• Two-factor authentication utilizing Google Authenticator
• OWASP best Ten hazards for 2013

Who this booklet is for:
No earlier adventure of .NET protection is required to learn this publication. All safety similar ideas could be brought from first-principles and constructed to the purpose the place you should use them hopefully in a qualified atmosphere. an exceptional operating wisdom of and event with C# and the .NET framework are the single must haves to profit from this booklet.

Table of Contents:
• Welcome to ASP.NET internet API
• construction RESTful prone
• Extensibility issues
• HTTP Anatomy and safeguard
• id administration
• Encryption and Signing
• customized STS via WIF
• wisdom components
• possession components
• internet Tokens
• OAuth 2.0 utilizing dwell attach API
• OAuth 2.0 From the floor Up 
• OAuth 2.0 utilizing DotNetOpenAuth
• Two-Factor Authentication
• safeguard Vulnerabilities
• Appendix: ASP.NET net API protection Distilled

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Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most by Dan Lewis

By Dan Lewis

Were you aware that there are literally 27 letters within the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what truly occurred to the flags left at the moon?

no matter if you're thinking that you might have a deal with on all issues trivialities, you're assured a tremendous shock with Now I Know. From uncovering what occurs to misplaced baggage to long island City's plan to crack down on crime via banning pinball, this booklet will problem your wisdom of the attention-grabbing tales at the back of the world's maximum facts.
protecting a hundred outrageous subject matters, Now I Know is the last word problem for any know-it-all who thinks they've got not anything left to profit.

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The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones by Jon Ronson

By Jon Ronson

Bestselling writer Jon Ronson walks the suggest streets of the US, the place he unearths real-life modern day superheroes combating crime, saving previous girls and runaways, and chasing away drug dealers—all whereas donning a masks and a cape. those do-gooding electorate speak the controversy and stroll the stroll of legendary superheroes; the one factor they're lacking is genuine supernatural powers.

The striking Adventures of Phoenix Jones is a quick, inside of, intimate examine the realm of beginner superheroes and a front-row seat to their adventures. This e-book encompasses a bonus bankruptcy from The Psychopath attempt.


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Taiji Sword, Classical Yang Style: The Complete Form, Qigong by Yang Jwing-Ming, James C. O'Leary

By Yang Jwing-Ming, James C. O'Leary

Author note: James C. O'Leary (Editor)

Beyond the Barehand shape, past the Qigong, lies the stylish and potent Sword of Taijiquan! learn how to expand your Qi, improve your artwork and refine yourself. This entire consultant comprises not just the full Taiji Sword shape and Taiji Sword Qigong Set, but in addition seldom taught sword combating functions and matching exercises.

More than simply a "how-to," this booklet additionally includes conception, historical past and an entire consultant to fundamentals—all necessary to construction a deep, knowing of this artwork, lengthy thought of to be the top success in Taijiquan, in addition to the preferred of the Taiji weapons.
• develop and chill out your body.
• Calm and concentration your mind.
• increase your balance.
• increase right Taiji breathing.
• research the full Sword shape and Taiji Sword Qigong.
• Over four hundred pictures with designated guide.

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The Upside Down Marriage: 12 Ways to Keep Your Marriage by Jim Keller

By Jim Keller

Nationally recognized marriage counselor, Jim Keller, offers unconventional suggestion for a winning marriage in his new publication The the wrong way up Marriage.

As the bride stands behind the church on her father's arm, taking a look at her beaming groom awaiting her, neither one among them suppose that their marriage can be whatever yet completely happy a thrilling event of 2 humans certain by way of love. Oh definite, they don't presume that they are going to be without difficulty yet theirs can be a union of pleasure and knowing. yet what occurs whilst the wedding turns into much less in regards to the larger and extra in regards to the worse in their vows?

Jim Keller, nationally recognized speaker and counselor, addresses this factor in his new e-book, Upside Down Marriage: 12 how one can preserve Your Marriage correct facet Up. Having been counseling for greater than 25 years, Keller stocks his services and perception at the most sensible methods for dealing with the demanding situations of fit marriage to return jointly and make issues paintings. yet Upside Down Marriage is not only for already within the throes of a stricken dating, but additionally for these seeking to preserve a very good marriage from heading down that path.

The the other way up Marriage is for couples:
• Already within the throes of a stricken relationship
• trying to hold an outstanding marriage from heading down a nasty path
• Keller makes use of humor to percentage his services and perception at the problems with marriage.

With certain bankruptcy titles like: • Don't speak So Much
• struggle More
• settle for the truth that You re Average
• Don't pass domestic for Christmas

For greater or Worse... suggestion for whilst a wedding turns into much less in regards to the larger and extra concerning the worse.

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