Software Guru Chance Winston is about to unveil his monster application on the world. The computer-generated alternate world will revolutionize the way we use computers. A secret deal with his Japanese colleagues will all but guarantee Chance’s stronghold on the market, but things are never smooth at the top. Between keeping an eye on the lives of his 3 young-adult daughters, catering to a plotting ex-wife who has suddenly returned to town and straight into his life, and keeping his foreign counterparts happy, Chance is going to have his hands full. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007081/bk_acx0_007081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer-science degree confused: Just how do you ´´mine´´ money from ones and zeros? The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it. Blockchains are being used to create autonomous computer programs known as ´´smart contracts´´, to expedite payments, to create financial instruments, to organize the exchange of data and information, and to facilitate interactions between humans and machines. The technology could affect governance itself by supporting new organizational structures that promote more democratic and participatory decision making. Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright acknowledge this potential and urge the law to catch up. That is because disintermediation - a blockchain´s greatest asset - subverts critical regulation. By cutting out middlemen, such as large online operators and multinational corporations, blockchains run the risk of undermining the capacity of governmental authorities to supervise activities in banking, commerce, law, and other vital areas. De Filippi and Wright welcome the new possibilities inherent in blockchains. But as Blockchain and the Law makes clear, the technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012364/bk_tant_012364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been coding for a while now, but could still use some useful Java coding tips? Do you have some basic knowledge with Java and want to learn more? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then look no further - this book is for you. In this definitive Java intermediate level guide, you´re about to discover that Java is a program that allows you to use different techniques to do different things. Each aspect of Java is going to help you to better understand how the program is going to work so that you are able to use Java so that it can benefit you better. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... Building custom code that is going to assist you in a way that writing normal code would not Simplifying your code that helps you so that you can make your code easier to understand not only to you but to your user as well Using multiple environments that is going to be best for you because they are going to show you how your code is going to work with different applications Sharing documents with other people in live time so that what is changed by them is added to what you have - without having to worry about not being on the same page And much, much more! Other benefits of owning this book: Gain more knowledge about the capabilities of the Java programming language Learn the intermediate essentials of Java in order to gain the confidence to tackle more advanced topics Gain the critical steps in your path towards Java programming mastery By implementing the lessons in this book, not only would you learn one of today´s popular computer language, but it will serve as your guide in accomplishing all your Java goals - whether as a fun hobby or as a starting point into a successful and longterm programming career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083155/bk_acx0_083155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´re already a great coder, but awesome coding chops aren´t always enough to get you through your toughest projects. You need these 50+ nuggets of wisdom. Veteran programmers: reinvigorate your passion for developing web applications. New programmers: here´s the guidance you need to get started. With this book, you´ll think about your job in new and enlightened ways. The Developer´s Code isn´t about the code you write, it´s about the code you live by. There are no trite superlatives here. Packed with lessons learned from more than a decade of software development experience, author Ka Wai Cheung takes you through the programming profession from nearly every angle to uncover ways of sustaining a healthy connection with your work. You´ll see how to stay productive even on the longest projects. You´ll create a workflow that works with you, not against you. And you´ll learn how to deal with clients whose goals don´t align with your own. If you don´t handle them just right, issues such as these can crush even the most seasoned, motivated developer. But with the right approach, you can transcend these common problems and become the professional developer you want to be. In more than 50 nuggets of wisdom, you´ll learn: Why many traditional approaches to process and development roles in this industry are wrong - and how to sniff them out. Why you must always say ´´no´´ to the software pet project and open-ended timelines How to incorporate code generation into your development process, and why its benefits go far beyond just faster code output What to do when your client or end user disagrees with an approach you believe in How to pay your knowledge forward to future generations of programmers through teaching and evangelism If you´re in this industry for the long run, you´ll be coming back to this book again and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Azevedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089502/bk_acx0_089502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, global corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? According to Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, the apologists of the Right have become masters of the subtle and largely subconscious aspects of political communication. It´s not an escalation in Iraq, it´s a surge; it´s not the inheritance tax, it´s the death tax; it´s not drilling for oil, it´s exploring for energy. Conservatives didn´t intuit the path to persuasive messaging; they learned these techniques. There is no reason why progressives can´t learn them too. In Cracking the Code, Hartmann shows you how. Drawing on his background as a psychotherapist and advertising executive as well as a national radio host, he breaks down the structure for effective communication, sharing exercises and examples for practical application. Audio includes introduction read by Hartmann and new foreword written and read by Jim Hightower! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkoe/000003/bk_bkoe_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been coding for a while now, but could still use some useful Python coding tips? Do you have some basic knowledge with Python and want to learn more? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then look no further - this book is for you. In this guide, you´re about to discover tips and tricks to help improve your work with Python. You will find coding in each chapter that helps with a certain application, and each chapter will cover a different tip, and will have different coding. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: How to change colors using Python for better-looking interfaces Accessing emails and text messages How to manipulate images Scheduling and timing programs And much, much more! Other benefits of owning this book: Gain more knowledge about the capabilities of the Python programming language Learn the intermediate essentials of Python in order to gain the confidence to tackle more complex topics Gain the critical steps in your path towards Python programming mastery By implementing the lessons in this book, not only would you learn one of today´s popular computer languages, but it will serve as your guide in accomplishing all your Python goals - whether as a fun hobby or as a starting point into a successful and long-term programming career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: S. Michael McGuire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084394/bk_acx0_084394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What the Internet did for communications, Blockchain will do for trusted transactions´´ - Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO Cryptocurrency and its disruptive architecture, Blockchain, is now making the biggest revolution in the finance sector for the last 100 years. There is a lot of hype surrounding the concept of the blockchain, but what does this term actually mean? What is Blockchain technology? Why does it matter? These questions are not always answered with due diligence in the sea of headlines that deal with digital currencies using blockchains. As a result, many people are left with an incomplete understanding of this transformative new technology and its massive implications for the future. The goal of this book is not to plumb the depths of the mathematical wizardry used to code Blockchain-based applications, but rather to serve as an introduction to the broader architecture and conceptual background behind blockchain technology. We will take a practical approach, examining how blockchains are used in the real world. In this short, concise guide you will learn: A brief history of Blockchain technology Blockchain basics: managing digital transactions What is a distributed ledger? Blockchain beyond bitcoin Implications of Blockchain: big data, privacy & personal data Profiting from Blockchain technologies Limitations & challenges of Blockchain The future of Blockchain 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Mellins-Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097916/bk_acx0_097916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Congratulations on downloading C++ Programming for Beginners: Crash Course and thank you for doing so. In this book we will discuss: what C++ is, how to use C++, and showing basic code for you to use as a basis for learning the program. It will help build the foundation you need to truly learn how you can use C++ to code and perhaps build your own program or application in the near future. There are a lot of books on this subject on the market. This one makes a difference for it simple and friendly style of explanations. Please enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081717/bk_acx0_081717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are a lot of bad guys out there. For some odd reason, a lot of them seem to want to break into your company´s networks and applications. As the CIO, it´s your job to make sure that this does not happen. Got any thoughts on how to go about doing that? What you´ll find inside: CIOs need to learn how to defend against the insider threat Why BYOD spells doom for CIOs Do we really need to encrypt our customer data? Three ways to get your company to take digital security seriously As much as we like to spend our time looking outwards in order to detect the next threat that our company may be facing, perhaps we´re looking in the wrong direction. Just as important may be the insider threat that lurks within the company. No matter where it comes from, cybercrime is your problem to deal with. CIOs have to deal with trends as they come and go. Right now the Bring Your Own Device to Work (BYOD) phase is in full swing and if you aren´t careful could cause a lot of problems for the IT department. At the same time, it´s the code that your teams create that will secure your applications. Do you know if they are writing secure code or are they leaving doors wide open? In order to measure where the threats are coming from and how big of deal they are, CIOs need to become comfortable with measuring the level of risk that they are dealing with. A big part of measuring risk is getting information about threats from other CIOs. This can be difficult to do because CIOs really don´t like to share information like this. Since we can´t always be certain that we can keep the bad guys out, we need to make sure that we´ve taken the needed steps to secure our networks. Should they happen to get inside of the company, we need to take extra steps to make sure that they can´t get what they came for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075120/bk_acx0_075120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you new to PHP? Maybe you want to learn more about PHP programming, but you don’t know where to start? Regardless of your skill level, this audiobook will provide you with the right foundation so you can start building dynamic and interactive websites yourself. Not only that, but this audiobook will also help enhance your PHP-coding skills. Learn more than just what you should type in your favorite text editor. The audiobook will teach you the fundamentals so when you get down to coding your favorite PHP application, there’s no second-guessing. You will learn PHP in a way that most experienced PHP coders never do. Challenge your PHP-coding skills and allow your confidence level to rise to new heights. This PHP: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners is a fast-paced audiobook perfect for PHP beginners who want to master the art of writing quality PHP code. Have a close look at the loops, decisions, functions, and a whole lot more. You will also discover the basic syntax that’s applied when writing PHP applications. Are you curious to learn how PHP works? Fortunately, this audiobook is designed for beginners like you. The audiobook starts off with basic syntax and the ´´Hello World´´ program. If you want an audiobook that will guide you so you can learn how to code and when, what, and why you need to code, then PHP: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners is the perfect audiobook for you. With the help of this audiobook, you are going to learn: How you can set up your PHP environment to create your first PHP program How you can easily input PHP values for web users Learn more about operators, expressions, arrays, and the variables in PHP Discover the power of conditional statements Discover how to insert, delete, and update data in a database Learn how to secure your passwords in PHP How to build a complete member-regist... 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120261/bk_acx0_120261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.