A new edition of the bestselling guide to Java
If you want to learn to speak the world's most popular programming language like a native, Java For Dummies is your ideal companion. With a focus on reusing existing code, it quickly and easily shows you how to create basic Java objects, work with Java classes and methods, understand the value of variables, learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements, and so much more
Java is everywhere, runs on almost any computer, and is the engine that drives the coolest applications. Written for anyone who's ever wanted to tackle programming with Java but never knew quite where to begin, this bestselling guide is your ticket to success Featuring updates on everything you'll encounter in Java 9--and brimming with tons of step-by-step instruction--it's the perfect resource to get you up and running with Java in a jiffy
- Discover the latest features and tools in Java 9
- Learn to combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program
- Create basic Java objects and reuse code
- Confidently handle exceptions and events
If you're ready to jump into Java, this bestselling guide will help keep your head above water
macOS is the engine that runs your Mac, so it's a good idea to know a bit about how it works. Fully updated to cover macOS Sierra, this long-time bestseller is the map you need to navigate Apple's operating system. Whether you're exploring macOS for the first time, looking for shortcuts to speed up common tasks, or trying to fix a common problem, macOS Sierra For Dummies provides easy-to-follow answers to all your questions.
Written by Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, a well-known tech columnist and Mac expert, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra. The book begins with a plain-English explanation of the basics of the macOS desktop and goes on to cover everything from finding files faster, making the most of organization and communication tools, getting your Mac on a network, adding music, movies, and books, and so much more. In short: life with your Mac is about to get so much easier and more efficient
- Get acquainted with the newest and classic features of macOS Sierra
- Discover shortcuts for saving time when working on your Mac
- Learn how popular mobile tools like Siri and Apple Pay are now part of macOS
- Use the latest creative and productivity tools that come with Sierra
- Find helpful troubleshooting and safety tips
With the help of this bestselling guide, you'll learn not only how to do it, but how to do it better on macOS Sierra.
Apple keeps packing more punch into the iPhone, and iPhone For Dummies has been the go-to guide for aficionados from the start Just like those that came before it, this new edition leaves no stone unturned, giving you thorough and easy-to-follow guidance on everything you need to unlock all your iPhone has to offer. From using FaceTime to connect with friends to setting up your iPhone to stay organized and on time, this is the essential iPhone companion guide no user should be without.
Think about the iPhone. It's a device capable of communicating with anyone across the globe, connecting to the world's knowledge, fetching music and video, and assisting with day-to-day chores. In short, it's science fiction come to life. iPhone For Dummies provides the insight and know-how you need to squeeze all these wonders out of your iPhone--while having a whole lot of fun in the process.
- Get to know the latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- Grasp the newest features of iOS 10
- Stock your iPhone with apps for watching video, reading books, and more
- Shoot photos and instantly share them
Don't waste a minute Swipe, tap, and type your way to all the fun and functionality your iPhone has to offer
- Reliably install, customize, and update Ubuntu for any home, business, school, or government environment
- Get up and running quickly, and then explore Ubuntu and download powerful free software
- Customize Ubuntu for performance, accessibility, and fun
- Get comfortable with the highly efficient Ubuntu command line
- Install, administer, and secure Ubuntu Server, including advanced features such as LVM and RAID
- Get involved with related Ubuntu projects
- Help build, promote, distribute, support, document, or translate Ubuntu
- Get up-to-the-minute help and troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
With millions of new users and several new models, the Raspberry Pi ecosystem continues to expand--along with a lot of new questions about the Pi's capabilities. The second edition of this popular cookbook provides more than 240 hands-on recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware--including Arduino and the Internet of Things.
Prolific hacker and author Simon Monk also teaches basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem continues to develop. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources, including Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O'Reilly). Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub.
- Set up your Raspberry Pi and connect to a network
- Work with its Linux-based operating system
- Program Raspberry Pi with Python
- Give your Pi "eyes" with computer vision
- Control hardware through the GPIO connector
- Use Raspberry Pi to run different types of motors
- Work with switches, keypads, and other digital inputs
- Use sensors to measure temperature, light, and distance
- Connect to IoT devices in various ways
- Create dynamic projects with Arduino
Are you ready to make your mark on the Internet with a personal blog, but aren't quite sure where to start? Blogging For Dummies gives you the lowdown on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and all the tools you need to get started. Plus, you'll find advice on choosing a blog topic, picking a domain name and host, writing your first blog post, planning an editorial calendar, and much more.
Whether you're interested in casual blogging or creating a more professional online presence, Blogging For Dummies covers it all--and makes it easier than ever to put your thoughts and words out to the masses. Updated to include coverage of the latest trends and techniques in the blogosphere--like technology changes in blogging software and social media--it helps you choose a blogging platform, use SEO effectively to drive traffic to your blog, create content that's pinnable and shareable, and integrate your blog with social media through plug ins. Best of all, you'll discover how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger.
- Choose a blogging topic and platform
- Use your blog to build your personal brand
- Monetize your blog through advertising and sponsorships
- Create content that easily integrates with social media
Blogging is a great way to express yourself, build and audience, and test out your ideas, and Blogging For Dummies will help you jump in with both feet
Technology alone can be intimidating, and the printed documentation and online support that come with a new smartphone can be just as baffling. Thankfully, Samsung Galaxy S 7 For Dummies is here to give you easy-to-follow guidance on all the features and capabilities of this exciting new device. From set up and configuration to texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet, it leaves no stone unturned
Samsung dominates the global smartphone market and users swear that once you go with the Galaxy S, you never turn back. From the most useful features to the core applications to the techniques to get the most out of the device, this book makes getting to grips with your Samsung Galaxy S7 a snap Whether you're upgrading from an older model and need new feature details, switching over from another Android or Apple device, or finally trading in that antiquated flip phone, you're about to discover just how fast and easy it is to get up and running on your new smartphone.
- Maximize camera and video capabilities
- Stay active with social media
- Download apps and sync with a PC
- Expand your phone's potential with new software releases
This is the handy reference you'll want to keep close by as you learn to get the most out of your Galaxy S 7 smartphone
Why cloud computing represents a paradigm shift for business, and how business users can best take advantage of cloud services.
Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint -- the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing.
Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for startups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility.
Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service level agreements, business service delivery and consumption, finance, legal jurisdiction, security, and social responsibility. He introduces novel concepts made possible by cloud computing: cloud cells, or specialist clouds for specific uses; the personal cloud; the cloud of things; and cloud service exchanges. He examines use case patterns in terms of infrastructure and platform, software information, and business process; and he explains how to transition to a cloud service. Current and future users will find this book an indispensable guide to the cloud.
We used to say "seeing is believing"; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Indeed, the Internet has revolutionized the way we learn and know, as well as how we interact with each other. And yet this explosion of technological innovation has also produced a curious paradox: even as we know more, we seem to understand less.
While a wealth of literature has been devoted to life with the Internet, the deep philosophical implications of this seismic shift have not been properly explored until now. Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to "knowing" than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us overvalue some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting what it means to be human.
With far-reaching implications, Lynch's argument charts a path from Plato's cave to Shannon's mathematical theory of information to Google Glass, illustrating that technology itself isn't the problem, nor is it the solution. Instead, it will be the way in which we adapt our minds to these new tools that will ultimately decide whether or not the "Internet of Things"--all those gadgets on our wrists, in our pockets and on our laps--will be a net gain for humanity. Along the way, Lynch uses a philosopher's lens to examine some of the most urgent issues facing digital life today, including how social media is revolutionizing the way we think about privacy; why a greater reliance on Wikipedia and Google doesn't necessarily make knowledge "more democratic"; and the perils of using "big data" alone to predict cultural trends.
Promising to modernize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age, The Internet of Us builds on previous works by Nicholas Carr, James Gleick and Jaron Lanier to give us a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the Information Age.
Do you have your eye on a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Or do are you opting to make an older model run like new? Either way, iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition is the place to start. This book has the step-by-step guidance you need to learn how to use your phone's many features and functions. Newly updated to cover both the latest features you'll find on the 6s and 6s Plus as well as perennial iPhone features that you'll find on all recent models, this revised text provides you with straightforward, yet fun instructions, tips, and advice to guide you in taking advantage of all that the iPhone's technology has to offer. You first get started with your iPhone by exploring its settings and features. Then you dive into specific topics that accumulate in a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate your new phone, such as using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, making phone calls, using FaceTime, taking photos and videos, and more.
Since June of 2007, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones. The success of the iPhone is largely due to the technology that powers it--and it's important that you understand how to use this technology to navigate your phone (and get every penny's worth of functionality out of it).
- Explore the basics of your new iPhone, from using the interface to organizing your schedule
- Discover multi-media capabilities of your phone, such as the ability to surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, etc.
- Keep your data organized and at your fingertips through iCloud and data synchronization
- Find and add the apps that make your iPhone your sidekick for all you do in a day
iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition, revised and ready to guide you through the latest technologies, is the perfect resource when you're ready to conquer your new or older iPhone's many features.
Managing the books for a small business can be a challenging task--just ask any of the countless business owners and managers who have spent hour after hour hunched over multiple spreadsheets. QuickBooks 2016 All-In-One For Dummies takes the pain out of managing your small business' finances through one essential reference. This reference covers virtually everything you need to take control of your business and guide your company's financial processes in the right direction.
QuickBooks is a trusted resource for small businesses because its software is designed to help you handle your financial and business management tasks efficiently and effectively. With QuickBooks, you can establish fundamental accounting practices that help keep your company successful and healthy.
- Cover the basics, including understanding double entry bookkeeping, planning and setting up a QuickBooks accounting system, and loading master file lists
- Create a dynamic accounting environment by adding customer invoices, vendor payments, inventory tracking, cash management, and bank account information
- Establish DIY payroll processes, and prepare essential financial statements and reports
- Manage and balance financial needs through activity-based costing, project and job costing systems, ratio analysis, economic value added analysis, capital budgeting, budget building, business plan forecasts, and more
QuickBooks 2016 All-In-One For Dummies is the guide you need to take care of your small business' books with confidence
Getting a new Mac and not knowing how to use it is like getting a remote controlled car for Christmas with no batteries. OS X For Dummies powers your understanding of the latest Mac operating system through straightforward, fun content that covers the basic features and functions you need to know. An essential text if you're not already familiar with Apple technology, this resource walks you through the fundamentals of Apple's Mac OS, shows you how to customize your workspace, work with the Dock, leverage the Finder and Finder Tabs, understand files, folders, and tags, find things with Spotlight, use Mission Control and Launchpad, organize your life through Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications, and much more.
Apple is one of the most popular technology companies in the world, known for its ability to combine power and stability with style. Since all of Apple's products function according to its proprietary operating system, it's essential that you understand how to use the OS to make the most of your tech toys.
- Take your communication to the next level with email and messaging capabilities
- Enjoy multi-media entertainment by surfing the web and accessing movies, music, ebooks, and digital photos
- Let your creative side run free with Text Edit
- Create a seamless digital experience by connecting a printer, running multiple displays, networking, file sharing, backing up and restoring your system, and keeping your machine safe with Gatekeeper
OS X For Dummies breaks down Apple's Mac operating system into bite-sized pieces, allowing you to digest small morsels of information that guide you in navigating your new Apple gadget.
Perplexed by PowerPoint? Looking to excel at Excel? From Access to Word--and every application in between--this all-encompassing guide provides plain-English guidance on mastering the entire Microsoft Office suite. Through easy-to-follow instruction, you'll quickly get up and running with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, Charts and Graphics, OneNote, and more--and make your work and home life easier, more productive, and more streamlined.
Microsoft Office is the leading productivity tool in the world. From word processing to business communication to data crunching, it requires a lot of knowledge to operate it--let alone master it. Luckily, Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies is here to deliver the breadth of information you need to complete basic tasks and drill down into Office's advanced features.
- Create customized documents and add graphic elements, proofing, and citations in Word
- Build a worksheet, create formulas, and perform basic data analysis in Excel
- Create a notebook and organize your thoughts in Notes
- Manage messages, tasks, contacts, and calendars in Outlook
Clocking in at over 800 pages, Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies will be the singular Microsoft Office resource you'll turn to again and again.