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Is This Thing On? - Abby Stokes
Call Number: QA76.5 .S78 2011
ISBN: 9780761168829
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
A jargon-free manual for novice computer users covers everything one needs to know to enter the computer age, including how to select and set up a computer, how to sign up for e-mail and Internet access, and how to navigate the Web.

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The Passionate Programmer - Chad Fowler; David Heinemeier Hansson (Foreword by)
Call Number: QA 76.25 .C66 F69 2009
ISBN: 1934356344
Publication Date: 2009-06-04
Learn to set the direction of your career and have a more fulfilling and a remarkable professional life. In this popular book, you'll learn how to become an entrepreneur, driveing your career in the direction of your choosing. You'll learn how to build your software development career step-by-step, following the same path that your would follow if you were building, marketing, and selling a product. But this time, you are the product.

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AutoCAD - Dan Abbott
Call Number: T 385 .A233 2007
ISBN: 9780470109939
Publication Date: 2007-01-10
Learn the "why" behind the "how" in this one-of-a-kind reference packed with tips and techniques from award-winning AutoCAD expert Dan Abbott. This info-packed guide reveals some of the best kept AutoCAD secrets on technical standards, AutoLISP programming, DOS functions, scripts, 3D, and everything in between. Based on his popular "Things Every AutoCAD User Should Know" session at Autodesk University and other industry events, Dan gives you the answers to frequently asked AutoCAD questions in his direct and entertaining style while using real-world case studies to put your skills into practice. Read it cover to cover or dive right in to the sections you need most, then get ready to improve your productivity, save more time, and become an AutoCAD all-star.

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Java 7: A Beginner's Guide - Herbert Schildt
Call Number: QA 76.73 .J38 S327 2012 or check for title at library front desk
ISBN: 9780071606325
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
Essential Java programming skills made easyFrom Herb Schildt, the number-one programming author worldwide, comes this fully revised and updated introductory Java guide. You will get all the information you need to get up and running with the latest version of the most popular Web programming language. Java: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition will have you programming in Java right away.

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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium - Jennifer Smith; AGI Creative Team Staff; Jeremy Osborn
Call Number: T 385 .S6228 2012
ISBN: 9781118124055
Publication Date: 2012-07-03
The next best thing to having your own private instructor guiding you through Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium at your own pace is this terrific book-and-video training tool from the expert instructors at AGI. More than 25 self-paced lessons teach you the basics of page layout, vector graphics, photo editing, document management, web design, animation, file management, and much more. Each step-by-step lesson is accompanied by exercises and video tutorials to make the concepts and techniques crystal clear.

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Beginning Android Games - Robert Green; Mario Zechner
Call Number: QA76.59 .Z43 2012
ISBN: 9781430246770
Publication Date: 2012-11-07
Get started on your awesome idea for the next breakout mobile game with Beginning Android Games. This book helps you take your first steps toward making games for smartphones and tables using API's available in the atest Android releases.

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Information Security and Ethics - Marian Quigley
Call Number: T 14.5 .I55 2005
ISBN: 1591402867
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues brings together examples of the latest research from a number of international scholars addressing a wide range of issues significant to this important and growing field of study. These issues are relevant to the wider society, as well as to the individual, citizen, educator, student and industry professional. With individual chapters focusing on areas including: web accessibility, the digital divide, youth protection and surveillance, this book provides an invaluable resource for students, scholars and professionals currently working in Information Technology related areas.

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Computer Security - Robert C. Newman
Call Number: QA 76.9 .D314 N49 2010
ISBN: 9780763759940
Publication Date: 2009-02-19
Today, society is faced with numerous internet schemes, fraudulent scams, and identity theft that threaten our safety and our peace of mind. Computer Security: Protecting Digital Resources provides a broad approach to computer-related crime, electronic commerce, corporate networking, and internet security, topics that have become increasingly important as more and more threats are made on our internet environment. This book is oriented toward the average computer user, business professional, government worker, and the education community, with the expectation that the user can learn to use the network with some degree of safety and security. The author places emphasis on the numerous vulnerabilities and threats that are inherent in the Internet environment. Efforts are made to present techniques and suggestions to avoid identity theft and fraud. Readers will gain a clear insight into the many security issues facing the e-commerce networking, web, and internet environments and what you can do to keep your personal and business information secure.

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Computer Animation - Rick Parent
Call Number: TR 897.7 .P36 2008
ISBN: 9780125320009
Publication Date: 2007-09-27
Driven by the demands of research and the entertainment industry, the techniques of animation are pushed to render increasingly complex objects with ever-greater life-like appearance and motion. This rapid progression of knowledge and technique impacts professional developers, as well as students. Developers must maintain their understanding of conceptual foundations, while their animation tools become ever more complex and specialized. The second edition of Rick Parent's Computer Animation is an excellent resource for the designers who must meet this challenge. The first edition established its reputation as the best technically oriented animation text. This new edition focuses on the many recent developments in animation technology, including fluid animation, human figure animation, and soft body animation. The new edition revises and expands coverage of topics such as quaternions, natural phenomenon, facial animation, and inverse kinematics. The book includes up-to-date discussions of Maya scripting and the Maya C++ API, programming on real-time 3D graphics hardware, collision detection, motion capture, and motion capture data processing.

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Introduction to Game Development - Steve Rabin
Call Number: QA 76.76 .C672 I58 2010
ISBN: 9781584506799
Publication Date: 2009-06-26
Welcome to Introduction to Game Development, Second Edition, the new edition of the book that combines the wisdom and expertise of more than twenty game industry professionals to give you a unique introduction to all aspects of game development, from design to programming to business and production. Organized around the curriculum guidelines of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), the book is divided into seven independent sections, each featuring articles written by the experts on those topics. Suitable for both an introductory game development course or as a reference for game developers and designers, the book offers coverage of all the key concepts and ideas that encompass game development, while providing real-life examples and practical insight. Fully revised for today's technology, this second edition features an expanded section on game design, a new chapter on game writing and interactive storytelling, and much more. And the accompanying CD-ROM contains all the source code, demos, art files, and other materials referenced throughout the book. Introduction to Game Development, Second Edition is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to understand the entire game development process.

  


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