Free computers and the internet Kindle books for 18 Sep 14

A Gentle Introduction to Computer Programming Fundamentals

by Steven Shaffer

Programming is fast becoming a basic literacy. Software is pervasive in society and therefore it is needed in virtually every occupation. But for some people, programming feels very unnatural; that’s where this book comes in! This book is written in a step-by-step, tutorial style that makes programming available to pretty much anyone who cares to take the time to learn. It’s the result of my years of experience and research into teaching introductory programming. In addition, I’ve used versions of this book in my distance education programming classes for years, which has given me the advantage of optimizing it based on student comments and suggestions.

You can start using this book right away, without buying anything else and without having to install anything on your computer! Within a few days, you will understand the basics of how computer programs work.

C++ is used in this textbook because the syntax is almost exactly the same as C, Java, Javascript, PHP and many other popular programming languages. If you master the concepts in this book, they will transfer to many other languages. In addition, C++ does not require a lot of “scaffolding” to set up. For example, Java requires understanding classes right from the beginning, and PHP requires understanding html. With C++, you start with four standard lines at the top of your program, and you’re into the program. Note that I really like Java and PHP, and write in these languages myself quite often; however, for a basic introduction to programming, C++ is the way to go!

When you’re finished with this book, the world of programming will be opened up for you; from here, you can go in any direction you wish.

Designing Embedded Systems: Guidebook

by Steve McClure

This Guidebook reviews the Software Development and Engineering Principles involved in the Design of Embedded Computer Systems.

The reason behind developing this book can be answered by the following question. What does an embedded software engineer produce? Now most people would say ‘prototypes’ and this might seem like the correct answer but it is not. The correct answer is that the engineer produces documentation, documentation that shows other people how to understand and build the product.

Now imagine that you are a software engineer who has newly joined the company and you have been given the unenviable task of maintaining an existing product. Why was this work given to the new guy? The answer is that no one else in the company wanted to tackle this project. Why? Because there is no documentation. So to figure out what the product does and to fix the bugs the new guy (or gal) has to reverse-engineer the source code. So the money that management thought they saved when some code was quickly thrown together by a software engineer (who has since left the company) they now find that several times more is being spent to fix up all the bugs and possibly add on some minor enhancement.

This type of problem occurs when there is no development procedure.

Which brings us to the Guidebook.

The Guidebook provides a standard procedure which may be used by the Systems, Software, Embedded, Firmware and Hardware departments. Various design and development documents are produced at specific points in the project and are passed out for review prior to being used by other team members. By having this consistency the entire team now know which design elements will be produced and the need for implementing any reverse-engineering will be eliminated. Product costs for maintenance will be greatly reduced. Manufacturing and Test departments will now have the necessary details with which to complete their work. For shouldn’t the designers who intuitively understand the product be the ones to write down their knowledge such that it can be passed on to others?

By presenting these steps in the form of a Guidebook which is distributed to the engineering team, it then identifies the documents that are to be generated, when they should be produced, who should create them and who should be involved in the review process. This keeps the entire team synchronized, fully aware of their responsibilities.

Now some companies do have such procedures but they are long-winded and stored away in some unknown location on a harddrive.

But a bright red Guidebook that clearly spells out the development process.

Now wouldn’t that be worth having?

[Prease refer to The Handbook which includes the information presented in The Guidebook but in addition provides detail gleemed by the author during his 30+ years of experience in this field of engineering.]

[Please refer to The Handbook + LAMP Project version which includes an additional embedded Linux project to implement a Web-based Home Control / Security System (source code listing provided).]

[Use the Author’s Link to obtain access to these and other books.]

Earn with Amazon

by Shravan Singh

This book guides you through the methods of earning money using the biggest online market Amazon. It doesn’t tend to teach anyone any type of shortcut for earning lots of money every day. It will be a waste of time. Rather it focuses on systematic approach of online marketing using Amazon to help you get started and being on right track.

Success is interest followed by dedication, further followed by consistency and patience. This is what the book teaches you.

Ethical Hacking: Learn how to hack the web

This ebook is the complete course on Ethical Hacking which include –

Email hacking , website hacking ,Servers hacking, Backdors and Trojans, Wifi hacking and much more.

The information provided in this Book should be used for educational purposed

only. The author holds no responsibility for any misuse of the information

provided. This is not a book which promotes or encourages or exits hackers. But

our purpose is to aware people of that what is going around. We believe that

unless you know how to hack (Ethically, you cannot defend yourself from

malicious hack attacks. Know Hacking but no Hacking.

The Panda Primer: Panda 4.0 for Everyone: Everything You Need To Know About Google’s Panda 4.0

by Jenna Inouye

Are you curious about the Panda? This perfect Panda primer contains all of the information you need to know about Google’s latest algorithmic change — and some of the changes that are yet to come. Learn what makes content “high quality” and which search engine optimization techniques could quickly send your site plummeting down the rankings. Everything you need to know is in one easy place!

Cloudera Impala

by John Russell

Learn about Cloudera Impala–an open source project that’s opening up the Apache Hadoop software stack to a wide audience of database analysts, users, and developers. The Impala massively parallel processing (MPP) engine makes SQL queries of Hadoop data simple enough to be accessible to analysts familiar with SQL and to users of business intelligence tools–and it’s fast enough to be used for interactive exploration and experimentation.

Got a new Kindle or know someone who has? Check out the ultimate guide to finding free books for your Kindle. Also available in the UK.