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ACCESS 2016 PROGRAMMING Pocket Primer

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As part of the new Pocket Primer series, this book was designed for someone like you who needs to master Access 16 programming fundamentals without spending too much time. All you need is a short book to get you started. It will show you only the things you need to know to feel at home with VBA. What you learn in this book on Access programming will also apply to, say, Excel programming. The book is divided into nine chapters that progressively introduce you to programming Microsoft Access 2016. Includes companion files with all of the “Hands-On” files needed to complete the chapter projects and all the images from the text[Companion files available for download with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com]Features+Includes a companion disc with all of the “Hands-On” files needed to completethe chapter projects and all the images from the text[Companion files available for download with Amazon proof of purchase by writing to info@merclearning.com]+Introduces you to programming Microsoft Access 2016 Brief Table of Contents1. Getting Started with Access VBA. 2. Getting to Know Visual Basic Editor (VBE). 3. Access VBA Fundamentals. 4. Access VBA Built-In and Custom Functions. 5. Adding Decisions to Your Access VBA Programs. 6. Adding Repeating Actions to Your Access VBA Programs. 7. Keeping Track of Multiple Values Using Arrays. 8. Keeping Track of Multiple Values Using Object Collections. 9. Getting to Know Built-In Tools for Testing and Debugging. Index.Companion Files! [Companion files available for download with Amazonorder number by writing to info@merclearning.com]•All the “Hands-On project files•All images from the text (including 4-color)About the AuthorSince 1993, Julitta Korol (Long Island, NY) has published two dozen computer books on using and programming Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Ms. Korol has completed professional certifications by Microsoft Corporation and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 03/31/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 212 pages

Python Pocket Primer (Pocket Primer Series)

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As part of the new Pocket Primer series, this book provides an overview of the major aspects and the source code to use Python. It covers the latest Python developments, built-in functions and custom classes, data visualization, graphics, databases, and more. It includes a companion disc with appendices, source code, and figures [Companion disc files available from publisher with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com]. This Pocket Primer is primarily for self-directed learners who want to learn Python and it serves as a starting point for deeper exploration of Python programming.Features+Includes a companion disc with appendices, source code, and figures [Companion disc files available from publisher with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com].+Contains material devoted to Raspberry Pi, Roomba, JSON, and Jython+Includes latest Python developments, built-in functions and custom classes, data visualization, graphics, databases, and more+Provides a solid introduction to Python via complete code samplesBrief Table of Contents1: Introduction to Python. 2: Conditional Logic, Loops and Functions. 3: Python Collections. 4: Regular Expressions. 5: Files and Streams. 6: Working with JSON and XML. 7: Data Visualization and Graphics. 8: Built-in Functions and Custom Classes. 9: Python and Databases. 10. Miscellaneous Topics. Appendices (HTML5 and JavaScript Toolkits, Jython, SPA).On the CD-ROM! [Companion disc files available from publisher with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com].•Appendices (HTML5 and JavaScript Toolkits, Jython, SPA)•Source code samples•All images from the text (including 4-color)•Solutions to Odd-Numbered ExercisesAbout The AuthorOswald Campesato (San Francisco, CA) specializes in D3, Java, Android, jQuery, and CSS3/SVG graphics. He is the author/co-author of fourteen books including jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5 for Mobile and Desktop Devices, and HTML5 Pocket Primer (Mercury Learning).
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 05/19/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 409 pages

ACCESS 2016 PROGRAMMING BY EXAMPLE: with VBA, XML, and ASP

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Updated for Access 2016 and based on the bestselling editions from previous versions, Microsoft Access 2016 Programming by Example with VBA, XML and ASP is a practical how-to book on Access programming, suitable for readers already proficient with the Access user interface (UI). If you are looking to automate Access routine tasks, this book will progressively introduce you to programming concepts via numerous illustrated hands-on exercises. More advanced topics are demonstrated via custom projects. Includes a comprehensive disc with source code, supplemental files, and color screen captures (Also available from the publisher for download with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com). With concise and straightforward explanations, you learn how to write and test your programming code with the built-in Visual Basic Editor; understand and use common VBA programming structures such as conditions, loops, arrays, and collections; code a "message box"; reprogram characteristics of a database; and use various techniques to query and manipulate your Access .mdb and .accdb databases. The book shows you how you can build database solutions with Data Access Objects (DAO) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO); define database objects and manage database security with SQL; enhance and alter the way users interact with database applications with Ribbon customizations and event programming in forms and reports. You also learn how to program Microsoft Access databases for Internet access with Active Server Pages (Classic ASP), HTML, and XML. FEATURES+ Contains over thirty chapters loaded with illustrated "Hands-On" exercises and projects that guide you through the VBA programming language. Each example tells you exactly where to enter code and how to test it and then run it.+Includes a comprehensive disc with source code, supplemental files, and color screen captures (Also available from the publisher for download with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com).+Explains how to store data for further manipulation in variables, arrays, and collections while teaching you to write both simple and complex VBA programming routines and functions.+Teaches you how to programmatically create and access database tables and fields.+Shows you how to insert, update, and delete data via programming code using various data access techniques.+ Gets you proficient creating and running simple and parameterized queries against your Access databases.+Gets you comfortable using external data sources with Access (Excel, Word, flat files, XML, and SQL Server).+Teaches you how to take control of your forms and reports by writing programming code known as event procedures.+Shows you how to use various types of macros and templates.+Takes your programming skills to the Web by introducing you to dynamic XML and Classic ASP pages.ON THE DISC ! (Also available from the publisher for download with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com).+All source code and supplemental files for the Hands-On exercises and custom projects+All images from the text (including 4-color screenshots)ABOUT THE AUTHORSince 1993, Julitta Korol (Long Island, NY) has published over two dozen computer books on using and programming Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. In recent years she has been supporting and developing database processes and Web applications for a major New York City municipal agency. Ms. Korol has completed professional certifications by Microsoft Corporation and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 07/07/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 409 pages

Photograph Restoration and Enhancement 2/E: Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

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While focusing on Photoshop CC 2017, this book offers users of all versions of Photoshop comprehensive projects that will guide them through the process of creating professional restorations and enhancements. Whether you are new to Photoshop or an experienced user, this book and its companion videos and projects will teach you to repair all types of photograph damage, multiple ways to improve discolored photographs, a variety of ways to digitize photographs too large to scan, create the highest quality images at manageable file sizes, colorize black and white photos, and how to add and remove content from your photographs. This building-block style book is packed with inventive, easy to apply photograph restoration and tonal correction techniques for returning cherished memories back to their original grandeur, and enhancement tips for converting digital and print photographs into treasured favorites. Key Features+Companion files with projects from the text and seven demonstration videos on how to perform key restoration and enhancement techniques: Using the Quick Mask mode, the Layer via Copy command, the Polygonal Lasso tool, the Clone and Patch tools, the Liquify filter, plus multiple ways to repair Red-Eye, and how to redo areas of your restoration (Companion files are available for downloading with Amazon order number by contacting the publisher by writing to: info@merclearning.com)+Hands on projects provided with each chapter, specifically tailored to reinforce the tools and techniques introduced in the chapter+Includes colorizing of black and white photographs+Packed with Photoshop quick tips for efficiency and accuracyBrief Table of ContentsPart One: Preparing Your Photographs for Restoration and Enhancement. 1: Readying an Image for Adobe Photoshop. 2: An Introduction to Working in Photoshop. 3: Selection. 4: Working in Layers. 5: Transformation Essentials. 6: Painting and Printing. Part Two: Restoring and Enhancing Your Photographs. 7: Repairing Tears, Folds, and Holes. 8: Repairing Minor Surface Flaws. 9: Correcting Lighting, Contrast, and Discoloration. 10: Enhancing Photographs by Adding, Deleting, Replacing, and Blurring Content. 11: Tricks and Trade Secrets. 12: Conquering Special Challenges. 13: Putting It All Together: Applying Your Skills to Complex Restoration and Enhancement Projects. Index. On the Companion Files(Available for downloading by contacting the publisher by writing to: info@merclearning.com)•Photographs to complete all projects covered in the text•Extra Try It Yourself Projects for each chapter•Copies of all figures used in the text•7 Demonstration videosAbout the AuthorVickie Ellen Wolper has been using Adobe Photoshop professionally since 1990, with her photograph restoration expertise featured in Yankee Magazine and on the television series, Chronicle. Currently a higher education instructor specializing in Photoshop, she has built a reputation for teaching complex computer graphic programs.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 10/16/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 350 pages

Classic Game Design: From Pong to Pac-Man with Unity

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You too can learn to design and develop classic arcade video games like Pong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Scramble. Collision detection, extra lives, power ups, and countless other essential design elements were invented by the mostly anonymous designers at the early pioneeringcompanies that produced these great games. In this book you’ll go step by step, using modern, free software tools such as Unity to create five games in the classic style, inspired by these classics: Pong, Breakout, Space Invaders, Scramble, and Pac-Man. All the source code, art and soundsources for the projects are freely available on the companion DVD (available with Amazon proof of purchase at info@merclearning.com). You'll discover the fun of making your own games, putting in your own color graphics, adjusting the scoring, coding the AI, and creating the sound effects. You'll gain a deep understanding of the roots of modern video game design: the classics of the seventies and eighties.FEATURES+Uses five Unity projects to allow for quick experimentation with classic game concepts+4-color throughout with companion DVD that includes source code, art, and full projects(available with Amazon order number at info@merclearning.com)+Includes historical anecdotes direct from one of the fabled Atari coin-op programmers+Detailed step-by-step instructions, dozens of exercises, and rules of classic game design+Contains unique insights on applying classic game design concepts to modern gamesBrief Table of Contents1: Introduction. 2: Tools Of The Trade. 3: Pong. 4: Classic Paddle Game. 5: Breakout. 6: Classic Brick Game. 7: Space Invaders. 8: Classic Vertical Shooter 9: Scramble. 10: Classic Scrolling Shooter. 11: Pac-Man. 12: Classic Maze Game. Epilogue. Appendix I: Programming Using UnityScript. Appendix II: Eight Rules of Classic Game Design.Franz Lanzinger is president and owner of Actual Entertainment Inc. (Sunnyvale CA) and one of the pioneers from the classic game era as programmer and designer of Crystal Castles.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 06/10/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 372 pages

Software Quality Assurance: A Self-Teaching Introduction

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This overview of software quality assurance testing in a “self-teaching” format contains easy-to- understand chapters with tips and insights about software quality, its basic concepts, applications, and practical case studies. It includes numerous, end-of-chapter questions-with-answers to test your knowledge and reinforce mastery of the concepts being presented. The book also includes state of the art material on the video-game testing process (Chapter 14), a game-testing plan template (Chapter 15), and game testing effectiveness (Chapter 16). Features•Covers important topics such as black, white, and gray box testing, test management, automation, levels of testing, quality models, system and acceptance testing and more •Covers video game testing and effectiveness•Self-teaching method includes software lab experiments, numerous exercises (many with answers), projects, and case studies Brief Table of Contents1: Introduction to Software Testing. 2: Software Verification and Validation. 3: Software Quality. 4: Black Box (Functional) Testing Techniques. 5: White Box (Structural) Testing Techniques. 6: Gray Box Testing. 7: Levels of Testing. 8: Quality Assurance. 9. Quality Standards. 10: Reducing the Number of Test Cases. 11: Test Management and Automation. 12: Case Study on Testing of E-Learning Management Systems. 13: Object-Oriented Testing. 14: The Game Testing Process. 15: Basic Game-Testing Plan Template. 16: Game Testing By the Numbers. Appendices. Index. About the AuthorR. Chopra, PhD is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and has written over twenty texts and numerous journal articles.
Author: R. Chopra
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 04/02/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 300 pages

Photograph Restoration and Enhancement Using Adobe Photoshop

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Photoshop users of all levels will find this easy-reader, building-block style book packed with inventive, easy to apply, photographrestoration and tonal correction techniques for returning cherishedmemories back to their original grandeur, and enhancement tipsfor converting “almost perfect” digital and print photographs intotreasured favorites. Comprehensive projects and videos will guide you through the process from start to finish, creating professional restorations and enhancements you will be proud to call your own. [ALL companion disc files are available with Amazon proof of purchase(order number) at info@merclearning.com]Key Features:• DVD with practice lessons and figure samples [ALL companion disc files are available with Amazon proof of purchase(order number) at info@merclearning.com]• Includes seven demonstration videos on key restoration andenhancement techniques• Hands on projects provided with each chapter tailored toreinforce the tools and techniques introduced in the chapter• Customized to accommodate all versions of the Adobe Creative Suite:Photoshop CS through CS6• Packed with tips for efficiency and accuracyTable of Contents:Part One: Preparing Your Photographs for Restoration and Enhancement Chapter 1: Readying an Image for Adobe Photoshop Chapter 2: An Introduction to Working in Photoshop Chapter 3: Selection Chapter 4: Working in Layers Chapter 5: Transformation Essentials Chapter 6: Painting and Printing Part Two: Restoring and Enhancing Your Photographs Chapter 7: Repairing Tears, Folds, and Holes Chapter 8: Repairing Minor Surface Flaws Chapter 9: Correcting Lighting, Contrast, and Discoloration Chapter 10: Enhancing Photographs by Adding, Deleting, Replacing, and Blurring Content Chapter 11: Tricks and Trade Secrets Chapter 12: Conquering Special Challenges Chapter 13: Putting It All Together: Applying Your Skills to Complex Restoration and Enhancement Projects.Vickie Ellen Wolper has been using Adobe Photoshop professionally since 1990, with her photograph restoration expertise featured in Yankee Magazine, and on NH Chronicle, New Hampshire’s nightly documentary television series. An educator for over 35 years and a graphics instructor at two local colleges, she founded her company Unique Graphique in 1995, providing graphic software training to individuals and corporations throughout New England. She has built a reputation for teaching complex computer graphic programs using an easy to follow, engaging format and delivery style.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 08/20/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 581 pages

Introduction To 3D Game Programming With Direct X 12

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This updated bestseller provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12. [Companion files available for downloading with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com] The book is divided into three main parts: basic mathematical tools, fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and techniques and special effects. It shows how to use new Direct12 features such as command lists, pipeline state objects, descriptor heaps and tables, and explicit resource management to reduce CPU overhead and increase scalability across multiple CPU cores. The book covers modern special effects and techniques such as hardware tessellation, writing compute shaders, ambient occlusion, reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, and character animation. Includes a companion DVD with code and figures.Features+Provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12+Uses new Direct3D 12 features to reduce CPU overhead and take advantage of multiple CPU cores+Contains detailed explanations of popular real-time game effects+Includes a DVD with source code and all the images (including 4-color) from the book[Companion files available for downloading with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com]+Learn advance rendering techniques such as ambient occlusion, real-time reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, programming the geometry shader, and character animation+Covers a mathematics review and 3D rendering fundamentals such as lighting, texturing, blending and stenciling +Use the end-of-chapter exercises to test understanding and provide experience with DirectX 12 Brief Table of ContentsPart I — Mathematical Prerequisites. Vector Algebra. Matrix Algebra. Transformations. Part II — Direct3D Foundations. Direct3D Initialization. The Rendering Pipeline. Drawing in Direct3D (Part 1). Drawing in Direct3D (Part 2). Lighting. Texturing. Blending. Stenciling. The Geometry Shader. The Compute Shader. The Tessellation Stages. Part III —Topics. Building A First Person Camera & Dynamic Indexing. Instancing and Frustum Culling. Picking. Cube Mapping. Normal Mapping. Shadow Mapping. Ambient Occlusion. Quaternions. Character Animation. Appendices. Introduction to Windows Programming. High-Level Shader Language Reference. Some Analytic Geometry. Solutions to Selected Exercises (on disc). Index.On The DVD! [Companion files available for downloading with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com]+Source code +Animations+All images from the text (including 4-color originals)About The AuthorFrank D. Luna has been programming interactive 3D graphics with DirectX for more than fifteen years. He is the author of three bestselling books on DirectX and has worked in 3D medical visualization, 3D architectural design software, and gaming. He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine.
Author: Frank D Luna
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 04/04/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 581 pages

Alzheimer's Disease (MyModernHealth FAQs)

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Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain and destroys memory and thinking skills over time. As many as five million adults in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease today, and that number will continue to grow as the population ages. Alzheimer’s Disease provides straight-forward answers to common questions about the disease. Using a question–answer format, the book is designed to give caregivers, family members, and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease easy access to the practical information they need to understand the symptoms, its treatment, and how to preserve quality of life. Although Alzheimer’s disease was identified more than 100 years ago, it is only within the last 30 years that research into the disease has gained momentum. Much is left to discover, including the exact biological changes that cause it and how to reverse, slow, or prevent it. Includes companion disc with figures from the book and additional resources and links from major health facilities and organizations[Companion disc files are available for downloading with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com]Features+Questions and answers about the medical definition/descriptions of Alzheimer’s disease; the source/causes; details of symptoms; available treatments, etc.+Covers symptoms, diagnosis, recent drug and non-drug treatments, care giving, social issues, and more+Resources including Web sites, articles, blogs, etc. from NIH, CDC, YouTube, FDA, and more+ Includes companion disc with figures from the book and additional resources and links from major health facilities and organizations[Companion disc files are available for downloading with Amazon order number by writing to info@merclearning.com]About The AuthorAlia Bucciarelli is a freelance health writer and adjunct instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA).
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 07/22/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 165 pages

Behcet’s Disease (MyModernHealth FAQs)

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Behcet’s disease is a rare, vascular autoinflammatory illness that is little understood. Using a question-and-answer format – along with illustrations and photographs – this book gives easy-to-understand explanations of common patient concerns. [Companion disc files are available from the publisher with Amazon Order Number by writing to info@merclearning.com.] Detailed information is provided on causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments for Behcet’s disease. Physicians in training and/or new to the field of Behcet’s will find that included material is referenced and evidence-based, and that the book has been reviewed in advance of publication by clinicians noted in the research and treatment of Behcet’s. This book includes numerous in-text Web links to relevant information at the National Institutes of Health and other online sources. The companion disc includes informational resources and illustrations to help you better understand all of the material from the book; there are also links to international Behcet’s patient organizations and to free public-access medical journal articles about Behcet’s.FEATURES+Includes information on Behcet’s disease in the United States and Western European countries – areas not often covered in depth in other publications+Provides descriptions of diagnostic features of Behcet’s disease+Provides information on anti-TNF (and other) medications currently in use and some orphan drug treatments under development+Includes a companion disc with figures, photographs, and Web links to references in the text and other sources of information.[Companion disc files are available from the publisher with Amazon Order Number by writing to info@merclearning.com.] BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS1: An Overview of Behcet’s Disease. 2: Behcet’s Disease around the World. 3: Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease. 4: Oral and Genital Sores and Other Skin Lesions. 5: Eye Disease in Behcet’s. 6: Behcet’s and the Nervous System. 7: Behcet’s and the Gastrointestinal (GI) System. 8: Behcet’s and the Ears/Nose/Throat. 9: Behcet’s and the Cardiovascular System. 10: Behcet’s and the Lungs. 11: Behcet’s in Families and Children. 12: Behcet’s in Pregnancy and Postpartum. 13: Treatments for Behcet’s Disease. 14: Disability Benefits and Prognosis. 15: Miscellaneous Questions. About the CD-ROM. Index.From the Foreword…Behcet’s Disease answers 92 questions that those affected with this disorder would likely have, and it clarifies the disorder in 15 chapters. Disease variability and differences in risk between genders, ages, and populations is appropriately highlighted...What is unchanged is the author’s passion as a Behcet’s patient, researcher and advocate, to empower the reader with understanding and tools to meet and contain the challenges of this disease.Kenneth T. Calamia, MD (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS1: An Overview of Behcet’s Disease. 2: Behcet’s Disease around the World. 3: Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease. 4: Oral and Genital Sores and Other Skin Lesions. 5: Eye Disease in Behcet’s. 6: Behcet’s and the Nervous System. 7: Behcet’s and the Gastrointestinal (GI) System. 8: Behcet’s and the Ears/Nose/Throat. 9: Behcet’s and the Cardiovascular System. 10: Behcet’s and the Lungs. 11: Behcet’s in Families and Children. 12: Behcet’s in Pregnancy and Postpartum. 13: Treatments for Behcet’s Disease. 14: Disability Benefits and Prognosis. 15: Miscellaneous Questions. About the CD-ROM. Index.ABOUT THE AUTHORJoanne Zeis is an active and long-standing member of the American Behcet’s Disease Association. In 2006, she received the American Medical Association’s highest national award for laypersons, the Citation for Distinguished Service, for her tireless work on behalf of BD patients. This is her third book on Behcet’s disease.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 12/11/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 125 pages
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