The book is an intro-level tutorial to help programmers get their arms (and code) around cloud technology from a variety of vendors.
The book walks the user through a variety of tasks in cloud computing from the basics, such as how to get your first cloud computer up and running, to the advanced, such as how to architect your system and application to maximize scalability. The book gives a tour through setting up various components. It has chapters on system administration, creating cloned systems, configuring a local caching system, database master/replica setups, infinitely scalable disk storage, security, and writing the PHP code to connect to these different services.
Additionally, the book contains tutorials on several popular cloud vendors, including Linode, Amazon Web Services, and the Google Cloud Platform. Each section gives step-by-step instructions on how to get up and running, as well as discussions of alternate configurations and their pros and cons.
While the book uses PHP as the implementation language, the concepts in the book apply to nearly any programming language you would use. The book is available in both print and digital formats, and can be purchased either from the publisher or from Amazon.
In computer programming, the word “refactoring” refers to taking a process apart and putting it back together with the components slightly shifted in order to make the result both easier to understand and use while simultaneously being more powerful. This is the first episode in a series about rethinking the way that calculus is taught and communicated in order to do the same thing – simplify the foundations while increasing the power of those foundations.
In this part, we will talk about how focusing on differentials instead of derivatives makes the process of calculus easier, giving a unified set of rules for single-variable, implicit, and multivariable derivatives. Additionally, the process given here removes the need for the chain rule, which simply follows naturally from the process rather than having to be some special rule.
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Bergman skillfully shows that the things that we used to think were junk (or poorly designed) were, to a large extent, a testimony to our ignorance about those systems rather than evidence of their poor design or lack of function. Biology is best understood in the context of well-organized systems, and these books show why this conception is better than the alternatives.
These are perfect books to read on their own. However, they should also be considered for use as supplemental material for homeschool biology and anatomy courses.
This innovative approach to calculus can be used within both classroom and self-learning environments, and in both high school and early college. The book retails for $34.95.
Calculus is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. With calculus, you can analyze the infinitely large, the infinitely small, and everything in-between. Calculus gives you the tools to develop your own mathematics, your own formulas, and, most importantly, your own imagination. Calculus is not just a subject. It is an invitation to think differently about the way that the world works.
Calculus has a reputation for being a dry, dreary, difficult subject. However, the problem generally lies with tedious, lifeless books that present calculus with all the vigor of a wilted salad. Calculus was not discovered as a series of dull proofs about the real number line. It was discovered by curious people who took the time to look at the world in a new way.
Calculus from the Ground Up invites readers to not just read about mathematics but to become active participants–making numbers and symbols the servants of their minds as they grow their imaginations in ways they didn’t think possible.
Calculus from the Ground Up isn’t your typical mathematics book. It is a guidebook for students to learn not only the bare subject of calculus, but also to discover how its artistry impacts other areas of life. Calculus from the Ground Up includes sections on how to solve impossible problems, how to break problems into manageable sizes, how to develop new mathematical formulas, and even how to live a more ethical life, all through lessons gained from calculus.
I have been intrigued and amazed by computer algebra systems since I first did simple algebra problems on an Apple II (I don’t remember the name of the program, though). The set of systems that we have available is quite amazing, yet, I think that we are missing some important tools. Continue reading →
This weekend was the Tulsa Homeschool Expo – thanks to everyone who came out to see us! We had a great time, and got to share with homeschooling parents our vision for how they can better raise the next generation of adults. Continue reading →
We are proud to announce that our recent title, Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology is currently Amazon’s #1 New Release in Paleontology! Have you ever wondered what is real and what is hype regarding the various fossil finds described in the media? This book has your answers.