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The Digital Rights Movement

by Hector Postigo The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

The evolution of activism against the expansion of copyright in the digital domain, with case studies of resistance including eBook and iTunes hacks.

The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection...


Knowledge Unbound

by Peter Suber The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In these texts, Suber makes the case for open access to research; answers common questions, objections, and misunderstandings; analyzes policy issues; and documents the growth and evolution of open access during...


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by Noah Vawter, Mark Sample, Casey Reas & Michael Mateas et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing.

This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and...


Peer Participation and Software

by David R. Booth The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. To maintain and improve the Firefox browser, Mozilla depends not only on its team of professional...


The Big Data Agenda

by Annika Richterich Open BookShelf (April 17, 2018)

This book highlights that the capacity for gathering, analysing, and utilising vast amounts of digital (user) data raises significant ethical issues. Annika Richterich provides a systematic contemporary overview...


Bayesian Methods in the Search for MH370

by Jason Williams, Mark Rutten, Ian Holland & Neil Gordon et al. Springer Open (March 27, 2018)

On 7 March 2014 at 16:42,1 Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur (KL) International Airport bound for Beijing. There was a total of 239 persons on board (227 passengers and 12 crew). The...


RubyFu

by King Sabri Open BookShelf (March 22, 2018)

Rubyfu, where Ruby goes evil!

This book is a great collection of ideas, tricks, and skills that could be useful for Hackers. It's a unique extraction reference, summarizes a lot of research and experience in...


Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets

by Mohammad Mahbobi & Thomas K Tiemann BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, Introductory Business Statistics. This new edition still contains the basic...


Computer-aided exercises in civil procedure

by Roger C Park & Douglas D Mcfarland CALI eLangdell Press (March 22, 2018)

"This book is not a comprehensive treatise on the subject of civil procedure, yet it provides a mixture of expository text, cases, and self-testing questions in nearly all of the major areas of the subject....


An introduction to computer networks

by Peter L Dordal publisher not identified (March 22, 2018)

"An Introduction to Computer Networks is a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises. It covers the LAN, internetworking and transport layers, focusing...


Database design

by Nelson Eng & Adrienne Watt BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

"This second edition of Database Design book covers the concepts used in database systems and the database design process. Topics include: The history of databases, Characteristics and benefits of databases,...


Eloquent Javascript: a Modern Introduction to Programming

by Marijn Haverbeke No Starch Press (March 22, 2018)

"This book contains roughly three parts. The first 11 chapters discuss the JavaScript language itself. The next eight chapters are about web browsers and the way JavaScript is used to program them. Finally,...


Python for everybody: exploring data using Python 3

by Charles R Severance Charles Severance (March 22, 2018)

"I never seemed to find the perfect data-oriented Python book for my course, so I set out to write just such a book. Luckily at a faculty meeting three weeks before I was about to start my new book from scratch...


Without a Net

by Jessamyn C. West Open BookShelf (February 17, 2018)

Thanks for stopping by! This book is now free for you to read or share.

I wrote this book in 2011, but much of it holds true today. Understanding the digital divide means understanding the people affected by...


Readings in Database Systems, Fifth Edition

by Peter Bailis (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Readings in Database Systems (commonly known as the "Red Book") has offered readers an opinionated take on both classic and cutting-edge research in the field of data management since 1988. This is the Fifth...


A Primer on SQL (Third Edition)

by Rahul Batra Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

An introduction to the basics of SQL. No prior experience with SQL is necessary, but some knowledge of working with computers in general is required. My purpose of writing this was to provide a gentle tutorial...


The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

by Yochai Benkler Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes...


Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols, and Practice

by Olivier Bonaventure Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This textbook came from a frustration of its main author. Many authors chose to write a textbook because there are no textbooks in their field or because they are not satisfied with the existing textbooks. This...


Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory

by Thomas K. Burch Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection...


Perl & LWP

by Sean M. Burke Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Perl soared to popularity as a language for creating and managing web content, but with LWP (Library for WWW in Perl), Perl is equally adept at consuming information on the Web. LWP is a suite of modules for...


Fast Fourier Transforms

by C. Sidney Burrus (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book focuses on the discrete Fourier transform (DFT), discrete convolution, and, particularly, the fast algorithms to calculate them. These topics have been at the center of digital signal processing since...


European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

by Cristina Capineri (editor) Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web applications....


Pro Git

by Scott Chacon Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Git is the version control system developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It took the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and is used by small development shops and giants...


An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp

by Robert .J Chassell Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This tutorial is an elementary introduction to teach non-programmers how to customize their work environment; it can also be used as an introduction to programming basics. It includes numerous exercises and...


Version Control with Subversion, Community Edition

by Ben Collins-Sussman Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

One of the greatest frustrations in most software projects is version control: the art of managing changes to information. Today's increasingly fast pace of software development--as programmers make small changes...


The Gene Ontology Handbook

by Christophe Dessimoz (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book provides a practical and self-contained overview of the Gene Ontology (GO), the leading project to organize biological knowledge on genes and their products across genomic resources. Written for biologists...


Model-Driven Development and Operation of Multi-Cloud Applications: The MODAClouds Approach

by Elisabetta Di Nitto (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

In the last decade Cloud computing gained significant attention from both industrial and scientific communities. Despite the worldwide efforts to make it a utility service for anyone, the concept implementation...


Django Girls Tutorial

by DjangoGirls Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Have you ever felt that the world is more and more about technology to which you cannot (yet) relate? Have you ever wondered how to create a website but have never had enough motivation to start? Have you ever...


Linked Data Patterns

by Leigh Dodds L. Dodds, I. Davis (January 30, 2018)

This book attempts to add to the steadily growing canon of reference documentation relating to Linked Data. Linked Data is a means of publishing web-native data using standards like HTTP, URIs and RDF. The book...


RESTful web services

by Leonard Richardson Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Shows how to use the REST architectural style to create web sites that can be used by computers as well as machines, providing basic rules for using REST and real-life examples of such Web services.


Rails 4.0: A Student Manual

by Bryan Bibat Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This is a “transitional” version of the Rails: A Student Manual series, basically a direct translation of the old Rails 3.0 version into Rails 4.0.


Go Bootcamp

by Matt Aimonetti softcover.io (January 30, 2018)

Everything you need to know to get started with Go.

Go is often referred as a “simple” programming language, a language that can be learned in a few hours if you already know another language. Go was de-...


How Wikipedia Works and How You Can Be a Part of It

by Phoebe Ayers No Starch Press (January 30, 2018)

How Wikipedia Works is a guide to understanding and using Wikipedia, for readers with a basic understanding of the project. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the largest and most popular reference web- site...


Open Source Systems: Towards Robust Practices: 13th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 22-23, 2017, Proceedings

by Federico Balaguer (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2017, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in May 2017.

The 16 revised full papers and...


Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education: Strategies and Efficacy Evidence

by Brian R. Belland Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book uses meta-analysis to synthesize research on scaffolding and scaffolding-related interventions in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Specifically, the volume examines...


Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

by Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology BCcampus (January 30, 2018)

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical,...


Open Access eBooks

by E. S. Hellman Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

As e-books emerge into the public consciousness, “Open Access”, a concept already familiar to scholarly publishers and academic libraries, will play an increasing role for all sorts of publishers and libraries....


I Love Ruby

by Karthikeyan A K Mind As Lab (January 30, 2018)

Ruby is an easy to learn programming language, it was invented by a guy named Matz in Japan. Ruby is a free software and can be used by any one for zero cost. Ruby's popularity was initially confined to Japan,...


Viral Spiral

by David Bollier The New Press (January 30, 2018)

A stunning narrative history of the emergence of electronic “free culture”, from open-source software and Creative Commons licenses to remixes and web 2.0—in the tradition of Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture...


Functional Programming in Python

by David Mertz O’Reilly Media, Inc. (January 30, 2018)

Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform, and easy to mix with other programming styles. In this paper, David Mertz,...


TypeScript Deep Dive

by Basarat Ali Syed Gitbooks (January 30, 2018)

The definitive guide to TypeScript. Dive into all the details that a JavaScript developer needs to know to be a great TypeScript developer.


HTML 5 Shoot ’em Up in an Afternoon

by Bryan Bibat Leanpub (January 30, 2018)

Learn (or teach) the basics of Game Programming with this free Phaser tutorial.


Python for Informatics

by Charles Severance Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book is designed to introduce students to programming and computational thinking through the lens of exploring data. You can think of Python as your tool to solve problems that are far beyond the capability...


How to get started with open source

by Aseem Sharma Opensource.com (January 30, 2018)

Taking the first steps in any journey can be scary. There are new obstacles to hurdle, unfamiliar landscapes to traverse, and usually the destination is shrouded in mystery. But that's also what makes new ventures...


PHP the ”Right” Way

by Josh Lockhart Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

There’s a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and insecure code. PHP the "Right" Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP popular coding...


Python for Everybody

by Charles R. Severance Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Python for Everybody is designed to introduce students to programming and software development through the lens of exploring data. You can think of the Python programming language as your tool to solve data...


Open Access

by Peter Suber Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online,...


Computer Graphics and Computer Animation

by Wayne E. Carlson The Ohio State University (January 30, 2018)

This book was developed in an attempt to maintain in one location the information and references that point to the many important historical developments of the short life of the computer graphics world as we...


Introduction to Programming Using Java

by David J. Eck David J. Eck (January 30, 2018)

The Seventh Edition of Introduction to Programming Using Java is a free, on-line textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction. This book is directed mainly towards beginning...


Think Python: How to think Like a Computer Scientist

by Allen B. Downey Green Tea Press (January 30, 2018)

If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language one step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before...