Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer

By Robert Epstein

An exhaustive paintings that represents a landmark exploration of either the philosophical and methodological concerns surrounding the hunt for actual man made intelligence. unique psychologists, desktop scientists, philosophers, and programmers from world wide debate weighty matters comparable to no matter if a self-conscious desktop might create a web ‘world mind’. This highly vital quantity explores not anything under the way forward for the human race itself.

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MySQL Stored Procedure Programming

By Guy Harrison, Steven Feuerstein

The implementation of kept tactics in MySql 5.0 a big milestone -- one who is anticipated to steer to frequent company adoption of the already highly regarded MySql database. while you are fascinated about development the web-based database functions of the long run, you must wake up to hurry speedy on how kept strategies paintings -- and the way to construct them the precise method. This booklet, destined to be the bible of saved approach improvement, is a source that no actual MySql programmer can come up with the money for to do without.

within the decade considering the fact that MySql burst at the scene, it has turn into the dominant open resource database, with features and function rivaling these of business Rdbms choices like Oracle and Sql Server. in addition to Linux and Hypertext Preprocessor, MySql is on the middle of hundreds of thousands of purposes. And now, with aid for saved tactics, features, and triggers in MySql 5.0, MySql deals the programming strength wanted for actual firm use.

MySql's new procedural language has an easy syntax, making it effortless to jot down easy courses. yet it isn't really easy to jot down safe, simply maintained, high-performance, and bug-free courses. Few within the MySql global have large adventure but with saved systems, yet man Harrison and Steven Feuerstein have many years of mixed expertise.

In MySql kept strategy Programming, they placed that hard-won adventure to reliable use. filled with code examples and overlaying every thing from language fundamentals to program development to complicated tuning and top practices, this hugely readable publication is the one-stop advisor to MySql improvement. It comprises 4 significant sections:

  • MySql kept programming basics -- instructional, simple statements, Sql in saved courses, and blunder handling
  • Building MySql kept courses -- transaction dealing with, integrated capabilities, kept capabilities, and triggers
  • MySql kept courses in functions -- utilizing saved courses with personal home page, Java, Perl, Py

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Raspberry Pi Robotics Projects - Second Edition

Get the main out of Raspberry Pi to construct captivating robotics projects

About This Book

  • Make your initiatives speak and comprehend speech with the Raspberry Pi
  • Use a typical webcam to make your initiatives see and increase imaginative and prescient capabilities
  • Full of easy, easy-to-understand directions to convey your Raspberry Pi on-line to enhance robotics projects
  • Describe tips to entry the GPIO pins to supply entry to a big selection of extra capabilities

Who This ebook Is For

This booklet is for lovers who are looking to use the Raspberry Pi to construct advanced robotics tasks. using the step by step directions during this e-book, you could build advanced robotics tasks that could circulate, speak, hear, see, swim, or fly. No earlier Raspberry Pi robotics adventure is thought, yet even specialists will locate unforeseen and fascinating info during this important guide.

What you'll Learn

  • Unbox, power-up, and configure Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu, a strong model of Linux
  • Exercise imaginative and prescient keep an eye on on your initiatives to tell apart shades, styles, or movements
  • Apply and regulate speech software program to allow your initiatives to speak
  • Discover exterior to permit your robotics tasks to move
  • Create advanced robotics tasks which may movement, swim, or maybe fly
  • Interact along with your initiatives wirelessly with the intention to be actually autonomous
  • Use the GPIO to speak with exterior sensors

In Detail

This publication begins with the necessities of turning at the uncomplicated undefined. It offers the aptitude to interpret your instructions and feature your robotic begin activities. during this moment version, you are going to study extra specifics on the best way to use the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins to speak with and keep an eye on quite a lot of extra hardware.

Teaching you to take advantage of the Raspberry Pi from scratch, this ebook will talk about quite a lot of functions that may be completed with it. those features comprise voice popularity, human-like speech simulation, desktop imaginative and prescient, motor keep watch over, GPS situation, and instant regulate. you are going to then the best way to mix those functions to create your individual robotics initiatives. by means of the top of the e-book, it is possible for you to to hire the Raspberry Pi to construct a few complicated and mesmerizing robotics initiatives with ease.

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PowerShell for SQL Server Essentials

By Donabel Santos

Manage and video display SQL Server management and alertness deployment with PowerShell

About This Book

  • Create scripts utilizing PowerShell to regulate and computer screen server management and alertness deployment
  • Automate construction of SQL Database items via PowerShell with assistance from SQL Server module (SQLPS) and SQL Server snapins
  • A fast moving consultant, full of hands-on examples on profiling and configuring SQL Server

Who This booklet Is For

This publication is written for SQL Server directors and builders who are looking to leverage PowerShell to paintings with SQL Server. a few heritage with scripting can be important yet now not necessary.

What you'll Learn

  • Create scripts utilizing PowerShell to control and computer screen server management and alertness deployment
  • Automate the production of SQL Database gadgets via PowerShell with the aid of the SQL Server module (SQLPS) and SQL Server snap-ins
  • Use PowerShell to paintings with SQL Server particular companies and cmdlets
  • Identify and deal with SQL Server prone, situations, settings, and confi gurations
  • Profile your SQL Server cases and export present configurations to a file
  • Monitor SQL Server jobs and alerts
  • Manage logins, database clients, and example protection and permissions
  • Invoke T-SQL queries from PowerShell and export results
  • Accomplish initiatives out of your DBA daily/weekly/monthly/yearly checklists with PowerShell

In Detail

PowerShell for SQL Server necessities is helping us to control and visual display unit server management and alertness deployment. Use PowerShell in addition to SQL Server to accomplish universal DBA tasks.

Starting with a easy creation to PowerShell, the preliminary chapters will give you the SQL Server specialist PowerShell basics, overlaying themes reminiscent of PowerShell notations and syntax, cmdlets, pipeline, and getting support. Succeeding chapters construct upon those basics, and illustrate the best way to administer and automate SQL Server. initiatives lined all through comprise profiling the SQL Server example, appearing backup and restores, invoking T-SQL scripts utilizing PowerShell, and tracking jobs, safety, and permissions.

Packed with useful examples and diverse ready-to-use snippets, this booklet will get you to an intermediate point in utilizing PowerShell for SQL Server.

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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

The enjoyable and pleasant full-color advisor to discovering your means round your iPhone

Everywhere you glance it sort of feels like a person is utilizing an iPhone. if you are feeling passed over of the joys, do not depression. For Dummies to the rescue! Written within the available For Dummies type and jam-packed with colourful illustrations, this publication indicates you ways to exploit your iPhone to make and obtain calls, ship textual content messages and e-mails, learn e-books, watch video clips, play video games, surf the net, and much more. by the point you are via with this all-new version of this perennial bestseller, you can be thoroughly cozy downloading the newest apps, video talking to FaceTime, discovering your approach with Maps, and simply having some enjoyable together with your iPhone.

  • Fully up to date to hide the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7!
  • Explains the right way to use the elemental iPhone positive aspects, navigate the mutlitouch interface, and get connected
  • Walks you thru utilizing your calendar, including contacts, taking pictures pictures and video, enjoying track, interpreting e-books, connecting on fb, and filling your iPad with all the pieces that subject to you
  • Includes senior-friendly greater kind and lovely full-color images

You'll learn how to love your iPhone very quickly with assistance from iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, third Edition.

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Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile - Second Edition

By Andy Matthews

Create totally responsive and flexible real-world apps for smartphones with jQuery cellular 1.4.5

About This Book

  • Learn the way to combine complicated gains equivalent to Geolocation, HTML five Video, and the internet Audio API into your net application
  • Enhance your potency by way of automating repetitive projects with the Grunt job runner
  • Effortlessly mix and combine jQuery cellular with present WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS projects

Who This ebook Is For

This booklet assumes a easy point of expertise with regular net improvement. If you might have used jQuery cellular earlier than, you are stable to head. another way, you could choose it up alongside the way.

What you'll Learn

  • Check and display screen the user's place with the Geolocation API
  • Automate repetitive projects with Grunt
  • Integrate your jQuery cellular app into renowned content material administration structures comparable to WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS
  • Incorporate third-party APIs reminiscent of Google's Analytics, Maps, and Feeds
  • Leverage HTML5 video and audio, together with a jQuery cellular participant interface
  • Auto validate your cellular kinds with jQuery Validate on either page-by-page and multi-page views
  • Use jQuery cellular to create an absolutely responsive website design for photographers utilizing the lightGallery plugin

In Detail

jQuery cellular is a mobile-centric internet framework built through the jQuery group. The venture specializes in construction a framework suitable with the ever-increasing number of smartphones and pill pcs out there. The jQuery cellular framework performs good with different frameworks and systems, similar to PhoneGap and Backbone.

Automate repetitive projects simply and painlessly with the Grunt activity runner, construct an absolutely responsive, attractive images site, and how you can mix 'n match jQuery cellular 1.4.5 into current web content and the way to install these adjustments to content material administration structures resembling WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS. jQuery cellular goals to arrive everybody, and so does this booklet. it is going to increase your cellular wisdom and assist you to create flexible, distinctive websites quick and easily.

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Time Management for System Administrators

By Thomas A. Limoncelli

Time is a worthy commodity, specifically if you are a approach administrator. No different activity pulls humans in such a lot of instructions right away. clients interrupt you always with requests, fighting you from getting whatever performed. Your managers wish you to get long term tasks performed yet flood you with requests for quick-fixes that hinder you from ever attending to these long term initiatives. however the strain is on you to provide and it in basic terms raises with time. What do you do?

The resolution is time administration. and never simply any time administration theory--you wish Time administration for process Administrators, to be unique. With willing insights into the demanding situations you face as a sys admin, bestselling writer Thomas Limoncelli has prepare a set of tips and methods that can assist you domesticate the time administration abilities you want to flourish as a method administrator.

Time administration for process Administrators is familiar with that an Sys Admin frequently has competing targets: the concurrent obligations of engaged on huge initiatives and caring for a user's wishes. that is why it specializes in recommendations that assist you paintings via day-by-day initiatives, but nonetheless let you deal with serious occasions that unavoidably arise.

Among different abilities, you will learn the way to:

  • Manage interruptions
  • Eliminate timewasters
  • Keep a good calendar
  • Develop workouts for issues that ensue regularly
  • Use your mind just for what you are at present operating on
  • Prioritize in response to purchaser expectations
  • Document and automate strategies for speedier execution

What's extra, the e-book does not confine itself to simply the paintings atmosphere, both. It additionally bargains tips to practice those time administration instruments in your social lifestyles. it is the first step to a extra effective, happier you.

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Advanced CORBA® Programming with C++

By Michi Henning

Written for C++ practitioners, this e-book is the 1st to discover complicated universal item Request dealer structure (CORBA) themes and methods. Michi Henning and Steve Vinoski percentage some great benefits of their large adventure with CORBA programming, and arm the programmer with the abilities essential to conquer the difficult programming concerns that come up in a real-world setting. through studying confirmed, hands-on motives for development CORBA functions, the reader may be good for you to development extra winning allotted items for industrial-strength improvement tasks.

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Selenium WebDriver Practical Guide

By Satya Avasarala

Key Features

  • Covers uncomplicated to complicated strategies of WebDriver
  • Learn easy methods to layout a more beneficial automation framework
  • Explores the entire APIs inside of WebDriver
  • Acquire an in-depth realizing of every suggestion via useful code examples

Book Description

Selenium WebDriver is an open resource net UI automation device applied via a browser-specific browser motive force, which sends instructions to a browser and retrieves results.

Selenium WebDriver functional advisor will consultant you thru some of the APIs of WebDriver which may be utilized in automation exams, via a dialogue of some of the WebDriver implementations to be had. This consultant will help you by means of providing you entry to resource code fi les, together with the fundamental HTML fi les, that let you paintings with jQuery and different examples during the ebook. eventually, you'll obtain an in-depth clarification of the way to house the newest beneficial properties of WebDriver via step by step functional tutorials.

What you are going to Learn

  • Learn the fundamental layout of Selenium WebDriver and know the way it overcomes the constraints of its predecessor
  • Set up and use Selenium Grid
  • Discover a few of the mechanisms used to find internet elements
  • Perform complex activities reminiscent of drag-and-drop, double-click, right-click, and motion developers on internet pages
  • Explore the complicated beneficial properties of WebDriver corresponding to dealing with cookies, taking screenshotsmanaging timeouts, and browser navigations
  • Acquire an figuring out of a few of the WebDriver implementations equivalent to Firefox driving force, IE motive force, and Chrome Driver
  • Explore WebDriver EventListeners
  • Design powerful automation frameworks utilizing the PageObject pattern
  • Learn tips on how to care for the most recent positive aspects of WebDriver

About the Author

Satya Avasarala has wealthy event in Java improvement and automation checking out. he's an engineer in laptop technology. He has used WebDriver for a few years now and has created numerous strong automation frameworks. He has labored at a variety of huge software program businesses corresponding to Oracle Corp, Yahoo! Inc., VMware Inc., and the REA Group.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing WebDriver and WebElements
  2. Exploring complicated Interactions of WebDriver
  3. Exploring the gains of WebDriver
  4. Different on hand WebDrivers
  5. Understanding WebDriver Events
  6. Dealing with I/O
  7. Exploring RemoteWebDriver and WebDriverBackedSelenium
  8. Understanding Selenium Grid
  9. Understanding PageObject Pattern
  10. Testing iOS and Android Apps

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Game AI Pro: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals

Successful video games merge paintings and know-how in really particular methods. Fused lower than tight construction points in time and strict functionality necessities, formed through not easy participant expectancies, video games are one of the most intricate software program initiatives created at the present time. Game AI seasoned: accumulated knowledge of video game AI Professionals covers either the paintings and the know-how of video game AI. not anything coated is speculation or guesswork. The ebook brings jointly the accrued knowledge, state of the art rules, and shrewdpermanent methods and strategies of fifty four of today’s most sensible video game AI execs. a few chapters current ideas which were constructed and handed down in the neighborhood for years whereas others speak about the main fascinating new study and concepts from today’s such a lot cutting edge video games.

The publication comprises center algorithms that you’ll have to prevail, similar to habit bushes, application conception, spatial illustration, course making plans, movement keep watch over, and tactical reasoning. It additionally describes tips and methods that might actually deliver your video game to lifestyles, together with notion platforms, social modeling, shrewdpermanent digicam structures, participant prediction, or even an AI sound fashion designer. all through, the e-book discusses the optimizations and function improvements that permit your video game to run whereas retaining 60 frames consistent with second.

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