New books: Windows 7, Python, project management
With Windows 7: Up and Running you get the essential information you need to upgrade or install the system and configure it to fit your activities, along with a tour of Windows 7’s features and built-in applications.
This book will show you how to:
- Master the user interface, including the taskbar, jump lists, desktop gadgets, Aero Shake, and notification area
- Discover the joys of networking with HomeGroup file sharing and improved Wi-Fi
- Tour the system’s improved security, including the Action Center, User Account Control, and Credential Manager
- Learn how to use Windows Live Essentials for messaging, photo sharing, moviemaking, emailing, and blogging
- Get to know built-in applications such as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Paint, and WordPad
- Learn about optional Microsoft software to enhance your Windows 7 experience.
Learning Python will help you be productive with Python quickly, whether you’re new to programming or just new to Python. It’s an easy-to-follow self-paced tutorial, based on author and Python expert Mark Lutz’s popular training course.
With this book in hand, you will:
- Learn about Python’s major built-in object types, such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries
- Create and process objects using Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model
- Structure and reuse code using with Python’s basic procedural tool
- Learn about Python modules: packages of statements, functions, and other tools, organized into larger components
- Discover Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code
- Learn about the exception-handling model, and development tools for writing larger programs
- Explore advanced Python tools including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing.
If the projects you manage don’t go as smoothly as you’d like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that’s gained through years of trial and error.
This book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips—whether you’re dealing with software or non-IT projects—from some of the world’s most experienced project managers and software developers. You’ll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more.
While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you.