The new, 5th edition of BLACK+DECKER Advanced Home Wiring does more than simply make incremental changes to match new national electrical codes. It includes several never-before-seen projects that will challenge even the most experienced home DIYer.
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Are you an expectant parent looking for sound, expert guidance as you prepare to welcome a new addition to your family? Pregnancy All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you, offering a one-stop compilation of the hottest topics and most relevant information culled from several successful For Dummies pregnancy titles. Covering everything from conception to the delivery room―and beyond―it gives moms and dads-to-be the reassuring answers they need during this very special time.
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Understand how database replication can solve your organization’s business and technological challenges
Organizations today have a growing need to move and synchronize data across the enterprise in real-time without the risk of system downtime or performance degradation. Database replication is the solution, but up until now, it’s been costly and difficult to administer. This friendly guide explains how database replication will add value to your distributed organization in a cost-efficient and simple way.
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Combine business sense, statistics, and computers in a new and intuitive way, thanks to Big Data
Predictive analytics is a branch of data mining that helps predict probabilities and trends. Predictive Analytics For Dummies explores the power of predictive analytics and how you can use it to make valuable predictions for your business, or in fields such as advertising, fraud detection, politics, and others. This practical book does not bog you down with loads of mathematical or scientific theory, but instead helps you quickly see how to use the right algorithms and tools to collect and analyze data and apply it to make predictions.
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