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Computational thinking in a non-majors CS course requires a programming component
Walker H.  ACM Inroads 6(1): 58-61, 2015. Type: Article

Modern academic disciplines make use of computers in teaching and learning. Computational thinking is a valuable concept for helping students to reason precisely about accurate and efficient solutions to a variety of real-world problems. However, ...

Apr 20 2015
Data and Goliath: the hidden battles to capture your data and control your world
Schneier B.,  W. W. Norton&Company, New York, NY, 2015. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-0-393244-81-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)

The Internet birthed unprecedented freedom of communication, interconnecting individuals from every corner of the globe and every walk of life. This free flow of information has the potential to establish a world of truly free and equal citizens, ...

Apr 13 2015
In-cloud malware analysis and detection: state of the art
Alam S., Sogukpinar I., Traore I., Coady Y.  SIN 2014 (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Glasgow, UK,  Sep 9-11, 2014) 473-478, 2014. Type: Proceedings

Among the many “as a service” functions of the cloud, one of the least explored is the use of the cloud’s computational power to detect malware. This paper discusses the state of the art of this service. The survey analyzes only ...

Apr 6 2015
The book of PF (3rd ed.): a no-nonsense guide to the OpenBSD firewall
Hansteen P.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2014. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593275-89-1)

PF is a packet filter developed originally on the OpenBSD operating system, and now also available on NetBSD, FreeBSD, and FreeBSD derivatives such as DragonFly BSD. It can be used to control access to your network, mitigate spam attacks, redirect...

Mar 30 2015
Alan Turing: the enigma
Hodges A.,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014. 768 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691164-72-4)

Rereading and reviewing a biography more than 30 years after its first publication subjects the work to the added scrutiny of evaluating it on its own terms and in relation to all that has happened since its first appearance. Not many books can wi...

Mar 23 2015
Reality mining: using big data to engineer a better world
Eagle N., Greene K.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262027-68-7)

Coauthored by a highly cited researcher and a well-known and experienced science journalist, this book is a comprehensive essay about the positive potential anticipated in the near future from the collection, management, and analysis of big data. ...

Mar 16 2015
An introduction to MATLAB programming and numerical methods for engineers
Siauw T., Bayen A.,  ACADEMIC PRESS, Waltham, MA, 2014. 340 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124202-28-3)

Computer programming has become a necessary skill for many scientific and engineering disciplines beyond computer science, at least at its most basic level. Every scientist and engineer should be able to write small programs and simple scripts to ...

Mar 9 2015
Bloom filter-based workflow management to enable QoS guarantee in wireless sensor networks
Tong E., Niu W., Li G., Tang D., Chang L., Shi Z., Ci S.  Journal of Network and Computer Applications 3938-51, 2014. Type: Article

In service-oriented architectures (SOAs), workflow quality of service (QoS) composed of a hierarchically organized set of services ultimately depends on the reliability of the individual atomic services at the very bottom of the service orchestrat...

Mar 2 2015
Linux Mint essentials
LaCroix J.,  Packt Publishing, Birmingham, UK, 2014. 300 pp. Type: Book (978-1-782168-15-7), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Until now, Computing Reviews sent me books to review by snail mail. This time I received a portable document format (PDF) file, so I had to read the book on my computer screen. Although I have a large screen (24-inch), I found the experienc...

Feb 23 2015
Texterra: a framework for text analysis
Turdakov D., Astrakhantsev N., Nedumov Y., Sysoev A., Andrianov I., Mayorov V., Fedorenko D., Korshunov A., Kuznetsov S.  Programming and Computing Software 40(5): 288-295, 2014. Type: Article

Turdakov et al. describe the Texterra framework developed at the Institute for System Programming (ISP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Texterra’s intended use is for multi-language text analysis using knowledge extracted from the ...

Feb 16 2015
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