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   Cracking codes with Python: an introduction to building and breaking ciphers
Sweigart A.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2018. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593278-22-9)

One of the many things I like about the Python programming language is that, once you learn basic Python programming, a whole host of other interesting ideas are within your grasp. I am one of those people who likes to learn things by writing some...

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  A low-cost and high-performance architecture for robust human detection using histogram of edge oriented gradients
Sangeetha D., Deepa P.  Microprocessors & Microsystems 53 106-119, 2017. Type: Article

Due to their programmability and hardware parallelism, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) will be widely used to speed up edge/cloud computation on multiple image/video/big data processing systems and data centers. To the best of my knowledge,...

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   Don Knuth: The analysis of algorithms
Don Knuth. YouTube, 01:02:33, published on Jan 30, 2017, stanfordonline, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmcSzzN1gkc. Type: Video

Don Knuth needs no introduction. Computer science labs around the world are decorated with posters of Professor Knuth, and many academics have on their bookshelves at least the first volume of The art of computer programming [1]. As a pione...

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  JavaScript concepts
Rahman M.,  Authorhouse, Bloomington, IN, 2017. 176 pp. Type: Book (978-1-524694-45-6)

JavaScript is the most popular object scripting programming language. It is extensively used in webpages, servers, and web applications, among others. While JavaScript was initially conceived only for scripting, it is frequently used in large appl...

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  Programmed inequality: how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing
Hicks M.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-54-5)

From 1930 to 1980, the transformation from underpaid labor to equal pay for workers can truly be stated as a radical change for British women opting for computing jobs. In Britain, the position of female workers as computer operators or technician...

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  Numbers and computers (2nd ed.)
Kneusel R.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 346 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319505-07-7)

Numbers, wonderful mathematical idealizations that they are, have fascinated humans for as long as there have been humans. Computers, much more recent creations, are fascinating in their own way. For many, both are useful but intractable and hard ...

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  Sustainability, green IT and education strategies in the 21st century
Issa T., Isaias P., Issa T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 603 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319570-68-6)

Because many definitions of the term “sustainable development” lack some element to make it objective and acceptable on a global basis, many authors accept something close to the term defined in the 1987 Our Common Future report from t...

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  Data science and analytics with Python
Rogel-Salazar J.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 412 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498742-09-2), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Data science and analytics can be key to improving many things: marketing, understanding, systems modeling, and predictions (from race horses to presidents). And you don’t need to be an expert to use good tools and improve your understanding...

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   Simulation algorithms for computational systems biology
Marchetti L., Priami C., Thanh V.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 238 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319631-11-0)

Simulation lies at the heart of systems biology and is arguably one of the most useful computational tools for understanding, modifying, and even designing complex biological systems. Simulation techniques have already shown themselves useful in p...

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  The human element of big data: issues, analytics, and performance
Tomar G., Chaudhari N., Bhadoria R., Deka G.,  Chapman&Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 363 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498754-15-6)

Big data, with various connotations of “big” spanning volume, veracity, velocity, and so on, is a “big” word today. Scores of books exist on various aspects of this field, from the business side to the technical side. The r...

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