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Migrating large-scale services to the cloud
Passmore E., Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 122 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484218-72-3)
Are you moving large-scale workloads that cannot scale well to Microsoft Azure? Then you might want to take a look at this book, which discusses lessons learned from large-scale migration to the public cloud (Azure)....
Sep 18 2017
Software reading techniques: twenty techniques for more effective software review and inspection
Zhu Y., Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 126 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484223-45-1)
Software professionals are trained to create software artifacts of all kinds. Surprisingly, they are not taught how to read and analyze the resulting requirements, designs, test cases, and code. Yang-Ming Zhu’s short book intends to address ...
Sep 14 2017
Speed, data, and ecosystems: excelling in a software-driven world
Bosch J., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 343 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138198-18-0)
This book is a masterful exposition of how to develop large software programs, aimed at business leaders but useful to others. “Speed” refers to shortening the time required to get new software to the customer. “Data” refer...
Sep 14 2017
Cognitive (Internet of) Things: collaboration to optimize action
Sathi A., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2016. 178 pp. Type: Book (978-1-137594-65-5)
Cognitive (Internet of) Things
brings us a comprehensive view of the field, despite its small size (less than 180 pages). The book is well organized, with topics ranging from the basics of the subject to cognitive devices that function as h...
Sep 13 2017
C# 6 for programmers (6th ed.)
Deitel P., Deitel H., Prentice Hall Press, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2016. 768 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134596-32-7)
The popularity of computer programming courses and their associated languages has led to the publication of numerous texts and reference books. Throughout the long history of computer programming books, there has been a standardized format: start ...
Sep 11 2017
Algorithms and models for network data and link analysis
Fouss F., Saerens M., Shimbo M., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 543 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107125-77-3)
A recent article in
noted that data is to the twenty-first century what oil was to the twentieth century. Data is almost ubiquitously generated by humans as part of their everyday interactions on social networks, power grids, ...
Sep 8 2017
Fog computing for the Internet of Things: security and privacy issues
Alrawais A., Alhothaily A., Hu C., Cheng X. IEEE Internet Computing 21(2): 34-42, 2017. Type: Article
Connecting everything to the Internet is attractive because it can bring efficiency and convenience in many areas. However, security and privacy issues can also occur. The problem is that it is difficult to apply existing security and privacy solu...
Sep 7 2017
Becoming agile: a grounded theory of agile transitions in practice
Hoda R., Noble J. ICSE 2017 (Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 20-28, 2017) 141-151, 2017. Type: Proceedings
The delusion of agility is as common among practicing software engineering teams as is the common cold during the fall season. A software development life cycle (SDLC) as sophisticated as agile can thrive if a team can express a sufficient maturit...
Sep 7 2017
Machine learning for dummies
Mueller J., Massaron L., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2016. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-1-119245-51-3)
Almost all top universities around the world offer machine learning programs given the importance of the subject, its popularity among students, and the diversity of its applications. The subject itself may, however, seem complex for beginners. Th...
Sep 7 2017
Phantom ex machina: digital disruption’s role in business model transformation
Khare A., Stewart B., Schatz R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 327 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319444-67-3)
The idea of disruptive products or technologies has been around for some time, exemplified by the work of Clayton Christensen , who has explored and written about this topic for over 20 years. The basic idea is this: an innovator creates a nove...
Sep 5 2017
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