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A practical approach to compiler construction
Watson D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 254 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319527-87-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Several comprehensive books have been written about compiler construction. Any new book on this topic is inevitably going to be compared against those works. However, by taking a different approach, a new book can set itself apart. This is exactly...
Feb 16 2018
Scientific programming and computer architecture
Viswanath D., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 624 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262036-29-0)
You can find books that teach you how to write efficient code in a specific language. The efficiency here comes from using good algorithms and making the best use of the language capability. You can also find books that discuss computer architectu...
Feb 14 2018
Researching complex information infrastructures: design characteristics of ICT tools for examining modern technology usage
Ludwig T., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 290 pp. Type: Book (978-3-658169-20-6)
This volume is the PhD dissertation of the author at the University of Siegen, and it falls into the broad thread of organizational aspects in computer-supported cooperative work from the 1980s. It refers also largely, in nontechnical terms, to th...
Feb 12 2018
Ethics, law and the politics of information: a guide to the philosophy of Luciano Floridi
Durante M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-9-402411-48-5)
The premise of this book is that information and communication technologies (ICT) are “altering our representation and understanding of reality and of ourselves.” A typical assertion, giving a flavor of the text: “The idea that t...
Feb 9 2018
Springer handbook of model-based science
Magnani L., Bertolotti T., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 1179 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319305-25-7)
The handbook is a compilation of chapters on models and model-based reasoning applied to various science and engineering topics. The sciences include earth sciences, life sciences, and social sciences. The discussions on models and model-based rea...
Feb 8 2018
Introduction to middleware: web services, object components, and cloud computing
Etzkorn L., Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 688 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498754-07-1)
Middleware, as necessary pervasive software aimed at supporting distributed applications in a heterogeneous environment, played and still plays an important role in the advance of Internet technologies and the development of new applications. Remo...
Feb 8 2018
Programming in HTML and PHP: coding for scientists and engineers
Brooks D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 293 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319569-72-7)
The webpage that you read this review on is very likely coded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Web browsers receive HTML documents from a server and render them into webpages. HTML is used to display content and to modify the appearance of tha...
Feb 7 2018
A semantic framework for proof evidence
Chihani Z., Miller D., Renaud F. Journal of Automated Reasoning 59(3): 287-330, 2017. Type: Article
The use of theorem provers as fundamental aids in computer science and software engineering is slowly expanding their reach. The multitude of tools and methods does have a downside: lack of interoperability. It would be nice if, for example, proof...
Feb 6 2018
Wireless networking and mobile data management
Ghosh R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 546 pp. Type: Book
This book, which is divided into two parts, presents a solid foundation to wireless technologies and their management. In the beginning, there are eight pages of acronym definitions. That goes to show the heavy usage of acronyms in the wireless in...
Feb 5 2018
Pro Linux system administration: learn to build systems for your business using free and open source software (2nd ed.)
Matotek D., Turnbull J., Lieverdink P., Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 998 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484220-07-8)
Small business owners today are like many other entrepreneurial or seasoned business owners, including medium-sized business owners. They want to find ways to cut costs wherever possible while still remaining competitive in the marketplace. Ventur...
Feb 2 2018
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