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The continuity of continuous integration
Ståhl D., Mårtensson T., Bosch J. Journal of Systems and Software 127 150-167, 2017. Type: Article
Continuous integration (CI) systems push the compilation, building, and testing of software changes. Either your change is a success, or you failed. Surprisingly, the route to this binary model is implemented in industry projects in a different wa...
Aug 17 2017
Goodfellow I., Bengio Y., Courville A., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 800 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-61-3), Reviews: (4 of 4)
Deep learning (DL) is an area of artificial intelligence (AI) that carries out machine learning in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. DL enables a machine to build complex concepts by combining simpler ones, and thus relieves a human operator from ...
Aug 16 2017
Consensus on Peirce’s concept of habit: before and beyond consciousness
West D., Anderson M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 434 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319459-18-9)
Charles Sanders Peirce (sounds like “purse”) was one of the four great American philosophers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the others being Josiah Royce, William James, and John Dewey. Peirce is usually grouped among the pragma...
Aug 16 2017
The psychology of information security
Zinatullin L., It Governance Ltd, Ely, UK, 2016. 128 pp. Type: Book (978-1-849287-89-0)
With the increase of ever-advancing technology, the field of information security has seemingly overlooked a crucial factor: humans. This book aims to address this lacuna by describing the role of human psychology with respect to securing informat...
Aug 15 2017
Beginning Power BI: a practical guide to self-service data analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI desktop (2nd ed.)
Clark D., Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 348 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484225-76-9)
The goal of this book is to expose readers to the various tools in Microsoft’s self-service BI stack, built over Excel 2016, comprising Power Pivot, Power BI Desktop, Power Query, and DAX to enable them to analyze and gain insight into their...
Aug 14 2017
Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps
McGrath M., In Easy Steps Limited, Warwickshire, UK, 2016. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-1-840787-29-0)
Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in 2011 by a British charity to promote a different way of teaching computer science in school, away from applications and web design toward programming and experimentation. Raspberry Pi is about t...
Aug 11 2017
Cyber security engineering: a practical approach for systems and software assurance
Mead N., Woody C., Addison Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2017. 384 pp. Type: Book (0134189809)
As the subtitle claims, this book offers a practical approach to cyber security engineering. It does not introduce yet another set of methodologies; instead, it attempts to give guidance on how to use all of the existing information in your contex...
Aug 11 2017
Manifest domains: analysis and description
Bjørner D. Formal Aspects of Computing 29(2): 175-225, 2017. Type: Article
Dines Bjørner in numerous publications suggested a triptych view of software engineering, specified in this paper as follows: “before hardware and software systems can be designed and coded, we must have a reasonable grasp of ‘its̵...
Aug 11 2017
Big data applications and use cases
Hung P., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 214 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319301-44-0)
This book would be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the data analytics field. It examines the characteristics of big data; the uses of big data, including government, marketing, insurance, the Internet of Things, and healthcare; and...
Aug 9 2017
Emergent computation: a festschrift for Selim G. Akl
Adamatzky A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 643 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319463-75-9)
The foreword, by David Rappaport and Kai Salomaa, is a very nice summary (five pages) of significant contributions made by Selim G. Akl in several areas of informatics during the course of a very productive career. (For the sake of transparency: I...
Aug 8 2017
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