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Code that fits in your head : heuristics for software engineering
Seeman M., Pearson, Hoboken, NJ, 2021. 406 pp. Type: Book (978-1-374644-01-4)
The human brain can only hold and manipulate a small number of items in short-term memory. The number typically cited is seven things, plus or minus two. So to understand code and keep it all in your head, seven should be the limit of things that ...
Cloud computing basics: a non-technical introduction
Lisdorf A., Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484269-20-6)
I was expecting to learn about cloud technologies like Xen/Citrix/VMware virtualization, Kubernetes clusters, and how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)/Simple Storage Service (S3) compute/storage services. What I got instead was a set ...
Technology and global public health
Murthy P., Ansehl A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 425 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030463-54-0)
Applications of modern technology in various traditional domains are gaining momentum. In particular, various modern technologies in healthcare can improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for both medical practitioners and patients....
Automation and autonomy: labour, capital and machines in the artificial intelligence industry
Steinhoff J., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2021. 221 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030716-88-2)
This book is a Marxist critique of the impact that artificial intelligence (AI), specifically machine learning, will have on labor. It was originally a dissertation, which was modified for release as a book. This is problematic for a reviewer, as ...
Mind over matter and artificial intelligence: building employee mental fitness for organisational success
Athota V., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2021. 78 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811604-81-2)
In six dense chapters, Athota’s
Mind over matter and artificial intelligence
digs deep into the technological changes affecting workplaces and workers that trigger the need for different approaches to managing the workforce. He looks ...
Creating and using virtual prototyping software
Post D., Kendall R., Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2021. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-0-136566-93-9)
Virtual prototyping has established its place as an important tool in modern engineering design, and one increasingly hears about software prototypes as a means of exploring the behavior of natural systems as well as engineered products and system...
Securing 5G and evolving architectures
Nair P., Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2021. 624 pp. Type: Book (978-0-137457-93-9)
Security is an important aspect of architectures. Security analysis at the architecture level is very useful. Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks have been in use for a few years now. Securing 5G network architecture has many challenges not pr...
SARDE: a framework for continuous and self-adaptive resource demand estimation
Grohmann J., Eismann S., Bauer A., Spinner S., Blum J., Herbst N., Kounev S. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems 2(15): 1-31, 2020. Type: Article
Reliable performance estimation of complex software systems requires models that are adaptable to the system’s environment and workload. Grohmann et al. present SARDE for active and endless “self-adaptive resource demand estimation in ...
A world without email
Newport C., Penguin Random House, New York, NY, 2021. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-5-255365-58-6)
Intellectual work draws a lot from communication between collaborating parties. Speed and ease of communication have enormously improved--both qualitatively and quantitatively--in the course of the last decades. So, how come the day-to-d...
Clean craftsmanship: disciplines, standards, and ethics
Martin R., Pearson, Columbus, OH, 2021. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-136915-71-3)
Software craftsmanship is a mindset that emphasizes technical excellence over mere execution. The author of this book, Robert C. Martin, commonly referred to as “Uncle Bob,” is one of the signatories of the manifesto on software crafts...
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