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iCanCloud: a flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure simulator
Núñez A., Vázquez-Poletti J., Caminero A., Castañé G., Carretero J., Llorente I. Journal of Grid Computing 10(1): 185-209, 2020. Type: Article
Cloud computing is a flexible and scalable solution for delivering information technology (IT) services. However, as the processing power used must be paid for, accurately right-sizing the cloud resources for particular end user applications is im...
Jul 26 2021
Cognitive design for artificial minds
Lieto A., Routledge, New York, NY, 2021. 136 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138207-92-9)
How does the human mind work? And how can we build artificial systems that display intelligent behavior? These two questions lie at the core of cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While they have been treated independ...
Jul 19 2021
Exploring advanced features in C#: enhance Your code and productivity
Strauss D., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484248-55-3)
In the 2000s, Microsoft designed and published C# in an open forum platform. The aim was to capture features of object-oriented languages like C++ and integrate with the .NET platform. Since then, it has evolved along with .NET. This volume deals ...
Jul 17 2021
Technology in supply chain management and logistics: current practice and future applications
Pagano A., Liotine M., ELSEVIER, Cambridge, MA, 2020. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-1-281595-61-4)
Technology in supply chain management and logistics
is focused on the involvement of new technologies within supply chain management (SCM) and logistics. It presents a detailed analysis of their implications....
Jul 14 2021
Multidimensional mining of massive text data
Zhang C., Shu K., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, 2019. 198 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681735-19-1)
This edited book on mining massive text data stands out by putting the concept of a “cube” center stage: a multi-dimensional space in which massive text data analysis should take place. As such, it offers discussions at the crossroads ...
Jul 13 2021
Deep learning for medical decisions
Kose U., Deperlioglu O., Alzubi J., Patrut B., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 189 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811563-24-9)
I was very excited about reviewing this book and writing what I thought would be a great summary on the advances of deep learning in medical decision support. However, the text is so poorly written that it is almost impossible to read or make sens...
Jun 30 2021
Beginning Perl programming: from novice to professional
Rothwell W., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-54-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Perl 5 is a robust cross-platform language that has, as the author relates, been in use for more than two decades and become deeply embedded in the corporate information technology (IT) world. Most UNIX-based operating systems have a standard Perl...
Jun 29 2021
Understanding programming languages
Jones C., Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030592-56-1)
This well-written textbook focuses on a precise description of programming language semantics in a relatively easily understood manner, utilizing a notation derived from a subset of the Vienna development method (VDM). The author motivates the nee...
Jun 29 2021
Distributed real-time systems: theory and practice
Erciyes K., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2019. 341 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030225-69-8)
This textbook summarizes contemporary knowledge and paradigms of real-time systems in a monographic way. It fits an undergraduate-level course since it starts with basic hardware and low-level real-time system characteristics....
Jun 18 2021
Securing and self recovery of virtual machines in cloud with an autonomic approach using snapshots
Joseph L., Mukesh R. Mobile Networks and Applications 24(4): 1240-1248, 2019. Type: Article
Virtual machines (VMs) in the form of cloud computing are now mainstream for the delivery of information technology (IT) services. However, the environment in which these VMs run is complex and prone to malicious attack, potentially impacting serv...
Jun 17 2021
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