Praktische Algorithmik mit Python

Insbesondere die praktische Informatik lebt vom Ausprobieren und Selbermachen. Darauf baut das didaktische Konzept dieses Buches auf: Alle wichtigen klassischen Algorithmen werden so erklärt, dass sie direkt mit Python geübt werden können. Durch diese unmittelbare praktische Anwendung der theoretischen Inhalte gestaltet sich der Lernprozess deutlich interessanter und effektiver. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf Implementierungstechniken und...

Notes to a Software Team Leader: Growing Self Organizing Teams

This is a pretty good book for first time software leaders to get an introduction to everything they will need to learn from a mentor. The book alone will give you the ideas and concepts with a few sort of real world examples. What you will need to make the experience complete is a mentor to help you understand the nuance that a book just cannot give. The contributions at the end of the book are really valuable and I like how they ti...

Degunking Microsoft Office

This is one of six books in the Degunking series from Paraglyph Press. It is written from a different perspective than the usual tutorials. It brings together a wide range of processes such as file organization, registry editing, customizations, disk cleanup, disk defragmentation, and various tricks that power users have developed over the years. It also covers all the maintenance procedures needed to get your PC back to top performa...

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools & Tips

“Scrum is not a solution. Your solution will only become clear through a journey of inspection and adaptation. The journey is not straightforward, and you will make some mistakes as you try to customize Scrum to your organization. Ilan’s work for me is a Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Scrum, giving you insights, tools, approaches, and belief to support you. I really appreciate the openness in Ilan’s stories and how he shares his experiences....

Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach

This is the book chosen by my professor for a course in cloud computing. Although published in 2010 it is still sound in its approach to the essentials of cloud computing. I have read the other reviews for this book which are now 3 or more years old. What I can say now three years later that they could not have known then is that the concepts presented here have stood the test of time. In a a field where there are rapid changes takin...

Multi-Stakeholder Decision Making

In the complex world of today, important policy and business decisions are still made with a 17th Century reductionist mindset and approach. Yet, complex challenges such as climate change, poverty, public health, security, energy futures, and sustainability transcend any single science, discipline or agency. Rather, they require integration of social, economic, cultural, political and environmental concerns to achieve acceptable and ...

3D Photorealistic Rendering: Interiors & Exteriors with V-Ray and 3ds Max

Increase the photorealism of your 3d visualizations with enhanced toolsets of V-ray in 3ds Max. Full-color, step-by-step tutorials about techniques involved in creating photorealistic renders for interior/exterior scenes. Each tutorial includes a 3d project scene to guide you through, production and post-production. The production chapter shows how to create shaders, fine-tune textures and set up a day/night lighting rig. You will be...

Programming in Lua, Fourth Edition

Programming in Lua is an amazing textbook. It effortlessly illuminates the "scary parts" of Lua, exposing the powerful features that are often overlooked by casual users. The read is simple and the first 18 chapters can be absorbed by anyone with basic knowledge of programming in about twenty to thirty minutes (the balance of the book outlines more advanced features and the interface to C). If you're new to programming, PIL will guid...

Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques

As a disclosure, Dr Illyas is a dear professional and personal friend I have known since 1985. He kindly gave me this book in 2011 when I visited him in the USA . I then took it back to China where I teach. was I recently invited to consult on performance analysis for a GPU/CPU cluster project for oceanography computing in China by faculty whom I formerly taught with . I am teaching for another university so this was a part time cons...

The B2B Social Media Book

Bodnar and Cohen do a great job translating the myriad of content pieces on social media into crisp “how-to’s” for B2B lead generation and lead nurturing. The book, in my opinion, qualifies academically as a supplementary reading for undergraduate level programs based on the following: 1) The authors provide a broad perspective of how a sorely neglected B2B domain can benefit from social media. 2) The “how-to” approach and helpful ti...