Practical Rendering and Computation with Direct3D 11
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Practical Rendering and Computation with Direct3D 11

The authors have generously provided us with an optimal blend of concepts and philosophy, illustrative figures to clarify the more difficult points, and source code fragments to make the ideas concrete. Of particular interest is the chapter on multithreaded rendering, a topic that is essential in a multicore world. Later chapters include many examples such as skinning and displacement, dynamic tessellation, image processing (to illus...

C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction
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C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction

I purchased a paper copy of this book on Amazon after reading a few chapters on Safari books online. For context, I am a professional python programmer who was only briefly exposed to C/C++ many years ago in school. I needed a quick refresher to C++ because of project needs at work, and this book has met my expectations. The author is lying about the "fast-paced introduction" bit, but that is not a bad thing. This book is twice as la...

Handbook of Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems
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Handbook of Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems

This book promotes the benefits of the development and application of energy information and control systems. This wave of information technology (IT) and web-based energy information and control systems (web based EIS/ECS) continues to roll on with increasing speed and intensity. This handbook presents recent technological advancements in the field, as well as a compilation of the best information from three previous books in this a...

Art of RAW Conversion: Optimal Image Quality from Photoshop CS2 and Leading RAW Converters
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Art of RAW Conversion: Optimal Image Quality from Photoshop CS2 and Leading RAW Converters

The RAW file format used by digital cameras is essentially the raw data that a camera captures when it takes a photo. RAW files allow the digital photographer to edit and manipulate their photos with less data loss than in other file formats (such as JPEG). There are many RAW conversion tools, and it's often a good idea to use more than one to get optimal results. The Art of RAW Conversion shows digital photographers how to work with...

Business Process Reengineering: An ICT Approach
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Business Process Reengineering: An ICT Approach

This volume shows how ICT (information and communications technology) can play the role of a driver of business process reengineering (BPR). ICT can aid in enabling improvement in BPR activity cycles as it provides many components that enhance performance that can lead to competitive advantages. IT can interface with BPR to improve business processes in terms of communication, inventory management, data management, management informa...

Software Testing: Interview Questions (Computer Science)
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Software Testing: Interview Questions (Computer Science)

The competence and quality of software testers are often judged by the various testing techniques they have mastered. As the name suggests, Software Testing provides a self-study format and is designed for certification course review, and for "freshers" as well as professionals who are searching for opportunities in the software testing field. Along with software testing basics, the book covers software testing techniques and intervi...

New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques: Proceedings of Lyee-W02
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New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques: Proceedings of Lyee-W02

The Lyee International Workshop (Lyee-W02) is a means for presenting the results of the Lyee International research project, oriented to new software generation techniques based on Lyee technologies. Lyee-W02 will help to build a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of new directions in software development methodologies and its tools and techniques. Lyee methodology captures the essence of the innovations, controv...

People Over Process: Leadership for Agility
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People Over Process: Leadership for Agility

"The final word on the Agile Movement..in the area of software technology. However, not a book for tech wonks alone. You could divorce any mention of technology and it would still stand as an authoritative account about maximizing your leadership potential." "One of the most notable entries you'll encounter on the subject and an entertaining reading experience as well." Clay Burton, Independent Music and Arts.

Schaum's Outline of Fundamentals of Relational Databases
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Schaum's Outline of Fundamentals of Relational Databases

This book provides a great overview of the topics that a student must know to complete an entry level course in relational databases by providing good explanations covering all the basic concepts. While the database software programs that are used as examples are dated, the examples still apply since the concepts have not changed.