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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Introduction to Middleware

I received a copy of this textbook because I am planning on teaching a senior-level course in Cloud Computing in the coming academic year. Do not let the title of the text fool you - this is much more than simply a book on Middleware technologies. Because high-level computing technologies are fluid and change at a rapid pace, the organization of this book lends itself to a high degree of customization in order to suit several types o...

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Comptia A+ Certification: Comprehensive, 2009 Edition, Revised + Certblaster

This ILT Series course provides comprehensive training for students who already have some existing knowledge of, and support experience with, networked desktop and notebook computers running Windows 2000 Professional or any Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating system. This course will prepare students, at an accelerated pace, for the two exams that make up the A+ certification 2009 Edition: CompTIA A+ Essentials and Comp...