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A guide to product management exploring the best practices: identifying the impact-driven product, planning for success, setting up and measuring time-bound metrics, and developing a lean product roadmap. Key Features Identifying Impact-Driven Products Investing in Key Business Outcomes Value mapping to maintain a lean product backlog Utilizing time-bound product metrics ...
Lean Product Management: Successful products from fuzzy business ideas
A guide to product management exploring the best practices: identifying the impact-driven product, planning for success, setting up and measuring time-bound metrics, and developing a lean product roadmap. Key Features Identifying Impact-Driven Products Investing in Key Business Outcomes Value mapping to maintain a lean product backlog Utilizing time-bound product metrics Eliminating process waste Book DescriptionLean Product Management is about finding the smartest way to build an Impact Driven Product that can deliver value to customers and meet business outcomes when operating under internal and external constraints. Author, Mangalam Nandakumar, is a product management expert, with over 17 years of experience in the field. Businesses today are competing to innovate. Cost is no longer the constraint, execution is. It is essential for any business to harness whatever competitive advantage they can, and it is absolutely vital to deliver the best customer experience possible. The opportunities for creating impact are there, but product managers have to improvise on their strategy every day in order to capitalize on them. This is the Agile battleground, where you need to stay Lean and be able to respond to abstract feedback from an ever shifting market. This is where Lean Product Management will help you thrive. Lean Product Management is an essential guide for product managers, and to anyone embarking on a new product development. Mangalam Nandakumar will help you to align your product strategy with business outcomes and customer impact. She introduces the concept of investing in Key Business Outcomes as part of the product strategy in order to provide an objective metric about which product idea and strategy to pursue. You will learn how to create impactful end-to-end product experiences by engaging stakeholders and reacting to external feedback. What you will learn How do you execute ideas that matter? How can you define the right success metrics? How can you plan for product success? How do you capture qualitative and quantitative insights about the product? How do you know whether your product aligns to desired business goals? What processes are slowing you down? Who this book is forIf you are leading a team that is building a new product, then this book is for you. The book is targeted at product managers, functional leads in enterprises, business sponsors venturing into new product offerings, product development teams, and start-up founders.
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31.490000 USD

Lean Product Management: Successful products from fuzzy business ideas

by Mangalam Nandakumar
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Make the most of Kotlin by leveraging design patterns and best practices to build scalable and high performing apps Key Features Understand traditional GOF design patterns to apply generic solutions Shift from OOP to FP; covering reactive and concurrent patterns in a step-by-step manner Choose the best microservices architecture and ...
Hands-On Design Patterns with Kotlin: Build scalable applications using traditional, reactive, and concurrent design patterns in Kotlin
Make the most of Kotlin by leveraging design patterns and best practices to build scalable and high performing apps Key Features Understand traditional GOF design patterns to apply generic solutions Shift from OOP to FP; covering reactive and concurrent patterns in a step-by-step manner Choose the best microservices architecture and MVC for your development environment Book DescriptionDesign patterns enable you as a developer to speed up the development process by providing you with proven development paradigms. Reusing design patterns helps prevent complex issues that can cause major problems, improves your code base, promotes code reuse, and makes an architecture more robust. The mission of this book is to ease the adoption of design patterns in Kotlin and provide good practices for programmers. The book begins by showing you the practical aspects of smarter coding in Kotlin, explaining the basic Kotlin syntax and the impact of design patterns. From there, the book provides an in-depth explanation of the classical design patterns of creational, structural, and behavioral families, before heading into functional programming. It then takes you through reactive and concurrent patterns, teaching you about using streams, threads, and coroutines to write better code along the way By the end of the book, you will be able to efficiently address common problems faced while developing applications and be comfortable working on scalable and maintainable projects of any size. What you will learn Get to grips with Kotlin principles, including its strengths and weaknesses Understand classical design patterns in Kotlin Explore functional programming using built-in features of Kotlin Solve real-world problems using reactive and concurrent design patterns Use threads and coroutines to simplify concurrent code flow Understand antipatterns to write clean Kotlin code, avoiding common pitfalls Learn about the design considerations necessary while choosing between architectures Who this book is forThis book is for developers who would like to master design patterns with Kotlin to build efficient and scalable applications. Basic Java or Kotlin programming knowledge is assumed
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47.240000 USD

Hands-On Design Patterns with Kotlin: Build scalable applications using traditional, reactive, and concurrent design patterns in Kotlin

by Alexey Soshin
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Enterprise Agility is practical framework for enhancing Agility and equipping your company with the tools to survive. Key Features Prepare your company to navigate the rapidly-moving business world Enhance Agility in every component of your organization Build a framework that meets the unique requirements of your enterprise Book DescriptionThe biggest ...
Enterprise Agility: Being Agile in a Changing World
Enterprise Agility is practical framework for enhancing Agility and equipping your company with the tools to survive. Key Features Prepare your company to navigate the rapidly-moving business world Enhance Agility in every component of your organization Build a framework that meets the unique requirements of your enterprise Book DescriptionThe biggest challenge enterprises face today is dealing with fast-paced change in all spheres of business. Enterprise Agility shows how an enterprise can address this challenge head on and thrive in the dynamic environment. Avoiding the mechanistic construction of existing enterprises that focus on predictability and certainty, Enterprise Agility delivers practical advice for responding and adapting to the scale and accelerating pace of disruptive change in the business environment. Agility is a fundamental shift in thinking about how enterprises work to effectively deal with disruptive changes in the business environment. The core belief underlying agility is that enterprises are open and living systems. These living systems, also known as complex adaptive systems (CAS), are ideally suited to deal with change very effectively. Agility is to enterprises what health is to humans. There are some foundational principles that can be broadly applied, but the definition of healthy is very specific to each individual. Enterprise Agility takes a similar approach with regard to agility: it suggests foundational practices to improve the overall health of the body-culture, mindset, and leadership-and the health of its various organs: people, process, governance, structure, technology, and customers. The book also suggests a practical framework to create a plan to enhance agility. What you will learn Drive agility-oriented change across the enterprise Understand why agility matters (more than ever) to modern enterprises Adopt and influence an Agile mindset in your teams and in your organization Understand the concept of a CAS and how to model enterprise and leadership behaviors on CAS characteristics to enhance enterprise agility Understand and convey the differences between Agile and true enterprise agility Create an enterprise-specific action plan to enhance agility Become a champion for enterprise agility Recognize the advantages and challenges of distributed teams, and how Agile ways of working can remedy the rough spots Enable and motivate your IT partners to adopt Agile ways of working Who this book is forEnterprise Agility is a tool for anyone with the motivation to influence outcomes in an enterprise, who aspires to improve Agility. Readers from the following backgrounds will benefit: chief executive officer, chief information officer, people/human resource director, information technology director, head of change program, head of transformation, and Agile coach/consultant.
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36.740000 USD

Enterprise Agility: Being Agile in a Changing World

by Sunil Mundra
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Get acquainted with GCP and manage robust, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objective Key Features Identify the strengths, weaknesses and ideal use-cases for individual services offered on the Google Cloud Platform Make intelligent choices about which cloud technology works best for your use-case Leverage Google Cloud Platform ...
Google Cloud Platform for Architects: Design and manage powerful cloud solutions
Get acquainted with GCP and manage robust, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objective Key Features Identify the strengths, weaknesses and ideal use-cases for individual services offered on the Google Cloud Platform Make intelligent choices about which cloud technology works best for your use-case Leverage Google Cloud Platform to analyze and optimize technical and business processes Book DescriptionUsing a public cloud platform was considered risky a decade ago, and unconventional even just a few years ago. Today, however, use of the public cloud is completely mainstream - the norm, rather than the exception. Several leading technology firms, including Google, have built sophisticated cloud platforms, and are locked in a fierce competition for market share. The main goal of this book is to enable you to get the best out of the GCP, and to use it with confidence and competence. You will learn why cloud architectures take the forms that they do, and this will help you become a skilled high-level cloud architect. You will also learn how individual cloud services are configured and used, so that you are never intimidated at having to build it yourself. You will also learn the right way and the right situation in which to use the important GCP services. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most out of Google Cloud Platform design. What you will learn Set up GCP account and utilize GCP services using the cloud shell, web console, and client APIs Harness the power of App Engine, Compute Engine, Containers on the Kubernetes Engine, and Cloud Functions Pick the right managed service for your data needs, choosing intelligently between Datastore, BigTable, and BigQuery Migrate existing Hadoop, Spark, and Pig workloads with minimal disruption to your existing data infrastructure, by using Dataproc intelligently Derive insights about the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications with the help of monitoring, logging, and diagnostic tools in Stackdriver Who this book is forIf you are a Cloud architect who is responsible to design and manage robust cloud solutions with Google Cloud Platform, then this book is for you. System engineers and Enterprise architects will also find this book useful. A basic understanding of distributed applications would be helpful, although not strictly necessary. Some working experience on other public cloud platforms would help too.
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47.240000 USD

Google Cloud Platform for Architects: Design and manage powerful cloud solutions

by Vitthal Srinivasan, Judy Raj, Janani Ravi
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Build systems faster and more effectively with Mob Programming. Mob Programming is an approach to developing software that radically reduces defects and key-person dependencies by having a group of people work together at a single machine. See how to avoid the most common pitfalls that teams make when first starting ...
Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd
Build systems faster and more effectively with Mob Programming. Mob Programming is an approach to developing software that radically reduces defects and key-person dependencies by having a group of people work together at a single machine. See how to avoid the most common pitfalls that teams make when first starting out. Discover what it takes to create and support a successful mob. Now you can take collaborative programming to the next level with Mob Programming. Mob Programming is a natural extension of the popular Pair Programming concept, and is not restricted to a specific programming language or technology. It can be used by anyone who develops software, including dev leads, software developers, and agile coaches. The more people working on a bug or feature results in fewer dependencies on individuals, and overall increased learning for everyone involved. With more eyes on the code, you'll find you develop better solutions with fewer defects. Set up your team for success by introducing Mob Programming in a way that benefits them. Create a good first Mobbing experience for your team with a template that avoids the common traps beginners may fall into. Master a collaborative and empathic mindset to help optimize the Mobbing experience. Learn how to make adjustments when things go wrong. Adapt your mobbing to different types of development tasks. Get management buy-in for your Mobbing experiment by demonstrating the benefits. Discover the equipment and resources you need, and how to adjust your workspace for an effective mob. Get important features to market sooner, squish bugs faster, and collaborate better today with Mob Programming. What You Need: All you need is three or more programmers, a meeting workspace that's large enough to accommodate your mob, and a computer on which to work.
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28.300000 USD

Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd

by Mark Pearl
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'You won't find a more honest, raw and helpful look into the trenches of founding a tech startup than this book' Nir Eyal, author of Hooked 'Rand Fishkin is the real deal' Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author ----------- Everyone knows how a startup story is supposed to go: a young, ...
Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World
'You won't find a more honest, raw and helpful look into the trenches of founding a tech startup than this book' Nir Eyal, author of Hooked 'Rand Fishkin is the real deal' Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author ----------- Everyone knows how a startup story is supposed to go: a young, brilliant entrepreneur has an cool idea, drops out of college, defies the doubters, overcomes all odds, makes billions and becomes the envy of the technology world. This is not that story. Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, is one of the world's leading experts on SEO. Moz is now a $45 million a year business, but Fishkin's business and reputation took 15 years to grow, and his startup began not in a Harvard dorm room but as a mother-and-son family business that fell deeply into debt. Now Fishkin pulls back the curtain on tech startup mythology, exposing the ups and downs of startup life that most CEOs would rather keep secret. For instance: a minimally viable product can be destructive if you launch at the wrong moment. Growth hacking may be the buzzword du jour, but initiatives to your business can fizzle quickly. Revenue and profitability won't protect you from layoffs. And venture capital always comes with strings attached. In Lost and Founder Fishkin reveals the mostly awful, sometimes awesome truth about startup culture with the transparency and humour that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love. Fishkin's hard-won lessons are applicable to any kind of business environment and this book can help solve your problems, and make you feel less alone for having them. ----------- 'This is a truly courageous book. It's one part business-building guide and two parts Indiana Jones-style adventure memoir' Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup 'Rand Fishkin is like the industry friend we all wish we had - funny, warm, and refreshingly honest about the rollercoaster ride that is founding your own company' Julie Zhou, VP of Product Design at Facebook
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23.62 USD

Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

by Rand Fishkin
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Architecture-Aware Online Failure Prediction for Software Systems
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28.240000 USD

Architecture-Aware Online Failure Prediction for Software Systems

by Teerat Pitakrat
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Exodus on Kodi: Step by Step Instructions on How to Install Exodus on Kodi [with Detailed Screenshots]
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7.340000 USD

Exodus on Kodi: Step by Step Instructions on How to Install Exodus on Kodi [with Detailed Screenshots]

by Sean Williams
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Specification by Example and Gherkin offer programmers, designers, and managers an inclusive environment for clear communication, discovering requirements, and building a documentation system. Writing Great Specifications is an example-rich tutorial that teaches readers how to write good Gherkin specification documents that take advantage of Specification by Example's benefits. Engineers and ...
Writing Great Specifications
Specification by Example and Gherkin offer programmers, designers, and managers an inclusive environment for clear communication, discovering requirements, and building a documentation system. Writing Great Specifications is an example-rich tutorial that teaches readers how to write good Gherkin specification documents that take advantage of Specification by Example's benefits. Engineers and testers will find it helpful in striking a stronger chord with nontechnical audiences through automated specifications. Key Features: * Teaches good practices to refactor Gherkin documents in legacy projects * Example-rich tutorial * In-depth introduction This book is a teaching resource for product and design people, programmers and testers. About the Technology: Specification by Example is a collaborative approach to defining and illustrating software requirements using concrete examples. Gherkin is a business-readable DSL that you use to describe software's behaviour as executable test cases that are easy for non-technical folks to understand.
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47.240000 USD

Writing Great Specifications

by Kamil Nicieja
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Don't engineer by coincidence-design it like you mean it! Filled with practical techniques, Design It! is the perfect introduction to software architecture for programmers who are ready to grow their design skills. Lead your team as a software architect, ask the right stakeholders the right questions, explore design options, and ...
Design It!
Don't engineer by coincidence-design it like you mean it! Filled with practical techniques, Design It! is the perfect introduction to software architecture for programmers who are ready to grow their design skills. Lead your team as a software architect, ask the right stakeholders the right questions, explore design options, and help your team implement a system that promotes the right -ilities. Share your design decisions, facilitate collaborative design workshops that are fast, effective, and fun-and develop more awesome software! With dozens of design methods, examples, and practical know-how, Design It! shows you how to become a software architect. Walk through the core concepts every architect must know, discover how to apply them, and learn a variety of skills that will make you a better programmer, leader, and designer. Uncover the big ideas behind software architecture and gain confidence working on projects big and small. Plan, design, implement, and evaluate software architectures and collaborate with your team, stakeholders, and other architects. Identify the right stakeholders and understand their needs, dig for architecturally significant requirements, write amazing quality attribute scenarios, and make confident decisions. Choose technologies based on their architectural impact, facilitate architecture-centric design workshops, and evaluate architectures using lightweight, effective methods. Write lean architecture descriptions people love to read. Run an architecture design studio, implement the architecture you've designed, and grow your team's architectural knowledge. Good design requires good communication. Talk about your software architecture with stakeholders using whiteboards, documents, and code, and apply architecture-focused design methods in your day-to-day practice. Hands-on exercises, real-world scenarios, and practical team-based decision-making tools will get everyone on board and give you the experience you need to become a confident software architect.
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57.16 USD

Design It!

by Micahel Keeling
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A great success, The Art of Capacity Planning in 2008 showed engineers practical methods for measuring, analyzing, and predicting website capacity. This thoroughly revised second edition not only updates and refines methods for an industry that's since evolved by leaps and bounds, but also provides up-to-date content on the latest ...
The Art of Capacity Planning: Scaling Web Resources in the Cloud
A great success, The Art of Capacity Planning in 2008 showed engineers practical methods for measuring, analyzing, and predicting website capacity. This thoroughly revised second edition not only updates and refines methods for an industry that's since evolved by leaps and bounds, but also provides up-to-date content on the latest technological developments, including topics characteristic of current cloud systems, such as: Dynamic capacity management via autoscaling Capacity planning in the presence of anomalies Application characterization and hardware selection Capacity management of docker containers Through the firsthand experience and deep research background of authors Arun Kejariwal and John Allspaw, you'll gain a solid foundation for addressing your organization's unique capacity issues.
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52.490000 USD

The Art of Capacity Planning: Scaling Web Resources in the Cloud

by John Allspaw, Arun Kejariwal
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This book presents state-of-the-art solutions to the theoretical and practical challenges stemming from the leverage of big data and its computational intelligence in supporting smart network operation, management, and optimization. In particular, the technical focus covers the comprehensive understanding of network big data, efficient collection and management of network big ...
Big Data and Computational Intelligence in Networking
This book presents state-of-the-art solutions to the theoretical and practical challenges stemming from the leverage of big data and its computational intelligence in supporting smart network operation, management, and optimization. In particular, the technical focus covers the comprehensive understanding of network big data, efficient collection and management of network big data, distributed and scalable online analytics for network big data, and emerging applications of network big data for computational intelligence.
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196.22 USD

Big Data and Computational Intelligence in Networking

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Legend has it that Google deploys over a billion application containers a week. How is that possible? The company decided to share the process through an open source project called Kubernetes, which replicates many of the features found in its internal system. This practical book will prepare you to take ...
Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure
Legend has it that Google deploys over a billion application containers a week. How is that possible? The company decided to share the process through an open source project called Kubernetes, which replicates many of the features found in its internal system. This practical book will prepare you to take advantage of everything the Kubernetes platform has to offer. Rather than an exact copy of its internal Borg system, Kubernetes is an upgrade based on lessons Google learned over the last decade. Kubernetes is also designed to integrate with the most robust container ecosystem: Docker. Developers and Ops practitioners can easily deploy a demo Kubernetes environment and kick the tires, but when it comes time to scale to hundreds of nodes, you're going to need a reliable field guide.Kubernetes: Up and Running will help you: Learn how to make zero down-time application deployments with Kubernetes Track metrics and logs for every container running in your cluster Discover patterns for running large-scale application deployments that work for big players such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook Explore topics including Kubernetes components (kubelet, API, scheduler, replication controllers); containers; distributed computing; service discovery; and continuous delivery
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58.86 USD

Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure

by Joe Beda, Brendan Burns, Kelsey Hightower
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Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Computing First Teaching: 2017, First Exam: 2018 National 5 Computing Success Guide provides easy-to-use and value-for-money revision for all abilities and learning styles. * Colourful double-page spreads aid both comprehensive and revision planning * Topics are broken down into small, easily managed sections, ...
Success Guide for SQA Exams - National 5 Computing Science Success Guide
Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Computing First Teaching: 2017, First Exam: 2018 National 5 Computing Success Guide provides easy-to-use and value-for-money revision for all abilities and learning styles. * Colourful double-page spreads aid both comprehensive and revision planning * Topics are broken down into small, easily managed sections, complemented with lots of diagrams and illustrations to aid retention * Quick Tests and Top Tips help keep students focused on the exam's precise demands * Revision checklists help students to manage and track their progress in the lead up to the exam * A glossary presents all of the key terms and definitions essential for the exam Guidance on how the new National 5 course and assessments are structured is included. All the popular features of this tried and trusted series are retained in the new National 5 Guides.
20.46 USD

Success Guide for SQA Exams - National 5 Computing Science Success Guide

by Leckie and Leckie, Hastings, Ray Krachan
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'17).
Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
This volume contains the proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'17).
157.450000 USD

Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

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The use of cyber-physical systems in recent computing, communication, and control methods to design and operate intelligent and autonomous systems using cutting-edge technologies has led to many advances. By studying emerging trends in these systems, programming techniques can be optimized and strengthened to create a higher level of effectiveness. Cyber-Physical ...
Cyber-Physical Systems for Next-Generation Networks
The use of cyber-physical systems in recent computing, communication, and control methods to design and operate intelligent and autonomous systems using cutting-edge technologies has led to many advances. By studying emerging trends in these systems, programming techniques can be optimized and strengthened to create a higher level of effectiveness. Cyber-Physical Systems for Next-Generation Networks provides emerging research on using cyber-physical systems (CPS) as a method to control design and operation of intelligent systems through next-generation networks. While highlighting issues such as increasing CPS complexity due to components within physical and industrial systems, this publication explores information on real-time sensing, reasoning, and adaptation for cyber-physical systems while gaining an understanding of evolutionary computing for it. This book is a valuable resource for engineers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on CPS in cutting-edge technologies.
220.500000 USD

Cyber-Physical Systems for Next-Generation Networks

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In the recent years, fractional-order systems have been studied by many researchers in the engineering field. It was found that many systems can be described more accurately by fractional differential equations than by integer-order models. Advanced Synchronization Control and Bifurcation of Chaotic Fractional-Order Systems is a scholarly publication that explores ...
Advanced Synchronization Control and Bifurcation of Chaotic Fractional-Order Systems
In the recent years, fractional-order systems have been studied by many researchers in the engineering field. It was found that many systems can be described more accurately by fractional differential equations than by integer-order models. Advanced Synchronization Control and Bifurcation of Chaotic Fractional-Order Systems is a scholarly publication that explores new developments related to novel chaotic fractional-order systems, control schemes, and their applications. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including chaos synchronization, nonlinear control, and cryptography, this publication is geared toward engineers, IT professionals, researchers, and upper-level graduate students seeking current research on chaotic fractional-order systems and their applications in engineering and computer science.
225.750000 USD

Advanced Synchronization Control and Bifurcation of Chaotic Fractional-Order Systems

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The first edition of this popular textbook, Contemporary Artificial Intelligence, provided an accessible and student friendly introduction to AI. This fully revised and expanded update, Artificial Intelligence: With an Introduction to Machine Learning, Second Edition, retains the same accessibility and problem-solving approach, while providing new material and methods. The book ...
Artificial Intelligence: With an Introduction to Machine Learning, Second Edition
The first edition of this popular textbook, Contemporary Artificial Intelligence, provided an accessible and student friendly introduction to AI. This fully revised and expanded update, Artificial Intelligence: With an Introduction to Machine Learning, Second Edition, retains the same accessibility and problem-solving approach, while providing new material and methods. The book is divided into five sections that focus on the most useful techniques that have emerged from AI. The first section of the book covers logic-based methods, while the second section focuses on probability-based methods. Emergent intelligence is featured in the third section and explores evolutionary computation and methods based on swarm intelligence. The newest section comes next and provides a detailed overview of neural networks and deep learning. The final section of the book focuses on natural language understanding. Suitable for undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this class-tested textbook provides students and other readers with key AI methods and algorithms for solving challenging problems involving systems that behave intelligently in specialized domains such as medical and software diagnostics, financial decision making, speech and text recognition, genetic analysis, and more.
170.62 USD

Artificial Intelligence: With an Introduction to Machine Learning, Second Edition

by Xia Jiang, Richard E. Neapolitan
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The science of AI was born a little over 60 years ago, but for most of that time its achievements were modest. In 2012 it experienced a big bang, when a branch of statistics called Machine Learning (and a sub-branch called Deep Learning) was applied to it. Now machines have ...
Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities
The science of AI was born a little over 60 years ago, but for most of that time its achievements were modest. In 2012 it experienced a big bang, when a branch of statistics called Machine Learning (and a sub-branch called Deep Learning) was applied to it. Now machines have surpassed humans in image recognition, and they are catching up with us at speech recognition and natural language processing. Every day, the media reports the launch of a new service, a new product, and a new demonstration powered by AI. When will it end? The surprising truth is, the AI revolution has only just begun. Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities argues that in the course of this century, the exponential growth in the capability of AI is likely to bring about two singularities - points at which conditions are so extreme that the normal rules break down. The first is the economic singularity, when machine skill reaches a level that renders many of us unemployable and requires an overhaul of our current economic and social systems. The second is the technological singularity, when machine intelligence reaches and then surpasses the cognitive abilities of an adult human, relegating us to the second smartest species on the planet. These singularities will present huge challenges, but this book argues that we can meet these challenges and overcome them. If we do, the rewards could be almost unimaginable. This book covers: * Recent developments in AI and its future potential * The economic singularity and the technological singularity in depth * The risks and opportunities presented by AI * What actions we should take Artificial intelligence can turn out to be the best thing ever to happen to humanity, making our future wonderful almost beyond imagination. But only if we address head-on the challenges that it will raise. Calum Chace is a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction books and articles, focusing on the subject of artificial intelligence. He is a regular speaker on artificial intelligence and related technologies, and runs a blog on the subject at www.pandoras-brain. com. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and speaker, he spent 30 years in business as a marketer, a strategy consultant, and a CEO. He studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was simply philosophy in fancy dress.
52.88 USD

Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities

by Calum Chace
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As multimedia data advances in technology and becomes more complex, the hybridization of soft computing tools allows for more robust and safe solutions in data processing and analysis. Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis provides emerging research on techniques used in multimedia information processing using intelligent paradigms including swarm ...
Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis
As multimedia data advances in technology and becomes more complex, the hybridization of soft computing tools allows for more robust and safe solutions in data processing and analysis. Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis provides emerging research on techniques used in multimedia information processing using intelligent paradigms including swarm intelligence, neural networks, and deep learning. While highlighting topics such as clustering techniques, neural network architecture, and text data processing, this publication explores the methods and applications of computational intelligent tools. This book is an important resource for academics, computer engineers, IT professionals, students, and researchers seeking current research in the field of multimedia data processing and quantum intelligent systems.
194.250000 USD

Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems, FoIKS 2018, held in Budapest, Hungary, in May 2018.The 20 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. The papers address various topics ...
Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems: 10th International Symposium, FoIKS 2018, Budapest, Hungary, May 14-18, 2018, Proceedings
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems, FoIKS 2018, held in Budapest, Hungary, in May 2018.The 20 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. The papers address various topics such as big data; database design; dynamics of information; information fusion; integrity and constraint management; intelligent agents; knowledge discovery and information retrieval; knowledge representation, reasoning and planning; logics in databases and AI; mathematical foundations; security in information and knowledge systems; semi-structured data and XML; social computing; the semantic web and knowledge management; and the world wide web.
177.450000 USD

Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems: 10th International Symposium, FoIKS 2018, Budapest, Hungary, May 14-18, 2018, Proceedings

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The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking, through an in-depth and multidisciplinary review, outlines and defines the underpinnings for modelling human thinking through approximating the mind. Whilst there are plenty of efforts underway trying to mimic the brain, its complexities have so far proven insurmountable. But replicating ...
The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking
The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking, through an in-depth and multidisciplinary review, outlines and defines the underpinnings for modelling human thinking through approximating the mind. Whilst there are plenty of efforts underway trying to mimic the brain, its complexities have so far proven insurmountable. But replicating the abstract notion of the mind provides a viable and quicker route. Broadly, the mind consists of a conscious and an unconscious part with separate logic schemes and these absorbs reality in diverging chunks, with the former truncated through narratives and norms and the latter able to amass broader perceptions of reality. These are held together and controlled through a governing mechanism. With the replication and establishment of the mind's mechanistic rules and dynamic constants, tested through a big data approach from public media, it allows for standardization and machine generated human thinking, a Virtual Mind. A virtual mind is able to cover a wide array of applications, in particular forecasting of human behavior and decision-making. In essence, the whole socioeconomic spectra can be captured, including politics, financial markets and consumer patterns. Another area of potential application would be to augment various game software and of course, it would be applicable for the man-machine connect. The book guides the reader on how to develop and produce a machine generated virtual mind in a step-by-step manner. It is a must for anyone with an interest in artificial intelligence, the design and construction of the next generation of computer logic and it provides an enhanced understanding of mankind's greatest mystery, the workings of the mind. Niklas Hageback has extensive experience of risk modelling and financial analytics working at tier-one financial institutions and consulting firms, such as Deutsche Bank, KPMG, and Goldman Sachs, where he held regional executive risk management and oversight roles in both Europe and Asia.
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The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking

by Niklas Hageback
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This monograph is the first in a two-part survey and analysis of the state of the art in secure processor systems, with a specific focus on remote software attestation and software isolation. It first examines the relevant concepts in computer architecture and cryptography, and then surveys attack vectors and existing ...
Secure Processors Part I: Background, Taxonomy for Secure Enclaves and Intel SGX Architecture
This monograph is the first in a two-part survey and analysis of the state of the art in secure processor systems, with a specific focus on remote software attestation and software isolation. It first examines the relevant concepts in computer architecture and cryptography, and then surveys attack vectors and existing processor systems claiming security for remote computation and/or software isolation. It examines, in detail, the modern isolation container (enclave) primitive as a means to minimize trusted software given practical trusted hardware and reasonable performance overhead. Specifically, this work examines the programming model and software design considerations of Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX), as it is an available and documented enclave-capable system. This work advocates a principled, transparent, and well-scrutinized approach to secure system design, and argues that practical guarantees of privacy and integrity for remote computation are achievable at a reasonable design cost and performance overhead. See also: Secure Processors Part II: Intel SGX Security Analysis and MIT Sanctum Architecture Part II (ISBN 978-1-68083-302-7). Part II of this survey a deep dive into the implementation and security evaluation of two modern enclave-capable secure processor systems: SGX and MIT's Sanctum. The complex but insufficient threat model employed by SGX motivates Sanctum, which achieves stronger security guarantees under software attacks with an equivalent programming model.
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Secure Processors Part I: Background, Taxonomy for Secure Enclaves and Intel SGX Architecture

by Srinivas Devadas, Ilia Lebedev, Victor-Vlad Costan
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Behavioural type systems in programming languages support the specification and verification of properties of programs beyond the traditional use of type systems to describe data processing. A major example of such a property is correctness of communication in concurrent and distributed systems, motivated by the importance of structured communication in ...
Behavioural Types: from Theory to Tools
Behavioural type systems in programming languages support the specification and verification of properties of programs beyond the traditional use of type systems to describe data processing. A major example of such a property is correctness of communication in concurrent and distributed systems, motivated by the importance of structured communication in modern software. Behavioural Types: from Theory to Tools presents programming languages and software tools produced by members of COST Action IC1201: Behavioural Types for Reliable Large-Scale Software Systems, a European research network that was funded from October 2012 to October 2016. As a survey of the most recent developments in the application of behavioural type systems, it is a valuable reference for researchers in the field, as well as an introduction to the area for graduate students and software developers.
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Behavioural Types: from Theory to Tools

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Control systems are an integral aspect of modern society and exist across numerous domains and applications. As technology advances more and more, the complexity of such systems continues to increase exponentially. Model-Based Design for Effective Control System Development is a critical source of scholarly information on model-centric approaches and implementations ...
Model-Based Design for Effective Control System Development
Control systems are an integral aspect of modern society and exist across numerous domains and applications. As technology advances more and more, the complexity of such systems continues to increase exponentially. Model-Based Design for Effective Control System Development is a critical source of scholarly information on model-centric approaches and implementations for control and other similar dynamic systems. Highlighting innovative topics such as configuration management, controllability analysis, and modeling requirements, this book is ideally designed for engineers, researchers, academics, project managers, and professionals interested in the design of embedded control systems.
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194.250000 USD

Model-Based Design for Effective Control System Development

by Wu Wei
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Large-scale interconnected systems have become more prominent in society due to a higher demand for sustainable development. As such, it is imperative to create effective methods and techniques to control such systems. Large-Scale Fuzzy Interconnected Control Systems Design and Analysis is an innovative source of academic research that discusses the ...
Large-Scale Fuzzy Interconnected Control Systems Design and Analysis
Large-scale interconnected systems have become more prominent in society due to a higher demand for sustainable development. As such, it is imperative to create effective methods and techniques to control such systems. Large-Scale Fuzzy Interconnected Control Systems Design and Analysis is an innovative source of academic research that discusses the latest approaches to control large-scale systems, and the challenges that occur when implementing them. Highlighting a critical range of topics such as system stability, system stabilization, and fuzzy rules, this book is an ideal publication for engineers, researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the design of large-scale interconnected systems.
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183.750000 USD

Large-Scale Fuzzy Interconnected Control Systems Design and Analysis

by Chih-Min Lin, Zhixiong Zhong
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A critical part of ensuring that systems are advancing alongside technology without complications is problem solving. Practical applications of problem-solving theories can model conflict and cooperation and aid in creating solutions to real-world problems. Soft-Computing-Based Nonlinear Control Systems Design is a critical scholarly publication that examines the practical applications of ...
Soft-Computing-Based Nonlinear Control Systems Design
A critical part of ensuring that systems are advancing alongside technology without complications is problem solving. Practical applications of problem-solving theories can model conflict and cooperation and aid in creating solutions to real-world problems. Soft-Computing-Based Nonlinear Control Systems Design is a critical scholarly publication that examines the practical applications of control theory and its applications in problem solving to fields including economics, environmental management, and financial modelling. Featuring a wide range of topics, such as fuzzy logic, nature-inspired algorithms, and cloud computing, this book is geared toward academicians, researchers, and students seeking relevant research on control theory and its practical applications.
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Soft-Computing-Based Nonlinear Control Systems Design

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Nature-Inspired Computing: Physics and Chemistry-Based Algorithms provides a comprehensive introduction to the methodologies and algorithms in nature-inspired computing, with an emphasis on applications to real-life engineering problems. The research interest for Nature-inspired Computing has grown considerably exploring different phenomena observed in nature and basic principles of physics, chemistry, and biology. ...
Nature-Inspired Computing: Physics and Chemistry-Based Algorithms
Nature-Inspired Computing: Physics and Chemistry-Based Algorithms provides a comprehensive introduction to the methodologies and algorithms in nature-inspired computing, with an emphasis on applications to real-life engineering problems. The research interest for Nature-inspired Computing has grown considerably exploring different phenomena observed in nature and basic principles of physics, chemistry, and biology. The discipline has reached a mature stage and the field has been well-established. This endeavour is another attempt at investigation into various computational schemes inspired from nature, which are presented in this book with the development of a suitable framework and industrial applications. Designed for senior undergraduates, postgraduates, research students, and professionals, the book is written at a comprehensible level for students who have some basic knowledge of calculus and differential equations, and some exposure to optimization theory. Due to the focus on search and optimization, the book is also appropriate for electrical, control, civil, industrial and manufacturing engineering, business, and economics students, as well as those in computer and information sciences. With the mathematical and programming references and applications in each chapter, the book is self-contained, and can also serve as a reference for researchers and scientists in the fields of system science, natural computing, and optimization.
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194.51 USD

Nature-Inspired Computing: Physics and Chemistry-Based Algorithms

by Hojjat Adeli, Nazmul H Siddique
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Recent advancements in technology have allowed for significant improvements to computer software design and development. By utilizing the latest available frameworks, developers can build more innovative applications. Developing Service-Oriented Applications using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Framework is a pivotal source of research on the latest protocols and concepts for ...
Developing Service-Oriented Applications Using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Framework
Recent advancements in technology have allowed for significant improvements to computer software design and development. By utilizing the latest available frameworks, developers can build more innovative applications. Developing Service-Oriented Applications using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Framework is a pivotal source of research on the latest protocols and concepts for applying the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework in the development of computer software applications. Highlighting pivotal perspectives on topics such as interoperability, programming methodologies, and security considerations, this book is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, graduate students, software developers, and practitioners interested in the optimization of service-oriented architectures.
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210.000000 USD

Developing Service-Oriented Applications Using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Framework

by Chirag Patel
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Architect and design highly scalable, robust, clean and highly performant applications in .NET Core About This Book * Incorporate architectural soft-skills such as DevOps and Agile methodologies to enhance program-level objectives * Gain knowledge of architectural approaches on the likes of SOA architecture and microservices to provide traceability and rationale ...
Enterprise Application Architecture with .NET Core
Architect and design highly scalable, robust, clean and highly performant applications in .NET Core About This Book * Incorporate architectural soft-skills such as DevOps and Agile methodologies to enhance program-level objectives * Gain knowledge of architectural approaches on the likes of SOA architecture and microservices to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisions * Explore a variety of practical use cases and code examples to implement the tools and techniques described in the book Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced .NET developers who are aspiring to become architects of enterprise-grade applications, as well as software architects who would like to leverage .NET to create effective blueprints of applications. What You Will Learn * Grasp the important aspects and best practices of application lifecycle management * Leverage the popular ALM tools, application insights, and their usage to monitor performance, testability, and optimization tools in an enterprise * Explore various authentication models such as social media-based authentication, 2FA and OpenID Connect, learn authorization techniques * Explore Azure with various solution approaches for Microservices and Serverless architecture along with Docker containers * Gain knowledge about the recent market trends and practices and how they can be achieved with .NET Core and Microsoft tools and technologies In Detail If you want to design and develop enterprise applications using .NET Core as the development framework and learn about industry-wide best practices and guidelines, then this book is for you. The book starts with a brief introduction to enterprise architecture, which will help you to understand what enterprise architecture is and what the key components are. It will then teach you about the types of patterns and the principles of software development, and explain the various aspects of distributed computing to keep your applications effective and scalable. These chapters act as a catalyst to start the practical implementation, and design and develop applications using different architectural approaches, such as layered architecture, service oriented architecture, microservices and cloud-specific solutions. Gradually, you will learn about the different approaches and models of the Security framework and explore various authentication models and authorization techniques, such as social media-based authentication and safe storage using app secrets. By the end of the book, you will get to know the concepts and usage of the emerging fields, such as DevOps, BigData, architectural practices, and Artificial Intelligence. Style and approach Filled with examples and use cases, this guide takes a no-nonsense approach to show you the best tools and techniques required to become a successful software architect.
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52.490000 USD

Enterprise Application Architecture with .NET Core

by Habib Qureshi, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan, Ganesan Senthilvel
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