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  Machine translation
Poibeau T.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 296 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-21-5)

Machine translation, by Thierry Poibeau, is a pocket-sized text. Although not technical, the book provides a good general overview of the subject. Machine translation is a wide and very practical subject so a general text explaining basic c...

Feb 7 2018
  Sound-based assistive technology: support to hearing, speaking and seeing
Ifukube T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 239 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319479-96-5)

As individuals are living longer lives, there is considerable interest in assistive technologies: those devices designed with the goal of supporting individuals with impairments from age or other causes. The author is an expert in the field, havin...

Feb 7 2018
  Programming in HTML and PHP: coding for scientists and engineers
Brooks D.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 293 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319569-72-7)

The webpage that you read this review on is very likely coded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Web browsers receive HTML documents from a server and render them into webpages. HTML is used to display content and to modify the appearance of tha...

Feb 7 2018
  Global knowledge dynamics and social technology
Petzold T.,  Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2017. 152 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319412-33-7)

Albert-László Barabási, distinguished network scientist, has written a commendation in the back cover of this book. This is a 152-page hardcover book printed on high-quality paper with a few four-color figures. It is a delightful and informative b...

Feb 2 2018
  Beginning Python: from novice to professional (3rd ed.)
Hetland M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 527 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484200-29-2)

And now for something completely different. Python, named after Monty Python’s Flying Circus, is an open-source, interpreted, object-oriented programming language available on all major operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Lin...

Feb 1 2018
  Software engineering: specification, implementation, verification
Alagić S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 178 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319615-17-2)

Many introductions to software engineering focus on the high-level aspects of large-scale software development, for example, requirements analysis, architecture design, configuration management, quality control, software maintenance, documentation...

Feb 1 2018
  Programming language concepts (2nd ed.)
Sestoft P.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 341 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319607-88-7)

This 341-page book provides relatively comprehensive coverage of programming language concepts, a core topic in the ACM model computer science curriculum and a required topic for ABET accreditation of a computer science program. As such the book i...

Feb 1 2018
  macOS programming for absolute beginners: developing apps using Swift and Xcode
Wang W.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 647 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-61-2)

Every year, thousands of developer positions are not filled because of a lack of skilled tech talent. In this context, a Swift (a programming language presented in 2014 by Apple) developer has become one of the most wanted profiles in the market. ...

Feb 1 2018
  Computer programming with C++
Pimparkhede K.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 1014 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316506-80-6)

I cannot recommend this book under any circumstances--not as a textbook for classroom instruction, not as a reference in a university library, and not for self-study. The book has many faults, which I will summarize under three overlapping gr...

Jan 19 2018
  Classical Fortran: programming for engineering and scientific applications (2nd ed.)
Kupferschmid M.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 576 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138116-43-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)

My immediate question was: “What is Classical Fortran?” The author notes that most Fortran programmers use a rather small working Fortran vocabulary, and most of them use the same subset of statements. Based on my own background, I wou...

Jan 19 2018
 
 
 
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