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   Survey on fog computing
Hu P., Dhelim S., Ning H., Qiu T.  Journal of Network and Computer Applications 98(C): 27-42, 2017. Type: Article

In the Internet of things (IoT), is there a difference between edge and fog computing?...

   The future
Montfort N.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-81-9)

We hear a lot of dire predictions these days: the economy is going to crash, leaving retirees penniless; artificial intelligence (AI) is going to leave 30 to 40 percent of the workforce unemployed; climate change is going to render the planet unin...

   Software development from A to Z: a deep dive into all the roles involved in the creation of software
Filipova O., Vilão R.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484239-44-5)

Initially I didn’t much like this book. Here’s why:...

   Swarms and network intelligence in search
Altshuler Y., Pentland A., Bruckstein A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 238 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319636-02-3)

The book provides a unified and systematic view of the authors’ research in the area of swarm robotics, with an emphasis on swarm applications for search missions. A lot of the included work is previously published material. The book focuses...

   The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A.  Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book

A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...

   New solutions for cybersecurity
Shrobe H., Shrier D., Pentland A.,  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 504 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262535-37-3)

There is a growing recognition that “humans are now [deeply] embedded in three interconnected systems”--social, environmental, and cyber--and the sustainable development of this planet “rest[s] not only on the sustainab...

   The book of PF (3rd ed.): a no-nonsense guide to the OpenBSD firewall
Hansteen P.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2014. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593275-89-1)

PF is a packet filter developed originally on the OpenBSD operating system, and now also available on NetBSD, FreeBSD, and FreeBSD derivatives such as DragonFly BSD. It can be used to control access to your network, mitigate spam attacks, redirect...

  The datacenter as a computer: designing warehouse-scale machines (3rd ed.)
Barroso L., Hölzle U., Ranganathan P., Martonosi M.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 207 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681734-33-0)

As machine learning becomes more popular and more responsible for managing our everyday lives, using it to manage data centers, to control the mammoth tasks engineers have to deal with, is only a natural evolution....

  Measuring computer performance: a practitioner’s guide
Lilja D.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2000. 261 pp. Type: Book (9780521641050), Reviews: (2 of 2)

The author states in the preface: “This book is intended to be used as the primary text in a one-semester course for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in computer science and engineering who need to understand how to rig...

  Causal case study methods: foundations and guidelines for comparing, matching, and tracing
Beach D., Pedersen R.,  University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016. 398 pp. Type: Book (978-0-472053-22-3)

The book is a treatise on some important aspects of causality from epistemological and ontological points of view, particularly chapters 1 through 5 on understanding, defining, and measuring causality. Except for chapters 4 and 5, chapters 1 to 6 ...

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