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Cloud security auditing
Majumdar S., Madi T., Wang Y., Tabiban A., Oqaily M., Alimohammadifar A., Jarraya Y., Pourzandi M., Wang L., Debbabi M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 166 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030231-27-9)
Information technology (IT) systems auditing is important for good corporate governance, and essential where there is a need to formally demonstrate compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements. Information security management standards...
Discrete mathematics and its applications
Rosen K., McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Columbus, OH, 2002. 928 pp. Type: Book (9780072424348)
This thoughtful and well-written introductory text is designed for students at the sophomore level in a variety of majors, including mathematics, computer science, and engineering. The book, now in its fifth edition, is billed by its publisher as ...
Introduction to high performance scientific computing
Chopp D., SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2019. 453 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611975-63-5)
Parallel programming has become commonplace in many application domains, from deep learning and other machine learning approaches to computer simulations and scientific computing. Scientific computing, understood as the use of numerical algorithms...
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...
Transforming learning and IT management through gamification
Prakash E., Rao M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 119 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319186-98-6)
Although this book was released within the “Elsevier International Series on Computer Entertainment and Media Technology,” it provides serious insight into the concept of gamification, a new and interesting category that is slowly bein...
No silver bullet: essence and accidents of software engineering
Frederick P. J. Computer 20(4): 10-19, 1987. Type: Article
Just as in politics, conventional wisdom influences the expectations and plans of the people who set data processing policy and direct software system purchases and development efforts. Conventional wisdom has it that revolutions are in process wh...
Coders: the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world
Thompson C., Penguin Books, New York, NY, 2019. 448 pp. Type: Book (978-0-735220-56-0), Reviews: (1 of 2)
Programmers are among the most influential people who are quietly changing the world. Software is an inseparable part of human life in this modern world, and programmers are tinkering with programs, continuously influencing a specific set of peopl...
Computer vision: models, learning, and inference
Prince S., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2012. 600 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107011-79-3)
Computer vision has become increasingly important and effective in the last few years, with applications in areas as diverse as film and other media, mapping, surveillance, and even self-driving vehicles. In part, the rise in effectiveness comes f...
On the impact of programming languages on code quality: a reproduction study
Berger E., Hollenbeck C., Maj P., Vitek O., Vitek J. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems 41(4): 1-24, 2019. Type: Article
E. W. Dijkstra’s classic
A discipline of programming
 has rightly achieved the sort of permanent validity that mathematician G. H. Hardy spoke of in his famous
A mathematician’s apology
. Dijkstra’s preface ex...
Mind over machine: the power of human intuition and expertise in the era of the computer
Dreyfus H. (ed), Dreyfus S., Athanasiou T., The Free Press, New York, NY, 1986.Type: Book (9789780029080603)
The book under review represents an interesting and highly challenging account of the limitations of computer capabilities in the areas of cognition and artificial reasoning, written by two well-known critics of the artificial intelligence field. ...
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