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  Clean craftsmanship: disciplines, standards, and ethics
Martin R., Pearson, Columbus, OH, 2021. 416 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-136915-71-3), Reviews: (2 of 2)

At first, computer programming was reserved for highly skilled people. Over the decades, programming languages have become more and more user friendly, making them accessible to more people. Nowadays, several countries around the world are general...

Sep 21 2022
  5G wireless: a comprehensive introduction
Stallings W., Pearson, Hoboken, NJ, 2021. 672 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-367671-41-6)

The tremendous growth of mobile technology from first generation (1G) to fifth generation (5G) includes the development of mobile networks, user interfaces, and real-time implementation. The COVID-19 pandemic of the last couple years highlighted a...

Sep 20 2022
  Sustainable design: HCI, usability and environmental concerns (2nd ed.)
Issa T., Isaias P., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 231 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-447175-12-4)

In the context of this book, sustainability refers to software that supports the creation of a healthy environment and energy efficiency. Very early on in the book, the authors make the point that sustainability should--like security--be...

Sep 14 2022
  Decision making and problem solving: a practical guide for applied research
Mohanty S., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 124 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030668-68-6)

The objective of the book as declared on its back cover: “The book offers guidance in identifying and applying accurate methods for designing a strategy as well as implementing these strategies in a real world.” The book’s seven ...

Sep 6 2022
   Computational thinking: a perspective on computer science
Xu Z., Zhang J., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 345 pp.  Type: Book (978-9-811638-47-3)

Most students taking an introductory computer science (CS) course often start with learning how to write programs in a high-level language. They learn how to analyze problems so that they can create procedures (that is, algorithms) to solve them, ...

Aug 30 2022
  Algorithmic governance: politics and law in the post-human era
Kalpokas I., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2019. 129 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030319-21-2)

A glaring example of the substantial mismatch between science and technology studies (STS) and technical/scientific disciplines, this book misses the chance to ignite or fuel a--more than pertinent--discussion on the subtle and opaque bu...

Aug 26 2022
  A first journey through logic
Hils M., Loeser F., AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, Providence, RI, 2019. 185 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-470452-72-8)

I have, for years and to largely underwhelmed ears, preached without portfolio the risk of treating connotation as denotation. So “first journey” in this book’s title indicated, to me, a not-especially-dee...

Aug 24 2022
   Bringing Bayesian models to life
Hooten M., Hefley T., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2019. 573 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-367198-48-0)

We are used to classical statistics, yet in many important contemporary applications, such as the estimation of parameters in machine learning, a second branch of statistics based on Bayesian methods is very attractive. Therefore, a bo...

Aug 23 2022
   Mathematical foundations of big data analytics
Shikhman V., Müller D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 288 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-662625-20-0), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Data science--and big data analytics as its most recent subdiscipline--is a fashionable research area and teaching subject. Many open-access libraries and source codes provide the opportunity to play with the availabl...

Aug 19 2022
  Algorithm and symbolic combinatorics: an invitation to analytic combinatorics in several variables
Melczer S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 436 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030670-79-5)

Analytic combinatorics is a powerful branch of modern mathematics with several applications to physics and computer science, not to speak of mathematics itself. Melczer has done a good job of mathematically encompassing the issues rela...

Aug 17 2022
 
 
 
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