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The art of immutable architecture
Perry M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 444 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484259-54-2)

Here is a crazy idea: imagine an information technology (IT) solution where the only persistent memory is write-once, read-many (WORM), or a database without update and delete commands. This book claims such immutable data stores form the basis of...

Oct 25 2021
Multimodal sentiment analysis
Poria S., Hussain A., Cambria E.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 214 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319950-18-1)

Bringing emotions and sentiment to virtual (human-centric) environments such as social media further improves decision-making, learning, and communication. This task is rather complex and requires an interdisciplinary approach, including computer ...

Oct 18 2021
Financial regulatory and risk management challenges stemming from firm-specific digital misinformation
Casey K., Casey K.  Journal of Data and Information Quality 11(1): 1-4, 2019. Type: Article

In today’s digital economy, it is easy to alter the essence of information with regards to both context and value; thus, the potential for misinformation is huge. With this paper, Casey and Casey excellently present a new risk management app...

Oct 11 2021
Designing with the mind in mind: simple guide to understanding user interface design guidelines (3rd ed.)
Johnson J.,  Morgan Kaufmann, Cambridge, MA, 2021. 290 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128182-02-4)

This thoroughly engaging book offers explicit advice for the construction of user interfaces without involving one specification, development platform, or line of code. This is the third edition, but this review offers no comparison as I have not ...

Oct 4 2021
An army of me: sockpuppets in online discussion communities
Kumar S., Cheng J., Leskovec J., Subrahmanian V.  WWW 2017 (Proceedings of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference, Perth, Australia,  Apr 3-7, 2017) 857-866, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Online discussion platforms have become an important part of social life. However, they may be abused, for instance, to deceive and create an illusion of public consensus or save people from being banned, or to vandalize content on platforms like ...

Sep 27 2021
Inclusive design for a digital world: designing with accessibility in mind
Gilbert R.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-15-0)

Having taught courses in user-centered design (UCD) and human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years, I am familiar with both the history of the field and the methods and tools currently in use. On several occasions, I’ve also had the ...

Sep 20 2021
User friendly: how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play
Genesereth M., Fabricant R.,  MCD, New York, NY, 2019. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-374279-75-2)

Books that focus on a narrow topic but extend to powerful depths of detail are rare. User-friendliness is such a topic that has deeper connotations. Hence, this book is an effort to dive deep into two viewpoints of user-friendliness: “easy t...

Sep 13 2021
Creating good data: a guide to dataset structure and data representation
Foxwell H.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484261-02-6)

The dream of all writers: to be the right person, at the right place, at the right time. Harry Foxwell hit the jackpot:...

Sep 6 2021
Crypto dictionary: 500 tasty tidbits for the curious cryptographer
Aumasson J.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2021. 160 pp. Type: Book (978-1-718501-40-9)

Why do we need a dictionary when we have the Internet?...

Aug 30 2021
Computer networks and the Internet: a hands-on approach
Howser G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 539 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030344-95-5)

Most people in the developed world routinely use the Internet, but only a small minority understands the technologies on which its services depend. Howser provides a detailed description of these technologies, supported by practical exercises usin...

Aug 23 2021
 
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