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Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models By Timothy Chou
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Based on a series of lectures at Stanford University this book discusses cloud computing from a business perspective. It serves as an excellent, easy-to-read, introduction for anyone who builds,... More > sells or purchases application, platform, compute&storage or data center cloud services. The book is full of examples and stories from many of the leaders in the field. You'll be amused to even find a story about Brad and Angelina. This is the 2nd edition.< Less
vtiger CRM v5.1.x - User and Administration Manual (4th Edition) By Frank Piepiorra
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vtiger CRM is one of the most exciting and best professional-quality Open Source CRM products for small and medium enterprises today. This book covers the CRM version 5.1.0 and is a step-by-step... More > guide to using this powerful CRM application in your business and provides a practical, hands on introduction for beginners as well as experienced CRM system administrators. It covers such topics as navigating and personalizing the system, working with accounts and contacts, using e-mail, managing activities and reports, and security. If you are seriously interested in vtiger CRM you can't be without it. You may have a preview of the shorter HTML version at the vtiger manuals page. This book has been written for users and administrators only. If you are looking for developer support you may visit the vtiger web page. CRM v5.2.x, v5.3.x and v5.4.0 manuals are also available.< Less
The Hows and Whys Of Level Design - SE - Printed edition By Sjoerd De Jong
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This book covers both the visual and artistic side as well as the gameplay aspect of level design. Don’t expect any technical how-to tutorials in this book, this book is about the... More > "why". Rather than writing yet another tutorial/book about how to create a virtual room this book is about how to make that room look cool and play well. Expect tips and techniques as well as explanations of the logic and reasoning behind art and design decisions. How does the gameplay in a level work? What’s the reason this kind of architecture gives this kind of feeling or looks better in situation A or B? Why does this color combination work so well? What kind of floorplan can I best use to improve gameplay and why? What type of sound setup should I use? The book is well illustrated and offers many examples with pictures, nearly 120 to be exact. The book is intended to be universal. Extra info: http://www.Hourences.com< Less
Clever Algorithms: Nature-Inspired Programming Recipes By Jason Brownlee
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This book provides a handbook of algorithmic recipes from the fields of Metaheuristics, Biologically Inspired Computation and Computational Intelligence that have been described in a complete,... More > consistent, and centralized manner. These standardized descriptions were carefully designed to be accessible, usable, and understandable. Most of the algorithms described in this book were originally inspired by biological and natural systems, such as the adaptive capabilities of genetic evolution and the acquired immune system, and the foraging behaviors of birds, bees, ants and bacteria. An encyclopedic algorithm reference, this book is intended for research scientists, engineers, students, and interested amateurs. Each algorithm description provides a working code example in the Ruby Programming Language.< Less