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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
Administering VMware's Site Recovery Manager By Mike Laverick
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This book will teach you how to install and configure VMware’s SRM. It also covers in detail the failover and failback processes – and I will guide you step-by-step through the set up of... More > the product. This book is not filled with project management padding that typifies a lot of IT books. It is practical and technical, and assumes you are already pretty familiar with VMware’s Virtual Vi3 products. In this book you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of Site Recovery Manager, and I will show you the common pitfalls and errors that can happen, and also more importantly why they happen, and how to fix them.< Less
Change The Code, Keep The Text: Computer Code As Creative Expression By Gavin Jocius
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Is computer code a form of expression or simply a machine operation? For some computer programmers, the process of finding an idea, developing it, and sitting down to write code is the same as... More > traditional creative writing. Under the advisory of famed postmodern literary critic, N.Katherine Hayles, Gavin Jocius examines code as a form of digital expression, similar to creative writing or art, where programmers are free to put creative thought into their work and display written words on a computer screen in imaginative ways. As we become more dependent on technology, the division between machine and human language decreases, thus forcing us to consider the possibilities this opens for the future. Also visit http://www.changethecode.com for more info.< Less
Geeks Bearing Gifts By Ted Nelson
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THE PERFECT GIFT – Whether you love the computer world the way it is, or consider it a nightmare honkytonk prison, you'll giggle and rage at Ted Nelson's telling of computer history, its... More > personalities and infights. Computer movies, music, 3D; the eternal fight between Jobs and Gates; the tangled stories of the Internet and the World Wide Web; all these and more are punchily told in brief chapters on many topics such as The Web Browser Salad, Voting Machines, Google, Web 2.0 and much more. These short stories make great reading – it's a book to dip in and out of. You'll find answers to such questions as "Why do alphabets have upper case, why not numbers?""Why does everything have to be hierarchical on computers? That's not how *my* projects are organized!" "Where did WYSIWYG come from?" The answer will surprise you. Plus, you'll find out why the author, a well-known computer veteran, hopes it can all become much better.< Less