Category Archives: Computers / Programming / General

Working Effectively with Legacy Code

Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability   Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and… Read More »

An Embedded Software Primer

  “I sincerely wish (this book) had been available when I had to learn all this stuff the hard way.” –Steve Vinoski “An excellent job of introducing and defining the jargon associated with embedded systems. This makes the text extremely easy to read.” –David Cuka An Embedded Software Primer is a clearly written, insightful manual… Read More »

Principles of Data Mining

The growing interest in data mining is motivated by a common problem across disciplines: how does one store, access, model, and ultimately describe and understand very large data sets? Historically, different aspects of data mining have been addressed independently by different disciplines. This is the first truly interdisciplinary text on data mining, blending the contributions… Read More »

Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming

In modern computing a program is usually distributed among several processes. The fundamental challenge when developing reliable and secure distributed programs is to support the cooperation of processes required to execute a common task, even when some of these processes fail. Failures may range from crashes to adversarial attacks by malicious processes. Cachin, Guerraoui, and… Read More »

Building Bioinformatics Solutions

Bioinformatics encompasses a broad and ever-changing range of activities involved with the management and analysis of data from molecular biology experiments. Despite the diversity of activities and applications, the basic methodology and core tools needed to tackle bioinformatics problems is common to many projects. This unique book provides an invaluable introduction to three of the… Read More »

Programming Hive

Need to move a relational database application to Hadoop? This comprehensive guide introduces you to Apache Hive, Hadoop’s data warehouse infrastructure. You’ll quickly learn how to use Hive’s SQL dialect—HiveQL—to summarize, query, and analyze large datasets stored in Hadoop’s distributed filesystem. This example-driven guide shows you how to set up and configure Hive in your… Read More »

Cassandra: The Definitive Guide

What could you do with data if scalability wasn’t a problem? With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how Apache Cassandra handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers — capabilities that have attracted Facebook, Twitter, and other data-intensive companies. Cassandra: The Definitive Guide provides the technical details and practical… Read More »

Hadoop Operations

If you’ve been asked to maintain large and complex Hadoop clusters, this book is a must. Demand for operations-specific material has skyrocketed now that Hadoop is becoming the de facto standard for truly large-scale data processing in the data center. Eric Sammer, Principal Solution Architect at Cloudera, shows you the particulars of running Hadoop in… Read More »

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Ready to unlock the power of your data? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters. You’ll find illuminating case… Read More »

Python Cookbook

Portable, powerful, and a breeze to use, Python is the popular open source object-oriented programming language used for both standalone programs and scripting applications. It is now being used by an increasing number of major organizations, including NASA and Google.Updated for Python 2.4, The Python Cookbook, 2nd Edition offers a wealth of useful code for… Read More »