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Fast Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design (Hardcover): Mikael Sahrling Fast Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design (Hardcover)
Mikael Sahrling
R2,163 R2,035 Discovery Miles 20 350 Save R128 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do you want to deepen your understanding of complex systems and design integrated circuits more quickly? Learn how with this step-by-step guide that shows, from first principles, how to employ estimation techniques to analyze and solve complex problems in IC design using a simplified modeling approach. Applications are richly illustrated using real-world examples from across IC design, from simple circuit theory, to the electromagnetic effects and high frequency design, and systems such as data converters and phase-locked loops. Basic concepts like inductance and capacitance are related to one other and other RF phenomena inside a modern chip, enhancing understanding without the need for simulators. Use the easy-to-follow models presented to start designing your own products, from inductors and amplifiers to more complex systems. Whether you are an early-career professional or researcher, graduate student, or established IC engineer looking to reduce your reliance on commercial software packages, this is essential reading.

Storytelling in Design (Paperback): Anna Dahlstrom Storytelling in Design (Paperback)
Anna Dahlstrom
R901 R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Save R158 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the wide variety of devices, touch points, and channels in use, your ability to control how people navigate your well-crafted experiences is fading. Yet it's still important to understand where people are in their journey if you're to deliver the right content and interactions at the right time and on the right device. This practical guide shows you how storytelling can make a powerful difference in product design. Author Anna Dahlstroem details the many ways you can use storytelling in your projects and throughout your organization. By applying tried-and-tested principles from film and fiction to the context of design and business, you'll learn to create great product experiences. Learn how the anatomy of a great story can make a difference in product design Explore how traditional storytelling principles, tools, and methods relate to key product design aspects Understand how purposeful storytelling helps tell the right story and move people into action Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your work

How to Speak Machine - Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Paperback): John Maeda How to Speak Machine - Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Paperback)
John Maeda 1
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Machines are already more powerful than we can comprehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed and endlessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.

Computer Systems Architecture - A Networking Approach (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Rob Williams Computer Systems Architecture - A Networking Approach (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Rob Williams
R1,626 R1,334 Discovery Miles 13 340 Save R292 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Computer Systems Architecture presents the subject in a progressive, incremental manner, bottom-upwards. Starting with digital logic and computer hardware, moving through the layers of software and leading on to an introduction to the field of networking and operating systems. It adopts a practical, hand-on approach, drawing upon areas of student interest and experience (the Internet, Pentium processors, GUIs, mobile communications) to stimulate the reader's enthusiasm for the subject. Throughout, system performance is analysed as jointly dependent on hardware and software features. Practical exercises demonstrate this fundamental aspect of hardware/software interaction. Computer Systems Architectureis meant as an introduction in the first year to the subject for university students in Computer Science and related courses. It is planned as a two-semester introductory course in networked computer systems passing through digital logic, peripheral hardware, layers of software, networking, and operating systems.

Kubernetes: Up and Running - Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure (Paperback, 2nd edition): Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey... Kubernetes: Up and Running - Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey Hightower
R1,517 R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Save R536 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes

Software Architecture 2 (Hardcover): Mourad Chabane Oussalah Software Architecture 2 (Hardcover)
Mourad Chabane Oussalah
R2,315 R2,084 Discovery Miles 20 840 Save R231 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past 20 years, software architectures have significantly contributed to the development of complex and distributed systems. Nowadays, it is recognized that one of the critical problems in the design and development of any complex software system is its architecture, i.e. the organization of its architectural elements. Software Architecture presents the software architecture paradigms based on objects, components, services and models, as well as the various architectural techniques and methods, the analysis of architectural qualities, models of representation of architectural templates and styles, their formalization, validation and testing and finally the engineering approach in which these consistent and autonomous elements can be tackled.

Smart Machines - IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Hardcover): John Kelly, Steve Hamm Smart Machines - IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Hardcover)
John Kelly, Steve Hamm
R525 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of "cognitive systems" to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and Hamm's comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of "big data," one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.

System Architecture, Global Edition (Paperback, Global ed): Bruce Cameron, Edward Crawley, Daniel Selva System Architecture, Global Edition (Paperback, Global ed)
Bruce Cameron, Edward Crawley, Daniel Selva
R1,533 Discovery Miles 15 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in engineering and technical management Architecture and Function of Complex Systems System architecture is the study of early decision making in complex systems. This text teaches how to capture experience and analysis about early system decisions, and how to choose architectures that meet stakeholder needs, integrate easily, and evolve flexibly. With case studies written by leading practitioners, from hybrid cars to communications networks to aircraft, this text showcases the science and art of system architecture.

Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, Global Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Randal E. Bryant, David R.... Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, Global Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Randal E. Bryant, David R. O'Hallaron
R1,939 R1,595 Discovery Miles 15 950 Save R344 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in Computer Science and Programming Computer systems: A Programmer's Perspective explains the underlying elements common among all computer systems and how they affect general application performance. Written from the programmer's perspective, this book strives to teach students how understanding basic elements of computer systems and executing real practice can lead them to create better programs. Spanning across computer science themes such as hardware architecture, the operating system, and systems software, the Third Edition serves as a comprehensive introduction to programming. This book strives to create programmers who understand all elements of computer systems and will be able to engage in any application of the field--from fixing faulty software, to writing more capable programs, to avoiding common flaws. It lays the groundwork for students to delve into more intensive topics such as computer architecture, embedded systems, and cybersecurity. This book focuses on systems that execute an x86-64 machine code, and recommends that students have access to a Linux system for this course. Students should have basic familiarity with C or C++. MasteringEngineering (R) not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Docker: Up & Running - Shipping Reliable Containers in Production (Paperback, 2nd edition): Sean P. Kane, Karl Matthias Docker: Up & Running - Shipping Reliable Containers in Production (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Sean P. Kane, Karl Matthias
R1,245 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R524 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Docker is rapidly changing the way organizations deploy software at scale. However, understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow-and getting the integration details right-is not a trivial task. With the updated edition of this practical guide, you'll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. This edition includes significant updates to the examples and explanations that reflect the substantial changes that have occurred over the past couple of years. Sean Kane and Karl Matthias have added a complete chapter on Docker Compose, deeper coverage of Docker Swarm mode, introductions to both Kubernetes and AWS Fargate, examples on how to optimize your Docker images, and much more. Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applications Start working with Docker images, containers, and command line tools Use practical techniques to deploy and test Docker containers in production Debug containers by understanding their composition and internal processes Deploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environment Explore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration

Cassandra - The Definitive Guide, 3e (Paperback): Jeff Carpenter, Eben Hewitt Cassandra - The Definitive Guide, 3e (Paperback)
Jeff Carpenter, Eben Hewitt
R1,522 R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Save R372 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Imagine what you could do if scalability wasn't a problem. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how the Cassandra database management system handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers. This third edition-updated for Cassandra 4.0-provides the technical details and practical examples you need to put this database to work in a production environment. Authors Jeff Carpenter and Eben Hewitt demonstrate the advantages of Cassandra's nonrelational design, with special attention to data modeling. If you're a developer, DBA, or application architect looking to solve a database scaling issue or future-proof your application, this guide helps you harness Cassandra's speed and flexibility. Understand Cassandra's distributed and decentralized structure Use the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) and cqlsh-the CQL shell Create a working data model and compare it with an equivalent relational model Develop sample applications using client drivers for languages including Java, Python, and Node.js Explore cluster topology and learn how nodes exchange data

Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi (Paperback): Eben Upton, Jeffrey Duntemann, Ralph Roberts, Tim Mamtora, Ben... Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi (Paperback)
Eben Upton, Jeffrey Duntemann, Ralph Roberts, Tim Mamtora, Ben Everard 1
R829 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R352 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You'll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi's physical components. * Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide * An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming * Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more * Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.

Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2019 Instruction (Paperback): Kirstie Plantenberg Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2019 Instruction (Paperback)
Kirstie Plantenberg
R1,754 Discovery Miles 17 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Learning Autodesk Inventor 2019 (Paperback): Randy Shih Learning Autodesk Inventor 2019 (Paperback)
Randy Shih
R1,484 Discovery Miles 14 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Fundamentals of Software Architecture - An Engineering Approach (Paperback): Mark Richards, Neal Ford Fundamentals of Software Architecture - An Engineering Approach (Paperback)
Mark Richards, Neal Ford
R1,533 R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Save R372 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Salary surveys worldwide regularly place software architect in the top 10 best jobs, yet no real guide exists to help developers become architects. Until now. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of software architecture's many aspects. Aspiring and existing architects alike will examine architectural characteristics, architectural patterns, component determination, diagramming and presenting architecture, evolutionary architecture, and many other topics. Mark Richards and Neal Ford-hands-on practitioners who have taught software architecture classes professionally for years-focus on architecture principles that apply across all technology stacks. You'll explore software architecture in a modern light, taking into account all the innovations of the past decade. This book examines: Architecture patterns: The technical basis for many architectural decisions Components: Identification, coupling, cohesion, partitioning, and granularity Soft skills: Effective team management, meetings, negotiation, presentations, and more Modernity: Engineering practices and operational approaches that have changed radically in the past few years Architecture as an engineering discipline: Repeatable results, metrics, and concrete valuations that add rigor to software architecture

Monolith to Microservices - Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith (Paperback): Sam Newman Monolith to Microservices - Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith (Paperback)
Sam Newman
R1,092 R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Save R256 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservice architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman's extremely popular Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture. With many illustrative examples, insightful migration patterns, and a bevy of practical advice to transition your monolith enterprise into a microservice operation, this practical guide covers multiple scenarios and strategies for a successful migration, from initial planning all the way through application and database decomposition. You'll learn several tried and tested patterns and techniques that you can use as you migrate your existing architecture. Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more

Raspberry Pi User Guide (Paperback, 4th Edition): Eben Upton, Gareth Halfacree Raspberry Pi User Guide (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Eben Upton, Gareth Halfacree
R543 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R152 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn the Raspberry Pi 3 from the experts! Raspberry Pi User Guide, 4th Edition is the "unofficial official" guide to everything Raspberry Pi 3. Written by the Pi's creator and a leading Pi guru, this book goes straight to the source to bring you the ultimate Raspberry Pi 3 manual. This new fourth edition has been updated to cover the Raspberry Pi 3 board and software, with detailed discussion on its wide array of configurations, languages, and applications. You'll learn how to take full advantage of the mighty Pi's full capabilities, and then expand those capabilities even more with add-on technologies. You'll write productivity and multimedia programs, and learn flexible programming languages that allow you to shape your Raspberry Pi into whatever you want it to be. If you're ready to jump right in, this book gets you started with clear, step-by-step instruction from software installation to system customization. The Raspberry Pi's tremendous popularity has spawned an entire industry of add-ons, parts, hacks, ideas, and inventions. The movement is growing, and pushing the boundaries of possibility along with it are you ready to be a part of it? This book is your ideal companion for claiming your piece of the Pi. * Get all set up with software, and connect to other devices * Understand Linux System Admin nomenclature and conventions * Write your own programs using Python and Scratch * Extend the Pi's capabilities with add-ons like Wi-Fi dongles, a touch screen, and more The credit-card sized Raspberry Pi has become a global phenomenon. Created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to get kids interested in programming, this tiny computer kick-started a movement of tinkerers, thinkers, experimenters, and inventors. Where will your Raspberry Pi 3 take you? The Raspberry Pi User Guide, 3rd Edition is your ultimate roadmap to discovery.

Tools for High Performance Computing 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Parallel Tools for High... Tools for High Performance Computing 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Parallel Tools for High Performance Computing, October 2014, HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Christoph Niethammer, Jose Gracia, Andreas Knupfer, Wolfgang E. Nagel, Michael M Resch
R3,742 R2,170 Discovery Miles 21 700 Save R1,572 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Numerical simulation and modelling using High Performance Computing has evolved into an established technique in academic and industrial research. At the same time, the High Performance Computing infrastructure is becoming ever more complex. For instance, most of the current top systems around the world use thousands of nodes in which classical CPUs are combined with accelerator cards in order to enhance their compute power and energy efficiency. This complexity can only be mastered with adequate development and optimization tools. Key topics addressed by these tools include parallelization on heterogeneous systems, performance optimization for CPUs and accelerators, debugging of increasingly complex scientific applications and optimization of energy usage in the spirit of green IT. This book represents the proceedings of the 8th International Parallel Tools Workshop, held October 1-2, 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany - which is a forum to discuss the latest advancements in the parallel tools.

Introduction to Parallel Computing (Hardcover): Zbigniew J. Czech Introduction to Parallel Computing (Hardcover)
Zbigniew J. Czech
R1,731 R1,640 Discovery Miles 16 400 Save R91 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The constantly increasing demand for more computing power can seem impossible to keep up with. However, multicore processors capable of performing computations in parallel allow computers to tackle ever larger problems in a wide variety of applications. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to parallel computing, discussing theoretical issues such as the fundamentals of concurrent processes, models of parallel and distributed computing, and metrics for evaluating and comparing parallel algorithms, as well as practical issues, including methods of designing and implementing shared- and distributed-memory programs, and standards for parallel program implementation, in particular MPI and OpenMP interfaces. Each chapter presents the basics in one place followed by advanced topics, allowing novices and experienced practitioners to quickly find what they need. A glossary and more than 80 exercises with selected solutions aid comprehension. The book is recommended as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate students and as a reference for practitioners.

Knative Cookbook - Building Effective Serverless Applications with Kubernetes and Openshift (Paperback): Burr Sutter, Kamesh... Knative Cookbook - Building Effective Serverless Applications with Kubernetes and Openshift (Paperback)
Burr Sutter, Kamesh Sampath
R1,077 R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Save R256 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Enterprise developers face several challenges when it comes to building serverless applications, such as integrating applications and building container images from source. With more than 60 practical recipes, this cookbook helps you solve these issues with Knative--the first serverless platform natively designed for Kubernetes. Each recipe contains detailed examples and exercises, along with a discussion of how and why it works. If you have a good understanding of serverless computing and Kubernetes core resources such as deployment, services, routes, and replicas, the recipes in this cookbook show you how to apply Knative in real enterprise application development. Authors Kamesh Sampath and Burr Sutter include chapters on autoscaling, build and eventing, observability, Knative on OpenShift, and more. With this cookbook, you'll learn how to: Efficiently build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads Apply Knative in real enterprise scenarios, including advanced eventing Monitor your Knative serverless applications effectively Integrate Knative with CI/CD principles, such as using pipelines for faster, more successful production deployments Deploy a rich ecosystem of enterprise integration patterns and connectors in Apache Camel K as Kubernetes and Knative components

Practical Reverse Engineering - x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, Reversing Tools, and Obfuscation (Paperback): Bruce Dang,... Practical Reverse Engineering - x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, Reversing Tools, and Obfuscation (Paperback)
Bruce Dang, Alexandre Gazet, Elias Bachaalany, Sebastien Josse
R1,052 R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Save R78 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Analyzing how hacks are done, so as to stop them in the future Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing hardware or software and understanding it, without having access to the source code or design documents. Hackers are able to reverse engineer systems and exploit what they find with scary results. Now the good guys can use the same tools to thwart these threats. Practical Reverse Engineering goes under the hood of reverse engineering for security analysts, security engineers, and system programmers, so they can learn how to use these same processes to stop hackers in their tracks. The book covers x86, x64, and ARM (the first book to cover all three); Windows kernel-mode code rootkits and drivers; virtual machine protection techniques; and much more. Best of all, it offers a systematic approach to the material, with plenty of hands-on exercises and real-world examples. * Offers a systematic approach to understanding reverse engineering, with hands-on exercises and real-world examples * Covers x86, x64, and advanced RISC machine (ARM) architectures as well as deobfuscation and virtual machine protection techniques * Provides special coverage of Windows kernel-mode code (rootkits/drivers), a topic not often covered elsewhere, and explains how to analyze drivers step by step * Demystifies topics that have a steep learning curve * Includes a bonus chapter on reverse engineering tools Practical Reverse Engineering: Using x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, and Reversing Tools provides crucial, up-to-date guidance for a broad range of IT professionals.

Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2018 Instruction (Paperback): Kirstie Plantenberg Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2018 Instruction (Paperback)
Kirstie Plantenberg
R1,852 Discovery Miles 18 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Production-Ready Microservices (Paperback): Susan Fowler Production-Ready Microservices (Paperback)
Susan Fowler
R986 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R406 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the biggest challenges for organizations that have adopted microservice architecture is the lack of architectural, operational, and organizational standardization. After splitting a monolithic application or building a microservice ecosystem from scratch, many engineers are left wondering what's next. In this practical book, author Susan Fowler presents a set of microservice standards in depth, drawing from her experience standardizing over a thousand microservices at Uber. You'll learn how to design microservices that are stable, reliable, scalable, fault tolerant, performant, monitored, documented, and prepared for any catastrophe. Explore production-readiness standards, including: Stability and Reliability: develop, deploy, introduce, and deprecate microservices; protect against dependency failures Scalability and Performance: learn essential components for achieving greater microservice efficiency Fault Tolerance and Catastrophe Preparedness: ensure availability by actively pushing microservices to fail in real time Monitoring: learn how to monitor, log, and display key metrics; establish alerting and on-call procedures Documentation and Understanding: mitigate tradeoffs that come with microservice adoption, including organizational sprawl and technical debt

Multiagent Systems (Paperback, second edition): Gerhard Weiss Multiagent Systems (Paperback, second edition)
Gerhard Weiss
R1,665 R1,273 Discovery Miles 12 730 Save R392 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new edition of an introduction to multiagent systems that captures the state of the art in both theory and practice, suitable as textbook or reference. Multiagent systems are made up of multiple interacting intelligent agents-computational entities to some degree autonomous and able to cooperate, compete, communicate, act flexibly, and exercise control over their behavior within the frame of their objectives. They are the enabling technology for a wide range of advanced applications relying on distributed and parallel processing of data, information, and knowledge relevant in domains ranging from industrial manufacturing to e-commerce to health care. This book offers a state-of-the-art introduction to multiagent systems, covering the field in both breadth and depth, and treating both theory and practice. It is suitable for classroom use or independent study. This second edition has been completely revised, capturing the tremendous developments in multiagent systems since the first edition appeared in 1999. Sixteen of the book's seventeen chapters were written for this edition; all chapters are by leaders in the field, with each author contributing to the broad base of knowledge and experience on which the book rests. The book covers basic concepts of computational agency from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations; communication among agents; coordination among agents; distributed cognition; development and engineering of multiagent systems; and background knowledge in logics and game theory. Each chapter includes references, many illustrations and examples, and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. The chapters and the overall book are designed to be self-contained and understandable without additional material. Supplemental resources are available on the book's Web site. Contributors Rafael Bordini, Felix Brandt, Amit Chopra, Vincent Conitzer, Virginia Dignum, Jurgen Dix, Ed Durfee, Edith Elkind, Ulle Endriss, Alessandro Farinelli, Shaheen Fatima, Michael Fisher, Nicholas R. Jennings, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Evangelos Markakis, Lin Padgham, Julian Padget, Iyad Rahwan, Talal Rahwan, Alex Rogers, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Yoav Shoham, Munindar P. Singh, Kagan Tumer, Karl Tuyls, Wiebe van der Hoek, Laurent Vercouter, Meritxell Vinyals, Michael Winikoff, Michael Wooldridge, Shlomo Zilberstein

Logic in Computer Science - Modelling and Reasoning about Systems (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Michael Huth, Mark Ryan Logic in Computer Science - Modelling and Reasoning about Systems (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael Huth, Mark Ryan
R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent years have seen the development of powerful tools for verifying hardware and software systems, as companies worldwide realise the need for improved means of validating their products. There is increasing demand for training in basic methods in formal reasoning so that students can gain proficiency in logic-based verification methods. The second edition of this successful textbook addresses both those requirements, by continuing to provide a clear introduction to formal reasoning which is both relevant to the needs of modern computer science and rigorous enough for practical application. Improvements to the first edition have been made throughout, with extra and expanded sections on SAT solvers, existential/universal second-order logic, micro-models, programming by contract and total correctness. The coverage of model-checking has been substantially updated. Further exercises have been added. Internet support for the book includes worked solutions for all exercises for teachers, and model solutions to some exercises for students.

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