Book Watch Archive

Security in Computing, 6th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Friday, 08 September 2023

In this book Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger and Lizzie Coles-Kemp define core principles underlying modern security policies, processes, and protection; illustrates them with up-to-date examples; and shows how to apply them in practice. This extensively updated edition adds or expands coverage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools; app and browser security; security by design; securing cloud, IoT, and embedded systems; privacy-enhancing technologies; protecting vulnerable individuals and groups; strengthening security culture; cryptocurrencies and blockchain; cyberwarfare; and post-quantum computing.

<ASIN:0137891210 >

.NET MAUI in Action (Manning)
Wednesday, 06 September 2023

This book shows how to use the .NET MAUI framework to write apps that will run on Windows, Android, macOS and iOS platforms using existing .NET development skills. Matt Goldman reveals essential .NET MAUI development techniques through hands-on example applications in every chapter. Readers will learn cross-platform development quickly as they start building their own rich apps.


SQL Server 2022 Administration Inside Out (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 04 September 2023

This reference includes timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds to help plan, implement, deploy, provision, manage, and secure SQL Server 2022 in any environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid, including detailed, dedicated chapters on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance. Nine authors including Randolph West tour DBA capabilities available in the SQL Server 2022 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio and  PowerShell.

<ASIN: 0137899882 >

The Tiger and the Rabbit (Wiley)
Friday, 01 September 2023

In this book, subtitled "A Fable of Harnessing the Power of the Metaverse, WEB3, and AI for Business Success", former Amazon Web Services VP and COO and Channel Chief at Unstoppable Domains, Sandy Carter, delivers a narrative about a brand struggling to improve their customer experience.

<ASIN: 1394190123>

Functional Programming in Java (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Subtitled "Harness the Power of Streams and Lambda Expressions", this book guides the reader from the familiar imperative style through the practical aspects of functional programming, using plenty of examples. Venkat Subramaniam shows how to apply the techniques to turn highly complex imperative code into elegant and easy-to-understand functional-style code.

<ASIN:1680509799 >

ChatGPT (For Dummies)
Monday, 28 August 2023

This book introduces you to why everyone’s talking about ChatGPT. Pam Baker explains how ChatGPT works and how it can help you at work, in school, and beyond. The book shows how to write prompts, and how to evaluate and use ChatGPT results, and demystifies the artificial intelligence tool that can answer questions, write essays, and generate just about any kind of text it’s asked for.


The Hidden Potential of DNS In Security (Infoblox)
Friday, 25 August 2023

Subtitled "Combating Malware, Data Exfiltration, and more", this book reveals how attackers exploit DNS and how cybersecurity professionals can proactively use DNS to turn the tables and mitigate those threats. Joshua M Kuo and Ross Gibson show how knowing how to use the protective capabilities of DNS can give you an unprecedented head start in stopping today’s advanced cyberthreats.

<ASIN:1960940015 >

The Well-Grounded Python Developer (Manning)
Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Subtitled "How the pros use Python and Flask2, This friendly guide shows how the Python ecosystem fits together, and grounds the reader in the skills they need to continue their journey to being a software developer. Doug Farrell builds on Python skills you’ve learned in isolation and shows you how to unify them into a meaningful whole.

<ASIN: 1617297445>

Pro SQL Server 2022 Wait Statistics, 3rd Ed (APress)
Monday, 21 August 2023

This practical guide, subtitled "A Practical Guide to Analyzing Performance in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database" shows how to analyze and troubleshoot SQL Server performance using wait statistics. Thomas LaRock and Enrico van de Laar look at how to identify precisely why queries are running slowly, and how to measure the amount of time consumed by each bottleneck so you can focus attention on making the largest improvements first.


Crimes Against Data (Technics Publications)
Friday, 18 August 2023

With the strap line "101 true crime stories of people abusing and misusing data", this book starts from the premise that just because there’s data doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right data or people are using it properly. Merrill Albert uses a series of anecdotes to loook at how data problems (data crimes) are caused by people treating data improperly, and what the impact of this is.


Robotics, Vision and Control (Springer)
Wednesday, 16 August 2023

This book, subtitled "Fundamental Algorithms in MATLAB" provides a comprehensive, but tutorial, introduction to robotics, computer vision, and control. Peter Corke, Witold Jachimczyk and Remo Pillat write in a light but informative conversational style, weaving text, figures, mathematics, and lines of code into a cohesive narrative.

<ASIN:‎ 3031072618 >

Learning PyTorch 2.0 (GitforGits)
Monday, 14 August 2023

This book is a guide to understanding and utilizing PyTorch 2.0 for deep learning applications. Matthew Rosch starts with an introduction to PyTorch, its various advantages over other deep learning frameworks, and its blend with CUDA for GPU acceleration. A substantial portion of the book is dedicated to illustrating how to build simple PyTorch models. This includes uploading and preparing datasets, defining the architecture, training, and predicting. It provides hands-on exercises with a real-world dataset. The book then dives into exploring PyTorch's nn module and gives a detailed comparison of different types of networks like Feedforward, RNN, GRU, CNN, and their combination.



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