Computer science round-up

May 26, 2011

Software Engineering: Modern Approaches

Authors: Eric J. Braude and Michael E. Bernstein

Edition: Second revised

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 782

Price: £46.99

ISBN 9780471692089

Fully revised and expanded, this text aims to offer a practical introduction to the principles of software engineering and its applications via an object-oriented perspective. New to this edition is expanded material on agile and emerging methods, metrics, quality assurance security, real-world case studies, refactoring, test-driving development and testing. Case studies focus on project management techniques and quality issues.

Data Structures and the Java Collections Framework

Author: William J. Collins

Edition: Third

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 736

Price: £42.99

ISBN 9780470482674

With the goal of helping student programmers quickly absorb the concepts underlying data structures, Collins eschews a mathematical emphasis in favour of letting readers manipulate existing structures in the Java Collections Library, thereby learning through coding instead of doing proofs. The book features hundreds of programming examples and 23 lab projects.

Fuzzy Networks for Complex Systems: A Modular Rule Base Approach

Author: Alexander Gegov

Edition: First

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 316

Price: £117.00

ISBN 9783642155994

In a text aimed at researchers and postgraduates, Gegov, reader in computational intelligence at the University of Portsmouth, introduces the concept of a fuzzy network whose nodes are rule bases, and the connections between the nodes are the interactions between the rule bases in the form of outputs fed as inputs. The concept is presented as a systematic study for improving the feasibility and transparency of fuzzy models by means of modular rule bases. The results are demonstrated by several examples, two case studies and software programs in the Matlab environment.

Operating Systems in Depth: Design and Programming

Author: Thomas W. Doeppner

Edition: First

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 444

Price: £44.99

ISBN 9780471687238

Doeppner aims to motivate programmers by offering exercises at the code level so that they can build applications instead of merely reading about the core concepts of operating systems. Here, students are introduced not only to OS concepts and abstractions, but also to implementation, with two design projects implemented throughout the book, and self-assessment and review material at the end of each chapter.

Modern Information Retrieval: The Concepts and Technology Behind Search

Authors: Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto

Edition: Second

Publisher: Pearson Education

Pages: 944

Price: £49.99

ISBN 9780321416919

Intended as a challenging complete textbook for a first course on the subject from the perspective of computer science, this offers an up-to-date treatment including coverage of new topics such as web retrieval, web crawling, open-source search engines and user interfaces. In addition to the two main authors, there are contributions from leading figures in major firms in the sector, including Yahoo! and IBM Research. This revised and enlarged second edition includes new chapters and double the number of pages and bibliographic references. It also offers a companion website.

Introduction to Computer Security

Authors: Michael T. Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia

Edition: First

Publisher: Pearson Education

Pages: 576

Price: £43.99

ISBN 9780321702012

Intended as a different kind of resource for a new generation of IT professionals, this is aimed at undergraduate-level computer security courses. Contrary to the norm, it does not focus on the mathematical and computational foundations of the subject, nor does it assume an extensive background in computer science; instead, it considers the systems, technology, management and policy side of security.

Networking Systems Design and Development

Author: Lee Chao

Edition: First

Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Pages: 460

Price: £58.99

ISBN 9781420091595

Acknowledging that most students are beginners in the field, this text offers step-by-step instruction in setting up a virtual lab environment in Linux. It grounds its explanations in real-world applications as it seeks to provide a quick start for undergraduates and IT professionals alike.

Information Security Management: Concepts and Practice

Author: Bel G. Raggad

Edition: First

Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Pages: 871

Price: £49.99

ISBN 9781420078541

Secure methods and standards must be integrated into all phases of the information security life cycle, but few textbooks offer clear guidance on how properly to apply the new standards in conducting security audits and creating risk-driven information security programs. Intended as a practical classroom resource, this text provides a general overview of security auditing before examining the various elements of the information security life cycle, explaining the ISO 17799 standard and outlining the steps to conducting a nominal security audit that conforms to the standard.

Guide to Intelligent Data Analysis: How to Intelligently Make Sense of Real Data

Authors: Michael R. Berthold, Christian Borgelt, Frank Höppner and Frank Klawonn

Edition: First

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 397

Price: £62.99

ISBN 9781848822597

The authors, leading scholars in the field based in Germany and Spain, seek to offer a hands-on instructional approach to basic data analysis techniques and consider their use in solving problems. The reader is taken through the process, following the interlinked steps of project understanding, data understanding, data preparation, modelling, and deployment and monitoring. The text reviews the basics of classical statistics that support and justify many data analysis methods, and includes a glossary of statistical terms.

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