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I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft (Best Practices)
I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft (Best Practices)

Get the brutal truth about coding, testing, and project management—from a Microsoft insider who tells it like it is. I. M. Wright's deliberately provocative column "Hard Code" has been sparking debate amongst thousands of engineers at Microsoft for years. And now (despite our better instincts), we're making...

Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
In 1984, Richard Stallman launched the GNU Project for the purpose of developing a complete UNIX-like operating system that would allow for free software use. What he developed was the GNU operating system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not UNIX,'' and it is pronounced guh-NEW. Linux is a variant of the GNU operating system.) This...
Mars, A Cosmic Stepping Stone: Uncovering Humanity's Cosmic Context
Mars, A Cosmic Stepping Stone: Uncovering Humanity's Cosmic Context
The questions of our origin and cosmic abundance of life are among the most compelling facing humanity. We have determined much about the nature and origin of the Universe and our place in it, but with virtually all evidence of our origin long since gone from our world and an unimaginably vast Universe still to explore, defining answers are...
Smart Electricity Distribution Networks
Smart Electricity Distribution Networks

Smart distribution networks are one of the key research topics of countries looking to modernise electric power networks. Smart Electricity Distributions Networks aims to provide a basic discussion of the smart distribution concept and new technologies related to it, including distributed energy resources (DERs), demand side...

Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners
Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners

This book is designed to cover the strategic, operational, and tactical aspects of the conflicts in cyberspace today. The perspectives of the two authors balance the viewpoints of what many are calling cyber warfare today. One comes from a commercial background and the other brings the military viewpoint. The book is designed to help...

The Artful Universe Expanded
The Artful Universe Expanded
Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe, Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and...
Targeting Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Cancer Treatment and Research)
Targeting Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Cancer Treatment and Research)
The last decade we have witnessed a major change in the development of new techniques and agents for the treatment of cancer in general, and for soft tissue sarcomas in particular. The important achievements of molecular biology research have changed the landscape markedly. Increasingly subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas are shown...
Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?
Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?

This book analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, its historical roots, and the policies adopted by the European Union to find a way out of it. It contains explicit debates with several economists and analysts on some of the most controversial questions about the causes of the crisis and the policies...

Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewable electricity sources (RES) in eight European countries. Carried out by the ProSus research programme at the University of Oslo in cooperation with leading research institutions in each country, the study focuses on the promotional schemes used to foster RES in Austria,...
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions

Due to the use of new technologies, coupled with the fact that there is an increasing amount of work being done online, whether on the Internet, intranets, LANs or other networks, extensive employee monitoring by employers is inexpensive and easy. Employers have legitimate concerns about the efficiency of their employees and the quality of the...

Building Social Web Applications: Establishing Community at the Heart of Your Site
Building Social Web Applications: Establishing Community at the Heart of Your Site
Building a web application that attracts and retains regular visitors is tricky enough, but creating a social application that encourages visitors to interact with one another requires careful planning. This book provides practical solutions to the tough questions you'll face when building an effective community site -- one that makes visitors feel...
Frommer's Alaska 2010 (Frommer's Color Complete Guides)
Frommer's Alaska 2010 (Frommer's Color Complete Guides)

As a child, when my family traveled outside Alaska for vacations, I often met other children who asked, “Wow, you live in Alaska? What’s it like?” I never did well with that question. To me, the place I was visiting was far simpler and easier to describe than the one I was from. The Lower 48 seemed a fairly homogeneous land...

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