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Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design
Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design
What are the ingredients of robust, elegant, flexible, and maintainable software architecture? Beautiful Architecture answers this question through a collection of intriguing essays from more than a dozen of today's leading software designers and architects. In each essay, contributors present a notable software architecture, and analyze...
Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice)
Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice)
How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their...
The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky
The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky

Frustrated by the lack of well-written essays on software engineering, Joel Spolsky (of www.joelonsoftware.com fame) has put together a collection of his favorite writings on the topic.

With a nod to both the serious and funny sides of technical writing, The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky is an...

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes
The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by two leading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key research findings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). * Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the origins and evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP * Features newly-commissioned...

E: The Story of a Number
E: The Story of a Number
Maor attempts to give the irrational number e its rightful standing alongside pi as a fundamental constant in science and nature; he succeeds very well.... Maor writes so that both mathematical newcomers and long-time professionals alike can thoroughly enjoy his book, learn something new, and witness the ubiquity of mathematical ideas in...
Encyclopedia of Database Systems
Encyclopedia of Database Systems

The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Database Systems provides easy access to relevant information on all aspects of very large databases, data management, and database systems. Over 1,400 illustrated essays and definitional entries, organized alphabetically, present basic terminology, concepts, methods and data processing...

Plato and the Divided Self
Plato and the Divided Self

Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a...

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, 20th  Anniversary Edition
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, 20th Anniversary Edition
The classic book on the human elements of software engineering. Software tools and development environments may have changed in the 21 years since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon. If you write code or...
Simple Steps to Data Encryption: A Practical Guide to Secure Computing
Simple Steps to Data Encryption: A Practical Guide to Secure Computing

Everyone wants privacy and security online, something that most computer users have more or less given up on as far as their personal data is concerned. There is no shortage of good encryption software, and no shortage of books, articles and essays that purport to be about how to use it. Yet there is precious little for ordinary users who...

Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries
Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries
The essays offer a unified and comprehensive view of 17th century mathematical and metaphysical disputes over status of infinitesimals, particularly the question whether they were real or mere fictions. Leibnizs development of the calculus and his understanding of its metaphysical foundation are taken as both a point of departure and a...
Understanding Search Engines: Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval (Software, Environments, Tools), Second Edition
Understanding Search Engines: Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval (Software, Environments, Tools), Second Edition
“There is no other information retrieval/search book where the heart is the mathematical foundations. This book is greatly needed to further establish information retrieval as a serious academic, as well as practical and industrial, area." ---Jaime Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon University. “Berry and Browne describe most of what...
Bridge to Abstract Mathematics: Mathematical Proof and Structures
Bridge to Abstract Mathematics: Mathematical Proof and Structures
Intended to bridge the gap between the standard calculus sequence and more abstract upper-division mathematics courses, this successful text provides a firm foundation in sets, logic, and mathematical proof methods. The Second Edition includes a smoother transition from the concepts of logic to actual use of these concepts in proving theorems;...
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