The Tao Of Computing Second Edition

Author: Henry M. Walker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439892520
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The Tao Of Computing Second Edition from the Author: Henry M. Walker. Describing both the practical details of interest to students and the high-level concepts and abstractions highlighted by faculty, The Tao of Computing, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to computers and computer technology. This edition updates its popular predecessor with new research exercises and expanded discussion questions. It uses a question-and-answer format to provide thoughtful answers to the many practical questions that students have about computing. Among the questions answered, the book explains: What capabilities computers have in helping people solve problems and what limitations need to be considered Why machines act the way they do What is involved in getting computers to interact with networks The book offers a down-to-earth overview of fundamental computer fluency topics, from the basics of how a computer is organized and an overview of operating systems to a description of how the Internet works. The second edition describes new technological advances including social media applications and RSS feeds.

The Tao Of Computing

Author: Henry M. Walker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763725525
Size: 44.32 MB
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The Tao Of Computing from the Author: Henry M. Walker. The Tao of Computing provides readers with the knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary for computer fluency as defined in the National Research Council’s report, Being Fluent with Information Technology. Motivated by a belief that students learn best when material connects with their experiences, backgrounds, and perspective, author Henry Walker has built The Tao of Computing around a unique question-and-answer format. Each chapter and section begins with a “real-life” computing question, the answer to which serves as the starting point for an in-depth discussion of a fluency-related concept. The questions have been carefully developed to be representative of those asked by general computer users and were, in many instances, posed by the author’s students. Individually, they help students easily build an understanding of important IT concepts. As a whole, they address completely all of the topic areas that the NRC has defined as critical to developing IT fluency.

Tao Ii

Author: Zhi Gang Sha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439198667
Size: 30.61 MB
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Tao Ii from the Author: Zhi Gang Sha. Millions of people are searching for secrets,wisdom, knowledge, and practical techniques to heal, rejuvenate, prolong life, and move toward immortality. The way to accomplish all of these is to reach and meld with Tao. This book, the successor to Tao I: The Way of All Life, reveals the highest secrets and most powerful practical techniques for the Tao journey, which includes one’s physical healing and rejuvenation journey and one’s entire spiritual journey. Its essence can be summarized in one sentence: Jin Dan Da Tao Xiu Lian is the way to heal, rejuvenate, prolong life, and move in the direction of immortality. Shou Yi Yan Jin Ye is the most important daily practice for reaching Tao. “Shou yi” means focus on the Jin Dan area below the navel. “Yan jin ye” means swallow Heaven’s sacred liquid and Mother Earth’s sacred liquid. Tao II: The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality explains the significance of this highest secret and exactly how to do it. It gives you the sacred key for your whole life’s practice and shares two hundred and twenty sacred phrases that include not only profound sacred wisdom but also additional simple and practical techniques. Practice. Practice. Practice. Reach fan lao huan tong, which is to transform old age to the health and purity of the baby state. Prolong life. The final goal is to reach immortality to be a better servant for humanity, Mother Earth, and all universes.

The Tao Of Physics

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308352
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The Tao Of Physics from the Author: Fritjof Capra. Studies similarities between the concept of a harmonious universe that emerges from the theories of modern physics and the vision of a continuously interactive world conceived by Eastern mystics.

The Tao Of Microservices

Author: Richard Rodger
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 9781617293146
Size: 62.15 MB
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The Tao Of Microservices from the Author: Richard Rodger. Microservices are small, but they offer big value. A microservice is a very small piece of a larger system that can be coded by one developer within one iteration. Microservices can be added and removed individually, new developers can be immediately productive, and legacy code is easily replaced. Developers are no longer hampered by the communication and coordination overhead caused by monolithic systems. Savvy businesses are discovering that software development productivity can be greatly enhanced with the right engineering approach that enables even junior developers to double their productivity, while reducing delivery risk. The Tao of Microservices presents readers with the path to understanding how to apply microservices architecture in their real- world projects. This high-level book offers a conceptual view of microservice architectures, along with core concepts and their application. It also includes a detailed case study for the nodezoo.com system, including all source code and documentation. By the end of the book, readers will have explored in depth the key ideas of the microservice architecture and will be able to design, analyze and implement systems based on this architecture. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

The Tao Of Innovation

Author: Teng-Kee Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783266228
Size: 12.29 MB
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The Tao Of Innovation from the Author: Teng-Kee Tan. The Tao of Innovation is the first book to blend Eastern philosophy with tried-and-true innovation strategies. It presents a holistic, intuitive and practical approach to developing game-changing innovation. Having over 30 years of real-world global corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting experience, and more than 10 years of teaching innovation and entrepreneurship to thousands of students in the East and West, the authors have distilled the most influential thinking on innovation into a holistic set of nine key innovation questions that every innovator must answer throughout the innovation cycle. These provocations apply to any business or organization and illuminate fundamental principles and practices of successful innovation. The Tao of Innovation's use of nature's fundamental elements and the yin-yang's balance of opposing forces as metaphors, provide simple ways to navigate the complexities of business and innovation. They blend art, science, and Eastern and Western philosophies of what it takes to be an innovator. This book is written for individuals who have a passion for initiating change but struggle to find a process or methodology that helps them translate their dream into practical action steps that will get them through implementation. It aims to help organizations of all types proactively stay ahead in a rapidly changing world and change the world for the better. In short, this book is a fresh East-meets-West approach to innovation, helping readers develop a strategy to implement real change and ultimately achieve their innovation dream. Contents:How is the Nature of Your Business Going to Change?How Do You Know When There is an Opportunity for Innovation?How Do You Compete to Outsmart Established Players?How Do You Move Beyond the Status Quo?How Do You Put Yourself in the Right Place at the Right Time?How Do You Craft a Strong and Lasting Go-to-Market Strategy?How Do You Know Whether Your Idea Can Survive in the Real World?How Do You Scale Successfully?What is the Deeper Purpose that Drives You to Innovate? Readership: General readers interested in innovation strategy, business and management. Key Features:Synthesizes multiple theories into a practical framework to serve as a roadmap for innovationAddresses the complexities of real-world implementation and how to overcome organizational resistance to changeThe full-color layout and graphics will help readers grasp complex concepts quickly, perform educational exercises, and thus, learn by doingKeywords:Innovation;Strategy;Business;Management;Innovation Culture;Business Redesign;Design-ThinkingReviews: "This unusual and useful workbook patiently takes readers from evaluating an opportunity to scaling a business ... The authors take readers through a complex process, sprinkling hints and do-it-yourself exercises throughout each chapter ... anyone willing to try a new flavor of business innovation will be richly rewarded." Publishers Weekly "The Tao of Innovation offers a fresh East-meets-West perspective on how organizations and individuals can live up to their creative best." Tom Kelley Partner, IDEO best-selling author of The Art of Innovation and Creative Confidence "Dr Teng-Kee Tan and his co-authors, Dr Hsien Seow and Sue Tan Toyofuku have a powerful grasp on what it takes to become a highly successful innovator. For those who have the courage, commitment and passion to innovate, this book will support them on their journey to transform the world." Tom Bloch Former President and CEO of H&R Block, Inc. Co-Founder, University Academy "This is an excellent business and innovation book using a simple and intuitive framework to capture nine key questions all innovators must ask. The authors identified important dilemmas in each innovation question and proposed solutions to help reconcile the dilemmas we often face in the world of innovation. They talk about 'Innovation with Purpose' which deals with what drives and sustains innovation which I think is very important to advance human civilization in our global environment. I strongly recommend this book for learners, doers and enablers of innovation." Henry W Bloch Co-Founder, H & R Block "Drawing on his decades of experience in business and education, Dean Teng-Kee Tan shows the way to innovation. This is an invaluable read from a remarkable individual." Robert L Virgil Retired Partner, Edward Jones Dean Emeritus, John M Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis "This remarkable book deals with using 'human centered — design thinking' as an important innovation process and mindset to help develop consumer insights and identify higher order needs which is often unarticulated. It is a must read for entrepreneurs, startups, innovators from all industries, for profit or non-profit enterprises. I strongly recommend it." Shuming Zhao Chair Professor and Honorary Dean, School of Business, Nanjing University, China “The insights provided by The Tao of Innovation are transformative and indispensable. It is a superb textbook for innovation management courses.” Dr Michael Song Ranked as World's No. 1 Innovation Management Scholar “This is an expression of Teng Kee's vision for incorporating design thinking and experiential learning in innovation that has attracted attention from all disciplines of higher education and corporations.” Steve McDowell President BNIM Architects AIA Award Winner “This book reconciles real-world tensions in innovation that can be applied immediately.” Charles Hampden-Turner Senior Research Associate, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Service Oriented Computing Icsoc 2005

Author: Boualem Benatallah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540322949
Size: 71.62 MB
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Service Oriented Computing Icsoc 2005 from the Author: Boualem Benatallah. This volume contains the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2005), that took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 12-15, 2005. The 2005 edition had the important and ambitious goal of bringing together the different communities working in Web services and service-oriented computing. By attracting excellent contributions from different scientific communities, ICSOC aims at creating a scientific venue where participants can share ideas and compare their approaches to tackling the many still-open common research challenges. The commitment to cross-area fertilization was put into practice by having a very diversified Program Committee and by the presence of several area coordinators, leaders in the respective communities who encouraged and supervised submissions in each area. This is also the first edition to feature a successful workshop and demo program, with selected demos also presented in a paper-like fashion so that they get the attention they deserve. In addition, ICSOC 2005 inherited from previous editions a strong industrial presence, both in the conference organization and in the program. This is very important due to the industrial relevance and the many challenges of service oriented technologies.

The Tao Of Network Security Monitoring

Author: Richard Bejtlich
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132702041
Size: 10.49 MB
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The Tao Of Network Security Monitoring from the Author: Richard Bejtlich. "The book you are about to read will arm you with the knowledge you need to defend your network from attackers—both the obvious and the not so obvious.... If you are new to network security, don't put this book back on the shelf! This is a great book for beginners and I wish I had access to it many years ago. If you've learned the basics of TCP/IP protocols and run an open source or commercial IDS, you may be asking 'What's next?' If so, this book is for you." —Ron Gula, founder and CTO, Tenable Network Security, from the Foreword "Richard Bejtlich has a good perspective on Internet security—one that is orderly and practical at the same time. He keeps readers grounded and addresses the fundamentals in an accessible way." —Marcus Ranum, TruSecure "This book is not about security or network monitoring: It's about both, and in reality these are two aspects of the same problem. You can easily find people who are security experts or network monitors, but this book explains how to master both topics." —Luca Deri, ntop.org "This book will enable security professionals of all skill sets to improve their understanding of what it takes to set up, maintain, and utilize a successful network intrusion detection strategy." —Kirby Kuehl, Cisco Systems Every network can be compromised. There are too many systems, offering too many services, running too many flawed applications. No amount of careful coding, patch management, or access control can keep out every attacker. If prevention eventually fails, how do you prepare for the intrusions that will eventually happen? Network security monitoring (NSM) equips security staff to deal with the inevitable consequences of too few resources and too many responsibilities. NSM collects the data needed to generate better assessment, detection, and response processes—resulting in decreased impact from unauthorized activities. In The Tao of Network Security Monitoring , Richard Bejtlich explores the products, people, and processes that implement the NSM model. By focusing on case studies and the application of open source tools, he helps you gain hands-on knowledge of how to better defend networks and how to mitigate damage from security incidents. Inside, you will find in-depth information on the following areas. The NSM operational framework and deployment considerations. How to use a variety of open-source tools—including Sguil, Argus, and Ethereal—to mine network traffic for full content, session, statistical, and alert data. Best practices for conducting emergency NSM in an incident response scenario, evaluating monitoring vendors, and deploying an NSM architecture. Developing and applying knowledge of weapons, tactics, telecommunications, system administration, scripting, and programming for NSM. The best tools for generating arbitrary packets, exploiting flaws, manipulating traffic, and conducting reconnaissance. Whether you are new to network intrusion detection and incident response, or a computer-security veteran, this book will enable you to quickly develop and apply the skills needed to detect, prevent, and respond to new and emerging threats.

Dependable Computing Edcc 2005

Author: Mario Dal Cin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540320199
Size: 35.23 MB
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Dependable Computing Edcc 2005 from the Author: Mario Dal Cin. It is always a special honor to chair the European Dependable Computing C- ference (EDCC). EDCC has become one of the well-established conferences in the ?eld of dependability in the European research area. Budapest was selected as the host of this conference due to its traditions in organizing international scienti?c events and its traditional role of serving as a meeting point between East and West. EDCC-5 was the ?fth in the series of these high-quality scienti?c conf- ences. In addition to the overall signi?cance of such a pan-European event, this year’s conference was a special one due to historic reasons. The roots of EDCC date back to the moment when the Iron Curtain fell. Originally, two groups of scientists from di?erent European countries in Western and Eastern Europe – who were active in research and education related to dependability created a – joint forum in order to merge their communities as early as in 1989. This trend has continued up to today. This year’s conference was the ?rst one where the overwhelming majority of the research groups belong to the family of European nations united in the European Union. During the past 16 years we observed that the same roots in all the professional, cultural and scienti?c senses led to a seamless integration of these research communities previously separated ar- ?cially for a long time. EDCC has become one of the main European platforms to exchange new - searchideasinthe?eldofdependability.

Remote Techniques For Nuclear Plant

Author: British Nuclear Energy Society
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727719317
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Remote Techniques For Nuclear Plant from the Author: British Nuclear Energy Society. This volume covers the practical application of remote technology to all types of nuclear plant, both experimental and commercial. It concentrates on the remote inspection, refurbishment and decommissioning of: reactor pressure vehicles; reactor internal components, primary circuits, boiler and steam generators, PIE. and fuel routes, reprocessing plant and radioactive waste storage. The emphasis is on equipment currently in use, and it also covers equipment under consideration and development. Consisting of 44 papers, these proceedings draw on the experience of nuclear engineers from around the world to form a substantial reference work on remote techniques for the inspection and refurbishment of nuclear plant.