Computing & Internet Professionals Books

How NOT To Write an App: A reality check for budding app developers...

How Not to Write an App Rod Cambridge created an iPhone app called Top-Tens to see how easy it was to make some money as an app developer. In this book, Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn't, be done when creating an app for Apple's iPhone or its rivals including Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile devices. Learn: What things should you incorp... Full description

Building a DevOps Culture

DevOps is as much about culture as it is about tools

When people talk about DevOps, they often emphasize configuration management systems, source code repositories, and other tools. But, as Mandi Walls explains in this Velocity report, DevOps is really about changing company culture--replacing traditional development and operations silos with collaborative teams of people from both camps.

The DevOps movement has produced some efficient teams turning out better products faster. The tough part is initiating the change. This report outlines strategies for managers looking to go beyond tools to build a DevOps culture among their technical staff.

Topics include:

Documenting reasons for changing to DevOps before you commitDefining meaningful and achievable goalsFinding a technical leader to be an evangelist, tools and process expert, and shepherdStarting with a non-critical but substantial pilot projectFacilitating open communication among developers, QA engineers, marketers, and other professionalsRealigning your team's responsibilities and incentivesLearning when to mediate disagreements and conflictsDownload this free report and learn how to the DevOps approach can help you create a supportive team environment built on communication, respect, and trust.

Mandi Walls is a Senior Consultant with Opscode.

Antifragile Systems and Teams

How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile?

All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O'Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile.

Systems are fragile when organizations are unprepared to handle changing conditions. As generalists adept at several roles, DevOps practitioners adjust more easily to the fast pace of change. Rather than attempt to constrain volatility, DevOps embraces disorder, randomness, and impermanence to make systems even better.

This concise report covers:

Why Etsy, Netflix, and other antifragile companies constantly introduce volatility to test and upgrade their systemsHow DevOps removes the schism between developers and operations, enlisting developers to deploy as well as buildUsing continual experimentation and minor failures to make critical adjustments--and discover breakthroughsHow an overreliance on measurement and automation can make systems fragileWhy sharing increases trust, collaboration, and tribal knowledgeDownload this free report and learn how the DevOps philosophy of Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing makes use of changing conditions and even embarrassing mistakes to help improve your system--and your organization.Dave Zwieback has been managing large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years.

What's New in Adobe AIR 3

This book will present you with a full rundown of all the new features in the upcoming AIR 3.0 runtime. Along with each feature, if applicable, will be a demonstration of how to employ the new feature. There's also be a short introduction to AIR and a chapter dedicated to providing you with additional resources.

What's New in Flash Player 11

This book will present you with a full rundown of all the new features in the upcoming Flash Player 11 runtime. Along with each feature, if applicable, will be a demonstration of how to employ the new feature. There's also be a short introduction to Flash Player and a chapter dedicated to providing you with additional resources.

S-BPM in the Wild: Practical Value Creation

This is the first book to present field studies on the application of subject-oriented business process management (S-BPM). Each case presents a specific story and focuses on an essential modeling or implementation issue, and most end with implications or suggestions for further studies. Significant variables and success factors are identified that were discovered during the respective study and lead to suggesting S-BPM novelties. For each case, the authors explain step-by-step how the story develops, and provide readers guidance by detailing the respective rationale. The studies covered are clustered according to three main S-BPM themes: Part I "Business Operation Support" documents approaches to the practical development of S-BPM solutions in various application domains and organizational settings, while Part II "Consultancy and Education Support" highlights cases that can help to train readers in S-BPM modeling and knowledge acquisition for S-BPM lifecycle iterations. It also refers to architecting S-BPM solutions for application cases based on hands-on experience. Part III "Technical Execution Support" focuses on concepts for utilizing specific theories and technologies to execute S-BPM models. It also addresses how to create reference models for certain settings in the field. Lastly, the appendix covers all relevant aspects needed to grasp S-BPM modeling and apply it based on fundamental examples. Its format reconciles semantic precision with syntactic rigor. Addressing the needs of developers, educators and practitioners, this book will help companies to learn from the experiences of first-time users and to develop systems that fit their business processes, explaining the latest key methodological and technological S-BPM developments in the fields of training, research and application.

Yet Another SE(Story of an Indian Software Engineer)

India is a country full of Population, Poverty, Illiteracy and .......... Software Engineers? How you wondered how? Read the first professional satire on Indian Software Engineers by Simon SahaAs dramatic as Bollywood movie where the Software Industry plays the villainRohit was yet another ordinary Software Engineer surviving somehow in recession times until he finally met the girl of his life. But the prospects of his marriage lasted upon placing the incompetent brother of his bride. At the same time, Rohit also had to manipulate his bosses to let him win a foreign trip and a promotion to save for his marriage and his post marriage costs.

How did he achieve all this? Especially when his project deadline was on day of his marriage?

??? This book is the first of its kind and gives a great insight on Indian Software IndustryIts a clean comical satire which any office guy would relate to.

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PATTERNS AND PARALLELS (The Thought Train Series: Station5)

Welcome to the fascinating world of patterns and parallels! In this classic e-book you will scale unexplored heights of awareness which will give you brilliant insights into the functioning of systems and processes. This entire e-book glitters with diamond thoughts and reveals amazing vistas, and in the process uncovers the secrets of creativity and innovation. You will start appreciating the importance of patterns and parallels as very important tools for problem-solving within organizations and for improving system processes. This e-book is a very special treat for your thirsty mind. Fully understanding and reading this masterpiece will add tremendous value to your professional areas of expertise. Promise.


*****Who can read this book? *****

Professionals from all industries will benefit by reading this book.


"The Thought Train Series" presents a series of thoughts visualized as a train that keeps traveling across different territories of the human mind. It is a journey from nowhere to nowhere. It stops though at various "stations" represented by numbers 1, 2, 3, and so on. Each of these "stations" will delight you with unique and interesting learning experiences.

"The Thought Train Series" would eventually give birth to two more series: "The Mind Map Series" and "Fleeting Moments".

Come and take a seat in this "Thought Train".

There is ample space for everyone.