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101. Hacker's Delight
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102. Designers Guide to the Cypress
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103. Schaum's Outline of Computer Architecture
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104. Essentials of Systems Analysis
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105. Unix Systems Programming: Communication,
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106. Lions' Commentary on Unix
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107. Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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108. Linear Systems (Prentice-Hall
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109. Systems Analysis and Design
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111. The Topology of Chaos: Alice in
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112. Soft Systems Methodology in Action
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114. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic
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115. Debugging Microsoft.NET 2.0 Applications
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116. A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM
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117. Performance by Design: Computer
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118. The Humane Interface: New Directions
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119. Systems Engineering Guidebook:A
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120. Distributed Systems: Concepts

101. Hacker's Delight
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (17 July, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Super Book
They don't make them like this anymore. Amid the "Learning XXX in 21 days" and various other computer book for which depth is almost non existent (and are read like eating peanuts), this is a refreshing book that talks about solutions to sometimes common (IMHO) coding problems.
4-0 out of 5 stars Like a bejeweled fountain pen--beautiful, but sadly outdated
A perennial topic of conversation among computer programmers is whether programs are art or not. Some algorithms are so beautiful, so elegantly executed, that the aesthetic is undeniable.But is it art?
5-0 out of 5 stars Magic
First of all, the book itself is incredible.
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102. Designers Guide to the Cypress PSoC (Embedded Technology)
by Newnes
Paperback (05 August, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars It's ok
This book is really a compilation of the different help files and app notes included with Cypress. ALL of the materials on the CD can be found on the Cypress website. This book was valuable in getting an overal orientation as to the design of the device. I wish that there was more PSoC assembly tutorial...
5-0 out of 5 stars Guia excelente para iniciarse en el PSoC
Adquiri este libro hace unos d�as y me parece excelente y sobre todo cuando explica sobre las funcionalidades y limitaciones del PSoC, el unico inconveniente no mas es que no tiene muchas aplicaciones ejemplo, solo explica la parte funcionar, me hubiera gustado que detallaran algunas aplicaciones adicionales en donde es su fuerte este PSoC, pero en terminos generales, un muy buen libro

5-0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile addition to a PSoC designer's bookshelf
The "Designer's Guide to the Cypress PSoC" by Robert Ashby is a good introductory text to the PSoC. It is written clearly and in the same easy going style that Mr Ashby used so successfully in his articles on chipcenter.com. To his credit, Mr Ashby does not reproduce data sheets nor does he toe the Cypress line. He takes a practical approach that proves a great deal of experience in the embedded field. As a result you get general microcomputer knowledge along with PSoC specifics. This book is not a reference of all things PSoC, nor does it pretend to be. It is the ideal text to get you up to speed on the PSoC even if you have previous microcomputer experience.
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103. Schaum's Outline of Computer Architecture
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (26 December, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good overview of computer architecture
Quite frankly, I was surprised at the usefulness of this Schaum's outline. I didn't think that the Schaum's outline format would work for a subject like computer architecture, but it does. All aspects of computer architecture are covered from computer arithmetic to processor design to memory systems to the advanced topic of multiprocessing. The format of the outline is a little different from the Schaum's usual formula. Each chapter consists of an "Objectives" section, followed by an introduction, followed by the various subsections of that chapter. There are examples and exercises on instruction set design, program design, block diagrams, and quite a few mathematical problems. This book is probably best suited to the advanced undergraduate or for self-study of the subject. If you are a graduate student that is using Hennessy's "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach" the level of difficulty of the mathematical problems in that book is not matched by this one, and you should look for another source. Otherwise I recommend this guide for most students of computer architecture. ... Read more

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104. Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, Second Edition
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (03 March, 2003)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited and written
This book is atrocious in its implementation of its text AND of its review questions at the end of the chapter.Many times there will be questions asked which no way of being answered given what is presented in the text.This book was a requirement for a college, otherwise it is useless as a learning tool.

4-0 out of 5 stars I am amazed!!!
The other reviews of this text amaze me! Yes there are some errors, and some of the end-of-chapter exercises do require a little thought - that is probably why one reviewer couldn't answer them. It is a short concise, very straightfoward to use text, I use support material for the lectures and my own materials for the tutorials, but this book is very good at highlighting the key points. It is up to your lecturer to make it more interesting I'm afraid. Overall I think this is a very good Systems Analysis text for 1st year MIS students.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of Time
This textbook is incomplete, inaccurate, and invalid as a tool for teaching students about current System Analysis and Design concepts. Beg your instructor to choose a different textbook. ... Read more

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105. Unix Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads, Second Edition
by Prentice Hall PTR
Hardcover (17 June, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth my yearly salary!
I read it in one of the book store in three hours. I bought it a month later. It saved me several times. One of the best books I have ever had.

5-0 out of 5 stars practical it is
This is the type of book that doesn't leave you with more questions than it answers.It doesn't just discuss the concepts and then you're on your own for coding.It gives you enough code and explanation so that you can implement mutex locks, semaphores, threads, etc.It doesn't force you to go search online for code samples.I refer to this book often, and not just when writing code for Unix.

2-0 out of 5 stars How is it different from his older version ?
Well he fixed all his bugs. He thinks he is in spiral model of life cycle publishing, Good Grief!
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106. Lions' Commentary on Unix
by Peer-To-Peer Communications
Paperback (01 August, 1977)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Way
Any comments made on a superlative commentary on superb code would be largely superfluous. This gem should be part of any Operating Systems course. The greatest of the pleasures offered by the book is the opportunity to read the source code, version 6 of the UNIX Operating System. It is a unique opportunity to see the real masters at work! 5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing and insightful historical perspective
I learned about the existence of this manuscript 16 years ago, yet could never find a full version, until the book came. I have read most of it and it is beatiful. Many of the tradeoffs the early UNIX versions had are there. Context switching is done via coroutine jumps, the callout table is used only for the teletype, the very origins of the scheduler and swapper are neatly explained among many other things. PDP11 architecture is simple enough to make this book still a jewel for those interested in learning OS concepts and evolution and specifically UNIX.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This is prably the best source/commentary book. Though some of the stuff is outdated, the core still is quite valid and gives useful insight into the implementation of the kernel. Read more

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107. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit: A Microsoft Resource Kit
by Microsoft Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent value!
Very in depth - covers multiple subjects and has pleanty of examples and frameworks to help you with your migration.
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108. Linear Systems (Prentice-Hall Information and System Science Series)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (01 November, 1979)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but hard to understand
This book is that dangerous combination of being theoretical without being rigorous.It's very deep and subtle, and it is not unusual to ponder a particular point for several weeks, as no derivation or explanation is given. Many statements are just thrown out there for the reader to figure out for himself. I have now read the book more or less from cover to cover, and that's how it has been, but I have to say, in the end it is worth it. I now truly feel that I know a lot about linear systems.5-0 out of 5 stars For a Complete State-Space Perspective
If you are an engineer with least span of attention, this book iscertainly not for you. But if you are somebody who likes things to be concise and profound, and takes thrill in riding through theoretical maze, only to wonder in the end at it's simplicity and completeness, you would love this. I would say, second chapter on State-Space theory is the core of the book. Helps you to look at systems from different view-points, elaborating on different proprerties a system can and should have, meanwhile relating one with the other, filling the reader with sheer joy by giving him a complete picture.1-0 out of 5 stars Exhausting
This book is exhausting to read. A far better source to learn linear systems is _Linear System Theory and Design_ by Chi-Tsong Chen.Read more

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109. Systems Analysis and Design
by John Wiley & Sons
Hardcover (14 October, 2005)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners, unless...
Unless you know you are going to get an awesome instructor, I wouldn't bother with this book. It's definitely not for beginners. There are so many spelling and grammar errors, it makes me sick. What's more, I got stuck with an instructor who doesn't know how to teach and/or doesn't know what s/he's (The instructor will be as anonymous as possible to protect him/her from embarassment. You know who you are.) talking about. The other two reviewers may like the book, but I'm new to this systems analysis and design stuff and I hate it. There are times when I don't know if I have the answer right, the test questions (if your instructor takes them directly from the publisher) are really broad and hard to figure out (also, my instructor doesn't believe in study guides or "reviewing" for exams, for that matter. My instructor just likes to talk all day about the experiences s/he had while working as a systems analyst. Long story short, go to ratemyprofessor.com and make sure you got yourself a good professor before taking a class that requires this book. Unless you already have a background with system analysis and design, in which case you can take whatever professor you want.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great and Concise Introduction to SDLC
I was introducted to this book as a student of DeVry Institute of Technology. I think the book provides the most concise, yet informative theory of the System Development Life Cycle. Those interested in projectmanagement, infrastructure management, etc. would find this book extremelyconcise and "to-the-point". The book also provides an array ofexamples, including case projects and questions. I think the only thingmissing from this book is an interactive CD or software such as MicrosoftProject or Visible Analyst. But we know how Microsoft is about licensingand purchase standards. Anyway, the book is an excellent resource for thoseinterested in information systems management.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
Price reflects quality. This book is superb for System Analyst and Designers (SAD), both beginner and advanced ones. It is very informative that can be used for both learning and reference purposes. The authorsexplain everything very clearly using the same case examples (CD Selectioncase) and exercises for every chapter, so it's very easy to understand andkeep track as you move chapter by chapter. I used to screw up in SAD but asI started using this book, I learned much more and much better than before.Thanks to the authors for thier good job and my professor who recommendedthis book to the class. Highly recommended for anyone interested in SAD. ... Read more

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110. Document Management for the Enterprise: Principles, Techniques, and Applications
by Wiley
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
Document Management never made so much sense until I read this book.I am a Systems Engineer and loved the simple and technical balance that this book presented this topic.I not only got some things out of it, I am not scared to give it to my entry level employees so they can learn from it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hard stuff worth reading undoubtedly
Who ever wants a quick and dirty solution for his document storage and retrieval problems in his enterprise, please be warned - forget this book.Read more

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111. The Topology of Chaos: Alice in Stretch and Squeezeland
by Wiley-Interscience
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112. Soft Systems Methodology in Action
by John Wiley & Sons
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5-0 out of 5 stars Checkland's masterpiece
When I first read this book I thought it to be revolutionary, ahead of it's time (as others have) and insightful.Despite the fact that Checkland has in large moved away from the ideas and the model of this book - to me it represents the original vision of SSM (soft systems methodology) more so than his later books.Checkland presents a history of systems thinking in the book then goes onto to discuss the need for a new approach - that of SSM.With extreme elegance of style Checkland delivers a long and stinging critique to Hard Systems thinking and presents a coherent and thoughtful argument for his own version SSM.Further he creates a platform for real world problem solving that is useful and interesting.A lot of his ideas have appeared in American texts (like the fifth discipline for example) and rarely are they credited or made use of in that regard. This book is a good place to start exploring the real world of problems with but I would highly recommended that before you go to his two other books you start here.This in my opinion has not been bettered in any systems context to date and I am not sure it ever will or could be. Having said that you really do need to read it and find out for yourself.Be warned it's not for those who want to be challenged in their thinking - especially those of you who don't like the qualitative stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really worthwhile
This book is a gem. The basic concepts of systems, hierarchies and emergent properties are developed from the methodologies of physical and social sciences in chapter 3, and makes for fascinating reading. I'm currently writing a master's thesis on it! =)5-0 out of 5 stars Where it all began...
Well, since I've been on a bit of a 'systems' binge lately, I might as well review this old gem...Read more

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113. Aspect-Oriented Analysis and Design: The Theme Approach (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series)
by Addison-Wesley Professional
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114. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds (Complex Adaptive Systems)
by The MIT Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars The arcane made accessible
On the surface, the book seems focused on computers and even video games.This makes the activities appealing for middle and high school students.However, the ideas in this book are actually relevant to two entirely different fields:1) genetics, and 2) artificial intelligence.Both these fields have at their centers the concept of complexity arising out of simplicity.Students who work their way though the activites in this book will find that Dr. Resnick offers a window into a deep mathematical world that has applications far beyond computers and games.
4-0 out of 5 stars Great Starting Point in Agent based Modelling
Mitchel Resnick shares a lovely sense of wonder, discovery and fascination in this slim, easily read volume about agent based modelling.Using micro-worlds (termites, ants and other modelling metaphors) Resnick shows us how collective behaviours are more than a simple sum of the parts - and through his experiments using StarLogo programming he shows the nature of emergent behaviours that come through decentralised thinking.
3-0 out of 5 stars interesting, but describes an old version of the software
This is a book describing the research of a team at MIT using a version of the educational language "Logo". Running in a simple graphical environment which supports multiple parallel operation of code in the same shared space. Write a few lines of code for an "ant", then let 1000 of them loose. The current version of this "StarLogo" system is written in Java, and available as a free download for anyone to play with.Read more

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115. Debugging Microsoft.NET 2.0 Applications (Pro-Developer)
by Microsoft Press
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116. A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM Management
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117. Performance by Design: Computer Capacity Planning By Example
by Prentice Hall PTR
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5-0 out of 5 stars Factoring performance into the development lifecycle
"Performance by Design" provides both a conceptual and a practical framework for experienced software developers that want to get started building quality applications using performance engineering techniques. 5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding introductory book to a complex topic
This team of authors has produced yet another invaluable book for practitioners who perform capacity and performance planning, as well as students who are introduced to this topic for the first time.Unlike earlier works by the authors, which addressed performance in specific systems environments such as client/server, e-business and web services, this book is more general. Therein lies the true value - it teaches the fundamentals and will not be soon outdated.Read more

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118. The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems
by Addison-Wesley Professional
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"The book that explains why you really hate computers."Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Outdated, but interesting.
An interesting read, although many of his examples seem quite outdated. Most of the examples of bad user interfaces come from either Microsoft Windows, or a very old version of Microsoft Word running on a Mac. Most of his examples of good use interfaces come from the ancient Canon Cat computer, or occasionally from the original Macintosh project.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on HCI
The level of detail in this book was appropriate and helpful for the field, while not overly boring and technical. Real-world examples given, which are still useful despite the fast development of new systems. Some improvements visible in New Operating Systems, which gives the suggestions validity in the industry.

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but probably not what you're looking for
The author brings up some interesting issues, and has some very interesting ideas about user interface design.At the very least, it gets you questioning some practices that may have seemed beyond questioning.The author's credibility vanished for me when he suggested that file names and directory structures should be done away with in favour of full text searches because file names are just to hard to remember!That said, there are some good ideas, particularly in chapter 6. ... Read more

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119. Systems Engineering Guidebook:A Process for Developing Systems and Products
Hardcover (14 November, 1996)
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120. Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design (3rd Edition)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (11 August, 2000)
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Isbn: 0201619180
Sales Rank: 90668
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Comment on 'CSI' review
This is not really a review but a comment on one of the other reviews.I noticed that the same review for "Computer Sci Instructor 'CSI'" appears for both the 3rd and 4th editions.I don't know if his review was only entered for one of the editions, but that Amazon erroneously entered it in both editions.Perhaps, he copied the same review for both editions since he felt the same comments applied to both.
3-0 out of 5 stars Lots of content - but very wordy and reader unfriendly
I had adopted this book to teach Distributed Systems to a senior level undergrad class. I think I may have made a mistake, not knowing before hand how hard it would be for me to read this book (despite having some background in distributed systems). The students constantly complained of it being too "Wordy" and "vague".Few generic figures and mostly all text that seemed to be a rehash of several IEEE/ACM papers without giving sufficient examples or explanation.Some times, the authors did indeed explain some concepts with examples. At other times, they just left the concepts in vague mathematical notation or arcane definitions expecting the readers to make sense of it.While the english is grammatically correct, it is written in such a stuffy academic style that I found myself having to read most paragraphs twice or thrice before I could figure out what the author was trying to say.At times, I was thinking the authors should have been lawyers instead. (If the authors are reading this .. please consider the maxim: A picture is indeed worth a thousand words).A side note: I am not averse to reading academic papers. I do that all day long.But I just don't think a textbook should be written in that style.
5-0 out of 5 stars A very good book for distributed systems.
As the awareness of resource sharing and cooperation has increased, distributed systems have gained unprecedented attention. However, designing a practical distributed application is a demanding and complicated task. Coulouris et al. have excellently addressed this design issue with Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design. This book covers various topics from fundamental concepts and principles of distributed systems to some advanced topics, such as replication and distributed multimedia systems. For each topic, the authors provide information in sufficient depth and breadth for readers to conduct further research.
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Subjects:  1. Client-Server Computing - General    2. Computer Bks - Communications / Networking    3. Computer Books: General    4. Computers    5. Computers - Communications / Networking    6. Distributed Computer Systems    7. Management Information Systems    8. Networking - General    9. Programming - Systems Analysis & Design    10. Computers / Client-Server Computing   


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