Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

01 June 2020 | By Brian Christian | Filed in: computers.

A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind n nAll our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set

The Unicorn Project

01 June 2020 | By Gene Kim | Filed in: computers.

This highly anticipated follow up to the bestselling title The Phoenix Project takes another look at Parts Unlimited, this time from the perspective of software development In The Phoenix Project, Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, is tasked with a project critical to the future of the busines

Zeroes (Zer0es, #1)

01 June 2020 | By Chuck Wendig | Filed in: computers.

Five hackers an Anonymous style rabble rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black hat hacker, an old school cipherpunk, and an online troll are detained by the U.S government, forced to work as white hat hackers for Uncle Sam in order to avoid federal prison At a secret complex known only as the

Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

01 June 2020 | By Eric Matthes | Filed in: computers.

Python Crash Course is a fast paced, thorough introduction to programming with Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.In the first half of the book, you ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

01 June 2020 | By Clive Thompson | Filed in: computers.

From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause n nYou use software nearl

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"

01 June 2020 | By Jeremy N. Smith | Filed in: computers.

This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker a woman known only as Alien When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school s tradition of high risk physical trespassing the

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

01 June 2020 | By Martin Ford | Filed in: computers.

What are the jobs of the future How many will there be And who will have them We might imagine and hope that today s industrial revolution will unfold like the last even as some jobs are eliminated, will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era In Rise of the Robots, Silico

Click'd (Click'd #1)

01 June 2020 | By Tamara Ireland Stone | Filed in: computers.

Allie Navarro can t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp CLICK D pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun and occasionally rule breaking scavenger hunt to find each other And it s a hit By the second day of school, everyone is talking abo

Man Overboard (Ali Reynolds, #12)

01 June 2020 | By J.A. Jance | Filed in: computers.

In New York Times bestselling author J.A Jance s gripping new thriller, Man Overboard, two tech geniuses face off one intent on saving lives, the other on ending them.Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression But when he falls f

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

01 June 2020 | By Clifford Stoll | Filed in: computers.

Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S citizen recognized its ominous potential Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security But would th

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

01 June 2020 | By Andy Hunt | Filed in: computers.

Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users It cove

The C Programming Language

01 June 2020 | By Brian W. Kernighan | Filed in: computers.

This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C It is the definitive reference guide, now in a second edition Although the first edition was written in 1978, it continues to be a worldwide best seller This second edition brings the classic original up to date to include the ANSI s

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

01 June 2020 | By Steven Levy | Filed in: computers.

A mere fifteen years ago, computer nerds were seen as marginal weirdos, outsiders whose world would never resonate with the mainstream That was before one pioneering work documented the underground computer revolution that was about to change our world forever With groundbreaking profiles of Bill