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Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
A concise overview of machine learning—computer programs that learn from data—which underlies applications that include recommendation systems, face recognition, and driverless cars.Today, machine learning underlies a range of applications we use every day, from product recommendations to voice recognition—as well as some we don't yet use everyday, including driverless cars. It is the basis of the new approach in computing where we do not write programs but collect data; the idea is to learn the algorithms for the tasks automatically from data. As computing devices grow more ubiquitous, a larger part of our lives and work is recorded digitally, and as “Big Data” has gotten bigger, the theory of machine learning—the foundation of efforts to process that data into knowledge—has also advanced. In this book, machine learning expert Ethem Alpaydin offers a concise overview of the subject for the general reader, describing its evolution, explaining important learning algorithms, and presenting example applications.Alpaydin offers an account of how digital technology advanced from number-crunching mainframes to mobile devices, putting today's machine learning boom in context. He describes the basics of machine learning and some applications; the use of machine learning algorithms for pattern recognition; artificial neural networks inspired by the human brain; algorithms that learn associations between instances, with such applications as customer segmentation and learning recommendations; and reinforcement learning, when an autonomous agent learns act so as to maximize reward and minimize penalty. Alpaydin then considers some future directions for machine learning and the new field of “data science,” and discusses the ethical and legal implications for data privacy and security.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 09/30/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages

Cloud Computing: Concepts and Practices
This book provides readers with an overview of Cloud Computing, starting with historical background on mainframe computers and early networking protocols, leading to current concerns such as hardware and systems security, performance, emerging areas of IoT, Edge Computing etc.  Readers will benefit from the in-depth discussion of cloud computing usage and the underlying architecture, with focus on best practices for using a dynamic cloud infrastructure, cloud operations management and cloud security.  The authors explain carefully the “why’s and how’s” of Cloud Computing, so engineers will find this book and invaluable introduction to the topic.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 03/23/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 269 pages

Learning Cloud Computing: A Journey from Basic to Advance Level
Internet and web has become more popular than ever. And the popularity is growing day by day. One of the main reasons this fast growing popularity is the availability of computing devices. Especially hand-held computing devices are playing the most effective role in changing the ways we live our lives. Business, education, research, treatment, financial services and lot more services have turned into mobile device centric services. As a result the amount of data to be handled by these small devices are expanding rapidly. Which driving the focus from personal computing to datacenter based computing.Datacenter based computing has transformed the computing model. Today’s computing model is service oriented and deliver computing resources as utilities through network connectivity. It has become similar to telephony, electricity, gas and water supply as utility. Like these services, IT services are delivered over computer network and billed according the consumption. This utility oriented computing service model is cloud computing.Cloud service providers offer different types of cloud services. Cloud storage service, computation, application hosting, web-server etc are few of the common services of cloud computing. Because of being comparatively new and a combination of multiple services, cloud computing has become a buzzword in IT industry. Service variations are not the only features of cloud computing which makes it a complex computing platform. There are different service provisioning models as well. Cloud services can be provisioned as infrastructure as a service, platform as a service or application as a service. Different service model reduces the cost of service by ensuring the clients are getting exactly what they need. As a result huge amount of computing resource can be saved and of course can be used to serve other clients. When users use personal computers, most of the computing resources remain unused. At the same time, a huge amount of upfront cost is involved in using personal computers. Moreover, scalability is a major issue in personal computing. As a result computing model is shifting from personal computing to datacenter based computing. As computing era is entering into a new paradigm, the demand of people expert in cloud computing rising.As there is huge demand of people with skill in cloud computing, universities should pay special attention to develop market oriented cloud skills in IT and CSE graduates. However, because of being a new and fast evolving technology, understanding cloud computing requires more attention and well planned approach. Otherwise learners may end up in frustration and confusion. This book aims to represent the well planned approach to learn cloud computing. This book has been designed in such a way that even learners who do not have technology based educational background will understand the concept of cloud computing without facing any difficulties or falling into any types of confusion.
Publication date: 04/28/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages

Google Cloud Platform Cookbook: Implement, deploy, maintain, and migrate applications on Google Cloud Platform
Practical recipes to implement cost-effective and scalable cloud solutions for your organizationKey Features
  • Implement Google Cloud services in your organization
  • Leverage Google Cloud components to secure your organization’s data
  • A recipe-based guide that promises hands-on experience in deploying a highly scalable and available environment
Book DescriptionGoogle Cloud Platform is a cloud computing platform that offers products and services to host applications using state-of-the art infrastructure and technology. You can build and host applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google's scalable infrastructure. This book follows a recipe-based approach, giving you hands-on experience to make the most of Google Cloud services.This book starts with practical recipes that explain how to utilize Google Cloud's common services. Then, you'll see how to make full use of Google Cloud components such as networking, security, management, and developer tools. Next, we'll deep dive into implementing core Google Cloud services into your organization, with practical recipes on App Engine, Compute Engine microservices with Cloud Functions, virtual networks, and Cloud Storage. Later, we'll provide recipes on implementing authentication and security, Cloud APIs, command-line management, deployment management, and the Cloud SDK. Finally, we'll cover administration troubleshooting tasks with the Compute and Container Engines and we'll show how to monitor your organization's efficiency with best practices.By the end of this book, you'll have a complete understanding of how to implement Google Cloud services in your organization with ease.What you will learn
  • Host a Python application on Google Compute Engine
  • Host an application using Google Cloud Functions
  • Migrate a MySQL DB to Cloud Spanner
  • Configure a network for a highly available application on GCP
  • Learn simple image processing using Storage and Cloud Functions
  • Automate security checks using Policy Scanner
  • Understand tools for monitoring a production environment in GCP
  • Learn to manage multiple projects using service accounts
Who this book is forThis book is for IT professionals, engineers, and developers looking at implementing Google Cloud in their organizations. Administrators and architects planning to make their organization more efficient with Google Cloud will also find this book useful. Basic understanding of Cloud services and the Google Cloud platform is necessary. Table of Contents
  • Compute
  • Storage and Database
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Management Tools
  • Best Practices
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 04/16/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages

    The Great Cloud Migration: Your Roadmap to Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Data
    The definitive guide to migrating your applications to the cloud!The next computing revolution is underway! Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Open Data are creating the platform for the next generation of computing. These technologies are drastically increasing the capabilities of every organization that implements them. This guide will give you the in-depth understanding, insight and practical details to enable you to craft an implementation strategy for migrating to these new technologies. This book deftly explains detailed technical concepts in a manner that every manager can understand, and more importantly leverage. At the same time, this book delivers the technical details and in-depth coverage to educate your entire IT organization, including your hardcore developers on the fundamentals of these cutting edge technologies. Get your organization ready for the future with this detailed roadmap! Written by a proven expert in the field, this book delivers for managers, architects and developers. It is a must-read for every Information Technology professional to master this new landscape and to lead their organization into the next computing revolution!About the Author: Michael Daconta is the Vice President of Advanced Technology for InCadence Strategic Solutions, Inc. Mr. Daconta is a well-known author, lecturer and columnist having authored or co-authored 11 other technical books, numerous magazine articles and online columns (JavaWorld, Government Computer News). He is the former Metadata Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that capacity he was selected into the “Federal 100” by Federal Computer Week magazine, led the Federal Data Reference Model working group for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and launched the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) with the Department of Justice (DoJ). Mr. Daconta has more than 25 years of development experience having developed large scale IT Systems for Telemedicine, Stock Trading, Information Analysis and Integration and Military Simulations. He is also the inventor of two patented technologies. His career has afforded him a unique blend of operational and technology experience. Mr. Daconta is currently developing the Axon Cloud Channel™ Technical Cloud Broker with a team of developers at InCadence Strategic Solutions, Inc. He earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New York University (NYU). His books cover XML, XUL, Java, C++ and C. His previous book was “Information As Product: How to Deliver the Right Information, To the Right Person, At the Right Time.”
    Publication date: 12/31/2013
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages

    The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)
    Since Lightroom first launched 11 years ago, Scott Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 top-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into dozens of different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom Classic CC, Scott did his biggest update ever, sharing all his latest techniques, insights, and invaluable tips using his award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style that makes learning Lightroom easy and fun.   Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book does that, right?). Instead, he shares his own personal settings, his time-tested techniques, and his proven step-by-step method of learning Lightroom, so you can begin using it like a pro from the start.   Each year, he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through his blog at, and he has learned first-hand what really works and what doesn’t. He tells you flat-out which techniques work best, which ones to avoid, and why. You’ll learn:
    • His now famous SLIM (Simplified Lightroom Image Management) system that will teach you, step by step, how to organize your images, back them up, and be able to find them quickly and easily. Scott’s SLIM system is used by photographers all over the world and is taught at colleges and universities, because it’s so simple, straightforward, and it works.
    • How to make your images look like the pros and how to take advantage of the new RAW camera, creative, and B&W profiles—you’ll finally “get” the whole image-editing thing, and you’ll know exactly what to do, in what order, and why. 
    • How to use Lightroom along with Photoshop, and how to make the two work together absolutely seamlessly. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll be able to do, even if you’ve never used Photoshop before.
    • There’s a full chapter on how to use Lightroom on your mobile device to expand Lightroom’s power.
    • The last chapter really sets this book apart because this is where Scott answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in?” You’ll see his entire start-to-finish Lightroom workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow.
    • You can also download most of the same images used in the book to follow right along with.
    • And, you’ll get a killer collection of custom Lightroom Develop and Print presets to give you some of the most sought-after looks and effects, all with just one click.
    This is the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this ground- and record-breaking book.
    Author: Scott Kelby
    Published by: New Riders | Publication date: 05/04/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 504 pages

    The Internet of Things (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
    A guided tour through the Internet of Things, a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people that is changing the way we live and work.We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a “smart” supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things—a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work.Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of personal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services—from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening “Day in the Life” of IoT connections circa 2025.
    Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 03/20/2015
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages

    Top 200 Cloud Computing Engineer Interview Questions & Answers
    Top 200 Cloud Computing Engineer Interview QuestionsCloud Computing is one of the most popular technology trends. There is a growing demand for Cloud Computing Engineer job in technology companies. This book contains technical interview questions that an interviewer asks for Cloud Computing Engineer position. Each question is accompanied with an answer so that you can prepare for job interview in short time. The book contains questions on Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services AWS, Docker and Unix. It is a combination of our four other books.We have compiled this list after attending dozens of technical interviews in top-notch companies like- Airbnb, Netflix, Amazon etc.Often, these questions and concepts are used in our daily work. But these are most helpful when an Interviewer is trying to test your deep knowledge of Cloud Computing topics like- Jenkins, Docker, Unix, Cloud Computing etc.What are the Cloud Computing topics covered in this book?We cover a wide variety of Cloud Computing topics in this book. Some of the topics are Docker, Amazon Web Services, AWS Architecture, EC2, S3, Unix, Cloud Computing etc.How will this book help me?By reading this book, you do not have to spend time searching the Internet for Cloud Computing interview questions. We have already compiled the list of the most popular and the latest Cloud Computing Interview questions. Are there answers in this book?Yes, in this book each question is followed by an answer. So you can save time in interview preparation.What is the best way of reading this book?You have to first do a slow reading of all the questions in this book. Once you go through them in the first pass, mark the questions that you could not answer by yourself. Then, in second pass go through only the difficult questions. After going through this book 2-3 times, you will be well prepared to face a technical interview for a Cloud Computing Engineer position.What is the level of questions in this book?This book contains questions that are good for a beginner Cloud Computing engineer to a senior Cloud Computing engineer. The difficulty level of question varies in the book from Fresher to a Seasoned professional.What are the sample questions in this book?
    • What are the main features of AWS OpsWorks Stacks?
    • How does CloudFormation work in AWS?
    • What is CICD in Cloud Computing?
    • Can we disable versioning on a version-enabled bucket in Amazon S3?
    • Can we do Cross Region replication in Amazon S3 without enabling versioning on a bucket?
    • Can we lose our data when a Docker Container exits?
    • Can we run more than one process in a Docker container?
    • Do you think Cloud Computing is a software application or a hardware service?
    • Do you think Docker is Application-centric or Machine-centric?
    • How can we build a Scalable system in AWS?
    • How can you failover gracefully in AWS?
    • How databases in Cloud computing are different from traditional databases?
    • How do we get higher performance in our application by using Amazon CloudFront?
    • How does AWS Lambda handle failure during event processing?
    • How is a Docker container different from a hypervisor?
    • How is Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and an Amazon Instance are related?
    • How is Cloud computing different from computing for mobile devices?
    • How will you automate your software infrastructure in AWS?
    Is there a video course available for this book?We have made a video course based on AWS Interview Preparation book on Udemy. It is very well appreciated by professionals.
    Publication date: 03/18/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages

    Cloud Computing
    Written in a tutorial style, this comprehensive guide follows a structured approach explaining cloud techniques, models and platforms. Popular cloud services such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure are explained in the text. The security risks and challenges of cloud computing are discussed in detail with useful examples. Emerging trends including mobile cloud computing and internet of things are discussed in the book for the benefit of the readers. Numerous review questions, multiple choice exercises and case studies facilitate enhanced understanding. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students of computer science engineering, and information technology.
    Published by: Cambridge University Press | Publication date: 06/29/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 426 pages

    Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers
    Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing.
    • Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing
    • Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)
    • Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization
    Published by: Syngress | Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 536 pages
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