Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

By Mario E. Moreira

Being Agile is your roadmap to effectively remodeling your company to an Agile tradition. Veteran agile trainer Mario Moreira teaches new adopters how one can enforce a powerful Agile framework to derive from it the utmost enterprise profit when it comes to client worth, profit, and worker engagement. 

Agile is a ubiquitous watchword within the company international, yet just a minority of businesses comprehend and perform what they pay lip provider to. Too many content material themselves with half-baked approximations reminiscent of Fragile (fragile Agile), ScrumBut (Scrum yet now not the practices), and Scrum Fall (mini-waterfalls within the sprints). Moreira exhibits maturing early adopters the right way to bridge the chasm among facing the motions of doing Agile and genuinely being Agile.

After a high-level synopsis of Agile’s values and rules, methodologies (including Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, Leam, VFQ, and XP), and roles, Moreira plunges into the nitty-gritty of ways to use the prepared, enforce, trainer, and hone (RICH) deployment version to all stages of a undertaking in this type of manner as to include and inculcate agile values and ideas on the group point and advertise agile transformation throughout your organization's culture.

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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

By Nicholas Carr

Straight away a party of know-how and a caution approximately its misuse, The Glass Cage will swap how you take into consideration the instruments you employ each day.

In The Glass Cage, best-selling writer Nicholas Carr digs in the back of the headlines approximately manufacturing facility robots and self-driving automobiles, wearable pcs and digitized medication, as he explores the hidden charges of granting software program dominion over our paintings and our rest. at the same time they convey ease to our lives, those courses are stealing anything crucial from us.

Drawing on mental and neurological stories that underscore how tightly people’s happiness and delight are tied to acting exertions within the actual global, Carr unearths anything we already suspect: transferring our consciousness to machine displays can depart us disengaged and discontented.

From nineteenth-century fabric turbines to the cockpits of contemporary jets, from the frozen looking grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impression of automation from a deeply human standpoint, interpreting the non-public in addition to the commercial effects of our growing to be dependence on computers.

With a attribute combination of heritage and philosophy, poetry and technological know-how, Carr takes us on a trip from the paintings and early thought of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the newest examine into human consciousness, reminiscence, and happiness, culminating in a relocating meditation on how we will be able to use know-how to extend the human experience.

Nicholas Carr is without doubt one of the such a lot lucid, considerate, and worthy thinkers alive. He’s additionally outstanding corporation. The Glass Cage may be required examining for everybody with a mobilephone. (Jonathan Safran Foer)

Artificial intelligence has that identify for a reason―it isn’t usual, it isn’t human. As Nicholas Carr argues so gracefully and convincingly during this very important, insightful publication, it's time for individuals to regain the artwork of pondering. it's time to invent a global the place machines are subservient to the wishes and needs of humanity. (Don Norman, writer of items that Make Us shrewdpermanent and layout of daily issues, director of the college of California San Diego layout Lab)

Written with limited objectivity, The Glass Cage is however frightening as any sci-fi mystery will be. It forces readers to mirror on what they already suspect, yet don't are looking to admit, approximately how know-how is shaping our lives. love it or no longer, we're now accountable for the way forward for this negligible planet circling Sol; books like this one are wanted till we improve a suitable working handbook. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, writer of circulation: The Psychology of optimum event, professor of psychology and administration, Claremont Graduate University)

Engaging, informative …Carr deftly comprises demanding study and ancient advancements with philosophy and prose to depict how expertise is altering the way in which we are living our lives. (Publishers Weekly)

Nick Carr is our so much proficient, clever critic of expertise. considering the fact that we will automate every thing, Carr persuades us that we must always do it wisely―with conscious automation. Carr's human-centric technological destiny is one chances are you'll really are looking to dwell in. (Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for stressed journal and writer of What know-how Wants)

Most folks, myself incorporated, are too busy tweeting to note our march into technological dehumanization. Nicholas Carr applies the brakes for us (and our self-driving cars). (Gary Shteyngart, writer of Little Failure)

Carr brilliantly and scrupulously explores the entire mental and fiscal angles of our more and more complex reliance on equipment and microchips to regulate virtually each point of our lives. A must-read for software program engineers and expertise specialists in all corners of in addition to each person who unearths himself or herself more and more depending on and hooked on contraptions. (Booklist, Starred Review)

Fresh and strong. (Mark Bauerlein - Weekly Standard)

Nick Carr is the infrequent philosopher who is aware that technological growth is either crucial and caring. The Glass Cage is a choice for expertise that enhances our human functions, instead of exchanging them. (Clay Shirky, writer of right here Comes every body and Cognitive Surplus)

A sobering new research of the risks of clever expertise. (Hiawatha Bray - Boston Globe)

The Glass Cage is a beneficial antidote to the relentlessly hopeful futurism of Google, TED Talks and Walt Disney… an identical means no well known dialog on cloning could be had with out bringing to brain Michael Crichton's techno-jeremiad Jurassic Park, Carr's publication is located to stake out related flooring: to signify ethical restraint on destiny improvement with a well-timed and well-placed ‘what-if?' (James Janega - Chicago Tribune)

A stimulating, soaking up learn. (Michelle Scheraga - linked Press)

An elegantly written historical past of what position robotics have performed in our prior, and the prospective position that they might play in our future… The Glass Cage urges us to take a second, to take inventory, and to achieve the fee that we’re paying―if no longer correct this moment, then definitely sooner or later within the future―in order to dwell a existence that’s made more straightforward by way of expertise. (Elisabeth Donnelly - Flavorwire)

Helps us savour why so-called earnings of ‘superior results’ can include a steep fee of hard-to-see tradeoffs which are no much less effective for being sophisticated and nuanced. (Evan Seliger - Forbes Magazine)

[A] deeply trained mirrored image on machine automation. (G. Pascal Zachary - San Francisco Chronicle)

Smart, insightful… paint[s] a portrait of a global without problems handing itself over to clever units. (Jacob Axelrad - Christian technological know-how Monitor)

Forces the reader to consider the place we're going, how briskly, and what all of it capability. (Phil Simon - Huffington Post)

Brings a much-needed humanistic standpoint to the broader problems with automation. (Richard Waters - monetary Times)

One of Carr’s nice strengths as a critic is the measured calm of his method of his material―a infrequent factor in debates over technology… Carr excels at exploring those grey components and illuminating for readers the intangible issues we're wasting via automating our lives. (Christine Rosen, Democracy)

There were few cautionary voices like Nicholas Carr’s urging us to take inventory, specifically, of the consequences of automation on our very humanness―what makes us who we're as individuals―and on our humanity―what makes us who we're in mixture. (Sue Halpern - manhattan overview of Books)

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A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating

By Dan Slater

** formerly released in hardcover as Love throughout the time of Algorithms **

Once thought of the world of the lonely and determined, websites like eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, and many Fish were embraced by way of pretty much each demographic. relationship has been reworked from a daunting transaction in accordance with shortage to 1 during which the probabilities are almost endless. Now an individual can look for precisely what they wish, connect with extra humans, and get additional info approximately these humans than ever before.

As journalist Dan Slater indicates, on-line relationship is altering society in extra profound methods than we think. He explores how those new technologies, by way of changing our belief of what’s attainable, are reconditioning our emotions approximately dedication and hard the traditional

paradigm of grownup life.

Slater takes readers behind the curtain of a desirable enterprise. Dating sites capitalize on our quest for romance, yet how do their creators’ ideas about seasoned ts, morality, and the character of hope form the digital worlds they’ve created for us?

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Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy

Bitcoin is commencing to come into its personal as a electronic foreign money, however the blockchain expertise in the back of it may possibly end up to be even more major. This ebook takes you past the foreign money ("Blockchain 1.0") and clever contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to illustrate how the blockchain is in place to develop into the 5th disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, desktops, the web, and mobile/social networking.

Author Melanie Swan, founding father of the Institute for Blockchain reviews, explains that the blockchain is basically a public ledger with capability as a global, decentralized checklist for the registration, stock, and move of all assets—not simply funds, yet estate and intangible resources similar to votes, software program, overall healthiness information, and ideas.

Topics include:

  • Concepts, beneficial properties, and performance of Bitcoin and the blockchain
  • Using the blockchain for automatic monitoring of all electronic endeavors
  • Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models
  • Creating a decentralized electronic repository to make sure identity
  • Possibility of more cost-effective, extra effective companies often supplied by means of nations
  • Blockchain for technological know-how: making greater use of the data-mining network
  • Personal well-being checklist garage, together with entry to one’s personal genomic data
  • Open entry educational publishing at the blockchain

This e-book is a part of an ongoing O’Reilly sequence. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking electronic Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the expertise in the back of Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a brand new Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal influence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

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Brief History of the Future

By John Naughton

The web is the main striking factor people have outfitted because the Pyramids. John Naughton's publication intersperses impressive own tales with an authoritative account of the place the web really got here from, who invented it and why, and the place it'd be taking us. such a lot people don't know of ways the net works or who created it. Even fewer have any thought of what it skill for society and the longer term. In a cynical age, John Naughton has no longer misplaced his skill for ask yourself. He examines the character of his personal enthusiasm for expertise and lines its roots in his lonely youth and in his dating along with his father. a quick historical past of the longer term is an intensely own social gathering of imaginative and prescient and altruism, ingenuity and resolution and exceptionally, of the facility of rules, passionately felt, to alter the area.

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Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

By David Weinberger

"Perfectly positioned to inform us what is particularly new approximately [the] second-generation Web."―Los Angeles Times

Business visionary and bestselling writer David Weinberger charts how as company, politics, technology, and media flow on-line, the foundations of the actual world―in which every thing has a place―are upended. within the electronic global, every little thing has its locations, with transformative effects:

• info is now a social asset and may be made public, for someone to hyperlink, manage, and make extra valuable.

• there is no such factor as "too a lot" info. additional info offers humans the hooks to discover what they wish.

• Messiness is a electronic advantage, resulting in new principles, potency, and social wisdom.

• specialists are less significant than neighbors. instead of hoping on companies or studies for product info, shoppers belief humans like themselves.

With the shift to electronic tune status because the version for the long run in almost each undefined, Everything Is Miscellaneous exhibits how someone can gain rewards from the increase of electronic knowledge.

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Digital Signal Processing in Power Electronics Control Circuits

By Krzysztof Sozanski

Many electronic keep an eye on circuits in present literature are defined utilizing analog transmittance. this would possibly not regularly be appropriate, particularly if the sampling frequency and tool transistor switching frequencies are just about the band of curiosity. as a result, a electronic circuit is taken into account as a electronic controller instead of an analog circuit. This is helping to prevent mistakes and instability in excessive frequency components.
Digital sign Processing in strength Electronics regulate Circuits covers difficulties in regards to the layout and cognizance of electronic keep watch over algorithms for strength electronics circuits utilizing electronic sign processing (DSP) tools. This booklet bridges the space among strength electronics and DSP. the subsequent realizations of electronic keep watch over circuits are thought of: electronic sign processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, programmable electronic circuits.
Discussed during this ebook is sign processing, ranging from analog sign acquisition, via its conversion to electronic shape, tools of its filtration and separation, and finishing with pulse keep an eye on of output strength transistors. The publication is concentrated on functions for the thought of tools of electronic sign processing: an lively energy clear out and a electronic classification D energy amplifier.
The significant gain to readers is the purchase of particular wisdom bearing on discussions at the processing of signs from voltage or present sensors utilizing a electronic sign processor and to the signs controlling the output inverter transistors. integrated are a few Matlab examples for representation of the thought of difficulties.

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

By Jaron Lanier

A nationwide BESTSELLER

A programmer, musician, and father of digital truth know-how, Jaron Lanier used to be a pioneer in electronic media, and one of the first to foretell the innovative adjustments it's going to deliver to our trade and tradition. Now, with the net influencing nearly each point of our lives, he bargains this provocative critique of the way electronic layout is shaping society, for higher and for worse.
Informed by means of Lanier’s adventure and services as a working laptop or computer scientist, You usually are not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural difficulties that experience unwittingly risen from programming choices—such because the nature of consumer identity—that have been “locked-in” on the delivery of electronic media and considers what a destiny in accordance with present layout philosophies will deliver. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based info garage platforms, and net 2.0 designs that raise the “wisdom” of mobs and machine algorithms over the intelligence and knowledge of people, his message hasn't ever been extra urgent.

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Automatic trend estimation (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Our booklet introduces a mode to guage the accuracy of pattern estimation algorithms below stipulations just like these encountered in actual time sequence processing. this technique relies on Monte Carlo experiments with synthetic time sequence numerically generated by way of an unique set of rules. the second one a part of the publication includes a number of computerized algorithms for pattern estimation and time sequence partitioning. The resource codes of the pc courses enforcing those unique computerized algorithms are given within the appendix and should be freely on hand on the internet. The e-book includes transparent assertion of the stipulations and the approximations less than which the algorithms paintings, in addition to the correct interpretation in their effects. We illustrate the functioning of the analyzed algorithms through processing time sequence from astrophysics, finance, biophysics, and paleoclimatology. The numerical scan process largely utilized in our ebook is already in universal use in computational and statistical physics.

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Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies

By Corey Sandler

Learn to diagnose and connect uncomplicated workstation issues of this easy-to-follow guide

When whatever is going unsuitable together with your computing device, it is tricky and very likely pricey. With Fix your personal desktop For Seniors For Dummies, you will discover out what is wrong, tips on how to repair it, no matter if you must name in specialist aid, and the way to perform preventive maintenance.

This pleasant advisor avoids techie jargon and exhibits you ways to diagnose the matter, discover even if the software program or is at fault, make uncomplicated upkeep, and upload exterior units reminiscent of scanners, printers, and difficult drives. It additionally is helping you preserve your desktop via simple steps like defragmenting the harddisk and cleansing out records - thoughts which could hinder loads of difficulties from happening within the first place.

  • Written particularly for first-time machine clients, this e-book explains easy methods to diagnose simple computer difficulties, comprehend mistakes messages, and attach universal issues
  • Specific step by step methods advisor you thru simple upkeep similar to changing the tough drive
  • Explains universal errors and the way to prevent them
  • Outlines the stairs for preventive upkeep, reminiscent of find out how to defragment the harddisk, fresh documents, delete previous records, and set up files
  • Explores how you can extend and increase a working laptop or computer with exterior units together with tough drives, internet cameras, internet telephones, scanners, printers, flash drives and different hardware
  • Shows what you could repair your self and whilst to hunt aid from a fix provider or the manufacturer

Easy to learn and keep on with, Fix your individual laptop For Seniors For Dummies will enhance your self assurance whilst facing your laptop and with expert technicians, too.

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