Step away from the ‘smartphone’ and try using your hands and mind to make something – #bookreview

The Make: Series of How-to Books A British scientist made headlines a few years ago when she warned that young people no longer make or repair things. It has become all too easy for them now, she cautioned, to simply throw away old or broken devices and buy new ones. A key point was that … Continue reading Step away from the ‘smartphone’ and try using your hands and mind to make something – #bookreview

Mule in Action, 2nd Edition – Want to be an integration developer? Here’s a good start – #bookreview

  Mule in Action, Second Edition David Dossot, John D’Emic, Victor Romero (Manning – paperback)   An enterprise service bus (ESB) can help you link together many different types of platforms and applications–old and new–and keep them communicating and passing data between each other. “Mule,” this book’s authors note, “is a lightweight, event-driven enterprise service … Continue reading Mule in Action, 2nd Edition – Want to be an integration developer? Here’s a good start – #bookreview

Making Sense of NoSQL – A balanced, well-written overview – #bigdata #bookreview

Making Sense of NoSQL A Guide for Managers and the Rest of Us Dan McCreary and Ann Kelly (Manning, paperback) This is NOT a how-to guide for learning to use NoSQL software and build NoSQL databases. It is a meaty, well-structured overview aimed primarily at “technical managers, [software] architects, and developers.” However, it also is … Continue reading Making Sense of NoSQL – A balanced, well-written overview – #bigdata #bookreview

Testing Cloud Services – How to Test SaaS, PaaS and IaaS – #cloud #bookreview

Testing Cloud Services How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS Kees Blokland, Jeroen Mengerink and Martin Pol (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle) Cloud computing now affects almost all of us, at least indirectly. But some of us have to deal directly with one or more “clouds” on a regular basis. We select or implement particular … Continue reading Testing Cloud Services – How to Test SaaS, PaaS and IaaS – #cloud #bookreview

The Practice of Network Security Monitoring – You’re compromised, so deal with it. #security #bookreview

The Practice of Network Security Monitoring Understanding Incident Detection and Response Richard Bejtlich (No Starch Press – paperback, Kindle) Security expert Richard Bejtlich’s focus in his new book is not on “the planning and defense phases of the security cycle.” Instead, he emphasizes how to handle “systems that are already compromised or that are on … Continue reading The Practice of Network Security Monitoring – You’re compromised, so deal with it. #security #bookreview

Juniper MX Series – A comprehensive guide for network engineers – #bookreview #juniper #networking

Juniper MX Series Douglas Richard Hanks Jr., and Harry Reynolds (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) This comprehensive, well-written handbook is aimed directly at network engineers who want to know more about the feature-rich Juniper MX Series of routers. Actually, “handbook” is a bit of a misnomer. It takes two hands to comfortably handle this hefty, comprehensive, 864-page guide. … Continue reading Juniper MX Series – A comprehensive guide for network engineers – #bookreview #juniper #networking

Ethics of Big Data – Thoughtful insights into key issues confronting big-data ‘gold mines’ – #management #bookreview

Ethics of Big Data Kord Davis, with Doug Patterson (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) “Big Data” and how to mine it for profit are red-hot topics in today’s business world. Many corporations now find themselves sitting atop virtual gold mines of customer information. And even small businesses now are attempting to find new ways to profit … Continue reading Ethics of Big Data – Thoughtful insights into key issues confronting big-data ‘gold mines’ – #management #bookreview

Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition – Welcome to the new, improved & BIGGER Internet – #bookreview #microsoft #windows

Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition Joseph Davies (Microsoft Press, paperback, list price $49.99; Kindle edition, list price $39.99) The Internet can now expand into a much bigger realm than was possible before the worldwide launch of IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) on June 6, 2012. The web most of us use has long relied on IPv4, … Continue reading Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition – Welcome to the new, improved & BIGGER Internet – #bookreview #microsoft #windows

Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition – You’re at the front line & you can’t retreat – #bookreview

Inside Cyber Warfare (2nd Edition) By Jeffery Carr (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $39.99; Kindle edition, list price $31.99) A global war for survival is in full battle, and you — or at least one or more of your computers — may now be right at the front line, already in the fight. Actually, in cyber warfare, there … Continue reading Inside Cyber Warfare, 2nd Edition – You’re at the front line & you can’t retreat – #bookreview

The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications – #programming #bookreview

The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications By Michal Zalewski (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $49.95 ; Kindle edition, list price $31.95) When Michal Zalewski writes, people listen. And many software programmers pay — or should pay — very close attention to what he recommends. Zalewski is an internationally respected information … Continue reading The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications – #programming #bookreview