Category Archives: Technology

Leading Open Innovation (MIT Press)

In state-of-the-art aggressive globalized marketplace, businesses are more and more attaining past traditional inner tools of analysis and improvement to take advantage of principles constructed via methods of open innovation (OI). enterprises together with Siemens, Nokia, Wikipedia, Hyve, and innosabi might release intricate OI tasks, actively looking companions to assist them innovate in particular components. members affiliated by way of universal pursuits instead of institutional ties use OI to enhance new items, companies, and suggestions to satisfy unmet needs.

This quantity describes the ways in which OI expands the distance for innovation, describing quite a number OI practices, contributors, and tendencies. The members come from perform and academe, and mirror foreign, cross-sector, and transdisciplinary views. They document on numerous OI tasks, provide theoretical frameworks, and view new arenas for OI from production to schooling.

Contributors: Nizar Abdelkafi, John Bessant, Yves Doz, Johann Füller, Lynda Gratton, Rudolf Gröger, Julia Hautz, Anne Sigismund Huff, Katja Hutter, Christoph Ihl, Thomas Lackner, Karim R. Lakhani, Kathrin M. Möslein, Anne-Katrin Neyer, Frank Piller, Ralf Reichwald, Mitchell M. Tseng, Catharina van Delden, Eric von Hippel, Bettina von Stamm, Andrei Villarroel, Nancy Wünderlich

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Satellite and Terrestrial Hybrid Networks (Iste)

By Pascal Berthou

This e-book deals the reader the keys for a profitable realizing, integration and utilization of satellite tv for pc structures as well as subsequent iteration terrestrial networks. The DVB-S2/RCS approach is used to demonstrate the combination demanding situations. The presentation makes use of a approach method, i.e. it tackles the terrestrial and satellite tv for pc telecommunication platforms’ complexity with a excessive point technique, concentrating on the platforms’ parts and on their interactions. numerous eventualities current the several paths that may be for the mixing of satellite tv for pc platforms in terrestrial networks. caliber of provider administration concepts in terrestrial and satellite tv for pc structures and the suggestions to assist them to interoperate are supplied. Inter-system mobility strategies and function difficulties are then addressed. The suggestions proposed during this booklet were constructed in the framework of eu and French funded examine tasks and validated with simulated or genuine testbeds.

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Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))

By Jez Humble, David Farley

Winner of the 2011 Jolt Excellence Award!

Getting software program published to clients is usually a painful, dicy, and time-consuming process.

This groundbreaking new ebook units out the foundations and technical practices that enable

rapid, incremental supply of top quality, invaluable new performance to clients. Through

automation of the construct, deployment, and trying out procedure, and more advantageous collaboration between

developers, testers, and operations, supply groups can get adjustments published in a question of hours—

sometimes even minutes–no topic what the scale of a undertaking or the complexity of its code base.


Jez Humble and David Farley commence by way of proposing the principles of a speedy, trustworthy, low-risk

delivery technique. subsequent, they introduce the “deployment pipeline,” an automatic procedure for

managing all adjustments, from check-in to free up. eventually, they talk about the “ecosystem” wanted to

support non-stop supply, from infrastructure, information and configuration administration to governance.


The authors introduce state of the art strategies, together with computerized infrastructure management

and info migration, and using virtualization. for every, they evaluate key concerns, determine best

practices, and display easy methods to mitigate hazards. insurance includes


• Automating all points of creating, integrating, trying out, and deploying software

• enforcing deployment pipelines at group and organizational levels

• enhancing collaboration among builders, testers, and operations

• constructing beneficial properties incrementally on huge and dispensed teams

• imposing an efficient configuration administration strategy

• Automating attractiveness checking out, from research to implementation

• checking out means and different non-functional requirements

• enforcing non-stop deployment and zero-downtime releases

• coping with infrastructure, information, parts and dependencies

• Navigating threat administration, compliance, and auditing


Whether you’re a developer, platforms administrator, tester, or supervisor, this booklet can help your

organization circulation from notion to unencumber quicker than ever—so you could carry worth in your business

rapidly and reliably.


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Science, Technology, and Government

By Murray N. Rothbard

During this formerly unpublished manuscript, present in the Rothbard documents, Rothbard deftly turns the tables at the supporters of massive govt and their mandate for keep an eye on of analysis and improvement in all parts of the tough sciences. What R&D might be inspired and funded, what innovations can be supported, and what components could be given learn provides, etc.? those judgements can basically be determined by way of markets unburdened by way of govt meddling and intervention. Rothbard indicates that technology top advances below the loose industry: the claims on the contrary of the centralizers are spurious. the easiest plan of action for presidency is to get out of how ...

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Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog

By Charlie White, John Biggs

Anyone can construct a weblog. It’s relatively effortless. The tricky half is conserving it suitable, technically sound, and well known. Bloggers Boot Camp indicates you ways to weblog for fulfillment. It teaches you how to discover a distinct segment, find your specific voice, and the way to carry a talk with an viewers. It offers details on the entire correct instruments for the weblog, and it bargains most sensible how you can advertise your weblog and content material for optimum luck and a ecocnomic life.

 Though ideas in growing compelling content material haven’t relatively replaced, ways that the area blogs has because the final variation. The authors have realized much approximately social media considering that writing the former edition’s manuscript. They comprehend and understand how social media could make or holiday a web publication. Microblogging is a brand new development because of the broad usage of social media. To that very same finish, networking with different bloggers and content material creators on the net is one other kind of construction one’s web publication and one’s acceptance as a author.

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Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning

By Damien Bruyndonckx

Those are intriguing instances for the eLearning undefined. drugs and
smartphones are revolutionizing the way in which scholars devour digital
content. those cellular units supply an international of recent technical
challenges and pedagogical possibilities. how you can leverage
this new energy with Adobe Captivate 7 and join the
m-learning revolution.

Adobe Captivate 7 for cellular studying is a hands-on, practical
guide with easy-to-follow, step by step directions which will
help you create numerous sorts of mobile-friendly eLearning
content utilizing the hot authoring and publishing instruments of Adobe
Captivate 7.

Adobe Captivate 7 for cellular studying explores some of the ways
to create and install mobile-friendly content material with Adobe
Captivate. The publication walks you thru the making of 3 Adobe
Captivate initiatives utilizing functional examples and step-by-step

In the 1st undertaking, you'll tips on how to trap on-screen
actions and create a certified excessive definition screencast that
will be uploaded to YouTube. within the moment undertaking, you will
create a mobile-friendly interactive software program demonstration. The
third venture is an present SCORM-compliant quiz that you simply will
modify to be able to make it mobile-friendly. additionally, you will learn
about the newest gains in Captivate 7 by means of putting Adobe Edge
Animate animations into your eLearning content material and by utilizing the
PhoneGap construct carrier to show your Captivate tasks into
native cellular apps.

Adobe Captivate 7 for cellular studying will educate you the
necessary instruments you want to take your eLearning classes to the
next point by way of making them to be had on nearly any laptop and
mobile equipment to be had this present day.

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Raspberry Pi: A Quick-Start Guide

By Maik Schmidt

Printed in complete color.

Most of the ebook is concentrated at newbies in computing and programming. a couple of elements, similar to the small electronics venture and constructing an internet server, think a few intermediate skills.

The Raspberry Pi is without doubt one of the so much profitable open resource initiatives ever. for only $40, you get a full-blown notebook, a multimedia middle, and an internet server--and this booklet can provide every little thing you want to start. you are going to examine the fundamentals, growth to controlling the Pi, after which construct your individual electronics initiatives. This new version is revised and up-to-date with new chapters on including electronic and analog sensors, and developing movies and a burglar alarm with the Pi digital camera.

Get your Raspberry Pi up and operating and doing cool stuff. you will commence with the fundamentals: including undefined, fitting and configuring Debian Linux, and customizing the Pi's firmware to get the main from your hardware.

Then the thrill starts. you are going to attach the Pi in your domestic community, surf the internet, and tweet messages. you will the best way to get the main out of Midori, the Pi's normal browser, and keep watch over the computers of different computers with the Pi. Then you will discover the Pi's versatility with a sequence of domestic initiatives. flip it right into a internet server at your residence community; convert the Pi right into a robust multimedia middle so that you can watch high-definition video and hear your favourite tune; and play vintage video games.

Then you will use the GPIO pins at the Raspberry Pi to construct your personal electronics initiatives, akin to an "out of reminiscence" alarm. you are going to how one can use electronic and analog sensors with the Pi, even if the Pi does not have analog enter ports! eventually, you are going to organize the Pi digicam, create your individual time-lapse movies, and construct an automated e-mailing burglar alarm. energy to the Pi!

What You Need

You desire a Raspberry Pi and a number of other issues that you just most likely have already got at domestic, similar to a keyboard, a mouse, a monitor/TV set, and an SD card. to construct the digital initiatives you wish a couple of affordable elements and the Pi camera.

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MySQL Pocket Reference: SQL Statements, Functions and Utilities and more (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))

By George Reese

To assist you be extra effective on your paintings, this useful pocket reference supplies rapid reminders on how you can use very important MySQL capabilities, particularly at the side of key components of the LAMP open resource infrastructure. This robust database process is so wealthy in beneficial properties that no administrator or programmer can remain conversant in them all. MySQL Pocket Reference is a perfect on-the-job better half, good equipped that can assist you locate and adapt the statements you would like -- quickly.

Updated for the most recent types of this renowned database, this version covers many complicated gains which were additional to MySQL 5.0 and 5.1, together with a piece devoted to saved systems and triggers. After a quick advent on install and preliminary setup, the publication explains:

  • How to configure MySQL, reminiscent of environment the basis password
  • MySQL info kinds, together with numerics, strings, dates, and complicated types
  • SQL syntax, instructions, facts kinds, operators, and functions
  • Arithmetic, comparability and logical operators
  • Aggregate and normal functions
  • Stored strategies and triggers, together with method definition, process calls, process administration, cursors, and triggers

You shouldn't have time to prevent and thumb via an exhaustive reference when you are not easy at paintings. This moveable and cheap advisor is sufficiently small to slot into your pocket, and provides you a handy reference so that you can seek advice anyplace. if you achieve a sticking aspect and want to get to an answer speedy, the MySQL Pocket Reference is the e-book you need to have.

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Eureka: How Invention Happens

This witty and encouraging booklet chronicles the lengthy heritage of discovery and ingenuity which gave upward thrust to a “eureka second” while a dream of invention turned a fact for the 1st time

during this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the complete sweep of William Blake’s artistic paintings whereas telling the tale of his lifestyles  

Tracing the lengthy pre-history of 5 twentieth-century innovations that have remodeled our lives, Gavin Weightman finds a ravishing forged of scientists and encouraged amateurs whose ingenuity has given us the aircraft, tv, bar code, laptop, and cell phone. now not this type of innovations may be attributed to a lone genius who studies a second of concept. approximately all thoughts exist within the mind's eye prior to they're ultimately made to paintings by way of the tough graft of inventors who draw at the discoveries of others.
whereas the discoveries of scientists have supplied important wisdom which has made innovation attainable, it's a revelation of Weightman’s learn that it really is quite often the novice who enjoys the “eureka second” whilst an invention works for the 1st time. jam-packed with attention-grabbing tales of fight, contention, and the ingenuity of either recognized inventors and 1000's of forgotten humans, Weightman’s pleasing paintings is a triumph of storytelling that provides a clean tackle the making of our glossy world.


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Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility: The Ideas Behind the World’s Slowest Computer

By Stewart Brand

Utilizing the designing and construction of the Clock of the lengthy Now as a framework, it is a ebook concerning the functional use of very long time standpoint: the way to get it, find out how to use it, find out how to continue it out and in of sight. listed below are the crucial questions it evokes: How can we make long term pondering computerized and customary rather than tricky and infrequent? self-discipline in suggestion permits freedom. One wishes the distance and reliability to foretell continuity to have the boldness to not be terrified of revolutions Taking the time to consider the long run is extra crucial now than ever, as tradition speeds up past its skill to be measured possible issues are enormously outnumbered through numerous near-impossible situations. fact is statistically compelled to be remarkable; fiction isn't allowed this freedom it is a effective e-book that mixes the chronicling of wonderful expertise with both visionary philosophical inquiry.

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