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The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption...
by Gene Kim

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><i>The Phoenix Project</i> wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes <i>The Unicorn Project</i>!</b><br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than <i>The Phoenix Project</i>..."</b>--FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas<br /><br /><b>"Gene Kim does a masterful job of showing how ... the efforts of many create lasting business advantages for all."</b>--DR. STEVEN SPEAR, author of <i>The High-Velocity Edge</i>, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC.<br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> is so clever, so good, so crazy enlightening!"</b>--CORNELIA DAVIS, Vice President Of Technology at Pivotal Software, Inc., Author of <i>Cloud Native Patterns</i><br /><br />This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title <i>The Phoenix Project</i> takes another look at Parts Unlimited, this time from the perspective of software development.<br /><br />In <i>The Unicorn Project</i>, we follow Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Project, to the horror of her friends and colleagues, as punishment for contributing to a payroll outage. She tries to survive in what feels like a heartless and uncaring bureaucracy and to work within a system where no one can get anything done without endless committees, paperwork, and approvals.<br /><br />One day, she is approached by a ragtag bunch of misfits who say they want to overthrow the existing order, to liberate developers, to bring joy back to technology work, and to enable the business to win in a time of digital disruption. To her surprise, she finds herself drawn ever further into this movement, eventually becoming one of the leaders of the Rebellion, which puts her in the crosshairs of some familiar and very dangerous enemies.<br /><br />The Age of Software is here, and another mass extinction event looms--this is a story about rebel developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty...and opportunity.<br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> provides insanely useful insights on how to improve your technology business."</b>--DOMINICA DEGRANDIS, author of <i>Making Work Visible</i> and Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop<br /><br />------<br /><br />"My goal in writing <i>The Unicorn Project</i> was to explore and reveal the necessary but invisible structures required to make developers (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity. I hope this book can create common ground for technology and business leaders to leave the past behind, and co-create a better future together."--Gene Kim, November 2019
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Mo...
by Andy Greenberg

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English

Pages

331

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>"<i>Sandworm </i>is much more than a true-life techno-thriller. It's a tour through a realm that is both invisible and critical to the daily lives of every person alive in the 21st century."<br />鈥?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i><br /></b><br /><b>From </b><i>Wired </i><b>senior writer Andy Greenberg comes the true story of the most devastating cyberattack in history and the desperate hunt to identify and track the elite Russian agents behind it</b><br /><br />In 2014, the world witnessed the start of a mysterious series of cyberattacks. Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes grew ever more brazen. They culminated in the summer of 2017, when the malware known as NotPetya was unleashed, penetrating, disrupting, and paralyzing some of the world's largest businesses鈥攆rom drug manufacturers to software developers to shipping companies. At the attack's epicenter in Ukraine, ATMs froze. The railway and postal systems shut down. Hospitals went dark. NotPetya spread around the world, inflicting an unprecedented ten billion dollars in damage鈥攖he largest, most destructive cyberattack the world had ever seen.<br /><br />The hackers behind these attacks are quickly gaining a reputation as the most dangerous team of cyberwarriors in history: a group known as Sandworm. Working in the service of Russia's military intelligence agency, they represent a persistent, highly skilled force, one whose talents are matched by their willingness to launch broad, unrestrained attacks on the most critical infrastructure of their adversaries. They target government and private sector, military and civilians alike.<br /><br />A chilling, globe-spanning detective story, <i>Sandworm</i> considers the danger this force poses to our national security and stability. As the Kremlin's role in foreign government manipulation comes into greater focus, <i>Sandworm</i> exposes the realities not just of Russia's global digital offensive, but of an era where warfare ceases to be waged on the battlefield. It reveals how the lines between digital and physical conflict, between wartime and peacetime, have begun to blur鈥攚ith world-shaking implications.
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches Y...
by Kevin Mitnick

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<strong>Be online without leaving a trace.</strong><br /><br />Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.<br /><br />In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. <br /><br />Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as <em>the</em> expert on the subject of computer security. <br /><br />Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data. <br />
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> best-selling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach listeners how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.</strong></p><p>Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.</p><p>Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.</p><p>X</p>
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
by Brad Stone

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English

Pages

386

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<strong>The definitive story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com -- "It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story" (<i>New Republic</i>). </strong><b><br /></b><b>Named a Best Book of the Year by the <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Forbes</i>, <i>New Republic</i>, <i>The Economist</i>, Bloomberg, and Gizmodo. </b><br /><br /> Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.<br /><br />Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. <i>The Everything Store </i>is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.
Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlo...
by Aur茅lien G茅ron

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English

Pages

851

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

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<p>Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.</p><p>By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks鈥擲cikit-Learn and TensorFlow鈥攁uthor Aur茅lien G茅ron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You鈥檒l learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you鈥檝e learned, all you need is programming experience to get started.</p><ul><li>Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets</li><li>Use Scikit-Learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end</li><li>Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods</li><li>Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets</li><li>Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning</li><li>Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets</li></ul>
Dungeon World 4: A Dungeon Core Experience
by Jonathan Brooks

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English

Pages

522

Publication Date

December 05, 2019

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In search for the townspeople of Gatecross and his Core Power Guild, Fred and his friends wind up in the city of Allroads 鈥?where they find more than they bargained for. After successfully breaking them all out of prison using his special abilities and creating a small dungeon underneath the city, his activity unfortunately gained the attention of the elemental Dungeon Core factions surrounding the large valley where the city was located.<br /><br />That鈥檚 because the city of Allroads was occupying the middle of what the Cores called a Convergence, an area of intense elemental concentration that produced an extraordinary amount of ambient Mana; those Convergences are protected and off-limits for any dungeons to possess, which was one of the reasons Fred gained the ire of the nearby Cores.<br /><br />Or, it could be because he destroyed three of their own鈥?lt;br /><br />Regardless of the reason, Allroads is under siege, and Fred has to help defend the city from all seven of the elemental factions pressing against his territory border, prepare for potential invaders to his dungeon with the help of his Shards, and potentially figure out a way to save both species (Humans and Dungeon Cores) from extinction. <br /><br />And he has to do all of that while convincing the Allroads Council not to execute him for bringing all of this trouble to their literal doorstep鈥?lt;br /><br />Contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling. No harems and no profanity.<br />
CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide
by Darril Gibson

Language

English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><font>Pass the First Time.</font></b><br /><p>The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. </p><br /><p>It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he鈥檚 honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. </p><br /><p>You鈥檒l understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what鈥檚 important.</p><br /><p>Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, you鈥檒l be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.</p><br /><p>If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you鈥檒l be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.</p><br /><p>The author supplements the book with blog posts here: http://blogs.getcertifiedgetahead.com/.</p><br /><p>This page provides a full listing of mobile device apps from the author: http://learnzapp.com/partners/darrilgibson/.</p>
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Relia...
by Martin Kleppmann

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English

Pages

616

Publication Date

March 16, 2017

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<p>Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?</p><p>In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.</p><ul><li>Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively</li><li>Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools</li><li>Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity</li><li>Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built</li><li>Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures</li></ul>
BPF Performance Tools (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Seri...
by Brendan Gregg

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English

Pages

880

Publication Date

November 27, 2019

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BPF and related observability tools give software professionals unprecedented visibility into software, helping them analyze operating system and application performance, troubleshoot code, and strengthen security. <b> <i>BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability</i> </b> is the industry鈥檚 most comprehensive guide to using these tools for observability. Brendan Gregg, author of the industry鈥檚 definitive guide to system performance, introduces powerful new methods and tools for doing analysis that leads to more robust, reliable, and safer code.聽 <br /> This authoritative guide: <ul> <li>Explores a wide spectrum of software and hardware targets</li> <li>Thoroughly covers open source BPF tools from the Linux Foundation iovisor project鈥檚 bcc and bpftrace repositories</li> <li>Summarizes performance engineering and kernel internals you need to understand</li> <li>Provides and discusses 150+ bpftrace tools, including 80 written specifically for this book: tools you can run as-is, without programming 鈥?or customize and develop further, using diverse interfaces and the bpftrace front-end</li> </ul> You鈥檒l learn how to use BPF (eBPF) tracing tools to analyze CPUs, memory, disks, file systems, networking, languages, applications, containers, hypervisors, security, and the Linux kernel. You鈥檒l move from basic to advanced tools and techniques, producing new metrics, stack traces, custom latency histograms, and more. It鈥檚 like having a superpower: with Gregg鈥檚 guidance and tools, you can analyze virtually everything that impacts system performance, so you can improve virtually any Linux operating system or application. <br />

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