A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTH FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: ´´ Nothing Mr. Gilder says or writes is ever delivered at anything less than the fullest philosophical decibel.. . Mr. Gilder sounds less like a tech guru than a poet, and his words tumble out in a romantic cascade.´´ ´´Google´s algorithms assume the world´s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it´s wrong: the future depends on human action.´´ - Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it´s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder-the peerless visionary of technology and culture-explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google´s astonishing ability to ´´search and sort´´ attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies-videos, maps, email, calendars....And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of ´´aggregate and advertise´´ works-for a while-if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the ´´cryptocosm´´-the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a ´´great unbundling,´´ which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet. Life after Google is almost here. For fans of ´´Wealth and Poverty,´´ ´´Knowledge and Power,´´ and ´´The Scandal of Money.´´
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Sixth Edition has been considered essential reading by instructors, students and practitioners of computer design for over 20 years. The sixth edition of this classic textbook from Hennessy and Patterson, winners of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award recognizing contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field, is fully revised with the latest developments in processor and system architecture. The text now features examples from the RISC-V (RISC Five) instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard. It also includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures and an updated chapter on warehouse-scale computing that features the first public information on Google´s newest WSC. True to its original mission of demystifying computer architecture, this edition continues the longstanding tradition of focusing on areas where the most exciting computing innovation is happening, while always keeping an emphasis on good engineering design. Winner of a 2019 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association Includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures, explaining how they are the only path forward for improved performance and energy efficiency given the end of Moore´s Law and Dennard scaling Features the first publication of several DSAs from industry Features extensive updates to the chapter on warehouse-scale computing, with the first public information on the newest Google WSC Offers updates to other chapters including new material dealing with the use of stacked DRAM; data on the performance of new NVIDIA Pascal GPU vs. new AVX-512 Intel Skylake CPU; and extensive additions to content covering multicore architecture and organization Includes ´´Putting It All Together´´ sections near the end of every chapter, providing real-world technology examples that demonstrate the principles covered in each chapter Includes review appendices in the printed text and additional reference appendices available online Includes updated and improved case studies and exercises ACM named John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry
KEY FEATURES ? Hands on code examples ? Lots of useful images ? Written in an approachable way ? Helps readers get their applications deployed quickly AUDIENCE Readers will have a working knowledge of application development in a modern language and an understanding of application architecture. No knowledge of cloud services required.
Sybex Study Guides teach IT professionals the skills needed to perform a job well. With those skills plus insight on how a certification exam tests for those skills, an IT professional can be confident for the exam. In Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide, readers get ready for this important exam from Google and master the skills they need to be prepared to tackle Google Cloud Architecture jobs. With 100% coverage of all exam objectives readers will learn: Designing for Business and Technical Requirements Designing Compute Resources Designing Storage Systems Designing Networks Designing Security and Legal Compliance Designing for Reliability Analyzing and Defining Technical Processes Analyzing and Defining Business Processes Development and Operations Migration Planning
Learn fundamental to advanced GCP architectural techniques using 30 + real-world use cases. The ´Google Cloud Platform an Architect´s Guide´ is a comprehensive handbook that covers everything that you need to know from GCP fundamentals to advanced cloud architecture topics. The book covers what you need to understand to pass the Google certification exams but goes far further and deeper as it explores real-world use cases and business scenarios. But you don´t need to be an IT expert as the book is designed to cater for both beginners and those experienced in other cloud or on other on-premises networks. To that end, the book is split into distinct parts that caters for all levels of expertise. Part -1 is aimed at the novice someone new to a cloud architecture environment that needs to become familiar with the fundamentals of cloud architecture and industry best practices so the more experienced reader may wish to skip this section. Part-2 takes a far deeper dive into GCP theory and practice as well as providing real-world use cases and practical tips that are beneficial for architects at all levels. Part-3 delves much deeper into GCP practical theory on elasticity, scalability and resilience. It also covers Kubernetes in greater detail and touches on High-Performance Computing and IoT designs. The book closes with a final part dealing with cloud-native design practices and as such it covers design, monitoring, notification and remediation techniques to ensure best practice in cloud-native application design, deployment, stabilisation and commissioning.
Home to all kinds of cultural extremes, Tokyo is where futuristic meets traditional and tranquility meets speed. Jacketed in a delightful city map drawn by Masako Kubo, CITIx60 Tokyo gives you a good, varied taste of what the Japanese capital has to offer. Endorsed by 60 local ambassadors, all known for their accomplishments in the creative industry, the 60 hangouts list architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, dining and nightime activities, accompanied by Google Map QR code, top tips and useful apps to ease your trip. Readers will find updated visitor info, new locations and cultural events in this revised edition.
Learn the bare essentials needed to begin developing cross-platform, mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. Apps can be easily deployed to Google Play or to the Apple App Store. You will gain insight on architecture and how to arrange your app´s design, where to begin developing, what pitfalls exist, and how to avoid them. Also covered are expected new features in Xamarin.Forms 3.0, so you may be prepared ahead of time for what the next release brings. Xamarin.Forms Essentials provides a brief history of Xamarin as a company, including how their product has become one of the most-used, cross-platform technologies for enterprise applications and app development across the world. Examples in the book are built around a real-life example that is an actual app in Google Play and in the Apple App Store, and has thousands of downloads between iOS and Android. You will learn how an application is set up from scratch, and you will benefit from the author´s hard-won experience and tips in addressing various development challenges. What You´ll Learn Create cross-platform user interfaces from one code base for both iOS and Android See how a commercial application is built and then deployed for sale in the app stores Integrate your Xamarin.Forms applications with third-party, RESTful APIs Arrange application architecture to avoid pitfalls and optimize your design Get a heads-up on new features released as part of Xamarin.Forms 3.0 Choose appropriately between Xamarin.Forms and traditional Xamarin, depending upon your application needs and its goals Who This Book Is For Mobile app developers who are producing software for multiple platforms, including Google Android and Apple iOS. Readers should be familiar with Visual Studio either on Mac OS X or Windows, and have a working knowledge of C#.
The Xamarin tool suite, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS, is a bridge from .NET into the world of native mobile development. These tools give C sharp developers a direct line into native Android and iOS development, allowing them to build business apps for the Google Play and iTunes app stores. This book helps a developer navigate Android and iOS architecture using .NET. Mobile development makes frequent use of traditional patterns such as MVC, MVVM, Delegates, and Singleton. Pattern-savvy readers will find familiar .NET foundations here with logical bridges into mobile platform-specific implementations. Newcomers to design patterns will find a mobile pattern guidebook. The iOS UI must still be written in Xcode. The Android UI rests on Activities. How are all of these built on a variation of the familiar MVC pattern? The reader will learn about mobile data binding and decoupling of UI and back-end logic for cross-platform code reuse. Application lifecycles on native platforms are unique as mobile and tablet apps spawn, live, pause, and die. The reader will learn how code must respond to changes in state and manage data transfer between views. Web services are the mainstay of mobile data and this is a primer for cross-platform client/service construction. It also explores background data-loading techniques and offline access using local data structures: blueprints for the mobile data layer. This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most important and vexing problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform native mobile applications?
Graceful and eccentric at the same time, London is home to some of the world´s top-rated museums, restaurants and designer shops. Jacketed in a handsome city map drawn by local artist David Ryan Robinson, CITIx60 London gives you a good, varied taste of what the design capital has to offer. Endorsed by 60 local ambassadors, all known for their accomplishments in the creative industry, the 60 hangouts cover architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, dining and nightime activities, accompanied by Google Map QR code, top tips and useful apps to ease your trip. Readers will find updated visitor info, new locations and cultural events in this revised edition.