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Understanding Decentralized Finance: How DeFi is Changing the Future of Money

Understanding Decentralized Finance demystifies DeFi, locating the integration points between decentralised and centralized finance to help finance professionals unlock valuable opportunities. DeFi - the next evolution of cryptocurrency - has brought a new wave of investors into the world of finance. As fintechs and financial institutions seek to integrate with DeFi, this book explores its history, its present context, and its future. It explains the world of DeFi by comparing it to the traditional finance sector, highlighting points of similarity, difference and integration[...]

Clean Agile: Back to Basics

“In the journey to all things Agile, Uncle Bob has been there, done that, and has the both the t-shirt and the scars to show for it. This delightful book is part history, part personal stories, and all wisdom. If you want to understand what Agile is and how it came to be, this is[...]
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[Book Summary] Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design

“Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design” is a book written by Robert C. Martin, popularly known as “Uncle Bob.” The book focuses on the principles and practices of designing software architectures that are flexible, maintainable, and scalable. It provides guidance on creating modular and decoupled systems that can withstand changes and[...]
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[Book Summary] The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers

“The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers” is a book written by Robert C. Martin, also known as “Uncle Bob.” The book focuses on the professional and ethical aspects of software development, providing guidance on how to be a responsible and reliable programmer. Here’s a summary of the book and some key[...]
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[Book Summary] Clean Code : A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

“Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship” is a book written by Robert C. Martin, commonly known as “Uncle Bob.” The book emphasizes the importance of writing clean, maintainable, and high-quality code in the field of software development. Here’s a summary of the book and some key learnings and insights: Summary: “Clean Code” is[...]
Site Reliability Engineering

The Art of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) with Azure: Building and Deploying Applications that Endure

Gain a foundational understanding of SRE and learn its basic concepts and architectural best practices for deploying Azure IaaS, PaaS, and microservices-based resilient architectures. The book starts with the base concepts of SRE operations and developer needs, followed by definitions and acronyms of Service Level Agreements in real-world scenarios. Moving forward, you will learn how[...]
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Becoming a Rockstar SRE: Electrify your site reliability engineering mindset to build reliable, resilient, and efficient systems

Site reliability engineering is all about continuous improvement, finding the balance between business and product demands while working within technological limitations to drive higher revenue. But quantifying and understanding reliability, handling resources, and meeting developer requirements can sometimes be overwhelming. With a focus on reliability from an infrastructure and coding perspective, Becoming a Rockstar SRE[...]
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The Unicorn Project Book Summary: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data

“The Unicorn Project” is a book by Gene Kim, a companion novel to “The Phoenix Project,” that explores the challenges faced by a different protagonist, Maxine, as she works on a transformational project within the same company, Parts Unlimited. The book delves into the importance of developer productivity, innovation, and the role of technology in[...]

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Big Data and Blockchain for Service Operations Management

This book aims to provide the necessary background to work with big data blockchain by introducing some novel applications in service operations for both academics and interested practitioners, and to benefit society, industry, academia, and government. Presenting applications in a variety of industries, this book intends to cover theory, research, development, and applications of big data and blockchain, as embedded in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, economics, business, management, and life sciences, to help service operations management...

Blockchain QuickStart Guide: Explore Cryptography, Cryptocurrency, Distributed Ledger, Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum

This book is about developing a comprehensive understanding of blockchain, how it works and can benefit the functioning of the organization. This book exposes you to blockchain technology and illustrates how to leverage it to create value. First, you should have a working grasp of cryptography, cypher modes, digital signatures, and digital certificates, all of which are thoroughly covered in the first chapter of this book. By gradually introducing you to Distributed Ledger Technology, you can start understanding blockchain. After that, you'll become acquainted with fundamental blockchain concepts like consensus models, algorithms, and procedures. You'll learn about blockchain platforms such as Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric that enable the development of DApps, DeFi applications, and systems driven by blockchains. Additionally, concepts such as smart contracts, the Ethereum virtual machine, accounts, wallets, GAS, and mining are explained briefly and simplified. The book analyses current blockchain developments, various blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platforms and helps you to gain a better grasp of the technology...

Enabling the Internet of Value: How Blockchain Connects Global Businesses

This book shows how blockchain technology can transform the Internet, connecting global businesses in disruptive ways. It offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted examination of the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) from a new perspective: as an enabler of the Internet of Value (IoV).    The authors discuss applications of blockchain technology to the financial services domain, e.g. in real estate, insurance and the emerging Decentralised Finance (DeFi) movement. They also cover applications to the media and e-commerce domains.  DLT’s impacts on the circular economy, marketplace, Internet of Things (IoT) and oracle business models are also investigated. In closing, the book provides outlooks on the evolution of DLT, as well as the systemic governance and privacy risks of the IoV.  ...

Blockchain and Deep Learning Future Trends and Enabling Technologies

This book introduces to blockchain and deep learning and explores and illustrates the current and new trends that integrate them. The pace and speeds for connectivity are certain on the ascend. Blockchain and deep learning are twin technologies that are integral to integrity and relevance of network contents. Since they are data-driven technologies, rapidly growing interests exist to incorporate them in efficient and secure data sharing and analysis applications. Blockchain and deep learning are sentinel contemporary research technologies...

How to Invest: Masters on the Craft

A master class on investing featuring conversations with the biggest names in finance, from the legendary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, David M. Rubenstein. What do the most successful investors have in common? David M. Rubenstein, cofounder of one of the world’s largest investment firms, has spent years interviewing the greatest investors in the world to discover the time-tested principles, hard-earned wisdom, and indispensable tools that guide their practice.​...

Cryptography Algorithms: A guide to algorithms in blockchain, quantum cryptography, zero-knowledge protocols

Cryptography Algorithms is designed to help you get up and running with modern cryptography algorithms. You'll not only explore old and modern security practices but also discover practical examples of implementing them effectively...

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Crypto Trading

Crypto Trading for Ambitious Beginners: A Practical Guide to Profitable Trading in Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies

No, you haven’t missed the boat on crypto. In fact, compared to many other technological revolutions, the crypto revolution has really only just begun—and this book will show you how to get into crypto the right way. Consider this observation about the computer revolution in the 1980s: “Today only 15% of American homes have a...
the art of war

Analyzing the Logic of Sun Tzu in “The Art of War”, Using Mind Maps

The book you have just opened is probably unlike anything you have ever read so far. It offers you a path to direct contact with “The Art of War”, the masterpiece of Sun Tzu, a classical theorist of warfare in Ancient China. This book examines an ancient Chinese work on strategy and warfare: Sun Tzu...
Art of War

Sun Tzu: The Art of War (Restored Translation)

Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been vastly influential in the east since China’s Warring States Period (403 BC – 221 BC). And though its first translation into a European language was only in 1782, the book’s significance was quickly recognized; and even such towering figures of Western history as Napoleon and General Douglas MacArthur...

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks

Some Excel tips and Tricks to save you 100 hours of manual work. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular applications for data analysis and I have been using it non-stop for 20+ years! With built-in pivot tables, they are without a doubt the most sought-after analytic tool available. It is an all-in-one data...

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Le principe de Peter : ou pourquoi tout va toujours mal

“Dans une hiérarchie, tout employé tend à s’élever jusqu’à atteindre son niveau...

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Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a...

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RÉUSSIR SON MÉMOIRE ET SON RAPPORT DE STAGE

Ecrire un mémoire ou un rapport de stage requiert des compétences inédites pour les étudiants qui...

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Extreme Teams: Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail

Managers want great teams, but most build them around decades-old ideas and practices made popular...

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