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The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World

Life sometimes seems illogical. Individuals do strange things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, mug each other. Love seems irrational, and so does divorce. On a larger scale, life seems no fairer or easier to fathom: Why do some neighborhoods thrive and others become ghettos? Why is racism so persistent? Why is your idiot boss paid a fortune for sitting behind a mahogany altar? Thorny questions–and you might be surprised to hear the answers coming from an economist. But award-winning journalist Tim Harford likes to spring surprises. In this deftly reasoned book, he argues that life is logical after all. Under the surface of everyday insanity, hidden incentives are at work, and Harford shows these incentives emerging in the most unlikely places[...]

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL

There's a wealth of data online, but sorting and gathering it by hand can be tedious and time consuming. Rather than click through page after endless page, why not let bots do the work for you?Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers will show you how to create simple programs with PHP/CURL to mine, parse, and archive online data to help you make informed decisions. Michael Schrenk, a highly regarded webbot developer, teaches you how to develop fault-tolerant designs, how best to launch and schedule the work of your bots, and how to create Internet agents that:Send email or SMS notifications to alert you to new information quicklySearch different data sources and combine the results on one page, making the data easier to interpret and analyzeAutomate purchases, auction bids, and other online activities to save timeSample projects for automating tasks like price monitoring and news aggregation will show you how to put the concepts you learn into practice.This second edition of Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers includes tricks for dealing with sites that are resistant to crawling and scraping, writing stealthy webbots that mimic human search behavior, and using regular expressions to harvest specific data. As you discover the possibilities of web[...]

Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data (The Morgan Kaufmann Series on Business Intelligence)

Data Warehousing in the Age of the Big Data will help you and your organization make the most of unstructured data with your existing data warehouse. As Big Data continues to revolutionize how we use data, it doesn't have to create more confusion. Expert author Krish Krishnan helps you make sense of how Big Data fits into the world of data warehousing in clear and concise detail. The book is presented in three distinct parts. Part 1 discusses Big Data, its technologies and use cases from early adopters. Part 2 addresses data warehousing, its shortcomings, and new architecture options, workloads, and integration techniques for Big Data and the data warehouse. Part 3 deals with data governance, data visualization, information life-cycle management, data scientists, and implementing a Big Data–ready data warehouse. Extensive appendixes include case studies from vendor implementations and a special segment on how we can build a healthcare information factory. Ultimately, this book will help you navigate through the complex layers of Big Data and data warehousing while providing you information on how to effectively think about using all these technologies and the architectures to design the next-generation data warehouse.Learn how to leverage Big Data by effectively integrating it[...]

Hadoop Real-World Solutions Cookbook – Second Edition

Key FeaturesImplement outstanding Machine Learning use cases on your own analytics models and processes.Solutions to common problems when working with the Hadoop ecosystem.Step-by-step implementation of end-to-end big data use cases.Who This Book Is ForReaders who have a basic knowledge of big data systems and want to advance their knowledge with hands-on recipes.Book DescriptionBig data is the current requirement. Most organizations produce huge amount of data every day. With the arrival of Hadoop-like tools, it has become easier for everyone to solve big data problems with great efficiency and at minimal cost. Grasping Machine Learning techniques will help you greatly in building predictive models and using this data to make the right decisions for your organization.Hadoop Real World Solutions Cookbook gives readers insights into learning and mastering big data via recipes. The book not only clarifies most big data tools in the market but also provides best practices for using them. The book provides recipes that are based on the latest versions of Apache Hadoop 2.X, YARN, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Flume, Apache Spark, Mahout and many more such ecosystem tools. This real-world-solution cookbook is packed with handy recipes you can apply to your own everyday issues. Each chapter provides in-depth recipes[...]

Privacy and Big Data: The Players, Regulators, and Stakeholders

Much of what constitutes Big Data is information about us. Through our online activities, we leave an easy-to-follow trail of digital footprints that reveal who we are, what we buy, where we go, and much more. This eye-opening book explores the raging privacy debate over the use of personal data, with one undeniable conclusion: once data's been collected, we have absolutely no control over who uses it or how it is used.Personal data is the hottest commodity on the market today—truly more valuable than gold. We are the asset that every company, industry, non-profit, and government wants. Privacy and Big Data introduces you to the players in the personal data game, and explains the stark differences in how the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world approach the privacy issue.You'll learn about:Collectors: social networking titans that collect, share, and sell user dataUsers: marketing organizations, government agencies, and many othersData markets: companies that aggregate and sell datasets to anyoneRegulators: governments with one policy for commercial data use, and another for providing security[...]

Ethics of Big Data: Balancing Risk and Innovation

What are your organization’s policies for generating and using huge datasets full of personal information? This book examines ethical questions raised by the big data phenomenon, and explains why enterprises need to reconsider business decisions concerning privacy and identity. Authors Kord Davis and Doug Patterson provide methods and techniques to help your business engage in a transparent and productive ethical inquiry into your current data practices.Both individuals and organizations have legitimate interests in understanding how data is handled. Your use of data can directly affect brand quality and revenue—as Target, Apple, Netflix, and dozens of other companies have discovered. With this book, you’ll learn how to align your actions with explicit company values and preserve the trust of customers, partners, and stakeholders.Review your data-handling practices and examine whether they reflect core organizational valuesExpress coherent and consistent positions on your organization’s use of big dataDefine tactical plans to close gaps between values and practices—and discover how to maintain alignment as conditions change over timeMaintain a balance between the benefits of innovation and the risks of unintended consequences[...]

Blockchain : La révolution de la confiance

« Deuxième révolution numérique », « ubérisation ultime », « machine à confiance »... la blockchain laisse présager une révolution des usages comparable à celle portée par l''Internet dans les années 90. La promesse de la blockchain est en effet majeure : des transactions instantanées à des coûts minimes et sans organe central de contrôle. Cette technologie a le potentiel de totalement changer les règles du jeu dans de nombreux secteurs économiques, à commencer par le système bancaire. Comment se préparer ? Laurent Leloup décrypte de façon très pédagogique le fonctionnement d''une blockchain, les expériences en cours, les perspectives. Surtout, il pointe les questions à se poser et aide à diagnostiquer les opportunités liées à la blockchain dans chaque secteur. Au-delà des implications économiques, c''est une profonde transformation sociétale qui s''annonce. Car la blockchain est avant tout une révolution de la confiance, portée non plus par un tiers de confiance - banquier, notaire, etc. -, mais par un système décentralisé et partagé. Un nouveau monde se profile. Préface de William Mougayar. Laurent Leloup a fondé en 2006 Finyear Group, qui publie les quotidiens Finyear & Blockchain Daily News et produit de nombreux événements. En 2016, il a cofondé Blockness, une[...]

The Blockchain Developer: A Practical Guide for Designing, Implementing, Publishing, Testing, and Securing Distributed Blockchain-based Projects

Become a Blockchain developer and design, build, publish, test, maintain and secure scalable decentralized Blockchain projects using Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, EOS and Hyperledger. This book helps you understand Blockchain beyond development and crypto to better harness its power and capability. You will learn tips to start your own project, and best practices for testing, security, and even compliance. Immerse yourself in this technology and review key topics such as cryptoeconomics, coding your own Blockchain P2P network, different consensus mechanisms, decentralized ledger, mining, wallets, blocks, and transactions. Additionally, this book provides you with hands-on practical tools and examples for creating smart contracts and dApps for different blockchains such as Ethereum, NEO, EOS, and Hyperledger. Aided by practical, real-world coding examples, you’ll see how to build dApps with Angular utilizing typescript from start to finish, connect to the blockchain network locally on a test network, and publish on the production mainnet environment. Don’t be left out of the next technology revolution – become a Blockchain developer using The Blockchain Developer today.What You’ll LearnExplore the Blockchain ecosystem is and the different consensus mechanismsCreate miners, wallets, transactions, distributed networks and DAppsReview the main features of Bitcoin: Ethereum, NEO and EOS, and[...]

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