The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:NYU Press

ISBN:0814708684

Total Pages:288

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“This is the most culturally sophisticated history of the Internet yet written. We can’t make sense of what the Internet means in our lives without reading Schulte’s elegant account of what the Internet has meant at various points in the past 30 years.”—Siva Vaidhyanathan, Chair of the Department of Media Studies at The University of Virginia In the 1980s and 1990s, the internet became a major player in the global economy and a revolutionary component of everyday life for much of the United States and the world. It offered users new ways to relate to one another, to share their lives, and to spend their time—shopping, working, learning, and even taking political or social action. Policymakers and news media attempted—and often struggled—to make sense of the emergence and expansion of this new technology. They imagined the internet in conflicting terms: as a toy for teenagers, a national security threat, a new democratic frontier, an information superhighway, a virtual reality, and a framework for promoting globalization and revolution. Schulte maintains that contested concepts had material consequences and helped shape not just our sense of the internet, but the development of the technology itself. Cached focuses on how people imagine and relate to technology, delving into the political and cultural debates that produced the internet as a core technology able to revise economics, politics, and culture, as well as to alter lived experience. Schulte illustrates the conflicting and indirect ways in which culture and policy combined to produce this transformative technology.

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Web Content Caching and Distribution

Author:Fred Douglis,Brian D. Davison

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1402022581

Total Pages:346

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Web caching and content delivery technologies provide the infrastructure on which systems are built for the scalable distribution of information. This proceedings of the eighth annual workshop, captures a cross-section of the latest issues and techniques of interest to network architects and researchers in large-scale content delivery. Topics covered include the distribution of streaming multimedia, edge caching and computation, multicast, delivery of dynamic content, enterprise content delivery, streaming proxies and servers, content transcoding, replication and caching strategies, peer-to-peer content delivery, and Web prefetching. Web Content Caching and Distribution encompasses all areas relating to the intersection of storage and networking for Internet content services. The book is divided into eight parts: mobility, applications, architectures, multimedia, customization, peer-to-peer, performance and measurement, and delta encoding.

Getting Started with Varnish Cache

Author:Thijs Feryn

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN:1491972173

Total Pages:160

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How long does it take for your website to load? Web performance is just as critical for small and medium-sized websites as it is for massive websites that receive tons of hits. Before you pour money and time into rewriting your code or replacing your infrastructure, first consider a reverse-caching proxy server like Varnish. With this practical book, you’ll learn how Varnish can give your website or API an immediate performance boost. Varnish mimicks the behavior of your webserver, caches its output in memory, and serves the result directly to clients without having to access your webserver. If you’re a web developer familiar with HTTP, this book helps you master Varnish basics, so you can get up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to use the Varnish Configuration Language and HTTP best practices to achieve faster performance and a higher hit rate. Understand how Varnish helps you gain optimum web performance Use HTTP to improve the cache-ability of your websites, web applications, and APIs Properly invalidate your cache when the origin data changes Optimize access to your backend servers Avoid common mistakes when using Varnish in the wild Use logging and debugging tools to examine the behavior of Varnish

Practical Global Illumination with Irradiance Caching

Author:Jaroslav Krivanek,Pascal Gautron

Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN:1598296450

Total Pages:148

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Irradiance caching is a ray tracing-based technique for computing global illumination on diffuse surfaces. Specifically, it addresses the computation of indirect illumination bouncing off one diffuse object onto another. The sole purpose of irradiance caching is to make this computation reasonably fast. The main idea is to perform the indirect illumination sampling only at a selected set of locations in the scene, store the results in a cache, and reuse the cached value at other points through fast interpolation. This book is for anyone interested in making a production-ready implementation of irradiance caching that reliably renders artifact-free images. Since its invention 20 years ago, the irradiance caching algorithm has been successfully used to accelerate global illumination computation in the Radiance lighting simulation system. Its widespread use had to wait until computers became fast enough to consider global illumination in film production rendering. Since then, its use is ubiquitous. Virtually all commercial and open-source rendering software base the global illumination computation upon irradiance caching. Although elegant and powerful, the algorithm in its basic form often fails to produce artifact-free mages. Unfortunately, practical information on implementing the algorithm is scarce. The main objective of this book is to show the irradiance caching algorithm along with all the details and tricks upon which the success of its practical implementation is dependent. In addition, we discuss some extensions of the basic algorithm, such as a GPU implementation for interactive global illumination computation and temporal caching that exploits temporal coherence to suppress flickering in animations. Our goal is to show the material without being overly theoretical. However, the reader should have some basic understanding of rendering concepts, ray tracing in particular. Familiarity with global illumination is useful but not necessary to read this book. Table of Contents: Introduction to Ray Tracing and Global Illumination / Irradiance Caching Core / Practical Rendering with Irradiance Caching / Irradiance Caching in a Complete Global Illumination / Irradiance Caching on Graphics Hardware / Temporal Irradiance Caching

Client Data Caching

Author:Michael J. Franklin

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1461313635

Total Pages:216

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Despite the significant ongoing work in the development of new database systems, many of the basic architectural and performance tradeoffs involved in their design have not previously been explored in a systematic manner. The designers of the various systems have adopted a wide range of strategies in areas such as process structure, client-server interaction, concurrency control, transaction management, and memory management. This monograph investigates several fundamental aspects of the emerging generation of database systems. It describes and investigates implementation techniques to provide high performance and scalability while maintaining the transaction semantics, reliability, and availability associated with more traditional database architectures. The common theme of the techniques developed here is the exploitation of client resources through caching-based data replication. Client Data Caching: A Foundation for High Performance Object Database Systems should be a value to anyone interested in the performance and architecture of distributed information systems in general and Object-based Database Management Systems in particular. It provides useful information for designers of such systems, as well as for practitioners who need to understand the inherent tradeoffs among the architectural alternatives in order to evaluate existing systems. Furthermore, many of the issues addressed in this book are relevant to other systems beyond the ODBMS domain. Such systems include shared-disk parallel database systems, distributed file systems, and distributed virtual memory systems. The presentation is suitable for practitioners and advanced students in all of these areas, although a basic understanding of database transaction semantics and techniques is assumed.

Web Caching and Content Delivery

Author:A. Bestavros,M. Rabinovich

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0444596046

Total Pages:360

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The International Web Content Caching and Distribution Workshop (WCW) is a premiere technical meeting for researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of content caching, distribution and delivery on the Internet. The 2001 WCW meeting was held on the Boston University Campus. Building on the successes of the five previous WCW meetings, WCW01 featured a strong technical program and record participation from leading researchers and practitioners in the field. This book consists of all the technical papers presented at WCW'01. It includes 20 full papers and four R&D synopses that were presented at the workshop. The collection reflects the latest research in this important area, including such topics as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), tools and methodology of performance measurements, Web characterization as relates to caching and content distribution, scalable web server architectures, cache prefetching, emerging new edge services, and delivery of streaming content.

Scalable, Integrated Solutions for Elastic Caching Using IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale

Author:Priyanka Arora,Deepak Khandelwal,Jonathan Marshall,Abhilash Usha,Carla Sadtler,IBM Redbooks

Publisher:IBM Redbooks

ISBN:0738435201

Total Pages:164

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IBM® WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides a powerful, elastic, high-performance solution for scalability issues through caching and grid technology. This IBM Redbooks® publication shows architects and IT personnel how to leverage the power of WebSphere eXtreme Scale technology to enhance data caching performance in their enterprise networks. This book discusses the scalability challenges and solutions facing today's dynamic business and IT environments. Topics discussed include existing scalability solutions, how WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated into these solutions, and best practices for using WebSphere eXtreme Scale in different environments, including application data caching and database caching. Also included is an in-depth discussion of the WebSphere eXtreme Scale infrastructure, such as grid clients and servers, the grid catalog service, zone support, and scalability sizing considerations. This book focuses on the challenges and benefits of integrating WebSphere eXtreme Scale with other middleware products, including WebSphere® Business Events, WebSphere Commerce, WebSphere Portal, and Rational® JazzTM-based products. Detailed procedures for integrating, configuring, and monitoring WebSphere eXtreme Scale in WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Commerce environments are provided.

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Networks

Author:W. Eric Wong

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319111043

Total Pages:1305

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This book aims to examine innovation in the fields of computer engineering and networking. The book covers important emerging topics in computer engineering and networking, and it will help researchers and engineers improve their knowledge of state-of-art in related areas. The book presents papers from the 4th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Networks (CENet2014) held July 19-20, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

Middleware 2001

Author:Rachid Guerraoui

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:3540455183

Total Pages:398

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP/ACM International Conference on Distributed Systems Platforms, Middleware 2001, held in Heidelberg, Germany, in November 2001. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 116 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Java, mobility, distributed abstractions, reliability, home and office, scalability, and quality of service.

Pro Drupal Development

Author:John VanDyk,Matt Westgate

Publisher:Apress

ISBN:9781430201908

Total Pages:428

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Drupal is the premier open source content management system available. It is used for high profile sites such as TheOnion.com and has been deployed by organizations such as NASA. Utilizing Drupal, you can create your own personal blog, a community driven site like Slashdot, or any other content oriented web site you can imagine. Pro Drupal Development is a book geared to professionals that need to deploy and customize Drupal. This book deeply delves into the internals of the Drupal system and teaches the reader everything they will need to know to deploy a highly customized and optimized Drupal installation.

Scalability of Networks and Services

Author:Ramin Sadre,Aiko Pras

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3642026273

Total Pages:211

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This volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series contains the papers accepted for presentation at the Third International Conference on Autonomous - frastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2009). The conference took place in Enschede, The Netherlands, hosted by the University of Twente. AIMS 2009 was - ganized and supported by the EC IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence (#26854) and co-sponsored by IFIP WG 6.6 and the Strategic Research Orientation of the University of Twente on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). AIMS 2009 constituted the Third edition of a single-track and standalone c- ference on management and security aspects of distributed and autonomous systems, which took place initially in Oslo, Norway in June 2007, followed by AIMS 2008 in Bremen, Germany. The theme of the AIMS 2009 conference was “Scalability of Networks and S- vices,” focusing on how scalable networked systems can be monitored, managed, and protected in an ef cient and autonomous way. The research papers that have been - lected for publication in the present proceedings have approached this theme from d- ferent perspectives, covering topics such as network resource management, overlays andpeer-to-peernetworks,networkcon gurationandoptimization,andmonitoringand visualization.

Advances in Information Retrieval

Author:Paul Clough,Colum Foley,Cathal Gurrin,Gareth Jones,Wessel Kraaij,Hyowon Lee,Vanessa Murdock

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:364220161X

Total Pages:795

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2011, held in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2010. The 45 revised full papers presented together with 24 poster papers, 17 short papers, and 6 tool demonstrations were carefully reviewed and selected from 223 full research paper submissions and 64 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on text categorization, recommender systems, Web IR, IR evaluation, IR for Social Networks, cross-language IR, IR theory, multimedia IR, IR applications, interactive IR, and question answering /NLP.

Oracle Database Ajax & PHP Web Application Development

Author:Lee Barney,Michael McLaughlin

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071770429

Total Pages:458

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Design and Deploy Highly Responsive Data-Driven Web 2.0 Applications Deliver next-generation user capabilities and client-side services in your Oracle-based Web applications by combining the powerful features of AJAX and PHP. Written by Web 2.0 programming experts, Oracle Database AJAX & PHP Web Application Development shows you how to design faster, lighter, more responsive Web applications while reducing code support and creation time. You'll learn how to develop modular AJAX and PHP code, add dynamically updated content, and implement click-to-edit and drag-and-drop functionality. You'll also get details on incorporating cutting-edge mashup, reporting, and communication features. Build robust Web applications that utilize the latest AJAX, PHP, and modularity techniques Construct AJAX and PHP objects, controllers, iframes, and models Simplify programming with reusable modules, open-source libraries, and templates Optimize scalability, availability, performance, and security Auto-refresh Web pages and execute XML calls using the HttpRequest object Add HTML drill-down tables, DOM drag-and-drop, and click-to-edit features Retrieve data from external sources using Remote Procedure Calls and Pear-based services Solve browser navigation button, bookmarking, and history tracking issues Allow end users to customize Web pages using tracking, JSON, and mashups Facilitate client-side communication with VOIP, IM, targeted reporting, and file sharing

Web Information Systems Engineering -- WISE 2013

Author:Xuemin Lin,Yannis Manolopoulos,Divesh Srivastava,Guangyan Huang

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3642412300

Total Pages:526

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2013, held in Nanjing, China, in October 2013. The 48 full papers, 29 short papers, and 10 demo and 5 challenge papers, presented in the two-volume proceedings LNCS 8180 and 8181, were carefully reviewed and selected from 198 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: Web mining; Web recommendation; Web services; data engineering and database; semi-structured data and modeling; Web data integration and hidden Web; challenge; social Web; information extraction and multilingual management; networks, graphs and Web-based business processes; event processing, Web monitoring and management; and innovative techniques and creations.

Web Proxy Cache Replacement Strategies

Author:Hala ElAarag

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1447148932

Total Pages:103

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This work presents a study of cache replacement strategies designed for static web content. Proxy servers can improve performance by caching static web content such as cascading style sheets, java script source files, and large files such as images. This topic is particularly important in wireless ad hoc networks, in which mobile devices act as proxy servers for a group of other mobile devices. Opening chapters present an introduction to web requests and the characteristics of web objects, web proxy servers and Squid, and artificial neural networks. This is followed by a comprehensive review of cache replacement strategies simulated against different performance metrics. The work then describes a novel approach to web proxy cache replacement that uses neural networks for decision making, evaluates its performance and decision structures, and examines its implementation in a real environment, namely, in the Squid proxy server.

ASP.NET 4.0 Programming

Author:Joydip Kanjilal

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071604111

Total Pages:608

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The new features in ASP.NET 3.5 make it easier than ever to build standards-based, next-generation websites Foreword by Scott Barnes, Microsoft Corporation Author frequently speaks at industry conferences

ODROID Magazine

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Publisher:Hardkernel, Ltd

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Total Pages:41

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Table of Contents 6 Android Booting Process: Understand the Innards of How Your ODROID Boots Up to Android 8 Pipe Viewer: Get More Interactive With Your Data Progress Tools 8 The Force is Strong with Traceroute 10 How to Compile Doom on Your ODROID: Play this Timeless Classic Custom Compiled for Your Machine 13 Recompile the Mali Video Drivers: Fixing the “Blank Screen” and “Slow Windows” Issues when Upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 14 2 Systems, 1 ODROID, Pure Fun! How to Make a Dual Boot System with Android and Ubuntu 18 Getting Started with Your ODROID: How to Copy an Image File to an SD Card or eMMC 20 Get Yourself a Little More Personality on Your Sudo 21 Sort by File Size in a Directory 21 Split a Huge File 22 On the Thermal Behavior of ODROIDs: The Performance Difference Between the XU and U3 in Greater Detail 26 Say Goodbye to Nano and Set Your Editor to VI 26 Indiegogo Campaign Promises ODROID Compatibility With Stretch Goal 27 ODROID-SHOW: A Powerful Mini LCD Screen for the U3 32 ODROID-UPS Kit: A Compact Affordable Backup Solution 34 OS Spotlight: Fully Loaded Ubuntu 12.11 with Unity 2D Desktop Environment 37 Monitor Your Linux with Nmon 38 Build an ODROID-Powered Off-Road Unmanned Ground Vehicle: Part 1 - Overview, Platform Assembly, and Power Distribution 41 Meet an ODROIDian: Simone (@Sert00), A Long-Time ODROID Enthusiast and Helpful Computer Expert

Mobile HTML5

Author:Estelle Weyl

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN:1491948884

Total Pages:480

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Build kickass websites and applications for all mobile (and non-mobile) platforms by adding HTML5 and CSS3 to your web development toolkit. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn how to develop web apps that not only work on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, but also perform well and provide good user experience. With lots of code and markup examples, you’ll learn best practices for using HTML5 features, including new web forms, SVG, Canvas, localStorage, and related APIs. You’ll also get an in-depth look at CSS3, and discover how to design apps for large monitors and tiny screens alike. Learn HTML5’s elements, syntax, and semantics Build forms that provide enhanced usability with less JavaScript Explore HTML5 media APIs for graphics, video, and audio Enable your applications to work offline, using AppCache, localStorage, and other APIs Learn what you need to know about CSS3 selectors and syntax Dive into CSS3 features such as multiple backgrounds, gradients, border-images, transitions, transforms, and animations Make your web applications usable, responsive, and accessible. Design for performance, user experience, and reliability on all platforms

Investigating Internet Crimes

Author:Todd G. Shipley,Art Bowker

Publisher:Newnes

ISBN:0124079296

Total Pages:496

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Written by experts on the frontlines, Investigating Internet Crimes provides seasoned and new investigators with the background and tools they need to investigate crime occurring in the online world. This invaluable guide provides step-by-step instructions for investigating Internet crimes, including locating, interpreting, understanding, collecting, and documenting online electronic evidence to benefit investigations. Cybercrime is the fastest growing area of crime as more criminals seek to exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity that the Internet provides to commit a diverse range of criminal activities. Today's online crime includes attacks against computer data and systems, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, penetration of online financial services, using social networks to commit crimes, and the deployment of viruses, botnets, and email scams such as phishing. Symantec's 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report stated that the world spent an estimated $110 billion to combat cybercrime, an average of nearly $200 per victim. Law enforcement agencies and corporate security officers around the world with the responsibility for enforcing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime are overwhelmed, not only by the sheer number of crimes being committed but by a lack of adequate training material. This book provides that fundamental knowledge, including how to properly collect and document online evidence, trace IP addresses, and work undercover. Provides step-by-step instructions on how to investigate crimes online Covers how new software tools can assist in online investigations Discusses how to track down, interpret, and understand online electronic evidence to benefit investigations Details guidelines for collecting and documenting online evidence that can be presented in court

Advanced Global Illumination

Author:Philip Dutre,Philippe Bekaert,Kavita Bala

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1315362015

Total Pages:394

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This book provides a fundamental understanding of global illumination algorithms. It discusses a broad class of algorithms for realistic image synthesis and introduces a theoretical basis for the algorithms presented. Topics include: physics of light transport, Monte Carlo methods, general strategies for solving the rendering equation, stochastic path-tracing algorithms such as ray tracing and light tracing, stochastic radiosity including photon density estimation and hierarchical Monte Carlo radiosity, hybrid algorithms, metropolis light transport, irradiance caching, photon mapping and instant radiosity, beyond the rendering equation, image display and human perception. If you want to design and implement a global illumination rendering system or need to use and modify an existing system for your specific purpose, this book will give you the tools and the understanding to do so.