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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Power of Events: An Introduction to Complex Event Processing in Distributed Enterprise Systems
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: David Luckham
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Formal approach to system and business event mgmt

This book applies structured engineering methods to systems and software engineering, making it a unique and much needed addition to the body of knowledge. Prior to this book event processing was in the domain of embedded and realtime systems developers and hardware designers. This book shows how to effectively use these techniques in IT.
The first two chapters give reasons why complex event processing (CEP)is essential to the distributed systems that characterize supply chain, e-commerce and internet-enabled applications. They also sort out the key issues and present a paradigm for a global event cloud that is decomposed in subsequent chapters. Instead of providing an in-depth analysis of each chapter, which would make for a lengthly and boring review I'll give the highlights of what I liked:
- Architecture is an important theme throughout the book. In particular the Rapide architecture description language adds formality and structure. The key elements of Rapide are causal event modeling, event patterns/pattern matching and event pattern maps and constraints.
- Events, timing and causality, and their interrelationships, are thoroughly explained. These are the key to understanding the treatment of patterns, rules and constraints that follow, and for tackling the subsequent discussion of complex events and event hierarchies. This is slow reading, but the essence of the book.
- Event processing networks, which are a practical use of the knowledge imparted by this book. Moreover, the two case studies showed real world application of the concepts instead of abstract theory. They reinforced all of the key points made earlier in the book.
CEP is particularly applicable to enterprise application integration projects that depend on business events and network and systems management instrumentation (especially developers who write Tivoli software adapters, develop network monitoring solutions or similar endeavors).

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows : Advanced Techniques for Beginners (Introducing Statistical Methods series)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Authors: Andy Field
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This i s a Must Have book

The language used is for everybody ! Not make us confuse with statistics terms but still can get clearly description. You must have this book if you searching book on how to learning statistics and how to use SPSS in the same time

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Steve Krug
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Compulsory eading

Steve Krug practises what he preaches in this book. It's very accessible, with simple language, great graphics and clear instructions. It re-inforced my gut feeling about the sites I work with - they're not simple enough.
This is a great book for those facing their first 'web building' experience, and an essential tool to keep the rest of us in line!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Lets be clear about this ... WOW

I've been working with JS for some time and have a good understanding of the structure and syntax but this book advanced my skills in the first 3 chapters! Great book for intermediate and even advanced developers who need a review. I also recommend that beginning "scripters" shouldn't shy away from this book. While the instruction is a tad advanced, the foundation given in the book is invaluable!