Advanced Topics In Biometrics

By Haizhou Li, Kar-Ann Toh, Liyuan Li

Biometrics is the examine of tools for uniquely spotting people in response to a number of intrinsic actual or behavioral features. After a long time of analysis actions, biometrics, as a famous medical self-discipline, has complicated significantly either in useful expertise and theoretical discovery to satisfy the expanding want of biometric deployments. during this booklet, the editors offer either a concise and available advent to the sphere in addition to an in depth insurance at the designated learn issues of their suggestions in a large spectrum of biometrics examine starting from voice, face, fingerprint, iris, handwriting, human habit to multimodal biometrics. The contributions additionally current the pioneering efforts and state of the art effects, with specific concentrate on useful concerns referring to procedure improvement. This e-book is a helpful reference for tested researchers and it additionally offers an exceptional advent for newcomers to appreciate the demanding situations.

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Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps

By Ed Wilson

Get began with this robust home windows management tool

Automate home windows management initiatives very easily via studying the basics of home windows PowerShell 3.0. Led via a home windows PowerShell professional, you’ll study must-know recommendations and strategies via easy-to-follow reasons, examples, and routines. when you whole this functional advent, you could pass deeper into the home windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step through Step.

detect the way to:

  • Create powerful home windows PowerShell instructions with one line of code
  • Apply home windows PowerShell instructions throughout a number of home windows systems
  • Identify lacking hotfixes and repair packs with a unmarried command
  • Sort, workforce, and filter out facts utilizing the home windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Create clients, teams, and organizational devices in energetic listing
  • Add desktops to a site or workgroup with a unmarried line of code
  • Run home windows PowerShell instructions on a number of distant pcs
  • Unleash the ability of scripting with home windows administration Instrumentation (WMI)

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Pro PowerShell for Database Developers

Pro PowerShell for Database Developers is helping you grasp PowerShell program improvement through carrying on with the place different books depart off. There aren't any "Hello international" features the following, simply real-world examples that get right down to enterprise. enhance and installation database and ETL functions in a reusable framework. learn from any facts resource and write to any vacation spot. combine PowerShell with SQL Server.

Pro PowerShell for Database Developers indicates the right way to dive into the PowerShell surroundings and customise it for your wishes. know about CmdletBinding and its use in extending services with strong new beneficial properties. additionally learn how to package deal services into libraries known as modules which are loaded instantly on demand.

PowerShell is ready automation and getting paintings performed whilst you’re now not round to accomplish it. hence you’ll see tips on how to time table PowerShell functions utilizing SQL Agent and the scheduled activity cmdlets. And for while you're round to run automatic methods in individual, you’ll learn how to upload a home windows GUI on your functions to offer them that pro polish.

Other intriguing issues include:

Creating items with customized equipment and homes and increasing them with PowerShell-style inheritance.

  • Implementing functionality polymorphism utilizing parameter sets.
  • Using PowerShell as an ETL instrument surpassing even SSIS.
  • Creating dispensed, interruptible, and multithreaded courses utilizing PowerShell's workflow engine and the .Net home windows Workflow Foundation.
  • All those issues are defined utilizing real-world examples encapsulated into modules you could instantly positioned to take advantage of on your association. You’ll attain much more as you return to grips with all that PowerShell can do. commence the adventure towards deep services and striking productiveness. purchase and browse Pro PowerShell for Database Developers today.

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    Electric Dreams: Computers in American Culture

    By Ted Friedman

    Electric Dreams turns to the earlier to track the cultural historical past of desktops. Ted Friedman charts the struggles to outline the meanings of those robust machines over greater than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage’s “difference engine” within the 19th century to modern struggles over dossier swapping, open resource software program, and the way forward for on-line journalism. to bare the hopes and fears encouraged by way of desktops, Electric Dreams examines a variety of texts, together with motion pictures, ads, novels, magazines, computing device video games, blogs, or even working systems.

    Electric Dreams argues that the debates over pcs are significantly vital simply because they're how americans speak about the long run. In a society that during such a lot of methods has given up on imagining whatever higher than multinational capitalism, cyberculture deals room to dream of alternative varieties of tomorrow.

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    Advanced Malware Analysis

    By Christopher C. Elisan

    A extraordinary advisor to constructing a malware study lab, utilizing state-of-the-art research instruments, and reporting the findings

    Advanced Malware Analysis is a severe source for each info safety professional's anti-malware arsenal. The confirmed troubleshooting concepts will supply an aspect to details protection pros whose activity contains detecting, deciphering, and reporting on malware.

    After explaining malware structure and the way it operates, the publication describes find out how to create and configure a state of the art malware learn lab and assemble samples for research. Then, you’ll the way to use dozens of malware research instruments, manage info, and create metrics-rich reports.

    • A the most important software for combatting malware―which at present hits every one moment globally
    • Filled with undocumented equipment for customizing dozens of study software program instruments for extraordinarily particular makes use of
    • Leads you thru a malware blueprint first, then lab setup, and eventually research and reporting actions
    • Every device defined during this booklet comes in each kingdom round the world

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    OpenCL in Action: How to Accelerate Graphics and Computation

    By Matthew Scarpino


    OpenCL in Action is a radical, hands-on presentation of OpenCL, with a watch towards displaying builders the right way to construct high-performance functions in their personal. It starts through offering the middle strategies at the back of OpenCL, together with vector computing, parallel programming, and multi-threaded operations, after which publications you step by step from easy facts constructions to complicated functions.

    About the Technology

    Whatever method you've got, it most likely has extra uncooked processing strength than you are utilizing. OpenCL is a high-performance programming language that maximizes computational strength by means of executing on CPUs, pix processors, and different number-crunching units. it really is excellent for speed-sensitive initiatives like vector computing, matrix operations, and snap shots acceleration.

    About this Book

    OpenCL in Action blends the idea of parallel computing with the sensible truth of creating high-performance purposes utilizing OpenCL. It first courses you thru the elemental information constructions in an intuitive demeanour. Then, it explains options for high-speed sorting, photo processing, matrix operations, and speedy Fourier rework. The publication concludes with a deep examine the all-important topic of images acceleration. various hard examples provide you with other ways to scan with operating code.

    A history in C or C++ is beneficial, yet no past publicity to OpenCL is needed.

    buy of the print publication comes with a suggestion of a loose PDF, ePub, and Kindle booklet from Manning. additionally to be had is all code from the ebook.

    What's Inside

    • Learn OpenCL step via step
    • Tons of annotated code
    • Tested algorithms for max performance


    Table of Contents

    1. Introducing OpenCL
    2. Host programming: basic facts structures
    3. Host programming: info move and partitioning
    4. Kernel programming: facts varieties and machine memory
    5. Kernel programming: operators and capabilities
    6. Image processing
    7. Events, profiling, and synchronization
    8. Development with C++
    9. Development with Java and Python
    10. General coding principles
    12. Reduction and sorting
    13. Matrices and QR decomposition
    14. Sparse matrices
    15. Signal processing and the quick Fourier transform
    17. Combining OpenCL and OpenGL
    18. Textures and renderbuffers

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    Expert Oracle Application Express

    By Dan McGhan, Jorge Rimblas, Christoph Ruepprich

    Expert Oracle program exhibit, second Edition is newly up-to-date for APEX 5.0 and brings deep perception from the very best APEX practitioners within the box this day. you are going to find out about vital good points in APEX 5.0, and the way these could be utilized to make your improvement paintings more uncomplicated and with higher impression in your enterprise. Oracle software exhibit (APEX) is a wholly web-based improvement framework that's equipped into each version of Oracle Database. The framework rests upon Oracle’s robust PL/SQL language, allowing strength clients and builders to quickly boost purposes that simply scale to enormous quantities, even hundreds of thousands of concurrent clients. APEX has visible meteoric progress and is turning into the instrument of selection for ad-hoc program improvement within the enterprise.

    The many authors of Expert Oracle program convey, second Edition construct their careers round APEX. They understand what it takes to make the product sing―developing safe functions that may be deployed globally to clients in and out a wide firm. The authors come jointly during this publication to proportion a few of their private and strongest insights into fixing the tough difficulties surrounding globalization, configuration and lifecycle administration, and extra. New during this variation for APEX 5.0 is insurance of Oracle leisure information companies, map integration, jQuery with APEX, and the hot web page dressmaker.

    You’ll find out about debugging and function, deep secrets and techniques to customizing your program u

    ser interface, tips on how to safe purposes from intrusion, and approximately deploying globally in a number of languages. Expert Oracle program show, second Edition is actually a booklet that would circulation you and your skillset a major step in the direction of the apex of program exhibit improvement.

    • Contains all-new content material on Oracle relaxation information prone, jQuery in APEX, and map integration
    • Addresses globalization and different matters of enterprise-level development
    • Shows how to customise APEX on your personal program needs

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    Wicked Cool Perl Scripts: Useful Perl Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

    By Steve Oualline

    Most Perl programmers were pissed off at one time or one other as the procedure simply would not do what they sought after it to do. there has been that one uncomplicated and visible application that was once lacking that will make lifestyles a lot more straightforward: a device to get a inventory quote, blow their own horns a photo assortment, or perhaps demonstrate a set of favourite comics. Wicked Cool Perl Scripts is set writing these utilities fast and simply. a suite of convenient utilities that solves tough difficulties, Wicked Cool Perl Scripts is a smart source for the savvy Perl programmer.

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    Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook

    By Jose R. Ruiz

    This cookbook is filled with instantly useable recipes exhibiting you the complex improvement concepts whilst construction Essbase purposes and the way to take those purposes extra. This cookbook deals sensible, task-based, and instantly usable recipes protecting quite a lot of complicated improvement concepts to construct Essbase functions and take them extra. as well as its cookbook type, which guarantees the recommendations are awarded in a transparent step by step demeanour, its motives cross into nice element, which makes it stable studying fabric for everybody who has adventure in Essbase and desires to enhance. The publication is designed in this type of means so that you can both learn it bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy or check with recipes that you really want in no specific order. when you are an skilled Essbase developer, Essbase Database fashion designer or Database Administrator, then this publication is for you. This booklet assumes that you've got solid wisdom of Oracle Essbase.

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    OpenCL Programming Guide

    By Timothy G. Mattson, Dan Ginsburg

    Utilizing the recent OpenCL (Open Computing Language) commonplace, you could write purposes that entry all on hand programming assets: CPUs, GPUs, and different processors akin to DSPs and the Cell/B.E. processor. Already applied by way of Apple, AMD, Intel, IBM, NVIDIA, and different leaders, OpenCL has amazing capability for desktops, servers, handheld/embedded units, excessive functionality computing, or even cloud structures. this is often the 1st accomplished, authoritative, and useful consultant to OpenCL 1.1 particularly for operating builders and software program architects.


    Written through 5 top OpenCL experts, OpenCL Programming advisor covers the complete specification. It stories key use situations, indicates how OpenCL can exhibit quite a lot of parallel algorithms, and gives entire reference fabric on either the API and OpenCL C programming language.


    Through entire case experiences and downloadable code examples, the authors express how you can write advanced parallel courses that decompose workloads throughout many various units. additionally they current the entire necessities of OpenCL software program functionality optimization, together with probing and adapting to undefined. assurance includes


    • Understanding OpenCL’s structure, innovations, terminology, ambitions, and purpose
    • Programming with OpenCL C and the runtime API
    • Using buffers, sub-buffers, photographs, samplers, and occasions
    • Sharing and synchronizing facts with OpenGL and Microsoft’s Direct3D
    • Simplifying improvement with the C++ Wrapper API
    • Using OpenCL Embedded Profiles to aid units starting from cell phones to supercomputer nodes
    • Case reviews facing physics simulation; snapshot and sign processing, akin to photo histograms, side detection filters, quickly Fourier Transforms, and optical movement; math libraries, equivalent to matrix multiplication and high-performance sparse matrix multiplication; and extra
    • Source code for this booklet is accessible at

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