Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing: VipIMAGE 2009

Author: João Manuel R.S. Tavares & R.M. Natal Jorge
Publisher: CRC Press, 2009
Pages: 464
ISBN: 978-0415570411:
Aimed at: Medical computing experts
Rating: 4
Pros: Complete papers of a 2009 conference
Cons: Very diverse
Reviewed by: Mike James

A nicdely produced set of conference proceedings with a diverse set of papers.

Author: João Manuel R.S. Tavares & R.M. Natal Jorge
Publisher: CRC Press, 2009
Pages: 464
ISBN: 978-0415570411:
Aimed at: Medical computing experts
Rating: 4
Pros: Complete papers of a 2009 conference
Cons: Very diverse
Reviewed by: Mike James

This is a collection of all of the papers presented at VipIMAGE 2009 and it joins the earlier volumes documenting previous conferences. It's hardback and very nicely produced with each paper in the style of a journal paper. The papers are gathered together into the various sessions and themes presented at the conference.

The collection is extremely diverse ranging from medical modeling to new imagine techniques. The most important thing to point out to anyone considering this collection is to say that the range of topics is heavily biased towards the medical area of application with very few pure computational vision papers with short special sections on robotics and satellite imagery looking as if they had got lost on their way to another conference.

If your topic is medical computing then this is worth adding to the library.


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Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes 4th Ed

Author: Ben Forta
Publisher: Sams, 2012
Pages: 289
ISBN: 978-0672336072
Audience: Beginners
Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: Kay Ewbank

Clearly written and sticks to the essentials but in trying to cover SQL in general it could be confusing for some SQL dialects.



Programming Social Applications

Author: Jonathan LeBlanc
Publisher: Yahoo Press
Pages: 544
ISBN: 978-1449394912
Aimed at: Intermediate JavaScript programmers
Rating: 3
Pros: Tackles a technical topic
Cons: Sometimes long-winded, lacks motivation
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot

This isn't a book about how to use any particular social sites API. I [ ... ]


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