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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SQL Server DMVs in Action

Author: Ian W Stirk
Publisher: Manning, 2011
Pages: 375
ISBN: 978-1935182733
Aimed at: DBAs and developers
Rating: 5
Pros:Well written, packed with useful code samples
Cons: No coverage of Performance Dashboard
Reviewed by: Kay Ewbank

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Programming in Objective-C (3ed)

Author: Stephen G. Kochan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Pages: 552
ISBN: 978-0321711397
Aimed at: Mac programmers
Rating: 4.5
Pros: In depth introduction
Cons: Doesn't cover application development
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot

This is a book that is very much focused on the Objective-C language rather than the wide [ ... ]


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