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Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations
Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations

5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and concise, 20 Aug. 2011
I found this book to a be a very solid introduction to windows debugging, it serves as a bridge between an understanding of how low-level operations such as pointer manipulation work in theory and how they are actually implemented. It can be read in an afternoon but i frequently found my self re-reading this, of course if you're an expert already then you don't need this but if you want someone to clearly and concisely explain the basics of windows debugging/reversing then I highly recommend this.


Physics for Game Developers
Physics for Game Developers
by David M Bourg
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Confused and Incomplete, Albeit with Gems, 26 Mar. 2011
My primary issue with this book is that it doesn't sit comfortably within the usual categories of approaches to educational texts in this Computer Science. It lacks the depth and rigour to stand on its own as a reference book and the examples border on myopic which in turn limits its value as an introductory text. However, there are some gems in this. His explanations of some concepts are clear and well thought out and his passion for this subject shows. But I can't honestly see how he expects anyone to come away from this with a good enough understanding to read more advanced books. If this books purpose was to provide the scaffolding required for a very applied knowledge of dynamics then it is imperative that the author provides a clear introduction to the subject through explaining in layman terms the rigorous general cases and I feel its trying to avoid mathematics.


Parallel Programming in C with MPI and OpenMP
Parallel Programming in C with MPI and OpenMP
by Michael J. Quinn
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent concise coverage of programming parallel architectures., 25 Jan. 2011
Quinn maintains a concise style throughout the book with plenty of diagrams; he covers in surprising detail the foundations of the current state of the art and good section on the history of this field. I wouldn't recommend this book for an experienced HPC engineer, but if you are looking for an intermediate to advanced level text on parallel programming then this is the book. The coverage of OpenMPI is good and whilst the OpenMP coverage is a bit short, it's not really the OpenMP lexemes that are important but the architecture in which they are used.


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