Between audio development, songwriting and a computer science day job, sometimes, there is a need for going to another dimension, escape to another reality. I think that is what books are for. And I found several series that are more than fun: they are addictive, and I can’t wait to read the next installment.
Continue reading Fun books: Heroic fantasy or space operas?
C++ Multithreading Cookbook in 2014 (publication year), that seems quite interesting, with all the new stuff from the current C++ standard. Is it what the book delivers?
Continue reading Book review: C++ Multithreading Cookbook
When I looked for an audio signal processing book, I found the classic DAFX: Digital Audio Effects, but the code is mainly Matlab. Was there a book with C++ examples? That’s how I found out about this book from Will Pirkle.
Continue reading Book review: Designing Audio Effect Plug-Ins in C++: With Digital Audio Signal Processing Theory
Yet another book that my colleague suggested me to read. I also discussed it with another colleague who told me the same: this is a book that anyone in the oil and gas field should read. And what about people not in this industry?
Continue reading Book review: The Prize – The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
I worked for a long time for the seismic department of my company, and switched to the reservoir department only last year. The problems that are tackled are quite different, and the way they are solved as well. So nothing to do with the book I reviewed a long time ago. So after 2 trainings in reservoir simulation, I also read this book that a colleague of mine labeled as the reference book.
Continue reading Book review: Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
How to know whether or not to produce an oil field, and how to know how? The oil industry is used to make a lot of simulations to satisfy the SEC rules, and to know how much oil they can drill today and in the future. This book goes further than just the usual how much from a field under specific condition, by adding the development plan as well as the oil price in the equation.
Continue reading Book review: Intelligent Systems in Oil Field Development under Uncertainty
Nice title, surfing on the many core hype, and with a practical approach! What more could one expect from a book on such an interesting subject?
Continue reading Book review: Machine Learning for Adaptive Many-Core Machines – A Practical Approach
There are a lot of books on software project management best practices. But usually, they are not guides to work with people. And it is people who make projects, not money or computers.
Continue reading Book review: It Sounded Good When We Started – A Project Manager’s Guide to Working with People on Projects
When I developed my first tool based on genetic algorithms, it was to replace local optimization algorithm (“Simulated Annealing”, as advertised by Numerical Recipes) as a global optimization algorithm. Now a couple of years later, I found a small book on GE that seemed on topic with what I had to implement (I relied at the time on another book that I never reviewed ; perhaps another time). Is it a good brief introduction as the book says?
Continue reading Book review: A Brief Introduction to Continuous Evolutionary Optimization
When I worked on the common reflection surface stack, one of our biggest issues was selecting the proper optimization algorithms. There are so many for global problems! The book tries to browse through several classical algorithms.
Continue reading Book review: Global Optimization Methods In Geophysical Inversion