Many challenging problems in information systems engineering involve the manipulation of complex metadata artifacts or models, such as database schema, interface specifications, or object diagrams, and mappings between models. Applications solving metadata manipulation problems are complex and hard to build. The goal of generic model management is to reduce the amount of programming needed to solve such problems by providing a database infrastructure in which a set of high-level algebraic operators are applied to models and mappings as a whole rather than to their individual building blocks.
This book presents a systematic study of the concepts and algorithms for generic model management. The first prototype of a generic model management system is described, the algebraic operators are introduced and analyzed, and novel algorithms for implementing them are developed. Using the prototype system and the operators presented, solutions are developed for several practically relevant problems, such as change propagation and reintegration.
UNIX and Linux Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit The only Forensic Analysis book covering UNIX, which runs 37% of network servers worldwide.
This book addresses topics in the area of forensic analysis of systems running on variants of the UNIX operating system, which is the choice of hackers for their attack platforms. According to a 2007 IDC report, UNIX servers account...
Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences
I knew the Internet before it got famous. There were places but no paths, no
maps, no search engines. Entry required a key in the form of an IP address
and an incantation in the language of UNIX. It was a small world that felt big
because it was so easy to get lost in the shadowy realm of texts and data, completely
devoid of color....
Good Green Homes
Green. It conjures images of a meadow in spring for some, and the color of money for others. What does "green" have to do with our homes? In essence, green building-or sustainable building-means being smart about how we use energy, water, and building materials so that we can live well without needlessly damaging the environment....
What is Death?: A Scientist Looks at the Cycle of Life what is death?
A Scientist Looks at the Cycle of Life
Answering the question "What is death?" by focusing on the individual is blinkered. It restricts attention to a narrow zone around the individual body of a creature. Instead, how expansive is the answer we receive when we look at the context of death within the...