Description : C++ Concurrency in Action, Second Edition is the definitive guide to writing elegant multithreaded applications in C++. Updated for C++ 17, it carefully addresses every aspect of concurrent development, from starting new threads to designing fully functional multithreaded algorithms and data structures. Concurrency master Anthony Williams presents examples and practical tasks in every chapter, including insights that will delight even the most experienced developer. -- Provided by publisher.
Description : "This book should be on every C++ programmer's desk. It's clear, concise, and valuable." Rob Green, Bowling Green State University This bestseller has been updated and revised to cover all the latest changes to C++ 14 and 17! C++ Concurrency in Action, Second Edition teaches you everything you need to write robust and elegant multithreaded applications in C++17. You choose C++ when your applications need to run fast. Well-designed concurrency makes them go even faster. C++ 17 delivers strong support for the multithreaded, multiprocessor programming required for fast graphic processing, machine learning, and other performance-sensitive tasks. This exceptional book/course unpacks the features, patterns, and best practices of production-grade C++ concurrency. C++ Concurrency in Action, Second Edition is the definitive guide to writing elegant multithreaded applications in C++. Updated for C++ 17, it carefully addresses every aspect of concurrent development, from starting new threads to designing fully functional multithreaded algorithms and data structures. Concurrency master Anthony Williams presents examples and practical tasks in every chapter, including insights that will delight even the most experienced developer. Inside: Full coverage of new C++ 17 features Starting and managing threads Synchronizing concurrent operations Designing concurrent code Debugging multithreaded applications This book/course is written for intermediate C and C++ developers. No prior experience with concurrency required. Anthony Williams has been an active member of the BSI C++ Panel since 2001 and is the developer of the just::thread Pro extensions to the C++ 11 thread library. A thorough presentation of C++ concurrency capabilities. Maurizio Tomasi, University of Milan Highly recommended for programmers who want to further their knowledge of the latest C++ standard. Frédéric Flayol, 4Pro Web C++ The guide contains snippets for everyday use in your own projects and to help take your concurrency C++ skills from the Padawan to the Jedi level. Jura Shikin, IVI Technologies NARRATED BY LISA FARINA AND DIANA GARDINER.
Description : Specifying and implementing dynamical systems with the situation calculus. Modeling and implementing dynamical systems is a central problem in artificial intelligence, robotics, software agents, simulation, decision and control theory, and many other disciplines. In recent years, a new approach to representing such systems, grounded in mathematical logic, has been developed within the AI knowledge-representation community. This book presents a comprehensive treatment of these ideas, basing its theoretical and implementation foundations on the situation calculus, a dialect of first-order logic. Within this framework, it develops many features of dynamical systems modeling, including time, processes, concurrency, exogenous events, reactivity, sensing and knowledge, probabilistic uncertainty, and decision theory. It also describes and implements a new family of high-level programming languages suitable for writing control programs for dynamical systems. Finally, it includes situation calculus specifications for a wide range of examples drawn from cognitive robotics, planning, simulation, databases, and decision theory, together with all the implementation code for these examples. This code is available on the book's Web site.
Description : Human lives are getting increasingly entangled with technology, especially comp- ing and electronics. At each step we take, especially in a developing world, we are dependent on various gadgets such as cell phones, handheld PDAs, netbooks, me- cal prosthetic devices, and medical measurement devices (e.g., blood pressure m- itors, glucometers). Two important design constraints for such consumer electronics are their form factor and battery life. This translates to the requirements of reduction in the die area and reduced power consumption for the semiconductor chips that go inside these gadgets. Performance is also important, as increasingly sophisticated applications run on these devices, and many of them require fast response time. The form factor of such electronics goods depends not only on the overall area of the chips inside them but also on the packaging, which depends on thermal ch- acteristics. Thermal characteristics in turn depend on peak power signature of the chips. As a result, while the overall energy usage reduction increases battery life, peak power reduction in?uences the form factor. One more important aspect of these electronic equipments is that every 6 months or so, a newer feature needs to be added to keep ahead of the market competition, and hence new designs have to be completed with these new features, better form factor, battery life, and performance every few months. This extreme pressure on the time to market is another force that drives the innovations in design automation of semiconductor chips.
Description : Intelligent agents are one of the most important developments in computer science of the past decade. Agents are of interest in many important application areas, ranging from human-computer interaction to industrial process control. The ATAL workshop series aims to bring together researchers interested in the core/micro aspects of agent technology. Speci?cally, ATAL addresses issues such as theories of agency, software architectures for intelligent agents, methodologies and programming languages for r- lizing agents, and software tools for applying and evaluating agent systems. One of the strengthsoftheATALworkshopseriesisitsemphasisonthesynergiesbetweentheories, languages, architectures, infrastructures, methodologies, and formal methods. This year s workshop continued the ATAL trend of attracting a large number of high quality submissions. In more detail, 71 papers were submitted to the ATAL 2000 workshop, from 21 countries. After stringent reviewing, 22 papers were accepted for publication and appear in these proceedings. As with previous workshops in the series, we chose to emphasize what we perceive asimportantnewthemesinagentresearch. Thisyear sthemeswerebothassociatedwith the fact that the technology of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems is beginning to migrate from research labs to software engineering centers. As agents are deployed in applications such as electronic commerce, and start to take over responsibilities for their human users, techniques for controlling their autonomy become crucial. As well, the availability of tools that facilitate the design and implementation of agent systems becomes an important factor in how rapidly the technology will achieve widespread use.
Description : Master complex C++ programming with this helpful, in-depthresource From game programming to major commercial software applications,C++ is the language of choice. It is also one of the most difficultprogramming languages to master. While most competing books aregeared toward beginners, Professional C++, Third Edition,shows experienced developers how to master the latest release ofC++, explaining little known features with detailed code examplesusers can plug into their own codes. More advanced languagefeatures and programming techniques are presented in this newestedition of the book, whose earlier editions have helped thousandsof coders get up to speed with C++. Become familiar with the fullcapabilities offered by C++, and learn the best ways to design andbuild applications to solve real-world problems. Professional C++, Third Edition has been substantiallyrevised and revamped from previous editions, and fully covers thelatest (2014) C++ standard. Discover how to navigate thesignificant changes to the core language features and syntax, andextensions to the C++ Standard Library and its templates. Thispractical guide details many poorly understood elements of C++ andhighlights pitfalls to avoid. Best practices for programming style, testing, anddebugging Working code that readers can plug into their own apps In-depth case studies with working code Tips, tricks, and workarounds with an emphasis on goodprogramming style Move forward with this comprehensive, revamped guide toprofessional coding with C++.
Description : Winner of the 2014 Jolt Award for "Best Book" “Whether you are an experienced programmer or are starting your career, Python in Practice is full of valuable advice and example to help you improve your craft by thinking about problems from different perspectives, introducing tools, and detailing techniques to create more effective solutions.” —Doug Hellmann, Senior Developer, DreamHost If you’re an experienced Python programmer, Python in Practice will help you improve the quality, reliability, speed, maintainability, and usability of all your Python programs. Mark Summerfield focuses on four key themes: design patterns for coding elegance, faster processing through concurrency and compiled Python (Cython), high-level networking, and graphics. He identifies well-proven design patterns that are useful in Python, illuminates them with expert-quality code, and explains why some object-oriented design patterns are irrelevant to Python. He also explodes several counterproductive myths about Python programming—showing, for example, how Python can take full advantage of multicore hardware. All examples, including three complete case studies, have been tested with Python 3.3 (and, where possible, Python 3.2 and 3.1) and crafted to maintain compatibility with future Python 3.x versions. All code has been tested on Linux, and most code has also been tested on OS X and Windows. All code may be downloaded at www.qtrac.eu/pipbook.html. Coverage includes Leveraging Python’s most effective creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns Supporting concurrency with Python’s multiprocessing, threading, and concurrent.futures modules Avoiding concurrency problems using thread-safe queues and futures rather than fragile locks Simplifying networking with high-level modules, including xmlrpclib and RPyC Accelerating Python code with Cython, C-based Python modules, profiling, and other techniques Creating modern-looking GUI applications with Tkinter Leveraging today’s powerful graphics hardware via the OpenGL API using pyglet and PyOpenGL
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence, JELIA 2006. The 34 revised full papers and 12 revised tool description papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 96 submissions. The papers cover a range of topics within the remit of the Conference, such as logic programming, description logics, non-monotonic reasoning, agent theories, automated reasoning, and machine learning.
Description : Concurrency describes any potential time overlap in a set of activities. Its most onerous complexities have been tackled mostly by parallel programmers trying to speed up their applications by harnessing the power of multiple computers (processors, or cores) tied together. Other programmers have mostly remained content with the relative simplicity and ever-increasing speeds of standard sequential (non-parallel) computers, and the rest of us with one-step-at-a-time approaches. But those days are ending: Typical processor speeds have leveled off, and now even laptops and phones are picking up the slack by integrating multiple processors and graphics coprocessors. In the human realm, as communication of all sorts becomes faster and more ubiquitous, we have ever more services (by computers and people) at our disposal, their decentralized nature implying concurrency. How can we humans plan for, and keep track of, all this available concurrency with our "one track" minds? Can these concurrent plans scale up to exploit ever larger collections of processors and/or services? This text uses simple analogies, examples, and thought experiments to explain basic concepts in concurrency to a broad audience, and to devise an intuitive "elementary particle of activity." A new graphical representation called ScalPL (Scalable Planning Language) is then introduced for building even complex concurrent activities of all kinds from those elemental activities, one mind-sized bite at a time. For programmers, structured and object-oriented programming are extended into the concurrent realm, and performance techniques are explored. For the more serious student, axiomatic semantics and proof techniques are covered. As the world becomes flatter, communication speeds increase, organizations become decentralized, and processors become ubiquitous, Scalable Planning will help you master the trend toward increased concurrency which is here to stay.
Description : This collection of reprints describes a unified treatment of semantics, covering a wide range of notions in parallel languages. Included are several foundational and introductory papers developing the methodology of metric semantics, studies on the comparative semantics of parallel object-oriented and logic programming, and papers on full abstraction and transition system specifications. In addition, links with process algebra and the theory of domain equations are established. Throughout, a uniform proof technique is used to relate operational and denotational models. The approach is flexible in that both linear time, branching time (or bisimulation) and intermediate models can be handled, as well as schematic and interpreted elementary actions. The reprints are preceded by an extensive introduction surveying related work on metric semantics.