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The first history of Atari’s Missile Command, and its unforeseen effects on its creators and the culture Before Call of Duty, before World of Warcraft, before even Super Mario Bros., the video game industry exploded in the late 1970s with the advent of the video arcade. Leading the charge was Atari Inc., the creator of, among others, the iconic game Missile Command. The first game to double as a commentary on culture,... more...

Continuous integration is a software engineering process designed to minimize "integration hell." It's a coordinated development approach that blends the best practices in software delivery. For .NET developers, especially, adopting these new approaches and the tools that support them can require rethinking the development process altogether. Continuous Integration in .NET is a tutorial for developers and team... more...


This text is now in its fourth edition, "Signals and Systems with MATLAB Computing and Simulink Modeling", ISBN 978-1-934404-11-9. NOTE: 3rd Edition = 2nd Edition + Simulink - 2nd Edition = 1st Edition + End of Chapter Solutions - 1st Edition = No End-of Chapter Solutions but will be sent in PDF as attachment free of charge if you purchase this edition. Best buy if you do not want Simulink.

A visual history of the electronic age captures the collision of technology and art―and our collective visions of the future. A hidden history of the twentieth century’s brilliant innovations―as seen through art and images of electronics that fed the dreams of millions. A rich historical account of electronic technology in the twentieth century, Inside the Machine journeys from the very origins of electronics, vacuum tubes,... more...


PoC or GTFO, Volume 2 follows-up the wildly popular first volume with issues 9-13 of the eponymous hacker zine. Contributions range from humorous poems to deeply technical essays. The International Journal of Proof-of-Concept or Get The Fuck Out is a celebrated magazine of reverse engineering, retro-computing, and systems internals. This second collected volume holds all of the articles from releases nine to thirteen. Learn how to patch the firmware... more...

This accessible textbook presents a fascinating review of cryptography and cryptanalysis across history. The text relates the earliest use of the monoalphabetic cipher in the ancient world, the development of the “unbreakable” Vigenère cipher, and an account of how cryptology entered the arsenal of military intelligence during the American Revolutionary War. Moving on to the American Civil War, the book explains how the Union... more...

A business history of the software industry from the days of custom programming to the age of mass-market software and video games. From its first glimmerings in the 1950s, the software industry has evolved to become the fourth largest industrial sector of the US economy. Starting with a handful of software contractors who produced specialized programs for the few existing machines, the industry grew to include producers of corporate... more...

This book explains the development of theoretical computer science in its early stages, specifically from 1965 to 1990. The author is among the pioneers of theoretical computer science, and he guides the reader through the early stages of development of this new discipline. He explains the origins of the field, arising from disciplines such as logic, mathematics, and electronics, and he describes the evolution of the key principles of... more...

Cryptology, the mathematical and technical science of ciphers and codes, and philology, the humanistic study of natural or human languages, are typically understood as separate domains of activity. But Brian Lennon contends that these two domains, both concerned with authentication of text, should be viewed as contiguous. He argues that computing’s humanistic applications are as historically important as its mathematical and technical... more...