Handbook of Open Source Tools (Hardback)
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Handbook of Open Source Tools (Hardback)

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Hardback 484 Pages / Published: 28/10/2010
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Handbook of Open Source Tools introduces a comprehensive collection of advanced open source tools useful in developing software applications. The book contains information on more than 200 open-source tools which include software construction utilities for compilers, virtual-machines, database, graphics, high-performance computing, OpenGL, geometry, algebra, graph theory , GUIs and more. Special highlights for software construction utilities and application libraries are included. Each tool is covered in the context of a real like application development setting. This unique handbook presents a comprehensive discussion of advanced tools, a valuable asset used by most application developers and programmers; includes a special focus on Mathematical Open Source Software not available in most Open Source Software books, and introduces several tools (eg ACL2, CLIPS, CUDA, and COIN) which are not known outside of select groups, but are very powerful.

Handbook of Open Source Tools is designed for application developers and programmers working with Open Source Tools. Advanced-level students concentrating on Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science will find this reference a valuable asset as well.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781441977182
Number of pages: 484
Weight: 1980 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.


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"Both broad and informative enough to guide the reader who needs to know what tools might be available for particular application areas. ... Intended for students and practitioners in the sciences, humanities, and other digitally driven disciplines, the book is an excellent resource for people who want to leverage the power of open source tools. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals and two-year technical program students." (C. Vickery, Choice, Vol. 48 (9), May, 2011)

"Open-source software is currently very popular. The term `open-source software' refers to computer software with freely available source code. This handbook of open-source tools consists of 21 chapters. ... The book includes numerous tables, figures, and examples. Readers should appreciate the author's efforts to catalog open-source tools. ... In summary, this book will be a ... useful reference book ... ." (S. V. Nagaraj, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2011)

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