Applied Computer Research

Applied Computer Research, Inc. is offering the following books to ACM Members at a 25% discount:

  • Computer Literature Index - a quarterly bibliography to articles, books, and reports covering the practical application of computers in business and society. The Index can assist in most any subject investigation, research project, literature search, and more. An annual cumulative issues is included. Currently delivered in both print and CD-Rom, the index is searchable by subject, title, author, and keyword, and includes over 36,000 entries.
  • Directory of Top Computer Executives - a semi-annual directory of MIS installations in the U.S. and Canada. Over 23,000 organizations are covered, with a focus on organizations with 500 or more employees. Many MIS shops use the Directory to organize local user groups or find installations like their own to discuss issues and problems. The Directory is also available in electronic format.
  • Library of Programmers and Developers Tools - a data base published on CD-Rom. Published in late Spring 2000, the Library includes over 1,400 tools classified into 58 life-cycle oriented classifications. The database can be searched by functional classification, keyword, product name, and vendor name.

Contact/Order Information Contact ACR at 1-800-234-2227, or visit www.acrhq.com. Be sure to mention your ACM membership discount.

Why I Belong to ACM

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The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.