Ferals #2: The Swarm Descends is the second book in a dark middle grade fantasy series that’s part Batman, part The Graveyard Book, and all page-turning adventure. The sinister Spinning Man has been defeated—but a powerful new villain has risen from the shadows. The Mother of Flies has eyes everywhere, and she is searching for Caw. As the last survivor of a long line of crow ferals, Caw holds a crucial piece of Blackstone’s legacy—one the Mother of Flies will stop at nothing to find. With his friend Lydia and his loyal crows by his side, Caw believes he can protect his city. But it will take more than crows to defeat this darkness....
Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. About This Book Expand your DevOps Toolkit with the DevOps thought leader, Viktor Farcic Build, test, deploy, and monitor services inside Docker Swarm clusters Translate your understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean Go beyond simple deployment to explore how to create a continuous deployment process Extend the deep understanding you gained from Viktor's DevOps 2.0 Toolkit book Who This Book Is For This book is for professionals interested in the full microservices life cycle combined with continuous deployment and containers. Target audience could be architects who want to know how to design their systems around microservices. It could be DevOps wanting to know how to apply modern configuration management practices and continuously deploy applications packed in containers. It is for developers who would like to take the process back into their hands as well as for managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the process used to deliver software from the beginning to the end. This book is for everyone wanting to know more about the software development life cycle starting from requirements and design, through the development and testing all the way until deployment and post-deployment phases. We'll create the processes taking into account the best practices developed by and for some of the biggest companies. What You Will Learn Learn all aspects of Docker Swarm from building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters, available since Docker 1.12. Master the deeper logic of DevOps with Viktor, so that you can successfully apply that logic across any specific set of tools you're working with. Translate a deep understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean, among others. You'll go beyond simple deployment: you will explore with Viktor how to create a continuous deployment process. Accomplish zero-downtime deployments, and what to do in case of a failover. Know how to run services at scale, how to monitor the systems, and how to make it heal itself. In Detail Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, takes you deeper into one of the major subjects of his international best seller, The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit, and shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. Viktor shares with you his expert knowledge in all aspects of building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters. You'll go through all the tools required for running a cluster. You'll travel through the whole process with clusters running locally on a laptop. Once you're confident with that outcome, Viktor shows you how to translate your experience to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean. Viktor has updated his DevOps 2.0 framework in this book to use the latest and greatest features and techniques introduced in Docker. We'll go through many practices and even more tools. While there will be a lot of theory, this is a hands-on book. You won't be able to complete it by reading it on the metro on your way to work. You'll have to read this book while in front of the computer and get your hands dirty. Style and approach We'll go through many practices and even more tools. While there will be a lot of theory, this is a hands-on book. You'll have to read this book while in front of the computer and get your hands dirty. The goal is not to master one particular set of tools, but to learn the logic behind them so that you can apply it to your job in various contexts.
Aleron Kong's #1 Best Selling LitRPG Saga continues in "The Land: Swarm"The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do???Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: Powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests and in depth world building!What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices???Journey back into my world and find out! Come back... to The Land!
Praise for Zeroes: 'A really gripping read...It’s the Famous Five on steroids with a sprinkling of superpowers’ welovethisbook.com 'With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it’s a book with a little something for everyone' Publishers Weekly 'Fresh and original' School Libraries Journal starred review 'Cinematic, non-stop action' Booklist 'I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missed' Heather Reviews 'Action-packed, full of adventure and will keep you entertained for hours' nerdprobs.com An unputdownable, action-packed read from internationally bestselling author of the Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld. Every power has a dark side. It's the holiday season, but the celebration at the Zeroes' underground nightclub is blown apart when a pair of strangers with new powers take to the dance floor. The Zeroes pursue and confront the two, only to learn that they're fleeing an even more sinister power, the Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill – and who loves killing Zeroes. The Zeroes defend themselves the best they can, learning more about their enemies through a series of crowd disasters – a wrecked celebrity wedding, a bloodbath at a shopping mall, and a funeral for one of the Swarm's victims that goes very, very wrong. In the meantime, each of the Zeroes has their own fish to fry. Bellwether's confidence is challenged by the Swarm, while Mob finds herself drawn to the killing crowd. Crash's conscience – and her heart – get a workout, and Anon and Scam face harsh truths about fmaily and belonging. Flicker must pick up the groups fallen reins and lead the Zeroes into a final showdown with Swarm's army.
These two volumes, LNCS 7076 and LNCS 7077, constitute the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, SEMCCO 2011, held in Visakhapatnam, India, in December 2011. The 124 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 422 submissions. The papers explore new application areas, feature new bio-inspired algorithms for solving specific hard optimization problems, and review the latest progresses in the cutting-edge research with swarm, evolutionary, and memetic computing in both theoretical and practical aspects.
The two-volume set (LNCS 6728 and 6729) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2011, held in Chongqing, China, in June 2011. The 143 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 298 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theoretical analysis of swarm intelligence algorithms, particle swarm optimization, applications of pso algorithms, ant colony optimization algorithms, bee colony algorithms, novel swarm-based optimization algorithms, artificial immune system, differential evolution, neural networks, genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, fuzzy methods, and hybrid algorithms - for part I. Topics addressed in part II are such as multi-objective optimization algorithms, multi-robot, swarm-robot, and multi-agent systems, data mining methods, machine learning methods, feature selection algorithms, pattern recognition methods, intelligent control, other optimization algorithms and applications, data fusion and swarm intelligence, as well as fish school search - foundations and applications.
A gripping sci-fi adventure from the New York Times bestselling author, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning co-authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti about a group of teens with amazing abilities. 'Zeroes is expansive and evocative' -- NPR Who are the Zeroes? Six teens with powers that set them apart from the ordinary, and definitely not heroes. When a bank robber goes wrong, the scattered Zeroes must agree to come back together to save one of their own. But what if there was someone else that could help too? Perhaps there's a new Zero on the block? Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling series.
The two-volume set of LNCS 10385 and 10386, constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advances in Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2017, held in Fukuoka, Japan, in July/August 2017. The total of 133 papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 267 submissions. The paper were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: theories and models of swarm intelligence; novel swarm-based optimization algorithms; particle swarm optimization; applications of particle swarm optimization; ant colony optimization; artificial bee colony algorithms; genetic algorithms; differential evolution; fireworks algorithm; brain storm optimization algorithm; cuckoo searh; and firefly algorithm. Part II: multi-objective optimization; portfolio optimization; community detection; multi-agent systems and swarm robotics; hybrid optimization algorithms and applications; fuzzy and swarm approach; clustering and forecast; classification and detection; planning and routing problems; dialog system applications; robotic control; and other applications.