New Nonfiction

Site reliability engineering : how Google runs production systems

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Beyer, Betsy,
Publisher Oreilly, 2016.
First edition, April 2016.
xxiv, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 620.00452 SIT
Summary "The overwhelming majority of a software system's lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google's Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You'll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient - lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction - Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices; Principles - Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE); Practices - Understand the theory and practice of an SRE's day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems; Management - Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use."--Publisher's description.

The happy medium : life lessons from the other side

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:59
by Russo, Kim,
Publisher HarperElixir, [2016]
First edition.
230 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 133.91 RUS
Summary "The medium star of Lifetime's The Haunting Of shares her personal story and behind-the-scenes details from some of her celebrity seances, counseling readers on how to harness energy from one's surrounding world to gain better understandings of life's biggest questions"--NoveList.

October 31, 1517 : Martin Luther and the day that changed the world

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
by Marty, Martin E., 1928-
Publisher Paraclete Press, [2016]
x, 114 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number 248.1 MAR

Jump start responsive web design

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Ward, Chris,
Publisher Sitepoint, [2017] ©2017
2nd edition.
xii, 152 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 006.7 WAR
Summary "The pixel-perfect web is dead. The days of positioning elements on a web page and expecting them to always display exactly how we wanted are a distant memory; we now cope with the constant barrage of new and varied devices that our designs need to look fantastic on. Responsive web design is no longer a nice-to-have bonus feature, it's an expected must-have. This book aims to get you started understanding, and using, the suite of CSS and HTML tools available for responding to this new world of devices"--Back cover.

LLC quickstart beginner's guide to limited liability companies

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 05:39
by Cohen, Chris,
Publisher [Publisher not identified], 2016.
vii, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number 346.0668 COH
Summary "Are you thinking about starting up a limited liability company or LLC and you're not sure where to being? LLC is an excellent guide for every entrepreneur. It indicates the advantages that an LLC has over other forms of businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships and even corporations. You will also learn how to operate within the law and yet avoid unnecessary expenses through taxation and administrative costs. In a nutshell, learn the basics of forming an LLC and the answers to most of the quesions that disturb a new investor." --

Approval junkie : adventures in caring too much

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Salie, Faith, 1971-
Publisher Three Rivers Press, [2017] ©2016
viii, 280 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number 791.4302 SAL
Summary "In this hilarious collection of essays, comedian Faith Salie reflects on the absurd hoops she's jumped through in order to win approval. From running in place in a darkened shower in Africa at 4 am to lose weight, to agreeing to an exorcism at the behest of her crazy ex-husband, to eating pig organs with Harrison Ford's son after her producers told her it would "make good TV", Salie has done it all in the hopes of achieving positive reinforcement from colleagues, friends, and her aforementioned ex (or as she calls him, "was-band"). With thoughtfulness and sarcasm, Salie reflects on why it is she tries so hard to please others, highlighting a phenomenon that many people--especially women-- experience at home and in the work place. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is a humorous exploration into why it is that we so desperately try to please others at the expense of our own happiness"--

Falafel for breakfast : modern Middle Eastern recipes for any time of the day from Kepos Street Kitchen

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Rantissi, Michael,
Publisher Murdoch Books UK, 2015.
255 pages ; 26 cm
Call Number 641.5956 RAN
Summary Israeli-born chef Michael Rantissi and his partner and 'balaboosta' Aussie girl Kristy Frawley have drilled down to what we all love about the ingredients and flavours of the Middle East - grains and greens, generosity, pungency, sweetness, sharing. This is food that brings everyone to the table, and won't let them leave. Michael puts ingredients first and foremost, opening the door to our greater understanding and appreciation of the Middle East's hidden treasures -- tahini, baharat, halva, chickpeas, labneh, eggplant, honey, pomegranate, amba, dates, broad beans, pistachios, wild greens, ancient grains. The recipes go from basics like hummus, aioli and falafel, to Persian eggplant risotto, Cauliflower, cranberry and pearl barley salad, Harissa-braised lamb with okra. To finish, are the pastries, breads and syrup-laden cakes that turn a meal into a feast - Chocolate and pistachio baklava, Date and dukkah brownies, Persian pavlova. Living in multicultural Sydney, he says, has helped him lighten and brighten traditional recipes, without ever losing sight of their origins and traditions.

I know what I'm doing, and other lies I tell myself : dispatches from a life under construction

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Kirkman, Jen, 1974-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2016.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
viii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 818.6 KIR

The gut makeover : 4 weeks to nourish your gut, revolutionize your health and lose weight

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Hyde, Jeannette (Nutritional therapist),
Publisher Green Tree/Bloomsbury, 2017.
vi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 616.33 HYD

The Oxford companion to cheese

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Donnelly, Catherine W.,
Publisher Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
xx, 849 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number 937.3 OXF
Summary The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients--milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes--into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheese makers, cheese mongers, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyère, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheese making and cheese maturing. It also includes entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheese making.

Understanding Parkinson's disease : a self-help guide

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Schechter, Steven, 1961-
Publisher Addicus Books, [2016]
Third edition.
xii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number 616.833 SCH

World atlas of tea

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Smith, Krisi,
Publisher Firefly Books Ltd., 2016. ©2016
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 26 cm
Call Number 641.3372 SMI
Summary "This guidebook will take readers through the art of tea drinking, a journey from plants and their varieties to tea-brewing techniques, tea blending, and finally profiles on several tea-prominent countries"--Provided by publisher.