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Mark Eugene Russinovich is a Spanish-born American software engineer who serves as CTO of Microsoft Azure. He was a cofounder of software producers Winternals before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2006.
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A Gentleman in Moscow
A Novel
by Amor Towles (Mar 25, 2019)
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The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to.From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed...
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Building Microservices
Designing Fine-Grained Systems
by Sam Newman (Jun 07, 2021)
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Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, the second edition of this practical book takes a holistic view of the topics tha...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are good guides on container orchestration and microservices.     source
Hit Refresh
The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
by Satya Nadella (Nov 04, 2019)
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“At the core, Hit Refresh, is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.” – Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh“Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also fa...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Mastering Ethereum
Building Smart Contracts and DApps
by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Dec 22, 2018)
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Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. This platform enables you to run decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts that have no central points of failure or control, integrate with a payment network, and operate on an open blockchain. With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are books I found useful to learn about blockchain.     source
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Homo Deus
A Brief History of Tomorrow
by Yuval Noah Harari (Sep 03, 2018)
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Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric
by Haishi Bai (Jun 13, 2018)
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Build, operate, and orchestrate scalable microservices applications in the cloud This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you'll need to...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are good guides on container orchestration and microservices.     source
Solidity Programming Essentials
A beginner's guide to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain
by Ritesh Modi (Apr 19, 2018)
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Learn the most powerful and primary programming language for writing smart contracts and find out how to write, deploy, consume, test smart contracts in Ethereum. Key Features Get you up and running with Solidity Programming language Build Ethereum Smart Contracts with Solidity as your scripting language Learn to test and deploy the smart contract...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are books I found useful to learn about blockchain.     source
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard P. Feynman (Feb 05, 2018)
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A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on ...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Kubernetes
Up and Running
by Kelsey Hightower (Sep 06, 2017)
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Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How's that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the ...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are good guides on container orchestration and microservices.     source
Quantum Physics
What Everyone Needs to Know®
by Michael G. Raymer (Jul 04, 2017)
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Around 1900, physicists started to discover particles like electrons, protons, and neutrons, and with these discoveries believed they could predict the internal behavior of the atom. However, once their predictions were compared to the results of experiments in the real world, it became clear that the principles of classical physics and mechanics w...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
I've read a lot of books on quantum computing. These are the ones I recommend to get a great overview of quantum mechanics and then quantum computing.     source
Windows Internals, Part 1
by Pavel Yosifovich (May 14, 2017)
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Delve inside Windows architecture and internals - and see how core components work behind the scenes. This classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and now presents its coverage in three volumes: Book 1, User Mode; Book 2, Kernel Mode; Book 3, Device Driver Models.In Book 1, you'll plumb Windows fundamentals,...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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All the Light We Cannot See
A Novel
by Anthony Doerr (Apr 03, 2017)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller listFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths ...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools
by Mark Russinovich (Oct 26, 2016)
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The most comprehensive guidance available for troubleshooting using the indispensable Windows Sysinternals utilities from Microsoft TechNet, written by their creator. The Sysinternals utilities are indispensable and very popular tools for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and researching the Windows platform. Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternal...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Distributed Cloud Applications with Azure Service Fabric
Design and Develop a New Class of Distributed Cloud Applications
by Jesus Aguilar (Jun 24, 2016)
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For developers and architects looking to build public cloud solutions at scale, this practical guide provides the necessary concepts, examples, and design considerations that you need to be successful at developing applications with Azure Service Fabric. This Platform-as-a-Service technology from Microsoft enables you to rapidly develop and update ...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are good guides on container orchestration and microservices.     source
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough (May 02, 2016)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Countdown to Zero Day
Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
by Kim Zetter (Aug 31, 2015)
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Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed tha...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
Cybersecurity related books.     source
Mastering Bitcoin
Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies
by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Dec 19, 2014)
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Want to join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the te...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
These are books I found useful to learn about blockchain.     source
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Oct 27, 2014)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Rogue Code
A Jeff Aiken Novel (Jeff Aiken Series)
by Mark Russinovich (May 19, 2014)
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Michael Lewis' Flash Boys revealed how high-frequency trading has created a ruthless breed of traders capable of winning whichever way the market turns. In Rogue Code, Mark Russinovich takes it one step further to show how their grip on high finance makes the stock market vulnerable to hackers who could bring about worldwide financial collapse.Cybe...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Trojan Horse
by MARK RUSSINOVICH (Mar 24, 2014)
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It’s two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cyber-security analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling Al-Qaida’s assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensified since she became a part of his team.But the West is u...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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The Quantum Universe
(And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)
by Brian Cox (Jun 03, 2013)
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In The Quantum Universe , Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessible—and fascinating—to everyone.The subatomic realm has a reputation for weirdness, spawning any number of profound misunderstandings, journeys into Eastern mysti...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
I've read a lot of books on quantum computing. These are the ones I recommend to get a great overview of quantum mechanics and then quantum computing.     source
CyberStorm
by Matthew Mather (Mar 22, 2013)
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Sometimes the worst storms aren't caused by Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't in the ones in our heads...Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters start appearing on the world’s n...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
Cybersecurity related books.     source
Windows Internals, Part 2
by Mark E. Russinovich (Sep 24, 2012)
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Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2—and now presents its coverage in two volumes.As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through h...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Zero Day
by MARK RUSSINOVICH (Aug 20, 2012)
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Over the Atlantic, an airliner's controls suddenly stop reacting. In Japan, an oil tanker runs aground when its navigational system fails. And in America, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl.At first, these computer failures seem unrelated. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who saw the mistakes made before 9/11, fears ...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Ready Player One
A Novel
by Ernest Cline (Jun 04, 2012)
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Ghost in the Wires
My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
by Kevin Mitnick (Apr 23, 2012)
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If they were a hall of fame or shame for computer hackers, a Kevin Mitnick plaque would be mounted the near the entrance. While other nerds were fumbling with password possibilities, this adept break-artist was penetrating the digital secrets of Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Nokia, Motorola, Pacific Bell, and other mammoth enterp...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson (Oct 23, 2011)
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, a...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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In dit succesvolle boek verklaart Chad Orzel basisbegrippen van de natuurkunde, waarbij hij het gedrag van zijn hond Emmy als uitgangspunt neemt. Emmy is niet zo maar een hond! Ze kan praten en ze is gefascineerd door het werk van haar baasje, die professor in de natuurkunde is.Kan ze het tunneleffect gebruiken om door het hek in de tuin van de bur...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
I've read a lot of books on quantum computing. These are the ones I recommend to get a great overview of quantum mechanics and then quantum computing.     source
Einstein
His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson (May 12, 2008)
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How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an i...
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Feb 18, 2019
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The Cuckoo's Egg
Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
by Cliff Stoll (Dec 31, 2004)
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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic ...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Apollo
by Charles Murray (Aug 31, 2004)
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Feb 18, 2019
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The Double Helix
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
by James D. Watson Ph.D. (Jun 11, 2001)
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The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only...
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
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Noson S. Yanofsky
Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists (Hardcover); 2008 Edition
Mark Russinovich
Feb 18, 2019
I've read a lot of books on quantum computing. These are the ones I recommend to get a great overview of quantum mechanics and then quantum computing.     source
Kingpin
How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
by Kevin Poulsen (Feb 06, 2012)
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Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century’s signature form ...
Mark Russinovich
Apr 09, 2011
Meticulously researched, great story. Highly recommended, especially if you liked Fatal System Error by Joseph Menn.     source