This book, published in 2013, is an introduction to Cloud Computing, from a business perspective. The goal I am trying to achieve is to explain in a clear and concise manner, without getting into much technical detail, where the economic benefits from adopting Cloud Computing come from, lay out the obstacles that the organizations looking to adopt this technology will face and help the readers design a strategy to progressively adopt the cloud while avoiding any pitfalls.
This book is currently only available in SpanishDownload from Apple's iBook store (for iPad and Mac)
Implementing Business Process Management (BPM) in an enterprise to automate company wide processes requires building a strong services foundation and a lot o planning to get it right
This book documents what needs to be done and what pitfalls to avoid in order to achieve a successful implementation of BPM on a SOA infrastructure
This book will be first available in Spanish
Available soon from Apple's iBook store
Most Apple IIGS books written at the end of the eighties were just a rehash of manuals and documentation published by either Apple Computer or Western Design Center (the company behind the 65816 processor that powers the Apple IIGS). This book, on the other hand, was quite different. Written by five top French coders from the IIGS demo and cracking scene, this book includes great source code examples on how to write applications that make the most of the hardware. Published in very small numbers and only in France, this book quickly reached "cult" status among IIGS programmers in the US and other parts of the world.
Despite all it's virtues, l'Apple IIGS épluché had several severe flaws. The layout and the illustrations were poor, and the content had not been thoroughly checked for typos and factual mistakes. In addition to that, although the book can be downloaded from the Internet, it has been poorly scanned, making it difficult to read, in particular the source code. That is why I decided to rescue this great book by putting it through OCR, reformatting it and reviewing its contents. This first release focuses on providing a modern layout, upgrading the graphics and making the code easier to read. I addition, I corrected many typos and some factual mistakes. In the future I hope to add to new content to make this book more approachable to those new to the platform.
When in 1995 I was named General Manager of Proesa, one of the few Apple retailers in Mexico, I was looking for a way to build a stronger relationship with our customers. One of the strategies I adopted was to publish a free quarterly magazine, called Opción-Apple (Option Apple) with Apple news in Spanish.
Opción-Apple was extremely successful. We had customers who came to our stores just to grab a free copy of the magazine and this allowed us to increase our list of contacts as well as the profile of the company in the market. Without this magazine, we would not have been able to grow for 24 consecutive months and become the second largest Apple retailer in the country during that period.
In France, the most popular magazine for calculators and portable computers was called L'Ordinateur de Poche. Ever since I discovered this publication, my secret goal was to publish an article of my own. After writing many small games, I finally wrote an agenda application that I thought was worth being published and submitted it. It took them more than a year to publish it, and when I finally received the issue with my article and a small check (my first income from programming) I had already moved to a new computing platform, the Apple II.Read the article