(14 May 2015) Computing Reviews (CR), an ACM/ThinkLoud publication, presents the 19th Annual Best of Computing, a compilation of our best reviews and the most interesting books and articles of the year. Working with the insight and recommendations of the CR community, Best of Computing
offers a great must-read list to anyone active in computer science. “We are excited to bring the 19th Annual to the computing community. We have received a lot positive feedback on Best of Computing, from librarians using it as an acquisition tool to readers keeping current on the state of the art,” says Bruce Antelman, President of ThinkLoud.
Notable Books & Articles brings together influential items published in computing last year. Based on nominations from our reviewers, category editors, editors in chief of journals, and others in the computing community, CR has compiled a current overview of the computing field with 87 books, articles, and conference proceedings. This list is also available as a PDF download.
The Best Reviews highlight the excellent contributions of our reviewers to the publication. Using editor and reader recommendations, as well as rankings, 20 nominees were selected by our committee of editors. The Best Review was written by Brad Reid and discusses the book Social Media in Politics. According to one of the selection committee members, Reid “gives a good flavor of the global reach of the topic considered in the book.”
We invite you to take a look at the Best of Computing (www.computingreviews.com/best19). All reviews featured in this compilation are open access, including reviews of items on the Notable Books & Articles list. A collaboration between ThinkLoud and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Computing Reviews is available for subscription and can be read daily at www.computingreviews.com.