The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain
This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting ('hanging in chains'), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains ...
Executing Magic in the Modern Era
This book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodie...
Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse
This book is the culmination of many years of research on what happened to the bodies of executed criminals in the past. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it looks at the consequences of the 1752 Murder Act. These criminal bodies had a crucial role in the history of medicine, and the history of crime, and great symbolic resonance...
Dissecting the Criminal Corpse
Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of cor...
Remembering and Disremembering the Dead
This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible to hurt the dead, it is possible to harm the wishes, beliefs and memories of persons that once lived. In this wa...
Exploring Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing is enabling many trends in IT today: microservices, pay-as-you-go pricing, and serverless architectures, to name three. The biggest player in the market's Amazon, who offers the most mature cloud systems through their Amazon Web Services (AWS). Other companies are gaining traction as well: Google invests into their Google Cloud Plat...
Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834
This free book provides the most in-depth study of capital punishment in Scotland between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth century to date. Based upon an extensive gathering and analysis of previously untapped resources, it takes the reader on a journey from the courtrooms of Scotland to the theatre of the gallows. It introduces them to seve...
Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840
This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and t...
Los Angeles and the Summer Olympic Games
This open access book describes the three planning approaches and legacy impacts for the Olympic Games in one locale: the city of Los Angeles, USA. The author critically compares the similarities and differences of the LA Olympics by reviewing the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and by analyzing the concurrent planning process for the 2028 Olympics. The au...
Contextual Process Digitalization
This free book presents an overview and step-by-step explanation of process management. It starts with the individual participants' perspectives on their work in a process and its structuring and harmonization, and then moves on to its specification in a model and how it is embedded in the organizational and IT environment of the company. Lastly, t...
Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views
Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) are a significant and valuable addition to the DBA's troubleshooting armory, laying bare previously unavailable information regarding the under-the-covers activity of your database sessions and transactions. Why, then, aren't all DBAs using them? Why do many DBAs continue to ignore them in favour of "tried an...
PHP Succinctly
Known for its straightforward simplicity, PHP is an open source, general-purpose scripting language oriented for web development. In PHP Succinctly, author José Roberto Olivas Mendoza guides newcomers through PHP's basics, which includes deployment, programming themes such as variables, decision making, arrays, functions, and databases, and the cr...
Bash Notes for Professionals
The Bash Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow....
Getting the Most from LINQPad Succinctly
LINQPad is a powerful testing tool for all .NET developers that can help them deliver solutions in less time. In Getting the Most from LINQPad Succinctly, returning Succinctly series author José Roberto Olivas Mendoza lays out different ways to extend the functionality built into LINQPad. In this ebook, you'll learn how to use LINQPad to query Ent...
The Little Redis Book
The book is many years old, but still relevant. Redis has evolved a lot, but most of that has been in the form of internal improvements, new advanced features (like lua scripting) and awesome new data types. The best way to learn Redis is still to start by understanding the fundamentals presented in this book....
jQuery Notes for Professionals
The jQuery Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow....
PHPUnit Manual
Edition for PHPUnit 9.1. Updated on Apr 2020...
I Love Ruby
Ruby is an easy to learn programming language, it was invented by a guy named Matz in Japan. Ruby is a free software and can be used by any one for zero cost. Ruby's popularity was initially confined to Japan, later it slowly trickled out to rest of the world. Things changed with the emergence of Ruby on Rails which is a popular web-development fra...
Azure Functions Succinctly
Azure Functions is a new service available in Microsoft Azure to help developers run code on serverless architectures. In essence, Azure Functions is about events and code - developers write some code that will be executed upon some triggering event - but what sets Azure Functions apart is its simplicity. Developers can write just the code they nee...
Docker for Developers
This book introduces the use of Docker focusing on best usage practices, based on the 12factor methodology. This preliminary version of the book focuses on the basic knowledge of Docker. It starts by briefly explaining the infrastructure of the solution, through its architecture, installation, basic commands, understanding and construction of im...
Skype Bots Succinctly
Skype is essential to communication across industries of all types, and even in our personal lives. Knowing how to use SDKs that allow developers to interact with Skype as a platform has become a valuable tool. In Skype Bots Succinctly, author Ed Freitas gives readers an in-depth exploration of the features in the Microsoft Bot Framework for Skype....
Gradle Succinctly
Gradle is an open-source build automation system conceived upon a Groovy-based domain-specific language. Gradle was designed for multi-project builds, as a build tool and a means for automating the compilation, test, and release process. In Gradle Succinctly, author José Roberto Olivas Mendoza will show readers how to improve their projects' devel...
Robotic Process Automation Succinctly
Around the world, organizations are facing the challenge of becoming more efficient by increasing productivity with their existing resources - or sometimes even less. Robotic process automation (RPA) is a technology that can augment the productivity of human workers by liberating them from tedious and repetitive tasks that can be performed faster a...