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Zero to MATLAB book cover

Zero to MATLAB

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Subject(s): Mathematical and statistical software

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 27/09/2021

Business Writing Style Guide book cover

Business Writing Style Guide

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Subject(s): Writing and editing guides

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 08/11/2021

Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience book cover

Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience

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Author(s): Andrew Millison

Subject(s): Sustainable agriculture

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 12/11/2021

History and Science of Cultivated Plants book cover

History and Science of Cultivated Plants

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Subject(s): Botany and plant sciences

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 08/11/2021

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A Tale of Two Systems 1E

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Subject(s): Systems analysis and design

Publisher: Open Oregon State

Last updated: 18/08/2022

This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is www.teachengineering.org, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into ‘the cloud,’ and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. During this same period, TeachEngineering’s user base grew from a few hundred to more than 3 million users annually, its collection size quadrupled, it went through several user interface renewals, and significant functionality was added while having an exemplary service record, and it enjoyed continued financial support from its sponsors.

Yet, although the system architecture could probably have survived a while longer, it started to become clear that with the newer technologies, better and newer services could be developed faster and at lower cost, that moving most of its functionality into the cloud would both boost performance and lower maintenance cost, and that the system’s resource and code footprint could be significantly reduced by rebuilding it on a different architecture, with different and more modern technology.

In this monograph we provide a side-by-side of this rebuild. We lay out the choices made in the old architecture —we refer to it as TE 1.0— and compare and contrast them with the choices made for TE 2.0. We explain why both the 1.0 and 2.0 choices were made and discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with them.

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Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers

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Subject(s): International law, transport and commerce: maritime law

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 01/09/2022

Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual book cover

Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual

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Subject(s): Chemical biology

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 05/11/2021

All Things Flow book cover

All Things Flow

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Author(s): William Smyth

Subject(s): Physics: Fluid mechanics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 22/08/2022

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Introduction to Climate Science

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Author(s): Andreas Schmittner

Subject(s): Climate change, Climatology and climate modelling, Atmospheric physics, Oceanography (seas and oceans)

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 25/01/2022

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Introduction to Permaculture

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Author(s): Andrew Millison

Subject(s): Sustainable agriculture

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 09/11/2021

Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.