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Johan Vos
  • MEAP began April 2019
  • Publication in December 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617296321
  • 300 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Quantum computing is on the horizon, ready to impact everything from scientific research to encryption and security. But you don’t need a physics degree to get started in quantum computing. Quantum Computing in Action shows you how to leverage your existing Java skills into writing your first quantum software so you’re ready for the revolution.

about the technology

Whilst quantum hardware is still on the edge of development, the underlying principles for writing quantum software are well-established. Right now developers can utilize quantum simulators, like Java-based Strange, to try quantum experiments on any platform that runs the JVM. Quantum computers store and process data in quantum bits, or ‘qubits’, which can represent more complex state than standard bits. Quantum systems promise to be significantly faster for certain types of algorithms, especially in numerical computing areas such as deep learning, scientific disciplines, and cryptography.

about the book

Quantum computing is on the horizon, showing incredible promise for accelerating AI and scientific research. Delivering on these promises requires new hardware as well as a new approach to writing software that takes into account the core ideas of quantum mechanics. Quantum Computing in Action will make sure you’re prepared to start programming when quantum supercomputing becomes a practical reality for production systems.

Rather than a hardware manual or academic theory guide, this book is focused on practical implementations of quantum computing algorithms. Using Strange, a Java-based quantum computer simulator, you’ll go hands-on with quantum computing’s core components including qubits and quantum gates as you write your very first quantum code. By the end of the book you’ll be ahead of the game with the skills to create quantum algorithms using standard Java and your favorite IDE and build tools.

what's inside

  • An introduction to the core concepts of quantum computing
  • Qubits and quantum gates
  • Superposition, entanglement, and hybrid computing
  • Quantum algorithms including Shor’s, Deutsch-jozsa, and Grover’s search

about the reader

For Java developers at all levels who want an early start in quantum computing. No advanced math knowledge required.

about the author

Johan Vos is a cofounder of Gluon, a Java technology company that aims to offer Java solutions for all platforms including desktop, embedded, and mobile apps, and connect them to the cloud. He is a Java Champion and holds an MSc in Mining Engineering and a PhD in Applied Physics.

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Quantum computing still seems magical, but I feel like I got a peek behind the curtain. And I think I can finally explain a qubit.

Michael Wall

Quantum Computing is by no means an easy subject. The author however has managed to make it accessible to mere mortals such as myself. You do not need to have a PhD to read and understand this book. Using the Strange library it is easy to get started in your favourite programming language.

Harro Lissenberg

The best programmer-centric approach to quantum computing that I have seen.

Patrick Regan

This is a great introduction to quantum computing for Java developers that have little no knowledge of quantum mechanics or mathematics and yet, want to explore this exciting new technology.

William Wheeler

A well written introductory book for Quantum Computing. Ideal for developers with zero knowledge of Quantum Physics.

Kelum Senanayake

This book will take you beyond theory and actually give you the opportunity to code using/simulating quantum computing.

Rich Ward

A very good starting point to the quantum computing journey.

Potito Coluccelli