AppleScript: A Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and by Hanaan Rosenthal

By Hanaan Rosenthal

This is the second one version of Hanaan Rosenthals critically-acclaimed AppleScript e-book. It is going the additional mile to coach you AppleScript, explaining complex themes with no leaving you behind.

AppleScript is the high-level scripting language that is living at the Mac platform. it may be used so as to add performance to the Mac working procedure, automate projects, upload services, and customarily make issues more uncomplicated. AppleScript has consistently been very worthy, and with Mac OS X, you could take AppleScript additional than before.

This publication starts with the fundamentals like dealing with variables, loops, and instructions. It proceeds with extra complicated innovations like debugging, AppleScripting with databases, manipulating PDFs with SMILE, and automating media workflow. In a nutshell, this book:

  • Takes you on a trip from amateur to expert AppleScripter.
  • Is thoroughly accomplished; not anything is left to the mind's eye.
  • Is updated via AppleScript 1.10/Mac OS X Tiger.

If you're a Mac person who desires to recognize the true that means of getting complete regulate over your computing device, get into AppleScripting. And choose up this book—it fairly is the single consultant you will need to grasp the paintings of AppleScripting!

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Building Maintainable Software, Java Edition by Joost Visser, Sylvan Rigal, Rob van der Leek, Pascal van

By Joost Visser, Sylvan Rigal, Rob van der Leek, Pascal van Eck, Gijs Wijnholds

Have you felt pissed off operating with somebody else's code? Difficult-to-maintain resource code is a huge challenge in software program improvement this day, resulting in high priced delays and defects. be a part of the answer. With this useful booklet, you'll research 10 easy-to-follow guidance for offering Java software program that's effortless to keep up and adapt. those directions were derived from studying enormous quantities of real-world systems.

Written by way of experts from the software program development team (SIG), this booklet offers transparent and concise reasons, with suggestion for turning the ideas into perform. Examples for this version are written in Java, whereas our better half C# ebook offers viable examples in that language.

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Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: Better by Ken Pugh

By Ken Pugh

Praise for Lean-Agile popularity Test-Driven Development
Lean-Agile recognition Test-Driven improvement tells a story approximately 3 fictive undertaking stakeholders as they use agile thoughts to devise and execute their venture. The structure works good for the e-book; this publication is straightforward to learn, effortless to appreciate, and simple to apply.”
—Johannes Brodwall, leader Scientist, Steria Norway
“Agile improvement, a few say, is all approximately pairing, and, definite, I’m a believer within the strength of pairing. After examining this ebook, in spite of the fact that, I turned partial to the ‘triad’—the purchaser or company analyst + the developer + the tester, who paintings collaboratively on recognition assessments to force software program improvement. I’ve written a few styles for buyer interplay and a few styles for checking out and that i like what Ken Pugh has selected to percentage together with his readers during this down-to-earth, easy-to-read e-book. It’s a ebook jam-packed with tales, actual case stories, and his personal sturdy adventure. knowledge worthy reading!”
—Linda emerging, Coauthor of Fearless switch: styles for Introducing New Ideas

“The Agile Manifesto, severe Programming, person tales, and Test-Driven improvement have enabled super profits in software program improvement; although, they’re no longer sufficient. The query now turns into ‘How am i able to ascertain transparent standards, right implementation, whole try insurance, and extra importantly, consumer delight and acceptance?’ The lacking hyperlink is reputation as outlined via the buyer of their personal area language. Lean-Agile popularity Test-Driven improvement is the answer.”
—Bob Bogetti, Lead structures clothier, Baxter Healthcare
“Ken Pugh’s Lean-Agile attractiveness Test-Driven improvement shows you the way to combine crucial requisites pondering, consumer recognition checks and sounds, and lean-agile practices, so that you can bring product specifications effectively and successfully. Ken’s booklet indicates you ways table-driven specification, intertwined with requisites modeling, drives out popularity standards. Lean-Agile reputation Test-Driven improvement is a necessary advisor for lean-agile workforce individuals to outline transparent, unambiguous requisites whereas additionally validating wishes with popularity tests.”
—Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting,, writer of Requirements through Collaboration and The software program necessities reminiscence Jogger

“If you're fascinated about giving Agile checking out an opportunity and simply have time to learn one booklet, learn this one.”
—David Vydra,

“This publication presents transparent, ordinary counsel on tips on how to use business-facing assessments to force software program improvement. I’m fascinated by the superb details during this ebook. It’s a good blend of the author’s reviews, references to different specialists and learn, and an instance venture that covers
many angles of ATDD. a variety of readers will study much that they could positioned to exploit, whether or not they paintings on initiatives that decision themselves lean or agile or just are looking to carry the absolute best software program product.”
—Lisa Crispin, Agile Tester, ePlan companies, Inc., writer of Agile Testing
in the framework of recognition Test-Driven-Development (ATDD), buyers, builders, and testers collaborate to create attractiveness exams that completely describe how software program should still paintings from the customer’s perspective. by way of tightening the hyperlinks among buyers and agile groups, ATDD can considerably enhance either software program caliber and developer productiveness.

this can be the 1st start-to-finish, real-world advisor to ATDD for each agile undertaking player. best agile advisor Ken Pugh starts off with a discussion between a patron, developer, and tester, explaining the “what, why, the place, while, and how” of ATDD and illuminating the event of partaking in it.
subsequent, Pugh provides a pragmatic, entire connection with every one part of ATDD, from growing uncomplicated assessments to comparing their effects. He concludes with 5 varied case reports, every one settling on a pragmatic set of difficulties and demanding situations with confirmed recommendations.
insurance includes
•     find out how to boost software program with totally testable requirements
•     the best way to simplify and componentize checks and use them to spot lacking logic
•     find out how to attempt person interfaces, carrier implementations, and different tough components of a software program method
•     find out how to determine requisites which are top dealt with outdoors software
•     the right way to current attempt effects, assessment them, and use them to evaluate a project’s total progress
•     the way to construct attractiveness assessments which are at the same time important for improvement companies and customers
•     the right way to scale ATDD to massive projects

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Specification and Analytical Evaluation of Heterogeneous by Christian Storm

By Christian Storm

Data replication through utilizing quorum platforms is a vital notion to enhance operation availability on information items in allotted platforms that experience robust facts consistency calls for. those facts replication schemes needs to be modeled and thoroughly evaluated with appreciate to various caliber measures. Christian typhoon addresses the previous by way of a uniform info replication scheme specification process and realizes the latter via a entire method of the analytical overview of quorum-based facts replication schemes. The procedure version permits to judge operation availability and different caliber measures for the write in addition to for the learn operation.

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Software Development Rhythms: Harmonizing Agile Practices by Kim Man Lui, Keith C. C. Chan

By Kim Man Lui, Keith C. C. Chan

This ebook is a accomplished and thought-provoking creation to a few of the main complicated thoughts in present software program administration. The authors exhibit how software program improvement rhythms will be harmonized to accomplish synergies, making them superior jointly than they might be aside. It bargains readers functional tips on the right way to take the subjects and ideas offered during this publication again to their very own initiatives to harmonize their software program practices and free up the synergies in their personal teams.
Alt. ISBN:0470073861, 0470073861, 9780470073865

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Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

By Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

Utilizing agile tools and the instruments of visible Studio 2010, improvement groups can carry higher-value software program swifter, systematically put off waste, and raise transparency through the complete improvement lifecycle. Now, Microsoft visible Studio product proprietor Sam Guckenheimer and prime visible Studio implementation advisor Neno Loje express tips to utilize Microsoft’s new visible Studio 2010 program Lifecycle administration (ALM) instruments on your environment.

This ebook is the definitive advisor to the appliance of agile improvement with Scrum and glossy software program engineering practices utilizing visible Studio 2010. You’ll tips on how to use visible Studio 2010 to empower and interact multidisciplinary, self-managing groups and supply the transparency they should maximize productiveness. alongside the best way, Guckenheimer and Loje assist you triumph over each significant obstacle that results in stakeholder dissatisfaction—from mismatched schedules to terrible caliber, blocked builds to irreproducible insects, and know-how “silos” to geographic “silos.”

Coverage includes
• Accelerating the “flow of value” to shoppers in any software program undertaking, irrespective of how huge or complex
• Empowering high-performance software program groups and removal overhead in software program delivery
• Automating “burndowns” and utilizing dashboards to realize a real-time, multidimensional view of caliber and progress
• utilizing visible Studio 2010 to lessen or get rid of “no repro” bugs
• Automating deployment and virtualizing try labs to make non-stop builds deployable
• utilizing try impression research to fast decide on the fitting exams in accordance with contemporary code changes
• operating successfully with assets, branches, and backlogs throughout dispensed teams
• Sharing code, construct automation, attempt, venture and different information throughout .NET and Java teams
• Uncovering hidden architectural styles in legacy software program, so that you can refactor adjustments extra confidently
• Scaling Scrum to massive, disbursed organizations

Whatever your self-discipline, this publication may also help you employ visible Studio 2010 to target what particularly concerns: construction software program that grants extraordinary worth quicker and retains clients satisfied some distance into the future.

Foreword by means of Ken Schwaber
It is my honor to put in writing a foreword for Sam’s e-book, Agile software program supply with visible Studio. Sam is either a practitioner of software program improvement, in addition to a student. i've got labored with Sam for the final years to merge Scrum with glossy engineering practices and a very good toolset, Microsoft’s VS 2010. we're either indebted to Aaron Bjork of Microsoft, who built the Scrum template that instantiates Scrum in VS 2010 during the Scrum Template.

I don't want Scrum to be prescriptive. I left many holes, equivalent to what because the syntax and association of the Product Backlog, the engineering practices that became Product Backlog goods right into a possibly shippable increment, and the magic that may create self-organizing groups. Sam has beautifully defined a method of filling in those holes in his booklet. He describes the strategies and tooling, in addition to the explanation of the method that he prescribes. He does this intimately, with scope and humor. due to the fact i've got labored with Microsoft because 2004 and Sam considering the fact that 2009 on those practices and tooling, i'm overjoyed. Our first release used to be a direction, the pro Scrum Developer .NET path, that taught builders the best way to use sturdy increments utilizing smooth engineering practices on VS 2010 — operating in self-organizing, cross-functional groups. Sam’s publication is the bible to this direction and extra, laying all of it out intimately and philosophy. while you are on a Scrum crew development software program with .NET applied sciences, this is often the e-book for you. while you're utilizing Java, this ebook is compelling adequate to learn besides, and perhaps worthy switching to .NET.

When we devised and signed the Agile Manifesto in 2001, our first worth was once “Individuals and interactions over methods and tools.” good, we've got the strategies and instruments nailed for the Microsoft surroundings. In Sam’s publication, we now have anything builders, who're additionally humans, can use to appreciate the procedure and cost of the approaches and instruments. Now the quite labor, humans. After two decades of being taken care of as assets, changing into dependable, artistic, liable humans is tough. Our first problem may be the those that deal with the builders. they can use the metrics from the VS 2010 tooling to micro-manage the approaches and builders, squeezing the final little bit of creativity out and leaving Agility flat. Or, they can use the metrics from the instruments to appreciate the demanding situations dealing with the builders. they can then trainer and make them a greater, extra artistic and effective position. this can be the problem of any device. it can be very good, yet the way it is used will confirm its success.

Thanks for the ebook, Sam.

Praise for Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio
“Agile dominates tasks more and more from IT to product and company improvement, and Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje offer pragmatic context for clients looking readability and specifics with this booklet. Their wisdom of previous historical past and present perform, mixed with acuity and information about visible Studio’s agile functions, permit an actual route to execution. but their voice and recommendation stay non-dogmatic and clever. Their examples are transparent and correct, permitting a precious point of view to these looking a vast and deep historic heritage in addition to a definitive knowing of ways during which visible Studio can include agile approaches.”
—Melinda Ballou, application Director, program Lifecycle administration and government concepts carrier, overseas facts company (IDC)

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have forgotten extra approximately software program improvement tactics than such a lot improvement ‘gurus’ ever knew, and that’s a superb factor! In Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio, Sam and Neno distill the essence of years of hard-won adventure and enormous quantities of pages of method concept into what fairly matters—the concepts that prime functionality software program groups use to get stuff performed. through combining those severe concepts with examples of ways they paintings in visible Studio, they created a de-facto consumer consultant that no visible Studio developer could be without.”
—Jeffrey Hammond, central Analyst, Forrester Research

“If you use Microsoft’s staff beginning Server and are contemplating Agile tasks, this article will provide you with a valid origin of the rules in the back of its agile template and the alternatives it is very important make. The insights from Microsoft’s personal event in adopting agile support illustrate demanding situations with scale and the problems past natural performance workforce must care for. This publication pulls jointly into one place a large set of information and practices to create a superb starting place to steer the selections and potent transition, and should be a necessary addition to any group manager’s bookshelf.”
—Thomas Murphy, examine Director, Gartner

“This e-book offers software program practices you might want to are looking to enforce in your workforce and the instruments on hand to take action. It paints an image of ways firstclass groups can paintings, and in my view, is a needs to learn for an individual concerned with software program improvement. it is going to be crucial analyzing for all our consultants.”
—Claude Remillard, President, InCycle

“This e-book is the suitable device for groups and organisations enforcing agile practices utilizing Microsoft’s program Lifecycle administration platform. It proves disciplined engineering and agility should not at odds; each one wishes the opposite to be really effective.”
—David Starr,

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have written a truly useful ebook on how Agile groups can optimize their practices with visible Studio. It describes not just how Agile and visible Studio paintings, but additionally the incentive and context for lots of of the services supplied within the platform. while you are utilizing Agile and visible Studio, this e-book can be a required learn for everybody at the staff. while you are now not utilizing Agile or visible Studio, then examining this ebook will describe a spot that maybe you must get to together with your strategy and tools.”
—Dave West, Analyst, Forrester Research

“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje are top specialists on agile tools and visible Studio. The publication you're conserving on your hand is the authoritative solution to carry those applied sciences jointly. when you are a visible Studio consumer doing agile, this booklet is a needs to read.”
—Dr. James A. Whittaker, software program Engineering Director Google

“Agile improvement practices are a middle a part of smooth software program improvement. Drawing from our personal classes in adopting agile practices at Microsoft, Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje ...

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Visualization of Scientific Parallel Programs by Gerald Tomas

By Gerald Tomas

The massive attempt of parallelizing medical courses is simply justified if the ensuing codes are effective. hence, every kind of functionality tuning are very important to parallel software program improvement. yet functionality advancements are even more tricky to accomplish with parallel courses than with sequential courses. a method to beat this hassle is to usher in graphical instruments. This monograph covers contemporary advancements in parallel application visualization options and instruments and demonstrates the applying of particular visualization options and software program instruments to medical parallel courses. the answer of preliminary price difficulties of normal differential equations, and numerical integration are taken care of intimately as vital examples.

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Learning Joomla! Extension Development: Creating Modules, by Joseph L. LeBlanc

By Joseph L. LeBlanc

A quick and easy-to-follow introductory instructional that can assist you use Hypertext Preprocessor code to create your first Joomla! extensions: modules, elements, and plugins. This e-book is acceptable for Hypertext Preprocessor programmers who are looking to take their first step in customizing and lengthening the gains of Joomla! via customized Hypertext Preprocessor improvement. it isn't a reference advisor for complicated Joomla! builders. you wish simply the fundamentals of Hypertext Preprocessor programming; no adventure of constructing Joomla! extensions is believed. you're anticipated to be accustomed to the overall operation of Joomla!

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Service-oriented architecture: SOA strategy, methodology, by James P. Lawler

By James P. Lawler

Aggressively being followed via companies in all markets, service-oriented structure (SOA) is a framework permitting company procedure development for gaining aggressive virtue. Service-Oriented Architecture: SOA approach, method, and Technology courses you thru the demanding situations of deploying SOA. It demonstrates conclusively that approach and technique are the keys to enforcing SOA and offers the technique wanted for SOA good fortune.

The e-book examines the position of either non-agile and agile undertaking administration options for deploying SOA. Its technique applies frameworks of governance, communications, product consciousness, undertaking administration, structure, info administration, carrier administration, human source administration and publish implementation techniques. jam-packed with case experiences, the ebook indicates the method in motion.

This reference advantages enterprise managers, company analysts, and expertise venture managers who're fascinated by adopting SOA as a long term approach. it's also merits these new to enterprise technique administration, firm structure, and knowledge platforms and want to appreciate SOA, its enterprise drivers, and its methodology. 

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Evaluating Project Decisions: Case Studies in Software by Carol L. Hoover

By Carol L. Hoover

Effective judgements are the most important to the good fortune of any software program undertaking, yet to make higher judgements you would like a greater decision-making method. In Evaluating venture Decisions , prime venture administration specialists introduce an leading edge selection version that is helping you tailor your decision-making procedure to systematically review all your judgements and steer clear of the undesirable offerings that bring about venture failure.


Using a real-world, case learn method, the authors express the way to review software program undertaking difficulties and occasions extra successfully, thoughtfully determine your possible choices, and increase the choices you're making. Drawing on their lonesome vast examine and adventure, the authors bridge software program engineering conception and perform, supplying information that's either well-grounded and actionable. They current dozens of specific examples from either profitable and unsuccessful initiatives, illustrating what to do and what to not do.


Evaluating undertaking judgements will assist you to investigate your techniques and eventually make higher judgements at each level on your undertaking, including:

  • Requirements–Elicitation, description, verification, validation, negotiation, contracting, and administration over the software program lifestyles cycle
  • Estimates–Conceptual resolution layout, decomposition, source and overhead allocation, estimate building, and alter management
  • Planning–Defining targets, guidelines, and scope; making plans initiatives, milestones, schedules, budgets, employees and different assets; and handling tasks opposed to plans
  • Product–Proper product definition, improvement method administration, QA, configuration administration, supply, set up, education, and box service
  • Process–Defining, making a choice on, realizing, educating, and measuring tactics; comparing method functionality; and method development or optimization

In addition, you'll find the right way to evaluation judgements relating to probability, humans, stakeholder expectancies, and international improvement. easily positioned, you’ll use what you study the following on each venture, in any undefined, no matter what your pursuits, and for initiatives of any length, dimension, or type.

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