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Localization in Clinical Neurology
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Develop and perfect your neurological localization skills with the gold standard text in the field.Anatomical localization skills based in physical examination are essential for any clinician caring for patients with neurologic disease processes. Newly revised and updated, Localization in Clinical Neurology, Seventh Edition, uses detailed, easy-to-read descriptions and full-color illustrations to help you understand and pinpoint the source of a patient's signs and symptoms. Improve your diagnostic accuracy and avoid unnecessary testing with this outstanding roadmap to neurologic diagnosis.Key Features:*Comprehensive coverage addresses all brain regions, as well as cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves.*Detailed discussions cover relevant anatomy, followed by the lesions related to each anatomic feature.*New material reflects recent developments regarding neuroanatomy and principles of neurologic localization.*New diagrams and tables, including "Abnormalities of iris structure affecting pupils" and "Drugs and toxins that can cause miosis or mydraisis," organize key information in an easy-to-understand format.*Revised illustrations clearly portray the nerve pathways.Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:*Complete content with enhanced navigation*Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text*Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Localization in Clinical Neurology
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Develop and perfect your neurological localization skills with the gold standard text in the field.Anatomical localization skills based in physical examination are essential for any clinician caring for patients with neurologic disease processes. Newly revised and updated, Localization in Clinical Neurology, Seventh Edition, uses detailed, easy-to-read descriptions and full-color illustrations to help you understand and pinpoint the source of a patient's signs and symptoms. Improve your diagnostic accuracy and avoid unnecessary testing with this outstanding roadmap to neurologic diagnosis.Key Features:*Comprehensive coverage addresses all brain regions, as well as cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves.*Detailed discussions cover relevant anatomy, followed by the lesions related to each anatomic feature.*New material reflects recent developments regarding neuroanatomy and principles of neurologic localization.*New diagrams and tables, including "Abnormalities of iris structure affecting pupils" and "Drugs and toxins that can cause miosis or mydraisis," organize key information in an easy-to-understand format.*Revised illustrations clearly portray the nerve pathways.Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:*Complete content with enhanced navigation*Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text*Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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How Google Tests Software
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Testing at Google Scale Product Description 2012 Jolt Award finalist! Pioneering the Future of Software Test Do you need to get it right, too? Then, learn from Google. Legendary testing expert James Whittaker, until recently a Google testing leader, and two top Google experts reveal exactly how Google tests software, offering brand-new best practices you can use even if you’re not quite Google’s size…yet! Breakthrough Techniques You Can Actually Use Discover 100% practical, amazingly scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests…thinking like real users…implementing exploratory, black box, white box, and acceptance testing…getting usable feedback…tracking issues…choosing and creating tools…testing “Docs & Mocks,” interfaces, classes, modules, libraries, binaries, services, and infrastructure…reviewing code and refactoring…using test hooks, presubmit scripts, queues, continuous builds, and more. With these techniques, you can transform testing from a bottleneck into an accelerator–and make your whole organization more productive! Features + Benefits Presents pioneering testing techniques that can help any company moving to the cloud Shows how to achieve web-level scale for integration and system testing Offers expert guidance on managing end-to-end testing, including superior automation strategies Foreword by Alberto Savoia xiii Foreword by Patrick Copeland xvii Preface xxiii Chapter 1: Introduction to Google Software Testing 1 Quality?Test 5 Roles 6 Organizational Structure 8 Crawl, Walk, Run 10 Types of Tests 12 Chapter 2: The Software Engineer in Test 15 The Life of an SET 17 Development and Test Workflow 17 Who Are These SETs Anyway? 22 The Early Phase of a Project 22 Team Structure 24 Design Docs 25 Interfaces and Protocols 27 Automation Planning 28 Testability 29 SET Workflow: An Example 32 Test Execution 40 Test Size Definitions 41 Use of Test Sizes in Shared Infrastructure 44 Benefits of Test Sizes 46 Test Runtime Requirements 48 Case 1: Change in Common Library 52 Test Certified 54 An Interview with the Founders of the Test Certified Program 57 Interviewing SETs 62 An Interview with Tool Developer Ted Mao 68 An Interview with Web Driver Creator Simon Stewart 70 Chapter 3: The Test Engineer 75 A User-Facing Test Role 75 The Life of a TE 76 Test Planning 79 Risk 97 Life of a Test Case 108 Life of a Bug 113 Recruiting TEs 127 Test Leadership at Google 134 Maintenance Mode Testing 137 Quality Bots Experiment 141 BITE Experiment 153 Google Test Analytics 163 Free Testing Workflow 169 External Vendors 173 An Interview with Google Docs TE Lindsay Webster 175 An Interview with YouTube TE Apple Chow 181 Chapter 4: The Test Engineering Manager 187 The Life of a TEM 187 Getting Projects and People 189 Impact 191 An Interview with Gmail TEM Ankit Mehta 193 An Interview with Android TEM Hung Dang 198 An Interview with Chrome TEM Joel Hynoski 202 The Test Engineering Director 206 An Interview with Search and Geo Test Director Shelton Mar 207 An Interview with Engineering Tools Director Ashish Kumar 211 An Interview with Google India Test Director Sujay Sahni 214 An Interview with Engineering Manager Brad Green 219 An Interview with James Whittaker 222 Chapter 5: Improving How Google Tests Software 229 Fatal Flaws in Google's Process 229 The Future of the SET 231 The Future of the TE 233 The Future of the Test Director and Manager 234 The Future of Test Infrastructure 234 In Conclusion 235 Appendix A: Chrome OS Test Plan 237 Overview of Themes 237 Risk Analysis 238 Per-Build Baseline Testing 239 Per-LKG Day Testing 239 Per-Release Testing 239 Manual Versus Automation 240 Dev Versus Test Quality Focus 240 Release Channels 240 User Input 241 Test Case Repositories 241 Test Dashboarding 241 Virtualization 241 Performance 242 Stress, Long-Running, and Stability 242 Test Execution Framework (Autotest) 242 OEMs 242 Hardware Lab 242 E2E Farm Automation 243 Testing the Browser AppManager 243 Browser Testability 243 Hardware 244 Timeline 244 Primary Test Drivers 246 Relevant Documents 246 Appendix B: Test Tours for Chrome 247 The Shopping Tour 247 The Student Tour 248 Suggested Areas to Test 248 The International Calling Tour 249 Suggested Areas to Test 249 The Landmark Tour 249 Suggested Landmarks in Chrome 249 The All Nighter Tour 250 Suggested Areas to Test 250 The Artisan's Tour 251 Tools in Chrome 251 The Bad Neighborhood Tour 251 Bad Neighborhoods in Chrome OS 251 The Personalization Tour 252 Ways to Customize Chrome 252 Appendix C: Blog Posts on Tools and Code 253 Take a BITE out of Bugs and Redundant Labor 253 Unleash the QualityBots 255 RPF: Google's Record Playback Framework 257 Google Test Analytics-Now in Open Source 260 Comprehensive 260 Quick 260 Actionable 260 Sustained Value 260 Index 265Discover 100% practical, amazingly scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests

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How Google Tests Software
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Testing at Google Scale Product Description 2012 Jolt Award finalist! Pioneering the Future of Software Test Do you need to get it right, too? Then, learn from Google. Legendary testing expert James Whittaker, until recently a Google testing leader, and two top Google experts reveal exactly how Google tests software, offering brand-new best practices you can use even if you’re not quite Google’s size…yet! Breakthrough Techniques You Can Actually Use Discover 100% practical, amazingly scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests…thinking like real users…implementing exploratory, black box, white box, and acceptance testing…getting usable feedback…tracking issues…choosing and creating tools…testing “Docs & Mocks,” interfaces, classes, modules, libraries, binaries, services, and infrastructure…reviewing code and refactoring…using test hooks, presubmit scripts, queues, continuous builds, and more. With these techniques, you can transform testing from a bottleneck into an accelerator–and make your whole organization more productive! Features + Benefits Presents pioneering testing techniques that can help any company moving to the cloud Shows how to achieve web-level scale for integration and system testing Offers expert guidance on managing end-to-end testing, including superior automation strategies Foreword by Alberto Savoia xiii Foreword by Patrick Copeland xvii Preface xxiii Chapter 1: Introduction to Google Software Testing 1 Quality?Test 5 Roles 6 Organizational Structure 8 Crawl, Walk, Run 10 Types of Tests 12 Chapter 2: The Software Engineer in Test 15 The Life of an SET 17 Development and Test Workflow 17 Who Are These SETs Anyway? 22 The Early Phase of a Project 22 Team Structure 24 Design Docs 25 Interfaces and Protocols 27 Automation Planning 28 Testability 29 SET Workflow: An Example 32 Test Execution 40 Test Size Definitions 41 Use of Test Sizes in Shared Infrastructure 44 Benefits of Test Sizes 46 Test Runtime Requirements 48 Case 1: Change in Common Library 52 Test Certified 54 An Interview with the Founders of the Test Certified Program 57 Interviewing SETs 62 An Interview with Tool Developer Ted Mao 68 An Interview with Web Driver Creator Simon Stewart 70 Chapter 3: The Test Engineer 75 A User-Facing Test Role 75 The Life of a TE 76 Test Planning 79 Risk 97 Life of a Test Case 108 Life of a Bug 113 Recruiting TEs 127 Test Leadership at Google 134 Maintenance Mode Testing 137 Quality Bots Experiment 141 BITE Experiment 153 Google Test Analytics 163 Free Testing Workflow 169 External Vendors 173 An Interview with Google Docs TE Lindsay Webster 175 An Interview with YouTube TE Apple Chow 181 Chapter 4: The Test Engineering Manager 187 The Life of a TEM 187 Getting Projects and People 189 Impact 191 An Interview with Gmail TEM Ankit Mehta 193 An Interview with Android TEM Hung Dang 198 An Interview with Chrome TEM Joel Hynoski 202 The Test Engineering Director 206 An Interview with Search and Geo Test Director Shelton Mar 207 An Interview with Engineering Tools Director Ashish Kumar 211 An Interview with Google India Test Director Sujay Sahni 214 An Interview with Engineering Manager Brad Green 219 An Interview with James Whittaker 222 Chapter 5: Improving How Google Tests Software 229 Fatal Flaws in Google's Process 229 The Future of the SET 231 The Future of the TE 233 The Future of the Test Director and Manager 234 The Future of Test Infrastructure 234 In Conclusion 235 Appendix A: Chrome OS Test Plan 237 Overview of Themes 237 Risk Analysis 238 Per-Build Baseline Testing 239 Per-LKG Day Testing 239 Per-Release Testing 239 Manual Versus Automation 240 Dev Versus Test Quality Focus 240 Release Channels 240 User Input 241 Test Case Repositories 241 Test Dashboarding 241 Virtualization 241 Performance 242 Stress, Long-Running, and Stability 242 Test Execution Framework (Autotest) 242 OEMs 242 Hardware Lab 242 E2E Farm Automation 243 Testing the Browser AppManager 243 Browser Testability 243 Hardware 244 Timeline 244 Primary Test Drivers 246 Relevant Documents 246 Appendix B: Test Tours for Chrome 247 The Shopping Tour 247 The Student Tour 248 Suggested Areas to Test 248 The International Calling Tour 249 Suggested Areas to Test 249 The Landmark Tour 249 Suggested Landmarks in Chrome 249 The All Nighter Tour 250 Suggested Areas to Test 250 The Artisan's Tour 251 Tools in Chrome 251 The Bad Neighborhood Tour 251 Bad Neighborhoods in Chrome OS 251 The Personalization Tour 252 Ways to Customize Chrome 252 Appendix C: Blog Posts on Tools and Code 253 Take a BITE out of Bugs and Redundant Labor 253 Unleash the QualityBots 255 RPF: Google's Record Playback Framework 257 Google Test Analytics-Now in Open Source 260 Comprehensive 260 Quick 260 Actionable 260 Sustained Value 260 Index 265Discover 100% practical, amazingly scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests

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The Little, Brown Handbook, Global Edition
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For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks – unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliabilityThe Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available–with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab™ not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Accessibility and Ease of Use Authoritative and accessible coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation have made The Little, Brown Handbook one of the bestselling handbooks of all time. A clean, uncluttered page design uses color and type clearly to distinguish parts of the book and elements of the pages. Annotations on both visual and verbal examples connect principles and illustrations. Dictionary-style headers in the index make it easy to find entries, and helpful endpapers offer several paths to the book’s content. NEW! Streamlined explanations and new explanatory headings throughout make key information easier to find. Academic Writing NEW! A greatly expanded overview of common academic genres in the chapter on academic writing (now at the start of Part 2), such as responses, critical analyses, arguments, informative and personal writing, and research papers and reports, highlights key features of each genre and points students to examples in the handbook. NEW! A summary box titled “The writing situation” with each of the sample papers gives an overview of the situation to which the student responded–subject, purpose, audience, genre, and use of sources–thus connecting concepts with actual writing. NEW! Eighteen examples of academic writing in varied genres appear throughout the handbook, among them a new critical analysis of an advertisement and a new social-science research report documented in APA style. Synthesis receives special emphasis wherever students might need help balancing their own and others’ views, such as in responding to texts and visuals. NEW! The expanded chapter on critical reading and writing includes two full-length opinion pieces as exercises in critical reading, a new advertisement with a student’s analysis, a revised discussion of writing critically about texts and visuals, and a new critical analysis paper. Parts 9 and 10 give students a solid foundation in research writing and writing in the disciplines (literature, other humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences), along with extensive coverage of documentation in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! Key material on academic integrity in Chapter 6 on academic writing and Chapter 44 on plagiarism discusses developing one’s own perspective on a topic, using and managing sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Other chapters throughout the handbook reinforce these important topics. Research Writing and Documentation To help students develop their own perspectives on their research subjects, the text advises asking questions, entering into dialog with sources, and presenting multiple views fairly and responsibly. Extensive attention to research methods supports students in the early stages of research. The discussion of searching for and evaluating sources–library, Web, and social media–helps students to refine search terms and to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources. Case studies show the application of critical criteria to sample articles, Web documents, and a blog. NEW! A streamlined discussion of gathering information from sources stresses keeping accurate records of source material and marking borrowed words. Meticulous attention to research writing across the disciplines emphasizes managing information, using the library as a research gateway, evaluating and synthesizing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and documenting sources accurately. Students learn how to document and cite sources ethically in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! A chapter on documenting sources explains key features of source documentation, defines the relationship between in-text citations and a bibliography, and presents pros and cons of bibliography software. NEW! Updated, annotated samples of key source types illustrate MLA and APA documentation, showing students how to find the bibliographical information needed to cite each type and highlighting the similarities and differences between print and database sources. NEW! Reorganized chapters for all four styles group sources by type, thus simplifying the process of finding appropriate models and clarifying differences among print, database, Web, and other sources. NEW! A succinct guide accompanies the index to the models in each style to help students match their sources with appropriate citation formats. NEW! The chapter on CSE documentation reflects the new eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. NEW! A complete social-science research report shows APA style in the context of student writing. Two research papers illustrate MLA style and include a paper-in-progress, following a student through the research process and culminating in an annotated essay on green consumerism. The extensive chapter on avoiding plagiarism discusses deliberate and careless plagiarism, shows examples of plagiarized and revised sentences, and gives updated advice about avoiding plagiarism with online sources. Writing As a Process NEW! A reorganized presentation of drafting, revising, and editing distinguishes revising more clearly as a step separate from editing. NEW! An expanded discussion of thesis covers using the thesis statement to preview organization. NEW! New, relevant examples in Chapter 4 on paragraphs illustrate important concepts of coherence, organization, and development. NEW! A revised and streamlined chapter on presenting writing focuses on essential information related to document design, visuals and other media, writing for online environments, and oral presentations. NEW! A revised discussion of preparing a writing portfolio gives an overview of common formats and requirements. Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation NEW! Revised explanations of grammar concepts and rules throughout simplify the presentation and emphasize key material. NEW! Two common trouble spots—sentence fragments and passive voice—are discussed in greater detail and illustrated with new and more examples. NEW! Dozens of new and revised examples and exercises clarify and test important concepts. NEW! Added examples in Part 8 on effective words show common shortcuts of texting and other electronic communication and how to revise them for academic writing. Visual and Media Literacy Thorough discussions of critically reading advertisements, graphs, and other visuals appear in Chapter 7 on critical reading, Chapter 8 on reading arguments, and Chapter 43 on working with sources. NEW! A student work-in-progress illustrates the process of analyzing an advertisement and culminates in a sample critical analysis. NEW! Updated and detailed help with preparing or finding illustrations appears in Chapter 5 on presenting writing and Chapter Preface for Students: Using This Book Preface for Instructors PART 1: The Process of Writing 1. Assessing the Writing Situation a. Understanding how writing happens b. Analyzing the writing situation c. Discovering and limiting a subject d. Defining a purpose e. Considering the audience f. Understanding genres 2. Discovering and Shaping Ideas a. Discovering ideas b. Developing a thesis c. Organizing ideas SAMPLE INFORMATIVE ESSAY 3. Drafting, Revising, and Editing a. Writing the first draft b. Revising a draft c. Giving and receiving comments d. Examining a sample revision e. Editing the revised draft f. Preparing and proofreading the final draft g. SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY) h. Preparing a writing portfolio 4. Writing and Revising Paragraphs a. Relating paragraphs in the essay b. Maintaining paragraph unity c. Achieving paragraph coherence d. Developing the paragraph e. Writing special kinds of paragraphs 5. Presenting Writing a. Formatting academic writing SAMPLE MARKETING REPORT b. Using visuals and other media in multimodal writing c. Presenting writing on the Web SAMPLE WEB SITE SAMPLE LITERACY NARRATIVE POSTED TO A BLOG d. Making oral presentations SAMPLE POWERPOINT SLIDES PART 2: Reading and Writing in and out of College 6. Writing in Academic Situations a. Determining purpose and audienceb. Using an academic genrec. Choosing structure and content d. Using sources with integritye. Using academic language f. Communicating with instructors and classmates 7. Critical Reading and Writing a. Using techniques of critical reading b. Summarizing c. Developing a critical response d. Viewing visuals critically e. Writing criticallyf. Examining sample critical analyses SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A TEXT SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN IMAGE 8. Reading Arguments Critically a. Recognizing the elements of argument b. Testing claims c. Weighing evidence d. Discovering assumptions e. Watching language, hearing tone f. Judging reasonableness g. Recognizing fallacies h. Reading visual arguments 9. Writing an Argument a. Finding a subject b. Conceiving a thesis statement c. Analyzing your purpose and your audience d. Using reason e. Using evidence f. Reaching your readers g. Organizing your argument h. Revising your argument i. SAMPLE PROPOSAL ARGUMENT 10. Taking Essay Exams a. Preparing for an essay examination b. Planning your time and your answer c. Starting the essay d. Developing the essay e. Rereading the essay 11. Public Writing a. Writing on social media b. Writing business letters and memos SAMPLE LETTER AND MEMO c. Writing a job application SAMPLE LETTER AND RESUMES d. Writing business reports and proposals SAMPLE REPORT AND PROPOSAL e. Writing for community work SAMPLE NEWSLETTER, ONLINE POST PART 3: Grammatical Sentences 12. Understanding Sentence Grammar a. Understanding the basic sentence b. Expanding the basic sentence with single words c. Expanding the basic sentence with word groups d. Compounding words, phrases, and clauses e. Changing the usual word order f. Classifying sentences 13. Case of Nouns and Pronouns a. Compound subjects and complements b. Compound objects c. We or us with a noun d. Appositives e. Pronoun after than or as in a comparison f. Subjects and objects of infinitives g. Who vs. whom h. Case before a gerund 14. Verbs Verb Forms a. Regular and irregular verbs b. Sit and set; lie and lay; rise and raise c. Omitted -s and -ed endings d. Helping verbs e. Verb plus gerund or infinitive f. Verb plus participle Tense g. Appropriate tense for meaning h. Sequence of tenses Mood i. Subjunctive verb forms Voice j. Active vs. passive voice 15. Agreement a. Agreement between subject and verb b. Agreement between pronoun and antecedent 16. Adjectives and Adverbs a. Adjectives only with nouns and pronouns b. Adjectives after linking verbs c. Adjectives with objects; adverbs with verbs d. Comparative and superlative forms e. Double negatives f. Overuse of nouns as modifiers g. Present and past participles as adjectives h. A, an, the, and other determiners PART 4: Clear Sentences 17. Sentence Fragments a. Tests for sentence completeness, revision of fragments b. Subordinate clause c. Verbal or prepositional phrase d. Other fragments e. Acceptable uses of incomplete sentences 18. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences a. Main clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction b. Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression c. Main clauses with no conjunction or punctuation 19. Pronoun Reference a. Clear reference to one antecedent b. Clear placement of pronoun and antecedent c. Reference to specific antecedent d. Indefinite use of you e. Clear use of it f. Appropriate who, which, that 20. Shifts a. Person and number b. Tense and mood c. Subject and voice d. Indirect and direct quotations and questions 21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers a.For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks - unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliability The Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available-with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab(TM) not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

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The Little, Brown Handbook, Global Edition
48,62 € *
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For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks – unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliabilityThe Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available–with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab™ not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Accessibility and Ease of Use Authoritative and accessible coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation have made The Little, Brown Handbook one of the bestselling handbooks of all time. A clean, uncluttered page design uses color and type clearly to distinguish parts of the book and elements of the pages. Annotations on both visual and verbal examples connect principles and illustrations. Dictionary-style headers in the index make it easy to find entries, and helpful endpapers offer several paths to the book’s content. NEW! Streamlined explanations and new explanatory headings throughout make key information easier to find. Academic Writing NEW! A greatly expanded overview of common academic genres in the chapter on academic writing (now at the start of Part 2), such as responses, critical analyses, arguments, informative and personal writing, and research papers and reports, highlights key features of each genre and points students to examples in the handbook. NEW! A summary box titled “The writing situation” with each of the sample papers gives an overview of the situation to which the student responded–subject, purpose, audience, genre, and use of sources–thus connecting concepts with actual writing. NEW! Eighteen examples of academic writing in varied genres appear throughout the handbook, among them a new critical analysis of an advertisement and a new social-science research report documented in APA style. Synthesis receives special emphasis wherever students might need help balancing their own and others’ views, such as in responding to texts and visuals. NEW! The expanded chapter on critical reading and writing includes two full-length opinion pieces as exercises in critical reading, a new advertisement with a student’s analysis, a revised discussion of writing critically about texts and visuals, and a new critical analysis paper. Parts 9 and 10 give students a solid foundation in research writing and writing in the disciplines (literature, other humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences), along with extensive coverage of documentation in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! Key material on academic integrity in Chapter 6 on academic writing and Chapter 44 on plagiarism discusses developing one’s own perspective on a topic, using and managing sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Other chapters throughout the handbook reinforce these important topics. Research Writing and Documentation To help students develop their own perspectives on their research subjects, the text advises asking questions, entering into dialog with sources, and presenting multiple views fairly and responsibly. Extensive attention to research methods supports students in the early stages of research. The discussion of searching for and evaluating sources–library, Web, and social media–helps students to refine search terms and to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources. Case studies show the application of critical criteria to sample articles, Web documents, and a blog. NEW! A streamlined discussion of gathering information from sources stresses keeping accurate records of source material and marking borrowed words. Meticulous attention to research writing across the disciplines emphasizes managing information, using the library as a research gateway, evaluating and synthesizing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and documenting sources accurately. Students learn how to document and cite sources ethically in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles. NEW! A chapter on documenting sources explains key features of source documentation, defines the relationship between in-text citations and a bibliography, and presents pros and cons of bibliography software. NEW! Updated, annotated samples of key source types illustrate MLA and APA documentation, showing students how to find the bibliographical information needed to cite each type and highlighting the similarities and differences between print and database sources. NEW! Reorganized chapters for all four styles group sources by type, thus simplifying the process of finding appropriate models and clarifying differences among print, database, Web, and other sources. NEW! A succinct guide accompanies the index to the models in each style to help students match their sources with appropriate citation formats. NEW! The chapter on CSE documentation reflects the new eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. NEW! A complete social-science research report shows APA style in the context of student writing. Two research papers illustrate MLA style and include a paper-in-progress, following a student through the research process and culminating in an annotated essay on green consumerism. The extensive chapter on avoiding plagiarism discusses deliberate and careless plagiarism, shows examples of plagiarized and revised sentences, and gives updated advice about avoiding plagiarism with online sources. Writing As a Process NEW! A reorganized presentation of drafting, revising, and editing distinguishes revising more clearly as a step separate from editing. NEW! An expanded discussion of thesis covers using the thesis statement to preview organization. NEW! New, relevant examples in Chapter 4 on paragraphs illustrate important concepts of coherence, organization, and development. NEW! A revised and streamlined chapter on presenting writing focuses on essential information related to document design, visuals and other media, writing for online environments, and oral presentations. NEW! A revised discussion of preparing a writing portfolio gives an overview of common formats and requirements. Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation NEW! Revised explanations of grammar concepts and rules throughout simplify the presentation and emphasize key material. NEW! Two common trouble spots—sentence fragments and passive voice—are discussed in greater detail and illustrated with new and more examples. NEW! Dozens of new and revised examples and exercises clarify and test important concepts. NEW! Added examples in Part 8 on effective words show common shortcuts of texting and other electronic communication and how to revise them for academic writing. Visual and Media Literacy Thorough discussions of critically reading advertisements, graphs, and other visuals appear in Chapter 7 on critical reading, Chapter 8 on reading arguments, and Chapter 43 on working with sources. NEW! A student work-in-progress illustrates the process of analyzing an advertisement and culminates in a sample critical analysis. NEW! Updated and detailed help with preparing or finding illustrations appears in Chapter 5 on presenting writing and Chapter Preface for Students: Using This Book Preface for Instructors PART 1: The Process of Writing 1. Assessing the Writing Situation a. Understanding how writing happens b. Analyzing the writing situation c. Discovering and limiting a subject d. Defining a purpose e. Considering the audience f. Understanding genres 2. Discovering and Shaping Ideas a. Discovering ideas b. Developing a thesis c. Organizing ideas SAMPLE INFORMATIVE ESSAY 3. Drafting, Revising, and Editing a. Writing the first draft b. Revising a draft c. Giving and receiving comments d. Examining a sample revision e. Editing the revised draft f. Preparing and proofreading the final draft g. SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY) h. Preparing a writing portfolio 4. Writing and Revising Paragraphs a. Relating paragraphs in the essay b. Maintaining paragraph unity c. Achieving paragraph coherence d. Developing the paragraph e. Writing special kinds of paragraphs 5. Presenting Writing a. Formatting academic writing SAMPLE MARKETING REPORT b. Using visuals and other media in multimodal writing c. Presenting writing on the Web SAMPLE WEB SITE SAMPLE LITERACY NARRATIVE POSTED TO A BLOG d. Making oral presentations SAMPLE POWERPOINT SLIDES PART 2: Reading and Writing in and out of College 6. Writing in Academic Situations a. Determining purpose and audienceb. Using an academic genrec. Choosing structure and content d. Using sources with integritye. Using academic language f. Communicating with instructors and classmates 7. Critical Reading and Writing a. Using techniques of critical reading b. Summarizing c. Developing a critical response d. Viewing visuals critically e. Writing criticallyf. Examining sample critical analyses SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A TEXT SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN IMAGE 8. Reading Arguments Critically a. Recognizing the elements of argument b. Testing claims c. Weighing evidence d. Discovering assumptions e. Watching language, hearing tone f. Judging reasonableness g. Recognizing fallacies h. Reading visual arguments 9. Writing an Argument a. Finding a subject b. Conceiving a thesis statement c. Analyzing your purpose and your audience d. Using reason e. Using evidence f. Reaching your readers g. Organizing your argument h. Revising your argument i. SAMPLE PROPOSAL ARGUMENT 10. Taking Essay Exams a. Preparing for an essay examination b. Planning your time and your answer c. Starting the essay d. Developing the essay e. Rereading the essay 11. Public Writing a. Writing on social media b. Writing business letters and memos SAMPLE LETTER AND MEMO c. Writing a job application SAMPLE LETTER AND RESUMES d. Writing business reports and proposals SAMPLE REPORT AND PROPOSAL e. Writing for community work SAMPLE NEWSLETTER, ONLINE POST PART 3: Grammatical Sentences 12. Understanding Sentence Grammar a. Understanding the basic sentence b. Expanding the basic sentence with single words c. Expanding the basic sentence with word groups d. Compounding words, phrases, and clauses e. Changing the usual word order f. Classifying sentences 13. Case of Nouns and Pronouns a. Compound subjects and complements b. Compound objects c. We or us with a noun d. Appositives e. Pronoun after than or as in a comparison f. Subjects and objects of infinitives g. Who vs. whom h. Case before a gerund 14. Verbs Verb Forms a. Regular and irregular verbs b. Sit and set; lie and lay; rise and raise c. Omitted -s and -ed endings d. Helping verbs e. Verb plus gerund or infinitive f. Verb plus participle Tense g. Appropriate tense for meaning h. Sequence of tenses Mood i. Subjunctive verb forms Voice j. Active vs. passive voice 15. Agreement a. Agreement between subject and verb b. Agreement between pronoun and antecedent 16. Adjectives and Adverbs a. Adjectives only with nouns and pronouns b. Adjectives after linking verbs c. Adjectives with objects; adverbs with verbs d. Comparative and superlative forms e. Double negatives f. Overuse of nouns as modifiers g. Present and past participles as adjectives h. A, an, the, and other determiners PART 4: Clear Sentences 17. Sentence Fragments a. Tests for sentence completeness, revision of fragments b. Subordinate clause c. Verbal or prepositional phrase d. Other fragments e. Acceptable uses of incomplete sentences 18. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences a. Main clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction b. Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression c. Main clauses with no conjunction or punctuation 19. Pronoun Reference a. Clear reference to one antecedent b. Clear placement of pronoun and antecedent c. Reference to specific antecedent d. Indefinite use of you e. Clear use of it f. Appropriate who, which, that 20. Shifts a. Person and number b. Tense and mood c. Subject and voice d. Indirect and direct quotations and questions 21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers a.For courses in English Composition. The gold standard of handbooks - unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliability The Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available-with grammar coverage that is second to none. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields. MyWritingLab(TM) not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

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The Art of Scalability
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A Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability from Two Veteran Software, Technology, and Business Executives In this second edition of The Art of Scalability, AKF Partners cofounders Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything product, technology and business leaders must know to build products that can scale smoothly to meet any business requirement. Drawing on their unparalleled experience managing some of the world’s highest-transaction-volume Web sites, the authors provide detailed models and best-practice approaches available in no other book. Unlike previous books on scalability, The Art of Scalability doesn’t limit its coverage to technology. Writing for both technical and nontechnical decision-makers, this book covers everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, processes, people, and organizations. This second edition has been edited to improve readability and includes new and updated content, a new chapter on Agile architecture, and new case studies. Throughout, the authors address a broad spectrum of real-world challenges, from performance testing to IT governance. Using their tools and guidance, organizations can systematically overcome obstacles to scalability and achieve unprecedented levels of technical and business performance. New and Updated Coverage includes · Staffing the scalable organization: essential organizational, management, and leadership skills for technical leaderswith a special focus on how to build truly Agile organizations. · How to organize teams to maximize innovation and reduce value destroying team conflict. · Building processes for scale: process lessons from hyper-growth companies, from technical issue resolution to crisis management · How to manage risk and how to create effective change management in the age of continuous deployment. · Architecting scalable solutions: powerful proprietary models for identifying scalability needs and choosing the best approaches to meet them · How to practice “Agile” Architecture · Optimizing performance through caching, application and database splitting, and asynchronous design · New and updated scalability techniques for emerging technologies, including clouds and grids · Planning for rapid data growth and new data centers · Evolving monitoring strategies to tightly align with customer requirements Product Description The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability–Updated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners. Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple. You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability–and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance. Coverage includes • Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it • Actionable lessons from real successes and failures • Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization • Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments • Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices–including 15 key success principles • Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring • Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance Features + Benefits Goes beyond covering just technology to address every issue that matters Provides detailed models and proven approaches available in no other book Includes indispensable metrics, complete with actual calculations Includes supplemental PowerPoint slides and exercises for classroom use Foreword xxiii Acknowledgments xxvii About the Authors xxix Introduction 1 Part I: Staffing a Scalable Organization 7 Chapter 1: The Impact of People and Leadership on Scalability 9 The Case Method 9 Why People? 10 Why Organizations? 11 Why Management and Leadership? 17 Conclusion 19 Chapter 2: Roles for the Scalable Technology Organization 21 The Effects of Failure 21 Defining Roles 23 Executive Responsibilities 25 Individual Contributor Responsibilities 30 A Tool for Defining Responsibilities 35 Conclusion 39 Chapter 3: Designing Organizations 41 Organizational Influences That Affect Scalability 41 Team Size 44 Organizational Structure 51 Conclusion 69 Chapter 4: Leadership 101 71 What Is Leadership? 72 Leadership: A Conceptual Model 74 Taking Stock of Who You Are 76 Leading from the Front 78 Checking Your Ego at the Door 79 Mission First, People Always 80 Making Timely, Sound, and Morally Correct Decisions 81 Empowering Teams and Scalability 82 Alignment with Shareholder Value 83 Transformational Leadership 84 Vision 84 Mission 87 Goals 89 Putting It All Together 90 The Causal Roadmap to Success 94 Conclusion 95 Chapter 5: Management 101 99 What Is Management? 100 Project and Task Management 102 Building Teams: A Sports Analogy 105 Upgrading Teams: A Garden Analogy 107 Measurement, Metrics, and Goal Evaluation 111 The Goal Tree 114 Paving the Path for Success 115 Conclusion 116 Chapter 6: Relationships, Mindset, and the Business Case 119 Understanding the Experiential Chasm 119 Defeating the IT Mindset 122 The Business Case for Scale 124 Conclusion 127 Part II: Building Processes for Scale 129 Chapter 7: Why Processes Are Critical to Scale 131 The Purpose of Process 132 Right Time, Right Process 135 When Good Processes Go Bad 139 Conclusion 140 Chapter 8: Managing Incidents and Problems 143 What Is an Incident? 144 What Is a Problem? 145 The Components of Incident Management 146 The Components of Problem Management 149 Resolving Conflicts Between Incident and Problem Management 150 Incident and Problem Life Cycles 150 Implementing the Daily Incident Meeting 152 Implementing the Quarterly Incident Review 153 The Postmortem Process 153 Putting It All Together 156 Conclusion 157 Chapter 9: Managing Crises and Escalations 159 What Is a Crisis? 160 Why Differentiate a Crisis from Any Other Incident? 161 How Crises Can Change a Company 162 Order Out of Chaos 163 Communications and Control 168 The War Room 169 Escalations 170 Status Communications 171 Crisis Postmortem and Communication 172 Conclusion 173 Chapter 10: Controlling Change in Production Environments 177 What Is a Change? 178 Change Identification 179 Change Management 180 The Change Control Meeting 191 Continuous Process Improvement 192 Conclusion 193 Chapter 11: Determining Headroom for Applications 197 Purpose of the Process 198 Structure of the Process 199 Ideal Usage Percentage 203 A Quick Example Using Spreadsheets 206 Conclusion 207 Chapter 12: Establishing Architectural Principles 209 Principles and Goals 209 Principle Selection 212 AKF’s Most Commonly Adopted Architectural Principles 214 Conclusion 222 Chapter 13: Joint Architecture Design and Architecture Review Board 225 Fixing Organizational Dysfunction 225 Designing for Scale Cross-Functionally 226 JAD Entry and Exit Criteria 228 From JAD to ARB 230 Conducting the Meeting 232 ARB Entry and Exit Criteria 234 Conclusion 236 Chapter 14: Agile Architecture Design 239 Architecture in Agile Organizations 240 Ownership of Architecture 241 Limited Resources 242 Standards 243 ARB in the Agile Organization 246 Conclusion 247 Chapter 15: Focus on Core Competencies: Build Versus Buy 249 Building Versus Buying, and Scalability 249 Focusing on Cost 250 Focusing on Strategy 251 “Not Built Here” Phenomenon 252 Merging Cost and Strategy 252 Does This Component Create Strategic Competitive Differentiation? 253 Are We the Best Owners of This Component or Asset? 253 What Is the Competition for This Component? 254 Can We Build This Component Cost-Effectively? 254 The Best Buy Decision Ever 255 Anatomy of a Build-It-Yourself Failure 256 Conclusion 258 Chapter 16: Determining Risk 259 Importance of Risk Management to Scale 259 Measuring Risk 261 Managing Risk 268 Conclusion 271 Chapter 17: Performance and Stress Testing 273 Performing Performance Testing 273 Don’t Stress over Stress Testing 281 Performance and Stress Testing for Scalability 287 Conclusion 288 Chapter 18: Barrier Conditions and Rollback 291 Barrier Conditions 291 Rollback Capabilities 297 Markdown Functionality: Design to Be Disabled 300 Conclusion 301 Chapter 19: Fast or Right? 303 Tradeoffs in Business 303 Relation to Scalability 306 How to Think About the Decision 307 Conclusion 311 Part III: Architecting Scalable Solutions 315 Chapter 20: Designing for Any Technology 317 An Implementation Is Not an Architecture 317 Technology-Agnostic Design 318 The TAD Approach 323 Conclusion 325 Chapter 21: Creating Fault-Isolative Architectural Structures 327 Fault-Isolative Architecture Terms 327 Benefits of Fault Isolation 329 How to Approach Fault Isolation 336 When to Implement Fault Isolation 339 How to Test Fault-Isolative Designs 341 Conclusion 341 Chapter 22: Introduction to the AKF Scale Cube 343 The AKF Scale Cube 343 The x-Axis of the Cube 344 The y-Axis of the Cube 346 The z-Axis of the Cube 349 Putting It All Together 350 When and Where to Use the Cube 352 Conclusion 353 Chapter 23: Splitting Applications for Scale 357 The AKF Scale Cube for Applications 357 The x-Axis of the AKF Application Scale Cube 359 The y-Axis of the AKF Application Scale Cube 361 The z-Axis of the AKF Application Scale Cube 363 Putting It All Together 365 Practical Use of the Application Cube 367 Conclusion 371 Chapter 24: Splitting Databases for Scale 375 Applying the AKF Scale Cube to Databases 375 The x-Axis of the AKF DatabaIn The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything needed to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors' pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners.

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The Art of Scalability
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A Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability from Two Veteran Software, Technology, and Business Executives In this second edition of The Art of Scalability, AKF Partners cofounders Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything product, technology and business leaders must know to build products that can scale smoothly to meet any business requirement. Drawing on their unparalleled experience managing some of the world’s highest-transaction-volume Web sites, the authors provide detailed models and best-practice approaches available in no other book. Unlike previous books on scalability, The Art of Scalability doesn’t limit its coverage to technology. Writing for both technical and nontechnical decision-makers, this book covers everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, processes, people, and organizations. This second edition has been edited to improve readability and includes new and updated content, a new chapter on Agile architecture, and new case studies. Throughout, the authors address a broad spectrum of real-world challenges, from performance testing to IT governance. Using their tools and guidance, organizations can systematically overcome obstacles to scalability and achieve unprecedented levels of technical and business performance. New and Updated Coverage includes · Staffing the scalable organization: essential organizational, management, and leadership skills for technical leaderswith a special focus on how to build truly Agile organizations. · How to organize teams to maximize innovation and reduce value destroying team conflict. · Building processes for scale: process lessons from hyper-growth companies, from technical issue resolution to crisis management · How to manage risk and how to create effective change management in the age of continuous deployment. · Architecting scalable solutions: powerful proprietary models for identifying scalability needs and choosing the best approaches to meet them · How to practice “Agile” Architecture · Optimizing performance through caching, application and database splitting, and asynchronous design · New and updated scalability techniques for emerging technologies, including clouds and grids · Planning for rapid data growth and new data centers · Evolving monitoring strategies to tightly align with customer requirements Product Description The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability–Updated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners. Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple. You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability–and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance. Coverage includes • Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it • Actionable lessons from real successes and failures • Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization • Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments • Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices–including 15 key success principles • Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring • Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance Features + Benefits Goes beyond covering just technology to address every issue that matters Provides detailed models and proven approaches available in no other book Includes indispensable metrics, complete with actual calculations Includes supplemental PowerPoint slides and exercises for classroom use Foreword xxiii Acknowledgments xxvii About the Authors xxix Introduction 1 Part I: Staffing a Scalable Organization 7 Chapter 1: The Impact of People and Leadership on Scalability 9 The Case Method 9 Why People? 10 Why Organizations? 11 Why Management and Leadership? 17 Conclusion 19 Chapter 2: Roles for the Scalable Technology Organization 21 The Effects of Failure 21 Defining Roles 23 Executive Responsibilities 25 Individual Contributor Responsibilities 30 A Tool for Defining Responsibilities 35 Conclusion 39 Chapter 3: Designing Organizations 41 Organizational Influences That Affect Scalability 41 Team Size 44 Organizational Structure 51 Conclusion 69 Chapter 4: Leadership 101 71 What Is Leadership? 72 Leadership: A Conceptual Model 74 Taking Stock of Who You Are 76 Leading from the Front 78 Checking Your Ego at the Door 79 Mission First, People Always 80 Making Timely, Sound, and Morally Correct Decisions 81 Empowering Teams and Scalability 82 Alignment with Shareholder Value 83 Transformational Leadership 84 Vision 84 Mission 87 Goals 89 Putting It All Together 90 The Causal Roadmap to Success 94 Conclusion 95 Chapter 5: Management 101 99 What Is Management? 100 Project and Task Management 102 Building Teams: A Sports Analogy 105 Upgrading Teams: A Garden Analogy 107 Measurement, Metrics, and Goal Evaluation 111 The Goal Tree 114 Paving the Path for Success 115 Conclusion 116 Chapter 6: Relationships, Mindset, and the Business Case 119 Understanding the Experiential Chasm 119 Defeating the IT Mindset 122 The Business Case for Scale 124 Conclusion 127 Part II: Building Processes for Scale 129 Chapter 7: Why Processes Are Critical to Scale 131 The Purpose of Process 132 Right Time, Right Process 135 When Good Processes Go Bad 139 Conclusion 140 Chapter 8: Managing Incidents and Problems 143 What Is an Incident? 144 What Is a Problem? 145 The Components of Incident Management 146 The Components of Problem Management 149 Resolving Conflicts Between Incident and Problem Management 150 Incident and Problem Life Cycles 150 Implementing the Daily Incident Meeting 152 Implementing the Quarterly Incident Review 153 The Postmortem Process 153 Putting It All Together 156 Conclusion 157 Chapter 9: Managing Crises and Escalations 159 What Is a Crisis? 160 Why Differentiate a Crisis from Any Other Incident? 161 How Crises Can Change a Company 162 Order Out of Chaos 163 Communications and Control 168 The War Room 169 Escalations 170 Status Communications 171 Crisis Postmortem and Communication 172 Conclusion 173 Chapter 10: Controlling Change in Production Environments 177 What Is a Change? 178 Change Identification 179 Change Management 180 The Change Control Meeting 191 Continuous Process Improvement 192 Conclusion 193 Chapter 11: Determining Headroom for Applications 197 Purpose of the Process 198 Structure of the Process 199 Ideal Usage Percentage 203 A Quick Example Using Spreadsheets 206 Conclusion 207 Chapter 12: Establishing Architectural Principles 209 Principles and Goals 209 Principle Selection 212 AKF’s Most Commonly Adopted Architectural Principles 214 Conclusion 222 Chapter 13: Joint Architecture Design and Architecture Review Board 225 Fixing Organizational Dysfunction 225 Designing for Scale Cross-Functionally 226 JAD Entry and Exit Criteria 228 From JAD to ARB 230 Conducting the Meeting 232 ARB Entry and Exit Criteria 234 Conclusion 236 Chapter 14: Agile Architecture Design 239 Architecture in Agile Organizations 240 Ownership of Architecture 241 Limited Resources 242 Standards 243 ARB in the Agile Organization 246 Conclusion 247 Chapter 15: Focus on Core Competencies: Build Versus Buy 249 Building Versus Buying, and Scalability 249 Focusing on Cost 250 Focusing on Strategy 251 “Not Built Here” Phenomenon 252 Merging Cost and Strategy 252 Does This Component Create Strategic Competitive Differentiation? 253 Are We the Best Owners of This Component or Asset? 253 What Is the Competition for This Component? 254 Can We Build This Component Cost-Effectively? 254 The Best Buy Decision Ever 255 Anatomy of a Build-It-Yourself Failure 256 Conclusion 258 Chapter 16: Determining Risk 259 Importance of Risk Management to Scale 259 Measuring Risk 261 Managing Risk 268 Conclusion 271 Chapter 17: Performance and Stress Testing 273 Performing Performance Testing 273 Don’t Stress over Stress Testing 281 Performance and Stress Testing for Scalability 287 Conclusion 288 Chapter 18: Barrier Conditions and Rollback 291 Barrier Conditions 291 Rollback Capabilities 297 Markdown Functionality: Design to Be Disabled 300 Conclusion 301 Chapter 19: Fast or Right? 303 Tradeoffs in Business 303 Relation to Scalability 306 How to Think About the Decision 307 Conclusion 311 Part III: Architecting Scalable Solutions 315 Chapter 20: Designing for Any Technology 317 An Implementation Is Not an Architecture 317 Technology-Agnostic Design 318 The TAD Approach 323 Conclusion 325 Chapter 21: Creating Fault-Isolative Architectural Structures 327 Fault-Isolative Architecture Terms 327 Benefits of Fault Isolation 329 How to Approach Fault Isolation 336 When to Implement Fault Isolation 339 How to Test Fault-Isolative Designs 341 Conclusion 341 Chapter 22: Introduction to the AKF Scale Cube 343 The AKF Scale Cube 343 The x-Axis of the Cube 344 The y-Axis of the Cube 346 The z-Axis of the Cube 349 Putting It All Together 350 When and Where to Use the Cube 352 Conclusion 353 Chapter 23: Splitting Applications for Scale 357 The AKF Scale Cube for Applications 357 The x-Axis of the AKF Application Scale Cube 359 The y-Axis of the AKF Application Scale Cube 361 The z-Axis of the AKF Application Scale Cube 363 Putting It All Together 365 Practical Use of the Application Cube 367 Conclusion 371 Chapter 24: Splitting Databases for Scale 375 Applying the AKF Scale Cube to Databases 375 The x-Axis of the AKF DatabaIn The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything needed to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors' pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners.

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A software platform for modeling imaging systems
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To capture the image focused by the lens, digital photography uses an array of electronic photo-detectors, as opposed to an exposure on photographic film. The captured image is then digitized and could be stored as computer file for digital processing, viewing, digital publishing or printing. Usually made in CMOS technology, electronic photo-detectors are commonly used in cell phone cameras, web cameras and some other devices. Throughout this work, the author presents the linear simulation flow for CMOS Image Sensor Modelling he developed at IMEC research center. Int this purpose, he used MATLAB has computing tool and programming language. After describing the electromagnetic simulation of light propagation inside the pixel structure, the framework for the simulation of photo-generated electrons collection by photo-diodes, and subsequent Digital Signal Processing, a comparison is made between simulation results and ideal image sensors optical measurements. The accuracy and predictability of this methodology are demonstrated on various parameters which affect resulted pixels.

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