This Book Is Overdue!

How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All


Author: Marilyn Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061962103

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4951

In This Book is Overdue!, acclaimed author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians, and, as she did in her popular first book, The Dead Beat, discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners. In defiance of doomsayers, Johnson finds librarians more vital and necessary than ever, as they fuse the tools of the digital age with love for the written word and the enduring values of truth, service to all, and free speech. This Book Is Overdue! is a romp through the ranks of information professionals who organize our messy world and offer old-fashioned human help through the maze.

Trustworthy Systems Through Quantitative Software Engineering


Author: Lawrence Bernstein,C. M. Yuhas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471750328

Category: Computers

Page: 437

View: 6083

A benchmark text on software development and quantitative softwareengineering "We all trust software. All too frequently, this trust ismisplaced. Larry Bernstein has created and applied quantitativetechniques to develop trustworthy software systems. He and C. M.Yuhas have organized this quantitative experience into a book ofgreat value to make software trustworthy for all of us." -Barry Boehm Trustworthy Systems Through Quantitative Software Engineeringproposes a novel, reliability-driven software engineering approach,and discusses human factors in software engineering and how theseaffect team dynamics. This practical approach gives softwareengineering students and professionals a solid foundation inproblem analysis, allowing them to meet customers' changing needsby tailoring their projects to meet specific challenges, andcomplete projects on schedule and within budget. Specifically, it helps developers identify customer requirements,develop software designs, manage a software development team, andevaluate software products to customer specifications. Studentslearn "magic numbers of software engineering," rules of thumb thatshow how to simplify architecture, design, andimplementation. Case histories and exercises clearly present successful softwareengineers' experiences and illustrate potential problems, results,and trade-offs. Also featuring an accompanying Web site withadditional and related material, Trustworthy Systems ThroughQuantitative Software Engineering is a hands-on, project-orientedresource for upper-level software and computer science students,engineers, professional developers, managers, and professionalsinvolved in software engineering projects. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all theproblems in the book is available from the Wiley editorialdepartment. An Instructor Support FTP site is also available.

Design of Multithreaded Software

The Entity-Life Modeling Approach


Author: Bo I. Sanden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118102738

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1634

This book assumes familiarity with threads (in a language such as Ada, C#, or Java) and introduces the entity-life modeling (ELM) design approach for certain kinds of multithreaded software. ELM focuses on "reactive systems," which continuously interact with the problem environment. These "reactive systems" include embedded systems, as well as such interactive systems as cruise controllers and automated teller machines. Part I covers two fundamentals: program-language thread support and state diagramming. These are necessary for understanding ELM and are provided primarily for reference. Part II covers ELM from different angles. Part III positions ELM relative to other design approaches.

TruCluster Server Handbook


Author: Scott Fafrak,Jim Lola,Dennis O'Brien,Gregory Yates,Brad Nichols

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080519753

Category: Computers

Page: 854

View: 8983

The TruCluster Server Handbook authoritatively details how to plan, design, install, configure, and administer a cluster of Tru64 UNIX systems. The book explains how to configure and optimize hardware underlying a TruCluster server, including storage servers so critical to running a high-end cluster operation. This book provides best practices and techniques drawn from the authors' extensive experiences in the field with systems designers, systems managers, developers, and users. The authors include a former Tru64 UNIX Technical Group Leader with HP's Consulting Division and a top industry figure, and two former TruCluster Server Team Leaders with the Customer Support Center. Learn to install TruCluster Server from the ground up Get the most out of your cluster environment with the authors' practical tips and tricks Attain availability, scalability, and simplified manageability in your IT systems operation

Using CRC Cards

An Informal Approach to Object-Oriented Development


Author: Nancy M. Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780133746792

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 3144

Introduces CRC (Class, Responsibility, Collaborator) cards and describes how they can be used in interactive sessions to develop an object-oriented model of an application.

Creating the Customer-driven Library

Building on the Bookstore Model


Author: Jeannette A. Woodward

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908884

Category: Electronic book

Page: 234

View: 5702

Building libraries on the bookstore model.

International Financial Reporting and Analysis


Author: David Alexander,Anne Britton,Ann Jorissen

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844806683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 898

View: 984

This textbook is a development of 'Financial Reporting' by Alexander and Britton, and is designed to meet the emerging demand for coverage of international accounting standards (IASs) and the globalization of accounting in advanced courses.

The Next American Metropolis

Ecology, Community, and the American Dream


Author: Peter Calthorpe

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271686

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 2556

Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.

European Business


Author: Debra Johnson,Colin Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134266049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 4042

Fully revised and updated, this new edition of an already well-established text is easy to use, engagingly written and contains a wealth of pedagogical features. Exploring the European business environment; paying particular attention to the role of member states and how Europe interacts with the rest of the world, the authors examine what is unique about the European business environment – integration - how it has affected the strategy and behaviour of businesses with a European presence. New to this edition is: new material on the single European market, the single currency and related policy issues issues not dealt with elsewhere such as the European consumer, entrepreneurship, sustainability and Europe’s relationship with emerging economies like China an attractive new design and new pedagogical features, including numerous topical case studies to illustrate the themes explored, chapter objectives, discussion questions, boxed supporting information and extensive further reading and resources a companion website to provide extra material for students and lecturers European Business is an essential read for all students of international business. Visit the Companion website at

A Quiet Roar

Sometimes Disruption Is Overdue


Author: Randall Arthur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985025779

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

View: 1647

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