Aimed at experts who are dedicated to software testing, The Software Testing Process: Test Management addresses the major issues related to advanced, state-of-the-art test management. This book covers the syllabus required to pass the Certified Tester Examination - Advanced Level as defined by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). Software developers, project managers, quality managers, and team leaders will benefit from the comprehensive coverage of risk oriented management and the way testing is shown to be an integral, though independent part of software development. Included are best practices in the field of testing, as well as detailed descriptions of involved tasks, roles, and responsibilities. Well suited for self-study, the reader is "taken by the hand" and guided through the key concepts and terminology of software testing in a variety of scenarios and case studies (as featured in the first book in this series, Software Testing Foundations). Not only will testers and test managers find this a must-read, but anyone requiring advanced professional knowledge and skills in this field, anyone wanting to become a true testing professional, will find this book a must for a successful, well-founded education in advanced test management. Topics include: Test process and test toolsTesting in the software life cycleTest policy and test manualTest plan and test planningTest controlIncident managementRisk management/risk-based testingStaff qualificationsTest metrics
Author: Michael DiMercurio
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Submarine commander Aiexi Novskoyy has been sprung from prison by a multibillion-dollar organization with a very special mission in mind. The company has designed a new submarine—the Vepr—which they will use to wreak havoc on international trade. To test its new weapon, Alexi must sink a cruise ship carrying the entire brass of the U.S Navy—effectively decapitating the American fleet. The legendary USS Devilfish is called in to stop the catastrophe, only to be ambushed by the ultra-advanced Vepr. With the Devilfish down, the Navy sends Captain “Kelly” McKee and the newest sub in the U.S. arsenal to hunt down and destroy the super sub. What they don’t realize is that Alexi has his own plans, which have him heading straight for the shores of America.
The Boys on the Rock
Author: John Fox
Written with exceptional precision and humour, this is the story of Billy Connors, a high school student in the Bronx, member of the swimming team and an all round regular teenager, who, in his sixteenth year has to face the fact that he's a little 'different' from everyone else. Struggling with his secret fantasies about men he faces up to life and what it means to be an adult in an imperfect world.
Alekhine's games and writings inspired me from an early age...I fell inlove with the rich complexity of his ideas at the chessboard... I hope readers of this book will feel similarly inspired by Alekhine's masterpieces. From the foreword by Garry Kasparov Alexahnder Alekhine captivated the chess world with his dazzling combatitive play. His genius has been a strong influence on every great player since, none more so than Garry Kasparov. This book contains a selection of the very best of Alekhine's annotation of his own games, converted to algebraic by John Nunn. These games span his career from the early encounters with Lasker, Tarrasch and Rubenstein, through his world title battles, to his meetings with the new generation of players who were to dominate chess in the 1950s.
Using Continuous Delivery, you can bring software into production more rapidly, with greater reliability. A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery is a 100% practical guide to building Continuous Delivery pipelines that automate rollouts, improve reproducibility, and dramatically reduce risk. Eberhard Wolff introduces a proven Continuous Delivery technology stack, including Docker, Chef, Vagrant, Jenkins, Graphite, the ELK stack, JBehave, and Gatling. He guides you through applying these technologies throughout build, continuous integration, load testing, acceptance testing, and monitoring. Wolff’s start-to-finish example projects offer the basis for your own experimentation, pilot programs, and full-fledged deployments. A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery is for everyone who wants to introduce Continuous Delivery, with or without DevOps. For managers, it introduces core processes, requirements, benefits, and technical consequences. Developers, administrators, and architects will gain essential skills for implementing and managing pipelines, and for integrating Continuous Delivery smoothly into software architectures and IT organizations. Understand the problems that Continuous Delivery solves, and how it solves them Establish an infrastructure for maximum software automation Leverage virtualization and Platform as a Service (PAAS) cloud solutions Implement build automation and continuous integration with Gradle, Maven, and Jenkins Perform static code reviews with SonarQube and repositories to store build artifacts Establish automated GUI and textual acceptance testing with behavior-driven design Ensure appropriate performance via capacity testing Check new features and problems with exploratory testing Minimize risk throughout automated production software rollouts Gather and analyze metrics and logs with Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK), and Graphite Manage the introduction of Continuous Delivery into your enterprise Architect software to facilitate Continuous Delivery of new capabilities
The Vow on the Heron
Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Random House
The ninth title in Jean Plaidy's hugely popular Plantagenet series memorably depicts the rise and fall of Edward ll. Edward the Second has been barbarously murdered in Berkeley Castle on the orders of his wife, Queen Isabella, and her lover Roger de Mortimer, and fifteen-year-old Edward the Third is now king. Young Edward has already met and fallen in love with Philippa of Hainault and, to prevent him enquiring into the details of his father's death, Isabella allows the marriage to take place. A son is born who goes on to become the famous Black Prince. While some suggest that Edward has a claim on the French throne, he is reluctant to pursue it, aware of the magnitude of such an undertaking. It is only when Robert of Artois arrives, bent on starting a war with France, that the king is provoked into action. When Robert presents Edward with a dead heron and compares him tauntingly to the timid bird, Edward vows to attack France, heralding the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. Here we see Edward in his greatness, victorious in war and leading his country to prosperity, and at his very weakest, fallen from glory and crippled by his scheming mistress.
Arab Spring Then and Now
Author: Robert Fisk, Patrick Cockburn
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
In December 2010, the “Tunisian Revolution” touched off a wave of protests, riots, revolutions and civil wars throughout the Middle East. Initially the world hoped for positive change – democracy, free elections, and human rights. But, by 2012 the Arab Spring had morphed into “Arab Winter” bringing death, destruction, and despair. The Independent’s Robert Fisk and Patrick Cockburn, two of the most acclaimed Middle East correspondents of our generation, examine the events of this regional tsunami that threatens to have an impact on our world for years to come.
Double the Trouble
Author: Maureen Child
In this Billionaires & Babies novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child, one night leads to two babies! When Colton King ended his impetuous marriage to Penny Oaks after just twenty-four hours, it was out of sight, out of mind. But now, more than a year later, Colton discovers Penny's huge secret--actually two little secrets: a baby boy and a baby girl. Colton's only option is to lay claim to his twins. But soon he finds himself laying claim to Penny all over again. Now they have to ask themselves: Was their whirlwind marriage meant to last a lifetime?
An understanding of acu-points is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize “point knowledge” in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a well-organized framework, and detailed color anatomical illustrations to clarify the complexities of acu-points. In keeping with normal practice, the authors give the precise anatomical location of a point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, gua sha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate. A Practical Guide to Acu-Points presents a wealth of carefully researched information equally valuable for professionals, students, and conscientious practitioners.
Author: Eberhard Wolff
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The Most Complete, Practical, and Actionable Guide to Microservices Going beyond mere theory and marketing hype, Eberhard Wolff presents all the knowledge you need to capture the full benefits of this emerging paradigm. He illuminates microservice concepts, architectures, and scenarios from a technology-neutral standpoint, and demonstrates how to implement them with today’s leading technologies such as Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud. The author fully explains the benefits and tradeoffs associated with microservices, and guides you through the entire project lifecycle: development, testing, deployment, operations, and more. You’ll find best practices for architecting microservice-based systems, individual microservices, and nanoservices, each illuminated with pragmatic examples. The author supplements opinions based on his experience with concise essays from other experts, enriching your understanding and illuminating areas where experts disagree. Readers are challenged to experiment on their own the concepts explained in the book to gain hands-on experience. Discover what microservices are, and how they differ from other forms of modularization Modernize legacy applications and efficiently build new systems Drive more value from continuous delivery with microservices Learn how microservices differ from SOA Optimize the microservices project lifecycle Plan, visualize, manage, and evolve architecture Integrate and communicate among microservices Apply advanced architectural techniques, including CQRS and Event Sourcing Maximize resilience and stability Operate and monitor microservices in production Build a full implementation with Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud Explore nanoservices with Amazon Lambda, OSGi, Java EE, Vert.x, Erlang, and Seneca Understand microservices’ impact on teams, technical leaders, product owners, and stakeholders Managers will discover better ways to support microservices, and learn how adopting the method affects the entire organization. Developers will master the technical skills and concepts they need to be effective. Architects will gain a deep understanding of key issues in creating or migrating toward microservices, and exactly what it will take to transform their plans into reality.
Raw Organic Goodness
Author: Megan May
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Discover the very best way to eat raw. Through amazing delicious recipes and beautiful photos, Raw Organic Goodness is a cookbook that offers the best way to eat naturally healthy, clean ingredients. If you use the finest foods that nature has to offer, you will get unsurpassed flavor and nutritional content. Raw foods are in their purest state - no heating above 46*C(114.8*F). This ensures the food retains all its enzymes and nutrients and its life force, which means every bite contains more goodness for your body. And it gets better! Organic foods are grown without harmful chemicals. No chemicals in the food means no chemicals in you or the environment. Chef Megan May teaches you how to eat this way, because food should be good for you, packed with all the nutrition you need, to feel fabulous. Goodness - you are what you eat. Raw Organic Goodness takes healthy a few steps further, by sprouting and activating your own nuts and seeds. This not only increases their nutritional content, it also makes every bit of that goodness more bio-available to your body, so it can do its happy, healthy thing.
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Wise Secrets of Aloha
Author: Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim, Garnette Arledge
Publisher: Weiser Books
Harry Uhane Jim is one of the last Kahuna of Lomilomi, Keeper of the Deep Mysteries of authentic Hawaiian esoterica. He shares the secrets of this ancient oral tradition with readers for the first time in Wise Secrets of Aloha. Recognizing that the world is in great peril, Kahuna Harry was blessed by the Halau Guardians who instructed him to share the true teachings and tools of Lomilomi for the practice of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He writes: "Now is the time to share aloha with humanity. `Aloha' means the Breath of God is in our Presence. It is time to reveal the profound Lomilomi secrets of the kahunas for personal and planetary peace." Wise Secrets of Aloha is as simple as it is profound, as contemporary as it is ancient. It is true to Hawaiian esoteric teachings and available to all who bring the right attitude. Aloha calls. Listen in the the splash of waves, in the breeze–the air is filled with aloha. All the abundance, joy, and freedom from old wounds readers have ever yearned for can be found by adopting the aloha spirit.