Language : English
Published : 2012
Pages : 768
Mastering the Requirements Process
The definitive guide to the software requirements process, now updated for the needs of today’s business analysts at all experience levels * *Walks step-by-step through the entire requirements process, introducing Volere, the authors’ detailed, proven model. *Teaches powerful new ‘Thinking Above the Line’ techniques for identifying the real business problem to be solved, and communicating it to all project participants. *Presents extensive new coverage, including new ways to integrate innovation and agility into requirements. One of the most crucial tasks in software development is identifying and specifying requirements: in other words, clarifying what the customer or user really needs. As development teams have learned the hard way, this is no small undertaking. It can only be managed with a clearly defined process. In Mastering the Requirements Process, Third Edition, Suzanne and James Robertson present Volere, their detailed, start-to-finish model for successfully developing and communicating requirements. Over decades, the Robertsons have helped hundreds of companies improve their requirements processes. In this new edition, they’ve reflected all the new lessons they’ve learned, refining their processes to work even more effectively in today’s agile and fast-changing environments. This edition’s coverage includes: * *Comprehensive techniques for uncovering the true business problem – including advanced ‘Thinking Above the Line’ approaches. *Four views of the problem domain: making it easier to understand the problem and communicate the solution. *Detailed linkages showing connections among deliverables through every stage of development. *Updated guidance on connecting stakeholders via the requirements process. *Better ways to develop requirements for agile projects. *How to incorporate innovation when discovering requirements
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The fast and easy way to get the most out of your iPad This new edition of iPad For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks to getting the most out of your iPad, presented in a straightforward-but-fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years. Clear instructions get you started with the basics, like setting up your iPad, mastering the multi-touch interface, and synching your data. Next, you’ll discover how to work in the iCloud, set up iTunes on your iPad, browse the Internet, send and receive e-mails, text with iMessage, download apps from the App Store, making video calls with FaceTime, work with Siri, import pictures, get organized with Reminders, find your way with Maps, and so much more. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photographs that bring the information to life, iPad For Dummies helps even the most techno-phobic readers understand and master the iPad’s myriad capabilities. Whether you’re looking to curl up with a good iBook, stay connected on social media, capture photos and videos-or anything in between-everything you need is at your fingertips. Bestselling For Dummies brand in full-color! Written by a dynamic team, including the Personal Tech columnist for USA Today and the author of the popular Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle Enhanced with instructional videos and eBook supplements Covers the portability, accessibility, and multi-functionality that make iPad popular for school, recreation, and work If you’re a new iPad user or have a bit of experience and want approachable information on the latest iOS software and iPad hardware, this friendly guide has you covered.
Computers are ubiquitous throughout all life-cycle stages of engineering, from conceptual design to manufacturing maintenance, repair and replacement. It is essential for all engineers to be aware of the knowledge behind computer-based tools and techniques they are likely to encounter. The computational technology, which allows engineers to carry out design, modelling, visualisation, manufacturing, construction and management of products and infrastructure is known as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides the foundation knowledge of computing that is essential for all engineers. This knowledge is independent of hardware and software characteristics and thus, it is expected to remain valid throughout an engineering career. This Second Edition is enhanced with treatment of new areas such as network science and the computational complexity of distributed systems. It provides extensive coverage of almost all aspects of Computer-Aided Engineering, outlining general concepts such as fundamental logic, definition of engineering tasks and computational complexity. Every chapter revised and expanded following more than ten years of experience teaching courses on the basis of the first edition. It covers numerous representation frameworks and reasoning strategies. It considers the benefits of increased computational power, parallel computing and cloud computing. It offers many practical engineering examples and exercises, with lecture notes available for many of the topics/chapters from the ASCE Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology, Global Centre of Excellence in Computing, providing a valuable resource for lecturers. It is accompanied by a website hosting updates and solutions. Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides essential knowledge on computing theory in engineering contexts for students, researchers and practising engineers.
About the Author
Benny Raphael, National University of Singapore, Singapore Benny Raphael is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore. His main areas of research include Computer-aided engineering, Optimization and Machine learning. Ian Smith, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Ian Smith is Professor and Head of the Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory within the Civil Engineering Institute in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL. He has also been active in consulting related to monitoring structures, applications of information technology, structural design, evaluation and repair of existing structures and accident analysis in Europe, North America and Japan. He was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2004 and received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from the Amercian Society of Civil Engineers in 2005. HE is Editor of the”Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics”, and Associate Editor of “Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing”.
NoSQL database usage is growing at a stunning 50% per year, as organizations discover NoSQL’s potential to address even the most challenging Big Data and real-time database problems. Every NoSQL database is different, but one is the most popular by far: MongoDB. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to leverage MongoDB’s immense power. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that’s come before, teaching NoSQL concepts and MongoDB techniques from the ground up. Sams Teach Yourself NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours covers all this, and much more: * Learning how NoSQL is different, when to use it, and when to use traditional RDBMSes instead* Designing and implementing MongoDB databases of diverse types and sizes* Storing and interacting with data via Java, PHP, Python, and Node.js/Mongoose* Choosing the right NoSQL distribution model for your application* Installing and configuring MongoDB* Designing MongoDB data models, including collections, indexes, and GridFS* Balancing consistency, performance, and durability* Leveraging the immense power of Map-Reduce* Administering, monitoring, securing, backing up, and repairing MongoDB databases* Mastering advanced techniques such as sharding and replication* Optimizing performance
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Spreadsheets are used daily by millions of people for tasks that range from organizing a list of addresses to carrying out complex economic simulations. Spreadsheet programs are easy to learn and convenient to use because they have a clear visual model and a simple efficient underlying computational model. Yet although the basic spreadsheet model could be extended, improved, or otherwise experimented with in many ways, there is no coherently designed, reasonably efficient open source spreadsheet implementation that is a suitable platform for such experiments. This book fills the gap, teaching users how to experiment with and implement innovative spreadsheet functionality and introducing two software platforms for doing so. Along the way, it draws on and illustrates software technologies and computer science topics that range from object-oriented programming to compiler technology. Spreadsheet Implementation Technology surveys a wide range of information about spreadsheets drawn from user experience, the scientific literature, and patents. After summarizing the spreadsheet computation model and the most important challenges for efficient recalculation, the book describes Corecalc, a core implementation of essential spreadsheet functionality suitable for practical experiments, and Funcalc, an extension of Corecalc that allows users to define their own functions without extraneous programming languages or loss of efficiency. It also shows the advantages of automatic function specialization and offers a user’s manual for Funcalc. The Corecalc and Funcalc software is downloadable free of charge.
About the Author
Peter Sestoft is a Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Java Precisely and C# Precisely, both published by the MIT Press.