Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering
Get the most out of this foundational reference and improve the productivity of your software teams. This book collects the wisdom of the 2017 "Dagstuhl" seminar on productivity in software engineering, a meeting of community leaders, who came together with the goal of rethinking traditional definitions and measures of productivity. The ...
River Basin Development and Human Rights in Eastern Africa — A Policy Crossroads
This book offers a devastating look at deeply flawed development processes driven by international finance, African governments and the global consulting industry. It examines major river basin development underway in the semi-arid borderlands of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan and its disastrous human rights consequences for a half-million indigen...
Lightweight Systems for Realtime Monitoring
If you're looking to access and make sense of all your data in real time, there's a more cost-effective and efficient way than using expensive commercial tool suites. In this O'Reilly report, Sam Newman from ThoughtWorks describes several small, freely available open source tools and frameworks for freeing data locked up in silos and letting it flo...
Introducing Microsoft Power BI
Introducing Microsoft Power BI enables you to evaluate when and how to use Power BI. Get inspired to improve business processes in your company by leveraging the available analytical and collaborative features of this environment. This book is targeted to a variety of readers. There are information workers and people who are totally new to the B...
Power BI Succinctly
Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that gives us a single view of the most critical business data. A tool for creating live dashboards and rich, interactive reports, Power BI allows access to data for monitoring the health of a business. Pierstefano Tucci will take readers through the Power BI interface, query creation, publishing...
The dream pillow
Pirate, Tree and Bear are making it difficult to sleep. By day they are great friends, but when night comes, everything changes. No one can sleep. The Dream Pillow is a story about how to change bad dreams into good ones. A boy who is afraid because everything changes at night learns about dreaming and how to have good dreams....
The fish that couldn't swim
Have you ever heard of a fish that can't swim? A boy who can run, jump, and climb but cannot swim brings a fish to life and learns from it....
Where is Lulu?
Where is Lulu and why is she hiding? To avoid returning a favorite book to the library, Lulu hides from her mother....
Who takes the Train?
Naledi is taking the train for the first time and wonders what kind of people she will see. The train is full of surprises! Taking the train for the first time, Naledi wonders what kind of people she and her mother will meet on their way to the beach....
Zandi and Birdy Monster
Zandi has a friend that no one else can see. His name is Birdy Monster. They mix up magic potions, play pretend and go on adventures together. Zandi like to play with her imaginary friend Birdy Monster....
Zanele sees numbers
There are numbers everywhere, but Zanele can't see them....
Wiggle jiggle
Wiggle jiggle wriggle with the wiggly worm, on a fun adventure that is full of surprises....
Woof-woof!
Doggy wants to play, but Baby is scared....
You, Yes You!
Hi! I'm fighting a monster, and I need you to help me. Yes, you!...
The Dynamics of Opportunity in America
Across the country, our children are beginning life from very different starting points. Some have aspirations and believe they can be achieved. For too many others, aspirations are tempered, if not dashed, by the sobering realities of everyday life. These different starting points place children on distinctly different trajectories of growth and d...
Inorganic Constituents in Soil
This book is a must-read for students of and beginners in soil science. In a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner, it provides basic outlines of soil minerals, new methods and recent developments in the field, with a special focus on visual aids. The chapters on primary minerals, secondary minerals, non-crystalline inorganic constituents and ...
Pre-Field Screening Protocols for Heat-Tolerant Mutants in Rice
This book presents simple, robust pre-field screening protocols that allow plant breeders to screen for enhanced tolerance to heat stress in rice. Two critical heat-sensitive stages in the lifecycle of the rice crop are targeted – the seedling and flowering stages – with screening based on simple phenotypic responses. The protocols are based on...
Gender Innovation and Migration in Switzerland
"This highly informative book provides precisely analysed situations highlighting migration's crucial role for emancipatory change and hence socio-political innovation. A so far hidden perspective is being made visible and contributes a highly compelling piece for rewriting Switzerland's history."—Julia Nentwich, Research Institute for ...
Big Data in Context
This book sheds new light on a selection of big data scenarios from an interdisciplinary perspective. It features legal, sociological and economic approaches to fundamental big data topics such as privacy, data quality and the ECJ's Safe Harbor decision on the one hand, and practical applications such as smart cars, wearables and web tracking on th...
Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics
This book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditi...
Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Managemen...
The Cold War in the Classroom
This book explores how the socially disputed period of the Cold War is remembered in today's history classroom. Applying a diverse set of methodological strategies, the authors map the dividing lines in and between memory cultures across the globe, paying special attention to the impact the crisis-driven age of our present has on images of the past...
Hadoop for Windows Succinctly
Author Dave Vickers provides a thorough guide to using Hadoop directly on Windows operating systems. From a conceptual overview to practical examples, Hadoop for Windows Succinctly is a valuable resource for developers....
Evolve the Monolith to Microservices with Java and Node
Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. This book shows how to break out a traditiona...
Rewriting Language
Inclusive language remains a hot topic. Despite decades of empirical evidence and revisions of formal language use, many inclusive adaptations of English and German continue to be ignored or contested. But how to convince speakers of the importance of inclusive language? Rewriting Language provides one possible answer: by engaging readers with the ...
Application Insights Succinctly
When running a web application or service, there are three crucial elements to keep tabs on: availability, performance, and usage. A wide variety of technologies are available to monitor these things, but one that stands apart is Application Insights, a developer tool available through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. In Application Insights Suc...
Zanele Situ: My story
As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Being in a wheelchair did not stop her. She worked and trained hard and became a winning athlete on the world stage. This is her story....