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The Craft of Model-Based Testing

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Paul C. Jorgensen
May 1, 2017

In his latest work, author Paul C Jorgensen takes his well-honed craftsman’s approach to mastering model-based testing (MBT). To be expert at MBT, a software tester has to understand it as a craft rather than an art. This means a tester should have deep knowledge of the underlying subject and be w...

A Guide to Selecting Software Measures and Metrics

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Capers Jones
March 16, 2017

Going where no book on software measurement and metrics has previously gone, this critique thoroughly examines a number of bad measurement practices, hazardous metrics, and huge gaps and omissions in the software literature that neglect important topics in measurement. The book covers the major gaps...

C: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition

George S. Tselikis, Nikolaos D. Tselikas
June 14, 2017

This easy-to-use, classroom-tested textbook covers the C programming language for computer science and IT students. Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, it presents the theory and principles of C. More than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty aid students in understanding...

Evolving Innovation Ecosystems: A Guide to Open Idea Transformation in the Age of Future Tech

Carol L. Stimmel
June 09, 2017

While emerging technologies create massive opportunity, especially for investors and companies that seek more adaptable forms of economic growth than currently available, value is held inert by traditional approaches, patents, and other closed systems. Yet, open data, content, and information may...

Introduction to Middleware: Web Services, Object Components, and Cloud Computing

Letha Hughes Etzkorn
June 05, 2017

"A stereotype of computer science textbooks is that they are dry, boring, and sometimes even intimidating. As a result, they turn students’ interests off from the subject matter instead of enticing them into it. This textbook is the opposite of such a stereotype. The author presents the subject...

Stable Analysis Patterns for Systems

Mohamed Fayad
May 22, 2017

Software analysis patterns play an important role in reducing the overall cost and compressing the time of software project lifecycles. However, building reusable and stable software analysis patterns is still considered a major and delicate challenge. This book proposes a novel concept for...

Leading and Motivating Global Teams: Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office

Vimal Kumar Khanna
May 08, 2017

This book provides techniques for offshore center managers and head office managers to motivate and manage globally distributed teams, which are spread across the offshore center and the head office, and thereby achieve higher productivity. Readers learn how to integrate the offshore center with...

The Craft of Model-Based Testing

Paul C. Jorgensen
May 01, 2017

In his latest work, author Paul C Jorgensen takes his well-honed craftsman’s approach to mastering model-based testing (MBT). To be expert at MBT, a software tester has to understand it as a craft rather than an art. This means a tester should have deep knowledge of the underlying subject and be...

Software Adaptation in an Open Environment: A Software Architecture Perspective

Yu Zhou, Taolue Chen
April 17, 2017

The book is about a very active research field in software engineering. In modern society, the fact of the world's high reliance on software requires the system's robustness, i.e., continual availability and satisfactory service quality. This requirement gives rise to the popularity of the research...

Risk Thinking for Cloud-Based Application Services

Eric Bauer
April 03, 2017

Many enterprises are moving their applications and IT services to the cloud. Better risk management results in fewer operational surprises and failures, greater stakeholder confidence and reduced regulatory concerns; proactive risk management maximizes the likelihood that an enterprise’s objectives...

Embedded Systems Circuits and Programming

Julio Sanchez, Maria P. Canton
March 29, 2017

During the development of an engineered product, developers often need to create an embedded system—a prototype—that demonstrates the operation/function of the device and proves its viability. Offering practical tools for the development and prototyping phases, Embedded Systems Circuits and...

Netcentric System of Systems Engineering with DEVS Unified Process

Saurabh Mittal, José L. Risco Martín
March 29, 2017

In areas such as military, security, aerospace, and disaster management, the need for performance optimization and interoperability among heterogeneous systems is increasingly important. Model-driven engineering, a paradigm in which the model becomes the actual software, offers a promising approach...

Developing Windows-Based and Web-Enabled Information Systems

Nong Ye, Teresa Wu
March 29, 2017

Many professionals and students in engineering, science, business, and other application fields need to develop Windows-based and web-enabled information systems to store and use data for decision support, without help from professional programmers. However, few books are available to train...

Large-Scale Simulation: Models, Algorithms, and Applications

Dan Chen, Lizhe Wang, Jingying Chen
March 29, 2017

Large-Scale Simulation: Models, Algorithms, and Applications gives you firsthand insight on the latest advances in large-scale simulation techniques. Most of the research results are drawn from the authors’ papers in top-tier, peer-reviewed, scientific conference proceedings and journals. The...

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