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Driven

By Marcello Di Cintio
  • ISBN Code: : 1771963859
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
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  • Category : Social Science
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In conversations with drivers ranging from veterans of foreign wars to Indigenous women protecting one another, Di Cintio explores the borderland of the North American taxi. “The taxi,” writes Marcello Di Cintio, “is a border.” Occupying the space between public and private, a cab brings together people who might otherwise never have met—yet most of us sit in the back and stare at our phones. Nowhere else do people occupy such intimate quarters and share so little. In a series of interviews with drivers, their backgrounds ranging from the Iraqi National Guard, to the Westboro Baptist Church, to an arranged marriage that left one woman stranded in a foreign country with nothing but a suitcase, Driven seeks out those missed conversations, revealing the unknown stories that surround us. Travelling across borders of all kinds, from battlefields and occupied lands to midnight fares and Tim Hortons parking lots, Di Cintio chronicles the many journeys each driver made merely for the privilege to turn on their rooflight. Yet these lives aren’t defined by tragedy or frustration but by ingenuity and generosity, hope and indomitable hard work. From night school and sixteen-hour shifts to schemes for athletic careers and the secret Shakespeare of Dylan’s lyrics, Di Cintio’s subjects share the passions and triumphs that drive them. Like the people encountered in its pages, Driven is an unexpected delight, and that most wondrous of all things: a book that will change the way you see the world around you. A paean to the power of personality and perseverance, it’s a compassionate and joyful tribute to the men and women who take us where we want to go.

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Margaret Garner was the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Yet, her life has defied solid historical treatment. In Driven toward Madness, Nikki M. Taylor brilliantly captures her circumstances and her transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance. Taylor, the first African American woman to write a history of Garner, grounds her approach in black feminist theory. She melds history with trauma studies to account for shortcomings in the written record. In so doing, she rejects distortions and fictionalized images; probes slavery’s legacies of sexual and physical violence and psychic trauma in new ways; and finally fleshes out a figure who had been rendered an apparition.

Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, Second Edition

By Marco Brambilla,Jordi Cabot,Manuel Wimmer
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3031025490
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This book discusses how model-based approaches can improve the daily practice of software professionals. This is known as Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) or, simply, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). MDSE practices have proved to increase efficiency and effectiveness in software development, as demonstrated by various quantitative and qualitative studies. MDSE adoption in the software industry is foreseen to grow exponentially in the near future, e.g., due to the convergence of software development and business analysis. The aim of this book is to provide you with an agile and flexible tool to introduce you to the MDSE world, thus allowing you to quickly understand its basic principles and techniques and to choose the right set of MDSE instruments for your needs so that you can start to benefit from MDSE right away. The book is organized into two main parts. The first part discusses the foundations of MDSE in terms of basic concepts (i.e., models and transformations), driving principles, application scenarios, and current standards, like the well-known MDA initiative proposed by OMG (Object Management Group) as well as the practices on how to integrate MDSE in existing development processes. The second part deals with the technical aspects of MDSE, spanning from the basics on when and how to build a domain-specific modeling language, to the description of Model-to-Text and Model-to-Model transformations, and the tools that support the management of MDSE projects. The second edition of the book features: a set of completely new topics, including: full example of the creation of a new modeling language (IFML), discussion of modeling issues and approaches in specific domains, like business process modeling, user interaction modeling, and enterprise architecture complete revision of examples, figures, and text, for improving readability, understandability, and coherence better formulation of definitions, dependencies between concepts and ideas addition of a complete index of book content In addition to the contents of the book, more resources are provided on the book's website http://www.mdse-book.com, including the examples presented in the book.

Scala Test-Driven Development

By Gaurav Sood
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  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1786463024
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Computers
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Build robust Scala applications by implementing the fundamentals of test-driven development in your workflow About This Book Get a deep understanding of various testing concepts such as test-driven development (TDD) and BDD Efficient usage of the built-in Scala features such as ScalaTest, specs2, and Scala check Change your approach towards problem solving by thinking about the boundaries of the problem and its definition rather than focusing on the solution Who This Book Is For This book is for Scala developers who are looking to write better quality and easily maintainable code. No previous knowledge of TDD/BDD is required. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of TDD and its significance Refactoring tests to build APIs in order to increase test coverage How to leverage the inbuilt Scala testing modules like ScalaTest, specs2 and Scala Check Writing test fixtures and apply the concepts of BDD How to divide tests to run at different points in continuous delivery cycle Benefits of refactoring and how it affects the final quality of code produced Understanding of SBT based build environment and how to use it to run tests The fundamentals of mocking and stubbing in Scala and how to use it efficiently In Detail Test-driven development (TDD) produces high-quality applications in less time than is possible with traditional methods. Due to the systematic nature of TDD, the application is tested in individual units as well as cumulatively, right from the design stage, to ensure optimum performance and reduced debugging costs. This step-by-step guide shows you how to use the principles of TDD and built-in Scala testing modules to write clean and fully tested Scala code and give your workflow the change it needs to let you create better applications than ever before. After an introduction to TDD, you will learn the basics of ScalaTest, one of the most flexible and most popular testing tools around for Scala, by building your first fully test-driven application. Building on from that you will learn about the ScalaTest API and how to refactor code to produce high-quality applications. We'll teach you the concepts of BDD (Behavior-driven development) and you'll see how to add functional tests to the existing suite of tests. You'll be introduced to the concepts of Mocks and Stubs and will learn to increase test coverage using properties. With a concluding chapter on miscellaneous tools, this book will enable you to write better quality code that is easily maintainable and watch your apps change for the better. Style and approach This step-by-step guide explains the significance of TDD in Scala through various practical examples. You will learn to write a complete test-driven application throughout the course of the book.

Data Driven System Engineering

By James Wen
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  • Publisher : James Wen
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 671
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This book provides full scope of automotive ECU development activities including cybersecurity and safety plus SOTIF. Every computing system has two, and only two attributes: Data Value and Data timing, which represent fully the system functionalities from the system external behavior point of view. The data driven system engineering is the approach to develop the system by focusing on the two attributes mentioned above, in which, the data values are derived by the system operation concept design, and the data timing is derived by the system latency design. Based on which, this book provides a full range of system and software engineering development activities: Requirement Elicitation Requirement Engineering System and Software Architecture Design System Operation Concept Design System and Software Structure Design Electronic Architect Design Functionality Allocation Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Safety including SOTIF Cybersecurity (full compliant with UN ECE 155/156) System and software Verification System and Software Integration and Verification System and Software Black Box Verification each of which has its own clearly defined scope and approach, which is different from the conventional development, in some cases even different from some ISO standards, for example: Safety Development: the safety requirements for every part in a vehicle are cascaded from the vehicle safety requirements, which is different from the Concept Phase in the Part 3 of ISO 26262, and the functional safety development will be fully covered by (1) Reliability (2) Availability (3) Quality. Error Detection and Protection: there are only two types of errors to be detected in a computing system: Data Value error and Data Timing error, to detect which, there are only two aspects to be considered: (1) input data (2) middle data and output data in addition to the platform error detection. The approaches of detection and protection include (1) data transfer protocol check, (2) data range and reasonable value check, (3) execution time check and control. FMEA: this book provides the optimized approach by following the data relationships between the input data, middle data and output data, which will be both inductive and deductive, and re-use the system operation concept that is built at the system development first phase, to make the development efficient. Cybersecurity: this book provides the full solution to cover the UN ECE 155 by implementing three aspects: (1) Trusted contents in the ECU (2) Authenticated access to the ECU (3) Authenticated communication with the ECU. Requirement Engineering: This book makes the goal and scope of requirement engineering in the computing system development specific, accurate and measurable by defining the scope as: the requirement engineering is to use the computer executable information to describe the system under development which consists only two types of information: Signal and Test Case, and defining the requirement quality measurement as: (1) Signals, either input or output signals, shall be computer readable. (2) Test cases shall be executable in the system. System Architecture Design: The goal of system architecture design is to provide the platform that transfers and transforms the input signal to become the required output signal via some middle data. This book introduces the following system functional modulizations based on the AUTOSAR that satisfies a generic automotive ECU structure: (1) Feature Function (2) Diagnostic Service (3) Cybersecurity Function (4) Serial Signal Manager (5) Application Mode Manager (6) AUTOSAR, and based on the characteristics of those functions, the book provides the approach to design the electronic architecture and allocate the functions to the architecture.

Geometry Driven Statistics

By Ian L. Dryden,John T. Kent
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118866614
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: geometry-driven-statistics.pdf

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A timely collection of advanced, original material in the area of statistical methodology motivated by geometric problems, dedicated to the influential work of Kanti V. Mardia This volume celebrates Kanti V. Mardia's long and influential career in statistics. A common theme unifying much of Mardia’s work is the importance of geometry in statistics, and to highlight the areas emphasized in his research this book brings together 16 contributions from high-profile researchers in the field. Geometry Driven Statistics covers a wide range of application areas including directional data, shape analysis, spatial data, climate science, fingerprints, image analysis, computer vision and bioinformatics. The book will appeal to statisticians and others with an interest in data motivated by geometric considerations. Summarizing the state of the art, examining some new developments and presenting a vision for the future, Geometry Driven Statistics will enable the reader to broaden knowledge of important research areas in statistics and gain a new appreciation of the work and influence of Kanti V. Mardia.

Building a Values-Driven Organization

By Richard Barrett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136425160
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 105
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Richard Barrett, author of the best-selling book Liberating the Corporate Soul, presents his new thinking Based on his experience working with over 1,000 organizations in 32 countries on cultural transformation for the values-driven organization. He presents a whole system approach to cultural transformation, showing organizations how they can change their culture to become values-driven organizations that support their employees, their customers, their partners, their leaders, and ultimately drive effectiveness and profit.

The Preference-Driven Lead User Method for New Product Development

By Alexander Sänn
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3658172630
  • Total of Pages : 235
  • Category : Science
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Alexander Sänn presents a functional method based on lead user method, preference measurement, and recommendations using collaborative filtering. The introduced method in this book stimulates input from internal and external sources, predicts basic customers’ acceptance, and evaluates this input against pre-defined criteria such as feasibility and existing patents for further concept generation. In sum, the new method addresses common innovation barriers and helps to reduce management uncertainties. This book provides further insights to the use of lead users as innovation sources in three major industries. The author extends the methodological toolbox with practical implications and contributes to the highly discussed topic in innovation management.

Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

By Dorina C. Petriu,Nicolas Rouquette,Oystein Haugen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642161456
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Computers
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  • Pdf File: model-driven-engineering-languages-and-systems.pdf

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The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of - novative technical ideas and experiences focusing on a very important new te- nical discipline: model-driven software and systems engineering. The expansion ofthisdisciplineisadirectconsequenceoftheincreasingsigni?canceandsuccess of model-based methods in practice. Numerous e?orts resulted in the invention of concepts, languagesand tools for the de?nition, analysis,transformation, and veri?cationofdomain-speci?cmodelinglanguagesandgeneral-purposemodeling language standards, as well as their use for software and systems engineering. MODELS 2010, the 13th edition of the conference series, took place in Oslo, Norway, October 3-8, 2010, along with numerous satellite workshops, symposia and tutorials. The conference was fortunate to have three prominent keynote speakers: Ole Lehrmann Madsen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley, USA) and Pamela Zave (AT&T Laboratories, USA). To provide a broader forum for reporting on scienti?c progress as well as on experience stemming from practical applications of model-based methods, the 2010 conference accepted submissions in two distinct tracks: Foundations and Applications. The primary objective of the ?rst track is to present new research results dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of the discipline, whereas the second aims to provide a realistic and veri?able picture of the current state-- the-practice of model-based engineering, so that the broader community could be better informed of the capabilities and successes of this relatively young discipline. This volume contains the ?nal version of the papers accepted for presentation at the conference from both tracks.

Data-Driven Leadership

By Amanda Datnow,Vicki Park
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118234081
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: data-driven-leadership.pdf

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Tools and techniques from the trailblazers in data-basededucation reform Over a period of several years, Amanda Datnow and Vicki Parkvisited public schools with a reputation for being ahead of thepack in data-driven decision making. The results of this pioneeringstudy reveal how education leaders can make data work for studentsand teachers, rather than against them. This book is an essential guide to meeting the challenges ofhigh-stakes accountability, building performance-based schools, andimproving student outcomes. By following the advice in this book,you’ll be able to transform data overload into adata-positive school culture. You’ll learn the differencebetween “data-driven leadership” and“data-informed leadership,” and how to use distributedleadership to inspire collaboration and guided analysis. Incorporating narrative reflections drawn from real educatorsand administrators, the authors refine their observations andinterviews into practical conclusions that leaders can put to useimmediately. This book empowers leaders to support inquiry, buildtrust in data-based initiatives, establish goals for evidence use,and provide educators with the skills they need to mobilize datafor the good of all stakeholders. “Datnow and Park’s ideas are easily accessible andgrounded in clear examples, and their seven ‘calls’about what needs to be done nail the problem and the solutions. Usethis book as your action guide and you’ll be rewarded withbetter results in student learning.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus,University of Toronto “Datnow and Park uncover, at last, what it means to usedata to inform leadership. Documenting the four P’s (people,policies, practices, and patterns) in schools, we learn about theorganization and dynamics of reform informed by data. A mustread!” —Ann Lieberman, senior scholar,Stanford University

Growth Following Investment and Consumption-Driven Current Account Crises

By Mr. Alexander Klemm
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  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Book Code : 1475537360
  • Total of Pages : 23
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: growth-following-investment-and-consumption-driven-current-account-crises.pdf

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Current account deficits imply increasing liabilities to the rest of the world. External sustainability then depends on whether these can be met in the future without defaulting, i.e., normally through trade account surpluses. To run such surpluses without a fall in consumption, capital inflows should be used to increase future output. This paper tentatively finds that current account deficits reversals that follow investment booms are marked by better growth performance than those following consumption booms. It also shows that many recent large current account deficits have been predominantly the result of consumption or non-productive investment booms.

Domain-Driven Design and Microservices

By Nitesh Malviya
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 8194292646
  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 906
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Domain-Driven Design (DDD) concept was introduced by first Eric Evans in 2003. The concept of microservices did not exist at that time. So basically DDD was introduced to solve the problem of a large monolithic code base. In the monolithic world, once the codebase starts growing with the growth of the business, it becomes difficult to maintain the code organized and structured as it was originally designed. Monolithic applications designed using MVC architecture have good separation between the business layer and the presentation layer. But in the absence of the strict architectural guidelines, the business layer does not provide specific rules to maintain responsibility boundaries between different modules and classes. That’s why as the code base grows it increases the risk of logic breakdown, responsibility leakage between the different components of the application.