Improving the Software Testing Skills of Novices During Onboarding Through Social Transparency

Author: Raphael Pham
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832543856
Format: PDF
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Inexperienced software developers - such as fresh graduates - shape the future of software engineering as a practice. Supporting these novice developers in becoming high quality engineers is a key objective of our engineering community. Yet, inexperienced developers have considerable trouble in applying the fundamentals of systematic software testing in industrial settings. Gaps in testing skills arise from inherent attributes of systematic testing itself and environmental attributes, such as the educational setting in universities. Frustrated, practitioners have long since devised cost intensive workarounds. In this thesis, this problem situation is qualitatively analyzed in great detail, leveraging insights from three Grounded Theory studies. Employing Everett M. Rogers' 'Theory of the Diffusion of Innovation', strategic improvements to the onboarding situation are presented. Lastly, tool support for the strategies developed in this thesis is presented and evaluated.

Transactions on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems XXXI

Author: Abdelkader Hameurlain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662541734
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The LNCS journal Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems focuses on data management, knowledge discovery, and knowledge processing, which are core and hot topics in computer science. Since the 1990s, the Internet has become the main driving force behind application development in all domains. An increase in the demand for resource sharing across different sites connected through networks has led to an evolution of data- and knowledge-management systems from centralized systems to decentralized systems enabling large-scale distributed applications providing high scalability. Current decentralized systems still focus on data and knowledge as their main resource. Feasibility of these systems relies basically on P2P (peer-to-peer) techniques and the support of agent systems with scaling and decentralized control. Synergy between grids, P2P systems, and agent technologies is the key to data- and knowledge-centered systems in large-scale environments. This, the 31st issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, contains six revised selected papers from the 2nd International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering, FDSE 2015, and the 9th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Applications, ACOMP 2015, which were held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November 2015. Topics covered include big data analytics, data models and languages, security and privacy, complex business services, and cloud data management.

interstellarum Deep Sky Guide Field Edition

Author: Ronald Stoyan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108453851
Format: PDF
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The interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas set a new high standard for modern celestial cartography. The same team now presents the interstellarum Deep Sky Guide, its unique observing companion. Taking an intuitive visual approach, for each spread of the Atlas, the Guide focuses on carefully selected objects, either as colored composite POSS plates or through the authors' own eyepiece sketches. They allow you to estimate the visibility of features in the telescope while planning observations. Stars and other objects in the vicinity are highlighted, so they also serve as finder charts at night. An index map on each spread allows you to quickly find each object's location in the Atlas. The interstellarum Deep Sky Guide takes all the hassle out of preparing for observing sessions - there's no need to print star charts or photos. Simply grab your Atlas and your Guide, and go observe! This Field Edition is produced using waterproof materials.

Saracen Chivalry

Author: Zia Inayat-Khan
Publisher: Suluk PressOmega Publications
ISBN: 9780930872915
Format: PDF
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Queen Belacane is dying. As a last act, she inscribes a book of counsels, or princes mirror, to guide her newborn son on his lifes path. The Queens counsels illuminate the way of futuwwa, a tradition of mystical chivalry traced to the Prophet Abraham. If the Prince would unite the chivalries of both Christendom and Islam and attain the Cup Mixed with Camphor, he must fulfil the pillars of his faith, and uphold the universal virtues of wisdom, courage, temperance, and generosity.

Trust in Media and Journalism

Author: Kim Otto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658207655
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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All over Europe and the World communication scientists reflect questions on trust in journalism and media. A large scale of analysis and research gives new perspectives of reasons, impacts and consequences of trust or mistrust in media and journalism. This anthology provides an overview on empirical research to trust in media and journalism, new perspectives, methodological approaches and current results, discussed among communication scientists at European and international scientific conferences.

Experiments in Ethics

Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026094
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introduction: The waterless moat -- The case against character -- The case against intuition -- The varieties of moral experience -- The ends of ethics.

Reception and Development of John Duns Scotus s Metaphysics 14th 18th Centuries

Author: Roberto Hofmeister Pich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783506787842
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The scholarly purpose of the volume is to restate and describe the historical reception of John Duns Scotus? meta-physics, which, by taking the real concept of ?being as being? as the first object of first philosophy, laid the ground-work for what scholars have called ?the second beginning of metaphysics? in Western philosophy. Scotus outlined a theory of transcendental concepts that includes an analysis of the concept of being and its prop-erties, and a general analysis of modalities and intrinsic modes, paving the way for a view of metaphysics as a sci-ence of ?possible being.? From the fourteenth to the eighteenth century Scotists invented and developed special concepts that could embrace both real being and the being of reason. The investigation of the metaphysics of the transcendentals by subsequent thinkers who were guided by Scotus is the central focus of the present collective book.

Data Algorithms

Author: Mahmoud Parsian
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491906154
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you are ready to dive into the MapReduce framework for processing large datasets, this practical book takes you step by step through the algorithms and tools you need to build distributed MapReduce applications with Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark. Each chapter provides a recipe for solving a massive computational problem, such as building a recommendation system. You’ll learn how to implement the appropriate MapReduce solution with code that you can use in your projects. Dr. Mahmoud Parsian covers basic design patterns, optimization techniques, and data mining and machine learning solutions for problems in bioinformatics, genomics, statistics, and social network analysis. This book also includes an overview of MapReduce, Hadoop, and Spark. Topics include: Market basket analysis for a large set of transactions Data mining algorithms (K-means, KNN, and Naive Bayes) Using huge genomic data to sequence DNA and RNA Naive Bayes theorem and Markov chains for data and market prediction Recommendation algorithms and pairwise document similarity Linear regression, Cox regression, and Pearson correlation Allelic frequency and mining DNA Social network analysis (recommendation systems, counting triangles, sentiment analysis)

Handbook of Information Science

Author: Wolfgang G. Stock
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110235005
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dealing with information is one of the vital skills in the twenty-first century. It takes a fair degree of information savvy to create, represent and supply information as well as to search for and retrieve relevant knowledge. This Handbook is a basic work of information science, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of information retrieval and knowledge representation. It addresses readers from all professions and scientific disciplines, but particularly scholars, practitioners and students of Information Science, Library Science, Computer Science, Information Management, and Knowledge Management.

Advanced Data Management

Author: Lena Wiese
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110441411
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a formal analysis of alternative, non-relational data models and storage mechanisms and gives a decent overview of non-SQL query languages. It describes a perspective beyond SQL and relational database management systems and thus covers the theoretical background of modern data management. It also helps to take informed decisions about what database systems to use.