Globalization requires effective international and cross-cultural collaboration. When project teams from Western cultures first come into contact with colleagues from the Indian IT and BPO industry, prejudices against the new and unknown are typically amplified. This book is a start on the journey of cultural appreciation for managers, project leaders, and offshore coordinators working together with Indians. It is also a resource for business managers and company strategists seeking to understand the softer aspects behind the headlines that the Indian IT and BPO industry so frequently creates. Being both academically well researched and an account of the author´s many years of personal experience in India, the book opens with a description of cultural dimensions that help to break down culturally driven matters. It provides background information about India as a country and a social system. Examining the development and current status of India´s IT and BPO industry, it moves on to describe the dynamics of its workforce. The book then provides practical information on how to communicate, negotiate, and interact with Indian colleagues, and intelligently utilize expatriates. It closes by formulating recommendations for a more effective collaboration.
Proven strategies for maintaining and optimizing legacy code to get the most out of your existing applications. Examples in C-sharp, C++, and Java, as well as strategies for better using the industry standard modeling language: UML 2.0 Addresses the very concrete problems that programmers face working in the context of large untested code bases Based on successful classes for Object Mentor, the author helps organizations maintain older systems rather than go to the cost of developing new ones This book provides programmers with the ability to cost effectively handle common legacy code problems without having to go through the hugely expensive task of rewriting all existing code. It describes a series of practical strategies that developers can employ to bring their existing software applications under control. The author provides useful guidance about how to use these strategies when refactoring or making functional changes to code bases. One of the book´s key points is that it teaches developers to write tests that can be used to make sure they are not unintentionally changing the application as they optimize it. Examples are provided in Java, C++, and Csharp, and the book assumes that the reader has some knowledge of UML notation. Strategies using UML and code in C++ and Java primarily while language independent advice will be delivered in side bars and appendices for language specific users. Product Description This book provides programmers with the ability to cost effectively handlecommon legacy code problems without having to go through the hugelyexpensive task of rewriting all existing code. It describes a series of practicalstrategies that developers can employ to bring their existing softwareapplications under control. The author provides useful guidance about how touse these strategies when refactoring or making functional changes to codebases. One of the book´s key points is that it teaches developers to write teststhat can be used to make sure they are not unintentionally changing theapplication as they optimize it. Examples are provided in Java, C++, and Csharp,and the book assumes that the reader has some knowledge of UMLnotation. Strategies using UML and code in C++ and Java primarily whilelanguage independent advice will be delivered in side bars and appendices forlanguage specific users. Backcover Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control. The topics covered include Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platform-with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren´t object-oriented Handling applications that don´t seem to have any structure This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved. Preface. Introduction. I. THE MECHANICS OF CHANGE. 1. Changing Software. 2. Working with Feedback. 3. Sensing and Separation. 4. The Seam Model. 5. Tools. II. CHANGING SOFTWARE. 6. I Don´t Have Much Time and I Have To Change It. 7. It Takes Forever To Make a Change. 8. How Do I Add a Feature? 9. I Can´t Get This Class into a Test Harness. 10. I Can´t Run This Method into a Test Harness. 11. I Need to Make a Change. What Methods Should I Test? 12. I Need to Make Many Changes In One Area Do I Have To Break. 13. I Need To Make a Change but I Don´t Know What Tests To Write. 14. Dependencies on Libraries Are Killing Me. 15. My Application Is All API Calls. 16. I Don´t Understand the Code
Explains what you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward´s time and effort.
This book includes review articles in the field of elliptic integrals, elliptic functions and modular forms intending to foster the discussion between theoretical physicists working on higher loop calculations and mathematicians working in the field of modular forms and functions and analytic solutions of higher order differential and difference equations.
This richly illustrated book describes the use of interactive and dynamic graphics as part of multidimensional data analysis. Chapter topics include clustering, supervised classification, and working with missing values. A variety of plots and interaction methods are used in each analysis, often starting with brushing linked low-dimensional views and working up to manual manipulation of tours of several variables. The book is augmented by a wealth of online material.
This exciting and entertaining textbook is ideal for courses in information, communication and coding. It is an unparalleled entry point to these subjects for professionals working in areas as diverse as computational biology, data mining, financial engineering and machine learning.
Provides an introduction to the theory and concepts underlying data integration techniques, with detailed, instruction for their application using concrete examples throughout to explain the concepts. This title also provides a working knowledge of data integration concepts and techniques.
Teaches you the basic building blocks of programming needed to create advanced graphics applications including interactive art, live video processing, and data visualization. This title offers graphic and web designers working with the Processing programming environment instructions on the basic principles of the language.
This is the missing X Window book. While others have shown what the X Window system has available, this book shows how to convert this potential into working tools to fulfil your visualisation needs. It is of the show-me class of books. The majority of the book covers Xlib, although a short coverage of Xcb is also given. Included are: . The relationship between Xlib and the X Window protocol; . All the basic Xlib topics are covered; . Complete working programs with their results; . Exercises to reinforce the material just covered. A 9 part partition to building a complete X program is used throughout. This partitioning fosters the inclusion of all code necessary. All programs are written in C and are one to four pages in length. Open source programs with the occasional Postscript script are shown to provide support as needed. Throughout the examples consideration is given to using colour. The examples produce simple results with the aim of providing building blocks for application oriented codes. The book is directed at graduate students and researchers who create computer code to visualise their data.