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Antifragile Systems and Teams

How Can DevOps Make You Antifragile?

All complex computer systems eventually break, despite all of the heavy-handed, bureaucratic change-management processes we throw at them. But some systems are clearly more fragile than others, depending on how well they cope with stress. In this O'Reilly report, Dave Zwieback explains how the DevOps methodology can help make your system antifragile.

Systems are fragile when organizations are unprepared to handle changing conditions. As generalists adept at several roles, DevOps practitioners adjust more easily to the fast pace of change. Rather than attempt to constrain volatility, DevOps embraces disorder, randomness, and impermanence to make systems even better.

This concise report covers:

Why Etsy, Netflix, and other antifragile companies constantly introduce volatility to test and upgrade their systemsHow DevOps removes the schism between developers and operations, enlisting developers to deploy as well as buildUsing continual experimentation and minor failures to make critical adjustments--and discover breakthroughsHow an overreliance on measurement and automation can make systems fragileWhy sharing increases trust, collaboration, and tribal knowledgeDownload this free report and learn how the DevOps philosophy of Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing makes use of changing conditions and even embarrassing mistakes to help improve your system--and your organization.Dave Zwieback has been managing large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure and teams for 17 years.

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition (Developer Reference)

Written by programming legend Charles Petzold and created jointly by Microsoft Press and Xamarin Inc., this Preview Edition ebook is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML (the eXtensible Application Markup Language) that maps to native controls on these three platforms. (The final edition of this ebook will be published in the spring of 2015.) This ebook is for C# programmers who want to write applications for the three most popular mobile platforms--iOS, Android, and Windows Phone--with a single code base. Xamarin.Forms also has applicability for those programmers who want eventually to use C# and the Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android libraries to target the native application programming interfaces (APIs) of these platforms. Xamarin.Forms can be a big help in getting started with these platforms or in constructing a prototype or proof-of-concept application. This ebook assumes that you know C# and have some familiarity with the use of the .NET Framework. However, when it describes some C# and .NET features that might be somewhat new to recent C# programmers, the ebook adopts a somewhat slower pace. In particular, the introduction of the async keyword and await operator in Chapter 3 follows a discussion that shows how to do asynchronous programming using traditional callback methods.

How NOT To Write an App: A reality check for budding app developers.

How Not to Write an App Rod Cambridge created an iPhone app called Top-Tens to see how easy it was to make some money as an app developer. In this book, Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn't, be done when creating an app for Apple's iPhone or its rivals including Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile devices. Learn: What things should you incorp... Full description

CMMI Implementation Guide: A Practitioner's Perspective

The Book details on how to approach CMMI Implementation in an organization. It details out the various phases involved in CMMI Implementation and how to plan and execute them. It details on various aspects which we tend to overlook in CMMI Implementation. Who Should Read? Organization looking forward to implement CMMI Top Management person, trying to understand how to go about SEPG, Program manager and Process Quality members Anyone who is interested in understanding the Implementation of CMMI Why to Read? To get complete End to End understanding on CMMI Implementation Lifecycle Plan your budget, effort and resources for the program Set your expectations clear on CMMI Implementation Be aware of the different aspects in Implementation How it's different: Written from practitioners' point of view Communicates the reality in practical implementation Important Note: The book contains only samples and typical examples and they are not comprehensive and to be verified and validated on a particular context for applicability"

(Part 1) You Must Learn VBScript for QTP/UFT: Don't Ignore The Language For Functional Automation Testing (Black & White Edition)

Are You Interested in QTP/UFT? " This is one of the best VBScript books specifically for QTP/UFT " Note: Book available on your kindle device, tablet, phone, PC, Mac, and paperback (Black/White & Color). The kindle edition is free after purchasing the paperback. Sign Up for Free Webinars, Videos, and Live Trainings Copy and paste this URL http: // into your browser to sign up 3 Tips To Master QTP/UFT Within 30 Days Copy and paste this URL http: // into your browser to receive your tips Why Read Part 1 - You Must Learn VBScript for QTP/UFT? Most VBScript books provide a great deal of VBScript information that is not necessary for QTP/UFT. On the other hand, there are QTP/UFT books that do not provide enough VBScript information. This disparity of information causes automation engineers to struggle with automation projects involving VBScript. This book offers applicable VBScript information for QTP/UFT via screenshots and code that can be used with all VBScript Editors or QTP/UFT. Is Communication Important? Absolutely, communication is important. People all over the world express their thoughts, feelings, and information through communication. VBScript is a lightweight programming language that communicates to QTP/UFT. It is impossible to effectively test an Application Under Test (AUT) using QTP/UFT without learning VBScript. Target Audience Beginners (Minimum to no knowledge of programming) Don't Miss Out! You Need To Read This Book Because You Will Learn: ? Variables and Data Types ? Hungarian Naming Convention ? Operators ? Arrays ? Flow Control ? Procedures/Functions ? Objects Scroll Up and Order Your Copy

Subject-Oriented Business Process Management

Subject-Oriented Business Process Management This book presents a novel business process management methodology that focuses on process actors and their interactions. It includes many examples, checklists, and tips for hands-on experience.

Enabling Things to Talk: Designing Iot Solutions with the Iot Architectural Reference Model

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging network superstructure that will connect physical resources and actual users. It will support an ecosystem of smart applications and services bringing hyper-connectivity to our society by using augmented and rich interfaces. Whereas in the beginning IoT referred to the advent of barcodes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which helped to automate inventory, tracking and basic identification, today IoT is characterized by a dynamic trend toward connecting smart sensors, objects, devices, data and applications. The next step will be "cognitive IoT," facilitating object and data re-use across application domains and leveraging hyper-connectivity, interoperability solutions and semantically enriched information distribution. The Architectural Reference Model (ARM), presented in this book by the members of the IoT-A project team driving this harmonization effort, makes it possible to connect vertically closed systems, architectures and application areas so as to create open interoperable systems and integrated environments and platforms. It constitutes a foundation from which software companies can capitalize on the benefits of developing consumer-oriented platforms including hardware, software and services. The material is structured in two parts. Part A introduces the general concepts developed for and applied in the ARM. It is aimed at end users who want to use IoT technologies, managers interested in understanding the opportunities generated by these novel technologies, and system architects who are interested in an overview of the underlying basic models. It also includes several case studies to illustrate how the ARM has been used in real-life scenarios. Part B then addresses the topic at a more detailed technical level and is targeted at readers with a more scientific or technical background. It provides in-depth guidance on the ARM, including a detailed description of a process for generating concrete archit

GUI Design for Android Apps

GUI Design for Android Apps is the perfect-and concise-introduction for mobile app developers and designers. Through easy-to-follow tutorials, code samples, and case studies, the book shows the must-know principles for user-interface design for Android apps running on the Intel platform, including smartphones, tablets and embedded devices. This book is jointly developed for individual learning by Intel Software College and China Shanghai JiaoTong University, and is excerpted from Android Application Development for the Intel(R) Platform.

S-BPM in the Wild: Practical Value Creation

This is the first book to present field studies on the application of subject-oriented business process management (S-BPM). Each case presents a specific story and focuses on an essential modeling or implementation issue, and most end with implications or suggestions for further studies. Significant variables and success factors are identified that were discovered during the respective study and lead to suggesting S-BPM novelties. For each case, the authors explain step-by-step how the story develops, and provide readers guidance by detailing the respective rationale. The studies covered are clustered according to three main S-BPM themes: Part I "Business Operation Support" documents approaches to the practical development of S-BPM solutions in various application domains and organizational settings, while Part II "Consultancy and Education Support" highlights cases that can help to train readers in S-BPM modeling and knowledge acquisition for S-BPM lifecycle iterations. It also refers to architecting S-BPM solutions for application cases based on hands-on experience. Part III "Technical Execution Support" focuses on concepts for utilizing specific theories and technologies to execute S-BPM models. It also addresses how to create reference models for certain settings in the field. Lastly, the appendix covers all relevant aspects needed to grasp S-BPM modeling and apply it based on fundamental examples. Its format reconciles semantic precision with syntactic rigor. Addressing the needs of developers, educators and practitioners, this book will help companies to learn from the experiences of first-time users and to develop systems that fit their business processes, explaining the latest key methodological and technological S-BPM developments in the fields of training, research and application.

A Beginner's Guide to DevOps & Cloud: Concept & Implementation

Learn How to Design Cloud Solutions and implement DevOps

What if you can design cloud solutions to improve your business services? What if you can utilize the DevOps methods and best practices to improve both development and operation process?

Ahmed Fawzy, present an approached to improve IT Operations using DevOps and Cloud. Based on 14 years of experience building services for various organizations of different sizes across all sectors, Ahmed answer the question: How Cloud and DevOps deliver value to the Business?

In this book you will learn:

Understand Business RequirementsHow to become a DevOps Team memberCreate a process that's "actually" worksHow to migrate applications to CloudHow to realize the business valueHow to translate Goals into projectsHow to build a team, change the organization and overcome resistance.How to create a Business CaseHow to Assess the running processes and determine the GapLearn the core concepts of cloud computingWhat is a cloud?Private cloud, Public cloudIAAS, SAAS, PAASCloud benefitsAdvantages and disadvantages of cloud computingLearn the core concepts of DevOpsContinuous delivery and continuous integrationInfrastructure as codeGet an overview onMicroservicesContainersServerless ComputingSite Reliability Engineering Learn this and more, Buy this book NOW to learn How Cloud and DevOps deliver value to the Business.

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