"Eric Evans has written a fantastic book on how you can make the design of your software match your mental model of the problem domain you are addressing. "His book is very compatible with XP. It is not about drawing pictures of a domain; it is about how you think of it, the language you use to talk about it, and how you organize your software to reflect your improving understanding of it. Eric thinks that learning about your problem domain is as likely to happen at the end of your project as at the beginning, and so refactoring is a big part of his technique. "The book is a fun read. Eric has lots of interesting stories, and he has a way with words. I see this book as essential reading for software developers-it is a future classic." - Ralph Johnson , author of Design Patterns "If you don't think you are getting value from your investment in object-oriented programming, this book will tell you what you've forgotten to do. "Eric Evans convincingly argues for the importance of domain modeling as the central focus of development and provides a solid framework and set of techniques for accomplishing it. This is timeless wisdom, and will hold up long after the methodologies du jour have gone out of fashion." - Dave Collins , author of Designing Object-Oriented User Interfaces "Eric weaves real-world experience modeling-and building-business applications into a practical, useful book. Written from the perspective of a trusted practitioner, Eric's descriptions of ubiquitous language, the benefits of sharing models with users, object life-cycle management, logical and physical application structuring, and the process and results of deep refactoring are major contributions to our field." - Luke Hohmann , author of Beyond Software Architecture This book belongs on the shelf of every thoughtful software developer. --Kent Beck What Eric has managed to capture is a part of the design process that experienced object designers have always used, but that we have been singularly unsuccessful as a group in conveying to the rest of the industry. We've given away bits and pieces of this knowledge...but we've never organized and systematized the principles of building domain logic. This book is important. --Kyle Brown, author of Enterprise Java(TM) Programming with IBM® WebSphere® The software development community widely acknowledges that domain modeling is central to software design. Through domain models, software developers are able to express rich functionality and translate it into a software implementation that truly serves the needs of its users. But despite its obvious importance, there are few practical resources that explain how to incorporate effective domain modeling into the software development process. Domain-Driven Design fills that need. This is not a book about specific technologies. It offers readers a systematic approach to domain-driven design, presenting an extensive set of design best practices, experience-based techniques, and fundamental principles that facilitate the development of software projects facing complex domains. Intertwining design and development practice, this book incorporates numerous examples based on actual projects to illustrate the application of domain-driven design to real-world software development. Readers learn how to use a domain model to make a complex development effort more focused and dynamic. A core of best practices and standard patterns provides a common language for the development team. A shift in emphasis--refactoring not just the code but the model underlying the code--in combination with the frequent iterations of Agile development leads to deeper insight into domains and enhanced communication between domain expert and programmer. Domain-Dr
Are you dreaming of building a WordPress website for your business or blog, but don’t know enough about it to get started? What would you do if you had the ultimate resource for building your WordPress site? Well, you are in luck. This audiobook, WordPress: Basic Fundamental Guide For Beginners, is the resource guide that can help you not only understand what WordPress can do for you, but also how to make it beneficial for your business and/or blogging needs. You will have all the knowledge that you need to start building a website that will help you grow your community and bring you that much closer to living your dream of designing your WordPress website. A brief summary of this resource guide is listed below. Summarizing this resource book is simple and can be broken down into 13 bullet points:How to determine your passion, project, or hobby so that you can find the right subject matter for your domain name. Picking a domain name that is specific, precise, not too many letters, and describes what it is your business or blog website is about.How to pick your blog name, research its availability, and purchase it. Learn what services come with a domain name and whether or not you need them.Buying hosting from a reputable company and beginning to set up your site. Detailed descriptions of several hosting companies and the benefits for each one. Transferring your DNS from the purchasing site's DNS to the hosting site's DNS.How to download WordPress so that you can start building your website. Two different ways to download WordPress outside of the one click download option are described. Changing or picking your theme out of thousands of professionally designed themes. How to locate the best themes and what you should look for when picking a theme.Adding plugins that will support your website and protect it. Which plugins are necessary and should be used. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121036/bk_acx0_121036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is among the first comprehensive efforts to collectively and academically investigate the legacy of the Euromaidan in conflict-torn Ukraine within the domain of civil society broadly understood. The contributions to this book identify, describe, conceptualize, and explain various developments in Ukrainian civil society and its role in Ukraine’s democratization, state-building, and conflict resolution by looking at specific understudied sectors and by tracing the situation before, during, and after the Euromaidan. In doing so, this trailblazing collection highlights a number of new themes, challenges, and opportunities related to Ukrainian civil society. They include volunteerism, grassroots community-based activism, social activism of churches, civic efforts of building peace and reconciliation, civic activism of journalists and mediators, digital activism, activism of think tanks and expert coalitions, the LGBT movement, challenges of civil society relations with the state, and the closing of civic space.
In today's informed society, the news media have taken it upon themselves to provide the general public with information that is technical in nature and was previously restricted to the scientific discourse community. This popular presentation of scientific or technical facts is of particular interest to the corpus-based study of Language for Specific Purposes (LSP). The characteristics of the specific domain texts, e.g. medical journal articles, are perceived as a potential barrier to communication by the layman and this linguistic barrier must be lowered by awareness of and adaptation to the communicative competence of the general audience. Using corpus-linguistic methodology, the present study focuses on processes on the word level, placing special emphasis on collocations and semantic prosodies. On the basis of the findings of the corpus analysis, a comprehensive model of lexical popularisation is sketched out.
The things we do with words are reflected in texts and we do things with texts just as we do things with words. This book sets out to explore how texts function in a given discourse community, and how the functions that texts may have in that particular community can be identified and assessed from a diachronic perspective. It systematically distinguishes general discourse functions (e.g. religious instruction) from more specific text functions (e.g. exegesis, exhortation), and outlines co-occurrence patterns of text functions for selected genres. A contrastive view of the evolution of these profiles ties the changes in individual genres to the complex and dynamic network of which they are a part. Combining corpus methodology with detailed qualitative discussion, this book identifies text functions as the performative centre of texts and shows how language variation and change strongly depend on the dynamics of the complete network of genres in the domain.
Revision with unchanged content. Information visualization is applied in many fields to gain faster insights with lighter user cognitive loads in analyzing large sets of data. To select the right visualization tool, there are a number of visualization evaluation methods currently available. However, these evaluation methods are often limited by the appropriateness of tools for a given domain since they are not evaluating according to tools' intended use. Current methods conduct evaluations in a laboratory environment with "benchmark" tasks, often not aligned with the intended use. Intended use evaluation approach captures the key activities that will use the visual technology to calibrate the evaluation criteria toward these first-order needs. This book presents the results from an investigation into an intended use evaluation approach and its effectiveness of measuring domain specific information visualization tools. While the observations from this research are compelling for the intelligence community, the principles of the evaluation approach should apply to a wider range of visualization technologies. All the design rationales and processes were captured in this book.
Peer Data Management Systems (PDMSs) are advanced P2P applications in which each peer represents an autonomous data source making available an exported schema to be shared with other peers. The most studied data management issues on PDMSs are related to schema mappings and query answering. These issues can be improved if peers are efficiently disposed in the overlay network. In this context, the notion of semantic community in PDMSs is of great importance since it aims at logically approximating peers with common interests about a specific domain. Due to the dynamic behavior of peers in P2P systems, the management of semantic communities is a challenging issue in the current stage of development of PDMSs. This work proposes an ontology-based process to cluster semantically similar peers in a PDMS. Peers are organized according to their corresponding exported schema (an ontology) and ontology management services are used to assist peer connection. Experimental results on peer clustering are presented and discussed.
Break into the powerful world of parallel GPU programming with this down-to-earth, practical guideDesigned for professionals across multiple industrial sectors, Professional CUDA C Programming presents CUDA -- a parallel computing platform and programming model designed to ease the development of GPU programming -- fundamentals in an easy-to-follow format, and teaches readers how to think in parallel and implement parallel algorithms on GPUs. Each chapter covers a specific topic, and includes workable examples that demonstrate the development process, allowing readers to explore both the "hard" and "soft" aspects of GPU programming.Computing architectures are experiencing a fundamental shift toward scalable parallel computing motivated by application requirements in industry and science. This book demonstrates the challenges of efficiently utilizing compute resources at peak performance, presents modern techniques for tackling these challenges, while increasing accessibility for professionals who are not necessarily parallel programming experts. The CUDA programming model and tools empower developers to write high-performance applications on a scalable, parallel computing platform: the GPU. However, CUDA itself can be difficult to learn without extensive programming experience. Recognized CUDA authorities John Cheng, Max Grossman, and Ty McKercher guide readers through essential GPU programming skills and best practices in Professional CUDA C Programming, including:* CUDA Programming Model* GPU Execution Model* GPU Memory model* Streams, Event and Concurrency* Multi-GPU Programming* CUDA Domain-Specific Libraries* Profiling and Performance TuningThe book makes complex CUDA concepts easy to understand for anyone with knowledge of basic software development with exercises designed to be both readable and high-performance. For the professional seeking entrance to parallel computing and the high-performance computing community, Professional CUDA C Programming is an invaluable resource, with the most current information available on the market.
The full effectiveness of Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) projects can be realized when the implemented solutions are integrated into the life systems of communities and when the communities themselves appropriate the technology to their specific environment and context. For this to occur, the developed ICT solutions should provide the flexibility for contextualization. This perspective enables the activation of communities to participate in the global knowledge economy, and also allows for the realization of ICT services that are relevant to the communities. This book first explores the state of the art with regard to service deployment in ICTD contexts, and then discusses a new architectural framework for knowledge-based systems that are characterized by context sensitivity and heterogeneity of the deployment environment. This work is practically embedded within an ICTD intervention in a small deep-rural community in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This work provides a framework for ICT services deployment and a community-centric perspective to ICTD, which should be of value to practitioners within the ICTD domain.