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    An indispensible collection of Office 2013 Bibles Eager to delve into the new suite of Office 2013 applications? Look no further than this spectacular collection of four invaluable resources that boast nearly 5,000 pages and cover the core Office programs: Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word. The world's leading experts of these applications provide you with an arsenal of information on the latest version of each program. The CDs that are included feature bonus material, including helpful templates, worksheets, examples, and more to enhance your Microsoft Office 2013 experiences. Features four essential books on the most popular applications included in the Office 2013 suite: Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word Excel 2013 Bible - serves as an essential reference for Excel users, no matter your level of expertise, and updates you on the latest Excel tips, tricks, and techniques Access 2013 Bible - offers a detailed introduction to database fundamentals and terminology PowerPoint 2013 Bible - shows you how to use the newest features and make successful presentations Word 2013 Bible - begins with a detailed look at all the latest features and then cover more advanced, intricate topics Look no further than Office 2013 Library for the most thorough coverage on every aspect of the Office 2013 suite!
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    Learn how to successfully implement trustworthy computing tasks using aspect-oriented programming This landmark publication fills a gap in the literature by not only describing the basic concepts of trustworthy computing (TWC) and aspect-oriented programming (AOP), but also exploring their critical interrelationships. The author clearly demonstrates how typical TWC tasks such as security checks, in-and-out conditions, and multi-threaded safety can be implemented using AOP. Following an introduction, the book covers:* Trustworthy computing, software engineering, and computer science* Aspect-oriented programming and Aspect.NET* Principles and case studies that apply AOP to TWC Coverage includes Aspect.NET, the AOP framework developed by the author for the Microsoft.NET platform, currently used in seventeen countries. The author discusses the basics of Aspect.NET architecture, its advantages compared to other AOP tools, and its functionality. The book has extensive practical examples and case studies of trustworthy software design and code using the Aspect.NET framework. In addition, the book explores other software technologies and tools for using AOP for trustworthy software development, including Java and AspectJ. This book also includes a valuable chapter dedicated to ERATO, the author's teaching method employed in this book, which has enabled thousands of students to quickly grasp and apply complex concepts in computing and software engineering, while the final chapter presents an overall perspective on the current state of AOP and TWC with a view toward the future. Software engineers, architects, developers, programmers, and students should all turn to this book to learn this tested and proven method to create more secure, private, and reliable computing.
    Nathan Winters
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    Successfully deploy a top-quality Exchange messaging service Rolling out a major messaging service with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 requires that you not only understand the functionality of this exciting new release, but that you fully grasp all aspects of the larger Exchange server ecosystem as well. This practical book is your best field guide to it all. Written for administrators and consultants in the trenches, this innovative new guide begins with key concepts of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and then moves through the recommended practices and processes that are necessary to deploy a top-quality Exchange service. Whether you're upgrading from Exchange Server 2010 or earlier, installing for the first time, or migrating from another system, this book provides the concepts, thought processes and real-world advice you need. Understand the fundamentals of Exchange architecture and design Do detailed planning--consider all technical, business, and functional requirements Weigh the demands of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) versus cost, and explore how to achieve HA onsite, in the cloud, or in hybrid installations Examine the best ways to manager your installation, whether onsite with Exchange Server 2013 or in the cloud with Office 365 Plan for security, compliance, collaboration, and integration with other systems Create a timeline for deployment, including migrations from earlier or other systems Extend and customize your messaging system with Exchange Web Services
    Microsoft Dynamics AX Team
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    Fully updated for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3! Dig into the architecture and internals of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 - with firsthand insights from the team that designed and developed it. Deepen your knowledge of the underlying frameworks, components, and tools - and deliver custom ERP applications with the extensibility and performance your business needs. Useful for Microsoft Dynamics AX solution developers at all levels, this guide will provide max benefit to those who understand OOP, relational database, and Transact-SQL concepts. Gain best practices, patterns, and techniques to: * Exploit interoperability with Microsoft Visual Studio tools * Work with MorphX and avoid common pitfalls with X++ code * Use Enterprise Portal with ASP.NET and SharePoint for rich web-based apps * Simplify process automation with built-in workflow infrastructure * See how the runtime implements security and configuration * Design and customize the user experience * Gain greater control over complex batch jobs * Customize the prebuilt BI solution and reporting * Test applications, publish services, and optimize performance
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    With the New Perspectives' critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT 2010 and will learn how to take advantage of the flexibility it offers. Case-based tutorials challenge students to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With New Perspectives, students understand why they're learning what they're learning and are better situated to retain skills beyond the classroom.
    Marc J. Wolenik
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    >Microsoft(R) Dynamics CRM 2015 Unleashed presents start-to-finish guidance for planning, customizing, deploying, integrating, managing, and securing both cloud and on-premise based versions of Dynamics CRM. Leading Dynamics implementer Marc Wolenik fully covers Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. You'll find thorough coverage of Dynamics' revamped "Flow" interface and advanced cross-platform mobile client support. Extensive new coverage also includes: Business Process Flows, Portable Business Logic, reporting and forms improvements, server-side email synchronization, MarketingPilot, NetBreeze, Yammer, and much more. Drawing on extensive insider knowledge, Wolenik presents proven best practices and pitfalls to avoid in using every significant Dynamics CRM 2015 capability-information available in no other book. Marc J. Wolenik, is CEO of Webfortis, a Microsoft Gold Customer Relationship Management Competency Partner that specializes in delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM solutions for companies of all sizes. Learn from experience and dive deep into CRM technologies that cross almost every industry and vertical. His books include Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Unleashed, Microsoft CRM 4 Unleashed, and Microsoft CRM 4 Integration Unleashed.
    Paul Teetor
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    Perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently with the task-oriented recipes in this cookbook. Although the R language and environment include everything you need to perform statistical work right out of the box, its structure can often be difficult to master. R Cookbook will help both beginners and experienced data programmers unlock and use the power of R. This practical book provides a collection of concise recipes that will help you be productive with R immediately. You'll get the job done faster and learn more about R in the process. Key topics include: * Getting started with R * Input/output * Data structures * Basic numerical calculations * Basic probability calculations * Basic statistical calculations and tests * Graphics * Regression and ANOVA * Advanced statistical techniques * Handy tips, techniques, and hacks that everyone can use
    Paolo Pialorsi
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    Every day, millions of people use Microsoft Office 365, the subscription version of the world's most popular productivity platform. If you're a developer, Programming Microsoft Office 365 will show you how to build custom solutions that access and interact with their Office 365 data right from within your apps, on practically any mobile, web, and desktop platform. Leading Office solutions developer Paolo Pialorsi offers practical, code-rich, task-based coverage of every key aspect of Office 365 development. You'll learn hands-on by building a complete, start-to-finish solution with the newest major release of Office 365. Pialorsi shows you how to use Microsoft's new Microsoft Graph APIs to integrate users' mail, calendars, contacts, users, groups, files, folders, and more. You'll learn how to leverage Microsoft's Graph APIs at the REST level, understanding how to create solutions whether you're building web apps with .NET, PHP, Java, Python, or Ruby on Rails; creating Windows Universal, iOS, or Android, apps; or targeting some other platform altogether. You'll master powerful techniques leveraging SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure Active Directory and other Microsoft cloud services, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Microsoft's new REST APIs, and exciting new products such as Microsoft Delve and Office Graph. Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft's newest development technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to supercharge user and business productivity. One book will help you make the most of those opportunities: Programming Microsoft Office 365.
    Rob Fletcher
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    Few developers would argue that writing automated tests is a good idea, but actually pursue it is a different story. If you build applications with Java or Groovy, there's good news: the Spock testing framework, built on the foundation of JUnit. This definitive guide shows you how to use Spock's expressive test capabilities to write concise and highly readable tests. Written by a senior software engineer at Netflix with more than 15 years of experience writing automated tests within the Java and Groovy ecosystems, this book takes you from Spock basics to advanced topics, using fully worked integration examples. Learn how initiate test-driven development in your team, using tests as living documentation-and discover why Spock is the most accessible, modern, and innovative testing framework on the JVM.
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    Implement a Java application portfolio modernization strategy that saves time, eliminates risk, and maximizes benefits With Oracle's promise to upgrade Java every 2-3 years and the compelling new features seen with each release, IT professionals must keep faster pace to stay competitive. The modernization process can be time-consuming, complicated, and unpredictable. Businesses that do not stay up-to-date with the Java platform leave themselves at risk for cyber-crime; performance issues; increased cost of application support and maintenance; and, ultimately, obsolescence. This volume provides a methodology that bridges the gap between corporate and technical concerns and enables management teams to understand technical requirements and vice versa. Designed to save you time, money, and frustration, Effective Modernization of Java Applications, A Practical Guide to Application Portfolio Management offers a practical approach to managing and updating the Java application portfolio. The book covers application portfolio management methodology, creating rapid modernization tools and accelerators including assessment and automation tools. You will learn to identify and create application portfolios, manage the application portfolios, automate the migration of Java applications to the latest Java platform, undertake large-scale migrations by utilizing concepts such as wave planning, dependency analysis, and cost estimation. Teaches how to effectively modernize Java applications in a confident and predictive manner Presents a detailed methodology for portfolio management, application migration, and cost estimation Teaches IT professionals how to cut maintenance time and regain valuable development time
    John Walkenbach
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    The complete guide to Excel 2016, from Mr. Spreadsheet himself Whether you are just starting out or an Excel novice, the Excel 2016 Bible is your comprehensive, go-to guide for all your Excel 2016 needs. Whether you use Excel at work or at home, you will be guided through the powerful new features and capabilities by expert author and Excel Guru John Walkenbach to take full advantage of what the updated version offers. Learn to incorporate templates, implement formulas, create pivot tables, analyze data, and much more. Navigate this powerful tool for business, home management, technical work, and much more with the only resource you need, Excel 2016 Bible. * Create functional spreadsheets that work * Master formulas, formatting, pivot tables, and more * Get acquainted with Excel 2016's new features and tools * Customize downloadable templates and worksheets Whether you need a walkthrough tutorial or an easy-to-navigate desk reference, the Excel 2016 Bible has you covered with complete coverage and clear expert guidance.
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    Show your students how to maximize the advantages of the latest Access database management system and Excel spreadsheet to effectively analyze and solve real-world business problems with PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT ACCESS AND EXCEL, 14TH ANNUAL EDITION. Packed with hands-on applications, this edition highlights six user-friendly tutorials that build students' practical knowledge as they walk step-by-step through each software application's capabilities. Twelve all-new case studies present scenarios and problems common in real-life practice while a wealth of online instructor resources support your teaching. In addition, a unique emphasis on skill-building integration requires students to use Access and Excel together on cases, demonstrating the power when these applications work together. Count on PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT ACCESS AND EXCEL to deliver today's most up-to-date, practical guide for the widely used Access and Excel programs.
    Joseph Adler
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    Why learn R? Because it's rapidly becoming the standard for developing statistical software. R in a Nutshell provides a quick and practical way to learn this increasingly popular open source language and environment. You'll not only learn how to program in R, but also how to find the right user-contributed R packages for statistical modeling, visualization, and bioinformatics. The author introduces you to the R environment, including the R graphical user interface and console, and takes you through the fundamentals of the object-oriented R language. Then, through a variety of practical examples from medicine, business, and sports, you'll learn how you can use this remarkable tool to solve your own data analysis problems. * Understand the basics of the language, including the nature of R objects * Learn how to write R functions and build your own packages * Work with data through visualization, statistical analysis, and other methods * Explore the wealth of packages contributed by the R community * Become familiar with the lattice graphics package for high-level data visualization * Learn about bioinformatics packages provided by Bioconductor "I am excited about this book. R in a Nutshell is a great introduction to R, as well as a comprehensive reference for using R in data analytics and visualization. Adler provides 'real world' examples, practical advice, and scripts, making it accessible to anyone working with data, not just professional statisticians." --Martin Schultz, Arthur K. Watson Professor of Computer Science, Yale University
    Tilman Davies
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    R is the world's most popular programming language for data analysis and statistical modeling. "The Book of R" provides an in-depth, beginner-friendly guide to the R language, and teaches you how to use R for common statistical analyses.In "The Book of R" you'll learn key programming techniques, including how to manipulate data structures, read in data from a file, and author functions. You'll also be introduced to statistics topics like probability distributions, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and statistical plots as you learn how to wield R to analyze data. Helpful exercises throughout each chapter will test your knowledge and practice using the language."The Book of R" assumes no prior experience in statistics or programming. It's a great first book for students, researchers, and professionals who want to learn the tools they need to enter the growing world of data analysis.
    John Walkenbach
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    Excel at Excel with the help of this bestselling spreadsheet guide John Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher the complexities of Microsoft Excel. Known as "Mr. Spreadsheet," Walkenbach shows you how to maximize the power of Excel 2013 while bringing you up to speed on the latest features. This perennial bestseller is fully updated to cover all the new features of Excel 2013, including how to navigate the user interface, take advantage of various file formats, master formulas, analyze data with PivotTables, and more. Whether you're an Excel beginner who is looking to get more savvy or an advanced user looking to become a power user, this latest edition provides you with comprehensive coverage as well as helpful tips, tricks, and techniques that you won't find anywhere else. Shares the invaluable insight of Excel guru and bestselling author "Mr. Spreadsheet" John Walkenbach as he guides you through every aspect of Excel 2013 Provides essential coverage of all the newest features of Excel 2013 Presents material in a clear, concise, logical format that is ideal for all levels of Excel experience Features a website that includes downloadable templates and worksheets from the book Chart your path to fantastic formulas and stellar spreadsheets with Excel 2013 Bible !
    Wayne L. Winston
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    Helping tech-savvy marketers and data analysts solve real-world business problems with Excel Using data-driven business analytics to understand customers and improve results is a great idea in theory, but in today's busy offices, marketers and analysts need simple, low-cost ways to process and make the most of all that data. This expert book offers the perfect solution. Written by data analysis expert Wayne L. Winston, this practical resource shows you how to tap a simple and cost-effective tool, Microsoft Excel, to solve specific business problems using powerful analytic techniques and achieve optimum results. Practical exercises in each chapter help you apply and reinforce techniques as you learn. * Shows you how to perform sophisticated business analyses using the cost-effective and widely available Microsoft Excel instead of expensive, proprietary analytical tools * Reveals how to target and retain profitable customers and avoid high-risk customers * Helps you forecast sales and improve response rates for marketing campaigns * Explores how to optimize price points for products and services, optimize store layouts, and improve online advertising * Covers social media, viral marketing, and how to exploit both effectively Improve your marketing results with Microsoft Excel and the invaluable techniques and ideas in Marketing Analytics: Data-Driven Techniques with Microsoft Excel.
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    Learn to maintain and update scorecards and dashboards with Excel Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards measure organizational performance and Microsoft Excel is the tool used worldwide to create these scorecards and dashboards. This book covers time-proven step-by-step processes on how to guide executive teams and managers in creating scorecards and dashboards. It then shows Excel developers how to create those scorecards and dashboards. This is the only book that converts theory into practice. The author addresses the people and processes you need to identify strategy and operational metrics and then implement them in dashboards in three versions of Excel. You'll learn how balanced scorecards help organizations translate strategy into action and the ways that performance dashboards enable managers monitor operations. * Covers Excel 2010 back to Excel 2003 * Shows how to develop consensus on strategy and operational plans with the executive teams * Details steps in creating tactical action plans * Gives step-by-step guidance in creating the most powerful management dashboards * Puts over ten years of experience in one book Balanced Scorecards & Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel, Second Edition is the ultimate resource for enhancing your strategic and operational performance.
    Tim Riley
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    Just how critical is testing to the success of a software project? And how can you make these tests simple yet maintainable, flexible, and efficient? This unique book offers essays from 25 leading software testers that illustrate the qualities and techniques necessary to make testing an art in itself. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed best practices for testing a wide range of software projects involving XMPP, GUI tools, Open Map applications, and more. Topics of this book include: OLPC project testing - Mel Chua (The Open Planning Project); Open Maps application testing - Steve Coast (founder of OpenStreetMap); AbiWord open source app testing - Kamran Khan (AbiWord word processor); GNU Compiler Collection tool testing - Mark Mitchell (GCC); GUI Tools - Adam Christian and Mikeal Rogers (OSAF/Mozilla); Python Language testing - Neal Norwitz; Network testing frameworks - Jim Walker (OpenSolaris); and, XMPP Protocol testing - Remko Troncon (Jabber). "Beautiful Testing" provides you with knowledge gained from years of experience that you can put to the test on your own projects.
    Justin Pauley
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    Investors recognize that technology is a powerful tool for obtaining and interpreting financial data that could give them the one thing everyone on Wall Street wants: an edge. Yet, many don't realize that you don't need to be a programmer to access behind-the-scenes financial information from Bloomberg, IHS Markit, or other systems found at most banks and investment firms. This practical guide teaches analysts a useful subset of Excel skills that will enable them to access and interpret financial information-without any prior programming experience. This book will show analysts, step-by-step, how to quickly produce professional reports that combine their views with Bloomberg or Markit data including historical financials, comparative analysis, and relative value. For portfolio managers, this book demonstrates how to create professional summary reports that contain a high-level view of a portfolio's performance, growth, risk-adjusted return, and composition. If you are a programmer, this book also contains a parallel path that covers the same topics using C#. Topics include: Access additional data that isn't visible on Bloomberg screens Create tables containing corporate data that makes it possible to compare multiple companies, bonds, or loans side-by- side Build one-page analytic ("Tear Sheet") reports for individual companies that incorporates important financials, custom notes, relative value comparison of the company to its peers, and price trends with research analyst targets Build two-page portfolio summary report that contains a high-level view of the portfolio's performance, growth, risk-adjusted return, and composition Explore daily prices and facility information for most of the tradable corporate bond and loan market Determine the relationship between two securities (or index) using correlation and regression Compare each security's performance to a cohort made of up of securities with similar risk and return characteristics Measure portfolio risk-adjusted return by calculating variance, standard deviation, and Sharpe ratio Use Markit data to identify meaningful trends in prices, new issue spreads, and refinancings
    Gary B. Shelly
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    MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD 2010: INTRODUCTORY, International Edition provides a project-based, step-by-step approach to successfully teach students Microsoft Word 2010 skills.
    Noel Rappin
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    Does your Rails code suffer from bloat, brittleness, or inaccuracy? Cure these problems with the regular application of test-driven development. You'll use Rails 5.1, Minitest 5, and RSpec 3.6, as well as popular testing libraries such as factory_girl and Cucumber. Updates include Rails 5.1 system tests and Webpack integration. Do what the doctor ordered to make your applications feel all better. Side effects may include better code, fewer bugs, and happier developers. Your Ruby on Rails application is sick. Deadlines are looming, but every time you make the slightest change to the code, something else breaks. Nobody remembers what that tricky piece of code was supposed to do, and nobody can tell what it actually does. Plus, it has bugs. You need test-driven development: a process for improving the design, maintainability, and long-term viability of software. With both practical code examples and discussion of why testing works, this book starts with the most basic features delivered as part of core Ruby on Rails. Once you've integrated those features into your coding practice, work with popular third-party testing tools such as RSpec, Jasmine, Cucumber, and factory_girl. Test the component parts of a Rails application, including the back-end model logic and the front-end display logic. With Rails examples, use testing to enable your code to respond better to future change. Plus, see how to handle real-world testing situations. This new edition has been updated to Rails 5.1 and RSpec 3.6 and contains full coverage of new Rails features, including system tests and the Webpack-based JavaScript setup. What You Need: Ruby 2.4, Rails 5.1
    Jeff Sussna
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    We're moving from a product economy to a service economy, with services becoming ever more digital in nature. Software service quality is becoming critical to ordinary citizens' ability to function. This book helps digital service professionals understand the limitations of quality assurance (QA) methodologies that fail to connect technical and non-technical disciplines and requirements involved in digital service delivery. It provides a holistic methodology that helps organizations overcome these limitations by creating a shared understanding of customer needs, and focusing on resilient solutions to those needs. Ideal for marketers, designers, project managers, developers, system administrators, and testers, this book: Takes a unique customer-centered approach to the entire service delivery lifecycle Applies this perspective across development, operations, QA, design, project management, and marketing Provides a specific quality assurance methodology that unifies those disciplines Frames that methodology in terms of achieving resilience rather than just stability
    Rex Black
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    This book is written for the technical test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to implement a test strategy. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. This book will help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst exam. Included are sample exam questions for most of the learning objectives covered by the latest (2012) ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus. The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. You can be confident in the value and international stature that the Advanced Technical Test Analyst certificate will offer you. With over thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, author Rex Black is President of RBCS, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing, and the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. Previously, he served as President of both the International and American Software Testing Qualifications Boards (ISTQB and ASTQB). Jamie Mitchell is a consultant who has been working in software testing, test automation, and development for over 20 years. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Group for ASTQB, and one of the primary authors for the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst 2012 syllabus.
    Rod Stephens
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    Build better software with essential software engineeringtechniques

    Beginning Software Engineering teaches you the practical,hands-on skills needed to design and build robust, efficient, andconsistently reliable software. Using jargon-free English, thisbook uses numerous case studies to demonstrate important conceptsand techniques, and describes methods that can be applied to anyprogramming language. Each chapter concludes with a Try It Out andHow It Works section where you can test your skills with practiceexercises. No previous programming, development, or managementexperience is required for you to learn how to complete essentialtasks within all development approaches including linear,waterfall, and agile. * Understand the concept of software engineering * Explore the pros and cons of major development approaches andlearn the major tasks performed regardless of approach * Discover how tasks are handled differently betweenapproaches

    Written for new programmers wanting to build excellent,functional software, Beginning Software Engineering providesvital information and hands-on training.