Conceptual Framework for Load Controlling:With Demand Reduction Bidding & Consumer Retention Muhammad Babar, Imthias Ahamed, Essam Al-Ammar
The Eclpise Modeling Framework (EMF) is a framework and code generation facility that lets you define a model in any of these forms--Java interfaces, UML diagram, or XML Schema. EMF doesn´t require a completely different methodology or any sophisticated modeling tools. All you need to get started with EMF are the Eclipse Java Development Tools. EMF relates modeling concepts directly to their implementations, thereby bringing to Eclipse-and Java developers in general-the benefits of modeling with a low cost of entry. Unlike most tools of this type, EMF is truly integrated with and tuned for efficient programming. It answers the often-asked question, ´´Should I model or should I program?´´ with a resounding, ´´Both.´´ This book, written by the lead architects of EMF, provides both an introduction and tutorial to how to leverage and work with this powerful framework. In addition to the new coverage (see overflow page) this book provides: · A basic overview of the most important concepts in EMF and modeling. · Analysis of the most important framework classes and generator patterns including insightful discussions of various design alternatives. · Examples of many common framework customizations and programming techniques. Product Description EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework Dave Steinberg Frank Budinsky Marcelo Paternostro Ed Merks Series Editors: Erich Gamma . Lee Nackman . John Wiegand The Authoritative Guide to EMF Modeling and Code Generation The Eclipse Modeling Framework enables developers to rapidly construct robust applications based on surprisingly simple models. Now, in this thoroughly revised Second Edition, the project´s developers offer expert guidance, insight, and examples for solving real-world problems with EMF, accelerating development processes, and improving software quality. This edition contains more than 40% new material, plus updates throughout to make it even more useful and practical. The authors illuminate the key concepts and techniques of EMF modeling, analyze EMF´s most important framework classes and generator patterns, guide you through choosing optimal designs, and introduce powerful framework customizations and programming techniques. Coverage includes . Defining models with Java, UML, XML Schema, and Ecore . NEW: Using extended Ecore modeling to fully unify XML with UML and Java . Generating high-quality code to implement models and editors . Understanding and customizing generated code . Complete documentation of @model Javadoc tags, generator model properties, and resource save and load options . NEW: Leveraging the latest EMF features, including extended metadata, feature maps, EStore, cross-reference adapters, copiers, and content types . NEW: Chapters on change recording, validation, and utilizing EMF in stand-alone and Eclipse RCP applications . NEW: Modeling generics with Ecore and generating Java 5 code About the Authors Dave Steinberg is a software developer in IBM Software Group. He has worked with Eclipse and modeling technologies since joining the company, and has been a committer on the EMF project since its debut in 2002. Frank Budinsky, a senior architect in IBM Software Group, is an original coinventor of EMF and a founding member of the EMF project at Eclipse. He is currently cochair of the Service Data Objects (SDO) specification technical committee at OASIS and lead SDO architect for IBM. Marcelo Paternostro is a software architect and engineer in IBM Software Group. He is an EMF committer and has been an active contributor to several other Eclipse projects. Before joining IBM, Marcelo managed, designed, and implemented numerous projects using Rational´s tools and processes. Ed Merks is the project lead of EMF and a colead of the top-level Modeling project at Eclipse. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science and has many years of in-depth experience in the design and implementation of languages, frameworks, and application development environments. Ed works as a software consultant in partnership with itemis AG. Backcover EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework Dave Steinberg Frank Budinsky Marcelo Paternostro Ed Merks Series Editors: Erich Gamma . Lee Nackman . John Wiegand The Authoritative Guide to EMF Modeling and Code Generation The Eclipse Modeling Framework enables developers to rapidly construct robust applications based on surprisingly simple models. Now, in this thoroughly revised Second Edition, the project´s developers offer expert guidance, insight, and examples for
This book is a revised and extended version of the author\´s doctoral dissertation written in the framework of the International Doctoral Course on \´´Risk Management in the Built Environment\´´´´, jointly held by the University of Florence, Italy and TU Braunschweig, Germany. Modern bridges are sensitive to wind loads and aeroelastic phenomena due to the tendency to design always lighter and more flexible structures. Flutter instability is a particularly concerning issue as it can provoke the collapse of the bridge. In this work aerodynamic derivatives are considered as random variables and flutter is probabilistically approached via Monte-Carlo simulation. For this purpose a bridge deck model was experimentally studied in the CRIACIV wind tunnel. Moreover, the flutter problem is analytically investigated in order to enhance existing codes and standards. In particular, an approximate formula retaining only three aerodynamic coefficients is derived and validated by means of a large number of experimental data. This book is addressed to scientists and researchers dealing with wind engineering, bluff-body aerodynamics and bridge aeroelasticity, as well as to professional bridge engineers.´´
The Data Vault was invented by Dan Linstedt at the U.S. Department of Defense, and the standard has been successfully applied to data warehousing projects at organizations of different sizes, from small to large-size corporations. Due to its simplified design, which is adapted from nature, the Data Vault 2.0 standard helps prevent typical data warehousing failures. ´´ Building a Scalable Data Warehouse ´´ covers everything one needs to know to create a scalable data warehouse end to end, including a presentation of the Data Vault modeling technique, which provides the foundations to create a technical data warehouse layer. The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology. In addition, readers will learn how to create the input layer (the stage layer) and the presentation layer (data mart) of the Data Vault 2.0 architecture including implementation best practices. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke discuss: How to load each layer using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including automation of the Data Vault loading processes. Important data warehouse technologies and practices. Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in the context of the Data Vault architecture. Provides a complete introduction to data warehousing, applications, and the business context so readers can get-up and running fast Explains theoretical concepts and provides hands-on instruction on how to build and implement a data warehouse Demystifies data vault modeling with beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques Discusses the advantages of the data vault approach over other techniques, also including the latest updates to Data Vault 2.0 and multiple improvements to Data Vault 1.0
Are you a salesperson or entrepreneur? Would you like to provide solutions your customers can´t resist? Douglas Vigliotti uses a unique but simple sales philosophy backed by 12 years of selling experience, and easy-to-understand examples to show you how to provide solutions your customers actually want. Yes, solutions your customers want to buy from you. He begs you to answer the pivotal question.... Am I providing CRINGE solutions? Solutions customers will either buy, or ´´cringe´´ to say no to. Solutions that imprint you in the customers mind even in the absence of an initial sale. CRINGE solutions are not just products or services.... They solve real problems. They provide loads of tangible and intangible value. They reduce social, emotional, and financial risk for the customer. They´re overwhelming easy to understand, use, and implement. They acquire more customers, retain more customers, and tell better stories. The Salesperson Paradox will show you exactly how to create, position, and provide these solutions. It´s a solution selling playbook packed with instantly implementable sales tools, guides, and frameworks. It´s sales coaching aided by sales training. It´s sales strategy backed by sales tactics. It´s a lesson in sales psychology, ethical influence, and ultimately it will challenge you to ask yourself: Am I selling? Or, am I helping? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Vigliotti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106485/bk_acx0_106485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Now in this latest book, John Hattie has joined forces with cognitive psychologist Greg Yates to build on the original data and legacy of the Visible Learning project, showing how it´s underlying ideas and the cutting edge of cognitive science can form a powerful and complimentary framework for shaping learning in the classroom and beyond. Visible Learning and the Science of Learning explains the major principles and strategies of learning, outlining why it can be so hard sometimes, and yet easy on other occasions. Aimed at teachers and students, it is written in an accessible and engaging style and can be read cover to cover, or used on a chapter-by-chapter basis for essay writing or staff development. The book is structured in three parts - ´learning within classrooms´, ´learning foundations´, which explains the cognitive building blocks of knowledge acquisition and ´know thyself´ which explores, confidence and self-knowledge. It also features extensive interactive appendices containing study guide questions to encourage critical thinking, annotated bibliographic entries with recommendations for further reading, links to relevant websites and YouTube clips, and the meta-analyses from the original Visible Learning project by rank order. Throughout, theauthors draw upon the latest international research into how the learning process works and how to maximise impact on students, covering such topics as: - teacher personality; - expertise and teacher-student relationships; - how knowledge is stored and the impact of cognitive load; - thinking fast and thinking slow; - the psychology of self-control; - the role of conversation at school and at home; - invisible gorillas and the IKEA effect; - digital native theory; - myths and fallacies about how people learn´´--
DNS and BIND tells you everything you need to work with one of the Internet´s fundamental building blocks: the distributed host information database that´s responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its proper destination, and even listing phone numbers with the new ENUM standard. This book brings you up-to-date with the latest changes in this crucial service. The fifth edition covers BIND 9.3.2, the most recent release of the BIND 9 series, as well as BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 contains further improvements in security and IPv6 support, and important new features such as internationalized domain names, ENUM (electronic numbering), and SPF (the Sender Policy Framework). Whether you´re an administrator involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works, you´ll find that this book is essential reading. Topics include: * What DNS does, how it works, and when you need to use it * How to find your own place in the Internet´s namespace * Setting up name servers * Using MX records to route mail * Configuring hosts to use DNS name servers * Subdividing domains (parenting) * Securing your name server: restricting who can query your server, preventing unauthorized zone transfers, avoiding bogus servers, etc. * The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and Transaction Signatures (TSIG) * Mapping one name to several servers for load sharing * Dynamic updates, asynchronous notification of change to a zone, and incremental zone transfers * Troubleshooting: using nslookup and dig, reading debugging output, common problems * DNS programming using the resolver library and Perl´s Net::DNS module
A huge amount of change initiatives fail. Based on a combination of 4 years rigorous research and practical application of the emerging findings, the book explores the dilemmas related to the growing need for change and the difficulty in making change work. With empirical research of leaders in some of the most successful global organisations including PwC, Starbucks and Shell, this book will enable organisations to make substantial performance improvements in change leadership. This is a book destined for leaders who wish to implement change more intelligently and effortlessly. Drawing on a combination of rigorous research and extensive organisational experience, the authors present a framework for leading change, ´Changing Leadership´, that describes the specific leader practices they have found make the biggest differences between success and failure in implementing high magnitude change. Indeed these four practices, when used in combination, determined 50% of the reason why the changes they studied either succeeded or failed. In this respect, organisational change efforts that ignore the leadership dimension risk reducing their chances of successful implementation by a half. In essence, the practices richly illustrated in this book require the leader to give up their notion of control over complex and large organisational systems, and instead work to create the conditions within which the organisation will more naturally do its´ own changing´. This requires the leader to adopt a less ego-centric ´shaping´ aproach to change and in this place adopt an approach that creates a magnetic pull in the towards its purpose, disturbs the currently unhelpful repeating patterns in its culture, and doing so in a way that enables people to process their natural anxiety about change. In doing all of this, the leader works to make change happen in the day to day activity and conversations of the organisation. This is not therefore a book about how to launch and roll out massive change ´programmes´. However, the leadership practices described are equally applicable to very significant and extensive organisational changes - perhaps even more so given the costs of failure and prizes of success in such cases. Overall this is a book that will take the reader on a journey to confront their current approach to leading change, examine the personal beliefs and assumptions that may underpin this, and provide practical advice on how to become more effective. ´Whether you are a CEO, an HR Director or a Change practitioner, this is the most valuable book you will read this year. Based on ground-breaking research and brought to life with numerous case studies, this is that rare entity: a business book which is accessible, insightful and thorough.´ - Mick Holbrook ´A leadership guide both practical and research validated that explains what to do to achieve sustained change and at last a clear insight into why so many change attempts get stuck and fail.´ - Lynn L. Elsenhans ´The who, what, why and how of change leadership...a marvellous manifesto for practitioners and consultants alike, derived from extensive workplace experience and deep consideration of key aspects. It´s the definitive manual on successful change leadership in today´s world - how to bring it about and how to make it stick.´ - Adrian Loader