The deadline

Author: Tom DeMarco
Publisher: Dorset House
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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From prolific and influential consultant and author Tom DeMarco comes a project management novel that vividly illustrates the principles--and the outright absurdities--that affect the productivity of a software development team. With his trademark wit set free in the novel format, DeMarco centers the plot around the development of six software products. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the huge staff of developers at his disposal into eighteen teams--three for each of the software products. The teams are different sizes and use different methods, and they compete against each other and against an impossible deadline. With these teams--and with the help of numerous "fictionalized" consultants who come to his aid--Tompkins tests the project management principles he has gathered over a lifetime. Each chapter closes with journal entries that form the core of the eye-opening approaches to management illustrated in this entertaining novel.

A Tour of C

Author: Bjarne Stroustrup
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321958314
Format: PDF
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Extended and enhanced version of: The C++ programming language, Fourth edition.

Polymer Testing

Author: Wolfgang Grellmann
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 1569905495
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rapid growth and development in plastics production and application created a demand for meaningful measuring and analysis methods in polymer testing. Advances in electronic measuring techniques led to further developments in classic testing methods as well as to completely new methods, for which the first edition of Polymer Testing was written. Considerable advances in the evaluation of structure-property correlations and standardization have taken place since the first edition of Polymer Testing, so the book has been comprehensively revised. This updated edition covers the latest developments in the field, including amendments to the most important polymer testing standards. Included in this edition is essential information about damage processes and deformation mechanisms that can be discovered with the help of coupled non-destructive polymer testing methods and hybrid methods of polymer diagnostics, respectively. Numerous examples for the optimization of polymers and their composites and the assessment of component properties provide a material science focused insight into modern polymer testing. Contents: Preparation of Specimens Determining Process-Related Properties Mechanical Properties of Polymers Fracture Toughness Measurements in Engineering Plastics Testing of Physical Properties Evaluating Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance Non-Destructive Polymer Testing Hybrid Methods of Polymer Diagnostics Testing of Composite Materials Technological Testing Methods Testing of Microcomponents

EPLAN Electric P8

Author: Bernd Gischel
Publisher: Hanser Publications
ISBN: 9781569904985
Format: PDF, Docs
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This reference book, now in its fourth edition, offers a comprehensive introduction to electrical engineering design with EPLAN Electric P8. Based on Version 2.5 of EPLAN Electric P8, this handbook gives you an introduction to the system basics before going into the range of functions offered by EPLAN Electric P8. This book covers topics such as project settings and various user settings, the graphical editor (GED), using navigators, creating reports, parts management, message management, revision management, importing and exporting project data, printing, data backup, editing master data and importing old EPLAN data. It also covers add-ons such as the EPLAN Data Portal. Numerous examples show you the many ways you can use EPLAN Electric P8 and give you ideas of how to best solve everyday tasks. Practical information, such as a step-by-step procedure for creating schematic projects and a chapter with FAQs, is also included. New topics covering Version 2.5 have also been added to this edition such as enhanced terminal functionality, improved structure management, user configurable properties as well as new reporting capabilities. The creation, management and use of macro projects is also covered in this book. The examples used in the book are available online as an EPLAN Electric P8 project.