The test tools and services provided by SAP are numerous and rich in functionality. In this book, you will not only learn what these tools can do for you and how they work together, you will also benefit from detailed instructions on how to use them. Dedicated chapters on methodology for functional and performance tests as well as detailed reports from projects with renowned SAP customers make this book your ultimate guide for setting up and maintaining your QA processes. 1. Tools Whether you need information on SAP Solution Manager, eCATT, SAP TDMS, SAP TAO, SAP LoadRunner, or SAP Quality Center by HP, you will benefit from in-depth introductions on functional scope and usage of every tool. 2. Functional and Performance Tests Test for both functionality and performance in your system. Learn about the basic differences of these test types, and find out how to reliably test the performance of your applications. 3. Test Automation Are your test budgets notoriously tight? The authors show you how to leverage test automation to significantly reduce your testing costs. 4. Methodology Design and scope of test data, scheduling, selecting the right tools, and staffing: all questions related to planning and organizing test projects are answered in detail. 5. Customer Case Studies Benefit from existing experience. Numerous customer reports-including three 5-year sustainability reports-demonstrate how test managers in different industries deal with the specific challenges in test projects. Highlights in this book include: SAP Solution Manager eCATT SAP Test Data Migration Server SAP LoadRunner by HP SAP Quality Center by HP and SAP TAO Test methodology Test strategy and standards Roadmaps and project planning Test management and automation Planning and performing tests Monitoring and reporting Benefits and execution of test automation Test Center Concept and implementation Test Center services Galileo Press heißt jetzt Rheinwerk Verlag.
Create, deploy, and manage robust business intelligence reports using the expert tips and best practices contained in this thoroughly revised, practical resource. The book discusses the complete process of building and distributing reports and explains how to maximize all of the powerful, integrated SSRS capabilities, including the new and enhanced features. Detailed examples and sample report and code samples are included in this practical reference. visualizations, and how to design and publish real-time Business Intelligence reports. You will find out how to install and configure the software, start writing basic reports, embed charts and images, and export reports to other formats. The latest methods for testing, tuning, and delivering reports are also fully covered.
Comprehensively updated and now in full colour with an accompanying DVD, this new edition is a unique, pocket-sized, and practical training guide for all those wanting easily accessible, detailed information on how to get good images, make key measurements and report their findings.
American pirate, frontiersman, fur trapper, fur trader, hunter, and explorer Hugh Glass (1780-1833) once made his way crawling and stumbling 200 miles (320 km) to Fort Kiowa, in South Dakota, after being abandoned without supplies or weapons by fellow explorers and fur traders during General Ashley's expedition of 1823. The Revenant - Some Incidents in the Life of Hugh Glass, a Hunter of the Missouri River by Philip St. George Cooke is the key historical document supporting the recently filmed Hugh Glass story. The account is backed up by two other detailed eye-witness reports included here - Hugh Glass and the Grizzly Bear by Rufus B. Sage (from Rocky Mountain life; or, Startling scenes and perilous adventures in the far West, during an expedition of three years by Sage) and Glass and the Bear by George Frederick Augustus Ruxton (from Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains by Ruxton). This digital edition includes an image gallery.
For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. The tenth edition includes new section and chapters, updated problems, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with the examples from the text. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier´s, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance - by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Hillier´s Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill´s LearnSmart--a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.
This book, which reports on research undertaken by the author, explores some of the wide literature on the analysis, measurement, and perception of risk, in particular project risk, and then focuses on a very narrow area of that research - the relationship between the probability of risk occurrence and its possible impact if it did occur. In theory, risk is measured as the product of its probability of occurrence multiplied by its impact (R = P x I) and has a strong base in probability theory and mathematics through ´´expected values´´. This theory is well established in the literature. Through a case study approach, this current research, however, concludes that the linear relationship between risk ´´probability´´ and ´´impact´´ producing a ´´risk value´´ is perceived by some practitioners not to be correct and that the relationship is in fact exponentially influenced - pragmatism vs. theory. A second case study reports on the detailed application of this pragmatic approach in arriving at a risk profile for a given capital project.
Collaboration among individuals - from users to developers - is central to modern software engineering. It takes many forms: joint activity to solve common problems, negotiation to resolve conflicts, creation of shared definitions, and both social and technical perspectives impacting all software development activity. The difficulties of collaboration are also well documented. The grand challenge is not only to ensure that developers in a team deliver effectively as individuals, but that the whole team delivers more than just the sum of its parts. The editors of this book have assembled an impressive selection of authors, who have contributed to an authoritative body of work tackling a wide range of issues in the field of collaborative software engineering. The resulting volume is divided into four parts, preceded by a general editorial chapter providing a more detailed review of the domain of collaborative software engineering. Part 1 is on ´´Characterizing Collaborative Software Engineering´´, Part 2 examines various ´´Tools and Techniques´´, Part 3 addresses organizational issues, and finally Part 4 contains four examples of ´´Emerging Issues in Collaborative Software Engineering´´. As a result, this book delivers a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview and empirical results for researchers in academia and industry in areas like software process management, empirical software engineering, and global software development. Practitioners working in this area will also appreciate the detailed descriptions and reports which can often be used as guidelines to improve their daily work.
This book is unique in the detailed, self-contained, and comprehensive treatment that it gives to the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research. It divides into two parts, each of which provides enough material for a one-semester graduate course. The first part deals chiefly with the isotropic and homogeneous average universe; the second part concentrates on the departures from the average universe. Throughout the book the author presents detailed analytic calculations of cosmological phenomena, rather than just report results obtained elsewhere by numerical computation. The book is up to date, and gives detailed accounts of topics such as recombination, microwave background polarization, leptogenesis, gravitational lensing, structure formation, and multifield inflation, that are usually treated superficially if at all in treatises on cosmology. Copious references to current research literature are supplied. Appendices include a brief introduction to general relativity, and a detailed derivation of the Boltzmann equation for photons and neutrinos used in calculations of cosmological evolution. Also provided is an assortment of problems.
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The collection, analysis and utilization of digital information based on our clicks, swipes, likes, purchases, movements, behaviors and interests are now part of everyday life. While individuals become increasingly transparent, companies take control of the recorded data in an often nontransparent and unregulated way. Wolfie Christl and Sarah Spiekermann explain how today´s networks of corporate surveillance are constantly tracking, profiling, categorizing, rating and affecting the lives of billions - across platforms, devices and life contexts. Based on detailed examples their comprehensive report answers the following questions: - Who are the players in today´s personal data business? How do online platforms, tech companies and data brokers really collect, share and make use of personal information? - Which data is recorded by smartphones, fitness trackers, e-readers, smart TVs, connected thermostats and cars? Will the Internet of Things lead to ubiquitous surveillance? - What can be inferred from our purchases, calls, messages, website visits, web searches and likes? How is Big Data analytics already used in fields such as marketing, retail, insurance, finance, healthcare and work to treat us differently? - What are the societal and ethical implications of these practices? - How can we move forward? Their investigation not only exposes the full degree and scale of today´s personal data business, but also shows how algorithmic decisions on people may lead to discrimination, exclusion and other social implications. Followed by an ethical reflection on personal data markets the authors present a selection of recommended actions.A time, where a new scale of corporate surveillance is becoming effective, amplified by the rising use of smartphones, apps and social networks. While the media and special interest groups are aware of these digital developments, the full degree and scale of personal data collection, use and - in particular - abuse has not been scrutinized closely enough. This is the gap this study wants to close.