When we first proposed this book, we set a goal of writing a different kind of SharePoint
book. We did not want a reference that repeated the software development kit, nor did we
want a how-to book that explained how to configure the out-of-the-box functionality. Instead,
we envisioned a book that helped developers apply the Microsoft Office platform to customer
This book looks into PHP projects mainly from an enterprise view. The author's experience enables him to give you an overall picture of PHP projects and discuss factors that contribute to project success in a clear and precise manner. Each chapter focuses specifically on how the techniques covered will make team work easier. Examples (rather than abstract best practices) are used to illustrate the practical benefits. This book is for PHP developers who work in teams on complex PHP projects.
Th e Handbook of Employee Benefi ts and Administration is one of the fi rst books that
comprehensively covers the administration of employee benefi ts in public sector
organizations. Th ere is a rich array of chapters from leading scholars and practitioners
in the fi eld examining the contextual issues of employee benefi ts, health and
retirement benefi ts, fi nancial management and benefi ts, and contemporary issues in
employee benefi ts. Th is book is unique as it covers both the social aspects of employee
benefi ts and the fi nancial elements.
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- Conventional concept: Economics is a social science that studies the allocation of scare resources to competing uses in order to maximize the benefit of individuals, organizations and economy.
- A different perspective: Economics as a science studying markets (James Buchanan).
Natural Resources and Economic Development explores a key para-
dox: why is natural resource exploitation not yielding greater benefits
to the poor economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America?
Part One examines this paradox both through a historical review of
resource use and development and through examining current theories
that explain the under-performance of today’s resource-abundant
economies, and proposes a frontier expansion hypothesis as an alter-
Praise for The Art of Agile Development
“Jim Shore and Shane Warden expertly explain the practices and benefits of Extreme Programming. They offer advice from their real-world experiences in leading teams. They answer questions about the practices and show contraindications—ways that a practice may be misapplied.
Experiences differ from services
Experiences and services are distinct offerings.
Experiences are as distinct from services as services are from products.
Services are performed for the person (or property), experiences happen within the person.
A result (benefit) of the paid experiences is the creation of a lasting memory. To an extreme, experiences even change the individual(transformation). The individual pays not just foranother product or service, but the experience.
With globalisation and knowledge-based production, firms may cooperate on a global scale, outsource
parts of their administrative or productive units and negate location altogether. The extremely low transaction
costs of data, information and knowledge seem to invalidate the theory of agglomeration and the spatial clustering
of firms, going back to the classical work by Alfred Weber (1868-1958) and Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), who
emphasized the microeconomic benefits of industrial collocation.
The primary business rationale for offshoring has been to reduce IT operating and
infrastructure costs. The cost savings from offshore outsourcing increase with the percentage
of total development effort outsourced and the percentage of work performed offshore. They
are maximized when the entire development is outsourced and all the work is performed
Welcome to the Authoritative and Leading Edge Content for Sustainable
Development. The practice of sustainable development is becoming widespread in all
industries around the globe today, and both small and large firms are realizing the
benefits provided by sustainability. The World Commission on Environment and
Development defines sustainable development as “development that meets the needs
of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their
This report was prepared by a team from the OECD's Information Economy Unit of the Information,
Communications and Consumer Policy Division within the Directorate for Science, Technology and
Industry. The contributing authors were Chris Bruegge, Kayoko Ido, Taylor Reynolds, Cristina Serra-
Vallejo, Piotr Stryszowski and Rudolf Van Der Berg.
The case studies were drafted by Laura Recuero Virto of the OECD Development Centre with editing
by Elizabeth Nash and Vanda Legrandgerard.
The work benefitted from significant guidance and constructive comments from ISOC and UNESCO.
A comprehensive reference for an executable UML and the advantages of modeling This book presents the most up-to-date technology for rapidly developing information systems using the object-oriented paradigm and models, and establishes an executable profile of UML for such model-driven development. As a software developer, architect, or analyst, you’ll benefit from learning how information systems can be developed more efficiently using the object-oriented paradigm and model-driven approach.
In test driven development, you first write an executable test of what your application code must do. Only then do you write the code itself and, with the test spurring you on, you improve your design. In acceptance test driven development (ATDD), you use the same technique to implement product features, benefiting from iterative development, rapid feedback cycles, and better-defined requirements. TDD and its supporting tools and techniques lead to better software faster.
Bird watching ecotourism is highly-responsible and educative kind of nature tourism which helps conserve natural environment and culture values of the local area, develop community and bring about remarkable economic benefits. Birds are seen everywhere but especially found with many species in nature reserves and national parks. There are 30 National Parks, 67 Nature Reserves, more than 50 Bird Sanctuaries in Vietnam, and more 16 Marine Protected Area are planned to be established until 2015, which has great potentials to develop bird watching ecotourism.
Since other public investments can provide greater short-term employment and business
activity per dollar spent, transportation projects would not be selected if economic
stimulation were the only objective. Transportation investments justified if they also
increase future economic productivity by reducing business transportation costs, such as
traffic congestion and energy consumption, or achieve other objectives such as improved
mobility for non-drivers.
It seems an obvious question to ask at the beginning of an HLSL and shader book; what
exactly is a shader? It’s a small program or algorithm written explicitly to run on a
computer Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). It provides a way for developers to extend
the rendering capabilities of the GPU. Any program that works closely with graphics will
benefit from using shaders. The video game industry spins off custom shaders by the
thousands, they are as vital to game projects as business entity classes are to line of
The enactment of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (Public
Law 111-23) and the recent revision of Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02
have served to highlight the complexity of the Department of Defense acquisition
process.1 This report serves as a follow-on study to the 2008 National Research
Council (NRC) report Pre-Milestone A and Early-Phase Systems Engineering: A
Retrospective Review and Benefits for Future Air Force Systems Acquisition, which
emphasized the role of systems engineering in the acquisition life cycle.
Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup considers the effects of South Africa’s hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is held that here lies the greatest potential benefit of the 2010 World Cup – a repudiation of Afropessimism and an assertion of a contemporary African identity both at home and on a global stage.
This book is meant for everyone who is involved in climate-related projects in developingcountries. Both researchers and policymakers can benefit from the experiences and evaluationsof the NCCSAP studies.
The Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) is an ambitious effort to balance development and environmental concerns in an area of rapid urban growth. In return for setting up a 500,000-acre conservation reserve, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game granted the county and cities in western Riverside County a 75-year