Shipping imperfect software is like going into debt. When you incur debt, the illusion of doing things faster can lead to exponential growth in the cost of maintaining software. Software debt takes five major forms: technical, quality, configuration management, design, and platform experience. In today’s rush to market, software debt is inevitable. And that’s okay—if you’re careful about the debt you incur, and if you quickly pay it back.
Because future military operations are likely to include actions in densely populated, built-up areas, joint and service training initiatives over the past decade have increasingly reflected an interest in preparing for such contingencies. To assist the military community in better orchestrating its resources to improve forcewide
These cultural grids determine how reality is constructed in both
source and target texts, and the skill of the translator in manipulating
these grids will determine the success of the outcome. Lefevere
argues that these cultural grids, a notion deriving from Pierre
Bourdieu’s notion of cultural capital, highlight the creativity of the
translator, for he or she is inevitably engaged in a complex creative
This book presents some of the main ideas of game theory. It is designed to serve as a textbook for a one-semester
graduate course consisting of about 28 meetings each of 90 minutes.
The topics that we cover are those that we personally would include in such a one-semester course. We do not
pretend to provide a complete reference book on game theory and do not necessarily regard the topics that we
exclude as unimportant. Our selection inevitably reflects our own preferences and interests.
This work inevitably sprang out of our environmental biotechnology modules at
the University of Durham, but it is not intended to be just another ‘book of the
course’. Though it is clearly rooted in these origins, it reflects our wider, and
rather varied, experiences of the field. In many respects, we have been fortunate;
teaching has undoubtedly drawn on the ‘theory’, while our own consultancy has
tended to focus us on the ‘application’.
With PHP breaking new ground in the enterprise arena, the establishment of a ratified
certification was, some might say, inevitable. However, for me, it couldn’t come
soon enough—and I was ecstatic when Zend launched their PHP 4 Certification.
With more than 1,500 certified engineers to date, there is no doubt that their endeavour
has been a success.
Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 is written to help ASP .NET developers make the leap to the inevitable and exciting world of HTML5. The growing HTML5 specifications promises to revolutionize the way web sites are developed with an impressive set of built-in client-side features. The use of HTML5 as a preferred development language in Windows 8, along with growing support from the major browser vendors, is likely to make HTML5 the de-facto standard for all future web development. The number of HTML5-capable phones alone is estimated to top 1 billion by 2013.
Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disaster events. Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management documents the imperative need for communities to prepare for the coming effects of climate change and provides a series of in-depth, road-tested recommendations on how to reduce risks for communities and businesses.
In design of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS), different combinations of scheduling rules can be
applied to its simulation model. Each combination satisfies a very limited number of
Evaluation of scheduling rules
is an inevitable task for any scheduler.
Bài này, tác giả trình bày nội dung của Khái niệm “Du lịch bền vững” và các giải pháp thực hiện phát triển du lịch bền vững. Phát triển du lịch bền vững là xu thế tất yếu của thế giới và Việt Nam.
The author tried to describe the concepts of “sustainable tourism” and conducted development solutions of this kind of tourism. Sustainable tourism development is considered inevitable trend of the world and Vietnam.
Bender's Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology, Seventh Edition, remains the essential reference book for anyone interested in nutrition, dietetics, food science, and food technology. The first edition was published 40 years ago and contained 2,000 entries. This Seventh Edition now includes over 5,000 succinct, authoritative definitions.
On March 20, 1905, a disastrous boiler explosion occurred in a shoe factory
in Brockton, Massachusetts, killing 58 persons, injuring 117 others,
and causing a quarter of a million dollars in property damage. For years
prior to 1905, boiler explosions had been regarded as either an inevitable
evil or “an act of God” (see Figs. 1.1 and 1.2).
Availability of fossil fuels became readily and abundantly available
during the mid to latter part of the 20th century, and building
design responded with mechanical and electrical systems that in
many instances consumed the fuel excessively. Large single glazed
areas caused over-heating, glare and solar discomfort in the summer,
combined with cold draughts and high heat losses in the winter.
Thermostatic control was often rudimentary and compensated by
opening and closing windows accordingly.
It’s fair to say this book would be much different if no one helped me write it. In fact, I
suspect it would be bad.
General acknowledgements, like those that follow, help reduce the chances of leaving
anyone out. The people at Macromedia are always accessible and responsive. In the case of
the Flash 8 team, though, they outdid themselves with a great product and a super-effective
In the late twentieth century international trade moved from a political multi-polar system based on the nation-state to a system featuring unified regional trading regimes. An inevitable feature of increased cooperation through bilateral, regional and international arrangements is the emergence of disputes over the interpretation and implementation of the agreed upon commitments. Accordingly, reliable mechanisms for the settlement of trade related disputes have become necessary to ensure the effective and continued functioning of these arrangements.
The advance of chemicals in industry during the XX century gave rise to a number of highly
aggressive compounds to human beings, and that altered the ecosystems balancing. Human
population is inevitably exposed to environmental pollution through air-degraded products,
water, the soil and food and their introduction into the food chain (Gomez et al, 2011).
The use of pesticides has been recognized and accepted as an essential ingredient in the modern
agriculture for the control of pests, which damage crops and as a result, they produce a severe
loss in food production.
And since any such study must inevitably involve collaborative teamwork, some examination of Biber's management skills in organizing this huge enterprise will not come amiss either* given the size and diversity of the American and Brilish corpora analysed and the need to coordinate the activity at centres many thousands of kilometres apart.
In order to address the ever-increasing significance of carbohydrates in biology
the presentation of material in this volume has been somewhat modified. A new
introductory chapter (1) highlights some of the reviews published during the year
that give an overview of the glycobiological aspects of carbohydrate chemistry,
and another new chapter (20) brings together reports of the use of enzymic
methods in the field - particularly those employed in the synthesis of glycosides
and especially di- and oligosaccharides. There is consequently some inevitable
This handbook is a continuation of our efforts to gather state-of-the-art research on
power systems topics in Operations Research. Specifically, this handbook focuses
on aspects of power system networks optimization and is, as such, a specialization
of the broader “Handbook of Power Systems I & II,” published by Springer in 2010.
For decades, power systems have been playing an important role in humanity.
Industrialization has made energy consumption an inevitable part of daily life.