Enterprise Recipes with Ruby and Rails helps you to overcome typical obstacles hidden in every enterprise's infrastructure. It doesn't matter if your Rails application needs to access your company's message-oriented middleware or if it has to scan through tons of huge XML documents to get a missing piece of data. Ruby and Rails enable you to create solutions that are both elegant and efficient
The fields of biological and medical physics and biomedical engineering
are broad, multidisciplinary and dynamic. They lie at the
crossroads of frontier research in physics, biology, chemistry, and
medicine. The Biological & Medical Physics/Biomedical Engineering
Series is intended to be comprehensive, covering a broad
range of topics important to the study of the physical, chemical
and biological sciences. Its goal is to provide scientists and engineers
with textbooks, monographs, and reference works to address
the growing need for information....
In Germany, works councils constitute the second important pillar of the in-
dustrial relations system and provide workers with the opportunity of employee
representation at the establishment level.
The participation rights are laid down
under the German Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz) and include
consultation, co-determination and information rights, which generally increase in
scope the larger the establishment becomes.
Dynamic Hedging is the definitive source on derivatives risk. It provides a real-world methodology for managing portfolios containing any nonlinear security. It presents risks from the vantage point of the option market maker and arbitrage operator. The only book about derivatives risk written by an experienced trader with theoretical training, it remolds option theory to fit the practitioner's environment.
This book will explain the Object Oriented approach to programming and through the use of small exercises, for which feedback is provided, develop some practical skills as well.
At the end of the book one larger case study will be used to illustrate the application of the techniques. This will culminate in the development of a complete C# program which can be downloaded with this book.
Topics covered include: Abstraction, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Object Oriented Software Analysis and Design, The Unified Modelling Language (UML), Agile Programming and Test Driven Development...
The more likely outcome is that the smaller companies, which will have more difficulty absorbing the costs of the rate increases, will go under, while the larger companies will stay in business and take over the markets now covered by the smaller companies. There will probably be some increases in prices of mail-order products, but not enough to drive the average consumer away.
This text was originally written as a reduced-essential version of a larger text entitled Practical
Real Estate Law by Daniel F. Hinkel. Practical Real Estate Law covered every aspect of a modern
real estate practice. That text, because of its detail and comprehensive coverage, totaled
more than 600 pages, and some instructors teaching courses designed for six- to ten-week
terms had found it difficult to complete Practical Real Estate Law. The students who were
attending the shorter courses suggested that the text be shortened and that some detail be
As Web sites and intranets become larger and more complex, static HTML files hit their limits. In the first part of Web Application Development with PHP the authors explain PHP's advanced syntax like classes, recursive functions and variables. They present software development methodologies and coding conventions which are a must-know for industry quality products as well as to help making develop faster and more productive. This part covers also many standard algorithms for tree-structures, string sorting and searching. ...
Complete guide to hobby metal casting.
Resin Coated Silicate Sands.
Using cold set resins, mixed with the silica sand can also be used to make cores.
These resins allow you to work the sand for a short time until it starts to go of. Generally only available in 20 litre drums or larger, so it is not really feasible for the home founder to do this until some sizeable production runs are planned. There are several foundry companies that supply these products. Foseco, a worldwide foundry supply house, has many different kinds of products to cover every foundry situation. It is well worth...
Because larger ﬁrms are much more likely to be covered by collective bargaining
contracts and works councils, a closely related issue concerns the independent role
of ﬁrm size in providing wage insurance. As ﬁrm size is typically viewed as a good
proxy for capital market access (e.g., Gertler and Gilchrist 1994), insurance contracts
should be particularly apparent for individuals working at larger employers.
Rising health premiums are exacerbating income
inequality and making coverage too costly for
many Americans. The Kaiser Family Foundation
found that employer-sponsored health
insurance premiums have more than doubled in
the last nine years, a rate four times faster than
wage increases.38 A study by McKinsey Global
Institute of widening income gaps among U.S.
There is no lack of good manuals of botany in this country. There still seems place for an adequately illustrated book of convenient size for field use. The larger manuals, moreover, cover extensive regions and sometimes fail by reason of their universality to give a definite idea of plants as they grow within more limited areas. New England marks a meeting place of the Canadian and Alleghanian floras.
Socio-Ecological Landscape Units (SELU) are
produced in turn from LCFU and other geographical
dimensions such as relief, belonging to a river basin,
or proximity to the sea. LCFU are agglomerated with
a methodology which maps dominant land‑cover
types. Large forests or agricultural areas will
constitute a SELU in their own right while smaller
units will be part of a larger zone characterised by
its dominant land cover. The Dominant Land Cover
Types are then classified according to river basins
and relief classes (e.g. coastal, lowland, highland,
Achieving an adjustment range of 347 to 525mm is not feasible
with normal gas strut mechanisms, since the starting dimension of
347mm requires a gas strut of relatively short stroke (100mm),
because larger strokes would result in excessive collapsed heights.
Gas struts with strokes of 120mm were most common in the chairs
evaluated for the government contract, with starting heights
averaging 413mm. However, it is reasonable for chair
manufacturers to supply two height ranges which would together
cover the range determined by anthropometric data.
This paper presents a translation model that is based on tree sequence alignment, where a tree sequence refers to a single sequence of subtrees that covers a phrase. The model leverages on the strengths of both phrase-based and linguistically syntax-based method. It automatically learns aligned tree sequence pairs with mapping probabilities from word-aligned biparsed parallel texts.
This chapter picks up where the previous chapter left off; we continue our look at disk drives, moving on to more advanced technologies. The lessons in this chapter cover CD-ROM/DVD drives, newer and larger hard disk drives, and Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) drives. In the final lesson, we also explain the basics of the SCSI interface.