The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software by Jonathan Rasmusson

By Jonathan Rasmusson

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Faced with a software program undertaking of epic proportions? bored with over-committing and under-delivering? input the dojo of the agile samurai, the place agile professional Jonathan Rasmusson indicates you ways to kick-start, execute, and convey your agile tasks. Combining state-of-the-art instruments with vintage agile practices, The Agile Samurai promises every thing you must convey anything of price a week and make rolling your software program into construction a non-event.

Get able to kick a few software program undertaking butt. by means of studying the methods of the agile samurai you'll discover:

tips to create plans and schedules your buyer and your staff can think in
what features make an outstanding agile group and the way to shape your own
how one can assemble standards in a fragment of the time utilizing agile consumer stories
what to do in the event you realize your agenda is incorrect, and the way to seem like a professional correcting it
* the right way to execute fiercely by way of leveraging the facility of agile software program engineering practices
By the top of this ebook you'll comprehend every thing you must arrange, execute, and effectively carry agile tasks, and feature enjoyable alongside the way in which. if you are a venture lead, this ebook grants the instruments to establish and lead your agile venture from begin to end. while you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability clothier, or undertaking supervisor, this e-book promises the perception and origin essential to turn into a invaluable agile group member.

The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and thought that make different books less-than-agile. it is filled with most sensible practices, warfare tales, lots of humor and hands-on educational routines that would get you doing the precise issues, the best way.

This booklet will make a difference.

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Decision Time by Noel Lynch

By Noel Lynch

while an incredible legal godfather in Dublin is scheduled for center surgical procedure in a sumptuous inner most medical institution below a central authority funded remedy buy fund, a public outcry follows. in spite of the fact that a rival gang boss plans on taking complete benefit of the location. Robbie Valentine, a member of the working crew is blackmailed into sabotaging the surgical procedure. attempting to recruit support, he quickly
discovers that now not each person at the crew has the sufferers’ or his own
best pursuits at middle. because the day of the surgical procedure attracts nearer, Valentine discovers a few stunning truths approximately sleek medication, Politics and Crime and the greed that hyperlinks all of them together.

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JUSTICE: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution by Mariana Cook,Anthony Lewis

By Mariana Cook,Anthony Lewis

New York-based photographer Mariana cook dinner is understood for her personality reports of people either out and in of the general public eye. between her prior bestselling photobooks are Mathematicians, Faces of technology, moms and Sons and Fathers and Daughters. Her newest assortment introduces us to a couple of the ladies and males who're the faces of the human rights revolution, between them former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the thirty ninth American President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. cook dinner traveled the area to photo and interview her matters, and the accompanying texts--some written through the themes themselves, others edited from interviews with them--share their insights into the character and significance of human rights, and their purposes for devoting themselves to that reason. via them we're reminded of the ability of a unmarried individual--one face, one voice--to rework the area. those human rights pioneers search no own achieve: any rewards are the advantages that all of us take pleasure in whilst the guideline of democratic legislation protects us. the images and the phrases during this ebook convey the energy of human personality that has made human rights one of these strong move internationally in our lifetime.

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SQL Server 2012 Data Design and Retrieval by Mike Hotek

By Mike Hotek

What you want to get the task done.

The most modern ebook from the best-selling SQL Server writer Mike Hotek. SQL Server 2012 facts layout and Retrieval is your reference for construction databases and querying facts. This booklet takes you on a travel from the fundamentals throughout the complex information offering a reference that you may hire in fixing the real-world difficulties confronted on a daily basis via database execs. each one subject is bolstered with designated routines taken from actual consumer implementations.

We take you on a travel beginning with growing tables, via loading/retrieving facts, and into the inner garage constructions to give an explanation for why SQL Server behaves how it does. We take off from that time to proceed via processor architectures to provide an explanation for why each layout selection you're making relatively concerns to the functionality of your functions. alongside the best way, you how to transcend storing and retrieving easy information to hire transactions, hierarchies, full-text seek, XML, spatial info, indexes, partitioning, and window features within the layout of your purposes. This ebook can be an exceptional start line for the 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 certification exam.

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A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! by Sue Fliess,Jennifer Morris

By Sue Fliess,Jennifer Morris

“It’s my birthday . . . I can’t wait! Time for us to rejoice! home is prepared, Set for enjoyable. Cake’s the very last thing, then we’re performed. Can’t use flour, Can’t use wheat . . . That’s obtained gluten! What’s to eat?”
With vibrant and captivating illustrations and candy textual content, A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! is a party of being gluten-free!

This is a fixed-format e-book, which preserves the layout and format of the unique print book.

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O ladrão de raios (Percy Jackson e os Olimpianos Livro 1) by Rick Riordan

By Rick Riordan

Primeiro quantity da saga Percy Jackson e os olimpianos, O ladrão de raios esteve entre os primeiros lugares na lista das séries mais vendidas do The long island Times. O autor conjuga lendas da mitologia grega com aventuras no século XXI. Nelas, os deuses do Olimpo continuam vivos, ainda se apaixonam por mortais e geram filhos metade deuses, metade humanos, como os heróis da Grécia antiga. Marcados pelo destino, eles dificilmente passam da adolescência. Poucos conseguem descobrir sua identidade.

O garoto-problema Percy Jackson é um deles. Tem experiências estranhas em que deuses e monstros mitológicos parecem saltar das páginas dos livros direto para a sua vida. Pior que isso: algumas dessas criaturas estão bastante irritadas. Um artefato precioso foi roubado do Monte Olimpo e Percy é o primary suspeito. Para restaurar a paz, ele e seus amigos – jovens heróis modernos – terão de fazer mais do que capturar o verdadeiro ladrão: precisam elucidar uma traição mais ameaçadora que fúria dos deuses.

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50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times by Teresa A. Blythe

By Teresa A. Blythe

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“It is my wish that this e-book will supply at the very least fifty methods you'll take steps in a lifelong stroll with God. it's written for you, the seeker and sojourner, in addition to you, the church chief, adolescence minister, retreat facilitator, or worship planner. it truly is for we all who notion we in basic terms knew a method to pray.”
          --from the introduction

The explosion of curiosity this day in Christian mystics, historic prayer practices, and guided meditations speaks to a necessity for extra hands-on instruments that may aid us pray in conventional in addition to new and interesting methods. This booklet is meant to handle that need.

Each of the routines contains not just directions on tips on how to use it as a prayer perform, but in addition a few history, an creation, an announcement of goal, and the way to assist you turn into happy with the perform. For these of you desirous to lead those practices in a gaggle, there are precise directions and data within the Leader’s consultant on the finish of the ebook.

“Rich with knowledge drawn from the wellsprings of Western spirituality, this amazing publication is a sustained event of non secular path provided by way of a pro religious guide.”
          -John S. Mogabgab, editor of Weavings magazine

"This ebook does greater than element to methods of prayer; it serves as encouragement, advisor, and associate in case you are looking to attach in prayer in ways in which flow past words."

          -Doug Pagitt, writer of BodyPrayer and pastor of Solomon's Porch

“This is a uncomplicated, balanced, and obtainable advisor to the diversity, promise, and perform of prayer. Read it to deepen your knowing of prayer; use it to deepen your existence in God.”
          -Frederick W. Schmidt, writer of What God wishes to your Life

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Table of Contents

Teresa A. Blythe is a author, non secular director, and widespread convention speaker on subject matters of pop culture and spirituality. She has co-authored Meeting God in digital truth and Watching What We Watch, besides a variety of essays and stories for Beliefnet, Spirituality & Health, and Publishers Weekly. Teresa serves as application Coordinator for the Hesychia college of religious path on the Redemptorist Renewal middle in Tucson, AZ.

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5000 Love Scramblex Puzzles To Improve Your IQ by Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL.

By Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL.

As indicated at the conceal, this publication comprises 5 thousand Scramblex puzzles with a few love subject matter phrases. effortless, medium & not easy Scramblex puzzle books also are to be had. Scramblex puzzles are unscrambling be aware video games. the entire letters in a notice are given, yet out of order in ABC sorting. The objective is to unscramble the letters and locate the hidden observe. each one Scramblex during this e-book includes 5 to 10 letters. There are twenty puzzles on each one web page with the solutions in opposite order on the backside of the page.
Overall merits of fixing notice Puzzles
Improved potent IQ
The name exhibits that those Scramblex puzzles are designed “To enhance Your IQ.” Intelligence Quotient – IQ – is a systematic evaluation of your intelligence. Your IQ depends upon measuring your challenge fixing skills, reminiscence, normal wisdom, and spatial imagery. the typical God-given IQ of an grownup is a hundred and fifty. It can't be elevated through clinical technological know-how, a result of microbiology of the mind. it will possibly, besides the fact that, be more advantageous. the typical powerful (day-to-day) IQ is simply 100-110, as a rule because of overlook – loss of mind routines. consequently, if you happen to workout your mind, you could elevate your potent IQ. observe puzzles, reminiscent of Scramblex, give you the beneficial psychological activity.
Mental Exercise
Word puzzles aid extend vocabulary, boost be aware remember, and enhance reminiscence. you don't detect while you're operating puzzles that you're utilizing pondering talents. Your mind learns new abilities and acquires wisdom all through your existence. learning puzzle-solving talents improves your considering.
Scramblex puzzles will increase your concentration and a spotlight. while you're engaged on a puzzle, you would like an atmosphere that's rather freed from distractions. Puzzle fixing is a solitary task. The focused realization you need to supply to the answer of a Scramblex is a wonderful ability to advance which may assist you in lots of parts of your existence.
Deduction is a crucial serious considering ability. Scramblex puzzles give you a chance to profit organizational ability as you follow diversified resolution equipment. working towards the method of removing – looking and discovering attainable solutions, additionally calls for deduction.
Scramblex puzzles give you an job that's not merely enjoyable, but in addition mentally not easy. Your mind wishes general playtime to shape new styles and complicated neural networks clearly. Your brain calls for nurturing similar to your physique. finally, workout isn't just approximately leaping jacks and free-weights. either your physique and your brain desire stimulation and workout. Puzzles are nice for brain upkeep and psychological stimulation.

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I Used to Be a Pirate by Matthew Schoening

By Matthew Schoening

""Yo-ho-ho-, it is a pirates lifestyles for me". that is correct; i was a pirate. have you questioned what it used to be truly wish to be a pirate? It wasn't continually enjoyable and video games such as you may imagine. Violent storms at sea, lengthy challenging days of chores and unusual issues taking place in unusual far-off locations. after all there has been additionally lots of treasure to be chanced on, sword fights, and loopy instances with my neighbors. So subscribe to, me, Mikey, Fiona and the scary Captain Scrum to relive my adventures from whilst i was a pirate. permit your mind's eye take you…everywhere."

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