Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner; Apr 2013 [125 pages]
In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments.
Integrating CMMI® and Agile Development
Case studies and proven techniques for faster performance improvement.
McMahon, Paul E. Addison-Wesley, 2010.
Many organizations that have improved process maturity through Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) now also want greater agility. Conversely, many organizations that are succeeding with Agile methods now want the benefits of more mature processes. The solution is to integrate CMMI® and Agile. Integrating CMMI® and Agile Development offers broad guidance for melding these process improvement methodologies. It presents six detailed case studies, along with essential real-world lessons, big-picture insights, and mistakes to avoid.
Drawing on decades of process improvement experience, author Paul McMahon explains how combining an Agile approach with the CMMI® process improvement framework is the fastest, most effective way to achieve your business objectives. He offers practical, proven techniques for CMMI® and Agile integration, including new ways to extend Agile into system engineering and project management and to optimize performance by focusing on your organization’s unique, culture-related weaknesses.
Design Patterns in C#
Metsker, Steven J. Addison-Wesley, 2004.
This book is an application book, rather than a theoretical one. It is written for software practitioners who want to gain a better understanding of the patterns described in the seminal design patterns book by Gamma et al. The book’s intent is to give developers the confidence and know-how to apply the original 23 patterns identified in the Gamma book, with all code examples provided in C#. There are a large number of programmers and designers who have “grown up” in the Microsoft environment. Traditionally, this environment has not placed an emphasis on structured approaches to software engineering (such as patterns), but there is a growing sentiment toward applying proven approaches to application development (such as design patterns) in this environment. For this reason, the timing for this new book from patterns expert Steve Metsker is superb.