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Software Quality Assurance: A Self-Teaching Introduction

This overview of software quality assurance testing in a “self-teaching” format contains easy-to- understand chapters with tips and insights about software quality, its basic concepts, applications, and practical case studies. It includes numerous, end-of-chapter questions-with-answers to test your knowledge and reinforce mastery of the concepts being presented. The book also includes state of the art material on the video-game testing process (Chapter 14), a game-testing plan template (Chapter 15), and game testing effectiveness (Chapter 16). Features•Covers important topics such as black, white, and gray box testing, test management, automation, levels of testing, quality models, system and acceptance testing and more •Covers video game testing and effectiveness•Self-teaching method includes software lab experiments, numerous exercises (many with answers), projects, and case studies Brief Table of Contents1: Introduction to Software Testing. 2: Software Verification and Validation. 3: Software Quality. 4: Black Box (Functional) Testing Techniques. 5: White Box (Structural) Testing Techniques. 6: Gray Box Testing. 7: Levels of Testing. 8: Quality Assurance. 9. Quality Standards. 10: Reducing the Number of Test Cases. 11: Test Management and Automation. 12: Case Study on Testing of E-Learning Management Systems. 13: Object-Oriented Testing. 14: The Game Testing Process. 15: Basic Game-Testing Plan Template. 16: Game Testing By the Numbers. Appendices. Index. About the AuthorR. Chopra, PhD is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and has written over twenty texts and numerous journal articles.
Author: R. Chopra
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 04/02/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 300 pages

Cloud Computing: An Introduction

This overview of cloud computing in a “self-teaching” format, contains state-of-the art chapters with tips and insights about cloud computing, its architecture, applications, information on securityand privacy, and numerous case studies. It includes questions for discussion and “Cloud Computing Lab Experiments”to help in mastering its complex services and technologies. Recent research shows that cloud computing willbe worth billions of dollars in new investments. Organizations are flocking to the cloud services to benefit from the elasticity, self-services, resource abundance, ubiquity, responsiveness, and cost efficiencies that it offers. Many government and private universities have already migrated to the cloud. The next wave in computing technology, expected to usher in a new era, will be based on cloud computing. Features•Explores the basic advancements in the field of cloud computing •Offers a practical, “self-teaching” approach with numerous case studies and lab experiments on installation, evaluation, security, and more•Includes material on ESXi, MS AZURE, Eucalyptus, and more. Brief Table of Contents1: Introduction to Cloud Computing. 2: Cloud Computing Architectures . 3: Virtualization Technology of Clouds. 4: Advanced Cloud Applications. 5: Enterprise Cloud Computing. 6: Case Studies. Cloud Computing “Lab” Experiments. Glossary. Questions for Discussion. References. Index.About the AuthorRajiv Chopra, PhD is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and has written several texts and journal articles.
Author: R. Chopra
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 03/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages

Quantum Physics of Time:: Cosmology, Brain, Mind, and Time Travel

ContentsI: Time, Reality, Temporal Non-Locality Vendanta, Upanishads and Quantum Mechanics1. The Nature of Reality, the Self, Time, Space and Experience2. Perceived Reality, Quantum Mechanics, and Consciousness II: Brain, Mind, Cosmology, Causality, and Time3. Space, Time and Consciousness4. Many Mansions: Special Relativity, Higher-Dimensional Space, Neuroscience, Consciousness and Time5. Brain, Consciousness, and Causality6. Time, Altered States of Consciousness, And Neuroscience7. Consciousness of Continuity8. The Observer’s Now, Past and Future in Physics from a Psycho-Biological Perspective9. Mental Time Travel: How The Mind Escapes From The Present10. How the Mind Escapes from the Present11. Mental Time Travel And The Self-Concept 12. Continuity In Hippocampal Function As A Constraint On The Convergent Evolution Of Episodic-Like Cognition13. The Theory of MindTimeIII. Quantum Physics, Relativity, Retrocausation, Precognition, Multiple Dimensions, Entanglement, and Conscious Time14. The Time Machine of Consciousness. Past Present Future Exist Simultaneously. Entanglement, Quantum Time, Dream Time, PreCognition, Retrocausation, Deja Vu, and Premonitions15. Synchronicity, Entanglement, Quantum Information and the PsycheIV. Uncertainty Principle, Multiple Worlds, Wave Functions, Entanglement, Violations of Causality, and Paradoxes of Time Travel16. Classical Anthropic Everett Model: Indeterminacy in a Preordained Multiverse17. Quantum Paradoxes of Time Travel: The Uncertainty Principle, Wave Function, Probability, Entanglement, and Multiple WorldsV. Time Travel Through Black Holes and Worm Holes18. Time Travel Through Black Holes and Worm Holes in the Fabric of Space-Time
Published by: Cosmology Science Publishers | Publication date: 10/25/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 421 pages

Quantum Physics of God. Neuroscience of Souls, Spirits, Dreams, Prophecy, Near Death, Reality

ContentsI: CONSCIOUSNESS, REALITY, COSMOLOGY, AND THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF GODS 1. The Nature of Reality, the Self, Time, Space and Experience 2. Cosmology and the Death of Gods: New Age Religions, Anti-Christ, and Precession of the Equinox 3. Evolution of Spiritual Consciousness and Paleolithic Cosmology II: NEUROLOGY OF COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS: DREAMS, DEATH, STARS AND SOULS 4. A Neuro-Cosmology of Death, Souls, Spirits, Rebirth, Astral Projection, Judgment Day, Hell, and the Second Death 5. Near Death Experiences and the 5th Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Perspective 6. Consciousness: Shared Consciousness, Twin Consciousness, Dissociation, Near Death 7. In the Borderlands of Consciousness and Dreams: Spirituality Rising from Consciousness in Crisis 8. Consciousness, Dissociation and Self-Consciousness 9. The Big Dream 10. Possession and Prophecy III: QUANTUM PHYSICS OF PARANORMAL EXPERIENCES 11. Synchronicity, Entanglement, Quantum Information and the Psyche 12. Consciousness, the Paranormal and Higher Dimensions 13. Cosmological Implications of Near-Death Experiences 14. Consciousness Of The Future: PreCognition, Premonition, Deja Vu 15. The Sixth Dimension: Dream Time, Precognition, Many Worlds 26. Accelerated Dream-Consciousness: Entangled Minds IV: THE BRAIN, MIND, SPIRITUALITY, RELIGIOUS AND THE GOD EXPERIENCE17. Altered States of Consciousness, And Neuroscience 18. Neuropsychology of Spiritual and Mystical States 19. Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience 20. The Neuropsychology Of Spirituality And Religious Feelings 21. Brain and Spiritual Experience 22. Atheism, Religious Conversion & The Logic Of God 23. The Temporal Lobe: The Biological Basis Of the God Experience 24. BrainMind Implications for Religious Beliefs and the God Experience 25. The Evolutionary Origins of Spiritual and God Consciousness 26. Evolutionary Neurotheology & The Varieties Of Spiritual Experience 27. Sex, Violence And Religious Experience V: SHAMANISM, COSMOLOGY, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND MAGIC 28. Shamanism, Spirituality And Innate Brain Structures 29. Exploring The Contours Of Mind & Consciousness Through Magical-Spiritual Techniques 30. Consciousness, And Mystical, Spiritual And Religious Experience 31. Brains, Science, Paranormal, Mystical & Transcendent Experiences:32. Altered Consciousness Is A Many Splendored Thing VI: QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD AND REALITY33. How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe 34. Perceived Reality, Quantum Mechanics, and Consciousness 35. Quantum Reality and Mind 36. The Cognitive Perception of Happiness: From the Upanishads to Quantum Theory 37. Quantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind: Split-Brains, Fragmented Minds, Dissociation, Quantum Consciousness 38. The Quantum Physics of God and the Conscious Universe
Published by: Cosmology Science Publishers | Publication date: 11/05/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 421 pages

Cosmology of Consciousness: Quantum Physics & Neuroscience of Mind

Table of Contents 1. How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe. Menas Kafatos, Rudolph E. Tanzi, and Deepak Chopra -32. Cosmological Foundations of Consciousness. Chris King -153. The Origin of the Modern Anthropic Principle. Helge Kragh -414. Consciousness in the Universe: Neuroscience, Quantum Space-Time Geometry and Orch OR Theory. Roger Penrose, and Stuart Hameroff -505. What Consciousness Does: A Quantum Cosmology of Mind. Chris J. S. Clarke -956. Quantum Physics & the Multiplicity of Mind: Split-Brains, Fragmented Minds, Dissociation, Quantum Consciousness. R. Joseph -1037. Logic of Quantum Mechanics and Phenomenon of Consciousness. Michael B. Mensky -1438. Evolution of Paleolithic Cosmology and Spiritual Consciousness. R. Joseph -158
Published by: Cosmology Science Publishers | Publication date: 09/27/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 236 pages

Journey Through the Mirror: Book Two of the Rising World Trilogy

Following Journey Into the Flame—“a spiritual adventure of the first order” (New York Times bestselling author Felix Palma)—comes the second part in a post-apocalyptic trilogy about a set of ancient books that hold the key to humanity’s survival.In 2030, after the Great Disruption brought humanity to the brink of a second dark age, the Chronicles of Satraya were discovered, restoring hope in the world. But the secret powers in their pages remained largely unknown. There were some, however, who understood them. The Reges Hominum, the Kings of Men, a clandestine group influencing history from the shadows, sought to use their hidden gifts to regain world control. But their plans were foiled by an unlikely group: Alain Perrot, an eccentric old man and former member of the Council of Satraya; Special Agent Valerie Perrot, his daughter; and Logan Ford, a young painter who discovered he was the son of one of the Chronicles’ original finders, long since murdered in an effort to protect them. Soon, seemingly unrelated global events pull Logan and his allies into another contest with those enemies determined to bring a rising world back down. The earth’s still-recovering energy supply is put at risk. Illnesses spread. Earthquakes without epicenters shatter the land. And the only things holding the world together are the Chronicles, connected to a series of scattered, hidden mirrors around the globe. With T.R. Williams’s trademark excitement, mystery, magic, and deep wisdom, the second book in the Rising World trilogy ensures that you will never look at your reflection the same way again.
Published by: Atria Books | Publication date: 12/23/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 465 pages

C Programming: A Self-Teaching Introduction

Unlike many C programming books written by C programmers, this brief, self-teaching introduction was written by an instructor familiar with the needs of students. The book defines key programming terms as it teaches the basics of C programming. It contains numerous real world programming examples showing first the algorithm, immediately followed by the program for the algorithm, and then, its output. End of chapter exercises with “hints” help to review and master the material under discussion. An appendix with fifteen “C Lab projects” with their solutions is also included.Features•Defines key programming terms as it teaches the C programming language•Covers major topics such as arrays and pointers, structures and unions, file handling, and more•Includes numerous real world programming examples showing first the algorithm, followed by the program itself, then the desired outputBrief Table of Contents1: C-Overview. 2: Programming Using C. 3: Arrays And Pointers. 4: Structures and Unions. 5 File Handling In C. Appendix A: C Lab Projects. Appendix B: Keywords in C. Appendix C: Escape Sequences in C. Appendix D: Operator Precedence and Associativity. Appendix E: Standard Library String Functions. References. Index.About the AuthorRajiv Chopra (PhD) is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and has written several texts and journal articles.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 04/17/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages

Multiagent Systems (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

The new edition of an introduction to multiagent systems that captures the state of the art in both theory and practice, suitable as textbook or reference.Multiagent systems are made up of multiple interacting intelligent agents—computational entities to some degree autonomous and able to cooperate, compete, communicate, act flexibly, and exercise control over their behavior within the frame of their objectives. They are the enabling technology for a wide range of advanced applications relying on distributed and parallel processing of data, information, and knowledge relevant in domains ranging from industrial manufacturing to e-commerce to health care. This book offers a state-of-the-art introduction to multiagent systems, covering the field in both breadth and depth, and treating both theory and practice. It is suitable for classroom use or independent study.This second edition has been completely revised, capturing the tremendous developments in multiagent systems since the first edition appeared in 1999. Sixteen of the book's seventeen chapters were written for this edition; all chapters are by leaders in the field, with each author contributing to the broad base of knowledge and experience on which the book rests.The book covers basic concepts of computational agency from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations; communication among agents; coordination among agents; distributed cognition; development and engineering of multiagent systems; and background knowledge in logics and game theory. Each chapter includes references, many illustrations and examples, and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. The chapters and the overall book are designed to be self-contained and understandable without additional material. Supplemental resources are available on the book's Web site.ContributorsRafael Bordini, Felix Brandt, Amit Chopra, Vincent Conitzer, Virginia Dignum, Jürgen Dix, Ed Durfee, Edith Elkind, Ulle Endriss, Alessandro Farinelli, Shaheen Fatima, Michael Fisher, Nicholas R. Jennings, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Evangelos Markakis, Lin Padgham, Julian Padget, Iyad Rahwan, Talal Rahwan, Alex Rogers, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Yoav Shoham, Munindar P. Singh, Kagan Tumer, Karl Tuyls, Wiebe van der Hoek, Laurent Vercouter, Meritxell Vinyals, Michael Winikoff, Michael Wooldridge, Shlomo Zilberstein
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 03/08/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 920 pages

Note by Note: The India Story 1947-2017

The Story of Independent India with the Flavour of Film Music The story of India, over the past seven decades, has been one of development and social and political change, which has often been forgotten, pushed to the recesses of our memories. Ankur, Seema and Sushant refresh those memories in Note by Note, linking the events of each year to a significant film song. For in a country that has a song for every season, every emotion, nothing qualifies as much as the film song to be a metaphor for the nation. The Hindi film song has uncannily encapsulated the sentiment of its era, reflecting, as well as forming, the consciousness of the country s identity and mood. From the afsana the country was articulating in Afsana likh rahee hoon , even as Jawaharlal Nehru gave voice to India s tryst with destiny, to the mood of socialist India in Awara hoon , to the political and social unrest of the 1970s as reflected in Zindagi kaisi yeh paheli hai , to the dreams of a new and young India, it is all here. A tribute to India and the exceptional republic that it has been, Note by Note captures the rhythm of modern Indian history to the beat of popular film music.
Published by: HarperCollins India | Publication date: 07/10/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 920 pages

Don't Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers

In the 1970s and 80s a period of churn in Hindi films, when commercial cinema was at its Amitabh Bachchan-fuelled peak and art-house movies were truly pushing the envelope theRamsay brothers burst on to the scene with their horror film-making spree. They were subaltern films (of a sort), yes. Disruptive too. The industry refused to acknowledge them, and indeed hardly knew what to make of the movies, but the audience took to them with gusto.All these decades later, the family name remains synonymous with horror movies in India even among those who have never watched a Ramsay flick. But who were these film-makers really? Where did they come from? What impelled them? How did they pull it off? Don t Disturb the Dead is the story of their cinema, their methods and madnesses, about horror movies as a business model, and more. It is also an open-minded and affectionate ode to the disreputable Ramsay films, and to a family that was once a genre in itself.Through interviews with members of the family, the people they worked with, and through archival material on their work, the book traces the legend of the Ramsay brothers one of themost fascinating families in cinema anywhere and one whose contribution to cinema deserves to be recognized.
Published by: HarperCollins India | Publication date: 05/10/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
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