Author: Michael Feathers
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
View: 939Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control. The topics covered include Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platform—with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes.
Author: Stephen C Curran
View: 348A comprehensive teaching and learning course intended for children sitting 11+, CATs, common entrance and scholarship examinations. The course comprises three books covering Alphabet Reasoning, Word Patterns and Codes, Vocabulary with Spelling, Vocabulary with meaning, Logical Reasoning and Mathematical Reasoning.
Author: Letts Letts 11+
Publisher: Letts & Londsale
View: 6236In the style of the CEM 11+ tests, the Letts practice test paper series is split into three levels of difficulty to gradually build your child's confidence and get them ready for the test. Children can practise answering CEM-style questions under timed conditions to become familiar with the assessment process and ensure success in the 11+ tests. Get started is the first stage in the Letts practice test paper series, introducing children to test-style questions at an easier level. It contains: * 2 complete tests (4 papers in total) * An answer sheet for each test and a complete set of answers with explanations * Guidance for parents * Free audio download for a realistic test experience * The opportunity to download additional answer sheets from our website free of charge so you can reuse the books as often as you like! Available in this series: Get started Get ahead Get test-ready (Book 1, Book 2 and Bumper book) Complete
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Study Aids
View: 1671The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more. This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test Offers bonus online contest to help boost college readiness Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.
Paths Toward Excellence and Equity
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics
Publisher: National Academies Press
View: 2422Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research demonstrates that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's potential in mathematics is not fully realized, especially those children who are economically disadvantaged. This is due, in part, to a lack of opportunities to learn mathematics in early childhood settings or through everyday experiences in the home and in their communities. Improvements in early childhood mathematics education can provide young children with the foundation for school success. Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners-those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children.