J2EE Platform Web Services

Author: Ray Lai

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131014022

Category: Computers

Page: 578

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Build robust, scalable, end-to-end business solutions with J2EE(TM) Web Services. This is the definitive practitioner's guide to building enterprise-class J2EE Web Services that integrate with any B2B application and interoperate with any legacy system. Sun senior architect Ray Lai introduces 25 vendor-independent architectural patterns and best practices for designing Web Services that deliver outstanding performance, scalability, and reliability. Lai takes you to the frontiers of emerging Web Services technologies, showing how to make the most of today's leading-edge tools, from Java Web Services Developer Pack to Apache Axis. Coverage includes: Web Services: making the business case, and overcoming the technical and business challenges Real-life examples and scenarios, and a start-to-finish application case study Expert guidance on reducing risk and avoiding implementation pitfalls Building complete business solutions with rich messaging and workflow collaboration Mainframe interoperability and B2B integration within and beyond the enterprise Framework and methodology to develop your Web Services patterns and best practices Up-to-the-minute coverage of Web Services security New applications: service consolidation, wireless, and more An extensive library of links to Web resources, reference material, and vendors Whether you're an architect, designer, project leader, or developer, these are the best practices, patterns, and techniques you need to succeed with Web services in your enterprise environment. Enterprises seeking to leverage Web Services to revolutionize the ways they deliver services to customers, partners, and employees will find the answers they need in this book. "Ray Lai's J2EETM Platform Web Services is a comprehensive look at J2EE platform architecture and should be a must read for any serious Web Services developer." --Larry Tabb, Senior Strategic Advisor, Tower Group "This is a book for true practitioners. It's for those interested in designing and implementing Web Services now-and preparing for new opportunities on the horizon." --Jonathan Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems
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Titan

Interior, Surface, Atmosphere, and Space Environment

Author: Ingo Müller-Wodarg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521199921

Category: Science

Page: 474

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Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, shares remarkable similarities with Earth. Its thick atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen; it features the most complex organic chemistry known outside of Earth and, uniquely, hosts an analog to Earth's hydrological cycle, with methane forming clouds, rain, and seas. Using the latest data from the ongoing Cassini-Huygens missions, laboratory measurements, and numerical simulations, this comprehensive reference examines the physical processes that shape Titan's fascinating atmospheric structure and chemistry, weather, climate, circulation, and surface geology. The text also surveys leading theories about Titan's origin and evolution, and assesses their implications for understanding the formation of other complex planetary bodies. Written by an international team of specialists, chapters offer detailed, comparative treatments of Titan's known properties and discuss the latest frontiers in the Cassini-Huygens mission, offering students and researchers of planetary science, geology, astronomy, and space physics an insightful reference and guide.
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Tools of Titans

The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328684059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

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The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads. “This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met. “What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis? “I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested. “Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration. “I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”
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The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 1

Organizational and Operational Tools, Methods, and Techniques that Every Innovator Must Know

Author: H. James Harrington,Frank Voehl

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498760503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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In today’s fast-moving, high-technology environment, the focus on quality has given way to a focus on innovation. From presidents of the United States to presidents of Fortune 500 companies, it is clear that everyone thinks innovation is extremely important. The challenge is that few people stop to define why innovation is important—to understand what’s driving the need for more innovation. We all agree that more frequent innovation is important, even necessary. What remains unanswered is why we allow innovation consultants, elected officials, and business leaders to tell us innovation is important, but not demonstrate the underlying reasons why. The three volumes of The Innovation Tools Handbook cover 76 top-rated tools and methods, from the hundreds available, that every innovator must master to be successful. Volume I covers 24 creative tools/methodologies most frequently used to change an organization’s structure and operations. It provides a clear understanding of how all 24 tools are used and the type or results they can generate, so you can learn to select the right combination of tools that best meet your organization’s needs. This book is the result of a research study that defined the most efficient, effective, and frequently used tools in the innovative process. For each tool described, it provides a definition, identifies the user of the tool or methodology, explains what phases of the innovation process the tool is used, describes how the tool is used, supplies examples of the outputs from the tool, identifies software that can help you maximize the effectiveness of the tool, and includes references and suggestions for further reading. Tools and methodologies covered include: Agile innovation, benchmarking, business case development, business plans, comparative analysis, competitive analysis, contingency planning, costs analysis, financial reporting, focus groups, identifying and engaging stakeholders, innovation master plan, knowledge management systems, market research and surveys, organizational change management, potential investor presentation, project management, S-curve model, safeguarding intellectual properties, systems thinking, value propositioning, and visioning.
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Titan #6: Synthesis

Author: James Swallow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439123492

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Starship Titan continues on her outward voyage of discovery. Ranging farther and farther from Federation space, Captain William Riker and the crew look forward to living Starfleet's mission: seeking out new life, discovering new civilizations. Striking a "sandbank" -- a spatial distortion -- the Titan is knocked out of warp, her crew shaken up but uninjured. Titan has stumbled across a battlefield, and floating in it, shattered and in pieces, are the remains of a ship. Searching for survivors, they discover the ship never had a crew. The away team removes the computer core, looking for answers. Once the device is restored, it becomes clear this is not just a computer, but a thinking, reasoning artificial intelligence. It identifies itself as SecondGen White-Blue, and it comes from a civilization composed entirely of sentient computers. Eons ago these artificial intelligences were charged to be the first line of defense against The Null -- a destructive force so all-consuming that generation upon generation have waged unending war trying to find a way to beat back this terror. Captain Riker offers to assist them, but years of war have left the AIs distrustful and suspicious, especially of organics. The tide of the battle is turning, and The Null is winning. Set free, it will destroy everything in this system and then, unchecked, spread its mindless destruction into the heart of the Federation.
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