Optimize reporting and BI with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports provides a comprehensive lesson in business intelligence (BI), operational reporting and Reporting Services architecture using a clear, concise tutorial approach. You'll learn effective report solution design based upon many years of experience with successful report solutions. Improve your own reports with advanced, best-practice design, usability, query design, and filtering techniques. Expert guidance provides insight into common report types and explains where each could be made more efficient, while providing step-by step instruction on Microsoft SQL Server 2016. All changes to the 2016 release are covered in detail, including improvements to the Visual Studio Report Designer (SQL Server Data Tools) and Report Builder, Mobile Dashboard Designer, the new Report Portal Interface, HTML-5 Rendering, Power BI integration, Custom Parameters Pane, and more. The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 release will include significant changes. New functionality, new capabilities, re-tooled processes, and changing support require a considerable update to existing knowledge. Whether you're starting from scratch or simply upgrading, this book is an essential guide to report design and business intelligence solutions. Understand BI fundamentals and Reporting Services architecture Learn the ingredients to a successful report design Get up to speed on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Grasp the purpose behind common designs to optimize your reporting Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier, and more powerful than ever in web, desktop and portal solutions. Compatibility with an extensive variety of data sources makes it a go-to solution for organizations across the globe. The 2016 release brings some of the biggest changes in years, and the full depth and breadth of these changes can create a serious snag in your workflow. For a clear tutorial geared toward the working professional, Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and Mobile Reports is the ideal guide for getting up to speed and producing successful reports.
Pro Se Productions, a leader in cutting-edge genre fiction introduces a new hero in the world of espionage and spy fiction. Richard Monroe springs to treacherous life in Nobody Dies for Free by author Aaron Smith. After years of loyally serving his country in the CIA, Richard Monroe wants nothing more than early retirement and a peaceful life in Paris with the only woman he's ever truly loved. But when an assassin's bullet takes his happiness away, Monroe embarks on a quest to find the man responsible for the tragedy. Monroe is soon recruited back into the clandestine services but with a difference. Now he's a lone agent reporting to a supervisor so mysterious that the official agencies don't even know he exists. In his new position, Monroe will deal with situations too delicate and too dangerous for the CIA or FBI to handle. On his first assignment, he discovers a connection between the mission and the criminal mastermind behind his wife's killing. Business becomes personal again, and Richard Monroe sets out to teach his enemies a brutal lesson: nobody dies for free! Nobody Dies for Free is a tense, jaw-dropping spy thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Kuch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046591/bk_acx0_046591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mara Altman, author of the number-one Kindle Singles best seller Bearded Lady, turns to the topic of motherhood with touching and uproarious results. At 32 years old, the recently married author found herself suddenly surrounded by babies, and the expectation of family and friends that she would soon have one herself. Altman’s ambivalence prompted a search for the meaning of motherhood - one that led her to wear a fake pregnancy belly, attend pre-natal yoga classes, debate experts, and even tend to her very own crying plastic baby. Her reporting led to a surprising and uplifting lesson about life, love and the choices we make. Baby Steps is what to expect when you’re not expecting - a heartfelt and hilarious guide to making the most important decision of your life. After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Mara Altman worked as a staff writer for The Village Voice. In 2009, HarperCollins published Altman's first book, Thanks for Coming: A Young Woman's Quest for an Orgasm, which was optioned as a comedy series by HBO. She has published three best-selling Kindle Singles, and has also written for New York magazine and The New York Times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mara Altman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018748/bk_adbl_018748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was an age without GPS and the Internet, without high-tech monitoring and instantaneous reporting. And it was a time when women simply didn't do such things. None of this deterred Sharon Sites Adams. In June 1965, Adams made history as the first woman to sail solo from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Four years later, just as Neil Armstrong very publicly stepped onto the moon, the diminutive Adams, alone and unobserved, finally sighted Point Arguello, California, after 74 days sailing a 31-foot ketch from Japan, across the violent and unpredictable Pacific. She was the first woman to do so, setting another world record. Inspiring and exciting, Adams's memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson, she bought a boat, and within eight months, she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill she could muster to overcome the seasickness, exhaustion, and loneliness that marked her harrowing crossings. The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049898/bk_acx0_049898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the creator of the New York Times best-selling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets - imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks.Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This is the most thrilling thing that’s happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition: he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade.What starts off as a lesson on pinches, kicks, and chumps soon turns into an invitation for Charlie to join the secret world of the whiz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of Seven Bells. The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world—they are everything Charlie yearns to be. But what at first seemed like a (relatively) harmless new pastime draws him into a dangerous adventure with global stakes greater than he could have ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006296/bk_harp_006296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, and Mark Kurlansky’s Cod - a renowned culinary adventurer goes into the woods with the iconoclasts and outlaws who seek the world’s most coveted ingredient...and one of nature’s last truly wild foods: the uncultivated, uncontrollable mushroom. Within the dark corners of America’s forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance of wild mushrooms. The mushroom hunters, by contrast, are a rough lot. They live in the wilderness and move with the seasons. Motivated by Gold Rush desires, they haul improbable quantities of fungi from the woods for cash. Langdon Cook embeds himself in this shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big-city eateries with the flair of a novelist, uncovering along the way what might be the last gasp of frontier-style capitalism. Meet Doug, an ex-logger and crabber - now an itinerant mushroom picker trying to pay his bills and stay out of trouble; and Jeremy, a former cook turned wild food entrepreneur, crisscrossing the continent to build a business amid cutthroat competition; their friend Matt, an up-and-coming chef whose kitchen alchemy is turning heads; and the woman who inspires them all. Rich with the science and lore of edible fungi - from seductive chanterelles to exotic porcini - The Mushroom Hunters is equal parts gonzo travelogue and culinary history lesson, a rollicking, character-driven tour through a world that is by turns secretive, dangerous, and tragically American. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013906/bk_adbl_013906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
`This wonderful book contains everything you need to know to teach maths to children in the nursery and infant school. It is incredibly thorough, very well thought out and with sufficient detail to satisfy every need from a student writing an essay and planning a lesson, to classroom teachers and those on a masters course. The style is clear, illustrations are thought-provoking and the whole structure of the book demonstrates an in-depth understanding of what early years classroom teachers really want to know.... This book deserves to be read by everyone in early years education because it is so utterly practical - yet also analytical with plenty of cross-references to both research and resources. Great stuff!' - Primary Maths & Science `This book is very thorough, practical and accessible..... I think this book deserves to be on primary bookshelves to be dipped into, because it does encourage good reflective practice and suggests ways of tackling problems effectively. I especially like the way it recognizes that at all times we are dealing with people: parents, children, teachers and other educational professionals' - Mathematics Teaching In this comprehensive study of mathematics curriculum management in nursery and infant schools, the author highlights and clarifies the different elements that have been identified in recent reports as `good practice' in managing the teaching and learning of mathematics in the early years of schooling, with illustrations from practice. The book examines the formulation of a mathematics policy, the role of the mathematics co-ordinator, resource management, partnerships with parents, planning processes, classroom and lesson management, assessment, managing differentiation, record-keeping and reporting. The author offers many practical suggestions for managing the active teaching and learning of mathematics in the classroom.
Softwaretests stellen eine kritische Phase in der Softwareentwicklung dar. Jetzt zeigt sich, ob das Programm die entsprechenden Anforderungen erfüllt und sich auch keine Programmierungsfehler eingeschlichen haben. Doch wie bei allen Phasen im Software-Entwicklungsprozess gibt es auch hier eine Reihe möglicher Fallstricke, die die Entdeckung von Programmfehlern vereiteln können. Deshalb brauchen Softwaretester ein Handbuch, das alle Tipps, Tricks und die häufigsten Fehlerquellen genau auflistet und erläutert, damit mögliche Testfehler von vornherein vermieden werden können. Ein solches Handbuch ersetzt gut und gerne jahr(zehnt)elange Erfahrung und erspart dem Tester frustrierende und langwierige Trial-und-Error-Prozeduren. Chem Kaner und James Bach sind zwei der international führenden Experten auf dem Gebiet des Software Testing. Sie schöpfen hier aus ihrer insgesamt 30-jährigen Erfahrung. Die einzelnen Lektionen sind nach Themenbereichen gegliedert, wie z.B. Testdesign, Test M anagement, Teststrategien und Fehleranalyse. Jede Lektion enthält eine Behauptung und eine Erklärung sowie ein Beispiel des entsprechenden Testproblems. 'Lessons Learned in Software Testing' ist ein unverzichtbarer Begleiter für jeden Software Tester. Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned. The world s leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in Software Testing speeds you through the critical testing phase of the software development project without the extensive trial and error it normally takes to do so. The ultimate resource for software testers and developers at every level of expertise, this guidebook features: Over 200 lessons gleaned from over 30 years of combined testing experience Tips, tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid by simply reading the book rather than finding out the hard way Lessons for all key topic areas, including test design, test management, testing strategies, and bug reporting Explanations and examples of each testing trouble spot help illustrate each lesson s assertion
This updated 12th Edition of Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing and its online resources equips PN/VN students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective nursing care to adult medical-surgical clients in today&#8217;s changing healthcare environment. This edition reflects current medical and nursing practice through accessible content enhanced by photos and illustrations that bring the information to life and reinforce learning. Online videos, animations, audio, NCLEX-PN® review questions, and much more combine with text content to prepare students for real-world nursing and NCLEX-PN success. KEY FEATURES NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts highlight and clarify commonly misunderstood concepts. Concept Care Maps present a visual diagram focusing on the priority problem, expected outcomes, and nursing interventions of the client in the accompanying Clinical Scenario. Critical thinking questions follow the scenarios. Over 30 Nursing Care Plans (with rationales) address such issues as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, modified radical mastectomy, and chronic renal failure to help students develop a solid understanding of nursing care. Revised NCLEX-PN questions, as well as NEW alternate format questions, now align with the latest NCLEX-PN text plan. Nursing Process sections in each clinical chapter emphasize a nursing process approach to care and provide rationales in italics for all interventions. Nutrition Notes cover the special nutritional needs of clients with certain types of conditions. Pharmacologic Considerations highlight the special considerations students need to remember when caring for clients who are receiving specific drugs. Evidence-Based Practice boxes, including a Clinical Question, Evidence , and Nursing Implication s, illustrate how research relates to practice. Gerontologic Considerations enhance understanding of how pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and nursing care differ for the older population. Stop, Think, and Respond exercises increase recall and practical assimilation of concepts. Drug Therapy Tables list examples of generic and trade names, mechanisms of action, common side effects, and nursing considerations. An unparalleled suite of online Instructors Resources includes new LPN Concept-Based Curriculum Maps, test generator, image bank, QSEN Competency KSAs, syllabus, guided lecture notes, discussion topics, lesson plans, PowerPoint Presentations, LMS Course Cartridges, case studies, strategies for effective teaching, assignments, pre-lecture quizzes, and more. This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint , a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book&#8217;s curriculum, adaptive learning tools, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student education solution. Lippincott CoursePoint improves the nursing students&#8217; critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice. Learn more at NursingEducationSuccess.com/CoursePoint.