A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTH FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: ´´ Nothing Mr. Gilder says or writes is ever delivered at anything less than the fullest philosophical decibel.. . Mr. Gilder sounds less like a tech guru than a poet, and his words tumble out in a romantic cascade.´´ ´´Google´s algorithms assume the world´s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it´s wrong: the future depends on human action.´´ - Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it´s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder-the peerless visionary of technology and culture-explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google´s astonishing ability to ´´search and sort´´ attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies-videos, maps, email, calendars....And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of ´´aggregate and advertise´´ works-for a while-if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the ´´cryptocosm´´-the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a ´´great unbundling,´´ which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet. Life after Google is almost here. For fans of ´´Wealth and Poverty,´´ ´´Knowledge and Power,´´ and ´´The Scandal of Money.´´
Testing at Google Scale Product Description 2012 Jolt Award finalist! Pioneering the Future of Software Test Do you need to get it right, too? Then, learn from Google . Legendary testing expert James Whittaker, until recently a Google testing leader, and two top Google experts reveal exactly how Google tests software, offering brand-new best practices you can use even if you?re not quite Google?s size? yet! Breakthrough Techniques You Can Actually Use Discover 100% practical, amazingly scalable techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests?thinking like real users?implementing exploratory, black box, white box, and acceptance testing?getting usable feedback?tracking issues?choosing and creating tools?testing ?Docs & Mocks,? interfaces, classes, modules, libraries, binaries, services, and infrastructure?reviewing code and refactoring?using test hooks, presubmit scripts, queues, continuous builds, and more. With these techniques, you can transform testing from a bottleneck into an accelerator ?and make your whole organization more productive! Features + Benefits Presents pioneering testing techniques that can help any company moving to the cloud Shows how to achieve web-level scale for integration and system testing Offers expert guidance on managing end-to-end testing, including superior automation strategies Foreword by Alberto Savoia xiii Foreword by Patrick Copeland xvii Preface xxiii Chapter 1: Introduction to Google Software Testing 1 Quality?Test 5 Roles 6 Organizational Structure 8 Crawl, Walk, Run 10 Types of Tests 12 Chapter 2: The Software Engineer in Test 15 The Life of an SET 17 Development and Test Workflow 17 Who Are These SETs Anyway? 22 The Early Phase of a Project 22 Team Structure 24 Design Docs 25 Interfaces and Protocols 27 Automation Planning 28 Testability 29 SET Workflow: An Example 32 Test Execution 40 Test Size Definitions 41 Use of Test Sizes in Shared Infrastructure 44 Benefits of Test Sizes 46 Test Runtime Requirements 48 Case 1: Change in Common Library 52 Test Certified 54 An Interview with the Founders of the Test Certified Program 57 Interviewing SETs 62 An Interview with Tool Developer Ted Mao 68 An Interview with Web Driver Creator Simon Stewart 70 Chapter 3: The Test Engineer 75 A User-Facing Test Role 75 The Life of a TE 76 Test Planning 79 Risk 97 Life of a Test Case 108 Life of a Bug 113 Recruiting TEs 127 Test Leadership at Google 134 Maintenance Mode Testing 137 Quality Bots Experiment 141 BITE Experiment 153 Google Test Analytics 163 Free Testing Workflow 169 External Vendors 173 An Interview with Google Docs TE Lindsay Webster 175 An Interview with YouTube TE Apple Chow 181 Chapter 4: The Test Engineering Manager 187 The Life of a TEM 187 Getting Projects and People 189 Impact 191 An Interview with Gmail TEM Ankit Mehta 193 An Interview with Android TEM Hung Dang 198 An Interview with Chrome TEM Joel Hynoski 202 The Test Engineering Director 206 An Interview with Search and Geo Test Director Shelton Mar 207 An Interview with Engineering Tools Director Ashish Kumar 211 An Interview with Google India Test Director Sujay Sahni 214 An Interview with Engineering Manager Brad Green 219 An Interview with James Whittaker 222 Chapter 5: Improving How Google Tests Software 229 Fatal Flaws in Google´s Process 229 The Future of the SET 231 The Future of the TE 233 The Future of the Test Director and Manager 234 The Future of Test Infrastructure 234 In Conclusion 235 Appendix A: Chrome OS Test Plan 237 Overview of Themes 237 Risk Analysis 238 Per-Build Baseline Testing 239 Per-LKG Day Testing 239 Per-Release Testing 239 Manual Versus Automation 240 Dev Versus Test Quality Focus 240 Release Channels 240 User Input 241 Test Case Repositories 241 Test Dashboarding 241 Virtualization 241 Performance 242 Stress, Long-Running, and Stability 242 Test Execution Framework (Autotest) 242 OEMs 242 Hardware Lab 242 E2E Farm Automation 243 Testing the Browser AppManager 243 Browser Testability 243 Hardware 244 Timeline 244 Primary Test Drivers 246 Relevant Documents 246 Appendix B: Test Tours for Chrome 247 The Shopping Tour 247 The Student Tour 248 Suggested Areas to Test 248 The International Calling Tour 249 Suggested Areas to Test 249 The Landmark Tour 249 Suggested Landmarks in Chrome 249 The All Nighter Tour 250 Suggested Areas to Test 250 The Artisan´s Tour 251 Tools in Chrome 251 The Bad Neighborhood Tour 251 Bad Neighborhoods in Chrome OS 251 The Personalization Tour 252 Ways to Customize
Die individuell einstellbaren Haltearme ermöglichen den Einsatz von Tablets mit einer Höhe von 220 bis 331 mm und einer Breite von 128 bis 232 mm (wie z. B. iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro, Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Tab ab 9.7, Google Nexus 9, Asus Transformer oder Microsoft Surface sowie Surface Pro). Die Tiefe des Tablets kann dabei zwischen 5 und 11 mm variieren. Beim erstmaligen Einstellen werden die drei Haltearme mittels Klemmschrauben auf die Größe und Tiefe des Tablets eingestellt. Für die weitere Nutzung wird das Tablet dann ganz einfach und schnell über einen Schnappverschluss eingesetzt und auch wieder entnommen. Das Tablet kann zwischen Hoch- und Querformat kurzerhand gedreht werden, wobei ein selbstständiges Drehen verhindert wird. Das leichte und 2-fach ausziehbare Stativ lässt sich stufenlos auf eine Höhe zwischen 70 und 155 cm einstellen. Ein kleines ko mpaktes Packmaß sorgt für einen angenehmen Transport.
In Radical Candor Kim Scott, former CEO coach at Dropbox and Twitter and executive at Google and Apple, draws on years of experience in Silicon Valley to provide clear and honest guidance on leadership to transform your relationships at work. ´Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kickass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people - whether it be 1 person or a 1,000 - you need Radical Candor. Now.´ Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestseller Drive ´Radical Candor is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott´s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable.´ Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project ´With Radical Candor, Kim has bottled some of Google´s magic and shared it with the world´ Shona Brown, former senior vice president of business operations at Google
As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society-on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health-Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smaller tasks of everyday life to the farthest reaches of the internet. There is little doubt that robots are now an integral part of society, and cheap sensors and powerful computers will ensure that, in the coming years, these robots will soon act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immense computing power, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, at the birth of the intelligent machine: Will we control these systems, or will they control us? In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Over the recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, reintroducing this difficult ethical quandary with newer and far weightier consequences. As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s, to the modern day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding tech corridor between Boston and New York, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work. We are on the verge of a technological revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized. Developers must now draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine, or risk upsetting the delicate balance between them.
Rethink your business for the digital age. Every business begun before the Internet now faces the same challenge: How to transform to compete in a digital economy? Globally recognized digital expert David L. Rogers argues that digital transformation is not about updating your technology but about upgrading your strategic thinking. Based on Rogers´s decade of research and teaching at Columbia Business School, and his consulting for businesses around the world, The Digital Transformation Playbook shows how pre-digital-era companies can reinvigorate their game plans and capture the new opportunities of the digital world. Rogers shows why traditional businesses need to rethink their underlying assumptions in five domains of strategy-customers, competition, data, innovation, and value. He reveals how to harness customer networks, platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models-and how to integrate these into your existing business and organization. Rogers illustrates every strategy in this playbook with real-world case studies, from Google to GE, from Airbnb to the New York Times . With practical frameworks and nine step-by-step planning tools, he distills the lessons of today´s greatest digital innovators and makes them usable for businesses at any stage. Many books offer advice for digital start-ups, but The Digital Transformation Playbook is the first complete treatment of how legacy businesses can transform to thrive in the digital age. It is an indispensable guide for executives looking to take their firms to the next stage of profitable growth.
The Fifth Revolution: Reinventing Workplace Happiness, Health, and Engagement Through Compassion is an invitation to rediscover the power of human consciousness both in and out of the workplace. Readers will gain a deep understanding of what compassion means and will explore compassion skills to incorporate into their lives as individuals, influencers and leaders. The book shows how to practically apply the 9-pillars of workplace compassion - self-compassion, people-first thinking, abundance mindset, mindfulness, embracing oneness, compassionate communication, vulnerability, big-picture thinking and gratitude - to create meaningful shifts toward happiness, kindness and empowered living. The Fifth Revolution shows you • Why compassion is the key to creating amazing workplace experiences • How the 9-Pillars can transform your inner world and your work relationships • How you can influence and direct your company´s culture through compassion • How you can help your company become a force of good • How compassionate workplaces are the foundations of a fifth industrial revolution- one that is powered by the human spirit. People from many walks of life- Engineers, Educators, Scientists, Doctors, and changemakers from Google, Facebook, Shell, VMWare, and other companies big and small - have shared their incredible stories of compassion in this book. In an age of artificial intelligence, as our jobs and professional identities are gradually being redefined by technology, compassion can be the standout skill that defines our uniqueness and propels our professional success. The Fifth Revolution is all about practical compassion - part information, part stories, part workbook and all transformation.
Publisher´s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. ´´The promise of cloud computing is here. These pages provide the ´eyes wide open´ insights you need to transform your business.´´ --Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President, Strategic Technology, Thomson Reuters A Down-to-Earth Guide to Cloud Computing Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach provides a comprehensive look at the emerging paradigm of Internet-based enterprise applications and services. This accessible book offers a broad introduction to cloud computing, reviews a wide variety of currently available solutions, and discusses the cost savings and organizational and operational benefits. You´ll find details on essential topics, such as hardware, platforms, standards, migration, security, and storage. You´ll also learn what other organizations are doing and where they´re headed with cloud computing. If your company is considering the move from a traditional network infrastructure to a cutting-edge cloud solution, you need this strategic guide. Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach covers: * Costs, benefits, security issues, regulatory concerns, and limitations * Service providers, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, IBM, EMC/VMware, Salesforce.com, and others * Hardware, infrastructure, clients, platforms, applications, services, and storage * Standards, including HTTP, HTML, DHTML, XMPP, SSL, and OpenID * Web services, such as REST, SOAP, and JSON * Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Software plus Services (S+S) * Custom application development environments, frameworks, strategies, and solutions * Local clouds, thin clients, and virtualization * Migration, best practices, and emerging standards