Team Topologies

Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

Team Topologies

In Team Topologies DevOps consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of successful team patterns and interactions to help readers choose and evolve the right team patterns for their organization, making sure to keep the software healthy and optimize value streams. Team Topologies will help readers discover: • Team patterns used by successful organizations. • Common team patterns to avoid with modern software systems. • When and why to use different team patterns • How to evolve teams effectively. • How to split software and align to teams.

Master Apache JMeter - From Load Testing to DevOps

Master performance testing with JMeter

Master Apache JMeter - From Load Testing to DevOps

Learn how to get the most out of JMeter, improve the productivity of your apps, and integrate JMeter with your Agile and DevOps processes. Key Features Gain insights into preparing test environments and selecting the correct use cases to load test Learn to analyze a load test with Backend Listener, HTML Report Dashboard, and View Results Tree Explore how to integrate JMeter in the software factory Book Description Load tests help identify the maximum number of requests a software system can handle. One popular open source tool for load testing is JMeter. By leveraging the features and capabilities of JMeter, you can perform extensive load testing and fix issues in your application before they become problematic. This book is written by JMeter developers and begins by discussing the whole process, including recording a script, setting it up, and launching it, enabling you to almost immediately start load testing. You'll learn the best practices that you must follow while designing test cases. You'll also explore the different protocols offered by JMeter through various real-world examples. Finally, you'll see how to integrate JMeter into the DevOps approach and create professional reports. You'll discover ways to use the eco-system of JMeter to integrate new protocols, enrich its monitoring, and leverage its power through the use of the cloud. By the end of this book, you'll know all that's needed to perform comprehensive load testing on your applications by using all the best practices and features of JMeter. What you will learn Explore various JMeter concepts, including Timers scope and Assertions scope Discover the types of test protocols and load tests that JMeter supports Design a realistic test scenario using various tips and best practices Prepare your test environment with injectors and the system under test Learn and apply good practices when recording a script Integrate JMeter with Jenkins using Maven Who this book is for This book contains all the valuable information you need in one place and is a must for everybody who is seriously working with JMeter. It might be a little condensed for absolute beginners, but this book is the best you can find if you already have some performance testing experience and want to get further. In particular, it would be invaluable to developers who want to expand their JMeter knowledge into advanced topics or switch to JMeter from other load testing tools.

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

20th International Conference, PROFES 2019, Barcelona, Spain, November 27–29, 2019, Proceedings

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2019, held in Barcelona, Spain, in November 2019. The 24 revised full papers 4 industry papers, and 11 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 104 submissions. The papers cover a broad range of topics related to professional software development and process improvement driven by product and service quality needs. They are organized in topical sections on testing, software development, technical debt, estimations, continuous delivery, agile, project management, microservices, and continuous experimentation. This book also includes papers from the co-located events: 10 project papers, 8 workshop papers, and 4 tutorial summaries.

Recent Advances in Research on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Recent Advances in Research on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A team of launched and coordinated Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), requires advanced technologies in sensing, communication, computing, and control to improve their intelligence and robustness towards autonomous operations. To enhance reliability, robustness, and mission capability of a team of UAVs, a system-oriented and holistic approach is desirable in which all components and subsystems are considered in terms of their roles and impact on the entire system. This volume aims to summarize the recent progress, identify challenges and opportunities, and develop new methodologies and systems on coordinated UAV control. A group of experts working in this area have contributed to this volume in several related aspects of autonomous control of networked UAVs. Their papers introduce new control methodologies, algorithms, and systems that address several important issues in developing intelligent, autonomous or semi-autonomous, networked systems for the next generation of UAVs. The papers share a common focus on improved coordination of the members of the networked system to accomplish a common mission, to achieve heightened capability in system reconfiguration to compensate for lost members or connections, and to enhance robustness against terrain complications and attacks.

Progress in Artificial Intelligence

19th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2019, Vila Real, Portugal, September 3–6, 2019, Proceedings

Progress in Artificial Intelligence

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2019, held in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, in September 2019. The 119 revised full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 252 submissions. The papers are organized in 18 tracks devoted to the following topics: AIEd - Artificial Intelligence in Education, AI4G - Artificial Intelligence for Games, AIoTA - Artificial Intelligence and IoT in Agriculture, AIL - Artificial Intelligence and Law, AIM - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AICPDES - Artificial Intelligence in Cyber-Physical and Distributed Embedded Systems, AIPES - Artificial Intelligence in Power and Energy Systems, AITS - Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Systems, ALEA - Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms, AmIA - Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments, BAAI - Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence, GAI- General AI, IROBOT - Intelligent Robotics, KDBI - Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence, KRR - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, MASTA - Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications, SSM - Social Simulation and Modelling, TeMA - Text Mining and Applications.

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT and Bluetooth®

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT and Bluetooth®

CREATE YOUR OWN SYNCHRONIZED ROBOT ARMY! PLAN, DESIGN, ASSEMBLE, AND PROGRAM ROBOT SQUADS THAT COMMUNICATE and cooperate with each other to accomplish together what they can’t do individually. Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors, motor power, and programs. Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java. Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between an Android smart phone and a robot. Through teamwork, your robots will be able to accomplish amazing feats! THE STEP-BY-STEP ROBOT TEAM PROJECTS IN THE BOOK INCLUDE: * Crime Scene Investigation Robot Team * Robot Convoy * Rubik's Cube Solver LEARN HOW TO: Coordinate multiple robots to work together as a team to perform tasks Combine two or more microcontrollers to make a single, multicontroller/multi-agent robot Take advantage of sensor and actuator capabilities in a team environment Establish goals and teamwork strategies for your robots Control your robot teams with NXT-G Bluetooth bricks and LabVIEW for NXT Bluetooth VI Activate your team using a smart phone Give your team of robots Java power with leJOS Use Java on the Linux and Darwin operating systems Watch video demonstrations of the projects and download code and examples in multiple languages (NXT-G, Java, LabVIEW, and NXC) from the book's companion website at www.robotteams.org. Downloads are also available at mhprofessional.com/robotteams.

Agent technology for communication infrastructures

Agent technology for communication infrastructures

Agent Technology is a fast growing area of research in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. Agents are autonomous problem-solving entities residing in an environment able to solve problems, roam network infrastructures, adapt to changes in their environment an interact with other agents. Offering a useful snapshot of the current status of the field, this text focuses sharply on the upcoming convergence of intelligent software and communications systems. * Contributions from leading authorities in the field covering a wide range of issues, * Demonstrates the increased capabilites of agents that are not currently achievable using traditional standards-based network signalling. This valuable reference resource is essential reading for researchers or practitioners interested in applying agent technology or in business to develop next generation distributed applications, as well as scientists and engineers in R & D departments and lecturers and researchers in telecommunications and computer science.

IBM Business Process Manager Version 8.0 Production Topologies

IBM Business Process Manager Version 8.0 Production Topologies

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how to build production topologies for IBM Business Process Manager V8.0. This book is an update of the existing book IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Production Topologies, SG24-7976. It is intended for IT Architects and IT Specialists who want to understand and implement these topologies. Use this book to select the appropriate production topologies for an environment, then follow the step-by-step instructions to build those topologies. Part 1 introduces IBM Business Process Manager and provides an overview of basic topology components, and Process Server and Process Center. This part also provides an overview of the production topologies described in this book, including a selection criteria for when to select a topology. IBM Business Process Manager security and the presentation layer are also addressed in this part. Part 2 provides a series of step-by-step instructions for creating production topology environments by using deployment environment patterns. This process includes topologies that incorporate IBM Business Monitor. This part also describes advanced topology topics. Part 3 covers post installation instructions for implementing production topology environments such as configuring IBM Business Process Manager to use IBM HTTP Server and WebSphere® proxy server.