Author: Ben Coes
The first in the explosive and bestselling Dewey Andreas series The largest oil-platform in the Western Hemisphere and a major hydroelectric dam are destroyed in a devastating, coordinated terrorist attack. The West’s energy supplies are on their knees. But when the terrorists struck the Capitana rig off the coast of Colombia, slaughtering most of the crew and destroying the oil field, there was one factor they didn’t take into account: former special forces operative Dewey Andreas. Determined to find the men behind the attack, Dewey must call on his long-dormant skills and overcome increasingly deadly assaults as he follows the trail of operatives sent to take him down. Soon he is locked in a life-or-death struggle with the mysterious Alexander Fortuna... and the clock is ticking. Can Dewey save the people and the country he loves before it’s too late? Power Down is a gripping and compelling thriller from bestseller Ben Coes, for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and J.B. Turner. Praise for Power Down ‘Power Down is terrific! With a gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace, and nerve-wracking suspense, Power Down is one of the must-read thrillers of the year. Don't miss this debut of novelist Ben Coes and the introduction of Dewey Andreas – you'll devour this one and wait anxiously for their return.’ – Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor ‘I loved Power Down! It's a fresh, exciting thriller and the action scenes are big, vivid and authentic, at times even breathtaking. An impressive debut for Ben Coes. I was blown away.’ – David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and creator of Rambo ‘A ripping thriller from an exciting new novelist. Power Down kept me glued, turning the pages. Lots of action, a terrific hero, and a slimy villain – thrillers don't get any better.’ – Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple ‘Power Down marks the emergence of a major new talent in the political thriller genre – no small feat in a field already packed with big names like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and David Baldacci. In terms of sheer entertainment value ... easily and immediately competitive with the very best the thriller field has to offer.’ – Fiction Addict ‘One of those rare, glue-in-your-seat books. Sit down, pick it up, and start reading. You aren't going anywhere for anything until you finish it.’ – Bookreporter.com
Author: David Weber, John Ringo
Publisher: Baen Books
Left stranded on the barbarian planet Marduk with a group of Royal Marines, Prince Roger MacClintock and his followers set out to recapture an interstellar empire from enemies who have branded Roger a traitor and outlaw.
The Sea Detective
Author: Mark Douglas-Home
Publisher: Penguin UK
The first mystery in a truly unique crime series. 'There comes a time when a novel raises the bar for a particular genre, and The Sea Detective does just that for Scottish crime fiction' (Scotsman) Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects have come from, or where they've gone. It's a unique skill that can help solve all sorts of mysteries. Such as when two severed feet wash up miles apart on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. Most strangely, forensic tests reveal that the feet belong to the same body. As Cal McGill investigates, he unravels a web of corruption, exploitation and violence, which threatens many lives across the globe - very soon including his own... Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' The Scotsman 'Excellent' The Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'An unusual, interesting and enthralling read' Shotsmag 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement
Aimed at experts who are dedicated to software testing, The Software Testing Process: Test Management addresses the major issues related to advanced, state-of-the-art test management. This book covers the syllabus required to pass the Certified Tester Examination - Advanced Level as defined by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). Software developers, project managers, quality managers, and team leaders will benefit from the comprehensive coverage of risk oriented management and the way testing is shown to be an integral, though independent part of software development. Included are best practices in the field of testing, as well as detailed descriptions of involved tasks, roles, and responsibilities. Well suited for self-study, the reader is "taken by the hand" and guided through the key concepts and terminology of software testing in a variety of scenarios and case studies (as featured in the first book in this series, Software Testing Foundations). Not only will testers and test managers find this a must-read, but anyone requiring advanced professional knowledge and skills in this field, anyone wanting to become a true testing professional, will find this book a must for a successful, well-founded education in advanced test management. Topics include: Test process and test toolsTesting in the software life cycleTest policy and test manualTest plan and test planningTest controlIncident managementRisk management/risk-based testingStaff qualificationsTest metrics
The Boys on the Rock
Author: John Fox
Written with exceptional precision and humour, this is the story of Billy Connors, a high school student in the Bronx, member of the swimming team and an all round regular teenager, who, in his sixteenth year has to face the fact that he's a little 'different' from everyone else. Struggling with his secret fantasies about men he faces up to life and what it means to be an adult in an imperfect world.
Using Continuous Delivery, you can bring software into production more rapidly, with greater reliability. A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery is a 100% practical guide to building Continuous Delivery pipelines that automate rollouts, improve reproducibility, and dramatically reduce risk. Eberhard Wolff introduces a proven Continuous Delivery technology stack, including Docker, Chef, Vagrant, Jenkins, Graphite, the ELK stack, JBehave, and Gatling. He guides you through applying these technologies throughout build, continuous integration, load testing, acceptance testing, and monitoring. Wolff’s start-to-finish example projects offer the basis for your own experimentation, pilot programs, and full-fledged deployments. A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery is for everyone who wants to introduce Continuous Delivery, with or without DevOps. For managers, it introduces core processes, requirements, benefits, and technical consequences. Developers, administrators, and architects will gain essential skills for implementing and managing pipelines, and for integrating Continuous Delivery smoothly into software architectures and IT organizations. Understand the problems that Continuous Delivery solves, and how it solves them Establish an infrastructure for maximum software automation Leverage virtualization and Platform as a Service (PAAS) cloud solutions Implement build automation and continuous integration with Gradle, Maven, and Jenkins Perform static code reviews with SonarQube and repositories to store build artifacts Establish automated GUI and textual acceptance testing with behavior-driven design Ensure appropriate performance via capacity testing Check new features and problems with exploratory testing Minimize risk throughout automated production software rollouts Gather and analyze metrics and logs with Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK), and Graphite Manage the introduction of Continuous Delivery into your enterprise Architect software to facilitate Continuous Delivery of new capabilities
"Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair." –USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean Indecently Lucky As a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Benedict Frost had the respect of every man on board--and the adoration of the women in every port. When injury ends his naval career, the silver-tongued libertine can hardly stomach the boredom. Not after everything--and everyone--he's experienced. Good thing a new adventure has just fallen into his lap… When courtesan Charlotte Perry learns the Royal Mint is offering a reward for finding a cache of stolen gold coins, she seizes the chance to build a new life for herself. As the treasure hunt begins, she realizes her tenacity is matched only by Benedict's--and that sometimes adversaries can make the best allies. But when the search for treasure becomes a discovery of pleasure, they'll be forced to decide if they can sacrifice the lives they've always dreamed of for a love they've never known… Praise for the novels of Theresa Romain "One of the best books I have ever read, bar none…Romain's exquisite prose and extraordinary storytelling skills take us on a splendid and unforgettable journey." --Fresh Fiction on Season for Desire Praise for Theresa Romain and her Holiday Pleasures "Theresa Romain writes witty, gorgeous, and deeply emotional historical romance." --Vanessa Kelly, one of Booklist's "new stars of historical romance" "Theresa Romain has a talent, a rare ability to blend beautiful writing, great characters, delicious banter and a lovely romance, all in one perfect package." --TBQ's Book Palace "If you're looking for a sparkling, witty Regency romance that will have you laughing with joy and sighing with satisfaction, look no further than Theresa Romain's Season for Temptation." --The Romance Dish "A holiday charmer that is rife with lively wit, delightful prose, and an abundance of unforgettable characters." --Library Journal on Season for Surrender "This third book in Theresa Romain's aptly named Holiday Pleasures series is both playful and profound, and has a subtle, stirring power that will affect you long after you've read the final page." --USA Today's Happy Ever After blog on Season for Scandal
Author: Eberhard Wolff
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The Most Complete, Practical, and Actionable Guide to Microservices Going beyond mere theory and marketing hype, Eberhard Wolff presents all the knowledge you need to capture the full benefits of this emerging paradigm. He illuminates microservice concepts, architectures, and scenarios from a technology-neutral standpoint, and demonstrates how to implement them with today’s leading technologies such as Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud. The author fully explains the benefits and tradeoffs associated with microservices, and guides you through the entire project lifecycle: development, testing, deployment, operations, and more. You’ll find best practices for architecting microservice-based systems, individual microservices, and nanoservices, each illuminated with pragmatic examples. The author supplements opinions based on his experience with concise essays from other experts, enriching your understanding and illuminating areas where experts disagree. Readers are challenged to experiment on their own the concepts explained in the book to gain hands-on experience. Discover what microservices are, and how they differ from other forms of modularization Modernize legacy applications and efficiently build new systems Drive more value from continuous delivery with microservices Learn how microservices differ from SOA Optimize the microservices project lifecycle Plan, visualize, manage, and evolve architecture Integrate and communicate among microservices Apply advanced architectural techniques, including CQRS and Event Sourcing Maximize resilience and stability Operate and monitor microservices in production Build a full implementation with Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud Explore nanoservices with Amazon Lambda, OSGi, Java EE, Vert.x, Erlang, and Seneca Understand microservices’ impact on teams, technical leaders, product owners, and stakeholders Managers will discover better ways to support microservices, and learn how adopting the method affects the entire organization. Developers will master the technical skills and concepts they need to be effective. Architects will gain a deep understanding of key issues in creating or migrating toward microservices, and exactly what it will take to transform their plans into reality.
Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
Nebula Award Finalist: A long-awaited savior joins forces with her dark twin to confront the evil threatening their land in the second book of the acclaimed epic fantasy the Great Alta Saga Grown to young womanhood in the mountain region of the Dales and trained for combat by the all-female followers of the goddess Great Alta, Jenna reluctantly accepts the fact that she might well be the Anna, the warrior queen who has long been prophesied. Orphaned three times while still a small child, the now-teenage Jenna is compelled to lend her support and skills to the Dales’ rightful king and his brother, Carum, who holds her heart, for the reign of evil usurper Lord Kalas threatens the future of every worshipper of Alta. But Jenna does not ride alone. Whenever darkness falls, she and her companions—a young priestess in training and an aging warrior—are joined by Skada, white-haired Jenna’s dark sister, who shares her destiny and her soul. But even their combined powers may not be enough to defeat the entrenched malevolence that means to destroy everything and everyone they hold dear. A finalist for the Nebula Award for best novel, Jane Yolen’s White Jenna is a wondrous tale of duty, destiny, peril, romance, and fantasy. Interspersed with the myths and poetry the story engendered, it is a brilliantly imaginative creation of a world, a culture, and their enduring lore.
Author: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. Bayda offers alternatives to achieve the deepest, most lasting form of happiness through Zen insights and simple mindfulness practices. Most of us continually seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Zen teacher Ezra Bayda shows us that it is only by dropping our pursuit of happiness and learning to surrender to what actually is--surrendering to the truth of our lived experience--that we can find the deepest and most lasting form of happiness.
Raw Organic Goodness
Author: Megan May
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Discover the very best way to eat raw. Through amazing delicious recipes and beautiful photos, Raw Organic Goodness is a cookbook that offers the best way to eat naturally healthy, clean ingredients. If you use the finest foods that nature has to offer, you will get unsurpassed flavor and nutritional content. Raw foods are in their purest state - no heating above 46*C(114.8*F). This ensures the food retains all its enzymes and nutrients and its life force, which means every bite contains more goodness for your body. And it gets better! Organic foods are grown without harmful chemicals. No chemicals in the food means no chemicals in you or the environment. Chef Megan May teaches you how to eat this way, because food should be good for you, packed with all the nutrition you need, to feel fabulous. Goodness - you are what you eat. Raw Organic Goodness takes healthy a few steps further, by sprouting and activating your own nuts and seeds. This not only increases their nutritional content, it also makes every bit of that goodness more bio-available to your body, so it can do its happy, healthy thing.
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