Discover a place in Texas that gives new meaning to the term “ghost town” . . . photos included! Old Town Spring’s historic streets may set the scene for a quaint shopping village, but they also serve as byways for one of the most haunted towns in Texas. A perfectionist past the end, Uncle Charlie still fusses around the historic Wunsche Brothers Café; the oldest commercial structure in the area. The spirit of a girl who died in a barn still plays with her group of friends in Doering Court, while a headless switchman runs after phantom trains trying to prevent a collision. Her path lit by unknown lights in the sky, author Cathy Nance leads the way through Old Town Spring’s spookiest sites.
Die Architektur Christoph Mäcklers zeichnet sich durch die Versöhnung von Tradition und Moderne aus. Er sucht die Baukunst wieder mit ihren vormodernen Wurzeln zu verknüpfen. Dabei spielt die Wiedergewinnung von Oberfläche und Volumen in der Fassade und das Verständnis für die Materialbeschaffenheit eines Baukörpers eine maßgebliche Rolle. Bereits 1979 wurde Christoph Mäckler Schinkelpreisträger. 1981 gründete er ein eigenes Büro für Architektur und Stadtbereichsplanung in Frankfurt am Main. Mit seinen herausragenden Bauten hat Christoph Mäckler architektonische Maßstäbe gesetzt. Das Buch dokumentiert etwa 22 Bauten von 1990 bis 2008; zu ihnen gehören die alte Stadtbibliothek und die Kunsthalle Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, die European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, das Büro- und Geschäftszentrum Lindencorso in Berlin, das Bürohaus Arca in Frankfurt am Main sowie die Hauptverwaltung der KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft in Berlin. Christoph Mäckler?s architecture is distinguished by its reconciliation of tradition and modernity. Mäckler seeks to reconnect architecture with its premodern roots. A pivotal role in his efforts is played by the restoration of surface and volume in the facade and the understanding of the building?s material properties. Christoph Mäckler won the Schinkelpreis (Schinkel Award) in 1979. In 1981 he established his own firm for architecture and city planning in Frankfurt am Main. With his outstanding structures, Christoph Mäckler has set new architectural standards. This book documents some twenty-two buildings from 1990 to 2008, including the Alte Stadtbibliothek (Old City Library) and Kunsthalle Portikus (Portikus Art Gallery) in Frankfurt am Main, the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, the Lindencorso office complex and shopping center in Berlin, the Arca office building in Frankfurt am Main, and the headquarters of KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft (KPMG German Trust Corporation) in Berlin. Die Architektur Christoph Mäcklers zeichnet sich durch die Versöhnung von Tradition und Moderne aus. Das Buch dokumentiert 22 Bauten von 1990 bis 2008.
Marco Polo Pocket Guide Malta and Gozo: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Explore Malta and Gozo with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the islands´ trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all these wonderful islands have to offer... Malta and Gozo are a relatively small and intimate destination so a week is all you need to experience all of the extraordinary variety: megalithic temples, medieval cities, baroque churches and peaceful villages. You can dive, windsurf, swim and play golf, or just simply sun yourself on the rocks. See some of the world´s oldest stone structures, some amazing dive sites, delightful bays and fishing ports such as Marsaxlokk. This is Malta and Gozo! Your Marco Polo Malta and Gozo Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into these islands. Enjoy romantic boat tours, regional culinary delights and breath-taking views. Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in´ Malta and Gozo experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself. Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organised by area so you can easily plan your trip. Discovery Tours - 5 specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Malta and Gozo on foot or by car. Explore colourful fishing harbours, prehistoric temples, sandy beaches and unusual restaurants, here are inspirational itineraries that will help you enjoy authentic Malta and Gozo. Malta and Gozo in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Malta and Gozo includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the islands to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip. Touring App - new for 2018, you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Road Atlas and pull-out map - we´ve included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Malta and Gozo to show you around these beautiful islands. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Malta and Gozo have to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
Marco Polo Pocket Guide Barcelona: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Explore Barcelona with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city´s trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful city has to offer... Spread out between the Mediterranean and gently rising mountains, modern buildings rise above the alleyways of the Gothic old city. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle in countless bars, cafes and restaurants in this lively Catalan metropolis that is both ultra-modern and steeped in tradition and history. If you´re interested in art and culture, you will be amazed by the city´s extraordinarily well-preserved Gothic quarter, its fine examples of Catalan Art Nouveau (Modernisme), and its award-winning post-modern structures. This is Barcelona! Your Marco Polo Barcelona Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the city. Savour delicious Catalan tapas, wander winding paths between bridges and fountains or discover architectural jewels and breath-taking art collections. Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in´ Barcelona experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself. Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organised by areas of the city so you can easily plan your day. Discovery Tours - 4 specially tailored walking tours that will get you to the heart of Barcelona. See the impressive basilica, explore the labyrinth of Gothic streets, enjoy glorious views or soak up the sunshine with a perfect paella. You can experience Barcelona´s unique charm, green oases, hand-picked restaurants and the best local activities with these personal tours. Barcelona in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Barcelona includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the city to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.Touring App - new for 2018, you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Street Atlas and pull-out map - we´ve included a detailed street atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour. Useful Spanish phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Barcelona to show you around this fabulous city. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Barcelona has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
Insider Tips and much more besides: MARCO POLO enables you to fully experience Saxony's 'Florence on the Elbe', from early till late. With this MARCO POLO guide you'll arrive in the city and know immediately where to start. Discover what other attractions there are apart from the Zwinger and the Semper Opera House; where you can listen to the stories from the Arabian Nights under a magical glass dome in the alluring atmosphere of the 'tobacco mosque'; and what the rebuilt Frauenkirche owes to the son of a British bomber pilot. With the MARCO POLO Walking Tours you can explore Dresden along specific routes, and the Low Budget tips help you to save money. The author's Insider Tips encourage you to experience the city in an individual and authentic way. Each title contains a clear street or road atlas as well as a folding pull-out map, on which the Walking Tours are of course also marked.Explore Hamburg with all its many facets. This compact, straightforward and clearly structured MARCO POLO guide gets you right to the heart of the city, and provides you with all the latest information and lots of Insider Tips for a thrilling city adventure.o THE BEST MARCO POLO HIGHLIGHTS o THE BEST INSIDER TIPS o BEST OF # o INTRODUCTION o WHAT'S HOT o IN A NUTSHELL o THE PERFECT DAY o SIGHTSEEING o FOOD & DRINK o SHOPPING o ENTERTAINMENT o WHERE TO STAY o SAXON SWITZERLAND o WALKING TOURS o TRAVEL WITH KIDS o FESTIVAL & EVENTS o LINKS, BLOGS, APPS & MORE o TRAVEL TIPS o USEFUL PHRASES o STREET ATLAS o INDEX & CREDITS o DOS & DON'TS!Angela Stuhrberg studied architecture in Dresden before she decided to take up a different kind of pen. She now works as a freelance journalist and author for radio networks, newspapers, publishers and the Dresden city magazine SAX. Originally from Brandenburg, she has lived for 30 years in Dresden. She knows every corner of her adoptive city, which she praises as one of the most beautiful locations in Germany and one of the best places to live.o including Insider Tips o street atlas and additional pull-out map o clear, user-friendly structure and layout o get your bearings with the most important 'Highlights', the 'Where to Start' panels and the 'Best Of' pages featuring unique aspects of the city and, depending on your mood, places to go for free, tips for things to do when it's raining and good places to relax
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