A master selection of contemporary retail spaces designed by the renowned international architecture studio Design International. A passionate and unexpected story about the world of shopping malls, complex structures that are becoming increasingly innovative and surprising. This informative book illustrates the story of a number of large retail spaces, places that are no longer just shopping centers but complex and multiform spaces, where you can find commercial activities, entertainment, and services, and whose design is strongly linked to the city in which they are built and to the local culture of which they are an expression. Through the words of Davide Padoa-CEO of Design International Architecture Studio-the volume introduces the reader to the most interesting aspects of each project. Iconic symbols, these new malls are meant as the highest expression of contemporary wellness and pleasure, aiming to become a major attraction that can offer guests unique and unexpected experiences. From Cairo in Egypt, to Mexico in North America, these are new international trade scenarios that can seduce even the most conservative of consumers.
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 - 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.
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 relaxDE
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