But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Geometry remains an essential and critical topic in school mathematics. As they learn geometry, students develop essential mathematical thinking and visualization skills and learn a language that helps them relate to and interact with the physical world. Geometry has traditionally been included as a subject of study in secondary mathematics curricula, but it has also featured as a resource in out-of-school problem solving, and has been connected to various human activities such as sports, games, and artwork. Furthermore, geometry often plays a role in teacher preparation, undergraduate mathematics, and at the workplace. New technologies, including dynamic geometry software, computer-assisted design software, and geometric positioning systems, have provided more resources for teachers to design environments and tasks in which students can learn and use geometry. In this context, research on the teaching and learning of geometry will continue to be a key element on the research agendas of mathematics educators, as researchers continue to look for ways to enhance student learning and to understand student thinking and teachers’ decision making.
This book is written to assist the new as well as members who have been around for some time in the Ancient Craft “Blue Lodge”, who have not yet fully understood the general structure of Masonry or the basic working of the Lodge. Its objective is to provide the reader with General Usages, History of Masonry, Masonic LandMarks of the Craft, Masonic Jurisprudence, Organizational Structure and General Administrative Procedures, just to name a few. I hope that all may find it a useful tool in the pursuit for Masonic Knowledge and I encourage your further development of a better understanding of the workings of the Craft, that you become motivated to continue your exploits for “More Light”.
In Executing SOA, four experienced SOA implementers share realistic, proven, “from-the-trenches” guidance for successfully delivering on even the largest and most complex SOA initiative.
This book follows up where the authors’ best-selling Service-Oriented Architecture Compass left off, showing how to overcome key obstacles to successful SOA implementation and identifying best practices for all facets of execution—technical, organizational, and human. Among the issues it addresses: introducing a services discipline that supports collaboration and information process sharing; integrating services with preexisting technology assets and strategies; choosing the right roles for new tools; shifting culture, governance, and architecture; and bringing greater agility to the entire organizational lifecycle, not just isolated projects.
Executing SOA is an indispensable resource for every enterprise architect, technical manager, and IT leader tasked with driving value from SOA in complex environments.
· Implementing SOA governance that reflects the organization’s strategic and business focus
· Running SOA projects successfully: practical guidelines and proven methodologies around service modeling and design
· Leveraging reusable assets: making the most of your SOA repository
· Enabling the architect to choose the correct tools and products containing the features required to execute on the SOA method for service design and implementation
· Defining information services to get the right information to the right people at the right time
· Integrating SOA with Web 2.0 and other innovative products and solutions
· Providing highly usable human interfaces in SOA environments