This comprehensive how-to guide captures the distilled wisdom and experience of Jim Burtles, a founding fellow of the Business Continuity Institute; an internationally renowned figure in business continuity with over 30 years of experience and teaching across 22 countries; and a veteran of practical experience that includes recovery work with victims of events such as bombings, earthquakes, storms and fires, along with technical assistance/ support in more than 90 disasters, and advice/guidance for clients in over 200 emergency situations.
LuntBuild* is another open source Continuous Integration tool written in Java. It is quite easy to install and configure, and all server administration tasks are done via a simple but convenient web-based administration console. In fact, LuntBuild is designed to do more than just managing the continuous integration process: it also lets you store and manage generated artifacts, label and promote versions, and manage dependencies between builds. It supports a wide range of version control tools, and notifications can be diffused via email, instant message (IM), and even on a blog site. Indeed, it is one of the most feature-rich of the open source Continuous Integration tools.
LuntBuild is produced and maintained by a company called PMEase.† The source code is hosted on JavaForge. LuntBuild also has a commercial cousin, called QuickBuild, which is marketed by the same company. Quickbuild is a commercial open source product (the source code is provided at a cost), with some extra features such as enhanced user and group management, and functionality aimed at larger organizations managing a large number of projects.
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Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'14 |
An Interactive Multimedia Website for Teaching and
Learning Engineering Design and Manufacturing
Longhan Xie1,2 and Ruxu Du1
Institute of Precision Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology, China
Abstract - This work was aimed at presenting an interactive learning multimedia website for the Engineering Design and
Manufacturing courses. This interactive website provides various tools facilitating both classroom teaching and selflearning. There are two kinds of materials in the website: the first kind follows the divide-and-conquer methodology and gives fundamental knowledge in small segments under a clear structure, and the second kind includes a number of practical engineering examples following a systematic line. The website contains rich multimedia material to assist students to master the materials step-by-step. Cases study showed that the arrangement and contents of the website can accelerate the learning of engineering design and manufacturing.