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"The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Recently, the critical and popular acclaim for The English Patient, whose hero makes The Histories his constant companion, has attracted a new, and wider, audience.
Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus ...
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"The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Recently, the critical and popular acclaim for The English Patient, whose hero makes The Histories his constant companion, has attracted a new, and wider, audience.
Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus recounts the incidents leading up to the Persian Wars and the Greeks' stunning victory over the more powerful invading Persian forces. But Herotodus gives us much more than military history. By employing multiple points of view and incorporating the diverse stories he collected during his extensive travels, Herotodus provides the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries. And because he writes in a style highly susceptible to digression, his book includes all manner of marvelous observations--from ants the size of dogs in India, to people who live in caves and chirp like bats in Libya, to flying snakes in Egypt. Most importantly, throughout The Histories Herotodus shows us the ruin that comes to those who overreach their natural boundaries, who fail to heed sensible warnings or act without understanding the web of reciprocity that connects all things.
This superbly readable new translation, along with an illuminating introduction, provides readers all they need to appreciate Herodotus' enduring appeal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192126092
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described by Publisher's Weekly as "the best available."

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.
List of Tables.
List of Procedures.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.

I. PRELIMINARIES.

1. A Small Challenge.
2. How to Use This Book.
Reader Guidance.
Conventions.
FAQs for Object-oriented Testing.
Test Process.

3. Testing A Brief Introduction.
What Is Software Testing?
Definitions.
The Limits of Testing.
What Can Testing Accomplish?
Bibliographic Notes.

4. With the Necessary Changes Testing and Object-oriented Software.
The Dismal Science of Software Testing.
Side Effects of the Paradigm.
Language-specific Hazards.
Coverage Models for Object-oriented Testing.
An OO Testing Manifesto.
Bibliographic Notes.

II. MODELS.


5. Test Models.
Test Design and Test Models.
Bibliographic Notes.

6. Combinational Models.
How Combinational Models Support Testing.
How to Develop a Decision Table.
Deriving the Logic Function.
Decision Table Validation.
Test Generation.
Choosing a Combinational Test Strategy.
Bibliographic Notes.

7. State Machines.
Motivation.
The Basic Model.
The FREE State Model.
State-based Test Design.
Bibliographic Notes.

8. A Tester's Guide to the UML.
Introduction.
General-purpose Elements.
Use Case Diagram.
Class Diagram.
Sequence Diagram.
Activity Diagram.
Statechart Diagram.
Collaboration Diagram.
Component Diagram.
Deployment Diagram.
Graphs, Relations, and Testing. Bibliographic Notes.

III. PATTERNS.


9. Results-oriented Test Strategy.
Results-oriented Testing.
Test Design Patterns.
Test Design Template.
Documenting Test Cases, Suites, and Plans.
Bibliographic Notes.

10. Classes.
Class Test and Integration.
Preliminaries.
Method Scope Test Design Patterns.
Category-Partition.
Combinational Function Test.
Recursive Function Test.
Polymorphic Message Test.
Class Scope Test Design Patterns.
Invariant Boundaries.
Nonmodal Class Test.
Quasi-modal Class Test.
Modal Class Test.
Flattened Class Scope Test Design Patterns.
Polymorphic Server Test.
Modal Hierarchy Test.
Bibliographic Notes.

11. Reusable Components.
Testing and Reuse.
Test Design Patterns.
Abstract Class Test.
Generic Class Test.
New Framework Test.
Popular Framework Test.
Bibliographic Notes.

12. Subsystems.
Subsystems.
Subsystem Test Design Patterns.
Class Association Test.
Round-trip Scenario Test.
Controlled Exception Test.
Mode Machine Test.
Bibliographic Notes.

13. Integration.
Integration in Object-oriented Development.
Integration Patterns.
Subsystem/System Scope.
Big Bang Integration.
Bottom-up Integration.
Top-down Integration.
Collaboration Integration.
Backbone Integration.
Layer Integration.
Client/Server Integration.
Distributed Services Integration.
High-frequency Integration.
Bibliographic Notes.

14. Application Systems.
Testing Application Systems.
Test Design Patterns.
Extended Use Case Test.
Covered in CRUD.
Allocate Tests by Profile.
Implementation-specific Capabilities.
Post-development Testing.
Note on Testing Performance Objectives.
Bibliographic Notes.

15. Regression Testing.
Preliminaries.
Test Patterns.
Retest All.
Retest Risky Use Cases.
Retest by Profile.
Retest Changed Code.
Retest Within Firewall.
Bibliographic Notes.

IV. TOOLS.


16. Test Automation.
Why Testing Must Be Automated. Limitations and Caveats.

17. Assertions.
Introduction.
Implementation-based Assertions.
Responsibility-based Assertions.
Implementation.
The Percolation Pattern.
Deployment.
Limitations and Caveats.
Some Assertion Tools.
Bibliographic Notes.

18. Oracles.
Introduction. Oracle Patterns. Comparators. Bibliographic Notes.

19. Test Harness Design.
How to Develop a Test Harness.
Test Case Patterns.
Test Case/Test Suite Method.
Test Case/Test Suite Class.
Catch All Exceptions.
Test Control Patterns.
Server Stub.
Server Proxy.
Driver Patterns.
TestDriver Superclass.
Percolate the Object Under Test.
Symmetric Driver.
Subclass Driver.
Private Access Driver.
Test Control Interface.
Drone. Built-in Test Driver.
Test Execution Patterns.
Command Line Test Bundle.
Incremental Testing Framework.
Fresh Objects.
A Test Implementation Syntax.
Bibliographic Notes.

Appendix -: BigFoot's Tootsie A Case Study.
Requirements.
OOA/D for Capability-driven Testing.
Implementation.

Glossary. References.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    The Histories by Herodotus fascinating

    An excellent book for people intrested in ancient history or learning about how ancient people thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2007

    Herodotus is Outstanding!

    The Histories of Herodoutus is the sightings and hearings that Herodotus a native of Halicarnassus, had written down. This includes the customs of Egyptians, far-fetched tales of one-eyed giants, and the Persian war. This is one of the greatest masterpieces of western literature that has been preserved.

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    Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!

    Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!

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