DVD: www.amazon.com thefilmarchive.org Operation Teapot was a series of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. During shot “Wasp”, ground forces took part in Exercise Desert Rock VI which included an armored task force “Razor” moving to within 900 meters of ground zero, under the still-forming mushroom cloud. The Civil Defense “Apple-2″ shot on May 5, 1955 was intended to test various building construction types (nicknamed as “Survival Town”) in a nuclear blast. A few of the buildings still stand at Area 1, Nevada Test Site. A documentary film was produced showing the buildings being damaged by the blast; in the film, the test is called “Operation Cue”. Stock footage from the nuclear test was used in the 1983 TV movie The Day After during the explosion sequence. An augmented test unit from the United States Marine Corps participated in Shot “Bee” during the March 1955 exercises. In the notable MET (Military Effects Test, shown in all images at right), a bomb core of uranium-233 (a rarely used fissile isotope that is the product of thorium-232 neutron absorption in breeder reactors) was shown to produce a yield comparable to the “Fat Man” plutonium weapon exploded over Nagasaki. This series preceded Wigwam and followed Operation Castle. The shots of this series were: Teapot Test Blasts Test Name Date Location Yield Note Wasp 18 February, 1955 Nevada Test Site (Area 7) 1.2 kilotons Moth 22 February, 1955 Nevada Test …
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Google Tech Talks January 22, 2008 ABSTRACT Note: This project has been open-sourced under the name Google C++ Mocking Framework, and the project’s homepage is code.google.com Mock objects make unit testing easier and more effective. They cut code dependencies, make the tests fast and robust, make the test intent clear, and enable developers to easily test the interaction between components. While an invaluable technique, mocks haven’t caught on in the C++ land due to limitation of the language and lack of good tools. gMock is a library that makes C++ mocks easy and practical. A user would describe the interface he wants to mock and gMock will automatically generate the implementation. Then the user can control the generated mock using an intuitive Domain-Specific Language (embedded in C++) that resembles English. Announced in Q4 2007, gMock has been used in over 100 projects at Google. The primary designer of gMock will present: What mock objects are and what they can do for you; How gMock works; How to use gMock to your benefit; and Some technical challenges in developing gMock (crazy templates and macros come to mind). If you want to write well-designed and well-tested C++ programs, this talk is for you. Speaker: Zhanyong Wan Zhanyong Wan is a software engineer in Google Kirkland. He is the primary author of Google Test and gMock, our in-house C++ testing infrastructures. His main interest is in writing tools to help fellow developers produce better code.
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