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Jenkins 2: Up and Running Jenkins 2: Up and Running

Design, implement, and execute continuous delivery pipelines with a level of flexibility, control, and ease of maintenance that was not possible with Jenkins before. With this practical book, build administrators, developers, testers, and other professionals will learn how the features in Jenkins 2 let you define pipelines as code, leverage integration with other key technologies, and create automated, reliable pipelines to simplify and accelerate your DevOps environments. Author Brent Laster shows you how Jenkins 2 is significantly different from the more traditional, web-only versions of this popular open source automation platform. If you're familiar with Jenkins and want to take advantage of the new technologies to transform your legacy pipelines or build new modern, automated continuous delivery environments, this is your book. Create continuous delivery pipelines as code with the Jenkins domain-specific language; Get practical guidance on how to migrate existing jobs and pi ...
Deploying to OpenShift Deploying to OpenShift

Get an in-depth tour of OpenShift, the container-based software deployment and management platform from Red Hat that provides a secure multi-tenant environment for the enterprise. This practical guide describes in detail how OpenShift, building on Kubernetes, enables you to automate the way you create, ship, and run applications in a containerized environment. Author Graham Dumpleton provides the knowledge you need to make the best use of the OpenShift container platform to deploy not only your cloud-native applications, but also more traditional stateful applications. Developers and administrators will learn how to run, access, and manage containers in OpenShift, including how to orchestrate them at scale. Build application container images from source and deploy them; Implement and extend application image builders; Use incremental and chained builds to accelerate build times; Automate builds by using a webhook to link OpenShift to a Git repository; Add configuration and secret ...
Practical Tableau Practical Tableau

Whether you have some experience with Tableau software or are just getting started, this manual goes beyond the basics to help you build compelling, interactive data visualization applications. Author Ryan Sleeper, one of the world's most qualified Tableau consultants, complements his web posts and instructional videos with this guide to give you a firm understanding of how to use Tableau to find valuable insights in data. Over five sections, Sleeper - recognized as a Tableau Zen Master, Tableau Public Visualization of the Year author, and Tableau Iron Viz Champion - provides visualization tips, tutorials, and strategies to help you avoid the pitfalls and take your Tableau knowledge to the next level. Fundamentals: get started with Tableau from the beginning; Chart types: use step-by-step tutorials to build a variety of charts in Tableau; Tips and tricks: learn innovative uses of parameters, color theory, how to make your Tableau workbooks run efficiently, and more; Framework: ex ...
Product Leadership Product Leadership

In today's lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it's rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don't? This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource. In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore: Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics; Best approaches for g ...
Think Perl 6 Think Perl 6

Want to learn how to program and think like a computer scientist? This practical guide gets you started on your programming journey with the help of Perl 6, the younger sister of the popular Perl programming language. Ideal for beginners, this hands-on book includes over 100 exercises with multiple solutions, and more than 1,000 code examples so you can quickly practice what you learn. Experienced programmers - especially those who know Perl 5 - will also benefit. Divided into two parts, Think Perl 6 starts with basic concepts that every programmer needs to know, and then focuses on different programming paradigms and some more advanced programming techniques. With two semesters worth of lessons, this book is the perfect teaching tool for computer science beginners in colleges and universities. Learn basic concepts including variables, expressions, statements, functions, conditionals, recursion, and loops; Understand commonly used basic data structures and the most useful algorit ...
Cloud Foundry: The Definitive Guide Cloud Foundry: The Definitive Guide

How can Cloud Foundry help you develop and deploy business-critical applications and tasks with velocity? This practical guide demonstrates how this open source, cloud-native application platform not only significantly reduces the develop-to-deploy cycle time, but also raises the value line for application operators by changing the way applications and supporting services are deployed and run. Learn how Cloud Foundry can help you improve your product velocity by handling many of essential tasks required to run applications in production. Author Duncan Winn shows DevOps and operations teams how to configure and run Cloud Foundry at scale. You'll examine Cloud Foundry's technical concepts - including how various platform components interrelate - and learn how to choose your underlying infrastructure, define the networking architecture, and establish resiliency requirements. Cloud-native concepts that make the app build, test, deploy, and scale faster; How to deploy Cloud Foundry an ...
Learning HTTP/2 Learning HTTP/2

What can your organization gain by adopting HTTP/2? How about faster, simpler, and more robust websites and applications? This practical guide demonstrates how the latest version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol can dramatically improve website and application performance. You'll take a deep dive into HTTP/2 details, and learn how this updated protocol is changing the web landscape. HTTP/1.1 has been the primary means of communicating data across the web for the past 20 years, but the level of interaction today has gone well beyond what people envisioned in 1997. With this book, authors Stephen Ludin and Javier Garza show you how HTTP/2 will help speed the execution of modern sites and applications. Performance challenges that led to the HTTP upgrade; HTTP/2 in a nutshell, including benefits and transition methods; Existing best practices and hacks to improve web performance; HTTP/2 support for browsers, servers, proxies, and content delivery networks; How the performance of si ...
Tragic Design Tragic Design

Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. In this thought-provoking book, authors Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. The designers responsible certainly didn't intend harm, so what can you do to avoid making similar mistakes? Tragic Design examines real case studies that show how certain design choices adversely affected users, and includes in-depth interviews with authorities in the design industry. Pick up this book and learn how you can be an agent of change in the design community and at your company. Designs that can kill, including the bad interface that doomed a young cancer patient; Designs that anger, through impolite technology and dark patterns; How design can inadvertently cause emotional pain; Designs that exclude people through lack of accessibility, diversity, and justice; How to advocate for ethical design when it isn't easy to do ...
Spock: Up and Running Spock: Up and Running

Most developers would agree that writing automated tests is a good idea, but writing good, well-structured tests is still an elusive skill for many. For Java and Groovy developers, however, there's good news. This practical guide shows you how to write concise and highly readable tests with Spock, the most innovative testing and specification framework for the JVM since JUnit. Author Rob Fletcher takes you from Spock basics to advanced topics, using fully worked integration examples. Through the course of this book, you'll build a simple web application - Squawker - that allows users to post short messages. You'll discover how much easier it is to write automated tests with Spock's straightforward and expressive language. Start by learning how to write simple unit tests; Understand the lifecycle of Spock specifications and feature methods; Dive into interaction testing, using Spock's intuitive syntax for dealing with mocks and stubs; Learn about parameterized tests - writing feat ...
Mobile App Development with Ionic 2 Mobile App Development with Ionic 2

Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with the Ionic 2, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This practical guide shows you how to use Ionic's tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic's powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you're new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application; Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications; Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients; Build a tab-based National Park explorer app with G ...
Agile Data Science 2.0 Agile Data Science 2.0

Data science teams looking to turn research into useful analytics applications require not only the right tools, but also the right approach if they're to succeed. With the revised second edition of this hands-on guide, up-and-coming data scientists will learn how to use the Agile Data Science development methodology to build data applications with Python, Apache Spark, Kafka, and other tools. Author Russell Jurney demonstrates how to compose a data platform for building, deploying, and refining analytics applications with Apache Kafka, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, d3.js, scikit-learn, and Apache Airflow. You'll learn an iterative approach that lets you quickly change the kind of analysis you're doing, depending on what the data is telling you. Publish data science work as a web application, and affect meaningful change in your organization. Build value from your data in a series of agile sprints, using the data-value pyramid; Extract features for statistical models from a single data ...
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