Take advantage of Bitcoin's underlying technology, the blockchain, to build massively scalable, decentralized applications known as dapps. In this practical guide, author Siraj Raval explains why dapps will become more widely used—and profitable - than today's most popular web apps. You'll learn how the blockchain's cryptographically stored ledger, scarce-asset model, and peer-to-peer (P2P) technology provide a more flexible, better-incentivized structure than current software models.
Once you understand the theory behind dapps and what a thriving dapp ecosystem looks like, Raval shows you how to use existing tools to create a working dapp. You'll then take a deep dive into the OpenBazaar decentralized market, and examine two case studies of successful dapps currently in use.
||Architecting HBase Applications|
HBase is a remarkable tool for indexing mass volumes of data, but getting started with this distributed database and its ecosystem can be daunting. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to architect, design, and deploy your own HBase applications by examining real-world solutions. Along with HBase principles and cluster deployment guidelines, this book includes in-depth case studies that demonstrate how large companies solved specific use cases with HBase.
Authors Jean-Marc Spaggiari and Kevin O'Dell also provide draft solutions and code examples to help you implement your own versions of those use cases, from master data management (MDM) and document storage to near real-time event processing. You'll also learn troubleshooting techniques to help you avoid common deployment mistakes.
Microservices can have a positive impact on your enterprise - just ask Amazon and Netflix - but you can fall into many traps if you don't approach them in the right way. This practical guide covers the entire microservices landscape, including the principles, technologies, and methodologies of this unique, modular style of system building. You'll learn about the experiences of organizations around the globe that have successfully adopted microservices.
In three parts, this book explains how these services work and what it means to build an application the Microservices Way. You'll explore a design-based approach to microservice architecture with guidance for implementing various elements. And you'll get a set of recipes and practices for meeting practical, organizational, and cultural challenges to microservice adoption.
||OpenShift for Developers|
Keen to build web applications for the cloud? Get a quick hands-on introduction to OpenShift, the open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from Red Hat. With this practical guide, you'll learn the steps necessary to build, deploy, and host a complete real-world application on OpenShift without having to slog through long, detailed explanations of the technologies involved.
OpenShift enables you to use Docker application containers and the Kubernetes cluster manager to automate the way you create, ship, and run applications. Through the course of the book, you'll learn how to use OpenShift and the Wildfly application server to build and then immediately deploy a Java application online.
We're surrounded with a myriad of communication tools: email, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, to name a few. Slack is a newer communication tool, borrowing IRC concepts and transcending them with an intuitive interface that allows countless customizations and integrations—from other communication tools to bots, Kayak, Google, Hacker News, and more. Slack glues together all of your favorite applications, and if there isn't something already available to fit your needs, you can hack your own solution.
This practical book provides you with hacks to use Slack efficiently and adapt it to your company and your community. It discusses Slack integrations, covering both IFTTT and Zapier. Going deeper into Slack customization, the book also shows how you can build your own applications and Slack bots by giving you some examples using different tools and frameworks to hack your custom workflow.
||Mastering Bitcoin, 2nd Edition|
Join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.
Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it's already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.
Interested in React but find yourself confused about how to use it with the Flux architecture? This is your book. Authors Alex Banks and Eve Porcello show you how to build React applications with the entire React ecosystem—including Flux. You'll learn about the methodologies behind the creation of the library and its related tools through short interviews with key players in the React community.
||Practical Statistics for Data Scientists|
A key component of data science is statistics and machine learning, but only a small proportion of data scientists are actually trained as statisticians. This concise guide illustrates how to apply statistical concepts essential to data science, with advice on how to avoid their misuse.
Many courses and books teach basic statistics, but rarely from a data science perspective. And while many data science resources incorporate statistical methods, they typically lack a deep statistical perspective. This quick reference book bridges that gap in an accessible, readable format.
||Mastering Feature Engineering|
Feature engineering is essential to applied machine learning, but using domain knowledge to strengthen your predictive models can be difficult and expensive. To help fill the information gap on feature engineering, this complete hands-on guide teaches beginning-to-intermediate data scientists how to work with this widely practiced but little discussed topic.
Author Alice Zheng explains common practices and mathematical principles to help engineer features for new data and tasks. If you understand basic machine learning concepts like supervised and unsupervised learning, you're ready to get started. Not only will you learn how to implement feature engineering in a systematic and principled way, you'll also learn how to practice better data science.
||Linux Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition|
If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You'll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.
Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you're a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.
Currently used at many colleges, universities, and high schools, this hands-on introduction to computer science is ideal for people with little or no programming experience. The goal of this concise book is not just to teach you Java, but to help you think like a computer scientist. You'll learn how to program - a useful skill by itself—but you'll also discover how to use programming as a means to an end.
Authors Allen Downey and Chris Mayfield start with the most basic concepts and gradually move into topics that are more complex, such as recursion and object-oriented programming. Each brief chapter covers the material for one week of a college course and includes exercises to help you practice what you've learned.