Learning Perl 6
If you're ready to get started with Perl 6, this is the book you want, whether you're a programmer, system administrator, or web hacker. Perl 6 is a new language - a modern reinvention of Perl suitable for almost any task, from short fixes to complete web applications. This hands-on tutorial gets you started.
Author brian d foy (Mastering Perl) provides a sophisticated introduction to this new programming language. Each chapter in this guide contains exercises to help you practice what you learn as you learn it. Other books may teach you to program in Perl 6, but this book will turn you into a Perl 6 programmer.
Numbers, strings, blocks, and positionals; Files and directories and input/output; Associatives, subroutines, classes, and roles; Junctions and sets; Regular expressions and built-in grammars; Concurrency features: Promises, supplies, and channels; Controlling external programs and other advanced features. ...
Why is GraphQL the most innovative technology for fetching data since Ajax? By providing a query language for your APIs and a runtime for fulfilling queries with your data, GraphQL presents a clear alternative to REST and ad hoc web service architectures. With this practical guide, Alex Banks and Eve Porcello deliver a clear learning path for frontend web developers, backend engineers, and project and product managers looking to get started with GraphQL.
You'll explore graph theory, the graph data structure, and GraphQL types before learning hands-on how to build a schema for a photo-sharing application. This book also introduces you to Apollo Client, a popular framework you can use to connect GraphQL to your user interface.
Explore graph theory and review popular graph examples in use today; Learn how GraphQL applies database querying methods to the internet; Create a schema for a PhotoShare application that serves as a roadmap and a contract between the frontend and backend tea ...
Think Complexity, 2nd Edition
Complexity science uses computation to explore the physical and social sciences. In Think Complexity, you'll use graphs, cellular automata, and agent-based models to study topics in physics, biology, and economics.
Whether you're an intermediate-level Python programmer or a student of computational modeling, you'll delve into examples of complex systems through a series of worked examples, exercises, case studies, and easy-to-understand explanations.
Work with NumPy arrays and SciPy methods, including basic signal processing and Fast Fourier Transform; Study abstract models of complex physical systems, including power laws, fractals and pink noise, and Turing machines; Get Jupyter notebooks filled with starter code and solutions to help you re-implement and extend original experiments in complexity; and models of computation like Turmites, Turing machines, and cellular automata; Explore the philosophy of science, including the nature of scientific laws, theory choice, and realism ...
The Site Reliability Workbook
In 2016, Google's Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today - and why reliability considerations are fundamental to service design. Now, Google engineers who worked on that bestseller introduce The Site Reliability Workbook, a hands-on companion that uses concrete examples to show you how to put SRE principles and practices to work in your environment.
This new workbook not only combines practical examples from Google's experiences, but also provides case studies from Google's Cloud Platform customers who underwent this journey. Evernote, The Home Depot, The New York Times, and other companies outline hard-won experiences of what worked for them and what didn't.
Dive into this workbook and learn how to flesh out your own SRE practice, no matter what size your company is.
How to run reliable services in environments you don't completely control - like cloud; Practical applications of how to create, monitor ...
Foundations for Architecting Data Solutions
While many companies ponder implementation details such as distributed processing engines and algorithms for data analysis, this practical book takes a much wider view of big data development, starting with initial planning and moving diligently toward execution. Authors Ted Malaska and Jonathan Seidman guide you through the major components necessary to start, architect, and develop successful big data projects.
Everyone from CIOs and COOs to lead architects and developers will explore a variety of big data architectures and applications, from massive data pipelines to web-scale applications. Each chapter addresses a piece of the software development life cycle and identifies patterns to maximize long-term success throughout the life of your project.
Start the planning process by considering the key data project types; Use guidelines to evaluate and select data management solutions; Reduce risk related to technology, your team, and vague requirements; Explore system interface de ...
Learning Kali Linux
With more than 600 security tools in its arsenal, the Kali Linux distribution can be overwhelming. Experienced and aspiring security professionals alike may find it challenging to select the most appropriate tool for conducting a given test. This practical book covers Kali's expansive security capabilities and helps you identify the tools you need to conduct a wide range of security tests and penetration tests. You'll also explore the vulnerabilities that make those tests necessary.
Author Ric Messier takes you through the foundations of Kali Linux and explains methods for conducting tests on networks, web applications, wireless security, password vulnerability, and more. You'll discover different techniques for extending Kali tools and creating your own toolset.
Learn tools for stress testing network stacks and applications; Perform network reconnaissance to determine what's available to attackers; Execute penetration tests using automated exploit tools such as Metasploit; Use c ...
Getting Started with Kudu
Fast data ingestion, serving, and analytics in the Hadoop ecosystem have forced developers and architects to choose solutions using the least common denominator - either fast analytics at the cost of slow data ingestion or fast data ingestion at the cost of slow analytics. There is an answer to this problem. With the Apache Kudu column-oriented data store, you can easily perform fast analytics on fast data. This practical guide shows you how.
Begun as an internal project at Cloudera, Kudu is an open source solution compatible with many data processing frameworks in the Hadoop environment. In this book, current and former solutions professionals from Cloudera provide use cases, examples, best practices, and sample code to help you get up to speed with Kudu.
Explore Kudu's high-level design, including how it spreads data across servers; Fully administer a Kudu cluster, enable security, and add or remove nodes; Learn Kudu's client-side APIs, including how to integrate Apache Impala, ...
Prometheus: Up & Running
Get up to speed with Prometheus, the metrics-based monitoring system used by tens of thousands of organizations in production. This practical guide provides application developers, sysadmins, and DevOps practitioners with a hands-on introduction to the most important aspects of Prometheus, including dashboarding and alerting, direct code instrumentation, and metric collection from third-party systems with exporters.
This open source system has gained popularity over the past few years for good reason. With its simple yet powerful data model and query language, Prometheus does one thing, and it does it well. Author and Prometheus developer Brian Brazil guides you through Prometheus setup, the Node exporter, and the Alertmanager, then demonstrates how to use them for application and infrastructure monitoring.
Know where and how much to apply instrumentation to your application code; Identify metrics with labels using unique key-value pairs; Get an introduction to Grafana, a popular ...
Head First PMP, 4th Edition
Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you'll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam.
Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors; Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition; Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies; Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining. ...
This Is Service Design Methods
In this book, you'll find 54 hands-on descriptions that help you DO the key methods used in service design. These methods include instructions, guidelines, and tips-and-tricks for activities within research, ideation, prototyping, and facilitation. This is the print version of the method companion to the book This Is Service Design Doing (#TiSDD). It includes the same content that you can find free on the book website, tisdd.com, but nicely revisualized and presented in a professional bound format.
Caveat: While methods are the building blocks of a service design process, owning a pile of bricks does not make you an architect or even a bricklayer. Success in doing service design certainly requires a mastery of these methods. However, you must also be able to combine them into a process that fits the context and needs of your organization and guide people through this new way of working.
This book only contains the building blocks - the methods. It doesn't detail how to assemble t ...
Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way—including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you'll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers.