||The Art of Capacity Planning, 2nd Edition|
In their early days, Twitter, Flickr, Etsy, and many other companies experienced sudden spikes in activity that took their web services down in minutes. Today, determining how much capacity you need for handling traffic surges is still a common frustration of operations engineers and software developers. This hands-on guide provides the knowledge and tools you need to measure, deploy, and manage your web application infrastructure before you experience explosive growth.
In this thoroughly updated edition, authors Arun Kejariwal (MZ) and John Allspaw provide a systematic, robust, and practical approach to capacity planning - rather than theoretical models - based on their own experiences and those of many colleagues in the industry. They address the vast sea change in web operations, especially cloud computing.
Understand issues that arise on heavily trafficked websites or mobile apps; Explore how capacity fits into web/mobile app availability and performance; Use tools for measur ...
Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the boundary between the physical and digital worlds. In AR's current exploration phase, innovators are beginning to create compelling and contextually rich applications that enhance a user's everyday experiences. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannis - a world-leading expert in the field - introduces you to AR: how it's evolving, where the opportunities are, and where it's headed.
If you're a designer, developer, entrepreneur, student, educator, business leader, artist, or simply curious about AR's possibilities, this insightful guide explains how you can become involved with an exciting, fast-moving technology.
Computer vision, machine learning, cameras, sensors, and wearables change the way you see the world; Haptic technology syncs what you see with how something feels; Augmented sound and hearables alter the way you listen to your environment; Digital smell and taste augment the way you share and receive information; New approaches to storytelling ...
Your new product is ready to launch and you're itching to tell potential customers all about it. But how do you make your message stand out above all the noise and marketing clutter? Take the guesswork out of content management with this hands-on guide. You'll learn how to produce and manage powerful content pieces that speak directly to customers and compel them to respond.
Author Laura Busche walks you through content strategies and tactics drawn from business, design, and psychology insights. Packed with examples and exercises, this book teaches you how to tell your story with engaging copy, potent images, and striking design - all carefully orchestrated through well-oiled production management. Solopreneurs, startups, marketing managers, and execs will learn 10 Essential Steps to Content Success, with deep dives into: Content strategy - understand your audience, choose and prioritize channels, and find your brand's core themes, voice, and tone; Content creation - craft an engagi ...
||The Manager's Path|
Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal - especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.
From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you'll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you're a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.
Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager; Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead; Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team; Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge ...
||The Customer-Driven Playbook|
Despite the wide acceptance of Lean approaches and customer-development strategies, many product teams still have difficulty putting these principles into meaningful action. That's where The Customer-Driven Playbook comes in. This practical guide provides a complete end-to-end process that will help you understand customers, identify their problems, conceptualize new ideas, and create fantastic products they'll love.
To build successful products, you need to continually test your assumptions about your customers and the products you build. This book shows team leads, researchers, designers, and managers how to use the Hypothesis Progression Framework (HPF) to formulate, experiment with, and make sense of critical customer and product assumptions at every stage. With helpful tips, real-world examples, and complete guides, you'll quickly learn how to turn Lean theory into action.
Collect and formulate your assumptions into hypotheses that can be tested to unlock meaningful insights ...
||Agile Application Security|
Agile continues to be the most adopted software development methodology among organizations worldwide, but it generally hasn't integrated well with traditional security management techniques. And most security professionals aren't up to speed in their understanding and experience of agile development. To help bridge the divide between these two worlds, this practical guide introduces several security tools and techniques adapted specifically to integrate with agile development.
Written by security experts and agile veterans, this book begins by introducing security principles to agile practitioners, and agile principles to security practitioners. The authors also reveal problems they encountered in their own experiences with agile security, and how they worked to solve them.
Add security practices to each stage of your existing development lifecycle; Integrate security with planning, requirements, design, and at the code level; Include security testing as part of your team's effo ...
||Kubernetes: Up and Running|
Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How's that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.
Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda - who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons - explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers.
Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addresses; Dive into containerized appl ...
||Building Microservices with ASP.NET Core|
At a time when nearly every vertical, regardless of domain, seems to need software running in the cloud to make money, microservices provide the agility and drastically reduced time to market you require. This hands-on guide shows you how to create, test, compile, and deploy microservices, using the ASP.NET Core free and open-source framework. Along the way, you'll pick up good, practical habits for building powerful and robust services.
Building microservices isn't about learning a specific framework or programming language; it's about building applications that thrive in elastically scaling environments that don't have host affinity, and that can start and stop at a moment's notice. This practical book guides you through the process.
Learn test-driven and API-first development concepts; Communicate with other services by creating and consuming backing services such as databases and queues; Build a microservice that depends on an external data source; Learn about event sourcing, ...
||Building Progressive Web Apps|
Move over native apps. New progressive web apps have capabilities that will soon make you obsolete. With this hands-on guide, web developers and business execs will learn how - and why - to develop web apps that take advantage of features that have so far been exclusive to native apps. Features that include fast load times, push notifications, offline access, homescreen shortcuts, and an entirely app-like experience.
By leveraging the latest browser APIs, progressive web apps combine all of the benefits of native apps, while avoiding their issues. Throughout the book, author Tal Ater shows you how to improve a simple website for the fictional Gotham Imperial Hotel into a modern progressive web app.
Understand how service workers work, and use them to create sites that launch in an instant, regardless of the user's internet connection; Create full-screen web apps that launch from the phone's homescreen just like native apps; Re-engage users with push notifications, even days after ...
||Ansible: Up and Running, 2nd Edition|
Among the many configuration management tools available, Ansible has some distinct advantages - it's minimal in nature, you don't need to install anything on your nodes, and it has an easy learning curve. With this updated second edition, you'll learn how to be productive with this tool quickly, whether you're a developer deploying code to production or a system administrator looking for a better automation solution.
Authors Lorin Hochstein and René Moser show you how to write playbooks (Ansible's configuration management scripts), manage remote servers, and explore the tool's real power: built-in declarative modules. You'll discover that Ansible has the functionality you need - and the simplicity you desire.
Manage Windows machines, and automate network device configuration; Manage your fleet from your web browser with Ansible Tower; Understand how Ansible differs from other configuration management systems; Use the YAML file format to write your own playbooks; Work with a comp ...