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Web Components in Action
Web Components in Action

Web Components are a standardized way to build reusable custom elements for web pages and applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A Web Component is well-encapsulated, keeping its internal structure separate from other page elements so they don't collide with the rest of your code. In Web Components in Action you'll learn to design, build, and deploy reusable Web Components from scratch. The right UI can set your sites and web applications apart from the ordinary. Using the Web Components API, you can build Custom Elements and then add them to your pages with just a simple HTML tag. This standards-based design approach gives you complete control over the style and behavior of your components and makes them radically easier to build, share, and reuse between projects. Web Components in Action teaches you to build and use Web Components from the ground up. You'll start with simple components and component-based applications, using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Then, you'll custo ...
Data Science with Python and Dask
Data Science with Python and Dask

Dask is a native parallel analytics tool designed to integrate seamlessly with the libraries you're already using, including Pandas, NumPy, and Scikit-Learn. With Dask you can crunch and work with huge datasets, using the tools you already have. And Data Science with Python and Dask is your guide to using Dask for your data projects without changing the way you work! An efficient data pipeline means everything for the success of a data science project. Dask is a flexible library for parallel computing in Python that makes it easy to build intuitive workflows for ingesting and analyzing large, distributed datasets. Dask provides dynamic task scheduling and parallel collections that extend the functionality of NumPy, Pandas, and Scikit-learn, enabling users to scale their code from a single laptop to a cluster of hundreds of machines with ease. Data Science with Python and Dask teaches you to build scalable projects that can handle massive datasets. After meeting the Dask framework ...
The Design of Web APIs
The Design of Web APIs

The Design of Web APIs is a practical, example-packed guide to crafting extraordinary web APIs. Author Arnaud Lauret demonstrates fantastic design principles and techniques you can apply to both public and private web APIs. An API frees developers to integrate with an application without knowing its code-level details. Whether you're using established standards like REST and OpenAPI or more recent approaches like GraphQL or gRPC, mastering API design is a superskill. It will make your web-facing services easier to consume and your clients - internal and external - happier. Drawing on author Arnaud Lauret's many years of API design experience, this book teaches you how to gather requirements, how to balance business and technical goals, and how to adopt a consumer-first mindset. It teaches effective practices using numerous interesting examples. ...
Secure by Design
Secure by Design

Secure by Design teaches developers how to use design to drive security in software development. This book is full of patterns, best practices, and mindsets that you can directly apply to your real world development. You'll also learn to spot weaknesses in legacy code and how to address them. Security should be the natural outcome of your development process. As applications increase in complexity, it becomes more important to bake security-mindedness into every step. The secure-by-design approach teaches best practices to implement essential software features using design as the primary driver for security. Secure by Design teaches you principles and best practices for writing highly secure software. At the code level, you'll discover security-promoting constructs like safe error handling, secure validation, and domain primitives. You'll also master security-centric techniques you can apply throughout your build-test-deploy pipeline, including the unique concerns of modern micro ...
GANs in Action
GANs in Action

GANs in Action teaches you how to build and train your own Generative Adversarial Networks, one of the most important innovations in deep learning. In this book, you'll learn how to start building your own simple adversarial system as you explore the foundation of GAN architecture: the generator and discriminator networks. Generative Adversarial Networks, GANs, are an incredible AI technology capable of creating images, sound, and videos that are indistinguishable from the real thing. By pitting two neural networks against each other - one to generate fakes and one to spot them - GANs rapidly learn to produce photo-realistic faces and other media objects. With the potential to produce stunningly realistic animations or shocking deepfakes, GANs are a huge step forward in deep learning systems. GANs in Action teaches you to build and train your own Generative Adversarial Networks. You'll start by creating simple generator and discriminator networks that are the foundation of GAN ar ...
Web Performance in Action
Web Performance in Action

Web Performance in Action is your companion guide to making websites faster. You'll learn techniques that speed the delivery of your site's assets to the user, increase rendering speed, decrease the overall footprint of your site, as well as how to build a workflow that automates common optimization techniques. Nifty features, hip design, and clever marketing are great, but your website will flop if visitors think it's slow. Network conditions can be unpredictable, and with today's sites being bigger than ever, you need to set yourself apart from the competition by focusing on speed. Achieving a high level of performance is a combination of front-end architecture choices, best practices, and some clever sleight-of-hand. This book will demystify all these topics for you. Web Performance in Action is your guide to making fast websites. Packed with "Aha!" moments and critical details, this book teaches you how to create performant websites the right way. You'll master optimal render ...
Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 3rd Edition
Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 3rd Edition

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 3rd Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day - lunchtime would be perfect - for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R ...
Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches
Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches

Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches shows you how to install and use Linux for all the things you do with your OS, like connecting to a network, installing software, and securing your system. Whether you're just curious about Linux or have to get up and running for your job, you'll appreciate how this book concentrates on the tasks you need to know how to do in 23 easy lessons. If you've only used Windows or Mac OS X, you may be daunted by the Linux operating system. And yet learning Linux doesn't have to be hard, and the payoff is great. Linux is secure, flexible, and free. It's less susceptible to malicious attacks, and when it is attacked, patches are available quickly. If you don't like the way it looks or behaves, you can change it. And best of all, Linux allows users access to different desktop interfaces and loads of software, almost all of it completely free. Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches shows you how to install and use Linux for all the things you do with your OS, lik ...
Angular 2 Development with TypeScript
Angular 2 Development with TypeScript

Angular 2 Development with Typescript teaches you what you need to start using Angular, while you also learn TypeScript and how to take advantage of its benefits. Whether you're building web clients or full-featured SPAs, using the Angular 2 web framework is a liberating experience. Its declarative style makes it easy to define and add features without a lot of manually written boilerplate, and the fully integrated TypeScript language gives you the benefits of a statically typed language within the JavaScript ecosystem. Not to mention that adding Angular 2 and TypeScript to your skill set makes you a hot commodity. Angular 2 Development with Typescript introduces Angular 2 to developers comfortable using AngularJS v1 or other web frameworks. You'll start by exploring how Angular 2 works in an online auction application. Along the way, you'll learn to use TypeScript to write type-aware classes, interfaces, and generics. This is a practical book that covers real-world development c ...
hapi.js in Action
hapi.js in Action

Hapi.js in Action teaches you how to build modern Node-driven applications using hapi.js. Packed with examples, this book takes you from your first simple server through the skills you'll need to build a complete application. The hapi.js web framework for Node.js is built around three radical ideas. Developer productivity: hapi's intuitive setup gets you up and running in no time. Maintainability: hapi's modular design allows for easy scaling and improvement. Flexibility: hapi has a lightweight core that you can expand and customize with plugins. Are you ready to get hapi? Hapi.js in Action is an incredibly practical book that teaches you to build APIs, servers, and applications using Node.js and the hapi.js framework. You'll begin with an easy-to-follow mental model of a Node.js web application and see exactly where hapi fits into the picture. Then, you'll walk through building an API and composing it into a web application. Along the way, you'll explore key topics like validati ...
Deep Learning for Search
Deep Learning for Search

Deep Learning for Search teaches you how to improve the effectiveness of your search by implementing neural network-based techniques. By the time you're finished with the book, you'll be ready to build amazing search engines that deliver the results your users need and that get better as time goes on! Deep learning handles the toughest search challenges, including imprecise search terms, badly indexed data, and retrieving images with minimal metadata. And with modern tools like DL4J and TensorFlow, you can apply powerful DL techniques without a deep background in data science or natural language processing (NLP). This book will show you how. Deep Learning for Search teaches you to improve your search results with neural networks. You'll review how DL relates to search basics like indexing and ranking. Then, you'll walk through in-depth examples to upgrade your search with DL techniques using Apache Lucene and Deeplearning4j. As the book progresses, you'll explore advanced topics ...
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