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Exploring Swift
Exploring Swift

Swift is more than just a modern replacement for Objective-C. Ever since going open source in 2015, Swift has evolved into a language that is powerful, modern, and expressive. It's used everywhere from web development to server-side development and cloud-based services! There's a rich, deep world of Swift skills for delivering cleaner, faster code. All you have to do is find out how to use it. Exploring Swift distils the knowledge of three expert Manning authors, introducing you to how Swift can handle a wide array of unique problems. Hand-picked by iOS developer, Manning author, and mentor Craig Grummitt, this quick-start guide has you exploring objects, modeling data with enums, and solving graph issues, all with just Swift, giving you an understanding of the language in the worlds of data and beyond. When you finish, you'll have a better idea of what you can use Swift for, whether you're building the next big iOS app, taking it to the server, or even writing serverless functions! ...
Cloud Native Applications
Cloud Native Applications

Cloud computing is a game changer. Being able to automate and constantly adjust infrastructure is one important reason to use cloud computing for your clients. And developing and operating systems that are able to recover from failure automatically has never been easier. Cloud providers offer you the needed infrastructure for a very reasonable price and technologies like messaging systems and load balancers allow you to decouple different parts of your system and plan for failure. Cloud Native Applications is a collection of hand-picked chapters presenting five topics that will give you insights into the world of cloud computing. Michael and Andreas Wittig, authors of Amazon Web Services in Action, selected these specific topics to teach you how you can gain value from cloud computing. You'll learn how to use Amazon Web Services, one of the most popular public cloud providers. You'll get to know to Docker and Mesos to automate and manage your cloud infrastructure. Decoupling differe ...
Understanding API Security
Understanding API Security

Gone are the days when it was acceptable for a piece of software to live in its own little silo, disconnected from the outside world. Today, services are expected to be available for programming, mixing, and building into new applications. The web-based Application Programming Interface, or API, is how services make themselves available in this dynamic world. By exposing an API, a service can find new life and utility far beyond what its core functionality was designed to be. But these APIs need to be secured and protected in order to be truly useful. An API that's simply left open to everyone, with no security controls, cannot be used to protect personalized or sensitive information, which severely limits its usefulness. The OAuth delegation and authorization protocol is one of the most popular standards for API security today. Understanding API Security is a selection of chapters from several Manning books that give you some context for how API security works in the real world by ...
Exploring the Data Jungle
Exploring the Data Jungle

Some people like to believe that all data is ready to be used immediately. Not so! Data in the wild is hard to track and harder to understand, and the first job of data scientists to identify and prepare data so it can be used. To find your way through the data jungle successfully, you need the right perspective and guidance. (There's no point hacking at overgrowth with a spoon after all!) Identify and prepare your data well, and you'll be well set to create insight from chaos and discover important analytic patterns - to set your business on the right track. Exploring the Data Jungle: Finding, Preparing, and Using Real-World Data is a collection of three hand-picked chapters introducing you to the often-overlooked art of putting unfamiliar data to good use. Brian Godsey, author of Think Like a Data Scientist, has selected these chapters to help you navigate data in the wild, identify and prepare raw data for analysis, modeling, machine learning, or visualization. As you explore the ...
Exploring PowerShell Automation
Exploring PowerShell Automation

During the decade that PowerShell has been around, a significant and increasing percentage of Windows administrators have discovered that PowerShell allows them to be more productive. They've realized that PowerShell enables them to perform administrative tasks across a wide range of technologies from Microsoft and third party vendors. The time it takes to develop PowerShell scripts is paid back multiple times by automating repetitive tasks and reducing errors with repeatable, reliable processes. Exploring PowerShell Automation is a selection of chapters that gives you an overview of using PowerShell to administer your environment. Richard Siddaway has been involved in the production of all of these chapters either as an author or an editor, and has chosen them specifically to represent the breadth of possibilities for administering your systems through PowerShell. The first two chapters provide an overview of PowerShell and PowerShell remoting. The remaining three chapters give you ...
Exploring Data Science
Exploring Data Science

There's never been a better time to get into data science. But where do you start? Data Science is a broad field, incorporating aspects of statistics, machine learning, and data engineering. It's easy to become overwhelmed, or end up learning about a small section of data science or a single methodology. Exploring Data Science is a collection of five hand-picked chapters introducing you to various areas in data science and explaining which methodologies work best for each. John Mount and Nina Zumel, authors of Practical Data Science with R, selected these chapters to give you the big picture of the many data domains. You'll learn about time series, neural networks, text analytics, and more. As you explore different modeling practices, you'll see practical examples of how R, Python, and other languages are used in data science. Along the way, you'll experience a sample of Manning books you may want to add to your library. ...
Designing Scalable JavaScript Applications
Designing Scalable JavaScript Applications

If you've ever written a non-trivial JavaScript application, you know that creating a code base that's easy to maintain and scales well over time is no small feat. The complexity only grows as the project becomes larger. While it's impossible to plan for every change that could possibly happen over the life of a project, you can help future-proof your front-end architecture by designing software that's pliable and easily extended. Well-designed, extensible architecture can help reduce development and maintenance costs, as bug fixes, enhancements, and new technologies can be incorporated more easily. Designing Scalable JavaScript Applications helps you start thinking about which tools and frameworks you'll use and which design patterns you'll implement. This book brings together excerpts from four different Manning titles selected by Emmit Scott, the author of SPA Design and Architecture. These chapters are great starting points for understanding how to build better JavaScript applic ...
Amazon Web Services in Action, 2nd Edition
Amazon Web Services in Action, 2nd Edition

Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all the essential AWS services you to know, emphasizing best practices for security, high availability and scalability. The largest and most mature of the cloud platforms, AWS offers over 100 prebuilt services, practically limitless compute resources, bottomless secure storage, as well as top-notch automation capabilities. This book shows you how to develop, host, and manage applications on AWS. Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to deploying web applications in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all essential AWS services, with a focus on automation, security, high availability, and scalability. This thoroughly revised edition covers the latest additions to AWS, including serverless infrastructure with AWS Lambda, sharing data with EFS, and in-me ...
Google Cloud Platform in Action
Google Cloud Platform in Action

Google Cloud Platform in Action teaches you to build and launch applications that scale, leveraging the many services on GCP to move faster than ever. You'll learn how to choose exactly the services that best suit your needs, and you'll be able to build applications that run on Google Cloud Platform and start more quickly, suffer fewer disasters, and require less maintenance. Thousands of developers worldwide trust Google Cloud Platform, and for good reason. With GCP, you can host your applications on the same infrastructure that powers Search, Maps, and the other Google tools you use daily. You get rock-solid reliability, an incredible array of prebuilt services, and a cost-effective, pay-only-for-what-you-use model. This book gets you started. Google Cloud Platform in Action teaches you how to deploy scalable cloud applications on GCP. Author and Google software engineer JJ Geewax is your guide as you try everything from hosting a simple WordPress web app to commanding cloud-ba ...
Modern Java in Action
Modern Java in Action

Manning's bestselling Java 8 book has been revised for Java 9 and 10! In Modern Java in Action, you'll build on your existing Java language skills with the newest features and techniques. Modern applications take advantage of innovative designs, including microservices, reactive architectures, and streaming data. Modern Java features like lambdas, streams, and the long-awaited Java Module System make implementing these designs significantly easier. It's time to upgrade your skills and meet these challenges head on! Modern Java in Action connects new features of the Java language with their practical applications. Using crystal-clear examples and careful attention to detail, this book respects your time. It will help you expand your existing knowledge of core Java as you master modern additions like the Streams API and the Java Module System, explore new approaches to concurrency, and learn how functional concepts can help you write code that's easier to read and maintain. ...
Enterprise Java Microservices
Enterprise Java Microservices

Enterprise Java Microservices is an example-rich tutorial that shows how to design and manage large-scale Java applications as a collection of microservices. Large applications are easier to develop and maintain when you build them from small, simple components. Java developers now enjoy a wide range of tools that support microservices application development, including right-sized app servers, open source frameworks, and well-defined patterns. Best of all, you can build microservices applications using your existing Java skills. Enterprise Java Microservices teaches you to design and build JVM-based microservices applications. You'll start by learning how microservices designs compare to traditional Java EE applications. Always practical, author Ken Finnigan introduces big-picture concepts along with the tools and techniques you'll need to implement them. You'll discover ecosystem components like Netflix Hystrix for fault tolerance and master the Just enough Application Server ( ...
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