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Building Games with Ethereum Smart Contracts Building Games with Ethereum Smart Contracts

Learn how to take your existing knowledge of Ethereum and Solidity to the next level. Hone your development skills and become more familiar with the syntax of the Solidity language by working through well-tested, well-documented intermediate-level sample projects. You will begin by covering the basics of Ethereum, Solidity, and gaming theory. From there, you will move onto sample projects that use smart contract engineering to create fun casino-style games that you can deploy and test on your friends and colleagues with real ether. All games are provably fair and auditable, so that players know the house won't always win! Ideal for any reader with exposure to Ethereum, the techniques this book teaches are applicable to game developers, software engineers, web developers, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Use various features and best practices for smart contract programming in Ethereum and Solidity; Develop and deploy games of chance, similar to the kind you'd find in a casino; ...
DevOps for Azure Applications DevOps for Azure Applications

Deploy web applications on Azure using DevOps tools. This book gives solutions to real-world Cloud deployment scenarios which will enable you to become adept in DevOps work for Azure. You'll start by seeing an overview of DevOps for Azure deployments where you will also survey the available tools, including Octopus Deploy and TeamCity. Here, you will learn how to use TeamCity as a CI tool and Octopus Deploy as release-management and CD software to get your package deployed on Azure Web Application. Next, the authors demonstrate using the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) integrated developer platform. Finally, you will go through some real-world scenarios using DevOps tools to deploy web applications on Azure. To do this, you will create resources in Azure and integrate with an open source buildout. After reading this book, you will be ready to use various tools in a DevOps environment to support an Azure deployment. Carry out a survey of DevOps tools; Build a D ...
Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners Robot Operating System (ROS) for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to get started with robotics programming using Robot Operation System (ROS). Targeted for absolute beginners in ROS, Linux, and Python, this short guide shows you how to build your own robotics projects. ROS is an open-source and flexible framework for writing robotics software. With a hands-on approach and sample projects, Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners will enable you to begin your first robot project. You will learn the basic concepts of working with ROS and begin coding with ROS APIs in both C++ and Python. Install ROS; Review fundamental ROS concepts; Work with frequently used commands in ROS; Build a mobile robot from scratch using ROS. ...
Introducing Microsoft Flow Introducing Microsoft Flow

Use Microsoft Flow in your business to improve productivity through automation with this step-by-step introductory text from a Microsoft Flow expert. You'll see the prerequisites to get started with this cloud-based service, including how to create a flow and how to use different connectors. Introducing Microsoft Flow takes you through connecting with SharePoint, creating approval flows, and using mobile apps. This vital information gives you a head-start when planning your Microsoft Flow implementation. The second half of the book continues with managing connections and gateways, where you'll cover the configuration, creation, and deletion of connectors and how to connect to a data gateway. The final topic is Flow administration and techniques to manage the environment. After reading this book, you will be able to create and manage Flow from desktop, laptop, or mobile devices and connect with multiple services such as SharePoint, Twitter, Facebook, and other networking sites. ...
Practical NATS Practical NATS

Learn to use NATS and messaging as a solution for communication between services. The NATS project has been around since 2010, but it has become more popular in recent years due to how well it fits into the paradigm of cloud native applications and microservices architectures. It's fast becoming a very attractive option thanks to its great performance characteristics - a single server can push millions of messages per second - and overall simple design. First you will learn the fundamentals of NATS, such as its design, protocol and the styles of communications it enables, internals of the NATS clients, and how to use the basic API provided by all the official clients. You will also understand how to setup and configure NATS servers using the configuration file. Next you'll work with real-world projects and see how to develop a production-ready cloud native application using NATS as the control plane over which clients communicate. Finally you'll learn advanced usage of the NATS ...
Practical JSF in Java EE 8 Practical JSF in Java EE 8

Master the Java EE 8 and JSF (JavaServer Faces) APIs and web framework with this practical, projects-driven guide to web development. This book combines theoretical background with a practical approach by building four real-world applications. By developing these JSF web applications, you'll take a tour through the other Java EE technologies such as JPA, CDI, Security, WebSockets, and more. In Practical JSF in Java EE 8, you will learn to use the JavaServer Faces web framework in Java EE 8 to easily construct a web-based user interface from a set of reusable components. Next, you add JSF event handling and then link to a database, persist data, and add security and the other bells and whistles that the Java EE 8 platform has to offer. After reading this book you will have a good foundation in Java-based web development and will have increased your proficiency in sophisticated Java EE 8 web development using the JSF framework. Use the Java EE 8 and the JavaServer Faces APIs to ...
Beginning EJB in Java EE 8 Beginning EJB in Java EE 8

Build powerful back-end business logic and complex Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)-based applications using Java EE 8, Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J), Web Tools Project (WTP), and the Microprofile platform. Targeted at Java and Java EE developers, with or without prior EJB experience, this book is packed with practical insights, strategy tips, and code examples. As each chapter unfolds, you'll see how you can apply the new EJB spec to your own applications through specific examples. Beginning EJB in Java EE 8 serves not only as a reference, but also as a how-to guide and repository of practical examples to which you can refer as you build your own applications. It will help you harness the power of EJBs and take your Java EE 8 development to the next level. You'll gain the knowledge and skills you'll need to create the complex enterprise applications that run today's transactions and more. Build applications with Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) in the new Java EE 8 platform; Discover ...
The Definitive Guide to JSF in Java EE 8 The Definitive Guide to JSF in Java EE 8

Learn and master the new features in the JSF 2.3 MVC web framework in this definitive guide written by two of the JavaServer Faces (JSF) specification leads. The authors take you through real-world examples that demonstrate how these new features are used with other APIs in Java EE 8. You'll see the new and exciting ways JSF applications can use to communicate between a client and a server, such as using WebSockets, invoking bean methods directly from Ajax, executing client-side JavaScript when Ajax calls complete, and more. Along the way you'll broaden your knowledge of JSF components and web APIs best practices, and learn a great deal about the internals of JSF and the design decisions that have been made when building the JSF API. For example, you'll see what artefacts are now CDI injectable, how CDI changed JSF internally, and what some of the caveats are when working with the CDI versions of a JSF artefact. Furthermore, you'll build an example application from scratch. After r ...
Effective Team Management with VSTS and TFS Effective Team Management with VSTS and TFS

Gain the essential knowledge to use VSTS/TFS effectively to empower your Agile teams. This book provides a deep analysis into issues Agile teams may face and how to overcome them by adopting and implementing the proper tools. Rather than just review VSTS/TFS features, this book provides proven solutions to the challenges in building better Agile teams. You'll see how to handle small teams and how to facilitate large teams to support large scale projects. You'll also learn to work with distributed teams in different geo locations, which will deepen your ability to get successful project/product outcomes from your teams. Special focus is given to creating long term sustainability to effectively manage a backlog/portfolio backlog. You'll explore how to work with stakeholders closely to better understand a project's requirements and review how to perform the post execution analysis and planning for next development cycle and forecasting. Handle large teams and distributed teams w ...
Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software

Get all the things done you're used to doing with pricey software at a fraction of the cost. There are hundreds of free programs out there that work just as well as the commercial programs people pay hundreds of dollars for. This book tells you how to find and use the most popular and useful of these. The Open Source movement is a system where programmers can share code and collectively improve programs. As a result they can produce programs that are just as good, if not better than their commercial alternatives. For example, LibreOffice comes with a database, Microsoft Office does not. This book shows you where to get and how to use the best Open Source programs giving you not only access to high quality software, but saving you money as well. Add Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software to your library today. Use the free spreadsheet program Libreoffice-calc to balance your checkbook, do an expense account, and other tasks; Perform presentations with Libreoffice-i ...
Data Science Fundamentals for Python and MongoDB Data Science Fundamentals for Python and MongoDB

Build the foundational data science skills necessary to work with and better understand complex data science algorithms. This example-driven book provides complete Python coding examples to complement and clarify data science concepts, and enrich the learning experience. Coding examples include visualizations whenever appropriate. The book is a necessary precursor to applying and implementing machine learning algorithms. The book is self-contained. All of the math, statistics, stochastic, and programming skills required to master the content are covered. In-depth knowledge of object-oriented programming isn't required because complete examples are provided and explained. Data Science Fundamentals with Python and MongoDB is an excellent starting point for those interested in pursuing a career in data science. Like any science, the fundamentals of data science are a prerequisite to competency. Without proficiency in mathematics, statistics, data manipulation, and coding, the path ...
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