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Hardening Azure Applications, 2nd Edition
Hardening Azure Applications, 2nd Edition

Build large-scale, mission-critical hardened applications on the Azure cloud platform. This 2nd edition provides information on the newer features in Azure, such as Linux extensions and supporting Azure Services such as HDInsight and SQL Server on Linux. Updated with new applications Hardening Azure Applications also discusses Scale Sets (VMSS), a major upgrade that enables autoscaling and seamlessly makes machines ready for high availability. The authors take you step by step through the process of evaluating and building applications with the appropriate hardness attributes. After a small introduction to cloud computing, you will learn about various cloud and hardened cloud applications in detail. Next, you will discover service fundamentals such as instrumentation, telemetry, and monitoring followed by key application experiences. Further, you will cover availability and the economics of 9s. Towards the end, you will see how to secure your application and learn about the moderni ...
Modern C Quick Syntax Reference, 2nd Edition
Modern C Quick Syntax Reference, 2nd Edition

Discover how C's efficiency makes it a popular choice in a wide variety of applications and operating systems with special applicability to wearables, game programming, system level programming, embedded device/firmware programming and in Arduino and related electronics hobbies in this condensed code and syntax guide. This book presents the essential C syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a quick and handy reference. In this book, you will find short, simple, and focused code examples; and a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C programmer. Code for some of today's modern and popular firmware and systems; How to do embedded programming found in Arduino and rel ...
Developing Data Migrations and Integrations with Salesforce
Developing Data Migrations and Integrations with Salesforce

Migrate your data to Salesforce and build low-maintenance and high-performing data integrations to get the most out of Salesforce and make it a "go-to" place for all your organization's customer information. When companies choose to roll out Salesforce, users expect it to be the place to find any and all Information related to a customer - the coveted Client 360° view. On the day you go live, users expect to see all their accounts, contacts, and historical data in the system. They also expect that data entered in other systems will be exposed in Salesforce automatically and in a timely manner. This book shows you how to migrate all your legacy data to Salesforce and then design integrations to your organization's mission-critical systems. As the Salesforce platform grows more powerful, it also grows in complexity. Whether you are migrating data to Salesforce, or integrating with Salesforce, it is important to understand how these complexities need to be reflected in your design. ...
Foundations of PyGTK Development, 2nd Edition
Foundations of PyGTK Development, 2nd Edition

Learn how to develop portable GUI programs to run on multiple operating systems. Revised and updated from the popular original, with a full set of new examples in Python and using PyGTK, this book provides all the information you'll need to write easy or complex GUI applications, offering one source of knowledge and best practices for user interface creation. Foundations of PyGTK Development presents numerous real-life examples that you can immediately put to use in your own applications. It begins with an overview of key topics such as widget choice, placement, and behavior, before moving on to more advanced issues. Building on your familiarity with Python, the book delves into new topics such as object inheritance early on to allow for a complete understanding of code examples later. Work with layout containers including boxes, tables, grid, and panes; Use the Application and ApplicationWindow classes as the base for your PyGTK application; Manage dialogs to give general infor ...
Numerical Python, 2nd Edition
Numerical Python, 2nd Edition

Leverage the numerical and mathematical modules in Python and its standard library as well as popular open source numerical Python packages like NumPy, SciPy, FiPy, matplotlib and more. This fully revised edition, updated with the latest details of each package and changes to Jupyter projects, demonstrates how to numerically compute solutions and mathematically model applications in big data, cloud computing, financial engineering, business management and more. Numerical Python, Second Edition, presents many brand-new case study examples of applications in data science and statistics using Python, along with extensions to many previous examples. Each of these demonstrates the power of Python for rapid development and exploratory computing due to its simple and high-level syntax and multiple options for data analysis. After reading this book, readers will be familiar with many computing techniques including array-based and symbolic computing, visualization and numerical file I/O ...
Python Continuous Integration and Delivery
Python Continuous Integration and Delivery

Gain the techniques and tools that enable a smooth and efficient software development process in this quick and practical guide on Python continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). Based on example applications, this book introduces various kinds of testing and shows you how to set up automated systems that run these tests, and install applications in different environments in controlled ways. Python Continuous Integration and Delivery tackles the technical problems related to software development that are typically glossed over in pure programming texts. After reading this book, you'll see that in today's fast-moving world, no software project can afford to go through development, then an integration phase of unpredictable length and complexity, and finally be shipped to the customer - just to find out that the resulting application didn't quite fill their need. Instead, you'll discover that practicing continuous integration and continuous delivery reduces the risks ...
Dynamic SQL, 2nd Edition
Dynamic SQL, 2nd Edition

Take a deep dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. This edition has been updated to use the newest features in SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 as well as incorporating the changing landscape of analytics and database administration. Code examples have been updated with new system objects and functions to improve efficiency and maintainability. Executing dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based on user-entered criteria. Dynamic SQL can generate lists of values and even code with minimal impact on performance. Dynamic SQL enables dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence solutions as well as customizing of database objects. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection or code maintainability. Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security in Microsoft SQL Server helps you bring the productivity and user-satisfaction of flexible and responsive applications to your organization safely and securely. Your org ...
BizTalk Server 2016
BizTalk Server 2016

Gain an in depth view of optimizing the performance of BizTalk Server. This book provides best practices and techniques for improving development of high mission critical solutions. You'll see how the BizTalk Server engine works and how to proactively detect and remedy potential bottlenecks before they occur. The book starts with an overview of the BizTalk Server internal mechanisms that will help you understand the optimizations detailed throughout the book. You'll then see how the mechanisms can be applied to a BizTalk Server environment to improve low and high latency throughput scenarios. A section on testing BizTalk server solutions will guide you through the most frequently adopted techniques used to develop solutions such as performance and unit testing as part of the development cycle. With BizTalk Server 2016 you'll see how to apply side-by-side versioning to your solutions to reduce the chances of downtime, You'll also review instrumentation techniques using Event Trace ...
Developing Games on the Raspberry Pi
Developing Games on the Raspberry Pi

Learn to set up a Pi-based game development environment, and then develop a game with Lua, a popular scripting language used in major game frameworks like Unreal Engine (BioShock Infinite), CryEngine (Far Cry series), Diesel (Payday: The Heist), Silent Storm Engine (Heroes of Might and Magic V) and many others. More importantly, learn how to dig deeper into programming languages to find and understand new functions, frameworks, and languages to utilize in your games. You'll start by learning your way around the Raspberry Pi. Then you'll quickly dive into learning game development with an industry-standard and scalable language. After reading this book, you'll have the ability to write your own games on a Raspberry Pi, and deliver those games to Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. And you'll learn how to publish your games to popular marketplaces for those desktop and mobile platforms. Whether you're new to programming or whether you've already published to markets like Itch.io ...
Arduino Applied
Arduino Applied

Extend the range of your Arduino skills, incorporate the new developments in both hardware and software, and understand how the electronic applications function in everyday life. This project-based book extends the Arduino Uno starter kits and increases knowledge of microcontrollers in electronic applications. Learn how to build complex Arduino projects, break them down into smaller ones, and then enhance them, thereby broadening your understanding of each topic.You'll use the Arduino Uno in a range of applications such as a blinking LED, route mapping with a mobile GPS system, and uploading information to the internet. You'll also apply the Arduino Uno to sensors, collecting and displaying information, Bluetooth and wireless communications, digital image captures, route tracking with GPS, controlling motors, color and sound, building robots, and internet access. With Arduino Applied, prior knowledge of electronics is not required, as each topic is described and illustrated with ...
Building Chatbots with Python
Building Chatbots with Python

Build your own chatbot using Python and open source tools. This book begins with an introduction to chatbots where you will gain vital information on their architecture. You will then dive straight into natural language processing with the natural language toolkit (NLTK) for building a custom language processing platform for your chatbot. With this foundation, you will take a look at different natural language processing techniques so that you can choose the right one for you. The next stage is to learn to build a chatbot using the API.ai platform and define its intents and entities. During this example, you will learn to enable communication with your bot and also take a look at key points of its integration and deployment. The final chapter of Building Chatbots with Python teaches you how to build, train, and deploy your very own chatbot. Using open source libraries and machine learning techniques you will learn to predict conditions for your bot and develop a conversational ag ...
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