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Software Design X-Rays Software Design X-Rays

Are you working on a codebase where cost overruns, death marches, and heroic fights with legacy code monsters are the norm? Battle these adversaries with novel ways to identify and prioritize technical debt, based on behavioral data from how developers work with code. And that's just for starters. Because good code involves social design as well as technical design you can find surprising dependencies between people and code to resolve coordination bottlenecks among teams. Best of all, the techniques build on behavioral data that you already have: your version-control system. Join the fight for better code! Use statistics and data science to uncover both problematic code and the behavioral patterns of the developers who build your software. This combination gives you insights you can't get from the code alone. Use these insights to prioritize refactoring needs, measure their effect, find implicit dependencies between different modules, and automatically create knowledg ...
This Is Service Design Doing This Is Service Design Doing

How can you establish a customer-centric culture in an organization? This is the first comprehensive book on how to actually do service design to improve the quality and the interaction between service providers and customers. You'll learn specific facilitation guidelines on how to run workshops, perform all of the main service design methods, implement concepts in reality, and embed service design successfully in an organization. Great customer experience needs a common language across disciplines to break down silos within an organization. This book provides a consistent model for accomplishing this and offers hands-on descriptions of every single step, tool, and method used. You'll be able to focus on your customers and iteratively improve their experience. Move from theory to practice and build sustainable business success. ...
IP Multicast, Volume II IP Multicast, Volume II

IP Multicast, Volume II thoroughly covers advanced IP multicast designs and protocols specific to Cisco routers and switches. It offers a pragmatic discussion of common features, deployment models, and field practices for advanced Cisco IP multicast networks, culminating with commands and methodologies for implementation and advanced troubleshooting. After fully discussing inter-domain routing and Internet multicast, the authors thoroughly explain multicast scalability, transport diversification, and multicast MPLS VPNs. They share in-depth insights into multicast for the data center, a full chapter of best-practice design solutions, and a start-to-finish troubleshooting methodology designed for complex environments. Reflecting the authors extensive experience with service provider and enterprise networks, IP Multicast, Volume II will be indispensable to IP multicast engineers, architects, operations technicians, consultants, security professionals, and collaboration speci ...
Communications Receivers, 4th Edition Communications Receivers, 4th Edition

This thoroughly updated guide offers comprehensive explanations of the science behind today's radio receivers along with practical guidance on designing, constructing, and maintaining real-world communications systems. You will explore system planning, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunication experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design Fourth Edition, features technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and detailed examples. Basic radio considerations; Radio receiver characteristics; Receiver system planning; Receiver implementation considerations; RF and baseband techniques for Software-Defined Radios; Transceiver SDR considerations; Antennas and antenna coupling; Mixers; Frequency sources and control; Ancillary receiver circuits; Performance measurement. ...
Reactive Design Patterns Reactive Design Patterns

Modern web applications serve potentially vast numbers of users - and they need to keep working as servers fail and new ones come online, users overwhelm limited resources, and information is distributed globally. A Reactive application adjusts to partial failures and varying loads, remaining responsive in an ever-changing distributed environment. The secret is message-driven architecture - and design patterns to organize it. Reactive Design Patterns presents the principles, patterns, and best practices of Reactive application design. You'll learn how to keep one slow component from bogging down others with the Circuit Breaker pattern, how to shepherd a many-staged transaction to completion with the Saga pattern, how to divide datasets by Sharding, and more. You'll even see how to keep your source code readable and the system testable despite many potential interactions and points of failure. ...
Tragic Design Tragic Design

Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. In this thought-provoking book, authors Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. The designers responsible certainly didn't intend harm, so what can you do to avoid making similar mistakes? Tragic Design examines real case studies that show how certain design choices adversely affected users, and includes in-depth interviews with authorities in the design industry. Pick up this book and learn how you can be an agent of change in the design community and at your company. Designs that can kill, including the bad interface that doomed a young cancer patient; Designs that anger, through impolite technology and dark patterns; How design can inadvertently cause emotional pain; Designs that exclude people through lack of accessibility, diversity, and justice; How to advocate f ...
Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5 Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5

Using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) for illustrations only scratches the surface of this format's potential on the web. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to use SVG not only for illustrations but also as graphical documents that you can integrate into complex HTML5 web pages, and style with custom CSS. Web developers will discover ways to adapt designs by adding data based graphics, dynamic styles, interaction, or animation. Divided into five parts, this book includes: SVG on the web: Understand how SVG works with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to define graphics; Drawing with markup: Learn the vector language of x and y coordinates that let SVG create basic and custom shapes; Putting graphics in their place: Use the coordinate system to draw SVG shapes and text at different scales and positions; Artistic touches: Explore how color is used, how strokes are created and manipulated, and how graphical effects like filters, clipping, and masking are applied; SVG as an application: ...
Fundamentals of Deep Learning Fundamentals of Deep Learning

With the reinvigoration of neural networks in the 2000s, deep learning has become an extremely active area of research, one that's paving the way for modern machine learning. In this practical book, author Nikhil Buduma provides examples and clear explanations to guide you through major concepts of this complicated field. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are actively growing in-house deep-learning teams. For the rest of us, however, deep learning is still a pretty complex and difficult subject to grasp. If you're familiar with Python, and have a background in calculus, along with a basic understanding of machine learning, this book will get you started. Examine the foundations of machine learning and neural networks; Learn how to train feed-forward neural networks; Use TensorFlow to implement your first neural network; Manage problems that arise as you begin to make networks deeper; Build neural networks that analyze complex images; Perform effective dimensionali ...
Designing Bots Designing Bots

From Facebook Messenger to Kik, and from Slack bots to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and email bots, the new conversational apps are revolutionizing the way we interact with software. This practical guide shows you how to design and build great conversational experiences and delightful bots that help people be more productive, whether it's for a new consumer service or an enterprise efficiency product. Ideal for designers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, this book explores what works and what doesn't in real-world bot examples, and provides practical design patterns for your bot-building toolbox. You'll learn how to use an effective onboarding process, outline different flows, define a bot personality, and choose the right balance of rich control and text. Explore different bot use-cases and design best practices; Understand bot anatomy - such as brand and personality, conversations, advanced UI controls - and their associated design patterns; L ...
Database Reliability Engineering Database Reliability Engineering

The infrastructure-as-code revolution in IT is also affecting database administration. With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today's database reliability engineers (DBRE). You'll begin by exploring core operational concepts that DBREs need to master. Then you'll examine a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval. With a firm foundation in database reliability engineering, you'll be ready to dive into the architecture and operations of any modern database. Service-level requirements and risk management; Building and evolving an architecture for operational visibility; Infrastru ...
Learning FPGAs Learning FPGAs

Learn how to design digital circuits with FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays), the devices that reconfigure themselves to become the very hardware circuits you set out to program. With this practical guide, author Justin Rajewski shows you hands-on how to create FPGA projects, whether you're a programmer, engineer, product designer, or maker. You'll quickly go from the basics to designing your own processor. Designing digital circuits used to be a long and costly endeavor that only big companies could pursue. FPGAs make the process much easier, and now they're affordable enough even for hobbyists. If you're familiar with electricity and basic electrical components, this book starts simply and progresses through increasingly complex projects. Set up your environment by installing Xilinx ISE and the author's Mojo IDE; Learn how hardware designs are broken into modules, comparable to functions in a software program; Create digital hardware designs and learn the basics on h ...
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