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Build Your Own IoT Platform
Build Your Own IoT Platform

Discover how every solution in some way related to the IoT needs a platform and how to create that platform. This book is about being agile and reducing time to market without breaking the bank. It is about designing something that you can scale incrementally without having to do a lot of rework and potentially disrupting your current state of the work. So the key questions are: what does it take, how long does it take, and how much does it take to build your own IoT platform? Build Your Own IoT Platform answers these questions and provides you with step-by-step guidance on how to build your own IoT platform. The author bursts the bubble of IoT platforms and highlights what the core of an IoT platform looks like. There are must-haves and there are nice-to-haves; this book will distinguish the two and focus on how to build the must-haves. Building your own IoT platform is not only the biggest cost saver, but also can be a satisfying learning experience, giving you control over you ...
Agile for Everybody
Agile for Everybody

The Agile movement provides real, actionable answers to the question that keeps many company leaders awake at night: How do we stay successful in a fast-changing and unpredictable world? Agile has already transformed how modern companies build and deliver software. This practical book demonstrates how entire organizations - from product managers and engineers to marketers and executives - can put Agile to work. Author Matt LeMay explains Agile in clear, jargon-free terms and provides concrete and actionable steps to help any team put its values and principles into practice. Examples from a wide variety of organizations, including small nonprofits and global financial enterprises, bring to life the on-the-ground realities of Agile across industries and functions. Understand exactly what Agile is and why it matters; Use Agile to address your organization's specific needs and goals; Take customer centricity from theory into practice; Stop wasting time in "report and critique" meetin ...
C# and .NET Core Test Driven Development
C# and .NET Core Test Driven Development

This book guides developers to create robust, production-ready C# 7 and .NET Core applications through the practice of test-driven development process. In C# and .NET Core Test-Driven Development, you will learn the different stages of the TDD life cycle, basics of TDD, best practices, and anti-patterns. It will teach you how to create an ASP.NET Core MVC sample application, write testable code with SOLID principles and set up a dependency injection for your sample application. Next, you will learn the xUnit testing framework and learn how to use its attributes and assertions. You'll see how to create data-driven unit tests and mock dependencies in your code. You will understand the difference between running and debugging your tests on .NET Core on LINUX versus Windows and Visual Studio. As you move forward, you will be able to create a healthy continuous integration process for your sample application using GitHub, TeamCity, Cake, and Microsoft VSTS. By the end of this book, yo ...
Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe
Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe

Your domain is rich and interconnected, and your API should be too. Upgrade your web API to GraphQL, leveraging its flexible queries to empower your users, and its declarative structure to simplify your code. Absinthe is the GraphQL toolkit for Elixir, a functional programming language designed to enable massive concurrency atop robust application architectures. Written by the creators of Absinthe, this book will help you take full advantage of these two groundbreaking technologies. Build your own flexible, high-performance APIs using step-by-step guidance and expert advice you won't find anywhere else. GraphQL is a new way of structuring and building web services, and the result is transformational. Find out how to offer a more tailored, cohesive experience to your users, easily aggregate data from different data sources, and improve your back end's maintainability with Absinthe's declarative approach to defining how your API works. Build a GraphQL-based API from scratch using A ...
Moving Hadoop to the Cloud
Moving Hadoop to the Cloud

Until recently, Hadoop deployments existed on hardware owned and run by organizations. Now, of course, you can acquire the computing resources and network connectivity to run Hadoop clusters in the cloud. But there's a lot more to deploying Hadoop to the public cloud than simply renting machines. This hands-on guide shows developers and systems administrators familiar with Hadoop how to install, use, and manage cloud-born clusters efficiently. You'll learn how to architect clusters that work with cloud-provider features—not just to avoid pitfalls, but also to take full advantage of these services. You'll also compare the Amazon, Google, and Microsoft clouds, and learn how to set up clusters in each of them. Learn how Hadoop clusters run in the cloud, the problems they can help you solve, and their potential drawbacks; Examine the common concepts of cloud providers, including compute capabilities, networking and security, and storage; Build a functional Hadoop cluster on cloud i ...
Clojure for Finance
Clojure for Finance

Clojure is a dynamic programming language with an emphasis on functional programming. Clojure is well suited to financial modeling as it is a functional programming language. Such languages help developers work with high-level mathematical abstractions without having to implement low-level code that handles the arithmetic operations. Starting with the importance of representing data and calculations effectively, this book will take you all the way to being competent in financial analytics and building financial applications. First, we introduce the notions of computation and finance, which will help you understand Clojure's utility to solve real-world problems in many domains, especially finance. Next, we will show you how to develop the simple-moving-average function by using the more advanced partition Clojure data transformation function. This function, along with others, will be used to calculate and manipulate data. ...
Couchbase Essentials
Couchbase Essentials

Couchbase is an extremely fast, flexible, and highly scalable database that applies MapReduce techniques and patterns to find data. Whether you need to store unstructured data or be able to store and retrieve vast amounts of data quickly, Couchbase Server is your database! This book gives you enough information to successfully set up a Couchbase cluster and provides details on basic server maintenance. It then goes on to give you a detailed overview of how to program against Couchbase Server using both its key/value features and its document capabilities. It also introduces you to the concept of creating views using Couchbase's implementation of MapReduce. This book will then conclude with a walkthrough of building an actual application from scratch using Couchbase. ...
Git Essentials
Git Essentials

Since its inception, Git has attracted skilled developers due to its robust, powerful, and reliable features. Its incredibly fast branching ability transformed a piece of code from a niche tool for former Linux Kernel developers into a mainstream distributed versioning system. Like most powerful tools, Git can be hard to approach since it has a lot of commands, subcommands, and options that easily confuse newcomers. The main purpose of Git Essentials is to help you overcome this fear and become adept at all basic tasks in Git. This book starts with an introduction to version control systems, and after this you'll delve deeply into the essentials of Git. This serves as a primer for the topics to follow such as branching and merging, creating and managing a GitHub personal repository, and fork and pull requests. You will then learn the art of cherry-picking, taking only commits you like, followed by Git blame. Finally, you'll learn how to migrate from SVN using Git tools or TortoiseGit a ...
Salt Essentials
Salt Essentials

Get a complete introduction to Salt, the widely used Python-based configuration management and remote execution tool. This practical guide not only shows system administrators how to manage complex infrastructures with Salt, but also teaches developers how to use Salt to deploy and manage their applications. Written by two Salt experts, this book provides the information you need to deploy Salt in a production infrastructure right away. You'll also learn how to customize Salt and use salt-cloud to manage your virtualization. If you have experience with Linux and data formats such as JSON or XML, you're ready to get started. ...
Couchbase Essentials
Couchbase Essentials

Couchbase is an extremely fast, flexible, and highly scalable database that applies MapReduce techniques and patterns to find data. Whether you need to store unstructured data or be able to store and retrieve vast amounts of data quickly, Couchbase Server is your database! This book gives you enough information to successfully set up a Couchbase cluster and provides details on basic server maintenance. It then goes on to give you a detailed overview of how to program against Couchbase Server using both its key/value features and its document capabilities. It also introduces you to the concept of creating views using Couchbase's implementation of MapReduce. This book will then conclude with a walkthrough of building an actual application from scratch using Couchbase. ...
Elasticsearch Server, 2nd Edition
Elasticsearch Server, 2nd Edition

This book begins by introducing the most commonly used Elasticsearch server functionalities, from creating your own index structure, through querying, faceting, and aggregations, and ends with cluster monitoring and problem diagnosis. As you progress through the book, you will cover topics such as starting Elasticsearch, creating a new index, and designing its proper structure. After that, you'll read about the query API that Elasticsearch exposes, as well as about filtering capabilities, aggregations, and faceting. Last but not least, you will get to know how to find similar documents by using similar functionalities and how to implement application alerts by using the prospective search functionality called percolator. Some advanced topics such as shard allocation control, gateway configuration, and how to use the discovery module will also be discussed. This book will also show you the possibilities of cluster state and health monitoring as well as how to use third-party tools. ...
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