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Entity Framework Core in Action
Entity Framework Core in Action

There's a mismatch in the way OO programs and relational databases represent data. Entity Framework is an object-relational mapper (ORM) that bridges this gap, making it radically easier to query and write to databases from a .NET application. EF creates a data model that matches the structure of your OO code so you can query and write to your database using standard LINQ commands. It will even automatically generate the model from your database schema. Using crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and around 100 diagrams, Entity Framework Core in Action teaches you how to access and update relational data from .NET applications. You'll start with a clear breakdown of Entity Framework long with the mental model behind ORM. Then you'll discover time-saving patterns and best practices for security, performance tuning, and even unit testing. As you go, you'll address common data access challenges and learn how to handle them with Entity Framework. ...
Modern Data Access with Entity Framework Core
Modern Data Access with Entity Framework Core

C# developers, here's your opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of Entity Framework Core, Microsoft's recently redesigned object-relational mapper. Benefit from hands-on learning that will teach you how to tackle frustrating database challenges, such as workarounds to missing features in Entity Framework Core, and learn how to optimize the performance of your applications, head-on! Modern Data Access with Entity Framework Core teaches best practices, guidance, and shortcuts that will significantly reduce the amount of resources you internally dedicate to programming data access code. The proven methods and tools taught in this book, such as how to get better performance, and the ability to select the platform of your choice, will save you valuable time and allow you to create seamless data access. Dive into succinct guidance that covers the gamut - from installing Entity Framework Core, reverse engineering, forward engineering (including schema migrations) ...
Hands-On GUI Programming with C++ and Qt5
Hands-On GUI Programming with C++ and Qt5

Qt 5, the latest version of Qt, enables you to develop applications with complex user interfaces for multiple targets. It provides you with faster and smarter ways to create modern UIs and applications for multiple platforms. This book will teach you to design and build graphical user interfaces that are functional, appealing, and user-friendly. In the initial part of the book, you will learn what Qt 5 is and what you can do with it. You will explore the Qt Designer, discover the different types of widgets generally used in Qt 5, and then connect your application to the database to perform dynamic operations. Next, you will be introduced to Qt 5 chart which allows you to easily render different types of graphs and charts and incorporate List View Widgets in your application. You will also work with various Qt modules, like QtLocation, QtWebEngine, and the networking module through the course of the book. Finally, we will focus on cross-platform development with QT 5 that enables you ...
Pro Entity Framework Core 2 for ASP.NET Core MVC
Pro Entity Framework Core 2 for ASP.NET Core MVC

Model, map, and access data effectively with Entity Framework Core 2, the latest evolution of Microsoft's object-relational mapping framework that allows developers to access data using .NET objects, and the most common data access layer used in ASP.NET Core MVC 2 projects. Best-selling author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from Entity Framework Core 2 in MVC projects. He begins by describing the different ways that Entity Framework Core 2 can model data and the different types of databases that can be used. He then shows you how to use Entity Framework Core 2 in your own MVC projects, starting from the nuts-and-bolts and building up to the most advanced and sophisticated features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need. Gain a solid architectural understanding of Entity Framework Core 2; Learn how to create databases using your MVC data model; Learn how to create MVC models using an existing database; Learn how to ...
Programming iOS 11
Programming iOS 11

If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch; Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface; Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls; Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors; Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar; Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads; Drag and drop; Autolayout changes (including the new safe area); Stretchable navigation bars; Table cell swipe buttons; Dynamic type improvements; Offline sound file rendering, image picker controller changes, new map annotation types, and ...
Build Android-Based Smart Applications
Build Android-Based Smart Applications

Build smart applications using cutting-edge technologies such as rules engines, code automation frameworks, and natural language processing (NLP). This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to port nine rules engines (CLIPS, JRuleEngine, DTRules, Zilonis, TermWare, Roolie, OpenRules, JxBRE, and JEOPS) to the Android platform. You'll learn how to use each rules engine to build a smart application with sample code snippets so that you can get started with programming smart applications immediately. Build Android-Based Smart Applications also describes porting issues with other popular rules engines (Drools, JLisa, Take, and Jess). This book is a step-by-step guide on how to generate a working smart application from requirement specifications. It concludes by showing you how to generate a smart application from unstructured knowledge using the Stanford POS (Part of Speech) tagger NLP framework.Evaluate the available rules engines to see which rules engine is best to us ...
Front-End Reactive Architectures
Front-End Reactive Architectures

Learn how to use reactive architectures on the front-end. There are many technologies using a reactive approach on the back end, but this book teaches you how the reactive manifesto can be used to benefit your front-end programming as well. You will discover what reactive programming is, what the current front-end ecosystem looks like, and how to use a range of frameworks and libraries. You will also apply specific reactive architectures in your own projects. Each concept is taught with a mix of technical explanations and real-world code implementations. The future of front-end programming and architecture is reactive - don't get left behind: Add Front-End Reactive Architectures to your library today. ...
Beginning Entity Framework Core 2.0
Beginning Entity Framework Core 2.0

Use the valuable Entity Framework Core 2.0 tool in ASP.NET and the .NET Framework to eliminate the tedium around accessing databases and the data they contain. Entity Framework Core 2.0 greatly simplifies access to relational databases such as SQL Server that are commonly deployed in corporate settings. By eliminating tedious data access code that developers are otherwise forced to use, Entity Framework Core 2.0 enables you to work directly with the data in a database through domain-specific objects and methods. Beginning Entity Framework Core 2.0 is a carefully designed tutorial. Throughout the book you will encounter examples that you can use in your day-to-day coding, and you will build a solid foundation on which to create database-backed applications. If you are looking for a way to get started without getting buried under details you are only going to forget, then this is the book for you. The author aims to leave you comfortably able to ...
CSS Framework Alternatives
CSS Framework Alternatives

Learn how to use lightweight CSS framework alternatives to build intuitive websites. This book presents five project examples that use Skeleton, Miligram, UI Kit, Material Design Lite and Susy. This no-nonsense introduction will help you understand the concept of designing interactive websites using these frameworks with ease. Each framework is demonstrated through a practical project in an easy-to-understand manner. Web design is streamlined nowadays thanks to CSS frameworks and, although Bootstrap and Foundation rule the roost with web design, you don't need an exhaustive framework like these for smaller websites.You'll get a glimpse into additional front-end frameworks which basically are pre-prepared packages containing structure of files and folders of HTML and CSS documents (some with JavaScript functions) that help designers and developers build interactive and immersive websites. Delve deeper into the world of CSS designs; Create interactive and i ...
Developing Bots with Microsoft Bots Framework
Developing Bots with Microsoft Bots Framework

Develop Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot framework (C# and Node.js), Visual Studio Enterprise & Code, MicrosoftAzure and Cognitive Services. This book shows you how to develop great Bots, publish to Azure and register with Bot portal so that customers canconnect and communicate using famous communication channels like Skype, Slack, Web and Facebook. You'll also learn how to build intelligence into Bots using Azure Cognitive Services like LUIS, OCR, Speech to Text and Web Search.Bots are the new face of user experience. Conversational User Interface provides many options to make userexperience richer, innovative and engaging with email, text, buttons or voice as the medium for communication.Modern line of business applications can be replaced or associated with Intelligent Bots that can use data/historycombined with Machine Intelligence to make user experience inclusive and exciting. With Developing Bots with Microsoft Bots Framework you'll see just how simple Bot buil ...
The IT as a Service (ITaaS) Framework
The IT as a Service (ITaaS) Framework

Ongoing digitization, along with the risks of digital disruption, mean today's Enterprise businesses are more reliant than ever on their IT Organizations to be successful; but business cannot wait on IT. Instead, Enterprise IT Organizations must transform to Fast IT to keep pace with the various lines of business, operate more agilely and efficiently than ever before, while simultaneously supporting rapid innovation of transformative capabilities. The IT as a Service (ITaaS) Framework - based on the work pioneered by Cisco's own global IT organization - is a proven model for transforming to an end-to-end Services Organization, and shifting the underlying culture of the IT organization as a foundation for Fast IT. Now, the developer of the ITaaS framework provides you with an in-depth guide ensuring that your Services Transformation achieves the intended value outcomes of establishing IT as a trusted advisor to the business, and operating IT like an agile, competitive, ...
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