Pro .NET Framework with the Base Class Library
Learn about the fundamentals and inner workings of the Common Type System (CTS) and the Virtual Execution System (VES) of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and how they relate to the Base Class Library (BCL) from the perspective of the execution environment.
The author first gives an introduction to the .NET Framework and describes the architectural and engineering resources required when implementing the .NET Framework on any platform. Next, you will learn about the BCL and understand how to work with system structures including the fundamental built-in types system.array and system.string. You will then learn about the VES along with its methods and functionality. Further, you will go through the Common Intermediate Language (CIL), Assembly Manifest, and versioning. You will also learn how to design and implement libraries in detail by creating a .NET class library.
After reading this book, you will understand .NET Framework features, as well as details ab ...
Beginning Machine Learning in iOS
Implement machine learning models in your iOS applications. This short work begins by reviewing the primary principals of machine learning and then moves on to discussing more advanced topics, such as CoreML, the framework used to enable machine learning tasks in Apple products.
Many applications on iPhone use machine learning: Siri to serve voice-based requests, the Photos app for facial recognition, and Facebook to suggest which people that might be in a photo. You'll review how these types of machine learning tasks are implemented and performed so that you can use them in your own apps.
Beginning Machine Learning in iOS is your guide to putting machine learning to work in your iOS applications.
Understand the CoreML components; Train custom models; Implement GPU processing for better computation efficiency; Enable machine learning in your application. ...
Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service
Learn to develop bots with zero coding knowledge using the Azure Cognitive QnA Maker service, a GUI cognitive service from Microsoft. This book shows you how to integrate QnA Maker with the Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Bot Framework along with how to integrate your bot with social channels such as Web Chat, and Telegram.
You will learn what QnA Maker is, why you should use this service in enterprise settings, when you should use this service, and how you should use the service. Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service takes you through the QnA Maker FAQ knowledge base with Azure Bot Service, where you will discover how to get started with a web app bot using the Azure portal. This section culminates in deploying your bot on Azure Web App, making your bot live.
Next, you will learn QnA Maker with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2017 along with ways to manage QnA Maker service post deployment. Finally, you will learn how to add media content including videos and ...
Building Microservices with Spring
Getting Started with Spring Microservices begins with an overview of the Spring Framework 5.0, its design patterns, and its guidelines that enable you to implement responsive microservices at scale. You will learn how to use GoF patterns in application design. You will understand the dependency injection pattern, which is the main principle behind the decoupling process of the Spring Framework and makes it easier to manage your code. Then, you will learn how to use proxy patterns in aspect-oriented programming and remoting. Moving on, you will understand the JDBC template patterns and their use in abstracting database access.
After understanding the basics, you will move on to more advanced topics, such as reactive streams and concurrency. Written to the latest specifications of Spring that focuses on Reactive Programming, the Learning Path teaches you how to build modern, internet-scale Java applications in no time.
Next, you will understand how Spring Boot is used ...
Practical Internet of Things Security, 2nd Edition
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT),businesses have to defend against new types of threat. The business ecosystem now includes the cloud computing infrastructure, mobile and fixed endpoints that open up new attack surfaces, a desire to share information with many stakeholders, and a need to take action quickly based on large quantities of collected data. It therefore becomes critical to ensure that cybersecurity threats are contained to a minimum when implementing new IoT services and solutions. The interconnectivity of people, devices, and companies raises the stakes to a new level; as computing becomes ever more mobile, everything becomes connected to the cloud,and its infrastructure is hard put to it to securely manage the billions of devices that will connect us all to the IoT.
This book shows you how to implement cybersecurity solutions, IoT design best practices, and risk mitigation methodologies to address device and infrastructure threats to IoT solutions.
Generic Pipelines Using Docker
Create generic pipelines to reduce your overall DevOps workload and allow your team to deliver faster. This book helps you get up to speed on the pros and cons of generic pipeline methodology, and learn to combine shell scripts and Docker to build generic pipelines.
In today's world of micro-services and agile practices, DevOps teams need to move as fast as feature teams. This can be extremely challenging if you're creating multiple pipelines per application or tech stack. What if your feature teams could utilize a generic pipeline that could build, test, and deploy any application, regardless of tech stack? What if that pipeline was also cloud and platform agnostic? Too good to be true? Well think again!
Generic Pipelines Using Docker explores the principles and implementations that allow you to do just that. You will learn from real-world examples and reusable code. After reading this book you will have the knowledge to build generic pipelines that any team can use.
Hands-On Server-Side Web Development with Swift
This book is about building professional web applications and web services using Swift 4.0 and leveraging two popular Swift web frameworks: Vapor 3.0 and Kitura 2.5. In the first part of this book, we'll focus on the creation of basic web applications from Vapor and Kitura boilerplate projects. As the web apps start out simple, more useful techniques, such as unit test development, debugging, logging, and the build and release process, will be introduced to readers.
In the second part, we'll learn different aspects of web application development with server-side Swift, including setting up routes and controllers to process custom client requests, working with template engines such as Leaf and Stencil to create dynamic web content, beautifying the content with Bootstrap, managing user access with authentication framework and leveraging the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) abstraction layer (Vapor's Fluent and Kitura's Kuery) to perform database operations.
Finally, in the th ...
SAFe 4.5 Distilled, 2nd Edition
To succeed in today's adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the world's most successful companies - including Intel, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Cisco, and Philips - have turned to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge.
SAFe 4.5 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises explains how adopting SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement. In this book, you will.
Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, the problems it solves, and how to apply it; Get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business: team, program, value stream, and portfolio; Learn why SAFe works: the power of SAFe's Lean-Agile mindset, values, and principles; Discover how systems thinking, Agile development, and Lean product development form the underlyi ...
Hands-On Full-Stack Web Development with ASP.NET Core
Today, full-stack development is the name of the game. Developers who can build complete solutions, including both backend and frontend products, are in great demand in the industry, hence being able to do so a desirable skill. However, embarking on the path to becoming a modern full-stack developer can be overwhelmingly difficult, so the key purpose of this book is to simplify and ease the process.
This comprehensive guide will take you through the journey of becoming a full-stack developer in the realm of the web and .NET. It begins by implementing data-oriented RESTful APIs, leveraging ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework. Afterward, it describes the web development field, including its history and future horizons. Then, you'll build webbased Single-Page Applications (SPAs) by learning about numerous popular technologies, namely TypeScript, Angular, React, and Vue. After that, you'll learn about additional related concerns involving deployment, hosting, and monitoring by leveraging ...
Programming iOS 12
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.
Stay up-to-date on iOS 12 innovations, such as User Notification framework improvements, as well as changes in Xcode 10 and Swift 4.2. All example code is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run.
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Beginning AI Bot Frameworks
Want to build your first AI bot but don't know where to start? This book provides a comprehensive look at all the major bot frameworks available. You'll learn the basics for each framework in one place and get a clear picture for which one is best for your needs.
Beginning AI Bot Frameworks starts with an overview of bot development and then looks at Google Wit.ai and APi.ai functions, IBM Watson, AWS bots with Lambda, FlockOS and TensorFlow. Additionally, it touches on Deep Learning and how bot frameworks can be extended to mixed reality with Hololens. By the end, you'll have mastered the different bot frameworks available and finally have the confidence to develop intelligent AI Chatbots of their own.
Review key structural points for building bots; Understand the basic requirements for building a bot in each framework; Integrate some of the frameworks; Compare the features of each framework. ...