||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.
Delve deeper into the world of CSS designs; Create interactive and i ...
||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 ...
||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. ...
||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 ...
||Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework|
This is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to building Conversational User Interfaces (CUI, a.k.a. bots, chatbots, or chatterbots) with the Microsoft Bot Framework. Reflecting the next radical revolution in human-computer interaction, it will help you leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to empower new and existing applications with stunningly intuitive conversational interfaces.
Long-time Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo begins with high-level explanations of what Microsoft Bot Framework is, what you can do with it, and why it matters so much. Next, he presents the foundational knowledge you need to start creating real bots and CUIs. Step by step, you'll learn how to build message dialogs, manage conversations, interact with framework APIs, and incorporate powerful natural language processing with Microsoft's advanced Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS). Mayo also offers detailed guidance on deploying your customi ...
||Web Development with Django Cookbook, 2nd Edition|
Django is a web framework that was designed to strike a balance between rapid web development and high performance. It has the capacity to handle applications with high levels of user traffic and interaction, and can integrate with massive databases on the backend, constantly collecting and processing data in real time.
||Rails 5 Revealed|
This short early adopter book details both how you'll upgrade existing web and other applications from Rails 4.2 to 5 and how to create new applications in Rails 5. The headline features, Rails API and ActionCable, are each looked at in detail, building small example projects to demonstrate how to build a JSON API, add real-time notifications to a page and how to create a single-page application.
All the breaking changes are shown, along with how to fix your app to work with the new API, and the improvements to ActiveRecord and the testing framework are fully detailed. After reading and using Rails 5 Revealed, you'll be poised to move forward with building your apps with the new Rails 5 as it stands now and when it finalizes. ...
||Material Design implementation with AngularJS|
Building web and mobile apps that are interactive, fluid and provide consistent experience across devices ranging from desktops, tablets and smart phones is challenging. User Interface (UI) elements need to adapt to various screen sizes and yet the code behind need to be reusable and follow best of coding practices.
Material Design with AngularJS details out building such sophisticated web and mobile apps by combining Material Design and AngularJS concepts.
Material design takes mobile-first approach. User Interactions are built to be natural with animations, positioning of elements and more.
AngularJS provides many web development features like routing, accessibility, localization etc. out of box. And the framework's implementation of design patters like Dependency Injection, Model View Controller or Model View-View Model will allow better separation of concerns.
This book dwells into following libraries, i) Angular Material- being built by Google team for getting best of ...
||Flask By Example|
This book will take you on a journey from learning about web development using Flask to building fully functional web applications. In the first major project, we develop a dynamic Headlines application that displays the latest news headlines along with up-to-date currency and weather information. In project two, we build a Crime Map application that is backed by a MySQL database, allowing users to submit information on and the location of crimes in order to plot danger zones and other crime trends within an area. In the final project, we combine Flask with more modern technologies, such as Twitter's Bootstrap and the NoSQL database MongoDB, to create a Waiter Caller application that allows restaurant patrons to easily call a waiter to their table. This pragmatic tutorial will keep you engaged as you learn the crux of Flask by working on challenging real-world applications. ...
||Apple Watch App Development|
Wearable are the next wave of mobile technology and with the release of Apple's WatchKit SDK, a whole new world of exciting development possibilities has opened up.
Apple Watch App Development introduces you to the architecture and possibilities of the Apple Watch platform, as well as an in-depth look at how to work with Xcode playgrounds. Benefit from a rapid introduction to the Swift programming language so you can quickly begin developing apps with the WatchKit framework and the Xcode Development IDE. Get to grips with advanced topics such as notifications, glances, iCloud, Apple pay, closures, tuples, protocols, delegates, concurrency, and using Swift Playgrounds, with each concept is backed up with example code that demonstrates how to properly execute it. Finally, discover how to package and deploy your Watch application to the Apple AppStore.
By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of how to develop apps for the Apple Watch platform, and synchron ...
||Swift Development for the Apple Watch|
Apple Watch is the sort of science-fiction gadget that people used to dream about as kids. What kinds of apps do you envision for this new device? If you're comfortable using OS X, Xcode, and iOS - and familiar with Swift - this concise book shows you the basics of building your own apps for this wrist-mounted computer with Apple's WatchKit framework.
You'll learn what an Apple Watch is, what it isn't, and how and why people might interact with apps you build for it. This practical guide also examines the type of apps most suitable for this device, and shows you how to be a good citizen in the iOS/Watch ecosystem.
Learn the Watch app lifecycle, and understand how these apps interact with the user's iPhone; Build a Watch app and its iOS counterpart by adding controls, working with multiple screens, and sharing data; Design a simple glance, the non-interactive Watch component that provides quick-look information; Add functionality to the notification system, including actionable items, ...