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Beginning AI Bot Frameworks
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. ...
Scala Programming Projects
Scala Programming Projects

Scala is a type-safe JVM language that incorporates object-oriented and functional programming (OOP and FP) aspects. This book gets you started with essentials of software development by guiding you through various aspects of Scala programming, helping you bridge the gap between learning and implementing. You will learn about the unique features of Scala through diverse applications and experience simple yet powerful approaches for software development. Scala Programming Projects will help you build a number of applications, beginning with simple projects, such as a financial independence calculator, and advancing to other projects, such as a shopping application and a Bitcoin transaction analyzer. You will be able to use various Scala features, such as its OOP and FP capabilities, and learn how to write concise, reactive, and concurrent applications in a type-safe manner. You will also learn how to use top-notch libraries such as Akka and Play and integrate Scala apps with Kafka, S ...
Hands-On Automation Testing with Java for Beginners
Hands-On Automation Testing with Java for Beginners

Java is one of the most commonly-used software languages by programmers and developers. Are you from a non-technical background and looking to master Java for your automation needs? Then Hands-On Automation Testing with Java for Beginners is for you. This book provides you with efficient techniques to effectively handle Java-related automation projects. You will learn how to handle strings and their functions in Java. As you make your way through the book, you will get to grips with classes and objects, along with their uses. In the concluding chapters, you will learn about the importance of inheritance and exceptions with practical examples. By the end of this book, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge of Java. ...
Hands-On Reactive Programming with Reactor
Hands-On Reactive Programming with Reactor

Reactor is an implementation of the Java 9 Reactive Streams specification, an API for asynchronous data processing. This specification is based on a reactive programming paradigm, enabling developers to build enterprise-grade, robust applications with reduced complexity and in less time. Hands-On Reactive Programming with Reactor shows you how Reactor works, as well as how to use it to develop reactive applications in Java. The book begins with the fundamentals of Reactor and the role it plays in building effective applications. You will learn how to build fully non-blocking applications and will later be guided by the Publisher and Subscriber APIs. You will gain an understanding how to use two reactive composable APIs, Flux and Mono, which are used extensively to implement Reactive Extensions. All of these components are combined using various operations to build a complete solution. In addition to this, you will get to grips with the Flow API and understand backpressure in orde ...
Enterprise DevOps Framework
Enterprise DevOps Framework

Transform your IT organization from one weighed down by set practices to one with a DevOps culture and a cloud-first strategy that is optimized by automation and other lean practices. In this engaging read, you will discover the opportunities, challenges, lessons, and rewards that CA Technologies encountered when making their agile and DevOps transformation. In Enterprise DevOps Framework author Shamayel Farooqui shows you how agile adoption will enable your organization to stay ahead in an ever-changing business environment and meet your customers needs. He includes detailed references to key concepts such as agile, hybrid and cloud technology, infrastructure management, and process automation. Establish the focus areas for your IT organization; Prepare for the challenges of transforming your enterprise to a DevOps, agile organization; Know the key steps for executing an enterprise DevOps strategy; Build a strong team of DevOps individuals focused on improving the efficie ...
ASP.NET Core 2 Fundamentals
ASP.NET Core 2 Fundamentals

The book sets the stage with an introduction to web applications and helps you build an understanding of the tried-and-true MVC architecture. You learn all about views, from what is the Razor view engine to tagging helpers. You gain insight into what models are, how to bind them, and how to migrate database using the correct model. As you get comfortable with the world of ASP.NET, you learn about validation and routing. You also learn the advanced concepts, such as designing Rest Buy (a RESTful shopping cart application), creating entities for it, and creating EF context and migrations. By the time you are done reading the book, you will be able to optimally use ASP.NET to develop, unit test, and deploy applications like a pro. ...
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 ...
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