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, ...
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 ...
Laravel: Up & Running
This practical book teaches Laravel piece by piece, starting from the ground up. It's not a reference book; you'll work through creating usable, real-world tools and applications as a way to learn all of the pieces of the framework. The purpose of this book is to teach beginners the foundations necessary to quickly become proficient with Laravel.
This book is ideal for developers with experience in PHP or other C-family programming languages—especially those who don't have the time or resources to sift through the multitude of training resources available online. This is your single resource to Laravel when you want to get up and running right away. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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.
The successor of Yii Framework 1.1, Yii2 is a complete rewrite of Yii Framework one of the most popular PHP 5 frameworks for making modern web applications. The update embraces the best practices and protocols established with newer versions of PHP, while still maintaining the simple, fast, and extendable behavior found in its predecessor.
This book has been written to enhance your skills and knowledge with Yii Framework 2. Starting with configuration and how to initialize new projects, you'll learn how to configure, manage, and use every aspect of Yii2 from Gii, DAO, Query Builder, Active Record, and migrations, to asset manager. You'll also discover how to automatically test your code using codeception.
With this book by your side, you'll have all the skills you need to quickly create rich modern web and console applications with Yii2. ...
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 ...
Pro ASP.NET Core MVC, 6th Edition
Visual Studio 2017 updates for this book are now available. Follow the Download Source Code link for this book on the Apress website.
Now in its 6th edition, the best selling book on MVC is now updated for ASP.NET Core MVC. It contains detailed explanations of the new Core MVC functionality which enables developers to produce leaner, cloud optimized and mobile-ready applications for the .NET platform. This book puts ASP.NET Core MVC into context and dives deep into the tools and techniques required to build modern, cloud optimized extensible web applications. All the new MVC features are described in detail and the author explains how best to apply them to both new and existing projects.
The ASP.NET Core MVC Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft's ASP.NET web platform, built on a completely new foundation. It represents a fundamental change to how Microsoft constructs and deploys web frameworks and is free of the legacy of earlier technologies such as Web Forms. A ...
Laravel: Up and Running
What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. With this practical guide, Matt Stauffer - a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community - provides the definitive introduction to one of today's most popular web frameworks.
The book's high-level overview and concrete examples will help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch.
Dive into several features of this framework including:Blade, Laravel's powerful, custom templating tool;Tools for gathering, validating, normalizing, and filtering user-provided data;Laravel's Eloquent ORM for working with the application's databases;The Illumina ...