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
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 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
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
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
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 ...
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
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. ...