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Jumpstart Snowflake
Jumpstart Snowflake

Explore the modern market of data analytics platforms and the benefits of using Snowflake computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud. With the rise of cloud technologies, organizations prefer to deploy their analytics using cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Cloud vendors are offering modern data platforms for building cloud analytics solutions to collect data and consolidate into single storage solutions that provide insights for business users. The core of any analytics framework is the data warehouse, and previously customers did not have many choices of platform to use. Snowflake was built specifically for the cloud and it is a true game changer for the analytics market. This book will help onboard you to Snowflake, present best practices to deploy, and use the Snowflake data warehouse. In addition, it covers modern analytics architecture and use cases. It provides use cases of integration with leading a ...
C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, 3rd edition
C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, 3rd edition

This quick C# 8 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the C# programming language, updated with the latest features of C# 8 for .NET and Windows 10. This book presents the essential C# 8 syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. Specifically, it covers nullable reference types, async streams, ranges and indices, default implementations of interface members, recursive patterns, switch expressions, target-typed new-expressions, platform dependencies and more. In the C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, you will find a concise reference to the C# language syntax: short, simple, and focused code examples; a well laid out table of contents; and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn-out history lessons, or witty stories. What you will find is a language reference that is to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C# pro ...
Quick Start Guide to Dart Programming
Quick Start Guide to Dart Programming

Get started with Dart and learn to program with this language suitable for high-performing, modern applications. You'll gain the basics and be ready to move to the next level: web and mobile apps. While you won't learn the specifics of programming web and mobile apps, you will have the foundation to take your Dart skills in that direction. This book starts with an introduction to the Dart IDE after which you will take a look at the various components of the Dart programming language. You will look at types and variables, and get to know the significance of collections and arrays in Dart. Once you've familiarized yourself with the initial components of Dart, you will see how flow of control and looping can be achieved by using if, else, and conditional expressions. Moving on to functions and objects, you will dig deeper into the concepts of object oriented programming to gauge the importance of constructors in Dart. You will then discover more about inheritance and mixins, see ...
Identity Attack Vectors
Identity Attack Vectors

Discover how poor identity and privilege management can be leveraged to compromise accounts and credentials within an organization. Learn how role-based identity assignments, entitlements, and auditing strategies can be implemented to mitigate the threats leveraging accounts and identities and how to manage compliance for regulatory initiatives. As a solution, Identity Access Management (IAM) has emerged as the cornerstone of enterprise security. Managing accounts, credentials, roles, certification, and attestation reporting for all resources is now a security and compliance mandate. When identity theft and poor identity management is leveraged as an attack vector, risk and vulnerabilities increase exponentially. As cyber attacks continue to increase in volume and sophistication, it is not a matter of if, but when, your organization will have an incident. Threat actors target accounts, users, and their associated identities, to conduct their malicious activities through privileged ...
Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification
Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification

New or intermediate developers will want to use this hands-on guide to prepare for the Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder credential, awarded for designing, building, and implementing applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Salesforce Platform. This is the first book available covering this content, and Salesforce training is very costly. This book is filled with real-world examples and hands-on exercises, enabling you to prepare for the certification exam in a short span of time. Multiple-choice study questions and exercises are included to help you apply what you learn in each chapter. Author Rakesh Gupta explains Salesforce Platform fundamentals, including knowledge about the limitations of the declarative platform and when to use programmatic development versus the AppExchange. Data management and data analytics are covered. And you will learn how to set up organization-wide features that affect the look and feel of your appli ...
Developing Cognitive Bots Using the IBM Watson Engine
Developing Cognitive Bots Using the IBM Watson Engine

Cognitive Virtual Bots are taking the technology and user experience world by storm. This book provides clear guidance on how different cognitive platforms can be used to develop Cognitive Virtual Assistants that enable a conversation by using DialogFlow and advanced Natural Language Processing. You will start by understanding the technology landscape and various use cases that Cognitive Virtual Assistants can be used in. Early chapters will take you through the basics of Cognitive Virtual Assistants, before moving onto advanced concepts and hands on examples of using IBM Watson Assistant and its advanced configurations with Watson Discovery Services, Watson Knowledge Studio and Spellchecker Service. You'll then examine integrations that enrich the Cognitive Virtual Assistant by providing data around weather, locations, stock markets. The book concludes by providing a glimpse of what to expect in the future for Cognitive Virtual Assistants. Review the fundamentals of Cognitive Vi ...
Prepare Your Data for Tableau
Prepare Your Data for Tableau

Focus on the most important and most often overlooked factor in a successful Tableau project - data. Without a reliable data source, you will not achieve the results you hope for in Tableau. This book does more than teach the mechanics of data preparation. It teaches you: how to look at data in a new way, to recognize the most common issues that hinder analytics, and how to mitigate those factors one by one. Tableau can change the course of business, but the old adage of "garbage in, garbage out" is the hard truth that hides behind every Tableau sales pitch. That amazing sales demo does not work as well with bad data. The unfortunate reality is that almost all data starts out in a less-than-perfect state. Data prep is hard. Traditionally, we were forced into the world of the database where complex ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) operations created by the data team did all the heavy lifting for us. Fortunately, we have moved past those days. With the introduction of the Tableau Dat ...
Autotools, 2nd Edition
Autotools, 2nd Edition

The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems, and even Windows. Although the Autotools are used by thousands of open source software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve. Autotools is the first book to offer programmers a tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts and a hands-on tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools. He then tackles more advanced details, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the framework provided by Automake, and building Java and C# sources. He concludes with solutions to frequent problems encountered by Autotools users. This thoroughly revised second edition has been updated to cover the latest versions of the Autotools. It includes five new chapters on topics like pkg-config, unit and integration testing with Autotest, internationalizing with GNU tools, th ...
Basic Math for Game Development with Unity 3D
Basic Math for Game Development with Unity 3D

Use Unity-based examples to understand fundamental mathematical concepts and see how they are applied when building modern video game functionality. You will gain the theoretical foundation you need, and you will know how to examine and modify an implementation. This book covers points in a 3D Cartesian coordinate system, and then discusses vectors and the details of dot and cross products. Basic mathematical foundations are illustrated through Unity-based example implementations. Also provided are examples showing how the concepts are applied when implementing video game functionality, such as collision support, motion simulations, autonomous behaviors, shadow approximations, and reflection off arbitrary walls. Throughout this book, you learn and examine the concepts and their applications in a game engine. Understand the basic concepts of points and vectors and their applications in game development; Apply mathematical concepts to modern video game functionality, such as sph ...
Exploring Blazor
Exploring Blazor

Build and develop web applications with Blazor in C#. This book will cover all three types of Blazor – server-side client-side and hosted along with other features of the technology. You'll see that Blazor is a web UI framework based on C#, Razor, and HTML and how it runs front-end logic using C# either on the server or on the browser using WebAssembly. The author starts by introducing WebAssembly and gives an overview of Blazor along with its various categories. Next, you'll get started with Blazor where you learn the basics, including Razor syntax implementation. Here you will go over the major differences between Blazor and Razor and how the syntax works. A demo of the layout and navigation for server-side Blazor is followed by usage of Razor syntax to control an application in client-side Blazor. Further, you will go through the project layout, navigation, and routes for the API. Here, you will understand how to access the API from the front end and ...
Beginning Kubernetes on the Google Cloud Platform
Beginning Kubernetes on the Google Cloud Platform

Use this beginner's guide to understand and work with Kubernetes on the Google Cloud Platform and go from single monolithic Pods (the smallest unit deployed and managed by Kubernetes) all the way up to distributed, fault-tolerant stateful backing stores. You need only a familiarity with Linux, Bash, and Python to successfully use this book. Proficiency in Docker or cloud technology is not required. You will follow a learn-by-doing approach, running small experiments and observing the effects. Google open sourced Kubernetes in 2015 and now it is the industry standard in container orchestration. It has been adopted by all leading vendors of cloud, on-prem, and hybrid infrastructure services: Microsoft (Azure AKS), Amazon (AWS EKS), IBM (IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services), Alibaba Cloud (ACK), RedHat (OpenShift), and Pivotal (PKS). Even though Kubernetes is offered by all of the market-leading cloud providers, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers an integrated shell (Google Cloud ...
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