Currently used at many colleges, universities, and high schools, this hands-on introduction to computer science is ideal for people with little or no programming experience. The goal of this concise book is not just to teach you Java but to help you think like a computer scientist. You'll learn how to program - a useful skill by itself—but you'll also discover how to use programming as a means to an end.
Authors Allen Downey and Chris Mayfield start with the most basic concepts and gradually move into topics that are more complex, such as recursion and object-oriented programming. Each brief chapter covers the material for one week of a college course and includes exercises to help you practice what you've learned.
By the end of the book, you will have gained enough practical experience to architect a robust and visually powerful mapping application using the API.
||Java Testing with Spock|
Java Testing with Spock teaches you how to use Spock for a wide range of testing use cases in Java. You'll start with a quick overview of Spock and work through writing unit tests using the Groovy language. You'll discover best practices for test design as you learn to write mocks, implement integration tests, use Spock's built-in BDD testing tools, and do functional web testing using Geb. Readers new to Groovy will appreciate the succinct language tutorial in chapter 2 that gives you just enough Groovy to use Spock effectively.
||Building Maintainable Software, Java Edition|
Have you ever felt frustrated working with someone else's code? Difficult-to-maintain source code is a big problem in software development today, leading to costly delays and defects. Be part of the solution. With this practical book, you'll learn 10 easy-to-follow guidelines for delivering Java software that's easy to maintain and adapt. These guidelines have been derived from analyzing hundreds of real-world systems.
Written by consultants from the Software Improvement Group (SIG), this book provides clear and concise explanations, with advice for turning the guidelines into practice. Examples for this edition are written in Java while our companion C# book provides workable examples in that language.
Currently, no books exist that focus on the practicalities of Java application performance tuning, as opposed to the theory and internals of Java virtual machines. This practical guide is the "missing link" that aims to move Java performance tuning from the realm of guesswork and folklore to an experimental science.
Learn how to approach performance problems in an consistent and systematic way; Resolve production performance issues by learning core Java performance topics; Identify and resolve performance issues before encountering them in production; Understand the performance problems you encounter by learning the Java platform's internals.
||Spring MVC Cookbook|
Spring MVC is a lightweight application framework that comes with a great configuration by default. Being part of the Spring Framework, it naturally extended and supported it with an amazing set of recognizable annotations. External libraries can be plugged in and plugged out. It also possesses a request flow.
Complete support of REST web services makes the Spring architecture an extremely consistent choice to support your front-end needs and Internet transformations.
From the design of your Maven modules, you will achieve an Enterprise-standard for a stateless REST application based on Spring and Spring MVC with this book.
Author Ethan Brown (Web Development with Node and Express) not only guides you through simple and straightforward topics (variables, control flow, arrays), but also covers complex concepts such as functional and asynchronous programming. You'll learn how to create powerful and responsive web applications on the client, or with Node.js on the server.
||Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809|
This book offers a comprehensive guide for the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam. It starts by answering frequently asked exam questions followed by full coverage of exam topics with numerous programming and real-world examples.
Each chapter ends with practice exam questions and a quick summary that reviews key concepts covered in the chapter from the OCPJP exam perspective. The book ends with a full-length, mock exam to ensure you have enough practice before actually taking the exam.
If you are an OCPJP 8 exam aspirant, this book is certainly for you. The book assumes you're already familiar with Java fundamentals, which is in keeping with the prerequisite for having a OCAJP 8 certification.
You'll enjoy reading Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809 because of its clear, simple language; example driven approach; easy-to-read style; and complete focus on the exam requirements.
||Pro PHP and jQuery, 2nd Edition|
Take advantage of the improved performance and reduced memory requirements of PHP version 7, and learn to utilize the new built-in PHP functions and features such as typed variable enforcement with declare(strict_types=1) and the new available data types, scalar type declarations for function arguments and return statements, constant arrays using define(), argument unpacking with the ... operator, integer division with intdiv(), the null coalesce operator, the spaceship operator, new exception types, and improvements to existing features.
After reading and using this book, you'll come away having built a fully functional PHP and jQuery web application that you can reapply as a template for your own particular web application.
||Java Design Patterns|
Learn how to implement design patterns in Java: each pattern in Java Design Patterns is a complete implementation and the output is generated using Eclipse, making the code accessible to all. The examples are chosen so you will be able to absorb the core concepts easily and quickly.
This book presents the topic of design patterns in Java in such a way that anyone can grasp the idea. By giving easy to follow examples, you will understand the concepts with increasing depth. The examples presented are straightforward and the topic is presented in a concise manner.
This is a practitioner's book on design patterns in Java. Design patterns are a popular topic in software development. A design pattern is a common, well-described solution to a common software problem. There is a lot of written material available on design patterns, but scattered and not in one single reference source. Also, many of these examples are unnecessarily big and complex.
||Neural Network Programming with Java|
Vast quantities of data are produced every second. In this context, neural networks become a powerful technique to extract useful knowledge from large amounts of raw, seemingly unrelated data. One of the most preferred languages for neural network programming is Java as it is easier to write code using it, and most of the most popular neural network packages around already exist for Java. This makes it a versatile programming language for neural networks.
This book gives you a complete walkthrough of the process of developing basic to advanced practical examples based on neural networks with Java.
You will first learn the basics of neural networks and their process of learning. We then focus on what Perceptrons are and their features. Next, you will implement self-organizing maps using the concepts you've learned. Furthermore, you will learn about some of the applications that are presented in this book such as weather forecasting, disease diagnosis, customer profiling, and characters recognition (OCR). Finally, you will learn methods to optimize and adapt neural networks in real time.