Mastering Distributed Tracing
Mastering Distributed Tracing will equip you to operate and enhance your own tracing infrastructure. Through practical exercises and code examples, you will learn how end-to-end tracing can be used as a powerful application performance management and comprehension tool.
The rise of Internet-scale companies, like Google and Amazon, ushered in a new era of distributed systems operating on thousands of nodes across multiple data centers. Microservices increased that complexity, often exponentially. It is harder to debug these systems, track down failures, detect bottlenecks, or even simply understand what is going on. Distributed tracing focuses on solving these problems for complex distributed systems. Today, tracing standards have developed and we have much faster systems, making instrumentation less intrusive and data more valuable.
Yuri Shkuro, the creator of Jaeger, a popular open-source distributed tracing system, delivers end-to-end coverage of the field in Mastering D ...
Crystal is for Ruby programmers who want more performance or for developers who enjoy working in a high-level scripting environment. Crystal combines native execution speed and concurrency with Ruby-like syntax, so you will feel right at home. This book, the first available on Crystal, shows you how to write applications that have the beauty and elegance of a modern language, combined with the power of types and modern concurrency tooling. Now you can write beautiful code that runs faster, scales better, and is a breeze to deploy.
Practical Application Development with AppRun
Explore the concepts, patterns, and architecture behind AppRun applications. With this end-to-end guide, you will be able to build web apps fast to the market with the low learning curve and high development productivity.
You will learn how to break down the application logic into three decoupled parts: state, view, and update. You will then see how to connect web page events to the AppRun event life-cycle, route user interactions, access data from the remote servers, compose the user interface using components, and integrate 3rd party libraries.
Following examples of various apps, such as the counter app, to-do app, weather app, hacker news reader app, and blog app, you will have all the techniques for developing your AppRun apps including the line of business apps. You will also review wider development concepts such as using strongly typed states practically, unit testing strategies for app state changes, time travel debugging, async web API invocation, server-side virtual DO ...
Dynamic SQL, 2nd Edition
Take a deep dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. This edition has been updated to use the newest features in SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 as well as incorporating the changing landscape of analytics and database administration. Code examples have been updated with new system objects and functions to improve efficiency and maintainability.
Executing dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based on user-entered criteria. Dynamic SQL can generate lists of values and even code with minimal impact on performance. Dynamic SQL enables dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence solutions as well as customizing of database objects. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection or code maintainability.
Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance and Security in Microsoft SQL Server helps you bring the productivity and user-satisfaction of flexible and responsive applications to your organization safely and securely. Yo ...
BizTalk Server 2016
Gain an in depth view of optimizing the performance of BizTalk Server. This book provides best practices and techniques for improving development of high mission critical solutions. You'll see how the BizTalk Server engine works and how to proactively detect and remedy potential bottlenecks before they occur.
The book starts with an overview of the BizTalk Server internal mechanisms that will help you understand the optimizations detailed throughout the book. You'll then see how the mechanisms can be applied to a BizTalk Server environment to improve low and high latency throughput scenarios. A section on testing BizTalk server solutions will guide you through the most frequently adopted techniques used to develop solutions such as performance and unit testing as part of the development cycle.
With BizTalk Server 2016 you'll see how to apply side-by-side versioning to your solutions to reduce the chances of downtime, You'll also review instrumentation techniques usi ...
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Cookbook
System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is a robust enterprise backup and recovery system that contributes to your BCDR strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data. With an increase in data recovery and protection problems faced in organizations, it has become important to keep data safe and recoverable. This book contains recipes that will help you upgrade to SCDPM and it covers the advanced features and functionality of SCDPM.
This book starts by helping you install SCDPM and then moves on to post-installation and management tasks. You will come across a lot of useful recipes that will help you recover your VMware and Hyper-V VMs. It will also walk you through tips for monitoring SCDPM in different scenarios. Next, the book will also offer insights into protecting windows workloads followed by best practices on SCDPM. You will also learn to back up your Azure Stack Infrastructure using Azure Backup. You will also learn about recovering data from backu ...
Dynamic Oracle Performance Analytics
Use an innovative approach that relies on big data and advanced analytical techniques to analyze and improve Oracle Database performance. The approach used in this book represents a step-change paradigm shift away from traditional methods. Instead of relying on a few hand-picked, favorite metrics, or wading through multiple specialized tables of information such as those found in an automatic workload repository (AWR) report, you will draw on all available data, applying big data methods and analytical techniques to help the performance tuner draw impactful, focused performance improvement conclusions.
This book briefly reviews past and present practices, along with available tools, to help you recognize areas where improvements can be made. The book then guides you through a step-by-step method that can be used to take advantage of all available metrics to identify problem areas and work toward improving them. The method presented simplifies the tuning process and so ...
Pro .NET Memory Management
Understand .NET memory management internal workings, pitfalls, and techniques in order to effectively avoid a wide range of performance and scalability problems in your software. Despite automatic memory management in .NET, there are many advantages to be found in understanding how .NET memory works and how you can best write software that interacts with it efficiently and effectively. Pro .NET Memory Management is your comprehensive guide to writing better software by understanding and working with memory management in .NET.
Thoroughly vetted by the .NET Team at Microsoft, this book contains 25 valuable troubleshooting scenarios designed to help diagnose challenging memory problems. Readers will also benefit from a multitude of .NET memory management "rules" to live by that introduce methods for writing memory-aware code and the means for avoiding common, destructive pitfalls.
Understand the theoretical underpinnings of automatic memory management; Take a deep dive into e ...
Mastering Apache Cassandra 3.x, 3rd Edition
With ever-increasing rates of data creation, the demand for storing data fast and reliably becomes a need. Apache Cassandra is the perfect choice for building fault-tolerant and scalable databases. Mastering Apache Cassandra 3.x teaches you how to build and architect your clusters, configure and work with your nodes, and program in a high-throughput environment, helping you understand the power of Cassandra as per the new features.
Once you've covered a brief recap of the basics, you'll move on to deploying and monitoring a production setup and optimizing and integrating it with other software. You'll work with the advanced features of CQL and the new storage engine in order to understand how they function on the server-side. You'll explore the integration and interaction of Cassandra components, followed by discovering features such as token allocation algorithm, CQL3, vnodes, lightweight transactions, and data modelling in detail. Last but not least you will get to grips with Apac ...
Hands-On GPU Programming with Python and CUDA
Hands-On GPU Programming with Python and CUDA hits the ground running: you'll start by learning how to apply Amdahl's Law, use a code profiler to identify bottlenecks in your Python code, and set up an appropriate GPU programming environment. You'll then see how to "query" the GPU's features and copy arrays of data to and from the GPU's own memory.
As you make your way through the book, you'll launch code directly onto the GPU and write full blown GPU kernels and device functions in CUDA C. You'll get to grips with profiling GPU code effectively and fully test and debug your code using Nsight IDE. Next, you'll explore some of the more well-known NVIDIA libraries, such as cuFFT and cuBLAS.
With a solid background in place, you will now apply your new-found knowledge to develop your very own GPU-based deep neural network from scratch. You'll then explore advanced topics, such as warp shuffling, dynamic parallelism, and PTX assembly. In the final chapter, you'll see some topics and ...
Hands-On Microservices - Monitoring and Testing
Microservices are the latest "right" way of developing web applications. Microservices architecture has been gaining momentum over the past few years, but once you've started down the microservices path, you need to test and optimize the services. This book focuses on exploring various testing, monitoring, and optimization techniques for microservices.
The book starts with the evolution of software architecture style, from monolithic to virtualized, to microservices architecture. Then you will explore methods to deploy microservices and various implementation patterns. With the help of a real-world example, you will understand how external APIs help product developers to focus on core competencies.
After that, you will learn testing techniques, such as Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Functional Testing, and Load Testing. Next, you will explore performance testing tools, such as JMeter, and Gatling. Then, we deep dive into monitoring techniques and learn performance ...