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Social Media Analytics Strategy Social Media Analytics Strategy

This book shows you how to use social media analytics to optimize your business performance. The tools discussed will prepare you to create and implement an effective digital marketing strategy. From understanding the data and its sources to detailed metrics, dashboards, and reports, this book is a robust tool for anyone seeking a tangible return on investment from social media and digital marketing. Social Media Analytics Strategy speaks to marketers who do not have a technical background and creates a bridge into the digital world. Comparable books are either too technical for marketers (aimed at software developers) or too basic and do not take strategy into account. They also lack an overview of the entire process around using analytics within a company project. They don't go into the everyday details and also don't touch upon common mistakes made by marketers. This book highlights patterns of common challenges experienced by marketers from entry level to directors and C-leve ...
Optimizing Java Optimizing Java

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. ...
Monitoring Elasticsearch Monitoring Elasticsearch

ElasticSearch is a distributed search server similar to Apache Solr with a focus on large datasets, a schema-less setup, and high availability. This schema-free architecture allows ElasticSearch to index and search unstructured content, making it perfectly suited for both small projects and large big data warehouses with petabytes of unstructured data. This book is your toolkit to teach you how to keep your cluster in good health, and show you how to diagnose and treat unexpected issues along the way. You will start by getting introduced to ElasticSearch, and look at some common performance issues that pop up when using the system. You will then see how to install and configure ElasticSearch and the ElasticSearch monitoring plugins. Then, you will proceed to install and use the Marvel dashboard to monitor ElasticSearch. You will find out how to troubleshoot some of the common performance and reliability issues that come up when using ElasticSearch. Finally, you will an ...
Scala High Performance Programming Scala High Performance Programming

Scala is a statically and strongly typed language that blends functional and object-oriented paradigms. It has experienced growing popularity as an appealing and pragmatic choice to write production-ready software in the functional paradigm. Scala and the functional programming paradigm enable you to solve problems with less code and lower maintenance costs than the alternatives. However, these gains can come at the cost of performance if you are not careful. Scala High Performance Programming arms you with the knowledge you need to create performant Scala applications. Starting with the basics of understanding how to define performance we explore Scala's language features and functional programming techniques while keeping a close eye on performance throughout all the topics. We introduce you as the newest software engineer at a fictitious financial trading company, named MV Trading. As you learn new techniques and approaches to reduce latency and imp ...
High Performance Spark High Performance Spark

If you've successfully used Apache Spark to solve medium sized-problems, but still struggle to realize the "Spark promise" of unparalleled performance on big data, this book is for you. High Performance Spark shows you how take advantage of Spark at scale, so you can grow beyond the novice-level. It's ideal for software engineers, data engineers, developers, and system administrators working with large-scale data applications. Learn how to make Spark jobs run faster; Productionize exploratory data science with Spark; Handle even larger data sets with Spark; Reduce pipeline running times for faster insights. ...
Dynamic SQL Dynamic SQL

This book is an introduction and deep-dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. Dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based upon user-entered criteria. It's also useful in generating value-lists, in dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence reporting, and for customizing database objects and querying their structure. Executing dynamic SQL is at the heart of applications such as business intelligence dashboards that need to be fluid and respond instantly to changing user needs as those users explore their data and view the results. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection attacks. Reading Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance and Security is your opportunity to learn and master an often misunderstood feature, including security and SQL injection. All aspects of security relevant to dynamic SQL are discussed in this book. You will learn many ways to save time and develop code more efficiently, and you will pra ...
Optimized C++ Optimized C++

In today's fast and competitive world, a program's performance is just as important to customers as the features it provides. This practical guide teaches developers performance-tuning principles that enable optimization in C++. You'll learn how to make code that already embodies best practices of C++ design run faster and consume fewer resources on any computer - whether it's a watch, phone, workstation, supercomputer, or globe-spanning network of servers. Author Kurt Guntheroth provides several running examples that demonstrate how to apply these principles incrementally to improve existing code so it meets customer requirements for responsiveness and throughput. The advice in this book will prove itself the first time you hear a colleague exclaim, "Wow, that was fast. Who fixed something?" ...
Optimizing Java Optimizing Java

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. ...
Agile Metrics in Action Agile Metrics in Action

The iterative nature of agile development is perfect for experience-based, continuous improvement. Tracking systems, test and build tools, source control, continuous integration, and other built-in parts of a project lifecycle throw off a wealth of data you can use to improve your products, processes, and teams. The question is, how to do it? Agile Metrics in Action teaches you how. This practical book is a rich resource for an agile team that aims to use metrics to objectively measure performance. You'll learn how to gather the data that really count, along with how to effectively analyze and act upon the results. Along the way, you'll discover techniques all team members can use for better individual accountability and team performance. ...
Ruby Performance Optimization Ruby Performance Optimization

You don't have to accept slow Ruby or Rails performance. In this comprehensive guide to Ruby optimization, you'll learn how to write faster Ruby code - but that's just the beginning. See exactly what makes Ruby and Rails code slow, and how to fix it. Alex Dymo will guide you through perils of memory and CPU optimization, profiling, measuring, performance testing, garbage collection, and tuning. You'll find that all those “hard” things aren't so difficult after all, and your code will run orders of magnitude faster. ...
Mobile Web Performance Optimization Mobile Web Performance Optimization

With users increasingly accessing the web on mobile devices, it's crucial to make sure your website is built to seamlessly fit this radical change in user behavior. Mobile Web Performance Optimization is designed to help you do exactly that – it's been created to help you build fast, and mobile-user-friendly websites and applications. Featuring guidance through a range of techniques and tools essential to modern mobile development, this accessible guide will make sure you're delivering a seamless and intuitive experience for your website's users. Begin by exploring the fundamental components of mobile web design and website optimization, before learning how to put the concepts into practice. Featuring cross-platform solutions, insights on developing lightweight yet robust UI, and insights on how to successfully manage data, this application development book takes you through every stage in the development process – so you can be confident that you're asking the right ques ...
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