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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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
High Performance iOS Apps
High Performance iOS Apps

Ready to build mobile apps that out-perform the rest? If you're an iOS developer with app-building experience, this practical guide provides tips and best practices to help you solve many common performance issues. You'll learn how to design and optimize iOS apps that deliver a smooth experience even when the network is poor and memory is low. Today's picky users want fast and responsive apps that don't hog resources. In this book, author Gaurav Vaish demonstrates methods for writing optimal code from an engineering perspective, using reusable Objective-C code that you can use right away. Up your game and create high-performance native iOS apps that truly stand out from the crowd. Measure key performance indicators - attributes that constitute and affect app performance; Write efficient apps by minimizing memory and power consumption, and explore options for using available CPU cores; Optimize your app's lifecycle and UI, as well as its networking, data sharing, ...
High Performance Mobile Web
High Performance Mobile Web

Optimize the performance of your mobile websites and webapps to the extreme. With this hands-on book, veteran mobile and web developer Maximiliano Firtman demonstrates which aspects of your site or app slow down the user's experience, and what you can do to achieve lightning-fast performance. There's much at stake: if you want to boost your app's conversion rate, then tackling performance issues is the best way to start. Learn tools and techniques for working with responsive web design, images, the network layer, and many other ingredients—plus the metrics to check your progress. Ideal for web developers and web designers with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and HTTP experience, this is your guide to superior mobile web performance. You'll dive into: Emulators, simulators, and other tools for measuring performance; Basic web performance concepts, including metrics, charts, and goals; How to get real data from mobile browsers on your real networks; APIs and specs for measu ...
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 ...
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. ...
Getting Started with Julia Programming
Getting Started with Julia Programming

Julia is a new open source programming language that is used in the field of data science computing. It was created to solve the dilemma between high-level slow code and fast but low-level code, and the necessity to use both to achieve high performance. This book will give you a head start to tackle your numerical and data problems with Julia. Your journey will begin by learning how to set up a running Julia platform before exploring its various built-in types. You will then move on to cover the different functions and constructs in Julia. The book will then walk you through the two important collection types—arrays and matrices. Over the course of the book, you will also be introduced to homoiconicity, the meta-programming concept in Julia. Towards the concluding part of the book, you will also learn how to run external programs. This book will cover all you need to know about Julia to leverage its high speed and efficiency. ...
You Don't Know JS: Async & Performance
You Don't Know JS: Async & Performance

No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don't fully understand the language. As part of the "You Don't Know JS" series, this concise yet in-depth guide focuses on new asynchronous features and performance techniques—including Promises, generators, and Web Workers—that let you create sophisticated single-page web applications and escape callback hell in the process. Like other books in this series, You Don't Know JS: Async & Performance dives into trickier parts of the language that many JavaScript programmers simply avoid. Armed with this knowledge, you can become a true JavaScript master. ...
Joomla! 3 SEO and Performance
Joomla! 3 SEO and Performance

Joomla 3 SEO and Performance is a concise, 188-page book that helps you to build websites that dominate search engine rankings and have super-fast load times, giving your sites an increased audience. The book takes a very practical approach full of real-world examples. It does not just provide instructions, but also teaches you the logic behind what you are doing. It will make you breathe SEO while building your websites, which is the only way to success. Joomla 3 SEO and Performance starts with the Joomla core SEO possibilities. It shows how even if you are a relative newcomer to Joomla you will be able to build sites that rank high in Google without having to install complicated plugins. The remaining chapters dig much deeper, both into Joomla, and into the use of SEO plugins and extensions with a full chapter dedicated to SH404SEF, probably the best SEO extension for Joomla. ...
Healthy SQL
Healthy SQL

Healthy SQL is about ensuring the ongoing performance health of a SQL Server database. An unhealthy database is not just an inconvenience; it can bring a business to its knees. And if you are the database administrator, the health of your SQL Server implementation can be a direct reflection on you. It's in everyone's best interest to have a healthy SQL implementation. Healthy SQL is built around the concept of a medical checkup, giving you the tools you need to assess the current health of your database and take action to improve upon that health and maintain good performance to your business. Healthy SQL aids in developing a rigorous routine so that you know how healthy your SQL Server machines are, and how you can keep those same servers healthy and fit for duty. The book is filled with practical advice and a time-tested strategy, helping you put together a regimen that will ensure your servers are healthy, your implementation is fully optimized, your services are re ...
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