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Asterisk: The Future of Telephony, 2nd Edition
Asterisk: The Future of Telephony, 2nd Edition

This bestselling book is now the standard guide to building phone systems with Asterisk, the open source IP PBX that has traditional telephony providers running scared! Revised for the 1.4 release of the software, the new edition of Asterisk: The Future of Telephony reveals how you can save money on equipment and support, and finally be in control of your telephone system. If you've worked with telephony in the past, you're familiar with the problem: expensive and inflexible systems that are tuned to the vendor's needs, not yours. Asterisk isn't just a candle in the darkness, it's a whole fireworks show. Because Asterisk is so powerful, configuring it can seem tricky and difficult. This book steps you through the process of installing, configuring, and integrating Asterisk with your existing phone system. You'll learn how to write dialplans, set up applications including speech synthesis and voice recognition, how to script Asterisk, and much more - everything you need to design ...
Head First Design Patterns, 2nd Edition
Head First Design Patterns, 2nd Edition

You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel, so you look to Design Patterns: the lessons learned by those who've faced the same software design problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others so you can spend your time on something more challenging. Something more fun. This book shows you the patterns that matter, when to use them and why, how to apply them to your own designs, and the object-oriented design principles on which they're based. Join hundreds of thousands of developers who've improved their object-oriented design skills through Head First Design Patterns. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. With Head First Design Patterns, 2nd Edition you'll learn design principles and patterns in a way that won't put you to sleep, so you can get out there to solve software design problems and speak the language of patterns with others on your ...
Artificial Intelligence in Finance
Artificial Intelligence in Finance

The widespread adoption of AI and machine learning is revolutionizing many industries today. Once these technologies are combined with the programmatic availability of historical and real-time financial data, the financial industry will also change fundamentally. With this practical book, you'll learn how to use AI and machine learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial markets and exploit them through algorithmic trading. Author Yves Hilpisch shows practitioners, students, and academics in both finance and data science practical ways to apply machine learning and deep learning algorithms to finance. Thanks to lots of self-contained Python examples, you'll be able to replicate all results and figures presented in the book. In five parts, this guide helps you: Learn central notions and algorithms from AI, including recent breakthroughs on the way to artificial general intelligence (AGI) and superintelligence (SI); Understand why data-driven finance, AI, and machin ...
Machine Learning Design Patterns
Machine Learning Design Patterns

The design patterns in this book capture best practices and solutions to recurring problems in machine learning. The authors, three Google engineers, catalog proven methods to help data scientists tackle common problems throughout the ML process. These design patterns codify the experience of hundreds of experts into straightforward, approachable advice. In this book, you will find detailed explanations of 30 patterns for data and problem representation, operationalization, repeatability, reproducibility, flexibility, explainability, and fairness. Each pattern includes a description of the problem, a variety of potential solutions, and recommendations for choosing the best technique for your situation. You'll learn how to: Identify and mitigate common challenges when training, evaluating, and deploying ML models; Represent data for different ML model types, including embeddings, feature crosses, and more; Choose the right model type for specific problems; Build a robust training ...
Practical AI on the Google Cloud Platform
Practical AI on the Google Cloud Platform

Working with AI is complicated and expensive for many developers. That's why cloud providers have stepped in to make it easier, offering free (or affordable) state-of-the-art models and training tools to get you started. With this book, you'll learn how to use Google's AI-powered cloud services to do everything from creating a chatbot to analyzing text, images, and video. Author Micheal Lanham demonstrates methods for building and training models step-by-step and shows you how to expand your models to accomplish increasingly complex tasks. If you have a good grasp of math and the Python language, you'll quickly get up to speed with Google Cloud Platform, whether you want to build an AI assistant or a simple business AI application. Learn key concepts for data science, machine learning, and deep learning; Explore tools like Video AI and AutoML Tables; Build a simple language processor using deep learning systems; Perform image recognition using CNNs, transfer learning, and GANs; U ...
Refactoring at Scale
Refactoring at Scale

Making significant changes to large, complex codebases is a daunting task-one that's nearly impossible to do successfully unless you have the right team, tools, and mindset. If your application is in need of a substantial overhaul and you're unsure how to go about implementing those changes in a sustainable way, then this book is for you. Software engineer Maude Lemaire walks you through the entire refactoring process from start to finish. You'll learn from her experience driving performance and refactoring efforts at Slack during a period of critical growth, including two case studies illustrating the impact these techniques can have in the real world. This book will help you achieve a newfound ability to productively introduce important changes in your codebase. Understand how code degrades and why some degradation is inevitable; Quantify and qualify the state of your codebase before refactoring; Draft a well-scoped execution plan with strategic milestones; Win support from eng ...
Learning Serverless
Learning Serverless

Whether your company is considering serverless computing or has already made the decision to adopt this model, this practical book is for you. Author Jason Katzer shows early- and mid-career developers what's required to build and ship maintainable and scalable services using this model. With this book, you'll learn how to build a modern production system in the cloud, viewed through the lens of serverless computing. You'll discover how serverless can free you from the tedious task of setting up and maintaining systems in production. You'll also explore new ways to level up your career and design, develop, and deploy with confidence. In three parts, this book includes: The Path to Production: Examine the ins and outs of distributed systems, microservices, interfaces, and serverless architecture and patterns; The Tools: Dive into monitoring, observability and alerting, logging, pipelines, automation, and deployment; Concepts: Learn how to design security and privacy, how to manage ...
Programming iOS 14
Programming iOS 14

If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch; Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface; Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, collection views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls; Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors; Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar; Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads. Stay up-to-date on iOS 14 innovations, such as: Control action closures and menus; Table view cell configuration objects; Collection view lists and outlines; New split view controller architecture; Pointer customization on i ...
iOS 14 Programming Fundamentals with Swift
iOS 14 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 12 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple's acclaimed programming language, Swift 5.3. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn the Swift language, understand Apple's Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework. Become familiar with built-in Swift types; Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics; Tour the life cycle of an Xcode project; Learn how nibs are loaded; Understand Cocoa's event-driven design; Communicate with C and Objective-C. In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features: Multiple trailing closures; Code editor document tabs; New Simulator features; Resources in Swift packages; Logging and testing improvements; And more! ...
NGINX Cookbook
NGINX Cookbook

NGINX is one of the most widely used web servers available today, in part because of its capabilities as a load balancer and reverse proxy server for HTTP and other network protocols.This cookbook provides easy-to-follow examples to real-world problems in application delivery. The practical recipes will help you set up and use either the open source or commercial offering to solve problems in various use cases. For professionals who understand modern web architectures, such as n-tier or microservice designs, and common web protocols including TCP and HTTP, these recipes provide proven solutions for security, software load balancing, and monitoring and maintaining NGINX's application delivery platform. You'll also explore advanced features of both NGINX and NGINX Plus, the free and licensed versions of this server. You'll find recipes for: High-performance load balancing with HTTP, TCP, and UDP; Securing access through encrypted traffic, secure links, HTTP authentication subreques ...
SQL Cookbook, 2nd Edition
SQL Cookbook, 2nd Edition

You may know SQL basics, but are you taking advantage of its expressive power? This second edition applies a highly practical approach to Structured Query Language (SQL) so you can create and manipulate large stores of data. Based on real-world examples, this updated cookbook provides a framework to help you construct solutions and executable examples in severalflavors of SQL, including Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, andPostgreSQL. SQL programmers, analysts, data scientists, database administrators, and even relatively casual SQL users will find SQL Cookbook to be a valuable problem-solving guide for everyday issues. No other resource offers recipes in this unique format to help you tackle nagging day-to-day conundrums with SQL. The 2nd edition includes: Fully revised recipes that recognize the greater adoption of window functions in SQL implementations; Additional recipes that reflect the widespread adoption of common table expressions (CTEs) for more readable, easier-to-implem ...
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