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Spring Boot: Up and Running
Spring Boot: Up and Running

With over 75 million downloads per month, Spring Boot is the most widely used Java framework available. Its ease and power have revolutionized application development from monoliths to microservices. Yet Spring Boot's simplicity can also be confounding. How do developers learn enough to be productive immediately? This practical book shows you how to use this framework to write successful mission-critical applications. Mark Heckler from VMware, the company behind Spring, guides you through Spring Boot's architecture and approach, covering topics such as debugging, testing, and deployment. If you want to develop cloud native Java or Kotlin applications with Spring Boot rapidly and effectively (using reactive programming, building APIs, and creating database access of all kinds) this book is for you. Learn how Spring Boot simplifies cloud native application development and deployment; Build reactive applications and extend communication across the network boundary to create distribu ...
Flow Architectures
Flow Architectures

Software development today is embracing events and streaming data, which optimizes not only how technology interacts but also how businesses integrate with one another to meet customer needs. This phenomenon, called flow, consists of patterns and standards that determine which activity and related data is communicated between parties over the internet. This book explores critical implications of that evolution: What happens when events and data streams help you discover new activity sources to enhance existing businesses or drive new markets? What technologies and architectural patterns can position your company for opportunities enabled by flow? James Urquhart, global field CTO at VMware, guides enterprise architects, software developers, and product managers through the process. Learn the benefits of flow dynamics when businesses, governments, and other institutions integrate via events and data streams; Understand the value chain for flow integration through Wardley mapping vi ...
Data Pipelines Pocket Reference
Data Pipelines Pocket Reference

Data pipelines are the foundation for success in data analytics. Moving data from numerous diverse sources and transforming it to provide context is the difference between having data and actually gaining value from it. This pocket reference defines data pipelines and explains how they work in today's modern data stack. You'll learn common considerations and key decision points when implementing pipelines, such as batch versus streaming data ingestion and build versus buy. This book addresses the most common decisions made by data professionals and discusses foundational concepts that apply to open source frameworks, commercial products, and homegrown solutions. You'll learn: What a data pipeline is and how it works; How data is moved and processed on modern data infrastructure, including cloud platforms; Common tools and products used by data engineers to build pipelines; How pipelines support analytics and reporting needs; Considerations for pipeline maintenance, testing, and a ...
Learning Helm
Learning Helm

Get up to speed with Helm, the preeminent package manager for the Kubernetes container orchestration system. This practical guide shows you how to efficiently create, install, and manage the applications running inside your containers. Helm maintainers Matt Butcher, Matt Farina, and Josh Dolitsky explain how this package manager fits into the Kubernetes ecosystem and provide an inside look at Helm's design and best practices. More than 70% of the organizations that work with Kubernetes use Helm today. While the Helm community provides thousands of packages, or charts, to help you get started, this book walks developers and DevOps engineers through the process of creating custom charts to package applications. If you have a working understanding of Kubernetes, you're ready to go. Explore primary features including frequently used Helm commands; Learn how to build and deploy Helm charts from scratch; Use Helm to manage complexity and achieve repeatable deployments; Package an appli ...
Mastering Kafka Streams and ksqlDB
Mastering Kafka Streams and ksqlDB

Working with unbounded and fast-moving data streams has historically been difficult. But with Kafka Streams and ksqlDB, building stream processing applications is easy and fun. This practical guide shows data engineers how to use these tools to build highly scalable stream processing applications for moving, enriching, and transforming large amounts of data in real time. Mitch Seymour, data services engineer at Mailchimp, explains important stream processing concepts against a backdrop of several interesting business problems. You'll learn the strengths of both Kafka Streams and ksqlDB to help you choose the best tool for each unique stream processing project. Non-Java developers will find the ksqlDB path to be an especially gentle introduction to stream processing. Learn the basics of Kafka and the pub/sub communication pattern; Build stateless and stateful stream processing applications using Kafka Streams and ksqlDB; Perform advanced stateful operations, including windowed joi ...
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Study Guide
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Study Guide

Developers with the ability to operate, troubleshoot, and monitor applications in Kubernetes are in high demand today. To meet this need, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation created a certification exam to establish a developer's credibility and value in the job market to work in a Kubernetes environment. The Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam is different from the typical multiple-choice format of other certifications. Instead, the CKAD is a performance-based exam that requires deep knowledge of the tasks under immense time pressure. This study guide walks you through all the topics you need to fully prepare for the exam. Author Benjamin Muschko also shares his personal experience with preparing for all aspects of the exam. Learn when and how to apply Kubernetes concepts to manage an application; Understand the objectives, abilities, tips, and tricks needed to pass the CKAD exam; Explore the ins and outs of the kubectl command-line tool; Demonstrate comp ...
C# 9.0 Pocket Reference
C# 9.0 Pocket Reference

Looking for quick answers for using C# 9.0? This tightly focused and practical guide tells you exactly what you need to know without long intros or bloated samples. Succinct and easy to browse, this pocket reference is an ideal quick source of information. If you know Java, C++, or an earlier C# version, this guide will help you get rapidly up to speed. All programs and code snippets are available as interactive samples in LINQPad. You can edit these samples and instantly see the results without needing to set up projects in Visual Studio. Written by the authors of C# 9.0 in a Nutshell, this pocket reference covers: C# fundamentals and features new to C# 9.0; Advanced topics like operator overloading, type constraints, nullable types, operator lifting, closures, patterns, and asynchronous functions; LINQ: sequences, lazy execution, standard query operators, and query expressions; Unsafe code and pointers, custom attributes, preprocessor directives, and XML documentation. ...
Head First C#, 4th Edition
Head First C#, 4th Edition

What will you learn from this book? Dive into C# and create apps, user interfaces, games, and more using this fun and highly visual introduction to C#, .NET Core, and Visual Studio. With this completely updated guide, which covers C# 8.0 and Visual Studio 2019, beginning programmers like you will build a fully functional game in the opening chapter. Then you'll learn how to use classes and object-oriented programming, create 3D games in Unity, and query data with LINQ. And you'll do it all by solving puzzles, doing hands-on exercises, and building real-world applications. By the time you're done, you'll be a solid C# programmer-and you'll have a great time along the way! What's so special about this book? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First C# uses a visually rich format to engage your mind rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multisensory learning experien ...
Reinforcement Learning
Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement learning (RL) will deliver one of the biggest breakthroughs in AI over the next decade, enabling algorithms to learn from their environment to achieve arbitrary goals. This exciting development avoids constraints found in traditional machine learning (ML) algorithms. This practical book shows data science and AI professionals how to learn by reinforcement and enable a machine to learn by itself. Author Phil Winder of Winder Research covers everything from basic building blocks to state-of-the-art practices. You'll explore the current state of RL, focus on industrial applications, learn numerous algorithms, and benefit from dedicated chapters on deploying RL solutions to production. This is no cookbook; doesn't shy away from math and expects familiarity with ML. Learn what RL is and how the algorithms help solve problems; Become grounded in RL fundamentals including Markov decision processes, dynamic programming, and temporal difference learning; Dive deep into a ran ...
Kubeflow Operations Guide
Kubeflow Operations Guide

Building models is a small part of the story when it comes to deploying machine learning applications. The entire process involves developing, orchestrating, deploying, and running scalable and portable machine learning workloads-a process Kubeflow makes much easier. This practical book shows data scientists, data engineers, and platform architects how to plan and execute a Kubeflow project to make their Kubernetes workflows portable and scalable. Authors Josh Patterson, Michael Katzenellenbogen, and Austin Harris demonstrate how this open source platform orchestrates workflows by managing machine learning pipelines. You'll learn how to plan and execute a Kubeflow platform that can support workflows from on-premises to cloud providers including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Dive into Kubeflow architecture and learn best practices for using the platform; Understand the process of planning your Kubeflow deployment; Install Kubeflow on an existing on-premise Kubernetes cluster; Dep ...
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 ...
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