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Testing JavaScript Applications
Testing JavaScript Applications

Automated testing will help you write high-quality software in less time, with more confidence, fewer bugs, and without constant manual oversight. Testing JavaScript Applications is a guide to building a comprehensive and reliable JS application testing suite, covering both how to write tests and how JS testing tools work under the hood. You'll learn from Lucas de Costa, a core contributor to popular JS testing libraries, as he shares a quality mindset for making testing decisions that deliver a real contribution to your business. You'll benefit from informative explanations and diagrams, easily-transferable code samples, and useful tips on using the latest and most consolidated libraries and frameworks of the JavaScript ecosystem. Automated testing is essential to delivering good JavaScript applications every time. A complete testing strategy needs to cover functions in isolation, integration between different parts of your code, and correctness from the end user's perspective. Thi ...
Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow
Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow

A successful pipeline moves data efficiently, minimizing pauses and blockages between tasks, keeping every process along the way operational. Apache Airflow provides a single customizable environment for building and managing data pipelines, eliminating the need for a hodgepodge collection of tools, snowflake code, and homegrown processes. Using real-world scenarios and examples, Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow teaches you how to simplify and automate data pipelines, reduce operational overhead, and smoothly integrate all the technologies in your stack. Data pipelines manage the flow of data from initial collection through consolidation, cleaning, analysis, visualization, and more. Apache Airflow provides a single platform you can use to design, implement, monitor, and maintain your pipelines. Its easy-to-use UI, plug-and-play options, and flexible Python scripting make Airflow perfect for any data management task. Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow teaches you how to build an ...
The Joy of JavaScript
The Joy of JavaScript

Whether building interactive browser-based applications or creating server-side applications in Node, JavaScript is the most widely used language for web programming. With new features, language improvements, paradigms, and potential use cases appearing regularly, there's never been a more exciting time to be a JavaScript developer. In The Joy of JavaScript, author and JavaScript expert Luis Atencio teaches you key design concepts that lead to clean, lean, modular, and easy-to-maintain code. JavaScript is at the heart of web applications on the browser side and, via the popular Node.js runtime, it often powers the server side too. Simply put, the web runs on JavaScript. The Joy of JavaScript introduces techniques that turn JavaScript programmers into JavaScript pros. You'll work with cutting edge APIs, language features, and coding styles to tackle tricky problems in an elegant manner. Along the way, you'll practice good object design, drive business logic with functional thinkin ...
ASP.NET Core in Action, 2nd Edition
ASP.NET Core in Action, 2nd Edition

Fully updated to ASP.NET 5.0, ASP.NET Core in Action, 2nd Edition is a hands-on primer to building cross-platform web applications with your C# and .NET skills. Even if you've never worked with ASP.NET you'll start creating productive cross-platform web apps fast. Build full-stack web applications that run anywhere. Developers love ASP.NET Core for its libraries and pre-built components that maximize productivity. Version 5.0 offers new features for server-side apps, as well as background services for cross-platform development. ASP.NET Core in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to creating web applications with ASP.NET Core 5.0. Go from basic HTTP concepts to advanced framework customization. Illustrations and annotated code make learning visual and easy. Master logins, dependency injection, security, and more. This updated edition covers the latest features, including Razor Pages and the new hosting paradigm. ...
Designing Cloud Data Platforms
Designing Cloud Data Platforms

Centralized data warehouses, the long-time defacto standard for housing data for analytics, are rapidly giving way to multi-faceted cloud data platforms. Companies that embrace modern cloud data platforms benefit from an integrated view of their business using all of their data and can take advantage of advanced analytic practices to drive predictions and as yet unimagined data services. Designing Cloud Data Platforms is a hands-on guide to envisioning and designing a modern scalable data platform that takes full advantage of the flexibility of the cloud. As you read, you'll learn the core components of a cloud data platform design, along with the role of key technologies like Spark and Kafka Streams. You'll also explore setting up processes to manage cloud-based data, keep it secure, and using advanced analytic and BI tools to analyze it. Well-designed pipelines, storage systems, and APIs eliminate the complicated scaling and maintenance required with on-prem data centers. Once you ...
React Hooks in Action
React Hooks in Action

Build stylish, slick, and speedy-to-load user interfaces in React without writing custom classes. React Hooks are a new category of functions that help you to manage state, lifecycle, and side effects within functional components. React Hooks in Action teaches you to use pre-built hooks like useState, useReducer and useEffect to build your own hooks. Your code will be more reusable, require less boilerplate, and you'll instantly be a more effective React developer. Get started with React Hooks and you'll soon have code that's better organized and easier to maintain. React Hooks are targeted JavaScript functions that let you reuse and share functionality across components. Use them to split components into smaller functions, manage state and side effects, and access React features without classes - all without having to rearrange your component hierarchy. React Hooks in Action teaches you to write fast and reusable React components using Hooks. You'll start by learning to create c ...
GitOps and Kubernetes
GitOps and Kubernetes

GitOps and Kubernetes introduces a radical idea - managing your infrastructure with the same Git pull requests you use to manage your codebase. In this in-depth tutorial, you'll learn to operate infrastructures based on powerful-but-complex technologies such as Kubernetes with the same Git version control tools most developers use daily. With these GitOps techniques and best practices, you'll accelerate application development without compromising on security, easily roll back infrastructure changes, and seamlessly introduce new team members to your automation process. With GitOps you use the Git version control system to organize and manage your infrastructure just like any other codebase. It's an excellent model for applications deployed as containers and pods on Kubernetes. GitOps and Kubernetes teaches you how to use Git and the GitOps methodology to manage a Kubernetes cluster. The book interleaves theory with practice, presenting core Ops concepts alongside easy-to-implemen ...
GraphQL in Action
GraphQL in Action

Reduce bandwidth demands on your APIs by getting only the results you need - all in a single request! The GraphQL query language simplifies interactions with web servers, enabling smarter API queries that can hugely improve the efficiency of data requests. In GraphQL in Action, you'll learn how to bring those benefits to your own APIs, giving your clients the power to ask for exactly what they need from your server, no more, no less. Practical and example-driven, this book teaches everything you need to get started with GraphQL - from design principles and syntax right through to performance optimization. GraphQL APIs are fast, efficient, and easy to maintain. They reduce app latency and server cost while boosting developer productivity. This powerful query layer offers precise control over API requests and returns, making apps faster and less prone to error. GraphQL in Action gives you the tools to get comfortable with the GraphQL language, build and optimize a data API service, ...
Knative in Action
Knative in Action

Take the pain out of managing serverless applications. Knative, a collection of Kubernetes extensions curated by Google, simplifies building and running serverless systems. Knative in Action guides you through the Knative toolkit, showing you how to launch, modify, and monitor event-based apps built using cloud-hosted functions like AWS Lambda. You'll learn how to use Knative Serving to develop software that is easily deployed and autoscaled, how to use Knative Eventing to wire together disparate systems into a consistent whole, and how to integrate Knative into your shipping pipeline. With Knative, managing a serverless application's full lifecycle is a snap. Knative builds on Kubernetes orchestration features, making it easy to deploy and run serverless apps. It handles low-level chores - such as starting and stopping instances - so you can concentrate on features and behavior. Knative in Action teaches you to build complex and efficient serverless applications. You'll dive int ...
Chaos Engineering
Chaos Engineering

Auto engineers test the safety of a car by intentionally crashing it and carefully observing the results. Chaos engineering applies the same principles to software systems. In Chaos Engineering: Site reliability through controlled disruption, you'll learn to run your applications and infrastructure through a series of tests that simulate real-life failures. You'll maximize the benefits of chaos engineering by learning to think like a chaos engineer, and how to design the proper experiments to ensure the reliability of your software. With examples that cover a whole spectrum of software, you'll be ready to run an intensive testing regime on anything from a simple WordPress site to a massive distributed system running on Kubernetes. Can your network survive a devastating failure? Could an accident bring your day-to-day operations to a halt? Chaos engineering simulates infrastructure outages, component crashes, and other calamities to show how systems and staff respond. Testing systems ...
AI as a Service
AI as a Service

Companies everywhere are moving everyday business processes over to the cloud, and AI is increasingly being given the reins in these tasks. As this massive digital transformation continues, the combination of serverless computing and AI promises to become the de facto standard for business-to-consumer platform development - and developers who can design, develop, implement, and maintain these systems will be in high demand! AI as a Service is a practical handbook to building and implementing serverless AI applications, without bogging you down with a lot of theory. Instead, you'll find easy-to-digest instruction and two complete hands-on serverless AI builds in this must-have guide! Cloud-based AI services can automate a variety of labor intensive business tasks in areas such as customer service, data analysis, and financial reporting. The secret is taking advantage of pre-built tools like Amazon Rekognition for image analysis or AWS Comprehend for natural language processing. That ...
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