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Grokking Streaming Systems
Grokking Streaming Systems

Grokking Streaming Systems is a simple guide to the complex concepts behind streaming systems. This friendly and framework-agnostic tutorial teaches you how to handle real-time events, and even design and build your own streaming job that's a perfect fit for your needs. Each new idea is carefully explained with diagrams, clear examples, and fun dialogue between perplexed personalities! Streaming systems minimize the time between receiving and processing event data, so they can deliver responses in real time. For applications in finance, security, and IoT where milliseconds matter, streaming systems are a requirement. And streaming is hot! Skills on platforms like Spark, Heron, and Kafka are in high demand. Grokking Streaming Systems introduces real-time event streaming applications in clear, reader-friendly language. This engaging book illuminates core concepts like data parallelization, event windows, and backpressure without getting bogged down in framework-specific details. As ...
Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition
Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition is a task-focused guide for administering your systems using PowerShell. It covers core language features and admin tasks, with each chapter a mini-tutorial you can easily complete in under an hour. Discover how PowerShell works on different operating systems, and start automating tasks so they take just a few seconds to complete. No previous scripting experience required. The book is based on the bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by community legends Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. PowerShell team members Travis Plunk and Tyler Leonhardt and Microsoft MVP James Petty have updated this edition to the latest version of PowerShell, including its multi-platform expansion into Linux and macOS. PowerShell gives you complete command line control over admin tasks like adding users, exporting data, and file management. Whether you're writing one-liners or building complex scripts to manage cloud resources and CI/CD ...
Effective Software Testing
Effective Software Testing

Effective Software Testing teaches you a systematic approach to software testing that will ensure the quality of your code. It's full of techniques drawn from proven research in software engineering, and each chapter puts a new technique into practice. Follow the real-world use cases and detailed code samples, and you'll soon be engineering tests that find bugs in edge cases and parts of code you'd never think of testing! Along the way, you'll develop an intuition for testing that can save years of learning by trial and error. Effective testing ensures that you'll deliver quality software. For software engineers, testing is a key part of the development process. Mastering specification-based testing, boundary testing, structural testing, and other core strategies is essential to writing good tests and catching bugs before they hit production. Effective Software Testing is a hands-on guide to creating bug-free software. Written for developers, it guides you through all the differe ...
Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition
Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition

Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition teaches you how to design serverless systems. You'll discover the principles behind serverless architectures, and explore real-world case studies where companies used serverless architectures for their products. You won't just master the technical essentials - the book contains extensive coverage of balancing tradeoffs and making essential technical decisions. This new edition has been fully updated with new chapters covering current best practice, example architectures, and full coverage of the latest changes to AWS. Maintaining server hardware and software can cost a lot of time and money. Unlike traditional data center infrastructure, serverless architectures offload core tasks like data storage and hardware management to pre-built cloud services. Better yet, you can combine your own custom AWS Lambda functions with other serverless services to create features that automatically start and scale on demand, reduce hosting cost, and simpl ...
Machine Learning Engineering in Action
Machine Learning Engineering in Action

Ferrying a machine learning project from your data science team to your end users is no easy task. Machine Learning Engineering in Action will help you make it simple. Inside, you'll find fantastic advice from veteran industry expert Ben Wilson, Principal Resident Solutions Architect at Databricks. Ben introduces his personal toolbox of techniques for building deployable and maintainable production machine learning systems. You'll learn the importance of Agile methodologies for fast prototyping and conferring with stakeholders, while developing a new appreciation for the importance of planning. Adopting well-established software development standards will help you deliver better code management, and make it easier to test, scale, and even reuse your machine learning code. Every method is explained in a friendly, peer-to-peer style and illustrated with production-ready source code. Deliver maximum performance from your models and data. This collection of reproducible techniques wi ...
Logging in Action
Logging in Action

Logging in Action is a guide to optimize and organize logging using the CNCF Fluentd and Fluent Bit projects. You'll use the powerful log management tool Fluentd to solve common log management, and learn how proper log management can improve performance and make management of software and infrastructure solutions easier. Through useful examples like sending log-driven events to Slack, you'll get hands-on experience applying structure to your unstructured data. Don't fly blind! An effective logging system can help you see and correct problems before they cripple your software. With the Fluentd log management tool, it's a snap to monitor the behavior and health of your software and infrastructure in real time. Designed to collect and process log data from multiple sources using the industry-standard JSON format, Fluentd delivers a truly unified logging layer across all your systems. Logging in Action teaches you to record and analyze application and infrastructure data using Fluent ...
Istio in Action
Istio in Action

Reduce the operational complexity of your microservices with an Istio-powered service mesh! Istio in Action shows you how to implement this powerful new architecture and move your application-networking concerns to a dedicated infrastructure layer. Non-functional concerns stay separate from your application, so your code is easier to understand, maintain, and adapt regardless of programming language. In this practical guide, you'll go hands-on with the full-featured Istio service mesh to manage microservices communication. Helpful diagrams, example configuration, and examples make it easy to understand how to control routing, secure container applications, and monitor network traffic. Offload complex microservice communication layer challenges to Istio! The industry-standard Istio service mesh radically simplifies security, routing, observability, and other service-to-service communication challenges. With Istio, you use a straightforward declarative configuration style to establish ...
Hugo in Action
Hugo in Action

Sometimes, simple is better. Static websites - sites with fixed content - are easier to create and maintain, and inherently more secure than dynamic pages. Hugo in Action is a hands-on guide to using the Hugo static site engine to render these websites in milliseconds. Working with a complete example website and source code samples, you'll learn how to build and host a site that will wow users and stay stable without a third-party server. Full coverage of the Jamstack (Javascript, APIs, Markdown) shows how easy it is to add complex features to super-simple sites, including eCommerce shopping carts, dynamic forms, and multilingual options. Because they load pre-built pages, static websites are simple, secure, and incredibly fast. With the Hugo static site generator you can build and render a website in seconds without the grind of hand coding the pages. Hugo takes a directory of content and templates and renders it as a full HTML and CSS website - perfect for blogs, documentation, an ...
Data Analysis with Python and PySpark
Data Analysis with Python and PySpark

Data Analysis with Python and PySpark is your guide to delivering successful Python-driven data projects. Packed with relevant examples and essential techniques, this practical book teaches you to build pipelines for reporting, machine learning, and other data-centric tasks. Quick exercises in every chapter help you practice what you've learned, and rapidly start implementing PySpark into your data systems. No previous knowledge of Spark is required. The Spark data processing engine is an amazing analytics factory: raw data comes in, insight comes out. PySpark wraps Spark's core engine with a Python-based API. It helps simplify Spark's steep learning curve and makes this powerful tool available to anyone working in the Python data ecosystem. Data Analysis with Python and PySpark helps you solve the daily challenges of data science with PySpark. You'll learn how to scale your processing capabilities across multiple machines while ingesting data from any source - whether that's Had ...
Python Concurrency with asyncio
Python Concurrency with asyncio

Python is flexible, versatile, and easy to learn. It can also be very slow compared to lower-level languages. Python Concurrency with asyncio teaches you how to boost Python's performance by applying a variety of concurrency techniques. You'll learn how the complex-but-powerful asyncio library can achieve concurrency with just a single thread and use asyncio's APIs to run multiple web requests and database queries simultaneously. The book covers using asyncio with the entire Python concurrency landscape, including multiprocessing and multithreading. It's easy to overload standard Python and watch your programs slow to a crawl. Th e asyncio library was built to solve these problems by making it easy to divide and schedule tasks. It seamlessly handles multiple operations concurrently, leading to apps that are lightning fast and scalable. Python Concurrency with asyncio introduces asynchronous, parallel, and concurrent programming through hands-on Python examples. Hard-to-grok concu ...
Unity in Action, 3rd Edition
Unity in Action, 3rd Edition

Thousands of new game developers have chosen Joe Hocking's Unity in Action as their first step toward Unity mastery. Starting with the initial groundwork of a new game development project, you'll quickly start writing custom code instead of clicking together premade scripts. This fully updated third edition comes packed with fully refreshed graphics, Unity's latest features, and coverage of augmented and virtual reality toolkits. You'll master the Unity toolset from the ground up, learning the skills to go from application coder to game developer. Writing games is rewarding and fun - and with Unity, it's easy to get started! Unity handles the heavy lifting, so you can focus on game play, graphics, and user experience. C# support and a huge ecosystem of prebuilt components help even first-time developers go from the drawing board to the screen fast. Unity in Action, 3rd Edition teaches you to create games with the Unity game platform. It's many 2D, 3D, and AR/VR game examples give ...
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