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RavenDB in Action
RavenDB in Action

The data you encounter in the real world is usually easier to think of as objects or documents than as the tables and rows required by a standard RDBMS. RavenDB, a modern document-oriented database written in .NET, requires no schema to be declared and enables developers to work with data more naturally. RavenDB applications are high-performance, low-latency, and easy to scale and maintain. RavenDB in Action introduces RavenDB and the document database model. After explaining the basics and offering a quick-and-dirty sample application, this end-to-end guide dives into core RavenDB techniques. You'll find thoroughly-documented examples on extending RavenDB, deployment stories, and tips to ensure production readiness, along with coverage of advanced topics like full-text search. After reading this book, you should be comfortable building efficient database-backed applications using RavenDB. ...
Spark in Action, 2nd Edition
Spark in Action, 2nd Edition

The Spark distributed data processing platform provides an easy-to-implement tool for ingesting, streaming, and processing data from any source. In Spark in Action, 2nd Edition, you'll learn to take advantage of Spark's core features and incredible processing speed, with applications including real-time computation, delayed evaluation, and machine learning. Spark skills are a hot commodity in enterprises worldwide, and with Spark's powerful and flexible Java APIs, you can reap all the benefits without first learning Scala or Hadoop. Analyzing enterprise data starts by reading, filtering, and merging files and streams from many sources. The Spark data processing engine handles this varied volume like a champ, delivering speeds 100 times faster than Hadoop systems. Thanks to SQL support, an intuitive interface, and a straightforward multilanguage API, you can use Spark without learning a complex new ecosystem. Spark in Action, 2nd Edition, teaches you to create end-to-end analytics ...
Elm in Action
Elm in Action

Elm is more than just a cutting-edge programming language, it's a chance to upgrade the way you think about building web applications. Once you get comfortable with Elm's refreshingly different approach to application development, you'll be working with a clean syntax, dependable libraries, and a delightful compiler that essentially eliminates runtime exceptions. Elm compiles to JavaScript, so your code runs in any browser, and Elm's best-in-class rendering speed will knock your socks off. Let's get started! Simply put, the Elm programming language transforms the way you think about frontend web development. Elm's legendary compiler is an incredible assistant, giving you the precise and user-friendly support you need to work efficiently. Elm applications have small bundle sizes that run faster than JavaScript frameworks and are famously easy to maintain as they grow. The catch? Elm isn't JavaScript, so you'll have some new skills to learn. Elm in Action teaches you the Elm lan ...
Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action
Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action

Humans learn best from feedback - we are encouraged to take actions that lead to positive results while deterred by decisions with negative consequences. This reinforcement process can be applied to computer programs allowing them to solve more complex problems that classical programming cannot. Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action teaches you the fundamental concepts and terminology of deep reinforcement learning, along with the practical skills and techniques you'll need to implement it into your own projects. Deep reinforcement learning AI systems rapidly adapt to new environments, a vast improvement over standard neural networks. A DRL agent learns like people do, taking in raw data such as sensor input and refining its responses and predictions through trial and error. Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action teaches you how to program AI agents that adapt and improve based on direct feedback from their environment. In this example-rich tutorial, you'll master foundational and ...
Machine Learning with R, the tidyverse, and mlr
Machine Learning with R, the tidyverse, and mlr

Machine learning (ML) is a collection of programming techniques for discovering relationships in data. With ML algorithms, you can cluster and classify data for tasks like making recommendations or fraud detection and make predictions for sales trends, risk analysis, and other forecasts. Once the domain of academic data scientists, machine learning has become a mainstream business process, and tools like the easy-to-learn R programming language put high-quality data analysis in the hands of any programmer. Machine Learning with R, the tidyverse, and mlr teaches you widely used ML techniques and how to apply them to your own datasets using the R programming language and its powerful ecosystem of tools. This book will get you started! Machine Learning with R, the tidyverse, and mlr gets you started in machine learning using R Studio and the awesome mlr machine learning package. This practical guide simplifies theory and avoids needlessly complicated statistics or math. All core ML tec ...
Seriously Good Software
Seriously Good Software

Serious developers know that code can always be improved. With each iteration, you make optimizations - small and large - that can have a huge impact on your application's speed, size, resilience, and maintainability. In Seriously Good Software: Code that Works, Survives, and Wins, author, teacher, and Java expert Marco Faella teaches you techniques for writing better code. You'll start with a simple application and follow it through seven careful refactorings, each designed to explore another dimension of quality. Great code blends the skill of a programmer with the time-tested techniques and best practices embraced by the entire development community. Although each application has its own context and character, some dimensions of quality are always important. This book concentrates on eight pillars of seriously good software: speed, memory usage, reliability, readability, thread safety, generality, and elegance. The Java-based examples demonstrate techniques that apply to any O ...
Mastering Large Datasets with Python
Mastering Large Datasets with Python

Modern data science solutions need to be clean, easy to read, and scalable. In Mastering Large Datasets with Python, author J.T. Wolohan teaches you how to take a small project and scale it up using a functionally influenced approach to Python coding. You'll explore methods and built-in Python tools that lend themselves to clarity and scalability, like the high-performing parallelism method, as well as distributed technologies that allow for high data throughput. The abundant hands-on exercises in this practical tutorial will lock in these essential skills for any large-scale data science project. Programming techniques that work well on laptop-sized data can slow to a crawl - or fail altogether - when applied to massive files or distributed datasets. By mastering the powerful map and reduce paradigm, along with the Python-based tools that support it, you can write data-centric applications that scale efficiently without requiring codebase rewrites as your requirements change. Ma ...
Succeeding with AI
Succeeding with AI

Companies small and large are initiating AI projects, investing vast sums of money on software, developers, and data scientists. Too often, these AI projects focus on technology at the expense of actionable or tangible business results, resulting in scattershot results and wasted investment. Succeeding with AI sets out a blueprint for AI projects to ensure they are predictable, successful, and profitable. It's filled with practical techniques for running data science programs that ensure they're cost effective and focused on the right business goals. Succeeding with AI requires talent, tools, and money. So why do many well-funded, state-of-the-art projects fail to deliver meaningful business value? Because talent, tools, and money aren't enough: You also need to know how to ask the right questions. In this unique book, AI consultant Veljko Krunic reveals a tested process to start AI projects right, so you'll get the results you want. Succeeding with AI sets out a framework for pl ...
Zero to AI
Zero to AI

How can artificial intelligence transform your business? In Zero to AI, you'll explore a variety of practical AI applications you can use to improve customer experiences, optimize marketing, help you cut costs, and more. In this engaging guide written for business leaders and technology pros alike, authors and AI experts Nicolò Valigi and Gianluca Mauro use fascinating projects, hands-on activities, and real-world explanations to make it clear how your business can benefit from AI. There's no doubt that artificial intelligence has made some impressive headlines recently, from besting chess and Go grand masters to producing uncanny deep fakes that blur the lines of reality. But what can AI do for you? If you want to understand how AI will impact your business before you invest your time and money, this book is for you. Zero to AI uses clear examples and jargon-free explanations to show the practical benefits of AI. Each chapter explores a real-world case study demonstrating how c ...
Build a Career in Data Science
Build a Career in Data Science

You are going to need more than technical knowledge to succeed as a data scientist. Build a Career in Data Science teaches you what school leaves out, from how to land your first job to the lifecycle of a data science project, and even how to become a manager. What are the keys to a data scientist's long-term success? Blending your technical know-how with the right "soft skills" turns out to be a central ingredient of a rewarding career. Build a Career in Data Science is your guide to landing your first data science job and developing into a valued senior employee. By following clear and simple instructions, you'll learn to craft an amazing resume and ace your interviews. In this demanding, rapidly changing field, it can be challenging to keep projects on track, adapt to company needs, and manage tricky stakeholders. You'll love the insights on how to handle expectations, deal with failures, and plan your career path in the stories from seasoned data scientists included in the bo ...
TypeScript Quickly
TypeScript Quickly

TypeScript is JavaScript with an important upgrade! By adding a strong type system to JavaScript, TypeScript can help you eliminate entire categories of runtime errors. In TypeScript Quickly, you'll learn to build rock-solid apps through practical examples and hands-on projects under the expert instruction of experienced web developers Yakov Fain and Anton Moiseev. Strong typing can eliminate nearly all errors caused by unanticipated data values. With TypeScript, an enhanced version of JavaScript, you can specify types and type annotations so your code is easier to read and far less likely to fail at runtime. And because the core of TypeScript is standard JavaScript, it runs on all major browsers and can be used with frameworks like Angular, Vue, and React. TypeScript Quickly teaches you to exploit the benefits of types in browser-based and standalone applications. In this practical guide, you'll build a fascinating blockchain service app that takes you through a range of type-se ...
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