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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 ...
Deep Learning with PyTorch
Deep Learning with PyTorch

Every other day we hear about new ways to put deep learning to good use: improved medical imaging, accurate credit card fraud detection, long range weather forecasting, and more. PyTorch puts these superpowers in your hands, providing a comfortable Python experience that gets you started quickly and then grows with you as you - and your deep learning skills - become more sophisticated. Deep Learning with PyTorch will make that journey engaging and fun. Although many deep learning tools use Python, the PyTorch library is truly Pythonic. Instantly familiar to anyone who knows PyData tools like NumPy and scikit-learn, PyTorch simplifies deep learning without sacrificing advanced features. It's excellent for building quick models, and it scales smoothly from laptop to enterprise. Because companies like Apple, Facebook, and JPMorgan Chase rely on PyTorch, it's a great skill to have as you expand your career options. It's easy to get started with PyTorch. It minimizes cognitive overhead w ...
Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms
Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms is a fully-illustrated and interactive tutorial guide to the different approaches and algorithms that underpin AI. Written in simple language and with lots of visual references and hands-on examples, you'll learn the concepts, terminology, and theory you need to effectively incorporate AI algorithms into your applications. And to make sure you truly grok as you go, you'll use each algorithm in practice with creative coding exercises - including building a maze puzzle game, performing diamond data analysis, and even exploring drone material optimization. Artificial intelligence touches every part of our lives. It powers our shopping and TV recommendations; it informs our medical diagnoses. Embracing this new world means mastering the core algorithms at the heart of AI. Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms uses illustrations, exercises, and jargon-free explanations to teach fundamental AI concepts. All you need is the algebra you r ...
Svelte and Sapper in Action
Svelte and Sapper in Action

Imagine web apps with fast browser load times that also offer amazing developer productivity and require less code to create. That's what Svelte and Sapper deliver! Svelte pushes a lot of the work a frontend framework would handle to the compile step, so your app components come out as tight, well-organized JavaScript modules. Sapper is a lightweight web framework that minimizes application size through server-rendering front pages and only loading the JavaScript you need. The end result is more efficient apps with great UX and simplified state management. Many web frameworks load hundreds of "just-in-case" code lines that clutter and slow your apps. Svelte, an innovative, developer-friendly tool, instead compiles applications to very small bundles for lightning-fast load times that do more with less code. Pairing Svelte with the Sapper framework adds features for flexible and simple page routing, server-side rendering, static site development, and more. Svelte and Sapper in Acti ...
Python Workout
Python Workout

The only way to master a skill is to practice. In Python Workout, author Reuven M. Lerner guides you through 50 carefully selected exercises that invite you to flex your programming muscles. As you take on each new challenge, you'll build programming skill and confidence. The thorough explanations help you lock in what you've learned and apply it to your own projects. Along the way, Python Workout provides over four hours of video instruction walking you through the solutions to each exercise and dozens of additional exercises for you to try on your own. To become a champion Python programmer you need to work out, building mental muscle with your hands on the keyboard. Each carefully selected exercise in this unique book adds to your Python prowess - one important skill at a time. Python Workout presents 50 exercises that focus on key Python 3 features. In it, expert Python coach Reuven Lerner guides you through a series of small projects, practicing the skills you need to tackle ...
Tiny Python Projects
Tiny Python Projects

A long journey is really a lot of little steps. The same is true when you're learning Python, so you may as well have some fun along the way! Written in a lighthearted style with entertaining exercises that build powerful skills, Tiny Python Projects takes you from amateur to Pythonista as you create 22 bitesize programs. Each tiny project teaches you a new programming concept, from the basics of lists and strings right through to regular expressions and randomness. Along the way you'll also discover how testing can make you a better programmer in any language. Who says learning to program has to be boring? The 21 activities in this book teach Python fundamentals through puzzles and games. Not only will you be entertained with every exercise, but you'll learn about text manipulation, basic algorithms, and lists and dictionaries as you go. It's the ideal way for any Python newbie to gain confidence and experience. The projects are tiny, but the rewards are big: each chapter in Tin ...
Micro Frontends in Action
Micro Frontends in Action

Browser-based software can quickly become complex and difficult to maintain, especially when it's implemented as a large single-page application. By adopting the micro frontends approach and designing your web apps as systems of features, you can deliver faster feature development, easier upgrades, and pick and choose the technology you use in your stack. Micro Frontends in Action is your guide to simplifying unwieldy frontends by composing them from small, well-defined units. Micro frontends deliver the same flexibility and maintainability to browser-based applications that microservices provide for backend systems. You design your project as a set of standalone components that include their own interfaces, logic, and storage. Then you develop these mini-applications independently and compose them in the browser. Micro Frontends in Action teaches you to apply the microservices approach to the frontend. You'll start with the core micro frontend design ideas. Then, you'll build ...
Microservices Security in Action
Microservices Security in Action

Unlike traditional enterprise applications, Microservices applications are collections of independent components that function as a system. Securing the messages, queues, and API endpoints requires new approaches to security both in the infrastructure and the code. Microservices Security in Action teaches you how to address microservices-specific security challenges throughout the system. This practical guide includes plentiful hands-on exercises using industry-leading open-source tools and examples using Java and Spring Boot. Integrating independent services into a single system presents special security challenges in a microservices deployment. With proper planning, however, you can build in security from the start. Learn to create secure services and protect application data throughout development and deployment. As microservices continue to change enterprise application systems, developers and architects must learn to integrate security into their design and implementation. Beca ...
Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Edition
Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Edition

You can be incredibly productive with Azure without mastering every feature, function, and service. Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition gets you up and running quickly, teaching you the most important concepts and tasks in 21 practical bite-sized lessons. As you explore the examples, exercises, and labs, you'll pick up valuable skills immediately and take your first steps to Azure mastery! This fully revised new edition covers core changes to the Azure UI, new Azure features, Azure containers, and the upgraded Azure Kubernetes Service. Microsoft Azure is vast and powerful, offering virtual servers, application templates, and prebuilt services for everything from data storage to AI. To navigate it all, you need a trustworthy guide. In this book, Microsoft engineer and Azure trainer Iain Foulds focuses on core skills for creating cloud-based applications. Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition, is a tutorial on writing, deploying, and running applications ...
Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches
Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches

Go from zero to production readiness with Docker in 22 bite-sized lessons! Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches is an accessible task-focused guide to Docker on Linux, Windows, or Mac systems. In it, you'll learn practical Docker skills to help you tackle the challenges of modern IT, from cloud migration and microservices to handling legacy systems. There's no excessive theory or niche-use cases - just a quick-and-easy guide to the essentials of Docker you'll use every day. The idea behind Docker is simple: package applica­tions in lightweight virtual containers that can be easily installed. The results of this simple idea are huge! Docker makes it possible to manage applications without creating custom infrastructures. Free, open source, and battle-tested, Docker has quickly become must-know technology for developers and administrators. Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches introduces Docker concepts through a series of brief hands-on lessons. Follow­ing a learning path perfected b ...
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. ...
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