Grokking Functional Programming
If you've ever found yourself rolling your eyes at functional programming, this is the book for you. Open up Grokking Functional Programming and you'll find functional ideas mapped onto what you already know as an object-oriented programmer. The book focuses on practical aspects from page one. Hands-on examples apply functional principles to everyday programming tasks like concurrency, error handling, and improving readability. Plus, puzzles and exercises let you think and practice what you're learning. You'll soon reach an amazing "aha" moment and start seeing code in a completely new way.
Finally, there's an easy way to learn functional programming! This unique book starts with the familiar ideas of OOP and introduces FP step-by-step using relevant examples, engaging exercises, and lots of illustrations. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll start seeing software tasks from this valuable new perspective.
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Grokking Continuous Delivery
Grokking Continuous Delivery teaches you the design and purpose of continuous delivery systems that you can use with any language or stack. You'll learn directly from your mentor Christie Wilson, Google engineer and co-creator of the Tekton CI/CD framework. Using crystal-clear, well-illustrated examples, Christie lays out the practical nuts and bolts of continuous delivery for developers and pipeline designers. In each chapter, you'll uncover the proper approaches to solve the real-world challenges of setting up a CD pipeline. With this book as your roadmap, you'll have a clear plan for bringing CD to your team without the need for costly trial-and-error experimentation.
Keep your codebase release-ready. A continuous delivery pipeline automates version control, testing, and deployment with minimal developer intervention. Master the tools and practices of continuous delivery, and you'll be able to add features and push updates quickly and consistently.
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Getting Started with Natural Language Processing
Getting Started with Natural Language Processing is an enjoyable and understandable guide that helps you engineer your first NLP algorithms. Your tutor is Dr. Ekaterina Kochmar, lecturer at the University of Bath, who has helped thousands of students take their first steps with NLP. Full of Python code and hands-on projects, each chapter provides a concrete example with practical techniques that you can put into practice right away. If you're a beginner to NLP and want to upgrade your applications with functions and features like information extraction, user profiling, and automatic topic labeling, this is the book for you.
From smart speakers to customer service chatbots, apps that understand text and speech are everywhere. Natural language processing, or NLP, is the key to this powerful form of human/computer interaction. And a new generation of tools and techniques make it easier than ever to get started with NLP!
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Making Sense of Cybersecurity
Go behind the headlines of famous attacks and learn lessons from real-world breaches that author Tom Kranz has personally helped to clean up. Making Sense of Cybersecurity is full of clear-headed advice and examples that will help you identify risks in your organization and choose the right path to apply the important security concepts. You'll learn the three pillars of a successful security strategy and how to create and apply threat models that will iteratively improve your organization's readiness.
Someone is attacking your business right now. Understanding the threats, weaknesses, and attacks gives you the power to make better decisions about how to secure your systems. This book guides you through the concepts and basic skills you need to make sense of cybersecurity.
Making Sense of Cybersecurity is a crystal-clear overview of common cyber threats written for business and technical readers with no background in security. You'll explore the core ideas of cybersecurity so you ...
AWS for Non-Engineers
AWS for Non-engineers is for anyone just starting with Amazon Web Services or cloud computing in general - whether you're in customer service, marketing, or management. It's written by Hiroko Nishimura, and is based on her acclaimed video courses that have been taken by over 300,000 learners. In this reader-friendly book, you'll learn how to talk about cloud concepts with engineers, what the cloud could do for your business, and how to start using AWS's amazing services for your own IT tasks. When you're finished, you'll be comfortable with the basics of cloud computing on AWS and you'll be prepared to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam!
Millions of companies use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to share documents, run business applications, and store important data. Learning the basics of AWS is a required skill, and this book makes it easy! There's no geeky jargon nor complex code - just crystal-clear explanations of the AWS features you'll use every day. You'll even get tips ...
Testing Web APIs
Testing Web APIs teaches you to plan and implement the perfect testing strategy for your web APIs. In it, you'll explore dozens of different testing activities to help you develop a custom testing regime for your projects. This practical book demystifies abstract strategic concepts by applying them to common API testing scenarios, revealing how these complex ideas work in the real world. You'll learn to take a risk-driven approach to API testing, and build a strategy that goes beyond the basics of code and requirements coverage. Your whole team will soon be involved in ensuring quality!
Web APIs are the public face of your application, and they need to be perfect. Implementing an automated testing program is the best way to ensure that your web APIs are production ready.
Testing Web APIs is a unique and practical guide, from the initial design of your testing suite through techniques for documentation, implementation, and delivery of consistently excellent APIs. You'll see a wide ...
The Well-Grounded Java Developer, 2nd Edition
The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition introduces both the modern innovations and timeless fundamentals you need to know to become a Java master. Authors Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Jason Clark distill their decades of experience as Java Champions, veteran developers, and key contributors to the Java ecosystem into this clear and practical guide. You'll discover how Java works under the hood and learn design secrets from Java's long history. Each concept is illustrated with hands-on examples, including a fully modularized application/library and creating your own multithreaded application.
Java is the beating heart of enterprise software engineering. Developers who really know Java can expect easy job hunting and interesting work. Written by experts with years of boots-on-the-ground experience, this book upgrades your Java skills. It dives into powerful features like modules and concurrency models and even reveals some of Java's deep secrets.
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Cloud Native Spring in Action
Cloud Native Spring in Action is a practical guide to building applications that are designed for cloud environments. You'll learn effective Spring and Kubernetes cloud development techniques that you can immediately apply to enterprise-grade applications. Follow a detailed and complete cloud native system from first concept right through to production and deployment, learning best practices, design patterns, and little-known tips and tricks for pain-free cloud native development. Including coverage of security, continuous delivery, and configuration, this hands-on guide is the perfect primer for navigating the increasingly complex cloud landscape.
Do you want to learn how to build scalable, resilient, and observable Spring applications that take full advantage of the cloud computing model? If so, Cloud Native Spring in Action is the book for you! It will teach you the essential techniques and practices you need to build efficient Spring Boot applications ready for production in the ...
Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Deep learning has advanced natural language processing to exciting new levels and powerful new applications! For the first time, computer systems can achieve "human" levels of summarizing, making connections, and other tasks that require comprehension and context. Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing reveals the groundbreaking techniques that make these innovations possible. Stephan Raaijmakers distills his extensive knowledge into useful best practices, real-world applications, and the inner workings of top NLP algorithms.
Deep learning has transformed the field of natural language processing. Neural networks recognize not just words and phrases, but also patterns. Models infer meaning from context, and determine emotional tone. Powerful deep learning-based NLP models open up a goldmine of potential uses.
Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing teaches you how to create advanced NLP applications using Python and the Keras deep learning library. You'll learn to use ...
TensorFlow in Action
In TensorFlow in Action, you'll dig into the newest version of Google's amazing TensorFlow framework as you learn to create incredible deep learning applications. Author Thushan Ganegedara uses quirky stories, practical examples, and behind-the-scenes explanations to demystify concepts otherwise trapped in dense academic papers. As you dive into modern deep learning techniques like transformer and attention models, you'll benefit from the unique insights of a top StackOverflow contributor for deep learning and NLP.
Google's TensorFlow framework sits at the heart of modern deep learning. Boasting practical features like multi-GPU support, network data visualization, and easy production pipelines using TensorFlow Extended (TFX), TensorFlow provides the most efficient path to professional AI applications. And the Keras library, fully integrated into TensorFlow 2, makes it a snap to build and train even complex models for vision, language, and more.
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Azure Infrastructure as Code
Azure Infrastructure as Code teaches you to use Azure's native infrastructure as code (IaC) tools, like ARM and Bicep, to build, manage, and scale infrastructure with just a few lines of code. You'll discover ARM templates, deployment stacks, and the powerful new language Bicep. See how easy they make it to create new environments, safely make infrastructure changes, govern your resources using Azure Policy, and prevent configuration drift. Loaded with in-depth coverage of syntax and lots of illustrative examples, this hands-on guide is a must-read for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of provisioning.
Automating tasks like provisioning servers, operating systems, and storage, saves time and radically increases consistency. The Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach brings the tools and practices of application deployment, such as Github Actions, automated testing, and pipeline-driven deployments, to infrastructure components. With Azure's native IaC tools, you can create whol ...