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Quantum Machine Learning: An Applied Approach
Quantum Machine Learning: An Applied Approach

Know how to adapt quantum computing and machine learning algorithms. This book takes you on a journey into hands-on quantum machine learning (QML) through various options available in industry and research. The first three chapters offer insights into the combination of the science of quantum mechanics and the techniques of machine learning, where concepts of classical information technology meet the power of physics. Subsequent chapters follow a systematic deep dive into various quantum machine learning algorithms, quantum optimization, applications of advanced QML algorithms (quantum k-means, quantum k-medians, quantum neural networks, etc.), qubit state preparation for specific QML algorithms, inference, polynomial Hamiltonian simulation, and more, finishing with advanced and up-to-date research areas such as quantum walks, QML via Tensor Networks, and QBoost. Hands-on exercises from open source libraries regularly used today in industry and research are included, such as Qisk ...
AI for Healthcare with Keras and Tensorflow 2.0
AI for Healthcare with Keras and Tensorflow 2.0

Learn how AI impacts the healthcare ecosystem through real-life case studies with TensorFlow 2.0 and other machine learning (ML) libraries. This book begins by explaining the dynamics of the healthcare market, including the role of stakeholders such as healthcare professionals, patients, and payers. Then it moves into the case studies. The case studies start with EHR data and how you can account for sub-populations using a multi-task setup when you are working on any downstream task. You also will try to predict ICD-9 codes using the same data. You will study transformer models. And you will be exposed to the challenges of applying modern ML techniques to highly sensitive data in healthcare using federated learning. You will look at semi-supervised approaches that are used in a low training data setting, a case very often observed in specialized domains such as healthcare. You will be introduced to applications of advanced topics such as the graph convolutional network and how you c ...
Test-Driven Development in Swift
Test-Driven Development in Swift

Leverage Swift to practice effective and efficient test-driven development (TDD) methodology. Software testing and TDD are evergreen programming concepts - yet Swift developers haven't widely adopted them. What's needed is a clear roadmap to learn and adopt TDD in the Swift world. Over the past years, Apple has invested in XCTest and Xcode's testing infrastructure, making testing a new top priority in their ecosystem. Open-source libraries such as Quick and Nimble have also reached maturity. The tools are there. This book will show you how to wield them. TDD has much more to offer than catching bugs. With this book, you'll learn a philosophy for building software. TDD enables engineers to solve problems incrementally, writing only as much code as necessary. By decomposing big problems into small steps, you can move along at a fast pace, always making visible progress. Participate in the test-driven development journey by building a real iOS application and incorporating new con ...
Lean Software Systems Engineering for Developers
Lean Software Systems Engineering for Developers

Graduate to the next level of your software development career, learning the tools you need to successfully manage the complexity of modern software systems. Whether you are a developer at a small software company, or one of many developers at a large enterprise, your success directly correlates to the ability of your development team to rapidly respond to change. What makes this task challenging in today's world, is that the technical challenges we as developers strive to overcome are becoming increasingly more complex. We have to consider many more options when it comes to things like requirements, solution hosting, support, pace of change, and generally with less time and warning. A good developer knows that it is critical to manage every aspect of software development from soup to nuts, and understands that when details and decisions are left to chance, outcomes can be negatively impacted. Poor planning can result in increased errors, substandard quality, budget and schedule ...
Advanced Analytics with Transact-SQL
Advanced Analytics with Transact-SQL

Learn about business intelligence (BI) features in T-SQL and how they can help you with data science and analytics efforts without the need to bring in other languages such as R and Python. This book shows you how to compute statistical measures using your existing skills in T-SQL. You will learn how to calculate descriptive statistics, including centers, spreads, skewness, and kurtosis of distributions. You will also learn to find associations between pairs of variables, including calculating linear regression formulas and confidence levels with definite integration. No analysis is good without data quality. Advanced Analytics with Transact-SQL introduces data quality issues and shows you how to check for completeness and accuracy, and measure improvements in data quality over time. The book also explains how to optimize queries involving temporal data, such as when you search for overlapping intervals. More advanced time-oriented information in the book includes hazard and surviva ...
Advanced Forecasting with Python
Advanced Forecasting with Python

Cover all the machine learning techniques relevant for forecasting problems, ranging from univariate and multivariate time series to supervised learning, to state-of-the-art deep forecasting models such as LSTMs, recurrent neural networks, Facebook's open-source Prophet model, and Amazon's DeepAR model. Rather than focus on a specific set of models, this book presents an exhaustive overview of all the techniques relevant to practitioners of forecasting. It begins by explaining the different categories of models that are relevant for forecasting in a high-level language. Next, it covers univariate and multivariate time series models followed by advanced machine learning and deep learning models. It concludes with reflections on model selection such as benchmark scores vs. understandability of models vs. compute time, and automated retraining and updating of models. Each of the models presented in this book is covered in depth, with an intuitive simple explanation of the model, a m ...
SQL Server on Kubernetes
SQL Server on Kubernetes

Build a modern data platform by deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes. Modern application deployment needs to be fast and consistent to keep up with business objectives and Kubernetes is quickly becoming the standard for deploying container-based applications, fast. This book introduces Kubernetes and its core concepts. Then it shows you how to build and interact with a Kubernetes cluster. Next, it goes deep into deploying and operationalizing SQL Server in Kubernetes, both on premises and in cloud environments such as the Azure Cloud. You will begin with container-based application fundamentals and then go into an architectural overview of a Kubernetes container and how it manages application state. Then you will learn the hands-on skill of building a production-ready cluster. With your cluster up and running, you will learn how to interact with your cluster and perform common administrative tasks. Once you can admin the cluster, you will learn how to deploy applications and SQL Serve ...
Building the Modern Workplace with SharePoint Online
Building the Modern Workplace with SharePoint Online

Build a digital workplace solution from scratch using SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. The book will help you implement all the modern capabilities of the SharePoint Framework, Teams, and Power Platform into a SharePoint Online solution. You will begin your journey with a short overview of the basics of SharePoint Online. You will then work through a case study with a solutions approach to implement various business requirements using SharePoint Online. Further, you will learn how to provision sites using PnP and build SharePoint forms using out-of-the-box forms. The next section covers Power Apps and Power Automate, followed by a discussion on SharePoint Framework where you will learn to customize SharePoint Online sites using SPFx. Moving forward you will go through configuration and customization of PnP modern search. Wrapping up, you will integrate Microsoft Teams, MS Graph, and Power Virtual Agents with SharePoint Online. After reading Building the Modern Wo ...
Beginning Azure Cognitive Services
Beginning Azure Cognitive Services

Get started with Azure Cognitive Services and its APIs that expose machine learning as a service. This book introduces the suite of Azure Cognitive Services and helps you take advantage of the proven machine learning algorithms that have been developed by experts and made available through Cognitive Services, easily integrating those algorithms into your own applications without having to develop the algorithms from scratch. The book also shows you how to use the algorithms provided by Cognitive Services to accelerate data analysis and development within your organization. The authors begin by introducing the tools and describing the steps needed to invoke libraries to analyze structured and unstructured text, speech, and pictures, and you will learn to create interactive chatbots using the Cognitive Services libraries. Each chapter contains the information you need to implement artificial intelligence (AI) via Azure Cognitive Services in your personal and professional projects. ...
C# Programming for Absolute Beginners
C# Programming for Absolute Beginners

Get started using the C# programming language. Based on the author's 15 years of experience teaching beginners, this book provides you with a step-by-step introduction to the principles of programming, or rather, how to think like a programmer. The task-solution approach will get you immersed, with minimum theory and maximum action. What You Will Learn: Understand what programming is all about; Write simple, but non-trivial, programs; Become familiar with basic programming constructs such as statements, types, variables, conditions, and loops; Think like a programmer and combine these programming constructs in new ways; Get to know C# as a modern, mainstream programming language, and Visual Studio as one of the world's most popular programming tools. ...
Beginning Power Apps
Beginning Power Apps

Transform the way your business works with easy-to-build apps. With this updated and expanded second edition, you can build business apps that work with your company's systems and databases, without having to enlist the expertise of costly, professionally trained software developers. In this new edition, business applications expert Tim Leung offers step-by-step guidance on how you can improve all areas of your business. He shows how you can replace manual or paper processes with modern apps that run on phone or tablet devices. For administrative and back-office operations, he covers how to build apps with workflow and dashboard capabilities. To facilitate collaboration with customers and clients, you'll learn how to build secure web portals with data entry capabilities, including how to customize those portals with code. This hands-on new edition has 10 new chapters - including coverage on model-driven and portal apps, artificial intelligence, building components using the Power ...
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