Spring 6 Recipes, 5th Edition
This in-depth Spring-based Java developer code reference has been updated and now solves many of your Spring Framework 6 problems using reusable, complete and real-world working code examples. Spring 6 Recipes (5th Edition) now includes Spring Native which speeds up your Java-based Spring Framework built enterprise, native cloud, web applications and microservices. It also has been updated to now include Spring R2DBC for Reactive Relational Database Connectivity, a specification to integrate SQL databases, like PostgreSQL, MySQL and more, using reactive drivers.
Furthermore, this book includes additional coverage of WebFlux for more reactive Spring web applications. Reactive programming allows you to build systems that are resilient to high load, especially common in the more complex enterprise, native cloud applications that Spring Framework lets you build. This updated edition also uses code snippets and examples based on newest available standard long term support release of Java ...
Introduction to Software Testing
Get started and hit the ground running in the world of software testing. This simple and practical guide teaches you the fundamentals of software testing, with no prior experience required.
You will start by learning functional and non-functional software testing. Then you will gain an understanding of the primary responsibilities of a tester in the Software Development Life Cycle and how to plan and execute testing activities. You will also learn how testing applies to an agile environment, what challenges you might face in your day-to-day life as a tester, and how to overcome them. You will learn the most commonly used test design techniques, with ample examples and exercises to practice yourself.
By the end of this book, you will understand the software testing ecosystem, from its types, techniques, and tools, to test planning, execution, and reporting. ...
Quantitative User Experience Research
This book is your definitive guide to the rapidly growing role of Quantitative User Experience (Quant UX) Research in product development. The book provides an overview of the skills you need on the job, presents hands-on projects with reusable code, and shares advice on starting and developing a career. The book goes beyond basic skills to focus on what is unique to Quant UX. The authors are two of the most widely recognized practitioners in Quant UX research, and this book shares insights from their combined decades of experience.
Organizations today have more data about user needs and behaviors than ever before. With this large-scale data, Quant UX researchers work to understand usage patterns, measure the impact of design changes, and inform strategic decisions. In the Quant UX role, interdisciplinary researchers apply analytical skills to uncover user needs, inform engineering and design, answer strategic business questions, and optimize software and hardware products for human ...
Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons, 5th Edition
Rely on this practical, comprehensive guide to significantly improve your cyber safety and data privacy. This book was written expressly for regular, everyday people - though even technically savvy readers will find many useful tips here. This book contains everything you need to protect yourself-step by step, without judgment, and with as little jargon as possible.
Protecting your digital domain is much like defending a medieval castle. Wide moats, towering walls and trained guards provide defense in depth, safeguarding the people and property within against the most common threats. But attempting to dragon-proof your castle would be counterproductive and costly. The goal of this book is to keep your devices and data safe from the most likely and impactful hazards - not a targeted attack by the NSA. Like wearing seat belts and sunscreen in the real world, there are dozens of simple, effective precautions we need to take in the virtual world.
Author Carey Parker has structured th ...
Programming for Absolute Beginners
Programming for Absolute Beginners offers practice problems, activities, and a host of resources to get new programmers started, plus a large glossary of terms introduced in the book and that a new programmer might encounter when learning on their own. No special software is required; this book will help you regardless of what your computer setup is, and source code will be freely available via GitHub. ...
Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System
The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) can be found in the majority of data centers across the world. However, getting hands-on practice to learn this infrastructure can be difficult, as many companies will push to have it production-ready as soon as possible. Home-labs are also cost-prohibitive, cumbersome, electricity-hungry, and noisy.
So, how do you get hands-on experience? With Unified Computing System Platform Emulator (UCSPE) and this book. UCSPE is free and can run on a laptop. Using it along with this book, you will learn how to set up, manage and troubleshoot a UCS, including the fabric interconnects, chassis and IOMs, and servers through the GUI and the CLI. All from the comfort of your own home. Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System will show you how to set up a UCS (comparing the UCSPE to a real-world deployment), customize the hardware, configure the UCS system, and secure it.
You'll start by creating an organization and then the policies to control storage ...
Pro Kotlin Web Apps from Scratch
Build production-grade web apps from scratch - without using frameworks - with Kotlin on the Java platform. You'll learn how to use and compose libraries, how to choose between different libraries, and the benefits of explicit and straight-forward code, vs. the implicit magic, conventions, and inversion of control you often see in frameworks.
The book teaches the Kotlin language by building production-ready Kotlin code. You'll gain a deep understanding of the idiomatic use of the Kotlin language along with knowledge of how to apply Kotlin in production-grade web apps. The book also bridges the gap between building from scratch and using existing frameworks. For example, you'll learn how to integrate Spring Security-based authentication in web apps written from scratch, so you can leverage existing tooling in your organization without having to take on the entire Spring framework.
The first section of the book sets up the base structure of your web app, such as routing, configura ...
Expert Performance Indexing in Azure SQL and SQL Server 2022, 4th Edition
Take a deep dive into perhaps the single most important facet of query performance - indexes - and how to best use them. Newly updated for SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL, this fourth edition includes new guidance and features related to columnstore indexes, improved and consolidated content on Query Store, deeper content around Intelligent Query Processing, and other updates to help you optimize query execution and make performance improvements to even the most challenging workloads.
The book begins with explanations of the types of indexes and how they are stored in a database. Moving further into the book, you will learn how statistics are critical for optimal index usage and how the Index Advisor can assist in reviewing and optimizing index health. This book helps you build a clear understanding of how indexes work, how to implement and use them, and the many options available to tame even the most large and complex workloads. ...
Beginner's Guide to Streamlit with Python
This book will teach you the basics of Streamlit, a Python-based application framework used to build interactive dashboards and machine learning web apps. Streamlit reduces development time for web-based application prototypes of data and machine learning models. As you'll see, Streamlit helps develop data-enhanced analytics, build dynamic user experiences, and showcases data for data science and machine learning models.
Beginner's Guide to Streamlit with Python begins with the basics of Streamlit by demonstrating how to build a basic application and advances to visualization techniques and their features. Next, it covers the various aspects of a typical Streamlit web application, and explains how to manage flow control and status elements. You'll also explore performance optimization techniques necessary for data modules in a Streamlit application. Following this, you'll see how to deploy Streamlit applications on various platforms. The book concludes with a few prototype natural l ...
Build Your Own Test Framework
Learn to write better automated tests that will dramatically increase your productivity and have fun while doing so. This book is a build-your-own adventure designed for individual reading and for collaborative workshops.
As the chapters of this book unfold, you will see how the humble test runner is an elegant and simple piece of software. Each chapter picks a single feature to build, like the "it" function or the "beforeEach" block. It picks apart the theory of why the ...
Advanced Data Analytics Using Python, 2nd Edition
Understand advanced data analytics concepts such as time series and principal component analysis with ETL, supervised learning, and PySpark using Python. This book covers architectural patterns in data analytics, text and image classification, optimization techniques, natural language processing, and computer vision in the cloud environment.
Generic design patterns in Python programming is clearly explained, emphasizing architectural practices such as hot potato anti-patterns. You'll review recent advances in databases such as Neo4j, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB. You'll then study feature engineering in images and texts with implementing business logic and see how to build machine learning and deep learning models using transfer learning.
Advanced Analytics with Python, 2nd edition features a chapter on clustering with a neural network, regularization techniques, and algorithmic design patterns in data analytics with reinforcement learning. Finally, the recommender system in PySpa ...