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Learn API Testing
Learn API Testing

Explore software web application architecture, API testing, coding practices, and the standards for better API test automation development and management. This book focuses on aspiring software testing engineers currently working in API testing, and those starting their journey in the field of software testing. You'll begin with an introduction to API testing and software web applications involving APIs. The book then moves on to the authentication standards used in the software industry, and the tools, the frameworks, and the libraries used in API testing. As the book progresses, you'll learn about the test pyramid, how to test an API, what makes a good test script, and various coding guidelines. Finally, you get to write your own API test script. Learn API Testing is your pathway to understanding a typical software web application, its requests and responses, and the properties of a good test script. ...
API Marketplace Engineering
API Marketplace Engineering

This is your hands-on guide to designing, building, and operating an API Marketplace to allow your organization to expose internal services and customer data securely for use by external developers. The book shows the mutual nature of a relationship in which organizations benefit from revenue and the reach of a new digital channel and third-party developers benefit from leveraging APIs to build unique applications. Providing open access is a regulatory requirement in some sectors, such as financial services, and this book helps you to build a platform to comply with regulatory requirements while at the same time encouraging and supporting use by external development teams. The book provides the blueprints for assembling teams and systems to build and support an API ecosystem. It offers insight into how the Marketplace can be constructed in a way to allow agility and flexibility to meet aggressive startup developer timelines while balancing established enterprise requirements of stab ...
Linux for Small Business Owners
Linux for Small Business Owners

Learn how you can take complete control and run your small business with powerful, free open source software (FOSS). This book introduces small business owners to the power and security of Linux and other FOSS tools to manage any small business as well as the many advantages it has over expensive, proprietary software. While exploring the reasons for using Free Open Source Software, you'll investigate the assertion that, "The value of any software lies in its usefulness not in its price," set forth by Linux Torvalds, the creator of Linux. This book examines the use of Linux and also the other Free Open Source Software you need to meet your business challenges including the usual accounting, Email, web browsing, word-processing tasks. You will be introduced to advanced tools such as those that enable you to create audio and video clips you can use to promote your business or that can even be your primary product, such as how-to instruction. Most small business owners perform many ...
Java EE to Jakarta EE 10 Recipes, 3rd Edition
Java EE to Jakarta EE 10 Recipes, 3rd Edition

Take a problem-solution approach for programming enterprise Java or Java EE applications and microservices for cloud-based solutions, enterprise database applications, and even small business web applications. Java EE to Jakarta EE 10 Recipes provides effective, practical, and proven code snippets that you can immediately use to accomplish just about any task that you may encounter. You can feel confident using the reliable solutions that are demonstrated in this book in your personal or corporate environment. Java EE was made open source under the Eclipse Foundation, and Jakarta EE is the new name for what used to be termed the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition. This book helps you rejuvenate your Java expertise and put the platform's latest capabilities to use for quickly developing robust applications. If you are new to Jakarta EE, this book will help you learn the features of the platform and benefit from one of the most widely used and powerful technologies available for cloud- ...
Software Development Activity Cycles
Software Development Activity Cycles

The principal benefit this book is to provide a holistic and comprehensible view of the entire software development process, including ongoing evolution and support. It treats development as a collaborative effort with triad communication between a tester, a programmer, and a representative from the user community or a Subject Matter Expert (SME). Progress is measured by user acceptance in each cycle before proceeding to the next step of an activity. There is no test stage in the DPAC model: continuous testing is represented in the backswing (Check Phase) of each activity cycle. This approach posits that there exists some "happy path" that represents the intent of the project as declared by the objectives of a Vision Statement, and that this path can be revealed by an iterative and incremental process of "freeing the statue from the stone." As the image of this path unfolds, more waste is removed while retaining conceptual integrity. The example presented herein walks the reade ...
Accurate Layer Selections Using Photoshop's Selection Tools
Accurate Layer Selections Using Photoshop's Selection Tools

Take your hand-drawn illustrations to the next level by using various selection tools in Photoshop to clean up the artwork, and Illustrator for final refinement. Also, learn to save your artwork as vector images to be used for web, print, or even stills for character animation. Author Jennifer Harder begins by showing you how to use basic tools in Photoshop to clean up your artwork, followed by Marquee tools and more. Next, you will see how to use more advanced tools such as Lasso, Magic Wand, the Object Selection tool, and so on. You'll then get a demonstration of how to control the type of selection using the selection main menu, how to copy selections to another layer, and how to use the focus area. This is followed by a chapter that covers paths, channels, and layer masks that you will master to clean up your artwork. To round things out, you will learn how to use Illustrator's different features to further enhance your artwork. On completing the book, you will have mastered ...
RP2040 Assembly Language Programming
RP2040 Assembly Language Programming

Learn to program the Raspberry Pi Pico's dual ARM Cortex M0+ CPUs in Assembly Language. The Pico contains a customer System on a Chip (SoC) called the RP2040, making it the Foundation's first entry into the low-cost microcontroller market. The RP2040 contains a wealth of coprocessors for performing arithmetic as well as performing specialized I/O functionality. This book will show you how these CPUs work from a low level, easy-to-learn perspective. There are eight new Programmable I/O (PIO) coprocessors that have their own specialized Assembly Language supporting a wide variety of interface protocols. You'll explore these protocols and write programs or functions in Assembly Language and interface to all the various bundled hardware interfaces. Then go beyond working on your own board and projects to contribute to the official RP2040 SDK. Finally, you'll take your DIY hardware projects to the next level of performance and functionality with more advanced programming skills. ...
Beginning MicroPython with the Raspberry Pi Pico
Beginning MicroPython with the Raspberry Pi Pico

Program the Raspberry Pi Pico, the latest microcontroller board from raspberrypi.org, with MicroPython. This book will take you on a tour of the Raspberry Pi Pico, including how to get started using the microcontroller, seeing which alternative microcontrollers are available, and how to connect and run simple code examples. You'll program example projects in MicroPython using Python on your PC as a learning platform. Then build your hardware skillset working with electronics and breadboard circuits. You'll implement example projects with all steps explained, including hardware connections and executing the project. Then apply them to real-world, approachable projects using the accessible Raspberry Pi Pico! The book shows how the cloud is used for IoT data and find out what popular cloud systems currently exist for IoT. Finally, you'll use ThingSpeak for hosting IoT data including connecting your Pico to the Internet. Beginning MicroPython with the Raspberry Pi Pico allows y ...
Design Patterns in Modern C++20, 2nd Edition
Design Patterns in Modern C++20, 2nd Edition

Apply the latest editions of the C++ standard to the implementation of design patterns. As well as covering traditional design patterns, this book fleshes out new design patterns and approaches that will be useful to modern C++ developers. Author Dmitri Nesteruk presents concepts as a fun investigation of how problems can be solved in different ways, along the way using varying degrees of technical sophistication and explaining different sorts of trade-offs. Design Patterns in Modern C++20, 2nd Edition also provides a technology demo for modern C++, showcasing how some of its latest features (e.g., coroutines, modules and more) make difficult problems a lot easier to solve. The examples in this book are all suitable for putting into production, with only a few simplifications made in order to aid readability. ...
Practical C++ Design, 2nd Edition
Practical C++ Design, 2nd Edition

Go from competent C++ developer to skilled designer or architect using this book as your personal C++ design master class. Updated for the C++20 standard, this title will guide you through the design and implementation of an engaging case study that forms the backdrop for learning the art of applying design patterns and modern C++ techniques to create a high quality, robust application. Starting with a quick exploration of the requirements for building the application, you'll delve into selecting an appropriate architecture, eventually designing and implementing all of the necessary modules to meet the project's requirements. By the conclusion of Practical C++ 20 Design, you'll have constructed a fully functioning calculator capable of building and executing on any platform that supports both Qt and C++20. Access to the complete source code will help speed your learning. Utilize the Model-View-Controller pattern as the basis for the architecture of the calculator; the observer ...
Design Management
Design Management

Designers are more in-demand than ever, and companies all over the world are creating new leadership roles to manage them. With only a few select institutions teaching effective design management skills, self-taught design managers are on the rise and resources are needed to guide them. This book will help you hone your leadership skills and magnify your team's potential. Eager designers will learn the behavioral abilities required to lead and manage impactful and efficient teams using a systemic, context-agnostic, and therefore repeatable approach. While effective design management is vital in these times of complexity and fast change in organizations, the available literature on design management is insufficient, predominately informative, and unfortunately, not actionable. This book fills that gap by illuminating the soft skills you need to lead your team to success. You'll gain confidence about how to optimize meetings, run successful kickoffs, manage yourself, and how to bes ...
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