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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 ...
React and Libraries
React and Libraries

Harness the power of React and the related libraries that you need to know to deliver successful front-end implementations. Whether you are a beginner getting started or an existing React developer, this book will provide you with the must-have knowledge you need in your toolbox to build a complete app. Start by learning how to create and style your own components, add state management, and manage routing. You'll also learn how to work with the backend using the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js). Once you have completed building your app you will learn how to deliver quality software by conducting unit testing, integration testing, and end-to-end (E2E) testing, as well as learn techniques to debug, profile, and optimize your React app. Libraries and tools covered include TypeScript, Material-UI, Styled Components, SCSS, React Router, Redux Toolkit, Recoil, Jest, Enzyme, Sinon, MongoDB, NodeJS, Express, Serve, Grunt, Puppeteer, ESLint, Prettier and many others. And, ...
Data Science Revealed
Data Science Revealed

Get insight into data science techniques such as data engineering and visualization, statistical modeling, machine learning, and deep learning. This book teaches you how to select variables, optimize hyper parameters, develop pipelines, and train, test, and validate machine and deep learning models. Each chapter includes a set of examples allowing you to understand the concepts, assumptions, and procedures behind each model. The book covers parametric methods or linear models that combat under- or over-fitting using techniques such as Lasso and Ridge. It includes complex regression analysis with time series smoothing, decomposition, and forecasting. It takes a fresh look at non-parametric models for binary classification (logistic regression analysis) and ensemble methods such as decision trees, support vector machines, and naive Bayes. It covers the most popular non-parametric method for time-event data (the Kaplan-Meier estimator). It also covers ways of solving classification pro ...
Developing Web Components with TypeScript
Developing Web Components with TypeScript

Create professional and progressive web apps with the native HTML API on the latest technology stack. This book describes the basics of web components and how to create them using plain JavaScript as well as how to make professional applications based on web components using TypeScript. Developing Web Components with TypeScript looks at APIs using examples, techniques, and tricks. You will start with a brief introduction to web components, including slots and templates, handling custom events, and styling components with or without shadow DOM. Then, it introduces TypeScript as part of the tool set. It shows the internal construction of a professional thin library. It also helps you learn how to deal with web components in real-life projects; this includes techniques such as creating a single-page app without framework code. All code samples used here are supported by all modern browsers for you to follow along. ...
Introducing .NET for Apache Spark
Introducing .NET for Apache Spark

Get started using Apache Spark via C# or F# and the .NET for Apache Spark bindings. This book is an introduction to both Apache Spark and the .NET bindings. Readers new to Apache Spark will get up to speed quickly using Spark for data processing tasks performed against large and very large datasets. You will learn how to combine your knowledge of .NET with Apache Spark to bring massive computing power to bear by distributed processing of extremely large datasets across multiple servers. This book covers how to get a local instance of Apache Spark running on your developer machine and shows you how to create your first .NET program that uses the Microsoft .NET bindings for Apache Spark. Techniques shown in the book allow you to use Apache Spark to distribute your data processing tasks over multiple compute nodes. You will learn to process data using both batch mode and streaming mode so you can make the right choice depending on whether you are processing an existing dataset or are w ...
Creating ASP.NET Core Web Applications
Creating ASP.NET Core Web Applications

Design and develop an ASP.NET Core web application using .NET Core 3.0. This book shows you how to publish a web application to a web server and connect the published web application to a production database. Creating ASP.NET Core Web Applications starts by setting up the Visual Studio project where you will learn about Razor pages, Entities, and creating a data service. You will create models along with methods to use a query string and handle bad requests. Modifying data with Tag helpers is discussed as well as installation of Entity Framework, working with database migrations, and implementing a data access service. You will learn how to use layout pages and sections with Partial Views, _ViewImports, and _ViewStart files. You also will create custom middleware and log application events. You will be able to deploy the web application as well as connect it to a SQL Server database. ...
Deep Reinforcement Learning in Unity
Deep Reinforcement Learning in Unity

Gain an in-depth overview of reinforcement learning for autonomous agents in game development with Unity. This book starts with an introduction to state-based reinforcement learning algorithms involving Markov models, Bellman equations, and writing custom C# code with the aim of contrasting value and policy-based functions in reinforcement learning. Then, you will move on to path finding and navigation meshes in Unity, setting up the ML Agents Toolkit (including how to install and set up ML agents from the GitHub repository), and installing fundamental machine learning libraries and frameworks (such as Tensorflow). You will learn about: deep learning and work through an introduction to Tensorflow for writing neural networks (including perceptron, convolution, and LSTM networks), Q learning with Unity ML agents, and porting trained neural network models in Unity through the Python-C# API. You will also explore the OpenAI Gym Environment used throughout the book. Deep Reinforcement ...
Blockchain Enabled Applications, 2nd Edition
Blockchain Enabled Applications, 2nd Edition

Learn all about blockchain and its applications in cryptocurrency, healthcare, Internet of Things, finance, decentralized organizations, and more. Featuring case studies and practical insights, this book covers a unique mix of topics and offers insight into how to overcome hurdles that arise as the market and consumers grow accustomed to blockchain-based organizations and services. The book is divided into three major sections. The first section provides a historical background to blockchain technology. You will start with a historical context to financial capital markets when Bitcoin was invented, followed by mining protocols, the need for consensus, hardware mining, etc. Next, a formal introduction to blockchain is provided covering transaction workflow, role of decentralized network, and payment verification. Then, we dive deep into a different implementation of a blockchain: Ethereum. The main technical features, such as Ethereum Virtual Machine, are presented along with the smart ...
Convolutional Neural Networks with Swift for Tensorflow
Convolutional Neural Networks with Swift for Tensorflow

Dive into and apply practical machine learning and dataset categorization techniques while learning Tensorflow and deep learning. This book uses convolutional neural networks to do image recognition all in the familiar and easy to work with Swift language. It begins with a basic machine learning overview and then ramps up to neural networks and convolutions and how they work. Using Swift and Tensorflow, you'll perform data augmentation, build and train large networks, and build networks for mobile devices. You'll also cover cloud training and the network you build can categorize greyscale data, such as mnist, to large scale modern approaches that can categorize large datasets, such as imagenet. Convolutional Neural Networks with Swift for Tensorflow uses a simple approach that adds progressive layers of complexity until you have arrived at the current state of the art for this field. ...
Beginning T-SQL, 4th Edition
Beginning T-SQL, 4th Edition

Get a performance-oriented introduction to the T-SQL language underlying the Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL database engines. This fourth edition is updated to include SQL Notebooks as well as up-to-date syntax and features for T-SQL on-premises and in the Azure cloud. Exercises and examples now include the WideWorldImporters database, the newest sample database from Microsoft for SQL Server. Also new in this edition is coverage of JSON from T-SQL, news about performance enhancements called Intelligent Query Processing, and an appendix on running SQL Server in a container on macOS or Linux. Beginning T-SQL starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL with an emphasis on best practices. Using the sound coding techniques taught in this book will lead to excellent performance in the queries that you write in your daily work. Important techniques such as windowing functions are covered to help you write fast-executing queries that solve real business problems.The book begins with an i ...
PHP 8 Objects, Patterns, and Practice
PHP 8 Objects, Patterns, and Practice

Learn how to develop elegant and rock-solid systems using PHP, aided by three key elements: object fundamentals, design principles, and best practices. The 6th edition of this popular book has been fully updated for PHP 8, including attributes, constructor property promotion, new argument and return pseudo-types, and more. It also covers many features new since the last edition including typed properties, the null coalescing operator, and void return types. This book provides a solid grounding in PHP's support for objects, it builds on this foundation to instill core principles of software design and then covers the tools and practices needed to develop, test, and deploy robust code. PHP 8 Objects, Patterns, and Practice begins by covering PHP's object-oriented features. It introduces key topics including class declarations, inheritance, and reflection. The next section is devoted to design patterns. It explains the principles that make patterns powerful. You'll cover many of the cl ...
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