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Machine Learning with PySpark, 2nd Edition
Machine Learning with PySpark, 2nd Edition

Master the new features in PySpark 3.1 to develop data-driven, intelligent applications. This updated edition covers topics ranging from building scalable machine learning models, to natural language processing, to recommender systems. Machine Learning with PySpark, Second Edition begins with the fundamentals of Apache Spark, including the latest updates to the framework. Next, you will learn the full spectrum of traditional machine learning algorithm implementations, along with natural language processing and recommender systems. You'll gain familiarity with the critical process of selecting machine learning algorithms, data ingestion, and data processing to solve business problems. You'll see a demonstration of how to build supervised machine learning models such as linear regression, logistic regression, decision trees, and random forests. You'll also learn how to automate the steps using Spark pipelines, followed by unsupervised models such as K-means and hierarchical clustering ...
Applied Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2, 2nd Edition
Applied Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2, 2nd Edition

Understand how neural networks work and learn how to implement them using TensorFlow 2.0 and Keras. This new edition focuses on the fundamental concepts and at the same time on practical aspects of implementing neural networks and deep learning for your research projects. This book is designed so that you can focus on the parts you are interested in. You will explore topics as regularization, optimizers, optimization, metric analysis, and hyper-parameter tuning. In addition, you will learn the fundamentals ideas behind autoencoders and generative adversarial networks. All the code presented in the book will be available in the form of Jupyter notebooks which would allow you to try out all examples and extend them in interesting ways. A companion online book is available with the complete code for all examples discussed in the book and additional material more related to TensorFlow and Keras. All the code will be available in Jupyter notebook format and can be opened directly in G ...
Beginning iOS Game Center and GameKit, 2nd Edition
Beginning iOS Game Center and GameKit, 2nd Edition

Create fun and polished games and gamify your apps with GameKit and Game Center. This fully updated new edition of Kyle Richter's classic can help you reach new customers through social integrations, multiplayer, and achievements. Quickly add a level of polish to your apps that used to take weeks of hard work and late nights. Implementing a leaderboard and achievement system has never been so simple! Gone are the days of writing and maintaining your own server. You'll also see how to easily add advanced networking concepts like VoIP support in hours, not days. Game Center is heavily pushed and promoted by Apple. By adding Game Center into your game, not only do you gain access to polished and professional features but your app will see a boost in downloads and sharing. Expeditiously implement a plethora of advanced social networking concepts into your apps. Create custom Game Center Manager classes that can be rapidly deployed into any of your new or existing projects. And jump r ...
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis in Java
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis in Java

Here is your in-depth guide to cryptography and cryptanalysis in Java. This book includes challenging cryptographic solutions that are implemented in Java 17 and Jakarta EE 10. It provides a robust introduction to Java 17's new features and updates, a roadmap for Jakarta EE 10 security mechanisms, a unique presentation of the "hot points" (advantages and disadvantages) from the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA), and more. The book dives into the classical simple cryptosystems that form the basis of modern cryptography, with fully working solutions (encryption/decryption operations). Pseudo-random generators are discussed as well as real-life implementations. Hash functions are covered along with practical cryptanalysis methods and attacks, asymmetric and symmetric encryption systems, signature and identification schemes. The book wraps up with a presentation of lattice-based cryptography and the NTRU framework library. Modern encryption schemes for cloud and big data environme ...
Azure Kubernetes Services with Microservices
Azure Kubernetes Services with Microservices

Design and implement scalable microservices using Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) and other Azure Services. This book will help you understand why and when to choose microservices as a solution for modernization and how to use Azure DevOps to implement CI/CD for deploying microservices. The book starts with an introduction to the evolution to microservices and AKS along with its components. You will learn design patterns to implement microservices on AKS and understand Kubernetes as a container orchestration platform. You will go through the common errors faced in AKS-based applications and ways to handle them. You will learn error handling tips and tricks and how to design for business continuity and disaster recovery. The book discusses things you should know related to security and monitoring when working with AKS-based applications. The book presents a practical approach to set up processes for CI/CD, such as building Build and release pipelines for AKS deployment using Azure De ...
Practical Guide to Salesforce Experience Cloud, 2nd Edition
Practical Guide to Salesforce Experience Cloud, 2nd Edition

Whether you are brand new to the world of digital experiences on the Salesforce platform or you are looking to take your Experience Cloud (previously "Community Cloud") knowledge to the next level, this detailed guide will help you build and manage a Salesforce site by leveraging the declarative power of the platform with clicks, not code. Each Salesforce site/community is a part of a widespread ecosystem, with thousands of sites and millions of users active today on Experience Cloud. Through valuable social and business tools, this online platform enables companies to empower and equip their customers, partners, and employees in new, powerful ways. Author Philip Weinmeister, Salesforce MVP and the only recipient of the "Community Cloud MVP" Trailblazer award from Salesforce, leads you through the ins and outs of Salesforce Experience Cloud and provides you with an array of best practices to deliver top-notch business portals on the Salesforce platform. This completely revised ...
Building an Effective Data Science Practice
Building an Effective Data Science Practice

Gain a deep understanding of data science and the thought process needed to solve problems in that field using the required techniques, technologies and skills that go into forming an interdisciplinary team. This book will enable you to set up an effective team of engineers, data scientists, analysts, and other stakeholders that can collaborate effectively on crucial aspects such as problem formulation, execution of experiments, and model performance evaluation. You'll start by delving into the fundamentals of data science - classes of data science problems, data science techniques and their applications - and gradually build up to building a professional reference operating model for a data science function in an organization. This operating model covers the roles and skills required in a team, the techniques and technologies they use, and the best practices typically followed in executing data science projects. Building an Effective Data Science Practice provides a common base ...
Build Your Own IoT Platform, 2nd Edition
Build Your Own IoT Platform, 2nd Edition

Every solution that is in some way related to the IoT needs a platform; learn how to create that platform with us. This book is about being agile and reducing your time to market without breaking the bank. It is about designing something that can scale incrementally without rework and potentially disrupting the current work. So, the key questions are: What does it take? How long does it take? And, how much does it take to build your own IoT platform? This book answers these questions and provides you with step-by-step guide to building your own IoT platform. In this book, the author highlights what the core of an IoT platform looks like. There are always some must-haves and some nice-to-haves. This book distinguishes the two and focuses on building the must-haves. Building your IoT platform is not only the most significant cost-saver but can also be a satisfying learning experience. This edition will extend your work with a sample project to clarify the concepts and show you the ...
Pro Exchange 2019 and 2016 Administration, 2nd Edition
Pro Exchange 2019 and 2016 Administration, 2nd Edition

Use this one-stop resource for both basic and advanced administration of Exchange Server 2019 and 2016. It will help you in running an Exchange environment, whether it be 100% on-premises or a hybrid configuration with Exchange Online (as part of Office 365). This revised version is divided into four sections, describing Exchange infrastructure, upgrading Exchange server, integration with Office 365, and security and compliance. In the first section, you will go through a short introduction of Exchange server followed by its installation and configuration. You will learn client access along with Exchange mailbox and managing Exchange recipients. In the second section, you will learn how to upgrade from Exchange 2010 to 2016 and from 2013 to Exchange 2019. The third section is dedicated to the Exchange integration with Office 365, followed by the last section that teaches you how to secure your Exchange environment and its compliance. After reading this book, you will understand b ...
Pro Active Directory Certificate Services
Pro Active Directory Certificate Services

In order to deploy and use Microsoft Certificate Services, you need to understand the fundamentals of cryptography, digital signatures, encryption, TLS, and S/MIME. It is also important to understand the concepts behind public key infrastructure (PKI). This book teaches you all the required background knowledge you need. Then it takes you deeper, step by step, teaching you how to deploy Certificate Services and configure it to issue various digital certificate types, complete with examples of using these certificates with IIS, Outlook, and Windows. Microsoft-based networks - on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based networks - are used in companies of all sizes. Within them, there are many applications of digital certificates that can be created and managed by Microsoft Certificate Services. As security is more important than ever, and cryptography and PKI are fundamental to so many of these defenses, understanding Microsoft Certificate Services is becoming an increasingly more desirable ...
Modern Parallel Programming with C++ and Assembly Language
Modern Parallel Programming with C++ and Assembly Language

Learn the fundamentals of x86 Single instruction multiple data (SIMD) programming using C++ intrinsic functions and x86-64 assembly language. This book emphasizes x86 SIMD programming topics and technologies that are relevant to modern software development in applications which can exploit data level parallelism, important for the processing of big data, large batches of data and related important in data science and much more. Modern Parallel Programming with C++ and Assembly Language is an instructional text that explains x86 SIMD programming using both C++ and assembly language. The book's content and organization are designed to help you quickly understand and exploit the SIMD capabilities of x86 processors. It also contains an abundance of source code that is structured to accelerate learning and comprehension of essential SIMD programming concepts and algorithms. After reading this book, you will be able to code performance-optimized AVX, AVX2, and AVX-512 algorithms using ...
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