Azure DevOps for Web Developers
Explore the architecture, product offerings, and the various stages of implementation processes in Azure DevOps. The book starts with the basic concepts of DevOps and moves on to discuss project management in Azure DevOps. Next, you will learn requirement management and version control in DevOps. Along the way, you will go through test management followed by continuous integration and build automation with more details on code quality and security implementations.
Moving forward, you will learn release pipeline and infrastructure as code implementation including ARM-based environment provisioning and execution. Finally, you'll cover DevOps architecture blueprints used for deploying your web applications to different platforms.
After reading this book, you will be able to understand each stage of Azure DevOps and master its implementation. ...
Modern Web Performance Optimization
Web-based platforms have become vehicles for enterprises to realize their digital strategy and are key to positive user engagement. The performance of these platforms can make the difference between an effective sale and a negative review. There exist several tools and methodologies to enhance your digital platform's performance, and Modern Web Performance Optimization has arrived to walk you through them with an expert's guidance.
Author Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar breaks the study of web performance optimization down into four digestible, applicable dimensions: performance patterns, framework and methods, process and tools, and the modern web. This multi-faceted approach ensures a broad optimization of your platforms and avoids the typical pitfalls of neglecting essential steps that so many often do. Shivakumar analyzes web performance ecosystem components such as validation, governance, metrics, key performance indicators, assessments, and monitoring, just to name a few. The book d ...
Raku (Perl) Recipes
Explore Raku problems and solutions using the latest version of the Raku programming language. In Raku Recipes, the emphasis is on applying Raku code to various important tasks and applications including data science, analytics, microservices, and desktop/console applications. There are also fun one-liner script recipes and instructions on how to create mini-languages of your very own.
All in all, over 70 recipes cover a broad range of the tasks and problems encountered by a modern Raku developer. You'll be able to solve problems starting from basics such as input/output and math, to more complex domains such as microservices web sockets, web hooks, and mini-bots. ...
Practical Splunk Search Processing Language
Use this practical guide to the Splunk operational data intelligence platform to search, visualize, and analyze petabyte-scale, unstructured machine data. Get to the heart of the platform and use the Search Processing Language (SPL) tool to query the platform to find the answers you need.
With more than 140 commands, SPL gives you the power to ask any question of machine data. However, many users (both newbies and experienced users) find the language difficult to grasp and complex. This book takes you through the basics of SPL using plenty of hands-on examples and emphasizes the most impactful SPL commands (such as eval, stats, and timechart). You will understand the most efficient ways to query Splunk (such as learning the drawbacks of subsearches and join, and why it makes sense to use tstats). You will be introduced to lesser-known commands that can be very useful, such as using the command rex to extract fields and erex to generate regular expressions automatically.
In additi ...
Advanced Analytics in Power BI with R and Python
This easy-to-follow guide provides R and Python recipes to help you learn and apply the top languages in the field of data analytics to your work in Microsoft Power BI. Data analytics expert and author Ryan Wade shows you how to use R and Python to perform tasks that are extremely hard, if not impossible, to do using native Power BI tools. For example, you will learn to score Power BI data using custom data science models and powerful models from Microsoft Cognitive Services.
The R and Python languages are powerful complements to Power BI. They enable advanced data transformation techniques that are difficult to perform in Power BI in its default configuration but become easier by leveraging the capabilities of R and Python. If you are a business analyst, data analyst, or a data scientist who wants to push Power BI and transform it from being just a business intelligence tool into an advanced data analytics tool, then this is the book to help you do that. ...
Pro Microsoft Power BI Administration
Manage Power BI within organizations. This book helps you systematize administration as Microsoft shifts Power BI from a self-service tool to an enterprise tool. You will learn best practices for many Power BI administrator tasks. And you will know how to manage artifacts such as reports, users, work spaces, apps, and gateways. The book also provides experience-based guidance on governance, licensing, and managing capacities.
Good management includes policies and procedures that can be applied consistently and even automatically across a broad user base. This book provides a strategic road map for the creation and implementation of policies and procedures that support Power BI best practices in enterprises. Effective governance depends not only on good policies, but also on the active and timely monitoring of adherence to those policies. This book helps you evaluate the tools to automate and simplify the most common administrative and monitoring tasks, freeing up administrators to ...
The Common Lisp Condition System
Discover the functioning and example uses of the Common Lisp condition system. This book supplements already existing material for studying Common Lisp as a language by providing detailed information about the Lisp condition system and its control flow mechanisms; it also describes an example ANSI-conformant implementation of the condition system.
In part 1 of The Common Lisp Condition System, the author introduces the condition system using a bottom-up approach, constructing it piece by piece. He uses a storytelling approach to convey the foundation of the condition system, dynamically providing code to alter the behavior of an existing program. Later, in part 2, you'll implement a full and complete ANSI-conformant condition system while examining and testing each piece of code that you write.
Throughout, the author demonstrates how to extend Lisp using Lisp itself by using the condition system as an example. This is done while paying proper attention to the CL restart subsyst ...
Linux Containers and Virtualization
Get a novel perspective on Linux containers and understand the world of virtualization. This book takes you down the rabbit hole to discover what lies below the API. You'll go on a journey of virtualization and see how containers are realized in the Linux world. Linux Containers and Virtualization details the data structures within the Linux kernel which make up Linux containers.
You will start with the fundamentals of virtualization including how different resources such as memory, CPU, network, and storage are virtualized. Then you will move on to hypervisors and virtualization using the Kernel virtual Machine (KVM) and Quick Emulator (QEMU). Next, you will learn about Linux namespace, cgroups, and layered file systems, which are the essential building blocks of Linux containers. The explanation traverses the Linux kernel codebase to show how these are realized in the Linux kernel. In the final chapter, you will code your own container by applying the concepts learnt in the previ ...
Building Versatile Mobile Apps with Python and REST
Develop versatile iOS apps using Python with RESTful web services. This book will show you how to blend Django, a high-level Python Web framework, with Django REST, the powerful, feature-filled extension, to build iOS mobile apps.
Using easy-to-follow examples, you'll begin by building a simple app using the RESTful Web API and iOS. You'll begin by using traditional Django to create models and connect your App to the database. You'll then see how to serialize your data and create the RESTful API.
The second part of the book introduces Xcode, a programming environment to develop iOS apps. Using Swift, the programming language for iOS, you'll design the actual app. Once you have your back-end in Django and a front-end in Swift, you'll connect them using our RESTful API. You'll be able to log in, browse places of interest, and rate them and leave comments.
Guided step-by-step instructions, Building Versatile Mobile Apps with Python and REST will demonstrate how easy it is to use Py ...
Pro .NET 5 Custom Libraries
Leverage .NET 5, Microsoft's bold new cross-platform implementation, for developing your very own cross-platform custom data types and libraries for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
The book starts with the purpose and benefits of a custom cross-platform model of .NET data types and its architectural implementation in detail. Next, you will learn fundamental operations such as the equality and inequality operations in .NET 5, demonstrated with sample projects in C#. Implementation of comparison and sorting operations is discussed next followed by a discussion on cloning operations. Here you will learn details of overriding the clone virtual method and its implementation. Moving forward, you will understand custom formatting with specialized .NET data types in various functions and how to implement it. You will then go through .NET reference types along with developing a custom library for working with the software project. Finally, you will explore .NET 5 assemblies and modules followed ...
Pro iOS Testing
Discover what tools there are for unit testing in iOS, and how to work in a test-driven environment. This book reveals how testing is a crucial capability in any iOS developer's toolset, and a minimum requirement in iOS interviews.
A few years ago, tests on mobile platforms were not very popular. It wasn't a technical constraint, more a cultural one. But these days it's a crucial skill set, especially when projects become big and hard to maintain. This book shows you how to set up a testing target in XCode unit tests. You'll learn how to write unit tests properly and incorporate concepts like spies and mocks and code coverage. You'll also learn the philosophy behind the architecture of UI tests, and how to mock network and DB layers in testing. Write unbreakable UI tests performance tests, as well. And learn the difference between integration tests and snapshot testing.
This book will show you how to maintain code that's not only bug-free but will also remain high quality over time ...