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PostgreSQL Configuration
PostgreSQL Configuration

Obtain all the skills you need to configure and manage a PostgreSQL database. In this book you will begin by installing and configuring PostgreSQL on a server by focusing on system-level parameter settings before installation. You will also look at key post-installation steps to avoid issues in the future. The basic configuration of PostgreSQL is tuned for compatibility rather than performance. Keeping this in mind, you will fine-tune your PostgreSQL parameters based on your environment and application behavior. You will then get tips to improve database monitoring and maintenance followed by database security for handling sensitive data in PostgreSQL. Every system containing valuable data needs to be backed-up regularly. PostgreSQL follows a simple back-up procedure and provides fundamental approaches to back up your data. You will go through these approaches and choose the right one based on your environment. Running your application with limited resources can be tricky. To achie ...
Modern Data Mining Algorithms in C++ and CUDA C
Modern Data Mining Algorithms in C++ and CUDA C

Discover a variety of data-mining algorithms that are useful for selecting small sets of important features from among unwieldy masses of candidates, or extracting useful features from measured variables. As a serious data miner you will often be faced with thousands of candidate features for your prediction or classification application, with most of the features being of little or no value. You'll know that many of these features may be useful only in combination with certain other features while being practically worthless alone or in combination with most others. Some features may have enormous predictive power, but only within a small, specialized area of the feature space. The problems that plague modern data miners are endless. This book helps you solve this problem by presenting modern feature selection techniques and the code to implement them. Some of these techniques are: Forward selection component analysis; Local feature selection; Linking features and a target with a h ...
Thinking in Pandas
Thinking in Pandas

Understand and implement big data analysis solutions in pandas with an emphasis on performance. This book strengthens your intuition for working with pandas, the Python data analysis library, by exploring its underlying implementation and data structures. Thinking in Pandas introduces the topic of big data and demonstrates concepts by looking at exciting and impactful projects that pandas helped to solve. From there, you will learn to assess your own projects by size and type to see if pandas is the appropriate library for your needs. Author Hannah Stepanek explains how to load and normalize data in pandas efficiently, and reviews some of the most commonly used loaders and several of their most powerful options. You will then learn how to access and transform data efficiently, what methods to avoid, and when to employ more advanced performance techniques. You will also go over basic data access and munging in pandas and the intuitive dictionary syntax. Choosing the right DataFrame f ...
Building Single Page Applications in .NET Core 3
Building Single Page Applications in .NET Core 3

Attention .NET developers who no longer want to use JavaScript for your front end. Quickly and efficiently learn how to use C# for your single-page application (SPA) thanks to Blazor. Today's reality is that most modern applications are web-based and if you want the same user experience as a desktop application, you need to be able to create a single-page application. While there are multiple frameworks and libraries to choose from (including Angular, React, and VueJS), you still need to know how to code in JavaScript. But now there is another option from Microsoft. Blazor is an open-source framework that enables developers to create web applications using C# and HTML, and everything you need to get started is covered in this guide. You will learn the steps, through build-along coding examples, that will allow you to use the same language for both the front end and the back end of your application. This book is designed to get you comfortable creating a single-page application i ...
Pro ASP.NET Core 3, 8th Edition
Pro ASP.NET Core 3, 8th Edition

Now in its 8th edition, Pro ASP.NET Core has been thoroughly updated for ASP.NET Core 3. This comprehensive, full-color guide is the only book you need to learn ASP.NET Core development! Professional developers get ready to produce leaner applications for the ASP.NET Core platform. This edition puts ASP.NET Core 3 into context, and takes a deep dive into the tools and techniques required to build modern, extensible web applications. New features and capabilities such as MVC 3, Razor Pages, Blazor Server, and Blazor WebAssembly are covered, along with demonstrations of how they can be applied in practice. Following the same popular format and style found in previous editions, author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most out of ASP.NET Core 3. Starting with the nuts-and-bolts topics, he teaches readers about middleware components, built-in services, request model binding, and more. Moving along, he introduces increasingly more complex topics and advanced features, including end ...
Deep Learning with Python
Deep Learning with Python

Master the practical aspects of implementing deep learning solutions with PyTorch, using a hands-on approach to understanding both theory and practice. This new edition will prepare you for applying deep learning to real world problems with a sound theoretical foundation and practical know-how with PyTorch, a platform developed by Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research Group. You'll start with a perspective on how and why deep learning with PyTorch has emerged as an path-breaking framework with a set of tools and techniques to solve real-world problems. Next, the book will ground you with the mathematical fundamentals of linear algebra, vector calculus, probability and optimization. Having established this foundation, you'll move on to key components and functionality of PyTorch including layers, loss functions and optimization algorithms. You'll also gain an understanding of Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) based computation, which is essential for training deep learning mod ...
Beginning Apache Spark Using Azure Databricks
Beginning Apache Spark Using Azure Databricks

Analyze vast amounts of data in record time using Apache Spark with Databricks in the Cloud. Learn the fundamentals, and more, of running analytics on large clusters in Azure and AWS, using Apache Spark with Databricks on top. Discover how to squeeze the most value out of your data at a mere fraction of what classical analytics solutions cost, while at the same time getting the results you need, incrementally faster. This book explains how the confluence of these pivotal technologies gives you enormous power, and cheaply, when it comes to huge datasets. You will begin by learning how cloud infrastructure makes it possible to scale your code to large amounts of processing units, without having to pay for the machinery in advance. From there you will learn how Apache Spark, an open source framework, can enable all those CPUs for data analytics use. Finally, you will see how services such as Databricks provide the power of Apache Spark, without you having to know anything about configu ...
Pro Power BI Desktop, 3rd Edition
Pro Power BI Desktop, 3rd Edition

Deliver eye-catching and insightful business intelligence with Microsoft Power BI Desktop. This new edition has been updated to cover all the latest features of Microsoft's continually evolving visualization product. New in this edition is help with storytelling - adapted to PCs, tablets, and smartphones - and the building of a data narrative. You will find coverage of templates and JSON style sheets, data model annotations, and the use of composite data sources. Also provided is an introduction to incorporating Python visuals and the much awaited Decomposition Tree visual. Pro Power BI Desktop shows you how to use source data to produce stunning dashboards and compelling reports that you mold into a data narrative to seize your audience's attention. Slice and dice the data with remarkable ease and then add metrics and KPIs to project the insights that create your competitive advantage. Convert raw data into clear, accurate, and interactive information with Microsoft's free self-ser ...
Django Standalone Apps
Django Standalone Apps

Develop standalone Django apps to serve as the reusable building blocks for larger Django projects. This book explores best practices for publishing these apps, with special considerations for testing Django apps, and strategies for extracting existing functionality into a separate package. This jumpstart reference is divided into four distinct and sequential sections, all containing short, engaging chapters that can be read in a modular fashion, depending on your level of experience. The first section covers the structure and scope of standalone Django apps. The second section digs into questions about pulling code out of existing projects and into new standalone apps for reuse. The third section details additional, advanced technical best practices toward making standalone apps as broadly useful as possible. The fourth and final section covers strategies for managing a published Django app. Django Standalone Apps is the perfect resource for developers who have at least some pri ...
SAS Stored Processes
SAS Stored Processes

Customize the SAS Stored Process web application to create amazing tools for end users. This book shows you how to use stored processes - SAS programs stored on a server and executed as required by requesting applications. Never before have there been so many ways to turn data into information and build applications with SAS. This book teaches you how to use the web technologies that you frequently see used on impressive websites. By using SAS Stored Processes, you will be able to build applications that exploit CSS, JavaScript, and HTML libraries and enable you to build powerful and impressive web applications using SAS as the backend. While this approach is not common with SAS users, some have had amazing results. People who have SAS skills usually do not have web development skills, and those with web development skills usually do not have SAS skills. Some people have both skills but are unaware of how to connect them with the SAS Stored Process web application. This book show ...
Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift
Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift

Control the performance and stability of the apps you develop in Swift by working with and understanding advanced concepts in data structures and algorithms. All professional developers have to know which data structure and algorithms to use in their development process. Your choice directly affects the performance of your application. With this book, you'll increase the performance of your software, become a better developer, and even pass tricky interview questions better when looking at professional development opportunities. Guided by compact and practical chapters, you'll learn the nature and proper use of data structures such as arrays, dictionaries, sets, stacks, queues, lists, hash tables, trie, heaps, binary trees, red black trees, and R-trees. Use the main differences among them to determine which will make your applications efficient and faster. Then tackle algorithms. Work with Big O notation; sorting algorithms such as Insertion, Merge, and Quick; Naive and Rabin Karp ...
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