Design and Build Great Web APIs
APIs are transforming the business world at an increasing pace. Gain the essential skills needed to quickly design, build, and deploy quality web APIs that are robust, reliable, and resilient. Go from initial design through prototyping and implementation to deployment of mission-critical APIs for your organization. Test, secure, and deploy your API with confidence and avoid the "release into production" panic. Tackle just about any API challenge with more than a dozen open-source utilities and common programming patterns you can apply right away.
Good API design means starting with the API-first principle - understanding who is using the API and what they want to do with it - and applying basic design skills to match customers' needs while solving business-critical problems. Use the Sketch-Design-Build method to create reliable and scalable web APIs quickly and easily without a lot of risk to the day-to-day business operations. Create clear sequence diagr ...
Libelf by Example
This tutorial introduces libelf, a library for reading and writing object code in the Extensible Linking Format (ELF) file format.
- Getting started with libelf: obtaining a handle to an ELF object, establishing a working ELF version, and handling errors reported by libelf.
- How ELF data structures are laid out in-memory and on disk, the notions of "file representation" and "memory representation", how to write applications that can handle non-native binaries.
- ELF Segments and the ELF Program Header Table, retrieving the program header table from an ELF executable and the meaning of the fields of a program header table entry.
- How data is stored inside ELF sections, the ELF Section Header Table, and how to traverse the sections in an ELF object.
- How to create new ELF objects: the rules for ordering individual API calls, the default object layout implemented by libelf, and how to specify custom layouts.
- ar archives: their structure, and how to read the contents of t ...
Python Automation Cookbook, 2nd Edition
In this updated and extended version of Python Automation Cookbook, each chapter now comprises the newest recipes and is revised to align with Python 3.8 and higher. The book includes three new chapters that focus on using Python for test automation, machine learning projects, and for working with messy data.
This edition will enable you to develop a sharp understanding of the fundamentals required to automate business processes through real-world tasks, such as developing your first web scraping application, analyzing information to generate spreadsheet reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails.
Once you grasp the basics, you will acquire the practical knowledge to create stunning graphs and charts using Matplotlib, generate rich graphics with relevant information, automate marketing campaigns, build machine learning projects, and execute debugging techniques.
By the end of this book, you will be proficient in identifying monotonous tasks and ...
C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, 3rd edition
This quick C# 8 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the C# programming language, updated with the latest features of C# 8 for .NET and Windows 10. This book presents the essential C# 8 syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. Specifically, it covers nullable reference types, async streams, ranges and indices, default implementations of interface members, recursive patterns, switch expressions, target-typed new-expressions, platform dependencies and more.
In the C# 8 Quick Syntax Reference, you will find a concise reference to the C# language syntax: short, simple, and focused code examples; a well laid out table of contents; and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn-out history lessons, or witty stories. What you will find is a language reference that is to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C# programmer ...
Advanced API Security, 2nd edition
Prepare for the next wave of challenges in enterprise security. Learn to better protect, monitor, and manage your public and private APIs.
Enterprise APIs have become the common way of exposing business functions to the outside world. Exposing functionality is convenient, but of course comes with a risk of exploitation. This book teaches you about TLS Token Binding, User Managed Access (UMA) 2.0, Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), Incremental Authorization, Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE), and Token Exchange. Benefit from lessons learned from analyzing multiple attacks that have taken place by exploiting security vulnerabilities in various OAuth 2.0 implementations. Explore root causes, and improve your security practices to mitigate against similar future exploits.
Security must be an integral part of any development project. This book shares best practices in designing APIs for rock-solid security. API security has evolved since the first edition of this book, and ...
Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras, 2nd Edition
Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras, Second Edition teaches neural networks and deep learning techniques alongside TensorFlow (TF) and Keras. You'll learn how to write deep learning applications in the most powerful, popular, and scalable machine learning stack available.
TensorFlow is the machine learning library of choice for professional applications, while Keras offers a simple and powerful Python API for accessing TensorFlow. TensorFlow 2 provides full Keras integration, making advanced machine learning easier and more convenient than ever before.
This book also introduces neural networks with TensorFlow, runs through the main applications (regression, ConvNets (CNNs), GANs, RNNs, NLP), covers two working example apps, and then dives into TF in production, TF mobile, and using TensorFlow with AutoML. ...
Beginning Database Programming Using ASP.NET Core 3
Hit the ground running with this book to quickly learn the fundamentals of HTML form processing, user authentication, and database CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations using the ASP.NET Core family of technologies. You will utilize cutting-edge and popular technology options from both the server side and client side to help you achieve your web application goals as quickly as possible.
Developers who want to learn ASP.NET Core and complementary technologies are often overwhelmed by the large number of options involved in building modern web applications. This book introduces you to the most popular options so that you can confidently begin working on projects in no time. You will learn by example, building a sample application that demonstrates how the same application can be built using different options. This experiential approach will give you the basic skills and knowledge to understand how the options work together so that you can make an informed decision about the ...
The Design of Web APIs
The Design of Web APIs is a practical, example-packed guide to crafting extraordinary web APIs. Author Arnaud Lauret demonstrates fantastic design principles and techniques you can apply to both public and private web APIs.
An API frees developers to integrate with an application without knowing its code-level details. Whether you're using established standards like REST and OpenAPI or more recent approaches like GraphQL or gRPC, mastering API design is a superskill. It will make your web-facing services easier to consume and your clients - internal and external - happier.
Drawing on author Arnaud Lauret's many years of API design experience, this book teaches you how to gather requirements, how to balance business and technical goals, and how to adopt a consumer-first mindset. It teaches effective practices using numerous interesting examples. ...
R Quick Syntax Reference, 2nd Edition
This handy reference book detailing the intricacies of R updates the popular first edition by adding R version 3.4 and 3.5 features. Starting with the basic structure of R, the book takes you on a journey through the terminology used in R and the syntax required to make R work. You will find looking up the correct form for an expression quick and easy. Some of the new material includes information on RStudio, S4 syntax, working with character strings, and an example using the Twitter API.
With a copy of the R Quick Syntax Reference in hand, you will find that you are able to use the multitude of functions available in R and are even able to write your own functions to explore and analyze data.
Discover the modes and classes of R objects and how to use them; Use both packaged and user-created functions in R; Import/export data and create new data objects in R; Create descriptive functions and manipulate objects in R; Take advantage of flow control and conditional statements; Work ...
Checking Out with the Payment Request API
Quickly create consistent checkouts for use within websites, using the power of the HTML5 Payment Request API. This project-oriented book simplifies the process of creating and manipulating checkouts with the Payment Request API in browsers for websites or online applications, using little more than a text editor or free software.
One of the key concerns of any e-commerce company is ensuring customers complete the checkout process successfully, and for them to return. Unfortunately, many checkouts still suffer from a high level of drop-out. The Payment Request API is an open standard being developed by browser vendors to simplify payments for users with a quick and seamless autofill process enabling a broader set of online payment providers to participate in the market. The API is designed to be easy to implement across all supported browsers, and work with any payment type or service provider.
Checking Out with the Payment Request API equips you with ...
Modern C Quick Syntax Reference, 2nd Edition
Discover how C's efficiency makes it a popular choice in a wide variety of applications and operating systems with special applicability to wearables, game programming, system level programming, embedded device/firmware programming and in Arduino and related electronics hobbies in this condensed code and syntax guide. This book presents the essential C syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a quick and handy reference.
In this book, you will find short, simple, and focused code examples; and a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C programmer.
Code for some of today's modern and popular firmware and systems; How to do embedded programming found in Arduino and rel ...