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Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions
Designing Production-Grade and Large-Scale IoT Solutions

With the rising demand for and recent enhancements in IoT, a developer with sound knowledge of IoT is the need of the hour. This book will help you design build, and operate large-scale E2E IoT solutions to transform your business and products, increase revenue, and reduce operational costs. Starting with an overview of how IoT technologies can help you solve your business problems, this book will be a useful guide to helping you implement end-to-end IoT solution architecture. You'll learn to select IoT devices; real-time operating systems; IoT Edge covering Edge location, software, and hardware; and the best IoT connectivity for your IoT solution. As you progress, you'll work with IoT device management, IoT data analytics, IoT platforms, and put these components to work as part of your IoT solution. You'll also be able to build IoT backend cloud from scratch by leveraging the modern app architecture paradigms and cloud-native technologies such as containers and microservices ...
Data Algorithms with Spark
Data Algorithms with Spark

Apache Spark's speed, ease of use, sophisticated analytics, and multilanguage support makes practical knowledge of this cluster-computing framework a required skill for data engineers and data scientists. With this hands-on guide, anyone looking for an introduction to Spark will learn practical algorithms and examples using PySpark. In each chapter, author Mahmoud Parsian shows you how to solve a data problem with a set of Spark transformations and algorithms. You'll learn how to tackle problems involving ETL, design patterns, machine learning algorithms, data partitioning, and genomics analysis. Each detailed recipe includes PySpark algorithms using the PySpark driver and shell script. With this book, you will: Learn how to select Spark transformations for optimized solutions; Explore powerful transformations and reductions including reduceByKey(), combineByKey(), and mapPartitions(); Understand data partitioning for optimized queries; Build and apply a model using PySpar ...
Introducing Charticulator for Power BI
Introducing Charticulator for Power BI

Create stunning and complex visualizations using the amazing new Charticulator custom visuals in Power BI. Charticulator offers users immense power to generate visuals and graphics. To a beginner, there are myriad settings and options that can be combined in what feels like an unlimited number of combinations, giving it the unfair label, "the DAX of the charting world". This is not true. This book is your start-to-finish guide to using Charticulator, a custom visual software that Microsoft integrated into Power BI Desktop so that Power BI users can create incredibly powerful, customized charts and graphs. You will learn the concepts that underpin the software, journeying through every building block of chart design enabling you to combine these parts to create spectacular visuals that represent the story of your data. Unlike other custom Power BI visuals, Charticulator runs in a separate application window within Power BI with its own interface and requires a different s ...
Adobe Illustrator for Creative Professionals
Adobe Illustrator for Creative Professionals

Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based art tool for visual creatives. It is an industry-standard tool that helps you take a design from concept to completion, including the process of peer collaboration and client feedback. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you'll begin to build confidence as you master the methods of successful illustrators in the industry by exploring crucial tools and techniques of Adobe Illustrator. You'll learn how to create objects using different tools and methods while assigning varied attributes and appearances. Throughout the book, you'll strengthen your skills in developing structures for maintaining organization as your illustration grows. By the end of this Adobe Illustrator book, you'll have gained the confidence you need to not only create content in the desired format and for the right audience but also build eye-catching vector art based on solid design principles. ...
Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development, 3rd Edition
Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development, 3rd Edition

A hands-on book that explains concepts "by doing," Introduction to Game Design Prototyping, and Development, 3rd Edition, takes readers through the process of making both paper and digital game prototypes. Rather than focusing on a single tutorial, as most Unity books have done, this book explores several small prototypes, reinforcing critical concepts through repetition from project to project. Author Jeremy Gibson Bond's approach creates a stable of "base projects" that serve as starters for readers looking to create their own games), while skipping the aspects of project creation (e.g. modeling, animation, etc.) that are less central to this book. Intermediate readers may browse this book for a tutorial that clarifies the specific prototyping or programming concept that they wish to learn. This book begins with an introduction to general game design concepts and basic programing concepts. C# is the chosen language used in this book, and it is easy to learn and enfor ...
Automated Deep Learning Using Neural Network Intelligence
Automated Deep Learning Using Neural Network Intelligence

Optimize, develop, and design PyTorch and TensorFlow models for a specific problem using the Microsoft Neural Network Intelligence (NNI) toolkit. This book includes practical examples illustrating automated deep learning approaches and provides techniques to facilitate your deep learning model development. The first chapters of this book cover the basics of NNI toolkit usage and methods for solving hyper-parameter optimization tasks. You will understand the black-box function maximization problem using NNI, and know how to prepare a TensorFlow or PyTorch model for hyper-parameter tuning, launch an experiment, and interpret the results. The book dives into optimization tuners and the search algorithms they are based on: Evolution search, Annealing search, and the Bayesian Optimization approach. The Neural Architecture Search is covered and you will learn how to develop deep learning models from scratch. Multi-trial and one-shot searching approaches of automatic neural network ...
Database Design Succinctly
Database Design Succinctly

The way a user might perceive and use data and the optimal way a computer system might store it are often very different. In this Database Design Succinctly, learn how to model the user's information into data in a computer database system in such a way as to allow the system to produce useful results for the end user. Joseph D. Booth will cover how to design a database system to allow businesses to get better reporting and control over their information, as well as how to improve their data to make sure it is as accurate as possible. ...
The Elements of Voice First Style
The Elements of Voice First Style

If you're a new or experienced designer of conversational voice first experiences, this handy reference provides actionable answers to key aspects of eyes-busy, hands-busy, voice-only user interfaces. Designed as a companion to books about conversational voice design this guide includes important details regarding eyes-free, hands-free, voice-only interfaces delivered by Amazon Echo, Google Nest, and a variety of in-car experiences. Authors Ahmed Bouzid and Weiye Ma provide far-field voice best practices and recommendations in a manner similar to The Elements of Style, the popular American English writing style guide. Like that book, The Elements of Voice First Style provides direct, succinct explanations that focus on the essence of each topic. You'll find answers quickly without having to spend time searching through other sources. With this guide, you'll be able to: Craft just the right language to enable your voicebot to effectively communicate with humans; Create conv ...
Git for Electronic Circuit Design
Git for Electronic Circuit Design

Work with Git and avoid dangerous mishaps in this popular, cooperative environment, even if you have no software engineering background or previous experience with Git. This book will teach you the basic principles of working cooperatively in Git with software engineers and other team members to handle issues the GUI can't. You'll start by learning the fundamentals of the Git environment and commands. Concepts such as commits, branches, and Git organization are discussed. To avoid bogging you down with software terminology, advanced topics like setting up a Git server are ignored. Descriptions are worded to keep you away from technical specifications. Examples are presented in easily digestible text files and focus on realistic scenarios and concerns without delving into one-off or advanced, oddball situations. You can see the results without focusing on the jargon. Once you understand the basics of Git, you'll design a digital system circuit using a computer aided de ...
Design and Deploy Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop
Design and Deploy Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Design and build the new desktop service from Microsoft. This book offers a modern framework, design methodology, and best practices of design and deployment for virtual apps and desktops. Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) which is simple to deploy, accessible from any device, easy to manage, and secure. The book starts with AVD essentials and its critical features, followed by the planning and method of preparing for AVD. You will go through defining the requirements and assessing by setting the AVD application baseline, network requirements, and security requirements. Next, you will learn how to design and deploy the core infrastructure of Microsoft AVD to understand its Access Layer, Control Layer, Resource Layer, Hosting Layer, and User Layer. You will also learn how to design the desktop and Host Pool of AVD. And you will learn the modern way to manage and secure AVD components. After reading this book, ...
Python Challenges
Python Challenges

Augment your knowledge of Python with this entertaining learning guide, which features 100 exercises and programming puzzles and solutions. Python Challenges will help prepare you for your next exam or a job interview, and covers numerous practical topics such as strings, data structures, recursion, arrays, and more. Each topic is addressed in its own separate chapter, starting with an introduction to the basics and followed by 10 to 15 exercises of various degrees of difficulty, helping you to improve your programming skills effectively. Detailed sample solutions, including the algorithms used for all tasks, are included to maximize your understanding of each area. Author Michael Inden also describes alternative solutions and analyzes possible pitfalls and typical errors. Three appendices round out the book: the first covers the Python command line interpreter, which is often helpful for trying out the code snippets and examples in the book, followed by an overview of Pytest for ...
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