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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 ...
A Frontend Web Developer's Guide to Testing
A Frontend Web Developer's Guide to Testing

Testing web applications during a sprint poses a challenge for frontend web app developers, which can be overcome by harnessing the power of new, open source cross-browser test automation frameworks. This book will introduce you to a range of leading, powerful frameworks, such as Selenium, Cypress, Puppeteer, and Playwright, and serve as a guide to leveraging their test coverage capability. You'll learn essential concepts of web testing and get an overview of the different web automation frameworks in order to integrate them into your frontend development workflow. Throughout the book, you'll explore the unique features of top open source test automation frameworks, as well as their trade-offs, and learn how to set up each of them to create tests that don't break with changes in the app. By the end of this book, you'll not only be able to choose the framework that best suits your project needs but also create your initial JavaScript-based test automation suite. This will enab ...
Developing Graphics Frameworks with Python and OpenGL
Developing Graphics Frameworks with Python and OpenGL

Developing Graphics Frameworks with Python and OpenGL shows you how to create software for rendering complete three-dimensional scenes. The authors explain the foundational theoretical concepts as well as the practical programming techniques that will enable you to create your own animated and interactive computer-generated worlds. You will learn how to combine the power of OpenGL, the most widely adopted cross-platform API for GPU programming, with the accessibility and versatility of the Python programming language. Topics you will explore include generating geometric shapes, transforming objects with matrices, applying image-based textures to surfaces, and lighting your scene. Advanced sections explain how to implement procedurally generated textures, postprocessing effects, and shadow mapping. In addition to the sophisticated graphics framework you will develop throughout this book, with the foundational knowledge you will gain, you will be able to adapt and extend the fr ...
React Cookbook
React Cookbook

React helps you create and work on an app in just a few minutes. But learning how to put all the pieces together is hard. How do you validate a form? Or implement a complex multistep user action without writing messy code? How do you test your code? Make it reusable? Wire it to a backend? Keep it easy to understand? The React Cookbook delivers answers fast. Many books teach you how to get started, understand the framework or use a component library with React, but very few provide examples to help you solve particular problems. This easy-to-use cookbook includes the example code developers need to unravel the most common problems when using React, categorized by topic area and problem. You'll learn how to: Build a single-page application in React using a rich UI; Create progressive web applications that users can install and work with offline; Integrate with backend services such as REST and GraphQL; Automatically test for accessibility problems in your application; Secure ...
Entity Framework Core in Action, 2nd Edition
Entity Framework Core in Action, 2nd Edition

Entity Framework Core in Action, Second Edition is an in-depth guide to reading and writing databases with EF Core. Revised from the bestselling original edition, it's filled with over 100 diagrams, code snippets, and examples - including building and scaling your own bookselling web application. Learn from author Jon Smith's extensive experience working with EF Core in production, as you discover time-saving patterns and best practices for security, performance tuning, and unit testing. Entity Framework radically simplifies data access in .NET applications. This easy-to-use object-relational mapper (ORM) lets you write database code in pure C#. It automatically maps classes to database tables and enables queries with standard LINQ commands. It even generates SQL, so you don't have to! Entity Framework Core in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write flawless database interactions for .NET applications. Following relevant examples from author Jon Smith's e ...
Mastering TypeScript, 4th Edition
Mastering TypeScript, 4th Edition

TypeScript is both a language and a set of tools to generate JavaScript. It was designed by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft to help developers write enterprise-scale JavaScript. Using a fast-paced, but easy-to-follow set of code samples, this fourth edition will get you up and running with Typescript quickly, introduce core concepts, and then build on this knowledge to help you understand and then apply more advanced language features. Mastering TypeScript, 4th Edition also covers a variety of modern JavaScript and TypeScript frameworks and compares their respective strengths and weaknesses. As you advance through this TypeScript book, you'll explore Angular, React, Vue, RxJs, Express, NodeJS, and others. You'll get up to speed with unit and integration testing, data transformation, serverless technologies, and asynchronous programming. You'll also learn how to integrate with existing JavaScript libraries, control your compiler options, and use decorators and generics. By the en ...
Beginning Entity Framework Core 5
Beginning Entity Framework Core 5

Use the code-driven approach of Entity Framework Core 5 to build a functional web application that accesses a database on the backend server. This book covers the common use cases of Entity Framework that a developer needs to master in order to begin building applications that run against a database. Throughout the book you will be shown how to use Entity Framework Core 5 by implementing a simple ASP.NET Core Razor Pages line-of-business application. This example application will be similar to those you might write yourself and deploy to your users on a web or intranet site via a browser. This book takes a code-first approach in which your database will be created and seeded programmatically. You won't need to create the database through your database engine's interface. Instead, you will be shown how to define your data model in Entity Framework and then let Entity Framework do the work of creating your database and schema for you. From there you ...
C# 9 and .NET 5 - Modern Cross-Platform Development, 5th Edition
C# 9 and .NET 5 - Modern Cross-Platform Development, 5th Edition

In C# 9 and .NET 5 - Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fifth Edition, expert teacher Mark J. Price gives you everything you need to start programming C# applications. This latest edition uses the popular Visual Studio Code editor to work across all major operating systems. It is fully updated and expanded with a new chapter on the Microsoft Blazor framework. The book's first part teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming and new C# 9 features such as top-level programs, target-typed new object instantiation, and immutable types using the record keyword. Part 2 covers the .NET APIs, for performing tasks like managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, and working with the file system, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform apps you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. By the end of the book, you will have acqu ...
Programming iOS 14
Programming iOS 14

If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch; Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface; Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, collection views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls; Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors; Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar; Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads. Stay up-to-date on iOS 14 innovations, such as: Control action closures and menus; Table view cell configuration objects; Collection view lists and outlines; New split view controller architecture; Pointer customizatio ...
Pro iOS Testing
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 ...
SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks
SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks

Learn to automate SQL Server operations using frameworks built from metadata-driven stored procedures and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Bring all the power of Transact-SQL (T-SQL) and Microsoft .NET to bear on your repetitive data, data integration, and ETL processes. Do this for no added cost over what you've already spent on licensing SQL Server. The tools and methods from this book may be applied to on-premises and Azure SQL Server instances. The SSIS framework from this book works in Azure Data Factory (ADF) and provides DevOps personnel the ability to execute child packages outside a project - functionality not natively available in SSIS. Frameworks not only reduce the time required to deliver enterprise functionality, but can also accelerate troubleshooting and problem resolution. You'll learn in this book how frameworks also improve code quality by using metadata to drive processes. Much of the work performed by data professionals can be classified as "drudge ...
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