Git for Programmers
Git is the most popular version control system in the world. It allows developers to keep up with frequent code changes in a project, ensures there are no code conflicts between the developers, and reverts to an older version of code when required.
Git for Programmers comprehensively equips you with actionable insights on advanced Git concepts in an engaging and straightforward way. This book will help you gain expertise on Git with many practical use cases as you progress through the chapters.
The book begins with a quick history of Git and instructions on how to get it and install it, after which you'll dive into the creation and cloning of your repository. As you progress through the book, you'll explore Git places, branching, and GUIs.
Once you understand the fundamentals, you'll learn how to handle merge conflicts, rebase, amend, interactive rebase, and use the log. You'll also explore important Git commands for managing yo ...
Repeatability, Reliability, and Scalability through GitOps
The world of software delivery and deployment has come a long way in the last few decades. From waterfall methods to Agile practices, every company that develops its own software has to overcome various challenges in delivery and deployment to meet customer and market demands. This book will guide you through common industry practices for software delivery and deployment.
Throughout the book, you'll follow the journey of a DevOps team that matures their software release process from quarterly deployments to continuous delivery using GitOps. With the help of hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, you'll build your knowledge of GitOps basics, different types of GitOps practices, and how to decide which GitOps practice is the best for your company. As you progress, you'll cover everything from building declarative language files to the pitfalls in performing continuous deployment with GitOps.
By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the fundamentals ...
In a world of changing privacy regulations, identity theft, and online anonymity, identity is a precious and complex concept. Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a set of technologies that move control of digital identity from third party "identity providers" directly to individuals, and it promises to be one of the most important trends for the coming decades. Now in Self-Sovereign Identity, privacy and personal data experts Drummond Reed and Alex Preukschat lay out a roadmap for a future of personal sovereignty powered by the Blockchain and cryptography. Cutting through the technical jargon with dozens of practical use cases from experts across all major industries, it presents a clear and compelling argument for why SSI is a paradigm shift, and shows how you can be ready to be prepared for it.
Trust on the internet is at an all-time low. Large corporations and institutions control our personal data because we've never had a simple, safe, strong way to prove who we are online. Self-s ...
GitOps and Kubernetes
GitOps and Kubernetes introduces a radical idea - managing your infrastructure with the same Git pull requests you use to manage your codebase. In this in-depth tutorial, you'll learn to operate infrastructures based on powerful-but-complex technologies such as Kubernetes with the same Git version control tools most developers use daily. With these GitOps techniques and best practices, you'll accelerate application development without compromising on security, easily roll back infrastructure changes, and seamlessly introduce new team members to your automation process.
With GitOps you use the Git version control system to organize and manage your infrastructure just like any other codebase. It's an excellent model for applications deployed as containers and pods on Kubernetes.
GitOps and Kubernetes teaches you how to use Git and the GitOps methodology to manage a Kubernetes cluster. The book interleaves theory with practice, presenting core Ops concept ...
Hands-on GitHub Actions
Implement continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows for any application you develop through GitHub Actions. This book will give you an in-depth idea of implementation patterns, solutions for different technology builds, guidelines to implement your own custom components as actions, and usage of features available with GitHub Actions workflows, to set up CI/CD for your repositories.
Hands-on GitHub Actions starts with an introduction to GitHub actions that gives an overview on CI/CD followed by an introduction to its workflows. Next, you will learn how to use variables in a GitHub workflow along with tokens via a REST API. Further, you will explore artifacts and caching dependencies in GitHub and use artifacts in subsequent jobs. Using self-hosted runners is discussed next where you will set up your own hardware and software to run GitHub actions. You will go through publishing packages and migrate to Azure DevOps Pipelines. Along the way, you will use Redis servi ...
The Economics of Data, Analytics, and Digital Transformation
In today's digital era, every organization has data, but just possessing enormous amounts of data is not a sufficient market discriminator. The Economics of Data, Analytics, and Digital Transformation aims to provide actionable insights into the real market discriminators, including an organization's data-fueled analytics products that inspire innovation, deliver insights, help make practical decisions, generate value, and produce mission success for the enterprise.
The book begins by first building your mindset to be value-driven and introducing the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index, its maturity index phases, and how to navigate the index. You will explore value engineering, where you will learn how to identify key business initiatives, stakeholders, advanced analytics, data sources, and instrumentation strategies that are essential to data science success. The book will help you accelerate and optimize your company's operations through AI and machine learning.
By the end ...
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 ...
Learn how to edit images and create compelling digital art with Glimpse, the newest open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. This book explores Glimpse's broad selection of tools and features that can create beautiful (raster) digital art; painting, drawings, and art created from photos by applying one of the many filters to create artistic effects.
You will quickly become acquainted with this powerful program and understand how to use workspace tools and layers. You will learn step-by-step how to correct exposure, digitally retouch and repair damaged photos, and handle just about any photo editing task - even colorizing grayscale images. Practice files are provided with step-by-step instructions to jump into photo editing and art creation.
Glimpse is a powerful program that is a viable alternative to Adobe Photoshop and other proprietary software. The possibilities of the art one can create are almost limitless - get started with it using this book today. ...
Practice your Git skills using exercises in your own environment. This book introduces concepts in an abstract visual way, and then enforces this learning through exercises - the Git katas.
You will start with basic interactions such as commits and branches, and move on to both internals and collaborative workflows. Best practices are introduced and rehearsed throughout with hands-on exercises. Each topic is supplemented with interactive Git exercises that can be solved using any Git client - either the ubiquituous CLI or one of the many graphical clients so you'll learn in the environment you work in.
The importance of Git is hard to overstate - it is used by 90% of software engineers worldwide and is the de facto standard for version control. Honing your Git skills is guaranteed to make you a better and more efficient developer. Building software can be stressful, but it doesn't need to be. Practical Git will give you the Git ...
Oracle Digital Assistant
Use this book as an on-ramp to the development of enterprise-grade chatbots and digital assistants. It is based on real-life experience and explains everything you need to know to start building your own digital assistant (DA) using Oracle technologies. You will become familiar with the concepts involved in DA development from both a user experience and technical point of view. You will learn to create DAs using Oracle technologies, including the Oracle Digital Assistant Cloud.
In the first part of the book, you will learn the basic principles of the digital assistant (AKA Chatbot) technology. You will be guided through the steps involved in designing a DA, including how to make sure that the user receives a satisfying experience when using the assistant. In the second part of the book, you will learn how to implement the digital assistant that was designed in the first part. You will begin with a basic implementation, later enhancing that implementation with agents, multi-language ...
The Software Architect Elevator
As the digital economy changes the rules of the game for enterprises, the role of software and IT architects is also transforming. Rather than focus on technical decisions alone, architects and senior technologists need to combine organizational and technical knowledge to effect change in their company's structure and processes. To accomplish that, they need to connect the IT engine room to the penthouse, where the business strategy is defined.
In this guide, author Gregor Hohpe shares real-world advice and hard-learned lessons from actual IT transformations. His anecdotes help architects, senior developers, and other IT professionals prepare for a more complex but rewarding role in the enterprise.
This book is ideal for: Software architects and senior developers looking to shape the company's technology direction or assist in an organizational transformation; Enterprise architects and senior technologists searching for practical advice on how to navigate technical and organizati ...