In Trustworthy AI, award-winning executive Beena Ammanath offers a practical approach for enterprise leaders to manage business risk in a world where AI is everywhere by understanding the qualities of trustworthy AI and the essential considerations for its ethical use within the organization and in the marketplace. The author draws from her extensive experience across different industries and sectors in data, analytics and AI, the latest research and case studies, and the pressing questions and concerns business leaders have about the ethics of AI.
Filled with deep insights and actionable steps for enabling trust across the entire AI lifecycle, the book presents: In-depth investigations of the key characteristics of trustworthy AI, including transparency, fairness, reliability, privacy, safety, robustness, and more; A close look at the potential pitfalls, challenges, and stakeholder concerns that impact trust in AI application; Best practices, mechanisms, and governance considerati ...
PHP & MySQL
Learn PHP, the programming language used to build sites like Facebook, Wikipedia and WordPress, then discover how these sites store information in a database (MySQL) and use the database to create the web pages.
This full-color book is packed with inspiring code examples, infographics and photography that not only teach you the PHP language and how to work with databases, but also show you how to build new applications from scratch. It demonstrates practical techniques that you will recognize from popular sites where visitors can: Register as a member and log in; Create articles, posts and profiles that are saved in a database; Upload their own images and files; Automatically receive email notifications; Like and comment on posts.
To show you how to apply the skills you learn, you will build a complete content management system, enhanced with features that are commonly seen on social networks.
Practical Guide to Salesforce Experience Cloud, 2nd Edition
Whether you are brand new to the world of digital experiences on the Salesforce platform or you are looking to take your Experience Cloud (previously "Community Cloud") knowledge to the next level, this detailed guide will help you build and manage a Salesforce site by leveraging the declarative power of the platform with clicks, not code.
Each Salesforce site/community is a part of a widespread ecosystem, with thousands of sites and millions of users active today on Experience Cloud. Through valuable social and business tools, this online platform enables companies to empower and equip their customers, partners, and employees in new, powerful ways.
Author Philip Weinmeister, Salesforce MVP and the only recipient of the "Community Cloud MVP" Trailblazer award from Salesforce, leads you through the ins and outs of Salesforce Experience Cloud and provides you with an array of best practices to deliver top-notch business portals on the Salesforce platform.
This completely ...
R 4 Quick Syntax Reference, 3rd Edition
This handy reference book detailing the intricacies of R covers version 4.x features, including numerous and significant changes to syntax, strings, reference counting, grid units, and more.
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 4 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. ...
Pro Jakarta Persistence in Jakarta EE 10, 4th Edition
Learn to use the Jakarta Persistence API and other related APIs as found in the Jakarta EE 10 platform from the perspective of one of the specification creators. A one-of-a-kind resource, this in-depth book provides both theoretical and practical coverage of Jakarta Persistence usage for experienced Java developers.
Authors Lukas Jungmann, Mike Keith, Merrick Schincariol, Massimo Nardone take a hands-on approach, based on their wealth of experience and expertise, by giving examples to illustrate each concept of the API and showing how it is used in practice. The examples use a common model from an overarching sample application, giving you a context from which to start and helping you to understand the examples within an already familiar domain.
After completing this in-depth book, you will have a full understanding of persistence and be able to successfully code applications using its annotations and APIs. The book also serves as an excellent reference guide. ...
Learning DevOps, 2nd Edition
In the implementation of DevOps processes, the choice of tools is crucial to the sustainability of projects and collaboration between developers and ops. This book presents the different patterns and tools for provisioning and configuring an infrastructure in the cloud, covering mostly open source tools with a large community contribution, such as Terraform, Ansible, and Packer, which are assets for automation.
This DevOps book will show you how to containerize your applications with Docker and Kubernetes and walk you through the construction of DevOps pipelines in Jenkins as well as Azure pipelines before covering the tools and importance of testing. You'll find a complete chapter on DevOps practices and tooling for open source projects before getting to grips with security integration in DevOps using Inspec, Hashicorp Vault, and Azure Secure DevOps kit. You'll also learn about the reduction of downtime with blue-green deployment and feature flags techniques before finally covering ...
Data Engineering with Google Cloud Platform
With this book, you'll understand how the highly scalable Google Cloud Platform (GCP) enables data engineers to create end-to-end data pipelines right from storing and processing data and workflow orchestration to presenting data through visualization dashboards.
Starting with a quick overview of the fundamental concepts of data engineering, you'll learn the various responsibilities of a data engineer and how GCP plays a vital role in fulfilling those responsibilities. As you progress through the chapters, you'll be able to leverage GCP products to build a sample data warehouse using Cloud Storage and BigQuery and a data lake using Dataproc. The book gradually takes you through operations such as data ingestion, data cleansing, transformation, and integrating data with other sources. You'll learn how to design IAM for data governance, deploy ML pipelines with the Vertex AI, leverage pre-built GCP models as a service, and visualize data with Google Data Studio to build compelling rep ...
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.
Essential Mathematics for Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is an exciting subject that offers hope to solve the world's most complex problems at a quicker pace. It is being used quite widely in different spheres of technology, including cybersecurity, finance, and many more, but its concepts, such as superposition, are often misunderstood because engineers may not know the math to understand them. This book will teach the requisite math concepts in an intuitive way and connect them to principles in quantum computing.
Starting with the most basic of concepts, 2D vectors that are just line segments in space, you'll move on to tackle matrix multiplication using an instinctive method. Linearity is the major theme throughout the book and since quantum mechanics is a linear theory, you'll see how they go hand in hand. As you advance, you'll understand intrinsically what a vector is and how to transform vectors with matrices and operators. You'll also see how complex numbers make their voices heard and understand the probability ...
Effective Software Testing
Effective Software Testing teaches you a systematic approach to software testing that will ensure the quality of your code. It's full of techniques drawn from proven research in software engineering, and each chapter puts a new technique into practice. Follow the real-world use cases and detailed code samples, and you'll soon be engineering tests that find bugs in edge cases and parts of code you'd never think of testing! Along the way, you'll develop an intuition for testing that can save years of learning by trial and error.
Effective testing ensures that you'll deliver quality software. For software engineers, testing is a key part of the development process. Mastering specification-based testing, boundary testing, structural testing, and other core strategies is essential to writing good tests and catching bugs before they hit production.
Effective Software Testing is a hands-on guide to creating bug-free software. Written for developers, it guides you through all the ...
Java 17 Quick Syntax Reference
Quickly gain the insight necessary to address a multitude of Java coding challenges using this succinct reference guide Java 17 Quick Syntax Reference, Third Edition. Short, focused code examples will help you learn and master various existing and new Java source code elements.
This edition includes the following additions to Java SE and OpenJDK, through Java 17: Pattern matching for switch and instanceof, Sealed classes and interfaces, Switch expressions, Text block multiline strings, Java module system, Private methods in interfaces, and Type inference for local variables.
You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. 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 Java programmer. ...