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Go for DevOps
Go for DevOps

Go is the go-to language for DevOps libraries and services, and without it, achieving fast and safe automation is a challenge. With the help of Go for DevOps, you'll learn how to deliver services with ease and safety, becoming a better DevOps engineer in the process. Some of the key things this book will teach you are how to write Go software to automate configuration management, update remote machines, author custom automation in GitHub Actions, and interact with Kubernetes. As you advance through the chapters, you'll explore how to automate the cloud using software development kits (SDKs), extend HashiCorp's Terraform and Packer using Go, develop your own DevOps services with gRPC and REST, design system agents, and build robust workflow systems. By the end of this Go for DevOps book, you'll understand how to apply development principles to automate operations and provide operational insights using Go, which will allow you to react quickly to resolve system failures before your ...
Beginning Ansible Concepts and Application
Beginning Ansible Concepts and Application

Learn the concepts and develop the skills to be a true Ansible artist and use it inside and outside the box. This book applies key concepts immediately while building up your Ansible skills layer by layer through easy to grasp examples and engaging projects. You'll also think about security, why testing is important, and how to use version control safely. As a beginner to Ansible, you'll be guided step-by-step through creating your first Ansible playbook to deploying your first server and writing more complex cross-dependency playbooks. From the first line of code to the last, you'll constantly iterate and simplify your playbooks, iwhile taking on more complex topics as you construct a full Wordpress website stack consisting of a database, web servers, and load balancer. This book will prompt you to think about how these fit together and will explain what to do to ensure maintainability long into the future. Don't just use Ansible. Completely change how you go about provis ...
SQL Server Advanced Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning
SQL Server Advanced Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning

This practical book provides a comprehensive overview of troubleshooting and performance tuning best practices for Microsoft SQL Server. Database engineers, including database developers and administrators, will learn how to identify performance issues, troubleshoot the system in a holistic fashion, and properly prioritize tuning efforts to attain the best system performance possible. Author Dmitri Korotkevitch, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), explains the interdependencies between SQL Server database components. You'll learn how to quickly diagnose your system and discover the root cause of any issue. Techniques in this book are compatible with all versions of SQL Server and cover both on-premises and cloud-based SQL Server installations. Discover how performance issues present themselves in SQL Server; Learn about SQL Server diagnostic tools, methods, and technologies; Perform health checks on SQL Server insta ...
Analytics Optimization with Columnstore Indexes in Microsoft SQL Server
Analytics Optimization with Columnstore Indexes in Microsoft SQL Server

Meet the challenge of storing and accessing analytic data in SQL Server in a fast and performant manner. This book illustrates how columnstore indexes can provide an ideal solution for storing analytic data that leads to faster performing analytic queries and the ability to ask and answer business intelligence questions with alacrity. The book provides a complete walk through of columnstore indexing that encompasses an introduction, best practices, hands-on demonstrations, explanations of common mistakes, and presents a detailed architecture that is suitable for professionals of all skill levels. With little or no knowledge of columnstore indexing you can become proficient with columnstore indexes as used in SQL Server and apply that knowledge in development, test, and production environments. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to the use of columnstore indexes and provides definitive guidelines. You will learn when columnstore indexes should be used, and the p ...
Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches
Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches

Written by a group of expert authors including dbatools creator Chrissy LeMaire, Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches teaches you techniques that will make you more effective - and efficient - than you ever thought possible. In twenty-eight lunchbreak lessons, you'll learn the most important use cases of dbatools and the favorite functions of its core developers. Stabilize and standardize your SQL server environment, and simplify your tasks by building automation, alerting, and reporting with this powerful tool. For SQL Server DBAs, automation is the key to efficiency. Using the open-source dbatools PowerShell module, you can easily execute tasks on thousands of database servers at once - all from the command line. dbatools gives you over 500 pre-built commands, with countless new options for managing SQL Server at scale. There's nothing else like it. Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches teaches you how to automate SQL Server using the dbatools PowerSh ...
Modern Computer Architecture and Organization, 2nd Edition
Modern Computer Architecture and Organization, 2nd Edition

Are you a software developer, systems designer, or computer architecture student looking for a methodical introduction to digital device architectures, but are overwhelmed by the complexity of modern systems? This step-by-step guide will teach you how modern computer systems work with the help of practical examples and exercises. You'll gain insights into the internal behavior of processors down to the circuit level and will understand how the hardware executes code developed in high-level languages. This book will teach you the fundamentals of computer systems including transistors, logic gates, sequential logic, and instruction pipelines. You will learn details of modern processor architectures and instruction sets including x86, x64, ARM, and RISC-V. You will see how to implement a RISC-V processor in a low-cost FPGA board and write a quantum computing program and run it on an actual quantum computer. This edition has been updated to cover the architecture and design principle ...
PHP & MySQL
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. Written by best-selling HTML & CSS and JavaScript & jQuery author Jon Duckett, this ...
Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition
Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition

Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition teaches you how to design serverless systems. You'll discover the principles behind serverless architectures, and explore real-world case studies where companies used serverless architectures for their products. You won't just master the technical essentials - the book contains extensive coverage of balancing tradeoffs and making essential technical decisions. This new edition has been fully updated with new chapters covering current best practice, example architectures, and full coverage of the latest changes to AWS. Maintaining server hardware and software can cost a lot of time and money. Unlike traditional data center infrastructure, serverless architectures offload core tasks like data storage and hardware management to pre-built cloud services. Better yet, you can combine your own custom AWS Lambda functions with other serverless services to create features that automatically start and scale on demand, reduce hosting cost, an ...
Pro Serverless Data Handling with Microsoft Azure
Pro Serverless Data Handling with Microsoft Azure

Design and build architectures on the Microsoft Azure platform specifically for data-driven and ETL applications. Modern cloud architectures rely on serverless components more than ever, and this book helps you identify those components of data-driven or ETL applications that can be tackled using the technologies available on the Azure platform. The book shows you which Azure components are best suited to form a strong foundation for data-driven applications in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. If you are a solution architect or a decision maker, the conceptual aspects of this book will help you gain a deeper understanding of the underlying technology and its capabilities. You will understand how to develop using Azure Functions, Azure Data Factory, Logic Apps, and to employ serverless databases in your application to achieve the best scalability and design. If you are a developer, you will benefit from the hands-on approach used throughout this book. Many practical examples and architectu ...
SQL Server on Kubernetes
SQL Server on Kubernetes

Build a modern data platform by deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes. Modern application deployment needs to be fast and consistent to keep up with business objectives and Kubernetes is quickly becoming the standard for deploying container-based applications, fast. This book introduces Kubernetes and its core concepts. Then it shows you how to build and interact with a Kubernetes cluster. Next, it goes deep into deploying and operationalizing SQL Server in Kubernetes, both on premises and in cloud environments such as the Azure Cloud. You will begin with container-based application fundamentals and then go into an architectural overview of a Kubernetes container and how it manages application state. Then you will learn the hands-on skill of building a production-ready cluster. With your cluster up and running, you will learn how to interact with your cluster and perform common administrative tasks. Once you can admin the cluster, you will learn how to deploy applications ...
Mastering Windows Server 2019, 3rd Edition
Mastering Windows Server 2019, 3rd Edition

Windows Server 2019 has a lot to offer, with a variety of roles, features, toolsets, and server management interfaces that allow interaction with your servers from virtually anywhere in the world. This updated edition comes with four new chapters to provide you with the in-depth knowledge needed to implement and use this operating system in any environment. Centralized management, monitoring, and configuration of servers are key to an efficient IT department. This book delves into multiple methods for quickly managing all your servers from a 'single pane of glass' - the ability to monitor different servers across a network using Server Manager, Windows PowerShell, and even Windows Admin Center - from anywhere. Despite the book being more focused on Windows Server 2019 LTSC, you will still explore containers and Nano Server which are more related to the SAC of server releases. This additional coverage will give you insights into all aspects o ...
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