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The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption...
by Gene Kim

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><i>The Phoenix Project</i> wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes <i>The Unicorn Project</i>!</b><br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than <i>The Phoenix Project</i>..."</b>--FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas<br /><br /><b>"Gene Kim does a masterful job of showing how ... the efforts of many create lasting business advantages for all."</b>--DR. STEVEN SPEAR, author of <i>The High-Velocity Edge</i>, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC.<br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> is so clever, so good, so crazy enlightening!"</b>--CORNELIA DAVIS, Vice President Of Technology at Pivotal Software, Inc., Author of <i>Cloud Native Patterns</i><br /><br />This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title <i>The Phoenix Project</i> takes another look at Parts Unlimited, this time from the perspective of software development.<br /><br />In <i>The Unicorn Project</i>, we follow Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Project, to the horror of her friends and colleagues, as punishment for contributing to a payroll outage. She tries to survive in what feels like a heartless and uncaring bureaucracy and to work within a system where no one can get anything done without endless committees, paperwork, and approvals.<br /><br />One day, she is approached by a ragtag bunch of misfits who say they want to overthrow the existing order, to liberate developers, to bring joy back to technology work, and to enable the business to win in a time of digital disruption. To her surprise, she finds herself drawn ever further into this movement, eventually becoming one of the leaders of the Rebellion, which puts her in the crosshairs of some familiar and very dangerous enemies.<br /><br />The Age of Software is here, and another mass extinction event looms--this is a story about rebel developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty...and opportunity.<br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> provides insanely useful insights on how to improve your technology business."</b>--DOMINICA DEGRANDIS, author of <i>Making Work Visible</i> and Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop<br /><br />------<br /><br />"My goal in writing <i>The Unicorn Project</i> was to explore and reveal the necessary but invisible structures required to make developers (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity. I hope this book can create common ground for technology and business leaders to leave the past behind, and co-create a better future together."--Gene Kim, November 2019
Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
by , Neel Mehta

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft,聽</b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i>聽is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy.聽<b>It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.</b><br /><br />***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to <b>include over 40 pages of new content</b> to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.***<b> We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it's the only way to ensure you get the latest version.</b><br /><br />This聽<b>#1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal聽</b>from the聽<b>North American Book Awards</b> and has been featured in聽<b>The Wall Street Journal</b>, <b>Forbes</b>,聽and聽<b>Business Insider.聽</b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> was touted as聽<b>"our generation's Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life"</b>聽by Jeremy Schifeling.<br /><ul><li>How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?</li><li>How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching?</li><li>Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money?</li><li>How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?</li><li>Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?</li></ul>By answering real-world questions like this,聽<b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i>聽gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech's biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.</b><br /><br /><b>Topics Covered:聽</b>Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!<br /><br /><b>Featured Companies:聽</b>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!<br /><br /><b>Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen. Buy Swipe to Unlock today to understand why it's a Top Gifted Book of 2018!</b><br />
CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edi...
by Mike Meyers

Language

English

Pages

956

Publication Date

June 22, 2018

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<p><b>Thoroughly revised for the new CompTIA Network+ exam, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling <i>All-in-One Exam Guide</i> delivers 100% coverage of the exam objectives and serves as a valuable on-the-job reference</b></p> <p>Take the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ exam with complete confidence using the fully updated information contained in this comprehensive self-study system. The book offers clear instruction and real-world examples from training expert and bestselling author Mike Meyers along with hundreds of accurate practice questions.</p> <p>Fulfilling the promise of the All-in-One series, this complete reference serves both as a study tool and a valuable on-the-job reference that will serve readers beyond the exam. <i>CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide</i>, <i>Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007)</i> also includes access to free video training and interactive hands-on labs and simulations that prepare you for difficult performance-based questions. A valuable pre-assessment test enables readers to gauge their familiarity with the test鈥檚 objectives and tailor an effective course for study.</p> <p>路 Contains complete coverage of every objective for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam</p> <p>路 Written by CompTIA training and certification guru Mike Meyers</p> <p>路 Electronic content includes the Total Tester exam simulator with over 100 practice questions, over an hour of training videos, and a collection of Mike Meyers鈥?favorite shareware and freeware networking utilities</p> <p><br /> </p> <p></p> <p><br /> </p>
Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
by Sam Newman

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

February 02, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<p>Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.</p><p>Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You鈥檒l follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.</p><ul><li>Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization鈥檚 goals</li><li>Learn options for integrating a service with the rest of your system</li><li>Take an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebases</li><li>Deploy individual microservices through continuous integration</li><li>Examine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed services</li><li>Manage security with user-to-service and service-to-service models</li><li>Understand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures</li></ul>
Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructur...
by , Kelsey Hightower

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 03, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.</p><p>Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda鈥攚ho鈥檝e worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond鈥攅xplain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You鈥檒l learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it鈥檚 for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers.</p><ul><li>Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works</li><li>Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes</li><li>Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets</li><li>Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application</li><li>Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes</li></ul>
Terraform: Up & Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code
by Yevgeniy Brikman

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Terraform has become a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IaC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and more. This hands-on second edition, expanded and thoroughly updated for Terraform version 0.12 and beyond, shows you the fastest way to get up and running.</p><p>Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through code examples that demonstrate Terraform鈥檚 simple, declarative programming language for deploying and managing infrastructure with a few commands. Veteran sysadmins, DevOps engineers, and novice developers will quickly go from Terraform basics to running a full stack that can support a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.</p><ul><li>Explore changes from Terraform 0.9 through 0.12, including backends, workspaces, and first-class expressions</li><li>Learn how to write production-grade Terraform modules</li><li>Dive into manual and automated testing for Terraform code</li><li>Compare Terraform to Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, and Salt Stack</li><li>Deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases</li><li>Use Terraform to manage the state of your infrastructure</li><li>Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules</li><li>Use advanced Terraform syntax to achieve zero-downtime deployment</li></ul>
Monolith to Microservices: Evolutionary Patterns to Transform You...
by Sam Newman

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 14, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservice architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman鈥檚 extremely popular <i>Building Microservices</i>, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture.</p><p>With many illustrative examples, insightful migration patterns, and a bevy of practical advice to transition your monolith enterprise into a microservice operation, this practical guide covers multiple scenarios and strategies for a successful migration, from initial planning all the way through application and database decomposition. You鈥檒l learn several tried and tested patterns and techniques that you can use as you migrate your existing architecture.</p><ul><li>Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild</li><li>Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin</li><li>Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems</li><li>Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply</li><li>Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies</li><li>Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns</li><li>Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more</li></ul>
The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence for Microsoft ...
by , Alberto Ferrari

Language

English

Pages

768

Publication Date

July 02, 2019

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<p>Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft鈥檚 DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You鈥檒l learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX鈥檚 remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise 鈥渄eep dive鈥?is exactly what you need.</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p>Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Perform time-based calculations</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Use calculation groups and calculation items</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations</p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Optimize data models to achieve better compression</p> <p> </p> <p>路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX聽</p>
Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python
by Joel Grus

Language

English

Pages

408

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<p>To really learn data science, you should not only master the tools鈥攄ata science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits鈥攂ut also understand the ideas and principles underlying them. Updated for Python 3.6, this second edition of Data Science from Scratch shows you how these tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch.</p><p>If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with the hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Packed with new material on deep learning, statistics, and natural language processing, this updated book shows you how to find the gems in today鈥檚 messy glut of data.</p><ul><li>Get a crash course in Python</li><li>Learn the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and probability鈥攁nd how and when they鈥檙e used in data science</li><li>Collect, explore, clean, munge, and manipulate data</li><li>Dive into the fundamentals of machine learning</li><li>Implement models such as k-nearest neighbors, Na茂ve Bayes, linear and logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, and clustering</li><li>Explore recommender systems, natural language processing, network analysis, MapReduce, and databases</li></ul>
Code Complete (Developer Best Practices)
by Steve McConnell

Language

English

Pages

960

Publication Date

June 09, 2004

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Customer Reviews
<p>Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell鈥檚 original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices鈥攁nd hundreds of new code samples鈥攊llustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking鈥攁nd help you build the highest quality code. <br /> Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you: <br /> <ul> <li>Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity <li>Reap the benefits of collaborative development <li>Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors <li>Exploit opportunities to refactor鈥攐r evolve鈥攃ode, and do it safely <li>Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project <li>Debug problems quickly and effectively <li>Resolve critical construction issues early and correctly <li>Build quality into the beginning, middle, and end of your project </ul>

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