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Building Web Apps with WordPress

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:31:29 PDT


WordPress is much more than a blogging platform. As this practical guide clearly demonstrates, you can use WordPress to build web apps of any type—not mere content sites, but full-blown apps for specific tasks. If you have PHP experience with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll learn how to use WordPress plugins and themes to develop fast, scalable, and secure web apps, native mobile apps, web services, and even a network of multiple WordPress sites.

Programming Ecto

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:32:01 PST


Languages may come and go, but the relational database endures. Learn how to use Ecto, the premier database library for Elixir, to connect your Elixir and Phoenix apps to databases of the SQL and NoSQL variety. Get a firm handle on Ecto fundamentals with a module-by-module tour of the critical parts of Ecto. Then move on to more advanced topics and advice on best practices with a series of recipes that provide clear, step-by-step instructions on scenarios commonly encountered by app developers. Co-authored by the creator of Ecto, this title provides all the essentials you need to use Ecto effectively.

Programming Elm

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:33:01 PST


Elm brings the safety and stability of functional programing to front-end development, making it one of the most popular new languages. Elm's functional nature and static typing means that run-time errors are nearly impossible, and it compiles to JavaScript for easy web deployment. This book helps you take advantage of this new language in your web site development. Learn how the Elm Architecture will help you create fast applications. Discover how to integrate Elm with JavaScript so you can update legacy applications. See how Elm tooling makes deployment quicker and easier.

Simplifying JavaScript

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:34:01 PST


The best modern JavaScript is simple, readable, and predictable. Learn to write modern JavaScript not by memorizing a list of new syntax, but with practical examples of how syntax changes can make code more expressive. Starting from variable declarations that communicate intention clearly, see how modern principles can improve all parts of code. Incorporate ideas with curried functions, array methods, classes, and more to create code that does more with less while yielding fewer bugs.

Head First Domain-Driven Design

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:35:01 PST


Domain-driven design flows from three guidelines: capture the model, embed it in the code, and protect it from corruption. Understanding these procedures enables you to practice DDD wisely to speed software development while improving code quality. With Head First Domain-Driven Design, developers, analysts, and architects will learn when and how to use DDD, including the technical and tactical knowledge to do just enough and do it well.

Head First Swift

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:36:01 PST


Apple’s new modern programming language, Swift, is slowly becoming the "go to" language for iOS and OS X development. The language will attract existing developers because of its modern features and prototyping tools, and it will attract new developers because of its less-steep learning curve. That said, Swift is deep, and contains many advanced concepts, constructs, and patterns. Developers need a way to learn these new features and understand them in context. Head First is an effective vehicle for this level of teaching, and Head First Swift is no exception.

Java By Comparison

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:37:13 PST


Write code that's clean, concise, and to the point: code that others will read with pleasure and reuse. Comparing your code to that of expert programmers is a great way to improve your coding skills. Get hands-on advice to level up your coding style through small and understandable examples that compare flawed code to an improved solution. Discover handy tips and tricks, as well as common bugs an experienced Java programmer needs to know. Make your way from a Java novice to a master craftsman.

This book is a useful companion for anyone learning to write clean Java code. The authors introduce you to the fundamentals of becoming a software craftsman, by comparing pieces of problematic code with an improved version, to help you to develop a sense for clean code. This unique before-and-after approach teaches you to create clean Java code.

Learn to keep your booleans in check, dodge formatting bugs, get rid of magic numbers, and use the right style of iteration. Write informative comments when needed, but avoid them when they are not. Improve the understandability of your code for others by following conventions and naming your objects accurately. Make your programs more robust with intelligent exception handling and learn to assert that everything works as expected using JUnit5 as your testing framework. Impress your peers with an elegant functional programming style and clear-cut object-oriented class design.

Writing excellent code isn't just about implementing the functionality. It's about the small important details that make your code more readable, maintainable, flexible, robust, and faster. Java by Comparison teaches you to spot these details and trains you to become a better programmer.

What You Need:

You need a Java 8 compiler, a text editor, and a fresh mind.That's it.

Vue: Up and Running

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:37:33 PST


Get a brisk introduction to building fast, interactive single-page web applications with Vue, the popular JavaScript framework that organizes and simplifies web development. With this practical guide, you’ll quickly move from basics, such as the template syntax, to custom components and advanced features such as JSX, the JavaScript syntax extension. Author Callum Macrae shows you how to use the most useful libraries in the Vue ecosystem, such as vue-router for routing, vuex for state management, and vue-test-utils for testing.

Web Performance Playbook

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:39:29 PST


The web today is as competitive an environment as any that a business will face. Whether yoursis a retail site, a news and information site, or whatever it might be, getting and keeping visitorsthere is a tougher challenge than ever, especially with so many competing sites just a click ortap away. And nothing will send your visitors heading for another site faster than a slow-loadingpage, or animations that grind to a halt and freeze the page on your users.

Web performance is important. Not only can it help increase the loyalty of your visitors, it canhelp you achieve higher rankings in search results. To stay ahead of the competition, whetheryou’re a web designer or developer you need to be well versed in the terminology and basicskills that underpin web performance technology to ensure that your sites respond as expected,with no lag time apparent to your visitors.

In this screencast, expert Eli Fitch takes you on a hands-on, introductory exploration of theimpact that web performance—good and bad—can have on you and your users. In this series ofshort, easy-to- absorb videos, Eli introduces you to the major topics that define web performanceso that you can determine where to start and see how web performance can improve your apps.You’ll look at methods to improve web performance, from image optimization and codeminification, to lazy loading and SVG icons. You’ll also investigate techniques like front loadingand how to optimize animation performance. If you are an entry- to intermediate-level webdeveloper, you need to spend a little time with Eli and let him show you how improve yourwebsite’s performance.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it.

  • Image optimization, front loading, animation performance, and much more
  • Understand critical rendering, script loading, and code minification
  • How to use lazy loading, loading indicators, and SVG icons

This screencast is for you because…

  • You understand web performance is important, but need an overview of what’s involved
  • You need to understand how to frame the importance of web performance for other people in your company
  • You’re interested in taking on performance tasks, but need to know about the various other parts
  • You’re a front end developer or designer and you want to advance your skills in important, but non-core, areas


  • You should have knowledge of CSS and HTML
  • You should be familiar with SVG

HTML5 Games: Novice to Ninja

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:40:29 PST


This book will teach you how to create awesome video games. Games from scratch. Games that run cross-platform, in web browsers, and on phones. Games filled with dynamic sound and music. Games overflowing with impressive visual effects. Fun games.

More importantly, this book will teach you how to think about making games. You'll learn to analyze and dissect games; to understand what it is that makes great games great. By the end of the journey you'll have all the knowledge and tools needed to produce engaging, polished products that people will love to play.

Rails 5 Test Prescriptions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:41:29 PST


Does your Rails code suffer from bloat, brittleness, or inaccuracy? Cure these problems with the regular application of test-driven development. You'll use Rails 5.1, Minitest 5, and RSpec 3.6, as well as popular testing libraries such as factory_girl and Cucumber. Updates include Rails 5.1 system tests and Webpack integration. Do what the doctor ordered to make your applications feel all better. Side effects may include better code, fewer bugs, and happier developers.

Optimizing Java

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:42:30 PST


Currently, no books exist that focus on the practicalities of Java application performance tuning, as opposed to the theory and internals of Java virtual machines. This practical guide is the "missing link" that aims to move Java performance tuning from the realm of guesswork and folklore to an experimental science.

Teradata Cookbook

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:43:30 PST


Data management and analytics simplified with Teradata

About This Book

  • Take your understanding of Teradata to the next level and build efficient data warehousing applications for your organization
  • Covers recipes on data handling, warehousing, advanced querying and the administrative tasks in Teradata.
  • Contains practical solutions to tackle common (and not-so-common) problems you might encounter in your day to day activities

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Database administrator's and Teradata users who are looking for a practical, one-stop resource to solve all their problems while handling their Teradata solution. If you are looking to learn the basic as well as the advanced tasks involved in Teradata querying or administration, this book will be handy. Some knowledge of relational database concepts will be helpful to get the best out of this book.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand Teradata's competitive advantage over other RDBMSs.
  • Use SQL to process data stored in Teradata tables.
  • Leverage Teradata's available application utilities and parallelism to play with large datasets
  • Apply various performance tuning techniques to optimize the queries.
  • Acquire deeper knowledge and understanding of the Teradata Architecture.
  • Easy steps to load, archive, restore data and implement Teradata protection features
  • Gain confidence in running a wide variety of Data analytics and develop applications for the Teradata environment

In Detail

Teradata is an enterprise software company that develops and sells its eponymous relational database management system (RDBMS), which is considered to be a leading data warehousing solutions and provides data management solutions for analytics. This book will help you get all the practical information you need for the creation and implementation of your data warehousing solution using Teradata.

The book begins with recipes on quickly setting up a development environment so you can work with different types of data structuring and manipulation function. You will tackle all problems related to efficient querying, stored procedure searching, and navigation techniques. Additionally, you'll master various administrative tasks such as user and security management, workload management, high availability, performance tuning, and monitoring.

This book is designed to take you through the best practices of performing the real daily tasks of a Teradata DBA, and will help you tackle any problem you might encounter in the process.

Style and approach

This book is a rich collection of recipes that will come in handy when you are working with Teradata. It addresses your common and not-so-common pain points,and this is a book that you must have on the shelf.

Practical Test-Driven Development using C# 7

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:44:30 PST


Develop applications for the real world with a thorough software testing approach

About This Book

  • Develop a thorough understanding of TDD and how it can help you develop simpler applications with no defects using C# and JavaScript
  • Adapt to the mindset of writing tests before code by incorporating business goals, code manageability, and other factors
  • Make all your software units and modules pass tests by analyzing failed tests and refactoring code as and when required

Who This Book Is For

This book is for software developers with a basic knowledge of Test Driven Development (TDD) who want a thorough understanding of how TDD can benefit them and the applications they produce. The examples in this book are in C#, and you will need a basic understanding of C# to work through these examples.

What You Will Learn

  • The core concepts of TDD
  • Testing in action with a real-world case study in C# and JavaScript using React
  • Writing proper Unit Tests and testable code for your application
  • Using different types of test double such as stubs, spies, and mocks
  • Growing an application guided by tests
  • Exploring new developments on a green-field application
  • Mitigating the problems associated with writing tests for legacy applications
  • Modifying a legacy application to make it testable

In Detail

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a methodology that helps you to write as little as code as possible to satisfy software requirements, and ensures that what you've written does what it's supposed to do. If you're looking for a practical resource on Test-Driven Development this is the book for you. You've found a practical end-to-end guide that will help you implement Test-Driven Techniques for your software development projects.

You will learn from industry standard patterns and practices, and shift from a conventional approach to a modern and efficient software testing approach in C# and JavaScript. This book starts with the basics of TDD and the components of a simple unit test. Then we look at setting up the testing framework so that you can easily run your tests in your development environment. You will then see the importance of defining and testing boundaries, abstracting away third-party code (including the .NET Framework), and working with different types of test double such as spies, mocks, and fakes.

Moving on, you will learn how to think like a TDD developer when it comes to application development. Next, you'll focus on writing tests for new/changing requirements and covering newly discovered bugs, along with how to test JavaScript applications and perform integration testing. You'll also learn how to identify code that is inherently un-testable, and identify some of the major problems with legacy applications that weren't written with testability in mind.

By the end of the book, you'll have all the TDD skills you'll need and you'll be able to re-enter the world as a TDD expert!

Style and approach

A practical step-by-step approach with real-world case studies.

MySQL 8 Administrator's Guide

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:45:30 PST


Step by step guide to monitor, manage, and secure your database engine

About This Book

  • Your companion to master all the administration-related tasks in MySQL 8
  • Ensure high performance and high availability of your MySQL solution using effective replication and backup techniques
  • A comprehensive guide to performing query optimization, security and a whole host of other administrative tasks in MySQL 8

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for MySQL administrators who are looking for a handy guide covering all the MySQL administration-related tasks. If you are a DBA looking to get started with MySQL administration, this book will also help you. Knowledge of the basic database concepts is required to get started with this book.

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding different MySQL 8 data types based on type of contents and storage requirements
  • Best practices for optimal use of features in MySQL 8
  • Explore globalization configuration and caching techniques to improve performance
  • Create custom storage engine as per system requirements
  • Learn various ways of index implementation for flash memory storages
  • Configure and implement replication along with approaches to use replication as solution
  • Understand how to make your MySQL 8 solution highly available
  • Troubleshoot common issues and identify error codes while using MySQL 8

In Detail

MySQL is one of the most popular and widely used relational databases in the world today. The recently released version 8.0 brings along some major advancements in the way your MySQL solution can be administered. This handbook will be your companion to understand the newly introduced features in MySQL and how you can leverage them to design a high-performance MySQL solution for your organization.

This book starts with a brief introduction to the newly introduced features in MySQL 8, followed by quickly jumping onto the crucial administration topics that you will find useful in your day to day work. Topics such as migrating to MySQL 8, MySQL benchmarking, achieving high performance by implementing the indexing techniques, and optimizing your queries are covered in this book. You will also learn how to perform replication, scale your MySQL solution and implement effective security techniques. A special section on the common and not so common troubleshooting techniques for effective MySQL administration is also covered in this book.

By the end of this highly practical book, you will have all the knowledge you need to tackle any problem you might encounter while administering your MySQL solution.

Style and approach

A Step by Step guide to understand all new features of MySQL 8 and leverage it while administering your MySQL 8 solution

Penetration Testing with Shellcode

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:46:30 PST


Master Shellcode to leverage the buffer overflow concept

About This Book

  • Understand how systems can be bypassed both at the operating system and network level with shellcode, assembly, and Metasploit
  • Learn to write and modify 64-bit shellcode along with kernel-level shellcode concepts
  • A step-by-step guide that will take you from low-level security skills to covering loops with shellcode

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended to be read by penetration testers, malware analysts, security researchers, forensic practitioners, exploit developers, C language programmers, software testers, and students in the security field.

Readers should have a basic understanding of OS internals (Windows and Linux). Some knowledge of the C programming language is essential, and a familiarity with the Python language would be helpful.

What You Will Learn

  • Create an isolated lab to test and inject shellcodes (Windows and Linux).
  • Understand both Windows and Linux behavior.
  • Learn the assembly programming language.
  • Create shellcode using assembly and Metasploit.
  • Detect buffer overflows.
  • Debug and reverse-engineer using tools such as GDB, edb, and Immunity (Windows and Linux).
  • Exploit development and shellcodes injections (Windows & Linux).
  • Prevent and protect against buffer overflows and heap corruption.

In Detail

Security has always been a major concern for your application, your system, or your environment. This book's main goal is to build your skills for low-level security exploits, finding vulnerabilities and covering loopholes with shellcode, assembly, and Metasploit.

This book will teach you topics ranging from memory management and assembly to compiling and extracting shellcode and using syscalls and dynamically locating functions in memory. This book also covers techniques to compile 64-bit shellcode for Linux and Windows along with Metasploit shellcode tools. Lastly, this book will also show you to how to write your own exploits with intermediate techniques, using real-world scenarios.

By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in shellcode and will understand how systems are compromised both at the operating system and network level.

Style and approach

This practical guide helps you understand buffer overflows and how to become creative about creating shellcode, looking inside code and analyzing it, and mastering the injection of shellcode into infected code. At the end of the book, there is a recap with a real-world scenario.

Nginx HTTP Server

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:47:30 PST


Make the most of your infrastructure and serve pages faster than ever with Nginx.

About This Book

  • Discover possible interactions between Nginx and Apache to get the best of both worlds
  • Learn to exploit the features offered by Nginx for your web applications
  • Get your hands on the most updated version of Nginx (1.13.2) to support all your web administration requirements

Who This Book Is For

This book is a perfect match to web administrators who are interested in solutions to optimize their infrastructure. Whether you are looking into replacing your existing web server software or integrating a new tool to cooperate with applications that are already up and running, this book is your ideal resource.

What You Will Learn

  • Download and install Nginx on your system
  • Prepare a basic configuration and test your initial setup
  • Discover the core functionality of the HTTP module
  • Make the most of first- and third-party Nginx modules
  • Set up Nginx to work with PHP, Python, and other applications
  • Learn how to set up Nginx to work with Apache
  • Fully replace Apache with Nginx
  • Optimize your architecture with threads or load balancing
  • Identify errors in configuration and learn basic troubleshooting techniques
  • Consult the exhaustive directive and module index for reference

In Detail

Nginx is a lightweight HTTP server designed for high-traffic websites, with network scalability as the primary objective. With the advent of high-speed internet access, short loading times and fast transfer rates have become a necessity.

This book is a detailed guide to setting up Nginx in ways that correspond to actual production situations: as a standalone server, as a reverse proxy, interacting with applications via FastCGI, and more. In addition, this complete direct reference will be indispensable at all stages of the configuration and maintenance processes. This book mainly targets the most recent version of Nginx (1.13.2) and focuses on all the new additions and improvements, such as support for HTTP/2, improved dynamic modules, security enhancements, and support for multiple SSL certificates. This book is the perfect companion for both Nginx beginners and experienced administrators. For beginners, it will take you through the complete process of setting up this lightweight HTTP server on your system and configuring its various modules so that it does exactly what you need quickly and securely. For more experienced administrators, this book provides different approaches that can help you make the most of your current infrastructure.

Nginx can be employed in many situations, whether you are looking to construct an entirely new web-serving architecture or simply want to integrate an efficient tool to optimize your site loading speeds.

Style and approach

This book aims to serve as a handy reference of all Nginx first-party modules and directives, allowing the reader to develop their own web configuration more efficiently.

Front-end Development with ASP.NET Core, Angular, and Bootstrap

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:48:30 PST


Stay ahead of the web evolution with elegant combination front-end development

Front-End Development with ASP.NET Core, Angular, and Bootstrap is the professional's guide to fast, responsive web development. Utilizing the most popular combination of web technologies for Microsoft developers, this guide provides the latest best practices and ASP.NET MVP guidance to get you up to speed quickly. The newest ASP.NET - now called ASP.NET Core - is leaner, easier to use, and less bound to the operating system and IDE.colle, giving you the perfect opportunity to leverage third-party frameworks and libraries that provide functionalities not native to ASP.NET Core and Visual Studio. This book shows you how to integrate ASP.NET Core with Angular, Bootstrap, and similar frameworks, with a bit of jQuery Mobile, Nuget, continuous deployment, Bower dependencies, and Gulp/Grunt build systems, including development beyond Windows on Mac and Linux. With clear, concise instruction and expert insight, this guide is an invaluable resource for meeting the demands of modern web development.

  • Combine ASP.NET Core with different tools, frameworks, and libraries
  • Utilize third-party libraries with non-native functionalities
  • Adopt the most up-to-date best practices for front-end development
  • Develop flexible, responsive design sites

The world of web development is evolving faster than ever before, and the trend is toward small, focused frameworks with modular capabilities. Microsoft has noticed, and upgraded ASP.NET Core to align with the latest industry expectations. Front-End Development with ASP.NET Core, Angular, and Bootstrap helps you elegantly integrate these technologies to develop the sites that the industry demands.

Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:49:30 PST


Learn to apply cloud-native patterns and practices to deliver responsive, resilient, elastic, and message-driven systems with confidence

About This Book

  • Understand the architectural patterns involved in cloud-native architectures
  • Minimize risk by evolving your monolithic applications into distributed cloud-native systems
  • Discover best practices for applying cloud-native patterns to your enterprise-level cloud applications

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers who would like to progress into building cloud-native systems and are keen to learn the patterns involved. Basic knowledge of programming and cloud computing is required.

What You Will Learn

  • Enable massive scaling by turning your database inside out
  • Unleash flexibility via event streaming
  • Leverage polyglot persistence and cloud-native databases
  • Embrace modern continuous delivery and testing techniques
  • Minimize risk by evolving your monoliths to cloud-native
  • Apply cloud-native patterns and solve major architectural problems in cloud environment

In Detail

Build systems that leverage the benefits of the cloud and applications faster than ever before with cloud-native development. This book focuses on architectural patterns for building highly scalable cloud-native systems. You will learn how the combination of cloud, reactive principles, devops, and automation enable teams to continuously deliver innovation with confidence.

Begin by learning the core concepts that make these systems unique. You will explore foundational patterns that turn your database inside out to achieve massive scalability with cloud-native databases. You will also learn how to continuously deliver production code with confidence by shifting deployment and testing all the way to the left and implementing continuous observability in production. There's more?you will also learn how to strangle your monolith and design an evolving cloud-native system.

By the end of the book, you will have the ability to create modern cloud-native systems.

Style and approach

This book follows a pragmatic approach to understand cloud-native design patterns and explains the functioning and design considerations to build modern cloud-native systems in depth.

Learn Qt 5

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:50:30 PST


Learn the fundamentals of QT 5 framework to develop interactive cross-platform applications

About This Book

  • A practical guide on the fundamentals of application development with QT 5
  • Learn to write scalable, robust and adaptable C++ code with QT
  • Deploy your application on different platforms such as Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

Who This Book Is For

This book is for application developers who want a powerful and flexible framework to create modern, responsive applications on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux desktop platforms. You should be comfortable with C++ but no prior knowledge of Qt or QML is required.

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure the Qt Framework and Qt Creator IDE
  • Create a new multi-project solution from scratch and control every aspect of it with QMake
  • Implement a rich user interface with QML
  • Learn the fundamentals of QtTest and how to integrate unit testing
  • Build self-aware data entities that can serialize themselves to and from JSON
  • Manage data persistence with SQLite and CRUD operations
  • Reach out to the internet and consume an RSS feed
  • Produce application packages for distribution to other users

In Detail

Qt is a mature and powerful framework for delivering sophisticated applications across a multitude of platforms. It has a rich history in the Linux world, is widely used in embedded devices, and has made great strides in the Mobile arena over the past few years. However, in the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X worlds, the dominance of C#/.NET and Objective-C/Cocoa means that Qt is often overlooked.

This book demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Qt framework for desktop application development and shows how you can write your application once and deploy it to multiple operating systems. Build a complete real-world line of business (LOB) solution from scratch, with distinct C++ library, QML user interface, and QtTest-driven unit-test projects.

This is a suite of essential techniques that cover the core requirements for most LOB applications and will empower you to progress from a blank page to shipped application.

Style and approach

This book takes a hands-on approach to app development that emphasizes the key concepts while you're doing the project work.

Python Web Scraping Cookbook

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:51:30 PST


Untangle your web scraping complexities and access web data with ease using Python scripts

About This Book

  • Hands-on recipes for advancing your web scraping skills to expert level.
  • One-Stop Solution Guide to address complex and challenging web scraping tasks using Python.
  • Understand the web page structure and collect meaningful data from the website with ease

Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for Python programmers, web administrators, security professionals or someone who wants to perform web analytics would find this book relevant and useful. Familiarity with Python and basic understanding of web scraping would be useful to take full advantage of this book.

What You Will Learn

  • Use a wide variety of tools to scrape any website and data?including BeautifulSoup, Scrapy, Selenium, and many more
  • Master expression languages such as XPath, CSS, and regular expressions to extract web data
  • Deal with scraping traps such as hidden form fields, throttling, pagination, and different status codes
  • Build robust scraping pipelines with SQS and RabbitMQ
  • Scrape assets such as images media and know what to do when Scraper fails to run
  • Explore ETL techniques of build a customized crawler, parser, and convert structured and unstructured data from websites
  • Deploy and run your scraper-as-aservice in AWS Elastic Container Service

In Detail

Python Web Scraping Cookbook is a solution-focused book that will teach you techniques to develop high-performance scrapers and deal with crawlers, sitemaps, forms automation,

Ajax-based sites, caches, and more.You'll explore a number of real-world scenarios where every part of the development/product life cycle will be fully covered. You will not only develop the skills to design and develop reliable, performance data flows, but also deploy your codebase to an AWS. If you are involved in software engineering, product development, or data mining (or are interested in building data-driven products), you will find this book useful as each recipe has a clear purpose and objective.

Right from extracting data from the websites to writing a sophisticated web crawler, the book's independent recipes will be a godsend on the job. This book covers Python libraries, requests, and BeautifulSoup. You will learn about crawling, web spidering, working with AJAX websites, paginated items, and more. You will also learn to tackle problems such as 403 errors, working with proxy, scraping images, LXML, and more.

By the end of this book, you will be able to scrape websites more efficiently and to be able to deploy and operate your scraper in the cloud.

Style and approach

This book is a rich collection of recipes that will come in handy when you are scraping a website using Python.

Addressing your common and not-so-common pain points while scraping website, this is a book that you must have on the shelf.

Machine Learning and Security

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:52:30 PST


Can machine learning techniques solve our computer security problems and finally put an end to the cat-and-mouse game between attackers and defenders? Or is this hope merely hype? Now you can dive into the science and answer this question for yourself. In this practical guide, machine learning and security specialists Clarence Chio and David Freeman provide a framework for discussing the marriage of these two fields, as well as a toolkit of machine-learning algorithms that you can apply to an array of security problems.

Head First Go

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:53:30 PST


Go represents an attempt to improve on some weaknesses of traditional compiled programming languages. It de-emphasizes or removes error-prone language structures like class inheritance and exception handling. It features great concurrency support and automatic memory management (garbage collection). This book features simple, clear examples that demonstrate Go in action, and diagrams to explain difficult concepts. It will not only teach developers basic language features, it will get them comfortable consulting error output, documentation, and search engines to find solutions to problems. It will teach all the conventions and techniques that employers expect an entry-level Go developer to know.

Reactive Programming with RxJS 5

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:54:30 PST


Reactive programming is revolutionary. It makes asynchronous programming clean, intuitive, and robust. Use RxJS 5 to write complex programs in a simple way, and master the Observable: a powerful data type that substitutes callbacks and promises. Think about your programs as streams of data that change and adapt to produce what you want. Manage real-world concurrency and write complex flows of events in your applications with ease. Take advantage of Schedulers to make asynchronous testing easier. The code in this new edition is completely updated for RxJS 5 and ES6.

Introduction to Deep Learning Using PyTorch

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:55:30 PST


What is this video about, and why is it important?

This video will serve as an introduction to PyTorch, a dynamic, deep learning framework in Python. In this video, you will learn to create simple neural networks, which are the backbone of artificial intelligence. We will start with fundamental concepts of deep learning (including feed forward networks, back-propagation, loss functions, etc.) and then dive into using PyTorch tensors to easily create our networks. Finally, we will CUDA render our code in order to be GPU-compatible for even faster model training.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it

  • Deep learning basics and you can apply it to your domain (X + AI)
  • PyTorch platform basics and you can apply it to any deep learning problem
  • CUDA rendering, which will allow you to train your networks very quickly

This video is for you because…

  • You may be an experienced AI researcher (academia or industry) with years of experience, and may have coded in platforms such as TensorFlow and Theano before, but may be a bit hesitant to transition into PyTorch. This introductory video will show you how easy it is to switch and the benefits you will reap with PyTorch’s dynamic nature.
  • You may also be a software engineer or computer science student or enthusiast looking to get started with deep learning. For you, PyTorch is the best platform to start with because of its simple, yet powerful interface. It makes implementing deep networks very transparent, which allows you to validate all the mathematical concepts you are learning. Familiarity with basic deep learning concepts is preferred but not required as we will cover the math behind the code as well.


  • An understanding of algebra and basic calculus
  • Basic python skills (knowledge of functions, classes, etc.)

Materials or downloads needed in advance:

  • Download and install PyTorch (Instructions provided in the forthcoming GitHub repo)
  • Download corresponding Jupyter notebooks via forthcoming GitHub repo