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Physical Layer Security

by Khoa N. Le

This book studies the vulnerability of wireless communications under line-of-sight (LoS) and non-LoS correlated fading environments. The authors theoretically and practically provide physical layer security analyses for several technologies and networks such as Fifth-Generation (5G) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA). The authors have provided these under various practical scenarios, and developed theoretical aspects to validate their proposed applications. Presents physical layer security (PLS) under correlated fading environments, 5G wireless networks, and NOMA networks;Provides end-to-end analyses, combination of channel correlation and outdated CSI and their effects on PL;Includes contributions of PLS research written by global experts in academia and industry.

Physics and Finance (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics)

by Volker Ziemann

This book introduces physics students to concepts and methods of finance. Despite being perceived as quite distant from physics, finance shares a number of common methods and ideas, usually related to noise and uncertainties. Juxtaposing the key methods to applications in both physics and finance articulates both differences and common features, this gives students a deeper understanding of the underlying ideas. Moreover, they acquire a number of useful mathematical and computational tools, such as stochastic differential equations, path integrals, Monte-Carlo methods, and basic cryptology. Each chapter ends with a set of carefully designed exercises enabling readers to test their comprehension.

Pipeline Real-time Data Integration and Pipeline Network Virtual Reality System: Digital Oil & Gas Pipeline: Research and Practice (SpringerBriefs in Geography)

by Zhenpei Li Lehao Yang

As the second volume of the "Digital Oil & Gas Pipeline: Research and Practice" series of monographs, this book introduces the implementation strategies, examples and technical roadmaps of two important aspects of the Digital Oil & Gas Pipeline construction: pipeline real-time data integration and pipeline network virtual reality system. Two example of pipeline real-time data integration are elaborated: integration of pipeline WebGIS (Geographic Information System) and pipeline SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) via OPC (OLE for Process Control) technology, integration of pipeline network virtual reality system and pipeline SCADA via OPC, JNI (Java Native Interface) and SAI (Scene Access Interface). The pipeline network virtual reality system aims for the pipeline virtual expression, interaction, and 3D visual management. It can be used for pipeline route visual design and plan, immersive pipeline industry training, remote visual supervision and control, etc. The implementation details of the pipeline network virtual reality system, including 3D pipeline and terrain modeling with X3D (Extensible 3D) technology, improving large-scene display performance and speed in the network environment using LOD (Level of Detail) technology, interaction of virtual pipeline scenes, and pipeline 3D visual monitoring, are also introduced. The knowledge and experience delivered by this book will provide useful reference for the readers from the industries of oil & gas pipeline, GIS, Virtual Reality, industrial control, etc.

Platform and Collective Intelligence: Digital Ecosystem of Organizations

by Antoine Henry

Organizations, both private and public, are now evolving in a globalized "information society" that has been accelerated by digitization. They find themselves drawn into a spiral of transformations fueled by the incessant reinvention of information and communication technologies (ICT) that are changing digital uses and practices. They transform through the mediating action of ICTs, work activities and associated action situations. Platform and Collective Intelligence analyzes a specific declination of an organization that has become irreversibly reticular: the "platform organization". The network, at the heart of this new conception, proposes a model combining cybernetics and computing. The organization can thus be seen as an interface for contact, via its information systems, for employees or citizens, whatever their geographical location. With a view going beyond technocentrism and technological determinism, this book combines collective intelligence and sociotechnics with the platform to arrive at the notion of "organizational experience".

Platform Business Models: Frameworks, Concepts and Design (Management for Professionals)

by R. Srinivasan

This book introduces platform firms as unique business models. Leveraging on the early literature on network economics and strategy frameworks, this book explores how platform business firms evolve in the modern business world. Taking a strategic perspective, this book engages the reader with core concepts, case studies, and frameworks for analyzing platform business firms. This book differentiates platform business firms from traditional pipeline firms; explores engagement with different actors, value creation, and operations of platforms; elucidates resources and capabilities of platform firms that provide them sustained competitive advantage; analyzes performance levers in operating platform business models, including complementarities with other business models; and discusses the sustainability of platform business models, in the face of regulatory and societal challenges, among others. The book is designed as a primer for entrepreneurs setting up and operating platform business firms, senior managers in large corporations repurposing their resources to initiate network dynamics in their businesses, early career managers, and professionals engaging with myriad platform firms for their professional and personal needs. This book intends to provide a decision-maker with a portfolio of decisions to make to create, operate, sustain, and generate value out of a platform business firm. It is also useful for policy professionals to appreciate the economics and policy implications of regulating and governing platforms in a post-digital world.

The Platform Paradox: How Digital Businesses Succeed in an Ever-Changing Global Marketplace

by Mauro F. Guillén

Digital platforms are changing the rules of competition in the global economy. Until recently, it took Fortune 500 companies an average of 20 years to reach billion-dollar market valuations. Successful platforms now reach that milestone in an average of four years. In The Platform Paradox: How Digital Businesses Succeed in an Ever-Changing Global Marketplace, Wharton professor Mauro F. Guillén highlights a key incongruity in this new world. Most platforms considered to be successful have triumphed in only some, rather than all, parts of the world. There are very few truly global digital platforms. In more than three decades of studying multinational firms, Guillén has found they often misunderstand key aspects of what it takes to succeed globally, from culture and institutions to local competitive dynamics and pursuing markets in a logical sequence. Seeing multibillion-dollar companies like Amazon flounder in certain markets has led Guillén to research what it takes to create a successful global strategy. In The Platform Paradox, Guillén details: How the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitization and forced companies like Airbnb to pivot and adapt; How platforms like Tinder and Uber have used local advantages to grow rapidly in different countries; How traditional companies have transformed themselves into digital platforms, like Lego undertaking a digital revolution to emerge from bankruptcy and become the “Apple of toys”; and The possibilities and limits to global expansion, as illustrated by companies like Zoom and Skype. In The Platform Paradox, Guillén offers an integrated framework for these platforms to identify and implement a digital platform strategy on a truly global scale.

Podcasting For Dummies

by Tee Morris Chuck Tomasi

Understand the do's and don'ts of podcasting Produce unique content that attracts listeners Build a studio that rivals pro podcasters How to talk your way to the top As more and more people turn to podcasts for entertainment, information, and education, the market for new players has never been bigger—or more competitive. And with corporations and A-list celebs moving in on the action, it's more important than ever to know how to stand out from the crowd. Written by two podcasting veterans, this book gives you everything you need to launch a podcast. Get the insider info on how to produce quality audio (and even video), keep your content fresh, find your voice, and build an audience. Inside... Building your podcasting studio Developing your podcast theme Conducting great interviews Recording and editing episodes Distributing your podcast Adding sponsorships Expanding your podcast consumption

Pointers in C Programming: A Modern Approach to Memory Management, Recursive Data Structures, Strings, and Arrays

by Thomas Mailund

Gain a better understanding of pointers, from the basics of how pointers function at the machine level, to using them for a variety of common and advanced scenarios. This short contemporary guide book on pointers in C programming provides a resource for professionals and advanced students needing in-depth hands-on coverage of pointer basics and advanced features. It includes the latest versions of the C language, C20, C17, and C14. You’ll see how pointers are used to provide vital C features, such as strings, arrays, higher-order functions and polymorphic data structures. Along the way, you’ll cover how pointers can optimize a program to run faster or use less memory than it would otherwise.There are plenty of code examples in the book to emulate and adapt to meet your specific needs.What You Will LearnWork effectively with pointers in your C programmingLearn how to effectively manage dynamic memoryProgram with strings and arraysCreate recursive data structuresImplement function pointersWho This Book Is For Intermediate to advanced level professional programmers, software developers, and advanced students or researchers. Prior experience with C programming is expected.

Pokemon: blagues et mèmes épiques et les plus drôles

by Hiddenstuff Entertainment

Vous allez découvrir les blagues Pokemon les plus drôles de tous les temps. Ce livre est rempli de quelques-unes des blagues Pokémon les plus drôles. Découvrez les thèmes les plus populaires de Pokemon Corporations, ainsi que des blagues et des mèmes ridicules, ridicules et tout simplement hilarants à leur sujet! Téléchargez votre copie instantanément! Achetez aujourd'hui et découvrez toutes les blagues les plus populaires pour Pokémon!

Policy Decision Modeling with Fuzzy Logic: Theoretical and Computational Aspects (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing #405)

by Ali Guidara

This book introduces the concept of policy decision emergence and its dynamics at the sub systemic level of the decision process. This level constitutes the breeding ground of the emergence of policy decisions but remains unexplored due to the absence of adequate tools. It is a nonlinear complex system made of several entities that interact dynamically. The behavior of such a system cannot be understood with linear and deterministic methods.The book presents an innovative multidisciplinary approach that results in the development of a Policy Decision Emergence Simulation Model (PODESIM). This computational model is a multi-level fuzzy inference system that allows the identification of the decision emergence levers.This development represents a major advancement in the field of public policy decision studies. It paves the way for decision emergence modeling and simulation by bridging complex systems theory, multiple streams theory, and fuzzy logic theory.

Polished Ruby Programming: Build better software with more intuitive, maintainable, scalable, and high-performance Ruby code

by Jeremy Evans

Become an accomplished Ruby programmer by understanding the design principles, best practices, and trade-offs involved in implementation approaches to keep your Ruby applications maintainable in the long termKey FeaturesUnderstand the design principles behind polished Ruby code and trade-offs between implementation approachesUse metaprogramming and DSLs to reduce the amount of code needed without decreasing maintainabilityLearn Ruby web application design principles and strategies for databases, security, and testingBook DescriptionMost successful Ruby applications become difficult to maintain over time as the codebase grows in size. Polished Ruby Programming provides you with recommendations and advice for designing Ruby programs that are easy to maintain in the long term. This book takes you through implementation approaches for many common programming situations, the trade-offs inherent in each approach, and why you may choose to use different approaches in different situations. You'll start by learning fundamental Ruby programming principles, such as correctly using core classes, class and method design, variable usage, error handling, and code formatting. Moving on, you'll learn higher-level programming principles, such as library design, use of metaprogramming and domain-specific languages, and refactoring. Finally, you'll learn principles specific to web application development, such as how to choose a database and web framework, and how to use advanced security features. By the end of this Ruby programming book, you'll have gained the skills you need to design robust, high-performance, scalable, and maintainable Ruby applications. While most code examples and principles discussed in the book apply to all Ruby versions, some examples and principles are specific to Ruby 3.0, the latest release at the time of publication.What you will learnUse Ruby's core classes and design custom classes effectivelyExplore the principles behind variable usage and method argument choiceImplement advanced error handling approaches such as exponential backoffDesign extensible libraries and plugin systems in RubyUse metaprogramming and DSLs to avoid code redundancyImplement different approaches to testing and understand their trade-offsDiscover design patterns, refactoring, and optimization with RubyExplore database design principles and advanced web app securityWho this book is forIf you already know how to program in Ruby and want to learn more about the principles and best practices behind writing maintainable, scalable, optimized, and well-structured Ruby code, then this Ruby book is for you. Intermediate to advanced-level working knowledge of the Ruby programming language is expected to get the most out of this book.

Political Advocacy and American Politics: Why People Fight So Often About Politics

by J. Benjamin Taylor Sean Richey

Political Advocacy and American Politics provides a detailed explanation as to why citizens engage in interpersonal advocacy in the United States. Sean Richey and J. Benjamin Taylor eloquently show how the campaigns, social media, and personality and partisanship affect one's propensity for candidates, which often leads to arguments about politics. Using original qualitative, survey, and experimental studies, Richey and Taylor demonstrate the causes of political advocacy over time in the political environment and at the individual level. While some worry about the incivility in American politics, Richey and Taylor argue political talk, where conflict is common, is caused by high-activity democratic processes and normatively beneficial individual attributes. Furthermore, Richey and Taylor argue that advocacy—when conceptualized as a democratic "release valve"—is exactly the kind of conflict we might expect in a vibrant democracy. Political Advocacy and American Politics: Why People Fight So Often About Politics is ideal for university students and researchers, yet it is also accessible to any reader looking to learn more about the role campaigns and personal attributes play in the decision to advocate.

The Political Economy of Digital Automation: Measuring its Impact on Productivity, Economic Growth, and Consumption (Routledge Studies in the Economics of Innovation)

by Sreenath Majumder Anuradha SenGupta

With digital automation becoming ubiquitous, the relationship between man and machine is being redefined. This book, through a focus on America, identifies the tension this relationship has produced, and how it has divided America socially, politically, and economically, ultimately breeding two fundamentally incompatible nations within one: the “forgotten America” and “elite America.” This book enables the reader to visualize the changes brought by automation on our producer and buyer identities, and suggests policy changes that global leaders could adopt to deal with the increasing discord. The book is heavily dependent on a few fundamental concepts of both economics and sociology, such as globalization, labor economics, and cultural homogenization. The book is ideally suited to students and academics researching political economics and sociology, with focuses on globalization, unemployment, and the social impacts of technological advances.

Polyhedral Methods in Geosciences (SEMA SIMAI Springer Series #27)

by Luca Formaggia Daniele Antonio Di Pietro Roland Masson

The last few years have witnessed a surge in the development and usage of discretization methods supporting general meshes in geoscience applications. The need for general polyhedral meshes in this context can arise in several situations, including the modelling of petroleum reservoirs and basins, CO2 and nuclear storage sites, etc. In the above and other situations, classical discretization methods are either not viable or require ad hoc modifications that add to the implementation complexity. Discretization methods able to operate on polyhedral meshes and possibly delivering arbitrary-order approximations constitute in this context a veritable technological jump. The goal of this monograph is to establish a state-of-the-art reference on polyhedral methods for geoscience applications by gathering contributions from top-level research groups working on this topic. This book is addressed to graduate students and researchers wishing to deepen their knowledge of advanced numerical methods with a focus on geoscience applications, as well as practitioners of the field.

Post-disaster Navigation and Allied Services over Opportunistic Networks (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies #228)

by Siuli Roy Sipra Das Bit Suman Bhattacharjee

This book provides the details of developing a digital pedestrian map construction system over the intermittently connected mobile network. Over the past couple of decades, countries across the world, both developing and developed, have witnessed a significant number of disasters. Thus, it has become mandatory for each of the disaster-prone countries to equip themselves with appropriate measures to cope with the challenges of providing post-disaster services. Some of the serious challenges are incapacitated communication infrastructure, unstable power supply and inaccessible road networks. Out of these challenges, the destruction of road networks, especially in developing countries, acts as a major hindrance to effective disaster management. To be more specific, the success of a disaster response operation generally depends on the speed of evacuation and transportation of adequate amount of relief materials at the right time to the disaster-affected areas. Hence, map-based navigation support is a primary requirement for post-disaster relief operations. This book also provides the solution of the two other important post-disaster management services such as situational awareness and resource allocation. Both of these services are invariably dependent on the existence of navigation support. Finally, in order to offer such services, the other challenge is to address the problem of incapacitated communication infrastructure. This book also deals with such challenges in post-disaster scenarios and develops automated post-disaster management services.

Post-industrial Robotics: Exploring Informed Architecture (Springerbriefs In Architectural Design And Technology Ser.)

by Angelo Figliola Alessandra Battisti

This book highlights the concept of informed architecture as an alternative to performance-based approaches. Starting with an analysis of the state of art, the book defines an operative methodology in which performative parameters lead to the generation of the shape becoming the design’s input, rather than being mere quantitative parameters. It then uses case studies to investigate the methodology. Lastly, the book discusses a novel way of conceiving and using the manufacturing tool, which is the basis for the definition of informed architectures in relation to data usage and the optimization process.

Postdigital Humans: Transitions, Transformations and Transcendence (Postdigital Science and Education)

by Maggi Savin-Baden

This book explores approaches to developing and using postdigital humans and the impact they are having on a postdigital world. It presents current research and practices at a time when education is changing rapidly with digital, technological advances. In particular, it outlines the major challenges faced by today’s employers, developers, teachers, researchers, priests and philosophers. The book examines conceptions of postdigital humans and studies the issue in connection with ethics and employment, as well as from perspectives such as philosophy and religion.

PostgreSQL 13 Cookbook: Over 120 recipes to build high-performance and fault-tolerant PostgreSQL database solutions

by Vallarapu Naga Kumar

Get to grips with building reliable, scalable, and maintainable database solutions for enterprises and production databasesKey FeaturesImplement PostgreSQL 13 features to perform end-to-end modern database managementDesign, manage, and build enterprise database solutions using a unique recipe-based approachSolve common and not-so-common challenges faced while working to achieve optimal database performanceBook DescriptionPostgreSQL has become the most advanced open source database on the market. This book follows a step-by-step approach, guiding you effectively in deploying PostgreSQL in production environments. The book starts with an introduction to PostgreSQL and its architecture. You'll cover common and not-so-common challenges faced while designing and managing the database. Next, the book focuses on backup and recovery strategies to ensure your database is steady and achieves optimal performance. Throughout the book, you'll address key challenges such as maintaining reliability, data integrity, a fault-tolerant environment, a robust feature set, extensibility, consistency, and authentication. Moving ahead, you'll learn how to manage a PostgreSQL cluster and explore replication features for high availability. Later chapters will assist you in building a secure PostgreSQL server, along with covering recipes for encrypting data in motion and data at rest. Finally, you'll not only discover how to tune your database for optimal performance but also understand ways to monitor and manage maintenance activities, before learning how to perform PostgreSQL upgrades during downtime. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the essential PostgreSQL 13 features to build enterprise relational databases.What you will learnUnderstand logical and physical backups in PostgresDemonstrate the different types of replication methods possible with PostgreSQL todaySet up a high availability cluster that provides seamless automatic failover for applicationsSecure a PostgreSQL encryption through authentication, authorization, and auditingAnalyze the live and historic activity of a PostgreSQL serverUnderstand how to monitor critical services in Postgres 13Manage maintenance activities and performance tuning of a PostgreSQL clusterWho this book is forThis PostgreSQL book is for database architects, database developers and administrators, or anyone who wants to become well-versed with PostgreSQL 13 features to plan, manage, and design efficient database solutions. Prior experience with the PostgreSQL database and SQL language is expected.

PostgreSQL Query Optimization: The Ultimate Guide to Building Efficient Queries

by Boris Novikov Henrietta Dombrovskaya Anna Bailliekova

Write optimized queries. This book helps you write queries that perform fast and deliver results on time. You will learn that query optimization is not a dark art practiced by a small, secretive cabal of sorcerers. Any motivated professional can learn to write efficient queries from the get-go and capably optimize existing queries. You will learn to look at the process of writing a query from the database engine’s point of view, and know how to think like the database optimizer. The book begins with a discussion of what a performant system is and progresses to measuring performance and setting performance goals. It introduces different classes of queries and optimization techniques suitable to each, such as the use of indexes and specific join algorithms. You will learn to read and understand query execution plans along with techniques for influencing those plans for better performance. The book also covers advanced topics such as the use of functions and procedures, dynamic SQL, and generated queries. All of these techniques are then used together to produce performant applications, avoiding the pitfalls of object-relational mappers. What You Will LearnIdentify optimization goals in OLTP and OLAP systemsRead and understand PostgreSQL execution plansDistinguish between short queries and long queriesChoose the right optimization technique for each query typeIdentify indexes that will improve query performanceOptimize full table scansAvoid the pitfalls of object-relational mapping systemsOptimize the entire application rather than just database queries Who This Book Is ForIT professionals working in PostgreSQL who want to develop performant and scalable applications, anyone whose job title contains the words “database developer” or “database administrator" or who is a backend developer charged with programming database calls, and system architects involved in the overall design of application systems running against a PostgreSQL database

Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State? (Routledge Global Cooperation Series)

by Jan Aart Scholte Blayne Haggart Natasha Tusikov

Power and Authority in Internet Governance investigates the hotly contested role of the state in today's digital society. The book asks: Is the state "back" in internet regulation? If so, what forms are state involvement taking, and with what consequences for the future? The volume includes case studies from across the world and addresses a wide range of issues regarding internet infrastructure, data and content. The book pushes the debate beyond a simplistic dichotomy between liberalism and authoritarianism in order to consider also greater state involvement based on values of democracy and human rights. Seeing internet governance as a complex arena where power is contested among diverse non-state and state actors across local, national, regional and global scales, the book offers a critical and nuanced discussion of how the internet is governed – and how it should be governed. Power and Authority in Internet Governance provides an important resource for researchers across international relations, global governance, science and technology studies and law as well as policymakers and analysts concerned with regulating the global internet.

Power BI für Dummies (Für Dummies)

by Frank Geisler Tillmann Eitelberg Oliver Engels Wolfgang Strasser

Sie möchten, was Datenanalyse angeht, noch eine Schippe drauflegen? Dann steigen Sie auf die Microsoft-Self-Service-BI-Lösung "Power BI" um. Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen die unzähligen Möglichkeiten, die Power BI bietet, um Ihre Daten aufzubereiten und ansprechend zu präsentieren. Zunächst lernen Sie die notwendigen Grundlagen kennen, um danach tief in die Welt der Datenauswertungen, DAX-Formeln, Power BI Data Flows, Custom Visuals, Dashboards und vielem mehr abzutauchen. Sie benötigen dazu keine großen IT-Kenntnisse - Erfahrung mit Excel reicht vollkommen aus. Mithilfe von vielen Praxisbeispielen lernen Sie schnell, sowohl mit dem Power BI Desktop Client als auch mit dem Power BI Cloud Service zu arbeiten.

PowerShell for Beginners: Learn PowerShell 7 Through Hands-On Mini Games

by Ian Waters

Learn the basic tools and commands to write scripts in PowerShell 7. This hands-on guide is designed to get you up and running on PowerShell quickly - introducing interactive menus, reading and writing files, and creating code that talks over the network to other scripts, with mini games to facilitate learning. PowerShell for Beginners starts with an introduction to PowerShell and its components. It further discusses the various tools and commands required for writing scripts in PowerShell 7, with learning reinforced by writing mini games. You will learn how to use variables and conditional statements for writing scripts followed by loops and arrays. You will then work with functions and classes in PowerShell. Moving forward, you will go through the PowerShell Console, customizing the title and text colors. Along the way you will see how to read a key press and make sound in PowerShell. The final sections cover game engine layout, how to build a title screen, and implementing the game design using code flow, title screens, levels, and much more. After reading the book you will be able to begin working with PowerShell 7 scripts and understand how to use its tools and commands effectively.What You Will LearnUse Microsoft Visual Studio Code to develop scriptsUnderstand variables, loops and conditional statements in PowerShellWork with scripts to develop a gameDiscover and use ASCII art generatorsComprehend game objects and codeCreate client-server scripts that communicate over a networkRead and write to filesCapture input from the keyboardMake PowerShell speak words to help the visually impairedCreate text-based adventure games Who This Book Is ForSoftware developers who want to start working with PowerShell scripts.

Practical AI for Cybersecurity

by Ravi Das

The world of cybersecurity and the landscape that it possesses is changing on a dynamic basis. It seems like that hardly one threat vector is launched, new variants of it are already on the way. IT Security teams in businesses and corporations are struggling daily in order to fight off any cyberthreats that they are experiencing. On top of this, they are also asked by their CIO or CISO to try to model what future Cyberattacks could potentially look like, and ways as to how the lines of defenses can be further enhanced. IT Security teams are overburdened and are struggling to find ways in order to keep up with what they are being asked to do. Trying to model the cyberthreat landscape is a very time consuming and laborious process, because it takes a lot of time to analyze datasets from many intelligence feeds. What can be done to accomplish this Herculean task? The answer lies in Artificial Intelligence (AI). With AI, an IT Security team can model what the future Cyberthreat landscape could potentially look like in just a matter of minutes. As a result, this gives valuable time for them not only to fight off the threats that they are facing, but to also come up with solutions for the variants that will come out later. Practical AI for Cybersecurity explores the ways and methods as to how AI can be used in cybersecurity, with an emphasis upon its subcomponents of machine learning, computer vision, and neural networks. The book shows how AI can be used to help automate the routine and ordinary tasks that are encountered by both penetration testing and threat hunting teams. The result is that security professionals can spend more time finding and discovering unknown vulnerabilities and weaknesses that their systems are facing, as well as be able to come up with solid recommendations as to how the systems can be patched up quickly.

Practical AI on the Google Cloud Platform: Utilizing Google's State-of-the-art Ai Cloud Services

by Micheal Lanham

Working with AI is complicated and expensive for many developers. That's why cloud providers have stepped in to make it easier, offering free (or affordable) state-of-the-art models and training tools to get you started. With this book, you'll learn how to use Google's AI-powered cloud services to do everything from creating a chatbot to analyzing text, images, and video.Author Micheal Lanham demonstrates methods for building and training models step-by-step and shows you how to expand your models to accomplish increasingly complex tasks. If you have a good grasp of math and the Python language, you'll quickly get up to speed with Google Cloud Platform, whether you want to build an AI assistant or a simple business AI application.Learn key concepts for data science, machine learning, and deep learningExplore tools like Video AI and AutoML TablesBuild a simple language processor using deep learning systemsPerform image recognition using CNNs, transfer learning, and GANsUse Google's Dialogflow to create chatbots and conversational AIAnalyze video with automatic video indexing, face detection, and TensorFlow HubBuild a complete working AI agent application

Practical Ansible: Configuration Management from Start to Finish

by Vincent Sesto

Go from the basics of using Ansible to becoming proficient at implementing configuration management in your projects. This book uses a unique approach to teaching Ansible and configuration management while including realistic examples in its day-to-day use from server-based infrastructure to Amazon cloud-based deployments. Practical Ansible is separated into seven chapters that allow you to build your knowledge with each chapter, developing further as we move through the examples provided. It begins with the basics of Ansible, providing you with details on how to install and configure your environment while working with different Ansible modules from the command line. Next, it introduces you to working with Ansible tasks and organizing configuration code into playbooks. The book then shows you how to extend playbooks further, using roles and templates within the configuration code. Then, it extends your knowledge further by covering custom Ansible modules using Python and Linux shell scripts, and demonstrating how you can start to keep your secret values encrypted and secure using Ansible Vault. You’ll also extend Ansible roles with the use of Ansible Galaxy to reuse existing roles other users have created. The second half of the book moves configuration management to the Amazon cloud providing an introduction on what Amazon Web Services are, and how you can start to work with Ansible roles in AWS. The AWS examples use EC2 and CloudFormation services with Ansible template functions, Ansible Pull, and Ansible Git code deployment. The final part of the book includes a demonstration on how to use the numerous tools available to both Ansible and supporting libraries and modules to allow you to troubleshoot and test your configuration code before you deploy your changes to production systems. By the end of this book, you will have the skills for managing technology configuration management. You will be ready to work on real-world projects and be able to implement Ansible in your own technology projects. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of Ansible and how to install and configure the application on your systemMake changes to your system using Ansible directly in the command line using some of the more common Ansible modulesGroup your modules together as tasks in Ansible playbooks for more efficient deployment of configuration changesUse Ansible roles to help group and reuse configuration management changes and deploymentsSearch for community-created roles using Ansible Galaxy and how you can also host your own Ansible roles Deploy code to Amazon Web Services and how to utilize different AWS services in your deployment projectsUse external modules and libraries such as Molecule and Ansible Lint to help test your configurations before the configuration code is deployed Who This Book Is For System administrators, DevOps engineers, software engineers, and developers wanting to extend their current knowledge of computer systems and incorporate Ansible as a configuration management tool within them.

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