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Programming Google App Engine with Java

by Dan Sanderson

This practical guide shows intermediate and advanced web and mobile app developers how to build highly scalable Java applications in the cloud with Google App Engine. The flagship of Google's Cloud Platform, App Engine hosts your app on infrastructure that grows automatically with your traffic, minimizing up-front costs and accommodating unexpected visitors. You'll learn hands-on how to perform common development tasks with App Engine services and development tools, including deployment and maintenance.For Java applications, App Engine provides a J2EE standard servlet container with a complete Java 7 JVM and standard library. Because App Engine supports common Java API standards, your code stays clean and portable.Get a hands-on introduction to App Engine's tools and features, using an example applicationSimulate App Engine on your development machine directly from EclipseStructure your app into individually addressable modules, each with its own scaling configurationExploit the power of the scalable Cloud Datastore, using queries, transactions, and data modeling with JPAUse Cloud SQL for standard relational databases with App Engine applicationsLearn how to deploy, manage, and inspect your application on Google infrastructure

Effective Computation in Physics

by Kathryn D. Huff Anthony Scopatz

More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn't always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field.Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You'll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results.In four parts, this book includes:Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objectsGetting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying softwareGetting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your codeGetting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures

Hadoop Application Architectures

by Ted Malaska Gwen Shapira Jonathan Seidman Mark Grover

Get expert guidance on architecting end-to-end data management solutions with Apache Hadoop. While many sources explain how to use various components in the Hadoop ecosystem, this practical book takes you through architectural considerations necessary to tie those components together into a complete tailored application, based on your particular use case.To reinforce those lessons, the book's second section provides detailed examples of architectures used in some of the most commonly found Hadoop applications. Whether you're designing a new Hadoop application, or planning to integrate Hadoop into your existing data infrastructure, Hadoop Application Architectures will skillfully guide you through the process.This book covers:Factors to consider when using Hadoop to store and model dataBest practices for moving data in and out of the systemData processing frameworks, including MapReduce, Spark, and HiveCommon Hadoop processing patterns, such as removing duplicate records and using windowing analyticsGiraph, GraphX, and other tools for large graph processing on HadoopUsing workflow orchestration and scheduling tools such as Apache OozieNear-real-time stream processing with Apache Storm, Apache Spark Streaming, and Apache FlumeArchitecture examples for clickstream analysis, fraud detection, and data warehousing

Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course

by Jeff Carlson

Explore all the Apple Watch's capabilities and possibilities!You'll like your Apple Watch as much as author Jeff Carlson does after you've read this book and used its advice to integrate the Apple Watch into your life, taking advantage of its many features for helping you focus on what you care about the most. That could mean not missing notifications to help you keep up with co-workers, being free to stash your iPhone so you can enjoy the sunset without worrying that your sitter is trying to reach you, making sure you move enough to fill your activity rings for the day, or any other of a million things that make the watch right for you.Jeff walks you through getting to know the Apple Watch, complete with a chapter on picking one out if you haven't already, along with topics that teach you how to navigate among the watch's screens with the physical controls, taps on the screen, and the Siri voice assistant. You'll also find advice on customizing watch faces and their complications, getting the notifications you want, handling text and voice communications, and using Apple's core apps. A final chapter discusses taking care of your Apple Watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring.Read this ebook to Take Control of:Picking out your own Apple WatchMaking watch face complications work for youKey settings that most people will want to know aboutUnderstanding how the watch interacts with your iPhonePlacing and receiving phone calls on the watchSending default (and customized) text messagesSeeing email from only certain peopleAdding events to your calendar with SiriGlancing at what's next in your daily scheduleManaging reminders on your wristLoading your watch with photosUsing the watch as a button for your iPhone cameraUsing Apple Pay from your watchPutting tickets in your watchTaking the Apple Watch out for exerciseSending sketches and heartbeats to other Apple Watch ownersGetting navigation directionsControlling an Apple TV or iTunes on the Mac with the Remote appResetting a messed-up Apple Watch and force-quitting an app

Leading Continuous Chance

by Bill Pasmore

Smart leaders know that today pressures for change don't come at you one at a time--they come all at once, from all directions. Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model that allows leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn. The first step is to Discover which external pressures for change are the most critical to address. The key here is to think fewer--the possibilities are many, but Pasmore shows how you can "step away from the buffet "and identify the highest-impact options. Then leaders must Decide how many change efforts their organizations can handle. Here the mindset is to think scarcer--you have only so many people and so many resources, so how do you best use them? Once you've figured out what to address and how, it's time to Do--and here you want to think faster. Pasmore offers advice for streamlining change processes and engaging in rapid prototyping so you can learn quickly and cost-effectively. The last step is to Discern what worked and what didn't, and to do that you must think smarter--develop metrics, identify trends, and ensure learnings are used to build capabilities to make future change efforts even more successful. For each stage of the process, Pasmore offers detailed guidance, practical tools, and real-world examples. This book is a comprehensive guide to navigating change the way it happens now.

Driven to Murder

by Robert Scott

TV journalist Sam Donaldson hired Paul Posey as the new manager for his sprawling New Mexico ranch. Paul and his family settled into their new life. Then, in July 2004 Donaldson was stunned to discover that his ranch had become a blood soaked crime scene. The bullet-ripped bodies of Paul, his wife, and stepdaughter were found buried in a pile of manure. Paul's fourteen year old son Cody was soon in custody. But the shocking revelations had only just begun...The Posey's appeared to be like any other ordinary American family. But did their carefully constructed veneer hide a dysfunctional family with dark secrets? Cody claimed he had suffered years of relentless physical and psychological abuse at the hands of his father, step-mother, and his step-sister...Witnesses at the trial included Sam Donaldson, as well as neighbours who supported Cody's claims and others who disputed them. Was Cody a cold blooded killer - or separate the lies from the truth - and decide a teenager's fate...

The PMS Murder

by Laura Levine

"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne FlukeOn the frontlines of the battle of the bulge, otherwise known as trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann's, freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend--a wannabe actress named Pam--and gets a new job: sprucing up Pam's bare-bones resume. Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invites Jaine to join The PMS Club-a women's support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas. But joining the club proves to be more a curse than a blessing for Jaine. Though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine never takes the warning literally. Until another PMS member, Marybeth, drops dead over a mouthful of the green stuff. Now instead of dishing dirt with The PMS Club, Jaine has to dig up the dirt on the surviving members. . . "Jaine can really dish it out." --The New York Times Book Review

Getting Away Is Deadly

by Sara Rosett

With swollen feet and swelling belly, pregnant Ellie bravely joins the nation's tourists in seeing the sights in Washington, D.C. But a fatal incident at the Metro station convinces Ellie that something is rotten in the capital city. Should she do the safe thing and pack her bags? Not likely when too many people are telling lies, hiding secrets, and acting suspiciously. Luckily, Ellie Avery is just the right woman to clean up the most mysterious cases of murder--even if she has to brave the most dangerous byways in the corridors of power . . .Don't miss Ellie Avery's top-notch tips for great vacations!Praise for Sara Rosett and her Mom Zone Mysteries. . ."Crackles with intrigue, keeps you turning pages."--Alesia Holliday"Sharp writing, tight plotting, a fascinating peek into the world of military wives. Jump in!"--Cynthia Baxter"The stunning conclusion should delight readers."--Romantic Times

Inside Out

by Grayson Cole

Inside: Tracey never fit in anywhere as a child, so she worked hard to make college different. Out in the world, she didn't talk about her parents, or her travels, or the languages she spoke. She didn't talk much at all because it frequently led to black people asking why she talked "white" and white people asking where she was from. No one believed she was a native Southerner. But the people she met in grad school weren't satisfied with knowing her only on the surface and Garrett Atkins--well, he wasn't satisfied at all because, even though she couldn't help falling in love with his Southern charm and overall gorgeousness, Tracey wasn't about to be "that girl" who ended up with a white husband. Out: Entering his last year in law school, Garrett Atkins can't complain about his life. At graduation, he's guaranteed a job in a prestigious firm. . . and a wife. But one mix-up on campus introduces him to stubborn, snide and sexy Tracey McAlpine. She may not be what's best for him, but God help him, she's what he wants, and Rett has never been a man who has accepted being told he can't have what he wants, no matter the consequences.

Most Wanted Killer

by Robert Scott

Jesse James Hollywood grew up in L.A.'s upscale West Hills with every imaginable privilege. By the age of 19, he owned a spacious house, a tricked-out car, a closet full of designer clothes. His lifestyle of drinking, partying and getting high was bankrolled by his chosen career: drug dealing. In 2000, Ben Markowitz, another teen from a 'good family', found himself with a dope tab he couldn't pay. A standoff between dealer and druggie exploded when Hollywood, along with William Skidmore and Jesse Rugge, both 20, spotted Ben's brother, Nick, 15, walking near his parents' home. Witnesses saw the three men attack Nick, then shove him into a van and drive off. But assault and kidnapping were only the beginning...On the last night of Nick's life, he was taken to an isolated area outside Santa Barbara known as the Lizard's Mouth. There, he was shot to death and buried in a shallow grave. But the story was far from over. Because mastermind Jesse James, like his namesake, knew how to run and hide. With his handsome face at the top of the FBI's Most Wanted list, he lived in luxury until the long arm of the law reached out to pull him back home for justice...

Rope Burns

by Robert Scott

The true story of one of the most notorious crime couples in recent American history is told. Michelle Michaud and James Daveggio forged a perverse alliance in late 1997. After customizing Michaud's minivan into a mobile torture chamber, the pair hit the road and began a nightmare spree of incest, kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder. Includes photos.

Kill Or Be Killed

by Robert Scott

In May 1998, in the small northern California town of Cottonwood, Norman Daniels, 28, opened a wax-sealed envelope given to him by friend Todd Garton, 27, who claimed to be a paid assassin for an elite organization called the Company. Now the Company was recruiting Daniels. His initiation would be to kill the person named inside the envelope: Carole Garton, 28 - Todd Garton's pregnant wife. On May 16, 1998, Daniels shot Carole Garton five times, killing her and her unborn child. But police launched an intense investigation that revealed the sordid story behind the murder. In a dramatic trial, the depths of Garton's depravity and Daniels's desperation would be revealed-and justice would finally be served.

Monster Slayer

by Robert Scott

Evil Among Them "Skinwalker" is the Navajo term for a demon in human form. But no mythical beast was as frightening as the true-life fiend who for four years spread fear throughout the deserts of the Shiprock, New Mexico area. The nightmare began on Thanksgiving 1996, when a feast of horror was served up to Joseph Fleming, 24, and Matthew Trecker, 18. Both young men were stabbed and slashed to death in an alleged attempt to cover up a robbery.Body CountThe reign of terror continued as a woman was subjected to a grotesque sexual assault--but somehow managed to escape with her life. Donald Tsosie, 40, wasn't so lucky. After leaving a local watering hole, he was savagely bludgeoned, stabbed, and left to die. On June 9, 2000, Betty Lee, 36, was stabbed and then slain with a sledgehammer after being stripped of her clothing.Desert DragnetJustice finally arrived in the form of county detectives Bob Melton and Tyler Truby, whose investigation zeroed in on hulking, hate-ridden Robert "Bobby" Fry, a misfit with a taste for brutality. Aided by Navajo trackers, Melton and Truby conducted a sleepless two-and-a-half day manhunt to bag the killer before the trail went cold. Then, like the Hero Twins of local legend, they brought a monster's murderous rampage to an end. . .Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!

Dangerous Attraction

by Robert Scott

Double Life Girl-next-door Katrina Montgomery, 20, was blessed with beauty, brains, and a loving family. But inexplicably, something drew her to the dark side. As a teen, she had begun sneaking off to a party with a violent, drug-abusing Neo-Nazi gang, and she couldn't seem to resist her attraction to tattooed skinhead Justin Merriman, 20, a brutal, boozing speed freak. The two kept up a correspondence while he did time for assaulting a correctional officer.Dance Of DeathWhen Merriman was released from jail, he and Katrina resumed their dangerous relationship. On Thanksgiving weekend, 1992, Katrina went to a gang party and wound up in the townhouse where Merriman lived with his mother. There, Merriman raped Katrina in front of two of his skinhead buddies. Then he stabbed her in the neck, bludgeoned her with a wrench, and finally cut her throat.Case ClosedKatrina's body wasn't found. Meanwhile, Just Merriman continued his orgy of brutality and rape, terrorizing his victims into keeping silent. He eluded justice for six years, until cops attempted to stop him for a minor traffic violation--and he bolted. On January 30, 1998, after a wild chase and seven-hour standoff involving a bomb threat, Ventura County Sheriff's Officers arrested him. As police dug into the cold case of Katrina's murder, they found what they needed--enough for a jury to declare that Merriman should die by lethal injection in California's San Quentin Prison.Included 16 pages of shocking photos.

Killer Dad

by Robert Scott

A Perfect Family"Oh my God. . .there's blood all over!" The 911 call came from a Colorado family man, Michael Blagg, distraught over his missing wife and six-year-old daughter. Frantic search parties and Michael's anguished pleas on national television came up empty--until the investigation stumbled across Blagg's dark side. . .A Sordid SecretA devout born-again Christian addicted to Internet porn, Blagg allegedly indulged in the services of paid escorts and reportedly abused his wife. Then in June 2002, nearly a year after her disappearance, when his wife's mummified remains were found in a local landfill, Michael quickly left town. . .Only One Way OutExtradited from Georgia, Blagg was charged with first-degree murder. But the explosive trial was rocked by even more bizarre revelations, stunning twists, and an unspeakable mystery that haunted the country: What made Blagg do it? And, even more disturbing, whatever happened to little Abby?Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!

Cold Storage

by Don Lasseter

On June 3, 1991, an abandoned car was found on a busy stretch of highway near Newport Beach, California. Its owner, Denise Huber, seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth. For three years, her disappearance remained a mystery, inspiring one of the most intensive missing-persons searches in history. All to no avail. Because the only man who knew what happened to Denise wasn't talking. He wasn't through with her yet. On July 3, 1994, in an affluent suburb of Prescott, Arizona, a padlocked truck parked in the driveway of 37-year-old John Famalaro provoked suspicion. When authorities finally pried open its doors, they found the nude, handcuffed corpse of Denise Huber stuffed into a freezer--preserved forever in the throes of death. Inside Famalaro's home were Denise's personal belongings along with neatly arranged "trophies" of other female prey. But it was the revelations at Famalaro's trial that would truly stagger the imagination, laying bare the terrifying details of Denise's final hours, and exposing the dark past of a merciless killer consumed by perversity and unfathomable evil.

Die For Me

by Don Lasseter

In 1985, Charles Ng and Leonard Lake were spotted shoplifting. Ng escaped, but Lake's capture led police to a concrete bunker in the Sierra Nevada foothills, where they discovered the grisly evidence of an orgy of sex crimes, torture and murder that claimed at least sixteen victims. Lake committed suicide: Ng fled to Canada, where he was tracked down and extradited to California. This 14-year, $10 million legal case was the costliest and longest criminal prosecution in California history.

Heaven Right Here

by Lutishia Lovely

When it comes to being fruitful and multiplying, the members of Kingdom Citizens Christian Center are on it--and no one tells their sexy, scandalous stories like Lutishia Lovely. . .When Stacy Gray meets friends for lunch, the last thing she expects to be served are legal papers suing her for custody of her son, Darius Jr. As far as Stacy's concerned, when Darius Sr. chose to be with someone else, he lost his chance at fatherhood. But when an unexpected crisis strikes, and an obsessed fan threatens more than Darius's music career, the battling parents may have to grow up. . .Cy and Hope Taylor are struggling to conceive, so when Hope sees her former nemesis, Millicent, talking on television about life as a wife and new mother, jealousy rears its ugly head. Then Cy rekindles his friendship with Millicent and needless to say, Hope is definitely more peeved than pleased. As baby mama drama shakes up the saints, everyone better pray for mercy. . ."Heaven Right Here has drama, laughter, and you may even shed a few tears."--Urban-Reviews.com

A Storm of Love

by Terri Brisbin

If you love Kathleen Woodiwiss, you'll adore Terri Brisbin " --New York Times bestselling author Teresa MedeirosThe wild lands of Argyll hold no promise for a woman cast away until a younger lover draws Agnes of Mull into his strong embrace. Breac 's tender touch erases all sorrow and his compelling sensuality brings her to ecstasy

Savage Mountain

by John Smelcer

"Smelcer clearly knows his way around Alaskan mountains. "--David Roberts, author of The Mountain of My Fear Praise for Edge of Nowhere: "A survival story, but one with a strong heart. "--ForeWord Reviews "A thought-provoking and moving coming-of-age story. "--Publishers Weekly "Another gripping literary triumph for Smelcer. "--Midwest Book Review Praise for Lone Wolves: "A beautiful and moving story of courage and love. "--Ray Bradbury "An engaging tale of survival, love, and courage. "--School Library Journal "[Smelcer] promises to further solidify his status as 'Alaska's modern day Jack London. '"--Suzanne Steinert, Mushing "Powerful, eloquent, and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail. "--Kirkus "Combines good old-fashioned adventure . . . with heart-tugging moments of clarity and poignancy that recall Julie of the Wolves. "--Booklist "A compassionate and inspiring tale . . . highlights the importance of family, community, and heritage. "--Midwest Book Review Brothers Sebastian and James Savage decide to climb one of the highest Alaskan mountains to prove themselves to their father. Inspired by true events, Savage Mountain is not a story of father-son reconciliation, but a touching story of two brothers who test their limits and learn that no matter how different they might be, the strongest bond of all is brotherhood. John Smelcer is poetry editor of Rosebud and the author of more than forty books. He is an Alaskan native of the Ahtna tribe, and a skilled mountaineer. He divides his time between Talkeetna, Alaska, and Kirksville, Missouri, where he teaches in the department of communications studies at Truman State University.

Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c

by Matjaz B. Juric Sven Bernhardt

This book is intended for BPM and SOA architects, analysts, developers, and project managers who are responsible for, or involved in, business process development, modelling, monitoring, or the implementation of composite, process-oriented applications. The principles are relevant for the design of on-premise and cloud solutions.

CoreOS Essentials

by Rimantas Mocevicius

If you are a system administrator with experience in network virtualization and want to develop computing networks for deploying applications and servers, then this is the book for you. Knowledge of Linux operating systems and Docker is expected.

Kivy – Interactive Applications and Games in Python - Second Edition

by Roberto Ulloa

If you are a Python developer who wants to create exciting and dynamic UI/UX applications that are compatible with multiple platforms, then this is the book for you. No prior experience with Kivy is required, although you should be familiar with Python and have a fair understanding of software engineering concepts such as inheritance, classes, and instances.

Mastering Swift

by Jon Hoffman

If you are a developer that learns best by looking at, and working with, code, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of Apple's tools is beneficial but not mandatory.

OpenCart Theme and Module Development

by Rupak Nepali

This book is aimed at developers and designers who want to start developing their own themes and extensions and for those who want to know about the code workflow of the OpenCart theme and modules.

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