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The highly-acclaimed Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic has a 97 per cent success rate in resolving children's sleep problems. Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night with step-by-step advice that gets right to the heart of the problem. From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods. Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks.
Over 50 hands-on recipes to help you get grips with Xamarin Studio and C# programming to develop market-ready Android applications About This Book * Create Android applications with C# and Xamarin * Reuse your Android application to develop iOS and Windows Phone applications * Leverage the easy-to-succeed recipes to exploit the latest Android releases and develop new applications Who This Book Is For If you have already developed an Android applications with Java and you now intend to use C# and Xamarin Studio's capabilities, or if you have never taken the dive into mobiles, then this book is for you. It would be helpful to have some C# experience so you follow the recipes in this book, though knowledge of Android is not required. What You Will Learn * Build a GUI for your Android applications * Explore Android activities and understand configuration changes * Manage multiscreens, icons, and multimedia in your applications * Start and bind Android services and create notifications * Create beautiful applications using the camera and animations * Effectively couple your phone's hardware with applications * Integrate advertisements and select the right advertisement providers for your applications In Detail Multiplatform applications have taken the development world by storm. This has revolutionized the selection of the right tools for the efficient development and deployment of applications. Xamarin studio is emerging as the preferred choice among .NET/C# developers. It enables them to design cross-platform applications using their favorite language and IDE. Xamarin studio is supported by the Mac OS and Windows platforms, and you can develop your own applications for iOS, Windows, or Android with its help. This book takes you through all the stages of application development, right from getting started with Xamarin and developing a GUI to putting up your application on the store. The recipes will help you in acquiring sufficient knowledge to go about creating applications. Starting with introducing Xamarin studio, its underlying technologies, and the Android ecosystem, the book goes on to cover the graphical aspects of creating Android applications. Moving on, you will learn more about data management with Android services. This is followed by techniques on how to interact with the Android OS and the phone's hardware, before finally concluding with mobile advertisements and Google Play. By the end of this book, you will have discovered all the specialties related to developing Android application with Xamarin Studio. Style and approach This book is organized around hands-on and practical recipes that focus on the development of Android applications using C# and Xamarin. Each recipe is easy to follow to help you progress efficiently through the book.
Harness the power of Magento 2 - The most recent version of the world's favourite e-Commerce platform for your online store About This Book * Set up, configure, and power up your Magento environment from development to production * Master the use of Web API to communicate with the Magento system and create custom services * Create custom modules from scratch to extend the core functionality of the Magento system Who This Book Is For This book is intended primarily for intermediate to professional-level PHP developers who are interested in Magento development. For backend developers, several topics are covered that will enable you to modify and extend your Magento 2 store. Frontend developers will also find some coverage on how to customize the look of the site in the frontend. What You Will Learn * Set up the development and production environment of Magento 2 * Understand the new major concepts and conventions used in Magento 2 * Build a miniature yet fully-functional module from scratch to manage your e-commerce platform efficiently * Write models and collections to manage and search your entity data * Dive into backend development such as creating events, observers, cron jobs, logging, profiling, and messaging features * Get to the core of frontend development such as blocks, templates, layouts, and the themes of Magento 2 * Use token, session, and Oauth token-based authentication via various flavors of API calls, as well as creating your own APIs * Get to grips with testing Magento modules and custom themes, which forms an integral part of development In Detail Magento is one of the most exciting, flexible, and customizable e-commerce systems. It offers you an extensive suite of powerful tools for creating and managing an online store. After years of development, Magento 2 introduces itself with a strong emphasis on modularity, Web API's, automated testing and overall new technology stack platform. The long-awaited Magento 2 release introduces a whole new e-commerce platform to develop online stores. The all new Magento 2 architecture, Web APIs, and a host of other features are equally challenging to master as much as they are exciting to use. This book will ease the learning curve by offering step-by-step guidance on how to extend the core functionality of your Magento 2 store. This book is your one-stop guide to build and customize a quality e-commerce website from the latest version of one of the largest, fastest growing, and most popular e-commerce platforms--Magento 2. We start off with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Magento to give you a foundation to work from. We then move on to configure the development and basic production environment for Magento. After this, you'll get to grips with the major concepts and conventions that are new to the Magento 2 platform. We then delve deeper to get to the core of automated deployments, persisting data, writing data fixture scripts and applying various backend and frontend modifications. As we near the end of the book, you will learn to make API calls and write automated tests. Finally, you will be guided through building a full-blown helpdesk module from scratch. By the end of this book, you will have learned a wide range of techniques to extend and customize your Magento 2 store to fit the requirements of your business. Style and approach This book is a mix of theoretical and step-by-step approaches, explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Topics are explained sequentially, giving detailed explanations of the basic and advanced features to get you working on Magneto 2.
Over 60 recipes that will tailor and customize your experience with Magento 2 About This Book * Solve common problems encountered while extending your Magento 2 store to fit your business needs * Delve into the exciting and enhanced features of Magento 2 such as customizing security permissions, intelligent filtered search options, easy third-party integration, among others * Learn to build and maintain a Magento 2 shop via a visual-based page editor and customize the look and feel using Magento 2's offerings on the go Who This Book Is For This book is for every developer who has knowledge of PHP and wants to extend or customize the functionality of their Magento 2 system. If you have prior experience of the Magento platform, you will find this book useful in exploring the advanced features. What You Will Learn * Install a Magento 2 shop with sample data * Upgrade the data in a Magento 1 shop to a Magento 2 shop * Manage the look and feel of the shop with custom themes * Extend the shop with custom functionality such as forms, grids, and more * Accelerate your store with some performance tools * Build and structure your own shipping module * Test your shop with automated tests and manage your product display In Detail With the challenges of growing an online business, Magento 2 is an open source e-commerce platform with innumerable functionalities that gives you the freedom to make on-the-fly decisions. It allows you to customize multiple levels of security permissions and enhance the look and feel of your website, and thus gives you a personalized experience in promoting your business. Style and approach This book is packed with a wide range of techniques to modify and extend the functionality of your online store. It contains easy-to-understand recipes starting with the basics and moving on to cover advanced topics. Many recipes work with code examples that can be downloaded from the book's website.
Transform your WordPress website into a fully-featured e-commerce store with the power of WooCommerce About This Book * Offers do-it-yourself e-commerce solution using WordPress and WooCommerce * Discover the new Onboarding wizard that makes complex processes user-friendly * Manage your online store and expand its functions using plugins Who This Book Is For This book is suitable for everybody running their own WordPress website, such as small business owners and marketers. It has been written for users, not for programmers, who want to add e-commerce functionality to their existing WordPress website. The book will also appeal to Web design agencies working with WordPress and looking for ways to improve their services for clients working with WordPress. What You Will Learn * Use WooCommerce settings to set up the behavior of the online store * Get familiar with the downloadable and variable products * Set up shipping and payment methods * Use discount coupons for marketing purposes * Choose the right WooCommerce theme for your online store * Customize your website using the Storefront theme as a base * Handle orders, payments, and emails on a daily basis with ease * Work with WooCommerce reporting possibilities * Expanding your online store with the functionalities offered by WooCommerce In Detail Building an online store is often considered to be a difficult, complex task. Using the combination of WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin, this is no longer the case. WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform for WordPress and is being rapidly developed by WooThemes. It provides a strong e-commerce solution to set up your own online store in just a couple of hours. This easy and practical book will help you make the most of WooCommerce to be able to set up and run your online store yourself. Installing WooCommerce is an easy task, but this book will explain in detail all the possible settings. After that you'll be adding products, different payment methods, and shipping solutions to your store. You will then customize your store by adding themes to change the look and feel. Once your store is running, you'll learn how to use discount coupons, process your orders, look at reports, and even expand the functionality further with additional plugins. By the end of the book, you will learn everything you need to add a fully functional online store to you WordPress website and start running an online business. Style and approach This book is a practical, step-by-step guide that will help you manage your online store easily and efficiently, and expand its functions using the WooCommerce plug-in
Unleash the power of Apache Oozie to create and manage your big data and machine learning pipelines in one go About This Book * Teaches you everything you need to know to get started with Apache Oozie from scratch and manage your data pipelines effortlessly * Learn to write data ingestion workflows with the help of real-life examples from the author's own personal experience * Embed Spark jobs to run your machine learning models on top of Hadoop Who This Book Is For If you are an expert Hadoop user who wants to use Apache Oozie to handle workflows efficiently, this book is for you. This book will be handy to anyone who is familiar with the basics of Hadoop and wants to automate data and machine learning pipelines. What You Will Learn * Install and configure Oozie from source code on your Hadoop cluster * Dive into the world of Oozie with Java MapReduce jobs * Schedule Hive ETL and data ingestion jobs * Import data from a database through Sqoop jobs in HDFS * Create and process data pipelines with Pig, hive scripts as per business requirements. * Run machine learning Spark jobs on Hadoop * Create quick Oozie jobs using Hue * Make the most of Oozie's security capabilities by configuring Oozie's security In Detail As more and more organizations are discovering the use of big data analytics, interest in platforms that provide storage, computation, and analytic capabilities is booming exponentially. This calls for data management. Hadoop caters to this need. Oozie fulfils this necessity for a scheduler for a Hadoop job by acting as a cron to better analyze data. Apache Oozie Essentials starts off with the basics right from installing and configuring Oozie from source code on your Hadoop cluster to managing your complex clusters. You will learn how to create data ingestion and machine learning workflows. This book is sprinkled with the examples and exercises to help you take your big data learning to the next level. You will discover how to write workflows to run your MapReduce, Pig ,Hive, and Sqoop scripts and schedule them to run at a specific time or for a specific business requirement using a coordinator. This book has engaging real-life exercises and examples to get you in the thick of things. Lastly, you'll get a grip of how to embed Spark jobs, which can be used to run your machine learning models on Hadoop. By the end of the book, you will have a good knowledge of Apache Oozie. You will be capable of using Oozie to handle large Hadoop workflows and even improve the availability of your Hadoop environment. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide that explains Oozie using real-world examples. Each chapter is blended beautifully with fundamental concepts sprinkled in-between case study solution algorithms and topped off with self-learning exercises.
Create and customize your very own Minecraft server using Java and the Spigot API About This Book * Set up a Minecraft server that you control * Use object-oriented programming to modify Minecraft regardless of your level of experience * This interactive guide will help you create a unique experience for you and your friends Who This Book Is For This book is great for anyone who is interested in customizing their Minecraft server. Whether you are new to programming, Java, Bukkit, or even Minecraft itself, this book has you covered. All you need is a valid Minecraft account. If you are interested in programming as a career or hobby, this book will get you started. If you are simply interested in playing Minecraft with your friends, then this book will help you make that experience even more enjoyable. What You Will Learn * Install and run a Spigot server for free on your home PC * Adjust the server settings to customize Minecraft to your liking * Install an IDE and configure a project to write code * Install and test plugins on a Spigot server * Test your plugins through debugging the code * Program in game commands and permissions * Get to know advanced programming concepts such as event-driven programming, configuration files, saving/loading data, and scheduled tasks * Implement configuration files to make your plugins customizable * Save and load your plugin's data to persist across server restarts In Detail Minecraft is a sandbox game that allows you to play it in any way you want. Coupled with a multiplayer server powered by Spigot, you can customize the game even more! Using the Bukkit API, anyone interested in learning how to program can control their Minecraft world by developing server plugins. This book is a great introduction to software development through the wonderful world of Minecraft. We start by instructing you through how to set up your home PC for Minecraft server development. This includes an IDE complete with the required libraries as well as a Spigot server to test on. You will be guided through writing code for several different plugins. Each chapter teaches you new skills to create plugins of increasing complexity, and each plugin adds a new concept of the Bukkit API By the end of the book, you will have all the knowledge you need about the API to successfully create any type of plugin. You can then practice and build your Java skills through developing more mods for their server. Style and approach This hands-on guide is filled with interactive examples to help you modify Minecraft. Programming terms and concepts are explained along the way so even those who have never written code before can keep up.
Leverage the power of Wireshark to troubleshoot your networking issues by using effective packet analysis techniques and performing improved protocol analysis About This Book * Gain hands-on experience of troubleshooting errors in TCP/IP and SSL protocols through practical use cases * Identify and overcome security flaws in your network to get a deeper insight into security analysis * This is a fast-paced book that focuses on quick and effective packet captures through practical examples and exercises Who This Book Is For If you are a network or system administrator who wants to effectively capture packets, a security consultant who wants to audit packet flows, or a white hat hacker who wants to view sensitive information and remediate it, this book is for you. This book requires decoding skills and a basic understanding of networking. What You Will Learn * Utilize Wireshark's advanced features to analyze packet captures * Locate the vulnerabilities in an application server * Get to know more about protocols such as DHCPv6, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and HTTP with Wireshark * Capture network packets with tcpdump and snoop with examples * Find out about security aspects such as OS-level ARP scanning * Set up 802.11 WLAN captures and discover more about the WAN protocol * Enhance your troubleshooting skills by understanding practical TCP/IP handshake and state diagrams In Detail Wireshark provides a very useful way to decode an RFC and examine it. The packet captures displayed in Wireshark give you an insight into the security and flaws of different protocols, which will help you perform the security research and protocol debugging. The book starts by introducing you to various packet analyzers and helping you find out which one best suits your needs. You will learn how to use the command line and the Wireshark GUI to capture packets by employing filters. Moving on, you will acquire knowledge about TCP/IP communication and its use cases. You will then get an understanding of the SSL/TLS flow with Wireshark and tackle the associated problems with it. Next, you will perform analysis on application-related protocols. We follow this with some best practices to analyze wireless traffic. By the end of the book, you will have developed the skills needed for you to identify packets for malicious attacks, intrusions, and other malware attacks. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide packed with illustrations and equipped with lab exercises to help you reproduce scenarios using a sample program and command lines.
Work with over 40 packages to draw inferences from complex datasets and find hidden patterns in raw unstructured data About This Book * Unlock and discover how to tackle clusters of raw data through practical examples in R * Explore your data and create your own models from scratch * Analyze the main aspects of unsupervised learning with this comprehensive, practical step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For This book is intended for professionals who are interested in data analysis using unsupervised learning techniques, as well as data analysts, statisticians, and data scientists seeking to learn to use R to apply data mining techniques. Knowledge of R, machine learning, and mathematics would help, but are not a strict requirement. What You Will Learn * Load, manipulate, and explore your data in R using techniques for exploratory data analysis such as summarization, manipulation, correlation, and data visualization * Transform your data by using approaches such as scaling, re-centering, scale [0-1], median/MAD, natural log, and imputation data * Build and interpret clustering models using K-Means algorithms in R * Build and interpret clustering models by Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm's in R * Understand and apply dimensionality reduction techniques * Create and use learning association rules models, such as recommendation algorithms * Use and learn about the techniques of feature selection * Install and use end-user tools as an alternative to programming directly in the R console In Detail The R Project for Statistical Computing provides an excellent platform to tackle data processing, data manipulation, modeling, and presentation. The capabilities of this language, its freedom of use, and a very active community of users makes R one of the best tools to learn and implement unsupervised learning. If you are new to R or want to learn about unsupervised learning, this book is for you. Packed with critical information, this book will guide you through a conceptual explanation and practical examples programmed directly into the R console. Starting from the beginning, this book introduces you to unsupervised learning and provides a high-level introduction to the topic. We quickly move on to discuss the application of key concepts and techniques for exploratory data analysis. The book then teaches you to identify groups with the help of clustering methods or building association rules. Finally, it provides alternatives for the treatment of high-dimensional datasets, as well as using dimensionality reduction techniques and feature selection techniques. By the end of this book, you will be able to implement unsupervised learning and various approaches associated with it in real-world projects. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step approach to unsupervised learning concepts and tools, explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially, explaining the theory and then putting it into practice by using specialized R packages for each topic.
Monitor your Docker containers and their apps using various native and third-party tools with the help of this exclusive guide!About This BookGet the only book that covers multiple methods to monitoring Docker Containers -your one-stop solution to all your Docker monitoring needsLearn how to implement third-party tools such as Datalog, cAdvisor, and more with this example-rich, hands-on guideLearn how to efficiently monitor Docker containers and get an edge over other administrators while maintaining apps on these containersWho This Book Is ForThis book is for DevOps engineers and system administrators who manage Docker containers and want to better manage these containers using expert techniques and methods and better maintain applications built on Docker.What You Will LearnDiscover the tools built into Docker to gain an insight into your containers' performanceAugment Docker's built-in tools with modern tools such as cAdvisor from Google, SysDig by Draios, and Soundcloud's PrometheusIntegrate the monitoring of your containers with more traditional monitoring solutions such as ZabbixTake advantage of the various SaaS offerings from third parties to move monitoring away from your local infrastructure and into the cloudDiscover the various ways to ship your applications' logs from the container to a central logging serviceGet the most out of your application and resources with the right implementation of your monitoring methodIn DetailThis book will show you how monitoring containers and keeping a keen eye on the working of applications helps improve the overall performance of the applications that run on Docker. With the increased adoption of Docker containers, the need to monitor which containers are running, what resources they are consuming, and how these factors affect the overall performance of the system has become the need of the moment.This book covers monitoring containers using Docker's native monitoring functions, various plugins, as well as third-party tools that help in monitoring. Well start with how to obtain detailed stats for active containers, resources consumed, and container behavior. We also show you how to use these stats to improve the overall performance of the system. Next, you will learn how to use SysDig to both view your containers performance metrics in real time and record sessions to query later. By the end of this book, you will have a complete knowledge of how to implement monitoring for your containerized applications and make the most of the metrics you are collectingStyle and approachThis is an easy-to-follow guide with plenty of hands-on examples that can be executed both on your local machine and externally hosted services.
Design, build, and create your own applications using the full range of features available in Android 6 About This Book * Learn how to utilize the robust features of Android 6 to design, develop, and publish better Android applications * Get useful guidance on creating new apps or migrating existing apps to support features such as app permissions, app links, fingerprint authentication, etc * A fast paced guide, packed with hands-on examples that ties all the features such as API, audio, video, camera, tab customization together under a single cover Who This Book Is For This book is for Android developers who are looking to move their applications into the next Android version with ease. What You Will Learn * Familiarize yourself with the features of Android 6 * Code with the new Android permissions model * Use apps auto backup and restore lost data automatically * Increase user engagement with apps through an assistant using triggers and providing contextual assistance * Assess and handle proper usage of the API * Work with Audio, Video,Camera in Android 6 * Utilize the new features in Android for professional purposes * Understand and code Chrome's custom tabs In Detail Android 6 is the latest and greatest version of the Android operating system, and comes packed with cutting edge new features for you to harness for the benefit of building better applications. This step-by-step guide will take you through the basics of the Android Marshmallow permissions model and beyond into other crucial areas such as the Audio,Video,Camera API and Android's at work features. Learn how to create, deploy, and manage Android applications with Marshmallow's API and the latest functionalities. The combination of instructions and real-world examples will make your application deployment and testing a breeze. Style and approach This easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial provides explanations and examples to add the new Android 6 features to your skill set. Each chapter provides sequential steps and detailed information about the API, as well as best practices and testing options.
Learn and explore the fundamentals of data analysis with power of Mathematica About This Book * Use the power of Mathematica to analyze data in your applications * Discover the capabilities of data classification and pattern recognition offered by Mathematica * Use hundreds of algorithms for time series analysis to predict the future Who This Book Is For The book is for those who want to learn to use the power of Mathematica to analyze and process data. Perhaps you are already familiar with data analysis but have never used Mathematica, or you know Mathematica but you are new to data analysis. With the help of this book, you will be able to quickly catch up on the key points for a successful start. What You Will Learn * Import data from different sources to Mathematica * Link external libraries with programs written in Mathematica * Classify data and partition them into clusters * Recognize faces, objects, text, and barcodes * Use Mathematica functions for time series analysis * Use algorithms for statistical data processing * Predict the result based on the observations In Detail There are many algorithms for data analysis and it's not always possible to quickly choose the best one for each case. Implementation of the algorithms takes a lot of time. With the help of Mathematica, you can quickly get a result from the use of a particular method, because this system contains almost all the known algorithms for data analysis. If you are not a programmer but you need to analyze data, this book will show you the capabilities of Mathematica when just few strings of intelligible code help to solve huge tasks from statistical issues to pattern recognition. If you're a programmer, with the help of this book, you will learn how to use the library of algorithms implemented in Mathematica in your programs, as well as how to write algorithm testing procedure. With each chapter, you'll be more immersed in the special world of Mathematica. Along with intuitive queries for data processing, we will highlight the nuances and features of this system, allowing you to build effective analysis systems. With the help of this book, you will learn how to optimize the computations by combining your libraries with the Mathematica kernel. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step approach, accompanied by examples, so you get a better understanding of the logic of writing algorithms for data analysis in Mathematica. We provide a detailed explanation of all the nuances of the Mathematica language, no matter what your level of experience is.
Get the most out of your Qlik Sense investment with the latest insight and guidance direct from the Qlik Sense team About This Book * Updated with new coverage on Qlik Cloud, Qlik Sense Modeling, and Extending the Qlik Analytic Platform. * Get insider insight on Qlik Sense and its new approach to business intelligence * Explore practical demonstrations for utilizing Qlik Sense to discover data for sales, human resources, and more Who This Book Is For Learning Qlik Sense®: The Official Guide Second Edition is for anyone seeking to understand and utilize the revolutionary new approach to business intelligence offered by Qlik Sense. Familiarity with the basics of business intelligence will be helpful when picking up this book, but not essential. What You Will Learn * Understand the vision behind the creation of Qlik Sense, and the promise that data discovery offers to you and your organization * Get to grips with the life cycle of a Qlik Sense application * Load and manage your data for app creation * Visualize your data with Qlik Sense's engaging and informative graphing * Administer your Qlik Sense system and monitor its security * Build efficient and responsive Associative Models * Extend the Qlik Analytic Platform with the Dev Hub * Optimize Qlik Sense for sales, human resources, and demographic data discovery In Detail The intuitive and powerful Qlik Sense visual analytics software allows anyone to engage in data discovery, to explore your data, and find meaningful insights to empower your business. Qlik Sense lets you easily create personalized reports and visualizations and reveal essential connections to show new opportunities from every angle. Written by members of the Qlik Sense team, this book is the official guide from Qlik to understanding and using their powerful new product with fully updated coverage to the latest features of the most modern edition of Qlik Sense. Benefit from the vision behind the development of Qlik Sense and get to grips with how Qlik Sense can empower you as a data discovery consumer. Learn how to create your own applications for Qlik Sense to customize it to meet your personal needs for business intelligence, and how to oversee and administer the Qlik Sense data architecture. Finally, explore utilizing Qlik Sense to uncover essential data, with practical examples on finding and visualizing intelligence for sales figures, human resources information, travel expense tracking, and demographic data discovery. Style and approach This book is a practical guide to understand what Qlik Sense is and how to implement it. This is an example-rich, step-by-step book to implement and optimize Qlik Sense for sales, human resources, and demographic data discovery.
Acquire skills to manage your IT infrastructure effectively with Puppet About This Book * Breeze through Puppet 4's key features and performance improvements to bring real advantage to your IT infrastructure * Discover Puppet best practices to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls * Blitz through easy-to-follow examples to get to grips with Puppet and succeed with everyday IT automation Who This Book Is For If you're an experienced IT professional and a new Puppet user, this book will provide you with all you need to know to go from installation to advanced automation in no time at all. Get a rapid introduction to the essential topics and then tackle Puppet for advanced automation. What You Will Learn * Write and employ individual Puppet manifests * Understand how Puppet implements system abstraction * Deploy the Puppet master and agents * Leverage and extend Facter to summarize your systems * Create modular and reusable Puppet code * Extend your code base with publicly available Puppet modules * Use the modern features of Puppet 4 * Separate logic from data using Hiera In Detail Puppet is a configuration management tool that allows you to automate all your IT configurations, giving you control over what you do to each Puppet Agent in a network, and when and how you do it. In this age of digital delivery and ubiquitous Internet presence, it's becoming increasingly important to implement scalable and portable solutions, not only in terms of software, but also the systems that run it. The free Ruby-based tool Puppet has established itself as the most successful solution to manage any IT infrastructure. Ranging from local development environments through complex data center setups to scalable cloud implementations, Puppet allows you to handle them all with a unified approach. Puppet 4 Essentials, Second Edition gets you started rapidly and intuitively as you'll put Puppet's tools to work right away. It will also highlight the changes associated with performance improvements as well as the new language features in Puppet 4. We'll start with a quick introduction to Puppet to get you managing your IT systems quickly. You will then learn about the Puppet Agent that comes with an all-in-one (AIO) package and can run on multiple systems. Next, we'll show you the Puppet Server for high-performance communication and passenger packages. As you progress through the book, the innovative structure and approach of Puppet will be explained with powerful use cases. The difficulties that are inherent to a complex and powerful tool will no longer be a problem for you as you discover Puppet's fascinating intricacies. By the end of the book, you will not only know how to use Puppet, but also its companion tools Facter and Hiera, and will be able to leverage the flexibility and expressive power implemented by their tool chain. Style and approach This quick learning guide for Puppet follows a practical approach, starting with some basic commands that you can use from the shell right away. It comprises a series of examples that will get you familiar with the most important aspects of Puppet in a flash.
Harness the hidden power of Java to build network-enabled applications with lower network traffic and faster processes About This Book * Learn to deliver superior server-to-server communication through the networking channels * Gain expertise of the networking features of your own applications to support various network architectures such as client/server and peer-to-peer * Explore the issues that impact scalability, affect security, and allow applications to work in a heterogeneous environment Who This Book Is For Learning Network Programming with Java is oriented to developers who wish to use network technologies to enhance the utility of their applications. You should have a working knowledge of Java and an interest in learning the latest in network programming techniques using Java. No prior experience with network development or special software beyond the Java SDK is needed. Upon completion of the book, beginner and experienced developers will be able to use Java to access resources across a network and the Internet. What You Will Learn * Connect to other applications using sockets * Use channels and buffers to enhance communication between applications * Access network services and develop client/server applications * Explore the critical elements of peer-to-peer applications and current technologies available * Use UDP to perform multicasting * Address scalability through the use of core and advanced threading techniques * Incorporate techniques into an application to make it more secure * Configure and address interoperability issues to enable your applications to work in a heterogeneous environment In Detail Network-aware applications are becoming more prevalent and play an ever-increasing role in the world today. Connecting and using an Internet-based service is a frequent requirement for many applications. Java provides numerous classes that have evolved over the years to meet evolving network needs. These range from low-level socket and IP-based approaches to those encapsulated in software services. This book explores how Java supports networks, starting with the basics and then advancing to more complex topics. An overview of each relevant network technology is presented followed by detailed examples of how to use Java to support these technologies. We start with the basics of networking and then explore how Java supports the development of client/server and peer-to-peer applications. The NIO packages are examined as well as multitasking and how network applications can address practical issues such as security. A discussion on networking concepts will put many network issues into perspective and let you focus on the appropriate technology for the problem at hand. The examples used will provide a good starting point to develop similar capabilities for many of your network needs. Style and approach Each network technology's terms and concepts are introduced first. This is followed up with code examples to explain these technologies. Many of the examples are supplemented with alternate Java 8 solutions when appropriate. Knowledge of Java 8 is not necessary but these examples will help you better understand the power of Java 8.
Over 60 recipes to help you create professional and exquisite UIs to make your games more immersive About This Book * Design and develop interactive and professional user interfaces (UIs) for games in Unity * Discover how to implement and deal with various in-game UI elements that will impress your players * This practical recipe guide will help you to efficiently create powerful and remarkable UIs using C# code Who This Book Is For If you are a game developer with some experience in Unity and C# and want to create the best interactive experience fast and intuitively, then this book is for you. If you are an intermediate game developer or an expert, these recipes will help you bring out the power of the new UI Unity system. What You Will Learn * Implement different kinds of counters and healthbars * Deal with timers and find out how to format them * Animate and vivify UI elements * Handle runtime customizations * Add complex Head-up displays (HUDs) * Design and implement 3D UIs * Integrate minimaps in the UI In Detail With the increasing interest in game development, it's essential to design and implement a UI that reflects the game settings and shows the right information to the player. The Unity system is used to create complex and aesthetically pleasing user interfaces in order to give a professional look and feel to a game. Although the new Unity UI system is powerful and quite easy to use, by integrating it with C# scripts, it's possible to realize the potential of this system and bring an impressive UI to games. This guide is an invaluable collection of recipes if you are planning to use Unity to develop a game. Starting with the basic concepts of the UI components, we'll take you all the way through to creating complex interfaces by including animations and dynamics elements. Based on real-world problems, these recipes will start by showing you how to make common UI elements such as counters and healthbars. You will then get a walkthrough of how to manage time using timers, and will learn how to format them. You will move on to decorating and animating the UI elements to vivify them and give them a professional touch. Furthermore, you will be guided into the 3D UI world and into HUD scripting. Finally, you will discover how to implement complex minimaps in the interface. Style and approach Interactive, easy-to-follow recipes will help you create and implement UIs that make gaming an exhilarating experience.
Become more fluent in Python--learn strategies and techniques for smart and high-performance Python programming About This Book * Write smarter, bug-free, high performance code with minimal effort * Uncover the best tools and options available to Python developers today * Deploy decorators, design patters, and various optimization techniques to use Python 3.5 effectively Who This Book Is For If you are a Python developer and you think that you don't know everything about the language yet, then this is the book for you. We will unlock the mysteries and re-introduce you to the hidden features of Python to write efficient programs, making optimal use of the language. What You Will Learn * Manipulate object creation processes for instances, classes, and functions * Use the best possible language constructs to write data structures with super speed and maintainability * Make efficient use of design patterns to decrease development time and make your code more maintainable * Write better test cases with an improved understanding of the testing framework of Python and unittests, and discover how to develop new functionalities in it * Write fully-optimized code with the Python language by profiling, compiling C modules, and more * Unlock asynchronous programming to build efficient and scalable applications In Detail Python is a versatile programming language that can be used for a wide range of technical tasks--computation, statistics, data analysis, game development, and more. Though Python is easy to learn, it's range of features means there are many aspects of it that even experienced Python developers don't know about. Even if you're confident with the basics, its logic and syntax, by digging deeper you can work much more effectively with Python - and get more from the language. Python Unlocked walks you through the most effective techniques and best practices for high performance Python programming - showing you how to make the most of the Python language. You'll get to know objects and functions inside and out, and will learn how to use them to your advantage in your programming projects. You will also find out how to work with a range of design patterns including abstract factory, singleton, strategy pattern, all of which will help make programming with Python much more efficient. Finally, as the process of writing a program is never complete without testing it, you will learn to test threaded applications and run parallel tests. If you want the edge when it comes to Python, use this book to unlock the secrets of smarter Python programming. Style and approach This is book had been created to help you to "unlock" the best ways to tackle the challenges and performance bottlenecks that many Python developers face today. The keys are supported with program examples to help you understand the concepts better and see them in action.
Over 50 hands-on recipes to efficiently administer, maintain, and use your Apache Kafka installation About This Book * Quickly configure and manage your Kafka cluster * Learn how to use the Apache Kafka cluster and connect it with tools for big data processing * A practical guide to monitor your Apache Kafka installation Who This Book Is For If you are a programmer or big data engineer using or planning to use Apache Kafka, then this book is for you. This book has several recipes which will teach you how to effectively use Apache Kafka. You need to have some basic knowledge of Java. If you don't know big data tools, this would be your stepping stone for learning how to consume the data in these kind of systems. What You Will Learn * Learn how to configure Kafka brokers for better efficiency * Explore how to configure producers and consumers for optimal performance * Set up tools for maintaining and operating Apache Kafka * Create producers and consumers for Apache Kafka in Java * Understand how Apache Kafka can be used by several third party system for big data processing, such as Apache Storm, Apache Spark, Hadoop, and more * Monitor Apache Kafka using tools like graphite and Ganglia In Detail This book will give you details about how to manage and administer your Apache Kafka Cluster. We will cover topics like how to configure your broker, producer, and consumer for maximum efficiency for your situation. Also, you will learn how to maintain and administer your cluster for fault tolerance. We will also explore tools provided with Apache Kafka to do regular maintenance operations. We shall also look at how to easily integrate Apache Kafka with big data tools like Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Storm, and Elasticsearch. Style and approach Easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes explaining from start to finish how to accomplish real-world tasks.
Create, analyze, maintain, and share 2D and 3D maps with the powerful tools of ArcGIS Pro About This Book * Visualize GIS data in 2D and 3D maps * Create GIS projects for quick and easy access to data, maps, and analysis tools * A practical guide that helps to import maps, globes, and scenes from ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone wishing to learn how ArcGIS Pro can be used to create maps and perform geospatial analysis. It will be especially helpful for those that have used ArcMap and ArcCatalog in the past and are looking to migrate to Esri's newest desktop GIS solution. Though previous GIS experience is not required, you must have a solid foundation using Microsoft Windows. It is also helpful if you understand how to manage folders and files within the Microsoft Windows environment. What You Will Learn * Install ArcGIS Pro and assign Licenses to users in your organization * Navigate and use the ArcGIS Pro ribbon interface to create maps and perform analysis * Create and manage ArcGIS Pro GIS Projects * Create 2D and 3D maps to visualize and analyze data * Author map layouts using cartographic tools and best practices to show off the results of your analysis and maps * Import existing map documents, scenes, and globes into your new ArcGIS Pro projects quickly * Create standardized workflows using Tasks * Automate analysis and processes using ModelBuilder and Python In Detail ArcGIS Pro is Esri's newest desktop GIS application with powerful tools for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data. ArcGIS Pro makes use of the modern ribbon interface and 64-bit processing to increase the speed and efficiency of using GIS. It allows users to create amazing maps in both 2D and 3D quickly and easily. This book will take you from software installation to performing geospatial analysis. It is packed with how-to's for a host of commonly-performed tasks. You will start by learning how to download and install the software including hardware limitations and recommendations. Then you are exposed to the new Ribbon interface and how its smart design can make finding tools easier. After you are exposed to the new interface, you are walked through the steps to create a new GIS Project to provide quick access to project resources. With a project created, you will learn how to construct 2D and 3D maps including how to add layers, adjust symbology, and control labeling. Next you will learn how to access and use analysis tools to help you answer real-world questions. Lastly, you will learn how processes can be automated and standardized in ArcGIS Pro using Tasks, Models, and Python Scripts. This book will provide an invaluable resource for all those seeking to use ArcGIS Pro as their primary GIS application or for those looking to migrate from ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Style and approach This book includes detailed explanations of the GIS functionality and workflows in ArcGIS Pro. These are supported by easy-to-follow exercises that will help you gain an understanding of how to use ArcGIS Pro to perform a range of tasks.
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