apress PDF: 1 to 10 of 100 results fetched - page 1 [an]

Software Development From A to Z: A Deep Dive into all the Roles Involved in the Creation of Software

https://www.amazon.com/Software-Development-Roles-Involved-C...
Understand the big picture of the software development process. We use software every day – operating systems, applications, document editing programs, home banking – but have you ever wondered who creates software and how it’s created? This book guides you through the entire process, from conception to the finished product with the aid of user-centric design theory and tools.Software Development: From A to Z provides an overview of backend development - from databases to communication protocols including practical programming skills in Java and of frontend development - from HTML and CSS to npm registry and Vue.js framework. You'll review quality assurance engineering, including the theory about different kind of tests and practicing end-to-end testing using Selenium. Dive into the devops world where authors discuss continuous integration and continuous delivery processes along with each topic's associated technologies. You'll then explore insightful product and project management coverage where authors talk about agile, scrum and other processes from their own experience.The topics that are covered do not require a deep knowledge of technology in general; anyone possessing basic computer and programming knowledge will be able to complete all the tasks and fully understand the concepts this book aims at delivering. You'll wear the hat of a project manager, product owner, designer, backend, frontend, QA and devops engineer, and find your favorite role. What You'll Learn
  • Understand the processes and roles involved in the creation of software
  • Organize your ideas when building the concept of a new product
  • Experience the work performed by stakeholders and other departments of expertise, their individual challenges, and how to overcome possible threats
  • Improve the ways stakeholders and departments can work with each other
  • Gain ideas on how to improve communication and processes
Who This Book Is For  Anyone who is on a team that creates software and is curious to learn more about other stakeholders or departments involved. Those interested in a career change and want to learn about how software gets created. Those who want to build technical startups and wonder what roles might be involved in the process.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 10/12/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 308 pages

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Work-Stories-Startups-Early-...
Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do—create value—more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 09/19/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 457 pages

Building Intelligent Systems: A Guide to Machine Learning Engineering

https://www.amazon.com/Building-Intelligent-Systems-Learning...
Produce a fully functioning Intelligent System that leverages machine learning and data from user interactions to improve over time and achieve success.This book teaches you how to build an Intelligent System from end to end and leverage machine learning in practice. You will understand how to apply your existing skills in software engineering, data science, machine learning, management, and program management to produce working systems.Building Intelligent Systems is based on more than a decade of experience building Internet-scale Intelligent Systems that have hundreds of millions of user interactions per day in some of the largest and most important software systems in the world. What You’ll Learn
  • Understand the concept of an Intelligent System: What it is good for, when you need one, and how to set it up for success
  • Design an intelligent user experience: Produce data to help make the Intelligent System better over time
  • Implement an Intelligent System: Execute, manage, and measure Intelligent Systems in practice
  • Create intelligence: Use different approaches, including machine learning
  • Orchestrate an Intelligent System: Bring the parts together throughout its life cycle and achieve the impact you want
Who This Book Is For Software engineers, machine learning practitioners, and technical managers who want to build effective intelligent systems
Author: Geoff Hulten
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 03/06/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 368 pages

Visual Studio Code Distilled: Evolved Code Editing for Windows, macOS, and Linux

https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Studio-Code-Distilled-Evolved-...
Use Visual Studio Code to write and debug code quickly and efficiently on any platform, for any device, using any programming language, and on the operating system of your choice.Visual Studio Code is an open source and cross-platform development tool that focuses on code editing across a variety of development scenarios, including web, mobile, and cloud development. Visual Studio Code Distilled teaches you how to be immediately productive with Visual Studio Code, from the basics to some of the more complex topics. You will learn how to work on individual code files, complete projects, and come away with an understanding of advanced code-editing features that will help you focus on productivity, and source code collaboration with Git.What You'll Learn
  • Comprehend Visual Studio Code in a way that is not just theory or a list of features, but an approach driven by developer tasks and needs
  • Understand integrated support for team collaboration with Git for executing and debugging code, and the many ways you can extend and customize VS Code
  • Debug code on multiple platforms though real-world guidance, such as working under corporate networks
  • Expand your coding intelligence from web to mobile to the cloud, and even artificial intelligence
  • Acquire valuable tips, tricks, and suggestions from hard-earned, real-world experience to be more productive
Who This Book Is ForAll developers (including JavaScript, Java, NodeJS), not just those with a Microsoft background, who will benefit from learning and using VS code as a cross-platform and cross-language tool.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 11/29/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages

The Full Stack Developer: Your Essential Guide to the Everyday Skills Expected of a Modern Full Stack Web Developer

https://www.amazon.com/Full-Stack-Developer-Essential-Everyd...
Understand the technical foundations, as well as the non-programming skills needed to be a successful full stack web developer. This book reveals the reasons why a truly successful full stack developer does more than write code. You will learn the principles of the topics needed to help a developer new to agile or full stack working—UX, project management, QA, product management, and more— all from the point of view of a developer. Covering these skills alongside the fundamentals and foundations of modern web development, rather than specifics of current technologies and frameworks (which can age quickly), all programming examples are given in the context of the web as it is in 2018. Although you need to feel comfortable working on code at the system, database, API, middleware or user interface level, depending on the task in hand, you also need to be able to deal with the big picture and the little details. The Full Stack Developer recognizes skills beyond the technical, and gives foundational knowledge of the wide set of skills needed in a modern software development team.   What You'll Learn
  • Plan your work including Agile vs Waterfall, tools, scrum, kanban and continuous delivery
  • Translate UX into code: grids, component libraries and style guides
  • Design systems and system architectures (microservices to monoliths)
  • Review patterns for APIs (SOAP, AJAX, REST), defining API domains, patterns for REST APIs and more API goodness
  • Study the various front-end design patterns you need to know
  • Store data, what to consider for security, deployment, in production and more
Who This Book Is ForNew graduates or junior developers who are transitioning to working as part of a larger team structure in a multi-disciplinary teams and developers previously focused on only front-end or back-end dev transitioning into full stack. 
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 11/19/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 368 pages

Practical Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning, Bots, and Agent Solutions Using C#

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Artificial-Intelligence-Lea...
Discover how all levels Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be present in the most unimaginable scenarios of ordinary lives. This book explores subjects such as neural networks, agents, multi agent systems, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning. These and other topics will be addressed with real world examples, so you can learn fundamental concepts with AI solutions and apply them to your own projects.People tend to talk about AI as something mystical and unrelated to their ordinary life. Practical Artificial Intelligence provides simple explanations and hands on instructions. Rather than focusing on theory and overly scientific language, this book will enable practitioners of all levels to not only learn about AI but implement its practical uses.What You’ll Learn
  • Understand agents and multi agents and how they are incorporated
  • Relate machine learning to real-world problems and see what it means to you
  • Apply supervised and unsupervised learning techniques and methods in the real world
  • Implement reinforcement learning, game programming, simulation, and neural networks
Who This Book Is ForComputer science students, professionals, and hobbyists interested in AI and its applications. 
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 05/23/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 712 pages

Fashion Figures: How Missy the Mathlete Made the Cut

https://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Figures-Missy-Mathlete-Made-e...
Missy Maker is a middle school girl who loves math and fashion. She sees math in everything she does. She tries to hide this from her friends, because she thinks it’s too geeky. Missy hears that the school math club needs more members, but she’s worried about what her friends will think if she joins, and she’s already committed to joining the fashion club.After an epic internal struggle and with the support of her peers and her quirky, loving family, Missy finds that she can be both a Mathlete and a Fashionista. Missy figures out how to bring the two clubs together to help both groups win. In the process, she discovers that she can openly excel in math and science and still be popular with her peers. She also learns how her math and science skills can help her artistic endeavors.Gain an inside perspective on what it’s like when you love math and science and happen to be a girl. Fashion Figures highlights the societal and internal pressures preteen and early-teen girls often face when they excel in these subjects, and it shows strategies for overcoming barriers to being themselves and doing what they love while still fitting in socially.What You'll Learn
  • Girls can have a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects and still be cool
  • Girls can be great at math
  • Math skills are important in non-STEM centered subject areas like fashion and art
  • Math can be fun
Who This Book Is For Pre-teen and early-teen girls (9-14 years old)
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 09/26/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 109 pages

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications (Expert's Voice in Networked Technologies)

https://www.amazon.com/Sensor-Technologies-Healthcare-Enviro...
Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing.  It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains. The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book  guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications.  The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or joint academic research programs. “Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications provides an extensive overview of sensing technologies and their applications in healthcare, wellness, and environmental monitoring. From sensor hardware to system applications and case studies, this book gives readers an in-depth understanding of the technologies and how they can be applied. I would highly recommend it to students or researchers who are interested in wireless sensing technologies and the associated applications.” Dr. Benny Lo Lecturer, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College of London     “This timely addition to the literature on sensors covers the broad complexity of sensing, sensor types, and the vast range of existing and emerging applications in a very clearly written and accessible manner.  It is particularly good at capturing the exciting possibilities that will occur as sensor networks merge with cloud-based ‘big data’ analytics to provide a host of new applications that will impact directly on the individual in ways we cannot fully predict at present.  It really brings this home through the use of carefully chosen case studies that bring the overwhelming concept of 'big data' down to the personal level of individual life and health.”   Dermot Diamond Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, Principal Investigator, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University                                                                      "Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications takes the reader on an end-to-end journey of sensor technologies, covering the fundamentals from an engineering perspective, introducing how the data gleaned can be both processed and visualized, in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains.  It is a must-read for those studying any undergraduate course that involves sensor technologies.  It also provides a thorough foundation for those involved in the research and development of applied sensor systems.  I highly recommend it to any engineer who wishes to broaden their knowledge in this area!" Chris Nugent Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster  
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 01/23/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages

Pro Git

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Git-Scott-Chacon-ebook/dp/B01ISNI...
Pro Git (Second Edition) is your fully-updated guide to Git and its usage in the modern world. Git has come a long way since it was first developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It has taken the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and this book teaches you how to use it like a pro. Effective and well-implemented version control is a necessity for successful web projects, whether large or small. With this book you’ll learn how to master the world of distributed version workflow, use the distributed features of Git to the full, and extend Git to meet your every need. Written by Git pros Scott Chacon and Ben Straub, Pro Git (Second Edition) builds on the hugely successful first edition, and is now fully updated for Git version 2.0, as well as including an indispensable chapter on GitHub. It’s the best book for all your Git needs.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 11/18/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages

Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable

https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Risk-Information-Security-Pr...
Examine the evolving enterprise security landscape and discover how to manage and survive risk. While based primarily on the author’s experience and insights at major companies where he has served as CISO and CSPO, the book also includes many examples from other well-known companies and provides guidance for a management-level audience.Managing Risk and Information Security provides thought leadership in the increasingly important area of enterprise information risk and security. It describes the changing risk environment and why a fresh approach to information security is needed. Because almost every aspect of an enterprise is now dependent on technology not only for internal operations but increasing as a part of product or service creation, the focus of IT security must shift from locking down assets to enabling the business while managing and surviving risk.This edition discusses business risk from a broader perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities and offers strategies for developing solutions. These include discussions of how enterprises can take advantage of new and emerging technologies—such as social media and the huge proliferation of Internet-enabled devices—while minimizing risk.What You'll Learn
  • Review how people perceive risk and the effects it has on information security
  • See why different perceptions of risk within an organization matters
  • Understand and reconcile these differing risk views
  • Gain insights into how to safely enable the use of new technologies
Who This Book Is ForThe primary audience is CIOs and other IT leaders, CISOs and other information security leaders, IT auditors, and other leaders of corporate governance and risk functions. The secondary audience is CEOs, board members, privacy professionals, and less senior-level information security and risk professionals."Harkins’ logical, methodical approach as a CISO to solving the most complex cybersecurity problems is reflected in the lucid style of this book. His enlightened approach to intelligence-based security infrastructure and risk mitigation is our best path forward if we are ever to realize the vast potential of the innovative digital world we are creating while reducing the threats to manageable levels. The author shines a light on that path in a comprehensive yet very readable way." —Art Coviello, Former CEO and Executive Chairman, RSA  
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 08/11/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 187 pages
[1] 2345Next
PDFfetch