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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) Lowest new price: $30.51
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Author: Bill Phillips
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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. 

Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond.

Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

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React Quickly: Painless web apps with React, JSX, Redux, and GraphQL

React Quickly: Painless web apps with React, JSX, Redux, and GraphQL Lowest new price: $40.60
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Author: Azat Mardan

Summary

React Quickly is for anyone who wants to learn React.js fast. This hands-on book teaches you the concepts you need with lots of examples, tutorials, and a large main project that gets built throughout the book.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Successful user interfaces need to be visually interesting, fast, and flowing. The React.js JavaScript library supercharges view-heavy web applications by improving data flow between UI components. React sites update visual elements efficiently and smoothly, minimizing page reloads. React is developer friendly, with a strong ecosystem to support the dev process along the full application stack. And because it's all JavaScript, React is instantly familiar.

About the Book

React Quickly is the tutorial for web developers who want to get started fast with React.js. Following carefully chosen and clearly explained examples, you'll learn React development using your existing JavaScript and web dev skills. You'll explore a host of different projects as you learn about web components, forms, and data.

What's Inside

  • Master React fundamentals
  • Build full web apps with data and routing
  • Test components
  • Optimize React apps

About the Reader

This book is for developers comfortable building web applications with JavaScript.

About the Author

Azat Mardan is a Tech Fellow at Capital One with extensive experience using and teaching JavaScript and Node, and author of several books on JavaScript, Node, React, and Express.

Table of Contens

    PART 1 - REACT FOUNDATION

  1. Meeting React
  2. Baby steps with React
  3. Introduction to JSX
  4. Making React interactive with states
  5. React component lifecycle events
  6. Handling events in React
  7. Working with forms in React
  8. Scaling React components
  9. Project: Menu component
  10. Project: Tooltip component
  11. Project: Timer component
  12. PART 2 - REACT ARCHITECTURE

  13. The Webpack build tool
  14. React routing
  15. Working with data using Redux
  16. Working with data using GraphQL
  17. Unit testing React with Jest
  18. React on Node and Universal JavaScript
  19. Project: Building a bookstore with React Router
  20. Project: Checking passwords with Jest
  21. Project: Implementing autocomplete with Jest, Express, and MongoDB

APPENDIXES

  • Appendix A - Installing applications used in this book
  • Appendix B - React cheatsheet
  • Appendix C - Express.js cheatsheet
  • Appendix D - MongoDB and Mongoose cheatsheet
  • Appendix E - ES6 for success

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Kotlin in Action

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Author: Dmitry Jemerov
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Summary

Kotlin in Action guides experienced Java developers from the language basics of Kotlin all the way through building applications to run on the JVM and Android devices. Foreword by Andrey Breslav, Lead Designer of Kotlin.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Developers want to get work done - and the less hassle, the better. Coding with Kotlin means less hassle. The Kotlin programming language offers an expressive syntax, a strong intuitive type system, and great tooling support along with seamless interoperability with existing Java code, libraries, and frameworks. Kotlin can be compiled to Java bytecode, so you can use it everywhere Java is used, including Android. And with an effi cient compiler and a small standard library, Kotlin imposes virtually no runtime overhead.

About the Book

Kotlin in Action teaches you to use the Kotlin language for production-quality applications. Written for experienced Java developers, this example-rich book goes further than most language books, covering interesting topics like building DSLs with natural language syntax. The authors are core Kotlin developers, so you can trust that even the gnarly details are dead accurate.

What's Inside

  • Functional programming on the JVM
  • Writing clean and idiomatic code
  • Combining Kotlin and Java
  • Domain-specific languages

About the Reader

This book is for experienced Java developers.

About the Author

Dmitry Jemerov and Svetlana Isakova are core Kotlin developers at JetBrains.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - INTRODUCING KOTLIN

  1. Kotlin: what and why
  2. Kotlin basics
  3. Defining and calling functions
  4. Classes, objects, and interfaces
  5. Programming with lambdas
  6. The Kotlin type system
  7. PART 2 - EMBRACING KOTLIN

  8. Operator overloading and other conventions
  9. Higher-order functions: lambdas as parameters and return values
  10. Generics
  11. Annotations and reflection
  12. DSL construction

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Artificial Intelligence with Python: A Comprehensive Guide to Building Intelligent Apps for Python Beginners and Developers

Artificial Intelligence with Python: A Comprehensive Guide to Building Intelligent Apps for Python Beginners and Developers Lowest new price: $44.98
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Author: Prateek Joshi
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Build real-world Artificial Intelligence applications with Python to intelligently interact with the world around you

About This Book

  • Step into the amazing world of intelligent apps using this comprehensive guide
  • Enter the world of Artificial Intelligence, explore it, and create your own applications
  • Work through simple yet insightful examples that will get you up and running with Artificial Intelligence in no time

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Python developers who want to build real-world Artificial Intelligence applications. This book is friendly to Python beginners, but being familiar with Python would be useful to play around with the code. It will also be useful for experienced Python programmers who are looking to use Artificial Intelligence techniques in their existing technology stacks.

What You Will Learn

  • Realize different classification and regression techniques
  • Understand the concept of clustering and how to use it to automatically segment data
  • See how to build an intelligent recommender system
  • Understand logic programming and how to use it
  • Build automatic speech recognition systems
  • Understand the basics of heuristic search and genetic programming
  • Develop games using Artificial Intelligence
  • Learn how reinforcement learning works
  • Discover how to build intelligent applications centered on images, text, and time series data
  • See how to use deep learning algorithms and build applications based on it

In Detail

Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly relevant in the modern world. By harnessing the power of algorithms, you can create apps which intelligently interact with the world around you, building intelligent recommender systems, automatic speech recognition systems and more.

Starting with AI basics you'll move on to learn how to develop building blocks using data mining techniques. Discover how to make informed decisions about which algorithms to use, and how to apply them to real-world scenarios. This practical book covers a range of topics including predictive analytics and deep learning.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  2. Classification and Regression Using Supervised Learning
  3. Predictive Analytics with Ensemble Learning
  4. Detecting Patterns with Unsupervised Learning
  5. Building Recommender Systems
  6. Logic Programming
  7. Heuristic Search Techniques
  8. Genetic Algorithms
  9. Building Games with Artificial Intelligence
  10. Natural Language Processing
  11. Probabilistic Reasoning for Sequential Data
  12. Building A Speech Recognizer
  13. Object Detection and Tracking
  14. Artificial Neural Networks
  15. Reinforcement Learning
  16. Deep Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks

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Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) Lowest new price: $25.74
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Author: Matthew Mathias
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Through the authors' carefully constructed explanations and examples, you will develop an understanding of Swift grammar and the elements of effective Swift style. This book is written for Swift 3.0 and will also show you how to navigate Xcode 8 and get the most out of Apple's documentation. 

Throughout the book, the authors share their insights into Swift to ensure that you understand the hows and whys of Swift and can put that understanding to use in different contexts.

After working through the book, you will have the knowledge and confidence  to develop your own solutions to a wide range of programming challenges using Swift.

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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) Lowest new price: $26.35
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Author: Christian Keur
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Updated for Xcode 8, Swift 3, and iOS 10, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS training and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful.
 
Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. You get a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you've learned.

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Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches

Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches Lowest new price: $25.49
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Author: James Bannan
Brand: Manning Publications

Summary

Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you'll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

About the Technology

Businesses rely on a complex patchwork of client computers, physical and virtual servers, middleware, mobile devices, and cloud services. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) sits in the middle of this mix, providing a single administrative control center to deploy and manage Windows servers and applications across your entire infrastructure, including cross-platform management of Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX. To get up to speed with the day-to-day tasks of managing a system with ConfigMgr, all you need is this book—and a quiet place to eat your lunch.

About the Book

Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you’ll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly. Whether you’re a new sysadmin or you already understand the inner workings of Active Directory and Windows Server, you’ll be productive immediately as you work through the 22 self-contained lessons in this handy tutorial.

What's Inside

  • Covers the latest build of Configuration Manager
  • How to simplify updates, operating system deployment, and reporting
  • Cross-platform and mobile management including Linux, OS X, and Windows
  • Smart application delivery

About the Reader

No prior experience with System Center Configuration Manager needed.

About the Author

James Bannan is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP based in Australia.

Table of Contents

  1. Before you begin
  2. Setting up your lab environment
  3. Making ConfigMgr aware of your environment
  4. Managing ConfigMgr devices and users
  5. Organizing devices and users
  6. Configuring ConfigMgr clients
  7. Creating and configuring applications with the AppModel
  8. Deploying applications and packages to ConfigMgr clients
  9. Ensuring that ConfigMgr clients can access content
  10. Keeping ConfigMgr clients patched
  11. Preparing to deploy Windows
  12. Deploying Windows
  13. Advanced deployment of Windows with ConfigMgr and MDT
  14. Managing Linux clients
  15. Deploying to Linux and Mac clients
  16. Managing anti-malware with ConfigMgr
  17. Making sure clients are healthy
  18. Reporting in ConfigMgr
  19. Keeping an eye on your clients
  20. What to do when things go wrong
  21. Securing ConfigMgr
  22. All engines full steam ahead

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Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja Lowest new price: $36.08
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Author: John Resig

Summary

More than ever, the web is a universal platform for all types of applications, and JavaScript is the language of the web. If you're serious about web development, it's not enough to be a decent JavaScript coder. You need to be ninja-stealthy, efficient, and ready for anything. This book shows you how.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

JavaScript is rapidly becoming a universal language for every type of application, whether on the web, on the desktop, in the cloud, or on mobile devices. When you become a JavaScript pro, you have a powerful skill set that’s usable across all these domains.

About the Book

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, Second Edition uses practical examples to clearly illustrate each core concept and technique. This completely revised edition shows you how to master key JavaScript concepts such as functions, closures, objects, prototypes, and promises. It covers APIs such as the DOM, events, and timers. You’ll discover best practice techniques such as testing, and cross-browser development, all taught from the perspective of skilled JavaScript practitioners.

What’s Inside

  • Writing more effective code with functions, objects, and closures
  • Learning to avoid JavaScript application pitfalls
  • Using regular expressions to write succinct text-processing code
  • Managing asynchronous code with promises
  • Fully revised to cover concepts from ES6 and ES7

About the Reader

You don’t have to be a ninja to read this book—just be willing to become one. Are you ready?

About the Authors

John Resig is an acknowledged JavaScript authority and the creator of the jQuery library. Bear Bibeault is a web developer and author of the first edition, as well as coauthor of Ajax in Practice, Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action, and jQuery in Action from Manning. Josip Maras is a post-doctoral researcher and teacher.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - WARMING UP

  1. JavaScript is everywhere
  2. Building the page at runtime
  3. PART 2 - UNDERSTANDING FUNCTIONS

  4. First-class functions for the novice: definitions and arguments
  5. Functions for the journeyman: understanding function invocation
  6. Functions for the master: closures and scopes
  7. Functions for the future: generators and promises
  8. PART 3 - DIGGING INTO OBJECTS AND FORTIFYING YOUR CODE

  9. Object orientation with prototypes
  10. Controlling access to objects
  11. Dealing with collections
  12. Wrangling regular expressions
  13. Code modularization techniques
  14. PART 4 - BROWSER RECONNAISSANCE

  15. Working the DOM
  16. Surviving events
  17. Developing cross-browser strategies

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Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))

Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)) Lowest new price: $10.89
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O'Reilly's bestselling book on Linux's bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell.As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it's what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn't. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides.If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn:

  • How to install bash as your login shell
  • The basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs
  • Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings
  • How to customize your shell environment without programming
  • The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables
  • Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells
  • Debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes
  • Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security

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Programming iOS 11: Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks

Programming iOS 11: Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks Lowest new price: $54.32
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Author: Matt Neuburg

If you’re grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks.



  • Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch
  • Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface
  • Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls
  • Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors
  • Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar
  • Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads


Stay up-to-date on iOS 11 innovations, such as:

  • Drag and drop
  • Autolayout changes (including the new safe area)
  • Stretchable navigation bars
  • Table cell swipe buttons
  • Dynamic type improvements
  • Offline sound file rendering, image picker controller changes, new map annotation types, and more


All example code (now rewritten in Swift 4) is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run.

Want to brush up on the basics? Pick up iOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift to learn about Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa. Together with Programming iOS 11, you’ll gain a solid, rigorous, and practical understanding of iOS 11 development.

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