Top Computer Software Ebook Best Sellers

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book - Rafael Concepcion Cover Art

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book by Rafael Concepcion

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does -- an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2021 release) contains lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchase of this book includes valuable online features. Follow the instructions in the books Getting Started section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic (2021 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.) Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic software.

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Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love

Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love by Roman Pichler

The First Guide to Scrum-Based Agile Product Management In Agile Product Management with Scrum, leading Scrum consultant Roman Pichler uses real-world examples to demonstrate how product owners can create successful products with Scrum. He describes a broad range of agile product management practices, including making agile product discovery work, taking advantage of emergent requirements, creating the minimal marketable product, leveraging early customer feedback, and working closely with the development team. Benefitting from Pichler’s extensive experience, you’ll learn how Scrum product ownership differs from traditional product management and how to avoid and overcome the common challenges that Scrum product owners face. Coverage includes Understanding the product owner’s role: what product owners do, how they do it, and the surprising implications Envisioning the product: creating a compelling product vision to galvanize and guide the team and stakeholders Grooming the product backlog: managing the product backlog effectively even for the most complex products Planning the release: bringing clarity to scheduling, budgeting, and functionality decisions Collaborating in sprint meetings: understanding the product owner’s role in sprint meetings, including the dos and don’ts Transitioning into product ownership: succeeding as a product owner and establishing the role in the enterprise This book is an indispensable resource for anyone who works as a product owner, or expects to do so, as well as executives and coaches interested in establishing agile product management.

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Learning Tableau 2020

Learning Tableau 2020 Create effective data visualizations, build interactive visual analytics, and transform your organization, 4th Edition by Joshua N. Milligan

Gain a solid foundation to learn Tableau, and develop the skills and abilities required for an advanced mastery of the tool. Whether you're new to Tableau or have been using it years, you will benefit from this book. Key Features Explore the latest Tableau 2020 features and redefine business analytics for your firm Understand visualizing data and creating interactive dashboards to gain meaningful insights Learn implementing effective data storytelling to redefine how your business leverages data and makes decisions Book Description Learning Tableau strengthens your command on Tableau fundamentals and builds on advanced topics. The book starts by taking you through foundational principles of Tableau. We then demonstrate various types of connections and how to work with metadata. We teach you to use a wide variety of visualizations to analyze and communicate the data, and introduce you to calculations and parameters. We then take an in-depth look at level of detail (LOD) expressions and use them to solve complex data challenges. Up next, we show table calculations, how to extend and alter default visualizations, build an interactive dashboard, and master the art of telling stories with data. This Tableau book will introduce you to visual statistical analytics capabilities, create different types of visualizations and dynamic dashboards for rich user experiences. We then move on to maps and geospatial visualization, and the new Data Model capabilities introduced in Tableau 2020.2. You will further use Tableau Prep's ability to clean and structure data and share the stories contained in your data. By the end of this book, you will be proficient in implementing the powerful features of Tableau 2020 for decision-making. What you will learn Develop stunning visualizations to explain complex data with clarity Explore exciting new Data Model capabilities Connect to various data sources to bring all your data together Leverage Tableau Prep Builder's amazing capabilities for data cleaning and structuring Create and use calculations to solve problems and enrich the analytics Master advanced topics such as sets, LOD calculations, and much more Enable smart decisions with data clustering, distribution, and forecasting Share your data stories to build a culture of trust and action Who this book is for This Tableau book is for anyone who wants to understand data. If you're new to Tableau, don't worry. This book will simplify Tableau for beginners to build on the foundations to help you understand how Tableau really works and then builds on that knowledge with practical examples before moving on to advanced techniques. Having a bit of background with data will help, but you don't need to know scripting, SQL or database structures.

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Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2021 release

Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2021 release by Conrad Chavez & Andrew Faulkner

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does -- an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2021 release) contains 15 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the books Getting Started section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop (2021 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.) Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop software.

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Microsoft Teams For Dummies

Microsoft Teams For Dummies by Rosemarie Withee

Work seamlessly together with Microsoft Teams It was only a matter of time before Microsoft 365 built an actual virtual office. And Microsoft Teams is it, rocketing from 13 to 75 million daily users in a single year. The new edition of Microsoft Teams For Dummies gives you an in-depth introductory tour through the latest version of the app, exploring the many different ways you can chat, call, meet, work remotely, and collaborate with others in real time—whether you're using it as an all-in-one tool for working from home or as an extension to your brick-and-mortar office. Available as a stand-alone app or as part of Microsoft 365, it allows you to work seamlessly with almost any other Microsoft app. The friendly onboarding provided by this book takes you from the basics of file-sharing, organizing teams, and using video to must-have insights into less obvious functionality, such as posting the same message to multiple channels, muffling background noise (useful if you're working from home!), and choosing more than one feed to concentrate on when video-conferencing (allowing you to pay attention to the speaker and your team members at the same time). As well as clueing you in on how things work, you'll also find advice on the most effective ways of using them, with best-practices recommendations and tips on integrating Microsoft Teams into your existing workflows. Set up the interface Communicate on chat and video, inside and outside your org Integrate Microsoft Teams with your other Office apps Optimize your approach to meetings, working across large teams, and more! Whether you're using Microsoft Teams for work, within your family, or for a collaborative hobby, you'll find everything you need to get everyone on the same page in the same virtual room.

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Working Effectively with Legacy Code

Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers

Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control. The topics covered include Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platform—with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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The Algorithm Design Manual

The Algorithm Design Manual Second Edition by Steven S. Skiena

....The most comprehensive guide to designing practical and efficient algorithms!.... The Algorithm Design Manual, Second Edition "...the book is an algorithm-implementation treasure trove, and putting all of these implementations in one place was no small feat. The list of implementations [and] extensive bibliography make the book an invaluable resource for everyone interested in the subject." --ACM Computing Reviews "It has all the right ingredients: rich contents, friendly, personal language, subtle humor, the right references, and a plethora of pointers to resources."  -- P. Takis Metaxas, Wellesley College "This is the most approachable book on algorithms I have." -- Megan Squire, Elon University, USA This newly expanded and updated second edition of the best-selling classic continues to take the "mystery" out of designing algorithms, and analyzing their efficacy and efficiency. Expanding on the first edition, the book now serves as the primary textbook of choice for algorithm design courses while maintaining its status as the premier practical reference guide to algorithms for programmers, researchers, and students. The reader-friendly Algorithm Design Manual provides straightforward access to combinatorial algorithms technology, stressing design over analysis. The first part, Techniques , provides accessible instruction on methods for designing and analyzing computer algorithms. The second part, Resources , is intended for browsing and reference, and comprises the catalog of algorithmic resources, implementations and an extensive bibliography. NEW to the second edition: • Doubles the tutorial material and exercises over the first edition • Provides full online support for lecturers, and a completely updated and improved website component with lecture slides, audio and video • Contains a unique catalog identifying the 75 algorithmic problems that arise most often in practice, leading the reader down the right path to solve them • Includes several NEW "war stories" relating experiences from real-world applications • Provides up-to-date links leading to the very best algorithm implementations available in C, C++, and Java ADDITIONAL Learning Tools: • Exercises include "job interview problems" from major software companies • Highlighted take-home lesson boxes emphasize essential concepts • Provides comprehensive references to both survey articles and the primary literature • Exercises point to relevant programming contest challenge problems • Many algorithms presented with actual code (written in C) as well as pseudo-code • A full set of lecture slides and additional material available at www.algorist.com Written by a well-known algorithms researcher who received the IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Teaching Award, this new edition of The Algorithm Design Manual is an essential learning tool for students needing a solid grounding in algorithms, as well as a special text/reference for professionals who need an authoritative and insightful guide. Professor Skiena is also author of the popular Springer text, Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual .

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Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Test...

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Test... by Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

Testing is a key component of agile development. The widespread adoption of agile methods has brought the need for effective testing into the limelight, and agile projects have transformed the role of testers. Much of a tester’s function, however, remains largely misunderstood. What is the true role of a tester? Do agile teams actually need members with QA backgrounds? What does it really mean to be an “agile tester?” Two of the industry’s most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions and many others. In Agile Testing, Crispin and Gregory define agile testing and illustrate the tester’s role with examples from real agile teams. They teach you how to use the agile testing quadrants to identify what testing is needed, who should do it, and what tools might help. The book chronicles an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester and explains the seven key success factors of agile testing. Readers will come away from this book understanding How to get testers engaged in agile development Where testers and QA managers fit on an agile team What to look for when hiring an agile tester How to transition from a traditional cycle to agile development How to complete testing activities in short iterations How to use tests to successfully guide development How to overcome barriers to test automation This book is a must for agile testers, agile teams, their managers, and their customers.

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Microservices Patterns

Microservices Patterns With examples in Java by Chris Richardson

"A comprehensive overview of the challenges teams face when moving to microservices, with industry-tested solutions to these problems." - Tim Moore, Lightbend 44 reusable patterns to develop and deploy reliable production-quality microservices-based applications, with worked examples in Java Key Features 44 design patterns for building and deploying microservices applications Drawing on decades of unique experience from author and microservice architecture pioneer Chris Richardson A pragmatic approach to the benefits and the drawbacks of microservices architecture Solve service decomposition, transaction management, and inter-service communication   Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.   About The Book Microservices Patterns teaches you 44 reusable patterns to reliably develop and deploy production-quality microservices-based applications. This invaluable set of design patterns builds on decades of distributed system experience, adding new patterns for composing services into systems that scale and perform under real-world conditions. More than just a patterns catalog, this practical guide with worked examples offers industry-tested advice to help you design, implement, test, and deploy your microservices-based application. What You Will Learn         How (and why!) to use microservices architecture Service decomposition strategies Transaction management and querying patterns Effective testing strategies Deployment patterns       This Book Is Written For Written for enterprise developers familiar with standard enterprise application architecture. Examples are in Java. About The Author Chris Richardson is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star, author of Manning’s POJOs in Action, and creator of the original CloudFoundry.com. Table of Contents                                                     • Escaping monolithic hell • Decomposition strategies • Interprocess communication in a microservice architecture • Managing transactions with sagas • Designing business logic in a microservice architecture • Developing business logic with event sourcing • Implementing queries in a microservice architecture • External API patterns • Testing microservices: part 1 • Testing microservices: part 2 • Developing production-ready services • Deploying microservices • Refactoring to microservices                                    

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Kill It with Fire

Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones) by Marianne Bellotti

Kill It with Fire chronicles the challenges of dealing with aging computer systems, along with sound modernization strategies. How to survive a legacy apocalypse   “Kill it with fire,” the typical first reaction to a legacy system falling into obsolescence, is a knee-jerk approach that often burns through tons of money and time only to result in a less efficient solution. This book offers a far more forgiving modernization framework, laying out smart value-add strategies and proven techniques that work equally well for ancient systems and brand-new ones.   Renowned for restoring some of the world’s oldest, messiest computer networks to operational excellence, software engineering expert Marianne Bellotti distills key lessons and insights from her experience into practical, research-backed guidance to help you determine when and how to modernize. With witty, engaging prose, Bellotti explains why new doesn’t always mean better, weaving in illuminating case studies and anecdotes from her work in the field.   You’ll learn:   •  Where to focus your maintenance efforts for maximum impact and value   •  How to pick the right modernization solutions for your specific needs and keep your plans on track   •  How to assess whether your migrations will add value before you invest in them   •  What to consider before moving data to the cloud   •  How to determine when a project is finished   Packed with resources, exercises, and flexible frameworks for organizations of all ages and sizes, Kill It with Fire will give you a vested interest in your technology’s future.  

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iMac (M1 2021) Complete Guide

iMac (M1 2021) Complete Guide A Comprehensive Illustrated, Practical Guide to Maximizing the 2021 iMac & MacOS Big Sur by Scott Edward

The new 24-inch iMac is a remarkable machine; powered by Apple’s new M1 processor, it feels modern and up-to-date in a way that iMacs haven’t for a number of years. It’s now powered by the same silicon that you ‘ll find in the new MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and MacBook Air, and there are important changes both under the hood and on the surface—everything from a refreshed color scheme to a new magnetic power cord. Indeed, just one glance shows that the iMac’s profile been slenderized and modernized. The usual 21.5-inch screen has been scaled up to 24-inches without making the computer itself any larger (thank a much smaller bezel), and the iMac is now available in up to seven colors, depending upon which model you choose. This book will help you with a collection of ACTIONABLE tips and tricks. It contains specific step-by-step instructions that are well organized and easy to read. With the aid of the screenshots, even a new user of Mac can understand this book easily. Here is a Preview of what you will learn: New features on your iMac iMac Magic Keyboard iMac Magic Mouse Set up your iMac Apple Account on Mac The desktop, menu bar, and Help on your Mac The Finder on your Mac The Dock on your Mac Notification Center on your Mac Siri on your Mac Display settings for your Mac Spotlight on your Mac Use iCloud and Continuity Screen Time on Mac Use Handoff on your Mac Sidecar on your Mac Continuity Sketch and Continuity Markup on your Mac Unlock your Mac and approve tasks with Apple Watch Use AirPlay on your Mac Use AirPrint on your Mac Use AirDrop on your Mac Apps included with your iMac Keyboard shortcuts on your Mac Take a screenshot on your Mac Security features for iMac Important safety information for your MacAnd so much more! Download your copy of “iMac (M1 2020) Complete Guide”.

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Bitcoin For Dummies

Bitcoin For Dummies by Prypto

Learn the ins and outs of Bitcoin so you can get started today Bitcoin For Dummies is the fast, easy way to start trading crypto currency, with clear explanations and expert advice for breaking into this exciting new market. Understanding the mechanisms and risk behind Bitcoin can be a challenge, but this book breaks it down into easy-to-understand language to give you a solid grasp of just where your money is going. You'll learn the details of Bitcoin trading, how to set up your Bitcoin wallet, and everything you need to get started right away. An in-depth discussion on security shows you how to protect yourself against some of the riskier aspects of this open-source platform, helping you reduce your risks in the market and use Bitcoin safely and effectively. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks, with transaction management and issuing of Bitcoins carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin allows easy mobile payments, fast international payments, low- or no-fee transactions, multi-signature capabilities, and more, but the nuances of the market can be difficult to grasp. This informative guide lays it all out in plain English, so you can strengthen your understanding and get started now. Understand the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market Learn how to set up your Bitcoin wallet Protect yourself against fraud and theft Get started trading this exciting new currency The Bitcoin market is huge, growing quickly, and packed with potential. There's also some risk, so you need to go in fully informed and take steps to manage your risk wisely. Bitcoin For Dummies is the clear, quick, easy-to-follow guide to getting started with Bitcoin.

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Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies

Excel 2019 All-in-One For Dummies by Greg Harvey

Make Excel work for you   Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies offers eight books in one!! It is completely updated to reflect the major changes Microsoft is making to Office with the 2019 release. From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, to sharing and reviewing worksheets, to editing macros with Visual Basic, it provides you with a broad scope of the most common Excel applications and functions—including formatting worksheets, setting up formulas, protecting worksheets, importing data, charting data, and performing statistical functions.     The book covers importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas, generating pivot tables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries. More advanced topics include worksheet sharing and auditing, performing error trapping, building and running macros, charting data, and using Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to analyze, model, and visualize vast quantities of data from a variety of local and online sources.   Get familiar with Worksheet design Find out how to work with charts and graphics Use Excel for data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization Make sense of macros and VBA If you’re a new or inexperienced user looking to spend more time on your projects than trying to figure out how to make Excel work for you, this all-encompassing book makes it easy!

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The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition, 2/e - David Thomas & Andrew Hunt Cover Art

The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition, 2/e

The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition, 2/e by David Thomas & Andrew Hunt

"One of the most significant books in my life." —Obie Fernandez, Author, The Rails Way "Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours." —Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile , Agile Estimating and Planning , and User Stories Applied ". . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come." —Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks ". . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof." —VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech books you'll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you're new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you'll come away with fresh insights each and every time. Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories. Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to: Fight software rotLearn continuouslyAvoid the trap of duplicating knowledgeWrite flexible, dynamic, and adaptable codeHarness the power of basic toolsAvoid programming by coincidenceLearn real requirementsSolve the underlying problems of concurrent codeGuard against security vulnerabilitiesBuild teams of Pragmatic ProgrammersTake responsibility for your work and careerTest ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testingImplement the Pragmatic Starter KitDelight your users Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer. Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.

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The Missing README

The Missing README A Guide for the New Software Engineer by Chris Riccomini & Dmitriy Ryaboy

Key concepts and best practices for new software engineers — stuff critical to your workplace success that you weren’t taught in school. For new software engineers, knowing how to program is only half the battle. You’ll quickly find that many of the skills and processes key to your success are not taught in any school or bootcamp. The Missing README fills in that gap—a distillation of workplace lessons, best practices, and engineering fundamentals that the authors have taught rookie developers at top companies for more than a decade.   Early chapters explain what to expect when you begin your career at a company. The book’s middle section expands your technical education, teaching you how to work with existing codebases, address and prevent technical debt, write production-grade software, manage dependencies, test effectively, do code reviews, safely deploy software, design evolvable architectures, and handle incidents when you’re on-call. Additional chapters cover planning and interpersonal skills such as Agile planning, working effectively with your manager, and growing to senior levels and beyond.   You’ll learn:   •  How to use the legacy code change algorithm, and leave code cleaner than you found it   •  How to write operable code with logging, metrics, configuration, and defensive programming   •  How to write deterministic tests, submit code reviews, and give feedback on other people’s code   •  The technical design process, including experiments, problem definition, documentation, and collaboration   •  What to do when you are on-call, and how to navigate production incidents   •  Architectural techniques that make code change easier   •  Agile development practices like sprint planning, stand-ups, and retrospectives   This is the book your tech lead wishes every new engineer would read before they start. By the end, you’ll know what it takes to transition into the workplace–from CS classes or bootcamps to professional software engineering.  

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Technology Strategy Patterns

Technology Strategy Patterns Architecture as Strategy by Eben Hewitt

Technologists who want their ideas heard, understood, and funded are often told to speak the language of business—without really knowing what that is. This book’s toolkit provides architects, product managers, technology managers, and executives with a shared language—in the form of repeatable, practical patterns and templates—to produce great technology strategies. Author Eben Hewitt developed 39 patterns over the course of a decade in his work as CTO, CIO, and chief architect for several global tech companies. With these proven tools, you can define, create, elaborate, refine, and communicate your architecture goals, plans, and approach in a way that executives can readily understand, approve, and execute. This book covers: Architecture and strategy: Adopt a strategic architectural mindset to make a meaningful material impact Creating your strategy: Define the components of your technology strategy using proven patterns Communicating the strategy: Convey your technology strategy in a compelling way to a variety of audiences Bringing it all together: Employ patterns individually or in clusters for specific problems; use the complete framework for a comprehensive strategy

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Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Designing Data-Intensive Applications The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems by Martin Kleppmann

Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectivelyMake informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different toolsNavigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexityUnderstand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are builtPeek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures

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Robert C. Martin Clean Code Collection, The

Robert C. Martin Clean Code Collection, The by Robert C. Martin

The Robert C. Martin Clean Code Collection consists of two bestselling eBooks: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship by Robert C. Martin The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers by Robert C. Martin In Clean Code , legendary software expert Robert C. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code "on the fly" into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer—but only if you work at it. You will be challenged to think about what's right about that code and what's wrong with it. More important, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft. In The Clean Coder , Martin introduces the disciplines, techniques, tools, and practices of true software craftsmanship. This book is packed with practical advice—about everything from estimating and coding to refactoring and testing. It covers much more than technique: It is about attitude. Martin shows how to approach software development with honor, self-respect, and pride; work well and work clean; communicate and estimate faithfully; face difficult decisions with clarity and honesty; and understand that deep knowledge comes with a responsibility to act. Readers of this collection will come away understanding How to tell the difference between good and bad codeHow to write good code and how to transform bad code into good codeHow to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classesHow to format code for maximum readabilityHow to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logicHow to unit test and practice test-driven developmentWhat it means to behave as a true software craftsmanHow to deal with conflict, tight schedules, and unreasonable managersHow to get into the flow of coding and get past writer’s blockHow to handle unrelenting pressure and avoid burnoutHow to combine enduring attitudes with new development paradigmsHow to manage your time and avoid blind alleys, marshes, bogs, and swampsHow to foster environments where programmers and teams can thriveWhen to say "No"—and how to say itWhen to say "Yes"—and what yes really means

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Excel Formulas and Functions 2020

Excel Formulas and Functions 2020 The Step by Step Excel Guide with Examples on How to Create Powerful Formulas (Excel Academy Book 1) by Adam Ramirez

Are you working on a project where you need to perform complex mathematical and financial operations? Did you know you could use Excel to perform such calculations using the predefined functions and formulae? Are you looking for a way to learn these functions better? If you answered yes to any of the questions, you have chosen the right book. Microsoft Excel is an application that helps you save time and analyze data easily. It has multiple predefined functions you can use to perform complex calculations and analysis and make your job easy. A lot of people struggle to understand these functions for multiple reasons, and therefore, cannot use the application well. Regardless of the industry you work in, you must understand the use of these functions so you can improve your analysis and understanding of the data. Use this book as your guide to understand different functions and formulae in Excel. In this book, you will learn about: ●What Microsoft Excel is, and its benefits ●The Formula Tab in Excel ●Types of Referencing ●Different functions in Excel ●Some tips and shortcuts To make it easy for you to learn these formulae, there are several screenshots to guide you and make the functions easy for you. If you want to learn more about how to use Excel, click on the buy now button now and grab a copy of this book today!

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Learn Computer Science with Swift

Learn Computer Science with Swift Computation Concepts, Programming Paradigms, Data Management, and Modern Component Architectures with Swift and Playgrounds by Jesse Feiler

Master the basics of solving logic puzzles, and creating algorithms using Swift on Apple platforms. This book is based on the curriculum currently being used in common computer classes. You’ll learn to automate algorithmic processes that scale using Swift in the context of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Begin by understanding how to think computationally: to formulate a computational problem and recognize patterns and ways to validate it. Then jump ahead past the abstractions and conceptual work into using code snippets to build frameworks and write code using Xcode and Swift. Once you have frameworks in place, you’ll learn to use algorithms and structure data. Finally, you’ll see how to bring people into what you’ve built through a useable UI and how UI and code relate.

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Smart and Gets Things Done

Smart and Gets Things Done Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent by Avram Joel Spolsky

This book gets to the heart of the matter: how to recognize a great developer when you see one. The author writes humorously but seriously about his methods for sorting resumes, for finding great candidates, and for interviewing, in person and by phone.

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Implementing Lean Software Development

Implementing Lean Software Development From Concept to Cash by Mary Poppendieck & Tom Poppendieck

"This remarkable book combines practical advice, ready-to-use techniques, anda deep understanding of why this is the right way to develop software. I haveseen software teams transformed by the ideas in this book." --Mike Cohn, author of Agile Estimating and Planning "As a lean practitioner myself, I have loved and used their first book for years.When this second book came out, I was delighted that it was even better. If youare interested in how lean principles can be useful for software developmentorganizations, this is the book you are looking for. The Poppendiecks offer abeautiful blend of history, theory, and practice." --Alan Shalloway, coauthor of Design Patterns Explained "I've enjoyed reading the book very much. I feel it might even be better than thefirst lean book by Tom and Mary, while that one was already exceptionallygood! Mary especially has a lot of knowledge related to lean techniques inproduct development and manufacturing. It's rare that these techniques areactually translated to software. This is something no other book does well(except their first book)." --Bas Vodde "The new book by Mary and Tom Poppendieck provides a well-written andcomprehensive introduction to lean principles and selected practices for softwaremanagers and engineers. It illustrates the application of the values andpractices with well-suited success stories. I enjoyed reading it." --Roman Pichler " In Implementing Lean Software Development, the Poppendiecks explore moredeeply the themes they introduced in Lean Software Development. They beginwith a compelling history of lean thinking, then move to key areas such asvalue, waste, and people. Each chapter includes exercises to help you apply keypoints. If you want a better understanding of how lean ideas can work withsoftware, this book is for you." --Bill Wake, independent consultant In 2003, Mary and Tom Poppendieck's Lean Software Development introduced breakthrough development techniques that leverage Lean principles to deliver unprecedented agility and value. Now their widely anticipated sequel and companion guide shows exactly how to implement Lean software development, hands-on. This new book draws on the Poppendiecks' unparalleled experience helping development organizations optimize the entire software value stream. You'll discover the right questions to ask, the key issues to focus on, and techniques proven to work. The authors present case studies from leading-edge software organizations, and offer practical exercises for jumpstarting your own Lean initiatives. Managing to extend, nourish, and leverage agile practices Building true development teams, not just groups Driving quality through rapid feedback and detailed discipline Making decisions Just-in-Time, but no later Delivering fast: How PatientKeeper delivers 45 rock-solid releases per year Making tradeoffs that really satisfy customers Implementing Lean Software Development is indispensable to anyone who wants more effective development processes--managers, project leaders, senior developers, and architects in enterprise IT and software companies alike.

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QuickBooks 2022 All-in-One For Dummies

QuickBooks 2022 All-in-One For Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson

The soup-to-nuts QuickBooks reference that will make your small business life so much simpler!  QuickBooks makes it quick to do your books, and  QuickBooks 2022 All-in-One For Dummies  makes it easy. The leading small business accounting software will become your best friend, helping you cut costs (no more expensive financial services) and save time, with all your accounting and payroll info in one place. With this value-priced, bestselling reference, you’ve got access to 8 mini-books that give you the answers you need to make running a small business that much more manageable.  Inside, you’ll discover the key features of QuickBooks, plus refresh your memory on double-entry bookkeeping and all the other basics of small business accounting. This jargon-free guide shows you, step-by-step, how to plan your perfect budget, simplify tax returns, manage inventory, create invoices, track costs, generate reports, and accurately check off every other financial task that comes across your desk!   Get the most out of QuickBooks 2022, including all the latest features and updates  Sharpen your finance and accounting know-how with a friendly rundown of the must-knows  Keep yourself in business with a solid budget, a world-class business plan, and clean payroll  Take the headache out of tax time with QuickTime’s automated tax preparation  QuickBooks All-in-One 2022 For Dummies is the trusted go-to that will save you time and allow you to focus on the business of running your small business! 

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Effective Cybersecurity

Effective Cybersecurity A Guide to Using Best Practices and Standards, 1/e by William Stallings

William Stallings' Effective Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive and unified explanation of the best practices and standards that represent proven, consensus techniques for implementing cybersecurity. Stallings draws on the immense work that has been collected in multiple key security documents, making this knowledge far more accessible than it has ever been before. Effective Cybersecurity is organized to align with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, but deepens, extends, and complements ISF's work with extensive insights from the ISO 27002 Code of Practice for Information Security Controls, the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, COBIT 5 for Information Security, and a wide spectrum of standards and guidelines documents from ISO, ITU-T, NIST, Internet RFCs, other official sources, and the professional, academic, and industry literature. In a single expert source, current and aspiring cybersecurity practitioners will find comprehensive and usable practices for successfully implementing cybersecurity within any organization. Stallings covers: Security Planning: Developing approaches for managing and controlling the cybersecurity function; defining the requirements specific to a given IT environment; and developing policies and procedures for managing the security functionSecurity Management: Implementing the controls to satisfy the defined security requirementsSecurity Evaluation: Assuring that the security management function enables business continuity; monitoring, assessing, and improving the suite of cybersecurity controls. Beyond requiring a basic understanding of cryptographic terminology and applications, this book is self-contained: all technology areas are explained without requiring other reference material. Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material. These include: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, and glossaries to QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.

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Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide - Devin Knight, Mitchell Pearson, Bradley Schacht & Erin Ostrowsky Cover Art

Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide

Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide Bring your data to life through data modeling, visualization, digital storytelling, and more, 2nd Edition by Devin Knight, Mitchell Pearson, Bradley Schacht & Erin Ostrowsky

An accessible fast paced introduction to all aspects of Power BI for new or aspiring BI professionals, data analysts, and data visualizers Key Features Updated with the latest features in Power BI including Dataflow, AI insights, visuals and row level securityGet faster and more intuitive data insights using Microsoft Power BI and its business intelligence capabilitiesBuild accurate analytical models, reports, and dashboards Book Description This revised edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest enhancements to Power BI. It includes a new chapter dedicated to dataflow, and covers all the essential concepts such as installation, designing effective data models, as well as building basic dashboards and visualizations to help you and your organization make better business decisions. You'll learn how to obtain data from a variety of sources and clean it using Power BI Query Editor. You'll then find out how you can design your data model to navigate and explore relationships within it and build DAX formulas to make your data easier to work with. Visualizing your data is a key element in this book, and you'll get to grips rapidly with data visualization styles and enhanced digital storytelling techniques. In addition, you will acquire the skills to build your own dataflows, understand the Common Data Model, and automate data flow refreshes to eradicate data cleansing inefficiency. This guide will help you understand how to administer your organization's Power BI environment so that deployment can be made seamless, data refreshes can run properly, and security can be fully implemented. By the end of this Power BI book, you'll have a better understanding of how to get the most out of Power BI to perform effective business intelligence. What you will learn Connect to data sources using import and DirectQuery optionsUse Query Editor for data transformation and data cleansing processes, including writing M and R scripts and dataflows to do the same in the cloudDesign optimized data models by designing relationships and DAX calculationsDesign effective reports with built-in and custom visualsAdopt Power BI Desktop and Service to implement row-level securityAdminister a Power BI cloud tenant for your organizationUse built-in AI capabilities to enhance Power BI data transformation techniquesDeploy your Power BI desktop files into the Power BI Report Server Who this book is for Aspiring business intelligence professionals who want to learn Power BI will find this book useful. If you have a basic understanding of BI concepts and want to learn how to apply them using Microsoft Power BI, this book is for you.

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Office 365 All-in-One For Dummies - Peter Weverka & Matt Wade Cover Art

Office 365 All-in-One For Dummies

Office 365 All-in-One For Dummies by Peter Weverka & Matt Wade

Multiply your productivity with the world's most straightforward guide to the world's most popular office software Microsoft Office 365 contains straightforward tools for virtually every office task you could possibly think of. And learning how to use this powerful software is much easier than you might expect! With the latest edition of Office 365 All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get a grip on some of the most popular and effective office software on the planet, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and Teams. This expanded handbook walks you through the ins and outs of reviewing and composing documents with Word, hosting and joining meetings with Teams, crunching numbers with Excel, and answering emails with Outlook. And it's ideal for anyone who's brand new to Office and those who just need a quick refresher on the latest useful updates from Microsoft. In this one-stop reference, you'll find: Step-by-step instructions on the installation, maintenance, and navigation of all the critical components of Office 365 Guidance for using Office 365's built-in online and cloud functionality Complete explanations of what every part of Office 365 is used for and how to apply them to your life Office 365 All-in-One For Dummies is the last handbook you'll ever need to apply Microsoft's world-famous software suite to countless everyday tasks.

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Masterminds of Programming - Federico Biancuzzi & Chromatic Cover Art

Masterminds of Programming

Masterminds of Programming Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages by Federico Biancuzzi & Chromatic

Masterminds of Programming features exclusive interviews with the creators of several historic and highly influential programming languages. In this unique collection, you'll learn about the processes that led to specific design decisions, including the goals they had in mind, the trade-offs they had to make, and how their experiences have left an impact on programming today. Masterminds of Programming includes individual interviews with: Adin D. Falkoff: APLThomas E. Kurtz: BASICCharles H. Moore: FORTHRobin Milner: MLDonald D. Chamberlin: SQLAlfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan: AWKCharles Geschke and John Warnock: PostScriptBjarne Stroustrup: C++Bertrand Meyer: EiffelBrad Cox and Tom Love: Objective-CLarry Wall: PerlSimon Peyton Jones, Paul Hudak, Philip Wadler, and John Hughes: HaskellGuido van Rossum: PythonLuiz Henrique de Figueiredo and Roberto Ierusalimschy: LuaJames Gosling: JavaGrady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, and James Rumbaugh: UMLAnders Hejlsberg: Delphi inventor and lead developer of C# If you're interested in the people whose vision and hard work helped shape the computer industry, you'll find Masterminds of Programming fascinating.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Salesforce.com - Justin Davis, Kristine Curington & Dan Streetman Cover Art

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Salesforce.com

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Salesforce.com by Justin Davis, Kristine Curington & Dan Streetman

The highly visual, step-by-step guide to getting the most out of Salesforce.com Teach Yourself VISUALLY Salesforce.com, 2nd Edition is your ideal guide to getting up to speed on the world's number-one on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) system. With full color screenshots and step-by-step instructions, this highly visual manual shows you everything you need to know to get the most out of Salesforce.com. You'll be walked through each step of the entire process, from choosing the right edition and customizing your service to capturing leads, inputting contacts, tracking correspondence, reviewing reports, and more. This updated edition covers the newest features and tools that make your business run more smoothly, so you can get up and running quickly. This book is your ultimate guide to optimizing Salesforce.com capabilities, helping you leverage your data into added value for your business. Choose the right Salesforce.com edition to suit your needs Master the latest and most helpful features Personalize your system for a tailor-made CRM solution Manage accounts, develop contacts, track inventory, and more

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Grokking Algorithms

Grokking Algorithms An illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people by Aditya Bhargava

"This book does the impossible: it makes math fun and easy!"  - Sander Rossel, COAS Software Systems Grokking Algorithms is a fully illustrated, friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You'll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. Learning about algorithms doesn't have to be boring! Get a sneak peek at the fun, illustrated, and friendly examples you'll find in Grokking Algorithms on Manning Publications' YouTube channel. Continue your journey into the world of algorithms with Algorithms in Motion , a practical, hands-on video course available exclusively at Manning.com (www.manning.com/livevideo/algorithms-?in-motion). Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you'll use most often as a programmer have already been discovered, tested, and proven. If you want to understand them but refuse to slog through dense multipage proofs, this is the book for you. This fully illustrated and engaging guide makes it easy to learn how to use the most important algorithms effectively in your own programs. About the Book Grokking Algorithms is a friendly take on this core computer science topic. In it, you'll learn how to apply common algorithms to the practical programming problems you face every day. You'll start with tasks like sorting and searching. As you build up your skills, you'll tackle more complex problems like data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. By the end of this book, you will have mastered widely applicable algorithms as well as how and when to use them. What's Inside         • Covers search, sort, and graph algorithms • Over 400 pictures with detailed walkthroughs • Performance trade-offs between algorithms • Python-based code samples     About the Reader This easy-to-read, picture-heavy introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. About the Author Aditya Bhargava is a Software Engineer with a dual background in Computer Science and Fine Arts. He blogs on programming at adit.io. Table of Contents                               • Introduction to algorithms • Selection sort • Recursion • Quicksort • Hash tables • Breadth-first search • Dijkstra's algorithm • Greedy algorithms • Dynamic programming • K-nearest neighbors                    

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Head First PMP - Jennifer Greene & Andrew Stellman Cover Art

Head First PMP

Head First PMP A Learner's Companion to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam by Jennifer Greene & Andrew Stellman

Now updated for the 2021 PMP Exam What will you learn from this book? Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you'll be able to understand, remember, and apply them -- not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam. This book will help you: Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colorsGet 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth EditionMake use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategiesExplore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First PMP uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

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Learn Microsoft Excel 2021 for OS X & Mac 2021

Learn Microsoft Excel 2021 for OS X & Mac 2021 by Greg Harvey

Your complete guide to Microsoft Excel 2021 Excel is the number one number-crunching program just about everywhere. Everything you need to know to take advantage of this winning spreadsheet application is right here! Learn how to create, edit, share and review worksheets. Then take your skills to another level by creating formulas, editing macros, generating pivot tables, charting and analyzing data, and so much more—take a deep dive into Excel with this all-in-one approach! 8 Books Inside… Excel Basics Worksheet Design Formulas and Functions Worksheet Collaboration and Review Charts and Graphics Data Management Data Analysis Macros and VBA From the Back Cover Your complete guide to Microsoft Excel 2021 Excel is the number one number-crunching program just about everywhere. Everything you need to know to take advantage of this winning spreadsheet application is right here! Learn how to create, edit, share and review worksheets. Then take your skills to another level by creating formulas, editing macros, generating pivot tables, charting and analyzing data, and so much more―take a deep dive into Excel with this all-in-one approach! 8 Books Inside… Excel Basics Worksheet Design Formulas and Functions Worksheet Collaboration and Review Charts and Graphics Data Management Data Analysis Macros and VBA

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Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D, second edition - Alex Okita Cover Art

Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D, second edition

Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D, second edition by Alex Okita

Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D, Second Edition is for the novice game programmer without any prior programming experience. Readers will learn how C# is used to make a game in Unity 3D. Many example projects provide working code to learn from and experiment with. As C# evolves, Unity 3D evolves along with it. Many new features and aspects of C# are included and explained. Common programming tasks are taught by way of making working game mechanics. The reader will understand how to read and apply C# in Unity 3D and apply that knowledge to other development environments that use C#. New to this edition: includes latest C# language features and useful tools included with the .NET library like LINQ, Local Functions Tuples, and more! Key Features Provides a starting point for the first-time programmer C# Code examples are simple short and clear Learn the very basics on up to interesting tricks which C# offers

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Big Data For Dummies - Judith S. Hurwitz, Alan Nugent, Fern Halper & Marcia Kaufman Cover Art

Big Data For Dummies

Big Data For Dummies by Judith S. Hurwitz, Alan Nugent, Fern Halper & Marcia Kaufman

Find the right big data solution for your business or organization Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work. Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.

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Understanding The Agile Manifesto - Larry Apke Cover Art

Understanding The Agile Manifesto

Understanding The Agile Manifesto A Brief & Bold Guide to Agile by Larry Apke

Agile is one of the most popular software development methodologies used by organizations all over the world. It is characterized by adaptability, flexibility and self-organization - but what does it mean to truly "be" Agile instead of just "doing" Agile?  This book offers in-depth commentary and explanations on the Agile methodology's foundation, the Agile Manifesto. Larry Apke, a seasoned Agile coach, uses his own experiences to provide clarity into implementing and succeeding with Agile for organizations.

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Software Estimation - Steve McConnell Cover Art

Software Estimation

Software Estimation Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

Often referred to as the “black art” because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as difficult or puzzling as people think. In fact, generating accurate estimates is straightforward—once you understand the art of creating them. In his highly anticipated book, acclaimed author Steve McConnell unravels the mystery to successful software estimation—distilling academic information and real-world experience into a practical guide for working software professionals. Instead of arcane treatises and rigid modeling techniques, this guide highlights a proven set of procedures, understandable formulas, and heuristics that individuals and development teams can apply to their projects to help achieve estimation proficiency. Discover how to: Estimate schedule and cost—or estimate the functionality that can be delivered within a given time frameAvoid common software estimation mistakesLearn estimation techniques for you, your team, and your organization * Estimate specific project activities—including development, management, and defect correctionApply estimation approaches to any type of project—small or large, agile or traditionalNavigate the shark-infested political waters that surround project estimates When many corporate software projects are failing, McConnell shows you what works for successful software estimation.

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Learning Processing - Daniel Shiffman Cover Art

Learning Processing

Learning Processing A Beginner's Guide to Programming Images, Animation, and Interaction by Daniel Shiffman

Learning Processing, Second Edition, is a friendly start-up guide to Processing, a free, open-source alternative to expensive software and daunting programming languages. Requiring no previous experience, this book is for the true programming beginner. It teaches the basic building blocks of programming needed to create cutting-edge graphics applications including interactive art, live video processing, and data visualization. Step-by-step examples, thorough explanations, hands-on exercises, and sample code, supports your learning curve. A unique lab-style manual, the book gives graphic and web designers, artists, and illustrators of all stripes a jumpstart on working with the Processing programming environment by providing instruction on the basic principles of the language, followed by careful explanations of select advanced techniques. The book has been developed with a supportive learning experience at its core. From algorithms and data mining to rendering and debugging, it teaches object-oriented programming from the ground up within the fascinating context of interactive visual media. This book is ideal for graphic designers and visual artists without programming background who want to learn programming. It will also appeal to students taking college and graduate courses in interactive media or visual computing, and for self-study. A friendly start-up guide to Processing, a free, open-source alternative to expensive software and daunting programming languages No previous experience required—this book is for the true programming beginner! Step-by-step examples, thorough explanations, hands-on exercises, and sample code supports your learning curve

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iOS Unit Testing by Example - Jon Reid Cover Art

iOS Unit Testing by Example

iOS Unit Testing by Example by Jon Reid

Fearlessly change the design of your iOS code with solid unit tests. Use Xcode's built-in test framework XCTest and Swift to get rapid feedback on all your code - including legacy code. Learn the tricks and techniques of testing all iOS code, especially view controllers (UIViewControllers), which are critical to iOS apps. Learn to isolate and replace dependencies in legacy code written without tests. Practice safe refactoring that makes these tests possible, and watch all your changes get verified quickly and automatically. Make even the boldest code changes with complete confidence. Manual code and UI testing get slower the deeper your navigation hierarchy goes. It can take several taps just to reach a particular screen, never mind the actual workflow tests. Automatic unit testing offers such rapid feedback that it can change the rules of development. Bring testing to iOS development, even for legacy code. Use XCTest to write unit tests in Swift for all your code. iOS developers typically reserve unit tests for their model classes alone. But that approach skips most of the code common to iOS apps, especially with UIViewControllers. Learn how to unit test these view controllers to expand your unit testing possibilities. Since good unit tests form the bedrock for safe refactoring, you're empowered to make bold changes. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes Swift programmers make with the XCTest framework. Use code coverage to find holes in your test suites. Learn how to identify hard dependencies. Reshape the design of your code quickly, with less risk and less fear.

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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies - Michael Alexander & John Walkenbach Cover Art

Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

Excel VBA Programming For Dummies by Michael Alexander & John Walkenbach

Take your Excel programming skills to the next level To take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you’ll find an overview of the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel. In no time, you’ll discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects and controlling program flow, and much more. With friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, readers will be creating Excel applications custom fit to their unique needs! Fully updated for the new Excel 2019 Step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros to maximize productivity Guidance on customizing your applications so they work the way you want All sample programs, VBA code, and worksheets are available at dummies.com Beginning VBA programmers rejoice! This easy-to-follow book makes it easier than ever to excel at Excel VBA!

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Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book - Brian Wood Cover Art

Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book

Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book by Brian Wood

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does -- an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2021 release) contains lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchase of this book includes valuable online features. Follow the instructions in the books Getting Started section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step What you need to use this book: Adobe Illustrator (2021 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.) Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Illustrator software.

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Autotools, 2nd Edition

Autotools, 2nd Edition A Practitioner's Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool by John Calcote

The long awaited update to the practitioner's guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems, and even Windows. Although the Autotools are used by thousands of open source software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve. Autotools is the first book to offer programmers a tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts and a hands-on tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools. He then tackles more advanced details, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the framework provided by Automake, and building Java and C# sources. He concludes with solutions to frequent problems encountered by Autotools users. This thoroughly revised second edition has been updated to cover the latest versions of the Autotools. It includes five new chapters on topics like pkg-config, unit and integration testing with Autotest, internationalizing with GNU tools, the portability of gnulib, and using the Autotools with Windows. As with the first edition, you'll focus on two projects: Jupiter, a simple "Hello, world!" program, and FLAIM, an existing, complex open source effort containing four separate but interdependent projects. Follow along as the author takes Jupiter's build system from a basic makefile to a full-fledged Autotools project, and then as he converts the FLAIM projects from complex, hand-coded makefiles to the powerful and flexible GNU build system. Learn how to:   •  Master the Autotools build system to maximize your software's portability   •  Generate Autoconf configuration scripts to simplify the compilation process   •  Produce portable makefiles with Automake   •  Build cross-platform software libraries with Libtool   •  Write your own Autoconf macros This detailed introduction to the GNU Autotools is indispensable for developers and programmers looking to gain a deeper understanding of this complex suite of tools. Stop fighting against the system and make sense of it all with the second edition of Autotools !

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iBooks for iPad (2015 Edition) (Vole Guides) - Sean Kells Cover Art

iBooks for iPad (2015 Edition) (Vole Guides)

iBooks for iPad (2015 Edition) (Vole Guides) by Sean Kells

A newer edition of this book is available: "iBooks for iPad & iPad Pro (Vole Guides)" by Sean Kells. This handy guide covers all of iBooks, Apple's chart-topping ebook reader tuned to work with your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. If you're coming from the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll find the steps needed to make a smooth transition to iBooks. • Use just your fingers to page through books, read PDF files, interact with multimedia textbooks, create bookmarks, and highlight and annotate passages. • Use built-in search and navigation features to find words or phrases anywhere in a book and quickly jump to specific pages. • Share quotes from books via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook. • Adjust screen brightness for ambient light and change a book's text size, font, and layout to suit your eyesight and reading speed. • Stock and organize your library by buying books from the iBooks Store, downloading free (and DRM-free) books from the internet, and converting books to EPUB format. • Sync your library across all your iOS devices automatically. • Subscribe to magazines and newspapers or buy single issues. • Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. • Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. Getting Started with iBooks 2. Stocking Your Library 3. Organizing Your Library 4. Reading Books 5. Reading PDFs 6. Newsstand 7. Interactive Textbooks About the Author Sean Kells is a human-interface designer based in Seattle, Washington. When he's not pushing pixels, Sean paints foreboding seascapes, plays backgammon for blood, and takes his dog surfing. Sean has written guides to Numbers, Pages, Keynote, and iBooks.

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Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies - Greg Harvey Cover Art

Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Greg Harvey

A comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly guide to Excel 2010 Excel is the standard for spreadsheet applications and is used worldwide, but it's not always user-friendly. That makes it a perfect For Dummies topic, and this handy all-in-one guide covers all the essentials, the new features, how to analyze data with Excel, and much more. Eight minibooks address Excel basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration and review, charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, and Excel and VBA. Excel is the leading spreadsheet/data analysis software and is used throughout the world; the newest revision includes upgraded tools and a redesigned interface For Dummies books are the bestselling guides to Excel, with more than three million copies sold Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies covers the changes in the newest version as well as familiar tasks, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, and performing statistical functions Eight self-contained minibooks cover the basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration, presenting data in charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, and creating macros with VBA. Newcomers to Excel as well as veterans who just want to learn the latest version will find Excel 2010 All-in-One For Dummies has everything they need to know.

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Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition, 2/e - Frederick P. Brooks Cover Art

Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition, 2/e

Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition, 2/e by Frederick P. Brooks

Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month . With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then for OS/360, its massive software system. Now, 20 years after the initial publication of his book, Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice, both for readers already familiar with his work and for readers discovering it for the first time. The added chapters contain (1) a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book, including Brooks' central argument in The Mythical Man-Month: that large programming projects suffer management problems different from small ones due to the division of labor; that the conceptual integrity of the product is therefore critical; and that it is difficult but possible to achieve this unity; (2) Brooks' view of these propositions a generation later; (3) a reprint of his classic 1986 paper ""No Silver Bullet""; and (4) today's thoughts on the 1986 assertion, ""There will be no silver bullet within ten years.""

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Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship - Robert C. Martin Cover Art

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer—but only if you work at it. What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading code—lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft. Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code—of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code. Readers will come away from this book understanding How to tell the difference between good and bad code How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes How to format code for maximum readability How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic How to unit test and practice test-driven development This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

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Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies - Greg Harvey Cover Art

Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies by Greg Harvey

The comprehensive reference, now completely up-to-date for Excel 2013! As the standard for spreadsheet applications, Excel is used worldwide - but it's not always user-friendly. However, in the hands of veteran bestselling author Greg Harvey, Excel gets a whole lot easier to understand! This handy all-in-one guide covers all the essentials, the new features, how to analyze data with Excel, and much more. The featured minibooks address Excel basics, worksheet design, formulas and functions, worksheet collaboration and review, charts and graphics, data management, data analysis, and Excel and VBA. Covers the changes in the newest version as well as familiar tasks, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, and performing statistical functions Walks you through the new analysis tools that help make it easier to visualize data with the click of a mouse Details new ways to explore your data more intuitively and then analyze and display your results with a single click Whether you're an Excel newbie or a veteran user to wants to get familiar with the latest version, Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need to know.

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Excel 2010 Pivot Tables - Tim Hill Cover Art

Excel 2010 Pivot Tables

Excel 2010 Pivot Tables Tech 102 by Tim Hill

The jargon associated with Microsoft Excel's pivot tables ("n-dimensional cross tabulations") makes them look complex, but they're really no more than an easy way to build concise, flexible summaries of long lists of raw values. If you're working with hundreds (or hundreds of thousands) of rows, then pivot tables are the best way to look at the same information in different ways, summarize data on the fly, and spot trends and relationships. This handy guide teaches you how to use Excel's most powerful feature to crunch large amounts of data, without having to write new formulas, copy and paste cells, or reorganize rows and columns. You can download the sample workbook to follow along with the author's examples. • Create pivot tables from worksheet databases. • Rearrange pivot tables by dragging, swapping, and nesting fields. • Customize pivot tables with styles, layouts, totals, and subtotals. • Combine numbers, dates, times, or text values into custom groups. • Calculate common statistics or create custom formulas. • Filter data that you don't want to see. • Create and customize pivot charts. • Unlink a pivot table from its source data. • Control references to pivot table cells. • Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. • Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. Pivot Table Basics 2. Nesting Fields 3. Grouping Items 4. Calculations and Custom Formulas 5. Filtering Data 6. Charting Pivot Tables 7. Tricks with Pivot Tables About the Author Tim Hill is a statistician living in Boulder, Colorado. He holds degrees in mathematics and statistics from Stanford University and the University of Colorado. Tim has written self-teaching guides for Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Precalculus, Advanced Precalculus, Permutations & Combinations, Mathematics of Money, Excel Loan & Mortgage Formulas, and Excel Pivot Tables. When he's not crunching numbers, Tim climbs rocks, hikes canyons, and avoids malls.

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SharePoint 2013 For Dummies - Ken Withee Cover Art

SharePoint 2013 For Dummies

SharePoint 2013 For Dummies by Ken Withee

The bestselling guide on running SharePoint, now updated to cover all the new features of SharePoint 2013 SharePoint Portal Server is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. Building on the success of previous versions of SharePoint For Dummies , this new edition covers all the latest features of SharePoint 2013 and provides you with an easy-to-understand resource for making the most of all that this version has to offer. You'll learn how to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content, workflow, and management. In addition, this new edition includes essential need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-hosted features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure. Walks you through getting a SharePoint site up and running effectively and efficiently Explains ongoing site management and offers plenty of advice for administrators who want to leverage SharePoint and Office 365 in various ways Shows how to use SharePoint to leverage data centers and collaborate with both internal and external customers, including partners and clients SharePoint 2013 For Dummies is essential reading if you want to make the most of this technology.

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Excel 2007 For Dummies - Greg Harvey Cover Art

Excel 2007 For Dummies

Excel 2007 For Dummies by Greg Harvey

One look at Excel 2007, with its new Office Button, Quick Access toolbar, and Ribbon, and you realize you’re not in Kansas anymore. Well, have no fear— Excel 2007 for Dummies is here! If you’ve never worked with a computer spreadsheet, or if you’ve had some experience with earlier versions of Excel but need help transitioning, here you’ll find everything you need to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets (without sacrificing your sanity!). Excel 2007 for Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques, concentrating on only the easiest, most user-friendly ways to get things done. You’ll discover how to: Rearrange, delete and insert new information Keep track of and organize data in a single worksheet Transfer data between the sheets of different workbooks Create a chart using the data in a worksheet Add hyperlinks and graphics to worksheets And more! Plus, in keeping with Excel 2007’s more graphical and colorful look, Excel 2007 for Dummies has taken on some color of its own, with full-color plates in the mid-section of the book illustrating exactly what you’ll see on your screen. Whether you read it from cover to cover or skip to the sections that answer your specific questions, the simple guidance in this book will have you excelling at home or in the office no time.

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Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum - Mike Cohn Cover Art

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum by Mike Cohn

Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work. Succeeding with Agile is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement. Throughout, Cohn presents “Things to Try Now” sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary “Objection” sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includes  Practical ways to get started immediately–and “get good” fast Overcoming individual resistance to the changes Scrum requires Staffing Scrum projects and building effective teams Establishing “improvement communities” of people who are passionate about driving change Choosing which agile technical practices to use or experiment with Leading self-organizing teams Making the most of Scrum sprints, planning, and quality techniques Scaling Scrum to distributed, multiteam projects Using Scrum on projects with complex sequential processes or challenging compliance and governance requirements Understanding Scrum’s impact on HR, facilities, and project management Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your role–manager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project lead–this book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization.

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Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation - Jez Humble & David Farley Cover Art

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation by Jez Humble & David Farley

Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users. Through automation of the build, deployment, and testing process, and improved collaboration between developers, testers, and operations, delivery teams can get changes released in a matter of hours—sometimes even minutes–no matter what the size of a project or the complexity of its code base. Jez Humble and David Farley begin by presenting the foundations of a rapid, reliable, low-risk delivery process. Next, they introduce the “deployment pipeline,” an automated process for managing all changes, from check-in to release. Finally, they discuss the “ecosystem” needed to support continuous delivery, from infrastructure, data and configuration management to governance. The authors introduce state-of-the-art techniques, including automated infrastructure management and data migration, and the use of virtualization. For each, they review key issues, identify best practices, and demonstrate how to mitigate risks. Coverage includes Automating all facets of building, integrating, testing, and deploying software Implementing deployment pipelines at team and organizational levels Improving collaboration between developers, testers, and operations Developing features incrementally on large and distributed teams Implementing an effective configuration management strategy Automating acceptance testing, from analysis to implementation Testing capacity and other non-functional requirements Implementing continuous deployment and zero-downtime releases Managing infrastructure, data, components and dependencies Navigating risk management, compliance, and auditing Whether you’re a developer, systems administrator, tester, or manager, this book will help your organization move from idea to release faster than ever—so you can deliver value to your business rapidly and reliably.

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