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The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption...
by Gene Kim

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><i>The Phoenix Project</i> wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes <i>The Unicorn Project</i>!</b><br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than <i>The Phoenix Project</i>..."</b>--FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas<br /><br /><b>"Gene Kim does a masterful job of showing how ... the efforts of many create lasting business advantages for all."</b>--DR. STEVEN SPEAR, author of <i>The High-Velocity Edge</i>, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC.<br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> is so clever, so good, so crazy enlightening!"</b>--CORNELIA DAVIS, Vice President Of Technology at Pivotal Software, Inc., Author of <i>Cloud Native Patterns</i><br /><br />This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title <i>The Phoenix Project</i> takes another look at Parts Unlimited, this time from the perspective of software development.<br /><br />In <i>The Unicorn Project</i>, we follow Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Project, to the horror of her friends and colleagues, as punishment for contributing to a payroll outage. She tries to survive in what feels like a heartless and uncaring bureaucracy and to work within a system where no one can get anything done without endless committees, paperwork, and approvals.<br /><br />One day, she is approached by a ragtag bunch of misfits who say they want to overthrow the existing order, to liberate developers, to bring joy back to technology work, and to enable the business to win in a time of digital disruption. To her surprise, she finds herself drawn ever further into this movement, eventually becoming one of the leaders of the Rebellion, which puts her in the crosshairs of some familiar and very dangerous enemies.<br /><br />The Age of Software is here, and another mass extinction event looms--this is a story about rebel developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty...and opportunity.<br /><br /><b>"<i>The Unicorn Project</i> provides insanely useful insights on how to improve your technology business."</b>--DOMINICA DEGRANDIS, author of <i>Making Work Visible</i> and Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop<br /><br />------<br /><br />"My goal in writing <i>The Unicorn Project</i> was to explore and reveal the necessary but invisible structures required to make developers (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity. I hope this book can create common ground for technology and business leaders to leave the past behind, and co-create a better future together."--Gene Kim, November 2019
Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorith...
by , Karim R. Lakhani

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><b>"AI is the 'runtime' that is going to shape all of what we do." -- Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft</b></p><p>AI-centric organizations exhibit a new operating architecture, redefining how they create, capture, share, and deliver value.</p><p>Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani show how reinventing the firm around data, analytics, and AI removes traditional constraints on scale, scope, and learning that have restricted business growth for hundreds of years. From Airbnb to Ant Financial, Microsoft to Amazon, research shows how AI-driven processes are vastly <i>more scalable</i> than traditional processes, allow massive <i>scope increase</i>, enabling companies to straddle industry boundaries, and create <i>powerful opportunities for learning</i>--to drive ever more accurate, complex, and sophisticated predictions.</p><p>When traditional operating constraints are removed, strategy becomes a whole new game, one whose rules and likely outcomes this book will make clear. Iansiti and Lakhani:</p><ul><li>Present a framework for rethinking business and operating models</li><li>Explain how "collisions" between AI-driven/digital and traditional/analog firms are reshaping competition, altering the structure of our economy, and forcing traditional companies to rearchitect their operating models</li><li>Explain the opportunities and risks created by digital firms</li><li>Describe the new challenges and responsibilities for the leaders of both digital and traditional firms</li></ul><p></p><p>Packed with examples--including many from the most powerful and innovative global, AI-driven competitors--and based on research in hundreds of firms across many sectors, this is your essential guide for rethinking how your firm competes and operates in the era of AI.</p>
Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python
by Joel Grus

Language

English

Pages

408

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<p>To really learn data science, you should not only master the tools—data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits—but also understand the ideas and principles underlying them. Updated for Python 3.6, this second edition of Data Science from Scratch shows you how these tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch.</p><p>If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with the hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Packed with new material on deep learning, statistics, and natural language processing, this updated book shows you how to find the gems in today’s messy glut of data.</p><ul><li>Get a crash course in Python</li><li>Learn the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and probability—and how and when they’re used in data science</li><li>Collect, explore, clean, munge, and manipulate data</li><li>Dive into the fundamentals of machine learning</li><li>Implement models such as k-nearest neighbors, Naïve Bayes, linear and logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, and clustering</li><li>Explore recommender systems, natural language processing, network analysis, MapReduce, and databases</li></ul>
CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edi...
by Mike Meyers

Language

English

Pages

956

Publication Date

June 22, 2018

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<p><b>Thoroughly revised for the new CompTIA Network+ exam, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling <i>All-in-One Exam Guide</i> delivers 100% coverage of the exam objectives and serves as a valuable on-the-job reference</b></p> <p>Take the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ exam with complete confidence using the fully updated information contained in this comprehensive self-study system. The book offers clear instruction and real-world examples from training expert and bestselling author Mike Meyers along with hundreds of accurate practice questions.</p> <p>Fulfilling the promise of the All-in-One series, this complete reference serves both as a study tool and a valuable on-the-job reference that will serve readers beyond the exam. <i>CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide</i>, <i>Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007)</i> also includes access to free video training and interactive hands-on labs and simulations that prepare you for difficult performance-based questions. A valuable pre-assessment test enables readers to gauge their familiarity with the test’s objectives and tailor an effective course for study.</p> <p>· Contains complete coverage of every objective for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam</p> <p>· Written by CompTIA training and certification guru Mike Meyers</p> <p>· Electronic content includes the Total Tester exam simulator with over 100 practice questions, over an hour of training videos, and a collection of Mike Meyers’ favorite shareware and freeware networking utilities</p> <p><br /> </p> <p></p> <p><br /> </p>
Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
by , Neel Mehta

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. <b>It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.</b><br /><br />***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to <b>include over 40 pages of new content</b> to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.***<b> We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it's the only way to ensure you get the latest version.</b><br /><br />This <b>#1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal </b>from the <b>North American Book Awards</b> and has been featured in <b>The Wall Street Journal</b>, <b>Forbes</b>, and <b>Business Insider. </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> was touted as <b>"our generation's Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life"</b> by Jeremy Schifeling.<br /><ul><li>How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?</li><li>How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching?</li><li>Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money?</li><li>How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?</li><li>Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?</li></ul>By answering real-world questions like this, <b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech's biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.</b><br /><br /><b>Topics Covered: </b>Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!<br /><br /><b>Featured Companies: </b>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!<br /><br /><b>Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen. Buy Swipe to Unlock today to understand why it's a Top Gifted Book of 2018!</b><br />
Monolith to Microservices: Evolutionary Patterns to Transform You...
by Sam Newman

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 14, 2019

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<p>How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservice architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman’s extremely popular <i>Building Microservices</i>, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture.</p><p>With many illustrative examples, insightful migration patterns, and a bevy of practical advice to transition your monolith enterprise into a microservice operation, this practical guide covers multiple scenarios and strategies for a successful migration, from initial planning all the way through application and database decomposition. You’ll learn several tried and tested patterns and techniques that you can use as you migrate your existing architecture.</p><ul><li>Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild</li><li>Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin</li><li>Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems</li><li>Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply</li><li>Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies</li><li>Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns</li><li>Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more</li></ul>
Terraform: Up & Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code
by Yevgeniy Brikman

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Terraform has become a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IaC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and more. This hands-on second edition, expanded and thoroughly updated for Terraform version 0.12 and beyond, shows you the fastest way to get up and running.</p><p>Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through code examples that demonstrate Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language for deploying and managing infrastructure with a few commands. Veteran sysadmins, DevOps engineers, and novice developers will quickly go from Terraform basics to running a full stack that can support a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.</p><ul><li>Explore changes from Terraform 0.9 through 0.12, including backends, workspaces, and first-class expressions</li><li>Learn how to write production-grade Terraform modules</li><li>Dive into manual and automated testing for Terraform code</li><li>Compare Terraform to Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, and Salt Stack</li><li>Deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases</li><li>Use Terraform to manage the state of your infrastructure</li><li>Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules</li><li>Use advanced Terraform syntax to achieve zero-downtime deployment</li></ul>
macOS Catalina: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Bee...
by David Pogue

Language

English

Pages

864

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Apple gives macOS new features and improvements right on your desktop and under the hood with Catalina—aka OS X 10.15. With this updated guide, you’ll learn how to use your iPad as a second screen, work with iPad apps on your Mac, and use Screen Time on your Mac. This new edition of the #1 bestselling Mac book shows you how to use the revamped apps for Music, Podcasts, and TV.</p><p>Loaded with illustrations, step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks, this book from David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, New York Times columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—covers everything Catalina has to offer with lots of humor and technical insight.</p>
Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
by Sam Newman

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

February 02, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<p>Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.</p><p>Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.</p><ul><li>Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goals</li><li>Learn options for integrating a service with the rest of your system</li><li>Take an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebases</li><li>Deploy individual microservices through continuous integration</li><li>Examine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed services</li><li>Manage security with user-to-service and service-to-service models</li><li>Understand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures</li></ul>
Shell Scripting: How to Automate Command Line Tasks Using Bash Sc...
by Jason Cannon

Language

English

Pages

99

Publication Date

September 14, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<h1>Shell Scripting Made Easy</h1><br /><p>If you want to learn how to write shell scripts like a pro, solve real-world problems, or automate repetitive and complex tasks, read on.</p><br /><p>Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of <i>Linux for Beginners</i>, <i>Python Programming for Beginners</i>, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. I started my IT career in the late 1990's as a Unix and Linux System Engineer and I'll be sharing my real-world shell scripting and bash programming experience with you throughout this book.</p><br /><p>By the end of this book you will be able to create shell scripts with ease. You'll learn how to take tedious and repetitive tasks and turn them into programs that will save you time and simplify your life on Linux, Unix, or MAC systems.</p><br /><h2>Here is what you will get and learn by reading this <i>Shell Scripting</i> ebook:</h2><br /><ul><br /> <li>A step-by-step process of writing shell scripts that solve real-world problems.</li><br /> <li>The #1 thing you must do every time you create a shell script.</li><br /> <li>How to quickly find and fix the most shell scripting errors.</li><br /> <li>How to accept input from a user and then make decisions on that input.</li><br /> <li>How to accept and process command line arguments.</li><br /> <li>What special variables are available, how to use them in your shell scripts, and when to do so.</li><br /> <li>A shell script creation check list -- You'll never have to guess what to include in each of your shell scripts again. Just use this simple check list.</li><br /> <li>A shell script template (boilerplate). Use this format for each of your shell scripts. It shows exactly what to include and where everything goes. Eliminate guesswork!</li><br /> <li>Practice exercises with solutions so you can start using what you learn right away.</li><br /> <li>Real-world examples of shell scripts from my personal collection.</li><br /> <li>A download that contains the scripts used in the book and lessons. You'll be able to look at and experiment with everything you're learning.</li><br /></ul><br /><h3>Learn to Program Using Any Shell Scirpting Language</h3><br /><p>What you learn in this book can be applied to any shell, however the focus is on the bash shell and you'll learn some really advanced bash features. Again, whether you're using bash, bourne (sh), KornShell (ksh), C shell (csh), Z shell (zsh), or even the tcsh shell, you'll be able to put what you learn in this book to good use.</p><br /><h4>Perfect for Linux, Unix, Mac and More!</h4><br /><p>Also, you'll be able to use these scripts on any Linux environment including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Kali Linux and more. You're scripts will even run on other operating systems such as Apple's Mac OS X, Oracle's Solaris, IBM's AIX, HP's HP-UX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.</p><br /><p><strong>Scroll up, click the Buy Now With 1 Click button and get started learning Linux today!</strong></p>

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