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

Language

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
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 />
Terraform: Up & Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code
by Yevgeniy Brikman

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<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>
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>
The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence for Microsoft ...
by , Alberto Ferrari

Language

English

Pages

768

Publication Date

July 02, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft’s DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need.</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p>Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel</p> <p>·         Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups</p> <p>·         Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions</p> <p>·         Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions</p> <p>·         Perform time-based calculations</p> <p>·         Use calculation groups and calculation items</p> <p>·         Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code</p> <p>·         Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters</p> <p>·         Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations</p> <p>·         Optimize data models to achieve better compression</p> <p> </p> <p>·         Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX </p>
Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructur...
by , Kelsey Hightower

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 03, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.</p><p>Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda—who’ve worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond—explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You’ll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it’s for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers.</p><ul><li>Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works</li><li>Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes</li><li>Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets</li><li>Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application</li><li>Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes</li></ul>
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>
Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems
by , Jennifer Petoff

Language

English

Pages

552

Publication Date

March 23, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<p>The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems?</p><p>In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.</p><p>This book is divided into four sections:</p><ul><li><b>Introduction</b>—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices</li><li><b>Principles</b>—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)</li><li><b>Practices</b>—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems</li><li><b>Management</b>—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use</li></ul>
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<br /><p>Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>You’ll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We’ll help you decide for yourself.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>What's inside:</p><br /><br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><br /><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><br /><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><br /><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><br /><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)</li><br /><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li><br /></ul><br /><br /><br /><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><br /><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><br /><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><br /><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><br /><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><br /><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon’s AWS offering)</li><br /><li>Blockchain’s use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)<br /></li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><br /><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><br /><li>ICOs’ status as securities</li><br /><li>The SEC’s STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><br /><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><br /><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><br /><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><br /><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><br /><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><br /><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><br /><li>Facebook and WhatsApp’s upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>Currency tokenization and China’s efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><br /><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><br /><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><br /><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><br /><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li><br /></ul><br />
Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python
by Joel Grus

Language

English

Pages

408

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>

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