Entering the Mind of Buddha: Zen and the Six Heroic Practices of Bodhisattvas [EPUB]

Entering the Mind of Buddha: Zen and the Six Heroic Practices of Bodhisattvas [EPUB]
Entering the Mind of Buddha: Zen and the Six Heroic Practices of Bodhisattvas by Tenshin Reb Anderson
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781611806533 | 0.66MB

An inspiring guide to the practice of the Buddhist paramitas or "perfections" from respected American Zen master Reb Anderson.

The six paramitas—generosity, ethical discipline, patience, heroic effort, concentration, and wisdom—are among the core teachings of Buddhism across all its schools. For newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike, they are foundational practices to enter and realize the mind of Buddha. In this sincere and powerful book, Zen teacher Reb Anderson offers teachings and practice stories that elucidate and open up each paramita. Taken together, the six “perfections” form an integrated and complete path—the path of the heroic bodhisattva who vows to practice ceaselessly for the welfare and liberation of all beings.

Political Correctness: The Munk Debates [EPUB]

Political Correctness: The Munk Debates [EPUB]
Political Correctness: The Munk Debates by Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg, Stephen Fry, Jordan Peterson
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781487005252 | 4.6MB

“You’re telling me I’m being sensitive, and students looking for safe spaces that they’re being hypersensitive. If you’re white, this country is one giant safe space.” ― Michael Eric Dyson

Is political correctness an enemy of free speech, open debate, and the free exchange of ideas? Or, by confronting head-on the dominant power relationships and social norms that exclude marginalized groups are we creating a more equitable and just society? For some the argument is clear. Political correctness is stifling the free and open debate that fuels our democracy. It is also needlessly dividing one group from another and promoting social conflict. Others insist that creating public spaces and norms that give voice to previously marginalized groups broadens the scope of free speech. The drive towards inclusion over exclusion is essential to creating healthy, diverse societies in an era of rapid social change.

The twenty-second semi-annual Munk Debate, held on May 18, 2018, pits acclaimed journalist, professor, and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson and New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg against renowned actor and writer Stephen Fry and University of Toronto professor and author Jordan Peterson to debate the implications of political correctness and freedom of speech.

Patton's Madness: The Dark Side of a Battlefield Genius [EPUB]

Patton's Madness: The Dark Side of a Battlefield Genius [EPUB]
Patton's Madness: The Dark Side of a Battlefield Genius by Jim Sudmeier
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780811738545 | 6.5MB

Dwight Eisenhower called General George S. Patton “mentally unbalanced” and “just like a time bomb,” and indeed, the egotistical, mercurial, aggressive Patton is perhaps as well known for his daring battlefield exploits as for his questionable behavior and eccentric beliefs. In a brief but probing assessment of Patton’s life based on strong research in primary sources and knowledge of psychology, Jim Sudmeier considers the mind of Patton: what made this military genius tick? To what extent was Patton’s boldness and brilliance as a general, his willingness to welcome risk and danger, connected to his unstable personality? Sudmeier presents a myth-shattering reconsideration of one of military history’s most famous commanders.

Will AI Replace Us? A Primer for the 21st Century (The Big Idea) [EPUB]

Will AI Replace Us? A Primer for the 21st Century (The Big Idea) [EPUB]
Will AI Replace Us: A Primer for the 21st Century (The Big Idea) by Shelly Fan
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780500294574 | 78.72MB

This timely volume in The Big Idea series surveys the evolution of AI over the last sixty years and explores how it’s transforming society today and for decades to come.

Artificial Intelligence, which once felt like a far-off futuristic fantasy, is now changing everyday life. The past sixty years have witnessed astonishing bursts of growth in the field of AI―the science and computational technologies that teach machines to sense, learn, reason, and act. AI is already altering our lives in ways that benefit health, productivity, and entertainment. Are we on the threshold of an AI-dominated world in which humans will no longer be necessary?

Broken down into the past, present, and future of AI, Will AI Replace Us? gives the reader what they need to know in order to form an opinion about the revolutionary advances in technology. University of California, San Francisco, neuroscientist Dr. Shelly Fan expertly explains all sides of the debate, making the relevant science approachable for readers. Accompanying her intelligent text are numerous illustrations that add a compelling and informative visual element. Timely and relevant, Will AI Replace Us? is an important read in the Digital Age.

Slow Cooked Paleo: 75 Real Food Recipes for Effortless, Wholesome Meals in Your Slow Cooker [EPUB]

Slow Cooked Paleo: 75 Real Food Recipes for Effortless, Wholesome Meals in Your Slow Cooker [EPUB]
Slow Cooked Paleo: 75 Real Food Recipes for Effortless, Wholesome Meals in Your Slow Cooker by Bailey Fischer
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781624148422 | 135.96MB

Satisfying Paleo Meals without the Effort

Feed your family wholesome meals that are a cinch to prepare with these downright delicious Paleo masterpieces. Layered with flavor and packed with a nutritious punch, these slow cooker meals make following the Paleo diet simple and convenient. Updated versions of already familiar meals smooth the transition to Paleo cooking and eating, and options for making meals vegetarian, low carb and AIP-friendly mean that everybody can enjoy tantalizing Paleo favorites, regardless of dietary restrictions.

Even the busiest home cooks can simply toss a few ingredients in the slow cooker at the start of the day to create fuss-free Paleo-friendly dinners, including:

  • Simmerin’ Hawaiian Fajitas
  • Better-for-You Beef Bourguignon
  • Italian Harvest Chicken Soup
  • Coconut-Lime–Poached Halibut
  • Tenderloin Cacciatore
  • Butternut-Bacon Bisque with Shrimp
  • Cherry Chuck Roast
  • Smoky Chorizo Chicken
  • Slow-Herbed Salmon

Featuring a foreword by Paleo pro Mark Sisson, this authoritative collection makes it easier than ever for you to fuel your body with tasty dishes all day long.

Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice [EPUB]

Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice [EPUB]
Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice edited by Sian O'Neill
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780857013866 | 1.77MB

An accessible guide on the history, anatomy and philosophy behind yoga, showing how yoga students can develop and grow their personal practice. By offering students and teacher trainees guidance on how to move on to the next stage in their learning, this practical companion helps to deepen their understanding of holistic yoga practice.

Including insights from renowned yoga professionals, including Lizzie Lasater, Andrew McGonigle, Graham Burns, Tarik Dervish and more, this book offers practical ways to hone yoga skills and knowledge. Covering everything from how to use your breath and the different styles of yoga, to what to expect from yoga teacher training, this is an essential handbook for all students and trainee teachers of yoga.

Dumbbell Training, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Dumbbell Training, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Dumbbell Training, 2nd Edition by Allen Hedrick
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492587002 | 104.59MB

One of the most versatile and effective forms of equipment, dumbbells have long been part of the training formula for building strength and power and toning the entire body. Now in Dumbbell Training, Second Edition, former NSCA Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Allen Hedrick describes how to use dumbbells as a primary mode of training and shows how dumbbells can be an excellent alternative to traditional barbell workouts for just about anyone. Whether you are an athlete wanting to improve your sport performance or a fitness enthusiast wanting to improve upon your current exercise regime, you can use dumbbells to achieve your goals related to fitness, weight loss, increased muscle mass, or improved athletic performance.

Hedrick, the former strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Training Center, guides you through proven exercises and programs based on more than 25 years of experience working with athletes. The book is loaded with more than 110 exercises targeting the core, upper body, lower body, and total body. Exercises feature a variety of variations and are supplemented with photos and concisely written exercise descriptions, making it easy to understand each exercise and implement it on your own. Did You Know? sidebars offer interesting details and tips about the use of dumbbell exercises.

You’ll also find 66 ready-to-use programs that target your specific goals. Fitness-oriented plans will help you with fat loss, general fitness, hypertrophy, and strength, while athletes will find plans for increasing power, speed, agility, and balance in eight popular sports: cycling, ice hockey, skiing, soccer, speed skating, swimming, track and field, and wrestling.

If you train with dumbbells, or are interested in starting a dumbbell training program, Dumbbell Training will put you on the path to a refined physique or improved performance.

An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain without Losing Your Heart [EPUB]

An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain without Losing Your Heart [EPUB]
An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain without Losing Your Heart by Bryan Hall
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781350083615 | 2.72MB

When your base camp is overrun by zombies, whom do you save if you cannot save everyone? Is it permissible to sacrifice one survivor to an undead horde in order to save a greater number of the living? Do you have obligations to loved ones who have turned?

These are some of the troubling ethical questions you might face in a zombie apocalypse. Bryan Hall uses situations like these to creatively introduce the foundational theories of moral philosophy. Covering major thinkers such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill, this is an introduction to Ethics like no other: a practical guidebook for surviving a zombie outbreak with your humanity intact. It shows you why moral reasoning matters as long as you still walk among the living.

The book is written entirely from the perspective of someone struggling to survive in a world overrun by the undead. Each chapter begins with graphic art and a “field exercise” that uses a story from this world to illustrate an ethical problem. By considering moral controversies through the unfamiliar context of a zombie apocalypse, the morally irrelevant factors that get in the way of resolving these controversies are removed and you can better answer questions such as:

  • Do we have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate than ourselves?
  • Is it ever morally permissible to intentionally kill an innocent person?
  • Are non-rational but sentient beings morally considerable?

Equipped with further reading sections and overviews of the theories that you would usually cover in an introductory Ethics course, this one-of-a-kind primer critically evaluates different procedures for moral action that you can use not only to survive but flourish in an undead world.

Gilmore Girls: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television) [EPUB]

Gilmore Girls: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television) [EPUB]
Gilmore Girls: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television) by Lara C Stache, Rachel Davidson
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781538112830 | 24.97MB

No longer just a cult classic, Gilmore Girls is a cultural staple for TV fans.

Airing from 2000–2007, Gilmore Girls focused on the relationship between thirty-something single mom Lorelai and her teenage daughter, Rory. While exploring themes of family, romantic love, friendship, and life’s choices, this quirky show featured fast-paced dialogue, funny quips, and a steady stream of pop-culture references. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Gilmore Girls served as a launching pad for the careers of its stars—including Lauren Graham, Melissa McCarthy, Alexis Bledel, Jared Padalecki, and Milo Ventimiglia. The series’ popularity was so enduring that ten years after its initial run, a revival season was released on Netflix.

In Gilmore Girls: A Cultural History, Lara C. Stache and Rachel Davidson offer an engaging analysis of the popular series. The authors examine how the show serves as a representation of American culture and politics, reflects complexity within multiple mother-daughter dynamics, and employed literature, movies, and music to drive the dialogue and plot. They also explore how the choices made in the series reflect social values of the time, reinforce and challenge traditional ideas of gender and feminism, and unpack the cultural significance of this endearing series.

As both a mirror and a construction of contemporary American culture, the series achieved critical accolades and became a cult classic, at once both unassuming and dynamic. This book offers new ways for fans to appreciate the appeal and value of this binge-worthy favorite as part of the larger culture in which it exists. Gilmore Girls: A Cultural History will be of interest to fans of the show as well as to scholars and students of television, media, and American popular culture.

Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]

Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]
Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction by Allen C Guelzo
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780190454791 | 1.91MB

The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after the Civil War but in little else. Among its chief failures was the inability to chart a progressive course for race relations after the abolition of slavery and rise of Jim Crow. Reconstruction also struggled to successfully manage the Southern resistance towards a Northern, free-labor pattern. But the failures cannot obscure a number of notable accomplishments, with decisive long-term consequences for American life: the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, the election of the first African American representatives to the US Congress, and the avoidance of any renewed outbreak of civil war. Reconstruction suffered from poor leadership and uncertainty of direction, but it also laid the groundwork for renewed struggles for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement.

This Very Short Introduction delves into the constitutional, political, and social issues behind Reconstruction to provide a lucid and original account of a historical moment that left an indelible mark on American social fabric. Award-winning historian Allen C. Guelzo depicts Reconstruction as a "bourgeois revolution" -- as the attempted extension of the free-labor ideology embodied by Lincoln and the Republican Party to what was perceived as a Southern region gone astray from the Founders' intention in the pursuit of Romantic aristocracy.

The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]

The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]
The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction by Charles L Cohen
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780190654344 | 2.9MB

In the book of Genesis, God bestows a new name upon Abram--Abraham, a father of many nations. With this name and his Covenant, Abraham would become the patriarch of three of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Connected by their mutual--if differentiated--veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, these traditions share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction explores the intertwined histories of these monotheistic religions, from the emergence of Christianity and Islam to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of al-Andalus.

Each religion continues to be shaped by this history but has also reacted to the forces of modernity and politics. Movements such as the Reformation and that led by seventh-century Kharijites have emerged, intentioned to reform or restore traditional religious practice but quite different in their goals and effects. Relationships with states, among them Israel and Saudi Arabia, have also figured importantly in their development. The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction brings these traditions together into a common narrative, lending much needed context to the story of Abraham and his descendants.

The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years: 100 Easy, Whole-Food Recipes [PDF]

The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years: 100 Easy, Whole-Food Recipes [PDF]
The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years: 100 Easy, Whole-Food Recipes by Raymond J Cronise, Julieanna Hever MS RD
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781465490070 | 229.96MB

Increase your lifespan and optimize your health with plant-based recipes for a longer, more vibrant life.

Authors and leading plant-based nutrition experts Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise have spent over a decade researching diet and nutrition, analyzing longevity studies, and helping their clients achieve sustainable, lasting health benefits by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet.

In The Healthspan Solution, they share the simple and effective diet that has allowed their clients to lose weight, reverse disease, reduce or eliminate medication use, and achieve optimal health. This accessible and easy-to-follow guide examines the health risks posed by typical Western eating habits and explains how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices can lead to lower blood pressure, healthy weight management, and longer life.

Their flexible, customizable approach to eating challenges the conventional idea of breakfast, lunch, and dinner and focuses instead on soups, salads, sides, and sweets. With 100 delicious recipes to choose from, The Healthspan Solution make adopting a plant-based lifestyle simple and sustainable.

  • Evidence-based research on the scientific underpinnings of the healthspan diet
  • Easy-to-follow guidelines simplify food choices without being restrictive
  • Beautifully photographed recipes offer options and flexibility

Kojiki: The Birth of Japan: The Japanese Creation Myth Illustrated [EPUB]

Kojiki: The Birth of Japan: The Japanese Creation Myth Illustrated [EPUB]
Kojiki: The Birth of Japan: The Japanese Creation Myth Illustrated by Kazumi Wilds
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9784805315392 | 22.19MB

Take a step back in time to the origins of Japan's creation myth—told here for the very first time in illustrated form.

In the beginning there was nothing—a void. Then the heavens and the earth took shape, as the ancient gods of Japan breathed the first sparks of life into these islands. The 1300 year-old Kojiki myth traces the beginnings of the Japanese people, following the rise of the Japanese islands from their humble origins as a lump of clay to a great nation that would one day take its rightful place among the leading nations of the world.

Like all creation myths from around the world, the Kojiki story occupies a treasured place in the nation's literature and collective imagination. Kazumi Wilds's striking illustrations capture the drama and intensity of a mythic tale where chaos and demons are unleashed and where darkness is slowly pushed back by the righteous, as good prevails over evil.

Kojiki: The Birth of Japan combines the raucous rhythms and startling imagery of today's best graphic novels with a retelling of a classic and timeless Japanese story. This book will be remembered and treasured for years to come by lovers of mythology, folklore and anyone interested in Japanese culture and history.

The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon [EPUB]

The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon [EPUB]
The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon by William C Hedberg
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780231193344 | 11.86MB

The classic Chinese novel The Water Margin (Shuihu zhuan) tells the story of a band of outlaws in twelfth-century China and their insurrection against the corrupt imperial court. Imported into Japan in the early seventeenth century, it became a ubiquitous source of inspiration for translations, adaptations, parodies, and illustrated woodblock prints. There is no work of Chinese fiction more important to both the development of early modern Japanese literature and the Japanese imagination of China than The Water Margin.

In The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction, William C. Hedberg investigates the reception of The Water Margin in a variety of early modern and modern Japanese contexts, from eighteenth-century Confucian scholarship and literary exegesis to early twentieth-century colonial ethnography. He examines the ways Japanese interest in Chinese texts contributed to new ideas about literary canons and national character. By constructing an account of Japanese literature through the lens of The Water Margin’s literary afterlives, Hedberg offers an alternative history of East Asian textual culture: one that focuses on the transregional dimensions of Japanese literary history and helps us rethink the definition and boundaries of Japanese literature itself.

Mining Social Media: Finding Stories in Internet Data [EPUB]

Mining Social Media: Finding Stories in Internet Data [EPUB]
Mining Social Media: Finding Stories in Internet Data by Lam Thuy Vo
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781593279165 | 22.87MB

BuzzFeed News Senior Reporter Lam Thuy Vo explains how to mine, process, and analyze data from the social web in meaningful ways with the Python programming language.

Did fake Twitter accounts help sway a presidential election? What can Facebook and Reddit archives tell us about human behavior? In Mining Social Media, senior BuzzFeed reporter Lam Thuy Vo shows you how to use Python and key data analysis tools to find the stories buried in social media.

Whether you're a professional journalist, an academic researcher, or a citizen investigator, you'll learn how to use technical tools to collect and analyze data from social media sources to build compelling, data-driven stories.

Learn how to:

  • Write Python scripts and use APIs to gather data from the social web
  • Download data archives and dig through them for insights
  • Inspect HTML downloaded from websites for useful content
  • Format, aggregate, sort, and filter your collected data using Google Sheets
  • Create data visualizations to illustrate your discoveries
  • Perform advanced data analysis using Python, Jupyter Notebooks, and the pandas library
  • Apply what you've learned to research topics on your own

Social media is filled with thousands of hidden stories just waiting to be told. Learn to use the data-sleuthing tools that professionals use to write your own data-driven stories.

Learn TypeScript 3 by Building Web Applications [EPUB]

Learn TypeScript 3 by Building Web Applications [EPUB]
Learn TypeScript 3 by Building Web Applications: Gain a solid understanding of TypeScript, Angular, Vue, React, and NestJS by Sebastien Dubois, Alexis Georges
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781789615869 | 6.44MB

Learn TypeScript and many of its features by building state of art web applications from scratch with the help of modern tooling, frameworks, and libraries

Key Features

  • Create modern Web applications to help businesses around the world benefit from better quality applications
  • Learn the latest features of TypeScript 3 and use them wisely
  • Explore TDD practices, OOP techniques, and industry best practices to create high-quality and modular apps

Book Description

TypeScript is a superset of the JavaScript programming language, giving developers a tool to help them write faster, cleaner JavaScript. With the help of its powerful static type system and other powerful tools and techniques it allows developers to write modern JavaScript applications.

This book is a practical guide to learn the TypeScript programming language. It covers from the very basics to the more advanced concepts, while explaining many design patterns, techniques, frameworks, libraries and tools along the way. You will also learn a ton about modern web frameworks like Angular, Vue.js and React, and you will build cool web applications using those. This book also covers modern front-end development tooling such as Node.js, npm, yarn, Webpack, Parcel, Jest, and many others. Throughout the book, you will also discover and make use of the most recent additions of the language introduced by TypeScript 3 such as new types enforcing explicit checks, flexible and scalable ways of project structuring, and many more breaking changes.

By the end of this book, you will be ready to use TypeScript in your own projects and will also have a concrete view of the current frontend software development landscape.

What you will learn

  • Understand and take advantage of TypeScript's powerful Type System
  • Grasp the key concepts and features of Angular, React, Vue.js, and NestJS
  • Handle asynchronous processes using Promises, async/await, Fetch, RxJS, and more
  • Delve into REST, GraphQL and create APIs using Apollo
  • Discover testing concepts, techniques, and tools like TDD, BDD, E2E, Jest
  • Learn Object-Oriented and Functional Programming concepts and leverage those with TypeScript
  • Explore design practices and patterns such as SOLID, MVC, DI and IoC, LoD, AOP, and more

Who this book is for

This book is for software developers who are willing to discover what TypeScript is and how to leverage it to write great quality software. Developers that are already familiar with TypeScript will find this book useful by learning the languages featured introduced by most recent releases. Basic knowledge of the JavaScript programming is expected.

Beginning Git and GitHub: A Comprehensive Guide to Version Control, Project Management, and Teamwork for the New Developer [EPUB]

Beginning Git and GitHub: A Comprehensive Guide to Version Control, Project Management, and Teamwork for the New Developer [EPUB]
Beginning Git and GitHub: A Comprehensive Guide to Version Control, Project Management, and Teamwork for the New Developer by Mariot Tsitoara
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781484253120 | 17.66MB

Learn the fundamentals of version control through step-by-step tutorials that will teach you the ins-and-outs of Git. This book is your complete guide to how Git and GitHub work in a professional team environment.

Divided into three parts – Version Control, Project Management and Teamwork – this book reveals what waits for you in the real world and how to resolve the problems you may run into. Once past the basics of Git, you'll see how to manage a software project, and finally how to utilize Git and GithHub to work effectively as a team.

You'll examine how to plan, follow and execute a project with GitHub, and then apply those concepts to real-world situations. Workaround the pitfalls that most programmers fall into when driving a project with Git by using proven tactics to avoid them. You will also be taught the easiest and quickest ways to resolve merge conflicts.

A lot of modern books on Git don’t go into depth about non-technical topics. Beginning Git and GitHub will help you cover all the bases right at the start of your career.

What You'll Learn

  • Review basic and advanced concepts of Git
  • Apply Project Management skills using GitHub
  • Solve conflicts or, ideally, avoid them altogether
  • Use advanced concepts for a more boosted workflow

Who This book Is For

New developers, developers that have never worked in a team environment before, developers with basic knowledge of Git or GitHub, or anyone who works with text documents.

Cloud FinOps: Collaborative, Real-Time Cloud Financial Management [EPUB]

Cloud FinOps: Collaborative, Real-Time Cloud Financial Management [EPUB]
Cloud FinOps: Collaborative, Real-Time Cloud Financial Management by J R Storment, Mike Fuller
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492054627 | 5.33MB

Despite many uncertainties in cloud computing, one truth is evident: costs will always tend to go up unless you’re actively engaged in the process. Whether you’re new to managing cloud spend or a seasoned pro, this book will clarify the often misunderstood workings of cloud billing fundamentals and provide expert strategies on creating a culture of cloud cost management in your organization.

Drawing on real-world examples of successes and failures of large-scale cloud spenders, this book outlines a road map for building a culture of FinOps in your organization. Beginning with the fundamental concepts required to understand cloud billing concepts, you’ll learn how to enable an efficient and effective FinOps machine.

  • Learn how the cloud works when it comes to financial management
  • Set up a FinOps team and build a framework for making spend efficiency a priority
  • Examine the anatomy of a cloud bill and learn how to manage it
  • Get operational recipes for maximizing cloud efficiency
  • Understand how to motivate engineering teams to take cost-saving actions
  • Explore the FinOps lifecycle: Inform, Optimize, and Operate
  • Learn the DNA of a highly functional cloud FinOps culture

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide: Powerful and Scalable Data Storage, 3rd Edition [EPUB]

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide: Powerful and Scalable Data Storage, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
MongoDB: The Definitive Guide: Powerful and Scalable Data Storage, 3rd Edition by Shannon Bradshaw, Eoin Brazil, Kristina Chodorow
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781491954461 | 7.15MB

Manage your data with a system designed to support modern application development. Updated for MongoDB 4.2, the third edition of this authoritative and accessible guide shows you the advantages of using document-oriented databases. You’ll learn how this secure, high-performance system enables flexible data models, high availability, and horizontal scalability.

Authors Shannon Bradshaw, Eoin Brazil, and Kristina Chodorow provide guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and use cases for a variety of projects. NoSQL newcomers and experienced MongoDB users will find updates on querying, indexing, aggregation, transactions, replica sets, ops management, sharding and data administration, durability, monitoring, and security.

In six parts, this book shows you how to:

  • Work with MongoDB, perform write operations, find documents, and create complex queries
  • Index collections, aggregate data, and use transactions for your application
  • Configure a local replica set and learn how replication interacts with your application
  • Set up cluster components and choose a shard key for a variety of applications
  • Explore aspects of application administration and configure authentication and authorization
  • Use stats when monitoring, back up and restore deployments, and use system settings when deploying MongoDB

Programming C# 8.0: Build Cloud, Web, and Desktop Applications [EPUB]

Programming C# 8.0: Build Cloud, Web, and Desktop Applications [EPUB]
Programming C# 8.0: Build Cloud, Web, and Desktop Applications by Ian Griffiths
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492056812 | 4.05MB

C# is undeniably one of the most versatile programming languages available to engineers today. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn just how powerful the combination of C# and .NET can be. Author Ian Griffiths guides you through C# 8.0 fundamentals and techniques for building cloud, web, and desktop applications.

Designed for experienced programmers, this book provides many code examples to help you work with the nuts and bolts of C#, such as generics, LINQ, and asynchronous programming features. You’ll get up to speed on .NET Core and the latest C# 8.0 additions, including asynchronous streams, nullable references, pattern matching, default interface implementation, ranges and new indexing syntax, and changes in the .NET tool chain.

  • Discover how C# supports fundamental coding features, such as classes, other custom types, collections, and error handling
  • Learn how to write high-performance memory-efficient code with .NET Core’s Span and Memory types
  • Query and process diverse data sources, such as in-memory object models, databases, data streams, and XML documents with LINQ
  • Use .NET’s multithreading features to exploit your computer’s parallel processing capabilities
  • Learn how asynchronous language features can help improve application responsiveness and scalability

Monolith to Microservices: Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith [EPUB]

Monolith to Microservices: Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith [EPUB]
Monolith to Microservices: Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith by Sam Newman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492047841 | 10.07MB

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 Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture.

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.

  • Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild
  • Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin
  • Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems
  • Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply
  • Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies
  • Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns
  • Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more

Cloud Native Data Center Networking: Architecture, Protocols, and Tools [EPUB]

Cloud Native Data Center Networking: Architecture, Protocols, and Tools [EPUB]
Cloud Native Data Center Networking: Architecture, Protocols, and Tools by Dinesh G Dutt
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492045601 | 7.46MB

If you want to study, build, or simply validate your thinking about modern cloud native data center networks, this is your book. Whether you’re pursuing a multitenant private cloud, a network for running machine learning, or an enterprise data center, author Dinesh Dutt takes you through the steps necessary to design a data center that’s affordable, high capacity, easy to manage, agile, and reliable.

Ideal for network architects, data center operators, and network and containerized application developers, this book mixes theory with practice to guide you through the architecture and protocols you need to create and operate a robust, scalable network infrastructure. The book offers a vendor-neutral way to look at network design. For those interested in open networking, this book is chock-full of examples using open source software, from FRR to Ansible.

In the context of a cloud native data center, you’ll examine:

  • Clos topology
  • Network disaggregation
  • Network operating system choices
  • Routing protocol choices
  • Container networking
  • Network virtualization and EVPN
  • Network automation

Building Web Apps with WordPress: WordPress as an Application Framework, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Building Web Apps with WordPress: WordPress as an Application Framework, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Building Web Apps with WordPress: WordPress as an Application Framework, 2nd Edition by Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781491990087 | 7.2MB

WordPress is much more than a blogging platform. As this practical guide clearly demonstrates, you can use WordPress to build web apps of any type—not mere content sites, but full-blown apps for specific tasks. If you have PHP experience with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll learn how to use WordPress plugins and themes to develop fast, scalable, and secure web apps, native mobile apps, web services, and even a network of multiple WordPress sites.

In the book's updated second edition, the authors use examples from their recently released SchoolPress app to explain concepts and techniques throughout the book. All code examples are available on GitHub.

  • Compare WordPress with traditional app development frameworks
  • Use themes for views, and plugins for backend functionality
  • Get suggestions for choosing WordPress plugins—or build your own
  • Manage user accounts and roles, and access user data
  • Build asynchronous behaviors in your app with jQuery
  • Develop native apps for iOS and Android, using wrappers
  • Incorporate PHP libraries, external APIs, and web service plugins
  • Collect payments through ecommerce and membership plugins
  • Use techniques to speed up and scale your WordPress app

Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation [EPUB]

Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation [EPUB]
Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation by Pini Reznik, Jamie Dobson, Michelle Gienow
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781492048909 | 23.74MB

In the past few years, going cloud native has been a big advantage for many companies. But it’s a tough technique to get right, especially for enterprises with critical legacy systems. This practical hands-on guide examines effective architecture, design, and cultural patterns to help you transform your organization into a cloud native enterprise—whether you’re moving from older architectures or creating new systems from scratch.

By following Wealth Grid, a fictional company, you’ll understand the challenges, dilemmas, and considerations that accompany a move to the cloud. Technical managers and architects will learn best practices for taking on a successful company-wide transformation.

Cloud migration consultants Pini Reznik, Jamie Dobson, and Michelle Gienow draw patterns from the growing community of expert practitioners and enterprises that have successfully built cloud native systems. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t when adopting cloud native—including how this transition affects not just your technology but also your organizational structure and processes.

You’ll learn:

  • What cloud native means and why enterprises are so interested in it
  • Common barriers and pitfalls that have affected other companies (and how to avoid them)
  • Context-specific patterns for a successful cloud native transformation
  • How to implement a safe, evolutionary cloud native approach
  • How companies addressed root causes and misunderstandings that hindered their progress
  • Case studies from real-world companies that have succeeded with cloud native transformations

Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java [EPUB]

Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java [EPUB]
Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java by Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Richard Warburton
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781491967171 | 2.87MB

Explore the latest Java-based software development techniques and methodologies through the project-based approach in this practical guide. Unlike books that use abstract examples and lots of theory, Real-World Software Development shows you how to develop several relevant projects while learning best practices along the way.

With this engaging approach, junior developers capable of writing basic Java code will learn about state-of-the-art software development practices for building modern, robust and maintainable Java software. You’ll work with many different software development topics that are often excluded from software develop how-to references.

Featuring real-world examples, this book teaches you techniques and methodologies for functional programming, automated testing, security, architecture, and distributed systems.