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Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionariesCreate and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax modelUse functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuseOrganize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modulesDive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring codeWrite large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development toolsLearn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
Each chapter provides exercises to help you learn various techniques and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.
Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.
If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.
“After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”
–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
In the process, you’ll learn the basics of Django, Selenium, Git, jQuery, and Mock, along with current web development techniques. If you’re ready to take your Python skills to the next level, this book—updated for Python 3.6—clearly demonstrates how TDD encourages simple designs and inspires confidence.Dive into the TDD workflow, including the unit test/code cycle and refactoringUse unit tests for classes and functions, and functional tests for user interactions within the browserLearn when and how to use mock objects, and the pros and cons of isolated vs. integrated testsTest and automate your deployments with a staging serverApply tests to the third-party plugins you integrate into your siteRun tests automatically by using a Continuous Integration environmentUse TDD to build a REST API with a front-end Ajax interface
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.
The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.
The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
With this book, you will:Learn new ES6 syntax that eases the pain points of common programming idiomsOrganize code with iterators, generators, modules, and classesExpress async flow control with Promises combined with generatorsUse collections to work more efficiently with data in structured waysLeverage new API helpers, including Array, Object, Math, Number, and StringExtend your program’s capabilities through meta programmingPreview features likely coming to JS beyond ES6
The book’s high-level overview and concrete examples will help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch.
Dive into several features of this framework, including:Blade, Laravel’s powerful, custom templating toolTools for gathering, validating, normalizing, and filtering user-provided dataLaravel’s Eloquent ORM for working with the application’s databasesThe Illuminate request object, and its role in the application lifecyclePHPUnit, Mockery, and PHPSpec for testing your PHP codeLaravel’s tools for writing JSON and RESTful APIsInterfaces for file system access, sessions, cookies, caches, and searchTools for implementing queues, jobs, events, and WebSocket event publishingLaravel’s specialty packages: Scout, Passport, Cashier, Echo, Elixir, Valet, and Socialite
By leveraging the latest browser APIs, progressive web apps combine all of the benefits of native apps, while avoiding their issues. Throughout the book, author Tal Ater shows you how to improve a simple website for the fictional Gotham Imperial Hotel into a modern progressive web app. Plus:Understand how service workers work, and use them to create sites that launch in an instant, regardless of the user’s internet connectionCreate full-screen web apps that launch from the phone's homescreen just like native appsRe-engage users with push notifications, even days after they have left your siteEmbrace offline-first and build web apps that gracefully handle loss of connectivityExplore new UX opportunities and challenges presented by progressive web apps
With more high-paying web development jobs opening every day, people with coding and web/app building skills are having no problems finding employment. If you’re a would-be developer looking to gain the know-how to build the interfaces, databases, and other features that run modern websites, web apps, and mobile apps, look no further. Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies is your go-to interpreter for speaking the languages that handle those tasks.
There’s a whole world of opportunity out there for developers—and this fast-track boot camp is here to help you acquire the skills you need to take your career to new heights!
You’ll learn the framework’s core functionality, as well as how to extend applications with advanced web techniques such as database migration and web service communication. The first part of each chapter provides you with reference and background for the topic in question, while the second part guides you though a hands-on implementation of the topic.
If you have Python experience, this book shows you how to take advantage of the creative freedom Flask provides.
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.Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goalsLearn options for integrating a service with the rest of your systemTake an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebasesDeploy individual microservices through continuous integrationExamine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed servicesManage security with user-to-service and service-to-service modelsUnderstand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures
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Fully updated for Java SE 9, Java: The Complete Reference, Tenth Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You'll also find information on key portions of the Java API library, such as I/O, the Collections Framework, the stream library, and the concurrency utilities. Swing, JavaFX, JavaBeans, and servlets are examined and numerous examples demonstrate Java in action. Of course, the new module system added by Java SE 9 is discussed in detail. This Oracle Press resource also offers an introduction to JShell, Java’s new interactive programming tool.
•Data types, variables, arrays, and operators
•Classes, objects, and methods
•Method overloading and overriding
•Interfaces and packages
•Enumerations, autoboxing, and annotations
•The I/O classes
•The Collections Framework
•Swing and JavaFX
•The Concurrent API
•The Stream API
•Much, much more
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You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.
Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.
Our multi-device world has shown us that this approach to web design, including full-page comps done in Photoshop, is increasingly problematic. Modern web designers are adopting a new approach: creating flexible web pages whose layout can adapt to suit the screen on which they are displayed. This is “Responsive Web Design” [RWD].
Until now, books on designing responsive Web sites have focused on HTML and CSS – in other words, they've been very code-centric, and visual creativity seems to take a back seat.
This new book is aimed at the visual Web designer who’s accustomed to working in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CC contains many new features that help streamline the process of converting a static page design to a set of components for a responsive web page.
Dan Rose is one of the best-known advocates of this new way of working in Photoshop. He’s observed that only a few people are talking about Photoshop for RWD constructively, yet a majority (63% as of his last informal poll) of web designers are using Photoshop for more than simple asset creation. This transition is a pain point for many designers.
His new book will balance coverage of conceptual issues (how to fit tools like Photoshop to the design workflow rather than fitting a workflow to the tools) with practical design exercises tailored to help communicate the overall design direction of the page while respecting the needs of the fluid Web. In addition, he will introduce methods for taking HTML back into Photoshop for further refinement.
A step-by-step, tutorial-based guide
This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work. Topics include:
* The basics of effective design that communicates its intended message
* Pre-design planning
* 13 Layout Sins to avoid
* Basic typography
* Working with color
* Storyboarding for video, Web, and presentions
* Information graphics
* Mini Art School--all the basics in one chapter
* Outputting your work
The primary target of this book is Drupal developers who want to learn how to write modules and carry out development in Drupal 8. It is also intended for Drupal site builders and PHP developers who have basic Object Oriented Programming skills.
A little bit of Symfony experience is helpful but not mandatory.What You Will LearnWrite a Drupal 8 module with custom functionality and hook into various extension pointsMaster numerous Drupal 8 sub-systems and APIsModel, store, and manipulate data in various ways and for various purposesDisplay data and content in a presentable and secure wayLearn about the theme system and render arraysIn Detail
Drupal is an open source web-based content management system (CMS) that can be used for building anything from simple websites to complex applications. It enables individuals and organizations to build platforms that engage users and deliver the right content at the right time.
Drupal 8 is an exciting new development in the Drupal community. However, the differences from the previous version are substantial and this can put quite some pressure on Drupal 7 developers that need to catch up. This book aims to help such developers in getting up to speed with Drupal 8 module development.
The book first introduces you to the Drupal 8 architecture and its subsystems before diving into creating your first module with basic functionality. Building upon that, you will cover many core APIs and functionalities available to module developers.
You will work with the Drupal logging and mailing systems, learn how to output data using the theme layer and work with menus and links programmatically. Then, you will learn how to work with different kinds of data storages, create custom entities, field types and leverage the Database API for lower level database queries. Moreover, you will learn about the Drupal 8 access system and caching layer as well as the APIs used for data processing (queues and batches).
By the end of the book, you will have learned how to develop your own custom module from scratch that can help solve a small problem or even provide complex functionality. And who knows, maybe you'll even contribute it back to the Drupal community.Style and approach
This book aims to introduce PHP developers to programming concepts specific to Drupal 8 to get them started on writing their own functionality with Drupal 8 and create efficient Drupal 8 modules and extensions.
Web developers who would like to learn how to use TypeScript to build amazing applications will benefit from this book.What You Will LearnDesign your first project in Visual StudioLearn about the different data types in TypeScriptCreate web applications in an object-oriented fashion using TypeScriptBuild a Trello application using TypeScript's complex features.Explore the tools available in a web application ecosystem to write unit test casesDeploy web applications to cloud and assign resources to the applicationIn Detail
This book aims at teaching you how to get up and running with TypeScript development in the most practical way possible. Taking you through two exciting projects built from scratch, you will learn the basics of TypeScript, before progressing to functions, generics, promises, and callbacks. Then, you'll get to implement object-oriented programming as well as optimize your applications with effective memory management. You'll also learn to test and secure your applications, before deploying them. Starting with a basic SPA built using Angular, you will progress on to building, maybe, a Chat application or a cool application. You'll also learn how to use NativeScript to build a cool mobile application. Each of these applications with be explained in detail, allowing you to grasp the concepts fast.
By the end of this book, you will have not only built two amazing projects but you will also have the skills necessary to take your development to the next level.Style and approach
Example-based approach to get you quickly started with Typescript
Once you’ve built your web application, you’ll need to be the admin, so the next part of the book covers how to enforce permission management with users and groups. This technique allows you to restrict access to URLs and content, giving you total control of your data. In addition, you’ll work with and customize the Django admin site, which provides access to a Django project’s data.
After reading and using this book, you’ll be able to build a Django application top to bottom and be ready to move on to more advanced or complex Django application development.
What You'll LearnGet started with the Django framework
Use Django views, class-based views, URLs, middleware, forms, templates, and Jinja templates
Take advantage of Django models, including model relationships, migrations, queries, and forms
Leverage the Django admin site to get access to the database used by a Django project
Deploy Django REST services to serve as the data backbone for mobile, IoT, and SaaS systemsWho This Book Is For
Python developers new to the Django web application development framework and web developers new to Python and Django.
Best-selling author Adam Freeman shows you how to use Angular in your projects, starting from the nuts and bolts and building up to the most advanced and sophisticated features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need. Chapters include common problems and how to avoid them.What You’ll LearnGain a solid architectural understanding of the MVC PatternCreate rich and dynamic web app clients using Angular 6Use the ng tools to create and build an Angular projectExtend and customize Angular 6Test your Angular 6 projectsWhat's New in This EditionRevised for the features and changes in Angular 6Covers @angular/cli, ng command line tools, and WebPackIncludes HttpClient for simplified asynchronous HTTP requestsPresents updates to pipes and localized text display
Who This Book Is For
This course is intended for Java developers interested in building enterprise-level applications with Spring Framework. Prior knowledge of Java programming and web development concepts (and a basic knowledge of XML) is expected.What You Will LearnUnderstand the architecture of Spring Framework and how to set up the key components of the Spring Application Development EnvironmentConfigure Spring Container and manage Spring beans using XML and AnnotationPractice Spring AOP concepts such as Aspect, Advice, Pointcut, and IntroductionIntegrate bean validation and custom validationUse error handling and exception resolvingGet to grips with REST-based web service development and AjaxUse Spring Boot to develop microservicesFind out how to avoid common pitfalls when developing microservicesGet familiar with end-to-end microservices written in Spring Framework and Spring BootIn Detail
This carefully designed course aims to get you started with Spring, the most widely adopted Java framework, and then goes on to more advanced topics such as building microservices using Spring Boot within Spring. With additional coverage of popular web frameworks such as Struts, WebWork, Java Server Faces, Tapestry, Docker, and Mesos, you'll have all the skills and expertise you need to build great applications.
Starting with the Spring Framework architecture and setting up the key components of the Spring Application Development Environment, you will learn how to configure Spring Container and manage Spring beans using XML and Annotation. Next, you will delve into Spring MVC, which will help you build flexible and loosely coupled web applications. You'll also get to grips with testing applications for reliability. Moving on, this course will help you implement the microservice architecture in Spring Framework, Spring Boot, and Spring Cloud. Written to the latest specifications of Spring, this book will help you build modern, Internet-scale Java applications in no time.
This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:Learning Spring Application Development by Ravi Kant SoniSpring MVC Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Amuthan GaneshanSpring Microservices by Rajesh RVStyle and approach
This is a step-by-step guide for building a complete application and developing scalable microservices using Spring Framework, Spring Boot, and a set of Spring Cloud components
Web Scalability for Startup Engineers shows engineers working at startups and small companies how to plan and implement a comprehensive scalability strategy. It presents broad and holistic view of infrastructure and architecture of a scalable web application. Successful startups often face the challenge of scalability, and the core concepts driving a scalable architecture are language and platform agnostic.
The book covers scalability of HTTP-based systems (websites, REST APIs, SaaS, and mobile application backends), starting with a high-level perspective before taking a deep dive into common challenges and issues. This approach builds a holistic view of the problem, helping you see the big picture, and then introduces different technologies and best practices for solving the problem at hand. The book is enriched with the author's real-world experience and expert advice, saving you precious time and effort by learning from others' mistakes and successes.Language-agnostic approach addresses universally challenging concepts in Web development/scalability—does not require knowledge of a particular language Fills the gap for engineers in startups and smaller companies who have limited means for getting to the next level in terms of accomplishing scalability Strategies presented help to decrease time to market and increase the efficiency of web applications
What You Need:
To try out the examples in the book you will need a computer with Node.js, a text editor, and a browser like Chrome installed in it.
If you want to learn about the entire process of developing professional web applications with Django, then this book is for you. This book will walk you through the creation of four professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and implement best practices.
A glaring gap has existed in the market for a resource that offers a comprehensive, actionable design patterns and design strategies for ecommerce search—but no longer. With this invaluable book, user experience designer and user researcher Greg Nudelman shares his years of experience working on popular ecommerce sites as he tackles even the most difficult ecommerce search design problems. Nudelman helps you create highly effective and intuitive ecommerce search design solutions and he takes a unique forward-thinking look at trends such as integrating searching with browsing to create a single-finding user interface.Offers much-needed insight on how to create ecommerce search experiences that truly benefit online shoppers Juxtaposes examples of common design pitfalls against examples of highly effective ecommerce search design solutions Presents comprehensive guidance on ecommerce search design strategies for the Web, mobile phone applications, and new tablet devices Shares the author's years of unique experience working with ecommerce from the perspective of the user’s experience
Designing ecommerce Search is mandatory reading if you are interested in orchestrating successful ecommerce search strategies.
Go is an open source programming language that is designed to scale and support concurrency at the language level. This gives you the liberty to write large concurrent web applications with ease. From creating web application to deploying them on Amazon Cloud Services, this book will be your one-stop guide to learn web development in Go. The Go Web Development Cookbook teaches you how to create REST services, write microservices, and deploy Go Docker containers. Whether you are new to programming or a professional developer, this book will help get you up to speed with web development in Go. We will focus on writing modular code in Go; in-depth informative examples build the base, one step at a time. You will learn how to create a server, work with static files, SQL, NoSQL databases, and Beego. You will also learn how to create and secure REST services, and create and deploy Go web application and Go Docker containers on Amazon Cloud Services. By the end of the book, you will be able to apply the skills you've gained in Go to create and explore web applications in any domain.What you will learn Create a simple HTTP and TCP web server and understand how it works Explore record in a MySQL and MongoDB database Write and consume RESTful web service in Go Invent microservices in Go using Micro – a microservice toolkit Create and Deploy the Beego application with Nginx Deploy Go web application and Docker containers on an AWS EC2 instanceWho this book is for
This book is for Go developers interested in learning how to use Go to build powerful web applications. A background in web development is expected.
Do you know the basics of Python and object oriented programming? Do you want to go an extra mile and learn techniques to make your Python application robust, extensible, and efficient? Then this book is for you.What You Will LearnBuild a robust application by handling exceptions.Modularize, package, and release the source distribution.Document the code and implement coding standards.Create automated tests to catch bugs in the early development stage.Identify and re-factor badly written code to improve application life.Detect recurring problems in the code and apply design patterns.Improve code efficiency by identifying performance bottlenecks and fixing them.Develop simple GUI applications using Python.In Detail
Python is one of the most widely used dynamic programming languages, supported by a rich set of libraries and frameworks that enable rapid development. But fast paced development often comes with its own baggage that could bring down the quality, performance, and extensibility of an application. This book will show you ways to handle such problems and write better Python applications.
From the basics of simple command-line applications, develop your skills all the way to designing efficient and advanced Python apps. Guided by a light-hearted fantasy learning theme, overcome the real-world problems of complex Python development with practical solutions. Beginning with a focus on robustness, packaging, and releasing application code, you'll move on to focus on improving application lifetime by making code extensible, reusable, and readable. Get to grips with Python refactoring, design patterns and best practices. Techniques to identify the bottlenecks and improve performance are covered in a series of chapters devoted to performance, before closing with a look at developing Python GUIs.Style and approach
The book uses a fantasy game theme as a medium to explain various topics. Specific aspects of application development are explained in different chapters. In each chapter the reader is presented with an interesting problem which is then tackled using hands-on examples with easy-to-follow instructions.
Ideal for developers, operations engineers, and system administrators—especially those keen to embrace a DevOps approach—Using Docker will take you from Docker and container basics to running dozens of containers on a multi-host system with networking and scheduling. The core of the book walks you through the steps needed to develop, test, and deploy a web application with Docker.Get started with Docker by building and deploying a simple web applicationUse Continuous Deployment techniques to push your application to production multiple times a dayLearn various options and techniques for logging and monitoring multiple containersExamine networking and service discovery: how do containers find each other and how do you connect them?Orchestrate and cluster containers to address load-balancing, scaling, failover, and schedulingSecure your system by following the principles of defense-in-depth and least privilege
This course is suitable for web developers, designers, as well as web administrators who are keen on building modern, scalable websites using Drupal 8 and its wide range of new featuresWhat You Will LearnSet up a local “stack” development environment and install your first Drupal 8 siteFind out what is available in the Drupal 8 coreIntegrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with DrupalUnderstand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionalityBuild custom block layouts with reusable and fieldable blocksWork with the new Twig PHP templating engineDevelop a theme from scratch following a step-by-step project outlineIn Detail
This Drupal 8 course takes you through the journey of building, extending, and customizing websites to build highly scalable and enterprise-ready websites.
The first part—Learning Drupal 8—takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. You will start with the basics, such as setting up a local “stack” development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then we move on to image and media handling and extending Drupal modules. This section will help you get to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and you'll learn how to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. After learning to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal 8, you'll start exploring different techniques to take advantage of the new Drupal 8 features.
The next module—Drupal 8 Development Cookbook—is your go-to guide to experimenting with all of Drupal 8's features through helpful recipes. You will explore techniques to customize and configure the Drupal environment, create blocks and custom modules, as well as make your web apps responsive by harnessing the mobile-first feature of Drupal 8. This module will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps.
This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:Learning Drupal 8 by Nick Abbott and Richard JonesDrupal 8 Development Cookbook by Matt GlamanDrupal 8 Theming with Twig by Chaz ChumleyStyle and approach
This course offers a thorough coverage of developing, managing, extending, and designing highly scalable websites using the Drupal 8 platform. Filled with practical examples and recipes, this course is a great combination of example-driven learning complemented by interesting techniques to take advantage of the Drupal platform.
This project-based guide will give you a sound understanding of Django 2.0 through three full-featured applications. It starts off by building a basic IMDB clone and adding users who can register, vote on their favorite movies, and upload associated pictures. You will learn how to use the votes that your users have cast to build a list of the top 10 movies. This book will also take you through deploying your app into a production environment using Docker containers hosted on the server in Amazon's Electric Computing Cloud (EC2).
Next, you're going to build a Stack Overflow clone wherein registered users can ask and answer questions. You will learn how to enable a user asking a question to accept answers and mark them as useful. You will also learn how to add search functionality to help users find questions by using ElasticSearch. You'll discover ways to apply the principles of 12 factor apps while deploying Django on the most popular web server, Apache, with mod_wsgi. Lastly, you'll build a clone of MailChimp so users can send and create emails, and deploy it using AWS.
Get set to take your basic Python skills to the next level with this comprehensive guide!What you will learn1. Build new projects from scratch using Django 2.02. Provide full-text searching using ElasticSearch and Django 2.03. Learn Django 2.0 security best practices and how they're applied4. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app almost anywhere with mod_wsgi5. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app to AWS's PaaS Elastic Beanstalk6. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app with Docker7. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app with NGINX and uWSGIWho this book is for
If you have some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Python and want to build fully-featured and secure applications using Django, then this book is for you.
Recognize the various roles in UX design, identify stakeholders, and enlist their support Obtain consensus from your team on project objectives Understand approaches such as Waterfall, Agile, and Lean UX Define the scope of your project and avoid mission creep Conduct user research in person or remotely, and document your findings Understand and communicate user behavior with personas Design and prototype your application or site Plan for development, product rollout, and ongoing quality assurance
ReactJS is a wonderful framework for UI development. Firebase as a backend with React is a great choice as it is easy, powerful, and provides great developer experience. It removes a lot of boilerplate code from your app and allows you to focus on your app to get it out quickly to users. Firebase with React is also a good choice for Most Viable Product (MVP) development.
This book provides more practical insights rather than just theoretical concepts and includes basic to advanced examples – from hello world to a real-time seat booking app and Helpdesk application
This book will cover the essentials of Firebase and React.js and will take you on a fast-paced journey through building real-time applications with Firebase features such as Cloud Storage, Cloud Function, Hosting and the Realtime Database. We will learn how to secure our application by using Firebase authentication and database security rules. We will leverage the power of Redux to organize data in the front-end, since Redux attempts to make state mutations predictable by imposing certain restrictions on how and when updates can happen. Towards the end of the book you will have improved your React skills by realizing the potential of Firebase to create real-time serverless web applications.What you will learnInstall powerful React.js and Firebase tools to make development much more efficientCreate React components with Firebase to save and retrieve the data in real-timeUse Firebase Authentication to make your React user interface secureDevelop React and Firebase applications with Redux integration Firebase database security rulesFirebase Cloud Storage Integration to upload and store data on the cloudCreate a complete real-time application with React and firebaseUsing Firebase Cloud messaging and Cloud functions with ReactFirebase Cloud Storage integration with ReactWho this book is for
Are you a developer that wants to create truly cross-platform user experiences with a minimal footprint, free of store restrictions and features customers want? Then you need to get to grips with Progressive Web Applications (PWAs), a perfect amalgamation of web and mobile applications with a blazing-fast response time.
Progressive Web Application Development by Example helps you explore concepts of the PWA development by enabling you to develop three projects, starting with a 2048 game. In this game, you will review parts of a web manifest file and understand how a browser uses properties to define the home screen experience. You will then move on to learning how to develop and use a podcast client and be introduced to service workers. The application will demonstrate how service workers are registered and updated. In addition to this, you will review a caching API so that you have a firm understanding of how to use the cache within a service worker, and you'll discover core caching strategies and how to code them within a service worker.
Finally, you will study how to build a tickets application, wherein you’ll apply advanced service worker techniques, such as cache invalidation. Also, you'll learn about tools you can use to validate your applications and scaffold them for quality and consistency. By the end of the book, you will have walked through browser developer tools, node modules, and online tools for creating high-quality PWAs.What you will learnExplore the core principles of PWAs Study the three main technical requirements of PWAs Discover enhancing requirements to make PWAs transcend native apps and traditional websites Create and install PWAs on common websites with a given HTTPS as the core requirementGet acquainted with the service worker life cycle Define service worker caching patternsApply caching strategies to three different website scenariosImplement best practices for web performanceWho this book is for
This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design UX, websites, or products, you’ll learn how to win over anyone who has influence over the project—with the goal of creating the best experience for the end user.Walk through the process of preparing for and presenting your designsUnderstand stakeholder perspectives, and learn how to empathize with themCultivate both implicit and explicit listening skillsLearn tactics and formulas for expressing the most effective response to feedbackDiscover why the way you follow through is just as crucial as the meeting itselfEducate your stakeholders by sharing the chapter from this book on how to work with designers
What You Need:
Node.js 8.xOperating system with bash-like shellOMQ (pronounced "Zero-M-Q") library, version 3.2 or higherElasticsearch version 5.0 or higherjq version 1.5 or higherRedis version 3.2 or higher
This book starts off with an introduction to APIs and the concept of API Economy from a business and organizational perspective. You'll decide on a sustainable API strategy and API architecture based on different case scenarios.
You'll then look at actual examples on API development guidelines, providing a practical view and approach towards the API development and aligning teams in API development. This book walks you through the API gateway services available in Azure and AWS and reviews different approaches to API Security. This will prepare you for understanding the trade-off between security and the frictionless API experience.
What You'll Learn
Implement API Gateways to streamline API Development
Examine Security Mapping with API gateways from Azure and AWS
Apply API implementation using Serverless architecture
Review evolving APIs for monitoring and changing business requirements
Use code samples in API security implementations
Who This Book Is For
Developers and architects with .NET and web development experience who want to learn about API design.
Hands-on exercises help you learn to code like a pro
Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice.
The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for?The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills
If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.
This book gives you all you need to use Go in your web applications. You'll learn the basic concepts - language structures, the standard library, and Go tools - then tackle more advanced features like concurrency concepts, testing methodologies, and package structures.
At each step, you'll get advice for better coding in Go. You'll see how to structure projects, how to use concurrency effectively, and best practices for testing - as well as many valuable hints and tips gleaned from real world experience of developing web applications with Go.
You'll learn:Get to grips with Go language basics (types, the standard library, tools)Use Go with HTTPWork with imagesUnderstand concurrencyTest effectivelyMaster deploymentAnd much more ...
This book covers Express 4.0.
Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closuresDiscover how to find, use, and create PHP componentsFollow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and moreLearn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applicationsExplore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHPBuild a local development environment that closely matches your production server
Through vivid, real-world examples from today’s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction’s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You’ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that’s tolerated into one that’s treasured.Explore a microinteraction’s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loopsLearn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteractionCreate simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be usedHelp users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrationsUse modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteractionExtend a microinteraction’s life with loops, such as “Get data every 30 seconds”
This collection broadens our understanding of how we talk about the modern world, particularly of the vocabulary at work in information technologies. Contributors scrutinize each keyword independently: for example, the recent pairing of digital and analog is separated, while classic terms such as community, culture, event, memory, and democracy are treated in light of their historical and intellectual importance. Metaphors of the cloud in cloud computing and the mirror in data mirroring combine with recent and radical uses of terms such as information, sharing, gaming, algorithm, and internet to reveal previously hidden insights into contemporary life. Bookended by a critical introduction and a list of over two hundred other digital keywords, these essays provide concise, compelling arguments about our current mediated condition.
Digital Keywords delves into what language does in today's information revolution and why it matters.
Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more.
Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability
Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!
And you can find many of those answers right here in Perl Hacks. Like all books in O'Reilly's Hacks Series, Perl Hacks appeals to a variety of programmers, whether you're an experienced developer or a dabbler who simply enjoys exploring technology. Each hack is a short lesson--some are practical exercises that teach you essential skills, while others merely illustrate some of the fun things that Perl can do. Most hacks have two parts: a direct answer to the immediate problem you need to solve right now and a deeper, subtler technique that you can adapt to other situations. Learn how to add CPAN shortcuts to the Firefox web browser, read files backwards, write graphical games in Perl, and much more.
For your convenience, Perl Hacks is divided by topic--not according toany sense of relative difficulty--so you can skip around and stop at any hack you like. Chapters include:
Productivity HacksUser InteractionData MungingWorking with ModulesObject HacksDebugging
Whether you're a newcomer or an expert, you'll find great value in Perl Hacks, the only Perl guide that offers somethinguseful and fun for everyone.
Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.
Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security.
Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
Updates specific to this edition include:
Powerful bidding strategies using remarketing lists for search ads New ad extension features Automation capabilities using AdWords scripts Bonus Online Content that includes links to dozens of resources and tutorials covering: registering a domain name, setting up a website, selecting an email service, choosing a shopping cart service, finding products to sell, and starting up an Google AdWords account
Readers are given the latest information paired with current screenshots, fresh examples, and new techniques. Coached by AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes, and Bryan Todd advertisers learn how to build an aggressive, streamlined AdWords campaign proven to increase their search engine visibility, consistently capture clicks, double their website traffic, and increase their sales. Whether a current advertiser or new to AdWords, this guide is a necessary handbook.
Because the blogosphere is pretty crowded, it’s a good idea to find out a bit about the anatomy of a blog, what makes a good one, and what it takes to keep one going before you dive right in and start sharing with the world. Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you all the basics so you can get a good start. And if you’ve been around the blog a few times and want to advance to the next level, Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition even takes a look at podcasting and videoblogging.
You’ll find out how to:Make your blog stand out in a crowd, build an audience, and even make it pay Choose the best software options, boost readership, and handle comments Generate revenue from your blog with ads and sponsorships Protect your privacy and your job Deal with spam and the inappropriate comments from that guy who posts several times a day Find your niche Attract and keep readers Use your blog to promote your business, cause, or organization Add audio, video, cool widgets, and more
Ready? Get Blogging for Dummies and let’s get started!
Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans.
In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. The companies that design these products tweak them over time until they become almost impossible to resist.
By reverse engineering behavioral addiction, Alter explains how we can harness addictive products for the good—to improve how we communicate with each other, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play—and how we can mitigate their most damaging effects on our well-being, and the health and happiness of our children.
Adam Alter's previous book, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave is available in paperback from Penguin.
But there’s no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he says is the best social-media person he’s ever met, to offer The Art of Social Media—the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money.
With over one hundred practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a bottom-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging.
For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, “great stuff, no fluff.”
With this book you will:Explore how the this binding points to objects based on how the function is calledLook into the nature of JS objects and why you’d need to point to themLearn how developers use the mixin pattern to fake classes in JSExamine how JS’s prototype mechanism forms links between objectsLearn how to move from class/inheritance design to behavior delegationUnderstand how the OLOO (objects-linked-to-other-objects) coding style naturally implements behavior delegation