Mastering ServiceStack is targeted at developers who have already implemented web services with ASMX, WCF, or ServiceStack and want to gain more insight into the possibilities ServiceStack has to offer to build distributed systems of all scales.What You Will LearnDesign a prudent and resilient API, following the RESTful designUnderstand the internal processing chain and utilize the provided hooksIncorporate ServiceStack as a full service provider to your existing distributed systemLeverage the power of asynchronous processing and add message queues to your architectureAnalyze and tune the performance of your serviceIn Detail
Mastering ServiceStack covers real-life problems that occur over the lifetime of a distributed system and how to solve them by deeply understanding the tools of ServiceStack. Distributed systems is the enterprise solution that provide flexibility, reliability, scaling, and performance. ServiceStack is an outstanding tool belt to create such a system in a frictionless manner, especially sophisticated designed and fun to use.
The book starts with an introduction covering the essentials, but assumes you are just refreshing, are a very fast learner, or are an expert in building web services. Then, the book explains ServiceStack's data transfer object patterns and teach you how it differs from other methods of building web services with different protocols, such as SOAP and SOA. It also introduces more low-level details such as how to extend the User Auth, message queues and concepts on how the technology works.
By the end of this book, you will understand the concepts, framework, issues, and resolutions related to ServiceStack.Style and approach
A step-by-step approach that follows the natural requirements of a distributed system in a conversational style.
Flex 4 Cookbook has hands-on recipes for everything from Flex basics to solutions for working with visual components and data access, as well as tips on application development, unit testing, and Adobe AIR. Each recipe provides an explanation of how and why it works, and includes sample code that you can use immediately. You'll get results fast, whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology. It's a great way to jumpstart your next web application.
Topics include:Using Spark ComponentText Layout FrameworkGroups and LayoutSpark List and ItemRendererImages, bitmaps, videos, and soundsCSS, styling, and skinningStates and EffectsWorking with CollectionsUsing DataBindingValidation, formatting, and regular expressionsUsing ChartsServices and Data AccessUsing RSLs and ModulesWorking with Adobe AIR 2.0
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If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content publisher, or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development provides you with the knowledge you need to work with this rapidly developing technology. Mobile Design and Development will help you:
Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile contextLearn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web appsWork with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designsUse and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the futureLearn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget
Throughout the course of this book, you’ll learn how to enhance user interaction with ActionScript, and create and skin a user interface with Flex’s UI components (MXML) and Adobe's new FXG graphics format. You'll also be trained to manage dynamic data, connect to a database using server-side script, and deploy applications to both the Web and the desktop.
Learning Flex 4 offers tips and tricks the authors have collected from years of real-world experience, and straightforward explanations of object-oriented programming concepts to help you understand how Flex 4 works.Work with Flash Builder 4 and the Eclipse IDELearn the basics of ActionScript, MXML, and FXGDesign a Flex application layoutBuild an engaging user interfaceAdd interactivity with ActionScriptHandle user input with rich formsLink Flex to a server with PHP and MySQLGather and display dataStyle applications and add effects, filters, and transitionsDeploy applications to the Web, or to the desktop using Adobe AIR
Erlang maestro Fred Hebert starts slow and eases you into the basics: You'll learn about Erlang's unorthodox syntax, its data structures, its type system (or lack thereof!), and basic functional programming techniques. Once you've wrapped your head around the simple stuff, you'll tackle the real meat-and-potatoes of the language: concurrency, distributed computing, hot code loading, and all the other dark magic that makes Erlang such a hot topic among today's savvy developers.
As you dive into Erlang's functional fantasy world, you'll learn about:
* Testing your applications with EUnit and Common Test
* Building and releasing your applications with the OTP framework
* Passing messages, raising errors, and starting/stopping processes over many nodes
* Storing and retrieving data using Mnesia and ETS
* Network programming with TCP, UDP, and the inet module
* The simple joys and potential pitfalls of writing distributed, concurrent applications
Packed with lighthearted illustrations and just the right mix of offbeat and practical example programs, Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! is the perfect entry point into the sometimes-crazy, always-thrilling world of Erlang.
Built on top of the Scala JVM programming language, Lift takes a different—yet ultimately easier—approach to development than MVC frameworks such as Rails. Each recipe in this book includes a discussion of how and why each solution works, not only to help you complete the task at hand, but also to illustrate how Lift works.Set up an environment and run your first Lift applicationGenerate HTML, using Lift’s View First approachSubmit forms and work with form elementsBuild REST web services with the framework’s RestHelper traitTake advantage of Lift’s support for Ajax and CometGet examples for modifying Lift’s request pipelineConvert Scala classes into tables, rows, and columns in a relational databaseSend email, call URLs, and schedule tasks from your applicationPackage and deploy your application to various hosted services