This quick Julia programming language guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the Julia 1.x programming language, updated with the latest features of the Julia APIs, libraries, and packages. It presents the essential Julia syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.
This book provides an introduction that reveals basic Julia structures and syntax; discusses data types, control flow, functions, input/output, exceptions, metaprogramming, performance, and more. Additionally, you'll learn to interface Julia with other programming languages such as R for statistics or Python. You will learn how to use Julia packages for data analysis, numerical optimization and symbolic computation, and how to disseminate your results in dynamic documents or interactive web pages.
In this book, the focus is on providing important information as quickly as possible. It is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any Julia programmer.
What You Will Learn Set up the software needed to run Julia and your first Hello World exampleWork with types and the different containers that Julia makes available for rapid application developmentUse vectorized, classical loop-based code, logical operators, and blocksExplore Julia functions by looking at arguments, return values, polymorphism, parameters, anonymous functions, and broadcastsBuild custom structures in JuliaInterface Julia with other languages such as C/C++, Python, and RProgram a richer API, modifying the code before it is executed using expressions, symbols, macros, quote blocks, and moreMaximize your code's performance
Who This Book Is For
Experienced programmers new to Julia, as well as existing Julia coders new to the now stable Julia version 1.0 release.
Get a practical, hands-on introduction to the Haskell language, its libraries and environment, and to the functional programming paradigm that is fast growing in importance in the software industry. This book contains excellent coverage of the Haskell ecosystem and supporting tools, include Cabal and Stack for managing projects, HUnit and QuickCheck for software testing, the Spock framework for developing web applications, Persistent and Esqueleto for database access, and parallel and distributed programming libraries.You'll see how functional programming is gathering momentum, allowing you to express yourself in a more concise way, reducing boilerplate, and increasing the safety of your code. Haskell is an elegant and noise-free pure functional language with a long history, having a huge number of library contributors and an active community. This makes Haskell the best tool for both learning and applying functional programming, and Practical Haskell takes advantage of this to show off the language and what it can do.What You Will Learn
Get started programming with Haskell
Examine the different parts of the language
Gain an overview of the most important libraries and tools in the Haskell ecosystem
Apply functional patterns in real-world scenarios
Understand monads and monad transformers
Proficiently use laziness and resource management
Who This Book Is ForExperienced programmers who may be new to the Haskell programming language. However, some prior exposure to Haskell is recommended.
Need to brush up on specific SQL Server tasks, procedures, or Transact-SQL commands? Not finding what you need from SQL Server books online? Or perhaps you just want to familiarize yourself with the practical application of new T-SQL related features. SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is an ideal book, whatever your level as a database administrator or developer.This no-fluff desk reference offers direct access to the information you need to get the job done. It covers basic T-SQL data manipulation, the use of stored procedures, triggers and UDFs, and advanced T-SQL techniques for database security and maintenance. It also provides hundreds of practical recipes that describe the utilities of features and functions, with a minimim of background theory.Additionally, this book provides how-to answers to common SQL Server T-SQL questions, conceptual overviews, and highlights of new features introduced in SQL Server 2005. It also features concise T-SQL syntax examples, and you can use the book to prepare for a SQL Server-related job interview or certification test.
This book is a brief primer covering concepts central to digital imagery, digital audio and digital illustration using open source software packages such as GIMP, Audacity and Inkscape. These are used for this book because they are free for commercial use. The book builds on the foundational concepts of raster, vector and waves (audio), and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering what new media assets are best for use with Android Studio as well as key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process and why it is important.
What You Will Learno What are the primary genres of new media content productiono What new media assets Android Studio supportso What are the concepts behind new media content productiono How to Install and use GIMP, Inkscape, and Audacity softwareo How to integrate that software with Android Studio, fast becoming the most popular IDE for Android apps design and development
Primary audience includes Android developers, especially game designers/developers and others who need access to multimedia elements. Secondary: multimedia producers, RIA developers, game designers, UI designers, and teachers.
The Java Quick Syntax Reference is a condensed code and syntax reference to the Java programming language. It presents the essential Java syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.
You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any Java programmer.
In the Java Quick Syntax Reference, you will find:
A concise reference to the Java language syntax
Short, simple and focused code examples
A well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review
This updated handy quick C++ 14 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference based on the newly updated C++ 14 release of the popular programming language. It presents the essential C++ syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C++ programmer.In the C++ 14 Quick Syntax Reference, Second Edition, you will find a concise reference to the C++ 14 language syntax. It has short, simple, and focused code examples. This book includes a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing for easy review.
What You'll Learn:How to Compile and Run
What are C++ Variables, Operators, Pointers and References
What are Arrays, Strings, Conditionals, Loops and more
How to use Functions
How to work with Constructors and Inheritance
How to use Access Levels, Static, Enum, String and Union, and more
What are Custom Conversions, Namespaces, Constants, and Preprocessor
How to do Event Handling
What are Type Conversions, Templates, Headers, and more
This book is a quick, handy pocket syntax reference for experienced C++ programmers, and a concise, easily-digested introduction for other programmers new to C++.
Learn the basics of Java 9, including basic programming concepts and the object-oriented fundamentals necessary at all levels of Java development. Author Kishori Sharan walks you through writing your first Java program step-by-step. Armed with that practical experience, you'll be ready to learn the core of the Java language. Beginning Java 9 Fundamentals provides over 90 diagrams and 240 complete programs to help you learn the topics faster.
The book continues with a series of foundation topics, including using data types, working with operators, and writing statements in Java. These basics lead onto the heart of the Java language: object-oriented programming. By learning topics such as classes, objects, interfaces, and inheritance you'll have a good understanding ofJava's object-oriented model.
The final collection of topics takes what you've learned and turns you into a real Java programmer. You'll see how to take the power of object-oriented programming and write programs that can handle errors and exceptions, process strings and dates, format data, and work with arrays to manipulate data.
This book is a companion to two other books also by Sharan focusing on APIs and advanced Java topics.
What You'll LearnWrite your first Java programs with an emphasis on learning object-oriented programming in Java
Work with data types, operators, statements, classes and objects
Handle exceptions, assertions, strings and dates, and object formatting
Use regular expressions
Work with arrays, interfaces, enums, and inheritanceTake advantage of the new JShell REPL tool
Who This Book Is For
Those who are new to Java programming, who may have some or even no prior programming experience.
I feel fortunate to be part of the 3D world at a time when it appears that the real world is c- pletely embracing our work. My long-time friend Brian Zajac started in the 3D business a long time ago, when a typical workstation cost $100,000, and a simple animation that today would take only minutes to render took weeks. He gave up 3D and turned his sights to a career in web design where he wouldn't have to wait so long to see the fruits of his labor. Many architectural visualization c- panies struggled to survive these early days of 3D, when the software lacked the quality that many clients demanded, and the cost of equipment was a great a burden to manage. But just like the c- version from hand-drawn architectural blueprints to computer-aided drafting in the 90s, 3D visu- izations have gained the necessary backing to make our work the standard-before long it will be the norm. Now anyone with enough drive and desire can start a 3D visualization business from their own home with just a single computer. With new developments in chip technology on the horizon, such as the much anticipated Cell chip, the near future promises even greater power for all of us to build better scenes and render them in a fraction of the time it takes today.
This book takes a concentrated look at the very latest best practices
for Office 365 migration, with a focus on the needs of senior managers,
IT managers, and others involved in key decisions when moving their
business to the cloud.Based on popular chapters in his first book, Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud (Apress Open, co-authored with Don Crawford), author Matt Katzer
revises and expands on his original material to bring you the latest
guidance on planning methods, management best practices, personnel
decisions, and migration and maintenance costs, along with brand new
material on some of the most important and cutting-edge considerations
when moving your business to the cloud: securing company data, and
driving collaboration in the workplace.Topics covered include:The Office 365 cloud security model and best practices to apply when securing your business in the cloudMicrosoft Office 365 operation and usage options for any size enterpriseProven methods for planning and minimizing disruptionA step-by-step migration planHow
to improve employee collaboration and productivity through use of
Office 365's collaborative apps, including Excel, Outlook Web Access,
OneDrive, and Skype for BusinessOffice 365 site management advice for IT administrators and business ownersMoving to Office 365 provides practical and
planning guidance for business owners, and CIO/CTOs and IT managers who
have responsibility for the IT needs of their business.
Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac OS X is a powerful application, but many of its most impressive features can be difficult to find. Learn Excel 2016 for OS X by Guy Hart-Davis is a practical, hands-on approach to learning all of the details of Excel 2016 in order to get work done efficiently on OS X. From using formulas and functions to creating databases, from analyzing data to automating tasks, you'll learn everything you need to know to put this powerful application to use for a variety of tasks.
The initial release of the .NET platform (circa 2001) caused quite a stir within the Visual Basic programming community. One the one hand, many die-hard VB 6.0 developers were up in arms at the major differences between VB 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET. Individuals in this group were a bit stunned to see that VB .NET was not in fact "VB 7.0" (i.e., the same syntax and programming constructs as VB 6.0 with some new features thrown in for good measure), but something altogether different. The truth of the matter is that VB .NET has little to do with VB 6.0, and might best be regarded as a new language in the BASIC family. This cold hard fact caused some individuals to recoil to such a degree that they coined terms such as "VB .NOT" or "Visual Fred" to express their displeasures. In fact, there are even web sites (http://vb.mvps.org/vfred/Trust.asp) and petitions dedicated to criticizing Microsoft's decision to abandon VB 6.0 in favor of this new creature termed VB .NET.
Don't waste time on 1,000-page tomes full of syntax; this book is all you need to get ahead in XML development. Renowned web developer Sas Jacobs presents an essential guide to XML. Beginning XML with DOM and Ajax is practical and comprehensive. It includes everything you need to know to get up to speed with XML development quickly and painlessly.Jacobs begins by presenting an overview of XMLits syntax, rules, vocabularies, and the hows and whys of validity. She also covers the current state of XML support in todays web browsers. Next, Jacobs covers all of the basic essential uses of XML. Youll learn how to display XML data using CSS, and transform XML data using XSLT. Youll even learn about dynamic XML scripting using the XML DOM.The last part of the book covers advanced server-side XML uses in real-world applications, including displaying XML data in Flash, and XML-driven PHP and ASP.NET applications. And last but not least, Jacobs provides a perfect introduction to Ajax development.
This book shows you how easy it is to create, edit, sort, analyze, summarize and format data as well as graph it. Loaded with screen shots, step-by-step instructions, and reader exercises, Essential Excel 2016 makes it easy for you to get to grips with this powerful software and what it can do.
What You'll LearnHow to create amazing visualizations of your data
Easy and accurate methods for entering data
How to extract just the information you want from imported data, and manipulate it and format it the way you want
Export your results to other programs or share with others in the cloud
Organize, Summarize, Filter, and Consolidate your Data in almost any way imaginable
Audit, Validate and Protect your DataWho This Book Is For
Anyone new to Excel, or looking to take better advantage of the platform and find out its latest features
Gary Bennett, Brad Lees, and Stefan Kaczmarek, the team behind Swift 2 for Absolute Beginners, brings you a hands-on "Swift" introduction to the new tvOS SDK with a collection of app projects to try out.
You'll learn how to create a BookStore app for the TV, including using Stack Views for book details, how to create a photo gallery app, and how to use collection view and split view controllers with a music collection app. Finally, you'll also learn how to store Apple TV app data in iCloud.
The new Apple TV is here, and it's open for your native apps - Developing for the Apple TV with tvOS and Swift will get you started developing right away.
What you will learn:How to use stack views in tvOS
How to use collection views and split view controllers
How to store Apple TV app data in iCloud
How to create native apps for books, photos, and music on the Apple TV
Who this book is for:Intermediate iOS developers who want to create native Apple TV apps using the new tvOS SDK.
Excels what-if data analysis tools let you experiment with your data to project future results. In turn, these predictions will lead to better decision making and unlock the mystery of many business analysis scenarios. For example, what-if data analysis tools will enable you to forecast how lowering the price per unitwhile increasing projected unit salesmight affect your profit margins.Beginning Excel What-If Data Analysis Tools explores the use of Goal Seek, Data Tables, Scenarios, and Solver to help you get insight on your data. This book is focused and to the point, and it provides tutorial treatment of what-if tools in a practical, hands-on manner.
Macromedias architecture is like a chest filled with precious jewels, and this book is quite simply the key to open it! One of the most important tools provided with Flash is the Macromedia Component Architecture: a framework of components written in ActionScript 2, based on established design patterns, that provides a wealth of functionality you can just bolt on to your Flash applications when desired. This can save you an enormous amount of time during application development and help you improve the quality of your code. Whats more, the source code is included, so if you cant find the component you need within the component architecture, you can just modify existing components to create your own!Expert Flash developer and author Antonio De Donatis gives you everything you need to master Flash components. In the first part, he shows you how the architecture works, how to create effective component-based applications, and how to create your own custom components from whats already provided. The second part shows how XML can be used to effectively describe and dynamically create not only single component instances, but whole applications based on any number of components.The last part of the book is a comprehensive reference to using all of the components already available in the Macromedia Component Architecture. It includes a specific chapter dedicated to each of the user interface components like basic usage, component management, customization, and practical examples showing usage of each component.
Get up and running with Apple's latest version of Xcode, and see how to use Swift in Xcode to build a variety of projects.If you already have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in-depth tutorial on Xcode, especially Xcode with Apple's new programming language, Swift, then Beginning Xcode: Swift Edition is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 8, to complement the latest iOS 10. By the end of this book, you'll have all of the skills and a variety of examples to draft from to get your Swift app from idea to App Store with all the power of Xcode.What You'll learnUse Swift and new Swift-related features in Xcode
Get started with Xcode, using Workspaces, Interface Builder, storyboarding, tables/collection views and moreTake advantage of Xcode's vast libraries, frameworks and bundles
Create exciting interactive apps for iPhone or iPad using Sprite Kit, Map Kit, and other Apple technologies
Share your app using organizer, localization, auto layout, and moreWho this book is forThose with some Objective-C/Cocoa and/or iOS SDK app development experience, but want to be more efficient in writing and testing their code, and people who want to know in-depth examples of Swift in Xcode.
The Truth About HTML5 is for web designers, web developers, and front-end coders who want to get up to speed with HTML5. The book isn't afraid to point out what everyone gets wrong about HTML5's new markup, so you don't make the same mistakes. It will show you what rocks in HTML5 today and what the future holds.
Marking up a basic web page shouldn't be a quasi-religious exercise where the high priests of HTML5 must be consulted for their interpretation of the holy texts (the HTML5 spec). Don't waste hours trawling through confusing, poorly researched, and often flat-out wrong information on the Internet. Get the truth on HTML5's markup here. You'll also find out about HTML5's new microdata standard that's being used on major websites, such as eBay and IMDB, right now, and get the low-down on the Canvas object and what it can and can't do for you. The book also covers how HTML5 affects CMSs and web apps, what HTML5 means for mobile, and what the future holds.
HTML5 isn't one big blob of technology that will be "finished" at some point in the future. It's a grab bag of cool stuff, much of which has been around for years. Learn what's well supported and ready to go today. Now that the initial wave of hype is over, it's time to learn the truth about HTML5.
Learn about the fundamentals and inner workings of the Common Type System (CTS) and the Virtual Execution System (VES) of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and how they relate to the Base Class Library (BCL) from the perspective of the execution environment.
The author first gives an introduction to the .NET Framework and describes the architectural and engineering resources required when implementing the .NET Framework on any platform. Next, you will learn about the BCL and understand how to work with system structures including the fundamental built-in types system.array and system.string. You will then learn about the VES along with its methods and functionality. Further, you will go through the Common Intermediate Language (CIL), Assembly Manifest, and versioning. You will also learn how to design and implement libraries in detail by creating a .NET class library.
After reading this book, you will understand .NET Framework features, as well as details about the core functionalities of the VES and elements of the CTS.
What You Will LearnDiscover details of the Common Type System (CTS)Work with the Virtual Execution System (VES)See the importance of correct use of fundamental built-in managed typesCarry out good programming practice in a managed environment Implement a .NET class libraryWho Is This Book For
Developers who are working with the .NET Framework on Windows.
jQuery 2.0 is the latest version of the jQuery framework. Suitable for modern web browsers it provides a robust API for web application development. It is fast becoming the tool of choice for web developers the world over and sets the standard for simplicity,flexibility and extensibility in website design. In Pro jQuery 2.0 seasoned author, Adam Freeman, demonstrates how to get the most from jQuery 2.0 by focussing on the practical features of the technology and how they can be applied to solving real-world problems. In this comprehensive reference he goes in depth to give you the practical knowledge that you need. Each topic is covered clearly and concisely, and is packed with the details you'll need to learn to be truly effective. The most important features are given a no-nonsense, in-depth treatment, and chapters contain examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of jQuery.
The goal of Reasonably Simple Economics is, not surprisingly, simple: to help us think like economists. When we do, so much of the world that seemed mysterious or baffling becomes more clear and understandable-improving our lives and providing new tools to succeed in business and career.
In a chatty style, economist Evan Osborne explains the economic foundations behind the things we read about or see in the news everyday:
Why prices for goods and services are what they are
How government spending, regulation, and taxation can both hinder and help the economy
Why and how some people get fabulously rich
How entrepreneurs reorganize society beneficially
/> Why markets sometimes fail and when or if governments should intervene when they do
How economics and statistics can explain such things as discrimination in hiring and providing services (and why discriminators are shooting themselves in the foot), why we're smarter than we've ever been, and how technology makes the idea of Earth's "carrying capacity" meaningless
Along the way, you will learn the basic concepts of economics that well-educated citizens in democratic countries should know, like scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand, all the different ways economies are "managed," and more.
In the manner of The Armchair Economist, The Undercover Economist, or Naked Economics, Osborne uses current examples to illustrate the principles that underlie tragedies like the Greek economy or the global market meltdown of 2008, and triumphs like the continuing dominance of Silicon Valley in the tech world or why New York City markets are stuffed with goods despite the difficulty in getting them there.
As Osborne points out, the future, in economic terms, has always been better than the past, and he shows you how to use that knowledge to improve your life both intellectually and materially.
"A great book everyone can use to understand how tech startups work." —Rene Reinsberg, GM/VP at GoDaddy, CEO and Co-founder at Locu"Finally a book non-techies can use to understand the web technologies that are changing our lives." —Paul Bottino, Executive Director, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University"Through the simplicity of his presentation, Vinay shows that the basics of technology can be straightforwardly understood by anyone who puts in the time and effort to learn." —Joseph Lassiter, Professor of Management Science, Harvard Business School and Harvard Innovation LabIn a way that anyone can understand, How to Speak Tech: The Non-Techie's Guide to Tech Basics in Business spells out the essential technical terms and technologies involved in setting up a company’s website or web application. Nontechnical business readers will find their digital literacy painlessly improved with each ten-minute chapter of this illustrative story of one successful technology startup building its Web-based business from scratch. Vinay Trivedi—a private equity analyst and startup entrepreneur who works at the intersection of business and tech—employs the startup story line as his frame for explaining in plain language the technology behind our daily user experiences, the successful strategies of social media giants, the bold aspirations of tiny startups, and the competitive adaptations of ordinary businesses of all sizes and sectors. Along the way, he demystifies all those tech buzzwords in our business culture whose precise meanings are so often elusive even to the people using them. Internet hardware, application software, and business process: the working premise of this book is that none of it is beyond the basic understanding of nontechnical business readers. Trivedi peels back the mystery, explains it all in simplest terms, and gives his readers the wherewithal to listen intelligently and speak intelligibly when the subject turns to technology in business.
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover?Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done.But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses docreate valuemore intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.
Automation through Chef Opscode provides an in-depth understanding of Chef, which is written in Ruby and Erlang for configuration management, cloud infrastructure management, system administration, and network management.
Targeted at administrators, consultants, and architect, the book guides them through the advanced features of the tool which are necessary for infrastructure automation, devops automation, and reporting. The book presumes knowledge of Ruby and Erlang which are used as reference languages for creating recipes and cookbooks and as a refresher on them to help the reader get on speed with the flow of book.
The book provides step by step instructions on installation and configuration of Chef, usage scenarios of Chef, in infrastructure automation by providing common scenarios like virtual machine provisioning, OS configuration for Windows, Linux, and Unix, provisioning and configuration of web servers like Apache along with popular databases like MySQL.
It further elaborates on the creation of recipes, and cookbooks, which help in deployment of servers and applications to any physical, virtual, or cloud location, no matter the size of the infrastructure.
The books covers advanced features like LWRPs and Knife and also contains several illustrative sample cookbooks on MySQL, Apache, and CouchDB deployment using a step by step approach.