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Grails in Action, Second Edition

Grails in Action, Second Edition

By: Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2014

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Grails in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Grails 2, focused on making you super-productive fast. In this totally revised new edition, you'll master Grails 2.3 core skills as you apply TDD techniques to developing a full-scale Twitter clone. Along the way you'll learn the latest single-page web app UI techniques, work with NoSQL backends, integrate with enterprise messaging, and implement a complete RESTful API for your services. SummaryAbout the TechnologyIt may be time for you to stop reconfiguring, rewriting, and recompiling your Java web apps. Grails,...

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The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition

The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition

By: David A. Black

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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This is a good time for Ruby! It’s powerful like Java or C++, and has dynamic features that let your code react gracefully to changes at runtime. And it’s elegant, so creating applications, development tools, and administrative scripts is easier and more straightforward. With the long-awaited Ruby 2, an active development community, and countless libraries and productivity tools, Ruby has come into its own. The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition is a beautifully written tutorial that begins with your first Ruby program and goes on to explore sophisticated topics like callable...

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CoffeeScript in Action

CoffeeScript in Action

By: Patrick Lee

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 06-MAY-2014

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Summary CoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches you how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing you to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, you'll explore programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and shows you how CoffeeScript makes them available in JavaScript. About the Book JavaScript runs (almost) everywhere but it can be quirky and awkward. Its cousin CoffeeScript is easier to comprehend...

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Ember.js in Action

Ember.js in Action

By: Joachim Haagen Skeie

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2014

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Summary Ember.js in Action is a crisp tutorial that introduces the Ember.js framework and shows you how to build production-quality web applications. You'll begin with the basic architecture: client- and server-side MVC, integrating Ember.js with your favorite back end, handling data ... and more. You'll explore the amazing Handlebars templating engine that automatically updates your apps when the data behind them changes. Along the way, you'll develop a complete Ember.js application and learn how to deploy, administer, and update it efficiently. About the Technology Ember.js is a...

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The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition

The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition

By: Michael Fogus and Chris Houser

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Summary The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition is a deep look at the Clojure language. Fully updated for Clojure 1.6, this new edition goes beyond just syntax to show you the "why" of Clojure and how to write fluent Clojure code. You'll learn functional and declarative approaches to programming and will master the techniques that make Clojure so elegant and efficient. About the Technology The Clojure programming language is a dialect of Lisp that runs on the Java Virtual Machine and JavaScript runtimes. It is a functional programming language that offers great performance, expressive power,...

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Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches

Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches

By: Don Jones

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Summary Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server operations, including maintenance, backup and recovery, high availability, and performance monitoring. In about an hour a day over a month, you'll learn exactly what you can do, and what you shouldn't touch. Most importantly, you'll learn the day-to-day tasks and techniques you need to keep SQL Server humming along smoothly. About the Book Microsoft SQL Server is used by millions of businesses, ranging in size from Fortune 500s to small shops worldwide. Whether you’re just...

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EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition

EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition

By: Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 25-APR-2014

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Summary Building on the bestselling first edition, EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition tackles EJB 3.2 head-on, through numerous code samples, real-life scenarios, and illustrations. This book is a fast-paced tutorial for Java EE 6 business component development using EJB 3.2, JPA 2, and CDI. Besides covering the basics of EJB 3.2, this book includes in-depth EJB 3.2 internal implementation details, best practices, design patterns, and performance tuning tips. About the Book The EJB 3 framework provides a standard way to capture business logic in manageable server-side modules, making it...

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Practical Data Science with R

Practical Data Science with R

By: Nina Zumel and John Mount

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Summary Practical Data Science with R lives up to its name. It explains basic principles without the theoretical mumbo-jumbo and jumps right to the real use cases you'll face as you collect, curate, and analyze the data crucial to the success of your business. You'll apply the R programming language and statistical analysis techniques to carefully explained examples based in marketing, business intelligence, and decision support. About the Book Business analysts and developers are increasingly collecting, curating, analyzing, and reporting on crucial business data. The R language and...

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iOS 7 in Action

iOS 7 in Action

By: Brendan G. Lim and Martin Conte Mac Donell

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Summary iOS 7 in Action is a detailed, hands-on guide that teaches you how to create amazing native iOS apps. You'll dive into key topics by exploring thoroughly explained real-world code examples you can expand and reuse. Learn about Collection Views, Storyboarding, Twitter & Facebook Integration, Passbook, Airplay, and much more. If you're already creating iOS apps, you'll learn how to capitalize on the newest iOS features. About the Book To develop great apps you need a deep knowledge of iOS. You also need a finely tuned sense of what motivates 500 million loyal iPhone and iPad...

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Solr in Action

Solr in Action

By: Trey Grainger and Timothy Potter

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2014

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Summary Solr in Action is a comprehensive guide to implementing scalable search using Apache Solr. This clearly written book walks you through well-documented examples ranging from basic keyword searching to scaling a system for billions of documents and queries. It will give you a deep understanding of how to implement core Solr capabilities. About the Book Whether you’re handling big (or small) data, managing documents, or building a website, it is important to be able to quickly search through your content and discover meaning in it. Apache Solr is your tool: a ready-to-deploy,...

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The Mikado Method

The Mikado Method

By: Ola Ellnestam and Daniel Brolund

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

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Summary The Mikado Method is a book written by the creators of this process. It describes a pragmatic, straightforward, and empirical method to plan and perform non-trivial technical improvements on an existing software system. The method has simple rules, but the applicability is vast. As you read, you'll practice a step-by-step system for identifying the scope and nature of your technical debt, mapping the key dependencies, and determining the safest way to approach the “Mikado”your goal. About the Technology The game “pick-up sticks” is a good metaphor for the Mikado Method. You...

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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches

Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches

By: Richard Siddaway

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 27-FEB-2014

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Summary Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches is a practical, hands-on tutorial designed for IT pros new to Active Directory. It skips the theory and concentrates on the day-to-day administration tasks you need to know to keep your network running smoothly. Just set aside an hour a day for a month—lunchtime would be perfect—and you'll be comfortable and productive with Active Directory before you know it. About the Book At the heart of your Windows network is Active Directory, the control center for administration, security, and other core management functions. If...

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Play for Java

Play for Java

By: Nicolas Leroux and Sietse de Kaper

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 22-MAR-2014

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Summary Play for Java shows you how to build Java-based web applications using the Play 2 framework. The book starts by introducing Play through a comprehensive overview example. Then, you'll look at each facet of a typical Play application, both by exploring simple code snippets and by adding to a larger running example. Along the way, you'll contrast Play and JEE patterns and learn how a stateless web application can fit seamlessly in an enterprise environment. About the Book For a Java developer, the Play web application framework is a breath of fresh air. With Play you get the power...

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Gradle in Action

Gradle in Action

By: Benjamin Muschko

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Summary Gradle in Action is a comprehensive guide to end-to-end project automation with Gradle. Starting with the basics, this practical, easy-to-read book discusses how to build a full-fledged, real-world project. Along the way, it touches on advanced topics like testing, continuous integration, and monitoring code quality. You'll also explore tasks like setting up your target environment and deploying your software. About the Technology Gradle is a general-purpose build automation tool. It extends the usage patterns established by its forerunners Ant and Maven and allows builds that...

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Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action

By: Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 20-FEB-2014

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Summary Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on real-world experience and observations from two kanban coaches who have introduced this process to dozens of teams. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works, as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies on a kanban board to help you organize and track your work items. About the Book Too much work and too little time? If this is daily life for your team, you need kanban, a lean knowledge-management method designed to involve all team...

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Mule in Action, Second Edition

Mule in Action, Second Edition

By: David Dossot, John D'Emic, and Victor Romero

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 13-FEB-2014

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Summary Mule in Action, Second Edition is a totally revised guide covering Mule 3 fundamentals and best practices. It starts with a quick ESB overview and then dives into rich examples covering core concepts like sending, receiving, routing, and transforming data. About the Technology An enterprise service bus is a way to integrate enterprise applications using a bus-like infrastructure. Mule is the leading open source Java ESB. It borrows from the Hohpe/Woolf patterns, is lightweight, can publish REST and SOAP services, integrates well with Spring, is customizable, scales well, and is...

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HTML5 in Action

HTML5 in Action

By: Rob Crowther, Joe Lennon, Ash Blue and Greg Wanish

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 10-FEB-2014

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Summary HTML5 in Action provides a complete introduction to web development using HTML5. You'll explore every aspect of the HTML5 specification through real-world examples and code samples. It's much more than just a specification reference, though. It lives up to the name HTML5 in Action by giving you the practical, hands-on guidance you'll need to use key features. About the Technology HTML5 is not a few new tags and features added to an old standardit’s the foundation of the modern web, enabling its interactive services, single-page UI, interactive games, and complex business...

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Ext JS in Action, Second Edition

Ext JS in Action, Second Edition

By: Jesus Garcia, Grgur Grisogono, and Jacob K. Andresen

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Summary Ext JS in Action, Second Edition teaches Ext JS from the ground up. You'll start with a quick overview of the framework and then explore the core components by diving into complete examples, engaging illustrations, and crisp, straightforward explanations. You'll feel like you have an expert guide right at your elbow teaching you important Ext techniques and offering insight into its inner workings. Along the way, you'll learn the best practices for building and scaling full-featured web applications, including how to customize and build Ext widgets. Fully revised for Ext...

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Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches

By: Jason Helmick

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2014

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Summary Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches is an innovative tutorial designed for busy administrators. Even if you have no prior exposure to IIS, you can follow the crisp explanations, examples, and exercises in this concise, easy-to-read book. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you'll be managing, securing, and automating IIS administrative tasks faster than you thought possible. About this Book When your website slows to a crawl or Exchange stops sending internet mail, you have to get things working again. Fast. IIS is the communication...

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Linked Data: Structured data on the Web

Linked Data: Structured data on the Web

By: David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2014

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Summary Linked Data presents the Linked Data model in plain, jargon-free language to Web developers. Avoiding the overly academic terminology of the Semantic Web, this new book presents practical techniques using everyday tools like JavaScript and Python. About this Book The current Web is mostly a collection of linked documents useful for human consumption. The evolving Web includes data collections that may be identified and linked so that they can be consumed by automated processes. The W3C approach to this is Linked Data and it is already used by Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle,...