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Designing Event-Driven Systems
Many forces affect software today: larger datasets, geographical disparities, complex company structures, and the growing need to be fast and nimble in the face of change. Proven approaches such as service-oriented and event-driven architectures are joined by newer techniques such as microservices, reactive architectures, DevOps, and stream process...
Welcome to the Beatles
Organized, authored, and edited over the course of five months by a class of eighteen Virginia Tech undergraduate students, Welcome to the Beatles represents their collective contribution to the larger scholarship on the most important band in rock history. The chapters build upon the work of noted author and historian Mark Lewisohn and take into a...
Next-Gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi For Dummies
HD movies and videos, gigabyte photo and music collections, extreme games ... today's digital content is bigger and better than ever. And now you (and many others!) are interacting with this content simultaneously on an expanding range of Wi-Fi devices, from smartphones, tablets, and laptops to consumer electronics and appliances. The Wi-Fi of...
Managing Cloud Native Data on Kubernetes
Is Kubernetes ready for stateful workloads? This open source system has become the primary platform for deploying and managing cloud native applications. But because it was originally designed for stateless workloads, working with data on Kubernetes has been challenging. If you want to avoid the inefficiencies and duplicative costs of having separa...
Pay for Play
Understanding the music industry as it exists today requires an understanding of how it developed over time. Today's music industry would most certainly not be the one anybody would design from scratch. It has many inefficiencies and quirks that reflect the economic pressures and musical concerns of bygone ages. The history of music is clos...
Anti-fragile ICT Systems
This book introduces a novel approach to the design and operation of large ICT systems. It views the technical solutions and their stakeholders as complex adaptive systems and argues that traditional risk analyses cannot predict all future incidents with major impacts. To avoid unacceptable events, it is necessary to establish and operate anti-frag...
Agile Development for Serverless Platforms
You need more than great dev tools to release great software; you need an efficient pipeline that takes advantage of modern Agile development practices. Serverless platforms like AWS offer the basic building blocks you need to run code, store data, or process streaming information so you can focus on the features you want to provide, not get bogged...
Multiple-Aspect Analysis of Semantic Trajectories
This free book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Workshop on Multiple-Aspect Analysis of Semantic Trajectories, MASTER 2019, held in conjunction with the 19th European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML PKDD 2019, in W├╝rzburg, Germany, in September 2019. The 8 ful...
Haskell Notes for Professionals
The Haskell Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow....
Learning Haskell
Haskell is a general-purpose, statically typed, purely functional programming language with type inference and lazy evaluation. It is an unofficial and free Haskell book created for educational purposes. All the content is extracted from Stack Overflow Documentation, which is written by many hardworking individuals at Stack Overflow....
Digital Peripheries
Media industry research and EU policymaking are predominantly tailored to large (and, in the latter case, Western) European markets. This open access book addresses the specific qualities of smaller media markets, highlighting their vulnerability to global digital competition and outlining survival strategies for them. New online distribution model...
The Real-Time APIs
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are seemingly everywhere. Thanks to the popularity of web-based products, cloud-based X-as-a-service offerings, and IoT, it is becoming increasingly important for engineers to understand all aspects of APIs, from design, to building, to operation. Research shows that there is increasing demand for near r...
NGINX Cookbook
NGINX is one of the most widely used web servers available today, in part because of itscapabilities as a load balancer and reverse proxy server for HTTP and other network protocols. This revised cookbook provides easy-to-follow examples of real-world problems in application delivery. Practical recipes help you set up and use either the open source...
Kafka: The Definitive Guide
Every enterprise application creates data, whether it consists of log messages, metrics, user activity, or outgoing messages. Moving all this data is just as important as the data itself. With this updated edition, application architects, developers, and production engineers new to the Kafka streaming platform will learn how to handle data in motio...