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Enabling Programmable Self with HealthVault

Personal health and fitness has joined the digital revolution. Using Microsoft HealthVault, people interested in monitoring their health have an unprecedented opportunity to research their own data. This concise book explains how HealthVault users can collect and analyze their data, and how application developers can help them with mobile or web-based applications. You'll learn how to use HealthVault's open API, flexibility, and conn...

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Elasticsearch in Action

Modern search seems like magic—you type a few words and the search engine appears to know what you want. With the Elasticsearch real-time search and analytics engine, you can give your users this magical experience without having to do complex low-level programming or understand advanced data science algorithms. You just install it, tweak it, and get on with your work. Elasticsearch in Action teaches you how to write applications tha...

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Effective Computation in Physics

More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn't always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field. Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowle...

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Docker: Up & Running

Docker is quickly changing the way that organizations are deploying software at scale. But understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow - and getting the integration details right - are not trivial tasks. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies, and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. Two Lead Site Reliability Eng...

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Effective UI

Effective UI provides a complete roadmap to building groundbreaking software centered on user experience (UX) quality, how to get management support, employing product management strategies proven to deliver greater success, and how to manage the design, engineering, staffing, and business considerations that must be centered on the user's needs and working effectively in tandem all throughout the project. Effective UI is a guide for...

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Elastic Beanstalk

While it's always been possible to run Java applications on Amazon EC2, Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk makes the process easier - especially if you understand how it works beneath the surface. This concise, hands-on book not only walks you through Beanstalk for deploying and managing web applications in the cloud, you'll also learn how to use this AWS tool in other phases of development. Ideal if you're a developer familiar with Java app...

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Doing Data Science

Now that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground. But how can you get started working in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field that's so clouded in hype? This insightful book, based on Columbia University's Introduction to Data Science class, tells you what you need to know. In many of these chapter-long lectures, data scientists from com...

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Developing Web Components

Although web components are still on the bleeding edge - barely supported in modern browsers—the technology is also moving extremely fast. This practical guide gets you up to speed on the concepts underlying W3C's emerging standard and shows you how to build custom, reusable HTML5 Web Components. Regardless of your experience with libraries such as jQuery and Polymer, this book teaches JavaScript developers the DOM manipulations thes...

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Drupal Development Tricks for Designers

Take your Drupal skills even further with valuable tricks for making site building truly efficient. In this concise guide - the third in a series by award-winning designer Dani Nordin - you'll learn how to set up your own development environment, quickly update your modules, and use version control to protect yourself from bonehead mistakes. Handle repetitive tasks with ease, avoid hours of frustration, and devote more time to pushin...

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Drupal for Designers

Are you a solo web designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal? This hands-on book provides the tools and techniques to get you going. Award-winning designer Dani Nordin guides you through site planning, teaches you how to create solid, user-centered design for the Drupal framework, and shows you tricks for using real, honest-to-goodness, developer Ninja Magick. If you're familiar with HTML and ...