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Hands on GitHub Actions

Author : Chaminda Chandrasekara
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Implement continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows for any application you develop through GitHub Actions. This book will give you an in-depth idea of implementation patterns, solutions for different technology builds, guidelines to implement your own custom components as actions, and usage of features available with GitHub Actions workflows, to set up CI/CD for your repositories. Hands-on GitHub Actions starts with an introduction to GitHub actions that gives an overview on CI/CD followed by an introduction to its workflows. Next, you will learn how to use variables in a GitHub workflow along with tokens via a REST API. Further, you will explore artifacts and caching dependencies in GitHub and use artifacts in subsequent jobs. Using self-hosted runners is discussed next where you will set up your own hardware and software to run GitHub actions. You will go through publishing packages and migrate to Azure DevOps Pipelines. Along the way, you will use Redis service and PostgreSQL service containers and create custom actions. Finally, you will work with GitHub apps and understand the syntax reference for GitHub Actions and workflows. What You Will Learn Create workflows for any platform and any language with GitHub Actions Develop custom GitHub actions to enhance features and usage of database and service containers Use hosted runners and create self-hosted runners for GitHub workflows Use GitHub Package registry with GitHub Actions to share and use packages Who This Book Is For DevOps teams who want to build quality CI/CD workflows.

Hands On Julia Programming

Author : Sambit Kumar Dash
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Build production-ready machine learning and NLP systems using functional programming, development platforms, and cloud deployment. KEY FEATURES ● In-depth explanation and code samples highlighting the features of the Julia language. ● Extensive coverage of the Julia development ecosystem, package management, DevOps environment integration, and performance management tools. ● Exposure to the most important Julia packages that aid in Data and Text Analytics and Deep Learning. DESCRIPTION The Julia Programming language enables data scientists and programmers to create prototypes without sacrificing performance. Nonetheless, skeptics question its readiness for production deployments as a new platform with a 1.0 release in 2018. This book removes these doubts and offers a comprehensive glimpse at the language's use throughout developing and deploying production-ready applications. The first part of the book teaches experienced programmers and scientists about the Julia language features in great detail. The second part consists of gaining hands-on experience with the development environment, debugging, programming guidelines, package management, and cloud deployment strategies. In the final section, readers are introduced to a variety of third-party packages available in the Julia ecosystem for Data Processing, Text Analytics, and developing Deep Learning models. This book provides an extensive overview of the programming language and broadens understanding of the Julia ecosystem. As a result, it assists programmers, scientists, and information architects in selecting Julia for their next production deployments. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Get to know the complete fundamentals of Julia programming. ● Explore Julia development frameworks and how to work with them. ● Dig deeper into the concepts and applications of functional programming. ● Uncover the Julia infrastructure for development, testing, and deployment. ● Learn to practice Julia libraries and the Julia package ecosystem. ● Processing Data, Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing with Julia. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for Data Scientists and application developers who want to learn about Julia application development. No prior Julia knowledge is required but knowing the basics of programming helps understand the objectives of this book. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Getting Started 2. Data Types 3. Conditions, Control Flow, and Iterations 4. Functions and Methods 5. Collections 6. Arrays 7. Strings 8. Metaprogramming 9. Standard Libraries Module 2. The Development Environment 10. Programming Guidelines in Julia 11. Performance Management 12. IDE and Debugging 13. Package Management 14. Deployment Module 3. Packages in Julia 15. Data Transformations 16. Text Analytics 17. Deep Learning

Hands on Kubernetes on Azure

Author : Nills Franssens
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Kubernetes has emerged as a leader among management platforms for container orchestration. Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure enables you to strengthen your grasp of the basic and advanced functionalities of Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure.

Automating Workflows with GitHub Actions

Author : Priscila Heller
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Build, test, and deploy code right from your GitHub repository by automating, customizing, and executing software development workflows with GitHub Actions Key Features Enhance your CI/CD and DevOps workflows using GitHub ActionsDiscover how to create custom GitHub Actions using Docker and JavaScriptGet up and running with building a CI/CD pipeline effectivelyBook Description GitHub Actions is one of the most popular products that enables you to automate development tasks and improve your software development workflow. Automating Workflows with GitHub Actions uses real-world examples to help you automate everyday tasks and use your resources efficiently. This book takes a practical approach to helping you develop the skills needed to create complex YAML files to automate your daily tasks. You'll learn how to find and use existing workflows, allowing you to get started with GitHub Actions right away. Moving on, you'll discover complex concepts and practices such as self-hosted runners and writing workflow files that leverage other platforms such as Docker as well as programming languages such as Java and JavaScript. As you advance, you'll be able to write your own JavaScript, Docker, and composite run steps actions, and publish them in GitHub Marketplace! You'll also find instructions to migrate your existing CI/CD workflows into GitHub Actions from platforms like Travis CI and GitLab. Finally, you'll explore tools that'll help you stay informed of additions to GitHub Actions along with finding technical support and staying engaged with the community. By the end of this GitHub book, you'll have developed the skills and experience needed to build and maintain your own CI/CD pipeline using GitHub Actions. What you will learn Get to grips with the basics of GitHub and the YAML syntaxUnderstand key concepts of GitHub ActionsFind out how to write actions for JavaScript and Docker environmentsDiscover how to create a self-hosted runnerMigrate from other continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platforms to GitHub ActionsCollaborate with the GitHub Actions community and find technical help to navigate technical difficultiesPublish your workflows in GitHub Marketplace Who this book is for This book is for anyone involved in the software development life cycle, for those looking to learn about GitHub Actions and what can be accomplished, and for those who want to develop a new skill to help them advance their software development career. If you are new to GitHub and GitHub Actions in general, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of GitHub as a platform will help you to get the most out of this book.

Hands On Object Oriented Programming with C

Author : Raihan Taher
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Enhance your programming skills by learning the intricacies of object oriented programming in C# 8 Key Features Understand the four pillars of OOP; encapsulation, inheritance, abstraction and polymorphism Leverage the latest features of C# 8 including nullable reference types and Async Streams Explore various design patterns, principles, and best practices in OOP Book Description Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm organized around objects rather than actions, and data rather than logic. With the latest release of C#, you can look forward to new additions that improve object-oriented programming. This book will get you up to speed with OOP in C# in an engaging and interactive way. The book starts off by introducing you to C# language essentials and explaining OOP concepts through simple programs. You will then go on to learn how to use classes, interfacesm and properties to write pure OOP code in your applications. You will broaden your understanding of OOP further as you delve into some of the advanced features of the language, such as using events, delegates, and generics. Next, you will learn the secrets of writing good code by following design patterns and design principles. You'll also understand problem statements with their solutions and learn how to work with databases with the help of ADO.NET. Further on, you'll discover a chapter dedicated to the Git version control system. As you approach the conclusion, you'll be able to work through OOP-specific interview questions and understand how to tackle them. By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of OOP with C# and be able to take your skills to the next level. What you will learn Master OOP paradigm fundamentals Explore various types of exceptions Utilize C# language constructs efficiently Solve complex design problems by understanding OOP Understand how to work with databases using ADO.NET Understand the power of generics in C# Get insights into the popular version control system, Git Learn how to model and design your software Who this book is for This book is designed for people who are new to object-oriented programming. Basic C# skills are assumed, however, prior knowledge of OOP in any other language is not required.

Hands On Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading

Author : Stefan Jansen
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With the help of this book, you'll build smart algorithmic models using machine learning algorithms covering tasks such as time series forecasting, backtesting, trade predictions, and more using easy-to-follow examples. By the end, you'll be able to adopt algorithmic trading in your own business and implement intelligent investigative strategies.

Hands on Azure Boards

Author : Chaminda Chandrasekara
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Understand and explore the features and management of Azure Boards with this book, which also covers Azure Boards configuration and advanced administration. This book starts by setting up projects with Azure DevOps and gives an overview of Azure Boards and its features. You will then learn to set up team projects and how to effectively use Azure Boards to plan and execute work. Hands-on Azure Boards explains customizations, where you will understand the available options to track your work considering different scenarios. Next, you will learn visualizing with queries, charts, and dashboards along with reporting of Azure Boards. The author gives you hands-on lessons to set up Azure Boards and shows you how to handle multiple modules that are taken care of by different teams. You will also explore the security options in Azure Boards as well as a detailed demonstration of working with the REST API and CLI. Finally, you will work with useful extensions for Azure Boards and see how to use them more effectively and efficiently. After reading this book, you will be able to work with the Azure Boards capabilities available in Azure DevOps on-premise server and services to improve your software delivery process. What You Will Learn Plan and manage work with Azure Boards Use the REST API and command line interface with Azure Boards Extend Azure Boards with useful extensions to enhance its capabilities Customize Azure Boards to adapt it to your process Report and visualize work progress with Azure Boards Who This Book Is For Anyone working in Azure DevOps developing applications targeting any platform using any language.

Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands On

Author : Maxim Lapan
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New edition of the bestselling guide to deep reinforcement learning and how it’s used to solve complex real-world problems. Revised and expanded to include multi-agent methods, discrete optimization, RL in robotics, advanced exploration techniques, and more Key Features Second edition of the bestselling introduction to deep reinforcement learning, expanded with six new chapters Learn advanced exploration techniques including noisy networks, pseudo-count, and network distillation methods Apply RL methods to cheap hardware robotics platforms Book Description Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On, Second Edition is an updated and expanded version of the bestselling guide to the very latest reinforcement learning (RL) tools and techniques. It provides you with an introduction to the fundamentals of RL, along with the hands-on ability to code intelligent learning agents to perform a range of practical tasks. With six new chapters devoted to a variety of up-to-the-minute developments in RL, including discrete optimization (solving the Rubik's Cube), multi-agent methods, Microsoft's TextWorld environment, advanced exploration techniques, and more, you will come away from this book with a deep understanding of the latest innovations in this emerging field. In addition, you will gain actionable insights into such topic areas as deep Q-networks, policy gradient methods, continuous control problems, and highly scalable, non-gradient methods. You will also discover how to build a real hardware robot trained with RL for less than $100 and solve the Pong environment in just 30 minutes of training using step-by-step code optimization. In short, Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On, Second Edition, is your companion to navigating the exciting complexities of RL as it helps you attain experience and knowledge through real-world examples. What you will learn Understand the deep learning context of RL and implement complex deep learning models Evaluate RL methods including cross-entropy, DQN, actor-critic, TRPO, PPO, DDPG, D4PG, and others Build a practical hardware robot trained with RL methods for less than $100 Discover Microsoft's TextWorld environment, which is an interactive fiction games platform Use discrete optimization in RL to solve a Rubik's Cube Teach your agent to play Connect 4 using AlphaGo Zero Explore the very latest deep RL research on topics including AI chatbots Discover advanced exploration techniques, including noisy networks and network distillation techniques Who this book is for Some fluency in Python is assumed. Sound understanding of the fundamentals of deep learning will be helpful. This book is an introduction to deep RL and requires no background in RL

Hands On Microsoft Lists

Author : Joao Ferreira
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Prepare to be a Microsoft Lists advocate and transform the way data is harnessed in your organization Key Features Get to grips with Microsoft Lists and organize your data efficiently Discover best practices and real-world scenarios to track information, events, and issues in your organization Take control of your data by creating custom data models using Microsoft Lists Book Description Microsoft Lists is an extremely flexible and powerful platform for creating custom data models. Hands-On Microsoft Lists is an easy-to-read guide for those who want to get started with Lists, as well as those who are already familiar with the basic concepts and want to create custom and flexible Lists that are easily available through a web interface. This comprehensive introduction to Lists will show you how to get up to speed in no time with the help of practical guidance and examples. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, you'll understand how to use and implement Microsoft Lists effectively. You'll start by covering all the basic concepts that will help you to build your Microsoft Lists and get the most out of the platform. As you progress, you'll explore how to customize Microsoft Lists layouts and forms. Later chapters will guide you through integrating Microsoft Lists with the Power Platform. Throughout the book, you'll work with practical scenarios that you can use daily to improve the collaboration in your organization. By the end of this Microsoft book, you'll have learned how to create custom data models to improve the way your data is put together, managed, and consumed in your workplace. What you will learn Use the Lists platform effectively in the modern workplace Get to grips with data privacy Discover how to customize Microsoft Lists data and forms Automate processes using Microsoft Lists Extend the default features of Microsoft Lists using the SharePoint framework Create custom list templates using PnP PowerShell Extend Microsoft Lists using Power Platform Who this book is for This book is for business professionals and end users working with Microsoft 365 tools such as Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Teams who are looking to improve the way their data is structured, managed, and consumed inside an organization. Basic knowledge of SharePoint and Excel is assumed.

Hands On Genetic Algorithms with Python

Author : Eyal Wirsansky
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Explore the ever-growing world of genetic algorithms to solve search, optimization, and AI-related tasks, and improve machine learning models using Python libraries such as DEAP, scikit-learn, and NumPy Key Features Explore the ins and outs of genetic algorithms with this fast-paced guide Implement tasks such as feature selection, search optimization, and cluster analysis using Python Solve combinatorial problems, optimize functions, and enhance the performance of artificial intelligence applications Book Description Genetic algorithms are a family of search, optimization, and learning algorithms inspired by the principles of natural evolution. By imitating the evolutionary process, genetic algorithms can overcome hurdles encountered in traditional search algorithms and provide high-quality solutions for a variety of problems. This book will help you get to grips with a powerful yet simple approach to applying genetic algorithms to a wide range of tasks using Python, covering the latest developments in artificial intelligence. After introducing you to genetic algorithms and their principles of operation, you'll understand how they differ from traditional algorithms and what types of problems they can solve. You'll then discover how they can be applied to search and optimization problems, such as planning, scheduling, gaming, and analytics. As you advance, you'll also learn how to use genetic algorithms to improve your machine learning and deep learning models, solve reinforcement learning tasks, and perform image reconstruction. Finally, you'll cover several related technologies that can open up new possibilities for future applications. By the end of this book, you'll have hands-on experience of applying genetic algorithms in artificial intelligence as well as in numerous other domains. What you will learn Understand how to use state-of-the-art Python tools to create genetic algorithm-based applications Use genetic algorithms to optimize functions and solve planning and scheduling problems Enhance the performance of machine learning models and optimize deep learning network architecture Apply genetic algorithms to reinforcement learning tasks using OpenAI Gym Explore how images can be reconstructed using a set of semi-transparent shapes Discover other bio-inspired techniques, such as genetic programming and particle swarm optimization Who this book is for This book is for software developers, data scientists, and AI enthusiasts who want to use genetic algorithms to carry out intelligent tasks in their applications. Working knowledge of Python and basic knowledge of mathematics and computer science will help you get the most out of this book.

Hands On RESTful Web Services with ASP NET Core 3

Author : Samuele Resca
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Get up to speed with the latest features of C# 8, ASP.NET Core 3 and .NET Core 3.1 LTS to create robust and maintainable web services Key Features Apply design patterns and techniques to achieve a reactive, scalable web service Document your web services using the OpenAPI standard and test them using Postman Explore mechanisms to implement a secure web service using client-side SSL and token authentication Book Description In recent times, web services have evolved to play a prominent role in web development. Applications are now designed to be compatible with any device and platform, and web services help us keep their logic and UI separate. Given its simplicity and effectiveness in creating web services, the RESTful approach has gained popularity, and this book will help you build RESTful web services using ASP.NET Core. This REST book begins by introducing you to the basics of the REST philosophy, where you'll study the different stages of designing and implementing enterprise-grade RESTful web services. You'll also gain a thorough understanding of ASP.NET Core's middleware approach and learn how to customize it. The book will later guide you through improving API resilience, securing your service, and applying different design patterns and techniques to achieve a scalable web service. In addition to this, you'll learn advanced techniques for caching, monitoring, and logging, along with implementing unit and integration testing strategies. In later chapters, you will deploy your REST web services on Azure and document APIs using Swagger and external tools such as Postman. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to design RESTful web services confidently using ASP.NET Core with a focus on code testability and maintainability. What you will learn Gain a comprehensive working knowledge of ASP.NET Core Integrate third-party tools and frameworks to build maintainable and efficient services Implement patterns using dependency injection to reduce boilerplate code and improve flexibility Use ASP.NET Core's out-of-the-box tools to test your applications Use Docker to run your ASP.NET Core web service in an isolated and self-contained environment Secure your information using HTTPS and token-based authentication Integrate multiple web services using resiliency patterns and messaging techniques Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to build RESTful web services with the ASP.NET Core framework to improve the scalability and performance of their applications. Basic knowledge of C# and .NET Core will help you make the best use of the code samples included in the book.

Hands On Object Oriented Programming with Kotlin

Author : Abid Khan
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Learn everything you need to know about object-oriented programming with the latest features of Kotlin 1.3 Key Features A practical guide to understand objects and classes in Kotlin Learn to write asynchronous, non-blocking codes with Kotlin coroutines Explore Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Abstraction in Kotlin Book Description Kotlin is an object-oriented programming language. The book is based on the latest version of Kotlin. The book provides you with a thorough understanding of programming concepts, object-oriented programming techniques, and design patterns. It includes numerous examples, explanation of concepts and keynotes. Where possible, examples and programming exercises are included. The main purpose of the book is to provide a comprehensive coverage of Kotlin features such as classes, data classes, and inheritance. It also provides a good understanding of design pattern and how Kotlin syntax works with object-oriented techniques. You will also gain familiarity with syntax in this book by writing labeled for loop and when as an expression. An introduction to the advanced concepts such as sealed classes and package level functions and coroutines is provided and we will also learn how these concepts can make the software development easy. Supported libraries for serialization, regular expression and testing are also covered in this book. By the end of the book, you would have learnt building robust and maintainable software with object oriented design patterns in Kotlin. What you will learn Get an overview of the Kotlin programming language Discover Object-oriented programming techniques in Kotlin Understand Object-oriented design patterns Uncover multithreading by Kotlin way Understand about arrays and collections Understand the importance of object-oriented design patterns Understand about exception handling and testing in OOP with Kotlin Who this book is for This book is for programmers and developers who wish to learn Object-oriented programming principles and apply them to build robust and scalable applications. Basic knowledge in Kotlin programming is assumed

Hands On Machine Learning with Scikit Learn Keras and TensorFlow

Author : Aurélien Géron
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Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how. By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks—Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow—author Aurélien Géron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You’ll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned, all you need is programming experience to get started. Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets Use Scikit-Learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets

Hands On Cloud Native Applications with Java and Quarkus

Author : Francesco Marchioni
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Build robust and reliable Java applications that works on modern infrastructure, such as containers and cloud, using the new features in Quarkus 1.0 Key Features Build apps with faster boot time and low RSS memory using the latest Quarkus 1.0 features Seamlessly integrate imperative and reactive programming models to build modern Java applications Discover effective solutions for running Java on serverless apps, microservices, containers, FaaS, and the cloud Book Description Quarkus is a new Kubernetes-native framework that allows Java developers to combine the power of containers, microservices, and cloud-native to build reliable applications. The book is a development guide that will teach you how to build Java-native applications using Quarkus and GraalVM. We start by learning about the basic concepts of a cloud-native application and its advantages over standard enterprise applications. Then we will quickly move on to application development, by installing the tooling required to build our first application on Quarkus. Next, we’ll learn how to create a container-native image of our application and execute it in a Platform-as-a-Service environment such as Minishift. Later, we will build a complete real-world application that will use REST and the Contexts and Dependency injection stack with a web frontend. We will also learn how to add database persistence to our application using PostgreSQL. We will learn how to work with various APIs available to Quarkus such as Camel, Eclipse MicroProfile, and Spring DI. Towards the end, we will learn advanced development techniques such as securing applications, application configuration, and working with non-blocking programming models using Vert.x. By the end of this book, you will be proficient with all the components of Quarkus and develop-blazing fast applications leveraging modern technology infrastructure. What you will learn Build a native application using Quarkus and GraalVM Secure your applications using Elytron and the MicroProfile JWT extension Manage data persistence with Quarkus using PostgreSQL Use a non-blocking programming model with Quarkus Learn how to get Camel and Infinispan working in native mode Deploy an application in a Kubernetes-native environment using Minishift Discover Reactive Programming with Vert.x Who this book is for The book is for Java developers and software architects who are interested in learning a promising microservice architecture for building reliable and robust applications. Knowledge of Java, Spring Framework, and REST APIs is assumed.

Hands On Reinforcement Learning for Games

Author : Micheal Lanham
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Explore reinforcement learning (RL) techniques to build cutting-edge games using Python libraries such as PyTorch, OpenAI Gym, and TensorFlow Key Features Get to grips with the different reinforcement and DRL algorithms for game development Learn how to implement components such as artificial agents, map and level generation, and audio generation Gain insights into cutting-edge RL research and understand how it is similar to artificial general research Book Description With the increased presence of AI in the gaming industry, developers are challenged to create highly responsive and adaptive games by integrating artificial intelligence into their projects. This book is your guide to learning how various reinforcement learning techniques and algorithms play an important role in game development with Python. Starting with the basics, this book will help you build a strong foundation in reinforcement learning for game development. Each chapter will assist you in implementing different reinforcement learning techniques, such as Markov decision processes (MDPs), Q-learning, actor-critic methods, SARSA, and deterministic policy gradient algorithms, to build logical self-learning agents. Learning these techniques will enhance your game development skills and add a variety of features to improve your game agent’s productivity. As you advance, you’ll understand how deep reinforcement learning (DRL) techniques can be used to devise strategies to help agents learn from their actions and build engaging games. By the end of this book, you’ll be ready to apply reinforcement learning techniques to build a variety of projects and contribute to open source applications. What you will learn Understand how deep learning can be integrated into an RL agent Explore basic to advanced algorithms commonly used in game development Build agents that can learn and solve problems in all types of environments Train a Deep Q-Network (DQN) agent to solve the CartPole balancing problem Develop game AI agents by understanding the mechanism behind complex AI Integrate all the concepts learned into new projects or gaming agents Who this book is for If you’re a game developer looking to implement AI techniques to build next-generation games from scratch, this book is for you. Machine learning and deep learning practitioners, and RL researchers who want to understand how to use self-learning agents in the game domain will also find this book useful. Knowledge of game development and Python programming experience are required.

Agricultural Communications in Action A Hands On Approach

Author : Ricky Telg
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Packed with real-life illustrations and practical applications, AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS IN ACTION: A HANDS-ON APPROACH helps students become better equipped as effective communicators. With a high degree of correlation to the AFNR Standards, this exciting First Edition is focused specifically on skills-building and communication concepts. It helps students understand the broad methods utilized in communication--whether it be in journalism, through social media, or in other outlets. With the text's breadth and depth of coverage, students can master communications development concepts quickly and then immediately put them into action. Current communication trends are integrated throughout this practical, how-to text. It also includes insight from real professionals in various agriculture-related industries, illustrating how they tackle communication issues and problems. Communications skills are critical to student success in high school, college, and their careers. By learning and applying the contents of this book, students will be better able to communicate the importance of agriculture to the world around them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Modern DevOps Practices

Author : Gaurav Agarwal
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Enhance DevOps workflows by integrating the functionalities of Docker, Kubernetes, Spinnaker, Ansible, Terraform, Flux CD, CaaS, and more with the help of practical examples and expert tips Key Features Get up and running with containerization-as-a-service and infrastructure automation in the public cloud Learn container security techniques and secret management with Cloud KMS, Anchore Grype, and Grafeas Kritis Leverage the combination of DevOps, GitOps, and automation to continuously ship a package of software Book Description Containers have entirely changed how developers and end-users see applications as a whole. With this book, you'll learn all about containers, their architecture and benefits, and how to implement them within your development lifecycle. You'll discover how you can transition from the traditional world of virtual machines and adopt modern ways of using DevOps to ship a package of software continuously. Starting with a quick refresher on the core concepts of containers, you'll move on to study the architectural concepts to implement modern ways of application development. You'll cover topics around Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, Packer, and other similar tools that will help you to build a base. As you advance, the book covers the core elements of cloud integration (AWS ECS, GKE, and other CaaS services), continuous integration, and continuous delivery (GitHub actions, Jenkins, and Spinnaker) to help you understand the essence of container management and delivery. The later sections of the book will take you through container pipeline security and GitOps (Flux CD and Terraform). By the end of this DevOps book, you'll have learned best practices for automating your development lifecycle and making the most of containers, infrastructure automation, and CaaS, and be ready to develop applications using modern tools and techniques. What you will learn Become well-versed with AWS ECS, Google Cloud Run, and Knative Discover how to build and manage secure Docker images efficiently Understand continuous integration with Jenkins on Kubernetes and GitHub actions Get to grips with using Spinnaker for continuous deployment/delivery Manage immutable infrastructure on the cloud with Packer, Terraform, and Ansible Explore the world of GitOps with GitHub actions, Terraform, and Flux CD Who this book is for If you are a software engineer, system administrator, or operations engineer looking to step into the world of DevOps within public cloud platforms, this book is for you. Existing DevOps engineers will also find this book useful as it covers best practices, tips, and tricks to implement DevOps with a cloud-native mindset. Although no containerization experience is necessary, a basic understanding of the software development life cycle and delivery will help you get the most out of the book.

Hands On Microservices with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud

Author : Magnus Larsson
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Apply microservices patterns to build resilient and scalable distributed systems Key Features Understand the challenges of building large-scale microservice landscapes Build cloud-native production-ready microservices with this comprehensive guide Discover how to get the best out of Spring Cloud, Kubernetes, and Istio when used together Book Description Microservices architecture allows developers to build and maintain applications with ease, and enterprises are rapidly adopting it to build software using Spring Boot as their default framework. With this book, you’ll learn how to efficiently build and deploy microservices using Spring Boot. This microservices book will take you through tried and tested approaches to building distributed systems and implementing microservices architecture in your organization. Starting with a set of simple cooperating microservices developed using Spring Boot, you’ll learn how you can add functionalities such as persistence, make your microservices reactive, and describe their APIs using Swagger/OpenAPI. As you advance, you’ll understand how to add different services from Spring Cloud to your microservice system. The book also demonstrates how to deploy your microservices using Kubernetes and manage them with Istio for improved security and traffic management. Finally, you’ll explore centralized log management using the EFK stack and monitor microservices using Prometheus and Grafana. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build microservices that are scalable and robust using Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. What you will learn Build reactive microservices using Spring Boot Develop resilient and scalable microservices using Spring Cloud Use OAuth 2.0/OIDC and Spring Security to protect public APIs Implement Docker to bridge the gap between development, testing, and production Deploy and manage microservices using Kubernetes Apply Istio for improved security, observability, and traffic management Who this book is for This book is for Java and Spring developers and architects who want to learn how to break up their existing monoliths into microservices and deploy them either on-premises or in the cloud using Kubernetes as a container orchestrator and Istio as a service Mesh. No familiarity with microservices architecture is required to get started with this book.

Hands On Artificial Intelligence for Beginners

Author : Patrick D. Smith
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Grasp the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and build your own intelligent systems with ease Key Features Enter the world of AI with the help of solid concepts and real-world use cases Explore AI components to build real-world automated intelligence Become well versed with machine learning and deep learning concepts Book Description Virtual Assistants, such as Alexa and Siri, process our requests, Google's cars have started to read addresses, and Amazon's prices and Netflix's recommended videos are decided by AI. Artificial Intelligence is one of the most exciting technologies and is becoming increasingly significant in the modern world. Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for Beginners will teach you what Artificial Intelligence is and how to design and build intelligent applications. This book will teach you to harness packages such as TensorFlow in order to create powerful AI systems. You will begin with reviewing the recent changes in AI and learning how artificial neural networks (ANNs) have enabled more intelligent AI. You'll explore feedforward, recurrent, convolutional, and generative neural networks (FFNNs, RNNs, CNNs, and GNNs), as well as reinforcement learning methods. In the concluding chapters, you'll learn how to implement these methods for a variety of tasks, such as generating text for chatbots, and playing board and video games. By the end of this book, you will be able to understand exactly what you need to consider when optimizing ANNs and how to deploy and maintain AI applications. What you will learn Use TensorFlow packages to create AI systems Build feedforward, convolutional, and recurrent neural networks Implement generative models for text generation Build reinforcement learning algorithms to play games Assemble RNNs, CNNs, and decoders to create an intelligent assistant Utilize RNNs to predict stock market behavior Create and scale training pipelines and deployment architectures for AI systems Who this book is for This book is designed for beginners in AI, aspiring AI developers, as well as machine learning enthusiasts with an interest in leveraging various algorithms to build powerful AI applications.

Hands on Azure Repos

Author : Chaminda Chandrasekara
File Size : 79.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Use Azure Repos to manage your code in both centralized and distributed version control systems. This book will show you how to work with Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) and distributed version control (Git), while exploring their best practices. You'll start with an introduction to Azure Repos, focusing on TFVC and Git, and then gradually transition to hands on lessons of working with TVFC. Next, you'll see how to set up and work with TFVC branches and tracking systems followed by usage of command line and security in TFVC Repos. Create and work on Git Repos in Azure DevOps and use branching with Azure Git Repos and Git command line in Visual Studio and vscode. The book then explores security in Git Repos and advanced options you can use to import from external Repos. With Hands-on Azure Repos as your guide, you'll be able to work with these version control tools on any platform and with any language. What You'll Learn Integrate Azure Repos with Azure Boards to enable tracking work with code. Create guidelines to tackle difficult situations in using Azure Repos Clone Azure Repo to local using Visual Studio and vscode Work with shelvesets, code reviews and lock types Perform activities using REST API with Azure Repos Who This Book Is For Software developers, tech leads and architects.