Work with blockchain and understand its potential application beyond cryptocurrencies in the domains of healthcare, Internet of Things, finance, decentralized organizations, and open science. Featuring case studies and practical insights generated from a start-up spun off from the author´s own lab, this book covers a unique mix of topics not found in others and offers insight into how to overcome real hurdles that arise as the market and consumers grow accustomed to blockchain based start-ups. You´ll start with a review of the historical origins of blockchain and explore the basic cryptography needed to make the blockchain work for Bitcoin. You will then learn about the technical advancements made in the surrounded ecosystem: the Ethereum virtual machine, Solidity, Colored Coins, the Hyperledger Project, Blockchain-as-a-service offered through IBM, Microsoft and more. This book looks at the consequences of machine-to-machine transactions using the blockchain socially, technologically, economically and politically. Blockchain Enabled Applications provides you with a clear perspective of the ecosystem that has developed around the blockchain and the various industries it has penetrated. What You´ll Learn Implement the code-base from Fabric and Sawtooth, two open source blockchain-efforts being developed under the Hyperledger Project Evaluate the benefits of integrating blockchain with emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in the cloud Use the practical insights provided by the case studies to your own projects or start-up ideas Set up a development environment to compile and manage projects Who This Book Is For Developers who are interested in learning about the blockchain as a data-structure, the recent advancements being made and how to implement the code-base. Decision makers within large corporations (product managers, directors or CIO level executives) interested in implementing the blockchain who need more practical insights and not just theory.
Learn Spring Boot and how to build Java-based enterprise, web, and microservice applications with it. In this book, you´ll see how to work with relational and NoSQL databases, build your first microservice, enterprise, or web application, and enhance that application with REST APIs. You´ll also learn how to build reactive web applications using Spring Boot along with Spring Web Reactive. Then you´ll secure your Spring Boot-created application or service before testing and deploying it. After reading and learning with Beginning Spring Boot 2 , you´ll have the skills and techniques to start building your first Spring Boot applications and microservices with confidence to take the next steps in your career journey. What You´ll Learn Use Spring Boot autoconfiguration Work with relational and NoSQL databases Build web applications with Spring Boot Apply REST APIs using Spring Boot Create reactive web applications using Spring Web Reactive Secure your Spring Boot applications or web services Test and deploy your Spring Boot applications Who This Book Is For Experienced Java and Spring Framework developers who are new to the new Spring Boot micro-framework.
Discover the Django web application framework and get started building Python-based web applications. This book takes you from the basics of Django all the way through to cutting-edge topics such as creating RESTful applications. Beginning Django also covers ancillary, but essential, development topics, including configuration settings, static resource management, logging, debugging, and email. Along with material on data access with SQL queries, you´ll have all you need to get up and running with Django 1.11 LTS, which is compatible with Python 2 and Python 3. Once you´ve built your web application, you´ll need to be the admin, so the next part of the book covers how to enforce permission management with users and groups. This technique allows you to restrict access to URLs and content, giving you total control of your data. In addition, you´ll work with and customize the Django admin site, which provides access to a Django project´s data. After reading and using this book, you´ll be able to build a Django application top to bottom and be ready to move on to more advanced or complex Django application development. What You´ll Learn Get started with the Django framework Use Django views, class-based views, URLs, middleware, forms, templates, and Jinja templates Take advantage of Django models, including model relationships, migrations, queries, and forms Leverage the Django admin site to get access to the database used by a Django project Deploy Django REST services to serve as the data backbone for mobile, IoT, and SaaS systems Who This Book Is For Python developers new to the Django web application development framework and web developers new to Python and Django.
Develop modular applications using the Java Platform Module System, the single most anticipated feature in Java 9. You will improve maintainability and performance of your Java applications by deploying only modules that are needed and encapsulating their implementation details. Until now Java has been monolithic. Using any one part of Java has meant incorporating the entirety of the runtime environment, an approach ill-suited to the increasing number of IoT devices such as fitness monitors, kitchen appliances, toys and games, and so forth. This book shows a new way, to make Java scale from the smallest of footprints in the smallest of devices through desktop PCs and on up to server platforms. With Java 9 Modularity Revealed you will learn to make your projects more reliable and scalable than ever using the most important feature in Java 9-The Java Platform Module System, known more commonly as Project Jigs aw. You will learn how to avoid one of the major pain points of Java programming, that of conflicting class names from different modules, or packages. You will learn to create custom run-time images that represent a minimal and more compact JRE containing only those modules that you need. You will further learn to migrate existing Java applications to modular ones using different approaches and tools. The end result is a new ability to plug together different modules without fear of namespace and other conflicts, and you can deploy to everything from small devices to large servers. This book provides code examples and explanations. What You´ll Learn Build Java applications using the new modular system introduced in Java 9 Create your own JRE consisting only of the modules that you require Adapt your testing techniques toward modular applications lare your dependencies on other modules Enable modules to export only specific packages Migrate existing Java applications to modular ones Improve maintainability and performance of Java applications Who This Book Is For Experienced Java programmers wanting to keep up and become informed on the new modularity support in Java 9
This accessible text/reference provides a general introduction to probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) from an engineering perspective. The book covers the fundamentals for each of the main classes of PGMs, including representation, inference and learning principles, and reviews real-world applications for each type of model. These applications are drawn from a broad range of disciplines, highlighting the many uses of Bayesian classifiers, hidden Markov models, Bayesian networks, dynamic and temporal Bayesian networks, Markov random fields, influence diagrams, and Markov decision processes. Features: presents a unified framework encompassing all of the main classes of PGMs; describes the practical application of the different techniques; examines the latest developments in the field, covering multidimensional Bayesian classifiers, relational graphical models and causal models; provides exercises, suggestions for further reading, and ideas for research or programming projects at the end of each chapter.
Discover the RESTful technologies, including REST, JSON, XML, JAX-RS web services, SOAP and more, for building today´s microservices, big data applications, and web service applications. This book is based on a course the Oracle-based author is teaching for UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley which covers architecture, design best practices and coding labs. Pro RESTful APIs: Design gives you all the fundamentals from the top down: from the top (architecture) through the middle (design) to the bottom (coding). This book is a must have for any microservices or web services developer building applications and services. What You´ll Learn Discover the key RESTful APIs, including REST, JSON, XML, JAX, SOAP and more Use these for web services and data exchange, especially in today´s big data context Harness XML, JSON, REST, and JAX-RS in examples and case studies Apply best practices to your solutions´ architecture Who This Book Is For Experienced web programmers and developers.
These proceedings consist of 19 papers, which have been peer-reviewed by international program committee and selected for the 5th International Conference on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications (ICCSAMA 2017), which was held on June 30-July 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The respective chapters discuss both theoretical and practical issues in connection with computational methods and optimization methods for knowledge engineering. The broad range of application areas discussed includes network computing, simulation, intelligent and adaptive e-learning, information retrieval, sentiment analysis, autonomous underwater vehicles, social media analysis, natural language processing, biomimetics in organizations, and cash management. In addition to pure content, the book offers many inspiring ideas and suggests new research directions, making it a valuable resource for graduate students, Ph.D. students, and researchers in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics alike.
Push your GameMaker programming skills to the edge with 100 programming challenges using the popular GameMaker: Studio and GML. Each challenge includes an outline of the challenge, a scoring and time guide, useful GML code, and a working example provided in GMZ format. For more advanced programmers, each challenge comes with an additional task to complete. Think you´re a good GameMaker game application developer or programmer? Think again with this awesome book! What You´ll Learn Upgrade your skills with each specific game application coding challenge Create many different game events, action or scenarios Code for many different kinds of game applications or themes from space to adventure to sports to fantasy Who This Book Is For GameMaker and GameMaker: Studio users and coders.
Master the Java EE 8 and JSF (JavaServer Faces) APIs and web framework with this practical, projects-driven guide to web development. This book combines theoretical background with a practical approach by building four real-world applications. By developing these JSF web applications, you´ll take a tour through the other Java EE technologies such as JPA, CDI, Security, WebSockets, and more. In Practical JSF in Java EE 8 , you will learn to use the JavaServer Faces web framework in Java EE 8 to easily construct a web-based user interface from a set of reusable components. Next, you add JSF event handling and then link to a database, persist data, and add security and the other bells and whistles that the Java EE 8 platform has to offer. After reading this book you will have a good foundation in Java-based web development and will have increased your proficiency in sophisticated Java EE 8 web development using the JSF framework. What You Will Learn Use the Java EE 8 and the JavaServer Faces APIs to build Java-based web applications through four practical real-world case studies Process user input with JSF and the expression language by building a calculator application Persist data using JSF templating and Java Persistence to manage an inventory of books Create and manage an alumni database using JSF, Ajax, web services and Java EE 8´s security features. Who This Book Is For Those new to Java EE 8 and JSF. Some prior experience with Java is recommended.