Knowledge is the most important aspect of the human mind and it is also the heart of any intelligent systems. Like humans, knowledge enables systems to make decisions, take actions, evaluate situations, and infer new knowledge not explicitly represented. This book introduces how to represent knowledge through ontologies which is one of the most popular knowledge representation languages for intelligent systems. The book also proposes a solution for one of the most important ontology change issues called ontology evolution. The solution allows intelligent systems´ knowledge to evolve automatically without intervention of ontology engineers. Moreover, it addresses the negative consequences of automatic evolution by providing new methods to avoid their occurrences and keeping the knowledge in a coherent and consistent state. However, the book gives a good background to readers and researchers who want to have a wide view on basics of knowledge, ontologies, different methods of ontology interoperability, and the consistency issues of ontologies. In addition, this book is presented to readers and researchers who have interests in exploiting knowledge with smart systems.
Build a microservices architecture with Spring Boot, by evolving an application from a small monolith to an event-driven architecture composed of several services. This book follows an incremental approach to teach microservice structure, test-driven development, Eureka, Ribbon, Zuul, and end-to-end tests with Cucumber. Author Moises Macero follows a very pragmatic approach to explain the benefits of using this type of software architecture, instead of keeping you distracted with theoretical concepts. He covers some of the state-of-the-art techniques in computer programming, from a practical point of view. You´ll focus on what´s important, starting with the minimum viable product but keeping the flexibility to evolve it. What You´ll Learn Build microservices with Spring Boot Use event-driven architecture and messaging with RabbitMQ Create RESTful services with Spring Master service discovery with Eureka and load balancing with Ribbon Route requests with Zuul as your API gateway Write end-to-end rests for an event-driven architecture using Cucumber Carry out continuous integration and deployment Who This Book Is For Those with at least some prior experience with Java programming. Some prior exposure to Spring Boot recommended but not required.