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Practical Docker with Python

Learn the key differences between containers and virtual machines. Adopting a project based approach, this book introduces you to a simple Python application to be developed and containerized with Docker.

After an introduction to Containers and Docker you’ll be guided through Docker installation and configuration. You’ll also learn basic functions and commands used in Docker by running a simple container using Docker commands.

The book then moves on to developing a Python based Messaging Bot using required libraries and virtual environment where you’ll add Docker Volumes to your project, ensuring your container data is safe.

You’ll create a database container and link your project to it and finally, bring up the Bot-associated database all at once with Docker Compose.

What You’ll Learn

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Build, run, and distribute Docker containers
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Develop a Python App and containerize it
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Use Dockerfile to run the Python App
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Define and run multi-container applications with Docker Compose
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Work with persisting data generated by and used by Docker containers

Who This Book Is For

Intermediate developers/DevOps practitioners who are looking to improve their build and release workflow by containerizing applications

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Practical Django 2 and Channels 2

Learn how to rapidly build your own ecommerce site by applying Django’s battle-tested components. This book demonstrates Django’s features and conventions to help you develop modern web applications quickly. You’ll adopt a ”learn by doing” approach and gain a deeper understanding Django by working through a project in which the real-time component will be critical.

The book starts with the basics and explains the difference between a Django project and a Django app, the most important settings, how to change them, and the fundamentals of packaging. You’ll then be introduced to all the standard tools of Django, along with a sample project. The book then moves on to Channels, a recent addition to the Django ecosystem. It extends the framework with support for real-time operations such as Websockets and other asynchronous features.

*Practical Django 2 and Channels 2 *provides the practical concepts needed to create complex, database-driven websites as easily as possible.

What You’ll Learn

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Build and deploy a simple company site with Django
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Develop more complex, data-heavy sites using the Django ORM
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Integrate Django with Channels
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Unit-test your solutions

Who This Book Is For

Python developers and web developers wanting to learn Django 2 and Channels 2

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Practical Bot Development

Explore the concept of bots and discover the motivation behind working with these new apps with messaging platforms. This book is an accessible resource teaching the basic concepts behind bot design and implementation. Each chapter builds on previous topics and, where appropriate, real working code is shown that implements the concepts. By just picking up a code editor, you can start creating smart, engaging, and useful bot experiences today.

Practical Bot Development will teach you how to create your own bots on platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack, incorporate extension APIs, and apply AI and ML algorithms in the cloud. By the end of this book, you’ll be equipped with the information to reach thousands of new users with the bots you create!

The book is a great resource for those looking to harness the benefits of building their own bots and leveraging the platform feasibility of them.

What You’ll Learn

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Understand the general architecture of a bot
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Distinguish between a great bot experience versus a bad bot experience.
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Explore the ideas behind natural language processing and apply them to bot development
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Implement real Messenger, Slack, and custom channel bots using Node.js and the Microsoft Bot Builder framework
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Deploy bots to Facebook Messenger and Slack

Who This Book Is For

Engineers, hobbyists, and the design oriented community looking looking for an introduction to the technologies and concepts involved in building bots. The experience level could be from beginner to expert, although some familiarity with Node.js and APIs will be assumed.

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Practical Big Data Analytics

Get command of your organizational Big Data using the power of data science and analytics
Key Features

* A perfect companion to boost your Big Data storing, processing, analyzing skills to help you take informed business decisions

* Work with the best tools such as Apache Hadoop, R, Python, and Spark for NoSQL platforms to perform massive online analyses

* Get expert tips on statistical inference, machine learning, mathematical modeling, and data visualization for Big Data

Book Description

Big Data analytics relates to the strategies used by organizations to collect, organize and analyze large amounts of data to uncover valuable business insights that otherwise cannot be analyzed through traditional systems. Crafting an enterprise-scale cost-efficient Big Data and machine learning solution to uncover insights and value from your organization’s data is a challenge. Today, with hundreds of new Big Data systems, machine learning packages and BI Tools, selecting the right combination of technologies is an even greater challenge. This book will help you do that.

With the help of this guide, you will be able to bridge the gap between the theoretical world of technology with the practical ground reality of building corporate Big Data and data science platforms. You will get hands-on exposure to Hadoop and Spark, build machine learning dashboards using R and R Shiny, create web-based apps using NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and even learn how to write R code for neural networks.

By the end of the book, you will have a very clear and concrete understanding of what Big Data analytics means, how it drives revenues for organizations, and how you can develop your own Big Data analytics solution using different tools and methods articulated in this book.
What you will learn

* – Get a 360-degree view into the world of Big Data, data science and machine learning

* – Broad range of technical and business Big Data analytics topics that caters to the interests of the technical experts as well as corporate IT executives

* – Get hands-on experience with industry-standard Big Data and machine learning tools such as Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, KDB+ and R

* – Create production-grade machine learning BI Dashboards using R and R Shiny with step-by-step instructions

* – Learn how to combine open-source Big Data, machine learning and BI Tools to create low-cost business analytics applications

* – Understand corporate strategies for successful Big Data and data science projects

* – Go beyond general-purpose analytics to develop cutting-edge Big Data applications using emerging technologies

Who this book is for

The book is intended for existing and aspiring Big Data professionals who wish to become the go-to person in their organization when it comes to Big Data architecture, analytics, and governance. While no prior knowledge of Big Data or related technologies is assumed, it will be helpful to have some programming experience.

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Practical Astrodynamics

This modern textbook guides the reader through the theory and practice of the motion and attitude control of space vehicles. It first presents the fundamental principles of spaceflight mechanics and then addresses more complex concepts and applications of perturbation theory, orbit determination and refinement, space propulsion, orbital maneuvers, interplanetary trajectories, gyroscope dynamics, attitude control, and rocket performance. Many algorithms used in the modern practice of trajectory computation are also provided. The numerical treatment of the equations of motion, the related methods, and the tables needed to use them receive particular emphasis. A large collection of bibliographical references (including books, articles, and items from the gray literature ) is provided at the end of each chapter, and attention is drawn to many internet resources available to the reader. The book will be of particular value to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace engineering.
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Practical Artificial Intelligence

Practical Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning, Bots, and Agent Solutions Using C# by Arnaldo Pérez Castaño
Discover how all levels Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be present in the most unimaginable scenarios of ordinary lives. This book explores subjects such as neural networks, agents, multi agent systems, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning. These and other topics will be addressed with real world examples, so you can learn fundamental concepts with AI solutions and apply them to your own projects.
People tend to talk about AI as something mystical and unrelated to their ordinary life. *Practical Artificial Intelligence* provides simple explanations and hands on instructions. Rather than focusing on theory and overly scientific language, this book will enable practitioners of all levels to not only learn about AI but implement its practical uses.
**What You’ll Learn**
* Understand agents and multi agents and how they are incorporated
* How machine learning relates to real world problems and what it means to you
* Apply supervised and unsupervised learning techniques and methods in the real world
* Implement reinforcement learning, game programming, simulation, and neural networks
**Who This Book Is For**
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Computer science students, professionals, and hobbyists interested in AI and its applications.

PowerShell for SQL Server Essentials

**Manage and monitor SQL Server administration and application deployment with PowerShell** About This Book Create scripts using PowerShell to manage and monitor server administration and application deployment Automate creation of SQL Database objects through PowerShell with the help of SQL Server module (SQLPS) and SQL Server snapins A fast paced guide, packed with hands-on examples on profiling and configuring SQL Server Who This Book Is For
This book is written for SQL Server administrators and developers who want to leverage PowerShell to work with SQL Server. Some background with scripting will be helpful but not necessary.
What You Will Learn Create scripts using PowerShell to manage and monitor server administration and application deployment Automate the creation of SQL Database objects through PowerShell with the help of the SQL Server module (SQLPS) and SQL Server snap-ins Use PowerShell to work with SQL Server specific providers and cmdlets Identify and manage SQL Server services, instances, settings, and confi gurations Profile your SQL Server instances and export current configurations to a file Monitor SQL Server jobs and alerts Manage logins, database users, and instance security and permissions Invoke T-SQL queries from PowerShell and export results Accomplish tasks from your DBA daily/weekly/monthly/yearly checklists with PowerShell In Detail
PowerShell for SQL Server Essentials helps us to manage and monitor server administration and application deployment. Use PowerShell along with SQL Server to perform common DBA tasks.
Starting with a basic introduction to PowerShell, the initial chapters will provide the SQL Server professional PowerShell fundamentals, covering topics such as PowerShell notations and syntax, cmdlets, pipeline, and getting help. Succeeding chapters build upon these fundamentals, and illustrate how to administer and automate SQL Server. Tasks covered throughout include profiling the SQL Server instance, performing backup and restores, invoking T-SQL scripts using PowerShell, and monitoring jobs, security, and permissions.
Packed with practical examples and numerous ready-to-use snippets, this book gets you to an intermediate level in using PowerShell for SQL Server.

Powersat

Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And it its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of space.
America needs energy, and Dan Randolph is determined to give it to them. He dreams of an array of geosynchronous powersats, satellites which gather solar energy and beam it to generators on Earth, freeing America from its addiction to fossil fuels and breaking the power of the oil cartels forever. But the wreck of the spaceplane has left his company, Astro Manufacturing, on the edge of bankruptcy.
Worse, Dan discovers that the plane worked perfectly right up until the moment that saboteurs knocked it out of the sky. And whoever brought it down is willing and able to kill again to keep Astro grounded.
Now Dan has to thread a dangerous maze. The visible threats are bad enough: Rival firms want to buy him out and take control of his dreams. His former lover wants to co-opt his unlimited-energy ideal as a campaign plank for the candidate she’s grooming for the presidency. NASA and the FAA want to shut down his maverick firm. And his creditors are breathing down his neck.
Making matters even more dangerous, an international organization of terrorists sees the powersat as a threat to their own oil-based power. And they’ve figured out how to use it as a weapon in their war against the West.
A sweeping mix of space, murder, romance, politics, secrets, and betrayal, *Powersat* will take you to the edge of space and the dawning of a new world.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t

“Pfeffer [blends] academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text. The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide.”—Jim Collins, author of New York Times bestselling author Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Some people have it, and others don’t—Jeffrey Pfeffer explores why in Power. One of the greatest minds in management theory and author or co-author of thirteen books, including the seminal business school text Managing With Power, Pfeffer shows readers how to succeed and wield power in the real world.

The Power

The Power by Naomi Alderman
**One of the *New York Times*’s Ten Best Books of 2017**
**A *Los Angeles Times *Best Book of 2017**
**One of the *Washington Post*’s Ten Best Books of 2017**
**An *NPR *Best Book of 2017**
**One of *Entertainment Weekly*’s Ten Best Books of 2017**
**A *****Bustle *****B****est Book of 2017**
**A *Paste* Magazine Best Novel of 2017**
**A *San Francisco Chronicle *****B****est Book of 2017**
**Winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
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**One of President Obama’s favorite reads of 2017**
****”*The Power *is our era’s *The Handmaid’s Tale*.” —Ron Charles, *Washington Post*****
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“Novels based on premises like the one at the core of *The Power* can quickly become little more than thought experiments, but Alderman dodges this trap deftly — her writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly.” —Michael Schaub, NPR
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A *New York Times Book Review *Editors’ Choice**
**An Amazon Best Book of 2017**** ****
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****WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION**
What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?****
In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power—they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.
From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Power, Sex, Suicide

Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection of genes, separate from those in the cell nucleus. It is thought that they were once bacteria living independent lives. Their enslavement within the larger cell was a turning point in the evolution of life, enabling the development of complex organisms and, closely related, the origin of two sexes. Unlike the DNA in the nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is passed down exclusively (or almost exclusively) via the female line. That’s why it has been used by some researchers to trace human ancestry daughter-to-mother, to ‘Mitochondrial Eve’. Mitochondria give us important information about our evolutionary history. And that’s not all. Mitochondrial genes mutate much faster than those in the nucleus because of the free radicals produced in their energy-generating role. This high mutation rate lies behind our ageing and certain congenital diseases. The latest research suggests that mitochondria play a key role in degenerative diseases such as cancer, through their involvement in precipitating cell suicide. Mitochondria, then, are pivotal in power, sex, and suicide. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Nick Lane brings together the latest research findings in this exciting field to show how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don’t we just bud?), and why we age and die. This understanding is of fundamental importance, both in understanding how we and all other complex life came to be, but also in order to be able to control our own illnesses, and delay our degeneration and death. ‘An extraordinary account of groundbreaking modern science…The book abounds with interesting and important ideas.’ Mark Ridley, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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The Power of Myth

SUMMARY: Finally available in a popularly priced, non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal for the college market and general reader alike, this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant evocation of the noted scholar’s teachings on mythology.

The Potter’s Field

The Potter’s Field (Brother Cadfael Series #17) by Ellis Peters
In October of 1142, a local landlord gives the Potter’s Field to the local clergy. The monks begin to plow it, and the blades turn up the long tresses of a young woman, dead over a year. Then the arrival of a novice who fled from an abbey ravaged by civil war in East Anglia complicates life even further for Brother Cadfael.

The Postman

This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.  A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin’s The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.He was a survivor–a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.  Fate touches him one chill winter’s day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.  The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.From the Paperback edition.

PostgreSQL Server Programming – Second Edition

This book is for moderate to advanced PostgreSQL database professionals who wish to extend PostgreSQL, utilizing the most updated features of PostgreSQL 9.4. For a better understanding of this book, familiarity with writing SQL, a basic idea of query tuning, and some coding experience in your preferred language is expected.
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The Possessed (The Devils)

The book has five primary ideological characters: Verkhovensky, Shatov, Stavrogin, Stepan Trofimovich, and Kirilov. Through their philosophies, Dostoevsky describes the political chaos seen in 19th-Century Russia.