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Blogging

By Christopher W. H. Davis, Continuous Improvement Save 40% on Continuous Improvement with discount code jn15ci at manning.com. The book Continuous Improvement walks the reader through the collection and analysis of data to provide metrics that guide the continuous improvement of agile teams. Each chapter ends in a case study outlining the application of this technique with specific...
on Feb 23, 2015
By Roland Kuhn and Jamie Allen, Reactive Design Patterns Save 40% on Reactive Design Patterns with discount code rdpjn14 at manning.com. Computers are meant to perform repetitive tasks for us, quickly and without human errors. But sometimes programs are written without regard to scalability and when they get popular, they’re not able to keep up with the usage. Twitter, for example, was simply...
on Dec 3, 2014
Grokking Algorithms is 40% off with discount code grkamujn at manning.com. Grokking Algorithms is a disarming take on a core computer science topic. In it, you'll learn how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face in day-to-day life as a programmer. You'll start with problems like sorting and searching. As you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll...
on Nov 10, 2014
"First-class functions in Java 8" - is a video tutorial from Java 8 in Action: Lambdas, Streams, and functional-style programming by Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, and Alan Mycroft. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/Rd-sqHjmfB0 Java developers are hearing a lot of buzz about functional-style programming, especially with Java 8's addition of lambda expressions. This video introduces...
on Mar 17, 2014
Real-World Machine Learning , Storm Applied, and Git in Practice -- MEAP updates + 45% savings. Use Promotional Code 012914jn at manning.com and Save 45% on these eBooks today! Real-World Machine Learning by Henrik Brink and Joseph W. Richards has been updated Chapter 1 and 2 and added Chapter 3. Chapter 3 covers the basics required to understand machine learning modeling. It focuses on the big-...
on Jan 29, 2014
Groovy Weather: POGOs, Gson, and Open Weather" by Ken Kousen of Making Java Groovy is 45% off with promotional code kousenjn at manning.com. The Open Weather Map web site provides weather information as a RESTful web service in JSON form. In this blog post, I show how to access the site using Groovy and convert the results into Groovy classes using Gson, the JSON parser from Google. The code...
on Jan 7, 2014
To save 45% on JavaScript Application Designjust enter code bevacquajn at manning.com. This was taken from Nico's blog. A couple of weeks ago, my book on JavaScript Application Design and front-end processes (which I began writing a few months ago) finally went into the first review stage. Yesterday, an early access edition was made available by Manning, this version contains the first 3 chapters...
on Dec 4, 2013
SBT in Action by Joshua Suereth and Matthew Farwell has been updated! Save 45% and just enter promo code 112113jn at manning.com. What else is new? Chapter 6, "Process & IO with sbt's libraries" has been added to the MEAP (Manning Early Access Program). Chapter 6 takes a look at how sbt allows you to run external processes easily, and how to combine them in a shell-like manner. You’ll also...
on Nov 21, 2013
MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) grants a reader early access to the book, chapter by chapter, as soon as they become available. By subscribing to MEAP chapters, you get an opportunity to participate in the most sensitive, final piece of the publishing cycle by offering feedback to the author. Reader feedback to the author is welcome in the Author Online forums. After all chapters are...
on Oct 8, 2013
Save 45% on these MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) updates: Solr in Action, Ember.js in Action, and Node.js in Practice with Promotional code 100513jn at manning.com. “Query suggestions," "Solr Cloud," and "Working with the Solr code-base" are new to Solr in Action by Trey Grainger and Timothy Potter. Chapters 1-9, 11,12, and 14 have been updated with revised material and the following items...
on Oct 5, 2013
Save 45% on BDD in Action, SBT in Action, Gradle in Action , Scalatra in Action , and Responsive WordPress with code ml092013jn at manning.com. BDD in Action by John Ferguson Smart What's new? Chapter 5, “From examples to executable specifications” Chapter 5 looks at turning the features and user stories generated through the requirements analysis phase of development into executable scenarios...
on Sep 20, 2013
This week at manning.com the following books have been updated + 45% off with code ml091313jn at manning.com. Practical Data Science with R by Nina Zumel and John Mountis. Chapter 5, "Choosing and Evaluating Models" Some business problems you might face as a data scientists are increasing look-to-buy ratios, identifying fraudulent transactions, or predicting and managing the losses of a loan...
on Sep 12, 2013
"Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding with TIGER Geocoder" is new to PostGIS in Action, Second Edition by Regina O. Obe and Leo S. Hsu. What's new? The tiger geocoder is a suite of SLQ functions packaged with PostGIS 2.0+ that utilizes Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) U.S. Census data. Chapter 8 shows you how to standardize addresses for geocoding preparation, load...
on Sep 9, 2013
Authentication through a third-party authentication system - Mozilla Persona from is new to Ember.js in Action Ember.js in Action by Joachim Haagen Skeie in MEAP added Chapter 9 and Chapters 1,2, and 6 have been updated with recently released Ember 1.0.0. What's new? •Chapter 9, "Authentication through a third-party authentication system - Mozilla Persona," has been added. •Chapters 1 and 2 and...
on Sep 6, 2013

Web Development Tools

By Stephan Hochhaus and Manuel Schoebel, excerpted from Meteor in Action Save 40% on Meteor in Action with discount code jn15met at manning.com. Oftentimes usernames and passwords are not the only option you want to give your users to log into an application. Being able to use an existing account to log into a site lowers the barrier of signing up by not having to type in a single bit of...
on Feb 12, 2015
By Chris Birchall, Re-Engineering Legacy Software Save 39% on Re-Engineering Legacy Software with discount code relegjn14 at manning.com. Every developer is occasionally guilty of writing code knowing it’s not perfect, but is good enough for now. In fact, this is often the correct approach. As Voltaire wrote, “Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.” (Perfect is the enemy of good.) In other words...
on Nov 22, 2014

Mobility

Save 40% on Apache Cordova in Action with discount code jn15acia at manning.com Ok, that may be just a tiny bit over the top, but most likely there is a bit of truth to it as well. You know how to install Cordova, how to generate native binaries from HTML, and how to make use of fancy device features with plugins. That’s all fairly straightforward: Install a SDK, install the command line tool...
on Jan 18, 2015

Programming

By John Sonmez, Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual Save 40% on Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual with discount code jn15ss at manning.com. Now that you’re thinking about your software development career as a business, it’s time to start defining the goals you have for this business. Not everyone is alike. You might have a very different set of goals for your career...
on Jan 15, 2015

Extreme Programming

By Elijah Meeks for D3 in Action One of the most popular information visualization charts in D3 is also one of the most maligned: the word cloud. Also known as a tag cloud, the word cloud uses text and text size to represent the importance or frequency of words. Figure 1 shows a thumbnail gallery of 15 word clouds derived from text in a species biodiversity database. Oftentimes, word clouds...
on Nov 10, 2014
By Avi Pfeffer for Practical Probablistic Programming Save 40% on Practical Probabilistic Programming with code pppjn at manning.com. Probabilistic programming is a way to create systems that help us make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Probabilistic reasoning combines our knowledge of a situation with the laws of probability to determine those unobserved factors that are critical to...
on Nov 10, 2014