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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 Konstantinos Kapelonis, Java Testing with Spock Save 40% on Java Testing with Spock with discount code jn15spock at manning.com. In the Java world, there has been so far only one solution for unit tests. The venerable JUnit framework is the obvious choice and has become almost synonymous with unit testing. JUnit has the largest mind share among developers who are entrenched in their...
on Feb 19, 2015
By Debasish Ghosh, Functional and Reactive Domain Modeling Save 40% on Functional and Reactive Domain Modeling with discount code jn15frdm at manning.com. One of the most important aspects of domain model API design is the specification of the API itself. The specification should be concise, clear and easily understandable by the client. While using object oriented techniques we use...
on Jan 26, 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
By Jeff Nickoloff, Docker in Action Save 39% on Docker in Action with discount code dockerjn14 at manning.com. If you are anything like me, you prefer to do only exactly what is necessary to accomplish an unpleasant or mundane task. It is likely that you would prefer tools that are simple to use to great effect, than those that are complex or time consuming. If I’m right, then I think...
on Nov 22, 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
The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser has 4 new chapters! Save 45% with Promo code mlfogus2jn at manning.com. What's new? The authors have released the following chapters: •Chapter 14, "Data-oriented programming" •Chapter 15, "Performance" •Chapter 16, "Thinking programs" •Chapter 17, "Clojure changes the way you think" We have four new chapters for you. Chapter...
on Sep 3, 2013
Mule in Action, Second Edition MEAP Update + 45% off Save 45% on Mule in Action, Second Edition with Promo code mldossot2jn at manning.com. Mule in Action, Second Edition by David Dossot, John D'Emic, and Victor Romero is 45% off. What’s new? Improvements have been made to the book based on our final technical review. We hope you will let us know if there's even more we can do to make the book...
on Sep 3, 2013
Functional Programming in Scala MEAP Update + 44% off Save 44% on Functional Programming in Scala with promo code mlbjarnasonjn at manning.com. Functional Programming in Scala by Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason has updated 5 chapters! What's new? Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 have been updated. The authors have been hard at work and substantial changes have been made to the listed chapters. The...
on Sep 3, 2013