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"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
“Indexing, updating and deleting data” is new to Elasticsearch in Action + 45% off Save 45% on Elasticsearch in Action with Promo code mlhinmanjn at manning.com Elasticsearch in Action by Matthew Lee Hinman and Radu Gheorghe has been updated. What's new? Chapter 4, “Indexing, updating and deleting data”. Chapter 4 looks at getting data in and out of Elasticsearch: indexing, updating and deleting...
on Aug 29, 2013
Save 45% on The Programmer's Guide to Apache Thrift with Promo code mlthriftjn2 at manning.com. The Programmer's Guide to Apache Thrift by Randy Abernethy has been updated! What's new? •Chapter 1-3 have been updated and the following chapters have been added: •Chapter 4, "Handling Exceptions" •Chapter 5, "Serializing Data with Protocols" •Chapter 6, "Apache Thrift IDL" We have three new chapters...
on Aug 28, 2013
“Artifact assembly & publishing” is new to Gradle in Action + 45% off Gradle in Action by Benjamin Muschko is 45% off with Promo code mlmuschkojn at manning.com. What's new? In the context of continuous delivery, publishing your artifact plays a crucial role. Once you've packaged the delivery with a specific version, it’s ready to be deployed to various target environments for acceptance...
on Aug 27, 2013
"Using State in Actors" is new to Akka in Action + 45% off Akka in Action is written by Raymond Roestenburg, Rob Bakker, and Rob Williams Save 45% on Akka in Actionwith promo code mlakkajn at manning.com. In chapter 7, you learned about two possible ways to keep state in an Actor by using class attributes and the become/unbecome functionality. Chapter 10 talks about two more solutions that you...
on Aug 27, 2013
Save 45% on The Mikado Method with Promotional code mlellnestamjn at manning.com. Offer expires Aug 26, 2013. What’s new? Chapter 6, “Emergent design with the Mikado Method” Chapter 6 discusses the principles that make software more responsive to changes and gives you strategies to use when you need to decide where to take the design. You’ll learn about each SOLID design principle, package...
on Aug 21, 2013
Kanban in Action MEAP Update + 44% off Save 44% on Kanban in Action with Promotional code mlkanbanjn at manning.com What’s new? Chapter 9, “Planning and estimating”. Planning involves taking everyone who is connected to your process into consideration and keeping them informed and up to date. Chapter 9 helps you plan the kanban way and gives you estimating, story points, and other relative...
on Aug 20, 2013