Books: 13


Achieve the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery of your web applications with ease
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Overcome the challenges of implementing DevOps for web applications, familiarize yourself with diverse third-party modules, and learn how to integrate them with bespoke code to efficiently complete tasks * Understand how to deploy web applications for a variety of Cloud platforms more » such as Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Microsoft Azure, Azure Web Apps, and Docker Container * Understand how to monitor applications deployed in Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Microsoft Azure, Azure Web Apps using Nagios, New Relic, Microsoft Azure, and AWS default monitoring features WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you are a system admin or application and web application developer with a basic knowledge of programming and want to get hands-on with tools such as Jenkins 2 and Chef, and Cloud platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure, Docker, New Relic, Nagios, and their modules to host, deploy, monitor, and manage their web applications, then this book is for you. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Grasp Continuous Integration for a JEE application—create and configure a build job for a Java application with Maven and with Jenkins 2.0 * Create built-in delivery pipelines of Jenkins 2 and build a pipeline configuration for end-to-end automation to manage the lifecycle of Continuous Integration * Get to know all about configuration management using Chef to create a runtime environment * Perform instance provisioning in AWS and Microsoft Azure and manage virtual machines on different cloud platforms—install Knife plugins for Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure * Deploy an application in Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Microsoft Azure Web Apps, and a Docker container * Monitor infrastructure, application servers, web servers, and applications with the use of open source monitoring solutions and New Relic * Orchestrate multiple build jobs to achieve application deployment automation—create parameterized build jobs for end-to-end automation IN DETAIL The DevOps culture is growing at a massive rate, as many organizations are adopting it. However, implementing it for web applications is one of the biggest challenges experienced by many developers and admins, which this book will help you overcome using various tools, such as Chef, Docker, and Jenkins. On the basis of the functionality of these tools, the book is divided into three parts. The first part shows you how to use Jenkins 2.0 for Continuous Integration of a sample JEE application. The second part explains the Chef configuration management tool, and provides an overview of Docker containers, resource provisioning in cloud environments using Chef, and Configuration Management in a cloud environment. The third part explores Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Docker, all using Jenkins 2.0. This book combines the skills of both web application deployment and system configuration as each chapter contains one or more practical hands-on projects. You will be exposed to real-world project scenarios that are progressively presented from easy to complex solutions. We will teach you concepts such as hosting web applications, configuring a runtime environment, monitoring and hosting on various cloud platforms, and managing them. This book will show you how to essentially host and manage web applications along with Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment. STYLE AND APPROACH This is a learning guide for those who have a basic knowledge of application deployment, configuration management tools, and Cloud computing, and are eager to leverage it to implement DevOps for web applications using end-to-end automation and orchestration. « less
Learn how to implement a DSL with Xtext and Xtend using easy-to-understand examples and best practices
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Leverage the latest features of Xtext and Xtend to develop a domain-specific language. * Integrate Xtext with popular third party IDEs and get the best out of both worlds. * Discover how to test a DSL implementation and how to customize runtime and IDE aspects of the DSL WHO more » THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is targeted at programmers and developers who want to create a domain-specific language with Xtext. They should have a basic familiarity with Eclipse and its functionality. Previous experience with compiler implementation can be helpful but is not necessary since this book will explain all the development stages of a DSL. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Write Xtext grammar for a DSL; * Use Xtend as an alternative to Java to write cleaner, easier-to-read, and more maintainable code; * Build your Xtext DSLs easily with Maven/Tycho and Gradle; * Write a code generator and an interpreter for a DSL; * Explore the Xtext scoping mechanism for symbol resolution; * Test most aspects of the DSL implementation with JUnit; * Understand best practices in DSL implementations with Xtext and Xtend; * Develop your Xtext DSLs using Continuous Integration mechanisms; * Use an Xtext editor in a web application IN DETAIL Xtext is an open source Eclipse framework for implementing domain-specific languages together with IDE functionalities. It lets you implement languages really quickly; most of all, it covers all aspects of a complete language infrastructure, including the parser, code generator, interpreter, and more. This book will enable you to implement Domain Specific Languages (DSL) efficiently, together with their IDE tooling, with Xtext and Xtend. Opening with brief coverage of Xtext features involved in DSL implementation, including integration in an IDE, the book will then introduce you to Xtend as this language will be used in all the examples throughout the book. You will then explore the typical programming development workflow with Xtext when we modify the grammar of the DSL. Further, the Xtend programming language (a fully-featured Java-like language tightly integrated with Java) will be introduced. We then explain the main concepts of Xtext, such as validation, code generation, and customizations of runtime and UI aspects. You will have learned how to test a DSL implemented in Xtext with JUnit and will progress to advanced concepts such as type checking and scoping. You will then integrate the typical Continuous Integration systems built in to Xtext DSLs and familiarize yourself with Xbase. By the end of the book, you will manually maintain the EMF model for an Xtext DSL and will see how an Xtext DSL can also be used in IntelliJ. STYLE AND APPROACH A step-by step-tutorial with illustrative examples that will let you master using Xtext and implementing DSLs with its custom language, Xtend. « less
Discover the power of Drools 6 and Business Rules for developing complex scenarios in your applications
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Implement and model different rules using the DRL full syntax * Model complex business decisions and domain models in order to automate and improve your operational decisions with the Drools framework * A practical, fast-paced, hands-on guide to help you use the different components more » provided by the Drools Rule Engine WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for Java developers and architects who need to have a deep understanding of how to create or integrate your applications with the Drools Rules Framework. The book assumes that you know the Java language well and also have experience with some widely used frameworks, such as Spring. You should also know the basics of Maven-based applications. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Automate your application's decisions, such as promotion applying, discount policies, fraud detection, and more. * Quickly get started with writing your first rules using the DRL full syntax. * Discover the power of the new syntax components of the rule language. * Define inferences in your business rules to simplify complex decisions. * Write decision tables, templates,domain-specific languages, and scorecards, and learn how to map them to the Drools framework. * Harness the full operational power of Drools through all of its configuration points. * Use Drools configurations and architectures for different environments and scenarios. IN DETAIL Mastering JBoss Drools 6 will provide you with the knowledge to develop applications involving complex scenarios. You will learn how to use KIE modules to create and execute Business Rules, and how the PHREAK algorithm internally works to drive the Rule Engine decisions. This book will also cover the relationship between Drools and jBPM, which allows you to enrich your applications by using Business Processes. You will be briefly introduced to the concept of complex event processing (Drools CEP) where you will learn how to aggregate and correlate your data based on temporal conditions. You will also learn how to define rules using domain-specific languages, such as spreadsheets, database entries, PMML, and more. Towards the end, this book will take you through the integration of Drools with the Spring and Camel frameworks for more complex applications. STYLE AND APPROACH Approached from a developer's perspective, the book teaches you all the advanced concepts of Business Rules applicable examples with helpful screenshots, diagrams, tutorials, and examples. « less
Your one-stop guide to developing Java® EE applications with the Eclipse IDE, Maven, and WildFly® 8.1
This book starts with an introduction to EJB 3 and how to set up the environment, including the configuration of a MySQL database for use with WildFly. We will then develop object-relational mapping with Hibernate 4, build and package the application with Maven, and then deploy it in WildFly 8.1, followed more » by a demonstration of the use of Facelets in a web application. Moving on from that, we will create an Ajax application in the Eclipse IDE, compile and package it using Maven, and run the web application on WildFly 8.1 with a MySQL database. In the final leg of this book, we will discuss support for generating and parsing JSON with WildFly 8.1. ***** Who This Book Is For ***** This book is for professional WildFly developers. If you are already using JBoss or WildFly but don't use the Eclipse IDE and Maven for development, this book will show you how the Eclipse IDE and Maven facilitate the development of Java EE applications with WildFly 8.1. This book does not provide a beginner-level introduction to Java EE as it is written as an intermediate/advanced course in Java EE development with WildFly 8.1. « less
Learn how to use and configure Maven to support all phases of the development of an Android application
Android is an open source operating system used for smartphones and tablet computers. The Android market is one of the biggest and fastest growing platforms for application developers, with over a million apps uploaded every day. Right from the beginning, this book will cover how to set up your Maven more » development environment and integrate it with your favorite IDE. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly master the plugins you need for every phase of the Android development process. You will learn how to use Maven to manage and build your project and dependencies, automate your Android application testing plans, and develop and maintain several versions of your application in parallel. Most significantly, you will learn how to integrate your project into a complete factory. « less
Learn how to use Gradle's powerful dependency management through extensive code samples, and discover how to define, customize, and deploy dependencies
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Be in total control of your dependencies * Deploy your artifacts to repositories with Gradle * Learn through code snippets and real-life examples WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you work on Java projects, use Gradle as a build automation tool, and you use dependencies in your project, more » this is the book for you. Additionally, if you want to deploy your project artifacts as dependencies for other developers using Gradle, you've found the right book. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Define dependencies in your Java projects * Publish your artifacts to Maven and Ivy repositories * Configure transitive dependencies * Install your artifacts in Bintray * Customize the resolution of dependency rules * Use your own code as dependencies in a multimodule project * Configure repositories to resolve dependencies IN DETAIL Gradle is the next generation in build automation. It allows you to define dependencies for your project in a clear way and also customize how they are resolved to suit your needs. It offers fine-grained control over how to publish your artifacts to Maven and Ivy repositories. Gradle Dependency Management defines dependencies for your Java-based project and customizes how they are resolved. You will learn how to configure the publication of artifacts to different repositories. Packed with plenty of code samples, you will understand how to define the repositories that contain dependencies. Following this, you will learn how to customize the dependency resolution process in Gradle. « less
Introducing Maven is your quick start-up primer guide on Maven. This fully packed mini-book includes the new features and enhancements found in the latest version of Maven. In this short 100-page book, you'll learn all about Maven and how to set it up to use. You'll learn about the Maven life cycle more » and how to effectively leverage and use it. Also, you'll learn the basics of using site plugins and generating Javadocs, test coverage/FindBugs reports, version/release notes and more. Furthermore, you'll take advantage of Maven's archetypes to bootstrap new projects easily. Finally, you will learn how to integrate Nexus repository manager with Maven release phases. After reading and using this short book, you'll have an understanding of Maven's dependency management and how to organize basic and multi-module Maven projects. « less
Enhance developer productivity and address exact enterprise build requirements by extending Maven
Maven is the number one build tool used by developers for more than a decade. Maven stands out among other build tools due to its extremely extensible architecture, which is built on top of the concept "convention over configuration". This has made Maven the de-facto tool used to manage and build Java more » projects. This book is a technical guide to the difficult and complex concepts in Maven and build automation. It starts with the core Maven concepts and its architecture, and then explains how to build extensions such as plugins, archetypes, and lifecycles in depth. This book is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to use Apache Maven in an optimal way to address your enterprise build requirements. « less
A fast-paced guide that helps you create a continuous delivery solution by integrating Maven with an Eclipse environment
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Use m2eclipse, the Maven plugin for Eclipse, to develop Maven projects * Customize Maven to suit your needs, generate artifacts, and build multi-module projects * Simplify Maven and utilize it with a hands-on, step-by-step approach WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you want to learn about more » Maven and use it from within Eclipse to develop Java projects, this is the book for you. Prior experience in developing Java projects and using the Eclipse IDE is presumed. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, this book will get you up and running quickly, with a hands-on approach. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Install Maven and m2eclipse * Get to grips with the Maven architecture and the core concepts of Maven * Understand the Maven project structure and build lifecycle * Create Maven projects with and without archetypes * Unit tests and generate reports in different formats * Customize Maven to fit your needs by adding various dependencies and resources * Make, build, and execute multimodule projects * Explore the m2eclipse plugin and how it can be customized IN DETAIL Starting with an exploration of the Maven architecture and its installation, you will then learn how to install m2eclipse, which provides Maven integration with Eclipse. Furthermore, the book guides you through the stages of project creation, including building, testing, and executing the projects. You will learn to customize your projects by demonstrating different core concepts of the Maven project structure. Nevertheless, you will also become familiar with the build lifecycles that generate the required artifacts. Moreover, it will also guide you through the process of handling multimodule projects and working with them effectively. By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of m2eclipse and will be able to use it efficiently with ease. « less
Over 50 recipes towards optimal Java software engineering with Maven 3
Take Flash to the next dimension by creating detailed, animated, and interactive 3D worlds with Away3D Overview * Create stunning 3D environments with highly detailed textures * Animate and transform all types of 3D objects, including 3D Text * Eliminate the need for expensive hardware with proven more » Away3D optimization techniques, without compromising on visual appeal * Written in a practical and illustrative style, which will appeal to Away3D beginners and Flash developers alike In Detail Away3D is one of the most popular real-time 3D engines for Flash. Besides creating various detailed 3D environments you can also create animated 3D scenes, use various special effects, integrate third-party libraries, and much more. The possibilities of using this engine are endless. But will you be able take full advantage of all these features and make a 3D application that is picture perfect?. This is the best book for guiding you through Away3D, and the possibilities it opens up for the Flash platform. You'll be able to create basic 3D objects, display lifelike animated characters, construct complex 3D scenes in stunning detail, and much more with this practical hands-on guide. Starting with the very basics, this book will walk you through creating your first Away3D application, and then move on to describe and demonstrate the many features that are available within Away3D such as lighting, shading, animation, 3D text, model loading and more. With the help of this comprehensive guide to all the information you ever needed to use Away3D, you'll find yourself creating incredibly detailed 3D environments in no time. You begin with an overview of downloading the Away3D source code and configuring various authoring tools like Flex Builder, Flash Builder, FlashDevelop, and Flash CS4. Next you ease your way through creating your first primitive 3D object from scratch, then move on to creating stunning 3D environments with incredibly detailed textures and animations. You will make applications react to mouse events, with the click of a mouse – literally, learn ways to focus your camera and perfect your creation by viewing it from all angles, and take your Away3D application to the next level by overcoming the limitations in default Away3D algorithms. You will also learn optimization techniques to obtain the best performance from Away3D, without compromising on visual appeal. Create stunning real-world 3D Flash applications, right from displaying your first sphere to creating entire 3D cities, with plenty of tips to help you avoid common pitfalls. What you will learn from this book * Draw primitive shapes such as cubes, cones, spheres, and planes without having to manually construct them from their basic elements * Add eye-catching special effects to your Away3D application * Warp, curve, modify, and bend 3D text to your will * Focus the Camera and view 3D objects from all angles * Improve mouse interactivity in your 3D application * Integrate third-party libraries such as TweenLite and Stardust with Away3D to animate 3D objects and create particle effects * Use sprites and sprite classes * Utilize the power of Pixel Bender for image processing * Export 3D models from 3D modeling applications such as 3ds Max, Blender, MilkShape, and Sketch-Up * Get practical tips on achieving maximum performance in your 3D applications « less