Books: 6


Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem
This book uses principles of Service Science to explain the dynamics driving the adoption of cloud computing in the industry. Cloud as Servicecovers that evolution of enterprise computing platforms to application-specific cloud platforms or ASCPs aligned to business needs. This book also covers processes more » for developing and building ASCPs while also providing insight to executives, managers and technologists in corporations, large and small using or delivering cloud services, cloud service providers as well as equipment manufacturers and software and application vendors participating in cloud supply chains. For business, the appeal of cloud computing must go beyond the notion of convenient, on-demand access of networked pooled access to computing resources. Industry leaders have learned to apply cloud computing to become more nimble, cost effective, and customer engaging as they strive for competitive advantage regardless of size. These companies define and build cloud platforms customized for their needs rather than using someone else’s. Business have a holistic, end-to-end view of platform planning, platform development, supply chains and operations and are able to collapse platform development times to a fraction of the original time. These companies also understand that strategies for selling to the cloud market are essentially incomplete; and that in order to be successful they must become cloud service businesses themselves, incorporating cloud technologies in their engineering, IT, sales and marketing, and delivery processes. What You'll Learn: * Historical perspective to provide insight into the dynamics driving cloud evolution today * State of the art in IT requirements and cloud solutions * The value of User Experience (UX) driven design principles * The crucial roles of Service Brokers and Service Assurance Managers * The landscape of emerging cloud services and what they mean to your enterprise * Service Portals and Enterprise Service Buses Who This Book Is For: The readership comprises CIOs, CTOs, data center architects, solution architects and application engineers trying to get a grip and understand a rapidly changing industry. Educational institutions building a systems integration curriculum might find this book useful as a reference. Developers may want to go through this book to understand how their work fits in the cloud ecosystem. « less
This book teaches you to write free, open-source, cross-platform, dynamic JavaScript applications that can run anywhere. Using the MEAN stack - MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js - you will get the tools you need to set up, write your code once, and be able to deploy your code on any device. more » You will be able to cut development time by using one stack to serve all your development needs. With Pro MEAN Stack Development you will quickly learn everything needed to work effectively with MEAN, from setting up your toolstack to rolling out your free servers, and deploying on any device. As well as MEAN you will also learn to build scripts with Grunt and Gulp, Webpack, and Vagrant as well as deployment for the web and mobile using PhoneGap. Harness JavaScript to create dynamic and easily-maintainable applications fast and 100% free. Master the MEAN stack with this book today. What You Will Learn * Utilize JavaScript for the entire development cycle from front end to back end, database and deployment. * Learn to write responsive code that can be deployed on any device. * Become a well-rounded developer and be able to understand the entire development cycle. * Learn to utilize free open source and cloud services to deploy production-grade code. Who This Book Is ForThis book is for front or back end developers interested in utilizing the MEAN stack to deploy successful apps on all devices. You need to have knowledge of JavaScript but no prior knowledge of using the MEAN stack is required. « less
MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.JS
With modern tools. it is possible to create a production grade, full-stack application using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript alone. The combination of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js has become so popular that it has earned the title MEAN stack -- the subject of this book. This book explores the more » MEAN stack in detail. We will begin by covering Node.js, as it will lay the groundwork for all of our server-side work. You will learn how to get Node running on your local machine as well as download modules using npm. The key aspects of the Node.js programming model will also be covered. From there, we will move on to MongoDB, where you'll learn how to interact with Mongo from a Node application. You will also learn how to create, retrieve, update, and delete data from a Mongo store. After you have a solid grasp on Node and Mongo, the book will move on to the Express web server. We'll cover the basics of Express applications via topics like routes and middleware. Building on previous chapters, we will cover the integration of Node, Mongo, and Express. Our coverage of the MEAN stack will wrap up with several chapters on AngularJS. These chapters will cover Angular fundamentals like data binding, directives, controllers, routing, and services. In an effort to explore competing technologies, a slight introduction to Ember.js will also be provided. Full stack JavaScript is not fully encompassed by the MEAN stack. There is an entire ecosystem of JavaScript tools to learn about, and this book will introduce a few of them. We will cover task runners Gulp.js and Grunt.js which are extremely useful for automating mundane, repetitive tasks. We'll also cover JSHint, a linting tool used to improve code quality. Linting tools analyze source code and report potentials issues - a feature that is especially useful in non-compiled languages like JavaScript. « less
Building Well-Designed and Supportable MongoDB Databases
Congratulations! You completed the MongoDB application within the given tight timeframe and there is a party to celebrate your application's release into production. Although people are congratulating you at the celebration, you are feeling some uneasiness inside. To complete the project on time required more » making a lot of assumptions about the data, such as what terms meant and how calculations are derived. In addition, the poor documentation about the application will be of limited use to the support team, and not investigating all of the inherent rules in the data may eventually lead to poorly-performing structures in the not-so-distant future. Now, what if you had a time machine and could go back and read this book. You would learn that even NoSQL databases like MongoDB require some level of data modeling. Data modeling is the process of learning about the data, and regardless of technology, this process must be performed for a successful application. You would learn the value of conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling and how each stage increases our knowledge of the data and reduces assumptions and poor design decisions. Read this book to learn how to do data modeling for MongoDB applications, and accomplish these five objectives: 1. Understand how data modeling contributes to the process of learning about the data, and is, therefore, a required technique, even when the resulting database is not relational. That is, NoSQL does not mean NoDataModeling! 2. Know how NoSQL databases differ from traditional relational databases, and where MongoDB fits. 3. Explore each MongoDB object and comprehend how each compares to their data modeling and traditional relational database counterparts, and learn the basics of adding, querying, updating, and deleting data in MongoDB. 4. Practice a streamlined, template-driven approach to performing conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling. Recognize that data modeling does not always have to lead to traditional data models! 5. Distinguish top-down from bottom-up development approaches and complete a top-down case study which ties all of the modeling techniques together. This book is written for anyone who is working with, or will be working with MongoDB, including business analysts, data modelers, database administrators, developers, project managers, and data scientists. There are three sections: * In Section I, Getting Started, we will reveal the power of data modeling and the tight connections to data models that exist when designing any type of database (Chapter 1), compare NoSQL with traditional relational databases and where MongoDB fits (Chapter 2), explore each MongoDB object and comprehend how each compares to their data modeling and traditional relational database counterparts (Chapter 3), and explain the basics of adding, querying, updating, and deleting data in MongoDB (Chapter 4). * In Section II, Levels of Granularity, we cover Conceptual Data Modeling (Chapter 5), Logical Data Modeling (Chapter 6), and Physical Data Modeling (Chapter 7). Notice the "ing" at the end of each of these chapters. We focus on the process of building each of these models, which is where we gain essential business knowledge. * In Section III, Case Study, we will explain both top down and bottom up development approaches and go through a top down case study where we start with business requirements and end with the MongoDB database. This case study will tie together all of the techniques in the previous seven chapters. Key points are included at the end of each chapter as a way to reinforce concepts. In addition, this book is loaded with hands-on exercises, along with their answers provided in Appendix A. Appendix B contains all of the book’s references and Appendix C contains a glossary of the terms used throughout the text. « less
Master real-time MEAN web application development and learn how to construct a MEAN application using a combination of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js
The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development; it comprises MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. Starting with MEAN core frameworks, this project-based guide will explain the key concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular more » modules to connect it all together. By following the real-world examples shown in this tutorial, you will scaffold your MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support your project development. Finally, you will walk through the different tools and frameworks that will help expedite your daily development cycles. Watch how your application development grows by learning from the only guide that is solely orientated towards building a full, end-to-end, real-time application using the MEAN stack! « less
Simple Tools to Protect Your Personal Information and Your Identity Online
Who’s watching you online? These days, it’s hard to be sure. But the recent Edward Snowden revelations of NSA data mining and the constant threat of identity theft from criminals mean your privacy is in jeopardy. The Basics of Digital Privacy teaches you how to protect the privacy of your data and more » your identity while surfing, searching, and interacting with others in a virtual world. Author Denny Cherry teaches professionals how to keep huge databases secure, and he will introduce you to the basic concepts of protecting your identity, your financial data, and your personal information from prying eyes while using your computer and smartphone. You’ll learn how to stay connected and conduct business online, while protecting your privacy with every keystroke and click. The Basics of Digital Privacy gives you clear, non-technical explanations of how to safely store personal information online, create secure usernames and passwords for websites, and participate in social media without compromising your privacy. Learn how to find out who’s watching you online, and what the law has to say about your privacy rights. A great resource for anyone who ventures into the online world on a daily basis! * The most straightforward and up-to-date guide to privacy for anyone who goes online for work, school, or personal use * Real-world examples show you how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what you can do to keep your identity and your data safe * Written by author Denny Cherry, who teaches top security professionals how to protect huge databases of information * Learn the best ways to create secure passwords, chat, text, email and conduct business online without compromising your identity and your personal data « less