Books: 322

Tools

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Facing the Future with Time-Tested Tools
This hands-on guide demonstrates how the flexibility of the command line can help you become a more efficient and productive data scientist. You'll learn how to combine small, yet powerful, command-line tools to quickly obtain, scrub, explore, and model your data. To get you started - whether you're more » on Windows, OS X, or Linux - author Jeroen Janssens introduces the Data Science Toolbox, an easy-to-install virtual environment packed with over 80 command-line tools. Discover why the command line is an agile, scalable, and extensible technology. Even if you're already comfortable processing data with, say, Python or R, you'll greatly improve your data science workflow by also leveraging the power of the command line. « less
2014
A hands-on approach to mastering the fundamentals of Grunt
In recent times, modern web browsers have become the application platform of choice. Grunt, along with its wide range of plugins, provides a simple way of managing the large number of build tasks required to maintain a sophisticated web application. Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task more » Runner provides you with all the information you need to become an effective Grunt power-user. You will quickly learn how to install, configure, and run Grunt. You will go on to understand how to use third-party Grunt and then create your own Grunt tasks that cater to your particular needs. « less
2014
Analyze and improve your code using the collaborative code review tool, Review Board
How would you feel if the world's craftiest programmer went through every line of code that you wrote before it appeared on the user's screen? Everyone is not lucky enough to have a person to go through their code! Reviewboard is a powerful web-based code review tool that offers developers an easy way more » to handle code reviews. It scales well from small projects to large companies and offers a variety of tools to take much of the stress and time out of the code review process. Based on the philosophy that "Merely using a tool is one thing, using it right is another", Getting Started with Review Board will guide you on a journey to mastering Reviewboard by teaching you how to publish a code review request through the Reviewboard web UI or command line. « less
2014
Microsoft's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) makes software development easier and now features support for iOS, MacOS, Android, and Java development. If you are an application developer, some of the important factors you undoubtedly consider in selecting development frameworks and tools include more » agility, seamless collaboration capabilities, flexibility, and ease of use. Microsoft's ALM suite of productivity tools includes new functionality and extensibility that are sure to grab your attention. Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013 provides in-depth coverage of these new capabilities. Authors Mickey Gousset, Martin Hinshelwood, Brian A. Randell, Brian Keller, and Martin Woodward are Visual Studio and ALM experts, and their hands-on approach makes adopting new ALM functionality easy. « less
2014
Leverage the power of the Visual Studio IDE to develop better and more efficient Python projects
Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free and open source plugin for Visual Studio from Microsoft. It enables developers to use all the major productivity features of Visual Studio in their projects. The powerful integrated code navigation and code completion tools (IntelliSense) in PTVS empower developers more » to significantly speed up the coding process. PTVS provides a unique IDE for either Python or IronPython languages, taking advantage of the .NET framework in plain Python projects. This book provides a detailed insight into Python tools in Visual studio to help Python developers implement a more productive and efficient workflow. « less
2014
Deploy, test, and build software to solve real-world automation challenges using Rake
Rake is a build automation tool written in Ruby. It allows you to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as group tasks in a namespace. Rake uses Ruby's anonymous function blocks to define various tasks, allowing the use of the Ruby syntax. Rake's goal is to automate build processes quickly more » and expressively. Rake Task Management Essentials is a practical guide that covers the latest techniques in building, testing, and debugging rake tasks to solve real-world automation challenges. The book starts with a basic knowledge of Rake, allowing you to solve repetitive tasks. Then it provides you with information about processes performed with files, which is crucial for understanding the application of the tool. It includes demonstrations to show you how tasks can be run in parallel and how they can be applied in practice. Thereafter, it integrates Rake with Ruby with the help of simple and clear examples. By the end of this book, you will know how Rake has changed the programming world, especially in the Ruby community. « less
2014
Make your Microsoft Visual Studio work smarter with ReSharper
ReSharper is one of the best tools that extends Microsoft Visual Studio. It adds a lot of features which increases a developer's productivity. It started with providing support for C# and VB.NET projects, but the current version supports developers in almost any type of applications which you can create more » with Visual Studio. This book explains how to start using ReSharper and how you can configure it to suit your needs. In the beginning it focuses on introducing the most commonly used features that help you in writing code and find things in smarter, quicker ways. You will learn about code analysis which will help you to eliminate errors and code smells, and how ReSharper supports web development by providing support for writing ASP.NET (MVC) applications and JavaScript/TypeScript or HTML/CSS code. « less
2014
Learn how to translate more efficiently with SDL Trados Studio 2014
SDL Trados Studio has a huge range of features that can be bewildering to the new user. Once properly understood, though, it can quickly become an indispensible part of the translator's toolkit, helping to make the process of translating, reviewing, and managing documents a great deal more efficient. SDL more » Trados Studio: A Practical Guide aims to help you to get to grips with the power of SDL Trados Studio 2014 quickly and painlessly. This book addresses the practical issues that you encounter in your day to day work in the world of translation. It will help you with everything right from installation, creating translation memories to the final translations and managing translation memories. « less
2014
Over 50 simple but incredibly effective recipes to get you up and running with the powerful features of Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2013 is the premier tool for developers targeting the Microsoft platform. Learning how to effectively use this technology can enhance your productivity while simplifying your most common tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your project. Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook will introduce more » you to all the new areas of Visual Studio and how they can quickly be put to use to improve your everyday development tasks. With this book, you will learn not only what VS2013 offers, but what it takes to put it to work for your projects. Updated and expanded for VS2013, this book begins by introducing you to the interface changes to Visual Studio and then moves on to demonstrate how VS2013 can be used for developing desktop, mobile, and web applications. This book provides a comprehensive overview of all areas of Visual Studio. « less
2014
Hit the ground running using the powerfully versatile text and code editor - TextMate from Macromates. Attention on keyboard shortcuts and multiple routes to actions to satisfy anyone's preferred coding style. Installing and use several extremely helpful bundles such as Todo, Zen Coding, Markdown, and more » more. Extensive coverage on navigating and searching one or many files, in and out of projects. Learn skills on utilizing the shell command-line and macros to boost your productivity. « less
2012