Beginning Android Application Development
Beginning Android Application Development
Model-Driven Application Development in SQL Server 2008
Enterprise and web applications require full-featured, "Google-quality" searchcapabilities, but such features are notoriously difficult to implement and maintain.Hibernate Search builds on the Lucene feature set and offers an easyto-implement interface that integrates seamlessly with Hibernate-the leadingdata persistence solution for Java applications. Hibernate Search in Action introduces both the principles of enterprise searchand the implementation details a Java developer will need to use HibernateSearch effectively. This book blends the insights of the Hibernate Search leaddeveloper with the practical techniques required to index and manipulate data,assemble and execute search queries, and create smart filters for better searchresults. Along the way, the reader masters performance-boosting concepts likeusing Hibernate Search in a clustered environment and integrating with thefeatures already in your applications. This book assumes you're a competent Java developer with some experienceusing Hibernate and Lucene. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Grid Database Design investigates the origin, background, and components of this new computing model. This book presents new concepts and analyzes pre-existing ideas in the context of Grid, educating organizations as to how Grid can increase their computing power and strengthen their operations. Divided into three sections, the volume begins by laying the groundwork in the field, defining the concepts that led to the model's emergence. The second section explains what is entailed in building a Grid, focusing on security, hardware, and the forces driving growth. The final section explores details of databases in a Grid environment, illustrating how the Grid environment will shape database evolution. Grid Database Design reveals what will be coming in the near future, allowing database and systems administrators, programmers, and executives to get beyond the rumblings about this up-and-coming model and learn what Grid can offer to benefit their organizations.
Food writer Annie Wilkins is on an express elevator to fame and fortune, thanks to research scientist/husband Tom's remarkable invention: fat-free, carb-free, calorie-free chocolate that tastes better than the real thing! Once reduced to writing walleye-on-a-stick articles for Minnesota Menus, now she's living large in showcase houses and hobnobbing with the hoi polloi. Annie and "America's Sexiest Scientist" Tom happily accept their new status as the nation's most happening Fabulous Couple.But as a high-profile spokesperson, Annie's got a corporate responsibility to change her hair, her style, and lose twenty-five pounds. Her kids are becoming too worldly too fast and Tom's in demand for a lot more than just his candy. If this is the American Dream, Annie needs to wake up because all of a sudden her marriage and her sanity are in jeopardy. . . and she's about to bottom out on top!
From advanced selectors to generated content to web fonts, and from gradients, shadows, and rounded corners to elegant animations, CSS3 holds a universe of creative possibilities. No one can better guide you through these galaxies than Dan Cederholm. In this second edition, he tackles new properties and techniques, including micro layouts. Learn what works, how it works, and how to adapt for browsers where it doesn't. WHAT'S NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION? Many of the CSS3 properties Dan discussed in 2010 now have wider browser support, which means you can feel even more confident putting them to use. In this updated edition, Dan has carefully refreshed code samples, removed old hacks that are no longer necessary, and written a whole new chapter on micro layouts. There's no better time to dive in to-or polish up-your CSS3 skills.
The Unity engine game development tool is a multi-platform engine and editor rolled into one. It is an ideal development tool for independent developers and students, and many pro studios turn to it for fast prototyping.
By 2020, if not before, mobile computing and wireless systems are expected to enter the fifth generation (5G), which promises evolutionary if not revolutionary services. What those advanced services will look like, sound like, and feel like is the theme of the book Advances in Mobile Computing and Communications: Perspectives and Emerging Trends in 5G Networks. The book explores futuristic and compelling ideas in latest developments of communication and networking aspects of 5G. As such, it serves as an excellent guide for advanced developers, communication network scientists, researchers, academicians, and graduate students. The authors address computing models, communication architecture, and protocols based on 3G, LTE, LTE-A, 4G, and beyond. Topics include advances in 4G, radio propagation and channel modeling aspects of 4G networks, limited feedback for 4G, and game theory application for power control and subcarrier allocation in OFDMA cellular networks. Additionally, the book covers millimeter-wave technology for 5G networks, multicellular heterogeneous networks, and energy-efficient mobile wireless network operations for 4G and beyond using HetNets. Finally, the authors delve into opportunistic multiconnect networks with P2P WiFi and cellular providers and video streaming over wireless channels for 4G and beyond.
In theory putting together and updating computer information networks should not be much more difficult than using an erector set. In fact the options are becoming so numerous now that merely staying aware of them could be a full time job. Three British engineers explore available interfaces, integration, components, and architectures and explain how they relate to each other. They also provide criteria and hints to help determine which combinations and approaches will yield the best results for a particular organization's needs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rapid development of digital technologies has led to the widespread use of software in all aspects of our life. The degree of reliance that can be justifiably placed on software-intensive systems is expressed by the notion of dependability. The complexity of modern software-intensive systems poses the greatest threat to dependability. Furthermore, softwarethe most complex system componentis recognized to be the most error-prone part of the system. Dependability and Computer Engineering: Concepts for Software-Intensive Systems offers a state-of-the-art overview of the dependability research, from engineering various software-intensive systems to validating existing IT-frameworks and solving generic and particular problems related to the dependable use of IT in our society. It is important to understand how dependability is manifested in software-intensive systems, how it is developed, and how it can be enhanced at various levels in systems and organizations. This book uncovers the existing research on the topic as well as the key challenges associated with the engineering of dependable IT systems in the future.
Because almost all technical systems are more or less interfaced with software these days, attacks against computer systems can cause considerable economic and physical damage. For this reason, understanding the dependability of such systems, as well as the improvement of cyber security and its development process, are amongst the most challenging and crucial issues in current computer science research. This book contains the lectures from the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Summer School entitled Engineering Dependable Software Systems, held in Marktoberdorf, Germany, in July and August 2012. This two week course for young computer scientists and mathematicians working in the field of formal software and systems was designed to give an in-depth presentation of state-of-the-art topics in the field, as well as promoting international contacts and collaboration and the teaming up of leading researchers and young scientists. The 12 lectures delivered at the school and presented here cover subjects including: model-based testing, formal modeling and verification, deductively verified software, model checking, performance analysis, integrating risk analysis, embedded systems and model checking, among others. The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the development of large-scale, reliable and secure software systems. IOS Press is an international science, technical and medical publisher of high-quality books for academics, scientists, and professionals in all fields. Some of the areas we publish in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and information systems -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All aspects of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The knowledge economy -Urban studies -Arms control -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences
Get started with the Hibernate 5 persistence layer and gain a clear introduction to the current standard for object-relational persistence in Java. This updated edition includes the new Hibernate 5.0 framework as well as coverage of NoSQL, MongoDB, and other related technologies, ranging from applications to big data. Beginning Hibernate is ideal if you’re experienced in Java with databases (the traditional, or connected, approach), but new to open-source, lightweight Hibernate. The book keeps its focus on Hibernate without wasting time on nonessential third-party tools, so you’ll be able to immediately start building transaction-based engines and applications. Experienced authors Joseph Ottinger with Dave Minter and Jeff Linwood provide more in-depth examples than any other book for Hibernate beginners. They present their material in a lively, example-based manner―not a dry, theoretical, hard-to-read fashion. What You'll Learn Build enterprise Java-based transaction-type applications that access complex data with Hibernate Work with Hibernate 5 using a present-day build process Use Java 8 features with Hibernate Integrate into the persistence life cycle Map using Java’s annotations Search and query with the new version of Hibernate Integrate with MongoDB using NoSQL Keep track of versioned data with Hibernate Envers Who This Book Is For Experienced Java developers interested in learning how to use and apply object-relational persistence in Java and who are new to the Hibernate persistence framework.
Learn to develop full featured Android apps using your existing C# skills with Xamarin.Android About This Book Gain an understanding of both the Android and Xamarin platforms Build a working multi-view Android app incrementally throughout the book Work with device capabilities such as location sensors and the camera Who This Book Is For If you are a C# developer with a desire to develop Android apps and want to enhance your existing skill set, then this book is for you. It is assumed that you have a good working knowledge of C#, .NET, and object-oriented software development. Familiarity with rich client technologies such as WPF or Silverlight is also helpful, but not required. What You Will Learn Build a multi-view Android application with navigation Utilize the ActionBar for app actions Create a simple JSON-based persistent service to save data locally on the device Lay out content using the LinearLayout, RelativeLayout, and TableLayout layout managers Use a ListView (AdapterView) and Adapter to build a view that is populated by dynamic data Capture the current location of a device and determine the street address Integrate with the map app to display a point of interest Capture and save a photo Test, debug, and deploy an Android app In Detail Technology trends come and go, but few have generated the excitement, momentum, or long-term impact that mobile computing has. Mobile computing impacts people's lives at work and at home on a daily basis. Many companies and individual developers are looking to become a part of the movement but are unsure how to best utilize their existing skills and assets. The Xamarin suite of products provides new opportunities to those who already have a significant investment in C# development skills and .NET code bases, and would like to enter into this new, exciting world. This example-oriented guide provides a practical approach to quickly learning the fundamentals of Android app development using C# and Xamarin.Android. It will lead the readers through building an Android app step-by-step with steadily increasing complexity. This book begins with an overview of the Android and Xamarin platforms to provide you with a solid understanding of the environment you will be working in. You will then be gradually walked through building and testing an Android app using C# and the Xamarin.Android product. You will learn the basics of interacting with some of the more interesting aspects of Android devices including location services, the camera, and maps. You will also be given the opportunity to work with three different layout managers to gain an understanding of the various options available for arranging controls and content. The book ends with a discussion on the final steps involved in preparing apps for deployment to the various Android app stores. In a relatively short period of time, developers familiar with C# and rich client technologies such as WPF and Silverlight will be effectively developing, testing, and delivering Android apps.
Presents strategies to designing platform agnostic mobile apps connected to cloud based services that can handle heavy loads of modern computing Provides development patterns for platform agnostic app development and technologies Includes recommended standards and structures for easy adoption Covers portable and modular back-end architectures to support service agility and rapid development
Making Big Data Work: Real-World Use Cases and Examples, Practical Code, Detailed Solutions Large-scale data analysis is now vitally important to virtually every business. Mobile and social technologies are generating massive datasets; distributed cloud computing offers the resources to store and analyze them; and professionals have radically new technologies at their command, including NoSQL databases. Until now, however, most books on “Big Data” have been little more than business polemics or product catalogs. Data Just Right is different: It’s a completely practical and indispensable guide for every Big Data decision-maker, implementer, and strategist. Michael Manoochehri, a former Google engineer and data hacker, writes for professionals who need practical solutions that can be implemented with limited resources and time. Drawing on his extensive experience, he helps you focus on building applications, rather than infrastructure, because that’s where you can derive the most value. Manoochehri shows how to address each of today’s key Big Data use cases in a cost-effective way by combining technologies in hybrid solutions. You’ll find expert approaches to managing massive datasets, visualizing data, building data pipelines and dashboards, choosing tools for statistical analysis, and more. Throughout, the author demonstrates techniques using many of today’s leading data analysis tools, including Hadoop, Hive, Shark, R, Apache Pig, Mahout, and Google BigQuery. Coverage includes Mastering the four guiding principles of Big Data success—and avoiding common pitfalls Emphasizing collaboration and avoiding problems with siloed data Hosting and sharing multi-terabyte datasets efficiently and economically “Building for infinity” to support rapid growth Developing a NoSQL Web app with Redis to collect crowd-sourced data Running distributed queries over massive datasets with Hadoop, Hive, and Shark Building a data dashboard with Google BigQuery Exploring large datasets with advanced visualization Implementing efficient pipelines for transforming immense amounts of data Automating complex processing with Apache Pig and the Cascading Java library Applying machine learning to classify, recommend, and predict incoming information Using R to perform statistical analysis on massive datasets Building highly efficient analytics workflows with Python and Pandas Establishing sensible purchasing strategies: when to build, buy, or outsource Previewing emerging trends and convergences in scalable data technologies and the evolving role of the Data Scientist
The goal of this book is to crystallize the emerging mobile computing technologies and trends into positive efforts to focus on the most promising solutions in services computing. Many toys built today are increasingly using these technologies together and it is important to understand the various research and practical issues. The book will provide clear proof that mobile technologies are playing an ever increasing important and critical role in supporting toy computing, which is a new research discipline in computer science. It is also expected that the book will further research new best practices and directions in toy computing. The goal of this book is to bring together academics and practitioners to describe the use and synergy between the above-mentioned technologies. This book is mainly intended for researchers and students working in computer science and engineering, and for toy industry technology providers, having particular interests in mobile services. The wide range of authors of this book will help the various communities understand both specific and common problems. This book facilities software developers and researchers to become more aware of this challenging research opportunity. As well, the book is soliciting shall provide valuable strategic outlook on the emerging toy industry.
Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) has experienced explosive growth and is expected to continue to rise in popularity as new services and applications become available. As with any new technology, security issues continue to be a concern and developing effective methods to protect sensitive information and data on the cloud is imperative. Security Management in Mobile Cloud Computing explores the difficulties and challenges of securing user data and information on mobile cloud platforms. Investigating a variety of protocols and architectures that can be used to design, create, and develop security mechanisms, this publication is an essential resource for IT specialists, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in mobile cloud computing concepts and security.
Get unique insights from your data by combining the power of SQL Server, R and Python Key Features Use the features of SQL Server 2017 to implement the data science project life cycle Leverage the power of R and Python to design and develop efficient data models find unique insights from your data with powerful techniques for data preprocessing and analysis Book Description SQL Server only started to fully support data science with its two most recent editions. If you are a professional from both worlds, SQL Server and data science, and interested in using SQL Server and Machine Learning (ML) Services for your projects, then this is the ideal book for you. This book is the ideal introduction to data science with Microsoft SQL Server and In-Database ML Services. It covers all stages of a data science project, from businessand data understanding,through data overview, data preparation, modeling and using algorithms, model evaluation, and deployment. You will learn to use the engines and languages that come with SQL Server, including ML Services with R and Python languages and Transact-SQL. You will also learn how to choose which algorithm to use for which task, and learn the working of each algorithm. What you will learn Use the popular programming languages,T-SQL, R, and Python, for data science Understand your data with queries and introductory statistics Create and enhance the datasets for ML Visualize and analyze data using basic and advanced graphs Explore ML using unsupervised and supervised models Deploy models in SQL Server and perform predictions Who this book is for SQL Server professionals who want to start with data science, and data scientists who would like to start using SQL Server in their projects will find this book to be useful. Prior exposure to SQL Server will be helpful. Table of Contents Writing Queries with T-SQL Introducing R Getting Familiar with Python Data Overview Data Preparation Intermediate Statistics and Graphs Unsupervised Machine Learning Supervised Machine Learning
This book addresses electron spin-qubit based quantum computing and quantum information processing with a strong focus on the background and applications to EPR/ESR technique and spectroscopy. It explores a broad spectrum of topics including quantum computing, information processing, quantum effects in electron-nuclear coupled molecular spin systems, adiabatic quantum computing, heat bath algorithmic cooling with spins, and gateway schemes of quantum control for spin networks to NMR quantum information. The organization of the book places emphasis on relevant molecular qubit spectroscopy. These revolutionary concepts have never before been included in a comprehensive volume that covers theory, physical basis, technological basis, applications, and new advances in this emerging field. Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Based Quantum Computing, co-edited by leading and renowned researchers Takeji Takui, Graeme Hanson and Lawrence J Berliner, is an ideal resource for students and researchers in the fields of EPR/ESR, NMR and quantum computing. This book also • Explores methods of harnessing quantum effects in electron-nuclear coupled molecular spin systems • Expertly discusses applications of optimal control theory in quantum computing • Broadens the readers’ understanding of NMR quantum information processing
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