Introducing Charticulator for Power BI: Design Vibrant and Customized Visual Representations of Data


Introducing Charticulator for Power BI: Design Vibrant and Customized Visual Representations of Data
Author: Alison Box
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 27, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:418 pages
ISBN-10 书号:148428075X
ISBN-13 书号:9781484280751

Book Description
Create stunning and complex visualizations using the amazing Charticulator custom visuals in Power BI.

Charticulator offers users immense power to generate visuals and graphics. To a beginner, there are myriad settings and options that can be combined in what feels like an unlimited number of combinations, giving it the unfair label, “the DAX of the charting world”. This is not true.

This book is your start-to-finish guide to using Charticulator, a custom visualization software that Microsoft integrated into Power BI Desktop so that Power BI users can create incredibly powerful, customized charts and graphs. You will learn the concepts that underpin the software, journeying through every building block of chart design, enabling you to combine these parts to create spectacular visuals that represent the story of your data.

Unlike other custom Power BI visuals, Charticulator runs in a separate application window within Power BI with its own interface and requires a different set of interactions and associated knowledge. This book covers the ins and outs of all of them.

What You Will Learn

Generate inspirational and technically competent visuals with no programming or other specialist technical knowledge
Create charts that are not restricted to conventional chart types such as bar, line, or pie
Limit the use of diverse Power BI custom visuals to one Charticulator custom visual
Alleviate frustrations with the limitations of default chart types in Power BI, such as being able to plot data on only one categorical axis
Use a much richer set of options to compare different sets of data
Re-use your favorite or most often used chart designs with Charticulator templates

Build Your Own IoT Platform: Develop a Flexible and Scalable Internet of Things Platform, 2nd Edition


Build Your Own IoT Platform: Develop a Flexible and Scalable Internet of Things Platform
Author: Anand Tamboli
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 2nd ed. edition (March 27, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:234 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484280725
ISBN-13 书号:9781484280720

Book Description
Every solution that is in some way related to the IoT needs a platform; learn how to create that platform with us. This book is about being agile and reducing your time to market without breaking the bank. It is about designing something that can scale incrementally without rework and potentially disrupting the current work.

So, the key questions are: What does it take? How long does it take? And, how much does it take to build your own IoT platform? This book answers these questions and provides you with step-Author:-step guide to building your own IoT platform.

In this book, the author highlights what the core of an IoT platform looks like. There are always some must-haves and some nice-to-haves. This book distinguishes the two and focuses on building the must-haves. Building your IoT platform is not only the most significant cost-saver but can also be a satisfying learning experience. This edition will extend your work with a sample project to clarify the concepts and show you the possibilities. Additional chapters will also shed some light on the hardware interface and considerations.

What You Will Learn

Master how to architect an interconnected system and develop a flexible platform architecture
Understand how to prioritize system requirements with a bottom-up approach
Design and build a robust IoT communications platform
Create an end-to-end application using guidelines in this book

IT Security Controls: A Guide to Corporate Standards and Frameworks


IT Security Controls: A Guide to Corporate Standards and Frameworks
Author: Virgilio Viegas and Oben Kuyucu
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 24, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:375 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484277988
ISBN-13 书号:9781484277980

Book Description
Use this reference for IT security practitioners to get an overview of the major standards and frameworks, and a proposed architecture to meet them. The book identifies and describes the necessary controls and processes that must be implemented in order to secure your organization’s infrastructure.

The book proposes a comprehensive approach to the implementation of IT security controls with an easily understandable graphic implementation proposal to comply with the most relevant market standards (ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS, and COBIT) and a significant number of regulatory frameworks from central banks across the World (European Union, Switzerland, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, etc.).

To connect the book with the real world, a number of well-known case studies are featured to explain what went wrong with the biggest hacks of the decade, and which controls should have been in place to prevent them. The book also describes a set of well-known security tools available to support you.

What You Will Learn

Understand corporate IT security controls, including governance, policies, procedures, and security awareness
Know cybersecurity and risk assessment techniques such as penetration testing, red teaming, compliance scans, firewall assurance, and vulnerability scans
Understand technical IT security controls for unmanaged and managed devices, and perimeter controls
Implement security testing tools such as steganography, vulnerability scanners, session hijacking, intrusion detection, and more

Modern Data Engineering with Apache Spark: A Hands-On Guide for Building Mission-Critical Streaming Applications


Modern Data Engineering with Apache Spark: A Hands-On Guide for Building Mission-Critical Streaming Applications
Author: Scott Haines
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 23, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:610 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484274512
ISBN-13 书号:9781484274514

Book Description
Leverage Apache Spark within a modern data engineering ecosystem. This hands-on guide will teach you how to write fully functional applications, follow industry best practices, and learn the rationale behind these decisions. With Apache Spark as the foundation, you will follow a step-Author:-step journey beginning with the basics of data ingestion, processing, and transformation, and ending up with an entire local data platform running Apache Spark, Apache Zeppelin, Apache Kafka, Redis, MySQL, Minio (S3), and Apache Airflow.

Apache Spark applications solve a wide range of data problems from traditional data loading and processing to rich SQL-based analysis as well as complex machine learning workloads and even near real-time processing of streaming data. Spark fits well as a central foundation for any data engineering workload. This book will teach you to write interactive Spark applications using Apache Zeppelin notebooks, write and compile reusable applications and modules, and fully test both batch and streaming. You will also learn to containerize your applications using Docker and run and deploy your Spark applications using a variety of tools such as Apache Airflow, Docker and Kubernetes.

Reading this book will empower you to take advantage of Apache Spark to optimize your data pipelines and teach you to craft modular and testable Spark applications. You will create and deploy mission-critical streaming spark applications in a low-stress environment that paves the way for your own path to production.

What You Will Learn

Simplify data transformation with Spark Pipelines and Spark SQL
Bridge data engineering with machine learning
Architect modular data pipeline applications
Build reusable application components and libraries
Containerize your Spark applications for consistency and reliability
Use Docker and Kubernetes to deploy your Spark applications
Speed up application experimentation using Apache Zeppelin and Docker
Understand serializable structured data and data contracts
Harness effective strategies for optimizing data in your data lakes
Build end-to-end Spark structured streaming applications using Redis and Apache Kafka
Embrace testing for your batch and streaming applications
Deploy and monitor your Spark applications

Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Guide: Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (Exam AZ-140)


Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Guide: Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (Exam AZ-140) 1st ed. Edition
Author: Arun Sabale,Balu N Ilag (Contributor)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 19, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:420 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484280628
ISBN-13 书号:9781484280621

Book Description
Modernize your business to make it more agile using Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud desktop virtualization platform that securely delivers virtual desktops and remote apps. This book will help you will help you to understand designing, implementing, configuring, and maintaining an Azure Virtual Desktop environment for enterprise and prepare to take the Microsoft AZ-140 certification exam.

The book starts with an introduction to Azure Virtual Desktop and its design architecture. You will learn designing Azure Virtual desktop including user identities and profiles. Additionally, you will learn how to implement network for Azure Virtual desktop. Creation and configuration of host pools and session hosts is covered with all steps so that you can understand all options and select appropriate configuration for enterprise deployment. You will also go through session host images creation process and managing the image with image gallery and possible automation options. Managing access and security in AVD is discussed along with the installation, configuration, and management of FSLogix. The book will take you through user experience settings and show you how to configure apps on a session host. You will also learn about disaster recovery and how to automate AVD management tasks. Monitoring and managing performance is included as well as knowing how to use AVD automation to create and delete the host pool and session host.

After reading this book, you will understand all aspects of AVD architecture, its implementation, monitoring, and management in preparation to take the AZ-140 exam.

What You Will Learn

Know what is Azure Virtual Desktop (or AVD)
Design the Azure Virtual Desktop architecture for enterprise deployment, user identities, and profiles
Plan and implement networking and storage for Azure Virtual Desktop
Create, manage, and automate operating system images with image gallery
Implement FSLogix Profile Containers and FSLogix Cloud Cache
Create and configure host pools and session hosts (all detailed steps)
Install and configure apps on a session host including all app publish options
Plan and implement business continuity and disaster recovery
Implement and manage OneDrive, Teams for a multi-session environment
Monitor and manage performance and health of Azure Virtual desktop

Beginning gRPC with ASP.NET Core 6: Build Applications using ASP.NET Core Razor Pages, Angular, and Best Practices in .NET 6


Beginning gRPC with ASP.NET Core 6: Build Applications using ASP.NET Core Razor Pages, Angular, and Best Practices in .NET 6
Author: Anthony Giretti
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 23, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:504 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484280075
ISBN-13 书号:9781484280072

Book Description
Broaden your developer experience Author: learning how to use gRPC and ASP.NET Core together on the Microsoft’s developer framework, .NET 6 and discover a new way of developing APIs with gRPC.

Beginning gRPC with ASP.NET Core 6 is your guide to quickly and efficiently getting down to the business of building gRPC applications in the Microsoft .NET ecosystem. Readers will dive in and build an application using gRPC and the latest technologies such Angular and ASP.NET Core Razor Pages.

This book will teach you how to set up an efficient application using industry best practices such as security, monitoring, logging, and more. You will do this Author: performing Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations on a SQL Server database with Entity Framework Core. From there you will build web applications using Angular and ASP.NET Core Razor pages combined with gRPC APIs.

After reading the book, you’ll be able to take advantage of the full range of developer opportunities with gRPC, and come away with any understanding of which usage scenarios are best suited for your projects. And you will possess a solid understanding of the best way to build APIs with ASP.NET Core.

What You Will Learn

Discover the latest .NET 6 framework
Benefit from a new way to design APIs
Build modern web applications
Migrate easily from WCF to gRPC
Become comfortable with latest industry programming standards

Kubernetes Native Development: Develop, Build, Deploy, and Run Applications on Kubernetes


Kubernetes Native Development: Develop, Build, Deploy, and Run Applications on Kubernetes
Author: Benjamin Schmeling and Maximilian Dargatz
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 16, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:416 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484279417
ISBN-13 书号:9781484279410

Book Description
Building applications for Kubernetes is both a challenge and an opportunity―a challenge because the options and complexity to develop for Kubernetes are evolving rapidly, an opportunity because, if done right, your applications will go into production quicker, scale easier, and run smoother.

This book outlines the impact of Containers and Kubernetes on modern software development and discusses the application frameworks to pick from, how to design an application, and how to develop for and on Kubernetes. You are guided through the application life cycle: development, build, and deployment into the runtime phase. In each phase, you see how it ties to Kubernetes and how to leverage its manifold capabilities. Applications will be more lightweight, easier to maintain, and simpler to operate Author: just focusing on the business logic.

This book provides a strong technical foundation in modern software development and operations. Practical examples show you how to apply the concepts and teach you the full potential of Kubernetes.

What You Will Learn

Get hands-on experience developing, building, and deploying software to Kubernetes
Develop your software to get the best out of Kubernetes
Focus on business logic while leveraging Kubernetes services
Design application components of different granularity from application server-based services to lightweight services
Automate deployments and Day 2 operations

Pro Active Directory Certificate Services: Creating and Managing Digital Certificates for Use in Microsoft Networks


Pro Active Directory Certificate Services: Creating and Managing Digital Certificates for Use in Microsoft Networks
Author: Lawrence E. Hughes
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 14, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:250 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484274857
ISBN-13 书号:9781484274859

Book Description
In order to deploy and use Microsoft Certificate Services, you need to understand the fundamentals of cryptography, digital signatures, encryption, TLS, and S/MIME. It is also important to understand the concepts behind public key infrastructure (PKI). This book teaches you all the required background knowledge you need. Then it takes you deeper, step Author: step, teaching you how to deploy Certificate Services and configure it to issue various digital certificate types, complete with examples of using these certificates with IIS, Outlook, and Windows.

Microsoft-based networks―on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based networks―are used in companies of all sizes. Within them, there are many applications of digital certificates that can be created and managed Author: Microsoft Certificate Services. As security is more important than ever, and cryptography and PKI are fundamental to so many of these defenses, understanding Microsoft Certificate Services is becoming an increasingly more desirable skill.

Most IT workers don’t realize the many uses and purposes of Certificate Services, especially within a corporate or government agency network, and how tightly integrated they are with Microsoft Windows Domain style of networks and Active Directory (on-premises or cloud-based, including Azure, AWS, and google Cloud Services). This book will teach you the gamut.

You will appreciate the learning approach presented in the book, beginning with the basics (cryptographic primitives such as encryption and message digests), getting into combinations of primitives to accomplish specific things (such as digital signatures and envelopes), and then trying real-word systems based on digital certificates and PKI (such as TLS, S/MIME secure email, cryptographic authentication, and more). The book wraps it all up and you will learn how to deploy Certificate Services and issue the various types of certificates, including how they are used.

What You Will Learn

Understand basic cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric key encryption, message digests, and digital signatures and envelopes)
Know how TLS, S/MIME, and cryptographic authentication work
Discover applications of cryptography related to secure servers with TLS and cryptographic (passwordless) authentication to online services including Windows and secure email
Get to know the common types of digital certificates, how to create and manage them, and examples of their use with IIS, Outlook, etc.


CompTIA A+ Complete Practice Tests 3rd Edition (访问密码:1024)

R 4 Quick Syntax Reference: A Pocket Guide to the Language, API’s and Library, 3rd Edition


R 4 Quick Syntax Reference: A Pocket Guide to the Language, API's and Library
Author: Margot Tollefson
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 3rd ed. edition (March 16, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:618 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484279239
ISBN-13 书号:9781484279236

Book Description
This handy reference book detailing the intricacies of R covers version 4.x features, including numerous and significant changes to syntax, strings, reference counting, grid units, and more.

Starting with the basic structure of R, the book takes you on a journey through the terminology used in R and the syntax required to make R work. You will find looking up the correct form for an expression quick and easy. Some of the new material includes information on RStudio, S4 syntax, working with character strings, and an example using the Twitter API.

With a copy of the R 4 Quick Syntax Reference in hand, you will find that you are able to use the multitude of functions available in R and are even able to write your own functions to explore and analyze data.

What You Will Learn

Discover the modes and classes of R objects and how to use them
Use both packaged and user-created functions in R
Import/export data and create new data objects in R
Create descriptive functions and manipulate objects in R
Take advantage of flow control and conditional statements
Work with packages such as base, stats, and graphics

Beginning PyQt: A Hands-on Approach to GUI Programming with PyQt6, 2nd Edition


Beginning PyQt: A Hands-on Approach to GUI Programming with PyQt6
Author: Joshua M Willman
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Apress; 2nd ed. edition (March 17, 2022)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:565 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1484279980
ISBN-13 书号:9781484279984

Book Description
Learn GUI application development from the ground up Author: building simple projects that teach the fundamentals of using PyQt6. This 2nd edition includes updated code, programs, and new chapters to get you started using the newest version. Taking a practical approach, each chapter will gradually teach more advanced and diverse concepts to aid you in designing and customizing interesting and professional applications.

You’ll start Author: learning important concepts related to GUI development, and then jump right into building different and exciting projects in every chapter. Along the way, you’ll discover new widgets, layouts, and other concepts that will help you to build better UIs. You’ll also construct more elaborate GUIs, covering topics that include storing data using the clipboard, graphics and animation, support for SQL databases, multithreading applications, and building modern-looking interfaces.

Using this knowledge, you’ll be able to build a photo editor, games, a text editor, a working web browser, and an assortment of other GUIs. In the end, this book will guide you through the process of creating UIs to help you bring your own ideas to life. Find out what you need to begin making your own applications with PyQt!

What You’ll Learn

Develop cross-platform UIs with PyQt and Python
Use PyQt’s many widgets and apply them Author: building real applications
Build larger applications through a step-Author:-step approach and break the code into smaller chunks for deeper understanding
Work with more complex applications in PyQt, covering SQL databases, multithreading, web browsers, and more
Create modern-looking UIs with Qt Quick and QtQml using the latest version of PyQt