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Time Series Databases (O'Reilly)
Thursday 18 Dec
Time series data is of growing importance, especially with the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things. This concise guide shows you effective ways to collect, persist, and access large-scale time series data for analysis. You’ll explore the theory behind time series databases and learn practical methods for implementing them. Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman provide a detailed examination of open source tools such as OpenTSDB and new modifications that greatly speed up data ingestion.
Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids (No Starch Press)
Wednesday 17 Dec
An introduction to Ruby with the help of wizards and dragons. Using a playful, illustrated tale Codeademy's Eric Weinstein teaches kids aged 10+ (and their parents!) how to program in Ruby in a fantastical journey following the adventures of young heroes Ruben and Scarlet. Along the way, you'll meet colorful characters from around the kingdom, like the hacker Queen, the Off-White Knight, and Wherefore the minstrel.
Bulletproof Android (Addison Wesley)
Tuesday 16 Dec
With the subtitle "Practical Advice for Building Secure Apps" and in the distinctive Developer's Library, Godfrey Nolan has "battle-tested" best practices for securing android apps throughout the development lifecycle. Using detailed examples from hundreds of apps he has personally audited, the author identifies common “anti-patterns” that expose apps to attack, and then demonstrates more secure solutions.
Swift in 24 Hours (Sams)
Monday 15 Dec
In the Teach Yourself series, B J Miller helps you quickly master Swift’s core concepts, structure, and syntax and use Swift to write safe, powerful, modern code. In just a few hours you’ll be applying advanced features such as extensions, closures, protocols, and generics.Examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills and notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.
Introducing Python: Modern Computing in Simple Packages (O'Reilly)
Friday 12 Dec
Easy to understand and fun to read for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and varied topics, mixing tutorials with cookbook-style code recipes to explain concepts in Python 3. End-of-chapter exercises help you practice what you’ve learned. You’ll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips.
Black Hat Python (No Starch Press )
Thursday 11 Dec
When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. With the subtitle "Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters" Justin Seitz explores the darker side of Python's capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, and more. Insider techniques and creative challenges throughout show you how to extend the hacks and how to write your own exploits.
Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday 10 Dec
Peter J. Jones sets out to help experienced Ruby devs write more robust, efficient, maintainable, and well-performing code. Drawing on nearly a decade of Ruby experience, he offers practical advice for each major area of Ruby development, from modules to memory to metaprogramming. Throughout, he uncovers little-known idioms, quirks, pitfalls, and intricacies that powerfully impact code behavior and performance. Each of the 48 items contains specific, actionable, clearly organized guidelines; careful advice; detailed technical arguments; and illuminating code examples.
Learning Chef (O'Reilly)
Tuesday 09 Dec
Get a hands-on introduction to the Chef, the configuration management tool for solving operations issues in enterprises large and small. This guide for developers and sysadmins new to configuration management, shows how to automate the packaging and delivery of applications in your infrastructure, allowing you to build (or rebuild) your infrastructure’s application stack in minutes or hours, rather than days or weeks. After teaching you how to write Ruby-based Chef code, Mischa Taylor and Seth Vargo go through Chef tools and concepts, using detailed examples throughout.
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