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Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy (O'Reilly)
Monday 31 Aug

To help you improve customer satisfaction and create positive brand experiences, this pragmatic book introduces a transdisciplinary approach to digital service delivery. Designing a resilient service today requires a unified effort across front-office and back-office functions and technical and business perspectives. You’ll learn how make IT a full partner in the ongoing conversations you have with your customers.

<ASIN: 1491949880>



Software Development Metrics (Manning)
Friday 28 Aug

New development practices, including "agile" methodologies like Scrum, have redefined which measurements are most meaningful and under what conditions you can benefit from them.  In this practical book, Dave Nicolette identifies key characteristics of organizational structure, process models, and development methods so that you can select  

<ASIN:1617291358>



Data Algorithms: Recipes for Scaling Up with Hadoop and Spark (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 26 Aug

Takes you step by step through the algorithms and tools you need to build distributed MapReduce applications with Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark. Each chapter provides a recipe for solving a massive computational problem, such as building a recommendation system. You’ll learn how to implement the appropriate MapReduce solution with code that you can use in your projects. Dr. Mahmoud Parsian covers ...

<ASIN:1491906189>



jQuery UI in Action (Manning)
Monday 24 Aug

A practical guide to using and customizing jQuery UI library components to build rich, user-friendly web applications. By working through numerous engaging examples, you'll move quickly from placing a datepicker on the page to building a complete user interface that includes features like a contact form and shopping cart. You'll master jQuery UI's five main interactions—draggable, droppable, resizable, selectable, and sortable—and learn UI techniques that work across all devices.

<ASIN:1617291935>



CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems (O'Reilly)
Thursday 20 Aug

In this colorful and practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems. Rather than focus on design Lea shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply her analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.

<ASIN: 1449372635>



Hadoop Application Architectures (O'Reilly)
Wednesday 19 Aug

Get expert guidance on architecting end-to-end data management solutions with Apache Hadoop from Mark Grover, Ted Malaska, Jonathan Seidman and Gwen Shapira in this practical book with takes you through architectural considerations necessary to tie those components together into a complete tailored application, based on your particular use case. To reinforce those lessons, the book’s second section provides ... 

<ASIN:1491900083>



The ScrumBan [R]Evolution (Addison Wesley)
Monday 17 Aug

With the subtitle "Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban",  pioneering Scrumban coach Ajay Reddy clarifies Scrumban’s core concepts and principles, and illuminates their application through real-life examples. He takes you from the absolute basics through sustainable adoption, and from choosing metrics to advanced forecasting and adaptive management. His practical account will help you incrementally apply proven Lean/Agile principles to get what matters most: pragmatic, bottom-line results.

<ASIN:013408621X>



Agile Metrics in Action (Manning)
Thursday 13 Aug

With the subtitle, "How to measure and improve team performance", Christopher Davis teaches you how to gather the data that you need, along with how to effectively analyze and act upon the results. Along the way, you'll discover techniques all team members can use for better individual accountability and team performance. Practices in this book will work with ...

<ASIN:1617292486>



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