Understanding Infrastructure as Code

By Michael Wittig and Andreas Wittig
In this article, excerpted from Amazon Web Service in Action, we will explain Infrastructure as Code.

Understanding Infrastructure as Code (PDF)

What is WebDriver?

By Yujun Liang and Alex Collins
In this article, excerpted from Selenium WebDriver in Practice, we will introduce WebDriver, what it is, how it works, and reasons for choosing it.

What is WebDriver? (PDF)

Why you should care about Julia

By Chris von Csefalvay
In this article, excerpted from Learn Julia, I will give you an introduction to the Julia language.

Why you should care about Julia (PDF)

Reactive Web Applications: Working with Futures

By Manuel Bernhardt
Futures are a layer of abstraction on top of the familiar concept of callbacks. In this article, excerpted from Reactive Web Applications,I will explain why Futures help address the problem of programming in an asynchronous fashion.

Reactive Web Applications: Working with Futures (PDF)

Features of Apache Thrift

By Randy Abernethy

In this article, excerpted from The Programmer’s Guide to Apache Thrift, we’ll discuss the key features of Apache Thrift.

Features of Apache Thrift (PDF)

How (I think) Netflix gathers evidence while you browse

By Kim Falk
In this article, excerpted from my book Practical Recommender Systems, I explain the concept of “evidence” using Netflix.

How (I think) Netflix gathers evidence while you browse (PDF)

Re-Engineering Legacy Software: Introduction to Vagrant

By Chris Birchall
In this article, excerpted from the book Re-Engineering Legacy Software, I’ll introduce you to Vagrant, a tool that allows you to programmatically build an isolated environment for you application and all of its dependencies.

Re-Engineering Legacy Software: Introduction to Vagrant (PDF)

Amazon Web Services: Using S3 for static web hosting

By Michael Wittig and Andreas Wittig
In this article, excerpted from Amazon Web Services in Action, we cover how to create an S3 bucket and how to configufe it for static web hosting.

Amazon Web Services: Using S3 for static web hosting (PDF)

Illustrating a Node web application's structure

By Mike Cantelon
In this article, excerpted from Node.js in Action, Second Edition, I talk about the components of a typical Node web application and walk through an example application.

Illustrating a Node web application’s structure (PDF)

Learning to interact with others: the Swift Playground

By Wendy L. Wise
In this article, excerpted from the book Anyone Can Create an App, I’ll introduce you to the Swift Playground, an Apple tool that allows developers to write code and see the results immediately – without having to run the app. We’ll also cover Frameworks and variable types.

Learning to interact with others: the Swift Playground (PDF)

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