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More Sensitive Suggestions

From Deep Learning for Search by Tommaso Teofili

This article discusses how neural networks can help generate text that a human might write in order to provide more sensitive suggestions and enhance autocomplete functionality.

The Majestic Role of the Dataframe in Spark

From Spark with Java by Jean Georges Perrin

In this article, you’ll learn what a dataframe is, how it’s organized, and about immutability.

What Are GANs?

By Vladimir Bok, author of GANs in Action

This article discusses the history and meaning of Generative Adversarial Networks, and their potential.

A Taco Cloud?

Six Questions for Craig Walls, author of Spring in Action, 5th Edition

By Frances Lefkowitz, Development Editor, Manning Publications

The author of Spring in Action and Spring Boot in Action, Craig Walls is a principal engineer with Pivotal and a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework. In addition to writing books and articles about Spring, he gives presentations about it at local user groups and larger conferences. When he’s not slinging code, Craig is planning his next trip to Disney World or Disneyland and spending as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, two birds and three dogs.

Routing and Analyzing Request Data with Node.js

From Get Programming with Node.js by Jonathan Wexler

This article covers routing and how a few more Express.js methods allow you to send meaningful data to the user before building a view. We’ll also walk through collecting a request’s query string. The article ends touching on the MVC design pattern.

Analyzing Stock Price Time Series with Fortran Arrays, Part 1

From Modern Fortran by Milan Curcic

Stock price analysis and prediction has been an increasingly popular topic since the early days of high-level programming, and Fortran has been used in the bowels of many financial trading and banking systems, mainly thanks to its robustness, reliability, and efficiency. In this article, we’ll work with a dataset that is freely available, small enough to be easily downloaded, and yet large enough to demonstrate the power of Fortran arrays.

What Happens behind the Scenes with Spark

From Spark with Java by Jean Georges Perrin

You’ve probably seen a simple use-case where Spark ingests data from a CSV file, then performs a simple operation, and then stores the result in the database. In this article, you’re going to see what happened behind the scenes.

In-Depth Styling with React Native and Flexbox

From React Native in Action by Nader Dabit

This article goes deep into styling with React Native and Flexbox.

Testing Events in Vue.js, Part 2

From Testing Vue.js Applications by Edd Yerburgh Part 2 covers: Testing input forms Limitations of jsdom Save 37% off Testing Vue.js Applications. Just enter code fccyerburgh into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. Continuing on with how to… Continue Reading →

Thinking in Python: six questions with Naomi Ceder

Naomi Ceder, author of The Quick Python Book, Third Edition

By Frances Lefkowitz, Development Editor, Manning Publications

Naomi Ceder earned a Ph.D in Classics, but, since 2001, has been learning, teaching, and using Python. An elected fellow of the Python Software Foundation, Naomi currently serves as chair of its board of directors. She also speaks internationally about the Python community, and on inclusion and diversity in technology in general. By day she leads a team of Python programmers for Dick Blick Art Materials, and in her spare time she enjoys sketching, knitting, and deep philosophical conversations with her dog.

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