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It's well known that identifying and fixing problems in design is easier and cheaper if it can be done earlier in the process of design and build. That's because as the fidelity of the project we're working on increases, the effort involved in making changes increases. If we can test out early ideas to see if they work, in small chunks, then we can identify whether those ideas are going to work. To do this, we need to... more...

There's a wealth of data online, but sorting and gathering it by hand can be tedious and time consuming. Rather than click through page after endless page, why not let bots do the work for you?Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers will show you how to create simple programs with PHP/CURL to mine, parse, and archive online data to help you make informed decisions. Michael Schrenk, a highly regarded webbot developer, teaches you how to develop... more...

Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t... more...

How many times have you run a Google search that resulted in thousands of results? With over 8 billion pages online and more posted every day, the Web more than likely contains the information you’re looking for — if only you could find it. In Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web, Internet-search-engine expert Tara Calishain makes researching more efficient and rewarding for anyone for whom the Web is an indispensable tool —... more...

Summary Real-World Machine Learning is a practical guide designed to teach working developers the art of ML project execution. Without overdosing you on academic theory and complex mathematics, it introduces the day-to-day practice of machine learning, preparing you to successfully build and deploy powerful ML systems. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats... more...


The Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Apache Hadoop Administration Handbook and Reference “Sam Alapati has worked with production Hadoop clusters for six years. His unique depth of experience has enabled him to write the go-to resource for all administrators looking to spec, size, expand, and secure production Hadoop clusters of any size.” –Paul Dix, Series Editor In Expert Hadoop® Administration, leading... more...

Whether you develop web applications or mobile apps, the OAuth 2.0 protocol will save a lot of headaches. This concise introduction shows you how OAuth provides a single authorization technology across numerous APIs on the Web, so you can securely access users’ data—such as user profiles, photos, videos, and contact lists—to improve their experience of your application.Through code examples, step-by-step instructions, and use-case examples,... more...

This book offers the deep, conceptual grounding in .NET technology every developer and technical manager needs to evaluate and work with Microsoft's platform for building next-generation Windows applications and Web services. Drawing on the live .NET seminars he has taught worldwide, leading consultant and author David Chappell shares powerful independent insights into every facet of .NET: its goals, components, tools, languages, standards compliance,... more...

Often referred to as the holy grail of web application development, isomorphic JavaScript lets you run the same code on both the browser client and web application server. This hands-on guide shows you a practical approach to building and maintaining your own isomorphic JavaScript apps. You’ll learn why this application architecture has become an increasingly popular way to fix business-critical issues such as... more...

Google AdWords processes nearly 6 billion searches every day--making it a powerful Pay Per Click advertising medium your business can't afford to ignore. Online Advertising experts Perry Marshall and Bryan Todd, joined by AdWords and analytics specialist Mike Rhodes, present the fundamentals, techniques, tools, and tricks of Search Engine Advertising that Google should teach you, but doesn't. This latest edition introduces... more...