Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure and see how SQL Server on Azure VMs (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and Azure SQL Databases (Platform-as-a-Service) work. This concise book shows you how to deploy, operate, and maintain your data using any one or a combination of these offerings along with your on-premise environment….

Learn CakePHP, 2nd Edition

Learn CakePHP, 2nd Edition

Accelerate your development of PHP applications using the popular CakePHP web application development framework and unit testing. This short book shows you how to carry out test-driven development with fixtures, model tests, controller tests, mocks, and test suites. Learn CakePHP contains all you need to get started with…

Design Patterns For Dummies

Design Patterns For Dummies

There’s a pattern here, and here’s how to use it! Find out how the 23 leading design patterns can save you time and trouble Ever feel as if you’ve solved this programming problem before? You — or someone — probably did, and that’s why there’s a design pattern…

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured…

Windows 10 Bible

Windows 10 Bible

A complete, detailed Windows 10 reference for beginners and power users alike Windows 10 Bible is one of the most thorough references on the market with complete coverage of Windows 10. Whether you’re a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this book…

Learn to Program with Python

Learn to Program with Python

Get started in the world of software development: go from zero knowledge of programming to comfortably writing small to medium-sized programs in Python.  Programming can be intimidating (especially when most books on software require you to know and use obscure command line instructions) but it doesn’t have to…

Murach's MySQL, 2nd Edition

Murach’s MySQL, 2nd Edition

“If you ever wanted to learn to use MySQL, write SQL queries, create database elements, then this is the book to pick up.” (JavaRanch.com) “I was amazed at how much information was packed into this book.” “As a developer with almost 10 years of MySQL experience, I still…

Swift Development for the Apple Watch

Swift Development for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch is the sort of science-fiction gadget that people used to dream about as kids. What kinds of apps do you envision for this new device? If you’re comfortable using OS X, Xcode, and iOS—and familiar with Swift—this concise book shows you the basics of building your…

Foundations for Analytics with Python

Foundations for Analytics with Python

If you’re like many of Excel’s 750 million users, you want to do more with your data—like repeating similar analyses over hundreds of files, or combining data in many files for analysis at one time. This practical guide shows ambitious non-programmers how to automate and scale the processing…