The Internet Trap


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The Internet Trap: How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy
Scala in Action by Nilanjan Raychaudhuri
The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes: Deploying and managing highly-available and fault-tolerant applications at scale (The DevOps Toolkit Series) by Viktor Farcic
Salesforce Lightning Cookbook: Build modern enterprise apps using the new Lightning Design System, App Builder, and Components by Syed Chand Shah
Greg Harvey, “Excel 2019 For Dummies (Excel for Dummies)”

The Internet Trap: How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy

Princeton University | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0691159262 | 256 pages | PDF | 4.01 MB
by Matthew Hindman (Author)
A book that challenges everything you thought you knew about the online economy
The internet was supposed to fragment audiences and make media monopolies impossible. Instead, behemoths like Google and Facebook now dominate the time we spend online―and grab all the profits from the attention economy. The Internet Trap explains how this happened. This provocative and timely book sheds light on the stunning rise of the digital giants and the online struggles of nearly everyone else―and reveals what small players can do to survive in a game that is rigged against them.
Matthew Hindman shows how seemingly tiny advantages in attracting users can snowball over time. The internet has not reduced the cost of reaching audiences―it has merely shifted who pays and how. Challenging some of the most enduring myths of digital life, Hindman explains why the internet is not the postindustrial technology that has been sold to the public, how it has become mathematically impossible for grad students in a garage to beat Google, and why net neutrality alone is no guarantee of an open internet. He also explains why the challenges for local digital news outlets and other small players are worse than they appear and demonstrates what it really takes to grow a digital audience and stay alive in today’s online economy.
The Internet Trap shows why, even on the internet, there is still no such thing as a free audience
About the Author
Matthew Hindman is associate professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University and the author of the award-winning book The Myth of Digital Democracy (Princeton). He lives in Washington, DC

Scala in Action by Nilanjan Raychaudhuri

English | ISBN: 1935182757 | 2013 | EPUB | 419 pages | 12,7 MB

Scala in Action is a comprehensive tutorial that introduces Scala through clear explanations and numerous hands-on examples. Because Scala is a rich and deep language, it can be daunting to absorb all the new concepts at once. This book takes a “how-to” approach, explaining language concepts as you explore familiar programming challenges that you face in your day-to-day work.
About the Technology
Scala runs on the JVM and combines object-orientation with functional programming. It’s designed to produce succinct, type-safe code, which is crucial for enterprise applications. Scala implements Actor-based concurrency through the amazing Akka framework, so you can avoid Java’s messy threading while interacting seamlessly with Java.
About this Book
Scala in Action is a comprehensive tutorial that introduces the language through clear explanations and numerous hands-on examples. It takes a “how to” approach, explaining language concepts as you explore familiar programming tasks. You’ll tackle concurrent programming in Akka, learn to work with Scala and Spring, and learn how to build DSLs and other productivity tools. You’ll learn both the language and how to use it.
Experience with Java is helpful but not required. Ruby and Python programmers will also find this book accessible.
What’s Inside
A Scala tutorial
How to use Java and Scala open source libraries
How to use SBT
Test-driven development
Debugging
Updated for Scala 2.10
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Author
Nilanjan Raychaudhuri is a skilled developer, speaker, and an avid polyglot programmer who works with Scala on production systems.
Table of Contents
PART 1 SCALA: THE BASICS
Why Scala?
Getting started
OOP in Scala
Having fun with functional data structures
Functional programming
PART 2 WORKING WITH SCALA
Building web applications in functional style
Connecting to a database
Building scalable and extensible components
Concurrency programming in Scala
Building confidence with testing
PART 3 ADVANCED STEPS
Interoperability between Scala and Java
Scalable and distributed applications using Akka

The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes: Deploying and managing highly-available and fault-tolerant applications at scale (The DevOps Toolkit Series) by Viktor Farcic

English | October 9th, 2018 | ISBN: 1980690138 | 394 Pages | EPUB | 13.27 MB

The goal of this book is not to convince you to adopt Kubernetes but to provide a detailed overview of its features. I want you to become confident in your Kubernetes knowledge and only then choose whether to embrace it. That is, unless you already made up your mind and stumbled upon this book in search of Kubernetes guidance.
The plan is to cover all aspect behind Kubernetes, from basic to advanced features. We’ll go not only through the tools behind the official project but also third-party add-ons. I hope that, by the time you finish reading this book, you will be able to call yourself “Kubernetes ninja”. I cannot say that you will know everything there is to know about the Kubernetes ecosystem.
That would be impossible to accomplish since its growing faster than any single person could follow. What I can say is that you will be very confident in running a Kubernetes cluster of any scale in production. Like all my other books, this one is very hands-on. There will be just enough theory for you to understand the principles behind each topic. The book is packed with examples, so I need to give you a heads up. Do not buy this book if you’re planning to read it on a bus or in bed before going to sleep. You will need to be in front of your computer.
A terminal will be your best friend. `kubectl` will be your lover. The book assumes that you feel comfortable with containers, especially Docker. We won’t go into details how to build an image, what is container registry, and how to write Dockerfile. I hope you already know all that. If that’s not the case, you might want to postpone reading this and learn at least basic container operations. This book is about things that happen after you built your images and stored them in a registry. This book is about running containers at scale and not panicking when problems arise. It is about the present and the future of software deployment and monitoring. It’s about embracing the challenges and staying ahead of the curve.

Salesforce Lightning Cookbook: Build modern enterprise apps using the new Lightning Design System, App Builder, and Components by Syed Chand Shah

English | October 9th, 2018 | ISBN: 1789538254 | 138 Pages | EPUB | 9.34 MB

Over 25 recipes to help you design and test informative applications on the Salesforce Lightning platform
Key Features
• Learn Salesforce Lightning concepts from scratch.
• Build scalable enterprise apps with Salesforce design guidelines and the CSS framework
• Use Visualforce to build custom user interfaces for mobile and web apps
Book Description
The new Lightning Experience combines three major components—Lightning Design System, Lightning App Builder, and Lightning Components—to enable anyone to quickly and easily create beautiful, modern enterprise apps. If you wish to meet the challenges that Lightning throws at you head-on, then look no further because this practical book will be your faithful companion and ensure that you make best use of the Lightning platform.
The book starts by walking you through the three major Lightning Components and helps you enable and configure a Lightning solution. You will explore the art of working with standard components and build a basic layout for the application. Then, you will add more advanced components using the Lightning Framework. Finally, you will also build and migrate reports and dashboards to make your app look more professional. Towards the end of the book, you’ll make use of Design System to work with Salesforce data and lay out the entire page with the components that you’ve built, before integrating Visualforce in your application.
What you will learn
• Enable and configure a Lightning solution
• Create standard Lightning solutions and build a basic page layout
• Add custom components to your Lightning pages
• Build and migrate reports and dashboards
• Integrate Lightning pages with Visualforce to enhance performance
• Add stunning custom designs and styling with Lightning Design System
Who this book is for
This book is ideal for Salesforce developers, admins, sales consultants, and sales managers who are comfortable with using Lightning features to build basic apps. Experience with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML would be an advantage but not compulsory.

Greg Harvey, “Excel 2019 For Dummies (Excel for Dummies)”

ISBN: 1119513324 | 2018 | EPUB | 432 pages | 15 MB

The bestselling Excel book on the market — now in a new edition covering the latest version of Excel!
Excel is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool of choice for people across the globe who utilize the Microsoft Office suite to make their work and personal lives easier. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Microsoft Office! If you’re one of them, and want to get up to speed on the latest changes in Excel, you’ve come to the right place.
Excel 2019 For Dummies has been updated to reflect the major changes and features made to Excel and covers everything you need to know to perform any spreadsheet task at hand. It includes information on creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing webpage, pivot tables, pivot charts, formulas and functions, Excel data analysis, sending worksheets via e-mail, and so much more!
Get to know the new Excel interface
Become a pro at the spreadsheet and data analysis tool that’s available as part of the Microsoft Office suite
Find time-tested and trusted advice from bestselling author and expert Greg Harvey
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Written by a bestselling author and seasoned educator, Excel 2019 For Dummies makes it easier than ever to get everything out of this powerful data tool.


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