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If your JavaScript is a mess, frameworks can only do so much to help. No matter what framework, "compiles-to-JS" language, or library you use, bugs and performance concerns will always be an issue if the underlying quality of your JavaScript is poor. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how test and refactor your existing code to help reduce complexity, improve readability, and gain confidence in the codebase.... more...

Fully Revised and Updated–Includes New Refactorings and Code Examples “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” —M. Fowler (1999) For more than twenty years, experienced programmers worldwide have relied on Martin Fowler’s Refactoring to improve the design of existing code and to enhance software maintainability, as well as to make existing code easier to... more...

With the release of Java 9 and the increasing maturity of web/microservice frameworks such as Spring Boot and Eclipse MicroProfile, there's never been a better time to design and implement Java-powered applications. But Java is only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to continuously delivering working applications to a production environment. This practical book charts the journey for establishing the... more...

There are many excellent R resources for visualization, data science, and package development. Hundreds of scattered vignettes, web pages, and forums explain how to use R in particular domains. But little has been written on how to simply make R work effectively—until now. This hands-on book teaches novices and experienced R users how to write efficient R code. Drawing on years of experience teaching R... more...

Web services have been used for many years. In this time, developers and architects have encountered a number of recurring design challenges related to their usage, and have learned that certain service design approaches work better than others to solve certain problems.   In Service Design Patterns, Rob Daigneau codifies proven design solutions for web services that follow the REST architectural style or leverage the SOAP/WSDL specifications. This... more...


Summary Microservices Patterns teaches enterprise developers and architects how to build applications with the microservice architecture. Rather than simply advocating for the use the microservice architecture, this clearly-written guide takes a balanced, pragmatic approach, exploring both the benefits and drawbacks. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats... more...

Programming Language Explorations is a tour of several modern programming languages in use today. The book teaches fundamental language concepts using a language-by-language approach. As each language is presented, the authors introduce new concepts as they appear, and revisit familiar ones, comparing their implementation with those from languages seen in prior chapters. The goal is to present and explain common theoretical concepts of... more...

This practical guide addresses technical, cultural, and managerial challenges of implementing and maintaining a DevOps culture by describing failures and successes. Authors Katherine Daniels and Jennifer Davis provide with actionable strategies you can use to engineer sustainable changes in your environment regardless of your level within your organization. Strategies include: Individual... more...

Summary Effective Unit Testing is written to show how to write good tests—tests that are concise and to the point, expressive, useful, and maintainable. Inspired by Roy Osherove's bestselling The Art of Unit Testing, this book focuses on tools and practices specific to the Java world. It introduces you to emerging techniques like behavior-driven development and specification by example, and shows you how to... more...

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