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Apache Spark in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Jeffrey Aven
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Publisher: Sams Publishing (27 August 2016)

Apache Spark is a fast, scalable, and flexible open source distributed processing engine for big data systems and is one of the most active open source big data projects to date. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Apache Spark in 24 Hours helps you build practical Big Data solutions that leverage Spark’s amazing speed, scalability, simplicity, and versatility.
This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to deploy, program, optimize, manage, integrate, and extend Spark–now, and for years to come. You’ll discover how to create powerful solutions encompassing cloud computing, real-time stream processing, machine learning, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Whether you are a data analyst, data engineer, data scientist, or data steward, learning Spark will help you to advance your career or embark on a new career in the booming area of Big Data.
Learn how to
• Discover what Apache Spark does and how it fits into the Big Data landscape
• Deploy and run Spark locally or in the cloud
• Interact with Spark from the shell
• Make the most of the Spark Cluster Architecture
• Develop Spark applications with Scala and functional Python
• Program with the Spark API, including transformations and actions
• Apply practical data engineering/analysis approaches designed for Spark
• Use Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs) for caching, persistence, and output
• Optimize Spark solution performance
• Use Spark with SQL (via Spark SQL) and with NoSQL (via Cassandra)
• Leverage cutting-edge functional programming techniques
• Extend Spark with streaming, R, and Sparkling Water
• Start building Spark-based machine learning and graph-processing applications
• Explore advanced messaging technologies, including Kafka
• Preview and prepare for Spark’s next generation of innovations

Instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid pitfalls. By the time you're finished, you'll be comfortable using Apache Spark to solve a wide spectrum of Big Data problems.

Apache Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Apache Administrators

Author: Rich Bowen
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (11 January 2008)

There's plenty of documentation on installing and configuring the Apache web server, but where do you find help for the day-to-day stuff, like adding common modules or fine-tuning your activity logging? That's easy. The new edition of the Apache Cookbook offers you updated solutions to the problems you're likely to encounter with the new versions of Apache.
Written by members of the Apache Software Foundation, and thoroughly revised for Apache versions 2.0 and 2.2, recipes in this book range from simple tasks, such installing the server on Red Hat Linux or Windows, to more complex tasks, such as setting up name-based virtual hosts or securing and managing your proxy server. Altogether, you get more than 200 timesaving recipes for solving a crisis or other deadline conundrums, with topics including:

  • Security
  • Aliases, Redirecting, and Rewriting
  • CGI Scripts, the suexec Wrapper, and other dynamic content techniques
  • Error Handling
  • SSL
  • Performance
This book tackles everything from beginner problems to those faced by experienced users. For every problem addressed in the book, you will find a worked-out solution that includes short, focused pieces of code you can use immediately. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations.
Instead of poking around mailing lists, online documentation, and other sources, rely on the Apache Cookbook for quick solutions when you need them. Then you can spend your time and energy where it matters most.

Apache Sqoop Cookbook: Unlocking Hadoop for Your Relational Database

Author: Kathleen Ting
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (26 July 2013)

Integrating data from multiple sources is essential in the age of big data, but it can be a challenging and time-consuming task. This handy cookbook provides dozens of ready-to-use recipes for using Apache Sqoop, the command-line interface application that optimizes data transfers between relational databases and Hadoop.

Sqoop is both powerful and bewildering, but with this cookbook’s problem-solution-discussion format, you’ll quickly learn how to deploy and then apply Sqoop in your environment. The authors provide MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL database examples on GitHub that you can easily adapt for SQL Server, Netezza, Teradata, or other relational systems.

  • Transfer data from a single database table into your Hadoop ecosystem
  • Keep table data and Hadoop in sync by importing data incrementally
  • Import data from more than one database table
  • Customize transferred data by calling various database functions
  • Export generated, processed, or backed-up data from Hadoop to your database
  • Run Sqoop within Oozie, Hadoop’s specialized workflow scheduler
  • Load data into Hadoop’s data warehouse (Hive) or database (HBase)
  • Handle installation, connection, and syntax issues common to specific database vendors

Apache: The Definitive Guide (3rd Edition)

Author: Ben Laurie
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media ( 1 December 2002)

Apache is far and away the most widely used web server platform in the world. This versatile server runs more than half of the world's existing web sites. Apache is both free and rock-solid, running more than 21 million web sites ranging from huge e-commerce operations to corporate intranets and smaller hobby sites.With this new third edition of Apache: The Definitive Guide, web administrators new to Apache will come up to speed quickly, and experienced administrators will find the logically organized, concise reference sections indispensable, and system programmers interested in customizing their servers will rely on the chapters on the API and Apache modules.Updated to cover the changes in Apache's latest release, 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3, this useful guide discusses how to obtain, set up, secure, modify, and troubleshoot the Apache software on both Unix and Windows systems. Dozens of clearly written examples provide the answers to the real-world issues that Apache administrators face everyday. In addition to covering the installation and configuration of mod_perl and Tomcat, the book examines PHP, Cocoon, and other new technologies that are associated with the Apache web server. Additional coverage of security and the Apache 2.0 API make Apache: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition essential documentation for the world's most popular web server.

Apache Cordova API Cookbook (Mobile Programming)

Author: John M. Wargo
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (19 July 2014)

Using Apache Cordova, mobile developers can write cross-platform mobile apps using standard HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, and then deploy those apps to every leading mobile platform with little or no re-coding. Apache Cordova API Cookbook provides experienced mobile developers with details about how each Cordova API works and how to use the APIs in their own applications. Coverage is included for all Cordova/PhoneGap 3 APIs.

Instead of just showing short snippets of code to explain a particular API, this guide is chock full of complete examples. You’ll find more than thirty complete Cordova applications that work on Android, iOS, Windows, and more. The sample applications demonstrate exactly what each API does and how it works, while the chapter content describes the limitations on the leading target platforms (and even offers possible workarounds).

Through realistic “cookbook” example code, mobile developer John Wargo helps you master the Cordova APIs and understand how to use them in your Cordova applications.

Topics include

  • Accelerometers, compass, and geolocation
  • Image, video, and audio–capture, playback, and management
  • Determining connection and device information
  • Interacting with the Contacts application
  • Responding to application events
  • Accessing the device file system
  • Globalizing apps
  • Using the InAppBrowser
  • Notifications
  • Custom splash screens

Special care has been taken to make the code easily readable and digestible by the reader. This guide provides the most accessible coverage, anywhere, of Apache Cordova APIs.

High Performance Spark: Best Practices for Scaling and Optimizing Apache Spark

Author: Holden Karau
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (25 April 2017)

If you’ve successfully used Apache Spark to solve medium sized-problems, but still struggle to realize the "Spark promise" of unparalleled performance on big data, this book is for you. High Performance Spark shows you how take advantage of Spark at scale, so you can grow beyond the novice-level. It’s ideal for software engineers, data engineers, developers, and system administrators working with large-scale data applications.

  • Learn how to make Spark jobs run faster
  • Productionize exploratory data science with Spark
  • Handle even larger data sets with Spark
  • Reduce pipeline running times for faster insights

Streaming Architecture: New Designs Using Apache Kafka and MapR Streams

Author: Ted Dunning
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (26 May 2016)

More and more data-driven companies are looking to adopt stream processing and streaming analytics. With this concise ebook, you’ll learn best practices for designing a reliable architecture that supports this emerging big-data paradigm.

Authors Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman (Real World Hadoop) help you explore some of the best technologies to handle stream processing and analytics, with a focus on the upstream queuing or message-passing layer. To illustrate the effectiveness of these technologies, this book also includes specific use cases.

Ideal for developers and non-technical people alike, this book describes:

  • Key elements in good design for streaming analytics, focusing on the essential characteristics of the messaging layer
  • New messaging technologies, including Apache Kafka and MapR Streams, with links to sample code
  • Technology choices for streaming analytics: Apache Spark Streaming, Apache Flink, Apache Storm, and Apache Apex
  • How stream-based architectures are helpful to support microservices
  • Specific use cases such as fraud detection and geo-distributed data streams

Ted Dunning is Chief Applications Architect at MapR Technologies, and active in the open source community. He currently serves as VP for Incubator at the Apache Foundation, as a champion and mentor for a large number of projects, and as committer and PMC member of the Apache ZooKeeper and Drill projects. Ted is on Twitter as @ted_dunning.

Ellen Friedman, a committer for the Apache Drill and Apache Mahout projects, is a solutions consultant and well-known speaker and author, currently writing mainly about big data topics. With a PhD in Biochemistry, she has years of experience as a research scientist and has written about a variety of technical topics. Ellen is on Twitter as @Ellen_Friedman.

Apache Cordova 4 Programming (Mobile Programming)

Author: John M. Wargo
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (30 April 2015)

Using Apache Cordova 4, you can leverage native technologies and web standards to quickly build cross-platform apps for most mobile devices. You can deliver a high-end user experience where it matters, while radically simplifying code maintenance and reuse. Apache Cordova 4 Programming is the most concise, accessible introduction to this remarkable technology.

In this essential guide, expert mobile developer John Wargo quickly gets you up to speed with all the essentials, from installation, configuration, and tools, to building plugins and using Cordova’s powerful APIs. Wargo helps you make the most of Cordova 4’s major enhancements, while offering practical guidance for all versions, including Adobe PhoneGap. Full chapters are dedicated to five major mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Firefox OS, and Ubuntu.

Using rich, relevant examples, Wargo guides you through both the anatomy of a Cordova app and its entire lifecycle, including cross-platform testing and debugging. Throughout, he illuminates Cordova development best practices, streamlining your development process and helping you write high-quality apps right from the start.

Topics include

  • Installing and configuring Cordova’s development environment
  • Working with the Cordova command line interfaces
  • Creating Cordova plugins, using Plugman and the PhoneGap CLI
  • Cordova’s support for Firefox OS and Ubuntu devices
  • Automation (Grunt and Gulp) and Cordova CLI hooks
  • Microsoft’s hybrid toolkit for Visual Studio
  • Third-party tools, such as AppGyver, GapDebug, THyM, and more
  • Beautifying Cordova apps with third-party HTML frameworks, such as Bootstrap, OpenUI5, Ionic, and Onsen UI
  • Running, testing, and debugging Cordova apps on each major mobile platform

Access the full code examples at cordova4programming.com, where you’ll also find updates reflecting Cordova’s continuing evolution.

This book is an ideal companion to Wargo’s authoritative collection of Apache Cordova code recipes for each Cordova API, Apache Cordova API Cookbook (Addison-Wesley, 2015).

Apache Camel Developer's Cookbook (Solve Common Integration Tasks With Over 100 Easily Accessible Apache Camel Recipes)

Author: Scott Cranton
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Publisher: Packt Publishing (26 December 2013)

For Apache Camel developers, this is the book you'll always want to have handy. It's stuffed full of great recipes that are designed for quick practical application. Expands your Apache Camel abilities immediately.

Overview

  • A practical guide to using Apache Camel delivered in dozens of small, useful recipes
  • Written in a Cookbook format that allows you to quickly look up the features you need, delivering the most important steps to perform with a brief follow-on explanation of what's happening under the covers
  • The recipes cover the full range of Apache Camel usage from creating initial integrations, transformations and routing, debugging, monitoring, security, and more

In Detail

Apache Camel is a de-facto standard for developing integrations in Java, and is based on well-understood Enterprise Integration Patterns. It is used within many commercial and open source integration products. Camel makes common integration tasks easy while still providing the developer with the means to customize the framework when the situation demands it. Tasks such as protocol mediation, message routing and transformation, and auditing are common usages of Camel.

Apache Camel Developer's Cookbook provides hundreds of best practice tips for using Apache Camel in a format that helps you build your Camel projects. Each tip or recipe provides you with the most important steps to perform along with a summary of how it works, with references to further reading if you need more information. This book is intended to be a reliable information source that is quicker to use than an Internet search.

Apache Camel Developer's Cookbook is a quick lookup guide that can also be read from cover to cover if you want to get a sense of the full power of Apache Camel. This book provides coverage of the full lifecycle of creating Apache Camel-based integration projects, including the structure of your Camel code and using the most common Enterprise Integration patterns. Patterns like Split/Join and Aggregation are covered in depth in this book.

Throughout this book, you will be learning steps to transform your data. You will also learn how to perform unit and integration testing of your code using Camel's extensive testing framework, and also strategies for debugging and monitoring your code. Advanced topics like Error Handling, Parallel Processing, Transactions, and Security will also be covered in this book.

This book provides you with practical tips on using Apache Camel based on years of hands-on experience from hundreds of integration projects.

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn ways to structure your Camel projects
  • Understand common Enterprise Integration Pattern usage
  • Transform your messages
  • Use Camel's built-in testing framework
  • Extend Camel to better interoperate with your existing code
  • Learn the strategies for Error Handling
  • Use Camel's parallel processing and threading capabilities
  • Secure your Camel integration routes
  • Understand ACID Transaction processing within Camel

Approach

This book is written in a Cookbook style with short recipes showing developers how to effectively implement EIP without breaking everything in the process. It is concise and to the point, and it helps developers get their data flowing between different components without the need to read through page upon page of theory, while also enabling the reader to learn how to create exciting new projects.

Apache 2 Pocket Reference: For Apache Programmers & Administrators (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))

Author: Andrew Ford
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (17 October 2008)

Even if you know the Apache web server inside and out, you still need an occasional on-the-job reminder -- especially if you're moving to the newer Apache 2.x. Apache 2 Pocket Reference gives you exactly what you need to get the job done without forcing you to plow through a cumbersome, doorstop-sized reference.
This Book provides essential information to help you configure and maintain the server quickly, with brief explanations that get directly to the point. It covers Apache 2.x, giving web masters, web administrators, and programmers a quick and easy reference solution.
This pocket reference includes:

  • Summaries of command-line options, configuration directives, and modules
  • Key information about Apache support utilities
  • What you need to know about URL rewriting, filters, caching, proxying and security

Whether you manage huge e-commerce operations, corporate intranets, or small personal websites, Apache 2 Pocket Reference is ideal for savvy administrators who no longer need detailed tutorials and just want a convenient, on-the-job reference.

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