Attention all SQL Pros, DAX is not just for writing Excel-based formulas! Get hands-on learning and expert advice on how to use the vast capabilities of the DAX language to solve common data modeling challenges. Beginning DAX with Power BI teaches key concepts such as mapping techniques from SQL to DAX, filtering, grouping, joining, pivoting, and using temporary tables, all aimed at the SQL professional. Join author Philip Seamark as he guides you on a journey through typical business data transformation scenarios and challenges, and teaches you, step-by-step, how to resolve challenges using DAX. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts are included and explained, along with examples of the SQL equivalent, in order to accelerate learning. Examples in the book range from beginner to advanced, with plenty of detailed explanation when walking through each scenario. What You´ll Learn Turbocharge your Power BI model by adding advanced DAX programming techniques Know when to use calculated measures versus calculated columns Generate new tables on the fly from existing data Optimize, monitor, and tune Power BI to improve performance of your models Discover new ideas, tricks, and time-saving techniques for better models Who This Book Is For Business intelligence developers, business analysts, or any SQL user who wants to use Power BI as a reporting tool. A solid understanding of SQL is recommended, as examples throughout the book include the DAX equivalents to SQL problem/solution scenarios.
Get started with PostgreSQL on the cloud and discover the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of the cloud services from Amazon, Rackspace, Google, and Azure. Once you have chosen your cloud service, you will focus on securing it and developing a back-up strategy for your PostgreSQL instance as part of your long-term plan. Beginning PostgreSQL on the Cloud covers other essential topics such as setting up replication and high availability; encrypting your saved cloud data; creating a connection pooler for your database; and monitoring PostgreSQL on the cloud. The book concludes by showing you how to install and configure some of the tools that will help you get started with PostgreSQL on the cloud. This book shows you how database as a service enables you to spread your data across multiple data centers, ensuring that it is always accessible. You´ll discover that this model does not expect you to install and maintain databases yourself because the database service provider does it for you. You no longer have to worry about the scalability and high availability of your database. What You Will Learn Migrate PostgreSQL to the cloud Choose the best configuration and specifications of cloud instances Set up a backup strategy that enables point-in-time recovery Use connection pooling and load balancing on cloud environments Monitor database environments on the cloud Who This Book Is For Those who are looking to migrate to PostgreSQL on the Cloud. It will also help database administrators in setting up a cloud environment in an optimized way and help them with their day-to-day tasks.
This is Linux for those of us who dont mind typing. All Linux users and administrators tend to like the flexibility and speed of Linux administration from the command line in byte-sized chunks, instead of fairly standard graphical user interfaces. Beginning the Linux Command Line is verified against all of the most important Linux distributions, and follows a task-oriented approach which is distribution agnostic. Now this Second Edition of Beginning the Linux Command Line updates to the very latest versions of the Linux Operating System, including the new Btrfs file system and its management, and systemd boot procedure and firewall management with firewalld! Updated to the latest versions of Linux Work with files and directories, including Btrfs! Administer users and security, and deploy firewalld Understand how Linux is organized, to think Linux! Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant, living in the Netherlands and working throughout the European Union. He specializes in Linux and Novell systems, and has worked with both for more than 10 years. Besides being a trainer, he is also an author, having written more than 20 books and hundreds of technical articles. He is a Master Certified Novell Instructor (MCNI) and holds LPIC-1 and -2 certificates, as well as all important Novell certificates.
Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. Youll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What Youll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform Use Androids APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who This Book Is For People with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform. J. F. DiMarzio is a seasoned Android developer and author. He began developing games in Basic on the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1984. Since then, he has worked in the technology departments of companies such as the U.S. Department of Defense and the Walt Disney Company. He has been developing on the Android platform since the beta release of version .03, and he has published two professional applications and one game on the Android Marketplace. DiMarzio is also an accomplished author. Over the last 10 years, he has released eight books, including Android: A Programmer s Guide. His books have been translated into four languages and published worldwide. DiMarzio s writing style is very easy to read and understand, which makes the information in the topics that he presents more retainable.
Get started with the Hibernate 5 persistence layer and gain a clear introduction to the current standard for object-relational persistence in Java. This updated edition includes the new Hibernate 5.0 framework as well as coverage of NoSQL, MongoDB, and other related technologies, ranging from applications to big data. Beginning Hibernate is ideal if youre experienced in Java with databases (the traditional, or connected, approach), but new to open-source, lightweight Hibernate. The book keeps its focus on Hibernate without wasting time on nonessential third-party tools, so youll be able to immediately start building transaction-based engines and applications. Experienced authors Joseph Ottinger with Dave Minter and Jeff Linwood provide more in-depth examples than any other book for Hibernate beginners. They present their material in a lively, example-based manner-not a dry, theoretical, hard-to-read fashion. What Youll Learn Build enterprise Java-based transaction-type applications that access complex data with Hibernate Work with Hibernate 5 using a present-day build process Use Java 8 features with Hibernate Integrate into the persistence life cycle Map using Javas annotations Search and query with the new version of Hibernate Integrate with MongoDB using NoSQL Keep track of versioned data with Hibernate Envers Who This Book Is For Experienced Java developers interested in learning how to use and apply object-relational persistence in Java and who are new to the Hibernate persistence framework. Dave Minter has adored computers since he was small enough to play in the boxes they came in. He built his first PC from discarded, faulty, and obsolete components, and considers that to be the foundation of his career as an integration consultant. Dave is based in London, where he helps large and small companies build systems that just work. He co-authored Building Portals with the Java Portlet API and Pro Hibernate 3 . Joseph Ottinger is an expert software developer, coder and programmer. He has also served as technology evangelist GigaSpaces and a principle engineer at Red Hat. He was Editor in Chief of TheServerSide-dot-com. He is the author of Hibernate Recipes and Beginning Hibernate for Apress and has authored other books as well as articles. Jeff Linwood has been involved in software programming since he had a 286 in high school. He got caught up with the Internet when he got access to a UNIX shell account, and it has been downhill ever since. Jeff has published articles on several Jakarta Apache open source projects in Dr. Dobbs Journal, CNETs Builder.com, and JavaWorld. Jeff has a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works for the Gossamer Group in Austin, Texas, on content management and web application syndication systems. He gets to play with all the latest open source projects there. Jeff also co-authored Professional Struts Applications, Building Portals with the Java Portlet API, and Pro Hibernate 3. He was a technical reviewer for Enterprise Java Development on a Budget and Extreme Programming with Ant.
Even if you have little or no knowledge of T-SQL, Beginning T-SQL 2008 will bring you up to intermediate level and teach you best practices along the way. You´ll learn how to write code that will help you to achieve the best-performing applications possible. You´ll find an introduction to databases, normalization, and SQL Server Management Studio. You´ll understand how data is stored in a database and learn how to use at least one of the available tools to get to that data. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises are included in each chapter because the only way to learn T-SQL is to write some code. This book will do more than just give the syntax and examples. It will teach you techniques to help you avoid common errors and create robust and well-performing code. Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL Helps readers avoid common errors Shows how to write scalable code that yields good performance
Develop applications and experiences for Microsoft´s HoloLens and other Windows mixed reality devices. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery behind creating amazing augmented reality experiences. Mixed reality development tools and resources are provided. Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. You´ll learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with Microsoft´s HoloToolkit, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. Start building the holographic future today! What You Will Learn Prototype ideas quickly Get started with Unity, the preferred tool for animating 3D objects. Explore where to find 3D models for your project, or make your own! Use spatial sound, voice commands, and gestures Build with the HoloToolkit to make apps the easy way Publish to the Windows Store and make money from your app Who This Book Is For Programmers with little or no graphics or mixed reality experience
Learn SQL Server Reporting Services and become current with the 2016 edition. Develop interactive, dynamic reports that combine graphs, charts, and tabular data into attractive dashboards and reports to delight business analysts and other users of corporate data. Deliver mobile reports to anywhere and any device. Build vital knowledge of Reporting Services at a time when Microsofts dominance in business intelligence is on the rise. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services turns novices into skilled report developers. The book begins by explaining how to set up the development environment. It then walks you through creating your first reports using the built-in wizard. After showing what is possible, the book breaks down and explains the skills needed to create reports from scratch. And not just reports! But also dashboards with charts, graphs, and maps. Each chapter builds on knowledge gained in the previous chapters with step-by-step tutorials. Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services boosts your skills and provides you additional career options. Dont be without those options. Grab and read this book today. Build reports with and without the built-in wizard. Build interactive features such as drill-through reports. Build dashboards full of charts, graphs, and maps. Build mobile reports. What You Will Learn Set up your development environment. Organized projects and share components among reports. Create report using a wizard. Create reports from scratch, including grouping levels, parameters, and drill through features. Build interactive dashboard with graphs, charts, and maps. Deploy and manage reports for use by others in the business. Who This Book Is For Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services is for database professionals of all experience levels who have some experience in databases and want to make the leap into business intelligence reporting. The book is an excellent choice for those needing to add Reporting Services to their current list of skills, or who are looking for a skill set that is in demand for in order to break into IT. Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant, trainer, author, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Kathi has contributed to over twelve SQL Server books as either an author, co-author, or technical editor. She also enjoys speaking and has presented at numerous SQL Server and .NET events and user group meetings around the US. When Kathi is not busy working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cycling, and singing.
Develop applications and experiences for Microsofts HoloLens and other Windows mixed reality devices. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery behind creating amazing augmented reality experiences. Mixed reality development tools and resources are provided. Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. Youll learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with Microsofts HoloToolkit, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. Start building the holographic future today! What You Will Learn Prototype ideas quickly Get started with Unity, the preferred tool for animating 3D objects. Explore where to find 3D models for your project, or make your own! Use spatial sound, voice commands, and gestures Build with the HoloToolkit to make apps the easy way Publish to the Windows Store and make money from your app Who This Book Is For Programmers with little or no graphics or mixed reality experience Sean Ong is an author, engineer, entrepreneur, and tech influencer who has written on topics ranging from renewable energy to augmented reality. Seans love for virtual and augmented reality began at the age of five when he first tried the View-Master toy. Later, at the age of 14, he coded his first virtual home tour. Sean was among the first people to own a HoloLens, and has developed numerous experiences for the new platform since its release. Sean is President of the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Associations Seattle Chapter and is well known in tech circles for his informative tutorials and articles that have helped over seven million people. He resides in Seattle, WA with his wife and three kids and enjoys pushing the boundaries of technology.
Master the basics of XML as well as the namespaces and objects you need to know in order to work efficiently with XML. Youll learn extensive support for XML in everything from data access to configuration, from raw parsing to code documentation. You will see clear, practical examples that illustrate best practices in implementing XML APIs and services as part of your C#-based Windows 10 applications. Beginning XML with C# updates Bipin Joshis one-of-a-kind title to the new C# 7 programming language and .NET 4.7 Framework releases. In this update, youll discover the tight integration of XML with ADO.NET and LINQ as well as additional .NET support for todays RESTful web services and microservices. Written by a Microsoft Certified trainer and developer, this book demystifies everything to do with XML and C# 7. What Youll Learn Discover how XML works with the .NET Framework Read, write, access, validate, and manipulate XML documents Transform XML with XSLT Use XML serialization and web services Combine XML in ADO.NET and SQL Server Create services using Windows Communication Foundation Work with LINQ Use XML with C# in Azure and more Who This Book Is For Those with experience in C# and .NET new to the nuances of using XML. Some XML experience is helpful. Bipin Joshi is an independent blogger and author who writes about apparently unrelated topics, technology and yoga. A former software consultant and trainer by profession, Bipin has been programming since 1995 and has worked with the .NET framework since its inception. He is a published author who has authored or co-authored more than a half dozen books and numerous articles on .NET technologies. Bipin was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) during his tenure as a software consultant and trainer.