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Java Deep Learning Essentials
Beyond jQuery
Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition
PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition
Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches


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Free Java Deep Learning Essentials

Java Deep Learning Essentials Free Packt eBook by Yusuke Sugomori (valid through 9/29 at 19:00 EST). This book covers Deep Learning, Java, Deep Belief Network, Stacked Denoising Autoencoders, Dropout, Convolutional Neural Network, DL4J, Theano, Caffe.

Publisher’s Description

AI and Deep Learning are transforming the way we understand software, making computers more intelligent than we could even imagine just a decade ago. Deep Learning algorithms are being used across a broad range of industries – as the fundamental driver of AI, being able to tackle Deep Learning is going to a vital and valuable skill not only within the tech world but also for the wider global economy that depends upon knowledge and insight for growth and success. It’s something that’s moving beyond the realm of data science – if you’re a Java developer, this book gives you a great opportunity to expand your skillset.

Starting with an introduction to basic machine learning algorithms, to give you a solid foundation, Deep Learning with Java takes you further into this vital world of stunning predictive insights and remarkable machine intelligence. Once you’ve got to grips with the fundamental mathematical principles, you’ll start exploring neural networks and identify how to tackle challenges in large networks using advanced algorithms. You will learn how to use the DL4J library and apply Deep Learning to a range of real-world use cases. Featuring further guidance and insights to help you solve challenging problems in image processing, speech recognition, language modeling, this book will make you rethink what you can do with Java, showing you how to use it for truly cutting-edge predictive insights. As a bonus, you’ll also be able to get to grips with Theano and Caffe, two of the most important tools in Deep Learning today.

By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to tackle Deep Learning with Java. Wherever you’ve come from – whether you’re a data scientist or Java developer – you will become a part of the Deep Learning revolution!

What You Will Learn

  • Get a practical deep dive into machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • Implement machine learning algorithms related to deep learning
  • Explore neural networks using some of the most popular Deep Learning frameworks
  • Dive into Deep Belief Nets and Stacked Denoising Autoencoders algorithms
  • Discover more deep learning algorithms with Dropout and Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Gain an insight into the deep learning library DL4J and its practical uses
  • Get to know device strategies to use deep learning algorithms and libraries in the real world
  • Explore deep learning further with Theano and Caffe

About the Author

Yusuke Sugomori is a creative technologist with a background in information engineering. When he was a graduate school student, he cofounded Gunosy with his colleagues, which uses machine learning and web-based data mining to determine individual users’ respective interests and provides an optimized selection of daily news items based on those interests. This algorithm-based app has gained a lot of attention since its release and now has more than 10 million users. The company has been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since April 28, 2015.

In 2013, Sugomori joined Dentsu, the largest advertising company in Japan based on nonconsolidated gross profit in 2014, where he carried out a wide variety of digital advertising, smartphone app development, and big data analysis. He was also featured as one of eight “new generation” creators by the Japanese magazine Web Designing.

In April 2016, he joined a medical start-up as cofounder and CTO.

$9.99 Beyond jQuery

Beyond jQuery $9.99 Apress eBook by Ray Nicholus. This book covers jQuery, JavaScript, Web API.

Publisher’s Description

Learn about the most important concepts surrounding web development and demystify jQuery. This book gives you the confidence to abandon your jQuery crutches and walk freely with the power of the web API and JavaScript. Beyond jQuery doesn’t just throw code at you - everything is explained in detail from the perspective of a jQuery developer.

jQuery is often injected into web applications and libraries with no logical reason for pulling it in as a dependency. Many web developers don’t really know when they need to use jQuery, and when they don’t - it’s just a standard step when setting up a new library or web application. But relying solely on jQuery as your window to the web leaves large gaps in your knowledge. This in turn results in frustration when the abstraction that jQuery provides “leaks” and exposes you to the native aspects of the browser.

This book educates developers, reveals the magic behind jQuery, helps you solve common problems without it, and gives you more confidence to embrace the power of the web API and standardized JavaScript.

What You’ll Learn

  • Use the web API and standardized JavaScript
  • Determine when you need jQuery and when you don’t
  • Review common JavaScript utility functions
  • Work with HTML elements

Who This Book Is For

Any web developer who is interested in learning how to live without jQuery, and deepening their understanding of web development.

About the Author

Ray Nicholus is a software developer for Action Verb in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been heavily involved in web development for years. While much of his code is closed-source and not publicly available, he has spent a great deal of time contributing to the open source software movement, primary focusing on JavaScript, front-end library development, and developer education. His open source contributions range from large and popular open source projects, to small and focused libraries and educational code repositories. He is a true believer in FOSS, and has even written about the topic, such as in his post on Medium.com that detailed his decision to release Fine Uploader, a popular commercially-licensed JavaScript library, to the free open source software community.

Since 2012 he has been the lead developer and product manager of the Fine Uploader organization, which is commonly known as for its uniquely-featured cross-browser no-dependency file upload JavaScript library. His involvement outside of Fine Uploader in the open source community has included creation of other popular software libraries dealing with web components (namely ajax-form and file-input), video and image manipulation (such as frame-grab.js), and informative code collections, such as the notable fullstack-react project on GitHub and its associated articles on the Widen Engineering site.

In addition to frequent coding outside of his day job, he also spends time speaking about web development topics. He has presented to students at the University of Wisconsin and DePaul University regarding careers in software development. Furthermore, he has prepared and delivered presentations to many professional developers regarding the mysteries of Cross Origin Resource Sharing, the importance of automated testing, the File API web specification, the web components specifications, agile software development, accessibility, and software architecture (among others).

He organized and taught a JavaScript 101 class targeted at interested professionals, and spoke about the usefulness of uploading files directly to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service from the browser via Fine Uploader.

His writing also includes the precursor to this book, the “You Don’t Need jQuery” series of blog posts, articles on Google Glass, and a large number of other articles that help developers integrate file uploading capabilities into their web application or library. He was also featured in an article in Fortune Magazine by Anne Fisher based on his experiences with Google Glass in the workplace.

He currently lives in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, with his wife Kat, and his son Ray IV. They are known to spend long stretches of time in Thailand (especially in the Udon Thani area) where a portion of this book was written.

50% off Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition

Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition 50% off Manning’s eBook by Bruce Payette, Richard Siddaway. This book covers PowerShell 6.

Publisher’s Description

Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6. Written by language designer Bruce Payette and MVP Richard Siddaway, this rich book offers a crystal-clear introduction to the language along with its essential everyday use cases. Beyond the basics, you’ll find detailed examples on deep topics like performance, module architecture, and parallel execution.

About the technology

In 2006, Windows PowerShell reinvented the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. Today, PowerShell is required knowledge for Windows admins and devs. This powerful, dynamic language provides command-line control of the Windows OS and most Windows servers, such as Exchange and SCCM. And because it’s a first-class .NET language, you can build amazing shell scripts and tools without reaching for VB or C#.

What’s inside

  • The best end-to-end coverage of PowerShell available
  • Updated with coverage of PowerShell v6
  • PowerShell workflows
  • PowerShell classes
  • Writing modules and scripts
  • Desired State Configuration
  • Programming APIs and pipelines

About the reader

Written for intermediate-level developers and administrators.

About the authors

Bruce Payette is codesigner and principal author of the Power-Shell language.

Richard Siddaway is a longtime PowerShell MVP, author, speaker, and blogger.


An eBook copy of the previous edition, Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition, is included at no additional cost. It will be automatically added to your Manning Bookshelf within 24 hours of purchase.

50% off PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition

PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition 50% off Manning’s eBook by Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway. This book covers PowerShell.

Publisher’s Description

PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by three experienced authors and PowerShell MVPs, this is the PowerShell book you’ll keep next to your monitor—not on your bookshelf!

About the book

A Windows admin using PowerShell every day may not have the time to search the net every time he or she hits a snag. Wouldn’t it be great to have a team of seasoned PowerShell experts ready to answer even the toughest questions? That’s what you get with this book.

PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by PowerShell MVPs Don Jones, Jeffrey Hicks, and Richard Siddaway, each valuable technique was developed and thoroughly tested, so you’ll be able to consistently write production-quality, maintainable scripts while saving hours of time and effort.

What’s inside

  • Automating tasks
  • Packaging and deploying scripts
  • Introduction to Desired State Configuration
  • PowerShell security
  • Covers PowerShell version 3 and later

About the reader

This book assumes you know the basics of PowerShell.

About the authors

Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs, trainers, and administrators. Collectively, they’ve authored nearly three dozen books on PowerShell and Windows administration.

50% off Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches

Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches 50% off Manning’s eBook by Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks. This book covers PowerShell.

Publisher’s Description

Inside you’ll discover how scripting is different from command-line PowerShell, as you explore concrete hands-on examples. You’ll master good habits for elegant, efficient, and error-free scripting along with best practices and easy-to-digest tips that any professional PowerShell scripter needs to know. You’ll also get to grips with the process of developing, testing, and deploying scripts and tackle the art of PowerShell toolmaking. This book includes and expands on many of the techniques presented in Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches.

About the technology

PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and manage nearly every aspect of Windows, from Azure to SharePoint. Because it’s a full-featured programming language, PowerShell is a powerful toolkit for building custom scripts to automate Windows administration tasks large and small. It’s also a great platform for building reusable tools and utilities that make everyday administration faster and easier.

What’s inside

  • A crash course in PowerShell Scripting
  • Designing and building functions and script modules
  • Effective pipeline usage
  • Dealing with errors and squashing bugs
  • Professional-grade scripting practices

About the reader

Written for developers and administrators comfortable with PowerShell as a command-line interface and familiar with Windows administration in general.

About the authors

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer who has written dozens of books on information technology topics.

Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP and an independent consultant, trainer, and author. Don and Jeff co-authored Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches and PowerShell in Depth.


An eBook copy of the previous edition, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches, is included at no additional cost. It will be automatically added to your Manning account within 24 hours of purchase.

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