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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook
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Practical Python Design Patterns
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Free SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook

SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook Free Packt eBook by Dinesh Priyankara, Robert C. Cain (valid through 10/28 at 19:00 EST). This book covers SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2016, Microsoft Power BI, Business Intelligence, SharePoint, .NET.

Publisher’s Description

Create interactive cross-platform reports and dashboards using SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services comes with many new features. It offers different types of reporting such as Production, Ad-hoc, Dashboard, Mash-up, and Analytical. SQL Server 2016 also has a surfeit of new features including Mobile Reporting, and Power BI integration.

This book contains recipes that explore the new and advanced features added to SQL Server 2016. The first few chapters cover recipes on configuring components and how to explore these new features. You’ll learn to build your own reporting solution with data tools and report builder, along with learning techniques to create visually appealing reports. This book also has recipes for enhanced mobile reporting solutions, accessing these solutions effectively, and delivering interactive business intelligence solutions. Towards the end of the book, you’ll get to grips with running reporting services in SharePoint integrated mode and be able to administer, monitor, and secure your reporting solution.

This book covers about the new offerings of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services in comprehensive detail and uses examples of real-world problem-solving business scenarios.

What You Will Learn

  • Key capabilities, architecture, and components of Reporting Services
  • New features that have been added to Reporting Services
  • Design the architecture for reporting solutions
  • Design the architecture for BI solutions
  • Implement reporting solutions using Reporting Services
  • Improve the performance, availability, and scalability of the reporting solution
  • Enhance reporting solutions with custom programming and improved security

About the Authors

Dinesh Priyankara is an experienced professional and database enthusiast with skills in database management systems and business intelligence, especially on the Microsoft SQL Server product suite. Possessing over 16 years of experience on data related technologies, he does training, consulting, and is a top contributor to the local SQL Server community. In recognition of his contributions and expertise he has demonstrated, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for SQL Server for 11 consecutive years since 2006.

Dinesh is the Founder/Principal Architect of dinesQL (Pvt) Ltd (http://dinesql.com), a company that provides services on database, business intelligence, and training. In his spare time, he runs a blog at http://dinesql.blogspot.com with a follower base of over 100,000 from around the world and is a co-organizer of SQL Server Sri Lanka User Group (http://www.meetup.com/ssslug/).

Even though he has written many articles on the database area, this is his first official book as a co-author.

Robert C. Cain (http://arcanecode.com) is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is also a course author for Pluralsight, with over 11 courses to his credit. Robert is a team mate at Linchpin People, and co-author of four books.

A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, IT/Dev Connections, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields including manufacturing, insurance, telecommunications and nuclear power.

$9.99 Become ITIL Foundation Certified in 7 Days Learning ITIL Made Simple with Real-life Examples

Become ITIL Foundation Certified in 7 Days $9.99 Apress eBook by Abhinav Kaiser. This book covers ITIL, ITIL Foundation, Service Management, Continual Service Improvement.

Publisher’s Description

  • Real life IT examples make the ITIL topics interesting and provide deep rooted understanding of the topic
  • Timed course for becoming ITIL foundation certification ready in 7 days
  • ITIL Foundation examination tips and sample questions that provide practical aid in answering and passing the certification exam

Pass the ITIL Foundation examination by learning the basics of ITIL and working through real-life examples. This book breaks the course down for studying in 7 days with 3 hours a day, which means at the end of a week you are ready to pass the exam. You’ll also see tips and an array of sample questions, as well as FAQs on ITIL. All this will prepare you for the examination and give you the knowledge required to pass with flying colors.

After using Become ITIL Foundation Certified in 7 Days and earning the ITIL Foundation certification, you’ll be well placed to get the career you always wanted.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain ITIL basics – the entire syllabus designed of the ITIL Foundation certification
  • Obtain a deep-rooted understanding of ITIL topics and not textbook knowledge
  • Prepare for the ITIL Foundation examination
  • Sort out career-related queries and decide whether ITIL will aid your career

Who This Book Is For

IT professionals from the IT services industry are the primary audience.

About the Author

Abhinav Kaiser works as a management consultant for a top consulting firm. He works with various organizations to implement ITIL processes and improve existing implementations thereby creating value. He is certified ITIL Expert and his name is strongly associated with ITIL service management framework. Abhinav is an accredited ITIL trainer and has delivered numerous classroom trainings. He has also been involved as a reviewer for ITIL video training content for a leading video training organization. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Practical Python Design Patterns

Practical Python Design Patterns Practical Python Design Patterns Pythonic Solutions to Common Problems by Wessel Badenhorst. This book covers Python, Design Patterns, Singleton Pattern, Prototype Pattern, Factory Pattern, Builder Pattern, Adapter Pattern, Decorator Pattern, Facade Pattern, Proxy Pattern, Chain of Responsibility Pattern, Command Pattern, Interpreter Pattern, Iterator Pattern, Observer Pattern, State Pattern, Strategy Pattern, Template Method Pattern, Visitor Pattern, Model-View-Controller Pattern, Publish–Subscribe Pattern.

Publisher’s Description

  • Implement 17 different design patterns to address specific situations
  • Learn how to write cleaner, more efficient “Pythonic” code
  • Master both traditional object-oriented design patterns and Python-specific design patterns

Become a better, more productive programmer through a series of projects that will help you deeply understand and master each of the design patterns covered. In this book you will learn to write elegant “Pythonic” code to solve common programming problems. You will also experience design thinking, by identifying design patterns that would be helpful given a specific problem or situation.

Python is eating the world. In recent years it has become so much more than a mere object-oriented, scripting language. Design patterns help you think of and solve problems in chunks. They help you to stand on the shoulders of the giants who have come before, instead of having to reinvent the wheel.

What You Will Learn

  • Craft cleaner code
  • Increase your effectiveness as a programmer
  • Write more “Pythonic” code
  • Solve bigger problems
  • Discover optimal solutions to common problems, done in a way that is uniquely “Pythonic.”

Who This Book Is For

Programmers who are comfortable with Python. It is also guide for people who have mastered other programming languages and who want to make the transition to Python.

About the Author

Wessel Badenhorst is deeply passionate about the process of attaining mastery, especially in the field of programming. The combination of a BSc in computer science and extensive experience in the real world gives him a balanced and practical perspective on programming, and the road every programmer must walk.

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