By moving service modules closer to applications, Distributed Services (DS) Platforms will future-proof cloud architectures—improving performance, responsiveness, observability, and troubleshooting. In Building a Future-Proof Cloud Infrastructure, network pioneer Silvano Gai demonstrates DS Platforms' remarkable capabilities and guides you through implementing them in diverse hardware.
Learning Progressive Web Apps
Service Workers—a relatively new technology—make it easier for web apps to bridge the gap between native and web capabilities. In Learning Progressive Web Apps, author John M. Wargo demonstrates how to use Service Workers to enhance the capabilities of a web app to create Progressive Web Apps (PWA). He focuses on the technologies that enable PWAs, and how to use those technologies to enhance your web apps to deliver a more native-like experience.
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4, Fascicle 5
In TAOCP Fascicle 5, brimming with lively examples, forms the first third of what will eventually become hardcover Volume 4B. It begins with a 26-page tutorial on the major advances in probabilistic methods that have been made during the past 50 years, since those theories are the key to so many modern algorithms. Then it introduces the fundamental principles of efficient backtrack programming, a family of techniques that have been a mainstay of combinatorial computing since the beginning. This introductory material is followed by an extensive exploration of important data structures whose links perform delightful dances.