New Mapt Courses for February 2018

//New Mapt Courses for February 2018

We’ve got a wealth of new content for February, across all tech areas. As spring approaches, it’s a good time to start learning those skills you said you would in 2017, or try the new framework that’s been on your radar for the last few months. Don’t wait – dive into Mapt now and start exploring!

Application Development

Serverless is quickly becoming a buzzword in the world of software infrastructure. It’s been spoken of as a ‘replacement’ to containers, and while it’s not going to bring an end to containers, it is a useful other option. That’s why Building Serverless Applications is such a timely and interesting new video – with minimal fuss and plenty of insight that you can act on, it shows you how to put the principles behind serverless into action. Whether you’re working on a serverless migration or simply want to know how you can make it work for you, spend some time with this video course in February.

Learn iOS 11 Programming with Swift 4 (Second Edition) book coverBuilding Serverless Applications [Video] cover

It might be February, but we know that WWDC 2018 will be coming around pretty quickly. So, now is the perfect time to brush up on what’s new in iOS 11, and how you can harness Swift 4 to build fast, modern, stylish iOS applications.

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Over the last year we’ve seen deep learning enter the mainstream. No longer a niche area of machine learning, the demand for more complex algorithms and neural networks has led a wide pool of engineers, analysts and developers to investigate the area. Deep Learning Essentials is a book that’s been made for anyone that wants to learn the fundamentals, fast – so you can put your knowledge into practice quickly.

Jupyter for Data Science [Video] coverDeep Learning Essentials book cover

Jupyter has been an essential part of the data science toolchain for some time now, and it shows know sign of disappearing. It has undoubtedly established itself. If you’re new to data science, or you’re simply looking for a new, more efficient way of working, take a look at the new Jupyter for Data Science video course.

Web Development

React is perhaps the JavaScript framework of the moment (true, perhaps Vue, Node and Angular might have something to say about that). But whatever you think of hype cycles, you can’t deny that React has embedded itself in the web development world. In React Recipes you’ll find an extensive set of tutorials to help you solve common React development challenges.

Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with JavaScript book coverReact Recipes [Video] cover

We’re bored of hearing people talk about JavaScript fatigue. It’s a language that is resilient – the fact that it is a core part of the modern web means it won’t be going anywhere soon. That means it’s worth rediscovering, or exploring in a different way – that’s why we love Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with JavaScript. It helps you get to know the language in more detail, giving you greater fluency.

Virtualization and Cloud

Kubernetes represents the next step in the dominance of containerization. And with Docker announcing that their enterprise edition will support Kubernetes, it looks like Docker has admitted defeat (if you can call it that), essentially anointing Kubernetes as the go-to container orchestration tool. If you like Docker, and you’re interested in the opportunities that containers open up, then Learning Kubernetes is a great video to get you started on the orchestration tool this month.

Learning AWS IoT book coverLearning Kubernetes [Video] cover

Behind the talk around smart fridges and smart cities, IoT poses real infrastructure challenges to engineers and software architects. It’s time we paid more attention to them. Learning AWS IoT does exactly that, showing you how to take advantage of AWS’ IoT tools, and how to build in predictive analytics and machine learning capabilities into your system.

Networking and Servers

Finding your way around a mobile can be a useful skill – given the meteoric use of mobile over the last decade, it is often an essential part of the work done by digital forensics teams today. Learn the latest techniques and tools to uncover data from mobile devices with the third edition of Practical Mobile Forensics.

Cybersecurity - Attack and Defense Strategies book coverPractical Mobile Forensics (Third Edition) book cover

Cybersecurity is essential in 2018 – for too long it’s been overlooked. Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies is the guide you need to learn the very latest in penetration testing.

Game Development, Hardware and Creative Projects

Unity 2017 Game AI Programming (Third Edition) book coverLearning C++ by Creating Games with Unreal Engine 4 [Video] cover

‘Learn by doing’ is a good motto to live by. That’s why we love Learning C++ by Creating Games with Unreal Engine 4. It does exactly what it says on the proverbial tin – helps you master C++ while building games. That means you’re boosting your programming skillset, and ending up with a tangible thing to show for it. Nice.

Sophisticated games depend upon artificial intelligence. It’s what gives gameplay more complexity and greater unpredictably. In turn that leads to the potential for richer storytelling, and ultimately more satisfied gamers. The third edition of Unity 2017 Game AI Programming will bring you up to speed with the very latest in AI game technology.

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  1. Anthony Esposito March 24, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I would like to see a database SkillPlan for Oracle and/or MySQL. Are you looking for authors in this subject area?

    • Myles T March 26, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Hi Anthony,

      We’ll pass on your suggestion for a database Skill Plan surrounding the Oracle and MySQL platforms. We have a number of titles on both technologies, see Oracle titles here and MySQL titles here. If you would like to Author for us then yes we’re always on the look out for new authors – you can submit an application by going to

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