New Packt Courses for January 2019

//New Packt Courses for January 2019

2019 is here. Start the year with our newest releases covering the most important topics and technologies in the tech world.

Application Development

Vue.js is growing quickly. We probably shouldn’t be that surprised: relatively lightweight, yet still packing a punch, it’s a great JavaScript framework for developing UI. If you’re new to the framework, our Complete Vue.js 2 Web Development Learning Path is a great place to start, explaining the fundamental concepts behind its design as well as showing you how to use it in a development project.

At the end of 2018, we wrote that getting back to basics when it comes to languages would be essential in 2019. With Learn Type-Driven Development you can learn how to put the principles of a new programming approach into practice. In theory, type driven development should give you greater control over the code you write – by using static types, you can restrict what your code can do, preventing any unpredictable actions and behavior.

Other top January titles include:

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is hard. To a certain extent, this is true – but thanks to Python, it’s becoming a little more accessible to those with even moderate programming experience. With the Python: Beginner’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence Learning Path, you can learn how the programming language opens up a range of different routes into artificial intelligence. Cutting past the artificial intelligence buzzwords and bluster, this is an essential read if you want to find out how artificial intelligence is actually done.

Generative Adversarial Networks are at the cutting edge of deep learning. They’re certainly not straightforward, but they can be an incredibly useful asset for a data scientist or engineer interested in developing incredibly sophisticated artificial intelligence models. Generative Adversarial Networks Cookbook features a huge range of recipes that will both support your learning and act as a reference as you find your way through the complex maze of problems and solutions that the field of GANs is posing even the most experienced researchers.

Other new January titles include:

Generative Adversarial Networks CookbookPython: Beginner's Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Web Development

Everyone knows Python is one of the most popular programming languages on the planet. But it still hasn’t quite managed to gain a foothold in web development. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t have – it’s a great language for developing applications, and with a set of web development tools around it, it’s certainly one avenue worth exploring. Our Learning Path Learn Web Development with Python will show you how it’s done – whether you want to build on your existing Python knowledge or simply want to explore a new language for web development, this learning path is well worth dipping into.

Angular has gone a little quiet recently. React has apparently stolen the spotlight, and, as we’ve just seen Vue is growing quickly. But rumors of Angular’s death have been greatly exaggerated. It’s still hugely popular with many JavaScript developers, and as a framework for building complex and extensive web applications, there’s a clear and compelling argument to be made in favor of it. Building Large-Scale Web Applications with Angular shows off Angular at its best  – it should convince those unsure about the future of Angular, and support anyone that’s used it before as they develop a new project.

Building Large-Scale Web Applications with AngularLearn Web Development with Python

Other January releases include:

Virtualization and Cloud

Microsoft had an impressive year, in no small part down to the work done on Azure. Although AWS remains the market leader when it comes to cloud, don’t be surprised if Azure catches up as the year progresses – the developer experience it offers is unmatched, which could convince many to gradually move towards it. Start learning how to deploy to Azure with the new Deployment of Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Learning Path.

Cloud native is impacting everything. For developers and ops teams, it’s creating a huge change in how software is delivered. While there are advantages, there are also a number of challenges that can make the transition to cloud native a little troublesome. Cloud Native Continuous Integration and Delivery helps you tackle those challenges head on, and demonstrates how cloud can facilitate better DevOps practices.

Cloud-Native Continuous Integration and DeliveryDeployment of Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions

Other January releases include:

Networking and Servers

Pentesting remains a crucial part of the cybersecurity toolkit. With Hands-on Web Penetration Testing with Metasploit 4, you’ll learn everything you need to successfully leverage one of the most popular pentesting tools on the planet.

Serverless is set to become one of the definitive cloud trends of the next year. What’s particularly exciting about it is that it offers a completely new way to build and deploy applications incredibly quickly. However, it does require some consideration, and it can demand a change in perspective for engineers –

Serverless Architectures with AWSHands-on Web Penetration Testing with Metasploit 4.x [Video]

Other December releases include:

Business, Game Development, and Hardware

If CES 2019 has taught us anything, its that many of the biggest tech companies on the planet are running out of ideas when it comes to useful innovations. With Retro Raspberry Pi Hands-On Hardware Projects, you can put two fingers up to consumer tech giants, and fully commit to a more DIY ethos by building your own software-backed innovations. From turning an old TV into a smart mirror to putting a Google Assistant inside a vintage speaker, this video will spark your imagination with plenty of new projects for the new year.

C++ isn’t an easy language to learn. That shouldn’t put you off: there are certainly plenty of reasons to learn it; undoubtedly it will enhance your CV and bolster your skill set. But if you’re going to succeed you need to adopt the right learning strategy. That’s the whole point of Learning C++ by Building Games with Unreal Engine 4 – instead of following detailed and hard to follow, the book makes it easier by showing you the core components of the language as you make a number of games using UE4. What’s not to like?

Learning C++ by Building Games with Unreal Engine 4 (Second Edition)Retro Raspberry Pi Hands-On Hardware Projects [Video]Other January releases include:

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