Big Data Analytics Using Splunk
Big Data Analytics Using Splunk is a hands-on book showing how to process and derive business value from big data in real time. Examples in the book draw from social media sources such as Twitter (tweets) and Foursquare (check-ins). You also learn to draw from machine data, enabling you to analyze, say, web server log files and patterns of user access in real time, as the access is occurring. Gone are the days when you need be caught out by shifting public opinion or sudden changes in customer behavior. Splunk's easy to use engine helps you recognize and react in real time, as events are occurring. more »
Designing the iPhone User Experience
Given the fiercely competitive state of the iPhone app landscape, it has become increasingly challenging for app designers and developers to differentiate their apps. The days are long gone when it was possible to crank out an app over the weekend and refine it after receiving a few not so flattering user reviews. Users now have choices - lots of them. If your app is difficult to use or doesn't meet their needs, finding another one is just a tap away.

To illustrate, consider the ever-growing field of Twitter clients. There are hundreds of variations in the App Store but only a handful stand out from the pack. For most apps, it boils down to one thing: the user experience. The same is true for countless other categories within the App Store; well-designed apps are more likely to attract and retain users. Of course there are other critical aspects of iPhone app development: the coding, the marketing, the customer support. All of the elements must come together. more »
Getting Started with Twitter Flight
Flight is a lightweight, component-based JavaScript application framework developed by Twitter for Twitter.com. It is an exciting alternative to the complexities of modern MVVM frameworks, offering a minimal API that allows you to write fast, reliable, scalable applications with a minimum of boilerplate code.

Getting Started with Twitter Flight offers the reader insight into why Flight was created and how to use it to build performant, powerful web apps from a unique perspective – that of someone who has had the opportunity to work directly with the team that created it. From a basic knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery, you will explore every aspect of Flight through practical examples and detailed explanations. more »
Less Web Development Essentials
Less is a CSS preprocessor that essentially improves the functionality of simple CSS with the addition of several features. The book begins by teaching you how Less facilitates the process of web development. You will quickly then move on to actually creating your first layout using Less and compiling your very first Less code.

Next, you will learn about variables and mixins and how they will help in building robust CSS code. In addition, you'll learn how to keep your code clean and test it by using style guides. We will then move on to the concept of Bootstrapping and the strength of using Less with Twitter Bootstrap. Going one step further, you will be able to customize Twitter's Bootstrap 3 using Less. more »
Social Media Design For Dummies
Whether you're trying to attract a new employer or get new fans to notice your brand, your social media profiles need to distinguish you from the masses. Packed with the secrets behind the hottest Facebook timelines, Twitter backgrounds, and LinkedIn profiles, this fun-but-straightforward guide shows you how to create eye-catching social media profiles with a professional, cohesive design.

Social Media Design For Dummies is a must-have introductory guide to creating a professional, effective, and cohesive design that will better communicate your brand's story to future partners, employers, and customers. more »
Automate with Grunt
Grunt is everywhere. JavaScript projects from jQuery to Twitter Bootstrap use Grunt to convert code, run tests, and produce distributions for production. It's a build tool in the spirit of Make and Rake, but written with modern apps in mind. This book gets you up to speed with Grunt using practical hands-on examples, so you can wrangle your projects with ease. You'll learn how to create and maintain tasks and project builds, and automate your workflow with plugins and custom tasks.

JavaScript has moved from being the language you love to hate to the language you need to use. And as JavaScript applications get more complex, you need a process to manage that complexity. While online tutorials just explain how to slap together a configuration file, this book goes further and shows you how to create your own tasks, design your own project templates, combine plugins together to bring a web app to life, and build your own plugins. more »
Sams Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you'll learn how to build great new social applications with the latest versions of the Twitter API. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll discover all you can do with the Twitter API, and master everything from the absolute basics to the newest innovations. One step at a time, you'll learn how to build Twitter clients and extend them with more power… use advanced features like streaming and geotagging... even build mobile Twitter apps for iPhone and Android! Each lesson builds on what you've already learned resulting in a fully functional Twitter application, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, even if you're completely new to Twitter development! more »
Practical Neo4j
Why have developers at places like Facebook and Twitter increasingly turned to graph databases to manage their highly connected big data? The short answer is that graphs offer superior speed and flexibility to get the job done.

It's time you added skills in graph databases to your toolkit. In Practical Neo4j, database expert Greg Jordan guides you through the background and basics of graph databases and gets you quickly up and running with Neo4j, the most prominent graph database on the market today. Jordan walks you through the data modeling stages for projects such as social networks, recommendation engines, and geo-based applications. The book also dives into the configuration steps as well as the language options used to create your Neo4j-backed applications. more »
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints
Loosely based on the Model-View-Controller pattern, CodeIgniter is an open source framework for application development. It allows you to develop projects by providing a rich set of libraries for common tasks, including a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries.

The book begins with creating a "base" application, which will be used to develop all the subsequent projects in this book. Taking you through the installation of CodeIgniter and Twitter Bootstrap, you will be introduced to some common helpers and libraries. The book will then take you through many projects, developed upon the base application. The projects include a discussion forum, a photo sharing website, and an e-commerce website. Towards the end, you will have eight projects that you can develop and amend.

This is an easy-to-follow guide consisting of a number of projects that enable you to develop full-featured applications at a fast pace. more »
Splunk Essentials
Splunk is a powerful tool that is used extensively to search, monitor, and analyze any machine data.

This book is designed to introduce you quickly to the benefits of using the Splunk Enterprise system. Understanding this technology will allow you to engage with your important data and ensure that it is collected, stored, managed, reported on, and utilized well to enable you to make better business decisions. By equipping you with this knowledge, you will be better prepared to tackle data issues in the fast-paced business world of today. You will learn about various vital topics such as data collection, managing apps, creating reports, and analyzing data using Splunk. You will also be equipped with skills to help you obtain a Twitter API key for use with the Twitter app for Splunk. more »