Following are a few paragraphs from this inspiring and astonishingly detailed audio guide. The author, a native Australian, covers everything you might want to know about Queensland - guaranteed! The places to stay in every part of Queensland, from budget to luxury, rentals to B&Bs; the restaurants, from fast food to the highest quality; the beachwalks and bushwalks; the wildlife and how to see it; exploring the country by air, on water, by bike, and every other way. The immense state of Queensland nearly takes up Australia's entire northeastern quadrant, stretching from halfway up the rough-chiseled east coast all the way to the middle of the Gulf of Carpentaria. With a landmass of 1,727,200 square kilometers, it's the second-largest state after Western Australia, and it encompasses every environment imaginable. To the east, golden beaches and touristy surf towns are cloaked in thick swathes of rainforest and fronted by palm-fringed islands in clear, azure bays. The verdant greenery runs right over the rugged Great Dividing Range, ending in high, windswept central plains and stark-red, dusty western deserts. This is Australia's holiday state, with a Florida-style beach culture and more than 300 sunny days every year. There's a ton to do for anyone and everyone, from just lazing on the sand to finding physical challenges galore. Hiking, watching wildlife, skydiving, and spelunking provide just a few tastes off the menu of grand land adventures, which are linked by scenic train and cable-car journeys, meandering back-road drives, and sprawling desert explorations. On the water there are endless choices for sailing and kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, and diving along the coast and through the Great Barrier Reef. It's the most popular vacation spot in the country because everything's here: nature, culture, history, and adventure, all conveniently set upon a framework of modern towns and wrapped up in some of the world's wildest environments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Nazarchyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033675/bk_acx0_033675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Switzerland's second largest city (behind Zürich), with 178,900 residents, and is heavily influenced by its French neighbors to the west and south. Here you'll find the quintessence or haute école of everything Switzerland stands for in the new century: beauty, wealth, education, international relations, and culture, not to mention romantic scenery at its finest. One aspect of Geneva that is hard to miss is the Genevois' love of food. In fact, Geneva is home to more restaurants per capita (over 1,100 in total) than any other major city in the world - including Manhattan. A visitor will also note that the Genevois serve an unusual preponderance of organ meat dishes, known as "abats". Everything from blood pudding - "boudin noir" - to pickled pigs feet are popular and commonplace here. Geneva has over 30 museums and private galleries, all of which contain prestigious private and public displays of art work, historical documents and cultural highlights. Geneva offers a diverse variety of cultural and sporting events, such as classical music concerts, open-air movies on the lakeshore, as well as various trade fairs. Annually, Geneva is home to the Inventions and New Techniques Fair, a rousing Automobile Show, an International Book and Press Fair and the High Watchmaking Fair. This is based on our comprehensive Adventure Guide to Switzerland, which is close to 600 pages in the print version. Here, we focus on Geneva and the surrounding area in Switzerland's western portion. Among the many towns described are Lausanne, Montreux, Neufchatel, Fribourg, and Gruyeres. Also included is a detailed introduction with full information about what you need to know when visiting Switzerland. Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a feast for the eyes, with azure-blue lakes that shine brilliantly against the greenest slopes of the surrounding Alps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Zens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037714/bk_acx0_037714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book explains the main concepts of cloud computing technology and how to create a specified, secure and high quality website based on this technology. It covers all related aspects such as design, security, maintenance and troubleshooting of developing a website via cloud computing in a very simple and detailed step by step manner. Additionally, It explains the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and how to use this platform to design and develop a cloud computing based website.
Book + Content Update Program "Beyond just describing the basics, this book dives into best practices every aspiring microservices developer or architect should know." - Foreword by Corey Sanders, Partner Director of Program Management, Azure Microservice-based applications enable unprecedented agility and ease of management, and Docker containers are ideal for building them. Microsoft Azure offers all the foundational technology and higher-level services you need to develop and run any microservices application. Microservices with Docker on Microsoft Azure brings together essential knowledge for creating these applications from the ground up, or incrementally deconstructing monolithic applications over time.The authors draw on their pioneering experience helping to develop Azure's microservices features and collaborating with Microsoft product teams who've relied on microservices architectures for years. They illuminate the benefits and challenges of microservices development and share best practices all developers and architects should know. You'll gain hands-on expertise through a detailed sample application, downloadable at github.com/flakio/flakio.github.io.Step by step, you'll walk through working with services written in Node.js, Go, and ASP.NET 5, using diverse data stores (mysql, elasticsearch, block storage). The authors guide you through using Docker Hub as a service registry, and Microsoft Azure Container service for cluster management and service orchestration. Coverage includes: - Recognizing how microservices architectures are different, and when they make sense - Understanding Docker containers in the context of microservices architectures - Building, pulling, and layering Docker images - Working with Docker volumes, containers, images, tags, and logs - Using Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, and Docker Networks - Creating Docker hosts using the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager, the command line, docker-machine, or locally via Docker toolbox - Establishing development and DevOps environments to support microservices applications - Making the most of Docker's continuous delivery options - Using Azure's cluster and container orchestration capabilities to operate and scale containerized microservices applications with maximum resilience - Monitoring microservices applications with Azure Diagnostics, Visual Studio Application Insights, and Microsoft Operations Management Suite - Developing microservices applications faster and more effectively with Azure Service Fabric- An extensive sample application demonstrating the microservices concepts discussed throughout the book is available online In addition, this book is part of InformIT's exciting new Content Update Program, which provides content updates for major technology improvements!As significant updates are made to Docker and Azure, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the technologies.As updates become available, they will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/cup. How to access the Web Edition: Follow the instructions inside to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.
Use window functions to optimize your T-SQL queries for greater simplicity, elegance, and performance Discover the surprising power of window functions, and learn how to use them far more widelyThe most advanced coverage of T-SQL window functions - including new techniques invented by author Itzik Ben-Gan, one of the world's top T-SQL expertsCovers T-SQL for all recent versions of Microsoft SQL Server (including 2019) and Microsoft Azure SQL Database - including important new window function optimizationsIdeal for DBAs, developers, and anyone who uses T-SQL to solve business problems Most T-SQL developers recognize the value of window functions for data analysis calculation. But window functions can do far more than that, and optimizations in recent versions of SQL Server have made them more powerful than ever. In T-SQL Window Functions: For Data Analysis and Beyond, renowned T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan introduces breakthrough techniques for using window functions to handle many common T-SQL querying tasks with unprecedented elegance and power. Ben-Gan first explains why window functions can often be a far better solution than traditional predicate-based approaches. Next, using extensive code examples, he guides you through each type of window function: Aggregate, Ranking, Distribution and Offset. You'll find detailed coverage of ordered set functions (including SQL Server 2017's STRING_AGG), plus an extensive section on optimization. The book concludes with roughly 100 pages of real T-SQL solutions using window function approaches - including techniques invented by the author and available in no other book.
Master build and release management with Team Foundation Service and Visual Studio Team Services to facilitate the continuous delivery of software updates to your development team.You'll receive detailed, practical guidance on automating website deployments in Azure App Service, database deployments to Azure platform, Micro Services deployments in Azure Service Fabric, and more. Each deployment is structured with the aid of hands-on lessons in a given target environment designed to empower your teams to achieve successful DevOps.This book provides lessons on how to optimize build release management definitions using capabilities, such as task groups. With the help of practical scenarios, you'll also learn how to diagnose and fix issues in automated builds and deployments. You'll see how to enhance the capability of build and release management, using team services/TFS Marketplace extensions and writing your own extensions for any missing functionality via hands-on lessons. What You Will Learn Automate deployment to Azure platform, including Web App Service, Azure SQL and Azure Service FabricTest automation integration with builds and deploymentsPerform Dynamic CRM deployment handling and package management with TFS/VSTSExamine requirement to production delivery traceability in practical terms Review cross platform build/deployment capabilities of TFS/VSTS. Who This Book Is For Build/Release Engineers, Configuration Managers, Software Developers, Test Automation Engineers, System Engineers, Software Architects and System/Production Support Engineers or anyone who handles and involves in the software delivery process.
HL7 for BizTalk provides a detailed guide to the planning and delivery of a HL7-compliant system using the dedicated Microsoft BizTalk for HL7 Accelerator. The HL7 Primary Standard, its various versions, and the use of the HL7 Accelerator for BizTalk are broken out and fully explained. HL7 for BizTalk provides clear guidance on the specific healthcare scenarios that HL7 is designed to overcome and provides working case study models of how HL7 solutions can be implemented in BizTalk, deployed in practice and monitored during operation. Special emphasis is given in this book to the BizTalk reporting functionality and its use to provide HL7 oversight within organizations. HL7 for BizTalk is suitable for use with BizTalk versions from 2006 R2 to 2013 R2 to suit the reader’s organization. All three versions of the HL7 standard and their differences, are explained.Vikas Bhardwaj is a Technical Architect at Syntel Inc. Vikas has 14 years of IT experience with Microsoft Technologies like BizTalk Server, .NET, C#, SQL Server. Vikas has implemented various integration solution using BizTalk Server including one of the largest implementation of BizTalk and HL7. Vikas presently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Poonam and two kids Shivam & Ayaan. You can check out Vikas' blog at http://vikasbhardwaj15.blogspot.com/ and Vikas can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.Howard S. Edidin is an integrations architect specializing in enterprise application integration. Howard runs his own consulting firm, Edidin Group, Inc, which is a Gold Member of the HL7 International Organization. Howard's firm specializes in delivering HL7 and HIPAA Healthcare solutions and providing guidance in the use of HL7 with BizTalk. Howard is active in several HL7 Working Groups and is involved with the development of a new HL7 Standard. In addition to BizTalk, Howard works with Azure, SQL Server, and SharePoint. Howard and his wife Sharon, live in a northern suburb of Chicago. Howard maintains several blogs, biztalkin-howard.blogspot.com and fhir-biztalk.com. Howard can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
Understand and explore the features and management of Azure Boards with this book, which also covers Azure Boards configuration and advanced administration. This book starts by setting up projects with Azure DevOps and gives an overview of Azure Boards and its features. You will then learn to set up team projects and how to effectively use Azure Boards to plan and execute work. Hands-on Azure Boards explains customizations, where you will understand the available options to track your work considering different scenarios. Next, you will learn visualizing with queries, charts, and dashboards along with reporting of Azure Boards. The author gives you hands-on lessons to set up Azure Boards and shows you how to handle multiple modules that are taken care of by different teams. You will also explore the security options in Azure Boards as well as a detailed demonstration of working with the REST API and CLI. Finally, you will work with useful extensions for Azure Boards and see how to use them more effectively and efficiently. After reading this book, you will be able to work with the Azure Boards capabilities available in Azure DevOps on-premise server and services to improve your software delivery process. What You Will Learn Plan and manage work with Azure BoardsUse the REST API and command line interface with Azure BoardsExtend Azure Boards with useful extensions to enhance its capabilities Customize Azure Boards to adapt it to your processReport and visualize work progress with Azure Boards Who This Book Is For Anyone working in Azure DevOps developing applications targeting any platform using any language.
Ship Ahoy! The Compact guidebook without Images "Cruises... in a different way 2019/ 2020" is aimed at all sea bears and crusaders who do not make organised shore excursions and would like to explore the ports on Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, Fuerteventura and La Gomera individually and actively. Let your heart beat faster and get to know the country and its people. The city tours lead you with detailed route descriptions and maps to the most beautiful and important highlights of the capitals. On Tenerife in the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife you dive directly into the exciting history of conquest of the Canary Islands. Under the Plaza España you look at ancient ruins of the Castillo San Cristóbal and the legendary cannon El Tigre with which the forearm of Nelson was shot down. In the Iglesia de la Concepción you can see the wooden cross that rammed Alonso de Lugo into the ground after the conquest. Culturally you get your money's worth in the museums MUNA with mummies, in the TEA, the La Recova and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Follow the carnival fools at Casa de Carnaval as they celebrate the 2nd largest carnival in the world. Don't miss the auditorium, the landmark of Santa Cruz. You can enjoy pure relaxation in the magnificent Parque Maritimo with its seawater swimming pool or in Playa de Las Teresitas. Relax in the 12-hectare Palmetum Botanic Garden or mingle with locals at the popular Plaza Weyler, Plaza de Los Patos and Parque Garcia Sanabria. Arrive in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and dive into the exciting underwater world of Poema del Mar, or take a refreshing dip in the award-winning Playa de Las Canteras. Wake up your thirst for discovery in the old town of La Vegueta. Here you will find the magnificent Basílica de Santa Ana Cathedral, the Museo Canario with Skulls, the Columbus House Casa Colón, the CAAM Art Centre, the historical Gabinete Literario Literature Cabinet and the pretty Palacete Rodriguez Queguez Palace.From Arrecife, on the black volcanic island of Lanzarote, you begin your visit with a walk around the picturesque Charco de San Ginés.You stroll along the main shopping street Calle Léon y Castillo and visit the ancient castles Castillo de San Gabriel and Castillo de San José. Crown your shore leave at the Gran Hotel Arrecife with an unforgettable view of Arrecife and Fuerteventura from the 17th floor or splash around the azure blue Playa de Reducto.