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Beginning Ballerina Programming

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Fernando, Anjana, Warusawithana, Lakmal

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  • Written by one of the leads of the Ballerina language specification
  • A first book on the new Ballerina programming language
  • Covers the basics of computer science: no experience necessary
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Discover the Ballerina programming language for next-generation microservices and cloud-native application development. This book shows you that Ballerina is a cutting-edge programming language which incorporates many of the latest technological advancements in programming language theory. You'll learn variables and types, modules and functions, flow control, error handling, concurrency, I/O, cloud/network programming, persistence and data access, security and more. 

Additionally, Beginning Ballerina Programming introduces many foundation computer science topics along the way and doesn’t assume much prior knowledge. For example, when introducing transport-level security, you will get a brief introduction to public-key cryptography, how it is different from private-key cryptography, and why it is needed. This provides an added bonus for you to learn something new and general in computer science. 

After reading and using this book, you'll be proficient with Ballerina and cloud-first programming and be able to apply these concepts and techniques to your next cloud application developments.  

What You'll Learn

·         Start programming with Ballerina 

·         Gain the basics of network communication and programming

·         Obtain a solid understanding of services/API development 

·         Effective use of concurrency in programming 

·         Learn the basics of information security and its applications

·         Persistent data storage and access

Who This Book Is For

Absolute beginners in computer programming: No prior experience with computer programming is expected. This can also be a reference book for experienced developers in other languages, who want to learn a modern programming language.

About the authors

Anjana Fernando is a director and architect at WSO2. He is a key part of WSO2’s Ballerina and ecosystem engineering team where he leads efforts to shape the capabilities offered in related technology areas. He has also contributed to WSO2’s integration-related projects, including the Ballerina programming language, in the areas of the VM, transactions, and data handling. He has carried out several onsite customer engagements providing support for various integration and analytics projects as well. Anjana has a first-class honors degree in software engineering from the Informatics Institute of Technology, Sri Lanka, which is affiliated with the University of Westminster, UK. He also has a masters in computer science from the University of Colombo, School of Computing, where his main research area was distributed systems on the web.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5139-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5138-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Ballerina Programming
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Anjana Fernando and Lakmal Warusawithana
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5139-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5139-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5138-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 335
Number of Illustrations
75 b/w illustrations
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