Beginning Ballerina Programming - From Novice to Professional

Beginning Ballerina Programming - From Novice to Professional

by: Anjana Fernando, Lakmal Warusawithana

Apress, 2020

ISBN: 9781484251393 , 335 Pages

Format: PDF

Windows PC,Mac OSX Apple iPad, Android Tablet PC's Palm OS, PocketPC 2002 und älter, PocketPC 2003 und neuer, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Handys (mit Symbian)

Price: 36,99 EUR

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Beginning Ballerina Programming - From Novice to Professional


Discover the Ballerina programming language for next-generation microservices and native cloud 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 we need it. 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 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 and resilient communication
  • Discover cloud-native technologies using Ballerina
  • Deploy to the cloud using Ballerina

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.

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.