The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed introduce their book and discuss its intended audience, what the book covers, and conventions used in the book.
Ian G. Clifton, author of Essentials of Android Application Development LiveLessons, discusses some simple ways to improve the quality of your Android code immediately.
There's a way to organize your work, stay focused, avoid mistakes, and be hyper-productive that you can learn in five minutes using sticky notes and markers. It’s called Kanban, and Eric Brechner, an Xbox development manager and author of Agile Project Management with Kanban, has been using it with multiple teams for the past four years. In this video, Eric talks about his book, how he introduced Kanban to Microsoft, and walks you through a Kanban exercise.
In this excerpt from Learn More Python the Hard Way LiveLessons (Workshop), Zed A. Shaw presents Lesson 3.3: Second Test Implementation.
Functions in Python have a variety of extra features that make the programmer’s life easier. Some are similar to capabilities in other programming languages, but many are unique to Python. These extras can make a function’s purpose more obvious. They can eliminate noise and clarify the intention of callers. They can significantly reduce subtle bugs that are difficult to find. In this excerpt from Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python, Brett Slatkin shows you 4 best practices for function arguments in Python.
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