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Are you "All work, no play"? You're doing it wrong. Code instructor Elliott Hauser explains the importance of play in both teaching and learning, especially when it comes to technical subjects and skills.

USB drives have been used to spread many types of malware. In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott offers some precautions you can take to protect your information and devices.

Although Plug and Play (PnP) PCI and PCIe sound cards and integrated audio have eliminated the troublesome hardware resource conflicts that once made adding audio to a PC a big headache, there are still many possible sources of frustration with recording or playback. In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott helps you troubleshoot your audio hardware.

Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, shows how to use the new null conditional operator in C# 6 to reduce code size, decrease bug counts, and make code more readable.

In the second article of a three-part series, Steven Haines discusses two ways of using Java to program for Neo4j: via the Core Java API, and via the Traversal API.

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In case you happen to be looking for web hosting or cloud hosting solutions at this very moment, I want to take some time to address an issue which continually annoys me and, in all likelihood, will annoy you. That issue, how web hosting, cloud hosting, VPS/VDS and dedicated web hosting is marketed.

While a fair amount of web hosting marketing is straight forward, a good amount of it is designed to confuse and mislead.

Here are some examples.

Specials, specials, specials!  

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