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Background Tasks in Windows 8.1
Windows Store apps are designed to remain alive and connected even when they are not running. Your app may need to fetch data from a remote server, download large files in the background, scan the file system for changes, or connect with a web service to retrieve updates while the user is performing other tasks. Fortunately, the Windows Runtime (WinRT) provides a mechanism referred to as background tasks that provides this functionality. In this article, Microsoft MVP for Silverlight Jeremy Likness shows you the variety of tasks that are available from updating information on the lock screen, raising alerts from incoming messages, to playing audio in the background and receiving data only when the connection is not metered.
By Jeremy Likness - Jul 29, 2014
Service-Orientation Principles with Java Web-Based Services
This chapter visits each of the eight service-orientation principles in depth to highlight considerations specific to design and development with Java.
By Thomas Erl, Raj Balasubramanian, David Chou, Thomas Plunkett, Satadru Roy, Philip Thomas, Andre Tost - Jul 29, 2014
Introduction to "SOA with Java"
Thomas Erl et al. describe the objectives and organization of their book, SOA with Java: Realizing Service-Orientation with Java Technologies, explain who the book is for, and what is not actually covered.
By Thomas Erl, Raj Balasubramanian, David Chou, Thomas Plunkett, Satadru Roy, Philip Thomas, Andre Tost - Jul 28, 2014
iOS Developer's Cookbook: Sprite Kit Label Shadows
Let your Sprite Kit labels pop by automatically adding shadows. Shadow node children add contrast and visibility.
By Erica Sadun - Jul 28, 2014
Organizational Culture Considerations with Agile
The organizational culture impacts to an Agile transformation are profound. Successful implementations need support from the team members, management, and executives to embrace new ways of completing work and collaborating. Every role in the organization will be affected in some way, and by understanding what is different and what drives success in each role, we are better positioned for the increase in productivity, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction that can be delivered by becoming Agile.
By Sondra Ashmore, Kristin Runyan - Jul 24, 2014
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The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [7/25/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

By Emily Nave - Jul 25, 2014 - Business & Management, Certification, Data, Engineering, Graphics & Web Design, Hardware, Home & Office Computing, Information Technology, Mobile Application Development & Programming, Networking, Open Source, Operating Systems, Server, Process Improvement, Programming, Security, Software Development & Management, Web Development, Web Services
Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

By Brad Yale - Jul 22, 2014 - Other Applications, Home & Office Computing, Python, MySQL, PHP, Information Technology, Python, Programming, Open Source, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Web Services, Graphics & Web Design, Perl, Web Development, Data, Mobile Application Development & Programming, Perl, Android, Ajax & JavaScript, Linux/UNIX/Open Source, PHP, Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems, HTML5 & Web Standards, Operating Systems, Server
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