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The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition: Getting Started with Ubuntu
This chapter shows how to start using the core features of your new Ubuntu desktop. These concepts should allow you to perform most of the day-to-day tasks when using your computer and provide a base from which to explore the other applications installed on your system.
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey - Aug 20, 2014
Angular JS Fundamental Concepts for Building Web Applications: Part 2
In Part 2 of a two-part series, programming expert Jesse Smith continues his discussion of Angular JS by exploring modules and services.
By Jesse Smith - Aug 19, 2014
Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering
This chapter from Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, 3rd Edition introduces petroleum reservoirs and discusses the history of reservoir engineering, terminology, reservoir types defined with reference to phase diagrams, production from petroleum reservoirs, and Peak Oil.
By Ronald E. Terry, J. Brandon Rogers - Aug 19, 2014
Managing Trust in Distributed Teams
With worldwide access available and relatively inexpensive via the Internet and modern technologies, many organizations are puzzling their way through learning how best to work with individuals and groups in multiple locations and time zones. Any kind of diversity in a team adds to the manager's complications, but building trust between individuals is the biggest problem of all. Pat Brans examines the unique trust issues involved in managing a distributed team.
By Pat Brans - Aug 19, 2014
Introduction to Understanding Big Data Scalability
This introduction describes the goals of the Big Data Scalability four-volume series, focusing on the underlying growth of databases (the "data explosion") and providing some background into big data's relevance.
By Cory Isaacson - Aug 18, 2014
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How the Internet Works: TCP/IP, Trace Routes and Hops

In an attempt to educate you about how the Internet works, this blog post will serve as the first in a long line of posts to come titled "How the Internet Works". My aim is simple: educate readers how various aspects of the Internet work, why they are important and how you can utilize them for personal means. This week in "How the Internet Works" TCP/IP, Trace Routes and Hops.

By Brad Yale - Aug 14, 2014 - Hardware, Information Technology, Networking, Web Services
On The Importance of Continued Education

Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.

By Brad Yale - Aug 12, 2014 - Information Technology, Web Services, Mobile Application Development & Programming, Open Source, Programming, Software Development & Management, Web Development, Ajax and JavaScript, C/C++, Graphic Programming, HTML/CSS, HTML5/CSS/Blend, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, PHP, Python, Python, Ruby, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
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