Labor Day Sale: Save up to 55% off

Articles

The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft: Mob Farms, Traps, and Defense
Take control of the mayhem with a mob farm in Minecraft: the equivalent of a factory for zombies, spiders, creepers, and skeletons. You’ll quickly amass a fortune in useful resources, from gunpowder to string, arrows, and more, and also gather weapons, armor, iron, and even the occasional edible. Once you know how, it’s really quite easy, and putting together a mob farm, especially when playing on Survival, is incredibly satisfying. Stephen O'Brien shows you how in this chapter from The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft.
By Stephen O'Brien - Aug 26, 2014
12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects: Technology Innovation
This chapter from 12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects unveils one of the essential skills needed by a software architect: the ability to identify, assess, and infuse new and potentially disruptive technologies in a business-centric fashion.
By Dave Hendricksen - Aug 25, 2014
Building a Game from Scratch, Part 1: Setting the Foundation
This article is the first in a multi-part series from the author of Sams Teach Yourself Scratch 2.0 in 24 Hours in which we create an online game by using the Scratch 2.0 educational programming language.
By Timothy L. Warner - Aug 25, 2014
The Rise and Fall of Pointer Arithmetic in the Evolution of Memory Management
Matt Weisfeld, author of The Object-Oriented Thought Process, Fourth Edition, discusses the advantages and hazards of using pointers to access and manipulate memory addresses directly. The risks are significant enough that some languages allow this feature, while others expressly prohibit it. What's so dangerous - and tantalizingly powerful - about pointer arithmetic?
By Matt Weisfeld - Aug 25, 2014
How to Work with Variables, Data Types, and Arithmetic Expressions in the C Programming Language
C has a rich variety of math operators that you can use to manipulate your data. In this chapter from Programming in C, 4th Edition, Stephen G. Kochan covers the int, float, double, char, and _Bool data types, modifying data types with short, long, and long long, the rules for naming variables, basic math operators and arithmetic expressions, and type casting.
By Stephen G. Kochan - Aug 21, 2014
See All Articles

Blogs

InformIT Labor Day Programming Event

Welcome to the InformIT Labor Day Event.

From August 28th - September 3rd,  the following deals apply to all ebooks, books, video learning lessons, interactive learning lessons, software and practice tests:

- Purchase three or more titles. Save 55%. 

- Purchase two titles. Save 45%. 

- Purchase one title. Save 35%.

**Free Shipping to all locations in the United States*

*30 Day Trial to Safari Books Online**

Coupon code (Case Sensitive):  LABORDAY

By Brad Yale - Aug 28, 2014 - Home & Office Computing, Information Technology, Software Development & Management, Programming, Open Source, Web Services, Graphics & Web Design, Networking, Engineering, Web Development, Certification, Data, Mobile Application Development & Programming, Security, Hardware, Operating Systems, Server, Business & Management
How the Internet Works: The Layers of the Cloud

Too often the vast majority of online articles and blogs concerning the Cloud talk about the technology through the guise of generalization as if saying "the Cloud" multiple times succinctly and clearly explained everything about "the Cloud"

Well, as a believer in the more knowledge you have the better, below is a quick starter course in Cloud education aimed at peeling back the layers of "Cloud Computing" to introduce you to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. In this entry of "How the Internet Works", the Cloud is broken down into its core elements.

By Brad Yale - Aug 26, 2014 - Web Services, WebSphere, Cloud Computing
See All Blogs

Safari Books Online Free Trial

Who is InformIT

We are the online presence for the world's leading technology publishers and your source for reliable and qualified content to help you do your job better.

Learn More About InformIT


Our Imprints


Become a Reviewer

Provide valuable feedback and suggestions on current and new releases from us. Learn more.