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Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, examines the differences between the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and the more modern Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP).

SQL Server's AlwaysOn is taking the database world by storm. This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed dives into the AlwaysOn new features and availability groups.

Michael T. Fisher and Martin L. Abbott introduce their book, The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise, 2nd Edition, which covers everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement.

Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, demonstrates how enhancements in auto properties make it easier to express your design intent. This modern syntax helps your code's design to be cleaner and clearer, with a much more concise syntax for read-only properties.

In this first article of a new series, Alessandro Del Sole, author of Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, introduces improvements in the coding experience with Visual Studio 2015 applied to the Visual Basic programming language.

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Traenk returns to some true love work--teaching and learning and VB...

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