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Video: Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Training: Mapping User Stories to Test Cases
Tommy Norman, author of Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced LiveLessons (Video Training), talks about the process between the user story and test, and starting with the test in mind.
By Tommy Norman - Jan 27, 2015
Working with Layers in Photoshop Elements 13
In this chapter from My Photoshop Elements 13, you learn how to work with layers in Photoshop Elements 13. Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan explains layers and Mask layers and shows how to use them to work with your photos to create a design composite.
By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan - Jan 27, 2015
Building Blocks for Data Center Cloud Architectures
This chapter from The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI: Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology describes the components of a cloud infrastructure and how ACI provides network automation for the cloud. It also explains the Amazon Web Services approach; covers the role of the various orchestration tools; introduces some key concepts on how to automate the provisioning of servers and how to get started with OpenStack; explains the OpenStack modeling of the cloud infrastructure; and discusses the administrator’s task of mapping the requirements of IaaS services onto the models of these technologies.
By Lucien Avramov, Maurizio Portolani - Jan 26, 2015
How Codes of Conduct Encourage Best Behavior at Technology Conferences
Technology can be a great equalizer, but unfortunately many venues still suffer from the typical challenges that accompany a diversification of power: harassment, bullying, and general bad behavior. Technology conferences have had their share of those problems. Thankfully, many good organizations are getting behind the idea of encouraging best behavior by instituting codes of conduct. Review a sample code of conduct and learn what makes a good, complete one, why you should want one at the next conference you attend, and why they matter.
By Thursday Bram - Jan 26, 2015
Video: Predictive Analytics with Excel: Smoothing Constant and Exponentiation
In this excerpt from Predictive Analytics with Excel LiveLessons (Video Training), Downloadable Video: Exponential Smoothing and Autoregression, Conrad Carlberg takes a look a exponential smoothing.
By Conrad Carlberg - Jan 23, 2015
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Blogs

Windows 7: How To Delete Item Not Found Using CMD

Every operating system contains errors. One of the more common errors found within Windows OS's is the "item not found" or the "file not found" error. The error typically shows itself when a user tries to delete a file only to find it cannot be deleted when prompted with the following error message: "Could Not Find This Item: This Is No Longer Location in {insert_directory_here}. Verify the item's location and try again."

Well, for those of you who want to delete the file without verifying the item location, below is a quick video tutorial showing you how to delete the item in question. 

By Brad Yale - Jan 22, 2015 - Home & Office Computing, Information Technology, Operating Systems, Server, Process Improvement, Microsoft Applications, Microsoft Servers, Microsoft Windows Desktop, Microsoft Windows Desktop, Microsoft Windows Server
How to Browse the Web Privately Using a Secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel

There are times when you want to browse the web but you want to do it privately, without being traced. Sure, you could go ahead and utilize the incognito feature built into most major web browsers however to truly browse in anonymity, there is nothing better than utilizing a secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel. In this quick "how-to", we are going to show you how to set up a secure SSH Socks Tunnel enabling you to route all your web traffic through your host.  

By Brad Yale - Jan 16, 2015 - Home & Office Computing, General Security and Privacy, Information Technology, Home Networking, Open Source, Microsoft Windows Desktop, Home Networking, Networking, Network Security, Routing & Switching, Network Administration & Management, Security, Linux/UNIX/Open Source, Operating Systems, Server, Network Design & Architecture
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