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Documentation in Scrum Projects
By Mitch Lacey
Feb 11, 2016
Good agile teams are disciplined about their documentation but are also deliberate about how much they do and when. In this chapter from The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond, 2nd Edition, we find a duo struggling to explain that while they wonโ€™t be fully documenting everything up front, they will actually be more fully documenting the entire project from beginning to end.
Interfaces, Lambda Expressions, and Inner Classes in Java
By Cay S. Horstmann
Feb 11, 2016
This chapter shows you several advanced techniques that are commonly used in Java. Despite their less obvious nature, you will need to master them to complete your Java tool chest.
Networking Essentials: Interconnecting the LANs
By Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew
Feb 11, 2016
The utility of LANs led to the desire to connect two (or more) networks together. This chapter from Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Textbook, 4th Edition introduces the concepts and issues behind interconnecting LANs.
Conditionals in Swift
By Matthew Mathias, John Gallagher
Feb 10, 2016
This chapter from Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide introduces conditionals in Swift, including if/else, ternary operator, nested ifs, and else if.
Learning the Basics of HTML
By Laura Lemay, Rafe Colburn, Jennifer Kyrnin
Feb 10, 2016
Learn about each of the basic HTML tags in more depth, and begin writing web pages with headings, paragraphs, and several different types of lists.
Video: OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808): Changing Times and Dates
By Simon Roberts
Feb 10, 2016
In this excerpt from OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Complete Video Course, Simon Roberts takes a look at some of the ways you can change dates and times in Java SE 8.
Windows PowerShell Job Tips and Tricks
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 10, 2016
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, teaches you how to take your PowerShell local and remote job skills to the next level.
Cisco Programmable Fabric Using VXLAN with BGP EVPN
By David Jansen, Lukas Krattiger
Feb 9, 2016
David Jansen and Lukas Krattiger, authors of Cisco Programmable Fabric Using VXLAN with BGP EVPN LiveLessons, explain how Cisco's BGP EVPN enhances VXLAN encapsulation with Layer 2 and Layer 3 benefits.
DHCP Snooping: Basic Concepts and Configuration
By Mason Harris
Feb 9, 2016
Mason Harris, CCIE #5916 and co-author of CCNA Security 210-260 Complete Video Course, provides a streamlined introduction to DHCP snooping, a barrier to denial-of-service and man-in-the-middle attacks on organizational networks.
Big Data Adoption and Planning Considerations
By Thomas Erl, Paul Buhler, Wajid Khattak
Feb 8, 2016
Big Data adoption can enable the sort of innovation that fundamentally alters the structure of a business, either in its products, services or organization. However, innovation management requires care: too many controlling forces can stifle the initiative and dampen the results, and too little oversight can turn a best intentioned project into a science experiment that never delivers promised results. It is against this backdrop that this chapter from Big Data Fundamentals: Concepts, Drivers & Techniques addresses Big Data adoption and planning considerations.
Video: OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808): Comparing While and Simple for Loops
By Simon Roberts
Feb 8, 2016
In this excerpt from OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Complete Video Course, Simon Roberts compares the while and simple for loop in Java SE 8.
C++ Basics
By Peter Gottschling
Feb 5, 2016
Learn the fundamental features of C++, including variables, operators, expressions and statements, functions, error handling, I/O, arrays, pointers, and references, and structuring software projects.
Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: Define the Data Sources and Create the Data Model
By Dan Hotka
Feb 5, 2016
In this excerpt from OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) 11g Reports and Dashboards LiveLessons, Dan Hotka shows you how to configure data sources for your BI report.
Getting Your Feet Wet with Swift: Variables, Constants, and Loops
By Jacob Schatz
Feb 4, 2016
This chapter from Learning Swift 2 Programming, 2nd Edition covers the basic building blocks of Swift. It starts with variables and constants. With this knowledge, you will be able to store whatever youโ€™d like in memory. This chapter also goes over how Swift handles loops and if/else statements.
Multi-Mode Data Structures in R
By Andy Nicholls, Aimee Gott, Richard Pugh
Feb 4, 2016
This chapter from R in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself focuses on two key data structures that allow you to store "multi-mode" data: lists and data frames. Learn the ways in which these structures can be created and managed, with a focus on how to extract data from them. Also learn how these two data structures can be effectively used in your day-to-day work.
Understanding Python Basics
By Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan
Feb 3, 2016
In this chapter from Python Programming for Raspberry Pi, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, you will learn some Python basics, such as using the print function to display output. You will read about using variables and how to assign values to variables, and you will gain an understanding of their data types. By the end of this chapter, you will know how to get data into a script by using the input function and write your first Python script!
Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: Build Another Analysis Using Formatting and Column Properties
By Dan Hotka
Feb 3, 2016
In this excerpt from OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) 11g Reports and Dashboards LiveLessons, Dan Hotka shows you formatting techniques and column properties.
Getting Started with Data Science: Hypothetically Speaking
By Murtaza Haider
Feb 2, 2016
This chapter from Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics introduces the basic concepts of random numbers and probability distributions. It provides a formal introduction of Normal and t-distributions, which are commonly used for statistical models. Finally, it explores hypothesis testing for the comparison of means and correlations.
How to Negotiate a Job Offer
By Pat Brans
Feb 2, 2016
Unless you're a professional athlete or a movie star, you're unlikely to get a job offer with payment expectations beyond your wildest dreams. But you also shouldn't approach a potential employer with hat in hand. If you want the job and you're qualified for it, you have something to offer in exchange. Pat Brans explains how to approach the bargaining table with confidence and walk away satisfied—and hired.
Peripherals and Custom Computing
By David L. Prowse
Feb 2, 2016
Learn about the devices and peripherals we add on to the computer, the ports they connect to, as well as some custom PC configurations you will undoubtedly encounter in the field.

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