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SharePoint 2013 "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) Best Practices
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 30, 2014
As devices continue to be more advanced and major mobile carriers lower and/or offer near unlimited usage, the dividing lines between what is really a “corporate device” versus a “personal device” continue to blur. In a perfect world, users could use one device for both work and play but as we see in the news on a near weekly basis, information security is far from a perfect science .SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor brings insight into the “bring your own device” (BYOD) conundrum that so many organization face on a daily basis.
Video: Paul Duvall on DevOps and AWS
By Paul Duvall
Oct 30, 2014
Paul Duvall, author of DevOps in AWS LiveLessons Video Training, talks about why video is great for learning DevOps, continuous integration, the difference between continuous delivery and continuous deployment, and what's so exciting about The Cloud.
Fixing Windows Devices That Can't Start
By Mark Edward Soper
Oct 29, 2014
If you have a windows desktop or tablet that won't start, Mark Edward Soper will help you troubleshoot it, in this excerpt from The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing. Mark covers BIOS configuration settings, Windows configuration issues, BIOS startup error messages and solutions, and Windows 7 and 8 error recovery and advanced boot options.
On the 20th Anniversary of Design Patterns
By InformIT Editorial Team
Oct 28, 2014
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Design Patterns, we asked members of the community to comment on what the book and the patterns movement has meant to them. Here are their answers.
Why Design Patterns Still Matter
By Matthew Heusser
Oct 28, 2014
Matt Heusser explores where design patterns came from, shows why they matter, and argues that they're more relevant today than ever.
Introduction to HBase, the NoSQL Database for Hadoop
By Steven Haines
Oct 27, 2014
HBase is called the Hadoop database because it is a NoSQL database that runs on top of Hadoop. It combines the scalability of Hadoop by running on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), with real-time data access as a key/value store and deep analytic capabilities of Map Reduce. This article introduces HBase and describes how it organizes and manages data and then demonstrates how to set up a local HBase environment and interact with data using the HBase shell.
Project Overview of Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters
By Oliver Villar
Oct 27, 2014
In this chapter from Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters, learn about the process for creating a character from scratch. You'll gain basic knowledge about how you can divide any project into stages and execute it.
Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson
Oct 23, 2014
Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 2: Using Postproduction Features to Edit, Enhance, and Produce Your Video
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 22, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, concludes his two-part series on TechSmith's Camtasia by showing how to edit, customize, and produce your specialized video and audio projects with Camtasia Editor.
Introduction to Oracle Databases on Virtual Infrastructure
By Kannan Mani, Don Sullivan
Oct 22, 2014
99.9% of all database or data management systems should be considered candidates for virtualization on vSphere. In this chapter from Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere, the authors argue that Oracle databases and software are prime candidates to consider migrating to virtualized infrastructure.
Overview of SharePoint 2013's Social Computing Capabilities
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 21, 2014
Social collaboration in the workplace has been embraced by some organizations and really shunned by others due to possible legal and compliance concerns. Both types of organizations, those who embrace it and those who feel the ROI does not outweigh the risk, have valid points and underlying driving reasons for their overall stance on this subject. SharePoint expert Errin O’Connor tries to shed light on the capabilities of SharePoint 2013’s Social capabilities and discuss the ways your organization may be able to embrace these to provide real value to your organization.
The Mobile Commerce Revolution and the Current State of Mobile
By Tim Hayden, Tom Webster
Oct 20, 2014
The statistics in this chapter from The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World underline what is truly powerful about mobile technology: It’s not about enabling things we couldn’t have imagined. Instead, today’s mobile technology enables exactly what the average consumer could have imagined, albeit in settings and situations that could not have been predicted.
Understanding JavaScript
By Julie C. Meloni
Oct 20, 2014
This chapter from HTML, CSS and JavaScript All in One, Sams Teach Yourself: Covering HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, 2nd Edition introduces the concept of web scripting and the JavaScript language. As the chapter moves ahead, you’ll learn how to include JavaScript commands directly in your HTML documents, and how your scripts will be executed when the page is viewed in a browser. You will work with a simple script, edit it, and test it in your browser, all the while learning the basic tasks involved in creating and using JavaScript scripts.
A Video Interview with Herb Sutter on C++ Standards
By Herb Sutter, Brian Overland
Oct 16, 2014
Herb Sutter, the lead software architect for C++ at Microsoft, head of the ISO C++ standards committee, and co-author of C++ Coding Standards talks with Brian Overland about how the standards committee evaluates proposals, the importance of being egoless, how to submit a proposal to the standards committee, why the committee decided to update the standard every three years, and the adoption of C++ in cross-platform mobile apps.
Using Models to Help Plan Tests in Agile Projects
By Janet Gregory, Lisa Crispin
Oct 16, 2014
This chapter from More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team looks at some foundations of agile test planning and how they are evolving.
Why the Effectiveness Formula Is the Key to Productivity Improvement
By Randall W. Jensen
Oct 16, 2014
Randall W. Jensen, Ph. D., author of Improving Software Development Productivity: Effective Leadership and Quantitative Methods in Software Management, explains how to use the Effectiveness Formula to quantify and improve the expected productivity of any development company. If your organization isn't getting the kind of programmer performance you need, maybe the problem isn't your staff, but rather their working environment.
AngularJS Fundamental Concepts for Building Web Applications: Part 3
By Jesse Smith
Oct 15, 2014
In Part 3 of a 4-part series, programming expert Jesse Smith shows you how to use web forms validation the easy way with AngularJS to validate and prepare data before posting to a database.
A Video Interview with Andrei Alexandrescu on the D Programming Language
By Andrei Alexandrescu, Brian Overland
Oct 14, 2014
Andrei Alexandrescu, author of The D Programming Language, answers Brian Overland's questions about D, how one can integrate D into an existing C++ code base, D compilers, the advantages of working with a large and comprehensive language, and where to go to learn more about D.
Office 365, SharePoint Online, and My Data: How Safe Is It?
By Errin O'Connor
Oct 14, 2014
With organizations around the globe having internal legal and compliance discussions regarding cloud computing and what data is safe, if any at all, to store in the “public cloud,” this article is meant to shed light on the real-life security measures that Microsoft has taken to protect Office 365’s data. With Apple reeling from their recent iCloud data breach nightmare, Sharepoint expert Errin O’Connor discusses what Microsoft is up to around information security around Office 365 and your data.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 1: Getting Started with Screen-Capture Video Production
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 13, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, uses TechSmith's Camtasia Studio to build effective multimedia presentations. In Part 1 of a two-part series, he shows how Camtasia Recorder can capture presentation and narration simultaneously, creating both video and audio parts of a project.

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