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Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: A Course Introduction
By Dan Hotka
Jan 29, 2016
In this excerpt from OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) 11g Reports and Dashboards LiveLessons, Dan Hotka introduces himself and his video course, which covers how to create, modify, run, and refine ad hoc queries.
Social Media Analytics: Whose Comments Are We Interested In?
By Matthew Ganis, Avinash Kohirkar
Jan 28, 2016
During the definition of a typical social media analysis project, requesters should specify whose opinion are they interested in. This chapter from Social Media Analytics: Techniques and Insights for Extracting Business Value Out of Social Media explores how important it is to determine whose comments we are interested in.
Summarizing Data Results from a Query in SQL
By Ron Plew, Ryan Stephens, Arie D. Jones
Jan 28, 2016
Aggregate functions can be useful and are quite simple to use. In this chapter from SQL in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, you learn how to count values in columns, count rows of data in a table, get the maximum and minimum values for a column, figure the sum of the values in a column, and figure the average value for values in a column.
Navigating Your File System in Linux
By Scott Granneman
Jan 27, 2016
After you learn the commands in this chapter from Linux Phrasebook, 2nd Edition, you can start controlling your shell and finding out all sorts of interesting things about your files, folders, data, and environment.
Using ARIA Roles to Make Your Websites More Accessible
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 27, 2016
Jennifer Kyrnin, author of Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, considers ARIA roles to be an important accessibility tool for every website. Learn about the most useful ARIA roles and how to include them relatively painlessly in your pages.
Customizing Your Galaxy Note 5
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Jan 26, 2016
This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 shows you how to use wallpapers and live wallpapers, replace the keyboard, adjust sound and display settings, set the region and language, and use the fingerprint scanner.
Cisco Video Surveillance
By Brian Morgan, Jason Ball
Jan 25, 2016
This chapter from CCNA Collaboration CIVND 210-065 Official Cert Guide offers a high-level overview of the solution Cisco offers in IP surveillance. The first section reviews legacy closed-circuit TV (CCTV) video-surveillance architecture and how it has evolved into what is available today. The subsequent sections cover Cisco’s physical security offering, the components involved with their solution, and the architectural design of how all the different elements work together.
Dependency Management with Apache Ivy
By Stephen B. Morris
Jan 25, 2016
Looking to get started with a simple dependency-management tool? The combination of Ant and Ivy is a solid proposition in this space, and this toolset may save you more than just time. Stephen B. Morris provides some clues.
How to Create a Tip Calculator App in Android 6
By Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel, Alexander Wald
Jan 25, 2016
This chapter from Android 6 for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, 3rd Edition shows you how to create a Tip Calculator app that calculates and displays the tip and total for a restaurant bill amount. This chapter introduces GridLayout, EditText, SeekBar, Event Handling, NumberFormat, Customizing the App's Theme and Defining App Functionality with Java.
Video: Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy: A Course Introduction
By Ed Liberman
Jan 25, 2016
In this excerpt from Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy LiveLessons (Video Training), Ed Liberman introduces this video course on Windows Server Group Policy, including a discussion of his background and an overview of what will be covered in each lesson.
Structuring Applications with Graphical Interfaces
By Holger Gast
Jan 22, 2016
This chapter investigates the architectural building block that keeps applications with user interfaces maintainable and portable.
Understanding RRM
By David Hucaby
Jan 22, 2016
This chapter covers configuring 802.11 support and understanding RRM.
Creating Webpages with Controllers in Django: Views and URL Configurations
By Andrew Pinkham
Jan 21, 2016
In this chapter from Django Unleashed, Andrew Pinkham examines how the two parts of the Controller, URL configurations and views, interact. He then uses the cumulative knowledge to build dynamic webpages.
Introduction to the Dart Programming Language
By Gilad Bracha
Jan 21, 2016
Dart is intended to provide a platform that is specifically crafted to support the kinds of applications people want to write today. This chapter from The Dart Programming Language explains the origins of the Dart language, as well as design principles and constraints. It also provides an overview of the book.
Video: Building Spark Applications: SparkR - Visualizing Data with ggplot2
By Jonathan Dinu
Jan 21, 2016
One of the biggest problems in working with large amounts of data is that it's very hard to get a sense of what your data looks like. In this excerpt from Building Spark Applications LiveLessons, Jonathan Dinu shows you how you can use SparkR to visualize large amounts of data with ggplot2, a very powerful and intuitive data visualization library.
Drones: What Are They, Exactly, and How Will They Affect Your Future?
By Michael Miller
Jan 20, 2016
Drone aircraft are in the news practically every day. But what is a drone? How is a drone different from a radio controlled airplane? Who flies drones, and why? In this article, The Internet of Things author Michael Miller tells you all about drones -- and how they will affect your future.
How to Choose the Right CSS Framework for Your Website
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 20, 2016
Jennifer Kyrnin, author of Sams Teach Yourself Bootstrap in 24 Hours, advises using a framework or boilerplate to build your web pages more quickly and effectively. Learn how CSS frameworks can help you to build better-looking and more responsive web designs.
Start Using C++
By Brian Overland
Jan 20, 2016
Nothing succeeds like success. This chapter from C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart, 3rd Edition focuses on successfully installing and using the C++ compiler—the tool that translates C++ statements into an executable program (or application).
Learning WatchKit Programming: Responding to User Actions
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jan 19, 2016
The UI of an Apple Watch application is represented by various controls (commonly known as views in iOS programming), and they are divided into two main categories: responding to user actions and displaying information. In this chapter from Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating watchOS 2 Applications, 2nd Edition, learn to use these controls to build the UI of your application.
Setting Up a Private Docker Registry
By Christopher Negus
Jan 19, 2016
This chapter from Docker Containers: Build and Deploy with Kubernetes, Flannel, Cockpit, and Atomic explains how to create a private Docker registry in Fedora or Ubuntu, use the docker-registry package, use the registry container image, and understand the Docker image namespace.

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